the day14 May 2006
Interesting day today.
Amanda and I went to get typed for registered for bone marrow donor eligibility. Thanks to Rachel for the headsup on this. If you ever have the opportunity to do this, do it. We were in and out of there in 20 minutes. Fill out a few forms, cotton-swab your mouth, and you’re done – a small price to pay to potentially save a life.
We then hurried out to the memorial service for Freweini. I have been to funerals before, but never for such a tragic death. It was about as heart-wrenchingly sad as you might expect – particularly when you saw her two kids, both being very brave. I wrote a little something for metblogs, to encourage people to come by when their place re-opens on Monday – that is not going to be an easy day for anyone, I reckon. WKRN also has a nice profile.
The day then progressed on a lighter note. We went out to Katherine’s place to have her lovely husband take a look at our ghetto bikes, and he helped tighten up the rear wheel into working order. Now if I can just get the right size inner tubes for Amanda’s wheels, we’ll be good to go. Hopefully we’ll be riding before 2007.
Finished off the day by watching Fitzcarraldo. A generally odd movie, I thought. It reminded me of The Mosquito Coast, for obvious reasons. I am still trying to figure out what I thought of the ending.