ID Help Please

ID Help Please

I rescued this off of a sidewalk in the French Quarter last summer, someone had dumped it because it was dying from overwatering. I took it home and repotted it, it has flourished ever since, it's about 3-4 times the size it was when I found it. It even survived a month without being watered and being left inside with no sun during Hurricane Katrina. It isn't that pretty, but it sure is hardy. :) It resembles some sort of palm, but I haven't been able to find a palm-type that matches this so far in my search. Thus, I turn to you lovely people. Any Ideas? The full view, height and all. Closer view of the spikes/leaves at the top. Close-up of the trunk? Stems? Stalks? It's more wood-like than anything.
Finally, some warmer weather in central FL!

Finally, some warmer weather in central FL!

One month update

One month update

My first place

My first place

Home sick and bored. What to do? Take pictures of my plants!

Home sick and bored. What to do? Take pictures of my plants!

Help Again-Living Room Wall Woes

Help Again-Living Room Wall Woes

New house – New garden

New house – New garden