Sunday, 29 April 2007

It's Time

I have been thinking about it for a while, and I really want a tattoo. This isn't going to be a rash purchase because they are life-long and expensive so I'm taking my time. I have decided to get one though, probably within a year. I would like a very small (size of a quarter) outline of the stylized Canadian maple leaf. I know it is cliche and almost tacky but I have wanted it for a while. Most likely I will get it on the right side of my lower back.

Saturday, 28 April 2007

Smile Of The Night

After a considerable amount of alcohol, on her part not mine, Taylor (previously known as WifeT) took my face in her hands and nearly made me cry. As I was doing my rounds, saying my goodbyes before leaving the party, she said things that I always wanted to hear. Looking me straight in my shocked little eyes she proceeded to explain that she checks and reads my blog every morning, and despite the fact that she thinks of the BlogChris as different from the RealChris, she loves the writing. Every time I tried to interrupted her speech she shhed me. Even if it isn't exactly true, it is still great to hear that someone thinks your a good writer. Tear.

Melon Burst

I had to get new shaving gel today, I wax my legs, but I find a little shaving cream helps do the armpits in the bath. I just grabbed the cheapest one, something that was on sale. When I went to use it, it smelt amazing. Some kind of fruit thing, a closer inspection of the container and it had pictures of raspberries, blueberries, honeydew melon, watermelon, and cantaloupe. I have had fruity shampoos that smelt good enough to eat, but this was unbelievably amazing, actually smelt better than anything I had ever eaten. Strawberries started this whole thing, the putting fruity smells into lotions and soaps thing, and now it has gone too far and we have this Melon Burst kind. I hope I don't get too poor now because I think I will start to eat my shaving cream.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007


Planet Earth is finally available in American style DVD. (It was released in England first, with the other style). I loved this series, and would love it as a birthday present, though it is a bit pricey. Check out the clips/interview; seriously spectacular footage, the whole thing is so beautiful, epic, and moving.

Mouse Crisis, Part Four

They are back! While watching Sex and the City last night with Ami and Em, I gather a mouse fell off the stairs and down into the hall. Ami quickly said "Chris close your eyes, there is a mouse." This prompted me to leap up and stand on the couch. There was no screaming or crying though, I'm slowly getting better at handling it. Em and Ami chased it around the TV stand for a while with a take-out container and shoe. It was grey, tiny, and very cute. When caught it released outside alive. Binx ignored the whole event.

Public Desperation

I might actually say, Accidental Public Desperation. I went for a walk to the local video store to rent another "Sex and the City" DVD. I thought it would be cute and witty to change my MSN name to "Chrisbinx is looking for le sex (going to rent Sex and the City)". This was then met with an odd reaction and many people I hadn't talked to in ages messaged me, and then ...sadly... there was no reaction from others.

Monday, 23 April 2007


Out with the guys, trolling
I was so happy, glittering with hope
You caught me and I was yours
But I was scared and couldn't cope

I couldn't breath, you ignored me
But didn't let me have room to live
I loved you and you hurt me
You took everything but wouldn't give

My back bone gone and my life in ruin
You gleefully gutted me
Loving you had been my everything
And all I knew to be

And then you took the best parts of me
And prepared them over fire
You know you said you loved me
You God damn fucking lair

*Christine Sweeton: April 23, 2007

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Brave Little Me

I spent some time today gardening. Now usually I like gardening about as much as I like children (which is very little), but I had been wanting to play in the dirt for a few weeks now so I figured planting things and general spring yard prep was a good excuse. Also my mom is around and she actually has garden know how. While splitting and transplanting some sort of something; I got a splinter. I'm a huge wimp when it comes to splinters and I kinda shrieked and pulled it out right away. I could tell by looking at it that I didn't get all of the wood out. I went in washed my hands and tried to squeeze, bite, scrape, and tweezer it out, it didn't work. It actually doesn't hurt, I finally went back outside and continued to work planting pansies and moving other such flower stuff. The splinter is still in my hand now, and I'm just getting used to it. I have embraced my more rugged side. Maybe soon I will even be a Nature Lover.

My Schools So Far

-Paris Central School
-Blue, Yellow, White
-The Paris Central Penguins

-Paris District High School
-Red, Black, White
-The Paris Panthers
-(No Football team)

-Carleton University
-Red, Black, White
-The Carleton Ravens
-(No Football team)

Friday, 20 April 2007

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Close Call

I biked to school today to write an exam. Once I got there I realised that I had forgotten my bike lock. There wasn't really enough time to bike home and get it. I went in to talk to the people at the gym counter and bought a combination lock from them for $6.25. This was pretty much the last of my money for the next two weeks. The lock didn't quite work but I felt more comfortable having done something. The stress of losing a bike, again, really added to the exam anxiety. I got through it though, and felt I wrote a decent exam, I didn't rock it, but I'm proud of what I accomplished. Thankfully, when I got back outside my bike was still there.

