it was hot but wasn't too bad, figured it could be worse, like if i was running in the afternoon with temperatures in the 90's. that drinking fountain midway through the run is a real life saver, and after running i looked like i came back from a swim because i was drenched in sweat. i only saw a handful of other runners stupid enough to be out when it's this hot. i saw a mother pushing a stroller wearing long pants and a hooded jacket. when i ran by her i saw she was wearing a hijab. devote muslim women must be so hot during the summertimes.
no free books today, but i did see a really pretty fabric face mask somebody had dropped (tempted to pick it up, but come on, face masks are gross), and a bonsai tree sitting onside an apartment window on a makeshift platform. i also checked out another silk tree. there's one on shephard-avon that i always pass by, but there's another one on wright st, which is sort of hidden because it's almost a dead end street and there's no easy access other than from martin street. i had time for the garden but decided not to go since i already watered late yesterday afternoon.
back at home, my bathroom had that faint sewer gas smell again. after a shower the smell went away. i pulled out the container of greek salad from the fridge i bought on tuesday. i made my own dressing (salad doesn't come with dressing for some reason), was going to shake it in a jar, but the amount was small enough that i just used a spoon instead to mix the ingredients. there was too much salad in the container to easily eat, so i ended up dumping everything into a larger bowl. by that point i finally turned the AC on and was watching the midday news. i could probably make my own greek salad, and it'd taster so much better, and cheaper too. something to think about the next time i have a salad craving.
i didn't leave the house the rest of the day, just stayed indoors, trying to stay cool, as the outdoor temperature hit 96°F here in cambridge. i turned on the AC intermittently, allowed it to cool down the living room before turning it off, turning it back on after the room got hot again. we're in a very humid weather pattern, and i heard it won't let up until next thursday, so prepared to be miserable comfort-wise. i spent the day retroactively updating old blog posts.
my mother called me after work, after my parents got back home. she said after 2 days the water inside the stanley vacuum bottle was still hot, and said they decided to keep it. i told her i was returning that one and buying a different one, a 1.5qt instead of the 1.4qt exclusive from target. she didn't want one that was bigger (said the current 1.4qt was about the limit of what she could lift), but i said it was just slightly so, and it was cheaper too ($20, though there's an $8 shipping fee). i then went onto the stanley website and ordered the 1.5qt limited-edition classic bottle.