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Friday, January 27, 2006



more than one day off in a row.


in case y'all hadn't guessed from the previous i've taken a weekend off and i'm headed out visiting. no i haven't abandoned you i'm just away from the internet until i get home.

i know, you can't bear the trauma. if it makes you feel any better i'll miss you too.

so i felt a bit ridiculous after my post yesterday because i assigned you guys homework. not ridiculous because i disagreed with myself but ridiculous because really, why would anyone bother to take homework from me unless they're paying me to teach them pilates?

course even with pilates i regularly say things like 'your homework is to go out and say one nice thing to a stranger' or 'your homework is to go out for brunch with mimosas' or 'your homework is to take a walk in the park with fresh snow all over it' or whatever.

guess it's a habit now. hee i give blog homework. god i crack myself up.

that said? i still think it was fantastic homework... so go do it :P

i'm getting worried about my clutch. i don't think that it's going to make it until i can afford to fix it. fuck. fuck. fuck.

this sucks.

i was driving today and i started to notice changes in it's behaviour. this means it's fully dying now instead of just miserable and old.


i think i have to ask the mechanic if he's willing to let me pay him over two months. i wonder if he'll go for that.

the thing that makes this uberannoying is that i'll most likely be able to pay for it early in march. it's six fucking weeks away for god's sakes and if it wasn't for the week i was off sick for christmas i would be totally fine to do it next week.

i'm pretty sure it's good for a few more weeks cause it totally shifts fine... it's just hrm... if you don't drive a stick this is hard to explain but hrm. after i release the clutch (which has like 5% play at this point eesh) sometimes there's a funny sort of revving from the engine before it kicks in and the tires take off. it's hard to call because all the work i've had done lately has really changed the drive feeling of the car anyway.

dammit that didn't explain it at all.

regardless it's dying fully and i need it to hold off like a month. a simple month.

i can't be too upset with it really, it's the original clutch and the car has 297,500 kilometres on it... (uhh 184,858 miles) so it sure as hell got it's lifetimes worth and all. but damm car please six more weeks?

i really am going to drive it until it dies this car. well and the clutch too *grin*

it's so nice to be *this* close to finishing the major repairs that have been building up for like four years. i mean it sucks to be this broke but i do the clutch/transmission and one more seal and then i got nothing other than oil changes and general servicing until the timing belt in another 25,000 klicks.

so it's all good after this hump but damm. i'm concerned.

mom you've driven lots of sticks... how fucked am i?

oh man, that came out so funny i'm leaving it.

i went to a memorial service tonight. my old roommate's mother passed away after surgery for cancer a couple of weeks ago. for those of you who think you know who i mean? yes the lady i lived with in heathcote. yeah i know, she doesn't need any more crap in her life.

it was actually really great. sr got up and talked about her mom. told stories and read letters from her family and cracked jokes. she was awesome. she even joked about her knees knocking. i learned really cool things about her family that i hadn't known and i learned something about how to hold a non lame memorial.

so then there was a little gathering in the lounge of the funeral home and i got to see a pile of people i haven't seen in a while who happened to be wearing suits. damn they looked good. especially mc who showed up in kilt and full scottish regalia. particularly appropriate as babycakes is scottish.

i was delighted to realise that my SMALLEST suit fits me and it's TOO BIG on top. fits perfectly on the bottom though. which, when i think of it, is probably how it fit then too since i'm a size smaller on top than on the bottom. i've had a lot of business clothing over the years but there's something about a suit with a not too short short skirt and beautiful material that really makes you feel elegant and beautiful. [i was wishing i had emma's glasses to go with it though]

i can't really explain it but those of you who wear beautiful clothing know what i mean. it fits better and it somehow accentuates the right things without drawing attention to the things you'd rather pretend aren't there. i was actually stunned to see myself in it because i haven't dressed like that in years.

i seriously can't remember the last time i wore that suit.

i remember buying it though. my dad and i went to the store to get it (i needed it for court) and the saleswoman is like 'will your wife be...' and my dad and i looked at each other and lost it laughing.

my dad was all "my WIFE??!!!!???"

