for lunch eliza and i went to yun yun kitchen, a chinese restaurant on cambridge street. i had been there one other time back in late october. i picked yun yun because it was located in a sunny location and the food (being chinese food) was inexpensive. we sat by a very bright window table, both of us leaning strategically so as to shield our eyes from the sun's blinding glare. at 1pm we were the only customers in the entire restaurant. eliza had some sort of combination vegetarian affair with teriyaki strips, while i had the pork fried rice with chicken fingers and chicken wings. i can not reveal the topics of our conversation due to a nondisclosure clause, but somehow her brother's love for britney spear was part of the talk, along with my inability to dance or swim. when we came back we passed by our neighborhood construction site. the construction workers were joking around, humorously scolding one aother for supposedly almost hitting eliza with the truck (although i guess it was okay to hit me, since no mention of my safety was brought up). likewise, on our way to yun yun, construction workers dangling ten stories up from steel i-beams had the presence of mind to risk their own lives just so they could catcall, and i'm pretty sure it wasn't for me (well, maybe some of it was for me...oh heck! who am i kidding?). it's kind of interesting to see it happening (oh what a curse to be blonde!), and the theory that construction workers are less likely to whistle at a pretty girl during the winter season is totally untrue.
after work, carrie was gracious enough to give me a ride back home (shaving about 30 minutes from my commuting time), despite the fact that i made her life a living hell today by making her do the production department's equivalent of an infinite number of knuckle pushups. during the trip we had a nice chat about potential places to live. when we arrived at my house, i climbed out of her suv and expressed my heartful appreciation and thanks, making plans to meet again tomorrow under the aegis of work.