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Happy Birthday GingerSass giveaway!

In honor of the first birthday of GingerSass, in addition to rambling and eating cake, I did promise a giveaway!

I will be putting together a really fabulous prize pack of some of my favorite things. Think of it as me “pulling an Oprah,” only without sponsors or really expensive stuff. I’ll be putting together some of my favorite things this weekend (rubber ducky! snacks! fake nails! burning a mix cd of some of my favorite music! play doh! a poem on celesbianism! more things that still need to be determined! ).

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One of my favorite things is trying on clothes and pretending to be the sort of girl who makes duckfaces at herself. Maybe I’ll send you a rubber ducky!

You have until April 4th to enter to win a taste of my awesomeness. This is my way of saying thank you for putting up with me and humoring my weirdness for the past year. I really, truly am grateful for all of you, and I can’t wait to see what else this sassy journey holds for us. <3 You da best.

 

So what are you waiting for? Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and win!

 

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Getting in on the “red” phenomenon today…with blood.

Today, Facebook, Twitter, and social media in general went red in support of marriage equality.

Today also happened to be the day of a blood drive I somehow became in charge of at the residence hall I work at.

It’s reeeeally odd that I would organize a blood drive, as a) I get very, VERY squeamish with blood and b) I haven’t donated blood in 6 years, as the first time I donated blood I became very VERY faint and almost passed out. I also have since been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, which means I don’t always have extra blood to hand out!

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The blood drive was from 5-11pm, and the NY Blood Center arrived at 2:30 to set up. It’s been a longggg day of work. I ordered some delivery for dinner, ate a hearty meal, and decided to be guilted into trying to donate, even though I was very apprehensive about it.

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I filled out the paperwork, checked my boxes, and had my various levels of everything tested.

Much to my surprise, I was the ideal candidate for blood donation.

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I anxiously sat and waited to donate, feeling both happy and anxious that I was eligible to donate.

Then the needle came.

That thing was HUGE.

Yet, it didn’t bother me.

However, as soon as the machine turned on and it started sucking the blood out of me à la robotic Edward Cullen, I got dizzy, light-headed, apparently even paler than I normally am, and the room started to feel very, very hot.

Three nurses came running to me, telling me they were going to lay me flat and elevate my legs. Then I said, “WAIT. I’m in a skirt. This isn’t going to work.” An awkward man gave me a blanket so I could be more comfy… to which I started to make a joke about the fact that a paper blanket couldn’t be comfy, until I realized he was giving it to me so my lady parts and legs could fly into the air.

Oy.

I was also given an icepack for under my neck. It helped, a lot.

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It takes real talent to be the organizer of a blood drive AND be That Girl who gets faint, dizzy, and almost passes out when her donation begins.

All in all, the blood drive went really well. While we didn’t meet our goal of 40 units, we had a pretty big turn out for a blood drive on the same night as a huge exam for most of the building!

It felt really good to give back (once I got past the dizzy, overheated feelings) through blood donation. While it upsets me that my gay guy friends cannot donate, it makes me really happy that so many residents came out to donate their “red.”

I definitely encourage all of you to donate and make a difference. You never know whose life you’re going to save.

For more information, please visit NYBloodCenter.org.

 

“Let’s paint the town red,” they said.

After not really being on the internet much last night, I finally logged on around 11:30 and saw that Facebook kind of went wild with red equality signs. I also saw this banner on a few of my Facebook friend’s pages, which gave me a clue about what the red was about.

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It’s no secret that I’m a lesbian. (Surprise.) Ya’ll have seen me ramble about gay shiz before, and you even witnessed my 21st century coming out to the family.

Hell, I even shared my NOH8 Campaign story with you.

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So far this morning, I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of red I’ve seen on social media. Sure, there have been plenty of gays and lesbians “painting the town red,” but there have also been an incredible number of allies with red equality signs as their profile pictures. As a lesbian woman, to have the support of so many people whose lives really aren’t affected by marriage equality is truly breath taking.

I do, however, want to point out that marriage equality won’t solve all issues of equality. As progressive as today’s society is, it is still very behind in the “all (people) are treated equal” aspect of our country. Please take a moment to look at NCLR’s issues and cases, and hopefully you’ll realize that the lack of marriage equality isn’t the only injustice in our country.

Oh, and, just for the heck of it, here’s a lovely moment of Golden Girls on marriage equality. 🙂

 

To learn more about the red equality signs and what’s going on today check out the Human Rights Campaign.