One thing Dishon and I have been doing together lately is watching a show entitled “Growing Up Fisher.” It’s a family show narrated from the perspective of a man telling his family’s story starting from age 11. The parents are divorced and he has an older sister. So what’s the difference between this family show and others on television? The boy’s father is blind. The blind community often gets upset when television tries to interpret blindness and add it to a character. Silly? In some cases. In my view, blind jokes are ok if they don’t give the audience the impression that the blind are dirty or incompetent. So far, this show doesn’t do that at all. The father’s character is a lawyer. He has his own place, helps take care of the kids and is funny. Blind comments or jokes that are made are comments that are often said by blind people who are comfortable being blind. More importantly, if you can’t laugh at yourself once in awhile, you will more than likely be unhappy in the long run. I highly recommend that you check out this show if you haven’t already. If you have NBC and/or On Demand of some sort, you should be able to find it. Let me know what you think of it. I’m off to watch the latest episode.
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You may recall my posting about my travel agent business. Unfortunately, travel is not something the average Joe can afford to do on a constant basis. Those who can afford it typically own condos and other vacation properties. So they don’t need someone else’s help with deciding where to go. You may also recall me scraping the internet for work-from-home opportunities. Everywhere I turned, everyone I talked to, it was scam after scam after scam. I have seen ads for Avon for a long time and was always hesitant to take that route. I thought there was no way it could be that easy. Of course, nothing takes zero work that’s real. So I contacted a local representative to find out more. After talking to two different people in the business, I decided to go for it. Not only can I sell through my web site or in person, but there are fundraising opportunities, as well. If you or someone you know has used Avon or is interested in buying, let them know that you have heard of someone who is selling. To purchase online visit http://www.youravon.com/jspears. If you are a frequent Facebook user, visit my page by going to http://www.facebook.com/SpearsAvonDeals. i am determined to make this work. If it doesn’t, I will wind up working just to pay for daycare. I really don’t want to do that. As an incentive, shipping is free if you spend more than $30.
Yesterday, Dishon received a chain e-mail about a blind film maker seeking musical talent for an upcoming movie sound track. So what? There’s a big difference between this search and other competitions one would watch on television. This man in particular is looking for talented musicians who are disabled in some way and have not yet been able to make into the music business through other sources and competitions. The unfortunate truth is that appearance is everything. The fact that there is someone out there looking for the disabled for his movie sound track is amazing to me. I am strongly considering sending in a video. When Dishon told me to check my e-mail, I figured it was just something about making money from home. But he has always been behind me in the possibility of my moving forward in the area of music. I will keep you guys posted. If you would like to see some video of me singing, although the videos are somewhat outdated, visit http://jennylynne.ribecca.com. Now to decide what to sing, what to wear and where to film.
I am getting comfortable with the camera Dishon got me for my birthday. I have recorded a video that will going up as soon as I figure out how to get the videos from the camera to the internet. I have managed to watch the video on the computer, but am having difficulty transferring it to the blog. But while you have me, I’ll give you a synopsis of our Thanksgiving Break. Wednesday and Thursday consisted of cooking primarily. I went out Wednesday night with a few girls. Thanksgiving Day was a day spent with family. Friday, my plan was to get some shopping done. Instead, I sat at the Apple store for two and a half hours while they tried to fix my phone. I wound up getting a new phone. On the bright side, the camera now works and I did manage to get a present for Dishon. Yesterday I spent some time with a couple that we’re friends with. Then Dishon and I went shopping for our Secret Santas at work. Today, I started the day by making final arrangements for our multi-city Christmas trip. The tickets have already been purchased, but I needed to make sure we were picked up at the airport and that our time was evenly distributed among family. Who knows what the rest of the day has in store for us. Perhaps I can get some more shopping done.
Hello all. This is just an update and it happens to be my birthday. I hope you enjoy it.
Today I had a few things to get done. In the attached video, I will show you a method that is useful for anyone who cannot drive or does not have a car.
Would you like to see the rest of our home? Come on down to the basement.
Since the tour of our home was so long, I had to split it into two videos. So here is the first half. It covers the main floor. So come on in.
There’s lots of art work in the World. Some is tactile. For the blind, tactile art is not only much easier to appreciate than visual art, but it gives the blind a ticket into creating art themselves. Anne Cunningham teaches an art class once a week at the Center. In this video, I will show you a masterpiece of hers.