snapshots of an idle mind

February 12, 2006

as long as you don’t wear red…

Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 4:48 pm

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no one got my last title. i’m sad. no one ever gets my titles either and they’re often puns or song lyrics or pop culture references or…

okay bygones.
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damn i’m so glad i found bolthouse farms juice here. this shit is so fucking good. (they didn’t have the green one though :(). that alone will get me shopping at loblaws again (that and the baby kiwis mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.)
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[i feel like i need to mention that this post isn’t motivated by anyone or anything in my life. it’s just what i think about around this time of year]

postsecret is all about love and hearts this week. not really what i’m in the mood for i confess. my bookstore sent out a little mailer for a contest to win some bonbons for ‘singles awareness day’ which cracks me up. what a fantastic counterexpression. much better than mine which has been ‘happy vd day’ for years.

no, no one ever gets it.

i’ve recently been informed that in latin cultures they don’t celebrate february 14th the same way we do. in fact it’s a love AND friendship day. so groups of friends will get together to celebrate their love for each other and that sort of thing.

this seems a lot healthier than the north american way. especially if you consider just how many supremely miserable people there are in the world because of such pressure filled days as valentines.

i mean really, if you have a long term significant other it’s fine because you both know what you want and how to deal with the day. but what do you do if it’s your first date? your third date? your birthday? your tenth date? you have to work? your six month anniversary? okay even by the six month point you probably have an idea what you each want out of something like hearts and flowers day. maybe.

take me for example. roses are nice and all but they don’t do it for me. lilies? orchids? giant tropical hawaiian flowers? for fuckin’ sure. but roses? they just don’t do it the same way. well i lie. there is something to be said for a single perfect rose… (and really there isn’t a flower i don’t like) or candy/chocolate? i can’t stand milk chocolate. okay i can stand it because it has chocolate in it. but it doesn’t do it for me the way really good dark chocolate will. [and no godiva is NOT really good chocolate… just in case anyone who loves a chocoholic is wondering]

cinnamon hearts? i am a total whore for those things. can’t stop eating them. so if you love me you NEVER give them to me.

and? if we’ve had two dates and you show up fully hearts and flowers and ridiculous i’m going to think you’re nuts. that’s where the single flower comes in handy. you can’t force romance after all and trying to overdo it with someone you barely know can be kind of a disaster.

anyway the point is that the traditional sort of methodology of singles awareness day really doesn’t work for that many people and it ESPECIALLY doesn’t work if you’re single. which i nearly always am in february actually. so what are the rest of us supposed to do?

at least the marrieds have a shot at having something to do that isn’t lame and may perhaps not involve a restaurant full of people trying to pretend they’re in love. and if memory serves it’s quite nice if you’re in the second to eighth month of dating because you still want to get that silly and romantic with each other.

and that leaves everyone else.

the ones who are coming around to break up time
the ones who think hearts and flowers are silly but are nonetheless in love
the ones who are single and happy that way
the ones who are playing the field
the ones who have a significant other who cares deeply for valentines day
the ones who will pick up on singles awareness day (and often regret it the rest of the year)
the ones who don’t give a shit
the ones who feel suicidal every february
the ones i’m not thinking of…

i think the coolest vd day activity i’ve heard of was actually organised by habitat for humanity. they have a home building day for singles on the saturday before vd day! how cool is that?

i mean if you’re going to do something romantic and you’re single i can’t really imagine something better than building a house for a needy family while you’re at it. my friend dj tried to do it but it was full already.

ah well. she would have had a great time actually.

so for those of you into romance (hi mom and dad!) please party responsibly. everyone else? please complain in blogland! [my comments especially!! *grin*]
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okay weirdest thing i ever heard of.

someone stole one of those portable 30 foot climbing walls. it weighs SIX THOUSAND POUNDS!!!

okay maybe not EVER heard of but damm it’s weird.

first of all climbing is a way smaller community than anyone thinks it is so *someone* is going to hear about that wall and let the owners know. cause that’s just not cool.

but seriously it’s thirty feet high AND weighs six thousand pounds. wouldn’t it be easier to build your own?

speaking of climbing i’m taking a week off. i’m moving well but my hands don’t want to hold anything. seems like a sign from my body to me.
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happy sunday. i’m just finishing my laundry and now for hours of tv with some munchies (it’s sick how healthy they are, baby kiwis, bananas, granola, almonds, sunflower seeds and maybe some pretzels and nutella. i’ve turned into a health nut even on veg out night. weird)

have a great evening you guys, i’ll be in and out.

