Monday, May 16, 2011

Live the dream, the bus and cure for insomnia

- Mr C's pokes fun at itself. A self-described "dive bar" - the Yelp reviews are pretty funny themselves. My favorite still: "It reminds me of the bar where The Blues Brothers played "Rawhide" behind a fence."

- Giving blood on one of those traveling blood mobiles just before church service. The funniest moment, when friend Steve hops on board and asks if this is the bus to Akron.

- Getting to eat Nutter Butter cookies after giving blood and sitting by a solumn young adult waiting to give, who tells me that she never sleeps. I get an involuntary laugh out of her when I tell her that my orthodontist friend offered to bring by some orthodontic journals as a cure for insomnia. :)


LL Cool Joe said...

Just reading the word blood makes me wanna pass out. I know I'm a complete wuz.

Good for you giving blood!

Fireblossom said...

LOL @ orthodontic journals. Stuff comes through the mail that I can't imagine anyone actually reading. "Heavy Equipment News" or the like.

Granny Annie said...

I'm going to use that line the next time I give blood.

Louvregirl said...

Lynn, You are so sweet. At one time in my life...I needed 2 'bags' of blood.

TALON said...

lol - maybe Mr. C's sign needs to be changed to "Live the Nightmare!" Whoever the sign creator is, they have an awesome sense of humor.

Insomnia must be absolutely horrid. The few nights a year I truly can't sleep are torture enough!

Sara said...

Every place should a few "dive" bars. We have one that still allows smoking and has this amazing amount of different beers. I once tried this English beer, my daughter suggested, that tasted like chocolate. Oddly, it was very good:~)

Wow. They give Nutter Butter cookies. I want give blood where you give blood. I love Nutter Butters!

Lynn said...

Joe -

I don't like to look at it for sure - I kept my eyes averted the whole time. :)

FB -

Yes - I'll bet you see it all. It was funny a couple of weeks ago when I was telling my friend that I wasn't sleeping well and she said she could bring me some orthodontic journals.

Granny Annie -

Good idea!

lg -

I'm glad it was there for you then, my friend.

Talon -

Most of the time they just have something like "Go Braves" or extolling the virtues of Jagermeister. So it's fun with there is a fun sign.

Sara -

I noticed from those Yelp reviews that there is smoking in there. And warnings not to leave valuables in your car if you park in the back. :) How divey is that?

Lance said...

One of the many benefits of giving blood...the snacks afterwards!!! Yum!!!

And - love the comment about the bus to Akron!! hahaha!!!

Maude Lynn said...

I love the Yelp reviews. Mr. C's is definitely my kind of place!

Riot Kitty said...

I totally want to go visit Mr. C's!

Cloudia said...


Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral




desk49 said...

Who is the best canvas to write upon.
blood the placebo of happiness
never as in not once?

Lynn said...

Lance -

I know - that sparked a whole discussion about Ohio, too. :)

And there were all sorts of cookies to choose from - it was a rare treat for me to have cookies.

Mama Zen -

I'm glad you read that - they are so funny.

Riot Kitty -

I have yet to go in there, but maybe one day.

Cloudia -

Mahalo and Aloha!

Ellis -

That's so deep. I'll have to think about that one.

Blue Bunny said...

so awesim you gived blud!

i am type ABC blud, very rare.

wit loves.



Lynn said...

Blue Bunny -

They might rustle up some Karrit Kake for you if you donate that ABC blood. :)


Wendy said...

yum - nutter butters. what a great reward. I shoud list a good thing as my craving for nutter butter and then my workmate bringing in a little bag for me the next day.

Snaggle Tooth said...

So good of you to do it! I remember that bottle-crunching Rawhide! Did Steve sign on? The secret of sleep is 2000u of Vitamen D to help produce Melatonin, or getting the Melatonin.
Or work nights like me!