Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Month: February 2017

Rubber Broom

So my boss gave me a couple tickets to the Garden Show this past weekend. Ellie and I were happy to go, though we didn’t really know what to expect nor did we plan on buying anything. We didn’t even plan on paying for parking, which was $7, so we parked across the street and […]

I am so damn anxious

This house cannot come soon enough. In one month, we close. A few weeks after that, we officially move in. I just cannot wait to be so busy. Lately, Ellie and I have been just treading water in the evenings. We’re at a point where we don’t care to make our current place better, and […]

Embarrassment

Last night we were out for dinner with some friends when one of the guys starts talking to me about literature. We eventually got on the topic of my degree in creative writing and he said he’d be interested in reading some of my work. I got scared. I know over the years I have […]

The old country

Sometimes I have dreams at night about people and places in Ukraine. They seem to be some of my most vivid dreams. I don’t usually remember my dreams, which is why these really stand out. I wake up, and the feeling of the dream really sticks with me. I wake up and feel sad. I […]

Walking

Yesterday I logged over 17,000 steps. Last week, I logged over 95,000 steps. I’m addicted to my Fitbit. About two years ago I got some extra.cash and decided to spurge and buy my self a Fitbit Surge. At the time, and still now I believe, it’s was their high-end tracker. I got it be wise […]

On Time

I do my best to be on time when I go places. If someone tells me when I need to be at a place, I like to be there a few minutes early. I’d prefer to wait for them than have them wait for me, just how it goes. Leaving g for work, however, has […]

Big Announcement I’ve been holding on to for a while

Okay, I think it’s as official as it’s going to get, at least for the next month or so and that means I finally feel comfortable officially announcing it. Ellie and I bought a house. We’ve been looking for a while now, for what feels like somewhere between four and six months. We came into […]

Reliability

This year, my quarterly bonuses are tied to my goals at the company. Last year, they were tied to membership sales goals and it frustrated me. I was only there to support sales, and I didn’t do any selling so it felt like meeting those goals was out of my direct control. Since they’re tied […]

Changing Diet

In the past six months, my diet has been overhauled for the better.im finally eating the way I have always wanted to eat, but usually made the excuse that it was too expensive to do so. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat tasty and crappy foods, I just consider the food I eat to […]

Bus Stop

Last night, I was waiting for the bus at my usual stop on the capital square and I smelled something funny. I saw some people smoking inside the bus stop, a general no-no but people do it anyway. It smelled off, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt and assumed it was just […]