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Location: toronto, ontario, Canada

Thursday, June 29, 2006

pilates woman!

i meant to post this last night but i feel asleep mid-sentence practically.

dear pilates;

i love you do you know that?

i mean first of all i'm not certain that words can express my undying gratitude to you for giving me my body back. and then? you cap that off by handing me a new direction in life.

there i was, completely trashed and hopeless, watching the scale go up and up and up and then blammo. you handed me rr. she inspired me to follow in her footsteps and spend my life making people feel better.

i can't imagine a better direction. i really am happy most every day. now i just need to learn to harness the PMS and how find clients when i start losing them.

someone i wasn't very nice to made these great pics of me as pilates woman:

and i just love them.

in fact i would start a comic with her except that i didn't design her and i'm already too busy. still she rocks.

this is what happens if your exercises aren't done:

there pyrhonik... not quite the cape but... :)

in other news i went to see the neville brothers tonight with othercat and svdw and her man m. it was a really surreal sort of evening. first of all i decided to wear my new skirt and here is a late night pic that othercat snapped with his camera phone [as usual feel free to try and fix it]:

already i was feeling a bit weird because this showing off four inches of belly thing is very strange for me. but still i did it because the skirt looks shitty if it sits anywhere else.

so then we go down to harbourfront to this beautiful outdoor stage that sits on the water and about a minute before the opening act (roxanne potvin, quite good by the way) this enormous clap of thunder comes out of the lake somewhere and the entire audience jumps a foot.

for serious it was SO loud.

anyway it rains a little and the show goes on and whatev right?

so then the nevilles come out and i head to the back so i can dance my little face off and slowly but surely the rain starts to seep in so i start to sort of move up the aisle and then it's pouring and roxanne (yes the opening act lady) and i sort of look at each other and we decide to go dance at the stage.

she's like "can we"

and i'm like "if we go everyone else will"

so we do. and for one glorious song there's all of three of us up there dancing and i am shaking my ass like a champion. and then the rain REALLY hits and the entire back rows head up to the stage... but the instruments are getting soaked.

so the boys take a couple of minutes, wait for the squall to pass and then aaron comes out and starts to sing in his unbelievable voice... and the audience stays. so instead of your usual boring and staid toronto audience who can go and see buddy guy and SIT through the fucking show?

oh yeah they're dancing in the aisles for the nevilles. i mean that band is SO good i even say some white boys dancing well! (kidding kidding come on)

it was awesome. the rain made for such a better show it was unbelievable.

such a stellar evening.

happy hnt...

y'all got my navel... and my cape ;)


Blogger HuneeB said...

:) and I was first to see it HOORAY!

Dude the super hero is awesome!

It sounds like you had a great time, I am really glad :) Oh and you are too cute in the skirt. I am so jealous how bouncy your hair is, mine is stick straight!

6/29/2006 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

woo hoo, happy HNT to me!!! :D rock on with the cute outfit!

6/29/2006 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger Madame X said...

Pilates Women!!!

I love it.

6/29/2006 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

hunee: *snoopydance*

yeah she totally rocks... a guy i met from online did that but he had the misfortune to get me in raging pms mode.

i really have to schedule dates better...

i had a blast, the nevilles ROCK. and some guy after walks up to me and says 'you should be illegal in three states' and then asks me to be in his group photo!

well i always wanted to do jennifer aniston's hair and mine would NEVER do it... so whatev right?

matt: hee... it is super cute isn't it?

madame: yeah it cracks me up. and i love it too.

6/29/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger JMai said...

Yay how fun! I love Pilates woman. And you look awesome, if a bit fuzzy, with the belly showing.

Sounds like a great night!

6/29/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

I love it when you sound so happy. Great post, LOVE the pic!! Glad y'all had such a great time. When you're happy, you always put a smile on my face.
hugs hon!!

6/29/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Natalia said...

Damn sexy belly :) I love it when you post pics

*Pic Snoopydance*

And dude...I so want to do pilates. I just don't have the time and I know I won't commit.

I suck. I know. I totally want to and I know where there is a will, there is a way...but that one should be altered to: where there is a will there is a way, unless there is also a dissertation.

Ummm yeah.


6/29/2006 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

jmai: yeah i loved her too and i've wanted to post her for ages and then i forgot and then pyrhonik made a crack about my tights and cape and i remembered!

it was wicked.

kathi: yeah it was awesome, the neville brothers are SO good it's unreal. i'm so glad that my happy makes others happy too... i can't think of a better gift.

nat: thanks! i'm having a hard time with it.


well so you don't commit, every little bit helps so do a little when you can and don't feel guilty about the rest.

whatever, you're busy and you have priorities... but try to find two hours a month and then slowly up it from there.

one percent a day right?

regardless, DON'T feel guilty, that just makes it harder to start.

6/29/2006 03:44:00 PM  
Blogger Puffin said...

"y'all got my navel... and my cape ;)
That makes it sound so dirty....hehehehe

6/29/2006 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger April said...

That is a great skirt!!

I've been wanting to get into pilates, but just haven't done it yet. Is it hard when you first get started??

