Tweets from 2009-04-12

  • I think the Romanian team made Silivaș cut her hair short in Seoul because it made her look older. She was 16 but they competed her as 18. #
    • Compare her hairstyle here, in 1987, and here, in 1988. That 1988 haircut is to make her look older, IMHO. And she always wore her hair long every other time – here in 1989 she’s back to a ponytail!
  • LOL, Vin Diesel look-a-like taking down bleachers opposite the Ellipse took a break to do a little dance. #ilovedc #
  • Double decker tourist bus is jammed on top. empty on bottom. Beautiful day today. #ilovedc #
  • Thousands of people drive by Braddock’s Rock every day, few know its story: http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/13379/ #ilovedc #
  • Other students surprised I look confident 5 min before a test. Explained my “either know it or you don’t” philosophy. They’re unconvinced. #
    • You either know it, or you don’t. If you don’t know it now, cramming for the next three minutes isn’t going to help. I ended up getting a 108 on the test, by the way; extra credit made it possible to get up to a 119. I had the highest grade in the class – one of only two A’s.
  • Crap, Sociology of Interpreting conflicts with Speechreading and Communication Strategies next semester. #
    • I ended up going with Sociology of Interpreting because it will be more interesting and I really like the professor. I want to take a class on speechreading and communication strategies but it just won’t work out this semester, I guess. Maybe someday.
  • Going to make a rainbow Peep cake to celebrate Iowa and Vermont. BAM, BAM! #
    • We made two! I have to post the pictures, they’re still on my camera.
  • Getting the Fail Whale on Twitter and my Facebook account is down for maintenance. HELP I’M ALONE IN THE WORLD #
    • I was totally serious. I could have posted to my blog, I guess, but at the time I felt like I had no way to talk to other people in real time, no other way to blurt out what I was thinking. Crazy.
  • “This was one of the few papers in my teaching career that I actually enjoyed reading. Grade: A” – Aw yeah. My American Deaf History prof. #
    • I’m so awesome.
  • http://twitpic.com/30eyn – The truck is back! Has a URL on it now but I couldn’t see all of it. Anybody know? #ilovedc #
    • The URL turned out to be TruthTruckUSA.com – I forgot I’d taken this picture of him back in 2007.
  • Somebody got to my site searching for “is hiddenite mine a scam” – no, it’s not, they are quite open about how they operate. It’s just fun! #
    • I mean, yes they do put rocks in your bucket, but only if you pay for them to do that. And if you’re paying for it, you kind of know it’s in there, right? It’s more for the kiddies to get to have fun. It’s not a scam. Just good clean dirty fun at Hiddenite Gem Mine. My jeans never recovered, they still have some orange clay in them!
  • Watching Generations. I have memorized far too much of this. Data’s nascent attempts at humor remind me of @brentspiner and his weak tweets. #
    • Quite striking really, because his tweets got very bad for a while there. He’s less inane now but still not making a whole lot of sense. I get the feeling Twitter is beyond him…perhaps LeVar Burton got him on Twitter because LeVar is a geek, but Brent is not? Who knows.
  • Shame on @wcbstv for printing Deaf English in this article: http://wcbstv.com/topstories/deaf.girl.dog.2.979883.html makes them sound dumb. #
  • All the Star Trek/Judaism interaction you could hope for: http://www.trekjews.com #
  • So nice to randomly just call up my best friend for a “hey what’s up” chat. Have I mentioned I love having a VP?! #
    • So totally cool. I just call people anytime I want now.
  • The #twittercruise is going to Jamaica, the single most homophobic place on earth. No thanks! Find out more at http://boycottjamaica.org #
    • I am removing the rest of the tweets, but I will tell the story. This turned into a huge debacle involving a TweetGrid chat room where people thought I was crashing their party and accused me of spreading hate and racism (?!) for tweeting about boycottjamaica.org. I tweeted it a couple of times because I was treating it like a hashtag, which is what it was, and I saw the tag was flying fast and furious so I wanted to keep myself up there. Apparently this was showing up in their TweetGrid and people got very, very upset by it. One woman felt she had to let me know I was making a fool of myself – to whom I do not know! It was quite hilarious honestly, they were very indignant, and yet sad because they have no idea how Twitter or TweetGrid or hashtags work. I hope they teach them about it on this cruise of theirs.
