Today has been condensed into just a few little hours of productivity. But I had a few things I wanted to share. (Six things, to be precise.)
1. Is anyone out there going to the BlogHer Reach Out conference in Boston tomorrow? I will be there, proudly attending my first BlogHer event and helping raise the visibility of patient bloggers. If you're in Boston for the conference, please email me and let me know - I'd love to say hello in person.
2. Speaking of blogger ladies, my friend Dr. Val (formerly of Revolution Health) has launched her new site: Getting Better with Dr. Val. The site has an accessible tone, a great look, and is definitely going to be one of my regular Internet stops. Val also offers up some seriously funny medical-themed cartoons, which I'm so happy to see because I feel that humor is a HUGE part of disease management. A little laughter goes a long way. Be sure to check out Dr. Val's new site!
3. Dates and times for another Fairfield County Dinner are being tossed around - any new takers? Looking to do something in the first or second week of November. Meet-ups are happening more and more around the blogosphere (check out Scott's Second Annual one!) and it's a great way to put a face and a voice with the blogger's we're reading. Email me if you are available, and interested!
4. Just a reminder: Have you signed your name to the Google Doodle petition? As of this morning, we have 3,097 signatures. Let's see if we can crack 4,000 by the end of the day! So coworkers, friends, family members, random people reading this blog, and cats across the world (use those paws and claws for good), sign it and raise your voice!
5. In completely unrelated-to-diabetes stuff, this link (found on Twitter - imagine my shock) made me giggle. Actually, it made me laugh out loud, so loud that I think I startled co-workers. Nothing like the relationship battles between what appear to be overgrown Dots candies.
6. And in just a few hours, I'll be making the worst financial decision of the year and heading off to RI to pick up my new car. (THANK GOD - the Jetta and I have not even been speaking for the last month.) I'm excited and terrified, all at once. And I know I'm going to be a lunatic about keeping it pristine because, well, it's part of my OCD charm.
Have a good weekend!!!