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68 Comments »

  1. did your last post title have something to do with Oompah Loompahs? they’re orange…

    i confess. i didn’t get it.

    Comment by factory_peasant — February 12, 2006 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  2. if no one gets it by hmmm monday night i’ll say what it was :)

    Comment by sassinak — February 12, 2006 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  3. i always thought valentines day wasn’t about romance and relationships, but was more a day in the year where you show the people you care about that you do, in fact, care about them. i send my mom flowers, i buy everyone i know little gifts…its just a day where i say “thanks for letting me be in your world”…but most people don’t view it that way. and i admit i’m more than displeased to have abso-fuckin-lutely nothing to do for valentines day by way of going out with someone etc.

    i’m a tulip girl :) roses don’t do shit for me either..however, i do love tea roses because ever since i was 5 my parents have always given me tea roses for my birthday..so, they found their little way into my heart.

    and i always steal climbing walls. just stuff them in my bra..no one even notices ;)

    Comment by da buttah — February 12, 2006 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  4. you know elle that’s sort of the attitude i’m chasing after exactly. make it about all the people that you love instead of just the one you’re boinking.

    i think that’s a great thing that you do and if i think of anything cool for anyone i’ll definetely do that. much nicer than fake romance. (note that real romance is fantastic)

    i have plans strangely enough. but they’re not about st. valentine.

    oh tulips are excellent. yeah i love them too. are tea roses the tiny little ones or? i really do love all flowers, even roses… but roses don’t make my top ten at all.

    damm girl, i want a bra that can hold a 6000 pound wall!

    :)

    Comment by sassinak — February 12, 2006 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

  5. Sass- you have that bra.

    Valentines Day… yuk. Here I am married and worthy of celebrating such a holiday in full-effect but… I just can’t.

    In fact, I seldom bring myself to flights of romantic fancy unless It’s our anniversary or a spontaneous date.

    Flowers in general I despise because I can’t keep them, not even dried. Only flower I kept was a single long stemmed red rose my (now) husband had perched on the bed waiting for me to arrive at that no-tell mo-tell on our first’encounter’
    *ahem*

    If I’m to receive anything remotely flowerish, hit the nursery and buy me something I can stick in my yard to enjoy over and over again for years to come… that way I can nuture it and watch it grow… like a relationship…

    That’s the perfect Emma gift. Hmmm, make it a blueberry bush.

    As far as the love lorn on valentines day… I give them mad huggs… and I want them to know that even us in love married folk don’t necessarily hit the big red heartshaped candy boxes or the debeers stores to suit each other.

    We just kiss and say “damn, you’re an awesome partner.. and i love ya.”

    Hallmark holidays bite ass, this one is no exception.

    Comment by Everything nice — February 12, 2006 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  6. I’ll give a hint on the orange thing:
    You’re Orange you moreon and it’s one thing for you not to notice but if your wife hasn’t picked up on the fact that her husband has changed colours she’s just not paying attention.

    Comment by Mike — February 12, 2006 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  7. bubbles: damm girl i don’t even have a bra SMALL enough for my boobs anymore. it’s very weird but i like it.

    i love the way you and your hubby celebrate. seems like an excellent way to appreciate each other. i guess it’s nice to have one guaranteed date with your honey that year? but yeah i think spontanaity and anniversaries are all good.

    why can’t you keep flowers?

    please tell me that story someday?

    i love plants. flowers that keep on giving for years on end. so much better. love plants.

    oh man blueberry or raspberry bushes totally rock. you really do want one

    dude i didn’t think all the marrieds hit the debeers stores… god i hope most of them know better. it’s just a tough holiday because somehow they’re trying to make you feel guilty for not participating.

    i still like what you and hub do a lot.

    i love christmas though… love it. and my birthday and hallowe’en and any excuse to eat with my family…

    Comment by sassinak — February 12, 2006 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

  8. mike: i thought you would get it.

