after a good night sleep, i woke up hungry and made a salmon cream cheese on an onion bagel for lunch. the threat of possible thunderstorms kept me inside. instead, i was glued to the television, watching the afternoon red sox game (they lost, unfortunately). my mother called to remind me to make a bread for tonight. i went out briefly to get some monterey cheese, coming back, i ran into my next door neighbor, the one i sent the note. he apologized for the noise and invited me to his wife's birthday party that was happening later today. feeling like i needed some me time and wasn't up to chitchatting with strangers, i passed on the party. instead when the bread was done (6pm), i drove out to my parents' place. jawen, suhan's ex-girlfriend, was there for some reason. soon afterwards my father came home with my grandmother and aunt.
while watering the plants, the pressure from the sprayer broke the stem of the hanging tomato. it was growing quite top heavy in a very unusual way, not sure why i didn't notice the warning signs and tried to tie some of the larger branches. my father held the thing in place with a garbage tie, hoping the injury doesn't kill the plant.
we had a barbecue despite the slight rain. we ate inside anyway, where there was air conditioning. afterwards my father gave us all a ride back to the cafe. my grandmother asked me to wait and gave me 4 pints of assorted haagen-dazs ice cream to take with me. my motorcycle was in the cafe parking lot and i rode myself back home.