Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Jan 2006, 15:21 p.m.

MC Masala Mixes It Up

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

MC Masala this week: job interviews are like dates.

Here is proof that I will never be sophisticated: I called up a bunch of friends to brag about the hotel room. It had a flat-screen TV and a bathroom with a tub next to a shower and a white-noise generator next to the unbelievably comfortable bed. I was, for that hour, more excited about the hotel room than I was about the job interview.

I learned from the in-room literature that my minibar contained an "intimacy kit." Somehow I doubt that this kit contained an inflatable psychologist to help couples break down their emotional barriers.

I can't believe it -- readers are emailing me to wish me good luck in NYC!

Some other links. The disturbing Life and Death, a meditation on evil and forgiveness; read the comments, if you can. A tremendous NYT musing that advocates cultural contamination and gives new context for "I am human: nothing human is alien to me." And the wonderful Something Old, Nothing New, via the incisive Kenny Byerly.