Another week’s come and gone, and it’s weekend time. Still no closer to finding another job to make ends meet, and at this point, I’m so done holding my breath on anything turning up for me. Six months of this stupid crap, I’m exhausted af, and I’m so over it all. I’ve been throwing myself into what few assignments I’ve been able to pick up at my day job, and into my blog.
I ended up missing last week’s farmers’ market since they closed early due to slow business. They mentioned that they’ll be on for the rest of October for sure when I got to talking with the organizers as I was leaving the parking lot with my gym bag and my bus fare. Who knows, maybe they’ll even go into November again like they did one year. I remember they even went into December one year!
Otherwise, I’ll be knocking around the neighborhood instead.
But 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 us some links to talk about, share, what have you.
This shakshuka looks like fun to make. It’s definitely a step up from my own lazy bytch version of spaghetti sauce I’m sick of looking at in the pantry and the last of some eggs I need to use up, pronto.
Now I need to go pick up some more harissa at some point. I remember seeing some at a Middle Eastern market not far from my old house, and still within a decent enough walking distance the last time I was there. They mentioned a variety with rose petals! Sadly, nobody in my area carries it. I’ve got some ideas on who’s more likely to get some in stock, so I’ll be sliding into their DMs on Facebook this weekend to ask about it. [EDIT 12-1-2021: The link to the rose petal harissa has been fixed!]
An article about the student loan forgiveness program, and another one about how this is a civil rights issue. Either way, I’m sick of this, and sick of my own student loans too. My heart goes out to those with thousands in student loan debt, and dealing with real-but-abusive af lenders to boot.
A post from Indian Country Today about the colonialism-based legacy of the boarding schools and the domino effect they still have today. As a heads-up, this link contains mention of specific acts of violence and abuse toward the children who attended these hellhole institutions, so if you need to give this one a miss, do so for sure!
A Texas man’s been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison, and three others have been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison. They used Grindr to target people in the LGBTQ community looking for a relationship. So glad this horse dick’s off the streets and in the slammer where he and the rest of his buddies belong.
Reese Witherspoon’s take on a book nook.
Cardi B’s new vacation home in the Dominican Republic. BTW, I love her outfit!
Benjamin Moore’s color for next year is October Mist. I bet this would totally be up Elizabeth Sweetheart’s alley. Green’s such a happy color anyway, imo. Speaking of green, I was thinking about painting my curbside-find armoire this color. I’ll have to hit up the mom-and-pop hardware store in my neighborhood and see if they have this color, or something similar enough, haha.
Gary Paulsen died. There’s nothing mentioning what happened, but it’s still sad anyway. I remember how one of my teachers in elementary school read Hatchet to us one year after we got back from lunch recess. Anyways, go rest high on that mountain, dude.
There’s a biopic of Whitney Houston in the works, and Dionne Warwick’s not feeling it. While I’d love to see it when it comes out, I can understand Dionne’s feelings toward it.
Two kids accidentally got COVID-19 vaccinations instead of the flu shots they were originally signed up to get. While the side effects they talked about getting were almost identical to what I got, I still don’t regret getting the vaccine.
Last but not least, a signal boost for a missing child. The last confirmed sighting of Caroline de Oliveira Viana of Brockton, MA was in June 2021. The poster erroneously lists Caroline’s ethnicity as White, however, according to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA Facebook page, she is of Native American heritage, but they didn’t list which nation. If you see a child matching Caroline’s description, make that call. Let’s get her home to the ones who love her, safe and sound.