a saturday of nothingness. the weather wasn't warm enough that i was tempted to go out so i spent the whole day indoors. i finished watching netflix's daredevil. i was entertained, but all the fight scenes bored me and vincent d'onofrio's performance as the kingpin was distractingly weird. maybe i need to cleanse out my eyes with another round of unbreakable kimmy schmidt.
the problem with being indoors for so long is the propensity for snacking; so much for that diet. in the afternoon a package arrived on my doorstep, some gifts from norway, including some chocolates and a rain jacket. the jacket is super nice, but in a size large while i am a small!
tomorrow i promise myself i'd make a trip down the harvard natural history museum, then possibly bike to belmont to check up on the garden. as for my own grow closet, today i planted 8 zinnias. zinnia seeds are not so delicate that i couldn't just sow them outdoors. for lunch i had a tea egg, for dinner the last batch of chicken salad sandwiches.
sunmeng dropped her phone in the toilet again while in her bathroom. one of the dangers of chinese squat toilets! i helped her pick out a new phone, the 100+ (the brand) V6 (model) for RMB$799 (US$130). i'd never heard of this brand before (new as of 2014), but the specs for the phone is pretty impressive: 8-core 2.0GHz, dual SIM cards, 32GB/2GB (no microSD card slot however), 5.5" 1920x1080px screen, 13MB/5MB cameras, and 3200mAh. from specs alone i'd be tempted to buy this phone if i was back in china. however, sunmeng got her old HTC phone working, so she's going to wait for the coolpad F1 to dry off completely to see if the phone really is damaged for good. this is actually the second time she's dropped the phone in water.