Saturday, November 25, 2006

Home Sweet Home


Home at last. From schmoozing to family Thanksgiving and back. I’m exhausted—even my soul is exhausted. It’s a beautiful day outside, and all I’m capable of doing is watching Grey’s Anatomy reruns on DVD and trolling blogs. I am so tired I can’t even knit while watching TV.

The schmoozing thing in DC was interesting (when I can stop drooling, I’ll post the Fluff pictures). Over the course of the weekend, I realized that I never, ever want to do that kind of thing again. Sure, I’m insanely good at it. People love Little Sassy Schmoozer—and they even told my boss so. But what’s the point of doing something I’m good at if it makes me hate myself? I’m also really good at getting drunk and picking up guys in bars, and that didn't exactly add much to my self-esteem, either. So I have some thinking to do about life and what I’m doing with it.

Thanksgiving at my parents’ was surprisingly normal and free of freaks. I was a misanthropic bitch after the weekend in DC, but I was a self-aware misanthropic bitch, and I kept apologizing and doing nice little things when my fangs retracted. I channeled all of my bitchiness into kicking everyone’s ass at cards Thanksgiving night. That helped.

I tried not to keep thinking about Ex-Boyfriend and how much I wished that things had turned out differently and that he wasn’t a spineless asshole, but last night that finally came out too. Mothers have an uncanny way of knowing when to ask certain questions. But it was good. My parents were supportive and didn’t patronize me. I woke up this morning feeling better.

Now I’m here, and I’m beyond tired, half-watching Grey’s Anatomy. At some point I need to start thinking about what to do with my life but not now. Now it’s McDreamy time.


Taihae said...

missed you, sassy. wish my thanksgiving was as drama free as yours. Nice of you to double back and comment on EVERY post you make me feel lazy.

Robyn said...

"I’m also really good at getting drunk and picking up guys in bars"...didn't I say you reminded me so much of my editor friend who moved to Colorado and how much I missed her? This line confirmed it--you are duel souls. hee hee

When everyone is recovered from the holiday, we'll get back to a normal blog-all-day routine. See you then.

Sassy Sundry said...

Taihae---Missed you too. I'm sorry to hear that you had a dramatic Thanksgiving. I've certainly been there. Hope you recover.

Robyn---Ah yes. The talent. It's an interesting one. I'll be back to the daily thing one of these days. Hope your trip went well.

Brooklyn Frank said...

i guess yer not a mcsteamy person. or do you go both ways? lol

dive said...

Welcome back, self-loathing schmooze queen.
Glad you had a freak-free Thanksgiving this year.
Also nice to see some good cynical bitchiness in there.
Have a good lazy weekend and recover.

Sassy Sundry said...

Happy to oblige with the cynical bitchiness.

Don't even get me started on McSteamy, Brooklyn. I declined the trial membership to the Dirty Mistresses club.

dive said...

Okay, I give in.
What's all this Mc.Steamy/Mc.Dreamy stuff all about?
(I plead Brit ignorance of your cultural references).

Sassy Sundry said...

Be proud that you don't get it. I'm deeply ashamed that I do.

Before I explain, I need to explain something else: I don't watch television. I don't have cable. I prefer to do other things with my time, like spend hours on beautiful sunny days getting carpal tunnel by way of blog commenting.

OK. The references are from Grey's Anatomy. On the show, Dr. Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey, is known as Dr. McDreamy by the sarcastic interns. He earned his name because he's well, dreamy.

Dr. Sloan, is known as McSteamy to the same snarky interns. He is hotter than boiled hell.

McSteamy was McDreamy's best friend, that is until McDreamy caught McSteamy in bed with McDreamy's wife. McSteamy is one of the Dirty Mistresses (the other one is Meredith Grey, but she wasn't an intentional member, as she didn't know that McDreamy had a wife back in New York until the wife flew out to Seattle [where the show takes place] to win McDreamy back).

Are you sorry you asked? I could go on.

This is my one TV indulgence, and I make no apologies for it.

dive said...

Peahen doesn't have a TV. You don't watch TV. I don't watch TV …
Let's see if we can spread this very healthy virus through our blogs.

Sassy Sundry said...

I'm game.

Robyn said...

Clearly, I watch much more TV than all of you combined, even with my new fewer-hours policy. Even worse, we have a DVD player with a little screen in the Pacifica, and we rented part of the 2nd season of Grey's Anatomy for the trip to IL. I've had my fill of McDreamy for now.

mutleythedog said...

Sounds nice - is that your picture? I wish I could spend time with my family but they were all killed by angry pygmys in 2001 - so I spent the day alone.

Old Knudsen said...

I am also good at getting drunk and picking up guys in bars, they call me Dr McPrematurely.

Sassy Sundry said...

Robyn, you clearly redeem your time in other ways. I wouldn't worry about it.

Mutelythedog, I'm sorry that you spent the day alone. I'm afraid that I don't look like Patrick Dempsey.

Knudsen, I'm sorry to hear of your affliction. They have pills for that, you know. You can buy them on the web.

Carissa said...

Te he he. Sassy's addicted to Grey's.

Come back soon! It is lonely and boring here.

PS I have new blog (

See you tomorrow little sassy schmoozer. :-)