day except for getting a cup of coffee at 7:30am, and trying to get
an espresso machine from reuse around 5. there was no espresso
machine when i got there but i did get a large cutting mat, and on
the way back i scoped out the SH dumpsters and found a bicycle!
Ken had thrown a few out that were parked in front of an emer-
gency exit. i have a bike now, single speed, with a flashlight duct
taped to the back of the seat for night riding. it's a road bike and
it has brakes, and i pumped up the tires with my new bicycle pump
from rachel. john said it was fast, i have yet to ride it.
i started painting in gabe's room yesterday, over the koi. brooke
you are in the painting, and i might be in it too if i decide to be,
there's a space for me. and my mom is teaching us how to chop
fish (koi) and telling us not to feel too bad about it. so that's the
homage to the koi i'm painting over.
i drew some chess players in harvard square the other day. it's
funny to watch them play and watch them pour 40s into abp paper
cups at the side of their tables, and hear them click their timers as
they make moves. they're pretty ferocious looking. i'm reading
the yiddish policeman's union by michael chabon. it's all about yids
who play chess, and this one who's father was the master of it, and
tried to teach him but ended up just slaughtering him every time, so
he writes a letter to his father telling him he loathes the game and 2
days later his father kills himself (incidentally before the letter had
even arrived). but the detailing on the characters is great, and trans-
lates pretty well to watching the grumpy old harvard square chess
the final episode of top chef is tonight, and the final mexican summer
camp party in 462, and i'm working desk until 10 when they both
i have a few little basil plants growing on the windowsill. they smell
good but they're also covered in fruit flies or they were yesterday.
i've killed several bugs this morning on the carpet, an one on my
drawing pad, and i'm trying to assemble the light table i got but of
course i cannot lift it by myself so it'll have to wait. also i have no
idea where to put it. the room right now has two library-style book-
shelves in the middle of the room while i try to paint the walls. in
fact all i have in this room is furniture.
i think i'm done here, will scan drawings in later.