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Thursday, March 02, 2006

spoiled rotten

i'm sorry this post took so long, i've been busy sleeping off a sinus cold.

hot damn i had no idea how spoiled i was. before this winter i hadn't had a cold since... christ i can hardly remember. i think the last crud i had was actually that horrid, barfing norwalk thingy and that was something like three years ago.

I was still living with tr then!

now i may have had one since then but i do not remember it.

anyway the point is that i am on my second cold of the winter and it sucks. it sucks it sucks it sucks it sucks and i don't even really feel like i have the right to whine about it because i spent so many years being not sick before that.

i suspect the problem is my job. i'm exposed to hundreds of people every week and a pile of them are in weakened or compromised states and another pile of them have children who are in school.

so yeah. i used to think i didn't get colds because i had this supercalafragalisticexpialadociously awesome immune system.

yeah no.

i just wasn't being exposed. it turns out in fact that i need to be as careful as everyone else about this crap. you know, wash your hands incessantly even if they aren't dirty (my poor ridiculously sensitive and dry skin!), try not to touch the handrails on the subway, try not to touch your clients... hrm that's kind of impossible.

see my problem?

i don't think that i've slept as much as i've slept this week in a year. take monday for example. i got a lovely night of sleep, woke up at 7am to teach from 8 to 10:30, went home and back to bed until 5 when i got up to teach from 6 until 8:30 and then home for a bit of food and some more sleep.

wednesday was even better. get up at 5:30, teach until 9:30, sleep until 2... wake up, check messages, note that hot client cancelled, go back to sleep until 3 and come to work. i mean i've been awake about a third as much as i've been asleep this week and it's been great but strange.

i'm always amazed at just how much you can sleep when you're sick. and it's not like you run out. i mean since this time yesterday i've slept about twelve hours and let me tell you it's been TWO since i woke up last and already i just wish that i could go back to sleep. aren't you supposed to be able to bank a little bit of this crap?

to add insult to injury all of my clients are running off on two or three week long vacations this month and i'm going to have to scramble to pay for my life. for serious like 80% of them. what they couldn't give me some notice?

shut up a week sucks. ah well, a couple are returning so it should improve anyway.

i don't understand the people who meet you on the internet and don't want to meet you in real life. what is the point of chatting with someone and then just continuing to chat? like if you don't want to hang out with me in person then what on earth is the point of the chatting?

this happens all the time. i remember scared bunny did a post about it. that if someone didn't want to meet after two weeks of chatting they were wasting your time and you shouldn't bother.

dude was so right.

i gave in and bought some olympic schwag today. god i loved the canadian uniforms this year. they were so kitschy and totally canadian and everything costs half as much as it did at roots. i hope they get to do it again even though hbc got bought by an american.

that's so fucking weird.

the hudson's bay company.

the people who started the fur trade. yeah. just got bought by someone who isn't from this country. i'm really kinda hella baffled. it seems so wrong.

like selling off hydro
or maybe some nuclear plants
or logging crown land
or agreeing to sell fresh water regardless of our own objections
or refusing to care about the environment
or not planning for the future
or um

yeah this is making me sad.

anyway on a brighter note apparently mr. new hudson's bay is in the process of becoming canadian. interesting. (i stress APPARENTLY)

god the clothes are good!

the strangest thing though? i am five feet eleven and a bit inches tall. i weigh a hundred and seventy pounds (or seventy five or eighty depending on water and where i am in my cycle) and i'm a SMALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a small???

that's freaking impossible. i mean hell when i was swimming and the same height but a hundred and thirty three pounds?

a medium.

so please explain to me how i have gained forty pounds and yet i'm a size smaller. the lady at the store who was an actual small (five two and maybe a hundred and ten pounds) yeah she was wearing kids.

the size thing is getting out of hand.

funny thing is that i expected to have problems with the pants but i don't. it's the SHIRTS! the ones that fit my body are too short.

the good news? at least i'm back to the level of thin where everything long enough is too big. it's frustrating for shopping but good for the ego.

but seriously. my tights are a small. that shit is so messed up. no one in their right minds would accuse ME of being a small on the bottom. i'm like a twelve or a fourteen. what's everyone else supposed to wear???

so pretty though :)

happy thursday y'all ... the only nudity y'all are getting is an imaginary view of my crusty nose ... hello!


