Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Feb 2015, 10:08 a.m.

Many Dreams Are More Elliptical

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2015 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

The other night I had a dream that ended with -- among other things -- a StairMaster upon whose steps sat gray blocks cast from the shape of Ayn Rand's legs, because Ayn Rand, while living, had taken the advice of her analyst and had forms of her legs taken. So you could slip your legs into the blocks and then work out.

I told a few friends about this and we realized that "Ayn Rand as fitness instructor" feels terrifyingly plausible. In my Atlas Shrugged AU, Dagny Taggart gets frustrated working at a 24-Hour Fitness and leaves for a Crossfit.


02 Feb 2015, 11:52 a.m.