So today is D-Blog Day – and by sheer coincidence, it’s also the one-year of my blog Diabetesaliciousness, which I find really “ironical” and very strange.
The whole reason I started blogging was because I’d read the infamous Halle Barry Statement regarding diabetes while I was catching up with Perez Hilton's blog. After days of commenting, along with hundreds of others on Perez’s post - 655 comments to be exact,
I became so angry. I Googled to find out who Halle's Publicist was, and called said Publicist's L.A. and NYC offices. After several rounds of voicemail tag, she & I spoke.
She basically said,“Halle was misquoted, the Actor’s Studio did a butcher job on the editing, and that Halle was upset, that I was upset – but never comments on her health publicly.”
After that phone call, I became so incensed, I decided to start my own blog.
When I wrote my first post, I had no ideal what I was getting into, or what I was actually doing. I relied solely blind faith and I’m so glad I did!
127 posts later, I’m still not actually sure what it is I’m doing. But, I Do KNOW what being a member of the Diabetes O.C. has given me. It’s given me friends; laughter, information and knowledge regarding my disease, a stronger voice and confidence regarding my proficiency as a t1, and a soapbox to stand on.
Thank-you dBlogville, for sharing all the good, the bad, and the diabetes of it all. I love each and everyone of you, and appreciate your words more that you could ever know.
And thank-you Meredith O'Sullivan (Halle Berry’s Publicist) for doing your job and refusing to give me a straight answer – which of course, made me so nuts that I started to blog.
Thank you Halle for, well,.....YOU KNOW. Maybe someday you and I can actually talk about the whole thing because I'd really love to hear your side, instead of your Publicist's spin on things. I think we all would.