mark hickey dropped by the squid office today, said hi to everyone (he knew alex and katrinka and adam from our screen house days), then he and i went out for lunch, i suggested perhaps vietnamese or korean or even taiwanese, but mark wanted chinese (what are the odds of a chinese restaurant in chinatown?), so i suggested dim sum. china pearl
was surprisingly crowded, don't let the quiet exterior fool you. they even asked if we wanted to share a table when we got there, but we waited for our own private table. not sure how mark took his first dim sum experience, he nibbled on the chicken feet after several "no, really, what is that?" and didn't even bother with the tripe. after lunch, after two cigarettes,
we went back to the office where he showed me his new 15" apple powerbook, all showy in its brushed aluminum. he took off, leaving me with more webcam programming, which was surprisingly challenging on a day when i thought i'd have very little coding work to do.
i finally called back mandy who just happened to be in the south station area as well (on her way back home to southern massachusetts), and who left two messages on my phone, but i missed them both because i didn't hear it ringing/vibrating. i received somewhat good news from jose miguel, my costa rican travel connection, he found two more lodge packages for me to choose from, i picked the drake bay resort
, hopefully there are rooms still available, he'll let me know tomorrow.
back at home after another satisfyingly refreshing day of work, i went to mailbox etc. to make some copies (some property tax forms) and bought some halloween candy from brookes, not even sure if i'm going to be home tomorrow to hand out candy, but got some anyway just in case. i continued eating the leftover chili pasta for dinner, finally finishing it while watching tru calling followed by an encore of 24. is it just me or is dushku getting chubby? i like how they kept on mentioning she did track in college, so her preferred mode of transportation is of course running everywhere in her low-cut blouse. i of course will be watching next week.