Normally all of my work assignments are to be kept strictly confidential as far as who I’m interpreting for, where, and the content of the information being shared. However, last week I had the opportunity to interpret for RadioWest on KUER and since it was broadcast nationally and my name and face were out there for all to see, I figured I could share this one. There was a live video stream to accomodate the Deaf community and anyone interested in watching the interview in ASL. I was NERVOUS! There is something about being on video camera that freaks me out, even if it’s just being filmed with the family on Christmas morning, I feel awkward. This was one of those times that I really needed to bring my “A game,” and I’m disappointed in myself that I let my nerves get to me. The program went by so fast (one hour) and the topics that were discussed changed rapidly so there wasn’t time to go very in depth on any of the subjects.
Pre-interview picture (stolen from Becca’s blog!)
Will Garrow, Ashley (the other interpreter that provided the sign-to-voice interpretation), me (voice-to-sign interpreting), Flavia Fleischer, and Ryssa (Will and Flavia’s daughter)
You can watch and listen to the interview here.
This was an amazing opportunity and an experience that I won’t soon forget. I have so much respect for Will and Flavia. They are very passionate about what they do and have dedicated their lives to education and the Deaf community.
Monday night Santa stopped by my parent’s house to check up on all the kid-os before making his Christmas rounds to be sure they were all being good little girls and boys. This was no shopping mall Santa with a strap-on beard, this guy was legit with his bushy white beard.
Colin didn’t cry at all when it was his turn to see Santa, but he isn’t one to sit still. His Santa experience as short but sweet.
This is the best picture I could get of all 11 kids.
This is my 91 year old grandma flirting with Santa and asking for a kiss for Christmas. Luckily, this Santa does rounds at Assisted Living homes so he knew how to handle the strange things that people with Alzheimer’s say and do.
“Santy Claws.” Santa looks evil in this picture, Freddy is probably crying because he thinks Santa is going to steal his soul.
Just a few more days until Christmas, I hope you are being good kids! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.