Category: meh


Waiting on November

I feel like I’ve been waiting for November to come for a long time. This month is supposed to be crazy.
This weekend we’re going to South Padre Island for a kite festival. Buki’s first festival, and it should be fun. Then the following weekend is Buki’s Birthday, so we’re hosting a house party. The following weekend, we leave to go visit my family in North Carolina for a week, then we return to TX on the final Saturday in November. Woah, busy month.
As far as what’s been going on… a lot and yet not too much. Things have happened at work that kindof suck, but I can’t write about it on the web, and it’s not an end of the world situation. Just means things will be a little tougher for the next few months, but by springtime it’ll be back to normal.
For Halloween this year, we went to a friends house for a party on Saturday night. It was a pretty quiet party, but we had a good time. Sunday night, we ::gasp:: stayed home and gave out candy to the kids on the street. That was a LOT of fun. I’ve never had trick-or-treaters before in TX. Does anyone else have kids show up with grocery sacks as their candy bags? I think that next year I should make some cute little bags to give out to the kids who don’t have one.
I’m trying to get sewing again, but it’s been slow going. I need to make so many styles of bags, yet my primary efforts right now are going to reusable grocery sacks. That way I can sell them on etsy for $10 each and hopefully make some cash for the holidays.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for today.
Hugs n whatnot,
Casifras

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Blargh

I really hate it when people are being dicks for no good reason. Seriously, y’all. Lighten up.
Also, I thought I’d give y’all an update on “The Crazy”. She’s still at it! Of course, I rarely hear from her anymore, but she’s moved on to other people. Of course they’re people in my industry. Did I ever mention that she does not work in the industry? She’s only a wife? Yeah, it’s funny because word has gotten out far and wide that she’s crazy. Last I heard, a lady my parents age forwarded her husband one of her “anonymous” emails and basically said “Shame on you for allowing this to get so far. You’re an enabler”
Heehee
Much love,
Cassafrass

Coming back

So, over the years I’ve had blog homes in a number of different locations. For various reasons, I had to move from spot to spot, and eventually stopped writing altogether.
I don’t really know what makes today different than any other day. Perhaps a fantastic weekend, in which I wish I had a place to write? Perhaps a slow day at work that reminds me that I used to write more in these times? I don’t really know, but it seems like the time is right.
So, let me re-introduce myself. My name is Cassie, but I go by tons of nicknames. Cassafrass is one that has stuck over the years, although if I were to redirect this blog, it would be spelled “casifras” instead. Something about that makes me happier.
Currently, I live in Austin TX with my awesome boyfriend (who we’ll refer to as Buki) and our 4 cats. Yes, 4 of them. I’m not even kidding. I had 2, he had 2, we moved in and such is life. And really, there’s a good chance that a good number of my future blog posts will be about the crazy antics of the 4 cats.
Are we good with re-introductions? At least for now? Because, I’d like to talk about “Buki”.

So, this past weekend, a friend from college came to town. He brought with him a sweet little old Mexican man, Norberto, as they’re touring this region doing a speaking tour. Now, Norberto is probably one of the funniest old men I’ve ever men. My spanish is pretty decent, but definitely far from great. My vocabulary is lacking, and I’ve forgotten more verbs than I remember it seems. But, Norberto speaks not a lick of english. Being the funny man that he is, he was constantly joking about this and that, including making fun of words that I couldn’t manage to say. (It’s true, I have a hard time saying “pelicula” which means movie. This caused him asking many many times “whats on the tv?” at which point I’d have to tell him “a movie”. giggle giggle giggle casifras can’t say “movie” in spanish)
Anyways, on Friday night, Norberto kept asking me who boyfriend was reminding him of. Being the mind reader that I am (HA!) I had no idea. He kept telling me “a band! you know! a band from mexico!” At this point, I started naming some bands I know. Manuchao. No. Cafe Tacuba. No. Well, these bands are definitely not from his generation, they’re from mine! So, no luck.
Finally, at about 11:30 on Friday night, Norberto shouts out “LOS BUKIS!!!” and immediately starts pointing at boyfriend and giggling. It takes us only a moment to pull of images of the band on Google and see exactly what he was talking about.

My boyfriend looks so similar to the lead singer, it’s a bit eerie. Except, boyfriend is about 20 years younger and doesn’t normally feather his hair. However, the similarity is definitely there. And, I think it’s hilarious. So, boyfriend has a new “pet” name, Buki. And I plan to make it stick for a long long time.
Now, for those of you who remember me, yes, this Buki of mine is relatively new, and yes we’re already living together. ::gasp:: In reality, we’ve been together for almost a year (our 1 year anniversary falls on the same day we leave TX to go visit my parents for Thanksgiving in NC). We moved in together over Valentines weekend, and I couldn’t be happier.

::sigh::

What a freaking joke. My computer crashed again a few weeks ago, and I have officially lost everything. I had some stuff backed up, but not nearly enough of my photographs. I think that last year will be pretty much gone as far is photography is concerned, including my brothers wedding. ::sigh::

I know that there’s no use freaking out… its not like there’s anything I can do about it. This is my own damn fault. Did I mention that my computer has done this a bunch of times and only recently could I afford a new external hard drive to replace the one that crashed last year? Yeah, because I just only replaced it when my computer crashed again. I thought I’d be able to get it going again like all the other times… but this time the hard drive was corrupted.

::sigh::

So, anyone got a copy of photoshop for mac that I could “borrow”?

It’s done

Yeah, that was the fastest relationship ever. I call it a relationship because homeboy went kindof crazy on me and was calling / texting more than 20 – 30 times a day. So, while it was 5 days, it felt like 6 months. He wanted to see me every night, and while that’s sweet, if I have something to do don’t argue with me about it. Because, for real, I’ve been talking to you for less than a week, so plan on maintaining part of my life before you. I don’t need to be your mom, and I don’t need you freaking out if you text and I don’t respond within 32 nano seconds. Oh yeah, and if we’re making out and I tell you to stop, I mean it. The word no does not give you permission to go further. And if I have to physically force you off of me, then I’m not going to want to see you 12 times the next day.

So, yeah. Blah. I’m definitely planning on being the crazy cat lady.