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Reasons I Did Not Blog on Monday: Part 3 and 4

April 30, 2009

I am Type 1 diabetic. I became diabetic at the end of grade seven. I don’t know for sure but I think this might be related to the diagnosis:

In grade five, I used to trade my tuna and pickle sandwiches for Mr.Big chocolate bars. (Mom, I’m sorry you had to find out this way)

Then, bad lunch karma caught up to me two years later in grade seven and I officially had the worst year of my life.

I have compiled an explanatory list for your records:

-I cut off all my hair and it looked really bad. Then I permed it. It looked really really bad.
-A large dog ripped a large hole in my forearm.
-For a good part of the year my hands were covered in warts with military training. They. would. not. die.
-I was home schooled for the first half of the school year and *hated* it. I secretly watched a lot of soap operas. I recently saw ten minutes of Young and the Restless and found out I hadn’t missed too much in thirteen years.
-I went on a class ski trip and never even made it to the bunny hill. Yet still managed to be the only kid in my class that required first aid. One week later I got diabetes.

My body sent me this memo:


Due to an exceptionally crappy year, corporate has decided to downsize your organ system in order to preserve calories needed to cope with said crap. We have chosen to cease the operation of your pancreas, which will conveniently allow you to go on living.


Your Body.

This was very good because I was excused from the rest of the class ski trips.

This little bit of history is indirectly responsible for my inability to blog on Monday. But why Claire? Well, every now and then, my body stages an unexplained diabetic coup. I will refrain from making a record of my blood sugar level as there are members of the medical community reading this blog ready to send EMS to my door with a stern reprimand.

So basically my mental faculties were on hold which leads to the fourth reason I did not blog on Monday:

Somehow I ended up at the video store paying $15 dollars for the weekly rental of Season 4 of The Office. That, along with insulin, seemed like the right thing to do under the circumstances.

If you didn’t know, watching an entire TV series season in one week is exhausting and not recommended. In fact, they charge $15 in order to deter people from doing so.

In conclusion, I hope y’all appreciate my blogging efforts this week in spite of its pitiful start.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jean permalink
    May 2, 2009 1:01 pm

    What stuns me is that someone actually agreed to trade a chocolate bar for a tuna sandwich. Did this person also go around on the playground and force kids to beat him up for his lunch money?

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