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Not a productive day today, but certainly a good one:

     And the reason it's good is that I had an apheresis donation scheduled for 11:00 am...AND I SUCCEEDED!!11!!!!1!!! My iron was high enough, thankfully--and though the nurse had a little trouble with my left arm again and had to jab a couple times, this time they got the vein and everything went well. YAY! My appetite shriveled up and blew away and I felt quite beat for the rest of the day, but it's completely worth it. Success at last!

     Also glad for that appointment because the drive over there, even through it was through suburbia/city, was jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Definitely the peak of autumn color here, and I sure wish I could've had Geren in the car with me. He'd have absolutely loved it. =)

     Last but not least, more fun with Arthur C Clark's short stories. Turns out we have a thing in common--a fascination with the fourth spatial dimension. Today I read a short story that take the implications of an 180 degree turn in the 4th dimenion right on down to the biochemical level! [insert squeeing and squealing here] I'd never thought of such a thing below the cellular level (my brain having allergy issues with chemistry ;), now my brain is having fun pondering genetic fiascoes induced by a 4-dimensional twist. Eeee!
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On October 19th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC), shanra commented:
WOOHOO! Congratulations, hun! *snugs* Gad to hear you could donate this way at last!

And yay for pretty scenery and enjoyable reading!
On October 19th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Thanks! =) It feels so good to finally succeed!

Yay indeed! Hopefully I can ogle more today.
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On October 19th, 2008 09:52 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
It seems like the wonderful news just keeps on coming. I'm very glad to hear that your weekend is going so well.

Would you say that Autumn is Geren's favourite season?
On October 19th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Certainly a change of pace and wonderful to have some non-writing accomplishments.

Once he sees his first autumn in the forest in Hu-Hua's Cry it definitely is. =)
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On October 19th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC), brezzydal commented:
So glad your donation went well. It is a needed reminder that I need to give

So wonderful to have great fall color. I hope you get out today to enjoy the fall colors and take lots of pictures.
On October 19th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Probably won't be too hard for you to pass me up. ;)

I did! I think 89 photos counts as 'lots of pictures,' don't you? The weather was better than forecasted, and Afton was about as gorgeous as I've ever seen it. =)

It's going to take me a while to sort through them all, mind... I'm thinking of burning a cd with some of the movies I've taken with my new camera and sending that along with the Sherlock Holmes vhs's.
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On October 20th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC), diapers4three commented:
Wonderful news!!

=) Those short stories sound like they would hurt my brain...

Hope your week goes well! I already wish today was over...
On October 20th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Re: Wonderful news!!

They're so fun, and usually not too brain-bending.

Thanks! A bit sore today from all the walking Sunday, but it's lunch-break now, so I'm happy. ;)
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