I’ve recently heard a lot about blood moons and their possible significance for the end times. Over the centuries, this mysterious phenomenon has drawn the curiosity of both believers and non believers who wonder what this ominous sign may bring. My curiosity, however, has recently been more of the strictly hemoglobin type: the alluring Blood Date.
There is nothing ominous or foreboding about The Blood Date… in fact, before reading this blog, you had never heard about it. Therefore, it would be unfair for the heavens to use it as a sign for the end times because you haven’t had any time to prepare (unlike the thousands of years of blood moons). So be at peace, chicken littles. Unlike the Blood Moon, The Blood Date comes every 56 days, when the Florida Blood Services determines you can donate blood again and get a fabulous assortment of date-worthy prizes. And although they may not usher in the end of the world, they certainly would make it more fun if it were to happen.
Last week, on a grey and stormy day,my wife Yarei was driving to Publix when she saw a sign… literally.. that said “Free Gift Cards.” This sign, united with a previous blood donation that scored us movie tickets, aligned two celestial bodies that brought forth our very own… Blood Date. We knew this was the beginning of a new era for us… or at least a cool hashtag.
So next time the Bloodmobile crosses between you and an eclipsed sun, don’t run in fear of the Apocalyptic Needle. You are witnessing a harbinger of hope for those in need of blood, and a call to adventure for those seeking a free date. In fact, I would encourage you to go as far as putting on a sandwich sign that says “The Blood Date Is Near… Give Now.” Embrace your destiny and fulfill the prophecy of your own Blood Date. And when you show up to claim your free dinner, make sure you confidently tell the hostess:
“Party of 2… hashtag, Blood Date.”
It may even get you seated quicker.