I called the blood center around 4:30 pm today, and they said it’d be better to come in tomorrow morning since they still had a lot of people waiting to give blood tonight (they just closed, at 7). So I’ll probably go first thing in the morning (and I’ll make sure to eat a good breakfast). I realized the last time (i.e., the first time) I gave blood, I had basically failed to eat dinner the night before (a rare occurrence in itself). I won’t be making that mistake again.
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A couple of articles stood out a bit to me from the rest of the massive coverage today: one from Salon.com warning against a backlash, and John Nichols’ “Online Beat” on thenation.com (text of two articles in new window; source URL, which doesn’t stay permanent).
The shocks are still coming. The investigation continues. Life goes on.
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Locally, our potential strike and the negotiations that will precede any job action have been postponed. I think it was an extremely prudent move.