snapshots of an idle mind

March 29, 2006

hey, robin hobb, thanks!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 12:01 am

goddamm it’s gotten serious in here lately…

so, without further ado, but a little shoutout to natalia;

snapshots of an idle mind presents:

things that have me snoopydancying right now.

. this ice cream i’m eating right now. it’s from baskin-robbins and it’s not my usual peanut butter chocolatey crack it is in fact an experiment. and it’s pretty good. it’s churros ice cream on top of bavarian chocolate mint.


. my cats, they’re just so awesome.

. that march through august i have at least one musical act per month scheduled in my life.

. because i’m an ass i’m about to list them all.
march 24 – buddy guy and betty levesque
april 10 – yeah yeah yeahs
may 15 – xavier rudd :) :)
june 8th – MINISTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
july 28-30 – HILLSIDE motherfuckers!
august 18-20 – summerfolk

hmmm i should link those… well that aren’t sold out. it’s so weird to me that ministry hasn’t sold out. i just cannot wrap my brain around that.

buddy guy kicked some serious ass. freaking seventy year old horndog rocking up the massey hall. at one point he basically said ‘hey do you want to sleep with me tonight’ and like forty women shoulted “yes!” and i meant to be one of them but they all beat me to it.

damm *fans face* when you got it. you got it.

. holy mouthgasm this odd combination is awesome.

. the sport of bowling has reentered my life.

. except for a minor mishap with my feet at one point where i got so twisted up i fell and then climbed back up from lower? flashed a 5.10- at the gym yesterday. this is particularly interesting if you get that i was sick for a while and was feeling all weak and tired and so i’ve regained something.

even better? no beta or nothing.

i’m still getting tired faster than i’d like but i’m slowing down more and more so whatev. it’s all good and stuff. i don’t think that i’ll take my lead climbing course as soon as i meant to but hey, i’m climbing again.

and i’m getting shoes soon, the ones i’m using are good but the rubber is just not taking the shape of my feet, and my feet are getting used to them but in a callussey unhappy way. so getting some new shoes is good.

. speaking of new shoes? i got these hot mules at an aldo liquidation outlet store closing sale (TWENTY FIVE BUCKS!!!!) and i walked them over to hubris’ house today to test drive them and they’re okay. it’s a twenty minute walk (in heels) and after an initial wobble or two while i got used to the heel it was a nice swingy saunter over there. i’m not sure i’ll take them out of the village anytime soon though.

and they’re hot i think.

and over three inches tall

*evil grin*

. pause to lick baskin robbins cup and inhale.

. it’s so cute how excited cats get when you feed them. and impressive how easy it is to put them on a once a day schedule. i think they actually prefer it.

. my car is all better. no more coughing or hiccupping and it wasn’t a fuel pump it was plug wires. we won’t mention the not getting the chirpy clutch dealt with yet.

what i’m busy?

. i’m enjoying a fantasy novel.

yeah you don’t get what i’m saying at all is the thing. the last ten fantasy novels i picked up left me pretty bored. i mean so bored that i was like predicting dialogue and minor plot points. so i was getting to thinking that i’d read them all. and then i started this book, assasin’s apprentice, out of guilt.

yes guilt.

i borrowed eight of the nine books in this series from rachael a while back (she’s missing one but has it in ebook form) and soon i’ll have to give them up and pretend that i’ve read them… which won’t work since she’s a bibliophile too.

so i picked it up.


and it’s EXCELLENT.

and i just don’t think that i can explain anywhere near how tired of science fiction and fantasy novels i was getting. i mean i felt like i had read every single solitary story there was. every one. and here i am riveted by this book, in fact i’m not going to read blogs after i post this. no, i’m going to read a book.

if you saw my bedroom walls and how they’re lined with books you would understand that it’s miraculous to me to love this particular type again. ahhh. so happy. thanks rachael.

i’ve kindled love for several other kinds of books over the course of my breakup with the magic/science books and i’m glad to have had this break. it’s been good for me… but ahhh… so nice to be home.

. saw the goddess today. back is speaking to me again. god it was mad. she’s starting to wonder what the hell is going on since i keep falling out of alignment.

got homework i haven’t had in four years. went and let some stabilizer back muscles get weak. so funny since i’m a TEACHER and i teach those exercises constantly.

ah well, learned it better too.