Anonymous john said...

Is it an "official size" jersey? With American football jerseys, if they are "official size" or "authentic" they are sized the same way the NFL jerseys are; i.e., they assume that a player with shoulder pads will be wearing it. So, what would normally swamp an average person would be considered a "small" in a league full of 7-foot, 350 pound muscular giants. That may be what's going on.

Hope you feel better, btw. I understand about your need to sleep when ill. I once was so sick I crashed out around noon on a Friday and woke up on Sunday. I completely skipped over Saturday. Of all the days to miss, why a Saturday? Oh, cruel universe, WHY?!

3/02/2006 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

Stop eating rocks!!!

They make you really heavy and since there's no nutritional value, you get all skinny.

Hmmm... My theory doesn't explain why you still have biggish boobs, does it?

3/02/2006 05:05:00 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Waiting and waiting for HNT, and at the end all we get is a lot of talk about your bottom, and a graphic description of your crusty nose. *sigh* :-)

You do seem to be feeling better, though (meaning, your writing is more animated) so that's a good sign. Keep slugging back the Bolthouse 500% (anything less is for pussies.)

Gotta admit, that "two week rule" sounds dead-on. I've never heard of that before.

Feel better soon, Sass. *big snot-squeezing hug*

3/02/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

john: it's the TIGHTS. you know like what i wear to work? yeah somehow lycra that fits around my not tiny ass is now considered small. no disrespect to my ass by the way but i'm 5'11 after all, i mean i shouldn't be a small... if i am what do all the tiny girls wear?

like what's emma who weighs 103 pounds and is 5'3? a super dooper extra tiny? is that even a size?

i see your point re the jerseys but damm i can't be a small compared to the olympic athletes either, that's impossible...

i'm feleing a little better, like i can see that the misery will end now... (i did that once when i was recovering from mono... slept from friday night to sunday morning... and still what is with the saturdays??)

earthworm: i don't eat rocks, i eat vegetables. cleveland rocks apparently though...

i'm not skinny though... and my boobs aren't biggish, just my bras are too big.

scorp: hee. i could repost my biceps? hnt is a LOT easier when you have a digital camera which i don't have. if i did em would have seen the shrug and y'all would have for SURE seen my olympic schwag in all it's glory.

wait you guys can tell from my writing how i'm feeling? can you also tell if i'm smoking pot or not?

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm bolthouse... heads to fridge.

scared bunny has some excellent advice, that's in one of his way old posts though and i was too lazy to find it. maybe he'll oblige and like link it in the comments or something...

heee you know i just got snot all over you right?

3/02/2006 06:07:00 PM  
Blogger terry said...

enjoy those smalls and the ego boost they bring.

i'm sorry you're sick again! i'm there with ya, sass, as i'm on my THIRD respiratory thing of the winter. ENOUGH already.

*waving crusty nostril at you*

(sooo gross)

3/02/2006 06:57:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

terry: it's funny, they don't really bring an ego boost cause it's just so screwy. i mean if they were mediums it would be a hella ego boost but being smalls makes them just wrong somehow.

dude your THIRD? that sucks donkey balls.

*waves crusty nostril right back*

mmmm attractive


3/02/2006 08:02:00 PM  
Blogger JMai said...

Eww, crusty nostril people!

I can't believe you're sick and still teaching. Don't they have subs for times like this or do you HAVE to go in order to get paid? That would suck. Sometimes I guess I don't mind my chained-to-a-desk job all that much when it comes to stuff like that.

I don't get those exclusively-online people either. I mean, for example -- you are in Canada. That's quite the hike from Miami for me to just pop up for a weekend and say HEY. But like the NYC thing? Why the hell NOT? It's not like I will go out of my way to meet online friends (not because I'm a bitch; just because I think we are friends and we're online and that's good enough sometimes). But if the opportunity arises, I'm not going to go out of my way to AVOID you either. That's just weirdness.

