Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

11 May 2011, 12:12 p.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

This week marks the ten-year anniversary of my first kiss with Leonard.*

In May 2001, we took a drive together to help his mom move. I played Moxy Früvous for him. He played the Beatles' One compilation for me and we joked about the lyrics.

A little over five years ago, we got married. (Want some wood?**) The more I take part in ritual human experiences that lots of people have had, the more clichés I understand. Can it be five years?! The time's gone so fast.

I am so lucky.

* As I was reminded when Reddit told me Douglas Adams died ten years ago today.
** I still make jokes referring to the 2004 US presidential debate. The other day I said "You forgot Poland" at a Wikimedia NYC meetup and someone got it. So happy.