Sunday, October 31, 2010

The One Where Rachael Considers 15 Mins of Fame...

Slightly addicted to TED Talks at the moment and to give you an idea of the gravity of said addiction, can overtaken Facebook in my most frequented haunt in cyberspace! Seems that seeing the latest drunken antics of someone i sat beside in Mrs Newell's Maths class can't compete with watching someone give a talk about condoms in Thailand or the evolution of poverty.  Yesyes, all very highbrow stuff!

Speaking of Facebook; saw quite possibly the most depressing status update in all my time scanning the home page for the latest.  So 'she-who-shall-not-be-named' decided to update the world on the fact that she 'needs some excitement'.  This all very well and dandy except that this was followed by 'i've been engaged, i've got married, i've had kids..what next?' Sweet jebus, the girl is the same age as me and she's pretty much reached her peak at the grand old age of 23...she's bored.  Maybe the status was written in a fleeting moment of frustration, so here's hoping that her grand ideas of emigrating Down Under don't materialise in her search for said excitement!

On an unrelated note, Halloween has been and gone.  Was a tame affair compared to last years antics that saw guests catching fire, smashing pumpkins, frenchmen dressed as mexicans (or is that Mexican's dressed as frenchmen?) gategrashing the party and falling asleep in my flatmate's bed, almost severed thumbs (actually, the blood from aforementioned accident really added to the decorations) and finally, someone showing up 'dressed as Cher', but really just wearing her underwear and a big wig.  Epic.

Having some thoughts job-wise too; mainly just wishing i was one of those people brave enough to jump ship and do the thing i think will have me skipping to work everyday.  The 'thing' is to work in the charity sector (a professional fundraiser, *sighs*) but alas, i fear that i may have it too good when i think about the proverbial ship; the job is secure, relaxed environment, i get paid better than most and free breakfast, lunch and snacks are definitely not to be sniffed at.  Is keeping perspective really a good thing when it stops you following your dreams though?  Thought of the day right there lads.

Its shaping up to be a week of early starts and lunches at my desk this week if my calendar is anything to go by. Smack bang in the middle of it all is a recording for a Irish TV programme; Hands On.  It caters primarily to the deaf community but presumably the hungover masses who are feeling sorry for themselves and happen across it upon a Sunday morning. Will be part of a segment on 'embarrassing stories' that would only really happen to a deaf person (sowee, but you'll have to watch it to find out what; but it does involve the police, and cats...dun dun DUUUUN!)  The million dollar question now is; do i sign the story, or do i talk the story?  I'm have no qualms in admitting that my ISL is of a patthetic standard and i've still a long way to go before i can reel off a hilarious story without trying to sign every single word (classic trait of a deafie who grew up in the hearing world; taking ages to fingerspell every word when in most cases, it doesn't actually exist in deaf grammar!)  But christ alive, how brilliant would it be if I carried it off?!  I'm going to pick Lisa's brains on this one, she's an interpreter so she's up to the job (media training if you will..) and the worse thing is talking on t' telly and looking like a demented goldfish what with my elaborated action in the gob area.  
Wish me luck!

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