Squirl's Nest

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Doin' my duty

**Update** I have now added the picture that Kitty Photoshopped for me.

Well, the place where I work does its civic-minded things and I like that. I enjoy working someplace where they'll put their money and time into worthwhile things like Green workspaces and blood drives.

Here's the picture Kitty took of me today after I gave my pint. Ichabod treated me to a steak dinner tonight and I feel great.


You can also see my very desk behind me as I'm very busy these days. :-)



Blogger Kitty said...

You didn't use my version of the picture *pout*!!!

Thu Oct 06, 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Don't let her fool you with that sweet smile. She wasn't givin' blood, she was injecting squirrel dust.

Kittay, you could at least describe your version...


Thu Oct 06, 08:12:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kitty, I haven't seen yours yet. I'm a little skirred.

Bucky, shhhh, that's our little secret. And, no, not until I know what the picture looks like.


Thu Oct 06, 08:19:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

check your e-mail silly :)

Thu Oct 06, 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Nice job. I've never been able to give blood. They tell me I'm too tiny. Blah to them.

Thu Oct 06, 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

yaaay for giving blood. its something i've always wanted to do. you are too cute squirl :)

Thu Oct 06, 10:40:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

Did you get the sticker that says, "Be nice to me, I gave blood today!"? I always wear mine all day.

Because you don't do something nice just for the sake of being nice. It's always for the recognition!

Fri Oct 07, 01:26:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

These blood drives keep getting closer and closer to HELLoween each year. I wonder if there is a connection?

Nah, couldn't be.

Fri Oct 07, 06:37:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

YAY for you! Your "silly little thing" is on its way, left here yesterday :)

Fri Oct 07, 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Yay Squirl!! I've never been allowed to give blood--always "too little iron" or "you've had a cold too recently dear" or there was that one time I fainted on the table--they gave me icecream that time....they don't like my blood I guess!

Fri Oct 07, 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I think it's dangerous to drive on blood.

You should stop it now.


Fri Oct 07, 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kitty, you're right! I need to replace the one I have on here now with your version.

Amber, thanks. My mother was always underweight when she went to give blood. They still let her give a half pint. :-)

Blogaholic, thanks! I'm embarrassed to say that I only started giving a few years ago. I'm glad I do now.

Ern, do you see that crooked heart on my shirt? That's exactly what is says. It's also asymmetrical. I think that says something about my personality. :-)

Mr B, well, the collectors of the blood did come out during the day. Draw your own conclusions.

Susie, thanks! I'm excited.

Effie, I work with a woman who's always low on iron so she can never give. At least you got some free ice cream for passing out. If that's any consolation...

Bucky, that's why vampires never can get a driver's license.

Fri Oct 07, 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

DRAW my own conclusions? hehe

Fri Oct 07, 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, I was sooo hoping you'd catch that one!

Fri Oct 07, 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Hey now, don't be talkin' "catch" when you're talkin' blood. That ain't a good mix.

Fri Oct 07, 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I've given 2 gallons so far. It's such an easy way to make a huge difference in someone's life!

Fri Oct 07, 03:34:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Yaaay!! GroovyHippieSquirl!

Fri Oct 07, 05:49:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sorry, Mr B, and I took a close look at your profile pic. Ummm, okay, then.

tshsmom, good for you. It really is something that money can't buy.

Kitty, thanks! I love it.

Fri Oct 07, 06:07:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Sorry Squrrrl, I just wanted to have a Loins Day Out.

Fri Oct 07, 08:05:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Well, dem loins sure are out. :-)

Fri Oct 07, 08:09:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I, too, was admiring the loins of Mr. B's new avatar. I'd put MY money into the Savings and Loins.

Fri Oct 07, 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Good one, Bucky, savings and loin.

Fri Oct 07, 09:33:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Look at you all prooud of your boo boo. And you should be proud.

Fri Oct 07, 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Funny how "boo boo" is so mistranslated within my twisted little mind after looking closer at Mr B.'s profile pic.

Sat Oct 08, 01:27:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Kranki.

Kitty, I ain't goin' there.

Sat Oct 08, 08:29:00 AM  
Blogger August95 said...

I saw this on flikr first. Good for you for giving blood. You do have a great smile, squirrel dust or not. :)

Sat Oct 08, 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Hey Squirl, I don't mean to hijack your blog comments, but I didn't know where else to turn for witty, humorous ideas.

I would LOVE ideas from you and anyone who happens by here today (Saturday).

Here's the thing:

My sister is getting married in Texas and is holding the reception at a place that has a movie marquee out front. People who hold events there can decide what they want to put up on the marquee, in the style of a movie i.e.
"Gone with the Wind"
Starring: person A and person B or any kind of welcoming message or phrase to set the tone of the party.

I am having trouble thinking of movies, I keep coming up with songs.
"Going to the Chapel" "Deep in the Heart of Texas" etc. which may or may not work.


Info that may or may not help:
They originally met by being set up on a blind date by mutual friends. Are considered very outgoing/chatty by most people. And the reception is expected to be QUITE the Shin-dig.


Sat Oct 08, 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Ahhh, all this fresh air is so, well, refreshing.

Danielle, are you wanting to play with the movie title, or are you wanting to use the exact title of a movie?

Sat Oct 08, 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Mr. B., I'd say either, as long as it is recognizable what it is referring to.

I also realized that the marquee is actually _inside_ the room where all of the dancing and partying will be.

So, maybe a song would work too.

The only thing I've come up with so far is:

Shake your Groove Thing!
Party on down at A and B's Shin-dig.

Unfortunately, I don't know too many country songs.

"There's a tear in my beer"...
.. maybe not.

