Wednesday, May 03, 2006

My Turn!

Accent: I have an annoying Midwest accent. It's nasally and it is pointed out to me on a regular basis.
Booze: No thank-you.

Chore I Hate: Washing dishes. Granted, I don't have a lot, but i think it makes it worse. I only have a bowl or a plate to do at a time, and I have to do them in the bathroom sink.
Dog or Cat: Dog. However cats are nice on occasion. I had many, many cats when I was young.
Essential Electronics: My laptop.
Favorite Perfume: I don't wear it. But I love the smell of Bath and Body works Warm vanilla sugar.
Gold or Silver: I wear silver most.

Hometown: Somewhere in MI! :-)
Insomnia: Almost never. Most nights I collapse into bed. I'm asleep before my head hits the pillow.

Job Title: Full-time student. Otherwise un-employed. (Someone, somewhere has to give the poor student experience. We have to get it somewhere! Grrr)

Kids: None, but they are cute, and I love working with them.

Living arrangements: In a dorm for 1 (read that ONE) more day!!!!!!!

Most admirable traits: Mine? Um...I've been told I'm patient and kind.

Number of sexual partners: Zero.

Overnight hospital stays: For a week when I was diagnosed.
Phobias: Heights. I've never been on a roller coaster.

Quote: "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus
Religion: Christian

Siblings: 2 brothers, their wives and a niece.
Time I wake up: M/F: 9:30, T/R: 8, W: 6:30. Weekends as late as I can.
Unusual talent or skill: I have no idea.

Vegetables I love: Carrots

Worst habit: I bite my nails sometimes.
X-rays: Hand, ankle, knees, lungs (3 times this year! Our health clinic loves those things)

Yummy foods I make: Brownies. They have a peanut butter layer. They are wonderful.
Zodiac sign: Capricorn.

An update on me: I have my supplies for the next month. Insurance is still not figured out, but hopefully we will get there eventually. They would only pay for 200 strips, so hopefully I don't get sick this month. I am currently in exam week, which means I am trying really hard not to get stressed out. I move out of the dorm tomorrow (hallelujah!! YOU try living with 300 girls. AHH!!) I'm glad for my pump this week. Any shreds of a schedule is long gone. I eat at the most random times, sometimes only a little, other times a lot. Ahh, the craziness of college life!


Joel said...

Google sent me to your blog from a search for levemir.

I've never thought about looking for a blog with a diabetes undertone. Interesting...

I was in college just yesterday.
Ok, it just seems that way. Dang I'm old.

Diagnosed at 12, 1982. I've been through lots of changes since then. For example I started with cow insulin.

I've never had much of a problem with control. I could tell lots of crazy things that can happen during college days though. It is definitely the hardest time to get through without some battle scars.

Alchohol and hypoglocemia make for some wacky experiences.


Sandra Miller said...


So glad to hear you've got your supplies for the month-- and I'm really hoping your insurance is back on track VERY SOON.

And hey, I smiled when I read your "Favorite Perfume" -- I don't wear it either, and I too LOVE the smell of Bath and Body works Warm Vanilla Sugar (it's the hand soap in my bathroom :-)

Jen said...

Oh Joel. Welcome to the diabetes OC! (that online community)
If you go to
you will find all KINDS of diabetes blogs. You won't be disappointed!