As you have probably gathered from my twitter etc, I spent most of yesterday in a hospital having a health problem I mentioned some weeks back being attended to. Needless to say, I didn't get much work done. I have also decided that having veins that aren't micro-sized and only accessible to something called a butterfly needle (for surgery on butterflies perhaps?) would be an advantage.
Now I know I have of late acquired considerable insulation, but even in my spare days this "hunt the vein" was a problem. Yesterday, it went to all new levels. A surgeon and an anaesthetist, each working on an arm - with the aid of a leaf blower (for warmth), three nurses and an assistant - were only successful after some 15 minutes.
At least I will never have a problem with vampires.