snapshots of an idle mind

March 1, 2007

twitchy ears

Filed under: life,moving — sassinak @ 8:38 pm


it’s strange to sit here, cross legged on my bed and silhouetted in my mirrored closet doors by the reflected glow of my monitor. i can see my monitor as a black shape and lit up things on the bed and light on my skin.

i tried to take a picture.

yeah, good luck with that.

anyway all i can hear is the hum of a computer fan and the clicking of my fingers on the keyboard.

i can’t hear the people above me.

i’ve heard one conversation in the hall all day and it was quiet and i only heard it because i was passing by and of course i peeked out to see.


that’s practically miraculous let me tell you. not to mention the total lack of cars honking, backing up, starting. blowing fumes into my window or otherwise interfering with the peaceful enjoyment of my domicile.

in fact it’s so quiet here that shane thought the wind slamming through the ravine was thunder!

but it’s not, it’s WIND! i have actual wind. thundery wind! and windows with beautiful snow storms outside them and warm lights across the way.

but did i mention the quiet?

every time i hear a noise i jump because it’s so unexpected. what’s funny is that earlier i could hear sirens all the time and now i don’t hear any. guess that’s the difference between snow and not snow in toronto. we got hit with this huge snowstorm today and it snowed right through the evening commute.

i dropped shane off a three minute walk from here and round trip was twenty minutes. it’s five on a normal day.

that was, in fact, the highlight of my day. she was in car in her very first real winter storm in my car!

we’re driving around and the snow is blowing and it’s sticking to the car as fast as i can brush it off although i did give it a full brushing before we left. i couldn’t see out the windows for anything.

but i’ve been driving in snowstorms since before i knew how to drive. i’m from sudbury after all. we have snow.

my mom used to scope out ice covered school parking lots on sunday afternoons while skiing and take us after to do doughnuts.

she swore she was ‘practicing’

uh huh sure mom.

but shane is from an island in the middle of an ocean. she does not have snow,,, this driving whiteness obscuring buildings that were two hundred feet away really freaked her out.

so did the fact that two inches of solid packed white stuff was all over the roads.

me? having fun of course.

i told her to make sure she took a walk in it or she would regret it :)

man you should have heard her, it was hilarious.  she just kept going ‘oh my god’ and cursing out drivers for not being more cautious.  god it was such a treat, i’m glad i was there.


oh i just lost my train of thought, i heard a glass breaking noise from outside and had to go make sure the cats hadn’t broken the reformer.

yes, the reformer.

the reformer i put together forty three seconds after it came in the door.

the reformer i haven’t taken a picture of yet but i will honest i will.

it’s kind of dirty but otherwise awesome. clearly used but also clearly well cared for and liking to last forever.

i’m in love already… and it looks all pretty in my living room.

it’s the only thing set up other than this computer and it’s sitting on an end table beside the bed!

i somehow have a bucket full of cleaning supplies and no rags or sponges or scrubbers or paper towels. oh and no shower curtain, how did i do that?


my ears are all twitchy, they expect all this city noise but all they hear is wind and clicking keys.

i think i’m in heaven man.



  1. congrats on being in your new, quiet, reformer-graced digs!

    Comment by terry — March 1, 2007 @ 10:08 pm | Reply

  2. oh, and? first!!

    Comment by terry — March 1, 2007 @ 10:08 pm | Reply

  3. I hope your place isn’t as laden with boxes as Hubris’ is. His large looking, empty apartment certainly filled up fast. I saw it a couple of weeks ago when it was quite empty except for a nervous bitch, a cat named Mouse and a couple of kitchen things. Then Hubris and the Doll moved.


    I’m just counting my lucky stars because I didn’t have to help move either of you. I’m always the first to volunteer when a friend moves, and for some reason, I was overlooked.

    Comment by othercat — March 1, 2007 @ 10:27 pm | Reply

  4. I’m so glad you go the new lobely place and are enjoying it. I’m in the middle of moving prep now and my current ll freaked the hell out when I gave notice and the potential new ll is in transition so that’s all looking shady and weird and the potential new roomies are freaking the hell out. Me? I’m lil miss cucumber here and everyone’s like why aren’t you freaking, well mostly because nothing to freak outover has happened yet, as far as I’m concerned anyways. ENJOY.

    Comment by amber — March 2, 2007 @ 11:45 am | Reply

  5. YAY! I’m thrilled for you! I love quiet. You’ve wanted this for a long, long time, good for you!

    Comment by kathi — March 4, 2007 @ 7:59 am | Reply

  6. Remember, the unabomber loved the quiet as well. Be careful what you wish for dear, lol.

    Comment by yeshua1964 — March 4, 2007 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

  7. I know what you are feeling cause you are describing it the way I described what I was feeling when I moved into my new place.

    Enjoy it, dollface. :)


    Comment by Natalia — March 5, 2007 @ 1:18 pm | Reply

  8. terry: thanks miss, i love it here already. i had to get my hooks off the walls at my old place and it’s so SMALL. wow i can’t believe i’m already spoiled.

    ^5 miss first!

    othercat: my place was never as full as theirs is but they’re taking two people who had space and putting them into a not bigger space. i’m going from 320′ to 800 so it’s a little different.

    i paid two men 500 dollars to move for me. you’re welcome.

    amber: wow, i hope that goes better than it sounds!

    why is your current ll freaking?

    Comment by sassinak — March 5, 2007 @ 9:36 pm | Reply

  9. kathi: i really have, and it’s stunning how fast this place is mine.

    i even had an accidental party!

    yeshua: you’re telling me, now i have MORE work not less because i have to set up group classes…

    nat: you’re right, it is a lot like that… and it’s great :)

    Comment by sassinak — March 5, 2007 @ 9:37 pm | Reply

  10. It definitely sounds like you’re in heaven, honey. And you deserve a home as peaceful as you are.

    Wear it in good health.

    Comment by Jmai — March 5, 2007 @ 11:08 pm | Reply

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