Made fava bean dill rice with ham bits. Discovered that frozen favas (which the package says are not cooked, however soft they seem) must be second-shelled before boiling. Boil in the shell and the beans turn to mush. Leftover rice turns to mush as well when steamed. (Maybe it was the short-grained basmati that perplexed our cook by becoming porridge instead of individual grains?) Hence the Persian recipe is stodge, but then I have no quarrel with stodge. Even if dried dill doesn't taste very dill-y either.
Otherwise acquired a copy of I Conquer the Castle at a come by chance garage sale round the corner. Guys running garage sale had no idea how much to ask for their (putative) books. Something a bit sketchy about the whole thing. Certainly the rather louche gentlemen involved didn't look like people who'd ever read Dodie Smith, or indeed anything at all.
And up on Dupont a bus was parked at my corner, or rather idling forever, its destination given as 'helter bu'. The s's weren't lighting properly. Who was being sheltered and why was not apparent: there were a few people inside and a lot of suitcases, but no sign of disaster anywhere in the neighbourhood.