Lost in Boston. (Again.)

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Products, Traveling By March 21, 2006 Tags: No Comments

We were late arriving because I managed to get us lost. It’s what I do. Convinced I knew exactly where it was but in reality not having the faintest notion, I dragged Chris around Boston in hot pursuit of the ADA Diabetes Expo. Bright Boston sunshine reflected off the buildings as we strolled towards the Seaport World Trade Center. “There it…


Preferring Crayons.

Uncategorized By March 20, 2006 No Comments

A Haiku for this Morning at Work. Computer on. The Papers shuffle without sound. I’d rather color. Sometimes I wonder if people from work will stumble upon this blog, read about how much I loathe my job, and then pink slip me, a la Dooce. If that ends up being the case, how awful (read: liberating) would that be? Post re:…


Writer’s Block.

Uncategorized By March 15, 2006 No Comments

All these thoughts and I can’t even concentrate long enough to string a sentence together that doesn’t start “I want some more black raspberry ice cream.” I’ve been trying to work on some writing projects for a few hours now and so far I have accomplished the following: Ate some delicious black raspberry ice cream. Thought about how long it…


I held hands with Superman.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community By March 12, 2006 Tags: , , , No Comments

I held hands with Superman. It’s true. He was six years old and missing a front tooth and melted my heart by comparing pumps and trying not to step on any cracks as we walked along the sidewalk towards the Children’s Museum. “Can’t step on the cracks,” I warned, tipping my foot sideways to avoid a fissure. “Got it. I…


Six Things on Friday.

The Friday Six By March 10, 2006 No Comments

1. Tomorrow it is supposed to be almost 60 degrees in Boston. Perfect weather for a PreUnion. (Someone called it “The Sucrose Social.” I laughed and begged for rights to reprint their quip.) Starts at High Noon. Meet in the lobby? I have to be at a real estate appointment at 4 o’clock, so I can stay until about 3:40-ish. But I…


Diabetes Terms of Endearment

Uncategorized By March 3, 2006 No Comments

The Diabetes Terms of Endearment Dictionary: First Edition Preface These are our terms. Ours, as the bunch of people with diabetes who flop around on the internet and use these terms in our posts, in our frustration, in our lives. Amassed from the comments and emails from some of my favorite bloggers and anonymous lurkers, this is our compilation of…


Chronic Babe

Diabetes Advocacy By March 2, 2006 No Comments

Chronic Babe has done me the honor of republishing “A Bottle of Juice in the Shower” on her site. Jenni over at Chronic Babe is running the premiere site for women with chronic illness who are looking to live it up. Her site says “If you’re living with a chronic illness and trying to balance healthy living and—whoa—fun, then you’re DEFINITELY in the right place….


First Annual Boston Blogger’s Pre-Union

Diabetes Community By February 28, 2006 No Comments

The Time: High Noon The Place: Boston Children’s Museum  The First Annual Boston Blogger’s Pre-Union!! (to be followed next year by the Second Annual Blogger’s Reunion) The invitation is extended to everyone who would like to make the drive to Boston and enjoy an afternoon with the bloggers. Meet at noon, stay until you feel like going home. The afternoon is extremely…


Country Mouse.

Traveling By February 27, 2006 No Comments

I can’t claim to be well traveled. Being a bit of a country mouse myself, I’d never explored New York before. Safely cocooned in Rhode Island, the most city action I’d seen was a plethora of Providence and various explorations into Boston. My scene is more the beach, the calming oceanside town, and drinks with friends at the local Irish…


Rhode Island ADA Announcements

Uncategorized By February 22, 2006 No Comments

The following is a press release from the RI Chapter of the American Diabetes Association: Celebrate Oscar Night in Style  at an Award-Winning Fundraiser Oscar Night® America in Providence  to Support the Fight Against Diabetes PROVIDENCE, RI. — Oscar Night® America will be celebrated at a “dress to impress” event on Sunday, March 5 at Rhode Island’s hottest new night…