i was all of... hmmm 24? and he's in his fifties at the time. he was just so shocked that this woman would think that someone my age was his wife. no concept of the sugar daddy syndrome my dad.

that guy fell in love with my mom and i don't think he's looked back for a second

i can hear you guys you know. in your heads you're going 'yeah right' or 'typical kid being unrealistic about her parents' but no i'm not. my parents have been in love with each other for as long as i can remember and they're still each other's favourite people.

they walk down the street of their town holding hands and goosing each other and all the little old italian folks in their town basically consider them mascots now. seriously i can't tell you how cute my parents are. i'd post a pic i took of them walking in step holding hands down the street (from behind yet) but they would be embarassed.

i want to be them someday. well more myself really but like that with someone. the first thing my dad did when he came home from work, every day, was kiss my mom.

how many people can say that?

i love seeing where my posts go when i start them with no plan.

see you guys when i get back, be nice to my blog while i'm away. keep it warm or something!


Blogger Natalia said...

Yaay for your weekend freedom!!! Have an utter blast and we bloggy peeps shall miss you but be happy you are happy :)



1/27/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...


1/27/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Blogger sugarpunk said...

awwww sass... see you made me love your parents too.. the postcard for parents right there.. thanks..

hey have a good lil trip.. :)

1/27/2006 06:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn! said...

have fun while you're gone...miss ya. hope you have some blogworthy experiences (and maybe some that are too racy for this blog too) ;)

1/27/2006 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger JMai said...

Have a wonderful time and blog about your adventures when you get back!

1/27/2006 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger SonusExMachina said...

Have a safe trip Sass!

Wow, I thought my parents were the only ones who were still that cute after 30+ years of marriage! They still do the hand-holding in public and my dad still gooses my mom.

It's couples like your parents and mine that gives me hope that relationships and marriages can last and stay happy...

1/27/2006 09:00:00 PM  
Blogger othercat said...

Here's the SR and all the other sharp dressed people who came out to pay tribute to "Katita."

I hope you and your fugged up clutch make it home in one piece. Have a great weekend.

1/27/2006 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger terry said...

aww, that's so sweet about your parents.
have a faboo time!

1/28/2006 12:16:00 AM  
Blogger DZER said...

have a good trip, darlin' ...

... and next time, appoint someone to watch out for the spam! LOL

1/28/2006 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

Have a great trip!

1/28/2006 04:23:00 PM  
Blogger SignGurl said...

If you baby the clutch a little, it should hopefully make it for 6 more weeks. I had one that had 20% play and even hesitated a bit when changing gears and it lasted 6 months! I miss that car. It was an '82 Honda Accord with 257,000 miles on it. My sister took it after that and crashed it or it might still be on the road today.

1/29/2006 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger ShyRocket said...

I hope you're enjoying your down time!

1/29/2006 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

Wow, barely any comments on this post. Either it was completely non-thought-provoking, or else everyone has decided to go out and get a life in Sass's absence.

I am secure enough in my geekiness that I will never get a life, whether Sass is here or not.

Geek Power!!!

1/29/2006 04:39:00 PM  
Blogger castufari said...

Who needs a clutch?

Kidding, set aside some cash. Does the mechanic guy have a wife who'd like some pilates lessons?

1/29/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was looking for blogs about martial arts and came across yours. Great blog you got. I have a website somewhat related you might find interesting.

1/29/2006 09:00:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

Pilates is a martial art? (why does the term "Martial" art make me think of landscape paintings by little green men?) Holy crap Sass, now I'm scared of you!

1/29/2006 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger da buttah said...

my parents are the same way...

they rag on each other, make fun of each other, and they bitch and moan about each other

but at the end of the day..they still hold hands when they walk around together, even in the house.

so cute!

so setting me up to expect to much from love...snarf!

1/29/2006 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

Growing up, there was an older couple (60s) that went to my family church, Don and Jean Willson. No relation to me.

The two of them were so fresh, so great to be around. My best friend and I used to go visit them, they were like a pair of teenagers kissing and holding hands.

The sad part of this story is that Don died, and after that Jean immediately lost touch with reality. I remember running into her once several years later, and it just made me sad to see her like that.

1/29/2006 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger castufari said...

