Weeknotes 17 - Voted ✌🏻
- Had my first week at Bulb. Different bits of information and ideas that people shared with me are starting to connect in my head, like a map coming together. I’m learning tons of stuff, and feeling really excited just thinking about it.
- I read this post suggesting that eating is becoming less about asset ownership (kitchen, equipment) and more about service consumption (eating a meal you want). Lots of interesting ideas in there, including the risk of “healthiness” of the meal becoming an add-on costing extra. It got me wondering, could cooking at home have a larger environmental impact than cooking in centralised kitchens? There are efficiencies to be made in food prep on a larger scale, which can reduce food waste for example. The New York Times has a great guide on eating in the face of climate change, but it doesn’t answer my specific question.
- I voted by postal vote in the European elections. I used to enjoy voting in person because of the novelty of participating in a democracy (I’m only 32). Sadly the novelty has worn off and, you know, I’m busy. Voting by post is not very exciting, more akin to unloading the dishwasher, although it can take less time, depending on your load.
- A friend called me (!!!) on the phone (!!!) for a chat (!!!) the other day. It was great. I forgot how amazing it is to be able to have a conversation with your friend that’s almost as good as seeing each other in person. As I teen I used to spend hours on the phone with my best friend every day, and it’s interesting to think how the culture around phoning people has changed since. I like conversations over text, but as a side dish to actually spending time with my friends, you know?