(Bigfoot not here, it Katy.)
(<—Picture taken the moment the BBB Academy contacted me with the news re who’d be BBB’s July host.)
I am so happy to be hosting Best of the ‘Betes Blogs! I read all of July’s nominated posts, and feel—not to be overly dramatic, but—just so wow about this community of thoughtful, beautiful people sharing their lives.
One nice part of hosting BBB has been finding all of these blogs I’d never seen before. (Which was a lot of them, since I’m pretty provincial.) The other nice part was the power trip: I love being the decider.
This is what I chose.
Best use of humor:
Madster—>All week I wondered are we supposed to climb that pyramid? Answer, according to the Disney cops, is no.
Heather—>So much fun. I had no idea these beautiful people were fountain-dancing in their undies right outside the window where my tired family was suffering through a dismal quesadilla. That’s FFL!
Kelley—>Perfect summer dinner: unburned kebobs.
Best use of Photography:
Jessica—>The gorgeous smile of a girl in bloom!
Jojo—>The TSA how-to that launched a thousand toll free calls; one of those calls was mine! It worked.
Best Reference to a D-Celebrity
Christel—>He certainly doesn’t need them, but maybe send this man some leather pants?
Best Story of a D Meet-up
Two three on one field trip, all making each other’s day.
Best non-D Related Post
Chris—>Skittles in the tux.
Best Post by a Type 1
Martin—> Alpo, Campbell’s Chunky, or maybe just an asshole.
Best Post by a LADA/ Type 1.5/ Not otherwise specified
Ashley—>What happens when the nurse’s most important patient is ignored.
Best Post by a Type 2
Kate—>Pumpkin pie, egg salad, and kindness. I love those foods as much as I love that state of being.
Best Post by a Type Awesome
Meri—>Addresses my favorite/least favorite topic of the month. Ugh and yay, with plenty of room for mixed feelings.
Best story of a D-mistake
Shara—>The best endocrinologist knows: respond to lies with love.
Best Motivational Post
Brea—>On staring down diabulimia.
Best Diabetes Art
Ellie—>Socking it to diabetes, illustrated.
Thanks to everyone who nominated posts this month, and congratulations to everyone who was nominated!
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