julie called me in the afternoon, asking if i wanted to go to the riverfest. figuring i could do with some expensive street food, i said yes. she biked to my place and waited for me while i searched for my bike lock, got the bike out from the basement, and pump up the flat tires. we cut through harvard square on our way to the charles river. i thought the riverfest was held annually in central square but apparently i was wrong (i think the one in central square is the world's fair, something else). a stretch of memorial drive was closed off to cars, pedestrian traffic only. i was surprised to hear my name when we got there, and saw paula and jonathan. we chatted briefly before julie and i headed into the crowd. we parked our bikes and got some food, julie with some indian, while i had an italian sausage and a pepsi ($7). we ate by the river and met up with rahda and david who were nearby sitting underneath a tree. the weather was nice when the sun came out, but the warmth made me worried that we might be in store for another heatwave. together we walked around a bit. i had a mish michaels sighting (my favorite local weather forecaster), who was incognito talking with some folks as we went by. the most interesting thing i think we saw were a group of children drumming on upside-down plastic buckets; they actually sounded pretty good, but the rhythmic drumming seemed to have no end, more of a means to keep their hyperactivity in check.
after the riverfest i followed julie to her community garden in somerville. her onion plants were mutating something awful, spawning offpsrings from their crowns, when normally they should just be flowering. i offered to kill the possessed onions but julie wouldn't consent.
in the evening my family came over to my place to cook some dinner. i basically didn't have anything to do other than to eat, which is something i'm pretty good at. i let them borrow my bootleg copies of constantine and sin city when they left. the rest of the night was spent in quiet solitude as i watched the red sox get shut out by the pirates at home.