Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

Jul 31, 2005 at 21:42 o\clock


MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

Everything in the above is true! except in choosing my current partner, I'd say, I did extremely well :)

Mani's is

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people's mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Thinking generous. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves sports, leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

which is eerily accurate as well

tchock believer of voodoo hoodoo

Jul 31, 2005 at 03:09 o\clock


I'm doing this survey in honour of the girliest bloggers on blogigo, Shel and JackieO. Ok so here I go.


01. Do you stuff your bra? No

02. Have you stuffed your bra? I think once when I was younger and I had to fill in a dress But now they grew and it's enough!

 03. What make-up do you wear daily? eyeliner, mascara, eyebrowpencil, shimmery lip gloss and when feeling dramatic - shadow

04. What is your underwear like right now? beige with lace

 05. How many pairs of shoes do you own?  I haven't a clue!

06. Come on, tell the truth. Is that really your true hair color? NOPE

 07. What do you most like about your body? torso and neck.. I feel tall! And because they are long, people always ask me if I'm a ballerina.. but i've never done ballet... I did figure skate though...

 08. And least? ...? feet~!!! they are so fricking big! SIZE 9 1/2 AND I'M LYING BY HALF AND INCH!

 09. How many fillings do you have? 2

 10. Do you think you're good looking? I hope so

11. Do other people often tell you that you're good-looking? Yeah but I can't take those things seriously because most of the time it's from friends, bfs and friends of my parents.. and when random men say it, I KNOW they've said it to every woman they've met on the way indiscriminately. Oh ! and I know so many girls who have been hit on by girls but I'VE NEVER been picked up by a woman before!! That totally sucks because I think a woman has a better idea of what is beautiful than does a man.

  12. Do you look like any celebrities? I've never been told I look like anyone famous

13. Do you like a man with muscles or not? yes but not TOO much. Mani's  exceeds expectations :P

 14. Tall or short men? Tall obviously! so 5"11 and up!

15. Does your dream guy have long or short hair? short but then again.. Johnny was adorable with long hair too..

16. What's the hair situation 'down there'? When I have time, money and gfs to convince each other for the fun of it, brazilian!

17. How long is your leg hair? I'll bet right now it's a bit scary but I wax every few months.. I'm not very hairy

 21. Are your eyebrows a different color from your hair? Slightly.. I think it looks kinda nice. I really think blond women with slightly darker eyebrows are really pretty. I'm not blond though.. just very fakely streaked :)

 22. Do you pluck your eyebrows? pluck and wax.. I've been plucking since I was 12 and I've been the Picasso of eyebrow pluckage to over 30 pluck-virgin girls in my high school and university !!!

23. When did you last have a hickey, and where? ewww hickeys they're so ugly!

24. Are you on birth control? oui .. when I'm not on it, I get my period very irregularly.. even now.. but they make me a bit nauseous.. I don't like it.

 25. Can you dance? I'm told I can but what I'd really like to see is a tape of me dancing whilst violently inebriated

 26. Can you lick your nipple?  ew! I hope not!

27. Do you struggle with self-esteem? I never have. It's very weird. But neither have any of my sisters. We are told that we are bizarre that way.  But I'm glad my sisters are confident because it would hurt to see them struggle with self-esteem..( They are soooo gorgeous and smart!!! I love you girls!!)  it hurts to see my best friends question themselves too. I think our parents did a good job with teaching us with priorities.

28. Do you or have you ever had an eating disorder? My gfs and guy friends make fun of my insatiable appetite ( me and mani call each other piggy )  I've never been anorexic or bulimic.. it's embarassing but I never knew such a thing existed until I came to university and it seemed all the rage! I had a friend Livie in highschool who never ate but I never knew it was a diagnosed illness. I feel bad for my gfs who do struggle with it.. it's very weird to see because they are skinny!!! Ihave no idea how they can think they are overweight at all!!

29. When was your first period?  12 and I never knew that it wasn't a one day one time only type deal so I thought I was dying of internal bleeding the next day. Panicked, I called the only gf I knew had it. She was like, " sarah!!! you have to keep wearing it!!" and I was like.. "FOREVER?!?!?!?!?!"

