i was supposed to meet eliza in harvard square this afternoon but she never got in touch with me before i left for my parents' place for dinner. it was weird spending a weekend where i didn't have to work. the most productive thing i did was clear the clutter on my laptop by copying over half a year's worth of data onto my desktop machine, thereby freeing up 10gb of space.
back in cambridge, my roommate was working on an appeal letter to the US consulate in china to secure a tourist visa so his wife can come visit for a month in february-march. he asked if i could proofread it for him. i found it ironic, because here i was emending the seed of my own destruction. it's hard enough having one china roommate, but two? and for a whole month? not that i can say no, but i told him he better make sure his wife doesn't mind squeezing into a bedroom barely big enough for one person. that'd be the perfect time for me to take a short vacation (by that i mean only a few weeks), but i'm reluctant to leave the two of them alone in my house for such an extended period of time. i don't want to come back and find my place reeking of greasy chinese cooking. i secretly hope he will lose the appeal, but he has impeccable credentials, so the odds are in his favor.
i'm almost done with doom 3, came face to face with the final boss, a huge cyberdemon who immediately killed me off and kicked my dead body afterwards as an added touch of cruelty. time to think about my next game. maybe i should also contact nintendo and see about getting that wii fixed.
i've got a long list of errands to run tomorrow. fortunately i think it's going to be a pretty light day so i can afford to not work. good thing i put in a fresh tank of gas before i came back home to cambridge.