Archive for November, 2006


I am still alive!!!

This blog was originally posted on MySpace.

Yes I know I have been a MAJOR slacker and not been online much lately. I have been trying over the last few days to catch up on blogs. I am getting there but if I haven’t gotten to you yet, bear with me, I am working on it. I have been sooooooo busy since we got into Denver. So much I can’t even go into it all now. But I will try to post more about it as soon as I can.

I do, however, have an interesting story to share with you about today. I was home and the power went out. Weird? yah, no.. not really. Here is where it got weird tho… so I went outside onto the balcony (our new, roommate free balcony!!!) to see if we were the only one’s to lose power and looking around I saw this…

uhh… yah… like 3 blocks from my house there is a huge black cloud of smoke (obviously newly forming) and all the power in the neighborhood is out. Ok, mini freak out is me… i of course run in to grab the camera and tell my husband (in that order) and we start to walk up the street to see what we can see (i feel a tune coming on… ‘do you see what i seeeee?’ ok ok moving on) anyway… here are some of the shots that I took…

So then Hubby and I walk allllllll the way back home (less than a mile) and get the car after I convince him that I cannot possibly go any further without a car… I mean, that is why we are paying for it, right?… and we dare to drive around the powerless city (no streetlights or anything!) towards the black cloud of smoke (yes I know… terrible! but I was worried and wanted to know what the heck happened!) I had already talked to friends and family around town and learned that the power outage stretched a lot further than seemed right, so the curiosity in me took over, what can I say?

Finally we came upon the source of the blaze which had finally been put out (as we were stuck in severe traffic because of the lack of working lights in the city) and apparently there was an explosion at a power sub-station.

If you look closely you can still see the smoke and all the black is where the fire burned…

Sorry the shots are so bad, I didn’t edit them or anything and I even cheated and used the automatic setting on the camera. (I know I know)

They don’t know what caused the explosion yet because the building is still too hot to assess according to the News. If you are interested in watching the video on it you can go to to see the videos on the news website.

I am just so relieved to know that nobody was hurt and that it was not anything more than it was. And kudo’s to Xcel energy for getting everyone’s power on so quickly. According to the news, power was lost by over 15,000 people in the area.





Beware Denverites, Cass is in the hoooowwwwsssse!

This blog was originally posted on MySpace.

lmfao!!  god i crack me up!  lol

WOOHOOO!!! We are home!  LOTS to tell!  Busy busy busy and don’t have internet yet so will catch up on blogs and reply to comments and write a new fun blog to give ya the scoop as soon as I can.  End of this week or this weekend.

Miss you all and THANK YOU soooooo much for all the amazing email wishes for safe travels!!

talk to you soooooon!




The Tracks [photo blog] and a goodbye

This blog was originally posted on MySpace.

Ok, so it is officially moving day! In just 10 hours we will be pulling away from the house we have lived in for 2 years. We will be leaving the state of cheese in which we have spent our 3rd summer. Our time here in Wisconsin has come to an end. Its big, you guys. We have only been married for what will be 3 years this December. So we have lived here for essentially our whole marriage. THAT is big.

Don’t get me wrong I am so happy we are going back home to Denver, which may sound weird since I have spent more time in Wisconsin than I have in Denver, but Denver is still what Hubby and I both consider home. His daughter, my step daughter, is in Denver, our family, and our friends are in Denver. We are VERY excited to go and very excited to get back to everyone that we love and miss so much. But I am sad too.

Today when we pulled the Penske rental into the driveway, our neighbors came over to say goodbye. I almost cried. They are such good people and we will miss them. They are retired. Bob makes his own wine and enjoys woodworking. Kay enjoys time at home and time with their grandkids. Bob brought us 5 bottles of homemade wine (which is pretty potent stuff!) but tastes wonderful, and a bottle holder (for the wine) and a hot plate, both of which he made. It was so sweet.

We went and had breakfast at our favorite place, the Blue Spoon this morning and I enjoyed every moment but felt a little ‘blue’ (pun intended) because I knew it was the last time I would ever eat there. I am going to miss the lake and the laid back country here. It is a simple town and I will miss the simple life we have made here. I am going to miss the friends we have made. The people here are like no place I have ever been. They are either amazing and sweet… or not so friendly. haha But I will miss them all none the less.

So I am a bit melancholy today. But happy for the times to come back home in Denver. Well I better get going because I need to get some rest. I have a big drive ahead of us. I won’t make it back on till Sunday or Monday, so don’t miss me too much! hahaha

I will leave you with this photo I took in Devils Lake Park…

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I know I will always be able to look back at all of the beautiful photos I have taken here and be able to remember this time in my life. But a part of me will always remain here in this simple town of Merrimac Wisconsin.





This blog was originally posted on MySpace.

Here is just a funny email that I got today that kept me rolling the whole way thru… so read it if you want, but I wont feel offended if you don’t. Was just a nice little break. Ciao!


New Rule .1: Stop giving me that pop-up ad for! There’s
a reason you don’t talk to people for 25 years. Because you don’t
particularly like them! Besides, I already know what the captain of the
football team is doing these days: mowing my lawn.

