the red sox win game 3. it's only fitting, since they won game 1 through a blowout, game 2 a low scoring pitcher duel, and now game 3 where the opposing team mounts a valiant comeback only to be defeated once more. how will they win game 4? if the red sox legend is truly stuff of fairy tales, i predict the rockies will have the initial lead but the red sox will stage a comeback late in the game to win the whole series. launder those team jerseys and dust the camera lenses, because there's going to be a parade in boston next week! of course true diehards would scoff at what i just said, sort of like counting eggs before they're hatched, but honestly, who really thinks the colorado rockies will be able to pull off an upset now down 0-3? daisuke matsuzaka actually pitched well tonight, getting beyond the 5th inning until francona took him out in the 6th. and get this: he got a base hit to score 2 runs! how awesome was that? an american league pitcher who actually hit a ball for a change? when that happened, i could actually hear japanese fans on the other side of the world screaming with joy. things got scary after the 7th inning, when boston's shaky bullpen allowed the rockies to come back and put the score at 6-5, with just a run away from tying. the anxiety didn't last long however when the red sox suddenly tacked on 3 more runs the very next inning. three reasons why the rockies had no chance: 1) sleeveless uniforms (the "vests"), 2) players with unpronounceable names, and 3) jesus freaks
i woke up today to an empty house. zhu lei and his girlfriend weier pretty much keep to themselves, only really interacting with me if they need something. that's all and good, but i think i personally had this idea that i'd be taking zhu lei my wing and showing him around. how to ride the subway, where to go for groceries, other fun facts. with his girlfriend here this weekend, our roommate bounding has been postponed. i hope she's giving him good advice about life in america (he's never been here before, let alone boston) but i sincerely doubt it, since she's relatively new to this country as well. they seem to be the perfect nerd couple, shuffling about quietly, staying out of my way as much as possible. i'm probably saying too much, which goes to show how catty i am, and that anyone who becomes my roommate risks being ridiculed on my blog on a daily basis.
it was a wet day, which really started last night with all the raining. the air was so saturated that there was actually a layer fog when i looked out the window. when the rain finally stopped, i suddenly remembered that i had actually had something to do today other than just stay at home and watch movies on my computer. i got dressed and went down to the south end, to the bromfield gallery, to see the last day of the gail martin exhibit. she's an artist i saw last year at the somerville open studios. i got my name on her mailing list and received a postcard last month announcing her show for october. her finished project (which can be seen online) was even more impressive than when i first saw her work-in-progress. there's just something about her 365 panels of things in her house that just fascinates me. it feels like what i do with my blog, which is to document my life - except her work is entirely visual. she was actually selling individual panels, which made me sad, because it's so much more impressive when the whole collection is seen altogether.
returning home, i wanted to check out the peace rally happening in boston common but i was there too late and the crowd of noisy protesters had already disbanded by the time i got there.