i spent almost 4 hours painting today. my father had primed the overhead cabinets last night, so it was my job to put another coat on those as well as the kitchen wall. painting the inside of kitchen cabinets is quite an ordeal: makes me wish we never had a 3rd dimension and i could just paint everything flat. the compartments also seem to trap the fumes and i felt a little light-headed by the time i finished. my arms were covered in paint as well as my face and hair. washing with paint thinner left my skin dry and smelling like gasoline.
after having lunch at the cafe, i came back home to take a shower. removing my t-shirt, i realized i got paint on my body as well: apparently some of it dripped onto the t-shirt and soaked through.
although the weather today was intermittently wet, in the late afternoon it really started to rain, the kind of downpouring that makes me glad to be at home. i watched some episodes of tales from the darkside on the scifi channel. who else agrees with me that the intro for darkside is the scariest opening of all times? the creepy music, the sinister narration, and then the scenery suddenly inverts. to this day, when i hear that intro, still get a little scared.
with no sports tonight, it was just a quiet evening of casual channel surfing. i managed to stay awake (instead of falling into the nap trap) by avoiding the couch.