Diabetes Blog Week: More than Diabetes.

Diabetes Blog Week is just like it sounds… diabetes bloggers all over the world, blogging on daily topics for an entire week. Or, in this year’s case, for five days. To find out all about Diabetes Blog Week and to sign up, CLICK HERE.

We’ve reached the end of another Diabetes Blog Week. 😦

I always feel like one of the most special people in the world because I’m allowed to participate in Diabetes Blog Week. Once again, I’ve been able to write on some interesting subjects, I’ve been able to read other bloggers, and I’ve met a few new online friends. Karen Graffeo, you have my undying gratitude for creating something that always makes me feel closer to our community.

Now on to Friday’s topic:

Lets wrap up the week by sharing a little more about ourselves, beyond the chronic illness we or our loved ones live with. Share an interest, hobby, passion, something that is YOU. If you want to explore how it relates to or helps with diabetes you can. Or let it be a part of you that is completely separate from diabetes, because there is more to life than just diabetes! (This topic is a suggestion from the 2016 #DBlogWeek survey.)

I’m going to make this short and sweet. I like to listen to music. A lot. When I’m at home, I’m as likely to listen to music as watch TV. So, in no particular order, here are ten Pandora channels that I actually have set up on my account. It may not tell you a lot about me (actually, the fact that I still use Pandora probably says a lot about me), but it will probably give you a look at some of my musical tastes.

Please don’t hate me for my choices… here goes:
1. 70s Scenario Radio (everything from Foreigner to Marvin Gaye to Led Zeppelin to The O’Jays)

2. Frank Sinatra Radio (a lot of Rat Pack stuff, plus guys like Bobby Darin and Mel Torme)

3. Gregory Porter Radio (Gregory Porter, Nina Simone, a little Etta James)

4. Merle Haggard Radio (guys like Merle, George Jones, Waylon & Willie)

5. French Cafe Radio (every version of La Vie En Rose ever recorded)

6. Broadway Showtunes Radio (self explanatory)

7. Cecelia Bartoli Radio (all Opera all the time)

8. Buckwheat Zydeco Radio (perfect for the weekends, plus the week leading up to Fat Tuesday)

9. Sara Bareilles Radio (Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, KT Tunstall)

10. British Invasion Radio (artists from The Beatles and Rolling Stones to Petula Clark)
Are you surprised? What are some of your favorite things to listen to?

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  • Kelley  On May 19, 2017 at 8:06 am

    ohh, French cafe radio sounds interesting! Ill have to check it out!

    Liked by 1 person

  • seejendance  On May 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Broadway Radio!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  • Corinna  On May 19, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Nothing to hate on your list.

    When I need to concentrate I listen to the Studio Ghibli 25 years concert on YouTube. Nothing like the soundtrack to anime to put me in a hypnotic state of focus.


    • StephenS  On May 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Love it! Sometimes I pull up a Mary Wilson concert from the 80s on YouTube. She has always had a special voice.


  • carmygee  On May 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I’m going to have to add those channels to my music feed to check them out. I like the wide variety! Fun stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

  • Rick Phillips  On May 19, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I am all about classic rock songs that go on forever with a great story. Stairway t heaven, Freebird, the B side of Abbey Road and Knights in White Satin. I think our road trip would be fun.



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