这个夏天-5.15

8-10:30 jog to evanston; listened to Dave Barry’s audio book about bad songs (funny at times but cantankerous for my taste–those songs are not part of my upbringing thus little connection parring language jokes; loved the punctuating sound effects); wanted to get Marshlands at  Library; library wasn’t open till 10; realized too that the film is only at the north branch; disappointing at that point; but ran 45 min, nearly 6 km. Best so far. walked home. lake was shimmering with light; my favorite Chinese house was surrounded by blooming trees (丁香,杜鹃,金银花);a few buildings smelled of da-ma, on east side north rogers. p. Thank God we didn’t get that 100K apartment. Bought peppers and pasta for dinner. that whole foods near the evanston train station has closed shop.

10:30-11:00 left over rice w/fish with pepper salsa. watched  澪之料理帖, ep.1;

11:00-12:40 wrote emails; graded 10 placement tests.

12:40-1:00 tea and finished 澪之料理帖; steam egg custard looks good; 女主的演技好,不谙世事朴实害羞执拗的样子。

1:00-3:30 grammar book chapter outline (this is way too much!!

3:30-4:30: cook dinner (lemon shrimp spinach pasta; pimientos de Padron; cucumber salad)

4:30 my loves came home and I took off cooking, eating, watching “master of none”.

Signing in now, at 7:50. time to do a bit of more work–will finish this grammar chapter. Hope to get a bit of PPT done too. Tomorrow should be a whole day working on my own stuff!!!

Dinner was good-roast peppers were tasty, pasta was delicious.

Master of None–Season 2–better than I thought, even better than season 1. like Sex and the City, man-version. Thought of my reactions at the Glas meeting–I wasn’t part of this culture, and this was not my land. But the feeling of young, confused, trying, hopeful, looking for connection, ever so familiar, a bygone time.