Monday, August 17, 2009

I’m back… again!!!

Hello world,

it's been a while since I've written on this blog. 438 days to be exact. But for some reason, I've decided I'm going to give this a shot, again. I don't know if anyone will actually read this, but hey, I'm paying for it, so I might as well use it... lol.

Ok, so what has happened since I was last on here? Obama became president, Michael Jackson died... can't think of any other major occurrences, but I'm pretty sure I'm missing at least one. In my life? um... I moved... I have a roommate now. It's not as bad as I feared, but after two years of living alone, it takes a little getting used to. But hey, at least I get to save some money every now and then :-) ... life is pretty good, I must say... don't get me wrong, things aren't exactly where I hoped they'd be at this point, but I am very fortunate to be where I am on my journey and I thank God for it. I've got a wonderful family (spread out in 5 cities/villages and 3 continents), some good friends, a job that pays the bills and I live comfortably. I'm not exactly, 'living the life'... but I really believe that optimism goes a long way, and I always try to keep a smile on my face... I like to say, "lie to yourself, sooner or later you'll start to believe it..."

By the way,  I am now a season ticket holder for the Seattle Sounders FC of the MLS. If you told me this time last year, that I'd be cheering for an MLS team, I'd have called you a liar. But life doesn't always take you down a path that you expect. So yeah, those of you that follow me on twitter or facebook are probably tired of my constant updates about the Sounders. What can I say, I fall hard sometimes :-) ... We had friendlies against Chelsea and Barcelona and there were over 60,000 people at both of those games... we lost but they were both fun. Also on the sports front, Manchester United had a pretty good season, lost in the finals of the champions league in May, which was really painful... lol... and the Orlando Magic made it too the NBA Finals but lost to the Lakers (boooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!).

I'm guessing that none of this is news to most of you, but I didn't really know what I was gonna write when I started typing so I'm pretty much just pouring out whatever random thoughts are on my mind....

So the big news here really is still this debate about healthcare. I'm not too sure why people are so angry. There is nothing wrong with disagreeing with someone else and having a debate about it, but all this fear mongering and outright racism is really appalling. I do believe that the crazies we see on tv are in the minority, but they seem to have some numbers behind them. Personally, I'm in support of the plan for healthcare. People seem to talk about Canada and the UK as examples of the evilness that is healthcare for all. I have been sick while I was in England and my aunt took me to the hospital. Didn't pay a dime... on the flipside, when I lived in Florida, I once had to drive myself to the hospital, in pain, after bruising a bone (felt like it was broken) because I didn't want to have to call an ambulance and have to pay close to $1000. I think healthcare should be a right to all, especially children. As a child in Nigeria, I remember going to work with my mom (she's a doctor) and seeing her react to a death for the first time. I was a little surprised to see that she was angry... I must have been 8 or 9 at the time, but I remember asking her and she told me that the baby's parents had tried to medicate the child at home and only brought the baby in when the child's condition got worse. My mother said it was too late and there wasn't much she could do to save the child. I know Nigeria has a long way to go when it comes to healthcare among other things, that'll have to be a whole 'nother post, but this is supposed to be the greatest country in the world and I know there are families that have to decide between hospital visits and paying bills and I don't think that shouldn't happen.

Ok, so I think I'm done blogging for now, hopefully, it won't be another 400 days till my next post... Enjoy life people!!!