snapshots of an idle mind

December 24, 2005


Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 3:52 pm

i’m done.

yes i’ve fully completed my christmas shopping. all the folks i feel the need to gift are purchased and waiting. okay i lied, there’s a two year old who’s hellaciously difficult to shop for that i haven’t accomplished but i won’t see his mom til next friday so i have a few days.

the fridge is stocked with random bottles of wine and bubbly to bring to random dinners. not to mention 18 excellent beers (stella artois, big rock traditional and buzz) and a very nice selection of chocolatey goodness. also laundry is in and i will have FRESH SHEETS and duvet cover for christmas. mmmmm happy warm dryer bouncy goodness.

my sister is coming over in 1-3 hours (probably 2 on the dot) and we’re going to sit around, maybe drink, for sure eat and most definetely wrap presents and bask in each other’s company. needless to say i’m stoked.

what’s even odder? i volunteered to teach a class tomorrow AND i’m really stoked about it. first of all it’s like a favour to all the jewish folks at the jewish community centre which was the first real place to hire me and believe i was going to be a good teacher. second it’s a great way to feel way less guilty about the pig out i’m going to have in the afternoon and finally? i get to give my sister a lesson and she needs it! [hrm that came out wrong but well i can teach things to the whole class that will benefit her which is awesome]

othercat and pj and i did gifts and those bastards got me a gift certificate to lululemon… which i’m secretly stoked about. i refuse to admit this because i’ve been boycotting that place for several years… but there’s this thing you see. it’s called the hip hop shrug and it comes in these great purple and green shades and it’s HAWT and i want one and even though i’m boycotting i just do NOT CARE. I must own a shrug in every colour. [fyi the white part isn’t part of the shrug… it’s the undershirt.]

okay i hate myself a little and still i’m stoked!

no really, there’s a little bit of hate. it’s made up for though because they finally listened to my complaints about the treatment i once received and have in fact arranged a personal shopping day for me to apologize. and still i hate myself a little.

i’m so cheap and shameless that a little bit of beautiful lycra gets me through the door. *sigh*

oh well! at least it’s beautiful right? i mean what are scruples worth anyway? :)

it’s so nice to sit here at 4:30 on christmas eve and know that all my loved ones are taken care of and that i have plans for the next few days AND that i managed to resist going climbing today (which was HARD!) so that i could actually have three days off in a row for the first time in about a month [i’m convinced my tendons need this even though my instincts are calling me to the gym.]

there is something about climbing that is just indescribeable. the people that like it like it the way crack addicts like crack. even if we’re in pain and our hands are ripped open and we can’t feel our elbows and our shoulders aren’t speaking to us we still WANT TO GO CLIMBING!




  1. yay for you! and lycra sounds like it could be worth it … especially when it’s all snug and tight and sexy on ya …

    hope your christmas is wonderful … and that you shoot a super-hard climb really easily … or something like that involving climbing LOL


    Comment by DZER — December 24, 2005 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  2. awwww sassi one… love to read this post…

    thanks for your comment…

    i am glad you found a way to CELEBRATE … and with all the things/people you love most… good on ya sweetness..

    Comment by sugarpunk — December 24, 2005 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

  3. dzer is that you asking for pictures? *grin*

    so far my christmas IS wonderful, and lividviv says hi and there’s climbing monday with hubris and lsd *bounce*

    oh, and i LOVE my present!

    punk: glad you enjoyed it, hope you’re feeling better!

    yeah i had a feeling that the spirit would hit me again… it usually does because i really do love christmas. now i just hope for some snow.

    Comment by sassinak — December 24, 2005 @ 7:58 pm | Reply

  4. *snicker* will those asshats ever quit? no!

    I’m ready for some gym/swim on Monday! :) I was going to go on Saturday (one of the pools is 87F!) but they closed at 2pm. :(

    Comment by castufari — December 25, 2005 @ 8:22 am | Reply

  5. well at least i can kill the comment spam?

    merry christmas!

    i didn’t climb yesterday and i’m sore as fuck today but at least my body got three days off in a row for a change. it’s not feeling like a bonus due to the total soreness.

    i think that’s one of those osterpath’s two to three weeks of adjustments that i’m supposed to have though…

    mmmm warm pool swimming…

    Comment by sassinak — December 25, 2005 @ 10:10 am | Reply

  6. My shoulders don’t speak to me either. lol :(

    If I end up buying the condo I will have access to their 24-hour gym. Now…there is no climbing wall there, but they have treadmills, elliptical trainers, bikes and weight machines. A good start for me.

