My life is insane right now. Between two jobs and full-time classes, I’m a little overscheduled. Granted, one of those jobs requires full zombie make-up, chasing dozens of people nightly, and getting blasted to smithereens with paintballs (when they can catch me =}) but it all adds up to equal not much free time.
But it’s great, I really can’t complain.
Something I do wanna complain about really quick: the campus blood drive. Every year, I catch myself thinking surely our nation will progress to the 21st century soon. WRONG. That’s right, everyone. If you’re a dude and you’ve ever had sex with another dude (willingly or not), you can’t donate your blood…at least, not in the Land of the Free. It’s probably tainted. Besides, those dying people are really picky SOBs.
While I know the Red Cross is working hard on new regulations, they can’t change anything without the approval of the FDA. So I feel like it’s my duty to stand up and be heard about this. It’s not fair to me, or anyone else, to have something like this decided for them. What about rape victims? What about people that have been in long-standing relationships? I think it’s interesting that me having a billion female partners wouldn’t deter me from giving blood, but having an isolated sexual (and forced) encounter with another man would.
So my brother and I are breaking out our “Sorry, I can’t” shirts tomorrow. We always get a lot of looks, to say the least. Talk about promoting a cause.
That’s all I have time for today. Maybe someday I’ll update regularly again.