i had some more gardening work to do in belmont: i collected the unused drip hose around the perimeter of the backyard; figured out where to plants my gourds and cucumbers; and dug up the mint carpet. any grubs i uncovered during my digging i'd subsequently dispatch with the help of a rock. at one point some beetle guts squirted on my face. times like this i wished i had a pet skunk that i could feed the grubs to.
i made sure i finished up before 3:00 so i could watch game 1 between the celtics and the magic. i haven't been following orlando so parts of the 2009-2010 roster was new to me. i knew they got rid of turkoglu and got vince carter, who in his prime was hailed as the second coming of michael jordan. but they also got jason williams? i remember watching him play, he used to be good. they didn't use him much during the game however. i'm not a fan of dwight howard. i put him in the same category as shaq: player who's only good because he's big but doesn't have a lot of skills. today's game just reinforced my theory. one more thing: how come they don't show free throw shooting percentages anymore? is it because these numbers are embarrassing to some all star players with horrible free throw numbers? i stopped watching in the 3rd when the celtics were up by 16 points. i was surprised to see orlando had come back to almost tie the game in the final minute, but thankfully boston held them off for the victory.
when my father came home we planted the gourds. the cucumbers still have to wait one more day, until we can assemble trellises for them (not even sure if that's necessary now, because the cucumbers don't even look like they're the climbing variety). we also planted the morning glories and the moon flowers.
i'm still not used to returning home while it's still daylight out. i had my rear light blinking anyway, it case it started to get dusky. it was warm enough that i just had my t-shirt on.
those cypress vines i planted indoors a few weeks ago, i finally decided to figure out why they weren't sprouting. i poked around beneath the dirt and found moldy seeds. i started a new batch, this time soaking the seeds in warm water to help jump start the germination process. the seeds may just be bad. but i'm still a little surprised that not even a single one sprouted.
another great breaking bad episode. skyler is just as devious as walt when it comes to lying. looks like jesse is scheming again, which probably won't end well, and just when walt got some job security as a meth cook. just 4 more episodes left! but by then the new season of mad men will have begun so there's still always something to watch sunday night.