Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday Hodge Podge aka Ramblings

So, I returned to work this past weekend after my 7 days off, and the hospital promptly tried to kill me.  It used to be that summer was a bit quieter, a lot tamer, in the hospital.  But it just seems that folks are getting sicker and staying that way for a long time.  But that's neither here, nor there.

I spent Father's Day running my ass off at work and late that night got hit with some bad news.  One of my cousins died of a heart attack while vacationing with his wife and kids down here in SC.  While my cousin and I weren't extremely close, my heart breaks for my aunt.  If this has taught me anything, it's that heart disease is a nasty killer and I have more than my fair share of familial history on both sides.  Life is too short on the best of days, but my cousin was only 33.

Real mood killer, eh?

I didn't have much time for reading this weekend, but I am enjoying a non-fiction historical, THE LADY IN THE TOWER: The Fall of Anne Boleyn, by Alison Weir.  I'm getting my geek on and trying to do some catching up on my Tudor reading.  With the end of The Tudors on Showtime this past Sunday, I want to get my hands on anything Tudor-related, and I was fortunate enough to be on a short wait list for this book at the library.  I just hope that I get it read in time for the due date.  Of course I just had to go back today to return another book and got two more -- and I seriously need to be whittling down my TBR!  Everybody's been talking about Illona Andrews, so I got MAGIC BITES since I want to give this Kate Daniels series a spin.

In other news -- Wimbledon is here!  Ok, well it's in England (har!), but it's that time of the year again.  I was able to catch the last half of the match that Novak Djokovic almost....almost....lost yesterday.  It would've been a shame to see him go out in the first round.  While I'm on the topic of sports, later on today the South Carolina Gamecocks play an elimination game against Arizona St. in game 7 of the College World Series.  I was tickled pink last evening when Florida St. beat Florida.  I simply cannot stand the Gators, even though John is a Gator who actually played catcher for the team back when he was a student there.

Hmm, I may become a baseball fan yet....    


Lori said...

OMGosh - I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. 33 is so young!!

Wendy said...

Holy! 33?!?! I'm sorry to hear about your cousin. Man, that is scary.....

Amy said...

Thanks. 33 is too damned young. At work I've been seeing younger people in with heart attacks, but I think this is one of the youngest I've seen.

CindyS said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Cousin 33 is way too young for a heart attack but I know there was a professional skater who died there at 28 from a heart attack.

The final season of the Tudors probably won't play here until the Fall - I notice people keep mentioning Anne Boleyn but she died last season and this past season was of the next few wives. Odd.

Sadly, I'm more Olympics than a regular sports person ;)