Remember that it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to...– - John Marzano I miss you Marz. I know you’re with me.
My Name is Drew Olanoff and I’m a Geek with Cancer... →
ANNOUNCEMENT - I #BlameDrewsCancer for Living...
So. As you may have heard, I have Hodgkins Lymphoma, which is a form of cancer. I started BlameDrewsCancer to raise awareness about cancer. Anything after launching the site has been an absolute plus. We’ve raised nearly $3,000 for the American Cancer Society, and $500 for the Make-A-Wish foundation. We’re still looking for sponsors to match $1 for each unique person who blames...
An Open Letter to my Cancer - Part 2
Hey there Cancer, How ya feeling? Probably not as good as I am. I have a lot of company in this “little” fight you have me fighting. Bet you thought I’d lay down and take it huh? Wrong. 3 treatments done. 9 to go. 9’s my lucky #. Guess what else, we’re going to get together a bunch of awesome people on 9/9/09…and you and your pals are the guests of...
Blame-A-Thon 9/9/09 Logo Contest
Are you a logo maker/creator/creative type person and want to creat the OFFICIAL 24 hour BlameDrewsCancer.com Blame-A-Thon logo for 2009, then submit it here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/blameathonlogo/ It’s easy: 1 - Upload your photo in the highest resolution possible, it’s going to be used on banners, shirts, etc. if it wins 2 - Tag your logo with “blameathonlogo” ...
BillieTweets is not my project....
It’s Mike’s and its freaking awesome. Check it out here: http://www.BillieTweets.com RIP Michael Jackson.
Run Ryan Run!!!! →
The AWESOME Ryan Kuder is running in my honor (what a phrase, eh? what a great dude). Help support him please.
9/9/09 - Cancer Blame-A-Thon
Philadelphia. Indy Hall. Live Streamed, all 24 hours. Second venue with bands. 9/9/09. 24 hours for Cancer awareness and cure. We’re looking for sponsors, foundations, musicians, comedians, poetry readers, artists, anything you can do to participate and entertain and support. Also Cancer survivors, and those fighting the fight to come talk about what things are really like and what...
In which Jon Bon Jovi blames my cancer. I still have my Philadelphia Soul hat. (you’re amazing Melissa, thank you for the support!)
We #BlameDrewsCancer for This Addictive... →
Play Tweet Bricks
The Twitter for Social Good panel at the 140Conf. Thank you for having me Jeff.
Housekeeping! You want mint for pillow?
So there’s a lot going on. Figured for my own brain and for your wonderment (which is fantastically and amazingly supportive and I appreciate all of it), I would jot down all that is going on in the BlameDrewsCancer world. - You can easily donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for…free. Until June 23rd, become a fan of FreeCreditReport on Facebook and they will do the donating. ...
Win an iPod Touch from GOGII and textPlus!!! →
my puke is famous.
Thomas : so I'm at dinner @ blockheads and i read you twit about yacking on a ny street
Thomas: it gets better
i leave the place and see a nice yack spot right on the street corner
Me: in NYC?
50th btw 8th and 9th
was the scene of the crime
THATS MY PUKE
Thomas: damnit i knew i should have taken a picture
Wanna #BlameDrewsCancer for your credit? Please...
Big news y’all. FreeCreditReport.com has gone all out in support of BlameDrewsCancer.com They are giving $1 to the American Cancer Society for every single new fan on their Facebook fan page. All you have to do is click this link, and then become a fan. That’s it. Oh, and also spread the word to all of your friends. You have from now until JUNE 23RD (or we reach 10,000) to...
Great seats at the Phillies game. The Phillie Phanatic had some funs with a butterfingered fan. Awesome day with Louis Gray. :)
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.– Mark Twain (Apparently, my insurance company decided to deny my claims today. My Drs office called to ask why, and were told that I was deceased.)
Fears. Regrets. Desires.
An Open Letter to My Cancer
Hey Drew’s Cancer, I’m sure you know who I am by now. I’m still getting to know you, actually. And you know what, you’re a real douche. But that’s ok. I’m not angry. Anger doesn’t solve anything. You chose me to hang out in. Don’t know why, don’t care either. Big mistake. Your little friends have taken some wonderful people from...
