Posts in category "deaf"

It can't be that hard to find a baby monitor for the deaf

So here’s the deal. I’m profoundly deaf. My husband is hearing, but his ears pretty much turn off at night too. How will we be able to hear the little one cry in the night? (I’m trying to prevent SOME mommy-guilt.) We live in a small 1-bed, and the little one will be sleeping in... Read more »

Now in sign language! Twelve Days of Christmas with Swear Words

I joked around with my blog buddies about translating Kim Z. Dale’s “Twelve Days of Christmas with Swear Words” into ASL, and they insisted I do. So, I made a teaser just to show them that I was practicing and figuring out the translation, but they insisted that I post it ASAP. So…enjoy! You have... Read more »

That sign language faker in South Africa

That sign language faker in South Africa
I’m not proficient at American Sign Language (only conversational), and I know nothing of South African sign language, but it was TOTALLY easy to tell he was a faker. You know how I know? Three reasons. First, take a look at these two clips. Reason #1 He had a blank face. In sign language (not... Read more »
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UW-Madison cat experiments - can animal experimentation be okay?

UW-Madison cat experiments - can animal experimentation be okay?
PETA recently sounded the alarm on cruel experiments on cats up at UW-Madison, and many of my Facebook friends have expressed shock, anger, and disgust about the news. I didn’t even read the details, and I already wanted to cry at work. So, I didn’t read it yet, and it slipped my mind by the... Read more »

CTA Roulette

CTA Roulette
On a scale of 1-10, a garbled announcement on a CTA train makes my anxiety jump to an 8. ssshhhhhckrkckr (garbled) Cermak-Chinatown (garblegarblegarble) This train will not stop (garblegarblegarble) Again, (garblegarblegarblegarble) Again, this train will not stop until (garblegarblegarble) shhhhckckcrrr And that’s a rendition of a particularly clear announcement if I’m lucky. If I’m unlucky,... Read more »

UN Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Homeschool scare tactics

UN Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Homeschool scare tactics
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was voted down in Senate. While I was deep in the final throes of my master’s degree, I somehow missed that the Senate was going to be voting on this treaty. Then I heard that it was voted down. Why would anyone vote down... Read more »
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Keyword Search Roundup

Keyword Search Roundup
After reading Jenna’s post about pedophiles searching for and landing on her blog, and even justifying their lusting after children! (CHILDREN. What sick f**ks.), I decided to see what search terms led people to my blog. The Duggars. People searching about the Duggars, Bill Gothard and his creepy ATI cult, blanket training and associated child... Read more »

I feel guilty when I don't feel well

I feel guilty when I don't feel well
I’m writing this as I’m battling a strange migraine. I was feeling crappy while at work, so my boss let me know that I could go home early. You’d think that I’d be jumping for joy and rushing home to take a nap. Nooo….I had to debate internally and with a coworker about whether or... Read more »

Sometimes agnostic, sometimes holy

Sometimes agnostic, sometimes holy
As a kid, sometimes I was rather agnostic. Sometimes it was merely apathy. Other times, I was so enraptured by the stories of the lives of saints that I wished I could experience pain and wounds as they did. I think that I wanted so much to endure what many saints endured, if just to... Read more »
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So, a deaf person goes through airport security...

So, a deaf person goes through airport security...
I flew to my in-laws recently, bringing along one of my spare spider plants, stuffing it in a old Macy’s bag in my backpack. It was a replacement for their old spider plant that had finally kicked the bucket, possibly due to being knocked off of the plant stand one too many times by cats.... Read more »