sarah called me yesterday to remind me that it was our week of garden clean-up duty. she suggested getting there at 8am so we could coordinate who does what. waking up at 8am on a saturday, that's funny. i thought i already did my share by taking out the trash last sunday. "that's too early. i'll try to get there like 10 or 11am," i told her. despite what i said, i still set the alarm for 8am, with no guarantee i'd actually wake up. i ended up not waking at 8am but rather at 9am. i made my way to the garden, where i saw sarah pulling out some weeds from the common area. there really isn't very much to do in terms of garden duty. other than taking out the trash, the only other two things are weeding and churning the compost bins. sarah told me that she and wayne pulled out all the weeds around the mulberry tree. she asked if i knew the spot. "yeah, my plot is right next to it," i told her.
what i saw shocked me. it looked like somebody had gone into my garden area and trampled some of my vegetables. they stepped on a parley and killed a zinnia. and the worst thing was they pulled off my trellis (probably due to careless over zealous weeding), including some plants that'd been growing on it. "was there any damage?" sarah asked, as i inspected the destruction. "yeah," i answered. "sorry," she said. despite the trellis being ripped off, the two remaining cypress vines still managed to survive (apparently they have very tough stems). i went home to get the industrial stapler and reattached the trellis. although their heart were in the right place, both sarah and wayne are complete morons. i actually saw her pulling plants from somebody else's plot (like what they did to me). "hey, i think that plot extends all the way to here," i gently informed her, as she pulled out a fistful of ground ivy. "woops," she said. i suppose that's one of the main drawbacks of a community garden, when neighbors accidently pull out plants they think are weeds (when they're not) or careless stepping. afterwards i turned the compost bins with a pitchfork before picking a few salsa peppers and returning home covered in sweat and dirt.
10 hours later i finally managed to backup my photos, after leaving the computer on overnight. i was afraid i'd fry the hard drives, with them working overtime copying files. after that was done, i did some drive shuffling and used a free mac application called carbon copy cloner to clone my 250gb startup drive to a bigger 400gb drive. the program worked surprisingly well, and saved me the headache of having to do a fresh system install not to mention all the applications.
the big thing on my mind today was food. didn't help that i watched some cooking shows in the afternoon. can't remember the last time i went grocery shopping, but there was pretty much nothing to eat in the house other than ramen and hot dogs and one can of soup. i thought about going across the street to the supermarket but i was just too lazy, couldn't think of anything i wanted to make. besides, i knew if i did go, i'd end up just buying a bunch of junk food anyway. what i really need is a nutritionist to keep me off of the processed food.