Monday, March 29, 2010

This is why I'm not (around)

Just got back from a week-long internship at a library system in Chicago. Thus, little time for posting, etc, etc.

"But Ted," you ask, "you only had the internship for a week, but you haven't posted for two weeks! What gives?"

My answer: laziness. Laziness and Homicide: Life on the Street episodes.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

File me under 'S', for 'Super-cool dude'

Ontario's Guelph University creates a library of people.

This is a seriously awesome idea. You find people in the community with interesting life stories, philosophies, careers, and so forth, then let people 'check them out' for a half-hour chat session. I really wish there was something like this in my community—I personally would volunteer my time as "Ted Anderson, complete nerd."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ted and his smaller fluid volume

Regular readers of this blog may remember my failed attempt to donate blood a couple months ago. Well, enough time has passed that I can give again, and give I did.

This time I gave platelets, which are what makes your blood clot and promotes healing of cuts and so forth. You can give platelets every three days because they regenerate so fast, but the actual donation process takes about two hours. My blood donation center has special setups for platelet donors with a computer and a DVD library—I was hoping to actually post while giving blood, but the internet wasn't working on my computer. However, I did get to watch the entirety of Tod Browning's 1932 classic Freaks and two episodes of Arrested Development season three, so it wasn't all bad.

Best of all, since you can donate platelets so often, I can go in again on Monday and donate my usual double-red-blood-cells. And triple best of all, Monday is also my birthday, so I will be showered with gifts and well-wishes from all of my gifters and well-wishers in addition to getting life-sustaining fluid sucked out through my arm. Fun fun fun!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ted hates all adaptations of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice' books

Let me start off by being clear, here: I'm not saying that I hate Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Rather, I have a severe, unyielding, constantly burning hatred for any and all adaptations of those works.