Blogging one-handed from my iPhone. And not for the fun reason, either: my left arm has a needle in it.
And THAT’S not for the fun reasons, either: I’m hooked up to an apheresis machine at the Red Cross, which will slowly remove platelets and other useful stuff from my blood for the next 90 minutes or so and return the unused portion to my arm for a full refund.
But it’s for a good cause: a free bag of Dunkin Donuts coffee.
And free juice and cookies here at the donor center.
(And I understand that the plasma and platelets will help sick people or something.)
Its an hour and a half (compared to 20 minutes for blood donation). You get to spend the time lying on astronaut couch watching DVDs; I shrewdly chose a volume of “House” before leaving the office.
Ive been doing apheresis for a few years but the iphone makes it lots more awesome. I have my email, I have Google Reader…and unlike my previous snartphones, the iPhone is 99% useful with just one working hand.
Time once again to mention that the needle discomfort goes away in a fraction of a second and that this quarter second investment in discomfort will pay off ten thousandfold for someone you’ll never meet.
Please give blood. It’s important, you know.