In an earlier post I told you of our decision to leave AT&T and move our business to Vonnage. So far we have been extremely happy with the new service. A surveyor called and talked to me about what it would take to get us to return to AT&T. I told her the CEO of the company would have to come to my door to apologize for his prices. One of you good bloggers added: "and lower your prices." Exactly!
Well, he hasn't shown up yet, but I am besieged by mail from AT&T trying to get me to come back. The latest one contained a check for $200 that I could deposit in my bank account if I would only sign up with them again. No way Jose.
Today has been a pretty blah day. I spent most of it in bed recovering from my platelet and red blood cell donation yesterday. I'm not quite sure why I agreed to the red blood cell thing; it's the culprit that's making me so tired that I can hardly stand up. But when you are at Bloodsource and you see all these people donating bodily fluids and there are posters on the walls of children and old people who have been helped, well, it's hard to say no. And besides, for me, what's one day spent in bed to help someone who is spending a lot of time in bed.
I did watch "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." It took up the 99 minutes for the donation. I think I was too old by about 50 years to appreciate it. Nice shots of Greece and Greek men.
Actually it took a little bit longer because I must have moved or something and the vein they had tapped into on my right arm started leaking. I have a huge, ugly bruise. They pulled that needle out. I agreed to another stick on the other arm so I could complete the 3 pints. I'm now at 108 pints which equals 13.5 gallons. I will keep going back.
Some of you out there in blogland might consider donating. For women, platelets are easier than whole blood because it doesn't impact your red blood cells. Going to your local blood bank or Bloodsource and looking at the posters on the wall just might convince you. I'm O+ so they really like me. But if you are O- they will roll out the red carpet for you.
A walk on the mild side
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