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14 October 2007 @ 12:58 pm
I've been trying to decide...  
...whether or not to go to this... It's SUCH short notice and I really need to work miracles in order to get another day off approved by my BIG boss, but it seems like the perfect thing, and incorporates two of my favorite things: ASL and LA theatre! Plus Anthony being there as an Emcee is certainly a plus! :) Another plus is that air fare to and from LA is extremely low that week AND I'll be able to squeeze in two shows on Saturday (maybe) - the problem is work and will I be completely over-doing it and sleep deprived when the weekend is over? What do you all think?

Speaking of which, this weekend I've been basically hiding behind my computer, and in alternating states of napping (trying to recover from my lack of sleep last weekend AND throughout my really stressful work week...) and playing Scrabble on Facebook. :) I think I got Susan hooked on Facebook, which is a wonderful thing - she's usually SO anti-internet, but ever since joining Facebook she seems to have more of an interest in all things net related. :D I think I may have created a Facebook monster. ;)

Also, while we're kind of on the subject of ASL, my final class for the term was this past week. We went to the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind and played games with the students who dorm there. :) It was just a wonderful experience to be able to inter-act with them. They all were very patient with us and appreciated us coming to see them and were touched when we tried our best to communicate with them. I loved the interaction! I really think that's what I need more of - sitting in class learning vocabulary and grammar is fine, but what I really need is practical application of sign and events like this really help.

I'm off to look at air fares for the 26th and see if this is even a possibility for me... Hope you're all well! Big HUGS!
 
 
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
 
 
 
Was I in it?: asl: ALLIGATOR AND MEalligatorandme on October 14th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! If you can do it, do it! :-)
Sheri: Anthony - His Bodyguardshutterbug93 on October 14th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
I really want to - I just have to make sure I can swing it - work-wise! :) I'd probably want to try to go to the afternoon Friday session and the evening Saturday session as well - and if I do, I could squeeze in a Friday night and a Saturday matinee show. :)
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on October 14th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
Ok so if you can swing it I'd say go! It looks awesome!
Sheri: Sheri - fingerspellingshutterbug93 on October 14th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
I REALLY want to - I think it'll be great to see all that theatre performed in ASL! :D I only wish I'd known about it earlier! And am hoping that my BIG boss lets me take that extra day off...
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on October 14th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
My fingers are crossed for you!
Mrs Beanshuman_beans on October 14th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
You are the pro at flying between the mainland and Oahu! The length of the flight makes me antsy.

I couldn't keep up with Facebook and LJ and Ginger's stuff so I finally deactivated Facebook. Saved me from getting my butt kicked in Scrabble by you. :D
Sheri: Sheri - fingerspellingshutterbug93 on October 14th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
Ah... it's gotten SO MUCH harder for me these days (I think I'm getting too old to be doing this!) ;) But, this seems like such a wonderful experience that I wouldn't want to miss - I may have to see if it's possible. :)

I'd wondered where you went on Facebook. I totally understand, though - I'm having a hard time keeping up with Facebook, MySpace, and LJ as it is!
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on October 14th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
It seems to be interesting to me. I think I would try to do it.

I'm glad to hear that you had a nice time with the students. :) I hope you are having a nice Sunday. Big hugs to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Sheri - fingerspellingshutterbug93 on October 14th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
It seems like SUCH a great opportunity!! I may just have to see if I can get there... Problem is work and my BIG boss - as it always seems to be. ;)

Going to the school and working with the students was wonderful!! I hope there will be an opportunity to do it again - I had so much fun! :D
waytoocoolrev: altarboyzjuanwaytoocoolrev on October 15th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
Sounds like it could be a fabulous weekend! Yes, you'll probably over-do, and you'll be sleep deprived when the weekend is over. So what's the problem, exactly? ;)

I'm glad you had a chance to use your ASL - you can't learn a language really well without just bringing it out and trying! You'll have to ask around for more opportunities.
Sheri: Sheri - fingerspellingshutterbug93 on October 15th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Yes, you'll probably over-do, and you'll be sleep deprived when the weekend is over. So what's the problem, exactly? ;)

Haha!! :) You are so right - :) sleep deprivation is certainly nothing new to me! ;D

Through the interaction at the school last week, I met someone who is very involved in the Deaf Community here and has been keeping me up to date on events within the community. She learned ASL from watching TV, can you believe that?
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on October 15th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
Odd question: Is there any chance of getting work support for this, selling it as a benefit for any deaf clients you may have (or could attract)? Might it help your office be more ADA compliant?
Sheri: Sheri - fingerspellingshutterbug93 on October 15th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
That would be wonderful, however I fear this might be a very unlikely request on my part. Sad as it is, the bank would probably sooner sponsor me in a compliance training class than something like this - especially since in management, I work more one on one with the reps and not with clients. It is a very good idea, though!
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on October 15th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
I hope you can swing it! There are so many deaf actors I like! I'm surprised that Tyrone Giordano's name isn't on it but if he is in town, I'm sure he'll be there, so please take LOTS of photo of the deaf actors! Sounds fantastic too.
Sheri: Anthony - His Bodyguardshutterbug93 on October 15th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
I will definitely try!! I'll have to check with work to see if it's possible first... :P But, yes - so many talented deaf performers!! I really want to try to make it out there - I think it'll be fabulous!!
Sheri: Sheri - fingerspellingshutterbug93 on October 15th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
I wish you could come with me! Any chance of being able to make it to LA that weekend?
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on October 15th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
If it's any other weekend, I'd try, but I'm going to Japan with my son for three weeks! I am looking forward to read your report ;)
Care: smile by mecareleswhisper on October 15th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
I really hope you can swing it at work. That sounds like a great opportunity. If you get to go, have a great time! :) I'll be in Vermont. Last minute trip for me as well.
Sheri: Sleeping Beauty Wakes 2shutterbug93 on October 16th, 2007 07:39 am (UTC)
I decided to go - it's just something I couldn't pass up!

And WOW! Vermont! Have a great time - it must be beautiful up there!! :D