Monday, June 18, 2012

"Same-Same" At 70mph...

I think this was the first wedding ceremony that I actually enjoyed a beverage, an alcoholic one at that, while spectating.  Tara and I clinked bottles, as we waited for Chloe, Bridget, and Joe to escort Mom down the aisle.  My mom got married at my sister's lake house this weekend.  Congrats Mom!


Yesterday....

As we were driving home from Connecticut...where the ceremony took place....

I was zoning out in the front passenger seat, as Dave drove.  Then I saw it.  A Connecticut license plate had the letters "D" "I" "B" "E" "T" "E" "S".  No, that could not be.  I wondered if the "DIBETES" was short for "DIABETES".  My answer quickly flashed by before I had time to verbalize all that had been going down on my side of the car with the license plate and my curiosity.  My answer was in the form of an arm site...a CGM?.  I caught a glimpse of it as Dave whizzed by the young adult female.

"Dave!!!  I gotta get by that car again." I think I was kinda excited.

"She has a license plate that says D-I-B-E-T-E-S...and she has diabetes!!!"

"She has an arm site of sorts."

" I think it was a Dexcom."

I desperately wanted to share some sort of "uniting" moment with this woman.  So, I talked Dave into slowing up and positioning the car so that I may "interact" with her on some level while we careen down the highway.  My idea was to wave some sort of diabetes paraphernalia out the window.  Bridget was horrified.  Joe did not even know what was going down as he was head-phoned and engrossed in The Princess Bride.

Dave maneuvered us in and out of traffic.  He slowed.  He weaved.  He got us over to the right lane.  She, "DIBETES License Plate Lady", was in the middle lane.  She passed us.  Dave then crossed the middle lane and got us into position in the left lane.  He stepped on it.  I rolled down my window.  I had Joe's Dexcom receiver in my hand.  I was waving it out the window ... kinda fist pumping it in the air ... at "DIBETES License Plate Lady".  I think I was screaming "WOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!" or something.  She and the passenger, another young adult female, took notice of me and responded in like with multiple fist pumps, while "Wohoooooooo-ing".  Huge grins were gracing our faces.

Upon closer inspection, her arm site was a pump site.  It looked "Medtronic-y".

A day-in-the-life of wanting to express "same-same" at 70 mph.

15 comments:

Colleen said...

Ok - now it's your mission to create a universal hand signal for diabetes so we'll all be able to drive the interstates and find each other.

Amy@Diapeepees said...

Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one. And I always think I'm strange when I do that.

Cindy said...

Oh, Gawd, you're awesome! Love the pic of you and Tara, love that your mom has found happiness, and love that you're crazy enough to "same-same" while flying down the freeway! Hey, did you know that the US Hockey Hall of Fame is here in MN? You ever want to visit it, I'll be happy to be your personal tour guide through our lovely state! It would be the adventure of a lifetime, I have no doubt!

NikDuck said...

So loved that you did this...I would do something crazy like this, but not sure my hubbie would have been as cooperative as yours! And Jacob would have had the same reaction as Bridget! Love it!

Hallie Addington said...

I love it!!! My license plate is CURET1. :)

Kelly said...

Congratulations to your Mom! You are just so fun and crazy and I love it!!

Stephanie said...

That. Is. AWESOME!! :)

Scully said...

That's SO REYNA!!!
omg... I can hear you from here!

and I love that cute pic of you and Tara :)

Congrats to the Mascara fairy!

Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

L.O.V.E. it!!
Totally would have figured out a way to connect, too. Can't pass up an opportunity, no matter how many lane changes it takes. :)

Congrats to your mom! And that blue is FAB on you!!

Sarah said...

we were at a new pool opening this weekend when I saw one of the pump site swim caps sitting on a table, I pointed at it and said - "Cool, whose is this?" A cute little girl claimed it and I smiled while pointing out my t1 dudes sitting at the table just across from them. I love those moments, simple, little, connections.
Have a lovely week...and Congrats to your ma and you for finding a great moment to celebrate with family :)

InsulinQueen said...

that's cool

Liz said...

I love it!!! I was fist pumping at my desk with a big grin right along with you :)

Aliza Chana Zaleon said...

Awesome!! Love moments like that!!

shannon said...

I LOVE IT! i woulds been the same way, with my kid in the back rolling her eyes.

congrats to your mom! :)

Karen said...

Oh that is so totally cool!!! Now I want to drive around the state looking for her and ask her if she attends our Adult Support Group meetings!!! I also want to pump my site in my arm and get a custom license plate so you'll follow me around too. ;)