Thursday, March 21, 2013


Stuff and things:
  • You may notice in the near future (or, not, because it will be tiny) that I will have a small ad on my site for Diabetic Living magazine, which is part of the Meredith family of publications. They reached out to me earlier this month about doing some advertising on TMP, and while it wasn't a decision I rushed to make, and I think the time has come that this site could start paying for itself just a wee bit. (Basically, if people follow the link on my site and then subscribe to the magazine, I get a chunk of it.) I hope that's cool with you guys. Ads will never have anything to do with the content you'll find here - I'm not doing any paid topic insertion tomfoolery - and if things get weird, I'll swing the axe. No biggie. But, worth a try, I think.
  • I'm a fan of the intersection where satire and diabetes meet, and last week one of my wishes came true. Go check out The Cinnamon (a diabetes-centric play on The Onion) and submit a ridiculous headline of your own. It's on Facebook, too. (And bee tee dubs, it's Chris that's behind it.)
  • On a similar note, it looks like if I just follow these simple rules, pregnancy should be a breeze.
  • Tuesday, March 26th is dubbed as Diabetes Alert Day by the American Diabetes Association, and it's "a one-day 'wake-up call' asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.Sanofi Diabetes is also supporting the effort by hosting an "event" on Facebook where they're asking folks to not only take the diabetes risk test, but also to draw a blue check mark on their hand and upload a picture to the "Check It Blue" page.
  • This is accurate.
  • I saw my internal medicine doctor earlier this week, and as I stood in line to schedule my next visit, I noticed that the gentleman in front of me was carrying a lot of familiar-looking items: a Bayer something-something glucose meter (his hand was over the picture, so not sure which one, but does it matter?), a booklet on carb counting, and a Calorie King book. I wanted to say something to him, but he never made eye contact with me, which was going to be my "go-ahead" cue. Even diabetes advocates don't always speak up.
  • I've begun the baby registering process, and holy crap, kids have a lot of stuff. My crafty side has been rearing its head, so there are a few things I'm making instead of buying new (I can sew the crap out of a changing pad cover, you guys), and the room that shall become the nursery is now a tornado of fabric, boxes, half-finished projects, and diapers. Yes, I'm buying diapers already. They're on sale! They don't expire! It makes sense! Kind of!
  • And lastly, Corgnelius is the Ryan Gosling of Corgis. (Spellcheck may not like that name, but I sure do.)


  1. "Sew the crap out of a changing pad cover..." I see what you did there, and it made me giggle.

  2. Oh my gosh, that website of "pregnancy rules" is the best thing ever!

  3. When Mattias was about 6 months old, I bought so many boxes of diapers that were on clearance (sizes 3-5), that I haven't had to buy another box since then. He's now 2 1/2. I got over 1200 diapers and paid around $100. Can you tell I'm a wee bit proud of that score?

    So buy away! And learn what is a good price per diaper. I pull the trigger at anything below .16/diaper.

    Ooh, and sign up for amazon mom... You get a prime membership for free for three months (you need to remember to cancel though). You get great prices on diapers and wipes that are delivered right to your door for FREE!

    I am all about getting great deals!

  4. Round up... be careful... in a few more weeks that's going to be a pregnancy bump joke... :D

  5. Hey Kim, thanks a bunch for including “Check it Blue” in your round-up! My best, Laura K