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The Weekend Docket

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It’s Friday, and that means one thing: weekend time’s upon us once again. I’m going to the farmers’ market, since the people running it said this is the last definitive week of it. After tomorrow, it’ll be up in the air as to whether there’ll be another one this year. The weather’s gonna be decent in my neck of the woods, so I hope to make the most of it. I’ve got some tentative plans to hit up JoAnn at some point, but with my luck, I’ll probably end up knocking around the neighborhood instead.

I’ve also been hanging out at the library to make up for lost time, and it’s changed a lot since the last time I had the chance to go.

Over to you, readers. 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 us some links to talk about share, what have you.

This recipe for honey garlic chicken thighs looks like a lot of fun to make, and I bet this would work great on a grill.

This looks like a neat way to use up the buttloads of mashed potatoes living in the fridge. I don’t have breadcrumbs, but I wonder if it’ll work with crushed-up potato chips. I guess I’ll have to try it out and report back.

Aarti’s smoky spinach dip recipe. I’ve taken to prepping the spices beforehand so they’re ready to roll for later, even if it’s not the same exact spinach dip recipe. Besides, the whole coriander I’ve got has spent enough time living in my pantry.

Earlier this week, there was a blackout on Facebook. Up until I got my account there, I wouldn’t have cared. Now, I still don’t care, since I’ve got no friends and I use it mainly to follow companies and artists I like. I use it as a repository of stuff I like and want to remember, and a journal, so if anyone finds the group and tries to friend me, I won’t be adding them for this reason. It also wouldn’t be very professional of me either.

What to do w/ old clothes and textiles.

Jeff Daniels took up the guitar again, this time to deal w/ the pandemic. Yours truly also did, but it’s unrelated to the pandemic. I got mine to cope with a super shitty time in my life. Anyways, Jeff Daniels was the guy who played John O’Neill in The Looming Tower, and the article says that he’s got a modified 1934 Martin C-4 Archtop. I love my Jasmine Takamine S35, but I still want a pre-WWII Martin D-18. I had no idea he played the guitar until now, btw.

23 species have been declared extinct or extinct in the wild, but the final verdict on the list will be in December.

A cool site about the timeline of historical film colors. Talk about a fun little rabbit hole, eh?

A post about interactive notebooks. I’d totally love to make one for a story I’m working on. It’ll never see the light of day, but I don’t care.

Taco Tuesday’s a thing here in the U.S., but if you missed it, why not make it Belated Taco Tuesday, or make it Taco Friday like in Norway?

Speaking of tacos, here’s a recipe for taco casserole. I’ve never heard it called hotdish before.

Show of hands, who here’s seen Dead Poet’s Society? I was way late to the party, since I saw it when I was 14, and I fell in love with it ever since. Here’s a Dead Poet’s Society reading list, and Dead Poet’s Society-inspired fall style.

Last but not least, a signal boost for a missing child. The last confirmed sighting of Patrick Alford of Brooklyn, NY was January 22nd, 2010. The age-progressed photo shows what he may look like at 16 years old. If you see a child matching his description, or have any knowledge of where he was at after January 2010, make that call. Let’s make this the year we get him home safe to those who care about him and have never stopped looking for him.

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