Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Today I...

Worked out - this is week #3 of going to the gym in the morning. I figured I might as well get up and do something good for myself since the cats were already waking me up before daylight and I can't usually fall back asleep (and they only meow and knock stuff of the dresser again anyway).

Gave blood - have you given blood lately? I hadn't done it in quite a few years and was surprised at the amount of work they do before you even lay down. I'm glad they check for bad blood (very glad) but my goodness the questions took a while. And they took my blood pressure, temperature and checked my hemoglobin level. I remember giving blood in high school and they just laid you down, took the blood, and gave you juice and cookies afterward. Of course this was before AIDS, hepatitis B and C, West Nile virus, Mad Cow disease... My husband can't give blood anymore because he lived in England for a semester abroad program in the early nineties. It's a shame too because he has one of the less common blood types. He doesn't have Mad Cow disease. He may be a bit silly sometimes, but he's not crazy.

Read blogs - Why of course I read blogs today. I've been seeing this on a number of blogs, so I thought I'd join in:

Do a Wikipedia search of your birthdate, minus the year; list three interesting events, three people who were born, and three people who died on that day

  1. 1503 - Michelangelo begins work on his David
  2. 1906 - First airplane flight in Europe
  3. 1994 - Ulysses probe passes the Sun's south pole


  1. 1857 - Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate entrepreneur (d. 1945)
  2. 1903 - Claudette Colbert, French-born actress (d. 1996)
  3. 1971 - Stella McCartney, British fashion designer


  1. 1759 - James Wolfe, British general (b. 1727)
  2. 1998 - George Wallace, American politician (b. 1919)
  3. 2004 - Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the contraceptive pill (b. 1925 )

1 comment:

  1. I've been a blood donor for many years (since high school), and because I visited Haiti earlier this year, the Red Cross has banned my blood for the next 12 months! I was really surprised. Oh well - guess I'll have to sell a kidney now or something!