Can we all GET ON WITH OUR LIVES, PLEASE?
The most I've been able to discern, from being exposed to CNN Headline News on the break room TV, and assorted gossip around here and there, is that innocent or guilty, Michael Jackson is just plain creepy, and I would avoid having any kid in my charge left in his charge, just on general principle.
Celebrity news is big, but after I've heard something once, I've heard it enough unless it's actually interesting, concerns me, or is happening to people I care about (i.e., if lmbujold were the type to have vastly personal details spread around in gossip-news form, I'd be dreadfully interested), but I don't really give a fuck about most of your modern superstar types. There are benefits to living without a television. (Drawbacks, too. I have to go elsewhere to get most of my media addiction fixes unless they come in downloadable or DVD format. I need Fight the Future on DVD.)
In other news, my plasma experience was painful. I got stuck in a way that felt like sideways, and then (when I kept blipping to no flow) when the needle was adjusted, it hurt worse. I'm usually fairly calm about the whole donation experience, and keep reading merrily away through as much of it as I can. I watch the whole process with interest, though I may look away for the stick.
The most I typically react, when stuck, is an indrawn hiss-of-breath. The adjustment process made me yelp. Now my arm aches.
It wound up being an underdraw and a slight red blood cell loss, and many hassled phlebotomists. This stick wasn't working, and don't have a good vein in my other arm, so they couldn't re-stick me, so I went off 300 mL of plasma less (rather than 903 mL less) with something that may be a lovely Technicolor bruise once it reaches the surface.
Tonight was going to be my cooking-with-trystan_laryssa night, but according to figment0, she and dustraven had other plans. What I may do is go hang with her while dustraven and figment0 do laundry.
Meanwhile, I have rather a lot of mushrooms, 3lb cherries, and Paladin of Souls calling my name.