I can't hear you, what?
“I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis” “That i’m an asshole? Hell, I’ve known that for 29 years.” *whispers* “No….the Cancer” *whispers* Why do people whisper when they say the word Cancer? Cancer is an awful thing. It has taken people that I care deeply about away from me. And others have gone through the same thing, and...
Blaming Drew’s Cancer: My Favorite New Twitter... →
me: in fact, if i didnt have to put up with me i'd leave me
charles: that would be awesome, breaking up with yourself
I'm sick and tired of my bullshit
it's not me, it's me
We've raised $1,375 for the American Cancer... →
the drewchemo report - week 1
Well its been about a week and a day since I had my first chemo treatment. Here’s the rundown. - I felt like I had the flu. - Then I didn’t. - Then I did. - I slept a lot. - Then I didn’t. - My side and back hurt like a mofo. I take 2 tylenol every 6 hours. It helps out. - Then it doesn’t. - Now it tastes (as mike demers put it) like a “Robot shit in my...
Got cancer? Blame it on Drew’s cancer (CURE... →
A Change of Plans - Training for @Drew →
mdfsmash: When I signed up a month ago for my first triathlon, it was a no brainer that I would do it with Team In Training. It’s an amazing program devoted to raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. But to be honest, my connection to the cause was a kind of a peripheral one. My mother had breast cancer when I was little, and in the back of my mind I was always running for her, but...
put this one in the TMI department
Me: explain this jedi master
ever since ive had surgery
i hate taking showers
its as if i think ive become self cleaning
stumped you eh.
Mike: ha... i think u can file that one under "everyone handles it differently"
BDCDC - IE: Upgrades to BlameDrewsCancer.com
*in my best Steve jobs voice* Starting now, on BlameDrewsCancer.com, you can…. - Click to our new blog and Twitter account. Updates, Internets, Clickwheel. - View the history of tweets you’ve seen. Time machine, Back to the Future. Horse hair. - Pause the updating. Fantastic. Amazing. - Hide all of the tweets, which is real fun to watch. Vanish, Harry Potter….BBQ...
In which my cancer said "Ow"
Thank you so much Lance. I think you just kicked my cure-rate up a few percentage points with that one. http://www.livestrong.org
Over 8,000 things have been blamed on my Cancer
Wow. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has jumped in and started blaming things on my cancer. The bigger picture here is that I’m working hard to get companies to support the American Cancer Society and the Make a Wish Foundation by giving a dollar for every unique person who has blamed something on my cancer. So far that # is over 5,000. I’m blown away. The smaller...
Awesome interview with Mix 94.7 in Austin, TX... →
Blame my hero, Mike Demers
I worked and lived in Seattle for a time while I was with Pluggd. Some of that time I lived with my good friend Mike Demers. I didn’t know anything about Seattle, and he took me in. Showed me around. Gave me a place to sleep and feel like home. He’s a Boston guy, so we had the east coast thing in common right away. That and the whole geek thing. Mike’s a brilliant...
It's all fun and games until it hurts.
First off I want to thank everyone for their support. I’ve gotten tons of tweets, emails, facebook love, texts, and phonecalls. I love all of you. I was warned that day 3 after chemo wouldn’t be fun. Mind you I’m not complaining at all. I just want to share my experiences. Last night I felt like harry potter cast a flu spell on me. At like 1am I had what felt like the...
the wonderful @act10ng1rl and my mom @sw33ti3 were there with me for chemo numero uno.
That's not what I ordered...
…Can I send it back? That’s exactly what I wanted to say. I had about 10 really smartass things to say back. But I couldn’t. I was frozen. Speechless. Zip back a few weeks. I had parted ways with Strands, and got the most amazing opportunity with GOGII in LA as Director of Community. Dream job. A move to LA was imminent. But first, a trip home to Philly to visit the...
GOGII's textPlus for iPhone and iPod touch is...
You’re about to see why I work with one of the most amazing teams anyone could ever ask to work with. GOGII has released an awesome iPhone/iPod touch app that lets you have TRUE group conversations with friends over text messages called textPlus. Even if your friends don’t have an iPhone or iPod touch, the GOGII platform will allow them to participate in the conversation....