1/30/08 Log: Donation Day

I skated for 30 minutes after snarfing my lunch, then noticed that the vampiremobile was back in the parking lot for January and decided to donate blood in exchange for $20 in Darden restaurant gift certificates, an Atlanta Bread 50% off coupon, and an XL red t-shirt that says “Are You My Type?” on the front. (Imagine refashioning that into a workout top or running skirt for the gym, bwahahahaha!)

No TT 2K3 A workout for me until tomorrow morning in case I spring a leak, alas. I’ll do some snoozy yoga and core work instead.

I gave the free pack of Grandma’s Chocolate Chip cookies to an ultra-skinny male co-worker in the worldbuilder room who will probably burn them off in half an hour of hyper fidgeting while seated at his desk.

So unfair. 😛

I seriously considered dropping them off in the north building to sabotage one of the competing teams, but that would have been too conspicuous.

– Inline skating (30 min – avg HR 155 bpm)
– Yoga (30 min)

M1: 3 egg whites, 60 g raisins and oats, chili radishes
M2: Peanut butter banana smoothie (1/2 banana, 1 scoop vanilla protein, 1/2 T. ANPB)
M3: 3 oz. grilled chicken breast, 1 c. mixed veggies in oyster sauce, 1/4 c. Kashi 7-grain pilaf, 2 oz. sweet potato wedges
M4: 1/2 c. 1% cottage cheese, 1/2 oz. cashews, 70 g blueberries
M5: 1 c. Kashi Go Lean Crunch, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein
M6: 1/2 c. rice, ~1 c. misc. Taiwanese stir fries and dishes at my parents’ house, 5 1″ pieces of assorted chocolate, 2 T. peanuts (Clearly this was a cheat meal)

2 thoughts on “1/30/08 Log: Donation Day

  1. I’m so jealous…here in Canada, we don’t get anything for giving blood! Except the cookies and juice, of course.

    What a rip!

  2. Shrew – Maybe American blood banks need to give away so many perks because most Americans can’t be convinced to part with their blood otherwise! According to this article, about 38% of Americans (111 million people) are eligible to donate blood, but only 12.9% of THOSE people (1.44 million) actually do so, and then only at an average rate of 1.7 times per year.

    I admit that if the benevolent vampires didn’t pull their cookie and juice-loaded bus up to my office building every month, I probably wouldn’t be the every 8 weeks regular that I am. :em04:

    But I have been known to eschew the convenience of the mobile donation unit and schedule my own appointment at a local branch during my lunch break when the goodies were attractive enough, too, so who knows?

    I did inspire three co-workers to visit the bus after my return today, but one was rejected because he had a tattoo done in August (he has to wait a full year before donating), another was sent back because they were out of blood kits, and the third did donate his first pint, but wound up fainting on the grass a few steps away from the bus from low blood sugar afterwards.

    He was the last donor of the day, and everyone else had already returned to the office, so none of us realized what had happened to him until he wobbled back about 90 minutes after he left to donate. Luckily, he managed to knock on the door of the bus for help before he blacked out, and they plied him with juice and Coke until he had recovered.

    Fun times!

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