Friday Random 10: There was blood everywhere edition

fainting

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.

The songs:

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

Bonus video:

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.

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8 responses to “Friday Random 10: There was blood everywhere edition

  1. Love song of the Buzzard is an awesome song.

    220 lbs could be avg, are you 6’6″?

  2. Perry Ellis

    “Beefcake?” Try “pound cake.”

    A Little Older, A Little More Confused, The Golden Palominos
    Cielito Lindo, All the Best from Latin America
    Substitute (live), The Who
    Modern World, Wolf Parade
    Angie (live), The Rolling Stones
    Rocket, Smashing Pumpkins
    Divertimento in D, Mozart
    A Quick One (live), The Who
    Elevation, U2
    Riptide, Lou Reed

  3. Perry Ellis

    P.S. you look good in a tiara Pax

  4. I’m 6’4 like 195# even with my kegorator-esque six pack, damn 25 pounds of pure poundcake!

    BTW the count frogula reference was very impressive.

    1. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Levon Helm
    2. Lay It Down (f/ Trouble Andrew & GLC) – Mick Boogie + Peter Bjorn & John
    3. Blind Willie McTell – The Band
    4. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles (they’re a famous British group from the sixties, they’re off the radar these days)
    5. Logical Song – Supertramp (damn magnolia soundtrack extra)
    6. Stealin’ – Grisman & Garcia
    7. Actor out of work – St. Vincent (overrated)
    8. Washing the Dishes – Willie Nelson
    9. I’m Losing You – John Lee Hooker
    10. John Wesley Harding – Bob Dylan

    Very disparate song selection, lonely, stealin, alone, blind, washing dishes without hope. Well except for John Wesley Harding who was never known to hurt an honest man.

  5. I remember being 195. I was a junior in high school and swimming 3 hours a day. Some of us just built thick like chimneys.

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