Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

23 Jan 2002, 19:11 p.m.

Today a great deal of reality bonked me on the…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Today a great deal of reality bonked me on the head. I attended the first class sessions of Intro to Logic, Basic Musicianship, and Advanced Russian Conversation. Holy shroud, this semester's full of work. Every single class I'm taking, including Intro to Linguistics, concentrates on skills that one must work nearly every day to learn, and not reading that one can skim. Intro to Logic alone requires four quizzes, a midterm, and a final, and weekly problem sets that students report take ten hours each!

I need to give up something; I'll have to socialize less, limit my net time and set myself upon getting the straight As that I know I can get. And maybe I can take the less demanding option for the Russian Conversation class.

In other news, I may be learning to whistle!