my body sustained all sorts of injuries in the month of august. first, i tried to get my nevus removed but discovered it wasn't a simple matter and had to reschedule with a plastic surgeon. i fell of a bike and received some superficial injuries, luckily avoided castration by an inch. i also discovered i sprained the ligaments in my right knee, no more running for me for the foreseeable future.
although i haven't officially moved into the house yet, i did spend a few nights there in the month of august, once because i had to meet the electrician the next morning, and twice more when claudio came to town and stayed over at my place. it feels like camping, which means psychologically i don't really consider it home yet, except for the bathroom, which feels like a natural fit and i take showers there as often as possible.
speaking of visitors, i already mentioned claudio visiting, whom i haven't seen in over 4 years. his arrival brought another unexpected visit from manny's former girlfriend now fiance daisy whom i haven't seen in many years as well. i also reunited with mike lee my old western china roommate, whom i haven't seen in over 2 years, actually just randomly bumping into him in chinatown and discovering we're actually almost next door neighbors. early this month john miller invited me down to the hampton, where i saw deanna (haven't seen her since that time dan and i went down to nyc to see john's improv performance) and her friends (megan, christine, all of whom i haven't seen since last year at the hampton). finally, dave aronow brought down his family from new jersey for a brief visit in boston, and not only did i get to meet all of them (whom i haven't seen since their wedding, and this might be my first time actually seeing their son ben). and despite not having actually met him face to face, i talked to drake on the phone, haven't heard from him since my screen house layoff close to 2 years ago.
this month of august will also be remembered for a few other things: finally losing my ikea cherry and visiting an ikea store for the very first time, finally visiting rhode island for the very first time, playing croquet for the very first time, first time at qingping and le gamin in the south end, first time bicycling in a long time, and first time at a blog brunch.
i guess a lot of things happened this month of august, but for some reason it feels like it went by pretty fast. august, the last month of the summer, looks like my self-imposed vacation is winding down. next month i plan on starting to seriously look for a job (i've been out of work long enough!) and to be finally moved into my not-so-new house!
one last thing:
|living room||apple green 2026-40|
|bathroom||fresh cut grass 2026-50|
guest bedroom closet
|kitchen||dark salmon 2009-30|
|master bedroom||little boy blue 2061-60|
hallway closet, coat closet
|yellow highlight 2021-40|