Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
I thought I could get a fish at the East Bay Vivarium, where Jeana got stuff for her snake, because I thought vaguely "it's a 'Vivarium', word root is life, ergo they will have everything that lives." But no, the Vivarium is a herpetocentric pet store, so I'll be visiting Lucky Goldfish in Oakland or Albany Aquarium instead.
I found out about both of those from UCB Parents Advice about Pets, part of a tremendous wealth of experience and wisdom heretofore unknown to me. Casual carpool pick-up spots, Thinking about Becoming a Teacher, Where and How to Meet other Parents, My Daughter's Girly Party Embarrasses Me, how to have kids yet stay carless, name change info, people pee when they laugh hard, even the words to Brahms's Lullaby.