snapshots of an idle mind

November 7, 2006

moving day

Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 12:29 am


holy shit, i just moved my blog. i just hit fucking publish on a post that says ‘i’ve moved’ … this has been coming for a while, i have growing frustration with the blogger interface because it just never works.

there are things that i don’t like about wordpress, one of which is that the templates are a lot less customizeable… however, i can easily change things like the banner and my links and the like don’t get lost when i change templates. a fair trade.

wordpress is quite slow as well, but you know what? it’s always working. always. and it’s been getting faster… AND? oh yeah, when i asked them for something? they did it.

all in all i feel very positive about this new direction and i hope y’all like my new home as much as i do!


a great big thank you to mr cm of the antipode of the earth from me for graciously giving up the url when i asked him for it. i’m feeling inordinantly grateful to him for this.

isn’t it funny? you ask for something on a whim thinking that you’ll never get it and end up moving your whole blog as a result.

not really what i was expecting when i got up this morning.


incidentally, i got my trinity pictures:

okay how do i upload photos….

ahhh that’s got it.


holy crap, that was so easy!


last one:




  1. Wow…..
    …….Wow :D

    Even my imagination is fucked by how well you do the outfit! Seriously, you’re really rocking this Trinity look :)

    And I love the new avatar…..that says sassy and confident like none before it ;)

    Welcome to WordPress :)



    Comment by pyrhonik — November 7, 2006 @ 1:33 am | Reply

  2. Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.

    Hmmm change makes me cranky but whither thou goest or something like that.

    LOVE the pvc jumpsuit!
    Damn that’s hot.

    Comment by Madame X — November 7, 2006 @ 7:48 am | Reply

  3. Holy mother of fuck you look awesome as Trinity!! That’s almost scary.

    The guy in the coast behind you in the parade (?) photo looks like an old coworker of mine. Weird.

    Happy moving day!

    Comment by Jmai — November 7, 2006 @ 8:13 am | Reply

  4. pyr: i know, it’s tripping me out too… i’ll definetely dress as her again…

    i love the new avatar too, it’s why i’m posting this comment, so the rest of y’all can see it…

    thanks :)

    madame: nope, we’re in england i think… based on when the days are on here…

    thank you for coming here for me, and i know how you feel about change but this has been a long time coming…

    it is isn’t it? every girl should have one.

    jmai: it’s scarier in person, honest it is.

    lol… it isn’t a parade, that’s what happens to church street on hallowe’en… cool huh?

    they say a change is as good as a rest *g*

    Comment by sassinak — November 7, 2006 @ 9:04 am | Reply

  5. Wow Sexy………you’re beautiful.

    Comment by Kristen — November 7, 2006 @ 9:59 am | Reply

  6. dudette … you so totally rocked the Trinity thing … all that was missing was the black leather trench (which she ditches anyway) and the multitude of firepower.

    glad you found a blogging place that you like better … I’m a little to set in my ways, thus far, to change, but I will still visit you ;)

    Comment by DZER — November 7, 2006 @ 11:20 am | Reply

  7. holy crap, you look amazing!

    Comment by terry — November 7, 2006 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  8. Congrats on the move… and nice pics!!!

    Comment by Jim McKee — November 7, 2006 @ 12:36 pm | Reply

  9. kj: thanks babe, it’s my favourite costume ever!

    dzer: thanks man… and i had a black oilcloth trench when i got there but i ditched it fast. i didn’t carry the guns cause it’s too hard to move and besides, hers always appear magically when she needs them :)

    i don’t know if i like it better but it’s up when blogger is down… yay for visiting!

    terry: thanks! and comfy too!

    jim: thanks, and THANKS!

    Comment by sassinak — November 7, 2006 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  10. o.k. so lots of people have said ‘holy crap’ already.

    well…….swallow. is that really you? really? wow!!!! that Pilates nonsense really works, eh? :)

    Comment by gabi — November 7, 2006 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

  11. Damn! You look a LOT like her.

    Comment by Matt Vella — November 7, 2006 @ 10:43 pm | Reply

  12. gabi: heh, yeah it’s really me. i feel a bit stunned myself but i like it nonetheless :)

    and yeah, it really works *g*

    matt: thanks dood, welcome back eh?

    Comment by sassinak — November 7, 2006 @ 11:44 pm | Reply

  13. y0 sass.

    got a buddy who has been using wordpress for a while now. he seems to like it. i heard it has built in tools to scrape blog content from existing sites. is that what you used to move over here? if so, how well would you rate it? like you i have noticed an increasing amount of service outages over at blogger and it has been real annoying. a few months ago i almost moved everything out of there to wordpress but i decided to wait and see…

    cool halloween shots. i think you pulled off the trinity action. this year i did the wizard thing but i couldn’t find a cool wizard hat worth a shit ANYWHERE. totally bogus. i had the white wig/beard combo rolling though and most people thought i was moses or god or some crap. whatever. ended up seeing the Cramps at the Fillmore on Halloween. once again, they tore the place up. a nice surprise was the female bass player from White Zombie is now playing bass for the Cramps. i think she was in her element. in other news that night there were ten shootings at the Castro gig. glad i skipped it. been getting far too stupid the past few years at that Halloween bash. yup.