LSD was talking about this recently also, with regard to online dating stuff. Now when someone on a personals site refuses to meet in person... that's just ... wow. Like needing mental help wow.

3/02/2006 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger Viktoryia said...

Yucky all this snot waving and crustyness got on my computer screen, be careful when you throw bodily junk around, it's just the polite thing to do :)

Bummer you're sick! Try Airborne that shit is Fab-u-fucking-lous! When I am surrounded in my fiery cubicle hell with hacking, sniffling snotty germies all around I put one or two of those for a couple of days and like Emeril BAM! I don't get sick, WOOT! (and I watch kids part-time too so I get all their little germies on me too)

Oh gross story since we are all waving boogies and such... Some of the kids I watch well I see them so much...some are close to my own; I have changed them, fed them, put them to bed, cleaned their throw-up, bathed... everything you imagine a real parent doing. So one of my boys (he's 2) we were at the park and he was just over a cold but still had the sniffles..I wasn't prepared like I normally am and his little nose was running. We were in the sand playing in a park play group (random people with kids adults and toys) and I had nothing around to wipe his little nose, I couldn’t just let it run either so yes I did it...

I used my shirt sleeve! EEK! it was like instinct, right after I did it I thought to myself gross, WTF did I just do! Wait this isn't even my kid! So being as it was already too late (I already had snot on my t-shirt) I rolled up the sleeve and kept playing...now granted I have minor OCD and would NEVER do this rationally. After I took him home I went straight home, stripped down, showered and changed. Well I grossed myself out with that anyway...

Dude the crusty toe?No más, Gross image!

Well since I am so sure you wanted to hear my story I am off now, (I am pretending to look busy at work anyway...)

Feel Better! **gives you an extra soft box of aloe tissues**

3/02/2006 09:56:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

JM: hey lady, i thought you were in mexico. when are you actually going?

*does the crutsy nostril dance*

i can't believe i'm sick and still teaching. i feel like i should apologise to my clients but there's no one else to do it so *shrug*

but if i don't teach i don't get paid. the joys of being self employed. yeah i miss sick days.

i'm talking about guys that live in toronto and are fully dateable and purport to want to find women to date. except they just stay online.

i've fallen in love long distance before and it sucks let me tell you. interesting though that the feelings translated when we met each other... one of the few times they really did... actually that happened twice.

but yeah, men on personals sites who don't want to meet, what's up with that?

vik: oh goodness i apologise *passes kleenex*

airborne? what's that anyway? i don't understand people who are salaried who go to work when they're sick. their bosses WANT them to stay home so no one else will get sick. so why on fucking earth do they go to work?

seriously airborne is like electric germ eater or something?

oh man dude, that story is so funny and i so thank you for sharing it with us! i've nannied, i totally sympathise. after green poo there's really no gross left.

my personal squick is drool actually .. man it grosses me out.

hee snot shirt!

crusty toes are the ickiest.

i wish i could blog at work but i have to work at work. still i'll take my job :)

thanks for the tissues!

3/02/2006 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Earthworm said...

Regarding guys on dating sites who don't want to meet: I wrote a long thing about that general topic back in the fall. The thing about dating sites is that people join them to meet someone special. But then they get talking to people, often several people at a time, and they begin to enjoy that part of it... the meeting up online and starting teh online part of the relationship. They will often do it with several people at the same time, initially to increase the chances of bringing opne of those online relationships to the next level, but later on it becomes like an addiction. People get addicted to the feeling of love, the feeling they get when they see unread messages in their inboxes.

This can often get in the way of their primary goal, as they will avoid bringing relationships to the next level for 2 reasons. First, after a few months they can get very good at meeting people online and starting new relationships, but they are very inexperienced quite often at the next step(s), the first date and beyond. The second reason has to do with the addiction they begion to haver to the online dating. If they choose one person out of all of their options, they will have to close off all other conversations if the relationship is going to have any chance of success. And if it turns out they are wrong, and the new relationship does not pan out, they will then have to start the online dating thing from square one again.

