Oct 10, 2014

CaseyWilliams83@gmail.com thinks I'm nasty!

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Casey Fitzsimmons caseywilliams at gmail

5:00 PM

to CaseyWilliams83@gmail.com
Sigh. ONE day perhaps you will learn to correctly write your email address. ONE DAY.
Unless this CaseyWilliams83@gmail is different than the one who tried to create an instagram account. In that case, I'm sorry I'm now spamming you.


7:06 PM 
to me
What the fuck?! 

Who the fuck are you to be blasting out random accusatory emails? Update your email address Fitzshithead if it's such a problem. Do something better with your life, you nasty b*tch [edited]

Casey Fitzsimmons caseywilliams at gmail

Attachments10:03 PM (11 hours ago)
to CaseyWilliams83@gmail.com
Wow, you called it! I nasty. So nasty that I'm taking back the Sorry from my first email. Oh man, take THAT! I am so awful!

Here's a puppy photo to make you feel better about my nastiness. No one can hate a puppy.

Sep 23, 2014

5751 La Vista Ct #B - Rental - No Thanks but Maybe?

Ryder Meehan rydermeehan@gmail.com

11:27 PM

to me
Hello and thanks for stopping by the apartment earlier, it really is a great location and space.

Please complete the online application here: http://rtd4.com/177445 (click "Apply Online")

By submitting your application you also agree to a basic background and credit check.

Also, please let me know if you have a pet ($200 pet deposit required) and type - dog/cat and approximate weight.

Thank you very much and let me know if you have any questions.


Casey Fitzsimmons caseywilliams>

to Ryder
Hello and I don't recall seeing an apartment yesterday.

I haven't completed the application.

I don't agree to a basic background and credit check.

I do have a pet; $200 seems reasonable. He is a yellow mutt, 60 lbs. 

You're welcome and my question is: Are you sure you have the right Casey Williams?



PS. Does #B mean Basement? Nice and cool in the summers, but unless it's the bargain of a century, I wouldn't rent a true basement unit. My bedroom was in a basement growing up (had full windows), but it was mildewy and spidery. Ew!

PPS. Upon Googling the address, I may be reconsidering my refusal. That place looks awesome. AND it's just $675 a month!!! Deal of a century! Though I would need at least 1 more, ideally 2 more, bedrooms.

Ryder Meehan

to me
Hahahaha, oh my - you don't sound like you are interested much at all.  Fortunately #B is not in the basement - although #A is in the attic.

Sep 7, 2014

Casey k Williams, Lansing, MI - I don't want your twin bed

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8:23 PM (1 hour ago)
to me
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Order Confirmation

Order #108-1496326-0937834 

Hello casey williams,

Thank you for shopping with us. We’ll send a confirmation once your item has shipped. Your order details are indicated below. The payment details of your transaction can be found on the order invoice. If you would like to view the status of your order or make any changes to it, please visit Your Orders on Amazon.com.
Your estimated delivery date is:
Thursday, September 11, 2014 -
Monday, September 15, 2014
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Your order will be sent to:
casey williams
LANSING, MI 48906-3716
United States

Order Details

Order #108-1496326-0937834
Placed on Sunday, September 7, 2014

Twin / Full Slatless Flexing Hook-On Bed Rail Set with One 2-Leg Cross Support 
Sold by Homeplace Group
Condition: New
Item Subtotal:$97.67
Shipping & Handling:$23.89
Total Before Tax:$121.56
Order Total:$121.56

Casey Fitzsimmons caseywilliams@gmail.com

10:06 PM (0 minutes ago)
to caseykwilliams
You might want to check what email address you're sending your shit to. I graduated from a twin bed nearly 11 years ago, and that was about 3 years later than it should have been. My kid is only 8 months, so he doesn't need this yet either.

or maybe it's an entirely different casey k williams, in which case, I am sorry. I really need to change my email address... it's just hard to undo 10 years with the same one! I just can't take all of these stupid misdirected emails. And yes, there are WAY MORE Casey Williamses than you think out there. WAY more. 


a former casey williams

PS. $121 seems like a lot for a metal frame. Couldn't you Craig's list that shit? However I like that you don't have to have the stupid wheels on the end.

Jun 18, 2014

Total Identity Theft

Jake XXXXXX jakexxxxxxx__@gmail.com

to me

Casey Fitzsimmons caseywilliams

to Jakeme
Tip: double check the email address to which you send ALL of your personal information. This Casey Williams has no idea who you are. Fortunately I'm not a douche bag, so I wouldn't even know how to do illegal things with this information if I wanted to.

