Thursday, November 09, 2006

Blogging and Insulin

They both have saved my life.

Sure one is a little more vital to my day to day living but the other one is necessary to stay focused, inspired and optimistic!

Before I started blogging I felt alone. I was not healthy. I was riding a sugar quake that measured 12.5 on the A1C scale. I smoked a pack of cigarettes a day. I checked my BG about once a week on a good week. I was sure I would be blind, limbless, and on dialysis by now.

When I first decided to blog, I thought to myself,

“I wish I was a sweet writer. I wish I had insane literary skills. No one is gonna read my blog. Who cares about me? I’m ugly and my momma dresses me funny!”

But I decided to do it anyway (No “S” by the way! That is a major pet peeve of mine. “Anyways” is not a word) and I cannot even begin to tell you how great it is.

I know I do not write the most interesting stuff. I know I write in incomplete sentences. So what!

The most important part about this whole blogging thing is the community and friendships that have been developed.

I cannot imagine my life without it!

I love you guys!


Kerri said...

We love you, too, SuperGeorge. Your journey over the last year or so has been remarkable. You've given yourself a makeover to be so proud of.

And, for the record, you are a terrific writer. And your mother does not dress you funny. :)

Jamie said...

Uh oh - now I have to go back and check my blog to see if I wrote "anyways" anywhere in there.

For what it's worth - I think you're a terrific writer. I thoroughly enjoy your posts. You've definitley come a long a way in the past year. You have a lot to be proud of!

sandra_lm said...

Wishes do come true, my friend...

You are indeed "a sweet writer."

Kassie said...

dude, you write wicked good :)

All that matters is that we get to hear you and your stories. Regardless of how your mother dresses you.

PS look for an email from me about that article I mentioned!

Johnboy said...

Glad to have you in the fold, George. Keep on writing!

Megan said...

I definitely think your blog is worth reading. I find it funny and interesting.

Alot is my pet peeve. It's a lot.

julia said...

I like reading your blog, too. It's funny, and not because of any spelling errors. You're always honest, too,

My pet peeves (oh, do I have a list) is pacific for specific, should of for should have and the greengrocer's apotstrophe. There are more, but for brevity's sake, I shall stop now. Otherwise I'll be branded a lunatic. What?

Allison said...


I am so buying you a cape for Christmas. I am so glad God brought you to the O.C. One of His best ideas ever!

Minnesota Nice said...

SuperGeorge - I bet you look cute no matter what you're wearing.

You are such a sweet writer, and an awesome human being.

MileMasterSarah said...

I have truly enjoyed reading your blog. I love how obviously important your faith and your family is to you. You know, the good stuff.

Vivian said...

I too love your blog and think you are awesome. My only beef is...You are sooooo behind on what is in Kevins truck. lol

art-sweet said...

I would probably like the OC anyways, but it's definitely better with you in it George.

Thanks for making me think and laugh lots (not at you).

Val said...

hey George -

I'm sitting here thinking of posts you have done that brought tears to my eyes - ISO purpose in particular - and then I think about what you have accomplished - quitting smoking and being there for O and M... A good year, I think.

Carry on, SuperGeorge!

George said...

Dang, If I win the lottery I am gonna throw a huge OC party and fly all you guys out so we can all meet and cry and laugh and boogie!

After the liposuction of course.

That would be awesome!

The OC has become part of a "balanced breakfast" for me. With more then 11 herbs and spices.

(I have no clue what the heck that meant but it felt right)


mel said...

well George, I'm glad you bit the bullet and gave this blogging thing a shot. You were one of the first blogs I found and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading what you have to say.

But anyways ;)
(sorry couldn't resist)

Jamie said...

OMG - I DO have "anyways" on my post! LMAO

Had to come here and share what I loser I am lol.

justme said...

love you too!

a friend at work used to get really pissed at someone who come by her desk in the morning and greeet "mornings!" - really cheerfully. she would complain about it everyday...

Chrissie in Belgium said...

I would just like to join the chorus of all the others and say - I really like you blog. Thank you George.

Shannon said...

George, I've always been sooo proud of you and the effort you've made to improve your health.

Off topic: I still get a kick out of your dad calling you Little Bo Jangles. I laugh everytime I think of it, LOL (see the LOL).

Libby said...

I just started reading a few weeks ago. Think you are a great writer. I was hooked as soon as I read your profile and got to the part where you said "I AM NINJA" that cracks me up everytime I see it. SOOO FUNNNY!!!

Kevin said...

Your mom still dresses you?

Sorry I'm so late to this, but I'm certainly glad your here with us and on a healthy path!

Way to go, man, way to go!