    Comment by sassinak — February 12, 2006 @ 9:44 pm | Reply

  9. Jesus, between you and elle. See, I do’t give roses (and I am not just talking about V-day). I prefer tulips, lillies and orchids. I grow iris, tulips and glads. Now I may plant some rose bushes because they are pretty and are good for security, plus I can grow them well for some reason. But for gifts…not roses.

    Comment by R. U. Serious — February 12, 2006 @ 10:31 pm | Reply

  10. ohhhhhhhhhhh glads
    i LOVE glads they’re so gorgeous!

    i like iris but they sort of bore me when they aren’t in flower. i like the way tulips just disappear and i like the leaves on lilies.

    can’t grow orchids, no good light and outside doesn’t work here… :(

    rose BUSHES are awesome. but that’s not the same thing as all.

    Comment by sassinak — February 12, 2006 @ 10:39 pm | Reply

  11. no one gets the VD day line??? really?? i’ve been saying that for ages. all my single pals get it…

    and AMEN to the notion of celebrating love in ALL its forms. platonic love is no less valid than romantic love.

    Comment by terry — February 12, 2006 @ 11:22 pm | Reply

  12. terry: maybe it’s in my delivery?

    yeah i love elle’s approach, i think i’ll have to adopt it.

    sometimes platonic love is more valid. hell othercat is my soulmate and we will never boink. what’s wrong with that? :)

    Comment by sassinak — February 12, 2006 @ 11:38 pm | Reply

  13. We had iris for our wedding flowers… beautiful blues and purples… complete with delicate silver ribbons that curled around their placement.

    candle light.

    The dome tank with the fish, eel, and shark swimming above us…

    the sea otters while toasting champagne as my Grandfather shook my husbands hand.

    ah, the memories… Taking me WAY back!

    Comment by Everything nice — February 13, 2006 @ 12:06 am | Reply

  14. Sorry, had a moment… it was SUHWEET.

    Comment by Everything nice — February 13, 2006 @ 12:08 am | Reply

  15. I need to set up more flowerbeds.

    I like itis because their flowers re so beautiful and theit scent is amazing. My grandmother had dozens of varieties and hundreds of plants.

    What I grow and what I give have to vary though. Not often that you have blooms when you need them.

    Comment by R. U. Serious — February 13, 2006 @ 12:28 am | Reply

  16. bubbles: aw sweetie thanks for telling that story. that sounds so beautiful. where did you get married? some kind of aquarium or something?

    please enjoy such moments more often, on my blog or yours.

    rus: i love the old irises that actually smell. the new hybrids are pretty but have no scent.

    i have really old ones in the garden at the farm.

    well my parents do.

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 12:45 am | Reply

  17. I can’t keep houseplants alive

    Comment by Mike — February 13, 2006 @ 1:12 am | Reply

  18. ahh, the great valentines day debacle. I always think of that episode of the simpsons where apu shows every guy in town up and it makes me sad that it’s turned into another totally commercialised day. Do you know why we have Valentines day? It’s a great story..you should find out about it and like most celebrations, todays version is a little different to the original…

    LMAO at the wall being stolen, not because it’s funny but because of the conversations that would take place between theif and anyone who sees it!! What i’d like to know is how the heck do you steal something so damn big? And WHY? Thats the one that gets me thinking…let us know if you find out won’t you??

    Comment by debambam — February 13, 2006 @ 6:23 am | Reply

  19. mike: how are you at gardens?

    deb: i haven’t seen that episode but now i want to. i thought i knew but now you make me wonder. and i do try to find the original meanings for holidays, it makes it easier to ignore hallmark.

    i know dude, seriously i can totally see it. some stoner climber from arkansas going ‘okay i’ll show you but you can’t tell anyone!’

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 7:39 am | Reply

  20. let me know if you can’t find the real reason and i’ll share!

