snapshots of an idle mind

July 18, 2006

blogging = sleeping… right?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 12:56 am

i don’t have time to post right now, i need to sleep. my apartment was so overheated last night that i just couldn’t get to sleep and now i’m at exactly eight hours from when i have to be awake.

i do have brunch plans with othercat and a lovely day planned otherwise but nonetheless i need to sleep.

i got home yesterday and my neighbour was sitting in my apartment watching tv with the overhead light on. there i was, just arrived home from a stellar day that was totally random and my apartment is a good five degrees WARMER than it was when i left it with even the computer off some five hours before.

i mean for real now, the overhead light in JULY? what are you cold?

and then i tossed and turned and stuck to my sheets all night. i can already tell tonight will be better. the rest of yesterday was awesome though.

i woke up and went for breakfast with othercat and my parents and then we drove back and i dropped him off for his second brunch with pj before i went off to teach a class. stopped in at home to grab my climbing gear and ended up sitting around for an hour and then randomly cleaning my bathroom.

i know, i didn’t see that coming either.

it was freaking awesome to see what colour the floor actually is. i think i might do it more. less awesome to come home and see it already covered in cat litter again.

so i finally drag my lackadaisical ass to the climbing gym and there’s like three of us there so we bouldered together and then chef showed up and i did a couple of laps on routes with him and i did this one thing i’ve been trying to get a handle on for a while and it finally worked!

it involves dropping your hip into the wall but thrusting it up at the same time. no, it doesn’t look dirty.

okay well it does make you think dirty thoughts when hot guys without shirts on do it… but that’s a whole other post.

anyway so we ended up going for beer at this bar that turns out to be owned by a climber, [so of course i have to hang out there more] and they had a slack line set up. had i properly comprehended that i would not have put on the skirt i threw on (we did drive bys of our respective homes for clothes) because you can’t stick your leg out without flashing in a skirt.

so slack line on one hand and african drummers jamming in the corner on the other. and they do this EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*clears throat*

so yeah, new place to dance. i love dancing in the sun to drumming and iDRUM are awesome. awesome enough that i’ll bring my drum too… though i’ll probably dance more. and it will take me a while to actually bring my drum.

anyway then we went for a walk and sat around in a park and then got dinner at ackee tree and i dropped him off and came home.

anyway, this was one of those days that was so mellow and relaxed and then bam… too hot to sleep. there is one rule to my apartment for it staying cool enough to sleep in, one heat source at a time is ALL. she wrecked it and i’m feeling cranky about it.

i was so perfectly tired too, you know all nice and physically tired and mentally tired to go with it AND recovering from getting intoxed both friday and saturday? i never do that, like ever, anymore but even my dad was drunk fer chrissakes!

ah well, tonight i will sleep.

i want to address cranky beads because hunee doesn’t think they’re positive and i do. she said:
hmm I am not sure I like the idea of cranky beads…I do not like the fact that you can’t rid them until you pass them onto someone else…it makes it sound like you have to transfer your negative energy to someone else which one is not nice and two not good for karma.

While it makes sense and I have seen it be done (many times) I still don’t like it.

and i just didn’t see them used that way. in our group they were pretty and sparkly and people didn’t mind wearing them at all. not to mention they were light and not annoying to wear. so you get this necklace imposed on you and then you sulk about it and someone says ‘but you are cranky’ and you go ‘no i’m not’ and you hear the whine in your own voice and go ‘oh.’

and then you laugh at yourself, get over yourself and forget you even have them on until… someone is cranky with you. at this point you say ‘you need these more than i do’ and you put them on them.

i found that one hundred percent of the time whomever got cranky beaded deserved it. especially the squabbling couple and me. never was it passed on from others and always it was released to the universe as it should have been.

with good humour and good company.

that said, i wasn’t cranky on saturday, i was in an excessively good mood. i was using the cranky beads as an illustration of how high my standards for cranky actually are. but thanks for your worries y’all.

hunee you’re welcome to reply and i’ll stick it in after what i said… :)
i stole this off sweet lil’ gal‘s blog:

all that and they won the world cup too!



  1. so i had this whole commen..and then i saw the picture

    *wipes off drool*



    Comment by da buttah — July 18, 2006 @ 1:07 am | Reply

  2. oh yea..first comment bitches!

    Comment by da buttah — July 18, 2006 @ 1:08 am | Reply

  3. elle: you are utterly welcome! and this way i ALWAYS know where that picture is :)

    and yeah, i mean um.. yeah. uh… english :)

    *snoopydances with elle*

    Comment by sassinak — July 18, 2006 @ 1:10 am | Reply

  4. Okay I am totally am caught off gaurd with this one…

    I can see how cranky beads can be a silly way to recognize when someone is being, uh well cranky. It is a way to capture the moment and let the person know that their reactions to something may actually be an over-reaction. I think this it is a playful attempt at making a non-confrontational point. I see how they work in that respect.

