Saturday, April 20, 2013

Behind the Scenes of Hide - Doctor Who

Gwyneth Paltrow's Quinoa Recipe - The Graham Norton Show

Julie Benz is interviewed about "Defiance" on Better TV

Rules Of Engagement - Unpleasant Surprises (Preview)

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis At Fenway Park On Boston's Resiliency

Boston Red Sox - David Ortiz "This is Our Fu**ing City"

*Possible Spoiler(s)* Clara..? - Doctor Who: Hide preview

Red Sox, Bruins Set To Resume Play In Boston

Morning After, Some Boston Residents Still Tense

Katie Couric Sings Back-Up for Jimmy Buffett

The stepson of the man who discovered "Suspect #2" in his boat shares details

Friday, April 19, 2013

What's next for Boston bombing suspect

Robert Redford, Neil Diamond, Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks React to Boston Bombings

Video of gunfire with suspect in Watertown

WHDH-TV 7News Boston

Jennifer Love Hewitt's cleavage renders Ellen Degeneres & Matthew Perry speechless

Boston on Lockdown: 'It's a War Zone'

Melissa McCarthy & Sandra Bullock Trade Quips in Sin City

Officials at Bombing Suspect's Gym

John Kerry: 'Part of the Way There' on Boston Case

Boston Bombing Suspect Could Have Suicide Vest, Trigger: Police Scanner; Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Run

Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Dad Advises Suspect to Give Up

Events leading up to Boston manhunt

Amateur video shows Watertown police shootout

Shelter-in-place Order Extends to Boston

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's Classmate: He Was A 'Nice, Funny Guy'

Door to Door Search to Find Terror Suspect In Watertown, MA

Boston Marathon Bombers MIT Shootout: 1 Boston Bombing Suspect Dead, 1 Hunted

Boston Police: Suspect Is 'Here to Kill People'

New Boston Suspect Photo Released from 7-11

Dead Suspect Died of Blast and Gunshot Wounds

Watertown Witnesses Heard Gunfight, Blasts

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Christina Applegate Says 'Anchorman 2' is 'Wild'!

Therapeutic Dogs Comfort Boston After Blasts

Red Sox CEO: Baseball can play a role in the healing

Dexter : Season 8: First Sneak Peek - The Final Season

TIME Magazine Reveals Most Influential List

Julie Benz Talks To Real Style About Defiance

Mark Kelly Vows to Go on With Gun Control Effort

President Obama's speech for victims of Boston bombing

ELLEN - Hannah Montana Gets Her Teeth Out

Larry King - Interested in "Star Wars": Harrison Ford If He'd Come Back

Is the average Twitter user better at sorting false reports from genuine fact than CNN?

It's Ghost Time! - Doctor Who: Hide preview

Boston Bomb Victims Face Difficult Recovery

CONAN - Tig Notaro's Lessons In Remaining Present

Confusing Question of the Day - North Korea, Iran, Obama and Jay-Z

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Obama Slams Senators Who Opposed Gun Measure

Let's all stand together. New gun legislation shouldn't tear us apart.


I've got a lot of Facebook and Twitter pals that are quite vocal on both sides of the gun control issue. I'm a Democrat and side with most of my liberal friends on most issues. Gun violence is out of control. Both sides can agree on that. Nobody wants to see innocent kids getting killed, people in movie theaters getting killed etc. 

Should we ban everyone from having guns? I don't think so. My relatives and friends who are responsible gun owners should be able to own guns. This goes against what some of my liberal pals think. But do we need tougher gun laws? Of course. Background checks? Of course. Machine gun bans? Of course. Some of my conservative pals are against any gun control legislation. I see pictures of Hitler and Stalin alongside Obama in some Facebook posts. The posts say that Obama is like them because he's trying to take guns away from all his citizens. Bullshit.

Our President is trying to make the country safer. He's doing the best he can by trying to pass laws that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. He doesn't want to take away YOUR guns. Are you mentally ill or a criminal? No? Then don't worry about it. Our President is a good man. Hitler? Cut the crap.

That brings us to today. Stricter gun control legislation failed in the Senate. Obama spoke to the media and he was ripped.  "All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington."  Damn right. Shameful. Supporting legislation like this doesn't mean you are Anti-American. It doesn't mean you are soft. It doesn't mean you are anti-2nd Amendment. It means you are a kind, smart and responsible human being. I know ALL of my friends are like that....... Right? 

Jennifer Aniston on Wedding Dress Shopping: 'I Like to Be Spontaneous'

Mike Piazza Rehearsing for Ballet Role

Gwyneth Paltrow On Her Killer Abs

Intercepted Letters To President Obama & Senator Show Ricin, So What Is It?

ELLEN - 'Grown Ups 2' Stars Impersonate Each Other

The people who saved others in Boston

Stars Talk Security Concerns at Vanity Fair Gala

CONAN - Russell Brand says all men and women want to have sex with Jennifer Lawrence

Jimmy Kimmel Live - Suffering from Facebook or Twitter Withdrawal?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston bombings doctor: 'Everyone was my patient"

8-year-old Boston Bombing Victim Mourned

Maria Menounos interviews Grant Bowler about "Defiance"

Raw: Technicians Pore Over Boston Blast Site

Boston Native Tom Bergeron Reacts to Bombings: 'We Love You'

Boston Bomb Victim Describes Seeing Wife Hurt

Boston prompts London Marathon security review

Fighting cancer isn't sexy - Part 4 - Are you kidding me?


The days went by. My liver surgery date was getting closer. I was very scared, anxious and so looking forward to getting it done. My mind went through all the possibilities. I was upbeat, but terrified. Finally the day arrived.

