So a little update on my health. Went and saw my psychologist and she wants me to see a psychiatrist. I have gotten the referral and my doctor has put me on new medication but I have not made an appointment for psychiatrist yet. On antibiotics as well due to having swollen tonsils last week, which admittedly dulled the anxiety until yesterday but more on that later. I have though been suffering from boats of vertigo since which is rather annoying.
Now to the anxiety issues that have flared again yesterday and also the reason for the title of this post and I should also wish Pop Goes The Badger a very happy first birthday as well. This weekend marked the Grand Final weekend for the two major football codes in Australia, Australian Rules Football and Rugby League. Now last year if you recall the premierships were won by Hawthorn Hawks who defeated the West Coast Eagles and the North Queensland Cowboys who defeated the Brisbane Broncos for their maiden win.
This year there were two different team that contested the final this year and the winning teams can consider the win as fairy tale wins. In the AFL the final was played by the Western Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans with the Bulldogs prevailing for their first win since 1954. They also become the first team to win after finish in 7th place after the regular season. Congratulations Western Bulldogs
Now the second final and the one that sent my anxiety into overdrive was as much of a fairy tale as the Bulldogs was the NRL final. This one was between the Melbourne Storm and the Cronulla Sharks. I do not go for either of these teams but the Sharks have a special place in my heart as more than half of my family support this team and if I weren’t going for my beloved Penrith Panthers they I would be barracking for them.
There is a quote attributed to legendary Rugby League coach Jack Gibson, “Waiting for Cronulla to win a premiership is like leaving a porch lamp on for Harold Holt.”
Now Harold Holt, if you are not familiar with Australian history, was an Australian Prime Minister who disappeared in 1967 after going for a swim at a beach in Victoria. The Cronulla-Sutherland Shark entered the premiership that same year. Well the porch lights were turned off in the Shire last night as the Shark won their elusive premiership last night.
Both my brothers had gone down for the match and my mother, who believes that it was because of her that they won because my boyfriend and I gave her a Sharks jersey for Mother’s Day, had worn her jersey for the last two days. I was at home and watched the match along with my boyfriend. Cronulla scored the first points in the match and lead at half time. Melbourne are not known for come backs at all but they scored first after the break and actually lead with 15 minutes left and it was there that I could not watch the match any longer. Actually it was with around 20 minutes left that I couldn’t watch no longer. I could not sit still and I was all over the place. I decided to do the dishes instead and get commentary from my boyfriend.
Luckily Andrew Fifita scored and the Sharks were back in the lead though the Storm made a valiant effort with the last set of six but the Sharks held them off. I was so emotional that I was almost crying. Congratulations to the Sharks and in particular their captain Paul Gallen, coach Shane Flanagan and Penrith boy and Clive Churchill medallist Luke Lewis. It was good to see club legend Andrew Ettingshausen there and so very emotional after seeing his Sharks finally break their drought.
Now the last part of this post is about the other Fairy Tail. I have continued by re-watch of the show and an in the ending stage of the Grand Magic Games arc. I am trying to write a review of the show for my other blog but am having issues due to the amount of episodes and characters involved. I am thinking that it will most likely be more of a pros and cons kind of post in the end.
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