Saturday, April 29, 2006

Highs and Lows

Today is a day of highs and lows. I guess I should backtrack. Yesterday morning, I got my nephew's car fixed. I also noticed that his brakes were questionable. Took care of that too. Went to do a double header of NCAA tennis for the TV station and didn't find out until I got there that it was going to be carried LIVE on the station, not tape-delayed. Well, I had absolutely no time to do anything and had to pee really bad. I ended up holding it for almost three hours. I was at my broadcast position doing the pee-pee dance like nobody's business off-camera. When we went back on camera to close out the broadcast, I had to stand still in front of the camera and talk for three minutes straight. UGH!!! When we (finally) signed off, I could've challenged a track runner with the mad dash I made to the water closet across the parking lot in my suit and tie. I went back over to my sister and nephew's place afterwards to check how things were going and discovered his right tail light was out. So I went and got another one. I love life at this point!
The lows for me concern a dear friend of mine from work, Carolyn. Carolyn is going through a tough time as her husband Doug is in a battle for his life. They went to Mexico a few weeks ago and had a great time. When they came back, Doug began to feel like he had the flu. Went to see the doctor and they put him on anti-biotics. Didn't do anything. He stayed at home in bed and finally called Carolyn at work a couple of days ago to take him to the doctor again. She had him admitted to the hospital and now he's in ICU on a ventilator. He's in critical, but stable condition. They're older than me, but they only got married less than a year ago. Keep them in your prayers okay?
After work today, I've got to head over to the football field and get ready for the Spitfire women's football game against Cincinnati and their coach, Ickey Woods of Cincinnati Bengals fame. He's famous (or infamous, depending on how you look at it) for the 'Ickey Shuffle' dance he did after scoring touchdowns in the NFL. I hope Toledo can at least be competitive and maybe even score some points tonight... what a refreshing change that would be... Ha!


Jackson said...

wow I will be praying for your friend and her husband :)

Riccie said...

Good grief, Mik. What a post. I will also be praying for your friend and her husband.

Jackson said...

where are you mik?

Ophelia said...

Thanks for visiting me again! How are you today?

Riccie said...

Ok Mik, I'm officially complaining. The mental image the beginning of this post paints is...disturbing. Update. Even if you just write 'Mik is sleeping right now....'
PS...please also update us on your friends.