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Month: October 2005


After lunch today, Alfonso noticed the bloodmobile in the parking lot. He decided to walk in (without telling Tatiana or I — who were walking for a bit without noticing he was, well, gone).

I decided to go in myself because I’m stockpiling good karma.

So since I’ve never given blood before Alfonso was going first (also, again, because he just walked away from us and into the bloodmobile without saying anything). So I start filling out my paperwork and right after coming out of the little screening booth and laying down to get my blood taken out of me, he walks by and leaves. “I’m not giving blood away because I’m selfish and don’t care about the sick,” he says, then walks out. He spoke pretty quickly and in a thick mexican accent so I’m pretty sure that’s what he said, though it could have also been something like, “My blood pressure is too high to give blood today.” Either way, I proceed on and give blood for the first time ever. I even got a cookie, but did not get a sticker saying I gave blood.

Anyway — that said, despite all the good karma, moving into my cube today, I broke it almost instantly then proceded to hurt myself in 3 or 4 different ways. Karma sucks.

swag crazy!

This past Friday I did on-campus interviews. We had a variety of free stuff to give out — shirts, a magnet toy, and a wood block toy. At one point one of the other attendees came over, gave us some of their stuff (a little clock, some cards, and a couple tins of mints) in exchange for one of our toys. So a few of us were occasionally eating a mint, and we had them on our podium off to the back side out of the way.

Some random student comes up, looks at our table and, without saying a word, grabs a shirt, our two toys, and spots the mints. She grabs the tin of mints. One of the other MS people says “hey, those are our mints.” She looks at him and wordlessly walks away. “You’re taking our mints!”

They were pretty good mints too.

I was a little worried, we had some bottles of water up there too, I’m glad to say though that nobody took any of those.