Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friends With Diabetes

By a blessing, my job had me travel to Minneapolis, MN, home to the U of Minn--Golden Gophers and...

Scott K. Johnson, fellow type 1 diabetic and blogger extraordinaire. Scott and I managed to break away, from our busy schedules, and have lunch just north of Minneapolis. Many of you probably want to know what Scott is really like, being the well known writer and all, and very good friend to fellow diabetic, George Simmons.

Well...

Scott is fun, authentic, kind-hearted, very intelligent, and all-around great guy. BTW, this is the short list. :) Amongst many of you whom I consider family (in the diabetes-world), Scott is a brother-in-arms who knows full well the daily frustrations and joys of being a diabetic. We laughed and bantered about our frustrations surrounding diabetes management. We long for that day of being truly free.

Lastly, we spoke of our love for writing and how much we appreciate the diabetic OC. Although our time was short, I truly believe I've made a friend for life. I look forward to meeting Scott again, hopefully very soon.

Okay, here are ALL the PWDs mentioned in a little less than 2 hours. Ready?
Shauntaye Williams (fellow member & good friend on dLife)
And all you d-Tweeps out there! You guys rock! :D

10 comments:

Cherise said...

Scott is AWESOME! I consider him a brother. He is smart and cool to hang out with. I am glad you had the chance to meet him.

Sara said...

Scott was my very first meet-up and I think he is great!

Alison said...

How cool to know that we're being talked about all those miles away in sunny Minneapolis. I wondered why my ears were burning!

Tim said...

I hope you mentioned Alison and I in the context of how vile we are and how rubbish our blog is.

Mark said...

No... We really ENJOY your site! Where else can we find a dose of d-humor and intelligent writing. Love the fun!

Tim said...

Damn! We must try harder to alienate our readers! ;-)

Scott K. Johnson said...

Thanks a million for all of the kinds words Mark! I enjoyed our lunch too, and am excited that you'll be back in town again soon.

We'll have to cause much more trouble next time.

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