Standing by the Sidelines

In personal terms, life has been crappy for a long time, and could be crappy for a lot longer, maybe years at this rate. But Trump and his supporters are so much worse than I could ever have imagined. I can’t stand by the sidelines anymore.
My parents were immigrants from China, the only reason I even exist today (one child policy). Remember the Chinese Exclusion Act? “The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.”
Today I walked through a MLK exhibit at the Atlanta airport. I felt really emotional at what he would think of America today.
I’ve been angry for a long time about other causes. But all that pales in comparison to what is going on now. I’m not sure what to do or what my participation will look like. But I’ll figure it out soon, and join you all.


President Trump’s executive order on immigration indefinitely barred Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and blocked citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, refugees or otherwise, from entering the United States for 90 days: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

notes to myself: food

update: well, i failed at activism.

baby carrots, cabbage. oranges, apples, pears, bananas. plain yogurt.
things that tend to rot: tomatoes, grapes. strawberries.
things I could learn to like more: celery, cucumber

tater tots.

food that will keep for a week / can be made in bulk
jjajiang noodles (with fermented soy beans)
burrito mix
egg salad
sandwich? (eggs, cabbage, cheese, pesto, maybe sauteed onions)

things to learn:
peanut sauce noodles / thai (i guess you need coconut milk, but add it at the end so it still tastes cocounty?)
veggie patties
braised cabbage
cheesy potatoes

base groceries for the week/two weeks:

  • cheese
  • eggs
  • canned beans
  • frozen corn
  • onions, garlic
  • potatoes
  • cabbage

and some kind of base:
pasta, tortillas, nachos, rice, bread. bread

drinks that can be made in bulk:
sweet tea

hot sauce
dijon mustard

cumin (celery seed, cardamon, fennel, coriander, mustard seed, nutmeg, basil, rosemary, tumeric)
chili pepper
pepper & salt

todo: learn to use non-canned peas