snapshots of an idle mind

August 29, 2005


Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 12:39 am

damm bouldering problem. i can’t be upset because i get farther in this set of three problems that i’m working on every time i go to the gym but dammit. don’t i get to have a breakthrough day? And not the kind where i’m missing skin on the top of my palm because i didn’t do proper callus maintenance.

callus maintenance. yeah. in case you’re wondering (which i so know you aren’t) you’re supposed to get a pumice stone and file at your calluses in the shower or after the shower or some crap like that. yeah, if i had time to GET the pumice stone.

anyway there are these problems and they’re only V0 and V1 but they’re upside down and shit. so they’re really good for working on certain kinds of movement that really do involve your whole body but it’s freaking hard. and i’m so smart i’m doing routes tomorrow night with othercat and hubris and i have a bald spot on my palm (better to do routes than boulder with that kind of shit anyway). is it wrong to hit the climbing gym two days running?

bored yet?

i almost offered to post my hallowe’en picture for dzer but hubris informed me it doesn’t do it for him so i’m feeling all traumatised about it now.

i’m feeling really betrayed by the cbc lockout. like i’m heartsick and i want to cry when i think about it. i hate it when the cbc is broken anyway but this time feels different. apparently they might not even get hockey. i can’t imagine hockey night in canada not being on on saturday night. like can’t imagine.

i have been informed that i am intimidatingly intelligent. this is not something i want to be. i don’t want to scare people with my brain. impress them maybe, fence for sure but intimidate? that’s kind of… damm.

i have NOTHING to blog about today dudes. like nothing. my nice girls post was clearly it for the weekend.

i’ve basically gotten lost in a bouldering problem and i can’t pull my brain out of it.

went for brunch with princess valium today. it was funny because we communicated like the old friends we are but there was so much news neither of us had. I think that if we’re careful about time spent around each other we should be able to hang out once in a while. according to her i should get used to being told i’m intimidatinly intelligent. hrmph.

apparently climber guy is messaging her and asking her who he asked to lie to her. seriously you don’t think women talk? dude did you GO to high school? he knows we used to be excellent friends.

is it wrong that i’m a bit offended he didn’t try harder with me? not because i want him you understand… just. yeah, girls are dumb.

a friend of mine is getting divorced and i don’t know what to say to him. i don’t know what to say because i firmly believe this to be a good thing for him. he’s been miserable for a little while and vaguely unsatisfied for a lot longer. i’m sad that he’s having a hard time i really am but i think in the long run he will be a far more complete person minus his former wife. this makes it extraordinarily difficult to know what to say to him.

i can’t believe how tired i am.



  1. Item 1: Look at the date of your post. You’re in the future, darlin’. You’ll have to fill us in on the days we missed … errrr … will miss.

    Item 2: Feel free to e-mail said pic to


    Comment by DZER — August 29, 2005 @ 2:37 am | Reply

  2. oops
    changed it from before midnight to after and sorta missed the right day :)

    it’s all or nothing dude :)

    Comment by sassinak — August 29, 2005 @ 8:53 am | Reply

  3. You had me at calluses :) ROTFL


    Comment by Natalia — August 29, 2005 @ 9:40 am | Reply

  4. sassinak: hmm … then I vote ALL

    Comment by DZER — August 29, 2005 @ 9:46 am | Reply

  5. natalia: yeah i tried using a razor to get one of them down a little but that didn’t work… so now to try emu oil and pumice.

    damn i can’t believe i’m discussing my calluses!

    dzer: one of these days

    Comment by sassinak — August 29, 2005 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  6. *cough*tease*cough*


    Comment by DZER — August 29, 2005 @ 11:18 am | Reply

  7. *clears throat*

    uh yeah

    Comment by sassinak — August 29, 2005 @ 11:28 am | Reply

  8. blegh, i totally get the callous thing…though mine come from lifting.

    hunny, you don’t wanna be a dumbass. you wow people with your intelligence and if they can’t handle it, fuck ’em! sersly. that’s my creed right now…

    Comment by Teresa Naomi — August 29, 2005 @ 11:31 am | Reply

  9. treesa they tell climbers to soak their hands and then pumice their calluses, try it, it’s the same places as lifting makes calluses.

    course in climbing we rip them off a lot too…

    i so don’t want to be a dumbass, i just also don’t want to be intimidatingly intelligent. don’t get me wrong, i won’t pretend to be dumb for anyone but damm… intimidating? why are brains intimidating? (funny cause if i was told i was intimidatingly beautiful I’d just soak it up and stick my nose in the air!)

