On the blog, we've done lots of chatting about the protests themselves and Trump's response. We talked about the impact on the Trump presidency. More pictures of the protest on the blog, and even more on Instagram. I wrote about policing reforms.
Everybody is moving to the ‘burbs. So, while half the country is protesting and making public declarations of being a good person, the other half (or maybe it is the same half, I don’t know) are quietly sneaking out of town.
Are you afraid of liberal lynch–mobs?
I’ll pretty much listen to anything that Dave Chappelle has to say.
Yes, everybody is doing “Yoga with Adrienne,” but we’re doing “Yoga with Ritesh.”
Even as things open up, our cooking habits haven’t. We’re still cooking dinner six days a week; lunch and breakfast are everyday at home. Tonight it’s going to be chicken stew, tomorrow London Broil on the grill.
Interesting profile of Melania.
I’m making pasta with kale as a side dish tonight with some leftover pork chops.
The middle aged women, who get COVID and have a hard time getting back to normal, scare the shit out of me.
From my favorite blind gossip blog: “There appears to be a coordinated effort on multiple fronts from reporters and bloggers to force out of the closet a “public figure” who supports anti LGBT policies. As in, this is happening in the next day or two.”
JK Rowling got cancelled this week.
OMG. People are seriously talking about Martial Law. Um, please stop. Look, I was very upset about what happened to some of my favorite streets of Manhattan. I foresee long term repercussions; cities will never be the same. I feel really bad for local businesses in the Bronx. But the worst is over. Now, we have to rebuild our country and repay those businesses.
Here in the New York City Metro area, there is a long standing rivalry between Jersey and Long Island. We’re all Bridge and Tunnel people, but we each like to point to the other as the worst possible place on the planet. (Psst it’s Long Island) So, when Long Island was trending on twitter for the worst possible reasons today, I couldn’t help but be amused.
Recent purchases on Amazon: hand weights, because I’m actually doing tv workouts even though I feel stupid; an electric kettle, because I have a bad track record of torching stove ones; printer ink, because the home schoolers burn through it. I just got a box from Stitch Fix, because I needed something to make me smile.
We were planning on going to Venice this summer. I wanted to show it to the kids before it sank into the sea. Sigh. Maybe next summer. Glad the city is having some much deserved peace from tourists.
On topics related to race, I do think that, as a Karen, I really should defer to the experts. I support the effort, but I think it’s best to let other people do the talking. Quite a few people make missteps.
Two good article at The Atlantic — one by Jeffrey Goldberg on James Mattis. The other, which I’m still reading, is by Anne Applebaum on Republican sheep.
I’m ready to talk about police reform.