i was with dan most of the day, helping him pick up a new television to replace his broken projection tv. we went to the cambridgeside best buy to get the tv, a 50" widescreen toshiba LCD DLP tv. borrowing my parents' SUV, the television fit inside perfectly. next we went to the watertown best buy to pick up the matching stand (apparently cambridge didn't have it in stock). back in malden i helped dan assemble the stand after making a quick stop at the nearby wendy's to get some spicy chicken sandwich to go; i wasn't about to leave until i saw the fruits of our hard day's labor in action. after i watched dan play a few age-inappropriate minutes of god of war 2 on the PS2, i left before the traffic back to cambridge got too bad.
once at home, i made a few bug fixes for client S before uploading another build. with that my day was done (wipe-slapping hands). i watched the latest episode of the tudors. have i mentioned this before? it's a really bad show, and i think i watch it because i'm a masochist and i'm hoping something exciting might happen. alas, 9 episodes later and it's still as boring. the cast isn't even attractive, which would at least make the show slightly appealing. characters seem to die an awful lot from diseases, from the sweating sickness to consumption.
my father called me tonight to let me know about a message that was posted on a chinese traveling website. apparently the government in conjunction with developers have closed off the area of yading in southwestern china, in order to build a sky tram system so chinese tourists too lazy to walk or ride a horse can just pay for a cable car. there's also talk of building a hotel as well. apparently the tibetan locals aren't very happy about this development in their sacred mountains and there's been clashes. if all goes according to the speed of unchecked progress, pristine sceneries like the ones below will be gone very soon.