Meet Steve, our house’s new, super chatty cat. (Technically, he belongs to one of the housemates but he lives here so…) He follows me around so much that I swear he’s part puppy. But so adorable. I’ve never had a pet before!
This is a turkey ice cream cake because, America. It was delicious. Needless to say, my housemate’s Friendsgiving was a complete success.
- where does dorian gray buy his clothes?
- at forever 21
dorian gray jokes just never get old
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serving up some public health realness:
Staying on guard (hypervigilance) about encountering discrimination is terrible for your health. A new study is the first to show that hypervigilance about racism — a major source of stress — is linked to hypertension and may keep people up at night.”
This evening, I volunteered at DC Central Kitchen with two other girls from work. The organization is pretty remarkable, recycling food that would otherwise go to waste and producing 5,000 meals a day. There’s a job prep program, there’s a program to bring healthy snacks and produce to food deserts, there are campus kitchens. It diminishes it to just call it a soup kitchen.
While I unfortunately didn’t run into President Obama, I had a good time. We cut probably hundreds of tomatoes, packaged up turkey dinners, and joked with the staff. (And they even gave us snacks, which was really lovely and so necessary since we left straight from work.) The work was pretty meditative, actually, and the little shot of service injected some much needed brightness into a long day. It sounds like my organization signed up once a month to go volunteer, so that’s something to look forward to.