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Monday, November 24, 2014

2015 Rugby World Cup Tickets: Good News and Bad News

Looking forward to meeting up with other Scotland fans in Newcastle.
It is 3:40 AM in Los Angeles. I woke up at 1:50 AM, along with my travel partner to Rugby World Cups-my wife (AKA "Da Redhead") as we sat on idle for over an hour to access the Rugby World Cup site to try get any type of tickets for a match or matches for next year's Rugby World Cup in England, as we got shut out a few weeks back in our bidding process to get match tickets. Remaining tickets for matches were put on sail at 10 AM GMT, or 2 AM my time.

After being on hold for the web site, because of the volume of other fans of the oval ball trying to buy tickets, I first tried to get any tickets for USA matches. I got shut out, there were no more tickets to be had for any USA Eagle matches. I looked up Scotland as a second choice, and found there were some tickets left for the October 10th match at St. James' Park in Newcastle for Scotland and Samoa. After keying in my information, and 169 Pounds Sterling(265 American Dollars) later, I got my confirmation that I got my tickets for my wife and I to see Vern Cotter's re-vamped Scottish side to take on crowd favorites Samoa.

I am bit disappointed that I got shut out trying to see the USA Eagles play, but I am thankful to at least see ANY match at the Rugby World Cup.

The good news is that now I can start planning our trip to the UK next fall in earnest.

I am a little irritated with this entire process, and why couldn't the ticket buying process for this Rugby World Cup be as straight forward as in 2007 and 2011?

At this point, I have more pressing going back to bed to get some sleep as I have to be up at 6:45 AM so that I can get ready for work.

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Shameless Plug to End Epilepsy

With some fellow members of my Neurology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
As the title of my blog would indicate, I am a Registered Nurse in the Neurology Clinic at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. I work with kids with neurological ailments like Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, and headaches-but by far and away, about 3/4 of our clientele are kids who suffer from Epilepsy.

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Epilepsy is the world’s most common, serious brain disorder. Seizures steal moments and memories, can change lives, impact development, affect learning and can even result in death. There is no cure.

For the reasons above and many more, I am participating in the Walk to End Epilepsy on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena to join in the fight to END EPILEPSY.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

All Blacks-USA Eagles in Chicago: All Black and Blue

The Largest crowd to ever see a rugby game in the USA this past weekend:65,000 at Soldier Field to see the USA-All Blacks.

It was a blustery day at Soldier Field.

The All Blacks doing the Haka. One of the most Iconic things in all of sport.