with nothing to eat in the house but cereal (which, unfortunately, i've become quite lactose intolerant recently to the point where i pretty much have to go use the bathroom right after drinking milk) and with my sorry-ass too lazy to go across the street to buy groceries, i decided to make something. bake something actually, in the form of a pound cake. nothing beats a lazy sunday afternoon than stirring a bowl of cake mix in bed while watching baseball on the television. after an hour of baking, the loaf came out pretty well and i had a few slices.
today would've been the perfect day to do some house cleaning in preparation for the exchange student coming to live at my place arriving on friday, but why do something today when you can put it off until tomorrow, or as late as thursday night? dan and i were also considering going down to NYC tomorrow to attend the carnival parade, but it starts at 11am, which meant we'd have to grab the 6am chinatown bus out of south station, which means heading out at 5am. i think there's a tradition of sleeping late on labor day, so neither of us thought it was worth the trouble so we scratched that idea. i also thought about going out for some more naturing, perhaps back to groton town forest (where from satellite images i can make out the appearance of a possible bog hidden in the forest), the the weather got a little cloudy and i lost my motivation.
i took a nap in the late afternoon and went to my parents' place again for dinner, where my aunt and uncle were there, as well as suhan's graduate student girlfriend. my allergies weren't making me feel very well, and i ate quickly so i could go watch television, more hurricane katrina aftermath coverage. i came back to cambridge later, a cold ride despite my jacket. the air felt brisk, and it made me sad for some reason, which is surprising, since autumn is my favorite season. i'm not looking forward to the cold weather. i've pretty much spent half a year with summer, first under the tropical southeast asian sun, then back in boston right when summer officially kicked in. i'm used to feeling warm now, i've grown soft. nevertheless, a harsh new england winter will soon arrive, whether i'm ready for it or not.