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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

by popular demand




you will note that i suck at flexing. like suck at it. when i was swimming we used to have these little bodybuilding competitions where we would all pose and i just couldn't get my muscles to flex. my muscles need to be in use to properly show themselves off, they've never really been into this idea of bragging for no reason. [we also did biking, running, medicine ball tossing, rope climbing, circuit training, weights, water polo, stairs, wrestling and elementary boxing... and that's off the top of my head]

toss them at a climbing wall or a sledgehammer or whatever and they'll pop like mad though :) [or doing weights with my client tonight, damm i was all impressed with my shoulders]

i think that sums me up a lot too actually. when i'm in repose and i have a chance to think and be alone i'll get maudlin and sad or introspective but if you keep me busy and my brain working it stays all sparkly and shiny. of course one of my favourite things is to get filthy dirty and not go near soap and water for days on end...

oh man i am the metaphor queen these days. it seems like i'm doing it whether i mean to or not. hell i made an entire post that turned out to be hugely uh... metaphorical without even realising it. later i realised what some people were thinking and i almost peed my pants i was laughing so hard.

anyway... there's my biceps.

dzer? you're welcome :)


wow... couple things.
1. hcg has excellent taste in jazz singers
2. jack johnson rules and that bubble toes song kills me

1. just got back from the montreal bistro where genevieve was singing and eliana sat in on a song. i was there for a couple of reasons.

hcg has been bugging me to see this show for like weeks. informing me that i'll love this woman and i have to go see her and since it's at the montreal bistro i'm willing to buy it... but, it's on a tuesday and noone wants to come with. (he and othercat are working, md lost her cell and hubris wasn't home) and i'm like 'nahhh, i'll just stay home and blog' and then this morning i get an email from eliana (who has taken several of my pilates classes) informing me that she's sitting in with genevieve tonight.

and i'm like 'okay universe i'm sort of getting the hint' so i think maybe i'll go or maybe not cause i have to work in the morning and then i get home around 5 and there's the funniest message on my machine which i SO wish i had written down before i deleted it.... but it was something like

"this is a last minute warning
the show tonight will be awesome
you should go
you've been warned" *click*

and i just started laughing. and i went. dudes it was great. those chicks can sing and the bass player? she was totally hubris' type actually. all defiant looking with crazy hair doing something she loved. anyway she was rocking the stand up bass and i wanted to dance so badly. so badly.

eliana got up for a song and they did this lalala thing (such a bad description) and then they did a song in english and portuguese that i think it called 'lovely' and i was so impressed. especially the bits they did in tandem. those girls should sing together more.


they make each other more beautiful! how is that possible? genevieve is lovely with her pale skin and her red hair and her whisky voice... and then eliana is this long tall latin beauty with these flowing wavy black locks of hair. (clearly i know one of the two better *grin*)

oh wow such a lovely image on the stage tonight. two different worlds blending perfectly.

look it's another metaphor *grin*

i think i speak in parables sometimes... just ... sassinak style.

2. this bubble toes tune. it's fucking killing me yo. i don't even really get why but it hits me hard. i must go purchase more of his CDs (and about 47 others) before i wear this one out. oh crap.

oh crap

i REFUSE to replace cable with music.


all these years of not cd shopping wasted. i've gone and turned into a music snot AND i need to buy zillions of CDs. these people were talking two tables away at the gig tonight and i was doing the turn and stare. [translation for the non canadian. canadians are REALLY good at passive aggression... so if you're talking in the library we'll stare at you and eventually you like die of mortification and shut up... OR someone gives in and goes over to shush you. that's a last resort of course]

talking at a gig and i'm enraged.

this is so funny when i think about my gasworks days. the loudest rock bar ever and we would shout over the music. *lmao*

there are SO many memories in that last paragraph i'm not sure i could even pick one... but KL was there for most of them :)

so yeah. i get a CD that i love and i listen to it like 30 times and then i go to the next one and if i like that one i switch back and forth for a bit with the new one in heavier rotation. currently i have SUCH a pile of unsorted CDs that i have to deal with and listen to. it's uh getting out of hand.


yeah i'm doing the turn and stare because people are talking.

clearly i'm a groan up now *snicker*

ps hi mom... i turned on anonymous commenting for you and princess valium...


Blogger sugarpunk said...

wow sass ... the same way you do the jack johnson. thing is how i did the nickelback thing .. (jj i knew about in doses at the beginning..chad well was like one at a time)

oh and canadians do the stare.. NICE..
in texas mexicans do the "ojas" (O-hos long O sound..) .. its the evil eye or something in that genre.. but they believe it will stop you ..
there is a lot more to it.. like superstision and such.. but still a EYE stare thing.. makes me feel CREEPY!

nice guns!

1/11/2006 01:50:00 AM  
Blogger sugarpunk said...

hey sass: can ya ask castu to stop by sometimes?.. ill miss him and his wisdom... *sad*

1/11/2006 01:52:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

sugarpunk: i did it with xavier rudd too last year. and i stole cachaito lopez out of othercat's cd player for months. i've listened to a lot of stuff a LOT of times but sometimes you have to buy all the cds on the spot or you'll get tired of the one you can't stop playing :)

we so do the stare... it totally works and it's nasty. you just turn and look every time they talk... it's fully evil.

eeeep an evil eye? that's kinda scary.


