Saturday, September 08, 2007

A Cure for the Gaper.

Tomorrow I'm going to the demolition derby at the Sandwich fair. My parents are coming with us. I have to say, this is an event that we all like but almost feel guilty liking it. Do you know what a Demo derby is? In case you don't, put 15 junker cars in a small dirt area (sometimes muddy) that has huge logs on the sides and they just drive around a crash into each other until they are the last car still running. Smashing up the cars is the point and many will run for a while after they are quite banged up. It is really cool.. see... there is the guilt again.
We feel weird that we like it. maybe we're ... sick.
I guess I know deep down that people can't get hurt easily, but the possibility of a fire is quite exciting and there is usually one or two per derby. Just the crashes are cool too. THIS is why people stop and gape. They don't attend enough demolition derbys. If you do, you get your fill of "oooo.. a banged up car" and you don't need to gape. I personally make a point of NOT gaping on a highway crash. Just out of principle.
ok.. that's my thought.
How to cure gaping. You read it here first.

Thursday, September 06, 2007


I have recently gotten hooked on "Will and Grace" and went out and bought 2 seasons. Wow. It is great fun and I can watch many of them with the teenagers (it isn't really appropriate for the 10 yr old).

I'm also franticly studying and preparing for my written test for RID certification (being a certified interpreter). This is quite stressful but I'm happy to be working on it. I often do cold voicing on to work on voicing and that is interesting. Kirk has said to the kids, "Dont' bug mom, she's on the phone" because he hears me talking and thinks that is what I'm doing. It's pretty funny.

I am wearing many hats these days: instructor of 4 classes, counselor, freelance interpreter, educational interpreter and still making jewelry.

Also, i'm working on a video for my dad. My brother Kevin has organized a golf outing in his honor and I'm doing a video of "Wonderful Life Moments" for during dinner. I have a few other jobs as well, but I'm quite excited about this one because it involves creativity. Soon I'll post a link, but i have to wait until the dinner happens on the 14th so others don't see it. I know noone reads this, but just in case :)