Thursday, July 26, 2012

Questions and More Questions

For the past 3 years, Roche medical company has invited, and paid all expenses for, a group of people in the D-OC to come together. This year is the fourth Roche Social Media Summit. Each year has been a group of people that I felt represented the D-OC very well. There are so many of us out there who are doing what we can with what time and resources we have.

Each year has been different, but I won't lie and say that I wasn't a little jealous at those who got to go, while I didn't. But I didn't hold it against the people who were there. Everyone can't possibly go. And the best way to get information to people and out to the community is to use the people who get the most notice online.

This year, I have been invited to be a part of the Roche Summit. While I am still a little surprised at being invited (I feel there are many deserving people out there), I am very happy to be involved this year. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote a post about responsibility.

I feel like I have a responsibility in going to Roche as well. I want to know what kinds of questions you have for the people at Roche and what kinds of things that you want them to know from you.

From what I understand, we'll all be live tweeting stuff during the conference, but also please feel free to leave me comments on this post. I'll do my best to get all the questions answered if I possibly can.

I do promise you this: I will not take this for granted. I will do my best to represent YOU.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Any Time Is a Good Time

Anytime is a good time for a d meet-up. I LOVE getting to meet my D-OC friends in real life. It's so great because there is a person you already know you love and have a lot in common with and there's none of the awkward stuff that usually comes with meeting a person for the first time.

Pumping at the Full House park...apparently
also known as Alamo Square. Who knew??

Sarah and I "met" through twitter and facebook and her blog (though I found her twitter and fb first). Something that I discovered quite quickly was that we both share a love of theatre, along with a busted pancreas.

Sarah & I at Lombard street. Let's just say there were juice
boxes consumed after walking up and down that hill.
When my love of theatre led me across the country to San Francisco, I knew Sarah and I had to meet up. :) Sarah was, of course, completely wonderful. She took me and my best friend around to sight see for a while, we went out to a great place for lunch, and then she joined us in our personal brand of crazy, which consisted of sitting on the sidewalk for 5 hours waiting on cheap front row tickets to see my favorite show in the world.

Sarah's great suggestion for sea food! So yummy.

The best part? She didn't complain about the waiting. And I'm pretty sure she enjoyed the show. :) And the whole while, we both had low treatments, we both beeped randomly, tested, calculated carbs, and my best friend had lots of fun checking to be sure we were okay. :D
The show that led me to San Francisco and gave
me the chance to meet Sarah!
All of you who were blessed to be at Friends for Life this year, I'm still a little jealous. But I wouldn't have traded getting to meet Sarah for anything.