Finally, remember that online dating is an activity that is safely done from the comfort of the living room. Often the type of person who likes to spend hours at home on his computer doing the online thing, is the same sort of person who would rather stay home and not upset their routine or miss their shows than go out and meet a stranger.

Oh there I go again, rambling. I know I need to spell check this really badly, but I'm too tired and I'm going to bed.

3/02/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger Viktoryia said...

Yeah I wish we had sick pay, we got bought out my a bigger company and they took away our sick pay so we have mass amounts of sickly people around here at most given times.

Yeah drool is no good, I always change my boys if they get all wet drooling, it looks bad! I usually go over and watch kids in grubby clothes, sweats and big t-shirts cause of the obvious dirt, mess and drool factor.

One day I showed up in kitten heals and a cute tank top and she was floored, funny how people assume you can't clean up. Seriously 1/2 the time I show up at their house at 8am after not getting off work till 10:30, home by quarter to 11 and most likely 1-2 hours of studying, which means very little sleep to begin with...do you think I am going to wake up that xtra 30 mins just to look nice so I can get dirty with your kids, ha nope. (sorry not sure where that came from, it was my little rant)

okay so Airborne is a vitamin that was mad by a teacher who was sick of being sick, the shit is magical! Seriously you should try it cause you are around so many sweaty people, after all when they sweat and workout that is when most of the toxins leave their body and you are around that! Be careful! being sick is awful!


that is their main site, I am sure you can order it if they don't have it in Canada...

Toodles, back to work I go...

3/03/2006 12:16:00 AM  
Blogger terry said...

you know, i just talked to a friend who was raving about how airborne actually helps once you're sick, too, so i think i might give it a shot. can't hurt, i figure.
sounds like we all need some!

and earthworm, thanks for that ramble. that was really informative. seriously!

3/03/2006 01:32:00 AM  
Blogger DZER said...

what's the process for becoming canadian? learning the anthem, switching to moosehead beer and understanding a hockey game? LOL ... just joshin' ya ... I just got so indoctrinated by the SCTV boys; damn I miss that show.

Sorry you're sick and cruddy. Bleah. Hate that shit.

As for an American owning a Canadian institution, now you know how felt when Japan bought up like half of New York's landmarks ... hell, we don't even run our own ports!!

as for sizes ... I have the opposite problem over here most of the time, because the sizes are based on Asian sizes. I remember as a kid that my Japanese XL was the equivalent of and American Medium.

Rock the smallness, you lanky, tall Canadian.

Hell ... I'm happy I'm actually DOWN to 3X and 4X in a lot of clothes! yay me! heh

3/03/2006 04:32:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

earthworm: that was a fantastic rant about online dating and i really enjoyed getting to read it. thank you.

i don't really have a counterargument or comment to it, i think you've answered the question.

i think that might be why scared bunny's two week rule makes such sense. i wish i could remember the name of that post, it was funny as hell.

vik: that sucks about the sick pay dude. are they allowed to do that?

oh man drool is just the ickiest thing ever... it squicks me and i have no idea why but man it grosses me out.

yeah i used to live in sweats when i was still minding kids regularly. a task i miss more and more as the likelihood that *I* get to have kids flies gently out the window.

i've done that. why because i look slobby do you assume that i don't know what mascara is for? the one does not lead logically to the other. nice rant. rant on :) i love when people rant in my comments, it's so interesting :)

okay that airborne stuff sounds amazing, i'm checking it out, thanks for the link! and i did not realise that about sweat but in retrospect it's painfully obvious.

terry: we should order a gross to the blog and then share it out. and i felt the same exact way about earthworm's ramble so i second what terry said.

dzer: you have to apply or be married/affianceed and otherwise i have no idea. hubris would know since he's in the middle of it.

you don't have to drink moosehead dude, there's lots of great beer here. just no coors light :)

i miss sctv too :)

well my cold is going away thank the universe! but thanks for the well wishes.

you're right, i guess i do. it's just weird to see your national things going to people who aren't from your nation. and though i get that nationalism isn't necessarily positive i still don't like it.

hey congrats on losing some sizes!

you know i was a women's 24 a few years back and now i'm a 12 so i TOTALLY sympathise with how nice it is to watch the numbers go down :)

yay i'm lanky again!

