Monday, November 23, 2009

My Life and the AMAs

First, I would like to start off talking about the AMAs. Adam Lambert kissed his keyboard player for about three seconds and now some people are calling it gay porn! In my opinion, that's absolutely ridiculous. I saw the video. Yes, I'm pretty sure there was some tongue action involved. But the thing is, everyone remained fully clothed. I'm no expert here since I don't watch much porn, but my husband does. Anyway, from what I've seen, porn involves naked people performing sexual acts on each other that are much more explicit than a three-second kiss! I even showed the video to my husband. Before I showed him the video, I said "Honey, watch this and tell me if you would consider this to be gay porn." He watched it and said "What part is supposed to be porn?" so I said "The part where Adam Lambert kissed his keyboard player." My husband said "If that's porn, it's the worst porn ever!"

Okay, now that I got that out of my system, I'm moving on to another subject; me. I have to have two blood tests today. Actually, I already had one. The first one was at 8:00am. I have to have the second one between 4:00 and 4:30pm. They are testing some of my enzymes and want to see how they change over the course of the day. Anyway, I hate blood tests because my veins aren't all that good and they never get my blood on the first try. This morning was no exception. I was poked three times and the phlebotomist wiggled the needle around in the vein each time before they got anything.

But the thing was, while I was in the waiting room at the blood lab, there was a poster from the Red Cross. So I got to thinking that I should donate blood. I've donated blood a couple of times in the past, but haven't done so for a couple of years. The reason that I stopped donating was that I got pissed off at the Red Cross because they refuse to accept blood from gay people. I don't buy the whole thing about the increased possibility of HIV positive blood being the reason since they test all the blood for HIV and other assorted diseases routinely before administering to anyone. I think the Red Cross is just homophobic. But the thing is that because of Swine Flu, the nation's supply of blood is really low. So now I'm thinking I should donate. But if I donate, that would mean that I'm ending my personal boycott of anything related to the Red Cross. So now my real conundrum is should I stand up for gay rights by boycotting the Red Cross or should I support medical need by donating my blood?

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