julie came over in the evening, cooked up a lemon pasta with fish for the very first time. the meat wasn't entirely defrosted and i accidently caught a mouthful of chewy white fish. tonight's highlight was the season finale of project runway v5 (PR). i still can't believe chris got cut last week. based on an entertainment weekly from a few weeks ago, we were expecting him to make a surprise runway cameo along with sweet-p, but that never happened. i see a lot of sadness in chris. he's always laughing and cheerful, but i think he's hiding something dark beneath that overweight exterior. another thing with PR i always bitch about is how the models are treated like objects. they're traded and discarded, no concerns about their feelings. the fact that the model who ends up with the winning designer gets a contract is a joke because they really have no say in the matter. what i would love to see is a mashup between PR and america's next top model. anyway, no way was rami going to win, but when they got rid of jillian, there would be no doubt christian would win. at 21 years old, how much cockier can he get?
it took just 4 days (with an overnight presoak) for the cypress vines to germinate. this is how it's supposed to work! one sprouted enough that i moved it underneath the grow lights while i'm waiting for a second cypress vine seedling to emerge a bit more before relocating. the problem is i don't have very much space on the upper shelf ever since the nasturtiums decided to take over, and the light on the lower shelf is the inferior yellow bath & kitchen fluorescence, and i know the cypress vines won't do very well with those.
i've pretty much neglected my nasturtiums for a few days, figuring there wouldn't be very much to see other than new stems and leaves sprouting every which way. however, i spotted something different tonight: a flower bud! finally the nasturtiums seem to be flowering (at least one plant, with just a single bud). hopefully i can get some pretty blooms within the coming weeks.