A town-hall bleeting!

While I work on my next few blog posts, I open up the floor to questions from my audience. I shall welcome all questions (though I reserve the right to not respond to those I deem too invasive), any type of question, any topic. Nothing is too serious or too silly.

I shall start us off with a few questions from Crazythoughts:

1. Is it rude for a deaf person to talk (sign) with their mouth full of food?

Quite simply, the answer is no. There IS etiquette involved, of course. For instance, one shall keep food exposure to a minimum while signing, and at the very least one should not have food in one’s hands while saying(signing) something.

2. Why do doctors leave the room when you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway.

Lord, I wish I knew. I was lucky enough to see the gynocologist last week, and they told me to strip from the waist down, pointed out the “cover-up”, then drew the curtain and exited the room. Then a knock 15 minutes later to announce the Doctor’s entrance. Why? Whats the point? The illusion of privacy and respect is just that: a damn uncomfortable illusion. Especially since I KNOW what’s coming. And no, I won’t get into the details of all the uncomfortable probings and squeezings. Gawd, I hate the gynocologist.

3. Why doesn’t McDonald’s sell hotdogs?

I am glad they don’t. Can you imagine how nasty one of their hotdogs would be? Hotdogs are gross enough as it is. I don’t want to contemplate the gastronomic travesty McDonalds would make of that!


