Sam Talbot, US News, and a Senseless Purchase
Pearls from the blogosphere? Don't mind if I do.
Chris's mom originally pointed me in the direction of Sam Talbot. "He's from Bravo's Top Chef. He's been diabetic since he was a kid, like you!" Of course I checked him out. And, after a few family leads and some emails from Faithful Readers, I also noticed that Sam is up for "Glad's Steamiest Chef" competition. According to the website, "For Sam's participation in the Steamiest Chef Contest, Glad is making a $5,000 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide... If Sam receives the most votes in the contest, Glad will donate an additional $25,000 to help further the foundation's work." If you haven't already, cast your vote for Sam!
In other diabetes celebrity news, have you taken the dLifestyles of the Rich and Famous quiz? I was stumped on a few of these - test your celebrity savvy and see how you fare. Also, on the Halle Berry tip, the discussion about her diabetes has been rekindled over at LOL Diabetes. (Thanks for starting the buzz up, Hannah!)
Also, I've had the honor and the pleasure of being interviewed by a health reporter from U.S. News and World Report. Their "Profile: Living with Type 1 Diabetes" is a look at the daily management tasks of diabetes. I'd love for you to check it out. :)
Chris and I are off for the weekend - nice, long holiday weekend. No laptops. Cell phones will remain in the car, just for an emergency. No blogging. No email. No roads to race. No schedule to adhere to. NOTHING but the quiet bed and breakfast we've booked, some nice dinners, and each other. Not to sound completely unromantic, but I can't frigging wait.
And in Senseless Purchase news, I now own this:
I have no good reason for owning an iCat. However, I can plug my iPod into it and it dances, it meows when it's bored, and I'm guessing it will eat batteries faster than my pump. It was $10 at Kohl's and I bought it and I'm a small bit ashamed, but it made me laugh. (It's also a smidge annoying and if you grab its tail, it yowls. My co-workers may kill me within the hour.) I showed it to Siah last night and she puffed up like a blowfish. It was worth the $10 just to watch that scene.
Onward to the weekend! Have a good one, and I'll see you all on Tuesday!