snapshots of an idle mind

October 16, 2005

habs are poo!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 12:44 am

In the immortal words of a three year old with the same name as my best friend… habs are poo. In other words, the leafs trounced the habs 3-2 in regulation with none of this shoot out bullshit.

Because really now, a SHOOTOUT? Shoot outs suck. Is that one word or two anyway?

I really like most of the rule changes the NHL has made [*sigh* National Hockey League you sports challenged doofuses… :)] except the shoot out. What’s wrong with having a tie? It certainly kept the points interesting and it certainly didn’t dump the entire responsability for a hockey game on the goalie.

Olympic hockey is fantastic, bigger ice, less hitting, more skating and much more beautiful fast hockey but the shoot out sucks donkey balls. So why why why did the NHL bring in the shoot out? Why not have a period of overtime and then a tie?

Or, as my lovely client B suggests, 5 minutes of 5 on 5, 5 minutes of 4 or 4, 5 minutes of 3 on 3 etc. I mean if that isn’t fun and decisive I don’t know what is. But no, stoopid shootout. I think her idea is great, it would make for some hilarious plays.

Shoot outs are poo too.

Other than that though it’s certainly a pleasure to watch hockey these days. The game is fast, the whistle is largely unheard, the puck moves fast enough that I can almost sympathise with the lameass fox blue streak and there’s way less stupid hitting and fighting. In fact I’ve watched nearly as much regular season hockey now as I did two years ago all season. Usually i just wait for the Stanley Cup. Go leafs go!


In keeping with the theme in my previous post’s comments, here’s a funny quote I found the other day at a really cool used record store:
Nationalism (a definition):
Canada’s nationalism is unique in the world. It’s not xenophobic and does not require citizens to wave flags, get drunk at high school and college football games, place our hands over our hearts, start wars, or engage in other jingoistic behaviours. Canadian nationalism has an exquisitely noble purpose: to keep Canadians from becoming citizens of the United States [attributed to]

Of course I tend to consider nationalism poo as well.

Man my class with la goddess today was fantastic, I won’t bore y’all with the details but we basically worked our pelvic floors and the connection between lower abs and sacrum. Also a little bit of rib stuff but that was remedial and not the focus. Damm my lower back feels fantastic. How does she do that? Every time she manages that.

What’s funny is that my students wonder the same thing about me!

Speaking of, that saturday class today made me so happy that I gave it up. This woman shows up and before class goes ‘are you going to work us today?’ (I didn’t say ‘if you listened when i spoke you fucking cow you’d have worked LAST TIME!) so I said ‘I’m going to try’ and then went up to teach the class.

She skips at least a third of the exercises, doesn’t listen for the rest and then WALKS OUT with twenty minutes left. It certainly doesn’t make me sad to have given up *that* class.

Have you ever noticed how a tiny thing can change someone’s looks drastically? Like a new pair of glasses? Or getting contacts? Or cutting your hair? Like there’s this guy at the climbing gym and he had these awesome red dreads and he was very laid back surfer guy. Incidentally I thought he was nice, cute *and* attractive… but anyway I show up at the gym the other day and buddy has his head shaved and … wow. Total hottie.

Every time I see him now I’m startled because he doesn’t look like himself and yet there’s that same laid back surfer dude attitude coming out of what is suddenly a smoking hottie. It’s WEIRD.

Funny because there’s another guy at the gym who used to have this long pointy beard like the guy from Tool. [Was it tool hedonist? I can’t remember cause I pay NO attention to what bands look like unless I’m trying to avoid telling them how bad they SOUND.] So he shaved it off. Complete transformation.

He had been really good looking in this sort of sinister way. Not that he looked evil at all, his big smile saw to that, he just had a sort of dark, handsome, eastern prince look to him and now he looks COMPLETELY different. His eyes are bigger, his skin looks lighter and suddenly he’s cute instead of dark and handsome.

Similar things have happened to my sister over the years as she’s changed her glasses. She’s fun because I’ve seen a ton of transformations… and also with me. If I’m overweight AND I cut off my hair I instantly become a lesbian in the eyes of the world. If my hair is medium to long I get to like boys but if my hair is short there is no question I am into girls.

Funny thing, no one ever asks ME!

Up too late as usual… night kids!



  1. “Canadian nationalism has an exquisitely noble purpose: to keep Canadians from becoming citizens of the United States”

    god damn that made me laff. nice one.

