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#698363 The Song Name Game

Posted by on 10 May 2011 - 03:04 PM

Holy crap....that's what happens when ya take too long on a post.. . . .gahhhh, the pressure.. . .. . . ..."Stop" is no longer doable... . . :huh:
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#698359 The Song Name Game

Posted by on 10 May 2011 - 03:01 PM

Hey, fun! You mean, there are other somewhat batty celiacs hiding out on OTHER forums?? :unsure:


I assume that whatever word we repeat from the previous post must be put into a song... .. . yes?... . ..

How about

Don't Stop -- Fleetwood Mac

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#694325 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 23 April 2011 - 07:56 AM

Weird Al alert, Etta!

Here's his new excellent parody with Lady Gaga as his target. Apparently she is not amused with this, which has disappointed me.....c'mon, girl, where's yer sense o' HUMOUR??
Cannot wait for the video....apparently it is in the works.. . . . ..

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#692861 Type One Diabetic For 18 Years, Related To Celiac?

Posted by on 17 April 2011 - 10:39 AM

(P.S. I'm one of those people who think that wheat may trigger diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. Interesting to see if they ever find out what causes diabetes.)

I have long pondered the relationship between celiac and other autoimmune diseases. I've been a type one diabetic for thirty-eight years, and an undiagnosed celiac until five years ago. SOMETHING caused my autoimmune system, all those years ago, to send out antibodies that ended up killing off my islets of Langerhans. I know that gluten causes an autoimmune reaction within my body... . . . ..so it makes great logical sense to believe that gluten caused the destruction of my insulin-producing beta cells. Couple that with the latest data claiming that one in eight type ones are celiac (the number is likely higher, as SO many people with gluten issues are undiagnosed) and the idea of celiac/gluten intolerance "causing" diabetes becomes quite compelling.

I find the gluten-free diet a valuable tool in keeping my blood sugars in tight control. Carbohydrates cause blood sugar to rise, particularly refined carbs. Once I eliminated gluten, I inadvertently got rid of almost all the refined, processed foodstuffs in my diet. My blood sugar has always been well-controlled, but once I started the gluten-free diet, things got even better. It really was a blessing in many ways, this diagnosis. . . . .. ...just gotta keep reminding my self of this every now and then! :)
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#685681 Weird Al Fans

Posted by on 22 March 2011 - 04:15 AM

However this is the area of the Forum called "General Chat Unrelated to Celiac Disease - Discuss most things here EXCEPT Celiac Disease / Gluten-Free Diet. Keep it light and avoid controversal topics like global warming, gay marriage, gun control, euthanasia, speed limits on the Autobahn, prisoner torture, etc."

Hmm....one notices immediately that male Amish genitalia is NOT listed here... . . ...may need to get official clarification... :rolleyes:

Like virtually ALL subtexts of humour, there is little accounting for taste.....a seemingly witty story will strike one person as hilarious and clever, but as deeply offensive or nonsensical to another. So indeed, ya gots to watch yer step in a massive public forum like this one when you want to be funny. I myself am a huge Al Yankovic fan........he just, simply, makes me laugh. ...

Etta, something else to get you back over where you need to be: through the years it seems to have become obvious that those over in the Tickle Me thread cannot possibly be offended. :huh:

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#683505 Secret Handshake

Posted by on 14 March 2011 - 03:26 PM

Don't let Emily be the grand marshall of the parade . . . last time she was in charge, the police were called, wild animals stampeded, and David Hasselhoff showed up and made a complete fool of himself.

....not to mention the dust up involving Chuck Norris and the Care Bears......

:lol: :lol: ANNNNND... . .... .Our yeti. .. . ...and Fabio...... ...Carrot Top...weren't we all in a float together? One that involved machine-guns and a hot tub?. .. . .dear gawd...... . ..

For all who have never ventured into the "Tickle Me Elbow" thread, please see pages 200-250... . . . .....

In fact, we regulars over there are constantly trying to recruit newbies... . ....um, perhaps we should just move over there? A thread crossover? Paper mache duodenums and Charlie Sheen are what that thread is MADE OF, I tell ya. . . . ..

Shall we jump ship, move over? Please say yes, for I canna frequent two threads full-time.....must get to work, do some cooking and laundry at times. .. . . .. :rolleyes:
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#683429 Secret Handshake

Posted by on 14 March 2011 - 12:55 PM

This is so cool. Can we have Secret Decoder Rings?

No, no, no!! No more secrets.. . . ..No more back-of-the-medical-textbook....no more pathetic obscurity.....



I smell a parade... . . .....

...And I'll be the Marshall, the big duodenum leading the masses with a stiff endoscope hose as my baton.......

There must be music, and floats... . .......ahh, another parade.....! B)
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#683338 Secret Handshake

Posted by on 14 March 2011 - 08:52 AM

one with vowels?

Hey, now.. . . ....don't be just carelessly employing vowels, as they cost money.

Um, as with Wheel of Fortune. . . . ....one always has to buy vowels, no?....

Secret spy names. . . .. .....I believe I would like to be called Ms. Maltodextrin. This adds a particular type of clandestine confusion and intrigue - - is she or is she not gluten-free?.. . . .... .from which country did she originate?....
I was also thinking about the name that my brother named his garage band back in the early eighties, and a moniker that would really work here. I could be FC.

Fecal Matter.

