Tag: Blood Drive

So Long and Thanks for all the Platelets

Aside from the Writer’s Conference last week, Kris and I attended a memorial for Charles (Karl) Lembke.  I wrote about him a few weeks ago when I donated blood at the American Red Cross in Woodland Hills, California. Karl had donated platelets 997 times (the updated plaque was off by […]

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Busy Weekend

It started Saturday morning at 6:00 am.  I was on kitchen staff at church making breakfast burritos for the woman’s conference the way we make them at the men’s monthly breakfasts.  Hey, women need burritos, too.  Luckily, I’m ¼ Mexican, so I know how to wrap a burrito. After getting […]

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An Emotional Blood Letting

I’ve been nervous to give blood, light-headed a few times, but I had never gotten emotional until yesterday.  First, the blood center in the West Hills moved.  I went to the old location only to find the doors locked and a sign with their new location at 21333 Oxnard St, […]

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Loscon Day Three

Day Three of Loscon was Sunday, the last day of the con.  Kris and I started the day at 10:00 am with our panel, “I Got the Music in Me”.  This was mostly Kris’ panel.  It was about how music can invoke certain moods and how that inspires her writing.  […]

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Loscon Day Two

Saturday at Loscon is always our busiest day – it’s Blood Drive Day!  Unfortunately, because it’s such a busy day, I didn’t take a lot of pictures.  The day started at about eight in the morning when we met the Red Cross truck and started setting up.  They had all […]

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Next week is Loscon!

Still doing con prep, especially prep for the blood drive.  That includes flyers, buttons, raffle tickets and a raffle ticket box.  Kris is also getting her costume ready for the reading from her novel series, “The Dragonfly Chronicles”.  And there are also other panels we are on that we are […]

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And the Prep Goes On…

Getting ready for the Loscon blood drive, but I’m not alone.  Three years ago, the American Red Cross started putting ALL of its blood drives on their website so people could find the location nearest to them.  This includes blood drives like ours.  The picture above is the direct link […]

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Now How Much Would You Bleed?

That was our slogan for our “As Seen On TV” themed blood drive.  Every year Kris and I host the Loscon blood drive.  Generally, we tie our theme to the theme of the convention.  When Loscon had a steampunk theme, our theme became the start of my steampunk trilogy. This […]

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Paneling

Last week I mentioned that Kris and I are going to be the Fan Guests of Honor at the upcoming Loscon  http://loscon.org/47/  this Thanksgiving weekend.  As such, there are a number of events we will be partaking in.  We will be in one panel, a “meet the Fan Guests of […]

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Busy Saturday

It started with a Men’s Breakfast at my church, Calvary Bible Church in Burbank.  I’m on kitchen staff, so I got up at 4:20 am to be there at 6:00 am.  We’re famous for our breakfast burritos and I’m the egg man.  I scrambled over 150 eggs that morning.  It […]

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