The Blood donation centre are having a holiday break and don't open again until the 5th.
BUT before I go afurther, I must mention, with complete spazziness, that Terry Pratchett has made it onto the New Years honours list. This means he is, more or less, officially a knight.
Back to failed attempt at donating blood: so me and my dad will go back again on Monday, get me all signed up and maybe I will be able to donate blood then, maybe not. But my dad will at any rate.( Reason why I'm going to donate blood )
Upside of getting up early = I did some baking and ice cream making. The ice cream is double chocolate swirl. Haven't had the chance to taste it, but the custard was good, so I'm betting the final product will be heavenly.
The baking was some bizarre mix between apple pie and apple crumble and a slice. It turned out surprisingly good.
I shall have to take pictures of both when I get my new camera. (Which should arrive soon~)
Random stuff on way to closed donation centre:
There was a shop called "The Lily Shop". I did a double take for a moment, to make sure the name was not 'Yuri' (because, I believe, that is the translation of yuri...) and then to see what it actually sold.
It sold flowers. It was a florists.
Obviously I have dug far too deep into the depths of anime/manga pervertism.
I saw a dog.
This is not an unusual occurrence, but the thought process was not and went something approximately like this: We go on and on about animal cruelty, especially to unwanted kittens and puppies being abandoned but we're also comitting animal cruelty by spaying and neutering. We're denying them the right to reproduce and if you went up to people and said "Sorry, but we're going to have to sterilise you because there are too many humans on the planet" (and then proceeded to do so) you'd get tried for human rights violation.
However, I do understand why (In a whole prevention rather than reaction thing. Condoms vs. abortions, that kind of thing.) so, if I ever get a cat or dog I will do my bit and have it spayed/neutered. But I'll still get a bit sad that I'm denying it the right to procreate.
(However, I will do my best to prevent any such pet from killing birds, especially if I don't move overseas.)
Also, see previous entry. That Tui ad was so asking for me to go fangirl on it's ass. (Literally, I think?)( more ramble )