My last post was, yet again, all about design. Obviously, design matters a lot to me. It's turned out to be very cathartic to have a place to let my love of design and my life as a diabetic converge in conversation. Integration of these 2 important parts of my life has really helped. (And thanks to everyone for listening, by the way).
So as I said, I blathered on for quite a while about design in my last post. I felt better afterwards. It was Sunday so the New York Times was on the driveway, waiting for me to finish. I love the special Style magazines that periodically show up in the Sunday Times. Fashion, Home, Travel. This week it was all about travel and one of the features was about Dallas, of all places. All the fabulous places to go there, all the great resources and experiences, basically all the high grooviness in Dallas. On page 145, there is an image by peter rad of a high-end design boutique called collage 20th century classics. Very chic, very mid-century modern, very high design. I'm looking at the picture (having just finished writing my own little diatribe about the importance of design and the pump remember) and what do I see? Is that woman on the right wearing a pump? Are you kidding me? It looks like that tell tale pager like form with big buttons and arrows on the front that I so love? Isn't that my favorite tubing snaking out of the top there, ready to be snagged on a fabulous chair arm or door knob? I've never seen a pump in "regular" picture before. Ever. And suffice it to say that a big part of my job is reading magazines, newspapers and blogs. I read tons of them. Really. This is a first. I've never seen an image of a person wearing a pump in regular life before. World's collide. Cue up the Twilight Zone music. Ok, maybe I'm over-revving a bit here, but still, you have to admit, it's a little wild.