35-minute run, I think. Wanted to quit today but felt better by the end.
A couple extra stressors today, so I really needed the endorphins.
Meant to add some depth. Unsure I did that, but added a lot of other stuff, including the mystery beam. Trying the water blast technique. It seems to be creating some interesting drips.
I’m glad I finally got some painting in, even though as I suspected, I had to do it after all my regular stuff, and now it’s really late. You have to put aside some of the stuff you want to do, but I guess you still have to do some of the stuff you want to do in order to be sane.
Thanks to assholes blasting fireworks around 1 AM last night, the guy woke up, then woke us up several times after that with questions. I am now feeling it.
My letter to the City Council.
I want to commend the council for discussing the redirection of funds from the police to efforts that more directly help the community.
I thought Commissioner Bard had a comment that action made a strong case for moving money out of the police department.
“This city has come to rely on the department to do so much more” than patrolling and responding to calls for service, Bard said. “You need to look no further than the multiple roles that members of this [police] department took over for the city during the throes of the Covid-19 emergency.”
The multiple roles thing is exactly what the police defunding efforts are talking about. Why do we need a man with a gun to make sure people are wearing masks? Why do we need 18,000 pound armored vehicles to deescalate conflicts in Black Lives Matters protests? This can be done in more focused, cheaper, and more peaceful ways, and I hope the City Council continues to push for this.
There are a lot of organizations out there working to stop police violence and fighting for racial justice. The problem is that a lot of them, other than the LDF, don't list explicit things they've done to make their goals happen. I'm going to keep looking, though.
Though way better than the stuff I made (and with Pro Tools), these Motohiko Hamase tracks remind me of working in the Music Technology lab in college, on PowerPC Macs with Studio Vision on them.
New economy, new business model. Smidgeo gets in the food delivery fulfillment game!
35-minute run. 10 pull-ups. Real nice breeze afterward.
We just watched kindergarten presentations on the books they wrote (mostly five-pagers). This one kid wrote a book about pyramids in which she drew a giant knife on a string and explained that it was a booby trap that would kill people that were trying to take treasures that were not theirs.
I am still greatly satisfied by the bagel float test.
35-minute run, 10 pull-ups, got in before noon.
I thought running with short hair would feel easier, but it’s just as sweaty.
Ninja’s having breakfast!
The new loaf
In addition to work, an interview, and childcare, I put out the sourdough loaves to rise, but only baked one. I put the other back in the fridge because baking it would keep me up too late. I hope it’s OK.
I also got the sponge for the next batch of bagels ready.
I have to remember to space the baking out. When you factor in cleaning up, it adds up to a lot of time.
Meadows are cool.
A young dracula in the meadow
He added an awning to Ninja’s house!
Ninja’s house is coming along nicely. He has a kitchen and a bed. And also a toilet by his computer.
The aptly-named red-winged blackbird, which I know about, thanks to Alex.
Real nice marsh evening tonight
I got my hair cut off, and it is revealed to be way grayer than I thought.