30. If you unexpectedly got pregnant, what would you do? I'd die ( no really, my dad would kill me and the father!... and anything in his path oF wrath) but I'm not that scared. It won't happen!

 31. Future daughters/sons names?  I do but it's a seeeeecret! They're celtic names which is weird since I'm not er.. celtic.. haha

 32. Do your underwear and bras usually match? Almost never!

Jul 30, 2005 at 19:22 o\clock


Mood: wanting to win a lottery

So a man in Ireland won the big European jackpot of over a 100 million euros today. Just by winning this lottery, he became the 72nd richest person in the UK BEFORE the Beckhams! ( the Beckhams are currently estimated to be worth a cool 130 million dollars American but are projected to  be worth a billion in 10 years). HOW UNFAIR IS THIS!? Mani played the lottery for the first time at my behest because HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN IF HE WON THAT MUCH MONEY!!!! He said he'd buy me all the jewelry, bags, shoes, cosmetics and clothes that I wanted. :D Oh and he would fly me to every Radiohead concert when they tour ( or maybe I'm just being presumptuous :P)

The best part would be that he could finally come to Canada :D

The Lottery is such a funny thing. A little piece of paper with numbers on it and it can change the course of your life FOREVER! I think if I had that much money I'd buy property all over the world so that I could go wherever I wanted to relax. But most likely I would probably give it to my parents and donate more money monthly to Amnesty International. As well I'd buy my sisters all the designer handbags they desired!

They say not to worry so much about getting attacked by sharks in the ocean because the chances are 1 in 30 000 000. I still wouldn't risk it, but if the lottery were sharks, how bad would it be to continually not be attacked even though you willingly plunge into the ocean with so many others to be that one lucky bastard to walk away richer than Posh Spice? ( well, being able to snag Becks puts her that much farther ahead than this irish dude)

What would you do with 100 million Euros?

Jul 29, 2005 at 21:14 o\clock


I don't know if others received this invite in their guestbooks to visit a certain blog that dispenses valuable advice. I visited the website to see if this person could offer me any valuable insight.  So I posted a common question to explore the depth of her knowledge and experience on the topic of relationships and life.

My question was " Why do women tend to gravitate towards assholes?"

To which she replied as a comment in a blog I posted long long ago and which I only found recently :

For answer to your questions, I give you: We probably go around the "assholes" because sometimes, they can be so desperate that they get assholeish to get our attention. That's my advice.

I want to take this time to thank this person for their valuable insight. However, I too have advice to dispense to this aspiring advice columnist.
When offering advice or insight, try and answer the question that is posed. In response to why women might tend to gravitate towards assholes, I was told why men might act "assholeish". Secondly, it would be useful to work on the grammar somewhat. If I were the editor of a newspaper, I would be reluctant to hire someone who starts the advice with " For answer to your questions" and misplace commas.. etc..

And while I find the idea of this advice column very cute and endearing, I have an inkling that the guru I sought advice from might be.. well.. half my age. And I'm only 23. So if that is the case, I sincerely apologize for using the word " asshole" and in turn eliciting you to use the word " assholeish" in your response.

tchock swearer-at-ur-baby-daughters

Jul 25, 2005 at 22:40 o\clock

need inspiration

Jul 21, 2005 at 06:09 o\clock

i miss my fam

Listening to: Cool - Gwen Stefani


Jul 18, 2005 at 22:22 o\clock


Mood: clean
Listening to: all the things that I have done - Killers

spent the last 4 hours cleaning my apt and scrubbing down the bathroom. I thought that I was going to be the messy one in this house.. and I am quite messy but I CAN'T STOP BEING A GERMAPHOBE! I seriously disinfected EVERY SQUARE INCH of the bathroom and some parts, I believe, have never been cleaned before * mommy!* but it's done. And even though the smell of disinfectant is running rampant throughout our house and every time you step into the bathroom, you get a little dizzy, it's well worth it. It's very rewarding. Afterwards, I had the coldest shower of my life and enjoyed it!

