Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Movie Critic

Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Yo!

So, I have not been very busy. Jennifer has been in Arizona since last Friday, and I have been holding the fort down here at the house. Jake was with her for the weekend and I had the house all to myself. I played video games and watched movies. Quick movie reviews:
  • Jarhead: Good movie, reminds me of Full Metal Jacket. Worth seeing.
  • V for Vendetta: Better than I expected. Kind of a "smart" movie. Lots of quotes from classical philosophers and great action scenes.
  • Deep Water: A strange "twisty-turny" movie. Reminded me of U-Turn with Sean Penn.
  • This Thing of Ours: Good modern day mob movie. Not great.
  • Munich: Long long long. Not as good as I had hoped. Bring a pillow.
  • Underworld, Evolution: If you like the other Underworld movies, you will like this one.
As far as my cancer goes, there is no doubt in my mind that I am getting better. I have been feeling so good and operating and almost 100%. I just don't feel sick. When I bounce back from the treatments now, I really bounce back.

I go next Tuesday the 22nd for "re-staging". They do this every two treatments to determine how effective they are. I will have about 10 different tests (blood, x-ray, cat, mri)
. Then, on Wednesday, the doctor will tell me how great everything looks (hopefully). Cross your fingers.

I will start another chemo round the next day. Outpatient for a week then the hospital for a week. Interesting change: I will be studying for classes while I am doing the treatment. I m taking two classes for my MBA this semester, Futures and Options and an Accounting class. Wish me luck!

Well, that's pretty long for now. I am going to get back to my X-Box. I love you all and I will have real news on my cancer next Tuesday.

Life is a garden, dig it.

5 comments:

hgnis said...

I figure this might make food for thought Jason.
http://hawke.50megs.com/
Good luck and see you in two weeks.

Scagnetti said...

that xbox is an important piece of equipment...
and are there movies you DON'T like?
hit me back..
m

Jack said...

Well I almost missed it --- Happy Birthday! And congratulationson making onemore year closer to 100!! Hopeyou guys had fun today and hopefullyyou will get your gift before Christmas?

Thanks for the movie reviews; some i haven't seen and was wondering about them.

I am not really sure if you say goodluck with your next round of treament, or hang in there, or what. So you can help out and just plug in whatever positive works best for you and pretend I got it right!!

Keep us posted and see ya soon!!

Jack

Radiant Phoenix said...

Hi Jason !

lia said...

Jason,
I just returned from my summer in Baltimore. Believe it or not, I was pretty much away from my e-mail the entire time. It was quite nice. I enjoyed carching up on your blog tonight. Can't wait to visit again soon!

Lia