    Comment by debambam — February 13, 2006 @ 8:09 am | Reply

  21. VD Day *snicker* :) I think it’s a dumb holiday, really. We don’t have that in Argentina…we are of the mind that there isn’t one day that we need to show love but EVERY DAY…so having one day would be stupid. It is basically Corporate World’s way to force people to spend money…right, cause how much you love me is meassured by how much you spend on me…HOW fucked up is THAT???

    Last year, I wore black on VD Day. All the women in the office were wearing red and they asked me why I was wearing black. I said that’s the colour one wears to a funeral. And since love is dead, it seemed appropriate. I almost made them all cry. I thought it was hilarious. I don’t really think love is dead but I like to mess with people, especially when they buy into the stupid stuff.

    I’m a calla lillies, sunflowers, orchids, jasmines and tulips kind of girl. Roses seem generic. But roses ever so often…not a bad thing at all.

    Stealing a wall???? Duuuude…shut up! That is just on the other side of ridiculous.

    And your munchies sound delish :)

    -N

    Comment by Natalia — February 13, 2006 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  22. deb: share anyway!

    nat: it really is a dumb holiday. it’s funny actually because my friend of the latin culture is brazilian no wait venezuelan so i’m guessing there’s some cultural relating happening there.

    i agree with the every day mentality as well. what i only love you but one day a year? that’s pretty easy. i hate the idea that love and money have become tied together, it’s blatantly ridiculous.

    funny thing that a thoughtful 2 dollar gift is often more appreciated than a generic 50 dollar gift. ah sweet irony.

    you wore black? dude i am so doing that! at least to work, i think i might wear something non pink but still colourful that evening.

    that is a nasty little messing with people. it’s fantastic. way to take their assumptions and turn them sideways.

    ohhhh calla lilies! sunflowers! dude you have excellent taste… and an excellent point. it’s not that i don’t like roses, i just don’t ONLY like roses. be creative dammit. (especially those beautiful silver ones…)

    i know, that’s why i linked the story, i didn’t think anyone would believe me!

    my munchies WERE delish!

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 9:08 am | Reply

  23. i have pretty much ignored all the traditional mushiness of valentine’s day whether i’m with someone or not…although i do think its a sweet gesture to share with mom+dad…might have to do that this year. i just dig 2/14 because i can get dark chocolate for really cheap…hehehe (i love that you also think milk chocolate is not really real chocolate…bleh. although i do eat it if thats my only choice)

    Comment by Jenn! — February 13, 2006 @ 11:28 am | Reply

  24. testing…

    my posts are not showing up lately…is that on purpose? :(

    Comment by Jenn! — February 13, 2006 @ 11:44 am | Reply

  25. jenn: nope, it took blogger an hour to notice that you commented is all. it’s been slow as molasses for no apparent reason lately. hell sometimes recent comments gets a comment half an hour before it’s willing to show it to me!

    as for the traditional mushiness? i don’t like it either. it seems so put upon and false. funny though i love to make a big deal out of christmas and birthdays… it just feels so much less fake.

    do love the cheap dark chocolate on the 15th though!

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 12:26 pm | Reply

  26. VD day? Tsk tsk. I used to call it this.

    So many people get sucked into this holiday, thanks for giving those of us who don’t options.

    That juice RULES. The strawberry blend is good, too.

    I bought chocolates today, some for G, some for A and some for S. I’d send you some but the way mail gets from me to you they’d be unedible by the time they arrived there. :P

    Comment by castufari — February 13, 2006 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  27. cast: i have the berry boost and the perfectly protein in my fridge. okay i finished the protein one. but yeah it’s freaking awesome. i’m glad i was introduced to it.

    why do you tsk me for calling it that?

    i’m not sucked into the holiday, i just think it sucks the way the modern image of a hot woman sucks. fucking media.

    hee it’s not my fault my post office sucks total ass! but it is their fault i’m not getting my chocolate.

    bastards.

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 1:05 pm | Reply

  28. Your title is from “House”. At least I think that is the name of the show.

    Am I right? Huh??

