Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

24 Aug 2004, 16:40 p.m.

Heck, I Worked On The Yearbook

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

I got a compromise Japan Rail pass from JTB on Kearny at Market. Working downtown: your ticket to convenience!

Made copies of my passport's first page. I associate head-and-shoulders shots, especially grainy photocopied versions, with danger: reports of kidnapping, wanted/missing signs, obituaries, etc. Maybe if I'd had a more enjoyable school experience I'd associate mug shots with happy yearbook memories.

Coffee, Puzzlefighter, Spamusement!, and the general good customer service I've encountered recently (not mine, of course) cheer me. Leonard calms me down. Soon: cheese puffs. Everything will be okay once I get on the plane.