Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Night Videos: Halloween Edition

This came out too late for Halloween, 1983 but it's too much fun not to share. Happy Halloween, everyone!

(P.S. Coming Monday...sweet victory)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

One Word Meme

It's the new sensation that's sweeping the nation! (Or at least the OC). Repost as desired:

1. Where is your cell phone? Charging.
2. Your significant other? Magnificent :)
3. Your Hair? Blonde.
4. Your Skin? Pale.
5. Your mother? Heaven...
6. Your favorite thing? Walking.
7. Your dream last night? Work (yikes!)
8. Your favorite drink? DietCoke (making it one word, dammit--it's mine)
9. Your dream/goal? Simplicity.
10. The room you’re in? Den.
11. Your ex? Forgotten.
12. Your fear? Yellowjackets.
13.Where do you want to be in 6 years? Kentucky.
14.Where were you last night? Home.
15.What you’re not? Snarky (!).
16.Muffins? Chocolate :)
17.One of your wish list items? Dishwasher.
18.Where you grew up? Chicago.
19.The last thing you did? Napped.
20.What are you wearing? Sweats.
21.Your TV? Olevia.
22.Your pets? Kitty.
23. Your computer? Dell.
24. Your life? Busy.
25. Your mood? Wiped.
26. Missing someone? Yes.
27. Your car? Chevy.
28. Something you’re not wearing? Makeup.
29. Favorite Store? Target.
30. Your summer? Crazy!
31. Like someone? Deeply...
32. Your favorite color? Sapphire.
33. When is the last time you laughed? Tonight.
34. Last time you cried? Friday.
35. Who will respond to this? You!
36. Whose answers are you anxious to see? Amylia :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I'm due for my next A1C in a week, and I'm stressing. Life has been hectic lately for me, just like all of you, and although I've been pretty good about my routine I feel tense. The questions fill my head every day & night...why do I feel like a few post-meal spikes make me "bad"? Or that a stubborn dawn phenomenon is somehow my fault? Why is it that even a small food reward makes me feel so guilty? I feel like that newly diagnosed teenager all over again, even if my numbers aren't really cause for grave concern. I have this nagging feeling my A1C will be up...and a growing sense of frustration about it. About why a number, especially one that's only partially in my control, has so much power over me. It makes me wonder if the D is all I am sometimes.

I haven't been able to spend time on this blog for lots of reasons lately, one of which is this lack of ability to articulate my unease. It just feels...ugh. You know? This isn't a good mindset going into the holidays, I know. Maybe it's the plague/RPS I've been fighting this week, but I just wish I felt more positive these days. Hopefully this, too, shall pass.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Night Videos

Hard to believe this song came out 25 years ago this month...yikes!

This version is a treat for you die-hard DD fans. My friends and I used to do this all the time with DD videos :) LOL!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Have You Ever...?

Stolen from Kate :)’s the game: There are only two rules -- and you MUST follow them!

1. You can only say Yes or No.
2. You aren’t allowed to explain anything unless someone asks you, so feel free to ask.

Have you ever...