    Comment by green_hedonist — February 13, 2006 @ 1:18 pm | Reply

  29. Also, you’re right. Godiva is NOT premium chocolate.
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    Note that I have never given you cinnamon hearts. Then again, I never knew your crack-like addiction to them. Muhahaha…

    The climbing wall everyone is looking for is hidden in my bedroom here in downtown Toronto.

    Comment by green_hedonist — February 13, 2006 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

  30. hubris: yup, yup you are.

    and no godive actually rather sucks. but noone beleives me.

    oh you bitch. you would too!

    hey hubris *wheedling tone* can i come visit your climbing wall? (i almost said bedroom but that would have come out wrong)

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  31. Oh pishaw. It would only come out wrong if you mentioned that you wanted to come over to scream banshees while getting your coals raked like never before. Of course, I have nooo idea who could fill that um… shoe for you. Just make sure you change the sheets and feed my cat before you leave. Don’t forget to give MD & I a call when you leave so that we know when it is safe to return without earplugs.

    Comment by green_hedonist — February 13, 2006 @ 2:06 pm | Reply

  32. you up for some games at my place tonight? What with your “I refuse to climb anymore for now” finger?

    Comment by green_hedonist — February 13, 2006 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

  33. hubris: yeah dude i’m totally up for some games. i’m done work at 7 tonight and carless so i might just ttc straight to your pad? when you home from work? (i may have to hop online for a little organizing at some point but i know you don’t care…)

    i don’t scream. i do whimper and gasp and pant but i don’t scream. i look forward to seeing people try to get me to scream but i suspect it will work as well as trying to get me to cry.

    that said…. like never before huh? hrm sounds good. why is your apartment better for that than mine? i mean i have a hellaciously comfortable bed AND noone needs to leave or get earplugs to sleep here… (fine i know you need earplugs for the fucking boiler)

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 2:19 pm | Reply

  34. sass, I never USED to scream… ;)

    Comment by mightydoll — February 13, 2006 @ 2:27 pm | Reply

  35. 1st, I’ll be home by 6:30 for sure.
    2nd, speak not of the whimpering, gasping and panting. I have trouble enough subduing my imagination when it comes to the likes of you.
    3rd, My place is better because of that alluring cat piss we spoke of so long ago.

    Comment by green_hedonist — February 13, 2006 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

  36. AHHHHH HAHAHA

    OMG, MD. I never USED to scream either.

    God, you are fucking awesome

    awesome fucking. TMI? Whoops. Sorry. Ooh look! There’s the line. That is the line over there & I am over here.

    Comment by green_hedonist — February 13, 2006 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

  37. md: TMI TMI TMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *runs screaming for her tinfoil hat*

    *snerk*

    hubris: 1. i’ll head straight over then. do i need to bring anything?
    2. YOU started it.
    3. you’re right, i had forgotten that alluring and aphrodisiacal smell. (that so isn’t a word)

    4. DID I MENTION TMI?????????????

    you guys have any idea at all of the mental gymnastics in my imagination now? like i WANT to picture the two of you uh… screaming?

    yes hubris and as usual you are about 70 feet past the line.

    that’s okay, it’s why we love you. (tucks brain into bleach bath and goes to have a nap)

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

  38. Ah HA! Thats what it takes to get you to scream. It was soo easy & its been in our faces all this time!

    Bring anything you think will be useful or fun.

    and I’m LMFAO at the bleach bath. Funny though, I just gave my head one of those last Saturday :)

    Comment by green_hedonist — February 13, 2006 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

  39. well i can bring uh… things people smoke? or i can smoke yours and you can visit me next :)

    please god no don’t make me imagine you two screaming again. please? my poor innocent little brain.

    yes but i’m giving the inside of my head one… and it’s LESS stingy on the outside!

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  40. The chocolate place was MOBBED. Got some turtles for A and chocolate bark for G. Everyone else can wait until the holiday is over so I don’t send the wrong message.

    http://www.chocolatefetish.com/

    Not an ad, just a store downtown.

    Comment by castufari — February 13, 2006 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

  41. I don’t like chocolate or peanut butter or most candy for that matter. I love M&Ms though.

    And By the way Sass I love gardening. Unfortunately I don’t have a garden, my only living plants are some Ivy I have nurturedat my mom’s place.

