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I NEED CHOCOLATE!!!

I was having major PMS chocolate cravings tonight, and I didn't think there was any chocolate in the house. Then I remembered the big ol' jug of irish cream in the fridge. Mmmm. That's chocolate! And there was some Kahlua in there two, so I mixed the two and it was yummy and satisfied my chocolate craving.

It also helped relax me. Even though I don't expect that anyone recovered from the river will be anyone I know, there is still always the possibility. Or it could be someone a friend or family member knows. And even if there is no one I know I still feel so bad for all the families who did know someone.

Yes, there were many moments of luck and good fortune preventing this tragedy from being so much worse. The resurfacing on the bridge had the traffic reduced down to just a fraction of the normal flow. It was summer, so it was still light out when it happened. If it had been January or February it would have been dark and freezing. The bus, full of children, wasn't one of the vehicles crushed under the bridge.
This could have been so much worse.

But it still doesn't seem like it could be real. These things don't happen in Minnesota, ya know? We don't have earthquakes. We don't have hurricanes. We're nice and safe in the middle of the country.

So, everyone, make sure you take time this week to hug your loved ones and tell them you love them. And go donate blood. Even if you're not here in Mpls, and your blood won't go to the victims of the bridge collapse, it will still save lives. And if you aren't a wuss about needles and have a few hours to spare, look into donating plasma or platelets instead.

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vorrant
Aug. 3rd, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Just a quick correction. We do have earthquakes, I sat through one back in the early nineties.
hellziggy
Aug. 3rd, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
Nope. I've never felt one, therefore they don't exist! *grin*
Early nineties, huh? That would have been during my Fargo internment. Of course, I also don't remember the Halloween blizzard being that bad, because it wasn't all that bad up in Fargo...
tx_cronopio
Aug. 3rd, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
*Hugs*

The more I read about this story, the more freaked out I get. And did you read caoilainn's post about Bush trying to make political hay out of it? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
hellziggy
Aug. 3rd, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
I did see that. Grrrrr. Any republicans that try to spin anything positive for themselves out of this will probably get their asses handed to them since fuckin' Pawlenty has been notorious for being shit for transportation spending!!
I've had another drink or so since the one I had before I first posted. Chocolate is good...My brain is fuzzy...
I just posted this comment to Andre since he's going back to Antarctica:
Hey, if I was to send you my little travelling Moose while you're still in Colorado, would you take him with you to Antarctica, shoot a few pictures, and then throw him back in the mail before winterover starts?
He's very small, housebroken, doesn't eat much, and is very well behaved. He's also quite the attention whore when cameras are around...
http://www.dreamflyte.com/gallery/main.php/v/Sharon/life/mylife/Moose/?g2_fromNavId=x90e17b07
I'd include airfare home (aka a postage paid envelope)
Feel free to say no if you don't want to deal with it, but if you do want to I will love you forever!

Hee hee! Who can resist the Moose???
tx_cronopio
Aug. 3rd, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
Iced Moose! It's inspired!
scubagrrl
Aug. 3rd, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
**hugs**

Yeah, it doesn't seem like I know anybody involved either, but this does touch a lot of people. I don't know them, but their pain still counts. The next few days are going to be bad for the rescue divers.

I think that's one of the things that makes this bad- that *nothing* happens in the Midwest. It's so very quiet, which makes it a good place to live. So it's more shocking when anything happens.

I'll have to try donating blood. The last time I tried they rejected me; anemic, I think. It's been a while. But you're right- I need to do it.

Glad you had some Irish Cream. I'm wanting chocolate, too, though I don't have the excuse of PMS.
gileswench
Aug. 3rd, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
(sends chocolate and hugs)

It's freaky when you live through something like this. Being a California native, I've been through a couple serious earthquakes. Oh, and today my husband drove past a murder scene on his way to work. Joy.

It would be horrible to lose a loved one like that, but it's almost strange when something happens and nobody you personally know was seriously affected. You feel like there ought to be somebody you knew involved. It's a wierd headspace to inhabit.

Oh, and I'm hideously terrified of needles (nearly fainted getting the blood test for my marriage license and cursed when California dropped blood tests for that purpose just a couple years after I got married, dammit), but I'm going to look into donating a pint. Too many tragedies are made worse every year by people like me being wussies. Time to step up and do the right thing.
scubagrrl
Aug. 3rd, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
I live in California now. :) Felt the 1994 Northridge earthquake pretty strongly.

A murder scene? I've thankfully never seen anything like that.

My honey is afraid of needles. About broke the nurse's hand when they had to draw blood one time. She said to squeeze her hand, and she said 'you can't hurt me'.
kniblet
Aug. 3rd, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Not to be a pedant or anything, but there's no actual chocolate in irish cream.

Can't donate blood products. They won't take them any more.

I have some chocolate to send you. Just need to gety around to actually doing it. (We're great at buying, crap at mailing.)
hellziggy
Aug. 3rd, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
LOL! Didn't have to be real chocolate, just something chocolatey tasting.
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