I don't do Christmas
Posted Dec 26, 2017
I should have spent the day on college work; instead I decided I needed to clean and tidy the house before I could concentrate on that. So I caught up on my Middle-earth playlist from Point North Media while washing up, cleaning floors, and moving furniture around. It's not quite finished (all the boxes of books are still in the middle of the kitchen floor, but I know where they will go, and once it's done I'll have significantly more floorspace and easier access to my bed.
Unfortunately, at the stage I left it, there was no access to the oven, and I really couldn't be bothered moving everything to clear it, so I had a cold meal last night. Ah well.
Christmas is a strange time of year.
What happens when you leave washing on the line during an ex-hurricane?
Posted Oct 17, 2017
You get home the next day to find that your neighbour took it all in before the storm hit, and rehung it all afterwards. I must buy that man some chocolate.
TCD Centre for Deaf Studies student outing this evening, in a couple of pubs
Posted Oct 2, 2017
I think the idea is to take us somewhere loud, to force us to sign. But few of us first years yet have enough vocabulary to cope. I foresee a lot of incoherent drunken fingerspelling. (Some of the class are only just learning that.)
Back to college ... after over a decade away
Posted Sep 11, 2017
I'm on the train now for my first day (no classes, just an orientation programme).
I have a degree in chemistry, which I've never used (apart from one job which lasted four days). I've been working a decade as a web developer. So now I'm going back to college to do Deaf Studies, learning Irish Sign Language, Deaf history, and interpreting skills. And I'm very very nervous.
Help me rewrite an idiot's dating profile
Posted Dec 28, 2016
Some idiot who doesn't know his own email address has created accounts on a financial services site, a bunch of US theme parks, a couple of US golf courses, and now two or three sites dedicated to dating black women. Apparently none of these services require any form of address confirmation before signing you up to regular emails. And a couple of them let you log in just by following a link from the email. I'm not sure whether to be amused or irritated.