i stopped by the walgreens to get a few supplies (brut deodorant) before coming home.
in belmont, i signed a new xfinity cable/internet contract for my grand uncle using my mother's name. apparently that's one way to circumvent their normal policies in order to get a better deal, which are only opened to new customers. that's a problem for cities like cambridge, where comcast/xfinity is the only game in town, so they essentially have a monopoly and can set whatever price they want if you need cable and/or internet. well, if comcast is going to game the system, it's only fair that we find ways to game it ourselves. the deal that i picked is the xfinity double play, which combines cable and internet for $80 (using an owned modem). that's actually close to what i pay now, but i only broadcast cable, which is essentially a scam since i can just as easily get all those channels over the airwaves for free.
after dinner i returned home. which so much debris on the road (sand, salt, chunks of broken asphalt, twigs, rocks), i've gone back to my beater utility bike. it's not as fast as the fuji, but i don't feel too bad when it takes a beating. since my snow slip accident last month, i've become very careful when i'm riding, particularly around turns. i also wear my helmet more often (with the exception of local grocery runs).