i don't understand how anyone can take a one hour long shower. but apparently this is something my roommate ana is quite good at. to her credit, she does ask me beforehand if i need to use the bathroom. but how can i predict the inner workings of my aging bladder and bowels and know for certain i don't need to use the bathroom for the next hour-plus? she did wake up early today (earlier than usual, close to noontime), so i can only hope that she's planning on going out later and i won't have to see her until very late at night (if at all). actually i know for sure she'll go out. it's not in her nature to stay home on a friday night. when she first moved in the first few things she told me was she was "very social." this evidently means never being home on a weekend evening.
after more than an hour ana finally came out of the bathroom. i hurriedly made my way to the facility. perhaps feeling apologetic for being in the bathroom for so long, ana told me the reason was she had a date tonight and she was just getting ready.
relieved, i packed up my things and told ana i was going out to take some photos. with temperature in the upper 50's it wasn't like it was indian summer, but the sun was out and the weather will only get colder from now on so i took advantage of it. i decided to bike down to the mt.auburn cemetery. it's sort of the poor man's version of naturing, but it's close by, and i could ride down brattle street and admire the architecture, maybe get some sightseeing ideas for the taiwanese couple visiting boston next week.
i returned home by 4pm. ana left around 6pm. i finished the rest of my vodka sauce rigatoni for dinner.