Saturday, November 13, 2010

hot cocoa and a movie night!

So I am pretty sure that tonight at work is going to be entirely pointless... we have some pretty crappy weather today....first snowfall of the season and its not that light and fluffy snow.....its that nasty heavy wet snow.... the roads were horrible on my way to work...and honestly, I am so thankful I was not one of the many many cars I saw in the ditch or in an accident.

Other than the snowfall, there is nothing exciting happening....Everything is pretty cold and damp... I cant wait to get off of work, I think I will stop by the store and buy some stuff for hot chocolate and dinner for my bf and me. The weather today just makes me wanna drink hot cocoa and cuddle up under a blanket and have a movie night!

So that seems like the plan for tonight! Trying to think which movies to watch.....thank goodness for netflix and the ability to watch movies online :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

I did it!

So I just emailed my contacts at the apprenticeship with my notice of resignation. I am very proud of how professional I sounded in the email. Anyhow, I gotta say, I am so happy knowing that my parents both approve of my decision. Also, I told them how it just isn't a fit for me financially right now. They agreed with me. I was kind of shocked that I did not receive the "quitter lecture" from either of them. But they supported my decision as an adult, and I just have to say, I love that!
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Its that time of year

So today I just feel that "blah" feeling I get almost every winter. I just feel like in the winter I struggle to get through the days. I'm more emotional and what not. Last year was so different, I enjoyed the season. But almost every winter/late fall since I was 13 is the same old thing. Ultimately I believe i have seasonal depression, but never have been diagnosed by a doctor.

Well besides all that, I am pretty sure I will quit my apprenticeship tomorrow. Talked the pros and cons through to my boyfriend and we agree that financially it isn't feasible to stay there now without getting paid.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

its been a long time......lets catch up!

well i havent written anything in a LONG time...sorry to all my readers!! i have been so busy the past couple months! so let me catch you up to speed on my busy life!

i started an apprenticeship for medical coding and billing at a chiropractors office in late september. it is a great oppurtunity for me to get launched into a career. downfalls of this position include :
1. its unpaid for 6 months
2. its 25 miles from home and 5 days a week (approx 35 hours weekly)
3. its a lot of work that the paid employees dont do such as organizing the office files (which at this point in time there is no filing system for patients' charts, what a mess!)
4. they cant really keep employees very long(since i have been there, they have lost at least 6 of their staff members - which to me seems awfully odd)

at this point, i am really questioning whether or not i want to continue with this committment - they could have another apprentice in there exactly like they put me in there. With promises of employment after 6 months, which is such a long time to not receive a single paycheck! I am contemplating if in the end the time and effort will really be worth my time. Especially when i only make a little over $500 a month at my part time job. if anyone else has any input on this matter please leave a comment, i really enjoy the feedback!

About my part time job - pulltabs and bar bingo... I am working slightly more there since our other friday guy quit so since the end of august, i have worked almost every single friday (except 2). Also, one of our saturday people quit so now i have to juggle pulltabs and bar bingo on a rotating schedule for saturdays...oh how i miss only having to do bar bingo on saturdays.

also, in august, my ford taurus (frank-n-furter) broke down. even though he was a beater piece of junk, frankie was mine and i loved that car! it was the head gasket - which at that point was not worth fixing because the entire cooling system was failing (in the 3 weeks prior, i had put about $600 in to replacing various parts in the cooling system - thats just the cost of parts and a tow!) anywho, i have a different car now. a chevy corsica. its another beater but its all i could afford at the time. the corsica is far from perfect - but it runs pretty decently.

oh by the way, i just got home from las vegas last night! it was a pretty fun time. my boyfriend, joseph, and i went down for a week to visit his parents and some friends. of course we did our fair share of gambling and partying! i am exhausted now lol...definately not ready to go back to work tomorrow (almost 12 hours straight tomorrow - ehhh)

well other than that, i've pretty much been struggling to keep my head up above the water. just been trying to better my life and situation.....taking it one day at a time.

peace and love!

