Wednesday, January 17, 2007


It's freakin' cold and my bones are achy and everything is harder than usual. I've lost the slight inspiration that sustained me. It's either that or the fact that the whole lower level of my house won't get warm, even though the furnace runs continuously. Thanks a lot, thousands of dollars worth of new insulation. You've been so helpful.

Perhaps I just stayed too long at work. Even so, at 6 p.m., there was still this complete backup to get on the freeway. Everyone stayed late at work, I guess, but somehow that doesn't make me more empathetic towards them. Out of my way, you faceless obstacles to my happiness!

When it takes that long to get on the road, you'd think I'd value the time I spend driving on it more. "I'm finally here! I've waited so long!" Sadly, no. I wait forever on the ramp and then the freeway's backed up, so I start looking for ways to get off and take side streets home. Traffic is no place for the rational.


Anonymous said...

Howdy, sis. I was doing this shit about a year ago, then tore my blog down for fear of anyone reading it. It had a rather unseemly title - I called it "Variety Meat is the Spice of Life". Actually, my friend Sage was the one that got me started. He still has a blog at

Keep up the good work. By the way, you're far too patient and reserved as it relates to describing traffic. Next time we're together I'll teach you some of the obscenities I invented while stuck in traffic in South Carolina (a.k.a. traffic hell)

Love ya,


cK said...

Hey, Sassmaster. Awesome news about you and this blog! (I do read all of your text with your voice in my head. It makes me smile really big like.) I've linked through to you from the Drama...because you Mater! er, you Matter.

cK said...

Oh! And you may want to load Haloscan into your template for comment moderation. It's a pretty good way to limit spam commenting attempts. Alright. Alright!!
- Master Splinter

Sassmaster said...

Thanks for the tip and the link, cK. Yer the best.

John, I cannot beLIEVE I never got to read Variety Meat. I read a bit of Sage this morning. He's hilarious. Is he really in the Ukraine? Was he at your wedding? Why can't I remember his face? I mean, aside from the usual brain damage...

Thanks for reading. I feel better now.

k80 said...

Hello Sassmaster, This blog rocks. Maybe you would enjoy the ride home a little bit more if you were riding in a Bugatti Veyron, or perhaps a personal aircraft. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Yo. Girlfriend. Nice. The blogging thing. Nice.

It's that time of the year when those of us with old houses have to wonder why it is, exactly, that we bother with the heat thing. I mean, really -- wouldn't we be more comfortable in an appliance box with a space heater? Or maybe we could just go hang out in the parking lot of the laundromat, where the exhaust from the dryers comes out.

I'm just going to get a big barrel, put it in the back yard, and start breaking up the wooden furniture for fuel.

I hate this shit. It's an awfully big price to pay for living someplace with fewer people.


a fish said...

'Out of my way, you faceless obstacles to my happiness!'

wow, there's some serious writing! have you thought about turning it into a bumpersticker? you would have to print it backwards and put it on your front bumper so people could read it in their rear view mirror as you ride up on their sorry ass!