Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

18 Dec 2010, 9:22 a.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2010 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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'm home, after what, seven weeks away? The streets here seem so paved and well-lit and bereft of cattle.

While I was away, Susie and Leonard matted, framed and hung several pieces we'd previously stuck on the wall with thumbtacks. Thus, the decor suddenly looks much classier, even though it includes the buzzword bingo card I made for the judges at my oral defense (Columbia master's), a plain-paper printout of my birthday Dinosaur Comics from 2006, and the San Francisco Chronicle clipping "Rapper C-Murder faces gun charges".

Thanks, Leonard and Susanna!

The newly classy walls surround me as I shower, snuggle, eat pizza, drink herbal tea, and watch Psych. I have come round to the belief that fast-moving witty fluffy entertainment is a kind of public service; I feel so much better when I laugh.