June 16th, 2011

How Am I Doing?

Another day, another dollar.

Came in to work this morning feeling somewhat out of it, as I did not have a good night's sleep last night. Tossed and turned for part of the night, and had a bit of a coughing bout around 3 a.m.. I feel like I'm still catching up on my sleep and all, and the fact of the matter is I've had more sleep the last two days than I have in quite a while, but it's still not enough.

On the subject of the illness I'm suffering from, yesterday was a relatively good days. The headaches were only intermittent, the coughing is down to a minimum (though I do get a couple of periods where my body just explodes in a coughing fit for a bit), and I feel somewhat better. My neck and throat are still a bit swollen, my chest feels better for the most part, and I'm hoping I'm on the mend. The coughing means the diaphragm and other muscles down below are hurting quite a bit, and that's not helped the back problems of course.

The only thing that's getting to me right now is the diarrhea. That's likely due to the antibiotic, which I'll be finishing some time today or tomorrow (can't remember which), and it definitely has not been a pleasant time. Here's hoping today is a better day. At least it won't be as warm as yesterday.

The Bruins Did It

The Boston Bruins won the NHL's top prize last night, the Stanley Cup, beating the Vancouver Canucks right in Vancouver by a 4-0 score to win the series 4 games to 3. Congrats to the Bruins!

While I didn't watch the game last night, as I wanted to catch up on some of my DVD viewing so instead watched three hours of Crossing Jordan, from what I saw the game was hard fought and it really came down to the Bruins superb defensive play and the goaltenders. Tim Thomas, who won the Conn Smythe award as the MVP of the playoffs, really did outduel Roberto Luongo over the course of the series, and was consistently better than Luongo in the series overall.

While I would have liked to have seen the Stanley Cup return to Canada after a somewhat long absence, I am also pleased that the Bruins won the Cup since they haven't done so in 39 years, and because former Senator Chris Kelly was traded to the Bruins this past year, and other than Mike Fisher (now with the Nashville Predators), Kelly is one of the few players that I've liked over the years who deserved to win a Stanley Cup.

Anyway, congrats to the Boston Bruins once again for being the 2011 Stanley Cup champions!