after i made a phone call to the client that made me sound like i was busy at home working for the rest of the day, i got on the bike and headed into chinatown to meet up with james for lunch at the noodle alcove
. i twisted my neck earlier in the morning, so i had a hard time turning my head, lurching around like frankenstein's monster. it also didn't help the situation very much that i looked extra bulky because i thought it'd be cold and ended up wearing too many layers (it was actually surprisingly warm, although a bit windy).
i parked in front of the old squid office on lincoln street, looking up through the 2nd floor windows, trying to see if there were any new tenants (it's still empty). i was there early so i visited sun sun supermarket
to get some watermelon seeds. after lunch with james, i went to the china supermarket
to pick up some more snacks (including some guava slices), before returning to cambridge via memorial drive.
soon afterwards i was out again, this time to harvard square, to cash in a check and to visit a few bookstores. by the time i got back home, the day started to get dark, which was my cue to stop working altogether and to lie in bed and watch television. in the evening, my parents brought over suhan and we all had dinner at my place, several variety of sausages cooked on the foreman grill and toaster oven, served with an indian basmati rice medley. after they left, i started making a layered jello, which takes approximately 2 hours to make, each layer requiring 15 minutes to solidify (other than the first layer, which takes 30 minutes) in the fridge before i can add the next layer. tomorrow i'll cut up the jello and take some more photos. i'm not much of a jello eater, but i think they look pretty, and i like playing with them. isn't that what cooking's mostly about anyway?