Yes with the union talk.
I don't know if you guys are paying attention to the Occupy Wall Street stuff that has been going on in NYC for the past two weeks but it is kind of important. When I was at lunch on Saturday, the protest at Union Sqaure Park flooded right past me and turned the corner, where, it turns out, about 80 people got arrested and there were some horrifying and unnecessary acts of police violence. I don't know your politics, but I've been to similar protests in the past and having it all stream right in front of me and then learning of the outcome is a little overwhelming and frustrating. I don't agree with everything the protesters are doing and I realize "the message" is getting convoluted and that, yes, it's annoying when a protest slows down the buses on very busy 14th St. but these people want to raise awareness - for everything. Just keep your eyes out and you will see the injustice in public and in private spectrums. And especially behind-the-scenes private trades that affect the public who are dealing with a bad economy and joblessness, due to no fault of their own.
As to slowdowns, not stoppages on the homefront, I had a few frustrating moments with my camera today where I thought it was broken, and right in time for MoFo too. It seems okay now but I'm going to give it a rest until then, I think. Technology needs some time off, and I do too.
I'm trying to pump another zine out soon and I anticipate October being really busy with MoFo, so I want to get as much done before then as I can. I'm bad with time management and easily distracted so I think I'll just stay away from blogging until the 1st, unless something TOTALLY AWESOME happens.
In the meanytime, here are a few photos that have been building up over the past few whatevers. Let them tide you over for now. I'll meet you at the MoFo. Peace.
Orange-Carrot juice w/ coconut
Quinoa for breakfast with bananas and raisins
Rice noodles in miso broth over bok choy - topped with sallions, sesame seeds, and hotness
Grapefruit-Carrot juice with turmeric and ginger, tea
Biscuits with apple-whiskey marmalade and Earth Balance
OIAJ with goji berries and blueberries, almond butter remnants
Dinner salad with mixed greens, cucumber, red pepper, tomato, carrot, onion, and blueberries