Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Red Cross Blood Drive

I volunteered to take a shift manning the station's booth at the Black Friday Red Cross Blood Drive on Black Friday.

Blood drives are challenging. Many people are scared of needles, organizations like the Red Cross have a number of restrictions to determine if you're eligible, and it's one of those things that you don't know you need until you've had an accident or require surgery. I wish more people would donate.

A few photos:


Edward, Eric and Amy throw a mini football in the parking lot

Letting it fly

Choo choo!


Radio and TV stations booths

Red Cross rolls in this whip

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Anthony and I went to his mom Patty's for Thanksgiving again this year. His brother Michael was also there and his girlfriend Serena.

The food and the company were fantastic.

Food's ready.
Time to eat!

Anthony piles food on his plate

Then piles more piles on his pile

Here's my plate of food.
The Diet Coke will cancel out whatever calories are on the plate.


Serena and Michael are ready to dig in

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

I look like crap

I had this ridiculous inspiration to dress up as the poop emoji for Halloween this year. I wasn't the only one who had this idea. I searched Amazon and came up with multiple configurations for sale including a little plush sash poop and the one I chose, the inflatable poop.

I had problems with it from the start. When I opened the package, the power pack that powers the fan motor to keep it inflated had imploded inside and wouldn't work even after I took it apart to try and fix it. So, I went to Party City (fail) and Spirit Halloween (success) to try and find a replacement power pack. I ended up having to buy a whole costume (another $40, which made the cost over $80 total for this Halloween get up) and discovered after going to the Halloween party that Anthony and I attended that it had a tear in the side and wouldn't stay inflated unless I held it together with my fingers.

I did get some laughs. So that made this crap not a total loss.

My co-workers Gary and Lindsey and me, as an inflatable poo emoji