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Tony Soprano and Other Thoughts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I came home from work today to learn that James Gandolfini has died at 51. Far too young! The theme song from "The Sopranos" is stuck in my head. So sad!

Today is the birthday that my twin "sisters" share and I thought of them every time I wrote the date. It's their mother who opened her home for me and likely saved my life that summer before my senior year of college. Mom will be 90 next month.

I had a truly Paleo breakfast this morning: an egg and part of an avocado. Oh, heaven! Now I understand why people love it! I had chicken and a ton of veggies for lunch and the same for dinner. I diced some green olives and threw them in to dinner. An interesting experiment! I would do it again.

Next week, I have a four DVD set of Kettlebell workouts coming in. I was given a gift card to Amazon and thought it had been spent. I went to Amazon to order something for work and, when I started to check out, learned I had some birthday money left. WOOHOO!
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CDRFLORES 6/22/2013 11:36PM

    Extra spending money in any form is a plus!! YES!!
Never knew the Sopranos show but the story is sure getting a lot of attention. The only positive I see in the media attention to his JG's death is that it may help many people take better care of themselves.

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CMRAND54 6/21/2013 8:17PM

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CATLADY52 6/20/2013 4:21PM

    51 is too young to go. emoticon Gift cards can be real gems when you think about them. You were lucky they hadn't expired. emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII 6/20/2013 2:44AM

    I was shocked when I saw the news ! 51 IS way too young to die. I even bought season two of the Sopranos on DVD. That was some pretty amazing acting and writing.

Enjoy your kettlebell DVDs !

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_LINDA 6/20/2013 2:35AM

    Good for you with the food! Great bonus 'finding' some money -maybe those DVD's will motivate you to getting back into your KB workouts you used to enjoy so much!
Yes, 51 is an unusually young age to die. All the more reason to look after your body as best you can to ensure your chances of living a longer life.
My uncle celebrated his 80th birthday in March and still can't really accept this happening to him. Cancer unfortunately can strike at all ages regardless of whether you have taken care of yourself or not. He was an avid tennis player, never smoked and maintained a healthy weight. But now he is unrecognizable. The cancer is widespread, but affected his lungs first and he needs 24/7 oxygen just to stay alive.. He is a shell of his former self and fading fast. He is so fatigued he can't stay 'awake' and he can't eat but very small mush meals that bother his stomach. We don't expect him to live much longer. It would be a blessing. Fortunately, he is in no pain, which is unreal from all I have heard of people suffering from terminal cancer.
I have known so many people at the bridge club who have died from cancer, including one of my long time favorite partners. Currently, two women I have known for 20 years are dying from cancer and in great pain too, as did my bridge partner. All of them looked after themselves. Meanwhile, the heavy smokers in the club are hacking their lungs out and are doing okay. Just no justice. Makes you wonder why things are the way they are. There is one woman at the club suffering from COPD -she looked after herself but her husband is a smoker :(
Look after yourself -you deserve it!
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