European Vacation, and Read ME on!

One. Long. Trip.

Well now, compared to years past, the 10-hour flight was almost relaxing. Everybody in my family but me slept for a while. No one screamed. Only one needed to use the paper sick bag. Twice. But recovered quickly. So pretty smooth, really! Flugzeug1_1

It was the 4+ hours from Amsterdam Schiphol to Duesseldorf that put me over the edge. At one point while waiting nearly 2 hours for a train connection at some godforsaken outpost of a Dutch train station with the girls munching rock-hard “bagels,” I got so hungry that I downed an entire bag of Bugles (those junkfood cornucopia-shaped things, and the only wheat-free bread-ish choice within kilometers). Bad diabetes move. Major stomach ache, and post-Bugles BG of 253, even after attempting to dose. Splitting the Lantus went OK in general, if you don’t count the lows following each post-Lantus bolus.

Anyhoo, here we are in sunny Germany (no kidding!) Insulin’s in the fridge, and everybody slept through the night. So far, so good. You know what’s weird? I just checked my blog and the Google ads are in German! Scary, how technology knows everything like that. It pegged me for accessing aus Deutschland right away, ay?

Logo_dlife_global_1 OK, now about dLife: I’m writing a new monthly column called Straight Up, with Amy. It’s me, waxing poetic and telling it like it is on various aspects of living with diabetes. Yup, there’s even a professional photo (yikes! I’m soooo not photogenic…) But pretty exciting stuff. Now I have another outlet for all this strange D-energy, and hopefully a channel to reach out to an even larger D-audience.

But you still need to visit me here if you want the daily dish!! And of course, here’s where I can exercise artistic license and go wild with grammar (see all those parentheses and these !!!) That’s what I love: complete freedom …

Ah, time for our evening cocktail, folks. Don’t be surprised if you see my usual US fare posted here in the coming days: I’m taking the chance to catch up on a number of ‘queued’ posts. Prost!


5 Responses

  1. Shannon Lewis
    Shannon Lewis July 11, 2005 at 5:50 am | | Reply

    How did you do getting through airport security?

    Have a fantastic vacation!!! I can’t wait to read more about it.

  2. Bill Braithwaite
    Bill Braithwaite July 11, 2005 at 8:43 am | | Reply

    Have Fun Amy!

    saw you mention Google ads in German – a friend of mine has wriiten an excellent new book called Make Easy Money With Google.

    you obviously have the whole Google AdSense thing going on but I thought it might be nice to share with your fellow D-Bloggers.

    it’s a fun & interesting read!

    Cheers/Prost!! Billy ;) )

  3. AmyT
    AmyT July 13, 2005 at 5:33 am | | Reply

    Surprisingly, airport security was a total non-issue — even following London bombings. Nobody said a word about my bag-full-o-needles.

  4. Kirk
    Kirk July 13, 2005 at 11:05 am | | Reply

    Hey Amy, I hope you are enjoying Germany. I read your treatise on guilt, good writing and very true. What I learned mucho years ago, when I started accepting total responsibility for my life, the guilt disappeared. It kind of snuck up on me one day. I used to tell doctors to go straight to H_ _ _ when they tried the guilt trip. That is when I fire the doctor and found a new one.

    Enjoy your trip!!!!!!!

  5. European Vacations
    European Vacations April 10, 2007 at 9:06 am | | Reply

    How did everything turn out? You didn’t have to go the hospital, did you?

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