Le Pals at Les Halles.
I like when worlds collide.
Christel and I originally met through our diabetes connection, about three years ago. Conversations quickly stemmed from pumps and blood sugars to laughing our asses off at jokes and talking about our lives. Nicole is a former co-worker who has had to deal with my ridiculousness at work and outside of work. Two different parts of my life - work and the internet community.
Yet last night, they were both forced to hang out with me together. Pals at Les Halles. ;) (Crappy pun, but when you mispronounce the name of the restaurant, as I often do, it rhymes at least a little bit.)
We dined at Les Halles (which is where Christel and I went last time she was up north) and the food was fantastic. Steaks and frites and some wine and creme brulee (holy 273 mg/dl, Kerri) ... good stuff. It was very cool to sit there with my "diabetes friend" and my "coworker" and realize that these two have stepped far outside of their labels and are true friends.
Diabetes talk? Sure, there was some of that. Work talk? Of course, some of that, too. Plenty of silliness, as well. Good food, good conversation with good friends. Worlds colliding, in all the right ways. Thanks for the great night, ladies!
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Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the DRI sessions on Saturday in NYC as yet another college roommate of mine is gettin' hitched in Newport this weekend, but I hope you guys have a great time! And on Sunday, Team SUM will be representing at the JDRF Walk in RI, so if you are going to be at that walk, please stop by and say hello!
Have a great weekend!