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Thursday, March 09, 2006

it's official...

i am feeling strangely uninspired lately. i think it's really a bit of a case of the midwinter blahs but still. got nothing.

my apartment is a complete disaster area and i don't even care. i confess to doing dishes and laundry and that's about it. i can sort of find the floor and yet i'm fully unconcerned. i have a pile of crap on my plate and in my head and i'm still not back to myself yet.

it's freaking amazing how long one little sinus cold can take it out of you. i'm actually really grateful that my clients are all away for a couple of weeks. i mean this will be my worst month in a while but it's a 5 week month and all of them are coming back at the same time so *shrug* i'll be okay but it will be kind of hard.

i'm used to hard though so no big.

went climbing tonight with mg and man. i am so weak and tired it's kind of sick. i did more today, including downclimb a couple of routes but still i was wimpy. there's this 5.8 that's been there forever that goes over the door of the main gym and i tried to fall off TWICE before i made the tragically simple move that i've made a million times before.

i think my harness might have helped *blush*

it's really freaking amazing how weak you get how fast. i'm stunned. stunned.

i really want to clean my apartment and instead i watched all of my tapes. i'm actually CAUGHT UP on survivor. i know, i was stunned myself. i'll be all caught up pretty fast and then it will be weird. i'll be like waiting for television to be on.

hah who am i kidding? i'll so stop watching tv the second i'm really better. it's like soup, i only ever like soup when i'm sick. chances are if i ate soup today i'm less well then i think i am.

and yes, i ate soup today.

so i'm grateful as hell that my clients are all gone. i'm sad financially that i'm working an hour tomorrow but i'm so damm grateful from a sleep and rest perspective it isn't even funny.

in fact i'm going to bed right now and finishing this post tomorrow.

pile and i are going apartment hunting in a few minutes. we're going to wander the streets with a cell phone and call all the places we're willing to live as we walk by them. we probably won't get to see much right then but we'll make appointments and leave messages.

i'm pretty stoked to be moving. i love this apartment but i've outgrown it now and it's time to let it go.

the plan is to teach out of the living room (well and he'll do ten body tune ups - a kundalini yoga thingy) and live in the bedrooms. it won't make a difference to him as he's already living in a bachelor and i see no reason why a cadillac and a television can't coexist peacefully in the same room.

all you have to do is put a drape over the tv and noone even realises that it's there.

we're looking to find a place with a balcony because then i can smoke weed outside AND we can grow herbs and spices for ourselves. maybe even a tomato plant or two.

ahh what bliss, outdoor plants in a little space of our very own.

it's looking like a renters market out there too which is even better. we've seen tons of ads for two bedrooms right around here that are only slightly more than we're paying between us now.

wait you don't get it.

what we're paying for our apartments NOT including what we're paying to the studio in rent. so that means i can chuck a couple of hundred extra bucks at the rent for a super nice place with lots of space and still i'll be doing a lot better!

maybe even save a few pennies when i'm not paying a quarter of my income from teaching privates to someone else for use of her space. hell i'm not even welcome to use the interac and credit card machines anymore so pretty much all of the advantages of working out of there have left.

ahhh apartment hunting, got to hate it... but the results will be SO worth it!

crap it's raining, we're phone apartment hunting instead.

ah well, shit happens and we do have a lovely magazine full of ads for just this reason. it just won't be as much fun and we'll have to look at maps and stuff.

oh my fuck.

ministry is coming on june 6th.

oh my fuck.

i wonder if i can afford it. of course i can afford it, i've only liked ministry since HIGH SCHOOL!

in fact every day is hallowe'en (a song most people refuse to admit is ministry even when they see the album cover) is still one of my favourite songs ever.

hee ministry is coming.

to the koolhaus so it's even a small venue. wonder when the tickets go on sale... i'll need to find out exact dates cause i think that place tends to sell out fast as hell.

wow ministry. i've had more near misses with that band than anyone. god it would be great to see them, it's only been twenty years since i first fell in love with them.

oh man twenty years.

i'm officially old!


Blogger Natalia said...

First comment snoopydance!

3/09/2006 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger Natalia said...

OK had to get that out...

Now... holy crap do I ever understand you on how feeling sick for a little while can still mess you up for a long time. ICK major!!!

Yaay Ministry. And you are not old...just vintage. And you know what they say about women being like wine.

C'mon, do you really want to be one of those 18 year-old airheads... no offense to any 18 year-olds reading... but eventually you will see just how you weren't as mature as you thought :)

And I know you don't want to be one, Sass... so I am just reminding you. I love being this age and I can't wait for my 30s, which my mum keeps saying was the best for her. But every age has its charm.

And apartment hunting sucks as much as condo hunting. My condolences but here's to finding a better place.

My condo is a disaster area as well. I have a lot of crap that has not found its place yet and a lot of crap that needs containers bought for them. Blah blah...you get the point. I can also kinda find the floor.

But the good thing is I found a roomie and since she is moving in soon, I will have to get my shit together...

Ahhhh I need a vacation!


3/09/2006 11:19:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

*snoopydances with nat*

it's funny how long it actually takes it out of you even when you think you're better. i think i'll just use climbing as my yardstick for mostly better and allaway better.

dude i so do not want to be one of those 18 year old airheads ever again, that was ridiculous and sucky... it's just weird that i've liked a band since i was FOURTEEN! i mean twenty years is a long time right?

it's all right being vintage, in fact i even like it but at the same time i am having to give up on ideas of family and children and that's hurting pretty fucking hard. harder than i ever expected.

your mum is right, the 30s are the best... and mine are half over.

the thing with condo hunting is that you now OWN your lovely piece of space. i'm off to again pay someone else's mortgage and i'm really tired of that...

but yeah i can't wait to move...

yay for finding a roomie! :) also yay for having to clean up even when you don't want to...