Free Cone Day

The joys of Facebook are so numerous. A few weeks ago I saw this event for the Ben and Jerry's Free Cone Day. I didn't believe it, but info on the event listing on Facebook, and more info on the Ben and Jerry's website confirmed it to be true. There is a store in Ottawa, on Riverside. I asked The Boy Roommate to drive Ami and I there, though found out it was at the closest mall. We got free cones, it was great. Their ice cream is so good, very gourmet. I will have to make the April 17th thing an annual event, but I would never buy a cone there, I'm sure they are way to expensive. The Boy Roommate had to go, but Ami and I spent a bit of time wandering around the mall and than walked home to burn off some of the ice cream calories.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Homemade Sushi

Made this tonight. Ami and I rock!!

Monday, 16 April 2007

Filling The House

We have two weeks to find the perfect roommate. Anna suggested putting something on Craig's List, which has worked wonders many people contacted me within the first hour. We have to start showing the house and meeting the people, but hopefully it will be taken care of soon. I did some hiring at Subway, and most of my picks turned out well, and one I had to fire. I did it over the phone onto her answering machine, which I guess she didn't get because she came into work the next day. I don't' think the roommate search will go as badly.

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Burnt Out

My quality and quantity of work and studying has slowly gone down hill. I'm just tired and burning out. Mind you I just ate a bagel that Wendy (Ami's childhood friend) brought from Montreal and it was one of the greatest things I have ever had. Now I hope to just go to bed and have a better day tomorrow.

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

MSN Clean Up

I went through my entire MSN friends list. A futile attempt to procrastinate from studying, I say futile because it only took 10 minutes. I got rid of so many people. No one who would ever be reading this, basically some cheerleaders, old co-workers and friends of x-boyfriends. Random people from random points in my life that basically I never talk to, nor really plan to, and who I probably have as a friend on my Facebook list. The list is now much more manageable and their aren't annoying people I don't care about cluttering it up.

Work Woes

Placement Agency or Subway? Job Search or Easy Way Out? I feel awful screwing around My Cool Boss. At the same time I really need to make loads of money this summer, and I want back into an Office Job. This is so stressful, upsetting and confusing!! What do I do? Time maybe running out.

Sunday, 8 April 2007


Toby Stops to Smell the Flowers, and Eat Them

Photo by Carol Sweeton, Photo Editing by me.

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Happy Holy Saturday

Religiously, Easter is pretty much the biggest celebration of the year. Before and after Easter Sunday are tons of celebrations and Holy days. My favorite being Palm Sunday which I missed celebrating this year.
*Palm Sunday – the Sunday before Easter
. The feast commemorates an event reported by all four Gospels (Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John) - the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. I don’t even know what that means, but it is customary in many churches for the worshippers to receive palm leaves. These are usually folded into the shape of little crosses, and I always thought they were so neat.
*Good Friday - the Friday before Easter,
commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
*Holy Saturday - it is said on this day Christ
"rested" in the tomb, in death.
*Easter Sunday - celebrates the resurrection of Jesus

*Easter Monday - the post-Easter festivities involved a week of celebration, but has been reduced to one day

Friday, 6 April 2007

Cheese Before Bed

I know that eating any type of cheese within a few hours of going to bed gives me nightmares, but I still seem to do it anyway. For some reason I really really crave cheese at night. I guess eating Kraft Singles would probably not have the same effect, so I will have to try that next time. I knew last night eating even the small amount of Goat Cheese Brie I had on crackers was going to mess up my sleep. When I went to bed it took me several hours to fall asleep and then I had 4 extremely upsetting and disturbing dreams. Cheese cravings are not worth a bad nights sleep.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

The OC

These are some questions recently asked by my Mass Communications professor. I found them curious and fitting, as I really like The OC, and have started watching all the old episodes.
-Is Canada at risk from the spread of popular culture?
-Is there a threat of Canada becoming an American monoculture?
-What cultural values are embedded into TV programs like The OC?
-Are they specifically American?
-Are we compelled, duped, or seduced into adopting them?
-Instead of transmitting American culture can it confirm our belief in the superiority of Canada?
-Why does no one worry about the global spread of sophisticated high culture, like the success of French Impressionism or Italian Opera?

Monday, 2 April 2007

(No) Thoughts On Suicide - VI

Things are evening out, and I am feeling a lot better. Basically I can't even remember the last time I thought of suicide, but it was well over a week ago. Things are still stressful, and I'm sad sometimes and such, but I'm much better, closer to an even keel. I gradually told people things were well BAD. Now I have the task of letting people know that things are OK now, not really easy or gone. I'm not cured or anything, but that life is looking up. So thank you to everyone for all your support, I love you, and it really is helping. I can feel myself improving