it rained all day, the incessant pitter patter of rainfall the overriding soundtrack throughout the whole day. it was also stormy with winds blowing at upwards of 40mph, sort of like a mini-hurricane. nothing to do but stay inside and work on projects for client N (due next month). for lunch and dinner i finished the rest of my leftover lasagna. my tiger beetle field guide arrived from amazon.com. just 39 more days to go before i leave for china.