Day 281: Thick and Thin

Today’s post is random thoughts about ….










…. blood!


Here we go ….

  • My son, when he was younger, didn’t want to even hear the word “blood,” much less see any of it.
  • When I describe to people how my very unusual heart works, I often say, as a punchline, “Amazingly, all the blood ends up in the right place.”
  • While anti-coagulant (anti-clotting) medication is also called “blood thinner,” a helpful pharmacist informed me last Tuesday that “the blood actually doesn’t become thinner.”
  • The first film created by the much-admired Coen Brothers was


  • While I might use the word “friggin'” to express strong emotion or emphasis, other English-speaking people use the word “bloody.”
  • Somebody who says “Blood is thicker than water”  is expressing the opinion that “relationships and loyalties within a family are the strongest and most important ones.”*
  • I just asked my son, who is about ready to leave for school, his first association with the word “blood.”  His answer?  “Blood.”

It’s time to end this bloody post, people!

Thanks to my son, pharmacists everywhere, Ethan and Joel Coen, creative families of all kinds,  and to you, for reading today.


* According to Google.

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6 thoughts on “Day 281: Thick and Thin

  1. Off to China for a couple of weeks (behind the Great Fire-Wall of China), so see you when I return 🙂

  2. The “blood is thicker than water” can also mean* it is more of an effort to wade through relationship problems. With family, you have to work tings out. With friends, you can more easily choose another.
    *My own interpretation, especially if ex-husbands are classed as ‘family’ and I am having a hard time figuring out the answer to that one 🙂

  3. Mary Morin

    I hope you are okay–from someone who’s been taking cholesterol medication for about 20 years!

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