The Weekend Docket

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OMG, it’s Friday the 13th! Funny story: I’ve somehow never seen any of the Friday the 13th movies until a few years ago. Think there oughta be a post about popular movies we’ve missed out on? Lemme know, and we’ll see what we can do. Anyways, it’s Friday, and that means weekend time! My plans are hopefully the fair, or if not, the pool, the sprayground, and the farmers’ market for sure. If I can’t make it to the fair this weekend, I’ve got the next 10 days to do it. I’ve got four advance tickets, and if I get a hankering to go back out after I used all of ’em (and if I ever have the time), I’ve hopefully got enough money for a full-price ticket.

Fair time is my favorite time of the year, and always will be.

Over to you, readers. What are your weekend plans? Doing anything fun? Drop it like it’s 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.

This recipe for cheese ball bites looks like fun to make.

So does this recipe for coconut-crusted bananas. [EDIT 1-6-2022: The original link is gone, and the website seems to be down. I found what looks to be a similar recipe, but it involves an air fryer.]

This recipe for harissa pasta really says fall to me for some reason. I’ve got a box of Banza in the pantry, just need to hunt for some harissa paste since I used the last of what I had up before the move.

In other news, the Biden administration has extended the student loan pause to the end of January. That’s great, but I’ve had enough of what’s left of mine hovering over me. The federal loan ppl have been nothing but good to me, but I’m tired of them all the same.

Ronan Farrow just dropped a new article about the allegations against Andrew Cuomo, and his retaliation against someone who came forward to silence them. The depths he went to in order to get at his victim is disgusting on so many levels.

What a great story about a kid helping another kid in need!

An old article about those “said” bookisms.

A heartbreaking story about a little kid getting ridiculed by adults over what they chose to wear to a school dance. It’s bad enough when it’s coming from classmates, but coming from grown-ass adults, it’s a thousand times worse. Those dickbag adults oughta be ashamed of themselves. Here’s hoping any and all kids they have learn better values than they clearly do if they’re lame and evil enough to stoop low enough and torment a child who didn’t know them from Adam or Eve. Mischa, if you ever find this, know that what those adults did to you is a “them” problem, and not a “you” problem. Their actions speak volumes about them, and you deserved so much better out of them. I see you, and I got yer back!

I’d love to see this movie when it comes out!

I love the way this fridge is organized! It reminds me of this Tik Tok account full of organization stuff that I’m totally gonna try out sometime.

I’m starting to see a resurgence of bandana tops. I remember seeing them around in 8th grade and 9th grade, but obviously they weren’t age appropriate for me. On top of that, I was a whole lot heavier back then than I am now, so they weren’t an option for me. I may have to explore whatever I can find in my size now, or maybe make one from the bandanas I’ve got knocking around in a bag in my closet.

Liking this post about upgrading a secondhand dresser. I totally wanna do this to the armoire I found on the curb as a freebie a couple of weeks before we moved. Tbh, I’m getting kinda sick of the weird color. Should I go with green and be on brand with it, or try something else like blue, orange, or yellow?

We don’t get monsoon rains, but this post talks about ways to stay healthy with something for all of us to find takeaways in.

How to let go of emotionally unhealthy people and toxic people from your life. Been down that road myself more times than I care to remember, so I get how it feels. [EDIT 2-26-2023: The original link is gone, and so is the site. I’ll see what I can come up w/ about this.]

The pandemic’s created a lot of upheaval, uncertainties, and unknowns, and this post echoes a lot of my own fears. [EDIT 2-26-2023: The original link is gone, and so is the site. I’ll see what I can come up w/ that’s similar.]

For me, along with life circumstances, that means going full-fledged workaholic and job hunting, and I’ve more or less reached my breaking point. This post has some stuff I’m gonna try out.

A post about mid-year goal check-ins. I’m nowhere near where I was hoping I’d be at, and it feels like I’m going nowhere at breakneck speed at this juncture. [EDIT 2-26-2023: The original link’s gone and so’s the site. I’ll see what I can come up w/ instead.]

Speaking of business ownership, Ed Carter of Able Futures reached out to me recently to talk about how difficult the job market can be for people with disabilities. I can confirm it firsthand, leaving business ownership the only option on the table for some. This article outlines some options if this is something you’re pursuing, with some valuable takeaways for everyone.

Last but not least, a signal boost for a missing child: 17 year old Genesis Ramos of River Grove, IL. The last confirmed sighting of her was in March 2021. If you see someone matching her description, do the right thing and make that call. Let’s get her home safe to the people who care about her!





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