I also bought a ton of fruits today.. having never shjopped for food on my own before this year.. I gotta tell you.. I don't know how to pick fruits or how much they are supposed to cost. Like once I bought a cucmber for 25 bucks and my mom just about flipped out. She never sent me afterwards. And she makes sure that I never ever buy produce at the lower end supermarkets ( ugh!) so I'm constantly paying what I think are exorbitant amounts of money for a piece of fruit. Ex today, I bought a bag of green grapes and a bag or purple ones...10 bucks each. Then I bought 5 california peaches for 8 bucks and then 6 plums for like 7 bucks... i mean.. it's costing me over a buck for a piece of fruit I inhale in like.. well anyways, I decided to see what the prices of fruit was like at the forbidden supermarkets.. much cheaper but THE PLUMS AND PEACHES DON'T LOOK LIKE PLUMS AND PEACHES! NASTY! WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE THINGS! my housemate arwen found a f***ing worm in her canned spaghetti sauce!!! people.. there are glass jars now.. and it's called Classico. Also, this girl Jess I work with opened her seemingly healthy green pepper only to find nasty ass mold... people never learn. isn't it cheaper to pay for one good green pepper from Loblaws or A&P instead of a green pepper from Loblaws and A&P plus the moldy one from Food basics?

LAST time I went shopping with Mani when he came down to see me, he told me that I have to shop like a student. He taught me how to shop like a student and needless to say, I was not impressed with the taste of all the things we bought. So I HAD to teach him how to shop like a health nut.. which I'm not because I stick an IV of chocolate into my bloodstream every day but I told him what my mom told me which was, " Sarah, put brand names IN yourself, not ON yourself."  and Mani started to appreciate what eating better quality foods were doing to his health. I don't understand how mani went from eating REALLY GOOD foods cooked by his mom ( believe, I ate there and it's so good,.. grade A products) to REALLY CRAPPY ASS SHIT FOODS IN A CAN! i was so irritated when we had to leave his house and fly back to his dorm in England. ech~!

Anyhoo, there is my rant for the day. I desperately deserve a pedicure considering all the nasty ass  stuff I stepped in while disinfecting my house. As a reward, I'm going to buy some new pants.

Tchock  germaphobe

Jul 16, 2005 at 16:41 o\clock

update on the Vichy Myokine

Mood: overslept
Listening to: cars - Gary Numan .. can you believe it? It's on TV

I highly recommend this stuff. The only wrinkles I got were the ones on your forehead when you lift your eyebrows up.. like so

10 applications later, I lift my eyebrows up.. and they are almost non-existant!

Just thought you'd like to know!


Jul 15, 2005 at 01:15 o\clock

Missing the boy

Mood: to go to Belgium
Listening to: elevators and the violent rain outside

I miss the boy! The weird thing is everytime I get off the phone with him, I miss him. We usually talk via msn messenger with webcam and microphone but when I talk to him on the phone i miss him that much more. I think via messenger we are often distracted by other things like people in the background and the fact that we can just get up to do other things but when we're on the phone, it's all about the conversation. I'm totally a talker and a rambler if you haven't guessed already. Emmanuel consciously has to keep up with me and i think it drives him up the wall.

He also sounds cuter on the phone.. messenger sucks! He just had his convocation in England at the University of Kent ( he's a smartie) and he's in Belgium right now for a week with his family with no internet. I feel bad because he has to buy calling cards to talk to me but I really do prefer talking on the phone for some reason, although on webcam I can see him and that's cool too.

To make up for the dates I haven't been going on, I've been going out with my friends. I think he feels upset that he can't go to these places with me but he also definitely wants me to have fun. It's tough, being in long D.

I'm also stressed out because of all the work i have to do. Ibetter get to it then huh?

Talk soon!


Jul 13, 2005 at 03:54 o\clock

Oh euphoria

ok nevermind,
the drugs worked... I just have to remember to give myself an hour and a half before they kick in. But I have to make sure I'm safely tucked beneath my bed covers prior to the effects, otherwise, I'll probably awaken a week  a half later due to a concussion.

There is no warning on the Sleep-eze box stating that I will be subjected to a migraine headache for an hour and a half, after which I will drop to the ground like a sac of potatoes unexpectedly and out of nowhere. This would have had devastating consequences should Ihave happened to be running down a flight of stairs an hour and a half after I took the pills.

