Friday, October 16, 2009

red-blooded


Red Blood Cells under an electron microscope

They look like little cinnamon candies here, but they're actually the most common type of blood cell in the human body - red blood cells (RBCs). These biconcave-shaped cells have the tall task of carrying oxygen to our entire body; in women there are about 4 to 5 million RBCs per micro liter (cubic millimeter) of blood and about 5 to 6 million in men. People who live at higher altitudes have even more RBCs because of the low oxygen levels in their environment.



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I began my very own outline for a design for living when I first worked the steps with my sponsor; since that time, it has evolved and been modified as necessary

for productive meetings yesterday with sponsees - they keep me honest and growing

that I learn so much just by watching and listening

for some lovely and comfortable cooler weather that arrived overnight

Money is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.
- P.T. Barnum

10 comments:

Pam said...

I am so happy to see the weather change!!

Scott W said...

I love those biconcave shapes.

Yea! for the weather changing.

Mary Christine said...

I think RBCs are the cutest things the body has to offer!

Syd said...

I have been anemic for a while so I like to have lots of those RBC's.

Our weather is delightfully cool today.

Gledwood said...

Those cells look yummy!

Steve E. said...

CHEERIOS!

Trailboss said...

Those red blood cells look like you could put one in your mouth and it would make your teeth have that kinda stick together feel. Know what I mean? I love that.

Tall Kay said...

The cells reminded me of red cherrios too. I need to practice more listening and watching...lessons by trial and error are so much more enhausting. Happy Friday Daave!

Sobr1 said...

Sounds like you would be a great sponsor, dAAve.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I'll be listening and watching today!