3/09/2006 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger john said...

I saw Ministry about 12 years ago (12 years?! has it really been that long?) and they were pretty sweet. That was one of the craziest pits I've ever been in. As I was moving closer to the front, people were coming out with bloody faces, broken noses, etc. A complete stranger with two missing teeth grabbed my collar with both hands and warned me not to go in there. Naturally, I ignored his warnings. I got the total crap beat out of me in there, but I managed to make it back out somewhat intact.

One of my favorite Ministry tunes: Theives. Al Jorgenson also recorded an interesting cover of Dylan's Lay Lady Lay as well. I hope you get a chance to make it to the show, it should be a good time.

Oh, and good luck in your apartment hunting. It sucks to have to do, but a big change like that may just blow away those winter blues...

3/09/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Light Strikes A Deal said...

That makes the Ministry officially ancient then. Especially in Rock years. But even the RHCP has been around 15 at this point. Good luck finding a new place. Sounds like you've got a great plan of action. Balconies. Oh how I do love them.

3/09/2006 02:47:00 PM  
Blogger factory_peasant said...

Ministry is going to play here next week either at The Warfield or The Fillmore. i forget which one. prolly go check it out. if i do i'll let you know how the show was...

3/09/2006 03:47:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

john: i had a chance for a free show in seattle with them and since i was at the laundromat and my roomie didn't leave a message? no show. still haven't forgiven her... damm dude now i'm more excited! and yes john it's really been that long!

oh that cover is fantastic... i've played ministry's version of lay lady lay like a thousand times at least. god they can play anything.

AND??? *I* HAVE TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (me and hubris are going... tickets abound if anyone wishes to join)

we saw a place today and made some appointments and feel generally positive except that neither of us can prove an income... sort of a problem...

lsd: yup, they're ancient. but babes compered to the stones who will not quit even though they should... and yeah, i remember when rhcp broke. and when faith no more was new... and i saw jane's addiction BEFORE lollapalooza (yes, perry could still sing... and yes the show kicked so much ass i can't tell you)

balcony is required!

3/09/2006 03:49:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

hey peasant how you been? aren't you retiring soon? *g*

right arm have a great time at the show, we can compare notes in june :)

3/09/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger mightydoll said...


you know, you phoned me about ministry when I was trying to sleep off a tremendous headache.

On the other end of that headache, the show seems more appealing. Keep me in the loop on when tickets go on sale, ok? :D

3/09/2006 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

done and done

yay for ministry with mightydoll AND hubris!

and the tickets are 'in the mail' *snicker*

it's amazing how a headache, like a cold, just takes all the joy out of you...

3/09/2006 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger terry said...

god. i could have written the beginning of this post (though not nearly as eloquently...).
i could pretend not to care about the state of my apartment... but my god. the bathroom.
how is it possible that so much hair falls out of one head every day?? how is it that i even have any hair left on my head??

yaaay, saving money on rent! and yaaay, ministry! isn't it fun having something like that to look forward to?

3/09/2006 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, man, I've totally been checking out potential apartments myself as it looks like my landlord is selling the house I live in.

Here are some excellent websites that contain pictures, prices, addresses and contact info. You can search by area/price range/amenities to narrow things down:



3/09/2006 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger factory_peasant said...

sass- yeah it's official, i split Bill and Dave's on my birthday last month. have to finish up some more stuff before the journal becomes a live 'blog. but, the worst incidents and some of the toughest things i had to deal with are coming up. should make for some interesting reading. i need to get this junk off my mind and out of my system once and for all. stay tuned.

after 12 years of working at the same job i feel really good leaving it behind. i am going to take a long break, meaning i won't have to work for the rest of 2006. that's pretty cool. my travel plans are all coming together nicely AND that 1966 Mustang i picked up to hotrod in october is almost finished (i'm dumping a brand new 300HP small block V8 in it). gonna take it on some of the stateside trips. so, that's the latest!


3/09/2006 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

terry: well a few people claim that i channel them when i write, perhaps you're one of them? personally i think the idea of channelling folks is a bit uh different but who am i to disagree? :)

i don't care about the APARTMENT but the bathroom is killing me. the cats and the litter and the hair and the... oh god. and i'm just too fucking tired to bother. but i totally feel you on the hair.

classic depression symptoms you know.

i'm so stoked for all the excellent music i get to hear coming up in my life. it's going to rock! after ministry is festival season!

it's going to be hard getting approval for a place as neither of us can prove income. this is a problem.

hey pv

did they actually sell the place do you know?

thanks for those, i've been using renters.ca which has some cool stuff too!

peasant: nice!

you must be so stoked to be out of there!

are you still planning to travel to asia and other crazy spots like that? i hope so, i want to vicariously read your adventures!

mmmm desert and a mustang... mmmmmm

i'm really happy for you man.

3/10/2006 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger factory_peasant said...

yeah things have been good. yep, still planning some overseas trips. i'll post about them after i get back from each adventure...

3/10/2006 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

cool dude i look forward to reading about them...

i'll live vicariously through you for a while :)

3/10/2006 12:10:00 PM  
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