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Sunday, October 11, 2009

All about you, you, YOU!

As much as I swore I wouldn't obsess over this blog's meagre statistics, somebody asked today at lunch, so I just had to check in to see who's stumbled on in from various search portals.

And enlightening it sure was! Here's what you're asking, based on
actual google searches by people other than me which have landed several seekers at my site in the last few days:

~ "at reptilia do you get touch animals"?
Answer... yes! http://ronypony.blogspot.com/2009/07/reptilia-quite-recommended.html
~ "can you do laundry on chol hamoed"? Answer... kind of, and here's how I do it: http://ronypony.blogspot.com/2009/10/laundry-on-chol-hamoed.html
~ "windows live photo gallery upload multiple folders"? Answer... was that a question? Anyway, you can't. Windows live doesn't upload to Picasa well, and I don't use MS photo hosting so I can't speak to that. Here's my exceedingly popular review of Windows Live vs Picasa: http://ronypony.blogspot.com/2009/05/windows-live-photo-gallery-vs-picasa-3.html
~ "wash underwear chol hamoed"? (see above! guess I won't be getting so many of these in the next few days...)
~ "rose sauce with evaporated milk"? Answer... YES! I have a yummy recipe! http://ronypony.blogspot.com/2009/09/easiest-fresh-garden-tomato-rose-sauce.html
(a friend who doesn't like evap milk used regular and said it was quite nice anyway)
~ "asl jokes"? Answer... apparently, quite a lot of you want to hear some ASL jokes. My teacher actually tells us a couple of jokes every class. But they're visual. You'd need to SEE them to get them. Because he's deaf, and doesn't speak English, so they don't transcribe well.
Still, we the underfunded staff at Adventures in MamaLand sure do aim to please, so here goes one of the first jokes he told us. Remember that he told this whole thing in the second class of ASL1A, an intro class for people who don't sign at ALL. He told it almost entirely in mime, not ASL proper. It loses a lot in the translation, as his version was wonderfully dramatic.
A couple of lumberjacks go out into the forest.
Big strong guy hauls out his big ax and chops at a huge tree a few times. Chop, chop, chop. He looks up, calls "Timber!" to it, and lo and behold, the tree falls. Crash!
Comes to the next big tree, and he chops at it a few times. Chop, chop, chop. He looks up, calls out "Timber!" to it, and lo and behold, the tree falls. Crash!
So he comes to the next big tree, and he chops at it a few times. Chop, chop, chop. He looks up, calls out "Timber!" to it, and ... nothing happens.
Tries again: looks up, calls out "Timber!" and nothing happens.
Calls his buddy over.
Buddy tries the same thing: looks up, calls out "Timber!" and nothing happens. He scratches his head and then - enlightenment! an idea!
He looks up at the tree, fingerspells T-I-M-B-E-R... and lo and behold, the tree falls.
The tree was deaf.
For more fairly clean deaf and ASL-related jokes, here's a better site: http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-layout/jokes.htm

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