I Went To The St. Matthews Street Festival

So on the bus Saturday morning on the way to work, I noticed that a road was blocked off by police. I was like, something must’ve happened and now I’m going to be late my first week of work, even though I only live like 10 minutes up the road. But then I remembered that the St. Matthews Street Festival was today. It’s a Festival. In St. Matthews. St. Matthews is a neighborhood in Louisville. It’s not the neighborhood I live in, but it’s super close. (more…)

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I’m Taking A Hard Look At My Blogging

I’ve been posting on and off on this blog since 2014. It’s time to take a hard look at what my blog is and how to get it closer to what I want it to be. I’ve been avoiding this since I started it because I was in college. I didn’t have enough time to focus on it the way I felt like I needed to. A blogger has a lot of cool things, like making my own work schedule, working from home, writing every day, and building a community. I wanted and expected at least some of those things, but I didn’t do any work to get them. As a result, my blog has just sort of existed for three years. Now that I’ve graduated college and have more time to devote to blogging, there’s no excuse. (more…)

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I Went To An Orientation For A Coffee Shop

I’ve always kind of secretly wanted to work at a coffee shop, to learn to make really good coffee.

I currently use a French Press, which was the easiest and closest I could get to that at the same time. I prefer the french press because I like my coffee stronger and more flavorful. Paper filters filter out some of the oils that I’ve grown to like in coffee, and french presses don’t use paper filters. But, from what I can tell about all the different coffee shops around Louisville, there are lots of different ways to prepare coffee. There are also lots of ways to use paper filters to the coffee lover’s advantage. I think I get to learn a lot of those other interesting coffee brewing methods now that I got a job working at a local coffee shop down the street. (more…)

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I Worked As A Vet Receptionist For A Day

I was given a working interview as a vet receptionist for a day.

I’d spent nearly my entire undergraduate experience working as an administrative/student assistant in various locations on campus. I learned how to administrate the heck out of things. When I got a chance to be a vet receptionist, I figured that sounded like something I could do. (more…)

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Why Employers Should Encourage Using Public Transportation

I’m talking to the bosses in the cities right now.

The bosses in the cities that are using public transportation, like buses and Ubers, and subways and trains if you’re so lucky. I’m not talking to the bosses of delivery drivers, truck drivers, or event planners. Well, unless those event planners don’t have to haul anything very often and primarily handle local businesses anyway; they don’t need vehicles either in bigger cities. But for everyone else, how sure are you that your employees need to have their own vehicle? Because honestly, they probably don’t. Not on most days. (more…)

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