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Entries from January 1, 2009 - January 31, 2009


Ninjabetic Vlog - This one is supersized.

I did not mean to record a vlog that was so long but if you have some time to spare, it may be worth checking out.

Yesterday I posted 25 Random Facts about Me on Twitter. I chose some silly things, some embarrassing things, and some simple truths. It was fun, so there is a mention in this clip about those 25 things. I posted them below so you can see them in case you do not use Twitter.

I also talk about short fuses and moodiness. There is a point to this madness I swear.

I hope you like it.

25 Random Facts About Me

  1. When I was a kid my, sisters said I used to strip their Barbies, chew on their feet boobs and hands, and then throw them on the hill.
  2. I do an amazing impersonation of Aaron Neville.
  3. I used the amazon gift card from a Dexcom survey to purchase one of my favorite movies. Hedwig & the Angry Inch.
  4. My middle name is Scott.
  5. My favorite number is 56.
  6. I know The Pledge of Allegiance in sign language.
  7. I've been to Australia. In and around Sydney.
  8. Cheese and Syrup was a favorite treat of mine as a kid.
  9. I have a major fear of Clowns, Horses, Birds, and Pinata's. Mime's are a close relative to the clown and equally as scary.
  10. Cement being mixed is one of my favorite smells.
  11. I once flipped the bird to the Easter Bunny.
  12. Cheryl Ladd was my first crush ever. What a foxy "angel!"
  13. My shoe size is 14. I hate having to find shoes but I love the $ I save on not having to rent ski's.
  14. I have both my ears and my nose pierced. I don't wear anything in them anymore but I could.
  15. I cannot eat chicken on the bone. I once had to cook a chicken and I had to call my mom for support to cut it. It Freaked me out.
  16. I love the wind. I can stand in it and close my eyes and be happy.
  17. If I could remove one thing from my memory it would be Michael Bolton. His whole career. I want to be free of it.
  18. I can do the dances from Thriller, Miss You Much, Love is a Battlefield, and The Right Stuff by New Kids.
  19. I failed Spanish twice and I am Latino!
  20. In 3rd grade my teacher asked if any1 knew what "Broad" meant. I raised my hand and said, "A dumb waitress?" I guess I watched too much "Alice" as a kid. You know, Mel's diner.
  21. The first time I tried a cigarette I was 6 years old.
  22. I have never been in a fist fight. Ever.
  23. Grape anything makes me want to vomit. Grape soda, drink, now and laters, cough syrup, glucose tabs, all of it. BUT I LOVE grapes. LOVE!
  24. Until I was 15, I thought UPS delivered Tortillas. My grandma told me that once. I thought,"Wow! Tortillas are popular!"
  25. I married the first girl I ever kissed.


Anna & Steve

I will be wearing a tuxedo this Saturday. Appropriate attire indeed for a “best man!”

Saturday is my sister Anna’s wedding day and her fiancé asked me to be his best man. Cool beans right?

It’s a funny thing being the only brother in a family of girls whose dad died way too early in life. I always feel like I am supposed to keep an eye out for them like dad did and would have. When Jennifer starting dating her husband Paul I became good friends. I clicked with him (not that it mattered) immediately. He treats her right and makes her happy, the two things that are most important to me. And now he is going to be a Daddy! So awesome!

My sister Diane was lucky that my dad actually got to know Frank when they were first dating. My dad loved Frank. I love Frank. You would too, he is awesome.

Steve, my brother in law come Saturday, is a great guy and I love him already. Kind, funny, smart, geeky (in an awesomely cool way), laid back, warm, and friendly. But none of that matters.

All that matters is that my sister is happy and he that treats her right.

Check and Check.

My sister is the happiest I have ever seen her and she also seems so much more “herself” then she has been in the past. It’s the Anna I know and love who is chilled out most of the time but will put the smack down if needed.

I see them and they are already such great friends who laugh, play, and even go to church together which for my sister is a big thing.

So this Saturday at about 6:30PM, grab a hold of a drink somewhere and join me in toasting Anna and Steve.

“May their years together be many, their days joyful, and every minute together cherished.”


A Funny Exchange

Coworker: Hey dude.

George: Hey.

Most of the people I work with I feel are like family and close friends. There are a few that piss me off but most are pretty chill. This exchange this morning cracked me up.

C: Dude, so I was wondering if most people keep their pumps in their socks or pockets like you.

G: You were wondering that? Why?

C: (laughs) Well I mean do people rock it on their belt like a Black Berry or what?

G: I used to but since I have a Blackberry that I wear on my belt I was starting to look a little like Batman which is not as cool as I thought it would be.

C: I saw this commercial with these blood monitors but in different colors. Have you seen those?

She is talking about the One Touch Ultra Mini’s that are available in 6 different colors. I use mine when I do not want to carry my bag around and I can put the meter and lancing device in my pocket easily because of their compact size.

G: I actually have a green one. It was gift from a good friend of mine.

C: That one was my favorite!

G: Yeah, they are pretty cool.

C: Dude, it makes me want to get one and check my blood sugar. Like, BAM check me out and my stylin’ green machine.

G: (laughing) Kind of like when people got all into wearing fake glasses because they thought they looked cool.

C: Ugh! I HATED that phase. People would come up to me and say, “Cute glasses. Are they real?” I mean, YES. Of course they are real! I will crash my car without them!

G: Yeah. This would be exactly like that.

C: Oh… I get it.

G: Cool.


You Tube Tuesday #105

I love music. I love playing it, listening to it and occasionally writing it. I also love to hear different musical instruments and the different sounds you can make with them. Always amazing to me.

Check out this Harmonica player and how he can play some classics.



People's Perspective

Yesterday was a sick day. I was up all night as was my son. We were sick to our stomachs until morning came. It was a rough night.

My son had his last day of finals yesterday and said he could not stay home so he went to school and was fine.

I, on the other hand, could not get out of bed. I was drained and wiped out and still felt terrible.

Age? Diabetes? Both?

By noon yesterday I felt better. I was scared to eat but finally managed to have some soup. It soothed and made me feel better. Luckily it was an overnight thing and not a week long thing like I have had before.

But today something strange happened. I walked into work and co-workers started asking how I was. But I detected something different. It was almost as if they didn’t believe me at least, that was how it seemed.

Wanting to know what time George threw up, and what time I felt funny, and what did I eat, and why did I not go to doctors, and could it be my diabetes, and then my favorite statement of all…

“You need to take care of yourself.”

I think this is it. I think they think I don’t care about myself or my diabetes. I can almost hear them all talking in the lunch room about how much weight I have gained and how “down” I have been and they knew what happened the other night with my BG skyrocketing after my set got pulled out.

Is it just me or are there people around you who assume that any stumble, any complication you may have means you are not taking care of yourself? I know the real deal but honestly, we all want to take better care of ourselves. So those statements start to make me wonder.

So when I hear them say “You need to take care of yourself” and I just nod, smile, and blog their asses.