  • Now reading “A Terp on the Line” – mystery by George Joslin about an ASL terp. ISBN 978-1-60458-168-3. Hope to finish it before our trip! #
    • Oooooh I better get reading. It won’t take long really, but I have been busy with school reading, so I haven’t finished this yet. Honestly it’s kind of dumb…okay it’s really dumb. But I feel obligated to read it for the cultural literacy, since it’s about an interpreter. It’s not on Amazon from what I can tell – in fact if you search for the ISBN, my website is the only thing that comes up! It was at the Gallaudet library though. I want to finish it before I leave because I will be bringing Twilight as my leisure/plane/beach reading.
  • I really hope Millvina Dean makes it to 100 so she can be gently fêted as part of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. #
    • She is the last survivor of the Titanic disaster. She was only a couple of months old at the time, so she doesn’t remember it, but she was there. It will be sad when she dies and we have no living links to it anymore. At least I think we don’t – only one person who had been on board ended up leaving, and he died in the 1950’s. I don’t think anyone else who “narrowly escaped” the fatal voyage is still alive either. Millvina Dean is it!
  • Just ordered personalized plates, Virginia “YUM TOFU” – something I can be proud of! They’ll arrive in 4 weeks. #
    • Naturally I got this in the wake of the ILVTOFU news story. I was sitting over a bowl of vegetarian pho, chewing the tofu, when I realized I’d like a similar license plate myself! So they’re on the way. It was either this or “MMM TOFU” and I decided on YUM.
    • Game includes a list of all the forbidden combos for CO license plates: http://tinyurl.com/cbuhy2 (CAT? DOG?) #
    • At the circus. Circus is awesome. My favorite is the Ball of Death, which has now been renamed the Globe of Steel. #
    • Best moment: Head clown was asked by a girl carrying program: Want you to sign your name! He started fingerspelling! ROCK!! #
      • That was so awesome. He was Tom Dougherty and I got a real kick out of this. The little girl handed him the program and he said “is this for me?” She said no, I want you to sign your name! I didn’t catch what he spelled because I was too surprised by the fact that he was doing it. That was absolutely the best part of the circus!
    • Cheap vodka isn’t so bad after all – http://tinyurl.com/aw5ewl #
    • Grab your short email-protecting URL while you can at http://scr.im – mine is http://scr.im/meredith – very basic but good anti-spam trick. #
    • Ouch, just finished watching “Recipe for Success” on Food Network featuring The Monkey Bean in Denver…which closed July 2006. Rerun much? #
      • Ironically the show turned out to have a copyright date of 2006. I guess it didn’t last much past the airing.
    • Tried Omegle.com – chat with a random stranger. Got a 19-year-old in Wenzhou, China who hates dogs. Hit disconnect due to disinterest. #
      • I have decided the site is dumb and I can’t think of anything that I would possibly use it for.
    • I don’t normally drive into the city on weekends, but my goodness this town is swarming with tourists! Maybe a few locals too? #ilovedc #
    • Looks like the Gallaudet Archives got the E.M. Gallaudet check this morning after all. $76! I kinda wanted it for myself but they’re 2nd. :) #
      • I had been bidding on it and I had to back out at $56. I would have loved to hold a piece of history in my hands like that! Maybe the archives will let me touch it when it arrives, hee hee. Should I feel bad for bidding it up though? It was me and another bidder, and then the archives apparently sniped it at the close of the auction. (I had notified them about it earlier in the week.)
    • Sorry @sajego, I found a better automated Twitter thing than @BetsieLawnBott. Meet @GusAndPenny – cats who use a TWEETING CAT DOOR!! #
    • I wonder what Hana Hatae looks like today. #
      • You know, Molly! She’s 20 now.

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