Man, this would be a terrific name for a racehorse. "Aaaaaaaaaand they're coming around the outside - - ahead by two lengths, IT'S FECAL MATTER -- they're now in the final turn .. ....""

Like the secret ways to hide gluten in foods?

I'm so excited, I just bought a cute trench coat.

I would like to suggest that we do just the opposite - - no secret handshakes nor code words. We need to put ourselves right out there and scream of all things gastrointestinal. Let us all create and wear costumes. I am going to make a huge, paper mache and plastic duodenum that I can walk about in.

Then everyone will start asking questions about celiac, dammit!! And it will ALL be worth it. .. . ..


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#676205 What Do You Do?

Posted by on 17 February 2011 - 03:16 PM

Wow, such an accomplished, admirable bunch! :)
Well, I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up. Until then, I remain an ESL teacher, to diplomats here in Ottawa's embassies. It is terrific work and the schedule is part-time and flexible, as I am self-employed and create my own hours. This leaves me much time to be with my two kids, two dogs, two cats... .. . . . ...and thank gawd, only ONE husband. Can nae imagine two o' those. . .. . ... <_< :rolleyes:

I am also a very starving artist - - I do pen and ink portrait work and commercial murals. My goal for the next couple of years is to consciously make more time for this very important, often cathartic activity.

I'm a runner - - got two big, energetic dogs that get me out there, and my type one diabetes keeps my Nikes hittin' the pavement.. . ..
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#668810 What If I Ignore It?

Posted by on 18 January 2011 - 04:40 PM

Hi, Bean, and welcome!

I have been a type one diabetic for almost my entire life, and was diagnosed, completely out of the blue, with celiac disease five years ago. I was asymptomatic -- a "silent' celiac, if you will. So it was extremely difficult to justify the introduction of another hugely restrictive diet upon myself, on top of all the restrictions of the diabetic diet. Hey, there's no pain, no diarrhea, no migraines nor joint pain.. . . ....why DO this to myself??

Well, I started reading. A lot of my research brought me back here to c.com, a fantastic source of information and support. I realized that I had to give up ALL gluten. 'Twas difficult with no horrific symptoms to keep me away from it, but the alternative is very possible intestinal cancer and other autoimmune diseases. Once I knew this, it got easier.

Here is another vital thing: the diabetic diet and the gluten-free diet combine very, very well. We diabetics need to restrict carbs, and gluten is found in grains.. . .... ...carbohydrates. So we are already partway there. My blood sugars have been tightly controlled for many years, but my AICs have been the best in my life since going gluten-free. Eliminating this protein from your diet can tighten your blood sugars up, no question.

There is quite a learning curve at first with the gluten-free diet, but it really does become second nature. And insulin reactions don't ever have to involve gluten - - I always carry glucose tablets with me, and at home I have fruit and/or honey.

There are quite a few diabetic celiacs on this forum. You're far from alone, and we're here to help! :)
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#666421 Visual Humour

Posted by on 08 January 2011 - 01:38 PM

:lol: :lol: Excellent, Davey!

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#659928 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 12 December 2010 - 08:47 AM

Is there a "shelf life" on PM's that I'm not aware of? :unsure:

Dear gawd.. . . . ..this is a gluten-free forum! The personal messages should absolutely have as long a shelf life as the gluten-free, preservative-loaded, processed and packaged foods we must buy! (currently have a bag o' bagels in the fridge that are fine after three weeks, I believe). . . . . .

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#649779 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 28 October 2010 - 09:29 AM

Witch Hazel has already faded it a little. As for what the bruise looks like. Th eye looks like a shiner but the face is more like a peninsula.

Gah! Face like a peninsula?? :lol: Well, I suppose this is better than it being like an isthmus.. . . ..... . not sure why.....just wanted to say that word...



Have a wonderphul day--whatcha got planned?

Thanks, guys! Dinner out @ a very lovely gluten-free restaurant, then cake back here......got a couple of old friends coming over for drinks.. . . . .....
DH is in no doghouse -- he has dutifully remembered, and got me a high-tech heart-rate monitor. All good!

I'm following Jess's lead and hoping for one night of rectification! Perhaps after the Haunted Motel (or perhaps there?)!

Dear gawd.. . . . ...a woman looking forward to a night of rectification?? .. . . ...... ..


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#628262 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 01 August 2010 - 03:34 PM

Afternoon Peeps......

Too many pages to catch up
Wanted to wish Em well this weekend --cyber hugs for sure

Thanks, Jooooooodie! .. . . . .. And I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack from the Island!
What a wonderful weekend..... . . . .. this place where we planted Dad's little tree is Ward's Island, one of five islands that sit in Lake Ontario, a short ferry boat ride off the southern tip of our provincial capital. My family has a place in a modest, little-known history book in that we are the only known family to have had residents on this Island going back five generations on BOTH sides - - my mother's AND father's. Quite a lot of history, there.. . . ...incredible ties, relationships and friendships. My brother is living there in the house that my grandfather built himself in 1921, a young man just out of the First World War, about to be married and needing a place to begin a family.
There were many people there over this weekend who came to see the plaque that we installed under the weeping mulberry. Pics will follow! :)
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#625008 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 19 July 2010 - 09:54 AM

.....and the psillies are not entertaining me <_<

<-------------- HEYYYYY, Leeeesargh!! Look! It's US! FINALLY! B)
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