    I want to set up a garden at High Park, they lease out garden space. Would have last year but the Ex preferred to stay home and watch her soaps every day.

    Comment by Mike — February 13, 2006 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  42. And Valentine’s Day has never had quite the same meaning for me as I assume it does for other.
    Since it’s my birthday, that has always been my primary focus on Valentines Day.

    However I think it can serve as a reminder, if used correctly, of the feelings a couple shared at the beginning of their relationship, and perhaps still feel, maybe deep in the cockles. Sometimes things can get dull and even sex can become routine.
    Contrived or not, on Valentine’s Day couples do shit for each other that they often don’t on August 14. Which is a shame yes, but still it’s nice to say “I love you”, when sometimes people forget.

    Girls have cooties.

    Comment by Mike — February 13, 2006 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

  43. Being the old married woman that I am, I pay no attention to the Hallmark holiday. It’s just another reason to make people feel guilty like grandparent’s day. I celebrate them all the time so why do I need to take one day a year to tell them they are special?

    Give me flowers any day, any way. Cut, dried or planted. I love them! But I get so mad at hubby when he spends too much money on them (i.e. roses) when I would have been just as happy with daisies or carnations.

    Happy Friendship/Valentine’s Day, Sass!

    Comment by Sign Gurl — February 13, 2006 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

  44. sass, they found the wall:

    http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/weird_news/13844742.htm

    Comment by castufari — February 13, 2006 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  45. OK, first off I have to say that I know where the mystery post title comes from. I told you on Saturday, but I had the benefit of you saying it to me, and it may have been the vocal inflection that twigged me.

    And I too believe that Godiva is overpriced shite. When I was in Belgium I made a point of buying hand-made chocolate from several (at least 6) ‘leading’ chocolatiers and I can say with confidence that Godiva was the worst. Though on a continuum of chocolate, Godiva is much better than Hershey or any other commercialized North American crap. And your assistant is thrilled to death when you get her some for Secretary’s Day.

    Incidentally, the best chocolate in Belgium was a family business that has two shops in Bruges and it was the least expensive.

    As for cinnamon hearts… I too used to love them. Until I ate an entire bag for dinner, and later ended up busting a kidney and in the hospital on a morphine drip. Which made me sick. So I puked red foam for five days. And if you think those bad boys are hot going down, the effect is tenfold on the rebound. So, yeah… kind of averse to them now.

    –PV

    Comment by Anonymous — February 13, 2006 @ 7:40 pm | Reply

  46. castu: anyplace with chocolate fetish in the name is sounding good to me.

    mike: damm dude save all your chocolate gifty treats and give them to me!!! cause i love me the chocolate and the peanut butter that you tragically lack the love gene for.

    i love gardening also… and i certainly miss it. plants are nice but gardens rule. community gardens rule more even.

    i like the ring vd day has for you. it removes all the stupid expectations and lets you do whatever you like which is way better than having to do things that people just expect you to do. much better. as for reminding i think you’re totally right about that. if used correctly it’s an excellent tool for keeping couples happy with each other. but that isn’t usually what happens. as for august 14th? that’s two days after my birthday and i expect much loving that day.

    my cooties taste good.

    sign: yeah see i’m with you. happy friendly valentine’s dude!

    cast: that shit is just funny

    pv: i knew you would have gotten it anyway. i had faith in you and mike.

    oh man belgian chocolate. excuse me while i have a moment with myself *g*

    if i’m ever going to belgium i expect directions!

    oh man. oh man. that might have cured ME

    Comment by sassinak — February 13, 2006 @ 8:01 pm | Reply

  47. Didn’t you say that before one time?

    Comment by Mike — February 13, 2006 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

  48. Now I feel like some cadbury hot cocoa…but it’s at my place and I’m at my parent’s home. Argh!

    -N

    Comment by Natalia — February 13, 2006 @ 10:31 pm | Reply

  49. mike: i was using dialup at the time.

    nat: heh. now you have to double stock all your favourites!

