November 14th, 2007

Fiona and me in the snow

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My soundtrack to my daily entry is not music, but the gentle sounds of rin pitterpattering on the window near my writing desk. I'd like to listen to some music, but that might just jazz me up enough so I won't feel the sleepy peace that I feel now. I figured that I needed to write, something, before I fall off into never never land and/or rain induced sleep. We definitely need this moisture, and I definitely need to hear some more thunder. Some people are terrified of it, but the grumblings have intrigued me since I was a child in the mountains of Arizona where thunder echoed through the small valley where we lived. Ah yes, those were, and still are when I visit, good days.

I stayed home today from work, mostly because I've got a meeting with the guy who is dealing with the project I'm working on. Hopefully, I will be able to figure out just how he wants me to do it, so that I can get it done and get my thesis done, and then look for jobs in earnest.

Looked online this afternoon for things for Holly and I to do. There's a theater here that shows, at selected times, one movie a week with descriptive audio. Basically, I'm assuming that one would get a headset, and through this set, you get a running commentary of what's going on on the screen. I've watched several movies like that at home, but never in the theater. You blind people on my list (there are several) who live in the east or in big cities where this is prevalent, might not think this is such a big deal, but for me it is, because a theater in Knoxville happens to be a place where this service is offered. Not only is it offered, but Bea Movie is showing with description, and we both wanted to see it. I'm looking forward to not having to ask those around me what's going on, especially when people around me tend to sometimes complain because my friends are trying to explain what's going on. Some of the descriptions that this service does are quite entertaining, especially in make out scenes, because they use very ... well ... descriptive terminology. I think my first descriptive video was Top Gun, and I was mortified at how they described the making out mechanics, because at the time, I was a sheltered 14 year old, and didn't know how it was done, and I hadn't had "hands-on" experience at that point either. So we're going to see Bea Movie (not too worried about it's lude or interestingly described sections, I hope) and eat some Thai food on Friday when Holly gets here, and I'm excited with a capital E.

Also on Friday, I'm going to speak at six science classes at Oliver Springs Middle School. One of the guys at work asked me if I could speak at his son's school, and I said I'd love to. All the more cool to spread the word about science and blindness than to get them when they're young.

Well, time for bed. Going in earlier than usual tomorrow, plus I can't think of anything more t write that isn't mundane and stupid. More soon.
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