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Thursday, January 12, 2006

warming trends

this weather is so fucking weird. i was walking home today from the studio and i had to take off my jacket. it's january 12th, it's supposed to be cold and snowing and miserable and yet it's like this. i'm feeling really disturbed by that actually.

people keep saying that it always gets this warm in the winter at least once and that it's nothing. and sure we do always have warm spells in the winter but folks? where the hell WAS winter before the warm spell? i mean sure we had a little snow (and i danced in it more than once) but none of it stuck around and it only lasted for a week or two...

so yeah i know we get warm spells... in FEBRUARY but this is january and we never got the cold patch. in fact the other day i heard crickets. hell i expect to see daffodils any day now. except i won't because i don't think they ever got cold enough to get triggered.

did i mention the weather is tripping me out?


fucking firefox.

just got back from a quick climb (7-8 routes) with mg and let me tell you i am really glad that my teacher is back in town. i have this persistent ache at the top of my thoracic spine and it's fucking up my fingers and my forearms. like i can't crimp for shit and right now i have some sore places that are not used to being sore. and man am i pumped.

not to mention? I get THREE weeks in a ROW of privates with her. this is so freaking cool. i can work out all my shit and ask about my tough clients. it's perfect.

AND? there's another one of those anatomy in clay workshops this weekend where we work on the hip. it's going to be awesome. plus? and i know i've said this before but what the hell, making little muscles out of clay and sticking them in plastic is wicked fun somehow. as is the fantastic lecture on what the muscle does while you're making it.

okay i did it.

i changed the cd.

back to james blunt with some xavier on deck.

i'm a little tripped out right now because i told my mother about my blog a while ago and then i never heard anything else about it. so i assumed she wasn't reading it.

turns out she was just taking her time. hopefully i haven't shocked her overmuch.

what's weirder is that my dad is reading it too. why is this weirder? i thought for certain that he'd be like 'man you're nuts' and stop reading. *laughing*

anyway, welcome parents to my corner of the internet. y'all be nice to my folks. (don't worry about shocking them though, they've known me for years)

i did it.

i gave notice on my sunday morning class. last night actually.

i got up the gumption and suddenly i just knew it was time and past time so i did it while i still had the courage.

i'm really sad to be giving it up, in fact my heart is clenching a little with the thought. i love those ladies. they came to my class when i was still shitty and new and they supported me and gave me good advice and asked for me to get more classes.

they're awesome and such fun to teach and now? i'm leaving them.

i feel really weird and sad but i just can't bear it anymore. 7:30 on a sunday morning is too early to work. especially when you're working a 6 day week. plus no one is ever willing to sub it and i can only ask a pool of like 5 teachers that work at that facility.

my two other sunday things are a breeze. one is a client i just cancel or move and the other is a class i can ask ANY teacher to sub. also it's at noon.

when choosing between getting up at 7:30 and getting up at 9:30 or 11 you gotta go with the part that involves sleeping past nine.

you gotta.

oh i'm sad.

but? the other side of the coin is that i get my weekends back... so i'm not that sad. it's more that i feel i'm betraying them somehow.

i know, i'm silly... but nonetheless it's how i feel.



ps xavier looks to be staying awhile...


Blogger JMai said...

Don't have time to read at the mo, just wanted to let you know you've been tagged. Will read later, in between bursts of cleaning. -s-

1/12/2006 05:36:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

OK, I just realized I left waaay too many comments in the last thing (I'm sure there's a name for it, but "thing" works), so to avoid appearing stalkerish, I'm going to sit this one out. Plus my friends just called and told me they are coming for the weekend...tonight(yikes)!!!, so I won't be around til Saturday to stalk your blog.

1/12/2006 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

JM: yay tagging!

also? good luck dude!

mike: i like your blog's new direction. and don't worry, lots of other people comment a lot too, it sort of depends on the post.

folks i think he's angling for a seat with Jenn!

have fun with your friends :)

1/12/2006 06:12:00 PM  
Blogger DZER said...

there really isn't anything I can think of that's all that better than lazing around in bed on a Sunday morning ... into the afternoon LOL

congrats on dropping that; sorry the weather is being disagreeable with your wishes; oh ... and HI, Sass Parental Units!

hmm ... wonder if they will now be the SPUs? LOL

1/12/2006 06:38:00 PM  
Blogger Natalia said...

Fucking weather indeed. Here we have hardly felt the cold...it was cold for a few days and I wore closed shoes but then over the weekend I ventured out in sandals when I went to pick up the GI book.

