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Thursday, November 17, 2005

anticlimax

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my client gave me leaf tickets this morning and i am so excited because i have NEVER seen an NHL game before. well not live. the best i've seen was the sudbury wolves and i was a kid when i did that. so young in fact that i only remember kid sized images of everything.

you know where the stands go on for miles and they're super high. the players are the size of ants and the play is extra fast. it's sort of surreal in my memory the way acid trip images are or you're watching one of those drunk driving commercials where there's one pint glass in front of the lens and everything is all magical and blurry but somehow still clear.

so i got the tickets and i was STOKED because i was going to bring othercat with me. this is the guy that took me to bb king and herbie hancock and fed me and stuff. i was taking him to a hockey game. except yeah. he was some charity shinding with his family.

so i guess that lets him off the hook.

so now i'm like 'hmmm who do i want to take to a hockey game?'

keep in mind that this is my first ever NHL game right?

anyway so i decide it's either johnny or guy from the gym and [hrm need a non identifying nick name... that i'll remember... salt] salt is sort of edging out johnny because well, i want to get laid AND i actually like him.

so i hit the gym and salt is there and i'm like 'excellent' and i sit down to stretch and someone says to him 'have a good time' so i asked him what's up and yeah. no hockey game.

now guys you have to understand that i have successfully asked out one guy in my life [ironically it's johnny] and so i actually had to get a little worked up for this.

no like worked up. i don't mean i was covered in sweat and being uncool i just mean that i had sort of geared myself or steeled myself or whatever. and yeah no. i mean at least he didn't say no, i just never got the chance to say anything.

no's suck. even when they're conditional (i like you but there are circumstances xyzwhatfuckingever in my life the prohibit me from actually dating you. translation? not if you were the last woman on earth... well maybe then but i'd fantasize about baywatch the whole time)

so i'm glad that i didn't get a no. instead i got all worked up and didn't get to actually DO anything. it's like being all dressed up with noone to blow.

now the result of this is that i get to go to a hockey game with johnny and we are going to have the best fucking time. but i'm suffering from askingoutus interruptus! funny thing is that in a way it's sort of a relief that he can't come to hockey because i want to be able to be a full on spaz and not worry about the kind of impression i make.

shut up, since when can anyone go on a first date and NOT worry about what kind of impression they're making? even if you end up not being into the person you still want them to like you.

i try really hard to be myself when i go on dates with people because i think that that's important. but it would be hard to properly enjoy a hockey game on a first date. second or third date sure :)

the end result of all this? i still don't have anyone to date

BUT

*I* get to see the Leafs!!!



i'm so stoked i don't even believe it. i keep looking at my tickets to see if they're real.

29 Comments:

Blogger DZER said...

well, so you won't get any dick ... you will get a good pucking though! LOL

I love professional sports. Only thing I've been to see is a Phillies game, but the atmosphere is soooo cool. I'm not a big hockey fan, but I definitely wouldn't say no to the opportunity to watch a match live.

Have fun and buy a big foam finger!

11/17/2005 07:14:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

*lmao*
^5 dzer

i'm really stoked, i have wanted to see the leafs play for coming on 20 years and i finally get to!

nice. i haven't seen crap as of yet :)

finger this! ;>

11/17/2005 08:08:00 AM  
Blogger da buttah said...

i'im so jealous!! I LOVED SEEING THE BRUINS PLAY AS A KID!! (what? i'm a bostoner..i just hide it because that gets you beat up on the playgrounds of nyc)...

ps: cleveland is in the northeast corner of ohio, ie-4 hours from toronto :) i like my stalkers over 6'2''..no blondes please.

11/17/2005 08:49:00 AM  
Blogger Hubris said...

That's a tall order.

Ooh. Hubris spent his bad-joke-of-the-day rather early today.

11/17/2005 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger SignGurl said...

Sass I wish I knew someone in Toronto for ya. You deserve to get laid and I'm rooting for you.

^5 on the Leaf tickets!

11/17/2005 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

elle: damm girl you got to see the bruins as a kid? *I* am so envious of that! I can't even think how long i've wanted to do this.

tell you what, when we both strike it rich come here and we'll do a leafs vs bruins game and bet a buck on the outcome!

you're only 4 hours from me? i smell a sushi date coming on!

hubris: *groan*
i'm thinking we should hook her up with one of the young men at the gym... hot back and all *g*

jenn: i wish you did too but i'll forgive you since at least you're rooting for me :)

god i'm SO excited about the tickets!

i have a good feeling about this salt guy but i wouldn't want to count my chickens before i see if there are any eggs in the henhouse!

11/17/2005 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger da buttah said...

four hours, and half my family lives in toronto ;)

sushi on bloor here we be is comin!!

11/17/2005 10:14:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

damm elle for serious? i would love to do that, i think we'd have a blast

are you coming up here anytime soon?

