Sunday, September 18, 2011


One time in high school, a friend of mine was trying to tell me something from across our history class. She was able to get my attention, but I had never become fluent (or anything near unto it) in lip-reading, the lingua franca of high school distance-speaking. She quickly realized I wasn't understanding, and shortened her message down to the most important word or two--still no comprehension on my part. She exaggerated the vowels, slowed it down, etc... Finally I just did an "Ohhhh! Got it!" face to get her to stop trying because it was hopeless.

That anecdote, writ large, is my life.


  1. I'm not sure whether to grin or offer a hug. I'll do both.
    *grin* :o}

  2. Thanks, Merinmel--both are appreciated! :)

  3. haha amazing.
    although i'm brilliant at lip reading....i do it all the time in person, cuz half the time i really can't hear...and then it causes awkward situations where boys think i am coming onto them.