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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.

Monday, December 24, 2007

"Uncle! Uncle!!"

It is, quite simply, a tradition for me. For as long as I can remember, and for as long as I'm around, Christmas eve will have at least one constant.

I know the characters. I know the props (even down the the cloth fake dog tail stuck in the door...). I know the lines. I've got my kids repeating parts of the story. I've been known, at any time, to pop a VHS tape in that I recorded during the 24-hour marathon on TBS. I swear I could watch the movie non-stop, forever.

I know there are others of you out there. And the rest of you probably hate the movie. That's the way it goes with this type of thing.

A sign of my addiction to this movie is that I've been able to draw analogies between the movie and my life with diabetes. I would probably score that one in the "Bad Signs" category...

In this case it is Low Blood Sugar.

And his buddy, Rebound High.

Their only pleasure in life is stalking and tormenting victims at every opportunity.

You see that? Low Blood Sugar working to pry a submission to its evil will (which is to eat everything in sight, even if all you need is a single gram of carbohydrate...), and Rebound High patiently waiting for his turn later...

They are the best of buddies, these two.

But it is always Low Blood Sugar that starts the trouble.

But we all know what happened...

Happy holidays everyone!


Blogger Zazzy said...

You'll shoot your eye out kid!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

11:38 PM  
Blogger Christine-Megan said...

Have a great Christmas Scott!

11:48 PM  
Blogger Carey said...

Merry Christmas, Scott!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

"Daddy's gonna kill Ralphie!"

"Fra..gee...lay. It must be Italian"

The best part about watching the movie is reciting the lines.

Merry Christmas :)

9:32 AM  
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10:17 AM  
Blogger Drea said...

Merry Christmas!! Happy Holidays!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I love the movie, but my husband doesn't. So we've been watching westerns on AMC all day.

But I did get to watch the commercials which are hilarious all by themselves.

Hope you had a great day!

6:54 PM  
Blogger George said...


I hope you had a merry one dude.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Cara said...

That is my FAVORITE Christmas movie! I have to watch it every Christmas Eve on TBS. :) I love the marathon.
You'll shoot your eye out! You'll shoot your eye out!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Good analogy! Great movie.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my Minnesota friend. :-)

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love this movie at my house too!

I got the DVD for my bro last year and he got my dad the leg lap as an ornament. This year my mom got my brother Christmas Story Monopoly.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Bad Decision Maker said...

that made me laugh even though i have no idea what movie it is (i haven't seen most movies that people are "supposed to have seen")

2:53 AM  
Blogger k2 said...

"Fa, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra, Ra!"

Love the movie, love the post!!!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous tiffany and co said...

Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

1:09 AM  

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