Good luck sorting out your affairs, Jake!


to me
Oh gosh how foolish of me... Thanks for being awesome. Best wishes

I was awesome.. until I posted this here. But I don't think you could steal his identity thanks to the stuff I blacked out. The only more personal/dangerous email I've gotten is stuff related to mortgages.

Jun 17, 2014

I no want Lousiana

Jason Louviere automailer@lbrmls.com

12:31 PM

to me

Here's what's currently on the market in the areas you requested with a pool.
The following are the links to the selected listings.

Click Here to go view all listings at once.

L14254166 - Details: 121 RIVER BIRCH DR, LAFAYETTE, LA - $242,000
L14254274 - Details: 104 HABERSHAM DR, YOUNGSVILLE, LA - $298,900
L14254264 - Details: 314 MILL POND DR, YOUNGSVILLE, LA - $242,500


Thank you,

Jason Louviere

Teresa Hamilton & Team
Cell: 337-380-4738; Direct: 337-291-4732
Fax: 337-456-2132
"2011 Top Individual Residential Selling Agent in Closed Dollar Volume"
Licensed in Louisiana

Van Eaton and Romero
2000 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 101
Lafayette, LA. 70508

Casey Fitzsimmons caseywilliams gmail

to Jason

Casey Fitzsimmons caseywilliams gmail

to Jason

Jun 12, 2014

Fast Paced Real Estate Market

Hi Casey,

It was nice meeting at the Slauson open house last Sunday, I really enjoyed our conversation . I wanted to see if you needed my help in your search for a home. We are in a fast paced market, and I know that I could help turn your wants into a reality. Please let me know if I can be of assistance, hope you’re having a great day!

All the best,
Brian Spitznagel

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Casey Fitzsimmons casey williams at gmail

to Brian
Yes it is a fast paced market! But not so fast paced that I'm ready to quickly move from Boston to LA. 

Check the open house email list again.. chances are you left out a middle initial in this Casey Williams' email address.

Casey Williams Fitzsimmons
Not Quite In The Market Yet For A Home Even In Boston Because Renting Is Pretty Damn Convenient

May 20, 2014

[Breast Milk] Pumping and Traveling

For those of you who aren't nursing moms, you can ignore this post. But when I was preparing to return to work, it was hard to find information about traveling with breast milk and pumping along the way. Yes, I said the word BREAST. I put together the email below for my mom's group and thought I'd post it here so internet searchers can find information in one place.

My first four days back at work in April were a trip to Austin, TX, and honestly, it was kind of fun (see photo to right). There were some tears the night before but once I got on my way, it was fine. Traveling sans baby and pumping the whole time was interesting, especially because I didn't have a direct flight and Texas is far from Boston. 

Some tips for those of you who will have to pump and travel:

- You can take as much liquid through TSA checkpoints as you like (breastmilk or water for formula).

- When traveling with liquids, there are two options for security - you can put the liquids through the x-ray machine and have them quickly inspected by hand, or you can opt out of the x-ray machine and have them put all of the milk/water into a different machine that somehow checks it for bad things but without x-rays. You will then also have to undergo a manual body check. The second option involves EACH bag of milk being put into the machine by itself, so if you're an over-producer who was away for four days, it is going to take awhile. My TSA guy realized that he forgot to give me one of the bags back and chased me down to ensure I got it back; who says the TSA isn't friendly? (Next time I may just x-ray the milk, and by next time I mean today because I'm going to NYC for a few days and of course the train schedule didn't work out.)

- Pumping in the airport was WAY easier than I expected. Just find the "family" restrooms. Some airports have specific lactation rooms but I didn't seek them out. All of the family restrooms I found had a plug, and a few had a chair, or I just sat on the floor or on the counter. The only issue is if someone is waiting to use the restroom and knocks. And then knocks again. And again. And then gives you a dirty look when you leave as a single lady until you tell her that you were pumping milk for your infant, and oh by the way, there's not even a changing table in there for her toddler so she might as well have changed him in the main restroom. You could bring some post-it notes to put a quick note outside so no one gets frustrated.
Pumping on the Acela train was also fine. I just sat on the toilet. Ok fine, EW, but not so bad. There was a plug.

- Keeping the milk cold is also not too hard. For short trips, my friend recommended this small cooler. For anything over a day, I bring a small foldable cooler and a few blue ices, and put them in the micro-fridge freezer at the hotel. On the way home, I also got ice from the ice machine and put it in Ziploc bags that I brought; this helped on the 13 hour trip home. I did not freeze the milk in the hotel because I didn't want it to defrost on the way home; you are not supposed to re-freeze milk. I froze it when I got home. Make sure you call the hotel ahead of time to ensure they have mini-fridges in all of the rooms.

