Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
Grumpy. Last night I dreamt that I wanted to go back to high school to brush up on math and foreign languages, but the teachers would recognize me and tell them to stop wasting their time and resources, and that Leonard was being a spoilsport about an interesting Gordon Korman book.
In real life, one reason for grumpiness: I start on the eleventh month of a job where I've made maybe one friend ("friend" defined as "person who actively initiates conversation and asks me out to lunch and/or other social outings"). Practically everyone else has been working there for 3+ years. Like joining a grades 3-8 school in 7th grade, which I have done and which also marooned me socially.