1/11/2006 01:53:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

dude i have no power over castu but i'll miss him. i'm sad he didn't let us know he was going.

1/11/2006 01:53:00 AM  
Blogger sugarpunk said...

well power? .. thinking since you know him best.. and i cant leave a comment.. he is such a nice guy and doing things that he likes..

i know .. i wish i had a warning....

hey on the CD front.. you can always burn CDs from the other.. tha is how we get extras in our house if we all want the same one.. or break one.. LOL
no wearing them out .. :)

1/11/2006 01:58:00 AM  
Blogger Jenn! said...

dude...nice guns!! really! so glad you shared them with us.

and i want to have eliana's babies...she's gorgeous!

1/11/2006 02:07:00 AM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

Nice! What you feedin' those pythons? ;)

1/11/2006 05:16:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

punk: yeah i'll drop him an email as soon as i get a minute (gah that will be days from now)

yeah but once i love a CD i feel obliged to buy it. the burn is just to introduce myself... :) i meant more wearing it out to my ears :)

Jenn: thanks! dzer has been agitating for a while.

yeah isn't she just? and that nice too. [sorry boys she has a boyfriend]

matt: pilates, climbing and a steadily more vegetarian diet :)

1/11/2006 06:13:00 AM  
Blogger Natalia said...

Wowza! You mean there can actually be muscles in the arm area??? Who knew? Cause I have not seen mine...ever. And you don't suck a flexing...dude there is something to flex. Now if I flex, that would be kinda ridiculous.

Yaay for lovely music and people wanting you to be places with them...all warm and fuzzy.

And yes...I recently burned the J. Johnson CDs that Jmai brought down with her when she came down for New Year's...and wow... I dig so much.

Anywho... GROAN UP... *hehehe*


1/11/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger Chrissie said...

lol nice biceps...

i love JJ... good tunes!

1/11/2006 08:53:00 AM  
Blogger DZER said...

oooh ... biceps ... *swoons and passes out*

1/11/2006 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

nat: yup, arms can in fact develop these weird things called muscles. ever weirder? so can hands and forearms.

oh the music was awesome last night dude. even weirder he wanted me to be someplace he couldn't go...

which cd? i have brushfire fairytales and will soon purchase the whole collection...

heee :)

chrissie: thanks darlin'

yeah it's funny how so many folks i know are into JJ but cast actually introduced me.

dzer: you're welcome :)

1/11/2006 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still don't have a cell, but there will be a landline as of tonight.

if you email me, my username AT google's email server etc...I'll send you the number.

1/11/2006 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, the above wasn't me.

And thanks for turning on the anonymous comments.


1/11/2006 07:44:00 PM  
Blogger terry said...

whoa! check out those guns!

perhaps you ought to flex those instead of the old turn-and-stare (which never seems to work for me...)..

1/11/2006 08:32:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

PV: that was actually hubris' girlfriend arranging to give me her number since she lost her cell. i'd tell you how but she might kill me.

you're welcome :)

terry: thanks dude, i'm sorta proud of them.

the turn and stare has NEVER once worked for me. not ever.


1/11/2006 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I told ya your arms were bigger than mine and that you could beat me up.
Hey, in that top picture, in the very bottom right, do I see the slightest bit of boob?

How do I add my picture to this? How do I manage not to ramble? Oh my God I just can't help it!

1/11/2006 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

mike: they only look big cause you don't have anything to compare them to. most of the men i know still have bigger pipes than i do.

i can try to beat you up but really i'm a wimp.

yes, you do.

uh you stick a picture on a website somewhere and then you tell blogger that that's where it can find your profile pic and voila, there you are :)

as for not rambling? i have NEVER successfully managed that i mean hell, look at my blog *lmao*

ramble on, it's all good.

1/11/2006 09:04:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

I'm searching the internet, maybe I'll figue out this picture thing

1/11/2006 09:26:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

testing (sorry)

1/11/2006 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

Ripped AND flexible... (drool)


1/11/2006 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

OK so I'm a genius. Too bad I only have the one picture. Well I have my baby pic, and my long-hair pic, and a few that I hop my mom never finds oot aboot.

By the way, I was talking to a client today who's a yoga coach, and I asked her if she knew anything about "pilates" (I pronounced it to rhyme with pirates, because, well..that how I thought it was pronounced. Turns out that it's supposed to be pronounced pillottees. Sounds very yummy and very middle eastern.
And by the way, she did know about pillottees, but I kinda tuned her out and started wondering if I should have maybe warned A about my sudden decision to delete my profile so she wouldn't say Wtf?

1/11/2006 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

should i delete your test comments mike?

matt: *blush*
and so flexible it's sick...

1/11/2006 10:19:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

yes please delete my tests. I'm sorry about that.

