found some tomatillo husks today. maybe they're late season fruit bearers. i found one about the size of a golfball and gave it a gentle squeeze. it felt pretty empty inside, so it's probably a dud. nevertheless, tomatillos are such prodigious producers that i'm confident i get at least a few tomatillo fruits before the season is over.
my mother made some extra xuelihong (preserved mustard green) and had my father drop it off for me for lunch on his way to the supermarket.
for dinner, i made this oven-baked macaroni and cheese recipe involving panko crumbs, bacon, and some blue cheese. tasted pretty good, but i never did get the crust to brown. later i watched mccain's speech while working on the code. he's not the best speaker and after it was over, i couldn't really remember anything he said other than the part where he talked about his experience in the POW camp.