Hey, what’s good, readers? I can’t believe it’s Friday already. You either? It’s been a bear of a week, that’s for damn sure. I had an interview earlier in the week, and tbh, I’ve got some doubts about it. I can’t put my finger on why, though. I also had the chance to talk with a company leader for a software startup, and they basically confirmed my suspicions about a temp agency I had a horrible experience with. Anyways, since it’s Friday, that means it’s weekend time! My weekend plans are to continue serving out my job search life sentence, and knock around the neighborhood. Otherwise, I’ve started up a new tradition for the weekends. I may or may not dedicate an entire post to it. Yay, nay, or meh? Lemme know in the comments below.
Anyways, ’nuff about me. How ’bout you, readers? What are your weekend plans? Wait, don’t tell me. I predict that you’ll be going on a huge shopping spree at the mall and at Neiman Marcus, then you’re gonna hit up the spa, get manicures and pedicures, and have a night on the town. Amirite? Oh, well. It’s a lovely thought, isn’t it? We can dream, can’t we? But do tell me all about your actual plans, cuz I’d love to hear all about it. Either way, drop it all like it’s hot below, and let’s get the party started in here.
To ring in the weekend, I’ve got us some links to talk about, share, what have you.
If you’ve been here for a hot minute, you’ll know I’m all about small businesses. This post from AARP talks about three women who started their own businesses after 40.
Love this piece about autistic non-speakers. It’s a shame how so many ppl are willing to write them off and overlook them. Fun fact: I went to school with several kids who were non-speaking, and the school system undersold them so bad.
On a similar note, this post about a certain agency using the same initials as “Albert Speer” for their business name outlines every way it’s fallen short. The author, Ariane, talked about how they even donated to this agency for awhile during its’ early years of existence, and how they regret it. Ariane, if you ever find this, I know this is probably easier said than done, but I want you to forgive yourself if you haven’t yet done so. You didn’t know they were like this, and you made the best choices based on what you knew to be true back then. You learned better, and you’re doing better. That’s what matters.
Caregiving is extremely hard, and even more so as a sandwich-generation caregiver. If this is you, or if you’re a caregiver, I want you to know that I see you, and you matter to me.
Sad news to report out of Washington: Madeleine Albright has died. Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum or whether you agreed w/ her decisions or not, it’s still sad. Job well done, Madeleine. Rest in peace!
This post is definitely something to think about in terms of the negative impact that discrimination and racial biases have on people. It’s proof that something needs to change for the better, and it shoulda been done forever ago.
The author of Hush Money did an interview recently. So worth the watch!
How to respond to illegal interview questions about age. Another fun fact: the same dickstain I interviewed with for an on-site role who asked me if I was married, also asked me my age.
This post from the Mayo Clinic talks about how domestic violence isn’t just against one specific gender. It can affect everyone, regardless of age, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or ethinicity.
This piece about how a TikToker by the name of Baby Storme was racially profiled at a Citibank when depositing a check is so sad. Baby Storme, I see you, I believe you, and I’m so sorry you had to go through that shyt.
In other news, Stacey Lyn Chahorski, formerly known as Rising Fawn Jane Doe, has been positively ID’d. She was strangled in 1988 and found by the Alabama/Georgia border. Her family reported her missing in 1989 after a phone call to her mom in Michigan, and she never made it back. I’m happy to say the article states that her mom’s still with us, and that they’ll be repatriating her remains back to Michigan for a burial close to home with her family.
Last, but not least, a signal boost for a missing child. The last confirmed sighting of 10-year-old Malaynah Green, of Philadelphia, PA, was on March 18th, 2022. If you see a child matching her description, or if you know anything about her whereabouts after March 18th, make that call. Let’s get her home to the ones who love her, pronto.