a steady rain kept me indoors today. it was a cold rain and i cracked open a few windows to let in the cool breeze. i had some errands to run, but nothing that can't be postponed until tomorrow, when hopefully the weather won't be as wet. the most constructive thing i did today was to clean off the coffee table in the living room, where it'd been covered with clutter for a few weeks. had some canned clam chowder for lunch and some baked chicken strips for dinner. i heated them in the broken toaster oven, which despite any attempts to set the temperature, always seems to broil everything. i put out the trash later in the evening, but not the recycleables; i don't like putting paper out when it's rainy outside, turns everything into a messy pulp.