Best of 2012

In this fabulous edition... I will disclose the best movies of 2012, purely from my own opinions! This is based on the films I have actually seen, so it's possible better films from the year exist: I just haven't seen them at the time of writing. 1. The Avengers This was the best thing made this year. Yes, it has some plot difficulties, and the science is iffy in spots... Who cares? It is pure, escapist entertainment on the level of the original Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Matrix.…Read more …

A Longer Christmas

There we sat, in a booth. A lovely dinner. Me, my girlfriend, and her daughter. A lovely girls by the name of Christina. Christina advised me that I had to put together my Christmas list sooner than later, so it could be sent to Santa in timely manner. “It would be terrible if Sinterklaas didn't know what you want!”, she said. Alas. How could I tell her? How could I tell her I had an inside line. Could I tell her in just 2 weeks, I would be returning to the North Pole...…Read more …

Increasingly Perturbed

I am growing increasingly perturbed by the complete incapability of this world to communicate with a deaf person. Despite WRITTEN ORDERS to use email for contact, a company still tries to call. The written orders state: "THIS PERSON IS DEAF. CANNOT HEAR YOU ON A PHONE.". Apparently, that sentence is too vague and difficult to understand for persons in the medical industry. UN-BE-LIEVABLE. I may have to locate a better doctor. I just can't deal with the stress of a Doctor office and all affiliated groups being complete, total utter morons about the…Read more …

Captioning in Theaters

I was very surprised to find the local AMC Livonia has deployed a very nice closed captioning system for most of their screens. On Friday, we went to see The Hobbit, but the system was broke (so we saw The Hobbit for FREE!) Saturday, we went to see Lincoln, and the captioning did work for that screen. The technology is called Doremi Captiview (http://www.doremilabs.com/products/cinema-products/captiview/) and it worked fairly well. It had some signal issues, but otherwise, I was able tof ollow a very wordy movie that would have been useless to me without.…Read more …

2012

This may be early, so I'll start it early and often: 2012? You suck. Just go. Let the damn door hit you in the ass on the way out. My year started with the CPAP chronicles and illogicality of BCBSM... a very sore hip, which I worked hard to get strengthened, then I broke my leg in April. That's chronicled quite aptly in earlier entries of my blog. They gave me too many pain killers in the hospital and destroyed my hearing. I missed a month and a half of work. Physical therapy was ended…Read more …

Nosey People

Some people have severe nose problems, and need to mind their own business. This message brought to you Thanks to a nosey person with severe gossipitis. You know who you are, and if you're reading this, yeah, you should feel really bad. Cause you ruined my day, week and month. I cannot believe a person would gossip like that, draw such absurd conclusions... you seriously need to look at yourself, because that was an awful AWFUL thing you just did. Yes, I write very frankly and openly. I like to look back in…Read more …

Facts of Deaf

I'm going to share a few simple facts of being deaf. I realize these are concepts so far beyond most people's every day lives, but they are facts... 1. A deaf person CANNOT. USE. A TELEPHONE. Providing a deaf person with a phone number for ANY reason defies all human logic. It is, in a word, stupid. They should put that in the dictionary... "Stupid: see: giving a deaf person a telephone number for anything." Do not assume that because said deaf person has hearing aids, or a Cochlear implant, that they can…Read more …

Knife

The edge is sharper than ever you never knew it cut when finally you see the blood it's too late to run Two sides this sword we swing Just another broken dream retract a stump of bloody rags cry me a river jagged In the back in the eye in the happy part of my mind in the leg my groin too lame plunged deeper than ever named You wield your knife like a rose smelling sweet You stab your knife unknown emotion into my heart Staggering with the last beat my mind…Read more …