We all know the rest of the world doesn’t “get” what it’s like to live with diabetes. Many think it’s the disease of fat people who eat too many donuts, and we just need to get off our collective asses and go for a walk, so we’ll all be cured. Forward your thank you notes to just about any mass media outlet for that prevalent misconception. If people are paying attention, they might notice the pump tubing and realize it isn’t a phone, or worse, a beeper, the surreptitious fingersticks, the dazed expression of a low BG. They aren’t privy to the perpetual mental purgatory where you are forever destined to obsess about how much insulin you took, how much you should take, what you should or shouldn’t eat and how many carbs might be hiding in it, and how this, that or the other thing is going to affect your blood sugar. All the bleeping time. Arguing. Cooking. Conversing. Dancing. Decorating the Christmas tree. Doing laundry. Driving. Funerals. Gardening. Graduations. Grocery shopping. House hunting. Job interviews. Masturbation. Meetings at work. Mini-golf. Movies. Participating in sports. Parties. Playing games. Reading. Sex. Shoveling snow. Showering. Signing up for a checking account. Sleeping. Standing in line at airport security. Taking exams. Trying on clothes at the mall. Vacationing. Walking the dog. Watching TV. Weddings. It interrupts everything.
—Lee Ann Thill, The Butter Compartment
It’s after 2 a.m., and I should be sleeping.
Except for the fact that I can’t.
I’ve had two glasses of orange juice already but I can still feel my blood sugar dropping.
There are so many reasons for me to just go to bed. I have nine hours of work starting tomorrow morning at a brand new job that I literally have an hour and a half’s worth of experience at, not to mention it’s a football Saturday so saying it will be a “busy day” is a gross understatement. I really don’t need to add sleep deprivation to that list.
But all of that reasoning is shattered into oblivion due to the simple fact that my blood sugar is low and I can’t go to bed until I’ve fixed it.
I thought I’d take a minute to let you know why I think the cover design for John’s new book The Fault in our Stars is brilliant. I am almost as dismayed by the negative responses to the cover as I was impressed by the amazingly wonderful designs…
This nerdfighter would like to take this time to wholeheartedly agree with the Yeti. As someone whose youtube account is still relatively new, I usually make a point of ignoring the comment section of videos because, on the whole, they mostly consist of trolls and people arguing with said trolls. I haven’t read all of the comments, but I did see some of them and I was a little surprised.
So yes, the cover isn’t what some people expected. But did any of us really know what to expect? We only know what John has told us and, as he is the author, I’d like to think he knows his book better than anyone. If anything, his excitement over the cover has only made me want to read TFiOS even more. I look at the cover, and I want to know how things turn out for Hazel. The cover may be youthful and bright, but there is a storm cloud smack dab in the middle of it and I need to know how it ends.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that it makes me kind of sad that we nerdfighters haven’t been quite as awesome as we could have been lately. The wide range of aesthetics found in Nerdfighteria is one of the (many) reasons it’s so awesome, but there’s a difference between discussing those aesthetics and giving nonconstructive criticism.
Besides, it’s a lot more fun to read the book and then analyze the crap out of the cover.
Dude, I thought I was safe from tearing up because Burt wasn’t in this episode, but then you went and threw Mrs. Chang at me.
But I do need to thank you for bringing back vampire Tina, and for (surprisingly) having Kurt support Blaine, because that’s not something we’ve seen a lot on this show.
(And Mercedes, just FYI, in the world of performance everyone knows everyone else. If you spoke that way to a director, even one without serious pull in the industry, it would be very difficult for you to find another group willing to take you on. It doesn’t matter if they were in the wrong, you don’t want to be burning bridges for any reason. This goes for you too Rachel, although I think Kurt pretty much covered it.)
So I was very pleased overall with this episode. The only song that really felt off was the big Dreamgirls number… So yay.