[LMB] OT: Temperature

Martin Smith smith.martin.music at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 14:51:21 GMT 2022


Feels very weird to know that I grew up with Fahrenheit and my kids didn't. All Celsius over here, until the current government changes it back in its constant lunatic mania for gestures rather than substance.

Incidentally, I haven't dropped below freezing point in the South of England yet.

Martin

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From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> On Behalf Of A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold
Sent: 03 January 2022 17:06
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold. <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Cc: A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com>
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Temperature

On Jan 3, 2022, at 6:59 AM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Sun, Jan 2, 2022 at 8:03 PM A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold < 
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> Speaking of myoglobin, I donated a pint of A+ on the 30th.
> 
> I donated blood recently, the bruise in my elbow has turned yellow and 
> started to fade.
> 
> A bunch of random strangers saved my life when I nearly died in 
> childbed, and I feel I ought to pay it forward. I donate at the same 
> hospital, maybe I will help a relative of someone who helped me.

I donate because dunnamany strangers provided enough blood to transfuse my sister and me, 23 mos apart, in different countries, at birth and for periodic transfusions in our first months, until we got to 5 lbs. Our mother was 4’9”, only over 85 lbs when in her 2nd & 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. Parents were Rh-incompatible.

I’m paying it forward, too. I aged out of the bone marrow donor program. I’m donating what organs can be harvested when I die.

Used to be my left arm was the only place to find a vein. It’s sunk too far in, and a needle hitting a nerve instead is no fun. My right arm, now that I’m better hydrated, is where I give.

Let’s hear it for generous random strangers!

A. Marina Fournier
saffronrose at me.com
Je persisterai quand même, car j’ais survécu d’être née Valley of Heart’s Delight. CA Sent from iFionnghuala
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