They're dangerous.
But a minute before you knock out completely, the whole room starts to spin REALLY REALLY fast... it's fantastic! I understand WHY people become addicted to these things. Besides the splitting headaches, it's positively euphoric!

I had dinner with Rob and his friend George at this sushi place not too long ago. We were all stuffed and there were 3 pieces left. I really couldn't finish it but they made me... oh man. I thought i was going to pop. It was really fun though. And George drives a nice car, so I got a lift home in style

The next day, I went out with a few friends from res - Dustin, Mo, Dumitru, Joanna, two couples I don't know, Stephan and Krishanna. It was really fun. I was wearing these white pointed-toe stilettos. They're so hot. I want more shoes

Then today, Julia came to visit and we had dinner at a cambodian restaurant. After we went shopping downtown and got these amazing capris.. i bought them and wore them out of the store! I LOVE THEM. I want to wear them everyday.

Time to go pop some pills!

*Tu me manque manu*

Jul 12, 2005 at 11:25 o\clock


Lately, I've been feeling so overwhelmed by responsibility and fears about the direction of my future. That sounds so selfish considering all of the things that are happening and worth worrying about. But I can't seem to help myself. I know everyone feels like this at some point in their life but i wish this part of life, I could skip. The 20s are such an uncertain time in our lives ( or that I'm finding with mine anyways). Everything in the past 4 years has been plagued by uncertainty and fear and constant internal battles to try and make things better.

I wouldn't wish this feeling on anyone.


PS.. these stupid sleeping pills don't work! All it gave me was a reason to pop some tylenol headaches.

Jul 10, 2005 at 17:30 o\clock

Fiddy Cent

Listening to: In da Club

I think there is one thing above all things that pisses me off the most.. pretentious rappers. Let's talk about 50 cent. He's a stupid shithead. I don't understand why all these young "thug" worshippers give him such mad props. Understandably, he entered the world of rap with free street cred, ( given to him in the form of 9 bullets) but miraculously this beast survived. Admittedly I shook my booty to In da club. This is back when I thought Eminem, despite his awful lyrics and attitude, was a kind of innovator of some sort. ( note the past tense and I'll tell you why, and here's why and this is all I have to say for you to understand why: do-doing-doing-doing ) Marshall, you're in some trouble and I can see you sweating. After being hailed as the saviour of rap, you invite this "gangsta" into your entourage. ( Because clearly, what gangstas do is rap about why they are gangstas and how everyone else are wangstas... and then exacerbate this theme over and over in the rest of ...well.. all their songs). Now you're weary, you know your music is being scrutinized becuz thus far, it was the only thing worth scrutinizing on the rap charts ( I mean, let's not waste our time on what Ja Rule and Ashanti stand for *barf*) You keep hating on other artists ( N sync, Moby, Xtina, MJ to name a few) and when you realized the crowd was getting tired, you said " ok no more making fun, I'm classy" Your songs were holding up for awhile despite the fact that you're an asshole.. and then you decide to persuade the public you made a good song by using a stupid concept of a video that only rivals the actual song in stupidity. ( See song with muppet cops and Eminem playing with a fucking slinky) He's hit rock bottom but maybe it wouldn't have been so bad if he wasn't associated with another lunatic.

Namely 50 cent. Or "fiddy" if you're nasty.  I know y'all teenagers are searching for your identity and erthing but could you please use your brain a liiiiiiiiittle bit when judging who is cool and worth emulating and who is not? I have this kid ( my mum's friend's little son) who lived with us for a year doing school who came to my house listening to alternative music ( I dunno if it was any good) and then suddenly morphed into this rich 12-year old thug who wore only G-unit clothing. I'm a bit baffled.. not that a bunch of pretentious punks on stage in carefully selected costumes and hairstyles and  stolen if not too-frequently-exacerbated riffs and flat annoying voices are ideal role models but what exactly is appealing about an ugly rapper who enters the stage to a mini-re-enactment of his shooting ( * BANG BANG BANG BANG.. BANG BANG BANG BANG!*) * crowd is overcome by a dizzying spell as their hero gallops on stage in more fur and a more flamboyant hat than anything you can find in Elton John's closet.*

Tiny rebelling but misguided teens I understand.. but people in Uni are still hero-worshipping crappy rap stars? What about the smart rap stars, like Common and Nas .. I mean.. what's a guy have to do to get a little recognition around here? get shot?


