after work i went to brooke's to get some more cough drops. brooke's is the cvs alternative, for those who don't want to contribute to the cvs hegemony of local pharmacy/convenience stores. you can find things at brooke's that you might not be able to find elsewhere, like vicks mentholated cough drops and regular flavored fisherman's friends. i finally got in touch with john about our plans for tomorrow night. sitting on my front steps, taking the phone call, a friend of my upstairs neighbor steve came by, a bottle of wine in his hands. he had asshole written all over him though, i kept on looking at him but he completely ignored me, maybe he didn't realize that i live right downstairs. he seemed more than just a casual friend, he had the keys to the house and was about to let himself in when steve came down. i watched the red sox game on television (red sox ended up winning, we're now on a 2 game win streak), alternating between that and the season finale of friends, which i wanted to see, but after just a few minutes i changed the channel, suddenly remembering why i haven't watched in the show in such a long time. i cooked up some dumplings for dinner, with a small tin of sardines and nuggets of raw garlic, a rather smelly meal. i brought in my plants, then did a load a laundry before taking a shower and going to bed.