Weeknotes 37 - It is what it is
- These are late, because I didn’t feel like writing over the weekend. I spent my time knitting and watching Gilmore Girls instead.
- Gilmore Girls, like Sex and The City or Friends are in the cosy category of TV shows for me. Nothing bad ever happens, and in the end everyone still loves one another. I can miss some dialogue because I’m focussed on figuring out how to fix a knitting mistake, and it doesn’t matter. The latest TV shows are far too intense to accommodate that.
- I watched a couple of episodes of Euphoria, and to describe is as intense is to understate how powerful it is.
- Hunter Schafer, who plays Jules in Euphoria, used to make comics and illustrations for Rookie magazine. RIP Rookie, a magazine for teen girls which managed to be so inclusive and full of kindness it became my go-to place for restoring faith in humanity.
- The other day I was repotting my plants (I know, in September??? but it is what it is) and it occurred to me that in that moment I was so much happier and more entertained than when visiting Twitter, or any other places online that aren’t blogs of people I like. I mean, imagine discovering doing chores is a more fun alternative to spending time on the biggest internet platforms and properties. I think I sort of knew it, but now I really know it.
- Clothing factories experience a rush of activity at certain times of year, and are underused at others, making it hard to survive. A while back I helped fund a project called Community Clothing on Kickstarter to use the quieter times to make good quality, affordable basics in the UK. I love this photo shoot in one of the factories, featuring the workers as models and giving you a peek at how clothes are made.