I have to begin by addressing the fact that I haven’t addressed the recent spike of anti-Asian hate crimes. I thrive off logic and when faced with things that are senseless, I can become paralyzed. It was very difficult for me to wrap my head around the shootings in Atlanta and nearly impossible for me to understand how a woman could be beaten in Times Square while nobody intervened. I am disgusted and have been trying to work out what I can do. Donating to organizations like Heart of Dinner and Stop AAPI Hate is a start. Additionally, I’m simply working to better myself. But there was also good news this week: THE VACCINE! It was announced on Monday that on Tuesday at 8 am, the vax would be available to anyone in NY 30+ (and for everyone 16+ the following week). I have never moved so fast to make an appointment. I already feel the relief of knowing things are on the road to normalcy.

I’m not a big yogurt eater, but it’s a good vessel for granola when I’m not going to get through a whole bottle of milk before it goes bad. I can’t deny that French-style yogurt in little glass pots is super adorable. I cleaned mine out and now use it as a pen holder, something that was lacking in my WFH setup.

I can’t believe I’m talking about yogurt twice in one post, but here we are. Again, I don’t normally eat yogurt but I had the idea that it would be a great way to use up the mounds of charoset I made for the Passover seder. My beau doesn’t really eat it but one apple makes an insane amount of charoset. Turns out it’s a really good complement to yogurt. Pair the leftover apple/nut/wine mixture with some vanilla yogurt and add a bit of honey if you don’t already have that in your charoset. Very solid breakfast.

I’ve mentioned The Lounge before, a members-only group by Girl’s Night In. I’ve really enjoyed being a member of the group – it’s been an outlet and way to make friends during a period when I’ve been stuck at home with little socialization. I’ve also found incredible support through my fellow loungers – people who have helped me deal with some very difficult things, all through a computer screen. That’s why I was disappointed when the founders abruptly shut down The Lounge yesterday. I think this is one of those situations where there’s more to the story, but at this point the party line is membership was outpacing resources. On the bright side, members IMMEDIATELY created a new workspace on Slack – where this community really flourished – and are keeping the dream alive (for free, might I add). There’s a Peloton hashtag, logos, subgroups, events in the works…and it was all accomplished in a few short hours, which makes me think these women could truly run the world.