the nyc iww is hosting a webinar tonight at 5 pm eastern (so like, in 4 hours) about organizing under covid. Register here: http://iww.nyc/covid
The training is free but attendees with the income to do so are asked to make a contribution and/or serve as a fundraiser for the COVID-19 Organizing Fund via Brandworkers May Day Campaign: https://brandworkers.org/mayday/
covid, death, sad
i literally just cut-and-pasted “so sorry for your loss” in response to multiple Facebook friends announcing the deaths of family and friends, all from covid. So yeah, it’s real and it’s surrounding me, having the sense that it’s closing in on me. Keeping surprisingly calm and focused despite the world outside. Planning the garden. Sorting out chores. Organizing calls.
Our roommate left this morning. We video chatted with him over dinner so it wasn’t too different than normal.
Amazon workers in Staten Island walked off the job again today, in protest of dangerous working conditions. It’s believed that 25 workers at the JFK8 warehouse have been confirmed positive with coronavirus.
my roommate left this afternoon. I started crying a little but tried to keep it upbeat. Our other roommate is very sullen and sad. Like we know his parents need his help right now, and it’s totally selfish for us to say no please stay.
I think one of the most immediate things is just a disruption of our daily routine. being able to cook and eat meals together every night has been a constant in this time of uncertainty and now that’s changing, and we’re gonna have to adjust.
@pizzacat I also will be beyond furious if I get covid because he insists on taking walks without using masks and no one can talk to him about how that’s unsafe.
I don’t understand why he thinks he needs to wear mask and gloves when doing a grocery run on weekends with our roommate who’s leaving, but then walks to the same damn store during the week without covering up.
And I’m gonna be stuck in a house with this guy.
I’m not allowed to have anxiety despite the fact that I’m the most at-risk from covid (immunocompromised with liver and lung damage.)
Yeah I’m venting. And like, there are way worse situations out there.
I’m just pissed that the fact that he doesn’t have his own shit sorted out about anything takes away my spoons from helping others.
Like I’m trying to source 100 cloth masks for workers and clients in a shelter and I can’t make phone calls cuz I’m busy hiding Lysol
@pizzacat like, we still need Lysol to clean the bathrooms. We don’t need to be spraying down cardboard boxes when we can just open the box outside, sanitize our hands, take the stuff out of the box, and put the cardboard by the recycling and wash our hands again.
Or if it doesn’t need to go in the fridge or we don’t need it right away we can just put it in the garage to “cool off” for a few days. We need Lysol for the kitchen and the bathrooms and the doorknobs and handles.
@pizzacat and I really can’t be separated from bb. Roy doesn’t handle change. Neither does our other roommate. He’s a wreck about everything and it’s really hard to have conversations with him about personal safety when leaving thr house or how to clean things cuz he doesn’t get the nuances of “we don’t have enough to disinfectant to wipe down everything so we need to make choices how to use very limited supply”. It’s frustrating af.
covid19, death, anxiety
more of my friends are losing friends, families, and coworkers to covid
My roommate who I rely on to help with a lot of stuff just got contacted by his family, they want him to move back upstate. His mom’s coming to get him tomorrow. My other roommate who is not as good about doing things around the house is really upset, and so am I. I mean my emergency plan is that I’d move in with my parents but not sure how that will work with the cats since my mom’s allergic (1/2)
oven-roasted string beans & mushrooms, chick pea & kale salad, hummus, whole-wheat frybread (not pictured), and barley & mushroom soup made by my friend
very tired 30s bi nonbinary vegan pizza cat. disabled spoonie queerdo. none are free until all are free.
i will boost ur cat pics unless u say not to.
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