    Comment by factory_peasant — November 8, 2006 @ 12:16 am | Reply

  14. hey factory: i really like it. and in fact the tool got this blog in TEN MINUTES. two years work in ten minutes. pretty cool.

    it seems to have gotten everything right, all i really miss are the avatars. no one has pictures with their names here yet…

    thanks, i think trinity is the most accurate costume i’ve ever done, i think it’s my ‘shit i have no costume’ costume now…

    dude, no hat? that’s fucking lame for sure…

    did you blog your tale of wonder anywhere? i would enjoy reading the long version…

    Comment by sassinak — November 8, 2006 @ 7:38 am | Reply

  15. looking f’ing hot!!

    Comment by art — November 8, 2006 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  16. sass- just updated the link from Bill And Dave to point here from now on. thanks for the info on that wordpress blog scraping tool. what i might do soon is also make the leap here but leave the blogger site up as a backup/mirror site.

    yeah the shortage of good wizard hats was pathetic. i think i have the harry potter craze to thank for that. curse you harry potter! i’m signing on with Valdemort’s or Valdemont’s army or whatever he’s called and work diligently for the destruction of harry potter from now on. YOU hear me harry potter? that little magic cane of yours might stop lightning bolts and dragons and shit but you better hope it can stop surplus soviet hollowpoint AK47 rounds BOY!!!!


    anyhoo by tale of wonder i assume you mean how things went @ the fillmore? nah i didn’t write about it anywhere but if ya want i can yap about it here or email ya. is up to you…

    be freaky.

    Comment by factory_peasant — November 8, 2006 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

  17. art: thanks man

    peasant: nice, thanks. the blog scraping thingy just worked. it didn’t take six comments from june, my guess is they’ll turn out to be spam when i get around to checking… yeah i’m leaving the blogger site there, although it hurts me to go look at it. weird huh?

    it just looks all abandoned.

    i am so into cursing harry potter, that guy sucks. and those books are repetitive and stuff.

    here is good, i don’t mind email but i tend to forget to answer it… bad me i know.

    so yeah, tell the tale :)

    (i’m working on getting freakier)

    Comment by sassinak — November 8, 2006 @ 11:09 pm | Reply

  18. Wow, loving everything here. Love the new blog (thanks to the guy that let you have it, very sweet and generous of him), love the pics here and the pics below of you. Just lovin it all!

    Comment by kathi — November 9, 2006 @ 10:27 am | Reply

  19. okay. i’m not sure if you’ve been to SF before for a visit or are even remotely familiar with the city so i’ll give ya the whole story in painful detail.

    the fillmore has been around since the height of the 60s hippie era. it’s located just off Geary and kitty corner to Japan town. when i first started seeing shows at the fillmore in the mid-80s they were still honoring an old tradition… as people walk up the stairs into the venue there was a barrel filled with shiny red apples. in the sixties they used to spike them with LSD. but, times changed and twenty years later when i showed up you got apple minus a dose of mind altering drugs.

    another of their traditions which they still keep alive is after each show the staff hand out posters to everyone in attendance. it’s a cool souvenier. they’re actually quite collectible and some of the ones i got back in the 80s are now worth fat loot. dunno why but they are.

    inside, the fillmore retains an almost victorian feel due to ornate wood carved decoration in the railings, balcony areas, and wall trim. overhead there are a dozen giant crystal chandeliers that are backlit with blacklights which causes each piece of crystal to give off a deep purple glow. it’s a nice effect. the main floor is longer than wide and very open. upstairs there are two narrow balcony areas and a more secluded dining area overlooking Geary street. completely covering the walls in that dining area and the balcony are framed fillmore posters from shows dating back to those summer of love days. you can waste a bunch of time trying to look at them all…

    i drove that night to see The Cramps and brought along my good pal Biskits and his girlfriend Zoe. neither one of them had been to the fillmore before. both of them had heard of The Cramps but they weren’t familiar with their songs. Zoe was supposed to dress up for Halloween as Pippi Longstocking but she’d had a busy day and ran extremely late so she had to skip the costume. Biskits completely failed to rig up anything at all. sort of a disappointment really. i brought my wizardly garb but stashed it in the car until shortly before we were to go in for the show. at a previous Halloween costume party just a week before i realized the wizard beard and wig were kind of uncomfortable after about three hours. so i wanted to put that off until the last minute.

    we parked in Japantown and walked inside to have dinner. there’s a place that specializes in a cook-your-own dinner at the table called Shabu Shabu and Biskits had been raving about it all afternoon. i’d never tried it before so i said what the hell and gave it a shot. basically Shabu Shabu is a big bowl of soup broth that you boil at your dining table. then you throw in mixed ingredients from a platter of stuff they drop off in front of you. there’s unidentifyable parts of sea creatures, vegetables, beef, etc. when you suspect stuff you dumped in the broth is cooked enough you haul it out and eat. Biskits and i were kind of retards handling it but it wasn’t bad. more of an adventure than anything else.

