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Ugh.

It’s 7:30 in the morning and I cannot sleep anymore. Very annyoing.

Rather than sitting around here doing nothing, I think I’ll head out to Rosthern and go to church this morning and then have lunch with my family. I don’t work ’til 4:30, so I might as well.

I stayed up until whenever it was the Vancouver-Anaheim game was over last night. What a crappy goal, but yet so typical of double overtime. Teams are tired, mistakes happen. Such is life.

Intersession starts in a little more than a week. I’m taking Third World Politics, so I’m brushing up on African politics. Actually, I’m learning about Africa. I’m ashamed to say that I know next to nothing about the continent.

I wanted to take this class because I’ve decided that I want to become a human rights lawyer.

Okay. It’s after 8:00. I should get dressed and out to Rosthern. Or maybe I’ll have a nap first…

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I went back to work tonight after being gone for a week. Not much had changed. But I sure felt rusty. I seemed to be playing catch-up all night. Meh. I sure did miss chatting with everyone, though. That’s the best part of my job. I get to talk to people all day.

Someone asked me today why I was so happy all the time. Well, I’m not always happy, that’s for darn sure. I’m just in a good place right now. I’m doing what I want to do, I’ve got great friends, I’m learning lots, I love my living situation, my job. All is well. It’s hard not to be happy when things are good.

But I also believe happiness is a choice. Crappy things happen all the time, but it’s how you choose to respond that makes the difference.

I learned that lesson last year. When you’re not happy, there’s a reason. And you’ve got to be brave enough to make the hard choices that will make you happier, even if other people think you’re crazy.

There. That’s Nicole’s Philosophy of Happiness: do what you want to do. It’s really that simple.

Listening to and love:
Dixie Chicks “Favourite Year”
Gary Allan “Best I Ever Had”
Kelly Clarkson “Never Again”
Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You”
Martina McBride “Everybody Does”
Sugarland “Settlin'”
Mandy Moore “Extraordinary”

Okay.

Just for future reference, the titles of my posts may or may not relate to the content of said post. I just happened to be listening to “Stupid Boy” last night when I wrote that post. I just think it’s a good title.

And boys are generally stupid.

Sorry.

I got my birthday present from my aunt and uncle today.

My birthday is October 3rd.

It was my 24 1/2 birthday a little less than 3 weeks ago, so we determined they were just spreading the joy of my birthday throughout the year. I’m certainly happy to have some unexpected money in my wallet. But the whole thing is rather hilarious. I don’t exactly keep track of what I get from whom for my birthday, so I had no idea they’d forgotten.

Family.

Listening to and love:
Kelly Clarkson “Never Again”
Dixie Chicks “Taking the Long Way”, “Voice Inside My Head”
LeAnn Rimes “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way”
Faith Hill “Stealing Kisses”
Great Lake Swimmers “Moving Pictures Silent Films”
Jamie O’Neal “Tryin’ To Find Atlantis”

I am about to get my ass kicked by POLS 204.

I can feel it.

And I deserve it.

I hope it’s not too bad, though. It’s worth 50% of my mark.

The good thing, though, is that I’ve been a political observer of Canadian politics for most of my life, so, I do have a lot of knowledge to draw on. But still…

There will be praying this afternoon at 2:00. I’m hoping for a little bit of mercy…

Listening to and love:
Martina McBride “How I Feel”
Novillero “The Hypothesist”
Maury Yeston “I Am Longing”
LeAnn Rimes “I Dare You”
Alison Krauss and John Waite “Missing You”

One more exam to go. One more day until freedom. Two whole weeks of freedom. And then it’s back to the books.

I was very thankful for the short test this afternoon. Anytime one can finish a final in under two hours, one wants to personally thank their professor for sparing their sanity. It was especially nice in light of the fact that tomorrow’s test is freaking me out. So much so that I’ve procrastinated from studying. I only have 250 pages to read before tomorrow. That’s all.

I’m SUPPOSED to be going out tomorrow night to celebrate being done finals, but I’m not holding my breath. Whenever I make plans, they tend to fall apart – usually spectacularly. I’m not sure why I’ve been blessed with that particular talent.

My good news for the day is that this Canadian history thing is working out well. I got a 92 on my Boer War paper. Not too shabby. This goes along with my 95 last semester on George Brown and his role in Confederation. Canadian history it is.

Well, I’d better hit the books – well, book – and watch the Senators beat the Penguins. I was really hoping for an upset, but I’m not holding my breath…

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