    Comment by factory_peasant — October 16, 2005 @ 3:01 am | Reply

  2. yeah i laughed so hard when i read it that i copied it off a wall at a record store!


    Comment by sassinak — October 16, 2005 @ 7:48 am | Reply

  3. We need a pic of the hottie :) Pleeeeease….


    Comment by Natalia — October 16, 2005 @ 10:13 am | Reply

  4. In defense of Les Habitants, at least they’ve won the Stanley Cup in your lifetime. I’m still waiting for the blue hairdo and the slick look you bet on.

    Go Leafs Go… and take the Jays with you!

    Comment by othercat — October 16, 2005 @ 10:27 am | Reply

  5. OK so I’m a U.S. citizen so my hockey opinion should have minus 3 credibility points, but I am from Michigan which is basically a extention of Ontario and we have the Red Wings to factor into the equation. So given that my state proudly fancies its Detroit as Hockey town and the Canadian connection I should get a least 2 of those points back.
    That said, on this shoot out thing your just wrong Sass. Its a great idea. Well at least its a great idea to have a definitive winner and loser. Rarely is there a conversation around the water cooler where someone goes, great tie game last night. People want absolution. They pay for for it. Now I will agree that there is other ways to do this other than the shoot out, but from a business aspect the shoot out is the best option. Its quick and gets all the people (at the end of the night) that are no longer buying any jerseys, junk food, and beer the hell out of there fast. The clean up crew is happier as well as the electric bill.

    I do understand your frustration though. In the NFL, (my one overly macho vice) there is this ludicous sudden death overtime rule that pisses me off to no end. It shortens the field and makes a field goal the single unanswerable deciding factor in a otherwise kick ass game. College ball gives the other team a chance to answer. If they cannot, the game is over. Much better.

    Comment by Light Strikes A Deal — October 16, 2005 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  6. Ah yes. I’m the good little russian girl. While my mom put me in figure skating, my dad decided to keep it real and make me play hockey. I LOVE HOCKEY!

    oh, and fuck the rest of the world. be you, and let them deal with their faulty asumptions!

    Comment by da buttah — October 16, 2005 @ 11:00 am | Reply

  7. Oh and that crack about Nationalism…..
    Yeah, I must admit it was funny as hell.

    Still, I think I will go to church today and ask God for guidence on what to do with an overly independent minded Canada. I’m guessing God will probably say that bombing the hell out of you is the most holy and pieous answer. This is God’s standard answer lately and though it seems a bit drastic, who am I to argue with God? Don’t worry guys I’m sure that you won’t have to live under your oppressive government much longer. We’ll be comin’ to free ya soon enough. Yeee Haaa!

    Comment by Light Strikes A Deal — October 16, 2005 @ 11:06 am | Reply

  8. nat: i will *try* to get an inconspicuous cameraphone pic but i can’t promise. also you’d have to see him move to get the full effect :)

    othercat: yeah well they deserve what they get for trading patrick roi!

    no habs no!

    (but yeah, take the leafs)

    light dude: you’re a citizen of the northeast and live within hours of an old hockey team… you can even have all three of your points if you ask nicely and say please. Also if you claim you’re canadian we’re inclined to let you stay… all we really want from folks is for them to *want* to be here.

    Dude I am willing to admit that i’m wrong about the tie but i am not wrong about the shootout, it’s hella lame. There has to be a better way doesn’t there?

    you have macho vices? geeze i’ll have to rethink my whole opinion of you. anyway when did they put in the sudden death overtime rule? (which i REALLY like in hockey) I didn’t know about it. Course I prefer the CFL cause three downs makes for WAY more turnovers and thus a more interesting game but i get -3 canadian points on my nfl opinion so…

    Comment by sassinak — October 16, 2005 @ 11:31 am | Reply

  9. da buttah: good taste in beer, knows how to drink AND loves hockey? please come visit I want to drink beer and watch hockey with you!

    now if my hair was short you’d think i was hitting on you there.

    also, your dad rocks!

    light: i laughed my head off when i read that and also immediately recognized that it would get us bombed as infidels, unbelievers and of course, members of the axis of evil err terror errr tarror.

    that said, i really believe that if the us were to invade canada the entire world would be on the side of the maple leaf.

    Comment by sassinak — October 16, 2005 @ 11:33 am | Reply

  10. As an expatriate of Michigan, I still consider myself a Red Wings fan… Of course, Kansas City doesn’t have a bloody hockey team.

