week notes 6/14/2020

It’s been a weird, rough week in Seattle. The police violence against protesters came to a head, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) was formed, and then was renamed to the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) (a much better name). I can say from firsthand experience that the area feels very safe, and is much less violent than the police were previously. I hope that the space is able to achieve its goals of defunding the police, promoting anti-racism, and helping to get justice for Black victims of police crimes.

There’s been a lot more open discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement and protests at work, which I’m thankful for, but there’s still a lot of old white men acting defensive. I get the impression most folks at work haven’t yet made the leap from “Racism is bad” to “We need anti-racism”.

My workplace is taking Juneteenth as a day of learning and reflection. Hopefully I can do my small part to help educate.


In personal news, my Rain Wilds tank top is almost done!

In-progress Rain Wilds tank top

I haven’t made a ton of progress lately because all I have left to do are the back straps and making straps, (as I have discovered) is NO FUN!


Flavors of the week:

Both “flavors” got 1 tbsp + 1 tsp of white sugar per liter.

I’ve only tried the mixed berry so far, but I really liked it! The boyfriend thinks it tastes “alcohol-y”, but I don’t personally taste it.