    Although I just don’t like that it has to be passed on :( It reminds me of a scene in Two Can Play That Game…at least I think it was in that movie. While yes there will always be at least one poopy person I like to hold onto the notion that we can all get along and be happy. Yes this is very hippish and probably unrealistic but hey what can I say, a girl can dream right?

    I know how I feel when I am cranky and I just wouldn’t want to pass that onto anyone else…so that was mostly my point. It’s not that I hate the cranky beads, I just wouldn’t want to pass them on.

    You didn’t mention my cranky seeds? :?

    Sorry it’s been too hot to sleep, that stinks!

    Comment by HuneeB — July 18, 2006 @ 1:16 am | Reply

  5. Oh YUM!! That pic was not there the first time! I have the one where they are in white trunks saved on my desktop!


    Viva la Italia!

    Comment by HuneeB — July 18, 2006 @ 1:19 am | Reply

  6. Is it wrong that I want to rape all of them?

    just sayin…

    Comment by HuneeB — July 18, 2006 @ 1:20 am | Reply

  7. sass- it can’t be helped. SOMEone has to give the beads away right? One could at least confirm with friends as to when it is no longer necessary to wear them

    huneeb- Italians are indeed beautiful people. And yes it is.
    simply because a man could never get away with saying that.

    Comment by Hubris Humility — July 18, 2006 @ 1:46 am | Reply

  8. what elle said? ditto.

    now i’m too hot to sleep…

    Comment by terry — July 18, 2006 @ 1:53 am | Reply

  9. yes.. that is a world winning cup poster isnt it? .. yes..

    Comment by sugarpunk — July 18, 2006 @ 3:27 am | Reply

  10. I like the cranky beads idea.

    Damn… the picture… my thoughts went poof, be gone!

    Have a great day!

    Comment by RobynB — July 18, 2006 @ 8:28 am | Reply

  11. hunee: fair enough.

    i think the key is that in our group no one minded wearing them. like i had mine on for hours after i wasn’t cranky anymore before i passed them on and this happened to almost all of us.

    perhaps because none of us felt any pressure to pass them on we didn’t react the same way?

    as for your seeds? i thought they were lovely but not as good in large groups *grin* ..though perfect for self exploration.

    i haven’t seen that movie… but i’m as ridiculously hippish as that if not more so i totally sympathise.

    i hate feeling cranky, heck being cranky MAKES me cranky! :) i just feel that the beads are more a warning sign for everyone else than something that carries negativitiy. i seethem as more of a filter.

    it does stink when it’s too hot to sleep!

    hunee redux: i KNOW! i stuck it in cause the post was a bit short :)

    also? so worth posting once a week… and WHERE did you get a ‘white trunks’ one and why isn’t it in my inbox yet?


    hunee reredux: no, but um yes. like it’s okay to think it but i try to never use that word in jest… though i have. say jump *grin*

    Comment by sassinak — July 18, 2006 @ 9:08 am | Reply

  12. hubris: i wouldn’t have minded being the one wearing them at the end of the weekend though… perhaps it has to do with the nature of the group…

    you’re right, you couldn’t. which sorta sucks.

    terry: hee. yeah they’re sweet to look at aren’t they? i feel bad not posting a women’s volleyball team for the boys.

    sugar: oh yes, yes it is.

    robyn: yeah i did too. i thought it worked really well and i learned something about myself.

    *note to self, next time post the pic at the beginning*


    Comment by sassinak — July 18, 2006 @ 9:11 am | Reply

  13. Beautiful way to end a post, may I just say… YUM!!!!! Eye candy. And you know I am not into looks per se. But DAMN!

    There have been weird temperature fluctuations around here. Maybe it’s global warming. Yours was the lap though. And your neighbour just goes into your place? I don’t even know my neighbours. *le sigh* my bad really.

    OK…must do work now :) Check in laterz.


    Comment by Natalia — July 18, 2006 @ 9:16 am | Reply

  14. I cannot remember a damn thing I just read after seeing that pic. *sorry*

    Comment by Brea — July 18, 2006 @ 10:01 am | Reply

  15. I’m sorry………I can’t get past the picture

    *goes back to stare at picture*

    Comment by Kristen — July 18, 2006 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

  16. LOL you get to the end and forget all the words.. sorry..

    ok NOT sorry.. that guy front right is just tooo EFFIN HOT!!!

    Comment by sugarpunk — July 18, 2006 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

  17. Ok, as always you had me at hello…but then you lost me with the pics of the gay guys. And yes, they are all gay…every last one of them…and I will never believe otherwise…lol…

    Comment by Casually Me — July 18, 2006 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  18. I dunno about this cranky bead thing. I’d be festooned with the bloody things. What’s worse, I know I’m cranky, and don’t care to have it pointed out to me. There are just too many fargin’ eejits in the world to not be cranky.

