In the middle of comments like, "i do it. i've often wondered how much i've consumed over the past ten years." and "Yes. It is called recycling..lol" There is also those on the other side of the issue: "Never!" and "Yuck!" I calmly responded, " I invented something for that! I call it a Blipe. Blood+wipe=Blipe. I just gave over 100 away to JDRF here locally with the shoe logo." I included a photo of the monster Blipe pictured above. Within hours I had 5 people contacting me asking how they could get one. Some responces were, "I love these and you need a patent, You go GIRL!!!" and "Those are cute! I want one. You should get a patent!!!", "Would you be willing to part with some more for me to try please?"
Just yesterday I sent them each a care package with several Blipes to share with others.
I couldn't just stuff them in an envelope, I know too well it is all about presentation. As my luck would have it my computer and printer died. I'm stuck with this this 8 year old, virus infested laptop that my kids won't even use. Well despite some blue screens of death I managed to design some needed business cards, which my friend Lisa let me print off with her printer. It also gave me an excuse to design my business card and the "instructions for use" wording:
1. Attach self stick Velcro square to back of meter or inside of testing case.
2. Press your Blipe to the Velcro.
3. Fill in the Blipe design with leftover blood as desired.
4. Remove Blipe from Velcro and wash as needed in washing machine.
5. Buy more Blipes.
6. Tell others to buy Blipes.
It will be interesting to see what becomes of my little Blipe seeds I keep planting. Honestly I hope someday there is a cure and no one ever needs a Blipe again. 'Till then, "Stay calm and Blipe on!"
-Jennifer, Blipe Momma