Hello Friends! I have certainly missed writing about butter, and receiving your reviews from various places! It’s been hard for me to write, because I don’t have anything to write about. I almost thought about writing about all the things I did during my coronacation, but I don’t know how interesting running up and down the block with my obese dog and then taking a 5 hour nap is to my readers. I made shrinky dinks, I had a socially distanced lunch with my friends. I tried a couple workouts and hated them, and apparently learning new Tik Tok dances does not count as a workout according to my Apple Watch.I ate a lot of home cooked food, which if you know anything about me, is quite a rarity. I got tested for coronavirus twice (both times horrible!) The start of quarantine would’ve been the perfect time to post as people were starving for new content, but God bless Netflix for giving us John B.
Sidenote: WHY is he John B? There is no other John. Why does Sarah Cameron say it obsessively? See: “Relax John B, It's not like I haven’t seen a boy in underwear before. I have a brother, get your head out of the gutter, John B.” Why are her siblings named Rafe and Wheezy? Why does no one care about Pope’s scholarship? Why is he named Pope? It is too close to Pogue, and was confusing to me for the first three episodes. Did they really think they would be able to get the gold off of that scary old lady/axe murder’s property? It’s theft and trespassing! I have more questions and comments that I am willing to discuss with anyone!
Just when I thought I was ready to write, George Floyd was murdered over $20- sparking protests and calls to reform and action. Then I didn’t know what to say. I support the Black Lives Matter movement, and think that everyday is a good day (okay actually three months ago was the perfect day) to arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor, but it’s been hard to find out who doesn’t align with my same opinions. In high school, I kept my mouth shut about politics, I found myself uneducated enough on the topic, too shy to ever speak up, too worried about being “nice” to want to step on anyone’s opinions, and too sensitive if the argument ever got too heated. Now that I’m entering college (IN 42 DAYS), I realize that won’t fly anymore. I’m actually super liberal, and I am worried about going to such a red state. I defended my decision to go to such a conservative state because I wanted a winning football team, southern charm, and a good fried chicken- not because I aligned with the politics. I realize now I cannot just sit back and let the water run off my feathers. I have to be vocally anti-racist and anti-homophobic because even though racism and homophobia don’t affect me directly, they affect my friends, my teachers, my classmates, the other people I share this beautiful Earth with, and I cannot sit idly by. To quote every white girl's Instagram in the past few weeks, “I understand that I will never understand, but I stand.”
I am confident that I can weather the storm. Since everyone has been posting petitions (sign some down below), and support for the movement, I can see that maybe I was wrong about those who go to Alabama. I have seen more posts in support of BLM and Pride Month from my future sorority sisters, classmates, peers, running partners, than I have from the people I went to elementary school with in blue California. I knew this about my little suburb because when my mom was trying to get me to go to another school, I defended Alabama by saying “I already go to school with rich white republicans and Trump supporters- I’m fine. Bring it on and Roll Tide.” I am pretty positive that I will find my people, help someone else understand my perspective, and see more clearly to others who are different than me.
Something I will never understand? People who do not wear masks in public! Aside from protecting yourself and others and slowing the spread of Coronavirus- masks are the BEST disguise for when you run into someone you know from your small town! Add some sunglasses and a hat? No one will even know who you are.
Wear a mask
Sign some petitions
Buy some Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Be Kind to one another- we could use more kindness in the world
Enjoy your final days before the wild ride that is college!
Butter Review from Dish- the last restaurant I went to before the world shut down
Creamines- 2/5- it stuck to the roof of my mouth, and it just wasn’t it sis
Saltiness-0/5 it tasted like straight up fat
JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR
REMOVE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS ON ALABAMA’S CAMPUS
MAKE JUNETEENTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY
DISALLOW TRUMP’S NEW RULE TO DENY CARE BASED ON LGBT STATUS
ANTI-RACIST EDUCATION IN LA CANADA SCHOOLS
Photo Above: Getty Images
Quote of the Month
"We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love each other"- Madeline