Flaking Out Friday Six.
Whirlwind doesn't even begin to describe the last two weeks, but I'm trying to recap bit by teeny bit. From adventures with web-camming (There you go, Google. Just for you.) to Manny Ramirez being traded, it's time for The Friday Six.
1. A few months ago, I mentioned a Fairfield County D-Dinner meet-up, and several people emailed. Then, because I am hopelessly disorganized and was in the middle of planning my wedding, I lost track of planning that event. I'm very sorry, and still hopelessly disorganized. :) But I'm trying to set it up again, and am looking at having the dinner sometime in late August or early September. If you are still interested, would you please drop me (another) line at kerri at sixuntilme dot com? If it's okay with the potential attendees, I can create an email list so we can figure out the details via email. Thanks!
2. Also, adding a little Canadian flair to the diabetes-theme, have you heard of Team Diabetes? Skip off to Orlando this coming January and join Buzz Bishop and the 95 Crave Team Diabetes Crew to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Diabetes Association. For more information, check out the Canadian Diabetes Association and throw some support to our neighbors to the north.
3. I'm very eh about this: Manny Rameriz? To the Dodgers? Granted, he's one of the best ballplayers on paper, but boy is he a "wicked pissah" (thanks, Julia). For the real-deal details, without even a smidge of bias, check out Boston Dirt Dogs. (And keeping with the Boston news, do you want to see what your site looks like written in the ol' Boston accent? Here's how SUM reads. Do yours! Valley Girl may make you laugh out loud for real.)
4. Total side note: On my way to lunch, I heard "Crazy In Love" on the radio. As I was leaving lunch, I heard "Ring The Alarm." I love Beyonce. She is my musical guilty pleasure. Please share yours, so I'm not forced to have my face burning in shame all alone. I also like Yanni. Help!!!
5. In some TuDiabetes news, there's a new video about seeing diabetes through the eyes of children. As a former child with diabetes (now a pseudo-adult with diabetes), this video helps me remember how I saw diabetes, and how I saw myself as a result, when I was small. Click here to watch the video on YouTube, and click here to get involved with the inititative.
6. Lastly, because I bought a webcam and have nothing but time on my hands (What? Lies, Kerri - lies!), I'm debating starting to vlog (video blog) here on SUM. Only - here's the problem - I have no CLUE what to talk about. I'm much more the wordsmithy-type than the talk-to-the-camera type. But I love meeting other diabetics and am always so surprised when I hear their voices or see their faces. Words are just one dimension to our personalities - the way someone sounds or the way they laugh really tells you alot. I'm curious to hear what you guys would be interested in (or should I just give the camera to Siah and let her do her thing?). In any event, forgive me for talking too fast, moving too much, and using lions for my own personal gain. (The password is "sixuntilme")
Chris and I are excited to host Batman and her boyfriend this weekend - yay for friends who will drive all the way out here! - so have a good weekend and I'll see you Monday! :)