Wednesday, August 26, 2009

WAy Back Wednesday - CAUSE... I'm A t1, Your A t1, She's a t1, He's a t1....



Well, it's way back Wednesday  and the following  was originally posted on December 27th, 2007.  Diabetesaliciousness was Just under two months old, and I was still learning the whole bloggity blog thing.

The following post  is based on the 1970's/ 80's Dr Pepper  commercial where the dude from An American Werewolf in London  sings: I drink Dr. Pepper cause I'm Proud
I used to be alone in a crowd...."

Anyway-  I gave it a diabetes spin- Hope you like it!!


SO, I was going over my whole Type 1 family history in my head the other day......

I'm a T1
MY Dad was a T1
My sister Donna is a T1
My sister Debbie was a T1 and died because of it
My Aunt Pat was a T1
My Aunt Jo-Anne was a T1 and died because of it
My cousin Bernadette is a T1
My cousin Denise is a T1 - I think
My Nephew Brendon is a T1
My mother's Grand Mother was a T1
My mother's uncle was a T2 - she thinks - he might have been T1 but for the life of her she can't remember because he died like 50 years ago.

I start humming the theme to the Dr. Pepper Commercial from the 1970's.
You know the one, where the dark haired guy is by himself and starts to sing: "

I drink Dr. Pepper cause I'm Proud
I used to be alone in a crowd
But now you look around these days
There seems to me a Dr. Pepper craze
CAUSE......
I'm a pepper,
Your a pepper,
He's a pepper,
She's a pepper,
Wouldn't you like to be a pepper to?
Be a pepper, drink Dr. Pepper, Be a Pepper, Drink Dr. Pepper.

Us peppers are an interesting breed
an original taste is what we need
Ask any Pepper and he'll say
Only Dr. Pepper tastes that way
CAUSE......
I'm a pepper,
Your a pepper,
He's a pepper,
She's a pepper,
Wouldn't you like to be a pepper to?
Be a pepper, drink Dr. Pepper, Be a Pepper, Drink Dr. Pepper.

COME ON!!"

At the end of the commercial he's dancing and singing with a whole crowd of "hopped up on the
Voo Doo Dr. Pepper" freaks.

NOT TO SELF: YOU WATCHED WAY TO MUCH TELEVISION AS A CHILD

immediately change the words to suite my family history.

I basal & bolus insulin accordingly don't ya know,
Cause if I didn't..... it would really blow
If my blood sugar is super high or super low
Two places I 'don't really want to go

One extreme I'd start to sweat and shake

The other could knock me out
And put me into a Diabetic Keto Acidotic state...

Cause, I'm part of Diabetic T1 family Craze!

OH......
I'm a T1,
Your a T1,
He's a T1,
She's a T1,
Wouldn't you like to be a T1 to?

Us T1's are an interesting breed....
New Islets of Langerhans are just what we need

Ask any T1 and she'll say
I'm waiting for a cure to come my way....
Cause...

I'm a T1,
Your a T1,
He's a T1,
She's a T1,
Wouldn't you like to be a T1 to?
Be a T1 - just like your Daddy..
Be a T1, my families DNA Double Helix is pretty batty

COME ON!

6 comments:

George said...

I loved this post when you first posted it and love it again now!

CALpumper aka Crystal said...

"Come on!"

I want some pepper with my spaghetti please.

Love it. Thanks for re-sharing. ;-)


wv: gonessi

"Goooooo Nessi!"
"Who's Nessi?"
"Duh. Loch Ness...."
"Oh. Where she goin' tho..."
"To get some T1!"

Scott said...

Personally, I'm partial to the jingle for TaB cola: Tab (background "Tab cola") ... for beautiful people ... Tab (background

"Tab cola") ... its beautiful to me ... real cola has just 1 calorie!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhGJvGhIzaw

Colleen said...

Same as George - but - now I can't get the damn song out of my head!

ninnifur said...

heh i love it! I was not born until the late 80's but my Mom used to sing that song to me all the time so I know it!

I always find it interesting to hear about your family history and all the T1.

Scott K. Johnson said...

I totally remember this post K2! So great!