a day that can be described in just a few sentences: i woke up early this morning for my appointment with an agent from the city of cambridge appraisal department, to update their housing database. my mother came over briefly to share some information about possibly upgrading my health insurance to an HMO (unfortunately i'd have to change my doctor). she also brought over the last of my packages, an eyewitness guide book to the USA (research material if i ever decide to drive cross-country) and some dvd's. one of the movies was alien avengers, a roger corman film i saw on pay cable many years ago and i've always wanted to get a copy. the name says it all, i wouldn't dare give away too much by revealing the plot.