The Weekend Docket

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Happy Fri-yay, and Happy New Month to boot! It’s hard to believe we’re now officially 3 months into 2024, but here we are. We’ve come to the end of another week, and that can only mean one thing: weekend time’s upon us once again, so it’s time to talk weekend plans. The weather was so nice earlier this week, then came a heinous cold snap that knocked the temperature down by 50 degrees the next day. Depending on what the weather looks like, my weekend plans are gonna go one of two ways: either the park, after some old stomping grounds, or the mall to do my walks.

Things have been so busy lately for me, and I’m so sad that I missed out on the month of February, w/ the whole two jobs thing. But, that’s what I get since nobody wanted me as a job seeker in those 2 years when it truly mattered.

Anyways, ’nuff about me. How bout you, readers? What’re your weekend plans? I’d love to hear all about it, so drop it all like it’s hawt and let’s get the party started!

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

Sad news in country music to report. We recently lost Toby Keith. I knew he’d been sick for a long time, his death still came as a shock to me. Rest in peace.

We also lost Bob of Bob’s Red Mill. I remember only seeing Bob’s Red Mill in the health food stores when my mom and I went to one for the first time in the early 2000s, and then finding Bob’s Red Mill in the regular stores later on. Rest in peace.

Another victim of 9/11 has been identified as of January 2024, and it’s John Ballantine Niven. He was 44 and worked at Aon. The post goes on to mention that 2 others have been identified, but their families (understandably) decided not to release their names to the public. John and whoever those two are, rest in peace.

I’m a huge fan of Nordstrom, even though all we got in town’s a Nordstrom Rack, and this post about Dr. King came up in an email from them a few weeks ago.

Don’t know much about tartans, but this post about the world’s oldest tartan is a great read.

Love this post about how Shaq sent a surprise package to a (still growing) 16-year-old in need of new shoes, since anything in his size has to be custom made and can cost upwards of a thousand bucks.

Ways to organize travel cups and drink mixes. I’m in the process of cleaning out the rest of my mom’s old stuff, and making room for new stuff to make things more organized.

A post about re-reading Speer’s Inside the Third Reich, touching on how someone’s station in the social hierarchy often makes a difference in the ability to get away w/ a whole slew of heinous crap. It’s so messed up, so why does it have to be this way in the first place?

Last, but never least, a signal boost for a missing kid. The last confirmed sighting of 3-year-old Elijah Vue of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, was on Februrary 20th, 2024. No other information beyond another photo is listed on the poster. However, there’s an active AMBER Alert for him, mentioning that he was last seen in gray sweats, a dark long-sleeved shirt, and red and green dinosaur-themed slip-on shoes.

Even though Keshaun’s off the AMBER Alert list, he’s still missing. Anyone out there who knows anything about what happened to him, where he’s at now, or where he was at after June 23rd, 2023, come forward. Keshaun’s family deserves answers, pronto.

It’s sad to say this, but the odds of a missing child being alive after the first few days of their disappearance coming home alive aren’t in their favor. As grim as this pattern is, there are always outliers, and there’s always hope that they’re still alive, wherever they’re at. So, I’m gonna highlight a long-term missing kid, if for no other reason than to get the word out. The last confirmed sighting of Ila Veronica Tucker Maynard of Greensboro, NC was on December 4th, 1974. According to the poster, she was seen in a gold 1971 Chevy Nova. She had on blue pants, platform shoes, and a gray Cleopatra coat. Authorities are suspecting foul play. If anyone out there knows about the whereabouts of Ila since December 1974, Keshaun after June 2023, or Elijah after February 20th, make that call. Let’s get these kids home to those who care about em, yesterday.

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