In the 2002 movie “Blood Work,” Clint Eastwood plays an FBI agent who suffers a heart attack and then receives a heart transplant. He almost didn’t get the transplant because of his rare blood type. The sister of the organ donor implores him to investigate the murder that made his new heart available. The movie murder took place at a neighborhood grocery. I recognized the filming location as being only a few blocks from our first home in Burbank. I had set my DVR to record “Blood Work” a week or so ago without paying attention to exactly when it would be broadcast on AMC. Coincidentally, it aired on the same day I gave blood to Medic Regional Blood Center.
Tearsa Smith, one of Knoxville’s top Tweeters, took a picture of my socks while I was giving blood during “Roll Up Your Sleeve Week.” Strangely, the comfortable green socks briefly made me a trending topic in Knoxville on Twitter Thursday morning. I bought some for my whole family a few years ago while they were on sale at Mast General Store. The people on Twitter described them as warm, hysterical and part Oscar the Grouch.