I'm Sigrid Thornton.
And I'm Eric Bana.
For just $2 a day you can support...
Sorry, completely forgot where I was there for a moment.
Remember a while ago how I said I was going to donate blood? Well, after long bouts of flu and having to delay the appointment, I finally managed to go and 'do the deed'.
Did I make it through the whole session without screaming, crying, hyperventilating, fainting or running out the door even before my haemoglobin was checked?
Did. I. Bollocks!
I made it through with no problems at all. Just a quick sting in your arm and you're in for a comfy wait. I even watched the little baggie thing fill up. It's fascinating! Not every medical clinic can offer a cushy recliner, a magazine, good conversation and a front-row seat to your insides in action. The nurses are friendly (especially with needle-phobics like me) and you even get free biscuits at the end. Can't say better than that.
I recommend it to anyone over 18 who is, by and large, healthy and looking after themselves and who wants to do something to help others. Contact your local Red Cross Blood Service and get the ball rolling.
Donating blood? Thorpey reckons it's fully sick.
AND THIS JUST IN AS I COME HOME AND RECOVER...
1. There isn't always a competition that comes along where you can compete for two all-around titles. But where Lauren Mitchell came second in the Massilia Cup senior all-around, the event's "Top Massilia" component (which is open to competitors from both the Open and Senior divisions and in which competitors choose a few of their best events to compete on), Lauren came first, topping Jiang YuYuan! So she got her gold after all! With a third, a slew of seconds and a first, she can proudly say she's got one of every colour in this post-Olympic season.
2. Philippe Rizzo and Prashanth Sellathurai have qualified for the World Cup final next month. What a great way to end the year, I hope they perform successfully.
3. National Club Championships - WA's Jade Martin leads Larissa Miller (Moreton Bay College/QLD) and Chloe Turko (Methodist Ladies College/VIC) in the Senior division, while MBC's Georgia-Rose Brown is tops in juniors, after Day 1 AA results are tabulated.
4. Photos fresh from Marseille...