OK...changing tracks...I am fucking sick. I don't know if it's the crazy weather or that my boss was sick and he got me sick. Whatever. But today I felt like shit even though it was quite an awesome day otherwise.

So I am taking tomorrow off and I am hoping to sleep and feel better.

And all of this is a roundabout way of telling you that I am sitting here eating some bread with nutella (NUTELLA, dudette) and reading your space of the blogosphere and I am very happy that you have reclaimed your weekends. You deserve them.

Also, yaay on the goddess being back...and all the solo time you will get. You sound pumped.

And yes it is kinda weird...the whole idea of the parents reading the blog. It's like when your parents show up in places you are not used to seeing them...like work and they seem out of place... like they don't belong there with the other people that know you.

I might not be making sense. I think I might have a fever.

And I might not be able to stop typing...someone helpppppp

hehe..I am dorkus maximus.


1/12/2006 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn! said...

mike: back off dude...I AM SASS' STALKER!!

and sass...all of the climbing talk (i.e. your thoracic spine and crimping and privates and muscles and anatomy and hips and clay and wicked fun....) was making me kinda randy...

but then i saw that your parents are reading the blog, and so maybe i shouldn't say anything bad...like being your stalker, or feeling randy or what i used to prefer to do on sunday mornings instead of getting up for a class (although i would have gone to yours...).

so...i guess i will hold off all those comments for another time...hahah

1/12/2006 10:19:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

dzer: oh that's my favourite thing ever... i do it on mondays right now. soon i will be off from friday at 6 to monday at 4. i love my life.

the weather is delightful... if it's APRIL! i mean i live spring and all but not in january.

nah more likely 'my parents' :)

nat: i know that florida gets cooler in the winter but i thought it still stayed pretty damm hot?

that sucks, this is your second cold in like two weeks. bites dude. sleeping and feeling better is an awesome plan. i'm doing that on monday :)

nutella. god i love nutella. how did i ever give it up way back when? and WHY? thanks for being glad about my weekend thingy. i did tell her i would teach until she found someone so it could be a while but i hope not long.

i am totally pumped to hang with rr again. she's the best teacher i've ever met and can teach me more in an hour than most can teach you in 20. no, she really can.

don't get me wrong, i'm delighted that my parents are here, it's just weird. and yeah it's just like the work thing you're totally right. though they came to one of my birthday parties one year and that worked.

you are making total sense, i laughed more than once when i was reading.

yay for dorkusness!

jenn: i said he was angling for a seat, not that he got one :)

i made you randy with climbing talk? that's fucking awesome.

hey! I SAID NO CENSORING! i said no worrying that they'll be shocked cause they like know me and stuff.

trust me after all the stuff i've put them through nothing here will shock them.

mmmm your sunday morning is niiiiice :)

it's amazing the people willing to wake up for that class... it really is :)


1/13/2006 12:00:00 AM  
Blogger Jenn! said...

hi yourself!

1/13/2006 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger da buttah said...

hey. if global warmining means i don't have to bundle up with a winter coat, a scarf, a hat, and gloves to go outside...

BRING IT ON!! 55 and sunny out. i'm happy.

and i'd like you to be the first to know, since we're so diametrically opposite in this.....


(think...i'm not sure..could just be residual "you turned the fire place on..how sweet" feelings)





UCH! good god, i hope this passes.

1/13/2006 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

jenn: *waves to stalker*

elle: it also means century storms an an annual or semi annual basis. it means that the nasty is nastier and the hot is hotter and the cold is colder and so on. so really it seems good but it's really not. also mass starvation.

damm i'm so sad for our planet.

wow. how do you feel about this? i mean i know you hope that it passes but does it also feel sort of giddy and fun and like your brain is held hostage by some weirdass feelings that you rather like in spite of yourself?


1/13/2006 11:57:00 AM  
Blogger da buttah said...

iono how it feels. like i said..i'm hoping (praying, aching)..for this whole giddyness to pass...and just dismiss it as post sex "ahh i feel so much more relaxed" shtuff.

iono. i'm assuming i was just a booty call last night, which i'm okay with...BUT..i spent the night, he didn't kick me out of bed, and when i told him "i should go home" after he said he was going to go shower and start doing some work, he replied with "you can hang out if you want.."