*dance of joy*

3/03/2006 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Natalia said...

Are Hubris and you trying to gross me out with the descriptions of crusty noses and lung butter... ICK....

*runs and hides...waits...waves white flag and comes back out*

I am not going shopping again until I lose weight...that's that...and I have so much shit as it is...but all in various sizes. It is crazy.

When I gained weigth from working out, I also dropped sizes...I guess muscle fits in your body differently.

Right now...I am battling a bad stomach issue...so I can't really do much in the eating department.

*sigh* 2006 is misbehaving!


3/03/2006 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Light Strikes A Deal said...

Sucks that your feeling sick.

Get better soon.

And as for the internet chat but not meet thing. God damn do I feel your pain on that one.

3/03/2006 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

nat: nope, i didn't mention lung butter once, i'm just sick and sniffly and FINALLY feeling a bit more alive.

i are REAL food and everything!

i did the same thing, i decided that i had enough clothing at that weight and i just lived in like three pairs of pants for a year and a half... and as i lost weight i only had one or two pairs and still i didn't care.

now i can shop cause even if i lose more weight they'll just be fashionably droopy :)

and i like the droop :)

thing is nat i am not a small. i mean i'm 5'11" it should be physically impossible for me to be a small... unless i'm dead.

dude what's up with the tum?

lsd: yue, it does.


dude i don't understand it, just don't. if you don't want to meet what the fuck are you doing on a site to MEET people??

3/03/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Will said...

I think Earthworm pretty much nailed it. People get addicted to the high of being found desirable by a large number of people. It's like the worl is flirting with you, and some folks really crave that magnitude of an ego boost.

Lung butter? Nightmares, dude. Nightmares.

Droop is cool when used in moderation. When your pants are almost down around your knees and you combine that look with an over-sized jersey...it's time you were ordered out of the gene pool. On the other hand, I like a girl who looks "comfortable".

And Sass? Sorry about the email. You'll find out soon enough. *sheepish guilty-as-hell grin*

3/03/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

scorp: yeah i think you're utterly right. sometimes even to the point where they might miss something that's right in front of them...

dude HUBRIS brought up the lung butter... not me. i only brought up the crusty nostrils...

oh no see if the pants droop the shirt is skintight. period.


i prefer comfort to fashion myself.

hee i think i forgive you for the email... maybe. maybe. :)

3/03/2006 03:14:00 PM  
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3/04/2006 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

scorp it was actually not that terrible i think you're just ruined for it because you heard it a million and a half times. or every time cleveland feels the need for shameless self promotion.

i did not bring up lung butter. why would i, my SINUSES blew up. hubris, otoh has bronchitis and lung butter AND mentions that his commenters have thc ridden lung butter. i refuse to accept responsibility for this one so :P

hey i clean up pretty as hell... once a year or so :)

hrm burning in hell... that might be funny to watch...

*goes to get marshmallows...*

3/04/2006 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Heh! Glad I could keep you entertained.

* leaves quickly before Sass can get the blowtorch *

3/04/2006 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

<-- easily amused

goes off to the blacksmiths across the street to borrow the flamethrower...

3/04/2006 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger debambam said...

take it easy, feel better soon...will be back to read this properly once my mushed brain has worked itself into some sort of sense of normality!!

3/04/2006 07:03:00 PM  
Blogger Will said...

goes off to the blacksmiths across the street to borrow the flamethrower...

Truce! You win, you win! I'll leave you alone!

3/04/2006 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

deb: much better now thanks. even drank beer today!

why is your brain mushed? i can't load your blog today i'm on a dialup...

scorp: hee

he rescued us from a frozen shut door with it last year. man that thing is cool and loud and sorta intimidating...

3/04/2006 10:17:00 PM  

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