4. And finally, a rather long survey from Bzoink:

Would you rather…
Be 4’1 or 7’9″?: short!
Live without music or live without T.V.?: I already live without music!
Eat a bar of soap or drink a bottle of dishwashing liquid?: I’ll have the suds…no chewing involved.
Be called a racist or a traitor to your country?: A traitor. The word is so overused nowadays, its practically meaningless. But I take pride in my tolerance of differences.
Lose your legs or lose your arms?: Legs. I am a deaf person. I need my hands to sign. I am an artist and a writer. I need my hands.
Have a beautiful house and ugly car or an ugly house and beautiful car?: beautiful house, booyah! I dont live in my car!
Be blind or deaf?: Im deaf, so moot question there. (Deaf, btw)
Live in Antarctica or Death Valley?: Death valley. I hate cold.
In a fire, save a sibling or a stranger?: If I really had to choose, I’d save my sister, damn it. She’s my SISTER.
Be spanked or be put on a restriction (on your favorite thing to do)?: Be spanked. I can handle pain but not deprivation.
Eat sushi or liver?: SUSHI is yummy.
Have 3 eyes or webbed feet?: Webbed feet. Id be a better swimmer.
Meet the president of the U.S. or Billy Graham?: UGH @Billy Graham. I want to meet Prez. Obama!
Find true love or 1 million dollars?: I already have true love, so give me the million.
Always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again?: I’d choose never to speak again. Some things are not meant to be said.
Be gossipped about or never talked about at all?: Let them gossip. I hate being ignored.
Have stars in your eyes or eyes in the back of your head?: I like being a dreamer. let my eyes see the stars/
Have x-ray vision or bionic hearing?: I really dont need to see people’s innards, but bionic hearing could be useful for me!
Be able to hear any conversation or take back anything you say?: I’d love to overhear things.
End hunger or hatred?: id end hatred. hate leads to so many sins against other people.
Publish your diary or make a movie on your most embarrassing moment?: I dont have a diary. And my most embarssing moment is really not that bad. Although it IS traumatic to ME.
Get caught singing in the mirror or spying on your crush?: the singing bit is humiliating. let me be caught spying.
Be a dog named Killer or a cat named Fluffy?: I already call my cat “Fluffy!” He doesnt seem to mind.
Be stranded on an island alone or with someone you hate?: Alone! the me time would be welcome.
Get even or get over it?: I always get over it. Never been petty or vindictive.
Always lose or never play?: Losing can be fun, yanno. You just gotta let go of perfection.
Be forced to tell your best friend a lie or tell your parents the truth?: Honesty is always the best policy.
Know it all or have it all?: Im a nerd. I want to know it all.
Always get first dibs or the last laugh?: I’m always the last to know the punch line….I want first dibs for once.
Give bad advice or take bad advice?: I hate the thought of ruining someone’s day. I can handle my own problems. I’ll take it.
Have sand in your shorts or water in your ear?: Water in the ear is no big deal.
Forget your sunscreen or your sunglasses?: Sunglasses. Ive been burned too damn many times, and it bloody hurts like hell.
Kiss a jellyfish or step on a crab?: ive stepped on crabs. hedious experience, but they arent POISONOUS.
Own a ski lodge or a surf camp?: Surfing. I love the water.
Forget who you were or who everyone else was?: I’d like to always know who I am, but I am not me without the people I love. I’d rather forget me.
Have one wish granted today or three wishes granted in 10 years?: Instant gratification is overrated….but so much fun.
Give up your computer or your pet?: The computer. I can pay my bills the old-fashioned way. But theres no substitute for my cats.
Be the sand castle or the wave?: No matter how many times I am washed out, I always can come back.
Overthrow a dictatorship or lead one?: I am socialist…viva la revolucion!
Write the worst book in history or record the worst song in history?: The book. at least then I can say I have writen something.
Get free chocolate for one year or free potatoes forever?: Chocolate!
Have half days everyday or no homework forever?: half-days! Work is good for you, but so is free-time.
Wear all pink or all purple to school?: Purple. Pink is a wretched color.
Take a math test or do a lab in science?: math blows! I like science.
Have a mansion in the middle of nowhere or an apartment with 10 friends?: Middle of nowhere sounds good, but keep the mansion.
Be a deep sea diver or an astronaut?: Diver.
Bake cookies in cooking class or do art projects in art class?: Art!
Run the mile or give a speech for English?: Speech!
Have a pie-eating contest or a wheelbarrow race?: Pie!
Have a big group of friends or one very close friend?: One BBF!
Not be able to talk or hear for one day?: both!
Be nervous but excited or relaxed but bored?: bored!
Wear a school uniform or last year’s Halloween costume?: costume
Spend the day surfing the internet or the ocean?: internet. I like the water, but I hate sunburns more. Plus, the internet is fun.
Be an actress/actor in a big movie or the director?: I cant act. and Im too damn shy. I’ll make the movie instead.
Have an ugly, loyal dog or a prize-winning, snobby cat?: I cant live with dogs. Cat.
Be a professional baseball player or a champion horse breeder?: Horses are cool.
Be saved by Superman or meet Winnie the Pooh?: Pooh is a Taoist sage. I can learn much from him. Superman is a jock. I hate jocks.
Go to an amusement park or to a family reunion?: I miss my family. I choose them.
Have a kangaroo or koala as your pet?: kangaroos are dangerous!
Be rich with an unhappy job or make less money with a job you like?: I want to be happy. I can live poor, so long as I am living well.
Not be able to use your phone or your e-mail?: Since my phone IS my email, I choose to give up the email.
Snowboard in the winter or swim in the summer?: swim.
Pick your own nose or someone else’s?: ew, my own!
Be a tree or live in a tree?: I imagine it would be a tight fit living in a tree…
Write a mystery or a poem?: Mysteries are pedantic. I’ll write the poem.
Meet an alien visitor or travel to outer space?: I’d rather travel.
Be forgotten or hatefully remembered?: let me be forgotten.

Last but not least…

Would you rather be doing this quiz or doing something else? =P: This was fun, but it WAS damn long.

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12 thoughts on “A town-hall bleeting!

  1. Koala’s are far more dangerous. Trust me on this one.

    There has to be a way to help a deaf person experience music. Like, put them in a sound proof room with the bass on full? Or an injection of sorts straight into the brain? I don’t know, there just has to be a way. Without the music it is just poetry, which is neat, but still. This is going to bug me for a while. Music is so very important to me, you’d find me singing or listening to music most of my waking hours. It is something that everybody deserves.

  2. O.Khan; Really, don’t think about it too much. There are a lot of deaf people who DO enjoy music in their own ways. And I have tried to like it for much of my life, and I came realize the only thing I enjoy about music is good lyrical writing and a neat visual video–the music means nothing to me. It does not stimulate me intellectually or emotionally. And the more people try to get me to experience music, I end up hating it more–because all that does is remind me that there is “something wrong” with me. And I resent that implication. It may be the greatest joy in your experience of life, but all it does is detract from mine. You can have your music. I just don’t want it.