11/17/2005 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger da buttah said...

not sure.

problem with my family is none of us talk haha

a lot of my friends go to toronto for the weekend...maybe i'll have to tag along one of those trips....get a sass fix!

11/17/2005 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

elle you totally should, i think it would be awesome fun! give me a couple of weeks notice and i'll clear most of my schedule... (still have to teach sunday until 1 but...)

why doesn't your family talk?

11/17/2005 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Everything Nice said...

k, im not a big huge fan of hockey... but Im stoked for ya. Have a great time, regardless of whether you go by self, or Elle meets up with ya...

you're so excited! It's about time you got a positive!

11/17/2005 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger da buttah said...

it's just how it is. sporadic moments of "all up in your shit" and then nothing for a few years. kind of odd..but how it goes

i'll definately let you know :)

11/17/2005 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Johnny Canuck said...

Yaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!
Third in line!! Third in line!!
:)
I think this'll be fun, Sass, and you can use my Leafs rattle for the WHOLE GAME!!
We'll have to make sure we do a few things, like hassling a ref or two, and booing the....Thrashers!?!? WTF?! Who the hell's on the Thrashers!? Hilarious.
Wear something warm, but form-fitting. We want to get you on National TV when the Leafs score!
Stoked!!

11/17/2005 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

bubbles: thanks dude, i'm really fucking stoked myself... and hey i'm not a huge football fan but i can dig your rants :)

elle: yeah my mom's brother and his family are like that with us and most of us live in the SAME CITY!

johnny: not a bad line to be third in really *grin*

i'm SO into hassling a ref or two but um... how do i reconcile form fitting with my awesomely old school leafs practice jersey?
thrashers = atlanta
AND a player from there got traded here. no big except do you remember that hockey player that was drunk driving and got in an accident that killed another player? well that guy is the guy that's now playing for the leafs... so there may be more emotion there than we expect.

11/17/2005 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger sugarpunk said...

woot!... go leafs... and trees and all the other parts... (as you can tell im a HUGE hockey fan)... hehe... ok so i dont know a thing about it.. but i do KNOW lots of ppl like it... man and the fact you had built yourself up.. damnnnnnn... ok well that means you will need another reason sometime in december to try it again.. but for now go out.. have fun and scream your head off!

11/17/2005 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

punk: heh

i can see your hockey fanness knows no bounds!

yeah the building up thingy sorta sucks, and it's funny that you're the only one who commented on it. i really did feel sort of weird about it, like i was all ready to do something and then i had to stop.

like when you half take a step and then try to step back...

damn i have to work myself up again???

11/17/2005 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger DZER said...

johnny: not just third in line ... but no sex for you either! LOL

sass: now what am I fingering? ;)

11/17/2005 06:04:00 PM  
Blogger Johnny Canuck said...

Honestly, hockey IS sex to Canadians.
But thanks Dzer, way to rub it in!
Wait, what are you rubbing?!?!

ew.

11/17/2005 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger castufari said...

Shit, I'd go!

/me loves hockey
//was jonesing to see the Rangers/Canes play tonight

11/17/2005 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger sugarpunk said...

LOL sass... well ya see something like that would happen to me.. without all the fitness thrown in there...

11/17/2005 09:46:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

dzer: trust me, johnny doesn't mind that i won't play with his peepee *grin*

and i don't think i want to know what you're fingering :P

johnny: you're right, it is.

cast: well, you're after johnny in line and he took the ticket already. but why don't we see if there's some scalpableness wehn you're here?

punk: *lmao* the fitness part is the fun of it though!

he's even cute when he falls off the wall for being stupid.

11/17/2005 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

damn i really did just say that

11/17/2005 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger othercat said...

I'm bummed I can't go to the game. I'm flattered you thought of me first, but I've got to be the dutiful son, and visit my parental units.

Maybe some other time we can bag some tickets to see a Leafs/Habs game, and then we can live it up!

11/18/2005 12:14:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

that sounds awesome

:)

let's do that okay?

for real this time.

11/18/2005 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I can't watch hockey on tv.....but I love going to a game...much better in person.

11/18/2005 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger sugarpunk said...

well yes i think i read that outloud sass..
and i for one think that since you called him "cute".. well it makes it all that much cuter...
haha!

11/18/2005 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

mike: i've never been so you can imagine how stoked i am since i enjoy it as a game as well :)

punk: it's because when he falls stupid he laughs about it... so it's charming. something about a man who is willing to laugh at himself... it means he doesn't take himself too seriously and it means he doesn't tend to take the minutiae of life too seriously.

good signs all

11/18/2005 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger sugarpunk said...

but i forgot to ask.. how was that hockey game???

11/18/2005 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

it's tomorrow so i'll know sunday :)

11/18/2005 01:55:00 PM  

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