Hi everyone. So I figured I would share some funny stories that have happened to me lately, in this blog. I didn’t have anything too particular to talk about, so I decided to humor you instead.
I was walking from the Library the other day, to the Disability Services Office in the Campus Center. They aren’t too far away at all, but anything can happen in a short amount of time. A man walked up to me and asked “Have you found anything yet?” I then said “um no, what do you mean?” He said “that is a metal detector right?” And of course, me being the smart blind chick said “oh yes, beep beep beep beep. He thought that my white cane was a metal detector. Wow wouldn’t that be a nice combination, a sight cane and a metal detector all in one. There’s the next invention right there.
I can have a lot of fun with being blind, especially in class. I am taking a particular class and my teacher used to put the text in front of me and tell me to try to see the pictures. I would remind this professor that I cannot see the book at all. When it was time for quizzes, she would try having me read, yet again, so I took out my Braille maker and answered all of the questions that she asked orally and then got up at the end of class and handed her a full sheet of paper of dots. She was confused and asked me how she was supposed to read that. I proceeded to tell her that if I have to try and read her book, she can try reading the bumps on the page. It was entertaining at least.
On another note, I was in the Oswego paper this past Wednesday and also the Baldwinsville Messenger. I will post the link below, if anyone is interested in reading the article. It speaks about my summer job at the Onondaga County Probation Department and also about my training in self defense that I am currently participating in. I take a class twice a week in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jujitsu. Not only is it a great workout, but it helps immensely with confidence building as well.
Tune in next week for some more exciting stories from your favorite blind chick.