This is been a long winter of injuries. Not for me, personally, but everywhere I look. Did you slip and fall? Some of the injuries people tell me about occurred prior to the winter, but many of happened over the past few months. Some have temporary effects, while other are long lasting requiring surgeries and eventually resulting in arthritis.
As the first snowfall begins each winter, I have the same visual of orthopedists and chiropractors telling their families, "Have a nice winter. I won't be home again until the spring," followed by the sound of a cash register. Walk-in medical centers are also filled with people who fell on the snow and ice.
How do injuries occur?
Weather. The severe weather has caused people to slip and slide mostly due to ice under the snowy layers - or black ice.
Sports. Accidents occurred at the Olympics and for others around the world who enjoy winter sports.
Exercise. Exercise makes us feel good, but overdoing it - especially over the course of many years - can cause the breakdown of knees, hips, back, and more. Hip and knee replacements are becoming far more common among young people today. Look at it this way ... any part of your body that gets abused ... is going to break down and fail.
Job. If you stand on your feet all day, it will definitely affect limbs and back.
Remember that the winter isn't over until it's over. There's more snow arriving in the city on Wednesday, so please be careful. For New York City residents, whose cars were buried under piles of snow, alternate side parking rules go back into effect today after 22 days ... which just happens to coincide with Mercury Retrograde. Speaking of Mercury Retrograde, injuries that occurred this February, will come back to haunt you.
New York Today: The Parking Dance and More Around the City New York Times - February 24, 2014
Tow trucks and tickets are back New York Times - February 24, 2014
Also out of NYC.
Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete in North America's four major professional sports Sunday - signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. ESPN - February 24, 2014
Entertainment this week.
Slipping and falling, especially in the world of entertainment, makes us laugh. I'm not sure why we are conditioned to find that funny, but we are.
The Academy Awards take center stage on Sunday, March 2. I hope none of the ladies trip and fall in those high heels. Nominee Lupita Nyong'o celebrates her birthday on March 1, in the energies of the New Moon in Pisces. She shares a birthday with Justin Bieber.
All of my favorite TV shows are returning at long last this week. Yeah!
I have a few questions if you ever want to stop by ...
Apple's 'Gotofail' Security Mess Extends To Mail, Twitter, iMessage, Facetime And More
Forbes - February 24, 2014
February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011
Steve Jobs Google Videos
Steve Jobs was an American businessman, and the
co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
One week after I was born ... in 1943 ... in Brooklyn ... Jewish ...
Semel's father was a women's coat designer ... My father designed men's fashions
February 24, 1943
Terry Semel Google Videos
Terry Semel is a notable American corporate executive who was the
chairman and CEO of Yahoo Inc. where he earned over $500 million.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about being profitable.
But I have been around for a long time ...
Crystal Zircon ... is that a Z joke?