LOL, Had a little free time on my hands!
Yes, the shenanigans that happen on the air also continue when off the air LOL. Every now and then things get a little crazy at work. I must say that I LOVE working in an enviornment like this. Being surrounded by people who are great at their jobs, who value hard work and fun, that is a blessing! Work hard, play harder! The key is finding balance.
Best Friend Claire (BFC) has come to visit me and I am so sad she is headed back home to Minnesota today. We've spent the past couple of days not really doing much, but it's been amazing! I hope everyone has a friend like that, where you can do nothing and still have a great time!
Love love LOVE my best friend. Best relationship I've ever had, 16 years strong
It may sound weird, but I have had many conversations about quality of life with my best
friend Claire. It’s probably because she works in a hospital and there’s also the
fact that I have always had a weird obsession with death. Either way, she knows
how I feel about quality of life. When I read the story of this 32 year old man
who was in love with the outdoors, his new wife and his unborn baby, becoming
paralyzed from the neck down my heart absolutely broke.
Imagine the whole course of your vibrant life rapidly changed. This youthful man would
never hold his child, make love to his wife, he would never even laugh again
because he could not, and would never, breathe again on his own for long.
Instantly I thought about quality of life. If I could never do those things again, I would
feel tortured. So this 32 year old man chose to die. His family took him off
the ventilator long enough to say goodbye and of sound mind he chose to say
goodbye to the ones he loved.
I read the comments mortified at how judgmental people can be. How could he leave his wife
and child, they posted, he is so selfish they said.
I didn’t see any of that. For the rest of his life he would breathe on a machine, he wouldn’t
speak, or feel human touch; he wouldn’t physically be able to be there for his
wife or child. He would be trapped in a body that would not obey any command he
gave it. So he chose to die.
With 75 of his closest family and friends at his side, he died after a few hours of telling
them he loved them (they had taken the tube out).
I cannot imagine being in his shoes, I sure as hell can’t judge this man, but I don’t
for one second think he was being selfish…I think he thought about his wife,
his family and I believe he chose to do what he thought was best for them. I
believe he was selfless.
What do you think? I am beyond curious if you would choose to live, because I honestly don’t
think I would and I don’t think my family would want me to live like that.
Easily one of my all time favorite interviews! I am a huge Jay Leno fan, but I seriously cannot wait until he takes over and conquers late night! #teamjimmyfallon