Monthly Archives: April 2009

Sometimes s@#t hits the fan

Last Tuesday my grandmother was admitted to the ICU with a ridiculously low blood pressure and in renal failure. After days of being sedated with 4 IV’s of blood pressure medication and on ventilation she is finally doing much better, her kidneys are now functioning, her BP is now high instead of low, and she has been taken off the ventilator and is alert.

She has now been diagnosed with dementia. And doctors say it is not safe for her to live alone. As far back as I can remember my grandmother has always lived with a man (lets call him CJ) my grandparents were divorced before I was born and my grandma has lived with CJ ever since.

But now CJ is also old and mentally fragile and the two of them living alone is like the blind leading the blind.

So my parents have contacted CJ’s kids in Chile and asked if they can take him back to Chile to live the rest of his life out there, with family. Meanwhile I believe the plan is to put my grandmother in a home.


On top of this my mom’s dad went to the hospital yesterday to have a cardiac catheterization done.

The word his doctor used was “grave”. His blockage is so sever that they are planning on doing a triple or quadruple bypass surgery. He meets with the surgeon at 5:30 pm today and will most likely be admitted to the hospital.


Despite sending out tons of résumé’s I have only heard back from two companies. One was offering me much less than I make now, and one I had a phone interview with yesterday. I applied to a job yesterday that I REALLY want, so any crossed fingers or prayers you can send my way would be much appreciated.

The phone interview went well I think, and I should be hearing back by tomorrow if they want me to come in for a real interview, but the only problem with this job is that I would be required to work on Sat or Sun every week and I’m not sure that I am open to that.

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Posted by on April 29, 2009 in Uncategorized


Support JDRF!

Hey Everyone! 

I’m writing to you to ask for your support for a very special cause. For the second year in a row I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. 

I will again be walking for My Friend John Czekanski. 

Our goal: To raise $105 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.

My Personal Goal: To raise at least $500. With your help I know it is possible! Remember every little bit counts!

Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children. Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease.

That’s the bad news… and yes, it’s pretty bad. The good news, though, is that a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity. I’m writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure. Each of us can make a real difference. Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:

 If you prefer to write me a check or give me cash please e-mail me at Together, we can make the cure a reality! 


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Posted by on April 16, 2009 in Uncategorized


you rock!

i wish everyone at my office was as awesome as my Executive Vice President, he even remembered Ostara!


In consideration of: 

Good Friday, or Pesach, or Hanamatsuri [belarted], or Hanuman Jayanti, or Ostara [belated] … (Sorry, Moslems, you’re sorta between holidays, but we probably didn’t leave early on Eid al-Fitr).

            You may depart at 2:00 p.m. today (work & supervisor permitting)


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Posted by on April 10, 2009 in Uncategorized