April 16th, 2007

Whale fluke

Virginia Tech

I'm trying to send good thoughts toward Virginia Tech after the shootings.

I wish I was with my Virginia friends right now.

(I can't remember which of my friends and acquaintances are alums of Virginia Tech, but I went to high school in Northern Virginia so I almost certainly do.)

No words work here. Best to say: I hope as many people are as OK as possible.

Later: A friend of a friend is safe at the school. There's that.

On the worse side, the toll's now 33.
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Whale fluke

Successfully down one pint

Yep, I donated blood, and got to sport both green gauze on my arm and a heart-shaped sticker on my shirt saying "Be nice to me, I gave blood today!" I worked to be in a good mood in the run-up to the draw, thinking comedy routines and scenes and sometimes saying them quietly ("The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!"). Afterwards, I treated myself to steak; I like to have meat (or, should I say, MEAT) following a draw. Yum (with the added yum of creamed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes). Some of that yum will comprise my dinner tomorrow.

And don't worry, I'm drinking plenty of water. It's not even scotch-flavored water, either...it's that good Portland tap water...
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