Friday, May 08, 2009

Stuff Happens

Okay, just a few ramblings for a Friday...
1. It's no secret that I'm working my butt off to get my diabetes under better control. I've lowered my A1c to 6.4 and I workout every day. But darn it if I go to bed last night, with a 150 BG, and I wake up with a 233. Why?!? I didn't snack. UGH!
2. Why is it when you're in a hurry to get home, and while trying to be a very responsible, patient driver, someone lets out all the freakin' idiots on the road?
Note to the Georgia driver I almost ran off the road: The posted speed limit was 55, not 35, and you were driving in the fast lane with very little traffic. Sorry to pull the James Bond-like manuever on you, but you deserved it. :D
3. This is for all the teachers out there who believe dumping a ton of useless, God-forbidden homework on students, just before summer break, is the right thing to do. Studies have shown that returning students only retain approximately 25 percent of what they learned during the previous school year. It doesn't take a genius to understand that piling on the homework, before summer break, is wrong.
4. One final note: Ladies and gentlemen, if you're at a restaurant and you see a guy taking a little device, poking his finger, and putting a drop a blood on another device, try not to look shocked. It's 2009 and 98 percent of the world's population has heard of diabetes at one point in the lives. Please don't freak out. In fact, it's okay to engage and ask questions. As my friends can testify, I'm really a nice guy.

Okay, enough rambling. So, in the immortal words of Porky Pig, "That's all folks!" Have a great weekend!


Monday, May 04, 2009


Accidents are bound to happen. Especially if you drive 50+ miles roundtrip every day. Last Thursday was my turn.

First of all, this is my third vehicle that I've been fond of, but the first where I could carry our entire family without worrying about safety.

I was the lead in a 3-car bash. Not fun. The kind gentlemen, who caused the melee, totaled his car. The poor woman, in the middle of it all, received severe damage to both front and back of her car. My car? The bumper? Gone. The swing door? Gone. Spare tire? Gone.

Thankfully, everyone involved was very kind and patient. I was particularly blessed by both the Fulton County Police officer, who was already on-scene with another accident, and the Georgia State Police officer who showed awesome professionalism throughout the ordeal.

Now comes the hard part: the repair work... Ugh!