get up in chicago, pile into the airplane and sit.
and sit some more. our airplane had a problem, the pilot explained, one that required bringing a technician onboard to disable the lavatories in the “aft” compartment. i’m not great on my aeronautical terms, but i figured out pretty quick that “aft” meant that the first class passengers still had a bathroom but the rest of didn’t. and then, forty five minutes later, we took off.
i am in tallahassee where one of my facebook friends, my father justin, lives. he is experiencing meta-fan-tastic prostate cancer and will undergo the experimental treatment provenge. provenge is a one time only treatment that costs $90K and man, i sure hope it works.
it’s a good thing that i’m here, because justin’s wife had a business trip so she’s gone. and tomorrow morning justin and i show up for the treatment which involves all his blood being sucked out of his body and the white cells taken out to be sent to north carolina where they will be genetically altered and reinserted into his body in tallahassee on friday.
my plans of meeting facebook friends all over the state are a bit compromise. nonetheless, i was so grateful that facebook friend william taylor, er, bill, came to visit me and my dad. and took me to my favorite place in tallahassee.
because we were meeting for the first time, bill brought a birthday cake that was a symbol of all the birthdays that we had missed as friends. he transposed the numbers. oops!
tomorrow i have to cancel some plans, some rentals, some tickets, but the most important thing is to take care of my father. but the most placid picnic ground in tallahassee. . .