My grandfather’s now in the emergency room, and as if his prostate cancer didn’t make him weak enough already, he now has pneumonia as well. My father went up to see him, along with his other sons, last night, and at this point he’s become almost entirely unresponsive. I don’t think he’s going to make it through the weekend, if even that. I almost have this perverse sense of anxiety, of just wanting this all to end. My grandfather’s been suffering for the past nine…

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About a half-hour ago one of my uncles called around to tell everyone that my paternal grandfather has lost the ability to speak and swallow, so I’m guessing that his time has finally come. My father’s driving up to the hospital now while Mom and Sis are in the living room eating Wendy’s and probably doing what they can to take their mind off of things. It’s not like we haven’t known this moment would come for a long time now, but that doesn’t make…

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Hey, five thousand hits on the .org, that’s cool. Actually, this is the second time we’ve hit that number, because Interland had to restore the server my site’s on from a backup recently, and in the process wiped out about 1,400 hits from my counter file. (And also reset my front page and journal index, hiding two journal updates I’d put up. Thankfully the original journal files were still on, and I just had to redo the indexes.) But we’re back up to five thousand…

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I don’t get what the big stink over Jacqui Malouf is. I mean, she’s not really all that obnoxious, and she seems genuinely knowledgable about her food. And her absence on Bobby Flay’s show only serves to draw out how she really helps to carry Hot Off the Grill, because Bobby by himself tends to be a bit dry. So I don’t understand all this hostility on the Internet towards Jacqui. I mean, okay, so she’s Canadian, but come on, you can’t hold that against…

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Oh, of course I shouldn’t have worried about the Red Wings facing the lowly Blue Jackets tonight … sigh. After the Wings dropped two to the Wild earlier in the year, I should have known better. So I go 0-for-2 on the day. Yeah, I’ll live, but it still stinks.

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