Last week a surprise package plopped into my mailbox and plopped happiness into a day where previously there had been none. That unexpected treat has made me a little bit compulsive about mailing people things. Maybe you would enjoy a surprise package too? However, this package won’t be much of a surprise, because here is a list of its contents:
- You are Doing a * Great Job cards (set of ten): one to keep in your wallet, nine to give to f-great friends or strangers
- A box of LÄRABAR über® Coconut Macaroon (“Currently Not Available in Canada.”)
- Tallygear to hold your Dexcom receiver. Hint regarding color: perfect for the bride, Wimbledon competitor, or old fashioned nurse
- A playlist of songs (burned onto a CD to treasure forever) featuring words like sugar, candy, low, high, and other songs I believe have hidden messages about diabetes
- Glucolift glucose tabs (Orange Cream)
- A box of zip-lock snack bags with measurements marked on them for portioning out nuts, etc.
- Washable organic cotton snacky bag from Fluf for unportioned/large fistfuls of nuts, etc.
- A lightly used copy of This One is Mine, the PWT1D character-featuring novel by Maria Semple, author of this summer’s hit Where’d You Go Bernadette. A bookmark will be placed at the hottest/heaviest diabetes scene (fraught bolus in ladies’ room)
- Cadbury Minieggs
I suppose this package could be a surprise if more than one person enters to win and the winner is you! To enter, leave a comment about what you’re making for dinner or what you’re reading lately, or regarding the merits of ball fringe. One winner will be randomly selected by a dog and announced (here)/contacted (via email) by me on Sunday night.
Thank you and good luck.
PS Do I need to do a disclosure saying nobody is sponsoring me? No one is. These are just things I like that I think would be fun to get in a package.
3-13 UPDATE: I am so happy more than one person has entered the contest! This is the playlist:
Stevie Wonder Sugar
ELO Don’t Bring Me Down (Bruce could be swimming, Jazzercize, hockey etc.)
Rural Alberta Advantage Drain the Blood (this is actually about the wrong kind of bleeding but it was already on the list by the time I paused to think about it)
REM Bad Day (“It’s been a bad day/please don’t take a picture”)
Stevie Wonder Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (“Everybody’s got a thing/But some don’t know how to handle it” and something about standing by someone’s side while they’re checking something out, which the listener can only assume is the object of affection’s blood sugar)
Cee Lo Green Cry Baby (In this song Cee Lo speaks from the point of view of a kaput pancreas, wishing its person well)
The Clash Lost in the Supermarket (Also applies to feeling hypo-lost in Target, now that Targets have expanded their food departments)
Vampire Weekend Finger Back (Someone wraps a [bloody?] finger in a paper towel)
Yo la Tengo Sugar Cube
English Beat Save it for Later (This song is about saving half of your carby restaurant entree for lunch the next day, or to eat in an hour or so, as per Gary Scheiner)
Talking Heads Sugar on My Tongue (Child with very adult parlance rhapsodizes about her/his parent’s administration of Glucolift)
Cake Sick of You
The TingTings Shut Up and Let Me Go
Modest Mouse Dashboard (The dashboard [pancreas] melted, but we still have the radio [Humalog])
Richard Thompson Oops!…I Did it Again (This song applies to any repeated error and I like how Richard Thompson pronounces “oops”)