snapshots of an idle mind

August 12, 2005

yes, it’s my birthday

Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 12:58 am

and sue me, i like it that way. It’s my favourite day of the year. There’s meteors if the goddamm skies clear. There’s usually alcoholic beverages and PRESENTS! People give me presents just because it’s my birthday and I like it. Not to mention there’s always some phenomenal FOOD!

I am twelve.

I am a greedy little selfish bitch who wants it her way all of the time and today it IS!


It’s mine and it’s not yours and I am going to have a fantastic day. And incidentally a fantastic weekend and a pretty good week next week and possibly a fantastic weekend next weekend. A swim in Owen Sound if nothing else.

Currently I’m in a pretty good mood because the jam with the band gets better every week. My hands were almost too sore to drum because i’ve been doing a lot of work in the building and a lot of swimming while i get my water certification.

Hell I haven’t been climbing since SATURDAY! (Going tomorrow to boulder for a bit) That’s the longest I’ve gone since I started back up again. Secretly I need the time off and I’m enjoying it but it feels weird to pay for a gym membership I don’t use. It’s okay I’ll go on Monday as well probably.

This learning to be a swimming instructor thing is really fun (but tiring!). They have some ways of teaching kids to swim that are really clever and also a lot of fun for the kids. There’s dancing and splashing and jumping up and down and the kids clearly love it. The teacher asks if they want to do whatever it is and they’re thrilled. Meanwhile they’re practising stroke mechanics and learning to be safe in the water.

They don’t even notice, they just think it’s playtime in the pool. I think I might try to teach swimming a little always. I think I prefer the kids that are more advanced though. I can just tweak instead of starting from scratch. I’m better at the tweak than the initial concept.

I’m really glad that I’m doing this because I feel like I’m reclaiming a part of myself. I’m more and more sure that I will someday end up coaching swimming and I think I will probably work with the early years. Under 13 for sure.

Anyway it’s way past time to sleep and I’m exhausted…




  1. happy birthday.

    get hammered, dance on tabletops, and try to avoid riding in the back of police cars.

    so which is it anyway, gin or vodka? confused? see your September ’04 archives…

    Comment by factory_peasant — August 12, 2005 @ 1:44 am | Reply

  2. Happy Birthday!

    Comment by theresa — August 12, 2005 @ 2:36 am | Reply

  3. Happy Birthday, Sass. :D I’ll have a few tequila based drinks for you today, starting at oh….noon.

    Comment by castufari — August 12, 2005 @ 4:53 am | Reply

  4. happy, happy, happy bday lady …

    *gives ya a honky horn and white basket with flowers on it for yer bike*

    Comment by DZER — August 12, 2005 @ 7:34 am | Reply

  5. happy birthday!

    Comment by Stoned.Nerd — August 12, 2005 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  6. mmm tequila based drinks… mmmm such happy thoughts come along with that.

    i think it’s a whiskey sort of night due to lack of proper blenderage and lack of mixage and so on…


    also, thanks you guys, it’s improving already, someone sent me FLOWERS (have to wait for them to get here to see who they’re from… much curiosity)

    Comment by sassinak — August 12, 2005 @ 11:14 am | Reply

  7. oh and it’s vodka and very oddly flavoured drinks named things like ‘bitter pussy’ or ‘purple haze’ or ‘smurf’


    Comment by sassinak — August 12, 2005 @ 11:15 am | Reply

  8. I like you 12…. although t’would be better 18. Need it legal.

    Much love to you Sass, if you have a “bitter pussy” would have one for me? Seemingly, I have never had one.

    Comment by Everything nice — August 12, 2005 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  9. the nice thing about being 12 is that it’s in my head… my wallet says i’m 34 :)

    it’s actually a delicious drink!

    thanks so much for the wonderful wishes… off i go to the country.

    ps dear universe. you’re a bitch. giving me my period and nasty cramps for my birthday. hmph

    Comment by sassinak — August 12, 2005 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  10. ok too much tequila, i had a few for you sass. i need to post pics of the bash, i did toast to you. :)

    Comment by castufari — August 13, 2005 @ 1:03 am | Reply

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