Eric Hodel (drbrain) wrote,
Eric Hodel
drbrain

Softball, naps, vehicle, blood center

This weekend was pretty awesome, and the week has started out pretty awesome too.

Saturday I drove out to my parents' place and picked up the title to my car. We drove into town and had lunch and looked at the classic car show there.

While I was at my parents' place, nishushan called and asked if I could sub for one of their softball players. I agreed, fought my way through traffic and arrived at the field ready to go, but then we got rained out in freaky midwest style.

I went home, showered, and took a nap.

Sunday I earned my seven gallon pin with a platelet donation, earned a platinum trophy on Uncharted, Drake's Fortune, and took some more naps.

Monday I went down to the DoL and ordered my Collector Vehicle plates and toured the Puget Sound Blood Center. Since I now have a collector vehicle, it "may be driven [...] for the pleasure of others without compensation", so if you want a ride somewhere, just ask!

At the blood center I got to see cool things like platelet rocker trays that gently rock platelets like newborns giving them happy dreams, a blood irradiator that destroys DNA in blood cells, a freezer full of blood, and a bucket of frozen heart valves along with several freezers full of bones.

I also learned some awesome stuff like the plastic bags they store platelets in transfuse oxygen and carbon dioxide to keep the platelets viable longer, that the blood center only throws out 1.5% of its donations, and that red cells can last in the freezer for a decade.
Tags: blood center, games, mercury, nap, rain
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    I dreamed I was in a grocery store with my mom reading Seattle Weekly from sometime late at night until 11AM. The Seattle Weekly had an article about…

  • Free Microwave! (and stuff)

    I have a convection oven microwave (this means you could bake a cake in a metal pan in it) I'd like to get rid of. If you or anyone you know would…

  • Tools!

    Today I used several of my tools. My new Collector Vehicle plate arrived, so I retired the 948-MPC plates to my closet and attached the new plate.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments