Friday, March 09, 2007

1st day of SXSW, and a little blood

It's the first day of SXSW and so far I'm pleased. We're up and ready to go in Registration and I've already seen an amazing example of velveeta-ness. To whit:

Cat Dancers

Also, the Blood and Tissue Center called me this morning and requested that I come in for a blood donation, not just because they're low on my blood type, but specifically for me. Like the red blood cells, platelets, and plasma I make in my bone marrow. I didn't know whether to be flattered or surveiled (is that a feeling? One of being monitored?). They need fresh drawn blood tomorrow for someone who's having surgery and apparently I match them well as far as antibodies, etc. The impression I got was that I'll donate tomorrow morning while a courier waits to whisk it away. I hope the surgery goes well or else they might hunt me down at the convention center for more.


  1. In college, the local blood bank would call me like that. The first time I was flattered. The second time I was less-so. By the third time, I was wondering if anyone else with my blood type in the Shreveport-Bossier area ever gave blood.

  2. so what's your hair look like for this year? inquiring minds want to ooh and aah!