Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

23 Jul 2002, 22:56 p.m.

Tonight, at dinner with Adam, I found myself referring to "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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Tonight, at dinner with Adam, I found myself referring to "the cats I work for".

I find myself reading a month or two of Jon Carroll archives every day, and I find at least a gem a day. Today: On the Utility Of Failure. Also: some Leonard-style worrying:

Regular or cherry. Why did "cherry" become the logical alternative to "regular"?.... And in what sense is "regular" a flavor?

Are all "regular" flavors the same flavor? I don't know; I'm reluctant to experiment. I'm just getting used to the notion that "ranch" is a flavor. Can we just take any noun and make it a flavor? Table-flavored snack cookies! Hood-ornament-flavored nighttime cold medicine!