Fancy a Pint?

Yesterday we had another blood drive at the school. Lifeshare received 13 donations! I like that number, considering that today is Halloween. I waited until 3:30 to sign in for the process, and by the time I was finished with everything and steady on my feet, it was almost 4:30 and time to go home. Good plan. This time it only took me 6 minutes to fill up a pint bag! The guy who tended to me was very nice, very fatherly. He told me to squeeze my fist every five seconds and apparently that did the trick.

Then while he was taking everything apart, I started feeling really light-headed, so I told him. He put an ice pack on my neck and gave me a juicebox. My manager was there too, and she was having difficulties giving up a pint. Eventually I was able to have a snack and go back to my desk. Oh, and I was able to pick out some purple gauze that matched with my dress. Happy day!

Once home, I didn’t feel like eating. I plopped down on my bed, covered up with a fluffy robe and took a nap. I needed it, but I could’ve slept longer.

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Oh, Sandy, Sandy, Sandy…..

Did anyone else in Blogland feel Hurricane Sandy’s wrath? I wish I had recorded the wind last night, because it sounded very spooky. So far, my apartment still has power, but I know there are several, SEVERAL places that do not. The majority of the phone calls at work this morning have been students calling in to check if they still have class. One student moaned, “You guys are gonna kill me…” before he hung up.

Well, tomorrow is Halloween! Yay! I still have to carve my pumpkin. I bought one a few days ago and left it in the back seat of my car. Then I forgot about it and wondered what in the hell could be rolling around. It’s time to carve that thing and roast some seeds! Oh, and last night on my way home from work, I stopped at Party City to pick up one more thing for my costume. I love that it’s my late day tomorrow. I’ll have more time to get myself all costumed up for the office.

Beware

My mom was helping me take some trash out the other day. As we were walking to the dumpsters in the parking lot, my mom asked, “Where are they?”

The line that was in my head was, “They’re coming up soon..”, but what I said was, “They’re coming.” That made it sound like the dumpsters were on the move and coming for us, and that image, mixed with slap-happiness, made me laugh longer than necessary. I told my friend about it, too, and she laughed.

Then the next day, we heard some banging noises by the dumpsters, and my mom said, “The dumpsters are coming!” It might’ve been one of those “had to be there” moments, but I wanted to share. :)

Friday 5: Exertion

TGI freakin’ F, everyone! We were able to wear jeans to work today, if we donated some goods (oo, that sounds naughty). Being able to wear jeans makes a huge difference. Here are the questions for “Friday 5”!

1. What was the cause of your last working up a sweat?
I worked up a sweat by going up and down the stairs to do three batches of laundry. It’s one way to exercise, right?

2. What routine part of your life seems to take more mental effort for you than for most others?
Communicating over the phone with most people – I really have to work up the willpower, especially when I’m talking to my brothers. I don’t seem to have too much trouble at work, though, which is good because the majority of my job is answering the phone.

3. What’s something many others consider laborious but you consider rather easy?
Lifting heavy things, like loaded boxes. People will say, “Don’t do that yourself, get someone else to do it!” I don’t have the patience to wait for someone else to help me lift something that I could do myself, that drives me crazy. I’m not the bionic woman or anything, and if I need the help, I’ll ask for it. Give me a chance, though, sheesh! I am not usually a fricken damsel in distress.

4. What’s something you’re going to have to do really soon but have been putting off just because it’s going to be a lot of work?
Calling different venues to get the best price and deal for when we have to reserve a different graduation hall in 2014. I realize it’s not the most difficult thing ever, not even close. Some people could do it with their eyes closed and be done with it. I’m pretty sure I’m a descendant of the original Queen of Procrastination.

5. Where’s the steepest hill in your neighborhood?
I can’t think of anything steep in my neighborhood, but I guess the valley/Metroparks would have some good ones.

Growing Up

Hey, happy Thursday! I answered a few questions from the most recent list on “Sunday Stealing”. Play along “if y’awnt to”!

Growing Up

1. What is your earliest memory?
I have a lot of them, but I remember my parents telling me bedtime stories.

2. Stop and count, since you were born until today; how many homes have you lived in?
I have lived in five, counting the two hotels my mom and I stayed in when there was a fire in our condo.

3. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?
I was definitely quiet, independent (I didn’t constantly need a playmate, I was totally content playing on my own), self-conscious and imaginative.

4. When and with whom was your first kiss?
My first kiss was with my boyfriend Chris in the 2nd grade. I gave him a Valentine’s Day card and he kissed me in front of the teacher. She was shocked and lightly joked about it, but she was very cool.

Tune in My Head and Other Things

I’m going to try putting myself on a blogging regiment again and post something everyday. Some posts might be brief, but I’m gonna try!

Right now, I have the theme song to “The Fog” running through my head, but I don’t think it’s because we’re close to Halloween. Something I read reminded me of the movie and then the song was suddenly stuck. I have it on my iTunes list at home, too.

My mom moved into her new place, did I tell you? There was a hiccup last weekend with the new place that slowed down the whole settling in process, but I don’t want to talk about that now. It could’ve been much, much worse, but now it’s more of an inconvenience for my mom. The wheels are in motion to get it all fixed, though.