Monday, January 25, 2010

Keith and Crochet

Hi All!

Thankfully, I was able to get a lot of rest this weekend so I almost feel refreshed this morning! I am not sure that I will ever feel totally refreshed but . . . for now, I feel good! I am looking forward to another full week of work, class, and, joy of joys, jury duty on Tuesday! I can hardly wait!!!

Speaking about class, I must admit that I am a bit apprehensive about the whole class thing. I "turned in" one assignment via the computer already and still have one more to complete prior to class on Wednesday. I have also read my two chapters and taken notes in my overly cautious style. So, why do I still feel like I won't be prepared for class?? I really think that this is the path I want to go down - the whole ASL interpreter thing - but . . . the teacher makes me wonder about myself.

Speaking of ASL, this weekend I joined up with a group of friends (Hubby calls us "the gals") to take in Keith Wann. If you don't know him, he is a CODA performer. What is a CODA, you might ask? Excellent question! A CODA is a Child of Deaf Adults. That means that both of Keith's parents are deaf and he is hearing. Technically, a CODA can be deaf also but traditionally, CODAs are hearing children of deaf parents.

Keith is a comedian who travels around and performs with the hopes of broadening understanding between the hearing and the Deaf worlds. He is funny, funny, funny. His humor is particularly funny to both people who are deaf (as shown by Beth's boyfriend, Zach, who is deaf and who was laughing the entire time!) and people who are involved in ASL such as interpreters, CODAs, and people who know deaf people.

You can check out some of his videos on uTube, I do believe. He gives hilarious insight into living with Deaf parents.

Despite the fact that I had to travel about an hour to get to the show, it was well worth it.

The ride home was interesting too since I saw an accident where a car ended up on its roof with the driver side window in the next lane of traffic. Everyone was okay - which is what made the accident interesting and not tragic!



















This is our group posing with Keith. Keith is in the center back. Mark is the guy hiding behind Beth's head for some reason.

The other thing I have been doing this past weekend is crocheting. Once again I had to take a number of rows out to redo them but, I feel like I am making progress! I am finished with 20 out of 27 rows! Yeah!




















Have a super Monday!

Trisha

Voice Update: Doing well, doing well.

4 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Looks like fun! What are you making?

Chris H said...

What a lovely photo of you!
And what are you making???

noble pig said...

You are asking yourself good questions and that's important and doesn't mean anything negative. I think it's great.

dianem said...

You go with your crocheting. It looks good. Pretty consistent tension! I can't wait to see it finished.