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My work is doing a blood drive today, something they’ve done one other time since I’ve worked here in the past year.  Last time they did the drive, I didn’t bother signing up or even asking if I could try and donate because I knew the answer would be no.  This time I decided to go ahead and give it a shot.  Maybe the rules have changed.  Maybe things aren’t as strict as they were before.  Maybe the medical world has removed its head from its ass.  Maybe?  And yet…no.  Everything is as it was before, nothing has changed.  Because I am homosexual I am forbidden from giving blood.

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Another year, another Valentine’s Day, but as the years go by I’m learning just how I really feel about this “holiday”.  When I was in high school, if you were single on Valentine’s Day, which I always was, you were considered pathetic.  What’s worse is that you didn’t even have to have other people let you know how sad you were considered, because kids were beating themselves up over it – again, myself included.  There’s some stigma about this day of the year that being single is some horrible thing to be shunned; if you’re in a relationship, it’s sure to be the most romantic day of the year, but if you’re alone then you might as well curl up on the couch with a tub of ice cream and cry into your blanket while watching sappy romantic movies alone, pining for what could’ve been.  Umm…no thanks.

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I tend to consider myself a moderately visible person.  I’m pretty talkative, not at all aware of how to control my volume, and I’m not a tiny person that could be easily overlooked.  Yet somehow, I’m often looked through by others, treated as though I’m not even there.  So either I’m finally invisible and people can’t see me, or people just assume I’m stupid.  Or more likely – people at large are stupid themselves.  I’m going with that one.

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Okay everyone, it’s time to lay down some groundwork when it comes to work behavior.  I was out of the corporate world for almost a year (stupid economy making it difficult to get a job) but now I’m back (hooray!) and am being reminded on a daily basis of all the little things that used to drive me insane.  So now I’ll share them with you!

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Anyone who has taken a ride in my car in the past few months, or for that matter even had me as a passenger in their car, has learned that I have a new obsession – playing Prius.  That’s right, the new game of the century is Prius – hitting someone everytime you see a Volkswagen Bug is so 1990’s.  Now you do so when you see a Toyota Prius on the road.  However, there seems to be some confusion as to why this change has occurred, and exactly what the rules are that govern its awesomeness.  Wanna become part of the craze?  Read on.

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