March 20, 2003


Wow. War.

All I keep thinking is I hope they did off Hussein in that initial attack so that they can stop this nonsense as quickly as possible.

I'd like to thank Ian for linking to Salam's site in Baghdad. I've been reading it like a 12-year-old with a Corey Haim fanzine. (What, they don't like him anymore? Nonsense, they don't know what they like.)

For some reason, i was inspired to do my taxes and FAFSA (a week late) all last night, while I was watching the shit go down in Iraq. Actually, i was inspired to do it before, so by the time of the initial air strike, I was already a tax-doing machine. The two had to fight for my attention, but I had a lot to give that evening.

Speaking of a lot to give, it's looking more and more like me and my dad are gonna go through with it. The kidney swappers are supposed to contact me so they can see if I'm healthy enough and have the right blood type. If so, I'll probably go down to Nevada shortly after my return to SF to make it happen. I should only be there for about two weeks and then be back, though it really sucks to have to be away that much longer.

For those of you who don't know, my dad is on dialysis and it's coming up on two years since he started waiting for a kidney (The name of this blog refers to a trip I forced him to take with me up to SF).

Grim stuff, the lot of it. But at least there's Corey Haim, like a lighthouse in rough seas. (You'll idolize him and you'll like it!)

Posted by jason at March 20, 2003 07:15 AM

Well, keep us posted on what happens with this kidney business. It seems like it will be an incredible gift if you are able to do that for your father. I have a good friend in San Diego who has been waiting for a kidney and liver for something like 7 or 8 years and it's a constant stress. (ps - is your brother not a match?)

Posted by: Jolie at March 20, 2003 08:57 AM

Thanks, that helps me realize that the "2 years minimum" is in fact bullshit. I was nearly sure, but that makes it more concrete.

We'll try me first. If I don't match, maybe we'll look to my brother.

Posted by: jason at March 20, 2003 09:25 AM

shit doods. the 'where is raed' site is great. i have to offer thanks to both ian for bringing it to jason's attention and jason to bringing it to mine.

although really jason is just a middleman there. and a soon to be one kidney the poorer, but one healthy father the richer. =)

Posted by: michele at March 20, 2003 09:39 AM

jason, you are such a good man. and then if anything ever happens to YOUR kidney, your brother can step up. i know you aren't identical but i would think your kidneys would be. how bloody hard is it to make identical kidneys? eh, "god?" answer me THAT.

Posted by: didofoot at March 21, 2003 09:57 AM

If I ever need a kidney, I think I'll go the "chloroform/icy bathtub/lipstick on mirror saying 'CALL AN AMBULANCE!'" route. It would be more expensive, but these days you can finance anything.

Posted by: jason at March 21, 2003 10:03 AM

Having extra organs is overrated. Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France after having his extraneous testicle removed. Tupac Shakur recorded his tour de force, "Hit 'Em Up," after getting shot and losing one of his testicles. I'm sure there are other examples not involving testicles or the phrase "tour de ____."

Posted by: sean at March 21, 2003 10:33 AM