This has been one of those days where I've sat down a half-dozen times to write something, only to get two sentences down before thinking about something else. Which means there are a half-dozen saved drafts waiting for completion.
I'll be fighting for time to complete them, as I'm about to begin an eight day stretch of working beginning tomorrow, including my first Sunday opening in a long time.
I gave blood today. If you do this once they hunt you down when the clock strikes twelve on your first day eligible again. I give what's called "double red." This means they take my blood out, separate all the components, and keep the red blood cells while they put the plasma and platelets back in. It takes longer than actually giving blood, but the time between when you can give again is also longer. I like people to think I'm more of a saint for giving "double red," but it's really so they are only calling me three times a year instead of six.
I guess now is as good a time as any to share a secret that perhaps only one other person who reads my blog knows about... In college I used to donate plasma. But "donate" really is just a kind word for "sell." Sometimes whether or not I paid bills for a month depended on whether or not I could make it to the plasma "donation" center. They give you money for this. Two times a week, something like fifteen or twenty bucks a pop. It was nice having cash in my pocket, but I usually walked out feeling like a prostitute. If you ever want to see the underbelly of society, visit one of these places.
Not much else to talk about. It's a busy week coming up with Mother's Day and Baylor graduation. I'll try to get some stuff posted in the next few days.