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Early Weekend.

This morning I had the pleasure of sitting down for a great breakfast with Mollie Singer and her mom, Jackie.  (Yes, her sister is Jackie as well.)  Mollie blogs over at CureMoll and has been type 1 since she was four years old.

We sat down for coffee and eggs at Pershing Square (right near Grand Central) and gabbed about college, relationships, and our experiences growing up with diabetes.  There's something very unique about sitting down with another blogging diabetic and have that instant connection.  Mollie's mom reminded me so much of my own mother, talking candidly about how an upbeat attitude can make all the difference.  And Mollie, with her bright smile, was just as sweet and positive as I had anticipated.

To that end, we laughed, joked, and had a good time.  Maybe too good a time, because when Mollie's mother excused herself to the ladies' room, this guy came over to our table.

"Excuse me, but my friends and I have a bet that you aren't from around here."

Did I hear him right?  "What's that?"

"That you aren't from New York.  Are you?"

Mollie shook her head.  "I'm from Vegas."

"Me?  I'm from Rhode Island."

The guy laughed.  "So definitely not from New York.  I knew it!  You seemed to fresh-faced and happy to be from the city."

I couldn't help but laugh right back.  "You're telling me that we seem too happy to be from New York?  That we're too smiley?  Well sir, I take that as a high compliment then."

Kerri and Mollie - not locals!  :)

Cheers to you, Mollie, for being another happy face visiting NYC!! 

I'm off to get an early start on the weekend - have a good one!


That's so funny.

I have the opposite problem - people always think I'm from wherever I am! Almost every time I'm in NYC, especially in subway stations, someone asks me for directions. I was asked three times for directions the first time I was in Boston. I've also been asked when I went to Philadelphia and La Jolla, CA. It's kind of ridiculous. I guess I just look like I always know where I'm going.

You two have matching eyebrow arches and matching smiles, but you can tell that she lives in sunny Las Vegas and you live in the pale land that is the Northeast!

Great photo! As a twin with a twin diabetic sister, I've wanted to meet Molly and Jackie ever since I read their blog!

Hey Kerri!!!!!

It was SO great to finally meet you this morning, and I too enjoyed talking to another diabetic blogger...in person. :) And you're right about the bond, it does feel like I've known you all my life. The strange thing is i remember when i was a child how lonely i felt not knowing any other diabetics, not being able to talk to someone other than my family, who I knew understood what I was going through, but today, because of blogging I have met so many great inspirational and helpful diabetics, and its wonderful to know that they're not only there for me, but we're all out there for each other.

Kerri, your blog keeps me smiling, reminds me to maintain my sense of humor, not to be too specific in general, and not to take myself too seriously. If it weren't for blogging and our online friends, we never would have met. I'm thrilled that we had the chance to meet, and I'll continue to be sixuntilme's #1 fan! You're a cool person, and those of us in the blogging world are lucky to call you our friend. :)
Keep up the blogging, I think of bloggers like you and Allison, and Manny as my mentors. So please keep up the good work, because I'm learning from all of you. :)

I hope you have a great weekend, and I'll be updating my blog this week and writing about this whole experience. :-D Talk to you later!

hahah sweet story!

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