Saturday, June 03, 2006

Drinks, Rinks, Links, and Rock (me thinks)

You know something? I've got to say I am comfortably numb... no, not from any drinking unless you consider Diet Coke with Lime to be a highly toxic elixir. I am way beyond exhausted. I've gotten a lot of things done, not the least of which was to find a trainer or trainers for the Cherokee tryout camp this weekend. If you read my previous post, I was in a mild panic because the person who was going to be the athletic trainer for the weekend, backed out and left me kind of hanging. I was not thrilled at the proposition of trying to find coverage for the camp with only 3 days to do it, but I knew I had to have faith. More importantly, I had to demonstrate it. I got some friends from work who stepped up to the plate for me. (side note: thanks Rebecca for being willing to do band aid duty... By the way, do they make the band aids out of potatoes out there in Idaho? LOL) I was so grateful to have them offer to help. My great friend DJ who's an ER physician came out on thursday night and when we walked into the rink, I was stunned to find that our old trainer came back for the camp. He didn't tell anyone until he got there. So I had to tell the people that I struggled to get to cover, that I didn't need them afterall... arrrrrrrrrgh! Anyway, DJ and I hung out together and talked like a couple of school girls as we hadn't seen each other face to face in over a year. But we hung out at the rink and then went to get a bite to eat and talk some more. DJ is now interested in being the team doctor if his schedule will allow. I was happy as DJ is truly my manic counter balance. We both know that we have each other to lean on if the other is going down the tubes because of work, life, or the women in our lives, etc... you get the picture.
Anyway, Friday was an incredibly long day. Woke up just before 6am, went to Krogers for doughnuts, over to my buddy Todd's radio show on Yes FM and did an interview on the air with him, went to pay my car insurance, all before I went into work at the hospital. After the hospital, I went to the rink for more tryouts, left early as my nephew Tony graduated from high school and I had to drive across town for that. After the commencement finished and everyone went outside, we got hit with a wicked rain and lightning storm almost on cue. I got soaked but was still in good spirits. Was supposed to go downtown to a going away part for a couple of girls I know, Erin and Rachel, who are taking new jobs within the hospital... Saturday was almost a carbon copy of Friday, except I started with my own golf show on our sports radio station. Everything else was more of the same. Except that I had two hours to myself this afternoon before the Spitfire women's football game I had to broadcast. So I zipped home and fell asleep for a little over an hour and I felt so refreshed. After the game, which Toledo lost 20-6 , I almost went to a bar I know to see a band play. I was too tired and went home. The reason I had wanted to go was because Jada Pinkett Smith is the singer in the band that was playing. I'm not kidding. JPS is the lead singer in a heavy metal band... I'M NOT KIDDING! Yes, the same Jada Pinkett-Smith who is married to the fresh prince himself, Will Smith! A heavy metal band??? In an interview with the local paper here in town, she said that in addition to all types of music in the house growing up, a couple of big favorites were Iron Maiden and Judas Priest... huh???? I guess it's not an everyday happening that young, incredibly beautiful african-american girls dream of fronting a heavy metal band... I still am trying to figure this out... I wonder how she would've done on 'American Idol' ? On second thought...

3 comments:

Riccie said...

'Comfortably numb'...odd that I run into this phrase on your blog because that is what I have in my truck on cd right now...track three...and I play it as loud as I can every chance I get! (Loves me some Pink Floyd) Ok-enough distraction here. Just reading your entry makes me tired-where are you finding the energy? And it's always great to re-connect with good friends. Good for you :)

Jackson said...

lol well it woulddd have been fun to see anyways. So I wonder if Jada was any good?

Ophelia said...

I'm also wondering what is the secret source of your energy. I begin to sweat when reading this.