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Saturday, October 23, 2021

I gave blood today. I do so fairly regularly, and have done so since college (time and schedule permitting). I guess the periodic reminders from the blood banks about their constant shortages, plus my relatively rare blood type (AB+ — only AB- is rarer) compel me to give up my vein.

I got an unexpected freebie out of the deal, that I’m officially giving away: A pass for two to an advance screening of Saw, for this coming Wednesday (October 27th) at Tampa’s Channelside Cinemas 9. Show starts at 7:30PM, although it’s a good idea to get there at least a half-hour early, in case there are more passholders than tickets (you could always go to an earlier dinner at Channelside).

First one who asks for the pass gets it. I’ll assume only a local will want it, so we can arrange for a pickup time. Offer’s available until the day of the screening; if no one claims it by then, I’ll try to pawn it off at the office, or else just toss it. I’m definitely not going to use it myself — Saw’s not looking like my kinda flick.

I did get some other swag in exchange for my precious bodily fluid:

- A coupon for ten free Hooters wings, and since I was done bleeding by lunchtime and there was a Hooters next door, I promptly cashed it in (if you’re ever at the north St. Pete Hooters, stop by the bar and say “hi” to Shorty, the blonde bartending Hootress).

- A free pass to the Florida Aquarium, which is nothing special since those are pretty easy to get.

- A rad t-shirt, festooned with a Chucky-like face wearing a skull-and-crossbones bandana, and a “We’re Out For Blood” caption below. It looks an awful lot like a Tampa Bay Buccaneers shirt, with a lot of red, lettering font that looks very similar to what the Bucs use, and of course, the famed Coach Gruden-Chucky connection. I think the Bucs might have grounds to sue…

- Costa Tsiokos, Sat 10/23/2004 05:54:57 PM
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  1. I want it! I want it! Am I first?

    Comment by The Belt — 10/26/2004 @ 02:27:45 PM

  2. You’re a winner, hahaha.

    Email me the particulars for getting it to you.

    Stay tuned for future fun and prizes!

    Comment by CT — 10/26/2004 @ 02:45:17 PM

    There’s a blood drive at the office this Tuesday. As usual, they’re offering little freebies as enticements to donate: A t-shirt, various coupons, etc.

    There’s a twist this time around: Your pint of red enters you into a drawing for a $500 gift c…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 01/31/2005 @ 07:55:38 PM

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