Yeah I try not to be a hater but when things get this stupid, my bewilderment gets the better of me.

god I REALLY hope I wasn't like that as a kid. Maybe if I was, it would have been better back then, as I've suddenly morphed into a sour hater.. and I can bitch forever about haters. Ironic..

just some thoughts as I put my make up on to In da Club. Controversial.


Jul 9, 2005 at 09:33 o\clock


Mood: hammertime

Jul 8, 2005 at 10:56 o\clock

Who loves tortured rock stars? I do! I do!

I'm really really jealous of girls who have been muses for beautiful love songs. This is a bitter and childish fact. But it's true. Has anyone ever heard the song 'True Love Waits' by Radiohead? Considering Radiohead's songs are rarely love songs, this is a precious jewel among well many other fantastic jewels. True love waits contains deeply personal lyrics in it.. ex. True Love Waits in Haunted Attics... True Love Lives on Lollipops and Crisps.... now I know none of us know what the hell he's talking about but if you hear the song, THEY ARE THE MOST ROMANTIC WORDS EVER UTTERED ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET!!! ... curse you Rachel Owen.

Girls who love rock stars are funny. That makes me hysterical. But I think all of us girls deep down are lovers of the rock stars. Deny it if you will, but who doesn't dream of being the one to tame the beast? What girl doesn't want to be immortalized in a love song?  What girl doesn't want to date a man who has so much passion and emotion in him, that it just bursts out in the form of funny noises and crazed, apoplectic, spasms and fits?

Honestly Rachel Owen, I will never forgive you for this.

Moving onto more immediate things. Today is my anniversary to Mental Restlessness. Not a year, but it's a monthly thing. I'm so awful at remembering dates but today I remembered before he did! Ha! Take that! When do couples decide to stop celebrating monthly anniversaries? I mean, you can't well say, " HAPPY 310 months!" anniversary after 25 years can you? I mean.. unless I'm getting presents all 310 times, I really don't see the point! (that was a superficial joke with a tinge of guilty truth to it)

Well, I'm usually an extremely private person that keeps relationships in the background and I am very reluctant to share it with even my most closest of girlfriends and sisters but I know how much it means to him to have me make a fool of myself so I have to say something nice to him today on my public blog.

You're really cute. I like you

Hey that really looks like us.. your spiky hair and spidery fingers... I also have jaundice and no nose

Happy day, puppy.

Pls don't mention this part of the blog in your comments ( as serious a request as a request could be)
I'm a tomatoe.

Ta ta

Rock star worshipping and puppy adoring
 yours truly,




Jul 8, 2005 at 08:05 o\clock



Jul 7, 2005 at 05:16 o\clock

Honey-eating Pooh

I need to get this made into a t-shirt

Jul 7, 2005 at 05:13 o\clock

Bunny Suicides

Bunny Suicides .. hehe

Jul 7, 2005 at 05:11 o\clock

Erica, don't read this entry


.. I love it

Jul 6, 2005 at 01:11 o\clock

Is anybody out there?

Mood: lazy
Listening to: frank sinatra

Mani was weirded out by the number of hits my page receives daily. As far as I know, Shellbug is the only one that visits my page and unless she's checking up on me 20 times a day, I dunno how I'm getting so many hits. I never get any comments or anything.

Mani has this theory that the name of my blog ( which incidently is a lyric from Everything in it's right place by Radiohead) is misdirecting lyric searchers to my tiny blog site. I don't think I'm getting THAT many hits if that were the case.

So I'm just curious, are you reading my blog right now? Do you visit regularly? If you're a regular what strikes you most about my blogs? That I'm fun funny and endearing? or that I'm harsh judgemental and annoying?

Leave me a comment, let me know who you are.

Oh.. and if you're just one person who keeps visiting me... well.. you're a bit creepy. 

