February 23, 2006

My Country Failed Me... Sort of...

Well, my dreams were dashed today when both the US men's hockey and curling teams lost in the first round of elimination play. The curling team plays for the bronze tomorrow I believe, but hockey has another round yet to be played before medals enter into the equation.

I changed my strategy slightly today and was able to sit at the computer for a good bit longer. I'll just have to remember to get into what I have labeled the Reclining Command Centerâ„¢ a good bit earlier after my morning routine than usual. I of course will be unable to test the viability of this approach tomorrow since I go in for the all-important blood draw, but I'll try it on Friday if things progress as planned. The itch from the support I had to wear through week 1 is still driving me insane, but at least now I have some Benadryl to treat it. I'd rather itch than hurt, that's for sure.

All in all a good day by recent standards.

Posted by Andy at February 23, 2006 12:05 AM to the Health category & Sports category

Warning: Anecdotal story forthcoming!!!

You know, it's funny. Years ago, when I was a kid, my family and I would go to Celtic Festivals throughout the area all the time. At one in particular, there was a booth with what we thought were a bunch of loonies escpaped from the psychiatric ward in crownsville, harping about this "new sport" called curling. None of us took it seriously, though they insisted that it would be a new olympic sport within a few years. We walked away and had a good laugh about it later. And yet here we are, cheering for the US team! It's funny how things take on a different perspective over time...

Posted by: Jon at February 23, 2006 12:22 PM
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