Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Random Tuesday

I'm linking up with Stacy for some randomness.
My summer is coming to a close.  I have less than one week before I report back to work to get ready for the school year.  I have become so accustomed to my afternoon naps that transitioning back into a work schedule is going to be so difficult.
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 And the first day of classes is August 22nd.  The 21st will be a sleepless night.  Who can sleep before the first day of school?  Even teachers have this problem.  Since I'm a ready and writing teacher, I'd love to hear your favorite young adult book if you can leave the author and title in the comments.

I'm loving the Olympics!  I've been watching swimming, diving, volleyball, and gymnastics.  Gymnastics is my favorite!  There are some other great events coming up, too!  What's your favorite?
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Did you hear about the French  gymnast who snapped his leg when he landed his vault?  It's heart-breaking!  Have you seen the video?  It gave me the heebeejeebees!  YouTube removed the video as it was a violation of copyright from the Olympic committee, but a few different news sites have posted their own videos.  You may not want to watch, though!  It's gruesome.  And as if that weren't bad enough, the staffers carrying his stretcher to the waiting ambulance dropped him and he fell to the floor.
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The gymnast, Samir Ait Said, age 26, broke both his tibia and fibia.  Four years ago, just two months before the London Olympics, he fractured his right leg in three places.  Here is an article about the injury - no disturbing photos or videos.  Now if you're not squeamish and would like a photo or video, you can try this link. Wishing him a complete recovery!
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Oh, and that poor 10 year old boy who lost his life on the water coaster!  Also heartbreaking.  I can't imagine, first, how the family is handling it, and second, how in the world something like that could happen.  We have two Schlitterbahn parks here in Texas including the original which I have been to many times, but I've thankfully not seen anyone get hurt, much less killed.  I doubt I would have ridden Verruckt.  It's taller than the Statue of Liberty and Niagara Falls!

Let's hope there are no horrible stories this coming week.  I'd love it if you hopped over to this young blogger's page to read about living a minimalist life.  Have a great week!

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