So, today is April 10 and there are 9 more days until my birthday!!!! Yay me!! NOT!
Anyway, today I'm going to give blood. Not only is it a good thing to do, but maybe the Red Cross will quit calling every day! For some reason they seem to think I should just install a tap and let them drain it at will. I get at least three calls a week from the Red Cross. They've even called me the day after I gave a pint!! WTH??? I'm beginning to think that I've created a monster!!
You see, I have "good blood" (don't ask me, I'm just quoting the lady at the RC) and they WANT it!!! YES, they are addicted to my "good blood". Of course, the fact that they can get a pint from me in under 7 minutes doesn't hurt any. NO, it's not that my blood is thin, it's that my veins are "good" (once again, don't ask, I have no idea).
After getting three calls in one week from the blood suckers at the RC, I began to wonder if perhaps there was some blood hungry monster somewhere who could only be satisfied by MY blood!! Perhaps it's all the spicy/sweet foods that I eat! Maybe he/she has a sweet tooth (fang?) and craves this good old red blooded southern sugar addicts blood!! Or maybe he/she is a Oriental blood sucker and, because I eat soooooo much Oriental food (the real stuff, not just the Americanized junk you get at China Gate) I remind him/her of the good old times in the Qin Dynasty!
Maybe I should eat more garlic??
Or maybe they are using my good old American blood, with it's liberal mix of Native American, Black, Irish and German, to create some Super Race of smart asses!! Just imagine it, the world over run with wise cracking smart asses with huge vocabularies!!! What a world that would be!! You would have to watch every word you say lest you leave a huge opening for some sarcastic insult to be flung your way!! Oh the horror, the horror!!!
Even worse than that, they could be using my blood to make some type of night dwelling hybrid that survives solely on dark chocolate, peanut butter, spicy food, sweet tea, classic rock and nicotine!!! These dark entities would creep around your house searching for cigarettes and vinyl!!
Okay, enough of that!
Giving blood is a very important thing to do! You could save a life! You could save MY life (Stop laughing! You know you'd miss me if I were gone!!) Thousands of people need blood every day! It's the only truly renewable resource we have!!! No matter how many times we give blood, these amazing bodies of ours will make more!
So, if you have a few minutes, you are a healthy person NOT on multiple medications and you are feeling charitable, contact your local Red Cross and donate!!
Until next time!