Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

20 May 2006, 10:56 a.m.

Just What I Needed

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2006 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Last night I went to a Mike Daisey show about Tesla, which was very good of course, and I'm really looking forward to next week's conclusion of his "Great Men of Genius" series (L. Ron Hubbard -- catch it while you can).

But I felt unsatisfied, and didn't want to go home just yet. I took a train back into Manhattan, shepherding two non-English-speaking strangers to their destination. On my way out of the train station, I had one of those awful ambiguous trying-to-do-the-right-thing moments with a borderline domestic violence scene.

I wandered through the East Village and veered towards the Lower East side, ate some veg lasagna and finished volume two of Fables. What was I looking for? Comedy? Music? An air of camaraderie, relief from my errors, someplace to be impressed instead of impressing others.

Around ten till midnight, I came across a cinema about to show The Great Muppet Caper. Of course!