Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
So I was skimming Craigslist, looking for a place to hang…
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
So I was skimming Craigslist, looking for a place to hang my hat come October (1st or 31st, I'm not quite sure yet), and in the midst of all the "$650 -- 11X17 bedroom in the oakland hills, great view, movein Sept 15" I saw WHY DOESN'T ANYONE KNOW ABOUT ALAMEDA? IT'S RIGHT NEXT TO OAKLAND!!!
WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ALAMEDA, NO ONE EVER SEEMS TO KNOW WHERE THE H-E DOUBLE HOCKEYSTICKS IT IS!!! I WISH MORE PEOPLE KNEW WHAT A NICE AND PEACEFUL TOWN THIS WAS. AND HOW CLOSE IT IS TO SF AND OAKLAND. BUT NO, THEY ONLY PICK OAKLAND! I FEEL DISSED YO! I'M JUST TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLA OUTTA FIT-TEEN CENTS!! SO PLEASE..EXPLORE ALAMEDA! I COMMUTE FROM THERE TO SF...IT AINT NO THANG CHICKEN WANG! IT'S JUST AS CLOSE AS OAKLAND AND A WHOOOOOOOLE HELLUVALOT NICER!!!!Amusing!
I'm almost done reading Irving Yalom's (Love's Executioner) new book, The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients. I enjoy skimming it for anecdotes.