    Comment by sassinak — February 14, 2006 @ 12:17 am | Reply

  50. Re: not wearing red – Star Trek reference? Sorry for coming in late, I was nerding out. :)

    Double nerding out for guessing a Star Trek ref…

    Comment by Matt Vella — February 14, 2006 @ 12:20 am | Reply

  51. actually i was just referring to valentine’s day… no reference that time.

    :)

    that’s what makes it a game see :)

    Comment by sassinak — February 14, 2006 @ 12:42 am | Reply

  52. the poor baby kiwis … never to grow up and be teen kiwis … or live as adult kiwis … *sniff*

    and people will steal anthing that’s not nailed down … and sometimes even stuff that IS nailed down … I remember someone once stole the heavy, metal statue of Col. Sanders that used to be outside one of the KFCs here … they found it a few blocks down the road … LOL

    happy valentine’s to you, however you ended up celebrating it. :)

    Comment by DZER — February 14, 2006 @ 2:25 am | Reply

  53. It’s my birthday, my birthday!
    I’m the most important today!

    Oh yeah, and Happy Valentines Day to you folks who don’t have their birthday today.

    Comment by Mike — February 14, 2006 @ 6:45 am | Reply

  54. dzer: i know! and they’re SO DAMM yummy too.

    why on earth would someone steal colonel sanders? that’s just weirder. at least a climbing wall is useful.

    i think i have a date :)

    mike: happy birthday. are you doing birthday shots?

    Comment by sassinak — February 14, 2006 @ 8:36 am | Reply

  55. congrats!! I KNOW I didn’t have one LOL … except with the laundry mat

    Comment by DZER — February 14, 2006 @ 9:29 am | Reply

  56. Happy birthday, Mike!

    Comment by mightydoll — February 14, 2006 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

  57. dzer: that’s my tradition yes :)

    Comment by sassinak — February 14, 2006 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

  58. I won’t be doing birthday shots tonight. I have lost my voice and my ears is going to explode.

    However I am currently cooking myself up some yummy kebabs and I might find something healthy to go with them.

    While I wait I am playing with my crayons.

    Comment by Mike — February 14, 2006 @ 4:39 pm | Reply

  59. While I’m throwing out random comments, I might as well go on record to say that you look friggin’ awesome in that climbing pic.

    Now back to our regularly scheduled commenting.

    PS – I’ll have a back pic by Monday.

    Comment by Matt Vella — February 14, 2006 @ 11:42 pm | Reply

  60. I doubt anyone wants to see pictures of my back. I have muscles there so I’m told, but they aren’t bulgy at all.

    I had a very happy birthday.

    Comment by Mike — February 14, 2006 @ 11:57 pm | Reply

  61. mike: i’m never in the mood for trying to do as many shots as my age. i wasn’t even up for that when i was nineteen :)

    crayons are good.

    matt: thanks dude. i’m really only hanging there wondering what to do with my foot.

    i gotta get a back pic taken.

    mike: glad you enjoyed.

    it’s funny who does and doesn’t want to see whose bits. never the expected ones it’s true.

    Comment by sassinak — February 15, 2006 @ 12:41 am | Reply

  62. here’s a nice Valentine’s message, a day late:
    http://www.starterupsteve.com/swf/Group_X_video.html

    (turn on speakers)

    Comment by Mike — February 15, 2006 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

  63. um yeah
    that’s romantic as heck

    *lmao*

    Comment by sassinak — February 15, 2006 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

  64. oh where did the spams go?

    I was going to buy some pilates videos

    I’m going to try to figure out how to display my nick instead of my real name.

    Comment by Mike — February 15, 2006 @ 4:37 pm | Reply

  65. test

    Comment by Earthworm — February 15, 2006 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

  66. the blog administrator, that’s me… deleted them.

    and yes, it worked :)

    Comment by sassinak — February 15, 2006 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

  67. Hey Sass, how was your night?

    Comment by Earthworm — February 15, 2006 @ 8:22 pm | Reply

  68. it was nice actually. i was pretty cranky due to hormones and car issues but it was nice.

    Comment by sassinak — February 15, 2006 @ 8:45 pm | Reply


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