Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Featured Blogger of the Week: November 16-22, Post # 2


Featured Blogger of the Week: November 16-22
Kelly Kunik, 
Diabetesaliciousness
Post # 2

SO, we all know I’m slightly odd, and I’m fine with that, diabetes just adds to the mix.  I don’t mean odd in a bad way, I mean odd in I have unique likes and perspectives type of way.  My mind remembers things that are absolutely of no help to me in my adult life, yet I remember them verbatim. 

FOR INSTANCE:   I was going over my crazy Type 1 family history in my head the other day......

I'm a T1

MY Dad was a T1

My sister Donna is a T1

My sister Debbie was a T1

My Aunt Pat was a T1

My Aunt Jo-Anne was a T1

My cousin Bernadette is a T1

My cousin Denise is a T1 - I think

My Nephew Brenden is a T1

My mother's Grand Mother was a T1

My mother's uncle was a T2 - she thinks - he might have been T1 but for the life of her she can't remember because he died like 50 years ago.

My Mom is a t2 – recently diagnosed.

And all of a sudden (and out of nowhere) I start humming the theme to the Dr. Pepper Commercial from the 1970's.

You know the one, where the dark haired guy (he went on to star in “An American Werewolf in London”, and a Seinfeld episode where he played Elaine’s date, a recovering alcoholic whom Jerry inadvertently helps to fall of the wagon. Again, why do I know this crap?) is by himself and starts to sing the following:

 

"I drink Dr. Pepper cause I'm Proud

I used to be alone in a crowd

But now you look around these days

There seems to me a Dr. Pepper craze

CAUSE......

I'm a pepper,

You’re a pepper,

He's a pepper,

She's a pepper,

Wouldn't you like to be a pepper to?

Be a pepper, drink Dr. Pepper, Be a Pepper, Drink Dr. Pepper.

 

Us peppers are an interesting breed

An original taste is what we need

Ask any Pepper and he'll say

Only Dr. Pepper tastes that way

CAUSE......

I'm a pepper,

You’re a pepper,

He's a pepper,

She's a pepper,

Wouldn't you like to be a pepper to?

Be a pepper, drink Dr. Pepper, Be a Pepper, Drink Dr. Pepper.

COME ON!!"

At the end of the commercial he's dancing and singing with a whole crowd of "hopped up on the Voo Doo Dr. Pepper" freaks.

NOT TO SELF: YOU WATCHED WAY TOO MUCH TELEVISION AS A CHILD.  WHY THE HELL DO YOU KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO THIS COMMERCIAL JINGLE?

 

I immediately change the words to the Dr. Pepper tune to suite my family history – AND IT GOES A LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

I basal & bolus insulin accordingly don't ya know,

Cause if I didn't... it would really blow

My blood sugar would be super high or super low

Two places I 'don't really want to go

One extreme I'd start to sweat and shake

The other could knock me out

And put me into a Diabetic Keto- Acidotic -state...

You see I'm part of Diabetic T1 family Craze!! 

Cause......

I'm a T1,

You’re a T1,

He's a T1,

She's a T1,

Wouldn't you like to be a T1 to?

Us T1's are an interesting breed

New Islets of Langerhans are just what we need

Ask any T1 and she'll say

I'm waiting for a cure to come my way....

Cause...

I'm a T1,

You’re a T1,

He's a T1,

She's a T1,

Wouldn't you like to be a T1 to?

Be a T1 - just like your Daddy

Be a T1, my families DNA Double Helix is really batty

COME ON!

Cut to me singing along with the rest of dBlogville.

 We are dressed in blue, twirling our pumps, waving or needles in unison and having a grand old time. 

Like I said, I’m a bit odd. But…it’s kinda catchy! 

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