not every day can be an action-packed day, as i found out today. i pulled out the leftover barbecue from last night only to realize i didn't leave much at all, a few forkful of burnt ends and some coleslaw. i supplemented that light lunch with some clementine and then later half a bag of corn chips with a medium tostito salsa dip. while one the last few episodes of keen eddie, i heard a song and went online to find it and stumbled upon the amazing world of northern soul, northern england motown from the 1960's. my mother dropped by in the late afternoon to help me organize the guest bedroom for an tao's arrival in just 5 more days. she told me how she lost her wedding ring, which she normally doesn't wear but brought it with her to china and taiwan last year, and since then hasn't been able to find it, along with a few other pieces of jewelry. after she left, i played colossus for a while (can't beat the monster that crawls up on the walls) then had a late dinner of ramen after finishing watching my boys.