1. Taken a picture fully naked? — NO

2. Painted your room? — YES

3. Made out with a member of the same sex? — NO

4. Driven a car? — YES

5. Danced in front of your mirror? — YES

6. Have a crush? — YES

7. Been dumped? — YES

8. Stolen someone’s heart? — YES

9. Gotten in a car with people you just met? — NO

10. Been in a fist fight? — YES

11. Snuck out of your house? — YES

12. Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back? — YES

13. Been arrested? — NO

14. Made out with a stranger? — NO

15. Left your house without telling your parents? — YES

16. Had a crush on your neighbour? — NO

17. Ditched school to do something more fun? — NO

18. Slept in a bed with a member of the opposite sex? — YES

19. Seen someone die? — YES

20. Been on a plane? — YES

21. Kissed a picture? — YES

22. Slept in until 3? — YES

23. Love someone or miss someone right now? — YES

24. Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by? — YES

25. Made a snow angel? — YES

26. Played dress up? — YES

27. Cheated while playing a game? — YES

28. Been lonely? — YES

29. Fallen asleep at work/school? — YES

30. Yelled at a friend? — YES

31. Felt an earthquake? — NO

32. Touched a snake? — YES

33. Ran a red light? — YES

34. Been suspended from school? — NO

35. Had detention? — YES

36. Been in a car accident? — YES

37. Hated the way you look? — YES

38. Witnessed a crime? — YES

39. Pole danced? — NO

40. Been lost? — YES

41. Been to the opposite side of the country? — YES

42. Felt like dying? — NO

43. Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? — YES

44. Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? — NO

45. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? — YES

45. Sang in the shower? — YES

46. Made out in a park? — YES

47. Had a dream that you married someone? — YES

48. Glued your hand to something? — YES

49. Got your tongue stuck to a pole? — NO

50. Ever gone to school partially naked? — NO

51. Been a cheerleader? — NO

52. Sat on a roof top? — YES

53. Didn’t take a shower for a week? — NO

54. Too scared to watch scary movies alone? — NO

55. Played chicken? — NO

56. Been pushed into a pool/lake with all your clothes on? — NO

57. Been told you’re hot by a complete stranger? — YES

58. Been easily amused? — YES

59. Mooned/flashed someone? — YES

60. Cheated on a test? — NO

61. Forgotten someone’s name? — YES

62. Slept naked? — YES

63. Gone skinny dipping? — NO

64. Blacked out from drinking? — NO

65. Played a prank on someone? — YES

66. Gone to a late night movie? — YES

67. Looked at your reflection as you walked past a window? — YES

68. Failed a class? — YES

69. Choked on something you’re not supposed to eat? — NO

70. Played an instrument for more than 10 hours? — YES

71. Cheated on a girl/boyfriend? — NO

72. Thrown strange objects? — YES

73. Felt like killing someone? — YES

74. Felt like running away? — YES

75. Have you ever ran away? — NO

76. Made a parent cry? — YES

77. Cried over someone? — YES

78. Had sex more than 3 times in one day? — YES

79. Dated someone more than once? — YES

80. Had/Have a dog? — YES

81. Own an instrument? — YES

82. Been in a band/orchestra? — YES

83. Drank 25 sodas in a day? — YES

84. Broken a CD? — YES

85. Shot a gun? — NO

86. Had feelings for one of your best/good friends? — NO

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Anyone else catch the premiere of "Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth" last night? We happened across it while DH was flipping channels. What struck us right away was the fact that one of the mushers, Bruce Linton, is a type 1 PWD. Amazing! (Bruce is one tough hombre. He tested at 44 while getting ready to start and, instead of treating his low, he went on to feed his dogs first. Yikes!) Bruce hopes "just one kid...gets the message that they anything."
I like Bruce's message of enthusiasm. How many times have we PWDs been told we couldn't do something, just because of the D? On the other hand, I watched my BG go from a perfect wake-up number today (99) to a mid-morning WTF level (313) for no apparent reason (no food, no coffee, but lots of stress...must've been the cortisol). So my take on his message is: yes, you can dream it, and you can even do it...but sometimes, you will also pay for it. Either that, or I'm a wuss ;-)
"Iditarod" continues on Discovery Channel this month. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Go here...

...and read this. Finally someone outside the OC is talking about it!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Me and Mr. B

Lest the world wonder what side I'm on...that's pasty little me on the left with the shades, and Barack Obama on the right:

It was 2004 and Barack was running for Senate in Illinois. I was working for John Kerry, and we both nearly stepped in horse poop during a Mexican Independence Day parade :) Even then, he had an just knew he wouldn't stay local too long.

What's your big Election Day issue, OC'ers? (Health care, anyone?!) Don't forget to vote Nov. 4th!