i didn't think i was very tired, and was happy to learn that i could still watch my 2am east coast broadcast of "king of the hill" on the cartoon network. however, i soon drifted off into sleep, waking up intermittently to either look out the window, check our status on the google flight map, or do a little channel surfing. by then most of the on-air networks were broadcasting their late night infomercials (many of which i'm already seen unfortunately).
the best part of a vacation is coming back home. in san francisco my attention was always on because everything was new and unknown. back in boston, returning to the familiar, i could finally let my guard down. i was relaxed, picked up my luggage, got on the silver line, and made my way home. it was still early and on a saturday morning no less, so there was hardly any people. temperature in boston was brisk but the sky was clear. frost coated windshields as i exhaled plumes of condensation.
i'm glad i had the foresight to tidy up before i left, as the welcoming sight of a clean house greeted me when i stepped inside. it took but just a single minute for me to make a mess of it though when i unpacked my backpack in the living room. i threw all my dirty traveling clothes into the washer and took a shower. i made some oatmeal for breakfast before falling asleep in bed watching television. i had nothing else going on today other than recovery so i made the best of it, waking up sometime around 6:00.
my 3rd party off-shoe camera cord arrived from my hong kong source this week while i was gone. i clipped on my external flash to make sure it was working. now i need to shop for a bracket to get this setup to work.
the final tally from my san francisco trip is 4217 photos with 2 videos. hopefully within the next few days i'll uploaded more snapshots and do some write-up. besides the photos, the only other souvenirs i've brought back are a handful of beach rocks, a few pine cones, a single chiton seashell, some eucalyptus pods, and a box of incense purchased from a few head shops on haight street.