Happy Fri-yay, bb! I can’t believe we’ve come to the end of another week already. We all know what this means: weekend time’s upon us! Honestly, the less said about my life, the better. I’m ready for my next job, like yesterday. I’ve spent the past 2 years of my life and squandered away the last year and a half of my mom’s life flinging bologna at the wall hoping something sticks, and I don’t have a goddamn thing to show for any of it. Anyways, what are your weekend plans? I have none off the top of my head, but there’s gonna be a game going on in the neighborhood I’ll swing by and watch from the fence, haha. Either way, drop your weekend plans like they’re hot, so I can live vicariously through you.
To ring in the weekend, I got us some links to talk about, share, what have you. This is gonna be a long list, cuz I’m working through my backlog of links I’ve amassed since this blog’s gone on hold. I’d love to hear your thoughts and takeaways on any of these, so drop those like they’re hot too, and let’s get the party started!
I’d love to try this recipe for a veggie bake.
Some British cheeses to check out if you’re a cheese fan!
Autism Acceptance Month has come and gone, but here’s some things to remember, as shared by some Black autistic women in this post. JSYK, no one group’s a monolith.
[Note: this link contains mention of a certain so-called autism agency that utilizes a blue puzzle piece in its’ logo. I won’t name it here.] On that note, here’s why this blogger has chosen not to support Albert Speer, and also why I don’t support them either.
A post about the voices of some autistic women living in Australia.
A post about a time and space for Takiwatanga, the post author’s Maori term for autism.
Why it’s best to say “Disabled” instead of “Special Needs.”
A blogroll of non-speaking autistic bloggers.
A post about why sudden job loss is traumatizing for autistic and neurodivergent members of the workforce.
In honor of National Sewing Moth, which has also come and gone, here’s a tutorial for ruffles.
Trans terms to remember.
And why trans-accessible bathrooms need to include those who identify as non-binary.
Why rainbow-washing helps nobody. It’s the same way green-washing and pink-washing helps nobody.
How to salvage a rotten day.
ElleTwo’s new site has gone live!
[Note: this link contains mention of slavery and human trafficking.] This site talks about the voyages that the traffickers used to transport their victims to other countries.
[Note: this link and the next one contains mention of racism and prejudice, and a description of what happened to Emmett Till.] Apparently, the person who made false accusations against Emmett Till has a terminal illness, and is in hospice. This post about why Whoopi Goldberg wants her to admit her wrongdoings and be held accountable, but not face jail time is worth the read.
This post talks about the warrant for Emmett’s accuser’s arrest that turned up in a courthouse, and how Emmett’s family wants that warrant served. I’m 100% in favor of it.
Why it’s important to get someone’s name right, and double-check before you send that message.
How to refill a comforter that’s gone a bit flat.
Ways to find out if a candidate has the empathy every Tom, Dick, and Harry wants, or claims they want.
The qualities of a successful job seeker, according to this post. Mileage varies, but I’d love to hear you weigh in on this one.
Things to look out for in order to spot a job scam.
This post is old, but it talks about how one workplace bullying survivor lived through it. I feel like the term “workplace bully” trivializes it, but this is the term the author used, and I gotta respect that.
There was a movie starring Matthew McConaughey in the works, but it’s been scrapped due to allegations against the real-life person the movie was about.
What a NICU nurse wants parents and families to know.
How a blogger outed a course scammer. This is just one of many reasons I have a beef w/ the online course industry, not to mention there’s so many charging thousands of dollars for info that can be had at the local library or a quick Google search for free. I’ve written about this before, btw.
Last, but not least, a signal boost for a missing child. The last confirmed sighting of 15-year-old Kiara Newhall of Marrero, LA, was on June 9th, 2022. According to the poster, her hair was dyed multiple colors, and she has tattoos. She is likely still in the local area, so if you see a child matching her description, make that call. Let’s salvage what’s left of this trash year by getting her home safe to the ones who love her.