The Friday Six: Randomness.
This week has been very, very busy, what with the Raise Your Voice event on Monday, a pile of work at dLife, and not to mention that my wedding is exactly one month from today. (Oh my goodness, one month?) Welcome to the Random Friday Six.
1. First things first: the Raise Your Voice event was a huge success and there were so many posts across the blogosphere that were touching, educational, and several that just plain made me cry because they were so beautiful. And I wore my RYV shirt to the gym last night and had two people ask me about it. So, once again, I'm so proud to be a member of this supportive and inspiring community.
2. There are plenty of new articles on ye olde Internet about the power of blogging. The health writers at SheKnows.com have profiled Six Until Me and how blogging can impact a chronic illness patient. Studies are being conducted on blogging. Articles have even cropped up, showing how bloggers are suffering the consequences of their 24/7 lifestyles. Blogging is taking the world by storm (as we knew), and it's changing lives (even in Canada)! We're part of a movement that's changing the face of business, and it's just simply awesome.
3. On the work front, dLife has been nominated for a Webby Award! Thanks to the power of a crack editorial team (ahem) and the incredible diabetes resource that dLife has become in the last three years, we've been nominated for Best Health Site. It would be great if you could take a few minutes and cast your vote for dLife - for all of our diabetes lives. Voting closes on May 1st. Thanks!
4. In the land of mindless links, here are a few that have brought me great joy: Ridiculously fat Garfield cat. This comic from xkcd about social networking. And this awesome link that spells out any word or phrase using funky letter photos. Like SixUntilMe. Or Kerri. I was sucked into this for about 15 minutes. Then I thought about David Bowie and had a quick "Let's Dance" office party. Oh we put on our red shoes for sure.
5. Grammar question: I drink plenty of cold coffee with ice. I call this concoction "iced coffee." But I've heard - way too many times - this drink called "ice coffee." Ice coffee? This does not compute in my editor head. Ice coffee? Like little frozen ice cubes of coffee? Blargh. It's iced, right?
6. After realizing how expensive a train ticket home to Providence has become, and after also realizing how long it's been since I've spent the weekend in CT, I'm digging in my heels and staying put this weekend. No traveling. No chaos. (No eating anything fancy, either, because my final wedding gown fitting is next weekend.) Maybe Chris and I will head off to the city for the day when he comes home from his business trip. Either way, it's going to be mellowed-out central in my little world. And that sounds pretty damn good to me.
Have a kick-arse weekend!