Apple Demons and Dress Decisions
Chris and I were driving home to Rhode Island on Saturday morning. I brought along a few apples to munch on while we traveled.
"Want your apple now?" I asked him, reaching into my massive purse that was home to my wallet, my meter, some gum, assorted lip gloss tubes, one lone syringe, and various pieces of fruit.
I handed it to him, but as I did, I saw the apple demon.
"Oh my God your apple has a face." We looked closer. And right at the stem, where the leaves were once attached, was this little face staring back at us.
So we took the apple demon's picture. Like you do.
I spent Saturday up on Boston with my college roommates and we hit the Seaport for a booze cruise event. The boat, playing host to almost 1,000 people, was listing severely to one side and we thought it was going to tip over. Or maybe it didn't have a V-8. Either way, we were dressed to match the "black-and-white" theme and we partied proper.
(Note: While I'm not shy about admitting that I do drink, I didn't on this cruise. Wasn't in the mood. But I did have an arsenal of sugared orange slices in my purse in case of a low blood sugar. Since I wasn't drinking and my blood sugar held steady without any issues, I handed out orange slices like I was some kind of candyman. I mixed it with love and made the world taste good.)
The band played. We danced and had a good time. And when I excused myself to the bathroom to test my blood sugar, I was accosted by a happy, drunk pharma rep.
"You! You are testing your blood." She pointed at me and smiled.
"I am indeed. Thanks!" I glanced at the result - 109 mg/dl - and zippered up the black case.
"I work for a pharmaceutical company. I know what you're doing." She turned to her friend. "She is diabetic. She's testing her blood sugar. I know!" She swayed slightly.
Ah, drunk and informed. I grinned back at her.
"Yup. Have a good night!" I started to walk away.
"You too! Good luck with your numbers!"
It's nice to be understood.
(And I wore the black Ann Taylor dress on the cruise - the blue one made its last appearance of the season at the wedding Sunday night. Now I have to find something to wear to the two weddings I have back-to-back in October. My girl Ann Taylor, you can't fail me now!)