Friday, Rich and I went out for lunch and a movie with friends. We saw “Judy,” about the life of Judy Garland. Renee Zellweger did a terrific job of portraying Judy, but the movie wasn’t as interesting as we had hoped. The best part of the movie was the last ten minutes when she sang “Somewhere over the Rainbow.” After the movie, we went to visit a college friend who’d fallen down his basement steps while carrying a small television. He had some brain damage, and is still struggling to remember words…it was one of those things that could have happened to anyone, and was a small wake-up call for Rich with his upcoming hip replacement surgery.
Saturday I went to a few garage sales and found nothing of interest, then later in the day, we got together with a few couples who all went to college with us. Normally when I talk about college, I don’t mention the name of it, since it is such a small school, but lately, it’s been getting a lot of national publicity as it’s the focus of the Coca-Cola football campaign, making fun of the football team (for being so bad.) Our college is called Thiel College, and the advertising campaign is really hurtful to Rich and his friends, all who played on their football team and were proud of their team and the school. Rich feels like the advertisement is a slap in the face to anyone who ever played on the team, and since he was one of the captains when we were there, it’s especially hurtful to him. I, on the other hand, hope that it brings more awareness about the school, and that, in turn, brings in more students. The saying “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” is true when it comes to things like this, and I’m crossing my fingers that enrollment is up as a result of these ads.
Today was one of those days where all it did is drizzle, so we didn’t do much…in fact, I slept, a lot. I have been bugging Rich to get more videos uploaded, so we have some in reserve for the three weeks he will not be making videos while he’s recuperating from his hip surgery. He got busy and I finally have a video to upload. I’m sorry you’re still seeing videos about my nephew’s wedding, but I think, this could be one of the last…
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Hi Sandy, We have had an epidemic of falls here. Last year a friend fell and broke both upper arms and her nose. Over Labor Day weekend another friend fell and broke both wrists and did some other damage. A week later another friend fell and broke and dislocated her thumb – she said it hurt so bad she couldn’t cry! Then another friend fell and broke her pelvis. I watch where I am going and hang on to rails if necessary. Please be careful!
Those are some scary falls. I’m like you…I try to always watch where I’m walking and hold onto rails (or people when there’s no rail.) Our friend was in ICU for several days, and can’t drive for six months, since his head injury caused a seizure. He’s still showing signs of head trauma…not remembering words, and restating them until he thinks he’s said it properly. It was scary for us, as we didn’t know he was still was suffering after effects of the fall.. I hope your friends are all doing better..