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Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. I hope to share my struggles, my successes, and everything in between.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tagged for Seven!

Yes, I know I'm late.

But - better late than never right?!

Scott Strumello tagged me for the 7x7 meme. Thanks Scott!

I really do have some stuff to post about, but I've been so damn busy. I'm sorry it has been a bit sparse around here lately. I promise I'll get my priorities back in order and get some good stuff posted soon!

That being said - here we go with the meme!

Seven Things To Do Before I Die:

1. Learn to save my money and live comfortably. I don't need to be rich, just comfortable.
2. Watch my kids grow up, meet my kids kids, and maybe even THEIR kids!!
3. Learn to like fruit & veggies...
4. Travel more, and I mean for fun -- not for work. With my wife.
5. Find better balance of quality of life and satisfactory diabetes management.
6. Retire and do whatever the heck I want to do every day (ties closely with #1, and #4 I guess).
7. Meet Kevin Garnett and have some time to talk with him.

Seven Things I Cannot Do:

1. Think of even ONE remotely funny diabetes related joke. DAMMIT!! I haven't given up yet...
2. Save money. See #1 in the list above.
3. Do "handyman" stuff around the house. I usually make it worse. Then I call for help.
4. Eat just one serving. Of anything. Unless I don't like it. Then I don't even finish the one I tried.
5. Ice Skate. Yes, I do live in Minnesota and have my whole life. That is irrelevant.
6. Keep anything clean. I'm like a kid. A big sloppy kid.
7. Dress nice. I don't buy clothes, and I count on my wife to help me not look too ridiculous when I leave the house. You should see me when she's mad...

Seven Things That Attract Me To My Lady:

1. She's HOT!
2. Her kindness, caring attitude, and patience.
3. Her beautiful eyes.
4. Her ability to understand what's going on in my mixed up head.
5. Her self-confidence.
6. How awesome she is with our kids.
7. She's stubborn and takes no shit from people (including me!).

Side note - I have been madly in love with my wife since I was 15 years old. How lucky can a guy be to grow up in love with his high school sweetheart, get married to her, and raise a family with her. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I thank her for all of the sacrifices she has made to love me in return.

Seven Things I Say:

1. "Ah Mother Fuck..." - this typically follows the result of a blood sugar test...
2. "What the Fuck?!" - this too typically follows the result of a blood sugar test...
3. "Dude!"
4. "Holy Shit Batman!"
5. "PLEASE stop poking me in the eyeball..." - this is said only to my 4 year old daughter on Saturday and Sunday mornings around 9:00 A.M. She's up and I'm not, and she's trying to change that.
6. "Major Suckage"
7. "What do you mean my credit card did not go through?"

Seven Books That I Love:

1. The Chronicles of Tao
2. The Celestine Prophecies
3. Siddhartha
4. Way of the Peaceful Warrior
5. Conversations With God
6. Showdown with Diabetes
7. Think Like a Pancreas

Side note #2 - Man - that was REALLY hard for me! Maybe it's a sign that I need to read more? I listen to a LOT of audio books - but didn't include them here. Most of the time, whether I like those or not has more to do with the narrator than with the quality of the book...

Seven Movies That I've Loved:

1.The Princess Bride
2.The Usual Suspects
3.Snatch
4.Pulp Fiction
5.Kill Bill vol. 1
6.A Christmas Story (Thank you TNT (Christmas eve marathon...)!)
7.Many of my kids movies (Shrek, Monsters Inc., Toy Story, Monster House, etc).

Seven People I Tag:
1.
You
2. Him
3. Her
4. Him too
5. Her too
6. Them
7. and They

7 Comments:

Blogger cass said...

i think i am going to start saying "holy shit batman"

sounds good to me.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Chrissie in Belgium said...

I like "Please stop poking me in the eyeball". That could be used all the time, in all sorts of situations. Actually it was kind of fun, wasn't it, doing the tag thing?!

5:13 AM  
Blogger Carey said...

Nice 7s. I can totally relate to the handyman thang. I also lack the typical dad skills in that area.

Have a good weekend.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

A Christmas Story will forever be one of my favorites. There are a chock full of one liners that my brother and I go through when we see each other. We're such nerds.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Val said...

Nice to meet another person married to their high school sweetheart - a lot of the people in college and shortly after who used to give me crap about "still dating" a guy from high school (and getting married as a junior in college) have been married and divorced twice and we're still going strong. (dating since 83 - married since 88).
I also went thru a long phase of saying "Holy sheep shit Batman" but I think I finally canned that when the kids were born....

8:57 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

Scott,

Someone very wise once told me: "Post whenever you feel like. We'll be here whenever you do." :-)

1:18 PM  
Blogger Minnesota Nice said...

What beautiful sentiments about your wife.
I have adopted your term "major suckage" and now use it frequently in conversation.
And I also like the Dan Millman books - did you see the movie that came out about a year ago?

How 'bout this weather? Crazy people in my neighborhood are running around Lake Calhoun in tee shirts

6:00 PM  

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