I did my civic duty today and donated a pint of blood. The blood center is very good to call & remind & call & remind & call & remind that it is time to make another donation. To get the calls to stop for six weeks, I go give blood. I am now working on getting a 4 gallon pin. The worst part of giving blood is the finger stick they do to check my iron level. After giving blood, Uncle D & I had planned to use our last Christmas gift card at Outback Steakhouse but were greatly disappointed that they didn't open for another couple of hours. We settled for a yummy lunch at Black Eyed Pea. After lunch we made our weekly trip to Sams and we were both so full, we didn't even taste one sample and that is history.