Friday, July 18, 2014

Chemo 6 (Round 9)

I'm at the "Spa" again today. Not one of my finer visits! 

My weight is down slightly, my blood pressure is a tad high and the protein in my urine is high. So, I will not be getting the Avastin this round but I will be getting the Alimta. 

I’m generally feeling fine so what the…….? 

Carpe Diem.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

World Cup day

The weather was fantastic so we went to copacabana beach in the morning! The beach wasbeautiful and not too crowded and the weather was perfect! The waves were massive and    the water was a bit cold so we didn't do much (any) swimming. The "views" were fantastic (wink   wink). We tried the famous beach drink Caipirinha. Absolutely gross!

Then we headed down early to the Maracanã. The metro was offering free trips. The           stadium looked beautiful. Our seats were at the very top but the view was fantastic. An        exciting game that was very tense, with a lot of missed chances. We were ecstatic when    Mario Gotze scored and were biting our nails off for the remaining 5-10 minutes! Very glad   to see the Germans lift the trophy! Did I mention that the Argy fans were vile!!!

Carpe Diem.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Rio.......day 1 and 2

We got into Rio early Friday morning. Our host Marques picked us up at the airport and drove us to the apartment in Copacabana where we were staying. Literally two blocks from the beach. We had a nap before heading out for our favela tour at 2:00. We were in a group with about 10 others. Our guide and driver were from the favelas. We got to see 2 different ones. The first was Rocinha which is the biggest in Rio. The second was much smaller.

We ate dinner at a churrascaria. The picaña was fantastic and a serious overdose of meat was consumed!

Saturday we went in the morning up Corocovado mountain to see Christ the Redeemer. It was raining in the morning and a bit cloudy when we got up there. When the clouds lifted the views were fantastic! In the afternoon we went to see Sugar Loaf mountain. The line was really really long but we did make it up to the very top in time to see the sunset. We had some very cool views of Rio at night and it looked beautiful. You could catch a glimpse of the redeemer statue that was lit green and yellow for Brazils match tonight. We were able to catch the end of the match at a restaurant. Each restaurant was packed with people watching the match.


Sunday is the big one! We will have nice weather so were going to Copacabana beach in the morning before heading to the Maracanã to watch the final!


Carpe Diem.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

OK. So I was wrong

How about.......... off to the World Cup Final in Rio De Janeiro to watch Germany play Argentina.

Carpe Diem

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

World Cup 2014 Brazil

Wednesday NY. Thursday Rio. My "half" guess. Germany vs Netherlands with Germany to win 2-1.

Carpe Diem.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I HAVE A Request if you will please read this

I am once again trying to raise funds for Zimkids and their vocational program. Over the next short while I am prepared to match any donation to Zimkids that any of you make up to US$2,000. NO, THIS IS NOT A SCAM. You can email me privately with your pledge and I will explain what I propose to do. If you are happy with what I am doing then you can go ahead and make the donation. If you want to remain anonymous then let me know as well. THANK YOU.

asuskin@hotmail.com

Carpe Diem.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Upcoming trips

Squeezed between chemo treatments.

Rio De Janeiro July 10th until July 14th. World Cup FINAL.

Zimbabwe August 7th until August 20th. Need I say more?

Carpe Diem.