The Weekend Docket

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Holy madness, it’s Friday already, and that means we’re coming into the weekend. The Olympics are on, and while I’m working on stuff for the day job, I’ve got the Roku turned to the Olympics on Peacock for the background noise. I picked up this Team USA jacket from Target last weekend on my trip out to a different location while I hit up Guitar Center to get that headphone extension cable in the Instagram. Right now it’s too hot to justify it, but I’m keeping it w/ me in my gym bag in case I get cold at the store, which is often, haha. Everything else Team USA themed at Target, I wasn’t wowed enough to get ’em, and what I liked, I think I’ll hold off until it’s on sale.

My plans this weekend are the farmers’ market, ofc. I’ve been picking up assignments from the day job, so I’m also hoping I’ll have some time to get some stuff made that I’ve been wanting to make for way too long, and the chance to go to the pool or the sprayground, whichever.

I’d also love to have a chance to make it out to the army surplus store in a different part of town. It’s been forever since I last went out there, that’s for sure. I’ll have to get an itinerary going, since I wanna make the most out of my trip while I’m in the area.

Over to you, readers. Will you be watching the Olympics? If so, which sport will you be following? I’m not sure what I’m gonna be following yet, but anyway, enough about me. What are your weekend plans? Drop ’em like they’re hot below, and let’s get the party started.

To ring in the weekend, I’ve got some links for us to talk about, share, what have you.

Speaking of which, here’s a gallery of what people were wearing by year, dating back to 1903. Not gonna lie, I still want a pair of JNCOs. The ones I’ve got are from several pounds ago, and way too long for me also. I’ve also got a dress very similar to the pic from 1967, and the 1970 pic makes me miss my bell bottoms from several pounds ago. I’m totally gonna learn how to copy the pattern since I’ve had zero luck finding another pair in my size now, and it’s been two years since I saved the search on eBay for ’em.

I don’t have any room in the cookie jar right now, since I just made a third batch of those PBJ thumbprint cookies last weekend, but these potato chip chocolate chip cookies also look like they’d be fun to make too. I’ll definitely have to try these, since I’ve got a bag of potato chips that have lived in the pantry for too long, haha.

From the same blog, this recipe for hashbrown burger cups looks like it would be a great use for those bags of frozen hashbrowns that are nearly impossible to cook in a skillet unless you thaw ’em for like a week or whatever. Unless I’m missing something in that department, that is.

This article about tourism in Hawaii, and how a local took to social media in order to encourage people to stay home until it’s safe to travel again. The part about the water turning back to the clear it once was during the year and a half since the pandemic lockdown started, from the cloudy hue it was from tourists’ sunscreen is sobering on so many levels. As a signal boost, stay home until it’s safe to travel. I get it, though. I’d love to visit Hawaii someday, but until it’s safe (and until my financial situation changes too), I’m staying home, and visiting Hawaii in spirit instead. I encourage you readers to do the same.

This post about soundtracks to old favorite movies is great. I’ve got a copy of The Little Mermaid soundtrack in my album collection, and I remember wearing out my copy of The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules as a kid. However, in order to go with the theme of the post, where the author talks about how they knew the movie by heart and knew the scenes the scores and songs were from, I’d have to go with Titanic. I was listening to it as I was working on some stuff for the day job last weekend.

Sewing language translated for those of us starting at baseline zero.

Ways to keep your productivity mojo going strong. I used the approach of breaking down giant papers in college into smaller phases. I may talk more about this in a future post. What do you think? Should I? Lemme know.

Love this post about lungfish! This blog legit reminds me of Kratt’s Creatures, a show that lasted for like two seconds on PBS back when I was in 5th grade.

This article’s from several months back, but Paris McGowan’s a Harley-Davidson technician. So cool!

In other inspiring news, this lady who worked as a brick maker as her means of living bagged a college degree. Sharon, if you ever see this, I’m rooting for you, and I know you’re gonna do great!

This article outlines the terrible working conditions a lot of doctors are dealing with. Seriously, how is this shyt even remotely legal? I’m betting dollars to donuts that if any other business or industry tried this with their employees, they’d have been shut down ages ago. Sleep deprivation’s hell on earth, which is the best way I can describe it. I can speak to that firsthand. Not quite to that level, though.

A federal decision to ban a certain brand of vaping gear is in the works. I won’t name it, but in any case, I hope they ban that shyt, pronto.

Last, but never least, a signal boost for a missing child. The last confirmed sighting of 13 year old Malinda Jackson of Savannah, GA, was on July 15th, 2021. If you see a child matching her description, or know where she’s at, do the right thing. Let’s get her home safe and sound to the people who love her!







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