- Storing milk: The bags take up the least amount of room and freeze flat. I used the Honeysuckle Milk Storage bags (Update: I don't recommend these any longer; too many have broken!) and the Target brand milk storage bags. The Target bags are stiffer plastic; both have double ziplocs. Out of the ~30 bags I had, one Target and one honeysuckle bag leaked on the way home because I didn't ensure the double-ziplocs were zipped all the way. Whoops. 
Now I use the Target ones or the Lasinoh ones. WAY too many Honeysuckles have broken. Plus I just realized they have a boob on the bag. Subtle, but still. And I don't use bottles because A. They take up too much room, and B. They are more expensive.
Also, consolidate your individual bags of milk into larger ziploc bags. This will make the TSA-screening process easier and contain any leaks.

- Cleaning the pumping stuff - I just rinsed out the flanges and containers, and/or used these Munchkin Pacifier Wipes, which are much cheaper than the advertised "pump wipes". I brought some dish soap in a small tupperware to wash the pump stuff once I got in the hotel, which would have been great if the tupperware hadn't opened all over the suitcase. At least it was easy to clean up the leaked milk when I got home; there was soap already there! (When I pump at work, I just put the flanges and bottles in a ziploc and in the fridge between pumping sessions and wash it all when I get home.)

- Pumping mechanics: I didn't figure out how to use the hands-free bra before I went, which was my biggest mistake. That thing is awesome. I thought it wouldn't fit right, but it doesn't have to fit like a regular bra. I should have been using that from the first time I pumped.

- Carry-on luggage restrictions don't count for a breast pump, which is considered a medical device. At least it shouldn't - I only had two carry-ons last time so I didn't get challenged. This time I had three and it was mostly fine - I just ignored the security person and didn't have issues.. I put everything (cooler, pump, bra, etc) in a small carry-on suitcase that wheeled around, which was awesome until the telescoping handle wouldn't extend, so I had to carry it around old-school by the handle. Brilliant tip: Make sure your suitcase is working appropriately before leaving the state. :-)

- Before leaving, make sure your baby will drink milk that has been frozen! Some moms have extra enzymes in their milk that makes it taste/smell sour. Some babies don't mind; others do. To prevent it from happening, you have to scald the milk before freezing it. My unfrozen milk was fine; he'll drink it as long as it is slightly warmed, so I don't have to scald the milk before freezing.

- Update - Pumping at your destination: Don't forget to figure out where to pump during your meeting! Typically I reach out to someone I know really well who works at that location, someone who has recently been or is pregnant, or ask to talk with an office/facilities manager. These people will usually go out of their way to help you because it's their job, or because they can empathize. I typically pumped in a "New Mom's Room" or went back to my hotel room if in the same building. I also put calendar reminders on for when I should go pump, and it wasn't always during breaks because a lot of good stuff happens during unstructured meeting time... 

My list of things to bring related to pumping is as follows:
Honeysuckle Milk Storage bags Some kind of milk storage bags
Small cooler for keeping the in-transit milk cold
- Folding soft cooler for the return trip (something like this, though mine is much less high quality)
- Two additional blue ices
- 4 sliding gallon Ziploc bags to hold the clean/dirty pump flanges and ice
- Receiving blanket or muslin to protect clothes, wipe up messes, sit on the floor with, etc
- Small tupperware with dish soap, but enclosed in a small Ziploc; or a small bottle of dish soap
Battery pack and extra batteries in case I can't find a plug (I have a Hygeia EnJoye pump w/out Care and can use this Medela battery pack; you just have to know what voltage your pump takes)
- Breast pump and wall plug
- Bag or rolling suitcase to hold it all

Things you may want to consider:
- Extra shirt in case of spills or leaks
Nursing pads (which I find I don't need unless I miss a pumping session by many hours)
- Nursing cover in case you have to pump somewhere public (don't get me started on LGA)

I was pretty anxious about pumping and traveling but it worked out fine. When I returned home, Max took to nursing again easy as pie (which I was also anxious about). My husband did great with him for the four days, but he's also the primary caregiver even when I'm not traveling so he's familiar with Max's routines. 

Good luck traveling and pumping breast milk! It just takes a little extra time, but is totally worth it. :-)

Bonus photo of Max and me on Mother's day: