Monday, July 12, 2010

Pictures!

I've got pictures today! Here are two pictures of me inside the Bloodmobile. We had a literal blood drive that day; I stopped by to give blood after lunch. This was back in April, when I had a beard.





About two minutes after those pictures were taken, the lady came by and hooked me up on the machine. She said she couldn't find the vein, because I was too nervous. I don't know why being nervous makes your veins hard to find, but apparently it does. We tried both arms, and she said I could leave without donating.

Oh well. At least I tried to give blood. Next year, maybe I won't be so scared!

However, I am definitely scared in Picture #3, which was taken on Top Gun, the big roller coaster at Great America. It was my first time on the roller coaster, and nobody told me that it goes upside-down.



The roller coaster was more fun than I thought it would be, once you get over the whole "I'm going to die" feeling. It's definitely good prep for next year's blood drive!

16 comments:

Sofia said...

Wow, that happened to my brother once. He was so nervous when he had to get a blood test that they couldn't find his vein. =p

The last time I actually had to get blood removed from me, was probably when I was a newborn and I had to get blood transfusions and tests all the time. Good thing I don't remember the pain. O_O

I've never really been a roller coaster person. I've always thought they were overrated. [Which is just my excuse of saying that I'M SCARED.]

Emma said...

I used to be terrified of roller coasters. Then, my good friends forced me on a double loop-theloop. I'm not scared anymore. :)

Matthew said...

Wow, Michael. I've never been on your website before, but I've watched dozens of your videos. I've never seen you before! You look like Taylor Sinclair from Secret of the Scarlet Hand.

Matthew

Anonymous said...

my dad gives blood all the time.

-Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

my dad gives blood all the time.

-Elizabeth

Miriam said...

I had to have blood drawn a few weeks ago so the doctors could figure out if I was anemic or not. (I obviously was, they just wanted to make sure.)
Picture number 3 is adorable ^_^ heehee. Reminds me of when my sister dragged me with her on the Tower of Terror in the park that's right next to Disneyland (California Adventure?) We fell so fast that her purse whapped me in the face :|

Anonymous said...

Haha! Cute. Great pictures! I LOVE Roller Coasters! I live about an hour or so from a huge amusement park. My cousin and I were on the largest and fastest one and the entire time we were waiting to go, we were screaming "WE'RE GOIN' TO DIE! WE'RE GOIN' TO DIE!" WE love Roller Coasters by the way!

-DRA43

Kira said...

I think I'd be afraid to do a blood drive, too, so you're not alone! I got my blood drawn once about a year ago because I was having some stomach issues, and I was really scared and really grossed out when they were trying to find a vein. Actually, none of it really hurt, it just felt gross because they were sucking your blood out from a ... nevermind, I won't go on for the people who are finding this too graphic. But what's weird is my friend thinks it's cool to get blood drawn, so he'll probably be one of those people who gives blood regularly.

About the roller coaster ... I don't really like them. I use to love them, and I always used to go on them with my dad. But then when we went to this big amusement part about five hours from where we live, I went on two roller coasters, an upside down one and a really old one. The upside down one wasn't bad, but the old one felt like you were going to fall out of your seat. So then the third roller coaster, which was like 300 feet up and went straight down, I didn't go on. And that was the last time I did roller coasters!

Scott Wilson said...

do you think you could do a new vlog sometime soon?

Sofia said...

Yeah, I had the same experaince as Miriam. My doctor thought I was anemic so they made me get a blood test...I wasn't!
I don't like roller coasters, but for some reason I'm so excited to ride the Tower Of Terror when I go to Disney World. I don't know why.

Anonymous said...

I donated blood earlier this year. I was suppose to do it with a friend but she ended up getting sick so I had to do it alone. It wasn't bad at all! There is nothing to be nervous about. It also helped that I did it during school so I got out of one of my classes early and went late to my last class of the day. If you do go to donate blood again don't be nervous. And if you can actually donate blood next time just be prepared to be dizzy.

As for the Rollrcoster I love them! I had never really riden one (unless you count the little kid ones) so about a year ago I went to an amusment park with my aunt and cousin and the third ride they took me on was the biggest rollercoaster there where its like 200 feet at its tallest. I was scared but I still went on it and when the ride was done I wasn't scared of them anymore.

Michael Kelley said...

hahah... that last picture is just classic!! And sorry to hear you weren't able to give blood... better luck next year! God bless, Michael.

Anonymous said...

whoa i didnt know you were a priest! props to u

Anonymous said...

Well didn't you take a look at the roller coaster first? Ya know, to se the upside-down part?

T^wizzler206 said...

Speaking of Roller Coasters My Friend Was On one with her friend and over ever body screaming my friend's friend Yelled ''I WANT MY MOMMY!!!''..... Oh and She's 14.....

Stargirl said...

Great pics, Michael! Can't get over your last pic! "I'm not only gonna die -- I'm totally dying" feeling FTW! XD

By the way, thanks for all those walkthroughs! certainly you've taken so much time to get all those done. ^^