Vinyltine’s Day

Instead of “typical” Valentine’s gifts, this year Dayle and I are getting each other records to start our collection. I’ve been on a jazz kick over the past few months and this appears to be the culmination of that particular auditory obsession.

To start the fun, I explored a local vinyl shop and picked up this Thelonious Monk record. My ears approve.

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It’s a Metaphor

Among the many items on our wedding to-do list is figure out this honeymoon deal. While Bora Bora (featured above) may not specifically happen, the idea of waking up over the water is too much to pass up.

Which means we’re going to “Bora Bora” for our honeymoon, and in this case “Bora Bora” is sort of a metaphor for “we want to go somewhere beautiful for a week and wake up over the water.”

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Happy New Year

Now that 2015 has begun, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane. Still hard to believe I will have been in California for a full year on the 4th. This time last year I was on the road with two cats and a ring. Look at us now!

In January, I arrived in California. And she said Yes.

I read Kerri’s book in February. It’s quite good. (And I’m in it, too!)

I updated the look of the blog, again, in March. I’m going for professional, yet fun. I think I’ve pulled it off moderately well.

I addressed the great divide that exists within the diabetes community, and is sometimes exacerbated by My Diabetes Secret.

In May, finally, I began the search for a new endocrinologist. Finding someone who would work with me in my pursuit to getting on an insulin pump was key. I think I chose wisely.

June was quite busy. We bought an aquarium. My blog received HONCode certification. And the diabetes community presented at Scientific Sessions.

Stuart Scott’s ESPY speech feels like an appropriate thing to reshare in light of his untimely passing.

I joined the Walking Gallery. And went camping.

Stanford Medicine X happened again, this time with me on the Advisory Board. That was fun.

I started pumping insulin for the first time, ever. And I took my CGM to the Cloud. Technology!

The diabetes community crashed the FDA, which despite how that may sound, is quite awesome.

And I started a collaboration with the folks at Symplur, because data is beautiful.

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Marveling at Marvel

This has nothing to do with diabetes. It has everything to do with how well Marvel has executed their digital strategy over the past week, even with unexpected hazards along the way.

(which was debuted early because a low-res version leaked a week ahead of schedule.)

And then today…

9 new movies announced.

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