Sorry for the delay in posting this morning's wallpaper. I spent the morning at the Central Indiana Regional Blood Center donating platelets. I used to do apheresis (platelet) donations all the time in Louisville; I was very pleased when the CIRBC called requesting that I do so here (apparently they liked whatever they found when they analyzed my blood from the last time).
|Donating platelets is different from giving blood because the blood is drawn from one arm, spun through a centrifuge to extract the platelets (which help the blood clot) and the remainder--plasma, red cells, white cells, etc.--returned in the other arm. The process takes about two hours. The donation center is set up so that individual donors can view movies they select (I watched Jet Li's Black Mask (also starring the lovely and talented Francoise Yip), as there were no good horror flicks on the list), so it isn't an unpleasant experience at all. |
|In other news, I was shopping for a birthday present for my nephew last night and saw the PlayStation game Parasite Eve 2 on sale, so I picked it up. I haven't had much time to look it over, but on first impression it seems very cool. It retains the survival horror elements of the original--in the opening story, player character Aya Brea must battle mutants amidst the bloody remains of a SWAT team the creatures have taken out--while exchanging the Final Fantasy-like turn-based combat style with a real-time system. I'm sure I'll enjoy it, and it was a bargain to boot.|