OK, super-flexible AND tight shirt? *throws social calendar into waste bin, pours lighter fluid in, and lights it on fire*

1/12/2006 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

mike: your tests amused me... your real comment that you deleted yourself? i would have liked a chance to read twice.

wow, that's some impressive social engineering, if i did that i'd have no clients left...

1/12/2006 01:38:00 AM  
Blogger JMai said...

Yay I'm so excited for the jack johnson love! The bubbly toes song is completely weird but still soooo great that you're like... what? Why do I love this guy so much? I am behind in getting his new CD and I blame it mainly on my penchant for online shopping for things like that... not that I can't get it online, it's just that I buy music through this BMG-type club (but so NOT BMG) and they don't carry any jack johnson, which upsets me, but they just added the hothot heat CD so I am all psyched about that and put it on my music queue, yay!

"You've been warned" *click* ... hilarious.

Also, nice biceps.

1/12/2006 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

JM: oh yeah dude i laughed my head off i'm serious. and i was having a very long day so it was sort of needed.

that sucks about not being able to get jack johnson, i've been having that trouble with some indie canadian stuff actually. they were on CBC and sold out across the gta. so i have to wait another few weeks to get it.

dude there's this line about being afraid of change in that song... it just sort of hits me... and then at the end the bit about listening... gets me dude.


1/12/2006 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

Hey A, what do you mean? Did it all get erased? I was going to ask you to send a copy to me.

I just compared my bicep to your pic. I think mine might be about a millimeter bigger if I strain, but softer. And no boob for distraction.

Ow! now my arm hurts from flexing.

1/12/2006 09:59:00 AM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

Think of me as Ralph Wiggum

1/12/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am anonymous. Jack Johnson rules on high. Worship his bubbles song and also many others such as Summer.

1/12/2006 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Light Strikes A Deal said...

Damn that anonymous person was super smart about Jack Johnson. I wonder who it was:-)

1/12/2006 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Light Strikes A Deal said...

Oh yeah,

Sweet muscle pictures! Very Sassy.

1/12/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger murphy said...

I'm completely with ya on the music thing - I soooo need to go buy music and I kinda refuse to do the 'i wanna buy just one song off a cd' thing - main reason - hell there maybe a song on that cd that you'll friggin luv but you'll never know it if you don't buy the cd!!

1/12/2006 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

mike: it said deleted by the author so it must have been you... i just followed it up by making the 'this comment has been deleted' thingy disappear.

well, i can't help it that i work out and you find typing requires a warm up... you'll just have to deal with your biceps having bicep envy. watch it though, they might start making you work out...

do i have to think of you as ralph wiggum? really?

anon: summer huh? which one that i don't have is that on?

lsd: gee i have no idea :)

also, thanks :)

murphy: i always buy the whole CD... even if i end up only liking one song it's still worth it to me. there might have been others right?

and i don't like to steal so if people burn me things that i LOVE i always buy them eventually.

1/12/2006 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger othercat said...

I figure I must have bought a hundred CDs last year. I can't squander all my money on beer. Now I need more CD shelves from Ikea. Dammit.

Isn't it nice to know that well muscled chicks aren't getting treated with disdain? I remember hearing critical types complain about a popular movie actress who happened to bulk up for a role years ago, and I couldn't understand it. I thought she was even more gorgeous because of it.

1/12/2006 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

othercat: i'm due to drop a c note or two on music for sure. i already know at least ten things i must have.
3 jack johnson CDs
2 madrigaia CDs
1 James Blunt
1 (at least) John Butler trio
1 cachaito lopez
some iron and wine
2 live xavier rudd cds
more cuban current music and so on...

you need MORE CD shelves ALREADY?????

it is nice to know that muscled chicks aren't being treated with disdain. i think you're thinking of linda hamilton in terminator 2 and i thought she looked the hottest she ever did in that movie...

1/12/2006 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger da buttah said...

holy guns!!

you are my new hero woman!!

i'm ADD with all that i do..shockingly....i think i spend more time singing the first three lines of a song and pushing next on my ipod..than listening...

1/12/2006 03:17:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

thanks dude!

that's the best compliment ever! :)

i'm pretty add myself. i throw myself hard and fast and not that much stays with me for long. stuff that does though? i love a LOT.

as for music i nearly never skip songs unless i hate them :)

1/12/2006 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

I'm a huge Beegees fan. And no, I'm not joking.

I don't know who Jack Johnson is, someone will have to invite me over to listen to his CDs.

1/12/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

By the way A, you might have inspired me to go back to work on my blog.......um except I think I might have accidentally hit myself on the head with a hammer....

1/12/2006 05:05:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

blogs shouldn't be work.

they should be acts of fun and self exploration.

yours is all political and seems much less fun than mine :)

1/12/2006 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

Um...when I said you inspired me....take a look

1/12/2006 05:17:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

can't... have to run out to band practise... will do though!

1/12/2006 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

This one time...at band camp....

1/12/2006 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger ShyRocket said...

Wow... hot pics! Happy HNT!

1/13/2006 06:45:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

mike: hee!

shy: thanks!

1/13/2006 07:57:00 AM  
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