Skip to main content

Olympic Obsession

I am definitely not a viewer of televised sports.  Sure, if I am offered a ticket, I love going to a Red Sox game, but I will not voluntarily stand in the cold rain or snow to see the Patriots play in person.  I will watch the Super Bowl if the Pats are playing, or the world series if the Red Sox are, but other than that, I would rather watch Friends re-runs.

There is one exception to this rule - THE OLYMPICS.  I love everything in the Olympics, summer or winter, this is my every 2 year sporting event.  I watch the prime time coverage whenever I'm home, sometimes I even DVR it if my favorite events are on, I'm a huge fan.

I have been watching pretty non-stop for the last 10 days.  I love it.  I have laughed, cried, and clapped along when someone lands an impossible run.  My brother walked in on me crying my eyes out watching men's moguls (I might be aging myself with that term, I think it's called Freestyle or something now).  He was seriously confused, but those of you who watched would understand, as Canadian Alex Bilodeau lifted his big brother who has cerebral palsy over the stands to give him a hug after winning the gold.  Who wouldn't cry?

So if you are looking for me from 8-1130pm, I'll be on my couch watching the Olympics.  Who's with me?




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Talk About the Sh*t you Don't Want to Talk About

I haven't updated this blog in a very long time.  I actually deleted a ton of posts while I was applying for social security disability. I posted about Cushing's Awareness day earlier this week on facebook, so I guess I'm in a sharing mood.

Anyway, for anyone who even reads this, I was watching a documentary on Netflix about a teenager with anorexia and mental illness who found meaning in her life through yoga. (It's called I Am Maris). It's kind of the reason for this post.

To start - let's go back to June 2018. My grandmother died.  She lived a wonderful long life, but it was especially hard on me.  She was the reason I got out of bed every day, my best friend, and so much more. I actually don't remember how I got through most of the summer.

In the span of two weeks at the end of August, my mom turned 60, we went on a family vacation to the vineyard, my best friend got married, and I wanted to kill myself.  Yeah, you read that right. The day after return…

Cushing's Awareness Day

Over the past 8 years, I have spent a few Aprils blogging every day for Cushing's awareness.  I will not be blogging daily this year, but don't want to let the month go by without spreading some awareness!


April 8th is Cushing's Awareness Day because it is Harvey Cushing's Birthday.  Harvey Cushing is the father of modern neurosurgery, and he also was the first to discover Cushing's Disease in one of his patients.  You can see a drawing of his patient (Minnie G) in many text book articles about Cushing's.

Cushing's Awareness Challenge - Day 8 - Happy Birthday Harvey Cushing!!!

Today is Harvey Cushing's Birthday, therefore, today is Cushing's Awareness Day.

To learn more about Cushing's, watch this video made by an endocrinologist.



To watch Harvey Cushing in surgery, watch this:




Happy Cushing's Awareness Day!