October 12th, 2004

full life

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1. Just spoke to my mom, which isn't necessarily noteworthy except that she's finally out of the hospital and back at home. She's very tired, but also very relieved and I must say, so are we all. They still don't know what's wrong with her, but they've definitively ruled out lymphoma, and also that it's probably not sarcoidosis. So who the hell knows, at this point. She's anticipating getting the biopsy results back by the end of the week.

2. Between my mother, my wife and now some minor medical shennanigans with my FATHER, I'm rather pleased with myself that I haven't yet totally collapsed from stress and exhaustion. Of course, that will all change tonight when Mike Mussina throws the first pitch of the ALCS. I feel stupid getting stressed out about baseball while my loved ones are hurting, but I can't help it.

3. I'm 611 pages into the final third of The Baroque Cycle, and it's awesome. It's so awesome that, as soon as I finish it, I'm immediately re-reading Cryptonomicon, in an Infinite Jest-ian effort to find out what the hell is going on.

I guess that's all I've got today.