I went to the hospital accompanied by my Mother and my sisters. I sat through the paperwork and we were directed to the family waiting area. We waited there for a couple of hours and I watched "Doctor Who" and "New Girl" on my tablet to keep from climbing the walls. I was scared, forbidden from eating and had a toothache. I was a little grumpy, but so pleased to be there.

We got the word that they were ready for me. We were escorted to the pre-op area & I was given a sexy hospital Johnny. "Do I leave my underwear on?" I asked the nurse. "NAKED! NAKED!" she yelled at me. Yes, another woman who wanted me naked. Happens all the time.....Ok, maybe not.

So I was naked, in my Johnny & ready. My sister took the picture at the top of this post & I was ready. A nice nurse came over and started asking me the questions I was used to. "Birthdate? Allergies? Pain?...." I mentioned that I had no pain, but I did have a toothache for the last two days. That stopped her dead in her tracks. My surgeon came over at that very moment and shook my hand. "I'm all warmed up!" he said. Then the nurse told him about my toothache.

I like my liver surgeon quite a bit. I like him even more now because of what he did next. The next 20 minutes were very hard for me. He calmly told me that the pain in my tooth was a possible sign of an infection. If I did have an infection, that would mean that I have "bad" bacteria in my tooth. The surgery was going to be a big one. I would be putting myself at risk if I went through with the surgery with the toothache. There was a chance that the surgery site could get infected from the tooth infection due to the surgery. A big chance? No, but there was a chance. If my liver got infected, it could be fatal.

I told the surgeon to go ahead with the surgery. I was there. I was done waiting. I NEEDED to get this done.
 I couldn't wait any more. Looking back now, I know that I was light headed from not eating and in pain from the toothache. I wasn't in the best state of mind.

The surgeon kept talking to me. He didn't say I was crazy for wanting to do the surgery. He didn't tell me that it was my call, he'd do anything I wanted. He just kept talking calmly & with confidence. He eventually won me over. He did it without arguing or making me feel bad. He made me feel like it was my decision and that I was making the right one.

I got dressed in a daze and my sister called my dentist. My dentist was able to fit me in right away. The four of us went straight to my dentist's office. Yes, I am a grown man who went to the dentist with his mother and two sisters. That was a first! I hadn't been to the dentist in the past year because I had been so sick with cancer treatments/operations. I was examined and it looked like I did have an infected area between my tooth and my gum. She worked on it, numbed me up and prescribed antibiotics.

I went home, sat in a chair and cried with a swollen mouth. I was so emotional. I couldn't believe that I was home and not getting my surgery. I felt awful. I realized that I had probably made the right decision. I did have an infected tooth. I would be crazy for going ahead with the surgery. But my insides were crushed.

The last few days have been emotionally tough. I kept imagining at what point I would be in my recovery if I had gone through with the operation. I got used to the idea that I would have a new surgery date. And then yesterday, I witnessed the horrible Boston Marathon bombing on TV. It put things into perspective for me. A little 8 year old boy was killed. Two brothers both lost a leg as they stood next to each other at the marathon. So many people bloodied and hurt. The hospital I would have been operated at was on the news constantly. I imagined all the poor people getting operated on in the trauma area. Awful. Those poor people and their families. I have awful cancer, but I am 44. I am not a 8 year old boy killed by a madman. I cried for his family. I felt lucky to be alive.

I go back to the dentist today. I have a new date for surgery in a few weeks. The wait seems like forever. But they want me to finish the antibiotics and then give it another 5 days to be pain free and be given the all clear from the dentist. The next few weeks are going to be tough. I hate waiting. But I feel confident that I have made the right choice. I love my surgeon for being such a great man & handling me with such grace. I love my dentist for taking care of me right away and treating me so well. I love you all for your Twitter & Facebook messages, your texts, e-mails and phone calls.

Thank you Martha, Melody, Renee, Tracy Anne, Aly and yes JOE O'LEARY!!! (There, I said your name Joe) The six of you have helped me so much with words of encouragement, jokes and love.

Thank you Julie Benz and Rich Orosco, your phone call came at a time when I really needed it!
Thanks Bianca Kajlich and Kristen Johnston and the rest of you lovely folks for always being there!!

I'm a lucky guy. I love you all. I fight on.

(And oh ya, if you are going to get surgery & have a toothache, GET IT CHECKED!!!!)

Links:
Fighting Cancer Isn't Sexy Part 1
Fighting Cancer Isn't Sexy Part 2
Fighting Cancer Isn't Sexy Part 3


At One Ballpark, Ostriches Strut in Outfield

Jimmy Kimmel Live - You Bet Your Baby!

Dexter and Ray Donovan Promo

Police Search Boston-Area Apartment After Boston Marathon Bombing

Mark Wahlberg, 50 Cent and Peter Facinelli react to the twin bomb attack on the Boston marathon

Monday, April 15, 2013

President Obama Speaks on Explosions in Boston

White House area on lockdown after blasts at Boston Marathon

Boston Police: 3rd Explosion at Library

Horrifying Boston Globe Video: Explosions at the Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon Bombing Eyewitness: 2 big explosions and smoke

Raw Video: Two Explosions Hit End of Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon Explosions Were 'Horrifying,' Witness Hayden Cardy Describes Aftermath of Bombing

Horrific Scene In Boston at Boston Marathon

A CNN producer saw and heard explosion at Boston Marathon

Eyewitness Account Of Boston Marathon Explosions

Explosions Near Boston Marathon Finish Line

ELLEN: Yahoo Knew?

Robert Downey Jr. 'Really Happy to Be Back'

Mark Wahlberg on Eating 10 Meals a Day for "Pain & Gain"

'Avengers' Take the Popcorn at MTV Movie Awards

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