i actually had lunch today for a change, besides just a matcha latte, when i discovered the avocados had ripened. i peeled off some frozen leftover ham and grilled them in a pan along with an egg to make my egg-ham-avocado-sriracha everything bagel sandwich plus the usual matcha latte.
i went to star market in the afternoon to get some cuties mandarins on sale ($2.50 per 3lbs. bag). i'd also thought about going to chinatown today to gather some korean kimchi ingredients, but i'll wait until next week.
afterwards i went on a walk around the neighborhood looking for flowering trees (namely cherries) to photograph. i spotted a few yesterday from the sky, including a large pink weeping cherry on crescent street. whether a flowering tree blooms profusely or just had a few blossoms seems to be entirely dependent on how much sun it gets. and now that some of the white blossom cherries are coming out, i'm having a hard time distinguishing them (they all look like variations of yoshino cherries to me, i need to go back and study some more cherry blossom references, or maybe another visit to mt.auburn cemetery for a refresher course on flowering cherries).
in the late afternoon i decided to finally do my taxes. there's less pressure this year since they extended the deadline to may 17th. my taxes are complicated, just a W2, a 1099-NEC, and 1099-G. if anything i'd be getting a refund because most of my unemployment is tax except by both federal and state. it didn't take long, 15-20 minutes with turbotax deluxe, looks like i can look forward to another $1600 in refunds.
for dinner i made another bagel sandwich, washed it down with some cold chocolate milk and lukewarm rooibos tea. i ate while watching the mauritanian (2021).