I finally updated

For the first time in nearly two weeks. I suck, I know. I wasn’t even busy. Just kind of chilling out, hanging around with Michael and his parents (I spent two days and two nights in a row at their house, one of which was without Michael), and reading. I’ll try to update more in the future.

The new MP of the week is Rosario Pacheco-Flores, age 28, missing from Phoenix since 2008. She vanished with her boyfriend, 30-year-old Luis Villafana. Foul play is suspected but I’ve got nothing beyond that.

(Aside: A curious thing about the name Rosario — and also the name Consuelo — most of the time in Spanish, female names end in an A, but not in those cases. I don’t know why they aren’t Rosaria and Consuela. Rosario in Italian is male, sez Nameberry. Consuela and Rosaria aren’t even listed on the site.)

The last MP of the week (which was, of course, two weeks ago *hangs head in shame*) was Ka Ming Kwan, a 39-year-old man who vanished fishing off the west end of the Golden Gate Bridge back in 1981. Pretty easy to surmise what happened to him.

And I have a new Executed Today entry: Israel Lipski, hung for murder in London in 1887. It was a strange case — the victim was killed by being forced to swallow nitric acid — and it was controversial and notorious in its time but almost forgotten now. I love writing about those kinds of cases.

9 thoughts on “I finally updated

  1. Christine August 22, 2012 / 12:02 am

    Everyone deserves a rest, you don’t suck!

    • Meaghan August 22, 2012 / 12:55 am

      Nay. Never heard of it till now. Thanks for telling me about it.

  2. CarlK90245 August 22, 2012 / 3:20 am

    Regarding the names – there are a few examples of that – where a female name ends with an “o”. It is usually when the name is also a Spanish word. For example Rosario is spanish for “Rosary” (i.e., a set of prayers), Consuelo is spanish for “Solace”.

    Rocio is another – it means “dew”, or Amparo – “refuge”.

  3. Princess Shantae August 22, 2012 / 6:53 am

    Consuelo is such a pretty name.
    I think you have an MP named Consuella, don’t you? that just looks awful, like they tried to Mexify the hillbilly SUe Ellen.

  4. Cindy August 22, 2012 / 8:30 am

    Mexify? WOW! That’s really racist.

    • Meaghan August 22, 2012 / 6:12 pm

      Would you consider “Irishify” to be racist?

  5. Princess Shantae August 22, 2012 / 4:24 pm

    Oh, get over yourself. I notice you don’t think the word hillbilly is offensive.
    What word would you have used to describe the mispellng of a beautiful Spanish name Consuelo as Consuella? No actual Spanish-speaking person would spell it like that.

    • Cindy August 23, 2012 / 8:03 am

      personalize.

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