Spongebob: What is an ostomate's favorite punctuation mark?
Patrick: What's an ostomate?
Spongebob: An ostomate is someone who has an ostomy or an artificial hole in their belly from which waste is eliminated.
Patrick: So ....
Spongebob: (yelling)What is an ostomate's favorite punctuation mark!!??
Patrick: Oh ... I don't know.
Spongebob: The semi-colon .. hahahahahahahahahahahaahaah!
Patrick: I don't get it.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Lucy has played two soccer matches as a Hurricane. She has done much better than last year. Unfortunately we still need to get our zoom lens fixed. I borrowed my sister Ellen's camer to snap a couple of shots - and all the action was on the other side of the field.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
So, I go to see the doctor (oncologist) who is very excited about my latest blood tests and not because it looks like he will get to make more money off me. He is excited because everything looks very, very normal. He is very excited until he gets down to my weight.
"The most common factor for the recurrence of colorectal cancer and breast cancer is," he says, "fat."
I kind of knew that and I kind of knew that I have been putting on some serious weight lately (the pants and the underwear don't lie).
"I want you to come to my office once a week and get weighed."
I'll do it as long as each time I step on the scale I don't have to cough up a co-pay.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
If you are a regular reader of this page (and I know there are at least seven of you - Hi Dad!), you know that I spent most of last year being treated for rectal cancer.
It marked the second time in five years that I have gone under the knife for cancer.
This year I decided that something good should come of this. I volunteered to help out in the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life event.
I thought I would go to a few meetings and help with publicity.
After meeting with some of the volunteers I decided that I wasn't doing enough. So, I have formed a team and am now actively raising money for Relay.
I was talking with one of the organizers and she was asking me about my treatment. I told her that my chemotherapy was mostly a drug called 5FU (or Fluorouracil, but 5FU has such a better hidden message). She told me that 5FU was developed with money from the American Cancer Society.
That hooked me.
I formed a team at work, but because I work for a large corporation there are many restrictions in how I fund raise. I am really looking for help from my friends and family (again).
Click on this here line to visit my Relay for Life donation page and send a few dollars to fight a good fight.
Perhaps this will keep me so busy I won't have time for annoying videos.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Our parent-teacher conference is this week. We will undoubtedly find out that we could have done so much better with such a sharp little girl. But we have followed Homer Simpson's parenting philosophy: "Kid's pretty much raise themselves these days, what with the Internet and all."