Reblog this and add your best, most inspiring, funny, and/or embarrassing story that pertains to your hearing impairment/d-Deafness.
Okay, so we had this raccoon coming up to the house and eating out of my bird feeder in the spring. It climbed my shepherds hook and ate all the birdseed. My boyfriend took to calling it Old Grey. Now, being HoH, I thought he said Old Gregg. Naturally it stuck. We made endless Old Gregg jokes whenever it raided the bird feeder. It would even come up to the window and pose for pictures. Later in the summer we discovered Old Gregg was a girl when she brought her two fat little babies up to the house.
My only other funny story is when my Deaf friend told me she couldn’t eat ham because she had gout. She spelled gout and I got mixed up and thought she spelled goat.
Like wow, they couldn’t learn sign language and teach him to speak? As far as I’m aware, speaking isn’t hearing either….
I know, right????? Ugh I’m still annoyed.
So today my RA for my dorm was telling me about a guy here at my school who is “99% deaf” who “you wouldn’t think would be able to talk, but he articulates really well because when he was born and the doctors told his parents they needed to learn sign language in order to communicate with him, they said “no, our son will learn to speak”” and “isn’t that just really cool that he learned to speak instead of them learning sign language?!”
Pissed me off.
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13. how do you feel right now?
Very good, I spent the day shopping for college stuff with Matt and my sister. However, one of my cats, Jango, is at the vet in serious condition and probably won’t live.
15. personality description
“Sassy, Sarcastic, funny, awesome” -unbiased source
19. have you ever been to New York?
LaGuardia airport, but no.
21. age and birthday?
18, March 21
31. 3 random facts
Some frogs can freeze during the winter and thaw themselves in spring.
Marie Antoinette had a cool name but a generally shitty life.
The town I live in is the only one to feature an “e” in it’s name, though there are other towns with a name pronounced phonetically the same.
33. something you want to learn
How to be an astronaut.
39. favourite sport(s)
American football don’t talk to me.
42. favourite book(s)
Harry Potter, LOTR, Hitchhiker’s Guide, etc..
52. something i’m talented at
Puns and math I know that’s more than one thing but those are the only two things I’m good at so
53. 5 things that make me happy
Ice cream, Christmas, puppies, cute boys, ice cream
56. favourite food(s)
Mac and cheese
59. why i joined tumblr
Shits and giggles
60. Favorite sign: I’m fond of the stop sign. Nice and octagonal, very red, good bold lettering. A generally good sign. (I like the sign for adventure)