the alarm clock plug had fallen out of the outlet. i got up, opened the windows. the light coming in is getting yellower as the colors of the leaves change. i was surprised last spring how much darker my bedroom gets when the trees have leaves. i may need to get thicker blinds for winter.
i showered and brushed my teeth. put on some clothes, grabbed a granola bar, and put my laptop in my backpack. i got on my bike and started riding towards work. the air is getting cooler. i may need to stop wearing shorts and start wearing pants.
my office was very cold for most of the day. my fingers are particularly vulnerable working on a computer. i am thinking of bringing in an indoor thermometer so i can graph the temperature of my office from day to day. then again, a piece of cardboard covering up the vent would probably be more effective.
before i left for california i noticed some very fine cobwebs and infinitesimally small bugs on a few leaves of the ivy plant in my office window. i think they are aphids or spider mites. this morning i noticed some of the leaves had fallen off. i guess i should buy some kind of insecticide to spray on them.
at work i wrote sql queries and php code for measure’s financial system.
on the way home i stopped at cd alley to buy some cds. it would be perfect if they had wireless internet so i could listen to cds while checking email and researching bands. my life needs more music, downloading be damned. i’m not sure if what i just wrote means i will be downloading music or i won’t. i meant it to mean i will. i am loving the new modest mouse and death cab for cutie.
had a morningstar philly cheesesteak veggie burger for dinner with two thick sourdough pretzels and a glass of fruit punch. immediately put on a cd, started downloading and listening to music until almost 11pm. then went for a run.