The (Long) Weekend Docket

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It’s a short week, so we all know what that means: weekend time’s upon us once again, and a long weekend at that. So, let’s talk weekend plans. I’ll be spending my weekend playing catch-up on my journal, which has fallen by the wayside throughout this whole nightmare I’ve been living, and still living now. I may also go hit up the mall to do some window shopping. The weather’s decent, so I’m gonna go take advantage of it. Now that I got free bus rides from my job at the local school district, which is as-needed, I’ll also take advantage of this.

I still can’t shake the feeling that the other shoe’s gonna drop, though. I missed Disney on Ice last year, and this year, I’m not feeling so good anyway on top of the money, so I’m gonna give it a miss again this year. One thing’s for sure: I’m going next year and play catch-up on what I missed out on, thanks to these choosy-beggar sweatshop-style companies who refused to give me the time of day, and then have the nerve enough to act like they’re NASA, or more like what they think (or wish) NASA’s like.

Spoiler alert: the job I applied for is still open w/ at least one of these companies, and it’s been a year and a half. After seeing their Glassdoor reviews, I don’t feel one bit sorry they can’t find anyone. They can officially go kick rocks, and crash and burn for all I care.

I’ll never apply there again. Doing so would be a waste of my time, and besides, I heard somewhere it’s asinine to continue applying to companies that treated you like garbage in the past and rejected you, or rejected you, sight unseen. Makes sense, though. I’m just not gonna give any of em that kind of power over me.

What’re your weekend plans? I’d love to hear all about it either way, so drop it all like it’s hot, and let’s get this party started up in here!

To ring in the long weekend, I got us some links to talk about, share, what have you.

I’d love to make this corn cheese again sometime. I didn’t have the rice cakes w/ one batch I made for my mom, but I know she’d have loved it w/ the rice cakes.

The world’s oldest cat is confirmed at 27 years old! Hi there, Flossie!

How the graphical user interface came to be.

A group of kids in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, came up w/ the idea to create fashion from trash as a statement to protect the environment. Love this!

Not a sponsored link, but I got my eye on these dinosaur Superstars after I get a paycheck worth writing home over. But first, I gotta go see em in person before I make a judgment call.

Pixxorz from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022. My mom and I used to watch it every year when I was a kid.

Have you come across a counterfeit (aka fake) dollar bill? I did, and it’s the first time I’ve come into ownership of one. True story, I tried to take it to a store, and I had no idea it was fake. The ppl at the store didn’t know what to do w/ the dollar bill, so as a solid to them, I took it to a bank in my neighborhood and told em what happened. If you come into ownership of funny money, you can take it to a bank like I did, take it to the police department, or call these guys, aka your local Secret Service field office.

Some time back, I came across this obit for Dr. Lauren Gray Gilstrap, MD, MPH in my feed. Rest in peace, Dr. Gilstrap. I’ll be holding space for y’all, and I hope there’s at least one reader out there who’s joining me.

A student at Yale had ppl in the campus health center raise hell w/ them over their weight, and they didn’t take into consideration that this student had always been on the underweight side of the BMI scale. Nor did they take into account that various ethnicities tend to have smaller frame sizes, even though there are outliers. This story ends on a good note, though. Frances found a different doctor at the campus health center who confirmed what she said all along, that she had no history of an eating disorder, and doesn’t have one now.

Shanquella Robinson’s killer has been served w/ a warrant, w/ charges of femicide and gender-based hate crimes. I hope this gives Shanquella’s mom Salamondra (also seen it spelled Sallamondra) and the rest of her family some peace, until they get the justice due to them.

Last of all, a signal boost for a missing child. The last confirmed sighting of 13-year-old Dekota Meeks of Webster Grove, MO, was on September 11th, 2022. If you see a child matching his description, make that call. Let’s see what we can do to get Dekota home safe before we make too much more headway into the holiday season, so this way, he can spend the rest of the season w/ those who love him.

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