Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Grown, but not spread...and other news

Let me take a minute to first thank all of you (both of you? all three of you? :-)) for your positive thoughts and prayers during my mom's tests. She talked to her oncologist today, and although the scans had shown the lymph nodes to be larger and a few more to be involved than there were, the PET scan showed no metastasis (spreading) anywhere. So my and your prayers were answered! He's going to put her on a different medication now, which he thinks will keep it back in check and send her cancer marker numbers back down. There are also other options, which made me very happy to hear.

Thanks again for your good thoughts!


Now, to put on the Ingrate Hat: I just saw this bunch of bullshit in the Yahoo! News. Why does it not surprise me that President Bush is now blaming the Iraqis for the botched executions over there? It should come as no shock that while he's trying to plug his big troop buildups over there, he will find any scapegoat to blame for the continued messes that keep an ever-wisening American public* from supporting his policies. Could it be that maybe, beneath the laughable, cocky, swaggering bravado (that he apparently studied by watching reruns of CHIPS), he's realizing that he's not as omnipotent as he'd like to be, no matter how many places he sends Condi Rice to scowl across the table and flash her beady little teeth to try and intimidate foreign diplomats?

Whatever the reason, it's disgusting arrogance for him to pretend that these executions weren't his most fervent wish, however they were carried out. To expect us to believe it is the highest disrespect to our intelligence, and is an insult to every teacher who ever lived or taught for even two seconds (which latter condition even qualifies his glassy-eyed, mottled mess of a wife.)

* What the hell took so long??

Big Girls Eat Cake in Front of a Photographer!

We're meeting with a photographer in Pilsen tomorrow night to come up with ideas for a shoot for our CD cover. Yes, folks, it's really happening! Tracy's got dates scheduled for recording and everything. I know I'll do my best to get the songs right in as few takes as possible (I know with Flesh Hungry Dog, we did it in two takes or less, so concentration is the key--even if you get the flu the next day from all the stress! :-))

Chow for now! (I know that's not the correct Italian way to spell it, but I did it on purpose--comeandgetme!)


Blogger David said...

Great news about your mom! May I suggest the Ann Wilson filter for your CD cover?

3:12 PM  
Blogger vincentblackshadow said...

Good luck with the photo session.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I like the "disembodied head" look even better...or maybe just a photo of all of us standing around a birthday cake with candles. Then, on the back, throwing cake at each other. (Oh, God, talk about working off some aggression! :-))

9:10 PM  
Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

Glad to hear your mom and you got some good news.

Big hug!

12:32 PM  

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