My folks are kinda like that, they'll spend the day bitching at each other (well, Mom bitching and Dad ignoring her) but at the end of the day they're back to normal. It's weird. I guess they've learned not to sweat the small stuff.

1/30/2006 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Everything Nice said...


awwwwwwww. I love the parental units that love each other...

always goes back somehow to that soul mates thing. Sometimes I wish my parents had been that close but then I realise that if they had I would never had had the standard of love and connection with my husband.

Since, you know, I swore I would never have the kind of relationship that dictated we were not close.

I think that's all I can muster. If you're wondering why, feel free to visit Blondies post today... and then mine....

ouch. k. Luvums

1/30/2006 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

nat: there was bliss.

punk: well it turns out that my parents really appreciated this post so i'm extra glad my stream of consciousness came out that way.


jenn: oh sweetie, he doesn't like me that way.

JM: uh there was food?

sonus: no man, your parents are not the only totally cute and still in love people in the world. there you go. feel better?

my parents and yours also give me hope, but it's a rare man that i can imagine that sort of relationship with.

othercat: my clutch is now slipping and may not make it until march when i can pay to fix it.

terry and matt: thanks!

dz: i did :)

sign gurl: it's slipping now. in fifth when i goose it it revs and doesn't catch. this is getting shitty. not sure i can nurse it until march. it is an accord though so it has a shot.

shyr: it's always nice to have a weekend off.

mike: well, i'm not commenting which is slowing things down a little because no one is getting any responses.

did you enjoy your lack of life weekend?

i heart geeks and dorks actually.

cast: people who drive a stick shift. you know, a REAL car.

set aside? DUDE. the seal turned into an oil pan... i WAS halfway there!!

mike: ph3ar m3!

elle: my parents hardly even bitch and moan anymore. it's almost scary *grin*

yeah i got set up too dude.

mike: yeah i've heard that can happen.

cast: my mom said just today it's about sweating the small stuff.

bubbles: i see what you're saying. i can't settle either. if we're cohabitating hatefully it's time to reconsider.

glad you had fun vegas girl

1/31/2006 12:55:00 AM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

Welcome back, homegirl. :)

I hope you had a great time...

You were missed.

1/31/2006 01:16:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

aw thanks honey

i did have a lovely time thanks for asking.

i missed you guys too, it was weird. i didn't post tonight cause i went climbing instead :)

1/31/2006 01:21:00 AM  
Blogger castufari said...

Welcome back!

1/31/2006 05:43:00 AM  
Blogger da buttah said...

*does cartwheels*

she's back!!!

1/31/2006 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger Jenn! said...

now i can resume my stalking duties.

welcome back!

1/31/2006 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

cast: thanks!

elle: i do cartwheels when i'm particularly blissful...


jenn: yay my stalker returns where she belongs!

1/31/2006 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Helskel said...

hey sass,

just wanted to give you a heads up that salampax posted today... which doesn't happen often.

1/31/2006 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger Natalia said...

Sass, dudette...you are back *huggers* ... now BLOG!!!! :) hehe


1/31/2006 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

i am i am!!

i'm just busy making up for being away... you know clients, month end billing etc.

1/31/2006 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

I'm always glad to see you not just today.

1/31/2006 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

that makes little sense since as far as i know you've never seen me in real life?

and if you have you really are my new stalker!


1/31/2006 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous tania said...

:D you get so many comments! it awesome!
how fun - have a fabulous time off.

1/31/2006 05:05:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

So.. uncomfortable... Is she joking should I laugh and play it up, or is she serious?

Maybe it would be easier if I knew what these little web things meant, like *g*.

1/31/2006 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

hey tania: yeah i love my comments and my weekend off was great thanks for asking :)

mike: i'm only serious if you've really seen me in person and i don't know about it. otherwise i'm totally kidding :)

and *g* means *grin*

1/31/2006 09:06:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

no I haven't sass.

1/31/2006 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

mike: laugh dammit :)

1/31/2006 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just realized that last post came off badly. I didn't mean to sound nasty. Usual lack of sleep excuse.

1/31/2006 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

oops that was me, not anonymous... wrong button.

1/31/2006 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...


2/01/2006 12:00:00 AM  

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