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Friday, May 13, 2011

Awesome Things & Blünt Lancet

Today's post topic is the most awesome thing you’ve done because of diabetes.  Obviously that’s a no-brainer for me. (Which is good, considering my brain is feeling pretty fried right about now.)  I mean really . . . . what awesome thing have I done because of diabetes . . . .gee, I don’t know . . . .  .maybe . . . .


I’ve had so much fun organizing DBlog Week for the past two years.  I’m excited to read all of the posts and get to know my fellow bloggers better.  I hope it not only bonds our community but also teaches a thing or two to those OUTSIDE the D-OC.  Yup, Diabetes Blog Week is by far the most awesome thing I’ve done because of diabetes!

Since today’s post was so easy , I thought I’d tackle one of the Wild Card topics - particularly D-Myths:

 * D-Myths: I’m not talking about D-Myths like “people with diabetes can’t eat sugar” or “you get diabetes from being lazy” - we work to disprove those every day.  Today lets PROVE some fun d-myths like #dprom (the prom for diabetics around the world), Sprinkles (the glittery unicorn of advocacy), or Blünt Lancet (the diabetic heroes of rock)!  Choose one of these “d-myths” (or create one yourself) and take it someplace creative!  You might write about the time Sprinkles visited you to spread the advocacy love - hopefully he / she/ IT?? brought you a cupcake too!!  You could compose a new song for Blünt Lancet’s next album.  Or you might give us every details of the night you went to #dprom.  Write about any "myth" or story-line you can dream up!  Let’s bring those “myths” to life!

So there’s been a rumor going around that Blünt Lancet is getting ready to go out on tour.  And that they’ll be covering the popular Police song “Don’t Stand So Close To Me”.

Mmmm, Sting. *ahem*  Anyway, I hear that although the lyrics to this song are quite fabulous, they’ve been updated for the upcoming tour.  My sources even slid me a sneak preview!!  (I thought about Stepping Outside The Box and singing this song on a vlog - but I love you all too much to subject you to that.  And apparently just THINKING about singing on my blog was enough to crash Blogger for more than a day!)

"Don't Judge My A1C”
Lab-work time, the subject
Of of lots of stress for me,
What I want so badly
Is one great A1C
Inside me there's longing
I’m just an open page
Appointment - it’s so close now
My nerves begin to rage

Don't judge, don't judge my
Don't judge my A1C

I have tried so hard now
You know how tough things get
Sometimes it's not so easy
And there ‘aint no cure yet
Temptation, frustration
So bad it makes me cry
Huge cupcake, will’s fading
Can’t eat just one french fry

Don't judge, don't judge my
Don't judge my A1C

I wish you understood
You know I try and try
Strong words are just no good
The accusations fly
It's no use, please listen
Or else you’ll piss me off
Just like my last endo
Who got a quick sendoff

Don't judge, don't judge my
Don't judge my A1C
Don't judge, don't judge my
Don't judge my A1C

Please don't judge my A1C

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  1. great piece of poetry - welldone

    and thank you for DBlog Week

  2. YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR! Will you please appear on our next album? PLEASE??

    -Kim Pancreas

  3. This cracked me up! Great job with those lyrics!

  4. The Police are awesome! Love the lyrics! The ARE awesome!

  5. That was awesome. Granted now I have this song stuck in my head.

  6. AWESOME! I talked about d-lyrics a little in my Day 3 post! LOVE yours!!! :)

  7. wow. just, wow! this is AMAZING karen! i LOVE it! :)

  8. Oh my gosh, those lyrics are amazing! Thanks for making my day -and for organizing such an awesome D-Blog Week!

  9. Great Song!!! You so need to sing it for us :)

  10. That was very creative and hysterical!!! I'll be singing it in my head the rest of the day :)

  11. That is so awesome on the lyrics! Nice job, Karen. You rock.

  12. Fantastic Karen. Thank you SO much for DBog Week, and especially for your rewrite of a Police classic - I'll never hear it the same way again!

  13. Awesome job on those lyrics :)

  14. D Blog Week is quite the awesomeness! You don't even need to say anymore lol You rock :-)

  15. those lyrics are FANTASTIC, well done!

    and thanks for launching dblogweek. i particpated last year but haven't been able to this time around, though i have been enjoying reading others' posts. cheers!

  16. AWESOME! Now I'm going to be singing that song in my head for the rest of the night!

  17. Youre beyond awesome! Please sing it!! :)

  18. Awesome! I love it! Can't stop singing along! :)


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