Monday, August 2, 2010


So today as I was driving to work, I was thinking about this fun game I like to play with my friends and family when we take car trips. I work about 25 miles from home, so plenty of time goes by while I am driving. Anyways, I have so much fun with the game that I thought I would share it with you. It really makes the trips seem a lot shorter, and kids love it!

The game is called "Score!" There are many different variations and versions of this game, but I will just give you the version that I know and love. The rules of this game are very simple.

  • Everytime you see a "score," be the first person to yell score.
  • Only residential-type vehicles count. This is the confusing one because no motorcycles, bikes, semi-trucks, work trucks, construction vehicles count. The only type of vehicles that count are cars, vans, and normal pick up trucks.

Alright let's discuss what a score actually is:

  1. Yellow vehicles, including taxi cabs are worth 1 point
  2. Police Vehicles, including the undercover vehicles are worth 2 points
  3. Ambulances are worth 3 points

Now you have everything you need to know about Score. Get out there and enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

twice in one week.....flat tires

Well since the last time I wrote an entry.....I got 2 flat tires (in ONE week!!) also replaced a third tire on my car since it was pretty worn down.... I have been having a really crappy time at work making either 0 tips or less than $10 in tips for the past 2 and a half weeks.....I have not been able to pull any winners in a while....

Meanwhile, I have decided to really push forward on finding a second job. I am looking hard and just trying to find anything that will pay the bills!!

Some more of the same old stuff.....I had a garage sale last weekend.....I only made $40 but was really happy to get rid of some stuff!!

I really miss my best friend. I was looking through some old pictures of us and realized how much I really do miss hanging out with her. She is crazy and an amazing person!!! Her 25th birthday is on Sunday (Happy Golden Birthday Quivven!!) and I dont have any money to send her a gift. So I am going to make a photo collage thingy in photoshop and email it to her!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I would really like to start blogging more. I know I say it all the time, but I never follow through. I am planning on working really hard on changing a few things this summer. Here's the list of things:

  • blog more
  • workout/get in shape
  • get another job to make more money
  • move out of my dad's house

I am planning on finding some contributors for my "typically positive" blog. If anyone is interested in writing a couple of posts, please email me at for more information. Please put typically positive as the subject. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dude, You're Getting A Dell!

So, I have been working so hard lately....I thought that I deserved a reward....And I bought myself a laptop...I just got it today....and so far I love it....I am deff planning on blogging more now that it will be sooo much easier....That's all I got for now, I gotta go get ready fo work!!

Peace & Love!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Seriously healthy

Hey folks.  So I decided that I am really serious about losing weight and getting healthy. I am approximately 130 lbs overweight. And this is the heaviest I have ever been. My family has a history of diabetes and heart problems. So I really wanna kick it in to gear and get started. I want to do this in the healthiest way. I would love to find some people for a support group since this will be hard at times. If anyone has any suggestions on getting started, please let me know.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Creatively Exploring!

So its a Friday night and I don't really have much going on. I bought a new camera the other day so I have been taking a ton of photos with different effects lately. Tonight I was playing around with the night settings on the camera and using my tripod. Keep in mind, I am a beginner when it comes to a lot of intense photography. So I will be sharing a lot of the photos on my other blog, Typically Photographed. Feel free to check it out. Any and all feedback on my photos is appreciated!!

Speaking of feedback, I am beginning to wonder who even reads my blog, and if you have any comments on my writing. Anyways, whether you are an avid reader of my blogs or not, I will continue to keep posting my blogs. LOL.

Lately, I have been looking into programming applications for android phones. So I am trying to learn Java and what not. Anyone who knows anything about that or has any ideas of an app they would wabt on the android phone, let me know!!

Well, I hope everyone is doing well. I need to get some sleep. Good night.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What's the matter with people these days???

Oh my goshness. Too many people, too many problems.

My boyfriend has been crabby lately. We had another petty argument because he threw another tantrum. That's all the details I will say on that matter, because we already talked and resolved things.

