Good morning ladies, gentlemen, diabetics, non-diabetics, people just looking for a place to have a good chat, people looking to annoy those that were looking to have a good chat, and any others out there that I have not mentioned. Well, my summer has ended and now my greatest hate is creeping closer and closer and closer. What is it, you ask? Winter in Chicago…YUCK. Oh, well at least I still have the fall to enjoy. Crap. I just realized I hate fall, too. I suck. I really need to move to a city that is warm all year round. I hate anything under 70 degrees. I have lived in the 'burbs of Chicago my entire life, and still have yet to get used to cold weather.
Although the gloomy weather is approaching I do have to say I have many ways to turn the gloom and doom into fun and laughter. You see one of my favorite shows is back on, and no not Two and a Half Men. The new Two and a Half Men completely sucked. That was rather disappointing. I never was a big fan of Ashton Kutcher, and I think he is a rather bad actor. No, the show I am referring to is Raising Hope. That show is freeking hilarious. I think it is on Fox, I have it set on DVR so forget the channel, but it is on Tuesday's, and I highly recommend you folks to watch it. Another show that has me laughing til my ribs hurt is Louie, with Louis C.K. Not a clue what channel it is on, as I was streaming it via Netflix, but man was season 1 hilarious.
I am not certain whether or not laughter is the best medicine, but I have noticed that my A1C numbers are the best during the times I watch a lot of comedies. I watch shows like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, pretty much all stand up comedies on HBO, Showtime, and any other shows that people recommend that are funny. I am constantly laughing while watching my TV shows, hanging with friends/family, at work with my co-workers, and pretty much anytime I am not sleeping. Hell, my wife has said that I woke her a few times with me laughing in my sleep.
Laughter may or may not have any influence on my A1C numbers, but one thing I know for certain is that I never have any gloomy days, outside for the first 5 minutes I walk outside my house in the winter and see snow. Laugh, people, laugh. It's fun. I promise. I have no time in my life for negativity or anger, but I have plenty of time to laugh, laugh, laugh. Take two of these jokes and call me in the morning.
Joke number 1:
Q: What did one meter say to the other
A: Hi/Lo…get it?…OK, pretty lame. Maybe number 2 will be better
Actually, joke numero dos is a series of funny things about being a diabetic. I found this on some website, and laughed out loud a few times.
The theme is: You know you are a diabetic when:
You tell your boyfriend/girlfriend you’re high in the middle of the frozen food aisle and get a funny look from the woman standing next to you.
You join friends for dinner and the first thing their 5-year-old says is, “The rolls are 14 carbs.”
Co-workers hit you up for food because you have the best snack drawer in the office.
You purposefully say things like “I have to shoot up now” in order to get an odd look from the table next to yours. (this was my favorite one)
You can’t balance your checkbook, but you can divide anything by 15. (Thanks carb-ratios).
You become slightly annoyed when you see someone eating a banana by itself.
Everytime you go to the Cheesecake Factory, you happen to be “low.” (been there, done that…HA)
You know who Wilford Brimley is and he drives you nuts. (my 2nd favorite)
You walk into a party and your friend says, “I bought sugar-free mixers and carb-friendly snacks.”
Well, there you have it. My prescription to all of my fellow diabetics out there is laughter. Laugh twice a day, and call me back in a year or two. HA