picked up some more HBP medication from the porter square CVS, bought a new commuting notepad from pearl in central square, then went into chinatown to get some chinese sausages for the barbecue tonight at eliza's place in JP. everything was so familiar, i could've gone the entire way with my eyes closed. i even managed to give a chinese woman some direction in manadarin (she wanted to know how to get to south station). i also finally visited an ATM to get some money; up to this point i've been avoiding any cash machines, because i didn't want to see the receipt and know exactly how much money i have left in my account (i've got about 3 months of easy living before the fund runs out, so it's important i find some work soon).
when evening rolled around, i headed down to jamaica plain. the usual JP folks were there along with a few new faces. i provided the cheroot cigarettes that a handful of us smoked out on the backyard deck in the rain after we finished with the food. when it came time to go, i got a ride from ed.