i got some bubble ice tea from the chinese bookstore next door this morning (not enough sugar) and for lunch i had some of katrinka's engagement party cake (ate around the frosting) as well as some samosas (along with that lovely green sauce). it was stifling hot in the office, i started to get headaches and thought about changing into my running shorts just to cool down. i went out for a walk instead, which didn't help, that strange autumn humidity doing me no good, the drizzle coating my glasses with rain so i couldn't see. i went to barnes and nobles and borders bookstore to look for costa rica nature guides. i did see an interesting one at borders but it was all sealed up so i couldn't look inside. i might get it from amazon.com, but it won't be anything i bring with me on my trip, the book itself weighs too much to be carried around and i can only bring 25 lbs worth of gear.
i came back to the hot office, worked a few more hours, then left, not for home, but rather to the galleria mall, where i visited the borders bookstore there and picked up a japanese cookbook and a mexican cookbook (i saw them when julie and i were there thursday night), then i went to the apple store to test drive the new system 10.3. pretty cool i tell you, i can't wait to get my hands on a copy (the new G5's at work should be able to redeem a free copy from apple). exposé is the best and most useful part of the new upgrade, and graphic designers are going to love the new font management system.
i don't visit kendall square very often anymore, i left feeling quite nostalgic. for a year and a half this was my old work space, so i know the area pretty well. all the construction that used to be going on are all finally over, although inside of the empty offices, more work needs to be done, perhaps waiting for an infusion of cash from future tenants. i liked working in kendall square because it was right next to the charles river and i could go running whenever i wanted to, come back to the office and take a shower. i can do that now from squid, except there's no shower. i wonder if really old people live the rest of their lives feeling nostalgic about everything they do? every waking hour filled with deja vu. the new people they meet reminding them of others they once knew. since the future is unknown, all we are is our past.