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I bought a shredder. It's pretty neat; it'll even shred CDs and credit cards. It shreds stuff into confetti rather than strips. I've been shredding everything in sight; I've had to stop myself several times. Yes, I will need that bank statement. I should open that bill and pay it rather than shred it unopened. Having run out of current stuff, I was going though old piles of crap and shredding stuff... I was shredding some sales material from a Linux convention I attended three years ago when a really cool bumper sticker from EFF fell out of what I was about to shred and into the intake. I tried to pull it out but it was too late.

In other news, I've left my name for Katrina relief in five different places but haven't had any calls. My boss said I could take two weeks to go help but I have to go now; it doesn't seem like it will work out. There seems to be a gap between unskilled and RN/MD where help isn't needed at present. rabidkitten has given blood; conveniently, I was sick on that day.

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peregrin8
Sep. 7th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Did you tell them that in addition to emergency medical training, you have your own shredder? That's bound to tip the balance.
bxiie
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)
It's too late to shred the NO and LA emergency plans that Blanco and Nagin ignored... They're already on the web.
bistet
Sep. 7th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
My niece who just finished her tour of duty with Americorps, has been called back for further duty. She left today to fly to Montgomery Alabama, but I'm not sure exactly what she will be doing there...

Here's hoping you can go AND bring your shredder!
bxiie
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
It's too heavy. I'm sure I could use trauma shears in a pinch.
rozebud
Sep. 7th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
We have one of those fancy-schmancy shredders here at the office. I get to bring in stuff from home and shred it, but I haven't yet used it on credit cards or CDs.

Ours has warning labels telling you DANGER! Be careful of your necktie and your long hair, not to mention your fingers. I find these amusing.

Um, you got a problem with giving blood?
bxiie
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
Yes... My shredder also has a necktie warning label. Confusingly, it also has a paperclip warning icon although the box and instructions say it's fine to feed the thing paper clips... So I'm guessing it would handle neckties okay, too.
bxiie
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
Well, I used to have this dread of needles. Now I don't, but I still operate in that mode out of habit.
rozebud
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
LOL! I know all about operating out of habit (actions which are long-since no longer useful).

Brain...hurts...can't...think...must...drink...coffee...
peregrin8
Sep. 8th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
Be careful of his what now? (Not to mention his fingers.)
rozebud
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC)
Not HIS long hair, the warning is given to the general public. Mayhaps I phrased it badly. :-p
peregrin8
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Ah sorry, I read the warning label as just "DANGER!" and the next sentence as part of your comment. I'm sure he still has his long hair somewhere (or is it just smegma13 and misterdarkness who save their locks?)
rozebud
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
Back in the 80s when I cut off my "tail" I saved it, but lost it in some move or another. Which is a shame, because I meant to attach it to a roach clip.
peregrin8
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
I have all my old fingernail and toenail clippings in jars. OK, no I don't.
rozebud
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
Ewww!!!
Nail clippings! *shudder*
bxiie
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)
Actually, I donated my hair.

Back in the eighties when I cut off my tail, I gave it to my mom for Christmas.
rozebud
Sep. 8th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yay for donating hair! Well, your hair did qualify, since it was un-dyed and un-permed. Excellent!

I bet that tail was her favorite gift that year. ;-p
bxiie
Sep. 8th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
She hated my tail so she was psyched to see it in an envelope. Not sure what she did with it.
peregrin8
Sep. 8th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
voodoo rituals?
bistet
Sep. 9th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
this is an old post, so no one will probably see it, BUT

I still have my 80's tail!
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