    after finishing up with our grub we walked back down to the car and i fetched my wizard outfit. then we walked across the street to the fillmore and went inside. the doors opened at 7 and the show started at eight. we caught the tail end of a band from Sacramento that i like called the Groovie Ghoulies. unfortunately their set was pretty much overwith and we only got to hear their last song. that was a drag because i dig their stuff and this was my first opportunity to see them play live. oh well.

    because of that damned wizard beard i was wearing i had to drink cups of beer through a cocktail straw. totally dumb lookin. bottled beer would have worked fine but they didn’t serve anything in bottles so the straw method was the only way to go.

    next up came a band i’d never heard of called The Demolition Doll Rods. they were amusing, two scantily clad chicks and a big goofy lookin dood dressed up like some seventies power rock opera character. their drummer’s costume was the same outfit one of the female androids in Blade Runner wore. remember the scene where Deckard shoots a woman multiple times in the back while she’s flying through plate glass department store windows wearing little more than a clear plastic minidress? that’s what she looked like, y0. the other female band member wore nothing but a shiny bra and a thong. she kept shakin her b00ty at us in the crowd and i have to say it was a nice b00ty to peek at. yup.

    and finally… The Cramps. w0rd. the fillmore was packed with mostly costumed people in the crowd. HAWT wimmens were everywhere dressed up in all manner of secksay little outfits. Lux bleached his hair blonde and wore an all black suit kinda thing that made him look like a vampire undertaker at the local bloodsucker mortuary. Poison Ivy looked the same as she always does, shiny minidress and boots. as soon as they hit their first guitar riff the whole crowd in front of the stage started to bounce and shit was thrown up in the air. drinks, shoes, miscellaneous costume bits, you name it. Lux sang “My Daddy drives a UFO….” everything went bonkers.

    i think i had a self-satisfied smirk on my face.

    coincidentally it was The Cramps 30th anniversary on Halloween so they played until nearly midnight. i was happy when they played one of my all-time favorites- “Human Fly.” for years i have gone to see The Cramps play @ the fillmore. usually they show up on Halloween or New Year’s Eve. either one works for me. this time our Cramps fillmore poster was a cool pic of a mad scientist working over his laboratory table while he’s pouring green liquid into a jar. with a piercing stare as he works a helpless woman watches him from inside a bottle. she’s obviously been shrunk down to a miniature size in one of the mad doctor’s previous experiments.

    Comment by factory_peasant — November 9, 2006 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

  20. kathi: i know, can you believe how nice some people are? i hope he likes what i’ve done with the place…
    i think i’ll leave the about page like that though as a testament to him….

    peasant: i’ve been to SF but haven’t seen the filmore or any of the ‘cool downtown’ though i’ve been to the waterfront.
    um, can i post this as a guest post?
    i love your description of the place, i feel like i can see it. and looking at posters is NEVER wasted time!
    i hate when the opening band really starts on time… or more when you don’t know when they’re going on…
    okay, next time they’re playing at hallowe’en tell me and i’ll force terry to put me up and come with… hear that terry?

    Comment by sassinak — November 9, 2006 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  21. sass- sure post away. glad you dig it. yeah, i was bummed out to miss the Groovie Ghoulies. i’ll just have to make it a point to go see them play soon. not sure if The Cramps will be back for New Year’s Eve there. usually it’s one or the other but i’ll keep you informed. probably won’t be back until next year.

    Comment by factory_peasant — November 9, 2006 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

  22. yeah well i won’t be able to afford it anytime soon either right?

    Comment by sassinak — November 9, 2006 @ 11:45 pm | Reply

  23. Sass –

    Firstly, if I didn’t say so already, welcome to your new blog home!

    Secondly, the Trinity costume is hella hot! You look very much like Carrie-Anne Moss in it! Well done!

    Hope this finds you well!

    Comment by Sonus Ex Machina — November 10, 2006 @ 12:32 am | Reply

  24. […] i have started a few posts since i moved this blog from it’s original home. by the way, if you’re reading the archives? anything before moving day should be read here. it will have occasional pictures, one of me swinging a sledgehammer. i’m just saying. . […]

    Pingback by abandoning significance « snapshots of an idle mind — November 10, 2006 @ 8:03 pm | Reply

  25. sonus: thanks babe!

    i know, isn’t it freaky how much i look like her? i’m quite surprised. she’s thinner so her jawline is different and we have utterly different noses… nonetheless? i think i could pass for her sister without makeup.

    it does, and yourself?


    this is the weirdest commenting system. so cool, if someone links a post through wordpress it comments onyour blog. damm, that’s cool.

    Comment by sassinak — November 10, 2006 @ 8:17 pm | Reply

  26. Personally, I never use more than a single link in the comment I post because doing so can trigger spam catchers if the user has that plugin activated, whereas a single link will not.

    Comment by dating — December 17, 2006 @ 5:02 pm | Reply

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