i realized today that working in my underwear is the best way to keep my clothes from getting dirty. and today was an especially messy day, scraping off already-peeling paint from the ceiling and sanding the walls.
did i mention that the whole time i've been painting (pretty much all of september), i've also been suffering from the effects of my hayfever? nothing major, but i have to blow my nose every 10 minutes or so. unfortunately i breathed in so much paint dust my mucus were coming out in opaque strands. too much info? you're welcome. let's hope there wasn't any lead (probably was). today i worked longer than usual but my mother told me she and my father would be coming home early to help with the prep work. this of course never happened and i ended up doing most of the stuff on my own. for lunch i had some cold leftover anchovy & hamburger pizza sitting on the stove. entertainment came in the form of national treasure
playing on tv. i found my last days of disco
soundtrack (thought i lost it, even considered buying it used off of ebay - it's the one album i must have if stranded on a deserted island). i returned to cambridge by 6pm.
one nice side effect of working with so much paint dust is it does amazing things with my hair, like some sort of magical styling product that gives my hair both volume and control. unfortunately this was temporary as i immediately hopped into the shower when i got home. i had to perform an emergency water change when i noticed yet another male cobra guppy floating lifelessly at the bottom of the tank. keeping with the fish theme, i had some sichuan-style salmon steak for dinner along with a salad. i caught the red sox game, a victory for a change, and josh beckett becomes the first MLB 20-game winner. and with the yankees losing to the seemingly invincible blue jays, boston is back up to 2.5 games ahead of new york.