    Nationalism is poo, indeed. Especially the American variety. I’d be proud these days to call my self a Canadian! (If y’all will take me!) Less shame over America’s Idiot-in-Chief and the spread of global capitalism and “freedom”-spreading facism.

    Comment by SonusExMachina — October 16, 2005 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  11. Carful ladies. You’ll get me in trouble.

    I’m told that they don’t give you much time to pack when the Gaun-bay folks come for you. And I’d simply die without my ipod, Cafe Mocha, and designer cloths. I need to stare at the U.S. flag for a couple of hours now and recite the Star Spangled Banner like it was Hail Mary full of grace.

    Comment by Light Strikes A Deal — October 16, 2005 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  12. that happened to me once … the changing a little thing for big transformation … well, actually it didn’t, but I keep wishing for it to happen!

    and sorry … was there something about hockey in there? I was busy watching the NFL highlights.

    I hate it when my ISP goes down for extended periods of time. Bleah.

    Comment by DZER — October 16, 2005 @ 8:43 pm | Reply

  13. As a hockey player, I hate ties. You walk away feeling BLAH.

    As a hockey fan, ties piss me off. It’s a contest, there should be a winner.

    The 4 on 4 change was good, the shootout is even better. I’ve won a tourneyment based on a shootout, and lost a league championship from one. But it’s an exciting way to do it when regulation time can’t decide it.

    Comment by Shamus O'Drunkahan — October 16, 2005 @ 9:01 pm | Reply

  14. sonus: there’s la when you move to california? so you could switch, but i think once you pick a team it’s sorta yours. as for us nationalism it’s about as scary as the last batch of crusaders only there’s a george instead of a richard.

    you’re welcome… just find a nice canadian girl to claim you as her fiance OR go back to school OR get a job or :)

    lsd: don’t pack, jump out the back window and escape to canada. plus the cafe mochas here kick ass.

    still have fun with the hail banner….

    Comment by sassinak — October 16, 2005 @ 9:35 pm | Reply

  15. dzer: funny funny as usual.

    was the nfl highlight reel fun today or was it just the same old we own the ball for an hour and now it’s your turn thingy? [sorry, fully biased in favour of three downs and words with u’s in them] (isp’s suck ass when they’re down!)

    shamus: you play? what position usually? You like the shootout? I would be okay with it if they at least played a full period of sudden death first but FIVE minutes? [4 on 4 goodness all the way though]

    Comment by sassinak — October 16, 2005 @ 9:37 pm | Reply

  16. it’d rock if i could spell assumption, eh?! HEH!

    Comment by da buttah — October 17, 2005 @ 8:44 am | Reply

  17. I love Canada…it seems more peaceful up there.


    Comment by Natalia — October 17, 2005 @ 9:27 am | Reply

  18. nat: that’s because it is. we like to tolerate differences here and embrace everyone. well except the terrorists who kidnapped a minister in the 60’s and caused martial law to be declared… course because of that response it’s never happened again.

    butt: spelling schpelling… one of my favourite people can’t spell anything *grin*

    Comment by sassinak — October 17, 2005 @ 11:15 am | Reply

  19. I must say though… on the topic of spelling. I *heart* the way you canadians throw a U into everything. Colour, favourite… very very cool.

    I’m a sucker for a shaved head. And I’ve actually witnessed one of those transformation things happening. Afterwards when he asked “does it look good?”
    I was like “uhhhh, yeah.”

    “really? are you just saying that?”

    “no. totally not. damn why didn’t you do that before I got married?!?!?!”

    Comment by Everything nice — October 17, 2005 @ 11:30 am | Reply

  20. bubbles: we don’t ‘throw a u in’ we simply use the u that was always there. fucking webster decided to ‘fix’ the english language because he didn’t want to be british or something so he changed a pile of words. :)

    yeah dude the shaved head thing, when it works it *Works*

    heh… that good?

    Comment by sassinak — October 17, 2005 @ 11:43 am | Reply

  21. Hmm… Maybe I should shave my head again.

    :: Scratches at his headful of long nappy hair ::

    Comment by SonusExMachina — October 17, 2005 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

  22. hey dude i thought the guy was pretty delish with his long red mappy dredds… he just got seriously hot when he shaved his head…

    but i’d be happy to judge pics if you have them of you either way…

    Comment by sassinak — October 17, 2005 @ 11:22 pm | Reply

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