Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
When I got there. I saw Dug sitting on a table donating.
I signed in, and was handed a questionnaire to complete. The questions quickly got into the specifics such as:
- Have you ever spent more than 3 months in Tobago or Curacao?
- Did you receive injections of human growth hormone for short stature or human pituitary hormones for infertility between 1968 and 1999?
- Is it possible that any member of your family has suffered from any form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease?
And then a bunch of questions about sexual activity etc..
After completing the form, I was asked to sit and wait for 30 minutes.
I was then pulled back into a room to get my finger pricked and some testing before the actual donation.
The first thing I was asked after being pulled into this room was :
- "Have you recently had a Cold?"
- "Yep" I replied.
- "How many days since your last cold symptom?".
- "Well, I still have a little Cold"
- "Oh, I'm sorry, you need to wait 7 days AFTER your most recent Cold symptom before donating blood"
Are you kidding me? Isn't that one of the first questions you should have asked me when I showed up? Isn't the common Cold a much more frequent occurrence than someone who spent 3 months in Tobago?
And then there is Sam who refused to donate blood because he didn't want to experience a decline in his hematocrit level. Had a big race on Saturday.
I'm not sure if I was more upset for being rejected or that fact that Sam didn't show up. A $10 bill would have bought some of Sam's blood and I would have walked outta there a much stronger cyclist.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
- The original PowerBar (peanut butter)
- King size Salted Nut Roll
At $1.89 a pop, the PowerBar is not ideal. The Nut Roll is always on sale at the price of 2 for $1. Seriously, have you ever seen these things at normal price? Every grocery store or gas station has the same promo...2 for a $1.
Plain water to wash it down or some of Brad's CarboRocket. It's pretty much the only energy drink I can stomach.
Soup or V8 work well but only if you have someone crewing for you. Otherwise, too hard to pack around.
Some day my body will reject the Nut Roll too and THAT will be a very say day.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
THAT is my question.
Cuz I've gotta tell you, I'm not sure how much longer I can hold out. It's only been 1 hour 40 min. but I'm about to cave.
I guess I should be grateful I don't work where Dug works.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Ben: As of 10AM there was 2 feet at Alta and still snowing hard. I’m predicting 3ft by morning.
We should meet at the mouth of LCC at 5AM.
Me: I’m very interested in that. I can’t be out too long but could at least get a lap or two in.
Ben: I just remembered I can’t make it out tomorrow. I’m supposed to give a presentation at a Junior High in American Fork for their career day and need to be there by 8AM. Lame.
Me: I hate you.
It was a sick joke. Sick and wrong. Nobody should have to go through that kind of abuse.