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It was so good to see Ariann yesterday. She’s one of those people that you could be apart from for 10 years, and when you see them again, it’s as if no time has passed. She’s one of the most insightful people that I know, and yesterday, she made yet another intriguing one into the life of the complicated Nicole Hamm.

I remember one of the first insightful things Ariann said to me. She said, “Nicole, you’re a paradox.” I must say, I was caught off guard. But upon further reflection, I realized that she was true. I am. I like sports, but love music. I’m shy but yet, loud. I don’t make any logical sense is what Ariann was trying to tell me. Thank goodness she did. I take my uniqueness in much better stride now, thanks to that one sentence.

But yesterday’s insight was funny for so many reasons. My Mom has always said that my favorite sayings are variations on the phrases, “I’m so angry…”. It’s true. I catch myself all of the time. So, yesterday Ariann and I were talking about blogs, and she commented how much she likes reading mine. She thought it was funny that I was always mad or angry whenever I wrote. I hardly ever wrote about happy things. She’s completely correct.

I went to the computer tonight to write this tonight because I was ticked off that some relatives had shown up a day earlier than anticipated, crushing my plans to play Mario Golf (yes, I have no life). So, I tried to avoid them by writing this. I’m always mad that Pittsburgh got Sidney Crosby. The franchise was about to go off into oblivion, and they get Sidney. I wish he would have gone to a Canadian team. I won’t even get started on the end of the NHL lockout, or how the last-minute deal in February was way better for the players but they chose to be stupid and wait for this paltry deal that ended a season that could have been saved had people not been so greedy. I’m mad that I can’t swear during tomorrow night’s football game. I’ve been told that I have to go and watch in the other room. I’m mad I have to work this weekend. I’m mad that my sister keeps disciplining me as if I were her child. I’m just…so…angry…

As I wrote the last paragraph, my stomach turned into a knot, I could feel the tension rising through my body. It doesn’t take much. I try to stop being angry, but I can’t. I’m not sure if it’s so much anger as passion. I’m passionate about everything, and that often turns into anger if my passion is relegated or reprimanded.

I’m sorry I get ticked off all the time. Many find it cute. Almost endearing. But it’s who I am. And I wouldn’t be interesting if I wasn’t…angry…

Okay. So I’ve been a little lazy blog-wise the last couple of weeks. I’m sorry. I didn’t feel like it.

Things are busy as per usual. My Mom broke her ankle this week, so it’s changed the dynamics in our family just a little bit. I now cook. As to whether this is good or bad – I don’t know. My Auntie Rita brought food to our house for supper tonight. I somebody not telling me something?

Mom did a great job of breaking her ankle. She broke it in two places. Slipping on a rock. And falling into her pond. She walked on it for the rest of the day and only decided to get it x-rayed the following day. And now she has to go back to the doctor on Tuesday to see if it needs a pin. She does everything well – and this is no exception.

My Grandpa’s in the hospital, too. But he should be out after the weekend. It’s just an infection. He’s had it before. I went to bring him some of his things from the nursing home this afternoon and he was his chipper goofy self. So, that’s excellent.

Work. Don’t get me started. Let’s just say that this is my last summer working out here…

Other than that, the time is flying by. I’ve been home almost two weeks already! And I’ve been working lots. I’m just counting down the days ’til August 1st, when I get to travel down to California and various other places Stateside for 2 weeks! Woo hoo!

I’m staying out here until Labor Day, and then I must head back west. And then I’ve got to figure out what my next plan of attack is after another Vancouver year. Staying out ther would be nice, but only time will tell if that happens.

I’ve got to get to bed. Getting up at 7:00 am everyday is not good in Nicole’s world. And that is why I’m a singer. We work nights.

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