The Friday Six: Elephant Edition.
The Internet has so much STUFF. And it's not all diabetes-related. (Even though you'd be hard-pressed to believe otherwise, if you hacked in to my Google searches throughout the week. Actually, if you hacked into my searches, you'd think that I'm devoid of rational thought, because this morning I was telling a story to BSparl about how monkeys in the jungle organize their bananas, which prompted me to Google "can bananas be organized," and I found a whole list of famous monkeys.)
So here's some STUFF that I've come across this week, as part of another Friday Six:
1. I remember hearing a bunch of children's songs when I was a babysitter in high school, but nothing as awesome as Eric Herman's Elephant Song. I've watched the video about ten times already (three times when BSparl was asleep, so I can't even use her as an excuse) and the song is permanently embedded in my head. He has no idea, but he's going to be a very prominent part of BSparl's musical landscape. Him ... and The Beastie Boys.
2. It's a known fact that PWDs are their own brand of superheroes. And thankfully, our own Chris Bishop has created the most badass blogroll of all time, depicting different diabetes bloggers as members of comic lore. (And the best part is that we all look foxy, despite c-sections. :) ) Check out his Diabetic SuperHeroes blogroll and marvel (ha!) at his creation!
3. And in the diabetic mommy "good news" file, Nic at A Sweet Journey Into Motherhood has given birth to her healthy and absolutely gorgeous son. Please be sure to skip on over there and see his beautiful pictures and give Nic some comments of congratulations.
4. Also, I wanted to share some good news from the Sparling front. Chris has been working with M. Night Shymalan on an upcoming project, and I'm excited that I can finally tell you guys. More details are at Deadline New York, if you want to click through. We're excited, and as always, proud to share with the d-community!!
5. This is kind of nerdy to include, but I really think it's neat. The Boon bottle drying rack makes my kitchen look like I actually have some undead greenery in it. Which is a unique and rare moment for a plant-murderer like me. (See also: The Experiment that failed miserably.) I like this thing - it's bright, cheery, and keeps the baby bottles from smelling odd because they didn't dry properly and therefore forcing me to wash them before I use them. (No, this isn't a paid endorsement. And yes, I purchased this myself at my local Target, where dreams are born. Love Target.)
6. And lastly, have you guys checked out the Australian forum, Reality Check? Well the forums have bloomed into a whole website, called the Type 1 Diabetes Network. The forums are still there, but there's a whole pile of information for a newly diagnosed diabetic or a veteran one, including a great "starter kit" that can has resources for any PWD.
And now I'm off to find more famous monkeys. Have a good weekend!