I like the idea of a movie better, since it is a marquee and all.

Sat Oct 08, 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

You could go with the easy "When A Met B" or "Let's Give them Something to Talk About"

Or you can bring it in to the cyberworld and put up, "I Am Sooo Going to Post This!"

Sat Oct 08, 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

When A meets B, doesn't that make it coagulate?

Sorry, still stuck on the "it's groovy to bleed" mantra.

Sat Oct 08, 05:41:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Love the photoshopped picture!

Damned employers! They expect you to give blood and work too?

Sat Oct 08, 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Mr. B, I had been thinking about the When Harry Met Sally thing, but couldn't remember enough of the plot to decide if it was a favorable comparison or not.

Kitty, I laugh at your coagulation comment. :)

Sat Oct 08, 07:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Why, thank you August! I've been told I have a corny smile, but I can get other people to smile so it can't be all bad.

Danielle, Happy Texas was the first movie that came to mind but it really doesn't fit a wedding. Four Weddings and a Funeral sucks, too. What about When a Man Loves a Woman?

Mr B, you seem to be on a roll. Any more ideas?

Kitty, ar, ar, A, B, blood, good one.

Sierrabella, yes, I still had to work. The whole thing took almost an hour and a half, though. Somebody didn't get info across straight and the Red Cross was way understaffed for the morning.

And didn't Kitty do a great job!

Sat Oct 08, 07:19:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

You could do What Dreams May Come where the husband literally goes to hell to get his soul mate.

Yeah, maybe not.

Sat Oct 08, 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Mr. B, the _title_ What Dreams May Come sounds really nice and pleasant, but yeah, if it implies he went to hell to find my sister, I dunno.

What about phrases? Things that take into account country/Texas themes or perhaps engineering science type stuff (they are both engineers).

Just Hitched it too cliche.

And well, phrases talking about being saddled could be too risque...

Sat Oct 08, 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Blood, sweat AND tears!! It's all right here at Squirl's Place.

Good luck, Danielle -- I'm fresh out of clever ideas, but I hope you find one that is just right.

Sun Oct 09, 01:00:00 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

LOL - I thought of "What Dreams may Come" too. Serve blue soup at the reception. See how many people pick up on the Drano reference.

The only part I remember about "When Harry met Sally" is when Meg Ryan faked an orgasm in a fancy restaurant.

Sun Oct 09, 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

"I'll have what SHE'S having"


Sun Oct 09, 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

How about:
"He's the spurs to her jingle jangle jingle."

That's sort of suggestive though. Hmmm.

Maybe a movie quote:
"We'll always have Paris...Texas."

Sun Oct 09, 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

So, Danielle, has anything worked yet?

Sun Oct 09, 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Hey Danielle, I vote you pick out two characters and marquee it up as your own original title.

Like if I had to pick a movie title for the wedding I was just in, I would go with "Bridezilla vs. Chode Boy" then subtheme it with "a union to remember" but those are just my nicknames for my loving bride/groom feature.

Sun Oct 09, 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Danielle, hopefully you'll get something good.

Swuirl, info about Pottercast at my blog. :)

Sun Oct 09, 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Trainwreck said...

Well, Danielle, your sister is not so sure about the hell connection for the wedding, but I think it coulda worked if she had not seen the posts here first :-).

We did not think of the "When Harry met Sally" one, some variation of that may work, but we have one for the moment. We will have to tell you off-line, as fiancee wants to keep it secret from the rest of the family until the Big Day.

Thanks for all the ideas, though!

Sun Oct 09, 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

SQUIRL! Do not be alarmed, but it seems that a vampire has attacked your arm.

Granted it was a one fanged vampire, but still, this being October and all you cant be too careful.

Dip yourself in holy water and eat some garlic bread. If you dont burst into flames, I think youll be ok.

Mon Oct 10, 02:11:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Jess, don't tell her to use the holy water. What if I came over while it was still mist in the air? You know my skin would boil clean off.

Gotta be careful with the holy water in my family. Crosses, too.

And don't be dissin' the one-fanged vampires...they're known among their own as "Bucky Biters." I have a fondness for them, for some reason.

Mon Oct 10, 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Mr. B, I actually really liked the "He's the spurs to her jingle jangle jingle" but well, I don't get to have the final say, do I?

Kitty, thanks for the ideas too.

And Squirl, thanks for being supportive about letting me get ideas from everyone here. Your questions and prodding helped!

And I don't think I ever properly said how cool you look in your pic up there. The groovy one and the normal one. Cool, because ya know, its cool to give blood.

Mon Oct 10, 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

literally, giving blood makes me cold.


Mon Oct 10, 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, yup, blood,sweat and tears. Now I'm hearing the horn intro to Hi-De-Ho. thanks :-)

Amber, Thanks!!!

Danielle, so glad if my blog helped at all. It really upped the number of comments I ended up with. :-)

Jess, OMG, a one-fanged vampire. That's gotta be worse than a one-eyed-one-horned flying purple people-eater. So I better get on the holy water and garlic pronto.

Bucky, I will spray no holy water in your direction. Bucky-biters???

Mon Oct 10, 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Love the groovy pic, Squirl! It should be a poster put up at every blood drive!

I once watched a movie where it was vampires who were fronting the blood drive and the blood didn't go to the hospitals in the end...the vampires fueled themselves discretely on it....I can't remember which movie that was...

word verification: tyjox (teehee!)

Tue Oct 11, 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, that's pretty skirry.

Tue Oct 11, 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Wow, I am just catching up . . . wonderful that you give blood!!

Word Verification:


Tue Oct 11, 05:55:00 PM  

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