i hadn't been to the community garden in 3 weeks and figured i was due for another visit. i was greeted by a colorful surprise: the house right next to the garden got a new paint job. 2 brazilian guys were finishing up and saw me admiring their work. i asked them how long it took, they said 2 weeks. one of them gave me some business cards, in case i needed some paint work or knew somebody who did (unfortunately i already have a paint guy - mister cleber!).
i was surprised to find that i had a few new hot peppers, a single jalapeño and a handful of hungarian hot wax. i decided to leave them for now, hoping they'll turn red (the jalapeno will just be green). there was also plenty of golden raspberries, but i had nothing to carry them with. i ended up cutting some sunflowers, taking some basil, collecting some orange chinese lanterns, and a single red tomato.
something i noticed about my chinese roommates: they don't ask a lot of questions. maybe that's what happens growing up under a communist government. often times i'll have weird things in the house, but rarely do they ask me about them. aren't they curious? they're scientists after all, aren't all scientists supposed to be inquisitive? today for instance. i have a vase full of sunflowers in the kitchen and my roommate never said a thing. there was also a large box full of norwegian-bound presents. she didn't seem to notice that either. i'm actually kind of glad she's leaving next tuesday. there's nothing really wrong with her, but some of her idiosyncrasies are starting to annoy me in the way that all roommates begin to annoy me after i get sick of them.