Doings and Happenings

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Same story, different setting

Today I went to the store to pick up some things. My friend drove me, since I haven’t a car. I said, “I’ll be super quick, just wait here.” On the way out, I heard some loud whistling.  And I was instantly reminded of how dangerous things are for women and for those within the lgbtq community, among others. I was very scared. 

This could have been much worse for me. And in response, I could easily turn this into an opportunity for a longer post about how this kind of behavior should be evidence enough of the kind of sexist and/or misogynistic world we live in. I could talk about micro-aggressions, violence against women, and how women are objectified and their bodies publicized. But I think, instead, I will count myself lucky and hope that my mind doesn’t begin rationalizing that kind of behavior or cursing myself for allowing it to happen. I am too tired to expend more energy on this. 

Made a vidalia onion and black rice soup with potato to accompany the salad and scallion pancakes I made for dinner. It’s crazy that a bag of onions could reduce so much! The soup is filling but not too heavy.

I did a thing! I put on makeup and left the house. Did a subtle cat eye and tightlined the upper lash line, swiped a coppery color on my lower lash line and mascara on bottom lashes only, topped with lipgloss. Obligatory awkward selfie in the economics dept. bathroom with my woman Joan Robinson. Seriously, what is my hand even doing?

Stewart little had a dance party! Keeping with the 90s theme I wore a goth inspired all black outfit with a spiked choker and a longer crystal pendant. And of course, gotta put my hair into odango. First time DJing was a lot of fun! Wish y’all could have been there!

I need to to bleach my roots. I look so dumb. But I feel kind of cute today with purple toned lipstick.

I made a sandwich! My own marinated tofu on top of a kale/celery/rice vinegar slaw. Topped with mushrooms, spinach, local Buttercup sharp cheddar, and a delicious garlic scape pesto made with sunflower seeds from my lovely friend/house mate Yael. Obvy the bread is toasted in a pan with some butter.

Made a very sparse and quick pad thai for Saturday dinner. Nobody has gone shopping for the house over the weekend. So we were down to some tofu, nappa, and eggs. And then the eggs were all used up. Shout out to Christian for picking up some much needed eggs and broccoli. Tofu was marinated in soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, five spice and garlic.

$1 scrap fabric dish towels!!! Our house doesn’t have many clean dish towels left. So something in my brain said, just make some nice ones! I picked up this cotton fabric for a buck and used some embroidery thread to hem up the sides. The fabric is folded over for more thickness, since it doesn’t seem particularly absorbent. It looks more like curtains or a pillowcase, but whatevzzzz.

I am DJing for the first time ever in two weeks. I have no idea what I am doing. At least I look cute and goth. Btw. This is my persona/outfit for the party when it comes. Just wanted to see how it looked. HOW DO I DO THIS?

TexMex dinner for the house. Clockwise there’s cilantro rice, spicy chipotle sweet potato and fennel, charred corn salsa, black beans with peppers and onions, lime-y slaw of cabbage and squash and carrot, and a classic pico de gallo. Not pictured are sprouted corn tortillas, leftover buckwheat stirfry, local cheddar, and the freshly mashed guacamole that we too quickly ran out of.