Are you ok?
I’ve ordered lunch from the same sandwich dude twice this week and both times ended with me fumbling with my wallet and not entirely understanding what the dude was saying. Both times he asked me “Are you ok?”, and… first of all – rude, although I hear your concern and it’s a valid question. Second of all – no, I’m not ok. Third of all, and a follow-up question- ARE YOU OK? Because news flash: we’re all kinda NOT OK even though we have to keep doing things like answer email and eat sandwiches and I dunno… do the dishes, or whatever. So, you know.. yea, thankfully I’m totally ok, but also – let it be known that I am very not ok! Ok!?
There has been a lot to digest this week. A lot of really troubling realities. A lot of reason to call our representatives and demand, you know, basic human decency from our government. There aren’t any links specific to the family separation policy that rocked our nation this week because I am deeply sure you’ve read all about it earlier this week. There are things that I find important combined with things that I find frivolous, and I’m thankful that you’re here to join me in it.
Related: I’m stress eating candy from Trader Joe’s.
Unrelated: A picture of me and my cat, Tron.
Again though: I’m ok.
• Are we paying attention? The End of Civil Rights (The Atlantic)
• I’m interested in the emergency cord: Single at 38? Have That Baby. (New York Times)
• I Have Cerebral Palsy, and Anthony Bourdain Pushed Me to See the World. (My Domaine)
• Consider this: Giving Thanks For The Bridges I’ve Burned This Year.
• Here’s a question that falls under both ‘none of our business’ and ‘interesting and important’: Do Beyonce Fans Have to Forgive Jay-Z. (The Atlantic)
• I’m working on a recipe for gluten-free fried chicken this weekend and taking some of these tips to heart: Four Secrets To Improve Any Fried Chicken Recipe. (Serious Eats)
• Important thoughts on Egg Salad. (Food52)
• Let’s make Paper Daffodils! (Design Sponge)
• Ok we’ve got one question answered: Why Are There No Mosquitos At Disney World? Only a million more questions to go. (YouTube)
• The thing is, I’m just always thirsty for skincare product information: How to Look Perfect in the Summer. (The Cut)
• Very important summer hot dog news: Spiralized hot dogs is the only way to hot dog. (Food52)
We’ve got a cocktail and a marshmallow recipe this week. More soon.
that picture is the best!
Loooove the photo of you and Tron! <3
I’m not OK with so much that is going on and I feel so helpless to help fix it. My state (CA) represenitives don’t seem to be doing anything to help and many are doing the things that make me not OK. I read the papers and feel that our country is being run by idiots. What happened to “government by the people, for the people and of the people” ?? We just celebrated the birthday of our country and it is now so different than our founding fathers pictured. Where is “our country”
I’m not okay and I also feel guilty about wanting to tune out for a bit, when so many people don’t have that choice. I am the daughter or refuges who escaped Apartheid, and the state of this country makes me hurt. How are people so cruel? Why cant world peace be a thing? Send plenty of hugs.
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Debra, Ya know, I am not OK either. I mean, outrage. Transvestites inflicted on humanity by anybody, much less our government, is just such a bummer.. Agreed? We Millennials just have to rise up and show everybody, especially our elders, the way America should be run. Who knows as much as we do? Am I right? Right. Down with borders. Everybody, anybody should be welcome in the good old USA. I think we should all pay 95% taxes and that will leave us enough to pay for our Starbucks and our cell phones. Loved the cat picture. I have 27 cats of my own. We all live together in my mommy’s basement. Boy that food sure looks yum.
My mantra, and that of my extended family: Hate has no home here. I’m not okay with the level of sarcasm, disrespect, denigration for others, and outright hate expressed so righteously in so many venues. But I found something that perfectly expresses what I want to say, over and over and over again, besides the pledge that I will work to show respect, even to those with whom I disagree. What I found is an organization that promotes that purely nonpolitical message: Hate has no home here.
Just turned 38 yesterday, single, and wanting to have a child. That Times article just took me down an emotional rabbit hole.
I so appreciate your point of view. Keep posting.
I’m reading this at work which I was getting away with I read the last bullet point – spiralizing hotdogs – which made me Eep! with joy and intrigue almost giving away my “professional reading emails” face. I need to try this asap!
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I love your sunday links and today that picture of your and your cat is so gorgeous I want a little buddy just like that – what more solace could you ask for!
I am happy to see that you post about politics and our country. Times are troubling for a nation of immigrants. We started this country to have freedoms that we did not have. The people coming over the border are trying to escape unbearable situations. They look to us as a beacon of hope. They are asking for asylum. They are entitled to due process. We are a nation of laws and we need to remember that. Are we also going to do the same to those coming here from Canada or any other countries? We have a northern border too and are we also going to build a wall there?
My roommate (a Southern girl misplaced west), who is decidedly with us in the ok/not ok camp, has celiacs. Please tell me this gluten-free fried chicken is coming?
That pic of you and Tron is wonderful. He truly looks like he understands the week that just happened and knows you need him (as our cats do).