Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Mar 2003, 18:40 p.m.

Well-Rounded, Please

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Weeks ago, I scammed some free tickets off KALX and my sister and I watched Aeros, an international gymnastics/dance troupe, perform at Zellerbach Hall. I distinctly remember thinking, "Wow! In a few days, I will be on that stage, and thousands of people will come in and look at their programs and see my little blurb!"

Aeros went over much better than I did. Nandini and I enjoyed the dance, laughing and gasping, but I've never done gymnastics, and it's been fifteen years since I danced on a stage. So I couldn't appreciate their work the way I appreciate, say, stand-up, or (to a lesser extent) singing and writing.

Today I got a phone call from a student filmmaker. I'd auditioned for his short film, and he called to offer me the part. So I'll brush up my acting chops over the next month, and better appreciate that particular art.