I’m currently reading What If? by xkcd’s Randall Munroe. It’s pretty great. One of the sections elaborates on what would happen if you collected all of the elements of the periodic table in little cubes and put them together, as arranged in the periodic table. What unfolds is, obviously absurd given the lack of reality, but fascinating. One of the chemical reactions mentioned is related to the video above, describing what happens when gallium and aluminum hang out.
I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on, but now isn’t the time. Here’s a dancing Groot to make up for my lack of grace with this content tease.
Have a great weekend!
I’ve got to put my head down to work meet some deadlines on a few projects I’m working on. In lieu of sharing some story remotely related to my life with diabetes, I found a few things on Tumblr that are worth re-sharing that may put a smile on your face.
Have a good Thursday.
Longtime followers know that I am never satisfied with the layout of this blog. I’m constantly evaluating new themes and sidebar configurations in search of something better, or at least more optimal. I really wish I could settle on one idea for an extended period of time, and I feel like this current iteration is a great step towards satisfaction, but I still can’t stop.
To that end, today I’ve adjusted yet another back-end type setting, my post categories. I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who notices this stuff – and even though I’m calling it out right now, I’m sure it will continue to go unnoticed. But I feel like I, and this, has grown beyond ‘Wilford Brimley’ type classifications and call it what it is: life with diabetes. I haven’t completely grown out of that type of “humor”, but I am growing up a bit. At least now I can outwardly show (or prove) it if necessary.
Waking up 15 seconds before the ‘ball drops’, turning on the TV, weakly cheering ‘Happy New Year’, and immediately going back to sleep.
Or, maybe I was just exhausted from 10 days of travel and needed to sleep for a few days – straight.
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.
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.
Stanford Medicine X happened again, this time with me on the Advisory Board. That was fun.
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.
Having these three, among others, greet us each morning is a great way to start each day in Huntsville.