When I was little, I used to make pretend I was Wonder Woman. It's true - I kid you not.
Like many a little girl, I begged my mother to buy me a terrible gold plastic headband so I could pull it down it in front of my forehead and wear it like a crown. I'd don my Navy bathing bathing suit with the white USA lettering & shield and red Olympic rings on the front, and I'd wear my moms chunky 1970's silver bracelets on each wrist so I could deflect imaginary bullets from all directions. My sister had a macrame belt that I wore around my waist as my "Lasso of Truth."The only thing missing was some red patent leather boots, which my parents refused to buy me, no matter how much I told them that those very boots were imperative for my crime fighting skills.
I'd spin around, deflecting make pretend bullets with my mothers bracelets while singing "WONDER WOMAN."
I was also a fan of Cat Woman (both of them) on the Batman reruns. I'd wear my black leotards,black tights, & black tap shoes, and donned a black mask I bought at the Margate 5 & 10 with my allowance. I'd wrap my nails in masking tape so I'd have some "claws" and would spend hours with my friends prancing around, fighting crime, and trying to purr & meow a'la Ertha Kitt & Julie Newmar combined.
Some would have called me a strange kid, others would say I had an active imagination and a flare for the dramatic & theatrical.
But, we all grow up, and we begin fighting very real battles that life throws our way. The constant and shared battle/challenge in all of our lives is living with diabetes, which is why we write our blogs.
So imagine how thrilled I was when I saw our blogging buddy Chris Bishop's Blog Roll
and the image that was attached to Diabetesaliciousness.
Diabetesalicious Super Shero Kelly/k2
I added the following:
Nick Name: Diabetesalicious Wolverina
Weapons/Accessories of choice: Insulin Pump, glocometer, Lancome Prune Drama Girl lipstick, 50 sunscreen, Sweetarts, a sardonic wit, & a booming Diabetes Voice.
Fights the good fight, busting diabetes myths while battling the Diabetes Police @ every turn. All while trying to maintain Blood Sugar Nirvana and a sassy attitude~
I asked Chris to tell me a bit about the comic book art & aesthetics inspiration for his blog, Type1tidbits :
I'm honored to join a long list of Other Diabetes Super Sheroes & Heroes on Chris's blogroll. All of us fighting for Diabetes Truths, busting diabetes myths, perpetuating diabetes justices, and yes, looking smokin hot in the process!
You need to stop by type1tidbits if you haven't already, IT'S GREAT!
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to do about 7000 crunches, cause girlfriend needs to be donning her Diabetes Super Shero fighting leathers very soon ~
And Girlfriend definitely needs to stop using the words "don, donned, or donning~"