I have an announcement: I am no longer a blood donating virgin! Whoo hoo! I have no idea why I’ve never donated blood in the past but for one reason or another I hadn’t until today. Every few months our company has a blood drive and on the spur of the moment I went over with a co-worker. Since I had not previously scheduled a time I wasn’t sure they would be able to squeeze me in. I answered all the questions (except I couldn’t remember my cell number. Hello?!! I think I gave them the wrong one – oh well), had my finger pricked, and had a needle inserted into my arm. No biggie. After about 10 minutes I was sent on my way with orange juice and Oreo cookies. I feel absolutely fine, just slightly tired but I don’t know if it’s because of the blood giving or lack of sleep. Which is more than I can say for my poor co-worker who’s nauseated and I’ll probably be giving him a ride home pretty soon.