..i have fun with him..granted we've only hung out three times....but....i like him. i mean, he fell asleep with his head resting against my hand...and i just kind of looked at him for like 10 minutes and was content.

weird ass shit.


last time this happened..it passed. so a girl can hope. if not? i'm not good at this. i have no idea what to do, how to be pro-active yet not annoying and/or needy. i know you just can't sit on it and go with the flow...and thus, i suck.

make it stop sass!!

1/13/2006 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger SignGurl said...

Hey Sass!

As for the global warming, I really don't think it's happening. If you look at the trends from the last 100 years you will see that this weather is not uncommon.

I do agree that it sucks since I share your love of snow. It was 55 degrees F here yesterday. I haven't worn a coat in over two weeks.

I'm ready for more snow. Bring it on!

P.S. The GUN picture below is amazing. Very well sculpted. Not huge and bulging like a man's.

1/13/2006 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Light Strikes A Deal said...


Your way braver than I am. My parents will never know of my blog. NEVER!

1/13/2006 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Light Strikes A Deal said...

Oh and Signgurl-

That new sign kicks ass!

1/13/2006 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad it's not ass-bitingly cold outside, but I'm afraid of what kind of blazing hell this summer will be if this is January.

For more on global warming, cut and paste the link below to the late, great Bob Hunter's very good book "Thermageddon".



1/13/2006 05:05:00 PM  
Blogger mightydoll said...

Trends from the last 100 years can be found here:

and here:


Also, read about the studies the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise did last summer (project thin ice). A good friend of mine was on the crew for this venture and the findings are startling.

also, really, just look at who has something to gain. People who "claim" global warming have no money to make by claiming it. People who claim no global warming are generally found in the pockets of oil companies, car manufacturers or big industry.

Happy hunting.

1/13/2006 05:54:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

elle: i know what you mean actually. i like the crushes that don't matter. the ones where secretly you know that it's not right for you so it's just fun cause you know you won't do shit about it?

it's the other ones, where your heart is involved for real that are nasty hard to take. and it sounds like that's where you're at dude. that said, the only real way to know is to see how you feel in a little while. if it's a crush it will fade or become less important. if it isn't? i got nothin' dude, i've never managed to kill that kind of feelings even with trying.

i'm confused, i thought you were weird about not serious sex. but if you're a booty call then um... did i mention i'm confused?

well if they want you to hang out that's a good sign right? i think? boys help me out here.

aw elle it sounds like you like him. take a deep breath, pop the shield off your heart and go for it. if it doesn't work then you heal for a while.

hey if it passes great, but if not? maybe worth considering opening yourself up? no rush though right?

actually you can go with the flow... you just have to make sure you um... encourage it a little. be enthusiastic. occasionally while on a date suggest datelike things to do next time... you know... encourage but don't stalk.

fuck i don't know, i suck at this kind of shit as i think we've established.

*hugggs* bella you don't really want me to, you just want to come over for girl's night and PS2 and lots of beer and giggling and crying and hugging. but you don't want it to stop i think :)

1/13/2006 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

hey jenn!

i really think that global warming is happening. the ice is melting at terrifying rates.... terrifying. this is one of those things where by the time the signs are hitting us over the head we're fucked.

i hope you're right though.

you think my lessons are amazing? and well sculpted? um... *BLUSH!!!!*


lsd: dude i still can't believe i told them... but my parents are pretty special and also i have crazy honesty standards.

yeah i love her 'comment whore' thingy.

PV: yeah dude i hear that. it might be temperate like this weirdly enough... just the summery version. like sorta late spring all summer. hope it's hot.

you can link in comments by:
[type left diagonal bracket and then with no spaces after put:]
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you can't use actual diagonal brackets or blogger thinks it's broken html.

thanks for link btw

md: cool thanks

is that the one about the ice melting 30 times faster than it's supposed to or whatever?

yeah i'm with you on the choosing to believe the people who aren't burning the oil.

and here's a question for you. when you take all the oil out of a car it seizes up. what happens when you take it all out of the earth?

1/13/2006 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

I don't think the oil lubricates the earth per se, but if we put allllll that carbon back into the atmosphere tied up with oxygen...

We could easily end up with a runaway greenhouse effect. What's that like? You don't have to look any further than the next planet over - Venus - to see what that's like. A runaway greenhouse effect is when there's a tip in the balance of the atmosphere - heat gets in very effectively, but out - not so much. Avg. surface temp of Venus is now around 900F. It could easily be us.