    If those ripped Italian men came over, I’d be less cranky. :P

    Comment by othercat — July 18, 2006 @ 3:39 pm | Reply

  19. nat: thanks babe. i couldn’t resist sharing that pic even though i stole it from sweet gal’s blog… just because you aren’t into looks as a mate choosing technique doesn’t mean that you don’t like looking right?

    oh dude it’s SO hot here, today it’s only 33 and it feels practically cool out you know? our cats date, but i let her cat in and out of her place. she regularly makes herself at home in my home without asking. yes, it pisses me off.

    have fun!

    brea: that is all good, that pic is gorgeous!

    kj: i’ve done that every time i’ve checked the comments!

    Comment by sassinak — July 18, 2006 @ 5:02 pm | Reply

  20. sugar: that’s the captain of the team and he’s SO good. if you go back and look at my ethnic soccer/football/calcio post he’s the first guy up there. those cheekbones are like blades!

    just read it again *g*

    cas: sorry i lost you with the gay guys babe, i was thinking maybe i should post a hot chick in apology or another pilates pic or something…

    other: well it’s not a day to day life thing, it’s a largy group gathering thing. fully not the same thing right?

    just because they’re idiots is no reason to let them ruin your day, they’ve already ruined their own…

    ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by sassinak — July 18, 2006 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  21. LMAO.. *like blades* for some strange reason that sounds as effin hot as he does..

    (echeckd ya)

    Comment by sugarpunk — July 18, 2006 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

  22. sugar: it is. serious go look at that post, it’s from sometime in july when the world cup was starting, you should … fuck it, it’s here:


    Comment by sassinak — July 18, 2006 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

  23. Hmmm…pilates…

    Comment by Casually Me — July 18, 2006 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  24. cas: feel better now?


    Comment by sassinak — July 18, 2006 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

  25. *strolls through for another look*

    Comment by Kristen — July 18, 2006 @ 9:36 pm | Reply

  26. I hate to follow the crowd but dayum! I can’t remember what my comment was going to be. Thank you for that!!!!

    Luckily, I’m married to an Italian.

    Oh, I just remember that my comment was something about being stuck to the sheets but in a good way ;-)

    Comment by SignGurl — July 18, 2006 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

  27. kj: lucky me, i live here *grin*

    wish i knew where she got that pic.

    sign: heh. you’re welcome. i feel like posting the post again minus pic tomorrow to see what anyone would have said *g*

    :P *I* am so fucking horny it sucks.

    Comment by sassinak — July 18, 2006 @ 9:56 pm | Reply

  28. **huggles**

    Comment by sugarpunk — July 19, 2006 @ 1:16 am | Reply

  29. Hubris and Sass okay noted.


    Is is wrong that I want to have sex with all of them?

    Think if I throw some beads at them they will flash me? Course they will be mardi gras beads not cranky beads cause I certainly wouldn’t be cranky around such beautiful men…

    Comment by HuneeB — July 19, 2006 @ 1:24 am | Reply

  30. ahh I like when Sug huggles :)

    Comment by HuneeB — July 19, 2006 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  31. sugar: *huggles* right back babe

    hunee: i like your amendment… and you can say jump, it has a stronger effect and gets the point across more nicely… and no, no it isn’t.

    can i watch? have canavarro?

    mardi gras beads and cranky beads are related, both of them cheer people up *grin*

    hunee redux: me too!

    Comment by sassinak — July 19, 2006 @ 9:15 am | Reply

  32. Ok, Sass, I was already having to awkwardly speed past the pic on SLG’s blog, now I have to do the same on yours, too? ;-)

    I have a feeling that my co-workers aren’t thinking that I’m checking out websites of the blogging kind over here…

    Comment by john — July 19, 2006 @ 9:49 am | Reply

  33. Did you stop and have a nap/sleep during the writing of that? I mean the first sentence suggested to me that this would be a shortish kinda post, but nooooo, it’s just as long and full of great thoughts and questions as all the others, so i’m confused!! GREAT pic….I love sports…and what they do to mens bodies….YUMMO!

    Comment by debambam — July 19, 2006 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  34. Man, I have never seen more women fired up by any type of sporting event. I know you’re a huge hockey fan Sass, but I mean women who are into sports and women who could care less.

    This picture does seem to be helping in that effort. :)

    Comment by Matt Vella — July 19, 2006 @ 10:20 am | Reply

  35. john: if i said i was sorry i would be lying *grin*

    well, i think it’s hilarious that your coworkers are wondering about your orientation now *grin*

    deb: nope, i wrote it in exactly 26 minutes though. i don’t do short posts, i sometimes do half posts and stick other half posts with them and make a long post but that’s about it.

    i’m glad you liked it though. and damm i know those boys are so fucking hot it hurts.

    matt: well, women like eye candy too you know and with men’s fashions being all droopy these days we gots to get it where we can.

    hell even tennis shorts are long now :(

    dude it’s all about the hotties… didn’t you know? *g*

    Comment by sassinak — July 19, 2006 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

  36. Dear God, I’m glad I read all of this…thank you sweetie!

    Comment by kathi — July 19, 2006 @ 11:37 pm | Reply

  37. kathi you’re welcome!

    apparently there’s more of them but i haven’t got em yet!

    Comment by sassinak — July 20, 2006 @ 12:18 am | Reply

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