Part 2 - as for my years of signing, it has been about 5 years. My teacher, who was a friend at the time, would let me sit in on classes that I had already taken and passed just so that I would be able to practice. Now I am going to classes on Saturdays and hope to start at a different college in the fall. Have a great day. Talk to you later. Don't work too hard
Good morning to you too. You are as crazy as I am getting up before the sun. It sounds like you live on a farm, right? Not me. I live in town with 4 cats, 4 dogs and two chickens. I guess you could say I have a mini farm. Or maybe a petting zoo? I work for Child Protective Services, that is how I came to know the two deaf kids. At times my job can be very difficult emotionally, but most of the time it is very rewarding.
Top of the day to you.... I am not certain how old my dog is but I would quess maybe 6 or 7 years old. Mac's the name for my chihauhau. Where I am living, I have many barn cats hanging around and Mac love to chase 'em... but do not worry, his legs are too short and the cats ended up laughing at him. Oh enough about my dog! You mentioned that you are working with kids. What kind of work do you do with them? How years of signing language experience have you had been doing? Just out of curiousity...Ok with u?
I have a long day ahead of me because tomorrow's the big day. It is a good excuse to excercise my pyromania disorder! I hope I don't run afoul of the law or worse, end up in the emergency room! Have a safe ( and sane) July the fourth!
Yes I do know deaf people in this area. At one time I was good friends with my ASL teacher and he was deaf, there are several people from class that are deaf, and there are the kids I work with. Not a lot, but expanding. If you think a chihuahua has a lot of poo, try a Lab. We are talking serious landmines here. How old is you dog?
Phew! That chihauhau of mine does poop out somewhat of one too many serious brick. So Helen Keller is your inspiration? She was a wonderful character. Helen conquered alot of challenges with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan. One thing, though, in her late life, when asked which disability she would rather want to be, either of being deaf or blind, Helen preferred being blind. Very interesting.... Anyway, do you know any deaf people in your area? How many? Good luck with your ASL education. Take care.
You are too funny. I do understand the doggy dance though, I have four dogs myself. Two are big guys and stay outside and two are small and stay inside. When I was a kid I read a book about Helen Keller and that actually got me interested in sign language. Then a few years ago, a friend talked me into going to college and I noticed they offered sing 1 and 2, so I started going. They only offer 1 and 2 and the local college, so I have to drive about an hour to the one I am going to on Saturdays. I want to continue in the fall, but I have to find out if my job will cooperate with me on leaving early or even letting me do an internship. I would love to become an interpreter for the courts eventually. If I get certified, then I can be considered bi -lingual at work which means better pay. As it is now, they use my services for free.
So are you an aspiring interpreter or do you like to learn ASl for the fun of it or what? What motivated you to the world of deaf? As for feeling the pain of soaring gas price, it's just no use fussing over some stupid fossil fuel. To me, the war is over, the gas has won! I can be wrong but who knows? Sorry, but I have to getting going as my dog is doing potty-dancing. That can get ugly, you know. As they say in the land of rising sun, sayonara.
I'm doing great. Yeah, gas is out of sight, isn't it? I try not to drive my car at all if possible. Have been riding my bike to and from work. Usually that is great, but with all the smoke it's not fun. As for the class I am taking, it is ASL and way too far away for me to ride my bike. DARN. Have a great day.