Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Aug 2002, 23:40 p.m.

Today at work I conducted a transaction with some tourists entirely…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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 at work I conducted a transaction with some tourists entirely in Russian! It was great! I'm still basking.

I'm listening to some World Music on KALW right now. I can't tell whether it's in Russian or French or something else. I can sort of understand it, but I don't know why.

Okay, it's French with an African accent.

A few days ago, in a group discussion, the question "why do people sexually harass others?" came up. I ventured, "Well, the pope has recently spoken of the mystery of evil..." and got a good laugh.

Leonard kindly made me a tape of most of the 2000 Prairie Home Companion joke show, which reran a few days ago. I've been listening to it while driving. Yo mama's so fat, she walks into the Gap and she fills it!

Ah, Salon. "John Ashcroft's jihad against attorney-client privilege"? His submission to the will of God regarding attorney-client privilege? Oh, wait, not the Qu'ranic meaning.

Update: My joke was amiss; I had forgotten that "Islam," not "jihad," means "submission to the will of God." "Jihad" means "struggle" or "striving". Thanks to Leonard for catching that.