snapshots of an idle mind

March 10, 2007

fire boar

Filed under: life,random,seasonal — sassinak @ 1:35 am


so i’m a boar… it turns out that when my animal got to swim across a river and determine it’s supremacy it got there last.  funny that it’s element is water… perhaps, like me, it was so busy playing in the water that it forgot to race?

regardless, this is apparently my year.

i’m having a rare bout of cautious optomism and interesting things are happening.

chinese new year is february 18th right?

okay since that day, when it turned into my year, i’ve:

. moved into an awesome new apartment

. gotten a reformer off ebay and actually had it show up

. taught my first clients at my new place and had them like it

. gotten an ‘importers license’

. been invited to my SECOND EVER NHL GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

. gotten a call from the sports clubs of canada that may involve a lot more work starting in may… i don’t completely trust them, i’ve come close with them before but i’m gently hopeful

. learned how to not pay brokerage fees at customs and that i only have to pay gst on business equipment

. realised that even in a ginormous place i still have more art than i have walls

. accidentally thrown the impromptu first gathering/true housewarming and had it be a smashing success

. [did i mention the hockey game?]

. been cleared by my physiotherapist to approach a climbing gym again.  i’m not allowed to do anything hard or fall or jump down from ANYTHING but i can go play with baby and beginner walls and start to get my muscles back

. slept well repeatedly

. tested negative for all scary stds [not that i was worried]

. learned that a teacher i know is leaving town and attempted to vulture a couple of her classes

. invited everyone i know to the first housewarming party that i’m ever throwing by myself.

. jumped up and down repeatedly about the hockey game i got invited to tomorrow (and it only happened yesterday)

. subbed for a teacher i revere and had her students claim to have a good time!

. had several friends to my new pad and entertained successfully

. met several awesome neighbours and invited them to that same party i’m throwing by myself.

. had a really great jam with the band

. realised i’m a liar and that half my friends are helping me with this party

.  gotten enough sleep that i’m consistently waking up before my alarm and feeling well rested

. plugged in the internet and had it ‘just work’

. had a suspicion that not everything i think i know is as it seems.  and no i’m not explaining that

. reconnected with several people in a business sense, people i needed to reconnect with

. already started to get more organized now that i have some room

.  enjoyed the sounds of silence outside my open window

. decided that it’s bedtime



  1. gently hopeful. another excellent turn of phrase.

    sure sounds like your year is off to a fantastic start! i look forward to the explanation of that suspicion of yours…

    (am i really first?? yippee!)

    Comment by terry — March 10, 2007 @ 9:47 pm | Reply

  2. Sounds like you and the universe might be started on a good thing :)

    Nice to see!

    Still lookin for a date with you for a drink April 15! Check your emails chickie ;)

    Comment by pyrhonik — March 11, 2007 @ 12:14 am | Reply

  3. terry: thanks hon, i just didn’t want to say ‘cautiously optimistic’ again :)

    dude if the last few weeks is anything to go by i’m all about the chinese new year.

    PLUS? the leafs WON!


    pyr: i’ll let you know, i’m cautious but feeling good.


    dude as if i can get to montreal!

    Comment by sassinak — March 11, 2007 @ 2:34 am | Reply

  4. More mail coming your way babe!

    Comment by pyrhonik — March 11, 2007 @ 9:24 am | Reply

  5. oh dear. you got me curious. i knew i was a rooster but thought i was a water rooster. but no. i’m a darn tootin’ fire rooster.

    that answers a few concerns and questions. a fire rooster scorpio. hm.

    i’m really glad it is YOUR year. it’s interesting how having your own place where you can breathe changes everything. when you feel you belong in better, you feel better. uplift for the soul. now you are civilized. this is time to expand and grow and succeed and get some satisfaction that your efforts create results. yay!

    Comment by gabi — March 11, 2007 @ 10:49 pm | Reply

  6. Yaay for good karma and stuff. Even though I guess karma is more Hinduism-related and the Chinese are more Buddhist…although not all of them… actual point is that I am happy for you and I wish you much more happy stuff coming your way.


    Comment by Natalia — March 13, 2007 @ 8:33 am | Reply

  7. If the last month is any indication, it definitely sounds like your year!

    I lvoe housewarming parties, I’ve had so many of them! Really I just love any excuse to have friends over… I really enjoy entertaining and cooking for friends and stuff.

    I didn’t know there were water boars and fire boars. Goes to show that I know nothing (I am learning this slowly as I go along)!

    Comment by JMai — March 14, 2007 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

  8. Sounds like things are going stellarly! Glad to hear it.

    Comment by SignGurl — March 16, 2007 @ 3:00 pm | Reply

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