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".