I have a cool story (nothing to do with the horrible weather!)


(golfpapabravo06) #1

So as some of you know I am a film student in Milwaukee trying to work my way up in the world.

And about a week ago I went to a friends film that was screening at the milwaukee film festival, i wasnt too keen on going and when I got there the line was like 200-300 people long and it was raining but I thought I'd stick it out for a little bit.  And my friend saw me as he was perusing the line for familiar faces and he came up to me and asked why I was waiting in line and I said I didnt have a ticket yet.  He said now you do and handed me a ticket, so I went to the front of the line and passed a ton of people.  I ended up staying for the first short film and then leaving to go to Subway because I hadn't eaten anything yet (7:30pm) and I felt like I was dropping a little.  So I sat in Subway eating my dinner and finished and went back to the Showcase of short films (luckily my friends film was screening 2nd to last).  I saw a friend of mine in the lobby and went up to him and said hey, and his colleague was over taking pictures of a guy by the paper advertising wall.  I asked who that was and he told me "That's the producer of ER during the George Clooney era" and I decided I'd go over and talk with him.  I introduced myself and we started talking about film and our careers, this went on for about an hour and a half.  We are deep in conversation about a tv pilot he is working on currently when I hear my pump make a blood sugar reminder alarm sound (beep BEEP beep, medtronic 722).  But I think to myself, wait...I didn't set an reminder alarm after dinner and then I see him reach into his pocket and pull out his insulin pump (same model, color).....I was blown away, I whipped out my pump and we talked about everything diabetes for the next hour, from the lot 8 recall to a near death experience he had because his pump failed.  It was the best evening, and I feel bad for not wanting to go to begin with but everything turned out well, he invited me to a party at a studio and we've been talking ever since.  Diabetes is my "knowing somebody".

:-D


(Sarah_0776) #2

That's pretty awesome. I have yet to have one of those moments when you unknowingly meet someone who has diabetes. It's pretty sweet that he invited you to a party. Who knew when you went to the film festival that you'd become friends with a famous producer?


(golfpapabravo06) #3

its a smaller world than i thought :)

not having a working pancreas is the new in crowd haha


(bassoonist1719) #4

wow, that's so cool!  I always find it funny to see a stranger on the street (usually a business man) wearing you would expect to be a pager but is actually an insulin pump on his belt.  It really is a small world in some ways...for better or for worse.


(system) #5

well holy shit, greg, that's fantastic. way to be.

and if you ever do a film with george clooney i better be on your "list of friends to invite to the film shoot." :op


(msf02) #6

Very cool story!.


(BrianPQuinn) #7

Greg,

If only one day I am so fortunate to have a cool story like that. Granted any story I have where I am talking to a producer of TV shows would be awesome. Either way, you may have opened your world up to a whole group of people to chat with.


(golfpapabravo06) #8

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Greg,

If only one day I am so fortunate to have a cool story like that. Granted any story I have where I am talking to a producer of TV shows would be awesome. Either way, you may have opened your world up to a whole group of people to chat with.

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I'm thrilled!

The weird thing was that the whole time I was talking to him (believe it or not) I thought there was something different about him in a good way, like I got a long with him more than I thought I would before finding out he was diabetic.


(Wolfman) #9

That's awesome man.  The only diabetic, around my age, I've ever met slightly resented me and didn't want to talk diabetes at all.  I was thrilled to have found another diabetic but maybe next time.


(Rosemary5) #10

That is an awesome story!


(dancetiludrop) #11

omg no way i am a huge er junkie it is my fav show i record all of the reruns and its really nice to know that the guy whos apart of it has the same disease!!


(meme) #12

That's great .-hope you took a few pictures to look back on !


(golfpapabravo06) #13

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That's great .-hope you took a few pictures to look back on !

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I don't need to take pictures if I end up working for the guy on his new pilot :P


(meme) #14

That's right--that would be wonderful !!!  Best of luck to you !!!


(golfpapabravo06) #15

thanks meme! :) keep you posted


(stilledlife) #16

OH MAN!! This is why I am NEVER afraid to whip out my pump in public- it is such a great conversation piece and I have met some really neat people through it too.


(Anonymous) #17

That's so cool, Greg!


(type1at18) #18

Congrats! That's amazing! I'm an ER fanatic!!! So i'm realllllly jealous lol

I hope something comes out of this... that's a really awesome connection you made! Please keep us all updated.


(Anonymous) #19

Hahaha feel free to slip my name into the next conversation  :P :P Kidding


(golfpapabravo06) #20

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Hahaha feel free to slip my name into the next conversation  :P :P Kidding

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:P