May 14th, 2010


[links] Link salad is a neigh sayer

Writer's Horoscope #5 - It's Written in the Stars! — Hahaha.

Get Fuzzy on equine literary figures — Hahaha more.

Examining Individual Tumor Cells Understanding the different populations of mutant cells in a cancer could mean more targeted treatments. Interesting. I was unaware of the concept of tumor heterogeneity. That's one potential explanation for the slightly unusual etiology of my metastasis.

Life on Earth Arose Just Once — I'm not sure I track the conclusions here, but it's interesting. Of course, there's always stromatolites.

How Do Christians Become Conservative? — Interesting. He's got a point. On the face of his own words, Jesus was a lot more interested in helping the poor than in limiting government or hating liberals.

Military bloggers take a nuanced approach to the Don't Ask, Don’t Tell debate — Hey. Nuance and sanity on a sensitive political topic. Hooray!

Laura Bush Supports Gay Marriage, Abortion
In Interview Former First Lady Splits With Husband on Same-Sex Marriage, Abortion. Why do conservative figures seem to only say and do the right, moral thing when it doesn't matter any more?

In Northeast, raids break the peaceWhy would an American, living the American dream, set out to attack the United States? Excellent question. Ask Timothy McVeigh, or Eric Rudolph, or any number of militia members and forced pregnancy enthusiasts. Oh, wait, CNN, you meant Arab-Americans, not white people. Sorry. My mistake.

?otD: Who is your favorite horse (of course)?

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 (so-so)
This morning's weigh-in: 230.4
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)

Currently (re)reading: Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett


[cancer] Wrapping up another work week

Woke up this morning feeling slightly less crappy than the previous few days [ | LiveJournal ]. As I have observed before, if I weren't on chemo, I'd go to the ER if I felt this way. I will be calling in to the oncology this morning to find out if this sharp, sudden increase in side effect intensity requires a consultation, or if it really is normal.

Working today, plus some time out of the office for the_child's school play. Then I am going to lay low all weekend. If I have the energy tomorrow, I am damn well going to work on the Sekrit Projekt, which definitely requires my attention. For now, it's Day Jobbe time.