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CassieQ last won the day on March 10 2014

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About CassieQ

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    Writing, reading, psychology, hiking, rock climbing, Star Wars, football

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  1. Yes, please disregard my schooling and years of experience in my field because what I said contradicts something that you read on the Internet.  

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    2. Defiance19



    3. Puppilull


      Very tiring!

    4. mollyhousemouse


      i have that problem too! why do customers question our experts when it comes to testing their equipment!?

  2. CassieQ

    Ride The Lightning

    Thank you for commenting. I'm glad you liked the unexpected ending, it was a lot of fun to write!
  3. Trying to figure out if I can fix this nightmare of an anthology piece or just give up on it.  

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    2. CassieQ


      If I can kick it into readable shape, I might take you up on it.  :P

    3. Puppilull


      There's still time to let it rest, though you have probably already tried that tactic. Sometimes, an idea just can't be wrestled into words. 

    4. Parker Owens

      Parker Owens

      I hear you. I’m sending good, hopeful thoughts. 

  4. CassieQ

    College Week 4

    Yes. I had insomnia prior to a big Kinesiology exam that I probably should have studied a little bit more for. I bombed it hard and it fucked up my grade in the class, but I still managed to pass.
  5. Welp, I'm sweaty and filthy, but the siding has been cleaned and the basement doors have been recaulked.  I think a nap is in order.  

    1. Daddydavek


      Well done...I still have to power wash the back of the house....and paint the patio...

    2. CassieQ


      Powerwashing the patio and tacking some weeds is next.  After the storm.  

  6. *Remembers this is a thing and starts to panic*
  7. After not writing for over a week, tacking 800 words onto a story this evening felt pretty damn good.  

  8. Love seeing @K.C. and @Thorn Wilde back on the site.  Missed these guys!  

    1. Thorn Wilde

      Thorn Wilde

      It's awesome being back! I'm a little lurky, but I'm here! ❤️

    2. Valkyrie
    3. K.C.


      Thorn! Good to see ya!

      I've been trolling around too.  Trying to pop in more frequent :D

  9. Vacation starts today, off to the beach!!!

    1. Valkyrie


      :D Yay!  Have a great time :D  

    2. Daddydavek


      Don't forget the sunscreen and a good book!

  10. CassieQ

    College Weeks 1 & 2

    When I went back to school for my PTA degree, I had to take a public speaking course as well.
  11. CassieQ

    Tanka for a Summer Day

    I wish I was more of a poetry person to give you a really awesome comment, but I am not, so I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed this and how beautiful it is. I especially like the description of the moons reflection and the tomatoes.
  12. CassieQ

    Happy 74th Birthday, Palantir

  13. CassieQ

    Another Opportunity for Learning: Plotting!

    Ah, plotting, My greatest weakness. I'll have to check these out. Thanks!
  14. Anyone have advice on avoiding nightmares?  My imagery rehearsal technique isn't working on these and I am at my wits end and willing to try anything.

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    2. Renee Stevens

      Renee Stevens

      The only suggestion I have is to play some really light, calming, music to fall asleep to. It’s helped me in the past.

    3. drpaladin


      If you continue to have nightmares,  try to pick apart the nightmare itself. Why does it frighten you? Is it a realistic scenario? How would you react in your waking life? Sometimes the fears in nightmares are amorphous and sometimes they are concrete. There are times when the exposure of the absurdity of a nightmare can make it go away on its on.


      I believe you are right in suspecting the underlying cause is work related stress. I have no idea what type of work you do, but what would be the worst case scenario if you stopped spreading yourself thin? If many of these tasks are essential, there is no recourse other than bringing in more personnel to take care of them or other people taking up more of the slack. Give yourself a bit of break from being a fulcrum.

    4. CassieQ


      There is one that clearly was influenced by a news story I read earlier in the day about what is happening to the Rohingya people in Myanmar.  So I am trying to limit reading about that.  A lot of them have been about death, as I currently have an aunt with an aggressive form of cancer and we just discovered it has metastasized and we doubt she will be around next summer.


      We are in the process of getting some more employees, but it's irritating that my boss had plenty of notice that people were leaving and just lollygagged around instead of getting them replaced.  People prefer to come to me over him, but I think I'm going to start punting more questions and problems his way.  


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