WTF Mystery Theatre

It started with a bad swag on this ganache cake, made by young Jack. I used the 54g CHO I found on a random web site for one-twelfth of a random layer cake as my guide, even though our cake was in 16ths, because we eat our cake a la mode

It started with a bad swag on this ganache cake (cake made by young Jack). I used the 54g CHO I found on a random web site for one-twelfth of a random layer cake as my guide, even though our cake was in 16ths, because we eat our cake a la mode

Deep sleep. Phone ringing, ringing, ringing. Probably one of our parents calling to say another one of our parents is dead. Bigfoot parents more reserved—would wait until morning. Ringing, ringing, ringing. Gah! Let it go to voicemail! Must be one of Bigfoot Spouse’s parents. They should really wait to tell us until morning, because there’s nothing we can do about it.

BIGFOOT: What time is it?


BIGFOOT: Your phone


BF: Your phone

BSPOUSE: (Rolls over, turns off phone)

BF: Why was it ringing like that weird kind of ring?


BF: That different ring

BSPOUSE: Eyenaknow

BF: Was he low and it’s an alarm to wake you up?

BSP: Hmm?

BF: He was low again?

BSP: No, it was weird. I gave him half a unit

Now Bigfoot little bit awake for piece together situation, Spouse utterly unstirrable. Bed time: 76. Half a glass of milk. 10PM: 57 Must have over-bolused for the cake. 15g CHO Juicy Juice. 10:30 90-something. Good enough for me; I’m asleep. 12AM: 178 <—that courtesy BSpouse; must have been up cleaning after little dinner party, decide might as well check again before retire. 12:30AM 199 <—BSpouse again. Must have been worried #climbing? 0.45u. This bring story to 2AM phone ringing + Current Episode WTF Mystery Theatre. 300.

Was it

  • Miss Scarlett in the infusion site with a bloody clog?
  • Professor Plum in the liver with an organic glucagon response to the low?
  • Mrs. Peacock with a juice concentrate accident in the Juicy Juice juice box factory?
  • Colonel Mustard with a cannula kink?
  • Mrs. White with carby residue on the fingertip?

Get carried away with accuse Mrs. White, wipe finger alcohol, retest, during 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 forget other suspects: 306. Suggested correction: 1.35, Bigfoot dose 1.55 for luck. Then remember other characters.

Miss Scarlett: Check site. Can ascertain plugged in. Not wet. Visual exam by VerioIQ screen light reveal looks OK

Prof. Plum: Liver not Bigfoot purview

Mrs. P: It too farfetched

Col. Mustard: New site from 4PM, work fine all evening; wonder could subcutaneous kink occur at time other than during insertion/kachunk?

Wish remembered correction w. syringe option before correct w. pump in case Colonel Mustard. Now awake beyond lizard part of brain function. No way fall back to sleep after high level cognition (witness above). Cross fingers, check BG again 4AM.

Luckily, dinner guest offer Netflix stream suggestion for just such occasion: Horse Boy documentary autistic boy/adventuresome family travel Mongolia for ride horses & meet shamans.



  1. Robin Jingjit · February 21, 2013

    That cake looks like the most delectable thing I’ve ever seen. I want that so bad. I would be willing to be woken up in the night (just once, not as a regularly occurring thing) if I got to eat that!


    • Katy · February 21, 2013

      mmm. I put the remainder in the sink and dumped leftover slaw on it to keep me from eating more.


      • Robin Jingjit · February 22, 2013

        That’s sacrilege!!! How did he make that icing look so good, please tell me!


  2. scully · February 21, 2013

    This is by far one of the most ingenious posts ever! The mystery of the game of “Clue” at it’s best metaphor!! I love it.

    I wish I was a kid with D sometimes and it wasn’t me up all night trying to solve the mystery of the high BG.

    Now I want to check out that documentary….


    • Katy · February 21, 2013

      it was good! but do you need movies to keep you awake when it’s your own self you’re taking care of? or does the discomfort take care of the keeping you awake naturally?

      either way, it’s a good film!


  3. Mary M · February 21, 2013

    I will save this for reading on Sunday, after a planned cake experience Saturday night.


    • Katy · February 21, 2013

      wow, you really know how to plan ahead! i am honored to be part of the planned cake experience.


      • Mary M · February 21, 2013

        13 people: three celiacs, one diabetic, no pork, no acid food, and several younger picky eaters who will probably eat cake only. It’s all about the planning with this crowd.


  4. NicoleP · February 21, 2013

    I missed you at Tazza!!! 🙂 I loved this post – even though not such a fun story – I wonder if you considered that it might just be diabetes in the library with no fucking discern-able weapon. It’s a sneaky bugger – prolly would use saxitotoxin if real murderer.


    • Katy · February 21, 2013

      TAZZA: aw, me too! me too! i was very happy to be invited. is it like providence geeks, but everyone has T1D? i would love to attend next time, and will do so, if i am lucky enough to be invited.

      MYSTERY: good point. now i’m googling saxitotoxin.


  5. peaceloveinsulin · February 21, 2013

    oh yeah, been there… sleepy days ahead


  6. peaceloveinsulin · February 21, 2013

    oh yeah… been there… the fuzzy five (minutes) to regain human brain… I wonder how that impacts our hearts… I mean the mechanics…? Its like a shot if epinephrine! Thanks for the humor… love it.


  7. shannon · April 2, 2013

    your peacock option made me smile.


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