One of my close friends, won't stop complaining about how "horrible her life is." She really doesn't have it that bad, but anyways. She has been having an issue with a male coworker who happens to be considerably older than her. He is interested in her and she's not. She asked my advice a few weeks ago and didn't follow it. Now the problem has escalated to basically harassment. I just don't wanna hear the complaints anymore.

A member of my family, who I used to be close to, is really making some bad decisions. It really hurts me how they don't care how their actions affect all of us.

I wanted to keep a bit of confidentiality in this post since it would be more respectful. I just needed to vent a little because everyone seems to be an aggravation trigger this week.

On the bright side, I have a meeting tomorrow for my job and I will be getting my first assignment. Yay. Lol.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

midweek boredom strikes again

So its Wednesday night and I figured I would write....

Really not much to write about though....It's been really foggy and rainy for the past couple things are kinda eerie and gloomy out....

Here is a few pictures I have found in random places on the web.....I take no credit for them...but they are pretty fab...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Two Month Updates.....Short Version :)

Wow. I can't believe that it has almost been 2 months since I posted anything. I really havent been too busy, but after reading all the comments, I am inspired to write more often.

So, to pick up on my last post, I got a perfect on my census test. I got a call back last week and my training starts 2 weeks from today. I will basically be a group visit enumerator. I am very excited to start. I am currently trying to come up with a good playlist of songs that I can listen to while driving around from location to location. Any and all suggestions of songs are welcome!

Let's see...I have done quite a considerable amount driving the past few weeks already. I have been hanging out with my sister, Brittany, a lot lately. She lives about 40 miles away and doesnt have a license right now. Besides that, we having been driving all around since it has been really nice out the past few weeks and taking pictures. It has been a ton of fun. I am planning on putting a lot of the pictures from our travels around the state on my other blog, Typically Photographed. Also, since we have spent a lot of time together lately, we have gotten a lot closer as sisters. Its a little hard to explain it any other way besides saying that my sister is my best friend.

Onto another topic... a very important day is coming up in just under 2 weeks. On the 20th of this month, Joe and I will have been dating for an entire year. So we are trying to figure out what we could do to celebrate. Since we live with my dad, it will be hard and disrespectful to do anything romantic to celebrate at home. However, my dad is going out of town for vacation next week. He leaves Sunday and I'm not certain of the return date, it's either the 20th or 21st.

Friday, January 15, 2010

It's The Weekend Baby!!

It's Friday and this weekend is about to start popping real quickly....LOL...In about 2 hours I have to go pick up my boyfriend, Joe, from work. Then we are going to pick up my cousin Carly. Then Carly and I want to go buy some polymer clay so we can make some homemade beads tonight for our macrame/hemp jewelry. EXCITED!!!!

Then tomorrow, I have to work at bar bingo. I love that job! Anyhow, my friend Dylan, who I haven't seen in at least 6 months, is supposed to meet up with all of us. So super excited to see him, he used to be one of my best friends like when I first moved back to Minnesota. Then the rest of the weekend will just be me and Joe resting and relaxing. Should be a good time.

I am excited for next week as well. Next Wednesday afternoon, I am going to take the employment test for working with the Census Bureau. I wouldn't find out until at least the middle of February if I got the position, but I am fairly confident. I took their practice test, and got 25 out of 28 correct. That is just over 89% correct. And when I re-read the questions, I realized that I had misread them the first time and that's why my answer was wrong.

I just added counters to all of my blogs and I am excited to see that shortly after that, my hits started to go up. Hope you have a happy Friday!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Expansion of My Soul!

I am excited to tell you that I have started 2 new blogs in addition to this one. I now have Typically Photographed, which is my photo blog. I also have Typically Positive, which is basically my positive optimistic blog which has plenty of room to grow. I encourage you to check them out and leave me some feedback!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Hey everyone. I am hoping to increase my posting and followers. So I suppose I will update more often and probably play with a few different styles of blogging. Typically Cassandra is learning process for me. Its a matter of blogging but being entirely myself too. Now my mind has been racing creatively lately. I have been getting into photography and Indie music. Feels like I am tapping into the poetic corners of my mind :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

New phone

hey everyone! I just got my new mytouch phone. and it lets me blog :)
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