New Thought: MSN/ICQ chat software can be detrimental to healthy relationships.

The problem I have with chat software such as MSN/ICQ is that it inhibits me from ending relationships when the expiry date is long past. When a relationship ends and the words "I want to be friends" are said, it is usually an empty statement to make it easier for everyone involved. But now a perverse curiosity and the instantaneous response makes me send messages to people that I should just forget about.

Sometimes, you shouldn't be friends. Sometimes, you just don't want a new friend. But it's hard to recognise that when you can keep in close contact online and forget the problems that are there in real-life. It makes it very easy to remember the good, and sometimes it tricks me into thinking I want something I don't. Other times, it just makes me happy that someone isn't in my life in that way anymore... But I still don't give up the contact when I should. I keep talking to them, and they keep frustrating me in millions of little ways.

The solution? Well, as a very smart friend of mine said to me about 5 years ago, "delete his contact and save your soul!" I didn't listen then, and I probably never will delete the person she is referring to... But I am learning.

Starting tonight, I'm cleaning up my contact lists and saving my soul. At least a little bit of it anyway.


Rather then studying, cleaning or doing anything else that could be viewed as productive, I'm mindlessly surfing the web.

Are you wondering who/what you were in a past life?

Are you wondering who I was in a past life?

Your past life diagnosis:
I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.
You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Yukon around the year 1275.
Your profession was that of a preacher, publisher or writer of ancient inscriptions.
Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Timid, constrained, quiet person. You had creative talents, which waited until this life to be liberated. Sometimes your environment considered you strange.
The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
Your main task is to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!
Do you remember now?


Am completely bogged down with school work and co-op stuff. Finding a great workterm was so much easier last semester. This time, all of the jobs I see don't seem to compare to the last one I had, and there are none where I'd like to be (In Newfoundland). I'm having a hard time finding the motivation to do the work I need to do. It's one of those "what am I doing in my program - i hate it - i suck - i'll never be gainfully employed" type feelings.
But I just read the nicest post, and felt the need to blog it. Visit this site for “Possible Scenarios for Heaven”. Seriously. Click this link.


Tips for enjoying yourself at The Dome:
>> Flirt with the DJ. Sure, he's unattractive and not your type at all, but he'll play the music you like and shout your name over the sound system. Twice.
>> When approached by people with cameras offering to put your picture on The Dome website, politely decline. It seems like a good idea at the time, but when you're sober and your friend sends you the link, you will realise it is not actually cool to have your picture there for all to see.
>> Drink plenty of double vodka-grenadene-pineapple drinks. Drink them quickly, before the drunken masses spill and slosh them all over you.
>> Dance UNDER the balcony so the lecherous men can't look down your shirt as you shimmy and shake your bon-bon. Avoid the stage.
>> Find a cute boy to accompany you on your search for friends, who will disappear until the end of the night.
>> Resist pizza corner. Its just not good.
>> Leave with those you came with.


I think I just came to my most superficial vodka-induced epiphany... I can no longer date guys who don't shop at American Eagle or The Gap. I've tried dating those Thriftys/Bluenotes/Bootlegger type guys, and it just doesn't work. We don't share the same values, and they seem to look down on my whole Gap/AE fixation.
Shallow, but true.
Those men who shop at the aforementioned stores NEED NOT APPLY.
[And for those of you keeping track ... One month from today I'll be able to legally drink in America.]


Big Brother 4 started tonight, the 'ex-factor'... meaning that 5 of the houseguests ex-significant others are now also houseguests. I am so glad I'm not in that house right now. Even if your ex wasn't there, the tension would be palpable.
Exes are exes for a reason... and to live with them for for 100 days in such close quarters would be sheer hell.... Although I can think of one that I wouldn't mind shacking up with... ;) But Big Brother 4 should make for some interesting tv... I'm already planning my social life around it.