Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day.

I'm reveling in some awesome weather (sunny, breezy, lower 70's) and a day off of work over here. I may have almost walked into an intricately constructed yet extremely creepy spiderweb that was built overnight on our deck stairs this morning while taking Billy outside, but by golly, I'm not letting that set the tempo for today.

  • In case you missed it, my cartoon for DiabetesMine went live yesterday! I love the idea of high five-ing with a unicorn, but as one reader pointed out, it probably hurts. You know - hooves and all. I'm going to say that whoever trains the unicorn would teach them to high five in a very gentle manner. (Because if this is all coming out of my imagination, I'm going to be thorough about the details.)
  • Speaking of unicorns, (how often does one get to say that?) I went to a bridal shower yesterday, and the house it was held at had more unicorns in one place than I've ever seen in my life - plates, figurines, knick knacks of every sort. Combine this with the fact that there were a variety of cupcakes as well, and I suddenly wished the entire DOC were there with me. It was awesome!
  • Saturday was the first Husker game of the season, and yes, I made Billy wear his football jersey. He doesn't like the getting it on or off part, but once it's on he's okay. He's such a good sport. 
  • It's a short bullet point list - on the advocacy front, check in with the UNite for a Healthy Future group (the one that's meeting the day before the U.N. Summit in Central Park, NYC on 9/18) on Facebook and with the JDRF Promise To Remember Me campaign. In different ways, both of these initiatives aim to grab the attention of lawmakers and world leaders to say "Hey, you need to pay attention to this. You need to pay attention to how diabetes is affecting the world, and us".
And, the obligatory Billy Corgin photo from this weekend (video coming soon):

Crazy dog playing fetch!


  1. Ooh can't wait for the Billy video. The bridal shower sounds awesome with all the cupcakes and unicorns...think we should use the same theme for D-Prom! :D

    Your DiabetesMine cartoon was brilliant btw! Loved it!!!

  2. When I first glanced at Billy's picture it looked like he had a big red bowtie on.

  3. i recently saw a post featuring nearly life-sized artist's rendering of two high-fiving unicorns that i shall now link to you. warning: it also includes photos of a disturbingly awesome (or awesomely disturbing) birthday cake for twins that features a very realistic depiction of babies in the womb. scroll down for the unicorns and rainbows:


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