I tried to get a co-worker or two come come with, the peer pressure would have guaranteed that I didn't turn chicken and run. Unfortunately nobody was interested so I had to provide my own peer pressure. Not a bad deal, after all, who is my most equal peer?
It all went by quickly, I left the office at 8:00, I was back by 9:15. It turns out that they time you as you spill your life-juice, I impressed the phlebotomist by doing my thing in four minutes and twenty six seconds. He in turn impressed me with terrific bedside manners and exceptional skill in getting a stick so we're even.
Next time I'll try squeezing the ball harder and faster, I wonder if I can make four minutes flat.
My one complaint has to be with how difficult the red cross makes it to find a donation site. One of the worst web sites on the net. Grrrr.
I'll be back for more, probably on a regular schedule.
Note the color matched kitty under the front bumper. Only someone as attuned to the aesthetic subtleties as I am would select their car based on their kitties.
Come morning I'll have gotten over my pessimism and I'll be ready to follow my new CEO. Good luck Barack, you'll need it.
Present were Ann, Christine, Jen, Kathy, Monique, Ben, Carl, Jim, Lorne, Roy, and Stan.
Too late for the burn, but in plenty of time for food were Bob, Tod, and Cathy.
It's not enough that I'm lucky enough to be out from under that burden, I even got to celebrate this event with some of the best people I could hope to count as friends.
No idea how long it will take Metropolitan to value her and get me a check, in any case I'll be driving the truck for another month or so as I really can't see going into debt again for a car.
Twice in two weeks we've been called out on patients who required CPR. Neither made it. The whole crew took each of these very personally. As a team we did what we could, but sometimes situations arise where all training, training, passion, care, and effort in the world make no difference.
We're now ready for a happy call. Baby being born? Kitten in a tree? Anyone? Please?
When I left the station I didn't even make it a mile before an elk jumped in front of me. It turns out that an elk and a Toyota Corolla (named Iota) have about the same stamina, both gave up tonight.
I've put some pictures of Iota up.