. my hot client is married. i forget if i told you guys this or not … anyway i’m SO HAPPY cause now i’m o.v.e.r. him just like that. amazing what ‘i’m in love with someone who isn’t you and have a kid with her’ will do. shush it wasn’t like that. he started talking about his son.

oh it was SO CUTE. he gets all bashful when he talks about his kid. damm some kids get the good dads don’t they?

i don’t like being hot for clients, i’m hoping this is a learning experience not to be repeated. it’s so weird to be happy that a beautiful man is married. actually i have a few like that i work with and they make me so happy. it’s like ‘oh look there are terrific men in the world’ … it’s nice to be reminded of that on occasion.

. i’m going to bed with a good book.





  1. Hi Sass, missed ya!

    Ya know reading your post it was all giddy and happy :) It was nice made me feel good. You sound like you are doing well, I am glad.

    You know I get that happy feeling too sometimes when I meet someone I am smitten with and they are married, it is that nice feeling of oh there are nice men out there and I just can’t help but be happy for them.

    Enjoy your book! Hooray for hot shoes! Love um! (I am a fellow shoe whore)

    Comment by HuneeB — March 29, 2006 @ 2:04 am | Reply

  2. what an effusively, infectiously bubbly post!

    it was ALMOST enough to get me into a higher plane of happiness … if I didn’t have so many things to do around the apartment, I’m sure it would have.

    sounds like a most massively and magical monthly musical majora for you … yay, you!!

    also, very cool you found a fantasy book series that got you back into the genre; haven’t read it myself but good on you!

    Comment by DZER — March 29, 2006 @ 3:25 am | Reply

  3. hey hunee i was wondering where you’d gotten to!

    i am doing well, i mean like anyone i have my ups and downs and my problems but overall life is a good place to be these days.

    yeah that’s exactly it, it’s okay that they aren’t for me, they just make me happy by their very existence.

    shoes are the BEST! love me some shoes. and they’re black and delightfully tall.

    dzer: thanks!

    have you moved yet? i know it’s upcoming but i haven’t seen mention of it in your blog… though i confess i do miss the occasional post.

    yeah dude i have the best musical stuff coming up i’m totally stoked!

    it was handed to me on a silver platter when i most needed it dzer, that’s the best part of this book!

    Comment by sassinak — March 29, 2006 @ 7:33 am | Reply

  4. Yaay for snoopydancing…I am snoopydancing around the office just because you snoopydanced and I have pigtails today so I kinda look like snoopy…in a way.

    Dude, it’s awesome when you can look forward to good musical acts for a few months in a row…that is fantabulous. I have James Blunt (whose actual name was James Blount…but I guess the O just wasn’t good for him) to look forward to. Woohoo.

    And yaay for shoes and mouthgasms and damn I sooooo miss Axl. I need a furry creature…and no I don’t mean a hairy man. I have been considering cats again…I shall have to wait a bit and see how my schedule works out.

    And dude…someone once said that those who love books never go to bed alone. Sooooo right!


    Comment by Natalia — March 29, 2006 @ 8:52 am | Reply

  5. there’s nothing better than climbing into bed with a good book.

    well, almost…

    Comment by terry — March 29, 2006 @ 1:35 pm | Reply

  6. nat: yay! oh man pics of the pigtails PLEASE!

    dude you are so right, not to mention that hillside and summerfolk are camping weekends with tons and tons of different music.

    you must be stoked on the JB, i would be… and that’s funny about his name. it is somehow different…

    well you’ll know when it’s time for a cat… what does roomie say?

    oh man i ended up leaving the book by the bed and crashing… and it wasn’t offended!

    terry: WORD!

    Comment by sassinak — March 29, 2006 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  7. okay really now, where the hell is everybody today?

    Comment by sassinak — March 29, 2006 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  8. I’ll let you borrow my guy for awhile, if you want. He’s one of the good ones, and I could use a break. :) But I want him back sooner or later, I mean…a girl needs to eat.

    Comment by kathi — March 29, 2006 @ 9:33 pm | Reply

  9. Ok joining in the snoopydancing:

    .Anything with chocolate and mint is ok with me!

    .Yay new shoes! I got a very sexy pair of strappy heels the other day and wore them today and they squeezed my pinky toe but MAN did my feet look pretty!

    .Have been to the gym 3 times in the last two weeks so far which is like nothing for exercise people and certainly nothing like the goddess workouts but for my lazy butt it’s really good!

    Thank you for the happy post! I’m in a happypost kinda mood tonight.

    Comment by JMai — March 29, 2006 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  10. Yep, we exist.


