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Three Gallons
I'm home. Flew from Hartford this morning, after an amazing weekend at OtherWorld. I will go into great detail about that soon, once I get it all remembered and written down.

For now, I will brag. Three gallons! Since I had the afternoon off, and Southeastern Michigan is suffering a critical blood shortage, I decided to do some good with my time. I gave blood today, and this pint makes a total of three gallons of blood I have donated in my lifetime. Twenty-four pints. Since each pint can save up to three lives, I have helped around seventy-two lives in my lifetime.

The other cool thing about my weekend, the non-otherworldly part of it, was that I got to see a bunch of old and new friends. I finally met thinggtwoo, after having been online friends for quite awhile. Unfortunately scheduling conflicts prevented me from meeting her husband and her adorable Boo, but I still enjoyed getting to finally put a face to the name! Thanks for the lift, thinggtwoo. cannibal and I also got to spend time with zanthrin, and his wife K. Plus a couple of my cartoonist-friends, P and M. I love my friends. Seeing them again was too cool.

So it was a truly great weekend in a lot of ways. Hoopa Hoppa!
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_goodintentions From: _goodintentions Date: October 11th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
We must meet someday!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 12th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I agree!
thinggtwoo From: thinggtwoo Date: October 11th, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

It was GREAT to meet you, too!!

...and I was very sad that we couldn't do something all together, so that hubs & Boo could've met you as well. I think you're even more lovely than your pics let on, and such a warm, sweet spirit you have - I'm tickled and thrilled that I was able to give you a lift. :-) Next time, Cannibal will have to sit in the back, and YOU in the front, and we'll Girl-Talk him into fits! :-)

In a GOOD way, of course. :-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 12th, 2004 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: It was GREAT to meet you, too!!

*blush* Thanks! You are also lovely, and even warmer and friendlier than your online personality conveys.

Yay, I agree! Girl-talk is fun. I wanted to let you and Cannibal have a chance to talk and catch up, so I didn't contribute tons to the conversation...but I still enjoyed listening and talking and getting to know you some. (: (:

Sorry to hear that Boo isn't feeling well, btw, I hope she recovers quickly. Next time I will definitely have to meet her and ths husband, and we will have more girl time!!!

Oh, and it's such a pity you couldn't join us for OtherWorld, because it was way cool. Alas...
polaron From: polaron Date: October 11th, 2004 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was about to say when I read the first part of that second paragraph: "wait, she drank three gallons of liquor ? And she's alive ? Jeez, she's tough :P"

And then when I saw the blood part: "Wait wait wait. How did that happen ? Did she bring in stunt-double blood donors or something ??"

But now I understand ;) Congrats to you for doing it !!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 11th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
heehee! I don't think I could drink 3 gallons of anything, let alone alcohol. eek! I also don't think I hold anywhere near 3 gallons either, so it's a good thing I didn't try to give it all at once.

Thanks, I'm happy that I was able to! Giving blood always makes me feel good.
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: October 11th, 2004 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Three gallons? Wow! That's great!

I have this image of them hooking ya up and then working your other arm like a water pump ;)
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 12th, 2004 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)

enough blood fit for a transilvanian king

Dear God! Imagine all the minirens (think mike myers) they could have stored in a warehouse by now with all that voluntary DNA floating around.

Seriously though, that's awesome, and to think you already have me outpaced by 2 gallons. Although I'm not sure if mine is quite as useful seeing it can only be used by 3.5% of the population (AB+), but I'm set for life as not only am I not picky but neither is my circulatory system. =)
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 12th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: enough blood fit for a transilvanian king

dammit... forgot the signatory MJP
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 12th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)

A MiniRen of my very own...yay!

I'm sure that 3.5% is very grateful whenever you donate. (:
operatic From: operatic Date: October 12th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Flew from Hartford this morning,

"and boy, were my arms tired!"

;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 12th, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggle*
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: October 12th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
you rock (: i don't know if it'll be enough time in between, but a bunch of jaycees chapters are doing a blood donation day at the ARC center in Warren on 11/20. i'm going to donate for the first time ever - i'm kind of excited about it, even if my surgeon's ambivalent about post-op bariatric patients donating. i'll try it at least once and see how my body reacts (: you're welcome to join us if you'd like.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 12th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good for you; it's certainly worth trying! It's such a great cause, and a really feel-good experience (imo).

hmmm....I *think* I'm not eligible to donate again then... darn. I've put a note in my calendar about it, and I'll double-check my eligibility at some point.
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