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3 Lives in ONE Hour. WHAT!?

4 May

Forgive me faithful readers but before i begin my usual update I feel as if I must first get a much needed rant off my chest.

As you probably know by now, I am but a lowly university student. I cant afford a car and in fact, cant even afford to take my drivers test ( its on my bucket list…15$, took it once and failed but have not been able to afford to take it again since LOL).

SO, I consider myself very fortunate to go to a university that has a U-Pass system for students. What is a U-Pass? well a U-Pass stands for “University Pass” it is a free bus pass that is given to any student who wants one and attends my school. It is not only a valid card for local transit but is apart of the “safe ride home program” (a free taxi ride worth 25$) and lets us get discounts at certain coffee shops and stores around town AND also lets us go to the local city pool/gym for free.

Needless to say, I love my free bus pass. Without it, i would be lost and abandoned in the world of bumming rides off of my parental unit, whom tends to talk my ear off and whom I regretabley have very little patience for.

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I love everything about the bus, it gives me freedom and so whenever I see my amazing bus drivers doing their job above and BEYOND their duty, I get a little livid.

I was on my bus, heading to volunteer some time at my workplace (which i do often and does NOT count as a bucketlist item) when at the next stop parapeligic man (whom i see often) wants to get on. Now, if you have never taken public transit, there is a ramp that gets lowered electronically to allow people in wheel chairs and those with walkers easier access. However, it is slow and naturally takes time to lower, and not only that but then the driver has to get up and seatbelt the person in to the handicapped section in the front of the bus. Sometimes arguing with ablebodied persons who simpley refuse to leave their seat in this section (morons). So anyways, my driver (one of the funner drivers in town) lowers the ramp and is being nice and polite chatting with the man as he drove up the ramp, when people start to honk and swear as they drove past the bus. Flipping us the bird and being REALLY obscene about it.

I over heard my awesome driver say “Dont worry about it, they dont understand this is handicapped access” to the man getting on whom was so upset by it he was starting to back off so the bus could leave without him.

Do these asshole drivers not noticed the disability light that flashes whenever someone like this is getting on? this Peeves me off to no end. There is no reason who anyone should make anyone else feel like their disability is a burden on others. READERS. DONT BE ONE OF THESE PEOPLE. Seriously, no matter where you are, show a little kindness.

That barista you are getting your coffee from who just got your order wrong? Might have a learning disability or simpley having a bad day. They are people.ImageThat bus driver who is parked to let people on on the side of the road but blocking traffic, may not have achoice and is just doing their job.

Kind ness and PATIENCE seems to be a lost art nowadays.

Just something to think about.

Anyways, Im tired of talking about stupid people, lets move on to what we are all here for 😀

3 Lives in…ONE hour!???

FUNNY THING. Do you remember the last time I gave blood? It took me THREE WHOLE HOURS (which, in hindsight is not allot to save any number of lives). Well this time it took WAY less time, which was super nice, but also kind of concerning in a way. There were less than half the amount of people there, ready to give than when i had my last appointment. :C Sadness!!!!!!!

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Meet my collection. Jealous? ;D

I went through the exact same process as last time, except that I got a chance to flash my card and have it signed….which i did not know they would do 😮 APPARENTLY THEY HAVE A REWARDS PROGRAM. On my third visit…I get a free Zipper pull!!!!! HELL YEAH, and i thought getting stickers was pretty damn epic.

HEY, EPIC BUCKETLIST GOOD NEWS. I asked the people who were stealing my life liquids about volunteering there. Apparently all the volunteers do, is hang out around the cookie and juice area.

I.CAN.DO.THAT.

But we shall see whether or not my commitment/social anxiety will let me take part in this new venture. Also, with my recent time restraints due to work and my week off/summer vacation from school ending today…it never looks to good :C

A quick note, I hope everyone who reads this goes and donates blood but be careful.

Do your research on what to eat and drink BEFORE and after your appointment. I knew what to do before hand but chose to ignore it because i am super woman and can do anything. BAD CHOICE MKAY?.

Instead of drinking 2 litres of water and eating 3 hours before, I drank 2 litres of dr. pepper (which dehydrates you) and nibbled a on tofu (very high in protein and other good stuff that you need to replenish blood). Needless to say that night I nearly fell over in my kitchen.

Yup, it lasted several hours despite me drinking a shit ton of water because i DID NOT prepare enough BEFORE I went.

ALWAYS PREP BEFORE. MKAY?

Not much else happend since i last chatted with you. I went to my bosses retirement party (where ironically i ended up working more than enjoying myself LOL EVERYTIME)

I will miss her allot :C sadness.

BE SAFE EVERYONE

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

TheDrPepperLovingHappyLittleArtist.