left the house in the afternoon to get a few things from the dollar store (gum, nasal strips1) and star market2 (seltzer, frozen lasagna sale). daytime temperature hovered in the 20's on a sunny winter day. i started doing my taxes, i had an easy 2014, not much going on money-wise. i'm pretty much done, have to see if i have any additional tax statements that need to be inputted into ye olde turbotax before i send everything out. i will not be getting a refund this year, but i need my tax returns to see if i can qualify for a health insurance premium reduction. an eventful day newswise: leonard nimoy passed away (83). now there's just kirk, chekov, and uhura left from the original star trek crew. elsewhere in moscow, opposition leader boris nemtsov is assassinated; it's a joke that vladimir putin will personally spearhead the investigation when he's the number one suspect. after some salad for dinner, i soaked for an hour in an epsom salt bath, reading the latest issue of entertainment weekly (the one with empire on the cover).
1 i had a $1 off coupon for breathe right nasal strips but they didn't have any. what they did have was a store brand version, 10 for $3.25, in size medium, which seemed a little bit smaller than the breathe right variety, but the packaging said medium was for normal sized noses. do i have a normal sized nose?
2 ever since i discovered market basket, i don't really shop at star market anymore, even though it's the most convenient supermarket since it's practically across the street from where i live. nevertheless, star market is still worth going for their sale items, but they do these weird promotional things where you have to buy 6 or 10 of the same things in order to get the sale price. this week they had a deal on stouffer frozen food, which is my goto readymade meal when i'm too lazy to cook.