    Comment by Matt Vella — March 29, 2006 @ 10:28 pm | Reply

  11. kathi: thanks darlin’ it would be nice to have a man around for a while. especially a good one. there’s so few of them it seems… and yet i have a friend who parades an endless lineup of beautiful men who give off a fantastic vibe and every single one of them seems like a great guy. don’t know how she does it, don’t think she’s been single for a minute since i met her.

    i’m fortunate in that i’m perenially single BUT i know a lot of excellent men. helps me keep the faith.

    your husband sounds lovely from the way you speak of him.

    JM: snoopy dancing is good. it’s always fun.

    damm and it had chunks of mint/chocolate in it. like little layered mint patties.

    mmmm i love the sounds of strappy heels!

    dude don’t diss yourself for what you haven’t done, enjoy what you *have* and see if you can’t just slowly increase the pace.

    actually they’re not so much workouts as targeted exercise for very specific weaknesses. sometimes i shake and cry yes but not for long. it’s the homework that kills :)

    i’m proud of you for hitting the gym, was it fun?

    you’re welcome for the happy post, i was too. thinking is all good and all but i wanted a break …

    Comment by sassinak — March 29, 2006 @ 10:29 pm | Reply

  12. *does a snoopydance*


    Comment by da buttah — March 29, 2006 @ 10:58 pm | Reply

  13. matt: that really is comforting you know?

    elle: isn’t the whole snoopydancing concept just gleeful making?

    *dance of joy*

    Comment by sassinak — March 30, 2006 @ 12:04 am | Reply

  14. oh those books are great, i’ve just reread the first two and started the third one again last night!! I love them…..I love them because he is such an anti hero…KWIM?? Have you read any Katharine Kerr books? She is simply awesome too!

    Comment by debambam — March 30, 2006 @ 12:25 am | Reply

  15. I need a snoopy dance!!!

    mmmmm. ice cream…. sigh.

    Comment by Everything nice — March 30, 2006 @ 10:36 am | Reply

  16. Me? I’ve always been partial to the Ed Grimley dance.

    …and the triangle is a REAL instrument! I don’t care what anybody says.

    * dances away Ed Grimley-style whilst attempting to play Paganini’s Caprice 24 on the triangle *

    Comment by I Am...scatological — March 30, 2006 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  17. Damn dude. Thanks to you & MD I now have most of the same shows lined up right there with you. I CANT WAIT!!

    Comment by green_hedonist — March 30, 2006 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  18. deb: nice. i’m getting toward the end of the first one and it’s just excellent. i love that i have NO IDEA what’s coming. i’m steadily surprised and yet the story flows logically.

    it’s awesome.


    you know i’m not sure that i have read any kerr… have you read tanya huff?

    bubbles: dance on dude.

    you can’t eat ice cream?

    *tragic look*

    scat: love the new profile pic btw. very post secret of you.

    i like the triangle, but what do i know, i play percussion.

    ed grimley dances?

    hubris: dude you too can volunteer for summerfolk. use me as a reference :)


    Comment by sassinak — March 30, 2006 @ 5:32 pm | Reply

  19. nope no tanya huff at this stage, will check her out though! Katharine Kerrs series deals with the different lives of a bunch of ‘souls’ through their different reincarnations…in a fantasy fiction setting. They are great, i’m sitting here HANGING for the release of book number 12, the second last in the WHOLE series…it sucks WAITING.

    Comment by debambam — April 1, 2006 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  20. well tanya huff kicks some ever lovin’ ass. but the best trilogy i’ve read in eons is actually by anne bishop and it’s called ‘black jewels’ and the first book is called daughter of the blood.

    it’s FANTASTIC

    her other trilogy about the pillars of the earth sorta sucks in comparison…

    this is not a happy series but it’s fucking excellent…

    the kerr series sounds really interesting, what are the first couple called?

    Comment by sassinak — April 1, 2006 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

  21. I’m really glad that you’ve started reading them. I think it’s a good story too :) You have such a busy life these days! Actually, it’s great to see you living vibrantly. Enjoy the books as long as you need to, cause S and I are packing up for the move in May and the books are all boxed up now. :> Game for coffee or something some time?


    Comment by Anonymous — April 3, 2006 @ 10:54 pm | Reply

  22. hey rachel

    i think they’re fantastic. and i forgot book one which i have MAYBE fifty pages left in at the farm. and i’m not going back for a while.


    my life is crazy these days but i love it. i’m glad that you’re moving soon, i think getting out fof that place will be good for you.

    i’m in for coffee, when are your good times these days?

    Comment by sassinak — April 4, 2006 @ 1:16 am | Reply

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