Answering questions must be difficult. And I still stand by my question….how is a hard of hearing kid supposed to read lips through a veil?
Scorpio for this week:
You’re ready for take-off. It’s time to taxi to the launch location and prepare to go airborne. I suggest you do what birds and airplanes do, which is to fly directly into the wind as you leave the ground. As long as you’re forcefully propelling yourself forward, that will give you maximum lift. Oh, and flap your wings gracefully, not frenetically. Don’t stare at the ground right beneath you, but rather fix your gaze on a distant point high above you. Halloween costume suggestion: eagle, jet, hang-glider, dragonfly.
Hrm. There’s that dragonfly theme again. I really need to get off my ass and look that stuff up. At any rate, the flight has been postponed due to negligent equipment. 😀 We’re currently in the process of fixing it. With that said, it’s getting close to the in-between time, so I’ve been spending time with myself of late. Not really much in the company of others, outside of people catching my on im’s. I’ve been in a cleaning frenzy, and my room is clean, just need to take care of the floors, then work more on the sunroom. My desk is finally dismantled, we just need to call the waste guys to come pick that, and the old stereo that doesn’t work, up. Need to clean the floors in there, least where my desk was, clean-up the shelves and move the printer stuff against the wall so the gamers have more room. Eventually, we’re going to put the tv back there, and I’d like to make the front room the sitting room, vs the entertaining room. I think that will work better when we have parties during the summer.
So, I don’t get Spring cleaning fever, I get Fall cleaning fever. The sunroom is a clusterfuck, but my desk is now gone. Now to figure out what to do with the shit that was on my desk. I need to clean up my room, so I can move some stuff in there. I need some shelves in my room to put things up. Will have to go looking for some, sometime later. Just need to figure out what the hell to do with all that crap. With that said, I still have a 17″ monster monitor if anyone wants it. Otherwise, it goes to the recycling bin.
I wonder what she would have done with hard of hearing students, or deaf students?
Seriously, this is always my question with stuff like this, how it would relate to me? I’ve had to ask professors to trim their mustaches, to open their mouths more when they spoke, along with using tape recorders and comparing notes with other students. It was annoying. It’s hard enough to have to sit down with everyone else’s notes, to make sure I don’t miss things that cost me a grade (as in one of my classes, and I’m still sure the prof made it up just to give me a C), but to have to sit there, during class, trying to focus on what’s being said, and then having the back of my mind running because I’m not sure what the prof said because the lips aren’t backing up what I’m hearing, and then asking for a repeat and still having the same problem. That woman’s class would have been hell for me. If I couldn’t handle a simple unkempt mustache, how the hell could I handle a veil that blocked every chance of seeing anything she said?
whatizit?!? Well…..been busy. I give thanks to my dear Scotsman for turning on my lights this morning and kicking my ass out of the house to go lift weights. I spoke with one of my grappling partners about working with me on my stand-up and putting the whole thing together, so once I have my schedule set this week, I’ll be able to fit that in. Work has been all out this week. My boss is out sick with pneumonia, so I’m covering for her and so far, that’s meant full schedules again. I hope she heals quick, because I won’t be able to train and do full schedules at the same time.
If I haven’t posted it here, I’ve decided to go sky-diving for my birthday. I keep meaning to call and find out how much the freefall cert is, but I keep forgetting. So that is on slate for Monday, along with making vet appt’s for the terrors. Also need to run by the Goethe Institüt to see when their conversation hours are, or maybe show up for tourist hour so I can at least speak and hear German. When I can speak French better than I can speak German, there’s a problem. Besides, I need to get back into languages, the goal is to learn Finnish and some Danish by this summer, so I won’t get too lost while over there.
Anyway, that’s what’s up with me right now. Hoping that I’ll get some more down time so I can write some more, got tons of stuff in my head and need to pop it out on paper, or something.
Scorpio for this week:
In his book A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative, Roger von Oech quotes one of his clients, an architect: “Play is what I do for a living; the work comes in organizing the results of the play.” Make this your guiding principle in the coming weeks, Scorpio. Ask the universe to give you lots of opportunities to mess around and improvise blithely and resurrect your playing-in-the-sandbox consciousness. Come up with good excuses to let your attention wander and explore previously off-limits fun and games. A few weeks from now, you can begin organizing all the good ideas that your frisky experiments will generate between now and then.
Interesting perspective, definitely one that needs to be played around with! 😀
So, what’s up with the me? Well, I’m still an insomniac, the source is the fact that I’m always running during the day to avoid thinking of fighting, and when I lay down to sleep, I’m going over drills, holes and future bouts in my head. Go me. So, to combat that, my Doc now has me on Relora to decrease the anxiety and orders to start meditation and yoga again. I managed to successfully wake up this morning at 4.30 to hit the bathroom and promptly go back to sleep, instead of eating a snack and heading to the gym as planned. But surprisingly, I’m fully rested. The goal is to get back to shift sleeping, mainly in 3 hour increments. I’m also going to make a solid attempt at getting away from the laptop more often. I should be spending my day off with my teammates and in the park, but I don’t. I go home and sit with my laptop. Yes, I suck. I also need to get better about my chores. I’ll do things in spurts, but never enough to get anything done. And that includes cleaning up my bike for actual use.
I made the mistake of looking at myself in the mirror the other day. I mean actually looking at myself and realized, I’ve gotten so caught up in everything, that I’ve stopped taking care of myself. My face is a mess, my digestive tract is an even bigger mess (mainly the stress and hyper-alertness). So I’m taking a pause in this next week, mainly to actually try and get my schedule set the way I want it, and actually hold to it. It’s gonna suck for everyone else, because I am going into hermit mode, so if you want to see me, please let me know and be flexible, as my schedule is pretty slammed. I feel bad, because I’m almost a month over-due for taking my sister to get her new skateboard, but at least I can afford it and the safety equipment to go with it. I haven’t spent near enough time with my Scotsman, and I keep blowing thegreyman off, along with a few other people – namely WT and moonbird (neither of which I’ve seen in MONTHS).
And yes, my goal is to also make it out to Sunday brunch again. So hopefully I can kick my ass out of bed earlier enough on Sunday after I get back from NC.