New Rule .2: Don’t eat anything that’s served to you out a window
unless you’re a seagull. People are acting all shocked that a human
finger was found in a bowl of Wendy’s chili. Hey, it cost less than a
dollar. What did you expect it to contain? Trout?

New Rule .3: Stop saying that teenage boys who have sex with their
hot, blonde teachers are permanently damaged. I have a better description
for these kids: lucky bastards.

New Rule .4: If you need to shave and you still collect baseball
cards, you’re a dope. If you’re a kid, the cards are keepsakes of your
idols. If you’re a grown man, they’re pictures of men.

New Rule 5: Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here’s how much men care
about your eyebrows: do you have two of them? Okay, we’re done.

New Rule .6: There’s no such thing as flavored water. There’s a whole
aisle of this crap at the supermarket… water, but without that watery
taste. Sorry, but flavored water is called a soft drink. You want
flavored water? Pour some scotch over ice and let it melt. That should
be your flavored water.

New Rule .7: Stop messing with old people. Target is introducing a
redesigned pill bottle that’s square, with a bigger label. And the top
is now the bottom. And by the time grandpa figures out how to open it, his
ass will be in the morgue. Congratulations, Target, you just solved the
Social Security crisis.

New Rule .8: The more complicated the Starbucks order, the bigger the
asshole. If you walk into a Starbucks and order a “decaf grande
half-soy, half-low fat, iced vanilla, double-shot, gingerbread cappuccino,
extra dry, light ice, with one Sweet-n’-Low and one NutraSweet,” ooh,
you’re a huge asshole.

New Rule .9: I’m not the cashier! By the time I look up from sliding
my card, entering my PIN number, pressing “Enter,” verifying the amount,
deciding, “No, I don’t want cash back”, and pressing “Enter” again, the
kid who is supposed to be ringing me up is standing there eating my
Almond Joy.

New Rule .10: Just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it
doesn’t make you spiritual. It’s right above the crack of your ass. And it
translates to “beef with broccoli.” The last time you did anything
spiritual, you were praying to God you weren’t pregnant. You’re not
spiritual. You’re just high.

New Rule .11: Competitive eating isn’t a sport. It’s one of the seven
deadly sins. ESPN recently televised the US Open of Competitive Eating,
because watching those athletes at the poker table was just too damned
exciting. What’s next, competitive farting? Oh wait. They’re already
doing that. It’s called “The Howard Stern Show.”

New Rule .12: I don’t need a bigger mega M&M. If I’m extra hungry for
M&Ms, I’ll go nuts and eat two.

New Rule .13: If you’re going to insist on making movies based on
crappy, old television shows, then you have to give everyone in the
Cineplex a remote so we can see what’s playing on the other screens.
Let’s remember the reason something was a television show in the first
place is that the idea wasn’t good enough to be a movie.

New Rule .14: No more gift registries. You know, it used to be just
for weddings. Now it’s for babies and new homes and graduations from
rehab. Picking out the stuff you want and having other people buy it for

you isn’t gift giving, it’s the white people version of looting.

New Rule .15: and this one is long overdue: No more bathroom
attendants. After I zip up, some guy is offering me a towel and a mint, as
if I just had sex with George Michael. I can’t even tell if he’s supposed to be
there, or just some freak with a fetish. I don’t want to be on your
webcam, dude. I just want to wash my hands.

New Rule .16: When I ask how old your toddler is, I don’t need to know
in months. “27 Months?” “He’s two,” will do just fine. He’s not a cheese.
And I didn’t really care in the first place. I was attempting to be nice


Whoa is me! or is it Woe is me? whoda what? hehe and some photos

This blog was originally posted on MySpace.

Ok, so I know that I have not been reading many blogs lately but I have good reason. I am finally moving back to Denver! WOOHOOO!!! We are leaving Saturday morning and have tons to do to get ready. So please don’t feel neglected, and stop sending me nasty grams y’all! I understand that we all get busy sometimes and if someone can’t read my blogs for a bit, I UNDERSTAND! I don’t throw a tantrum and stop reading theirs. And I am not even going to tell you how many people have unsubscribed (11) in the last 2 weeks but sheesh people! That’s fine… i see how ya are. So those of you still sticking with me, thanks :o) much appreciated!

here are a couple people shots I took that I really liked.. would love your opinion as always…

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please send good vibes, prayers, crossed fingers, whatever ya got my way so that this next week goes smoothly for me!

For those of you who read all the time… LOVE YA! MUAH!

hugs and kisses,


about moi…

Hi, my name is Cass. I am married to an amazing man who loves me unconditionally. I’m a stay at home mom to a rockin’ 2 year old boy who I call Monkey. I have an 12 year old step-daughter who lives in another state. We miss her daily. We also have two fur babies, Daisy and Jazz, who keep us on our toes. They are awesome!

I am a complete goofball, a photographer and a constant out loud thinker. I am a grammar challenged, vulgar, cursing, sex obsessed Big Mama fumbling through life. Among other things, I battle PCOS causing infertility, Bi Polar, Anxiety and OCD.

Currently I am riding the fertility roller coaster in an attempt to make Monkey #2. This blog is about a little of everything. I hope you enjoy. Read at your own risk!


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