Wayfaring Stranger

YAPQ (yet another personallity quiz)

Which Polyhedral Are You?

I am a d4

You are a four-sided die, a d4. Otherwise known as a tetrahedron, a "Caltrop", or (to a lesser degree) "Ol' Pointy". This crap bores you, so I'll get to the point. Others tend to see you as petty, conniving, manipulative, argumentative, defensive, greedy, and needlessly antagonistic. You see yourself as focused, effective, efficient, influencing, shrewd, tactical, and direct. Both points of view are in fact correct. You always know the best way to get things done, a fact that never wins sympathy with others. Whenever you manage to gain control of a situation, your solutions are swift and brutal. Unfortunately everyone else is convinced that granting you such power is, "a bad thing" and often conspire to keep it out of your hands. Such short-sighted fools!

Take the quiz at dicepool.com

Thanks to bun-girl for a heads up on this quiz.

A 3 blog night (ur umm, i mean jury duty)

I have jury duty tomorrow (Apr 12th). This about the 4th time in 2 years that I've been called up. That WAY exceeds the total number summons that I've had up til now (total til now = 0). But since the city, local, and state summons are counted seperately; I guess it is legal. I wonder how they'll like my appearance? See my "appearance" in the final pic in this post (I'm on the right in the last image).

BTW, for those of you who didnt get the "A 3 blog night" reference ... Playing small California clubs, the ensemble still had no permanent name, until one night, Danny's girlfriend, June Fairchild, came up with a suggestion. She had read a magazine article about the Australian aborigines, who on cold nights, would sleep beside their dogs for warmth. The very coldest weather was called a "three dog night".

Update........the latest!

This is the reason I took down my poll. The day we were messing around at work my dad was headed to Tulsa for his next treatment ... which didnt go so well (see quoted email below). So the kidding around didnt seem so funny that night when he called me. I may put it back up soon; I may not?

The reason this is such big news, other than the fact that the doctors and nurses totally screwed up, is that in ministry the summer is a very big time and my dad was doing the crash course in chemo (treatments all at once every 3 weeks vs. in stages at 4+ weeks btwn treatments) so that he could get ready for VBS, teen/youth camp, etc... But now he will likely be in treatment well into the summer.

Here is an email from my dad explaining more on what happened:

I want to share an update on my cancer treatment so that you all may know how things are going. On March 15 I went back for my third treatment of the six that I was told would be necessary. When I went to the infusion lab I noticed that they had different chemo than what I had taken before, and I questioned that fact. They pulled the Drs. orders and sure enough they had the right medicine according to that order, so it was administered. I had done fine through my first treatments, but following that one I crashed, and was sick for almost two weeks. The Dr. here in Harrison wanted to put me in the hospital, but I refused so they sent me home with meds to take. When we went back to Tulsa last Tues. I asked the Dr. why my chemo was changed, and he assured me it had not been changed. I assured him that I was given different chemo than my first two, and after further checking they did discover that I had been in fact given the wrong chemo. I was given chemo that is given for leukemia and advanced prostrate cancer, and not the chemo that I was taking for my lymphoma. That is the reason that I got so sick, and my white cell count still has not come back up so I have not been able continue my treatments. I will not be able to start treatments again until the first of May. They will be doing a Muga Scan and a complete CT Scan to determine if there was any heart damage and other results of the wrong treatment. The bill by the way for the wrong treatment was over $62,000, with the one bag of chemo being $39,445.05. I contacted the insurance company and informed them of the mistake so that they would not have to pay for that, and I also am in contact with the hospital about what they are going to do to make sure that I receive proper treatment. I am not and never have been one to run to the Dr. for drug treatment, now I am forced to do that and with this mistake it sure does shake my confidence in them. The Dr. called last night with appologies and said that the drug I was given was five times more powerful than what I had been taking. So he said that is why I got so sick, but he said that it also could have a beneficial effect on my cancer treatment in hitting the cancer harder than we planned. Hope he is right??????? And I have not forgotten that God is in control -- even when man makes mistakes!!!!!!!!!

Ways to pray for our family:

  • Pray that my Dad's white blood cell count rebounds in time for his next treatment
  • that the doctors and nurses dont screw up again
  • that my Dad wont have to retake the third treatment (that he can start back up at #4, where he should have been last week, and not at #3)
  • that we can be confident in his treatment given the circumstances

As I posted in my last update ... I have a google group setup for this blog, so if you'd like to get an email when I post; just leave a comment to this post w/ your email address and I'll add you to the group. Since most people are uncomfortable posting their email addresses, I will add you to my list and replace your comment/email address with an add confirmation. I did this once before (see http://iwanttokeepanon.blogspot.com/2005/03/spring-do_21.html#comments). Or send me an email directly and I will add you that way ... like you I am security conscience and dont want my personal addr listed :-).

Web Page Analyzer

This is an interesting site to run your blog thru. My blog only fares well on this test, but I suspect that some of the limits they chose favors buying their book. And assumptions such as all CSS files must be loaded before the page starts to render is inaccurate. And table-less layouts begin rendering much earlier than table based layouts, which really cant be measured. And being a blogger site mandates certain CSS/image inclusions, which also changes the outcome.

Regardless of the above, this site is now in my bookmark list and I will be running my sites thru the free analyzer.

Web Page Analyzer - Free web page analysis tool calculates page size, composition, and download time. Gives speed recommendations based on best practices for usability, HCI, and website optimization.

New Poll - Pick a look for Rodney

Sorry, due to recent events this post has been removed. Stay tuned for more info...