6/29/2006 05:51:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

puffin: hee... that was kinda the point *g*

april: thanks! i got it at pride, those folks make the best tie dye i've seen yet... except for this guy in napa...

pilates rocks and has the interesting property (if your teacher doesn't suck) of getting harder the longer you do it. so no... but it gets harder fast.

it's more a language thing at first... but as with any exercise the key is to be sure to listen to your body and not try to 'impress' the class

6/29/2006 06:33:00 PM  
Blogger Pyrhonik said...

You're my new superhero desktop! These fuckers at work think I'm nuts for laughing at the computer screen all the time anyways!

Absolutely luvvin that 4" of navel! You really shined the place up!

Buddy Guy rocks! "there ain't no midnight train!" I have a lot of him music, and I was busted up when I missed him in Edmonton. He played a vendor that holds 300 people max! That woulda been incredible! Still pissed that I missed it. I hope he lives to come around again. He's one of the last of the old Blues Greats.

I can really picture you up on the stage dancing! Sounds like a great night. Especially when you add that just after it rains smell in the air!

6/29/2006 07:33:00 PM  
Blogger DZER said...

sounds like you had a blast, darlin' ...

and sometimes there's nothing better than to just sit, stand, walk ... or dance ... in the rain.

6/29/2006 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

pyr: nice. that will make the man who made them very happy i think. isn't it awesome?

you're welcome. i'm feeling a bit shy but i'm wearing it again :)

oh man we saw him at massey hall a few months back with betty levesque and he brought the house down. i think half the women there would cheerfully do him and he's in his seventies.

oh that would have rocked. and yes, yes he is.

i wasn't on the stage i was beside it... right beside it :) and yeah, it rocked!

dzer: ahh did!

truer words were never spoken

6/29/2006 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

Damn, I keep coming back and that picture does not get less cute. If anything, I'm having covetous type thoughts.

If you need someone to, you know...um. Hm... what could I do. I know. I could be your personal belly button maintenance person. I'm willing to make that sacrifice, but hey - that's what friends are for. Really, they are!

6/29/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

matt: you know that's why i posted it, i just liked it so much... even though it's blurry, fuzzy and all i just don't care :)

i'm glad you're having covetous type thoughts, it's nice to know someone is. and it confirms my theory about me and italians :)

i would consider allowing you to make that sacrifice... after i meet your wife :)

6/30/2006 12:40:00 AM  
Blogger HuneeB said...


he could be the assistant to your belly button; you know get it lotion when it needs it, rub it and keep it clear of lint!

hehe :)

6/30/2006 01:12:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

hunee i think my belly button would like having an assistant.

course other bits of me might get jealous and then i might need a collection of assistants...

mmm :)

6/30/2006 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had and awesome time Sass. You would make the best super hero ever by the way. You ensemble is to say the least FUCKING HOT!!! I'm so happy for you and your new body. Your most definately our pilates goddess. Also I'm still going to go climbing with you sometime cause I'm getting much better with the heights thing. *hugs*


6/30/2006 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Madame X said...

Setting: The sunny kitchen of a suburban home.
2 woman of 'a certain age' are sitting at the table drinking coffee.

Woman #1 Since the triplets sex just isn't the same for me and my husband and I tend to well, leak!
I just don't know what to do!

Woman#2 I know what you mean! And I feel now that I am nearing menopause I need to really fend off the approaching ravishes of osteoporosis! What are we going to do?

Lighting flashes and score builds to crescendo as
Bursts through the window.

Pilates Woman I can help you with your pelvic floor while helping to build and retain bone mass for I am PILATES WOMAN

6/30/2006 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

tasha: i did have an awesome time, the neville brothers are one of the best bands in the world. for serious.

i'm glad you like my skirt, it makes it for me too. i'm sort of thinking it needs a tube top to really finish it off though... did i really just say tube top???

yay climbing!

madame: oh man

*tears of laughter*

you know what's funny? i've had a very similar conversation with several of my clients. (osteoporosis ravages... pirates ravish :)

right down to the bit about the peeing...
oh man

*still laughing*

6/30/2006 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Madame X said...

Shoot! I didn't use my dictionary!

Not only does Pilates Woman carry her RING she has a dictionary in her bag.

I think Pilates Woman needs a side kick...

6/30/2006 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger sassinak said...

madame: i'm sorry i can't help it, occasionally my english teacher mother comes out :)

ah well, if we could all spell what would i have to do when i read? *grin*

it's worse dude, the dictionary is in her head! and yes, i do carry around rings and small balls *g*

i think she does too... pelvic floor toner?

6/30/2006 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Madame X said...

Oh I don't mind at all, I just wish you were standin over my shoulder when I type.

Pelvic Floor Toner is her side kick?

6/30/2006 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

heh, i suspect a lot of people wish they had the spellchecker in my head. it understands homonyms :)

as for her side kick? i don't know what to call her, what do you think?

6/30/2006 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger Madame X said...

The Reformer?

6/30/2006 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

oh man
*laughing and giggling*

oh man

i LOVE it

pilates woman and her sidekick the Reformer!


6/30/2006 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger terry said...

sounds like an absolutely magical night.

and that's a fabulous photo.

7/01/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

terry it was totally awesome for sure. and thanks!

i wish it was a bit more clear but whatev :)

7/01/2006 06:09:00 PM  

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