As per my previous post, I came down with a cold. Spent most of yesterday in bed, moaning. I'm still feeling congested, but at least alert, so I'm at work today. I want to get as much done as possible before I leave, especially now that we have an intern from Gallaudet University's graduate program in international development. She spent several years in Japan and can lip read and speak. Her projects are pretty interesting, including a global survey of current projects and how responsive (or not) they are to deaf communities. Thankfully she's very patient and not shy about saying when she doesn't understand something. I was lucky to have several very substantial internships while I was in grad school, and I hope she has the same experience. Since we're such a small office we do all our own photocopying and faxing but at least she's not limited to grunt work. The larger problem is that there are so few opportunities for persons with disabilities to work overseas, and so the candidate pool is correspondingly small. I think Peace Corps sent deaf volunteers to work in schools in Kenya but of course that program is closed now.
I hate breathing through my mouth.
AAAGH! and it's not merely about the icon, it's about that huge prank that coincided with her b-day last year. I haven't been able to find a good link because I don't know if it has a special name? Do you remember hearing about it?
On February 1st, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
The crud has hit Seattle as well. I am sitting at home hacking my lungs out. I think I picked it up in Anchorage Airport, but since Seattle is much closer to Anchorage than geography should warrant, everyone here is sick also. I am suppose to head to sea in two days. I hate being sick!!! Hope you get well soon, I share your pain.