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Re: my oddly healthy attitude towards life/death: I think that's a lot more nature than it is nurture. Ie, that was honestly my initial reaction to the situation, not something I fostered or crafted. I guess it's just my personality.

Re: cancer shaping my perspective: as I said on Drew's podcast (thanks for listening, BTW), cancer gave me a new appreciation for the mundane and ordinary. I can't tell you how nice it is to worry about the garbage man coming too early rather than worrying about whether you'll live long enough to see your own wedding.

#drunk
Mike Lynch and Rich Banks are to credit/blame for the Baldywood theme song. I agree, it is maddeningly catchy.

I'm glad you brought up "50/50," because I thought it was the best movie of 2011 and the fact that it got zero Oscar nominations - in a particularly weak year for movies - was baffling and upsetting. I was so incredibly impressed by "50/50" - the way it was funny, poignant, insightful, heartbreaking, subtle, and most of all, honest. Basically, everything I hope my own book will be.