    Comment by sassinak — August 29, 2005 @ 11:44 am | Reply

  10. gah, such maintenance to work out…what the hell!

    brains are intimidating because they can make people feel stupid…looks, eh, everyone learns where they stand on that, but with brains — smarter people can be unpredictable and witty and biting…which means you can tear someone up by just opening your mouth, and lesser beings don’t want that.

    Comment by Teresa Naomi — August 29, 2005 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

  11. teresa i know it’s ridiculous!

    i think you’re right… with brains you can’t really defend from them… you just sort of go ‘oh that person is rilly rilly smart… uh… yeah’ whereas with looks you can say ‘yeah she’s hot but she has a big nose so…’

    i am full of the snark it’s true… and i can almost always see 47 sides of any situation… still, i don’t want my brain to be intimidating, i want it to be HOT

    Comment by sassinak — August 29, 2005 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  12. it’s hot to the right people. trust me!

    Comment by Teresa Naomi — August 29, 2005 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  13. yeah but you and bubblicious have spoken for each other already!

    Comment by sassinak — August 29, 2005 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  14. shhhh…she loves everyone! and so do i! she did say you’re always included :)

    Comment by Teresa Naomi — August 29, 2005 @ 6:34 pm | Reply

  15. sass: lemme just say … hommina, hommina ;)

    Comment by DZER — August 29, 2005 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

  16. Sass, I just want you to know that I am really afraid of your brain [grin]. Its overwhelming processing power makes feel small and insignifigant. However, I think your calluses are beautiful. Don’t ever pumice those treasures away….. Please.
    Side note: I have never maintained my hands. When I started all of this climbing madness, I had (flat out) holes in my fingers. Almost down to the bone sometimes. Its all part of the deal and what a great deal it is.

    Send: To Send: I sent a problem today
    Translation: I got my ass off of the ground and to the end of that f’in route FINALLY, after working at it for two summers at it! Inncidently, it feels pretty sweet to SEND. Keep working it. It pays off. Trust me.

    P.S. Please don’t use your superior wit and vocabulary to destroy me in your reply:-)

    Comment by Light Strikes A Deal — August 29, 2005 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

  17. teresa: i get to play too?!? yay! *dance of joy*

    dzer: you’re welcome :) i’m about ten pounds heavier than that right now but not for long.

    light dude… i’m glad to know that at least there’s more than one person who finds my brain intimidating. I wouldn’t want there to be only one… i mean then I might only be mildly smart after all. As for my calluses, is it okay if i just sort of take off a couple of layers when i can tell it’s going to rip off if i don’t but otherwise leave it alone or does that still render them unbeautiful?

    i mean a girl’s gotta know.

    sidenote reply: me too dude… but i didn’t have to clean apartments then and i can’t afford massive cuts on my hands cause the sweating in the rubber gloves hurts too much.

    i got 6 moves higher in a 5.8 that i’ve been working and i can at least hit the hold i couldn’t even see last week on most of the bouldering shit i’m working on so i’m pretty happy. still want to have a breakthrough day. Where do you get this send terminology? i haven’t heard it myself.

    ps i never destroy people until i’m pissed at them and even then i’m pretty gentle :)

    Comment by sassinak — August 30, 2005 @ 12:29 am | Reply

  18. Perhaps the send is a regional term. But you can now use it with confidence and spread the send to new lands! Long live the send.

    Oh and inncidently, thanks for not exploding my head with your smarts: )

    Comment by Light Strikes A Deal — August 30, 2005 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  19. it could also be that because i don’t boulder outside yet i haven’t heard some of the common parlance. it’s not in wikipedia either though…

    well you said my calluses were beautiful so you got bonus points (because i think they’re kinda hot myself)

    Comment by sassinak — August 30, 2005 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

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