Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Random bits-n-pieces

First of all; to my anonymous commenter, you made me blush! Thank you, I like you too.

Something unusual I discovered last week, the cadaver lab smells like insulin and it is oddly comforting.

If you are looking for something to read, this is one of the best written Twilight fanfics I've read in a long time. "In the Grip of Twilight"

My friends the Jenkins are still trying to win the Pepsi Grant for their son's sled hockey team, please continue to vote!

Sometime this weekend, I plan to sit down and write a real blog post, okay?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Miss America

In case you missed it the 2011 Miss America is Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska.

Mr. Harer seems to have a knack for picking girls within the top 5, right from the moment they do their introductions. Tonight, he nailed it. He picked Nebraska right from the beginning.

My top choices;
Miss Arizona
Miss Iowa
Miss Pennsylvania
Miss Nevada
Miss Oregon

None of my picks made it to the top 5.

This year the pageant was back on it's home network, ABC. They dropped all the reality tv makeover pre-pageant silliness and brought the pageant back to it's root purpose; to find one young woman, who personifies the American ideal, brains, beauty and a heart of gold.

Despite her age (the new Miss America is only 17) I think the judges made an excellent choice. I cannot wait to see what she accomplishes in her year.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What Immunity?

Diabetes reeks havoc on the immune system. As a type 1, I am at higher risk for all kinds of infections, no matter what my blood sugars are. Infections like; yeast infections, fungal skin infections, ear infections, UTI's, flu, pneumonia, and cholecystitis (gas producing stomach bugs). Fun stuff!

My body seems to ♥ love ♥ fungal infections. TMI, I know, but bear with me here. Athlete's foot and I are like this;

I have a nearly constant supply of Lotrimin, but that is not enough to kill my fungal best friend. No, I have to break out the big guns and take an oral dose (pill) of terbinafine, which means extra blood work to keep an eye in my lovely liver. It seems that in addition to being cozy with fungal infections my newest buddy is..... UTI's. Yup, good times. Thank you diabetes.

So why did I bring this up? Because it sucks and there may be someone out there who needs this information.

I can only pray (and I have) that the UTI's don't decide to stick around for long. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hate New Year's resolutions. I think they pretty much set you up for failure.

If you're engaging in a behavior you don't like, why wait until it is a new year to stop? I get it, really, I understand you think that a new year means a fresh start, but every day is a fresh start. We are not forced to repeat the mistakes of yesterday, ever again.

Lamentations 2:22-23
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is thy faithfulness."

Happy New Year, we have 365 new mornings, full of fresh starts to look forward to in 2011.