i must say i'm rather happy with the way things are going as of late. the christmas politically correct holiday season is behind us and everything seems to be returning, more or less, to normal. i do apologize for my absence from the blogging realm as of late (at least the posting portion anyways) and the past four months for that matter. life has thrown me some great gift(s) and i have spent a lot of time enjoying said gift(s) company. it has been nice gaining several new and close friends as well as diving head first into the relationship pool. which as they say in all those chick flicks "sneak up on u when u least expect it." i was happy for the surprise. going into this post i never expected that i would be wrapping up my semester, year, and moreover my life. but as i've said before: i'm happy for the surprise.