stream of consciousness: coherency, chronology, those things are so overrated. i had the greatest ride coming back from work today. the sky looked like it was on the verge of raining, thick dark clouds saturated with moisture. i was muttering obscenities into the air while feeling raindrops. traffic was heavy today, but not for me: i sped down the bicycle lane on the motocycle, i must've made it back from kendall square to porter square in just 5 minutes. i uploaded over a gigabyte of 3 stars and above music onto my ibook last night, so today i was armed with my best tunes while throwing down the mad code.
i had the steak tips sub again from kendall house of pizza
. the owner of that establishment is one mean mofo, affectionately known as joseph stalin aka the sub nazi. he doesn't really talk to you, it's more like he's scolding you. he has zero patience despite the fact that sometimes it's hard to understand what he's saying. nevertheless, it's kind of fun, and i consider it an honor to get yelled at. surprisingly, for a guy with such a hot temper, he keeps his pizza house pretty cool with the air-conditioning cranked up high.
the place also carries its own special brand of moonshine root beer, which combined with my recent visit to henry's root beer stand
in taunton, has inspired me to make my own root beer when i have the time. when i came home i was greeted by a package from amazon.com: "garden insects of north america: the ultimate guide to backyard bugs" by whitney cranshaw, and "kaufman focus guides to butterflies of nroth america." "garden insects" i saw at wordsworth
, it looks left a hefty textbook full of insect photos. for only $20 it's a bargain,
but after going through it a little bit tonight, it definitely has a west coast slant and it shows mostly harmful insects. the kaufman butterflies guide is my first butterfly book, i've never been much of a butterfly guy, but i've seen enough of them this season to want to get a better idea what i'm looking at. what i really want is a field guide for moth identification.
i found out that i actually don't have health insurance, which makes me second guess whenever i do something risky, like ride a motorcycle. thing is i paid my premium last month but they decided to cancel my coverage anyway, as part of their "let's make america better for bureaucracy" campaign. turns out i have to fill out a form first, and then they'll reinstate my coverage. so what would've happened if i'd been injured within the past 2 weeks? i'm grateful that i never have to find out. my parents came over for dinner, they supplied the food (tsongtse), i provided the venue. afterwards, they drove me to the star market next door so i can stock up on drinks and don't have to carry them by hand across the street like i usually do.
it's finally raining now, and i hope it rains throughout tomorrow as well, so i can finally take the subway into work instead of riding the motorcycle. come midnight i'm going to work a little bit more, than go to bed around 2-3am, my new bedtime routine.