(Don't be offended) Laugh a little!

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-09-17 05:42:31 -0500
Started 2012-09-12 11:43:23 -0500

Although we are talking about something that is very, very serious (diabetes) I have, as they say, "Lightened up a bit" and "Let my hair down" in discussions during the past few months.

Normally I am a very serious person, one that many people tend to dislike because of it, but thanks to some friends here (Nick, Jo, Joyce, James, Harlen and a few others) and their comments (as well as mine) pertaining to "Cougars" "Pool Boys" "Sports Cars" and "Young Women" I am having the time of my life laughing while reading the comments and responding to them.

It's fun spirited and enjoyable, it doesn't make my diabetes disappear, but it sure make dealing with it a lot easier!

So no offense to anyone, we are just having a good time.
Now it's back to business as usual, unless someone has a comment that I just have to respond to concerning "Pool Boys" and "Muscular Traffic Directors"!

Live, Love and Laugh during your lifetime, somewhere out there, there is something that is actually funny!


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Ms. DAT 2012-09-13 13:37:05 -0500 Report

Hello Mays! I hope that you take a moment to read my few words of input on your response about laugh a little. I have laughed so hard at many of the responses on the DC til it brought natural tears to my eyes !!!!
I like how yo changes your profile picture to Kermit the green frog that even brought a smile on my face.
Yes I do know as an D that laughter is good even among family and friends who are not diabetics cause it helps them be comfortable around you and yet they look out for you. No one want s sour puss around (not you)!!!
I am talking about me because I had some people laughing in Bible Class last night including children.

MAYS 2012-09-14 08:02:17 -0500 Report

I am so glad that we can bring a smile to your face, as you have done to others at your Bible Class, keep them laughing as you teach them!
I changed my picture to Kermit to help promote the feeling of despair concerning diabetics feeling somewhat down about not being "normal" as Kermit sings in his song about how it is not "Easy being Green" and so it is with diabetics, it's not easy being a diabetic, but what can we do about it?


So if I can make you laugh, and smile with my silliness, if I can make tears of joy come to your eyes, if I can make your sides ache with pain as you roll along on the floor chuckling, then I will play the part of a clown!

All I want you to do is to manage your diabetes, teach those that are willing to listen and drop by "DC" whenever you can we absolutely appreciate it!
Maybe someone can help me to understand what this big fascination about "Pool Boys" is, and how we even got there in the first place (Jo, Joyce, and CJ)!

I appreciate your very kind words.

CJ55 2012-09-13 07:19:07 -0500 Report

Mays, I totally agree with EVERYTHING Set apart said to you regarding your post. I love to laugh, and in the past 1 1/2 years there hasn't been much to laugh about concerning my health. D is a huge part of it, but other health issues are even worse than the D. I have had sooo much fun laughing at some of the conversations that have risen on here.. I have teared as well. You and several other people on here have made my life so much easier to cope with having D than you could ever imagine. Before June and DC, I was alone, confused, frustrated and had no one to ask questions or get help from. I have learned so very much from YOU, and James and Jo, and Barbie, and Stormy and several others that I am overwhelmed with happiness and joy. I look forward to each day that I can log onto DC and see "my friends" and give gifts and have laughs and receive encouragement and learn from each and everyone. I treasure this site and friends like you. So to everyone on DC … Many Many Thanks and Hugz … CJ

Set apart
Set apart 2012-09-13 06:14:35 -0500 Report

Mays, I have never been offended by you and /or the great laughing moments. You have taught me so much, and if you don't laugh in life, what's left? I believe D is very serious, woke up with a high BG this morning, will it bring me down today? No, will problem solve to fix it and figure out what happened…

Your kind words and gifts have kept me going on the days when I wasn't sure about stuff! DC has to some extent become my best friend through the last year, I treasure this site and friends like YOU!

Like they say at the ranch, "silly boys trucks are for girls.". Girls like me are made of steel, but sure do enjoy the laughs between the boys!

Tony5657 2012-09-13 06:11:34 -0500 Report

I just posted a picture in my profile showing how to "stomp" on your cake cravings. Click on my picture to go to my profile, then click on "View More Photos" and it's the one showing the baby (me).

It was my first birthday & I "sort of" messed with … oh well, ya gotta see the picture. Mom had to take the picture outside because that antique camera had no flash. She sat the cake on the ground in front of our '41 Ford & backed off to take the picture. In the left corner of the picture you can see Grandma's hand as she ran to try and stop … well, again, ya gotta see the picture. (Grandma didn't make it!)

Mom said I always put my foot in everything, including the dogie "pretzels" ol' Blackie left in our yard just for me to squish. My favorite things to stomp were "prairie muffins" (cow patties) that our cow would leave for me. So, coming inside the house, Mom always gave me the shoe check thingy.

Things haven't changed since I've grown up, I still "put my foot in my mouth" waaaay too often in conversations. :o(

Tony (AKA The Cake Stomper) in New Braunfels, TX

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red flower lady 2012-09-12 23:17:00 -0500 Report

Not offended in anyway, and enjoy the funny stuff!! We all can use some laughter in our lives and it is good for our diabetes. Hmmmm, I guess you could say these little comments which you speak of above, are actually medicinal:D

alanbossman 2012-09-12 17:07:50 -0500 Report

I for one am not offended in any way shape or form on all your post's you have written or respond to some one here you are truly a great friend to all and to me you kind and very respectful to all here on DC

MAYS 2012-09-12 20:39:12 -0500 Report

I have both respected, and valued your friendship as well as your positive comments Alan!
You are truly a great friend to everyone here!

MAYS 2012-09-12 13:06:43 -0500 Report

I would just like to thank " Everyone" for making this site such a successful one!
Both the support, and the love present here is unrivaled, the way that everyone reaches out to help one another is amazing, and the desire to help a total stranger is simply priceless!

Let's keep this ball rolling!

This is truly a caring community, one that believes in helping one another, a community that grows stronger with each new member, and there is so much to learn here, so much to teach and always something to do.

If there is something that you would like to post, whether or not you think that it will generate a response, post it
It doesn't matter if it's serious, silly, educational or witty, post it, let someone else enjoy answering your question, respond to your discussion or laugh a little at your silliness (or mine) it may provide a bit of comfort for them at that moment.

How we went from a discussion about diabetes, to one about "Cougars" and "Pool Boys" is beyond me, but I actually felt happy contributing to it!

Hugs to all!

granniesophie 2012-09-12 12:39:01 -0500 Report

Mays, I love all the funny stuff, and actually look for it every day! I'm not offended by much, just when people respond meanly to things. That offends me.
I will say that yes ,Diabetes is serious, and needs to be dealt with seriously, but all life isn't serious, and we all need a laugh every single day to stay sane and to take our minds off our troubles. There is too much other sickness and crap out there and if we walk around all the time depressed and miserable what kind of world would this be?
So, you keep posting all your great, helpful information, interspersed with a laugh or two, and I believe we will all respond and benefit well :)

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