Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My friend junky has tagged me.

Now considering that my latest reading material has been the income tax guide and the yellow pages, I reached down beside my computer desk and the book I grabbed was "MONEY PLAYERS: The Amazing Rise and Fall of Bob Goodenow and the NHL Players Association". Fitting, since it deals with issues that I'm currently discussing over on a hockey forum, in relation to our hiring of Mike Gilles (player agent in the NHL) as the new GM of the Vancouver Canucks. Strange.

So here are the goods:
Unfortunately for the NHL, the owners trusted Eagleson's appraisal. They were soon to find out what a mistake that was. Says Bob Riley, "The term 'advocate' is overused these days, but in Bob's case it's appropriate here.

Basically this book gives readers an inside look at the greed of rich NHL execs/owner, the agents and the players themselves. It gives us some insight into what led up to the 103 day NHL lockout and, ultimately, Bob Goodenow losing his job. It's hockey related, so it's all good.

But I'm not in much of a talkative mood here, so that's it.

I had my follow up mamm/ultrasound appointment and it wasn't great. I actually saw the black mark that's causing the concern and when the sonographer checked my file she did say "oh, I see you HAVE been here before...looks like maybe we're looking at the same spot again". Don't know if that's good/bad. Am concerned that maybe something that IS there wasn't followed up with properly and now it's been two years or so of wasted time. I don't know. I'm just tired. Sorry folks, I'm trying but I'm slowing having the wind sucked out of these old sails. The bills are due and the ex is late with his payment. But I don't even care.

I'll be happier tomorrow, I promise.


Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh Deb, how awful! I was so hoping that you would get an all clear today.

I really hope that you can rest a bit tonight, try to put this out of your mind for a few hours (is there anything silly on tv?) so that you can face tomorrow with the strength you will need to ask lots of questions and demand answers.

My thoughts are with you.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

I'm thinking about you Deb. *Hug*

12:01 AM  
Blogger Whitenoise said...

Best wishes to you, Deb. Hope it works out okay.

2:07 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Dear me what fascinating-sounding reading material Debs your life sounds up there with mine in the ... hmmm, yeah ... stakes

hey I moved house!

Sorry not to have been in touch. It's all chaos my end (what's new)...

Take care


12:01 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Thanks Barb...the fact that you're in my corner means very much to me...I thank you.

Thanks Al...that hug did wonders. ;)

whitenoise...I thank you for your support in what must be a terribly worrying time for you. Hang in there my friend.

gled...I haven't been around either...looks like we've both been busy. I see you're in your new place..hope we can "get caught up" again soon.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Toccata said...

Oh no. When do you have an appointment with your doctor or specialist? I know it's pointless to say don't worry but hang in there my friend.

1:12 PM  

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