Saturday, March 27, 2010

traveling's the fun.... flashing by the countryside


btw, the title is a part from the musical i'm in "merrily we roll along"!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

oh the stresses of high school

some reasons why i am not sleeping and am currently breaking out:

- SCHOOL: AP classes are pulling my eyelashes out, one by stinkin' one. i don't understand ap lit and i don't think i ever will. ap gov is just...stupid. i don't really care that much about the government, sorry to those of you who do. and then math is just pointless; especially with a terrible teacher who you can't understand in the first place.

- MUSICAL: memorizing songs you barely have learned proves to be very very difficult

- COLLEGE HOUSING: i don't get to apply till next week and people are already applying now! where do i wanna live?! i'm thinking heritage halls either tingey or whitney... suggestions?

- FRIEND DRAMA: i hate those people who're like "oh i HATE drama, blah blah blah" and then turn around and create a ton! and then the people who are just overall obnoxious and like to rule the world.

- FAMILY: i love my family, i do. but sometimes i just need to step away and take a breather...

whew, that felt nice to get out.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


it has been raining the last two days and i LOVE IT!
it just makes me feel so happy to walk in the rain and smell the rain (minus the worms).
and sitting inside reading a book gets that much better when you can hear the rain beating down on your safe secure house. sleeping is much more fitful when it's raining too.

love it!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

the power of smiling

today i had play practice and was pretty bummed; i wanted to go shopping with mom and party, you know?
but i had to go, so i went.
turns out we were learning choreography to a new song! whoopee! (that's sarcasm, btdubbs).
so we're starting out learning these moves which are kinda like charleston moves (but def not as cool as this lady is) so that's pretty cool.
so we're dancing dancing dancing and the choreographer girl was like "GUYS! you all look like you wanna go jump off a cliff, come ON!" i realized i hadn't smiled once. how pathetic.
so i made eye contact with my friend (who wasn't in this dance) and threw on the cheesiest smile i could muster. by the end of that run-through my whole mood was completely flipped. i was happy and smiley the rest of the night all because of my cheesy smiles!

the moral: the next time you are feeling glum and you're like "no, that's stupid. you're stupid. everyone's stupid!!" just suck it up and pretend to be happy, it might really work!!


and as my YW leader says: "a smile is a girls best accessory. and it's FREE!" heehee

Saturday, March 6, 2010

hilarious parody

so a while ago i talked about a new found obsession i had with a singer named justin bieber.

this song is one of my favorites. actually, it probably is my favorite.

THIS is a hilarious parody of the song but it's so well done that i really like it!

Friday, March 5, 2010


Winner of Yesterday's trivia: .... nobody...........
Answer: The Milan Conference in Milan, Italy! The deaf were forced to learn to speak orally and if they were caught signing, they first had to wear white gloves and then if they were caught again, they would get their hands tied together behind their back. Terrible times for the deaf.


T or F The Deaf are better drivers than the hearing.

Continue to stay updated on Deaf Culture throughout this Deaf Awareness Month!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Winner of Yesterdays trivia: LISA
the answer is: "Dummy" William Hoy

#3 (a little harder...)

Something important in Deaf history happened in 1880.
What was it and where was it?

LEARN TO FINGER-SPELL YOUR NAME!! :) (and for other signs to learn, click here)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Winner of yesterdays trivia: BRYAN!
the answer is: Paul Hubbard
He invented the huddle to block the other deaf teams from seeing their football plays!

Who was the deaf man who invented the hand signs (i.e. out, safe,...) used in baseball.
(he also hit the first ever grand slam!)

Monday, March 1, 2010


Who was the deaf football player who invented the American football huddle in 1894 at Gallaudet University and WHY?