The current Baldo diabetes story line has been getting quite a bit of positive attention lately, which is of course fantastic and we couldn’t be more pleased. The goal after all is to build awareness of a condition that hits Hispanics disproportionately.
So as you would expect it’s been a hard topic to break away from lately. Add to the mix that my mom has type 2 diabetes and she’s vacationing with us in N.C. during all this… well, we’ve discussed it quite a bit. Anyway, yesterday we got to talking about the things she does to manage her glucose levels, diet, exercise, blood tests… that last one is the scary one for me as I have a serious phobia of needles, the longer the scarier.
Anyway, she asked me to take the blood test, you know the one, the home version where you prick your finger, put a drop of blood on to a little test strip and viola… 5 seconds later you have a reading. The one she uses is the OneTouch Ultra. Now while the needle in this thing is very small, I gotta be honest, it was still freaking me out and I really wasn’t going to do it.
My wife, being the brilliant woman that she is suggests we can video the process and share the results with our readers. So all of a sudden there was a bigger purpose, and I was ok with that. Unfortunately, I had to get the test done twice because my wife hadn’t pressed the record button the first time they drew blood. Yeah, I now…
Anyway, it really wasn’t bad at all, I hardly felt anything. I’d like to thank the National Alliance for Hispanic Health in partnering with us. They’re a fantastic organization with an incredible team of great people. We look forward to working closely with them in the future.
Here’s the video.
Ok… despite the chance someone is surely bound to find offense to this post, I’ve decided to post it anyway. Why? Because, I think it’s funny as hell. I’ve gotta dig up a few more of these.
The teacher told Pepito to use certain English words in a sentence. Here are Pepito’s replies:
1. *Cheese* – Maria likes me, but cheese fat.
2. *Mushroom* – When all my family get in the car, there’s not mushroom.
3. *Shoulder* – My fren wanted to become a citizen but she didn’t know how to read so I shoulder.
4. * Texas * – My fren always Texas me when I’m not home wondering where I’m at!
5. *Herpes* – Me and my fren ordered pizza. I got mine piece and she got herpes.
6. *July* – Ju told me ju were going to tha store and July to me! Julyer!
7. *Rectum* – I had two cars but my wife rectum!
8. *Chicken* – I was going to go to the store with my wife but chicken go herself.
9. *Wheelchair* – We only have one tortilla left, but don’t worry, wheelchair.
10. *Chicken* *wing* – My wife plays the lottery so chicken wing.
11. *Harassment* – My wife caught me in bed with another women and I told her honey harassment nothing to me.
12. *Bishop* – My wife fell down the stair so I had to pick the bishop.
13. *Body wash* – I want to go to the club but no body wash my kids.
14. *Brief* – Maria fart in my car and it stinkie so bad I could not brief.
If you come across any more of these, by all means share them with us by posting them on the comments section. If you’re offended by these and want to rant, feel free to voice your displeasure… though I won’t be reading them.
Check it out. A comics fan is making individual, hand-crafted purses using Sunday comics pages. Here is the link:
Seems Kristi Hekker is a Baldo fan and will probably even take special requests to include a Sunday paper featuring Baldo in your purse or bag. Give her a click.
Animator Bill Melendez, who gave life to Snoopy, Charlie Brown and other “Peanuts” characters in scores of movies and TV specials, has died. He was 91.
Melendez’s nearly seven decades as a professional animator began in 1938 when he was hired by Walt Disney Studios and worked on Mickey Mouse cartoons and classic animated features such as “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia.
Melendez was born in 1916 in Hermosillo in the Mexican statdof Sonora. He moved with his family to Arizona in 1928 and then to Los Angeles in the 1930s, attending the Chouinard Art Institute.
Our deepest condoleances to the family and people who knew him best. Thank you Mr. Melendez for a lifetime of magical memories and inspiration.
“Why is the store called Auto Y Rod? Did Mr. Rod have a partner named Auto at one point and the “y” is “and”? Is his name Auto Y. Rod? Is it a play on words (Auto Y Rod, Inc = Autoerotic, is the one my husband has suggested)? We cannot figure it out and it drives me nuts. Can you help?!”
Javier Hernandez, creator of El Muerto comic book superhero [and the movie out on DVD now!], has posted my recent interview with him on his show, Planet Comic Book Radio. Here’s the link [this is a PG-13 show!]:
Javier says you can also download it via iTunes. Go to the iTunes store, search PLANET COMIC BOOK RADIO in the podcast libraries, then download it from our available shows….gratis!!
Well, Brian over at Comics Coast to Coast called me up and had me on the show again. My being on the show was a last minute decision as the scheduled guest had to pull a no show, but we had a blast as usual and had great fun. We tried to touch on some marketing stuff, and even managed to drag Justin into the land of twitter. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, you need to tune in, these guys are a riot. And the crickets were pretty awesome too.
Illustration by Carlos Castellanos © 2008
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our survey, we appreciate the time and effort.
The survey was conducted with 150 participants, and while most the results weren’t completely surprising to us, one in particular stands out to me. Most voted Tía Carmen 24% to Gracie 16% as a favorite character with Baldo not Read the rest of this entry »
Hey guys, thanks for dropping by and visiting us again. Now, we know you folks are busy stealthfully checking email, surfing the web and chatting with friends and family while you’re at work… on break of course. We here at Baldo Inc. were hoping you could take a few seconds and fill out a really, really short survey for us. You, know… seeing as how we do so much for you and all.
If you already took the survey that appeared on the pop-up window, cool, thanks a ton. If you closed the window and didn’t take the survey Click Here to take survey
Who knows, there may be something in it for a lucky survey participant. I’m not promising, I’m just saying…
Thanks in advance.
Hey guys, I’m back in the studio again after a nice vacation in N.C. Man, what a great time we had up there. We made some new friends and hooked up with some from last year. The weather was fantastic and it was awesome to spend so much time outdoors.
On the way up to the cabin I had the opportunity to meet face to face with Brian Dunaway in S.C., for those of you who don’t know, Brian is co-host and producer of Comics coast to coast. If you’ve never listened to their web radio show before, you gotta check them out, they’re really very talented, funny guys that also draw and write their own web strips. Brian interviewed me last year for the show and we’ve become fast friends since, so it was nice to finally meet him and his wife Suzanne. Get this, we met at a Quizno’s near his house for lunch. I’m guessing he doesn’t want me to know where he lives. Thanks for the warm southern hospitality, pal. ; )
Anyway, you can check out a few of my pics I set aside to share with you on Flickr. More to be posted soon. You could also check out this video I shot of a few of the kids (including mine) who were skateboarding down a large hill in front of our cabin. Yeah, I know. No protective gear whatsoever. Bad parenting.
Oh, I almost forgot. If you’re on Facebook and want to add me as a friend you can send me a friend request here, in the message area just let me know you’re a reader of the strip and are coming from the blog.
Well, catch you back here in a few days. Have a great weekend.