1/13/2006 08:35:00 PM  
Blogger da buttah said...

i was going to see if he wanted to come over to try out some drinks..seeing as i have to practice before my test..

lame, though..eh?

yea. it ain't passin'. and i don't do random sex, per se..but i already had sex with him...(second date..how slutty am i?)..so no harm no real foul..right? it just kind of happened....well no...i wanted it to happen. he's hot! who doesn't want to have sex with a super hot tall guy who has the most adorable smile?!!

shoot me!! PLEASE!!

1/13/2006 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

matt: well i don't know what oil is for but i know that gaia doesn't tend to stick shit deep underground for no reason. sometimes it's a gift to us but we're squandering it regardless.

do you want to elaborate on how we get from here to venus?

elle: try this "would you like to come over" ... you don't need an excuse. if he wants to come over he will and if he doesn't he won't and that's that right? that said, he is allowed to have other plans.

you're not slutty, you're a nice girl and you're young and having a good time. you won't regret it regardless of what else happens.

the smiles. god help me i'm a sucker for a smile.

let's get together for ice cream and i'll shoot you full of sushi?

1/13/2006 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

Well, putting it underground on purpose rather than having it happen as, say a natural passage of time and decompositionm would be anthropomorphizing the earth more than I'm used to.

That said, sure - I can explain. We can suck out all the hydrocarbons we want from the ground we want. The earth is large enough, it doesn't matter where those hydrocarbons are. Imagine popping a zit on your face - that's tapping a multi-trillion dollar gusher on the scale of earth and oil wells.

Okay, now let's say for argument's sake we tap all the oil we can and burn it all. There is so much carbon dioxide (CO2) generated and blasted into the very thin atmostphere from this that an interesting thing happens.

Sunlight (solar radiation) passes in quite easily from above. This warms the earth quite nicely, which you may have already noticed. The polar ice caps have noticed, as well.

Heat, on the other hand, has a hard time getting OUT of the atmosphere. As a matter of fact it gets reflected downward and bounced again and again before it can finally escape. The more CO2 in the atmosphere, the more dramatic this effect. Again, the planet Venus is the example of this, albeit quite dramatic.


If we were to continue burning hydrocarbons at the rate we are, I feel we are at risk of putting enough CO2 into the atmosphere that we run the risk at minimum of drowning ourselves, and at the most of a runaway greenhouse effect that incinerates us.

1/13/2006 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

And this, in case you're interested:


1/14/2006 12:00:00 AM  
Blogger da buttah said...

you're so on darlin! i would kill for some sushi..and i'll make all the drinks you want ;)

i honestly don't think sex is a big deal..if it feels right..go for it, ya know? still feel a bit....hoochie-esque

that's the thing with him...first time we went out..i thought i'd never see him again.....same with the second. ..and like after each time we've gone out.. i kind of sit back and go "alright..whatever. he's a cool guy..it was all in my head..he's not an asshole...all's well..i wish him the best"..POOF! he re-appears.

AND I HATE!! HATE!!!! the fact he remembers shit i say! and i really hate the fact he's got a great smile.

(i feel so girly gushing about him. dear christ.....)

i just need to figure out if i like him because of him..or if it's because he's seemingly the opposite of every guy i've dated...and if the two are mutually exclusive, or so inherently related they are one in the same....ya know?

yea. i guess i can ask. maybe sunday is too soon since i saw him thursday. i guess i can wait 'til this coming thursday? *shrugs*

i'm a relationship idiot.

1/14/2006 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

matt: i have nothing to add. wow. you're saying that oil in teh ground is actually earth storing crap it doesn't need... so us burning it to give it back is kind of a problem.

you should write a post about it yourself :)

elle: i used to be a bartender so i can give you pointers. also i love making drinks nights.

i don't really think sex is a big deal per se. i just don't really give it up until i know i want to be around someone for a while.

but that's me see...

but this is what i don't get. if you think that 'if it feels right, go for it' then why do you feel hoochie-esque?

i like the sounds of him so far. especially that he hears you when you talk. the smiles, i'm telling ya, fucking killer.

half the fun of being all into someone is how stupid and pink and girly they make you feel. for serious. dude just enjoy it.

to quote my very wise sister: "you don't need to figure out if you want to marry him, you only need to figure out if you want to see him on saturday" :)

also? NO sunday is not too soon. call him up.

okay i'm at least as sucky as you are but i've been around the block longer so yeah... here's the thing, call him and ask him over.

skip the ridiculous amounts of booze in favour or RELATIVELY sober hanging out and see what happens.

1/14/2006 01:22:00 AM  

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