i walked down to the cafe in the late afternoon (actually got a short ride midroute when my sister saw me on the road), to check out the new lights in my father's grow space. two banks of 30 watt fluorescents (salvaged from the old screen house sign), a pair of 3000K warm whites (orange) and a pair of 6500K daylights (blue), for a total of 120 watts of bright illumination. he installed the light bulbs just yesterday so not sure how well they'll perform. our primary concern was we couldn't find any cheap 30 watt 36" fluorescent plant lights - the closest i found were aquarium lights at $15 a pop (a set of four regular fluorescents cost less than that). the lights are basically for keeping alive a few heirloom hot pepper plants and a jasmine, just long enough for the weather outside to warm up and move the plants back outside. the aphid infestation a while back seems to be gone, and i even saw a flower blossoming on one of the pepper plants.
i had dinner in belmont before getting a ride home to cambridge. my sister gave me a porcelain watering can shaped like a grotesque frog, sort of a belated birthday present. sunday night is all about breaking bad and tonight was the second to last episode of terminally ill high school scientist teacher turned meth cook. totally awesome ending involving a shaved head and a whole lot of chemistry. is anybody else watching this series besides me? unlike weeds, which is more about quirky situational comedy, breaking bad is darker, with far more serious consequences, but still humorous nonetheless.
weirdest thing happened to me this morning: i woke up suddenly at 8:30am. i didn't believe it when i saw what time it was, figured it must've been a mistake. however, when i got out of bed to go use the bathroom, all the clocks in the house confirmed it was still 8:30am. normally, for a weekend morning, if i have nothing planned, i sleep pretty late. it was almost like my internal clock just decided it was time to wake up - even though i went to bed around 5am, about 3 hours ago. i didn't feel tired, but since i had nothing else going on, i crawled back into bed and decided to cram a few more hours of sleep. i guess i was tired after all, because i didn't wake up until 2pm.