Submitted by emma
on September 17, 2021 at 10:16 AM in lobby
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Over the last couple months, I'm averaging one person a week that I know dying of COVID. Neighbours, parents of friends, former teachers, family friends etc.
How about you all?
I'm fortunate enough that no one in my life has died of COVID, but I do worry for my family members who work jobs where physical distancing is unavoidable.
5 people since the start of the pandemic
Luckily, I haven't had anyone close die and only 1 got very sick.
I've only known one person to get sick. In the US almost everyone is treating it as fairly benign at this point. Tho that's the privilege of living in the US for you.
shit it's friday?
my village hasn't had water for a few days because our well broke.
There are communities where I live who are like one bad earthquake (which regularly happen) away from this and aren't prepared at all. Makes me scared.
God, fixing wells fucking sucks. Every part about fixing them stresses me out a ton. I imagine it is a more horrible situation if you don't have secondary sources of water.
Since 2017 + 2019, I've grown very wary of hurricane season. So far, it's been quiet here and I personally hope it's unlikely a strong hurricane to form now, even though there's two months left.
I started a translation of "Desert" in my native tongue, hope this venture give some insights on the text.
Rapidly losing patience with my m1 macbook air. It wakes up and crashes during sleep, which often causes the battery to be depleted, and apparently this is a known issue on all the m1 machines. Great piece of hardware let down by software that sucks shit.
Been keeping an eye on how that's progressed, but seems far from usable right now. I'm very interested though, especially seeing as Apple's decided they're now going to play cop on peoples' devices.
Not good enough for general use though. She's trapped on MacOS sadly.
Looking forward to getting into a more regular schedule. Since moving early in 2021, I've yet to really have a reliable schedule. For the most part, I work, play video games, and have social commitments placed upon me by my partner (we moved closer to their family). But now, I've found a decent meditation studio I like, found my regular walking meditation areas, and have found grocers where I can by relatively cheap bulk (loose) grains and legumes.
what kind of grains are we talking here?
am always looking for food-related inspiration
I like buying whole millet, oats, wheat, rice, barley, lentils (red and green), black beans, black eyed peas, pinto beans, red beans, and great northern white beans.
how do you like millet best? i know what it is, but i don't think i actually ever cooked it myself. lately i feel like i eat too much white rice for my liking - i mean i love rice, but i'd like to get more variety.
also i just learned what legumes actually means, i somehow thought it was just another word for vegetables. but yeah, i've been wanting to eat more of those too. sometimes i go weeks without eating any beans and then i'm like what the hell why? feeding yourself in a varied yet local and seasonal way can be the sort conscious effort i don't always have the energy to
Honestly the way I use millet and red lentils the most is to make flatbread with them. Basically, you just grind them into flour (i have a good blender), mix the flour with water and salt, and pan fry. It's so damn simple and so good. One flour at a time, i've never mixed em, although that sounds good. I might mix one of them with masa today to see if it keeps the tortilla consistency.
Oh alright, i see! I do the flour/water/salt pan fry bread from time to time with store bought wheat flour and i've been looking for alternatives anyways so i'm glad you shared that! so far i've only tired using tapioca instead but that didn't go so well.
I don't know if my blender is effective enough, but i'll give millet flour making a try. also i did not know masa existed, but now i really want to try that too!
Anyone else terrified of climate change? Been really eating me up lately.
That's like part of my every day existence.
I haven't been on raddle much recently but been feeling a need for a more sane discourse. I have next to zero interest in the political topics most of my friends/family care about and its exhausting trying to discuss anything I feel would be meaningul with them.
Sry but you'll only get cool insane discourse from me not uninteresting useless sane discourse.
little white flies