Another thing I just realized as I sat here talking to Mani via msn/webcam/audio. I shelled out eighty bucks for this Vichy myokine anti-wrinkle cream. I'm seriously youth obsessed.. I eat like 5 apples a day for it's anti-oxidizing effect and lemme tell you something! I'm 23 and I have not even 1 WRINKLE YET! I didn't think this was weird until my bf pointed out that the cream I bought is only 50 mL ( 50 g). That means, I am paying  a dollar sixty for every 1 g or 1 mL or cream I apply to my face. Say I apply 4 mL of cream to my face a day... That means I am spending six dollars and forty cents daily on my face JUST IN FACE CREAM! I also have all kinds of moisturizers for my body, my feet, my hands etc... THAT IS CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In highschool, and a lot of uni, when my mom was buying all the creams for me, I didn't think anything about it. She bought me sets imported from Korea that were worth well over a hjundred bucks in these itty bitty jars. This summer is the first summer I'm paying my own rent and feeding myself and er.. well holding down a real summer job and lemme tell you!!!! Face creams are supposed to be a luxury! not a necessity.. I blame my mother for my face cream habits.... although my skin ( and all my sisters) , we all have really sensitive skin... so we can't really buy cheaper brands of skin lotion without it killing our skin. Honest.

Oh and the Vichy goes on so silky smooth! I recommend it!

 I never realized how inadvertently vain I was until I did the calculations.. DAMN!
It's tough to be a girl bombarded by Estee Lauder / Liz Arden/ Shishedo ads..

tchocky avec possible blog stalker lurking about

Jul 5, 2005 at 10:40 o\clock

Keane? who would have thought?

I normally am not a fan of Keane, I've found most of their songs lukewarm.. not as lukewarm as Coldplay's but I heard one song, thought it was ok, then quickly realized that the rest of their songs were following Coldplay's do-anything-to-please-your-granny music. But there is one song by Keane that I just heard and rather like. It's sounds like something ripped off from Asia but it's catchy and nice. It's called Everybody's Changing.

I dunno, I thought I'd mention it. Generally, I like music where I feel there is a lot of emotion being exuded, a lot of passion, ranging from songs from Shania to Enrique ( yes I said Enrique), their songs and vocal range really have to convince me that they believe what they're saying. I think Coldplay would be a better band if they didn't emulate U2 so much and work so hard at reinventing themselves. As Mr. Yorke said once of songwriting " once you try, you're fucked!". Geniuses are born.. whatever Thom Yorke has that Chris Martin wants.. well.. he doesn't have! Not to mention his vocal range is really lacking. I think if he was louder and had a bigger range, ... er... and changed the style of their music completely...Coldplay wouldn't be so bad. But as of now, I think they are awful. I don't think the above is a diss.. just very constructive criticism.. They are too transparent in their ambition.. and it really isn't helping that he's saying he want's to top Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (FFS!) and Mozart!!!!!!! MOZART!?!?! *rolls eyes and they get stuck to the back of my head*

I'm watching Benny and Joon right now .. OMG I LOVE JOHNNY!!!!! from way back in the scissorhand days! and my little friends told me I was crazy.. psshh

So who is going to go watch Charlie and the Chocolate factory? I have yet to find a date for such the occasion. Mani is all the way in Europe so I think I'll ask my friends Robbie, Bri, Ivy and Amish to go.

OMG I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! HOW CUTE IS JOHNNY DEPP!? saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!!!!

OMG i'm at the part where he's climbing the walls!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEK! HE'S GOING TO START SWINGING SOOOOON!!! *swoons and faints*

I also wanted to say a belated Happy Independence Day to Americans... I have to say, although I am not a big fan of the Bush administration's undertakings and policies, I'm really really thankful and feel indebted to the American soldiers who are fighting over there in the mideast. I was watching CNN, there was a 5 mile road race by injured American soldiers, recounting how close they were to death and how they would, if they could, go back to fight. I also saw American soldiers playing basketball at a base in the mideast saying hi to their families ( I hope their families were watching CNN!!) and I just think about their families and gfs who must be bawling everyday and worrying about them all the time. And I don't know what is going through their minds I imagine they are very stressed and scared.. but they are so brave.. I think Canada has a lot to be thankful for. I hope they'll be safe.

Happy 4th of July!