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First up I would just like to say I FINALLY GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And since graduation was a few days ago, a lot of my friends have been hosting graduation parties. Of course there was the usual bloodsugar swings that accompanies the combination of sugary and fatty foods, but I don't want to bore yall with a long story about that. I'll just go straight to the point (to avoid this post being as long as my last one) I am awesome at estimating.

A few days ago one of my friends had a pool party and had a giant vase filled with skittles at the door. If you could guess the closest without going over then you get to keep them all. I put in a guess of 1500 and dove into the pool. A few hours later, the party was about to end so the host of the party decided to announce the winner. The actual amount was 1583, and of course, I win. I literally yelled "What the HELL am I going to do with 1583 skittles?!" I bring the vase home and put it on the kitchen table, where it will stay for the next few years as I slowly eat them.

Then today I went to another party (and this time I brought a super soaker :D ) and there was another jar full of candy. This party had pretty much the same people as the last one, and they were all laughing that they wouldn't let me win again. We all put in our guesses and the host starts looking at them. I was in another room and heard him yell "Oh my god Tim... not again!" I guessed 425 this time, and the actual amount was 483. I won ANOTHER giant thing of candy.

Now I have enough candy to last me through college. I guess its time to bring on the low bloodsugars?

My sister did ring up a good point though, maybe having to guess carbs for so long makes estimating other things easier?

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Comment by latvianchick on June 13, 2011 at 12:02am
Congratulations on your graduation! A huge mile-stone in anyone's life! Unfortunately you have diabetes, so there is little room for letting your hair down - unless you go a bit low before all that food - and go steady on the booze! That will bring your blood sugars down quite badly!

Do what I do and buy a couple of small plastic boxes and pack a few of those sweeties in them in all your bags - your handbag, your college back, have some by your bed. And if you have a hypo while out you have a ready supply and not too many of them!

If you want to know what to do with them - what about giving some to the local childrens' hospital or orphanage or something? They will need no prompting as to what to do with them!

I was once the secretary of a horse riding club and we had a fund raising evening where there was a raffle. Prizes were several horse related items - and I managed to draw my own ticket not once but twice! Needless to say I was embarrassed and ended up auctioning the prizes to raise money for the club!
Comment by Gerri on June 13, 2011 at 2:55am
Congratulations! Enjoy your summer of freedom.

Wow, you have amazing estimating skills. Next time you have a party, have guests estimate how many carbs are those big jars of candy:)
Comment by Theresa on June 13, 2011 at 5:41am
Congratulations on your graduation! Best of luck to you on your future - the road is wide open.
Comment by samsmom on June 13, 2011 at 7:17pm
I'm going to say you're a good guesstimator due to diabetes! Good luck with all that candy. We have some jellybeans hidden away in case Sam goes low, because the rest of us don't usually eat those. Hard to keep Skittles or m&ms around.
Comment by Peetie on June 13, 2011 at 7:29pm
Congratulations! Always so good to hear a success story!
Comment by Scott E on June 14, 2011 at 1:20pm
Congratulations on your three achievements (the graduation being the most important of the three!). I only wish we could walk around to college admission officers or potential employers saying "Because I have diabetes, I am really smart. A genius, actually. If I weren't so smart, I wouldn't be here today. Now, will you admit/hire me?"
Comment by Donna H on June 14, 2011 at 3:57pm
Congratulations on your graduation and on being the best candy count estimator on the planet. Everytime you have a hypo you'll remember your victories!
Comment by Doris D on June 15, 2011 at 4:48pm
Congrads on your graduation!!! Keep the candy for lows. LOL!
Comment by AngelaC on June 16, 2011 at 4:55pm
Congratulations getting through high school and awesome job with the candy!! I'm sure that will be a big hit with the other kids on your dorm floor when you go off to college in the fall! :)
Comment by SF Pete on June 17, 2011 at 11:53am
Congratulations on graduating high school. The irony is almost painful but doesn't it just figure? Can Skittles lose their tangy, fruity goodness over time? I guess you'll be able to tell us. :) Congratulations again on being a spot-on estimator. Carb counting seems to be a tranferrable skill. Though, really, I suck at these things wehre volume is concerned. Twice in a row!


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