i don't shop at star market anymore ever since i discovered market basket. however, in case of food emergencies, star market is still the most convenient option since it's right across the street. today i had an irresistible craving for vegetables. i saw that they had a 2 for 1 sale on packages of salad greens so i bought two. it wasn't until after i got home did i realize they actually charged me for both bags of "veggie lovers." i can't help but to appreciate the irony, since normally i've very ambivalent about vegetables and only once in a blue moon would i actually buy salad greens. with so much overpriced salad in my fridge, i had a plate of salad for lunch (italian dressing) and then another one in the early evening (thousand island). afterwards i felt really weird, almost dizzy, until i realized i was just still really hungry. some toaster-oven baked salmon steak took care of that right away.
did some more coding today, i'm almost done. i can already envision the finished product, i just need to write it. not sure if i'll do any work this weekend, the higher priority item is to get my taxes done. i'm really nervous because there's a good chance i'm going to have to empty out my bank account again like i did last year. if things don't pick up in terms of my finances i may be forced to find another roommate. what i really want is some kind of steady income, so i don't have to be perpetually house poor. i got laid off the week i bought the place and during the almost 6 years that i've lived here, i've only had a full-time job for less than a year. freelance is great when i have gigs lined up, but it can be a little harrowing going months without work. anyway, in a few weeks, after i get my taxes done, i should be able to know whether i'm just broke or really broke. ketchup relish cracker sandwiches, here i come!
just waiting for the cardinal climbers to bloom. i found an almost blossoming bud today, hidden between the two fluorescent bulbs. i'm still curious how plants know when to flower. i thought it was two things: period of light and living conditions. if you give them less light, or somehow stress them by watering less, the plants will think the growing season is about to be over and start making flowers. that's my theory at least. however, living in my grow closet, where the conditions are kept constant, what triggers these plants to flower?
finally, tonight was the series finale of in treatment, HBO's fictional psychotherapy drama. not even sure how i got sucked into watching it in the first place, but i've faithfully followed all 43 episodes for the past 9 weeks. i guess it's like being a voyeur to people's most intimate thoughts, things they can't even reveal to themselves. it also helps that each episode is about 20 minutes long, so as soon as i start getting bored, the session is over. out of all the patients we see, only the suicidal teenage gymnast seemed to have made it out of therapy okay. everyone else, either dead, divorcing, or emotionally scarred for life.