Monday, April 24, 2017

TWTW - the first one home in a month

I almost forgot what it was like not doing a gaht damn thing Friday night, but my dogs helped me remember. Wings for dinner, frozen berries and some reading for dessert, and four episodes of Season 3 of Bosch.
We were equally lazy Saturday morning until it was time to go to the March for Science in Doylestown. We were originally going to the Philly March, but the Doylestown March was organized by high school students and helped by Rise Up Doylestown and many local sponsors and we felt the need to support them in that huge undertaking. Kids, you rock! And you give me hope for the future. It was a great day despite the damp cold and rain and I was really happy to see large turnouts in the 600+ science marches around the world even though media coverage of the marches sucked. Climate change has us all in the soup together. I made sure to rep Mother Earth in my choice of attire.
After that there was almost a massacre because I got hangry and I think we all know how that goes. We settled in at Andale Latino Grill in Feasterville for really freaking good food. It looks a little hole in the wall-ish but damn. It was delicious. I picked up a few things at the grocery store including $5 flowers and spent the night doing a face mask, purging dressers, and reorganizing for the spring/summer seasons.
Sunday morning I took care of the weekly food prep: breakfast is an egg bake with ham, cheese, and broccoli; lunch is pork chops over sweet potatoes and broccoli;  snacks are celery and PB, cucumbers, and yogurt; dinners are baked buffalo chicken pasta and salmon with steamed broccoli and rice. I also made the egg part I need for breakfast burritos to freeze. I'll finish making them this week.
Then we picked up our friend Bob and headed up to the Nakashima House to hear Regina Brave, Charles Whalen, and Loren Bagola speak. I met them along with the men's significant others and Regina's granddaughter the day before and had a total wow, I'm meeting fucking Regina Brave moment. She is a warrior for the sovereignty of the indigenous people and the energy coming off of her is tremendous. As a reader and a writer, I love to hear people tell their stories. It was wonderful to hear her tell the stories of her people. Not so wonderful are the stories themselves of what the US government has done to the native people. All three were an emotional listen - Regina with her stories of all the things she's seen in her 80+ years, Loren with his stories of violence he saw inflicted on the water protectors on the front lines at Standing Rock, and Charles with a mix of both of those things along with his thoughts on water and the environment and passive resistance. Standing Rock is not over. There are people still standing for the water, and they are out now speaking to spread their stories. There is a treaty. We are in violation. We need to listen. Here's Grandma Regina at Stanford last week. Not to mention that the water from the Missouri feeds the greenbelt. If that gets poisoned, we're all fucked. 
Charles at the Doylestown March Saturday / Regina Brave here and there / Charles & Regina at Nakishima Sunday
The Nakashima Complex is really beautiful and is open to the public on Saturday afternoons. If you're in the New Hope area, check it out. George Nakashima's story is pretty incredible too. It is fucking crazy to think one of the preeminent furniture designer-craftsmen in the U.S. was interned in a Japanese relocation center. The grounds and buildings are gorgeous and my fat ass sat in a Nakashima chair.
Other Sunday things: purging of the closets, reading, nail painting, Sunday night blues.



The only thing I needed to do this weekend was go to Target. The only thing I didn't do? Go to Target. You know how that goes. 




Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending


22 comments:

  1. So awesome that you supported that march organized by the high school kids!! Also, really loving your hair girl!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. Jmj. This and so many other things continue to be ignored. God bless you and Mike Doyle. The Flint, Mich. Water crisis has not been resolved. Jmj. Very interesting about that little Feasterville restaurant. Goddess speed to heal Mother Earth and all.
    Have an efficient and happy week.
    Love. Your. Momma.

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  3. There's literally one errand each weekend that I never even get close to completing. I needed to go to Target too.

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  4. I was in a work haze all last week, admittedly (including Saturday), but the marches were barely a blip on my radar. I wonder why it was so underreported. I'm glad high schoolers in your area were on it, though, and that you guys continue to do what you can to inform yourselves and share with others.

    I just bought a face wash the same brand as your mask and I really like it. I had never tried that brand before.

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  5. The March sounds like it was an awesome experience! I loved seeing everyone's photos from different marches.

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  6. The media was disappointing. The organizer's of our march had to call local media out on their reporting. Granted we are in a very conservative area but saying there were 'dozens' of people when other estimated the crowd at closer to 1000 was sad. The media ended up changing the wording in their online article but honestly the damage was already done. We did have dozens of dogs who attended our march and they all had the best signs! However, only a few ended up wearing them long term. I'm pretty sure the one dog was proud of his sign, it really seemed like he was posing for people and happy about it, haha. It amazes me how many people think they can survive without science or scientific research. I hope they all plan to live without cars, electricity, doctors, clean water and much more if they think they have no need for science!

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  7. I saw this on your Instagram over the weekend and it made me so happy that high school kids organized that!!

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  8. That is so wonderful that the high school kids participated in the march! More high schoolers should get involved in things. They are our future.

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  9. I was rally surprised by the lack of media coverage for these marches. I think there have just been a lot of marches lately and they got tired of showing it? You just reminded me that I haven't made buffalo chicken pasta in so long that I forgot about it. Must do that soon. My mom actually wants us to go to North Dakota later this summer. Very cool that you got to meet with and listen to these incredible people in person.

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  10. Do nothing friday nights (or any weekend night) is amazing. i knew i had to work on sunday so i did nothing saturday afternoon but nap, read and then nap some more.

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  11. I've found a lot of great food at hole-in-the-wall places. That buffalo chicken pasta looks so good!

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  12. The Nakashima Complex looks gorgeous! I am all about doing nothing on Fridays. That is basically my every Friday for as long as I can remember. You need time to decompress from the week...you know? That buffalo chicken pasta looks sooooooo delicious! Hope you have a great week!

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  13. Lazy Friday nights are my favorite, especially if they involve wings. And love that you guys participated in the march. How awesome that there are proactive high school kids organizing something that will make a big impact. Amazing.

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  14. I love that your Science March was put together by high school students. That just warms my heart. I don't understand this skeptic crap at all and how people continue to play Russian Roulette with Mother Nature's well-being. It makes me happy to see that young people seem more open and recognize the value of science and environmental protection, but we can't wait until they're in charge, unfortunately. I love dive in the wall restaurants. They often times have some of the best food.

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  15. YES I love that you went to the march! Looking at all of the articles with photos from the signs from marches were amazing. All of your meal prepping looks delicious, too. Now I want some celery and peanut butter.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  16. Its so true, isnt it - that people that Regina Brave have an energy all of their own that just radiates from them. What a cool experience.

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  17. Target will be there another day. It looks like you had an incredible weekend. I love when you are around someone that just radiates inspiration and badassery.

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  18. My day-after-busy-season tradition is The Great Closet Reorganization. I love purging my closet/dresser and swapping out clothes for the season.
    The egg bake and buffalo chicken pasta bake both sound really good - Recipes?

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  19. I swear some of the best restaurants are the hole in the wall places. Some of our favorite Mexican food places have been holes in the wall.

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  20. How did you like that face mask? I have another one that's 3-in-1 but haven't tried any others. The price is so good though, I'd be happy to try them all. So good you've been making it out to all these Marches to support different causes and Human Rights. The Nakashima Complex looks like a gorgeous place to explore and learn a little history.

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  21. I love that you all participated in the March for Science. I was at CalTech advisory board during that time and we were talking about what all these policies and funding cuts would mean for an institution like CalTech. Very interesting stuff. Further, one of the professors got up during Pre-Frosh activities and made the point that the reason this is happening is because there are no scientists in government and we need to change that. He was more forceful than that and I liked it. A lot.

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