i didn't hear about it in the news but apparently today's weather called for bouts of torrential rain, just when i was talking about the hidden drought we've been experiencing recently. the wet conditions meant i couldn't go anywhere today, yet there was nothing for me to do at home either since i didn't have any work. so quietly i waited out the day in my house, listening to the rain outside, watching some movies on my ibook, savoring the solitude. in the afternoon i called woodford state park in vermont to make a campsite reservation for this weekend (i was surprised but relieved to hear they still had many spots available); i'll be getting my nature on at 2400 feet within the heart of the green mountain national forest. the site is very promising, and my research says there are many bogs, and hopefully with the recent rain i'll be able to find some efts again.
when jawei came home we watched television in the living room. he fell asleep on the floor and i soon took a nap as well on the couch. later in the evening my parents came over with dinner along with suhan. it was humid enough that i turned on the air-conditioning. part of the deal my parents made with jawei's parents is they'd take care of his food needs, provide him with breakfast and dinner, and he'd buy lunch on his own while he's studying here in boston. this is causing some problems for me in the strangest way, in that they're also bringing me dinner as well, but i find their kindness stifling because it means for the next 2 months i won't be able to cook for myself. and when i do cook, they expect me to cook for jawei as well, but having lived pretty much alone for the past few years (with the occasional roommate), i'm used to being selfish and only thinking about myself, which extends to my cooking portions. i don't know, i think anybody else would be happy to have this sort of arrangement where free food is delivered daily, but not for me.
after my parents left, jawei and i watched the rest of the red sox game. red sox ended up losing and i'm starting to get that queasy sensation; the yankees are fast approaching and our pennant hopes looks to be in jeopardy. and if we continue playing this way (the losing way), especially considering how many injured players we have on the team, i wouldn't be surprised if we get into the postseason as the wild card, or maybe not even reach the postseason at all. jawei fell asleep on the couch, but later transferred to his bedroom. i think that's a magical sleeping couch; nobody can lie on it for any period of time without quickly falling asleep.