25 Feb 2009

Sod the rubber sword

“Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood”

I was looking for an appropriate blood related quote, which was both humorous and poignant, for this latest blog post title. I finally decided on "Sod the rubber sword" after coming across the above quote by Mary Hirsch. I thought it would make the point, that I am making a point by drawing/donating blood this coming Friday, with a dash of humour.When else would I get to write something like "Sod the rubber sword"?(don't answer that). Whilst I say with confidence that I am donating blood on Friday, I could of course make a holy show of myself by puking or fainting or both. At least that would make a fun post and you could mock me at will.
Its especially important to me because of the mumborg and her current defective status. She had reached normal Hb levels on Saturday and wasn't expected to need anymore blood. Unfortunately these doctors like to change their minds more often than a whore's knicker elastic breaks, so on arrival at visiting time today, she was hooked up to another bag of the red stuff. Also the wound is still leaking and they have decided to open it up (well open it more) and have a look/rummage/poke. This involves an operating theatre, blood, superglue and some sticky back plastic, well maybe not the sticky back plastic. So as she is losing blood on Friday, I should hopefully be giving it, the circle of life continues, in its weird bloody way.
“Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood”
Friedrich Nietzsche quotes (German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.
I am sure good old Frieddy was being all deep and meaningful, but sometimes it just sounds like a load of old pretentious bollocks.
The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.
Author: Austin O'Malley
Mine better not get into a fool! I would be exceptionally pissed off. You aint putting my blood in no fool, fool.

Erm..... Just go and give some bloody blood! If you cant, then club someone over the head, kindly ask friends and family to go in your stead.


  1. 'Tis a far, far better thing that you do than you have ever done before ... or something equally noble like that!

    Sorry to hear that the Mumborg is still having issues and is still in hospital. The poor dear is probably getting downright sick of being poked, prodded, and poured into.

  2. Yay! I'm glad your choosing to do such. I hope the Mumborg gets well soon.

  3. I would donate if I could, and apparently I have nice,rich blood (so they told me, the little vampires), but my weight is the problem. At least, though, my dad gives blood every time donation time rolls around.

    Hope everyone does well. Best wishes to you all :)

  4. I used to donate regularly, but now I can't, so I like to encourage everyone else to. I found it to be a very rewarding experience.

    I'm sending the mumborg more healing thoughts.

    (Have you considered that perhaps the mumborg's body has been assimilated just enough now and she will better respond to synthetic blood?)

  5. Ah, tis a noble cause! Alas, I am unable for a few more weeks to give again...but I'm a regular bleeder, as we all should strive to be.

    Ya never know when you might be on the receiving end of that donated blood-

  6. As I wrote in my last post--giving blood is something I would love to do--IF they wanted my blood. But you did give me a good idea in reading your post--even though I can't give blood myself, most of my family members can--so I just sent off an email to my friends and family, urging them to give blood--because it is so important to do so. I also passed along your link (to give proper credit for my selfless idea!).

    You know, this might also be a good thing for Bloggers Unite to do--perhaps I will create an awareness on the new Bloggers Unite site. Thanks for the idea, Claire!


  7. I was so hoping to hear of some progress... I'm beginning to feel about docs the same way I do about politicians.
    I hope they'll get it right this time. Tell the mum "hello."

  8. This is a very nice post, I am a afraid they don't let me donate my blood!