Yesterday I had a doctor’s appointment, after which I was asked to submit a blood sample (my rakishness, while charming, can also be contagious among males in my age group).
It shouldn’t have been a big deal, since I just underwent the same procedure two weeks ago. But this time, instead of sitting quietly in the chair like a warrior poet, I treated the lab staff to an interpretive dance I like to call “220 pounds of Viking beefcake slumping over.” The finishing touch was when the IV needle popped out of my arm and I sprayed blood all over my shirt.
According to the doctor that they sent up to check up on me after I came to (after being out for about a minute), people faint when their blood pressure drops suddenly, causing a loss of oxygen to the brain. My resting heart rate is typically in the high 50s, but the doctor said it likely dropped down to about 40, causing me to lose consciousness.
A likely story, doc. Say… I didn’t see you in the room before I supposedly “passed out.” And I’ve never seen you and Count Frogula in the same room… And I could have sworn I had pants on before.
Lovesong of the Buzzard — Iron & Wine
Car Radio (Different) — Spoon
Sulk — Radiohead
Lion’s Mane — Iron & Wine
Christian Brothers — Elliott Smith
Say it ain’t So — Weezer
In the Backseat — Arcade Fire
OK/No Way — Mission of Burma
The Crane Wife 3 — The Decemberists
The Rocky Road to Dublin — The Cheiftains
Murder in the City — The Avett Brothers
The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.