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When you live with a disease it can be conquered by doing something totally out of the box. Last year I performed at my class graduation at the Funny Bone Comedy School in Virginia Beach, VA in front of 400 people. I've also performed this at some clubs and parties. It came about after I talked about an observation while doing standup: "Why do rappers carry guns? Why don't they just talk themselves out of a situation!" The lead in is a couple of jokes about Gangsta Pants. I'll tell you, I've…Continue
My husband and I were invited to my friend Sid’s home for the first Passover seder this year. I know Sid from standup comedy. Actually we are the only two jews that I know of doing standup in our area. Sid always wears a keepah (yarmulkah), so it’s not a secret that he’s Orthodox.
The seder began around 8:30 p.m.– after Sid attended services. There were 22 people sitting at a very long table. There were 7 children under 18 and the rest older. Sid has five children. They were all very…Continue
For the first time in thirty six years diabetes was not the first thing on my mind - here's why.
I remember the date and time as if it were yesterday. It was May 17, 2013 at approximately 9:15 a.m. I was working out with my personal trainer. The exercise was new. After two repetitions I knew something wasn’t right. That was the day my lower back went out of whack! From that day on my body went through a domino effect -- I experienced pain like never before. My blood sugars were out of…Continue
Halloween and diabetes don’t mix. For me it's like Armaggedon…orange is a symbol of fire, black is a symbol of fear, and candy, candy, candy...a symbol of the devil himself.
This year I have opted not to buy candy nor give anything out to the critters, big or small. Although many of them are adorable, I feel like a pusher. I can’t eat it so why feed it? Then of course there are the big kids. Many of them are so overweight they already look like pumpkins. Fuggedaboudit!