Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I'm late with this thanks to my computer screen woes. I don't think I noticed any trends in my photos, other than I tend to take photos on my way to/from lab or the gym. I guess I like trees and frozen things, too, and not people. I'm finding it easier to remember to take photos now than I did when I first tried this in November. It might be that my camera fits in my jacket pocket so it's easier to pull out. I hope not, though, because I just got a new jacket with smaller pockets.
One of my housemates got a Wii for Christmas. I resisted playing it for a while, because he only had one controller, so everyone would be watching whoever was taking a turn. I was happy just to sit and watch everyone else play. Eventually, the Wii owner decided to make a character for me, anyway. It was kind of uncomfortable to sit there while my housemates kept staring at me, trying to decide on the right eyes, nose, chin etc for me. Once they'd made the Mii for me, I played a game of bowling, though, and it was fun. I scored way higher than I ever have in real life, too.
Monday, January 29, 2007
I donated platelets today. It was more successful than the last time I tried, when they gave up after about 20 minutes of alarms going off every few seconds. Still, the nurse told me I was a challenge.
The first time she measured my blood pressure, it was 87/65, but they don't like letting potential donors go, so she waited and read it again, and it had gone back up to normal. Last time I gave plain blood, the nurse repeated the haemoglobin test, because it was 1 point under the cut off, too.
I really hope I never need a lot of IVs, because my veins suck. At least she did find veins the first time. She told me afterwards that next time I should drink a lot before coming. Apparently 2.5L wasn't enough.
The alarms did go off a few times, still. Once because I was too cold (my circulation apparently sucks, too). There was nobody around to ask for a blanket, but then I got scolded for letting my veins contract. My lips were feeling kind of tingly by the end and I probably should have said something about that, but I don't like making a fuss... I'm not sure if I want to give platelets again, though.
Bonus photo: Tonight's dinner was Ianqui's risotto with sausage and arugula. It was delicious; thanks, Ianqui!
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
I finished my mittens just in time for the snow today. They're pretty warm, but I wouldn't mind another layer on my fingertips. I almost slipped over on the way home because I was distracted looking at the pretty snowflakes that stuck to the mittens as I was walking. I didn't think any of my photos of them had worked, but I kind of like this one.
Bonus photo of the whole mittens:
Bonus photo of the whole mittens:
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
I reread Getting Things Done this weekend and tidied my room with the aim of implementing at least some of the GTD system. The first step is to put everything that needs sorting into an inbox. Mine is kind of overflowing... And now I'm losing momentum before I get to the actual processing stage. At least everything other than my desk is tidy.
Friday, January 12, 2007
I feel kind of guilty about all the cool stuff WWF sends me. So far, I've got a thermos flask, gorgeous wrapping paper and holiday cards, a calendar and this pin. I should send them some more money. Although, then I wonder if they're really an effective charity if they're spending so much money of giving me stuff...