Rule 533

If you are reading this you have lived though every interpreting appointment you’ve had thus far and there is no reason to believe that streak will not continue.

Rule 532

Dear Concert Security,

If you need something, maybe talk to the interpreter who is NOT actively interpreting.

Just a thought.

Love,

Logic & Courtesy

Rule 531

Referral Agency: I know you had your first appointment at 5:00 a.m., but we will pay time and a half if you run and swap out an interpreter who had an emergency. It’s for a new night-shift employee’s orientation and shouldn’t be more than a couple of hours.

Random Thoughts by Uncle Dale: Peter Cook is the Master of All Art Forms

Hello all! Here at the Deaf Studies, Today! Mini Conference at UVU. A fantastic day.

Octavian Robinson’s interactive keynote on reexamining who is at the table, the true meaning and benefit of diversity and shared knowledge in Deaf Studies was a wake-up call to everyone (especially this straight white male). David Davenport’s lecture on Language Acquisition should be required viewing in every program.

Do yourself a favor, look that this line-up and the topics and pick one at random for your next conference. You will thank me!

https://www.uvu.edu/lang/asl/dst/docs/asl-dst-2018-schedule.pdf

But by far the best moment for me was during Peter Cook’s examination of Deaf Space.

(I got to spend time with Peter and Kieth Wann, two of my favorite humans!)

Now, maybe it was late in the day…

Maybe my brain was overfilled…

But, I almost cried I laughed so hard when Peter was explaining how Deaf Space is understood and misunderstood, and did so by telling a “Deaf knock knock joke!”

Ready?

How a person who is Deaf tells a knock knock joke:

“Knock Knock”

“Who’s there?”

Rule 530

We have a last minute appointment, are you familiar with Hamilton?

(By the way, just to head off the CPC discussion that has already started on social media, no I did not interpret for Hamilton. I did, however, go to it with my family and it was AWESOME!)

Rule 529

Today was just 24 hours? Are you sure? It feels like more.