    I think I am coming down with that stupid cold. Just in time for my week off…ugh.

    I am craving a deep tissue massage the same way you are craving climbing.

    I am in bed as I type and my body is all achy. I want it to be 2006 lol :)


    Comment by Natalia — December 25, 2005 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  7. nat: that’s unfortunate. i suspect there’s a slightly different reason but either way it sucks ass to have unhappy shoulders.

    mmmm 24 hour gyms… anything is better than nothing… i don’t care what you do, only that you move!

    oh sucks to be getting a cold :(
    preemptive strike, don’t drink, sleep lots and chew echinacea and vitamin C. alternately ‘cold fx’ has been recommended to me as an herbal alternative…

    mmmmm deep tissue massage. damn i think i crave that almost as much as climbing.

    sleep well darlin’ merry christmas and hope you feel well soon!

    Comment by sassinak — December 25, 2005 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

  8. merry christmas, sass. :)

    Comment by Matt Vella — December 25, 2005 @ 1:16 pm | Reply

  9. That shrug is awsome… seriously cool.

    I’m wasted.

    so… Merry Christmas and I am relieved to know that you have some joy and spirit in you this holiday season.

    really, i just wanted to come up there and hug you.

    still do actually, but only if you’re wearing the shrug and we can do boobie hugs.

    so… there…. *giggle* and merry christmas!

    Comment by Everything nice — December 25, 2005 @ 9:16 pm | Reply

  10. excellent Christmas too you. wtg on the shopping. I’ve been done all year since I wasn’t getting anything for anyone was a forego conclusion.

    Comment by Amber — December 25, 2005 @ 10:31 pm | Reply

  11. hey thanks matt :)

    bubbles: isn’t it fucking gorgeous? you should see it in the great aquamarine colour… it about melted me. i want to hate them but i want the shrug more…

    oh man i’m having a fantastic christmas. lsd and hubris filled up my empty couple of days and it’s just been getting better since thursday. and gawd the food at my aunt’s!

    i like hugs… i’m always into hugs if people want to show up and share them. also sushi *grin*

    i’m trying to get a shrug, i’ll let you know if i get one!


    amber: thanks dude, i’m having a great time so far this season and it looks fit to continue.


    noone at all?

    Comment by sassinak — December 26, 2005 @ 3:02 am | Reply

  12. christmas eve=got drunk with a shitload of jews….it felt like a bar mitzvah..seriously

    christmas day: chinese food, movie…….

    today: flying.

    i ever go off on how much i hate flying/airports/people?


    Comment by da buttah — December 26, 2005 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

  13. jeez… bastards?

    All I know is that you were griping about not having enough work/workout clothes. How was i to know they treated you badly two fargin’ years ago.

    I’m going to join the hot doc when he ribs you for wearing a Lululemon product.

    The CD is great. I actually liked MY christmas present.

    Comment by othercat — December 26, 2005 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  14. elle: i heard that jews eat chinese food and go to the movies on the start day of chanukah. sounds like you had a good weekend?

    hug the dude for me!

    also… please rant about airports, i expect humour.

    othercat: nonononono! i LOVE my christmas present, i’m just in FULL ON denial about how much i love it AND how much i will love having a shrug in every colour! trust me, i’m delighted. (the bastards thing was supposed to be funny)

    i’m so glad you like the CD, they have a second which sounds awesome as well. care to order with me to save on shipping?

    damn y’all are going to rib me!

    Comment by sassinak — December 26, 2005 @ 6:43 pm | Reply

  15. Well Sass, you won’t have me to kick around for a week. I’m sure We’ll have lots to yap about when I get back from the azure seaside.

    To all the regular bloggers who comment:I hope everyone has a nice break from their routine this Christmas, and that 2006 is a banner year for all.

    This is likely my last contact with modern electronic communications for a week, so have a good one.

    Comment by othercat — December 27, 2005 @ 12:53 am | Reply

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