  3. I meant to apologize to you for being rude. I’m a liberal but, for some reason, I hate other liberals. Liberal group-think is worse than conservative group-think b/c I expect more of liberals.

    🙂

  4. M@ lol don’t worry I never thought you were being rude. Like I said, you made good points, and I appreicate that. It makes me think more, instead of being complacent in my thinking.

  5. Woozie: That’s an extraordinarily complex matter and I’m not sure how to answer it simply. Understand that I am trying to be brief, and that much will not be said.

    I don’t think I am a socialist in the classic sense of the word–I use it as a label because it (along with anarchist) most closely aligns to my worldview. I use the word in the modern European and Scandinavian sense of economic governance–a style of governance, that while not perfect, still seems to me to be most effective in ensuring a just, free, and prosperous society.

    As to how I came to be that way, I think I always have been. Ever since I have been old enough to think critically of society, I have always felt that the American way of competitive consumption was detrimental not only to the environment, but also to human relationships and human individuals. And I always knew that free-market capitialism was the major culprit behind it.

    Let me be clear: I am not against trade or barter, not am I against the concept of property, but I do think that there are some resources that should be public property, commonally owned; and because we are a large community dependant on each other for various reasons, we all have communal responsibilities. Everyone should have a place in society, everyone should know what is expected of them, and what they can expect of others.

    Now, as to Lenin and Stalin.
    They were not socialists, nor were they genuinely communists, as Marx visualized the term. (Marx himself, refering to the new communist political groups popping up everywhere in Europe and how they often misunderstood his precepts in Das Capital, stated “I am not a Marxist.”)
    Lenin and especially Stalin were Totalitarians. Totalitarianism is antithetical to the socialist/communist/anarchist philosophy. S/C/A’s believe that true liberty can be acheived only when authority derived from private property is eliminated. The USSR never accomplished that. The government simply took control over all property and claimed sole ownership of it all to itself. Thus, tyranny.

    May I direct you to the Anarchist FAQ (I can’t remember the addy) for more in-depth explaination of this concept? Google it. 🙂

  6. I don’t think there’s anything “wrong” with a deaf person. It’s just a different culture and lifestyle. You are perfect in every way! I think you’re fabulous, Rachel. I wish we lived closer so it was easier to be friends. : )

    Life with Lulu is great! Thanks for asking. I’ll post in a bit. I’ve already got that nervous mom thing going on–you know, where you call home every 2 minutes remembering something ridiculously unnecessary that you forgot to tell the babysitter. I think I’m getting attached. And I’m absolutely impartial when I say she’s the best puppy in the world!

    What are your kitties’ names? How fun! You should post pics of them! : ) Part of me wishes that I could’ve gotten the kittens. They would have been wonderful. But a doggie is fun, too, and I wouldn’t know what to do with a cat.

  7. I don’t think there’s anything “wrong” with a deaf person. It’s just a different culture and lifestyle. You are perfect in every way! I think you’re fabulous, Rachel. I wish we lived closer so it was easier to be friends. : )

    Life with Lulu is great! Thanks for asking. I’ll post in a bit. I’ve already got that nervous mom thing going on–you know, where you call home every 2 minutes remembering something ridiculously unnecessary that you forgot to tell the babysitter. I think I’m getting attached. And I’m absolutely impartial when I say she’s the best puppy in the world!

    What are your kitties’ names? How fun! You should post pics of them! : ) Part of me wishes that I could’ve gotten the kittens. They would have been wonderful. But a doggie is fun, too, and I wouldn’t know what to do with a cat.

  8. Oh I know Lenin and Stalin (especially Stalin) were authoritarians above anything else, I was just curious to get your opinion of them. That being said, who do you love more: Stalin or Mao?

  9. Doctors leave the room while you undress,because the act of undressing is intimate. It’s the prelude to sex. Once you are in a gown, it is easier to just be in the clinical realm.

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