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I just found this site kinda by accident! But it looks kinda fun and i'd like to meet some people who i'd actually be able to relate with! I'm in high school and I'm completely blind due to retinopathy of prematurity.

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Hey, I'm Tyler, what grade are you in? I live in lewiston Id, and am a junior in high school


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Hey, I'm Tyler, what grade are you in? I live in lewiston Id, and am a junior in high school


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Hi! i'm a sophomore, and my name is Annalee.


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Hi! i'm a sophomore, and my name is Annalee.


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Hi Annalee, where are you from, what are some of your hobbies.


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I'm sorry, I can't figure out why I am leaving double posts, this is bizarre.


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I'm from California! I have a lot of hobbies haha, uh... Mostly just the usual though hangin out with friends, music, I like sportts as well. What are yours? Haha ya My post got doubled to... Not sure why lol!


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I play guitar, and listen to a lot of music, I like camping, reading, playing on the internet, and working lol that's mainly for the payoff.


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Hey I play guitar too! Camping is pretty fun!!! :)


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this is weird, I see a pattern in the words that I have to use in the textbox, I have made six posts, and two have asked for blue, two for apple, and two for cat. Is this happening to you?


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Really! what kind/style of music? how long have you played? I have for almost two years.
Oh, the pattern fell apart, one blue, one green. this must be getting rid of a lot of spam


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I've had to spell apple and blue.... Oh but hey this time it's cat lol !


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Bout 2 years as well I like pretty much any kind it's all fun to play!!!


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I play a lot of metal, country is one of the only things in the world that can give me a headache, and that's saying something for someone that never gets headaches! lol.


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LOL! Ya no I don't play country though...lol


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cool, who are some of your favorite artists.


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haha sorry i ddin't really click with me that if i post from my friends computer...it comes up as it being from her nickname! Lol oops. Uhmmm, i like hawk nelson a lot! what about you?


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uh, sorry, I'll have to listen to that I've never heard it before, I like several different musicians, Metallica, tool, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Bullet For My valentine to name a few, the list goes on and on, my Itunes library is huge.


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I've never heard any of the ones youvsaid either! Lol


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Just listened to it in a different tab, it sounds great, is it christian? Never heard of Black sabbath one of the founders of metal, I was saying the same thing two years ago. LOL!


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Ya they are Christian lol


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hey annalee, i found this site by accident also. im alana. :) i don't listen to cristian music, but i looked it up, and u may like barlo girl and rebecca saint james. i can't spell. my word is green


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Hi there. My name is Chris and I'm blind and i'm 15 years old of age, I will be 16 next month, the fourth. November fourth.


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kool, happy birthday, in a month. :) i read a few posts from 4ever ago. u guys were funny. :) swat does soi mean?


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backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, and Metallica. I love roller coasters, riding horses, camping, and listening to tv. My favorite show is South Park. And I'm from California. Wow, McKenzie, I didn't know you lived in Cali too! My word is green.


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I don't have a favorite show, I like the stuff on discovery, and science, weird lol, I listen to comedy sometimes, but you have to get the right stuff. LOL


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I like South Park because it cusses a lot.


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The comedy I listen to cusses quite a bit, so does the music. I sware enough for a miniature army though hahah.


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i love southpark its "hella koowe" :) mariah carey is hot. :)


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Lady gaga looks better LOL


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Do people accessing this with braillenotes have auto complete, you can use it for the security box LOL


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mine doesn't. :( lady gaga was hot until she wore a dress made of meat, that kindof was awesome and lowered my hotmeter on her


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er what are you talking about?
as far as celebrities go, one of the best lookers is Lacey Mosley from Flyleaf.


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I have no trouble with the secuvity box. Hey Tyrr, do you ever say the F word? I cuss more that an army and a bunch of sailors put together! Lol!


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Yeah, I do but I try not to typically it comes out, I say it all, and all, but my favorites are both the be words, they roll nicely for common names to people I do not like.


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Bitch and bastard?


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Yeah, those.


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Hahaha! Cool!


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Hey Alana! ya I love barlow girl! Lol.
Ya, Kenzie does live in Cali during the schoolyear haha.


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Hey Annalee, have you heard of thousand foot crutch, Hawk Nelson's bassist used to play for them,
and another good band is red.


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Ya I have theyvare pretty good!


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You and Kenzie know each other personally?


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Hey, Analee! Hope you're doin' well...I'm Cory, from Missouri. I also have Retinopathy of Prematurity. I enjoy e-mailing, facebooking, going out to eat, talking on MSN messenger, etc. Hope to hear from you soon! I look forward to getting to know you!


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Ya we've grown up together and she's the one that kinda showed me this place lol.
Hi Cory! Ya I enjoy those things too


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Cool!


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Yup... Haha it's pretty cool I guess!


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So, Annalee, you enjoy talking on MSN messenger?


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Uh.. Ya haha


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Awesome!


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I can't access any messengers.


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Yeppp


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What?


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I lost it about four or five posts ago LOL


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Ya I'm kinda confiseddd lol


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Ok, lets change the subject: what are you doing


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Finishing upblast minute homework lol what about you?


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Me too, I have ap european history, and it is deffinately the most greuling class I've ever taken, I read braille, and my assignment right now is thirty pages long front and back.


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Wow! That's pretty intense. I don't have any ap classes and I'm kinda glad!!!


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i was gonna take math based physics but my school is retarded and put me in dumb person physicm. :p i detest history


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I love physics, even more than chemistry. My history teacher is great, we listen to music for about a quarter of the class, and if we are bordering on any grade, like 79% for instance, he will bump it up to 80%. That and he swares alot LOL.


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That class sounds fun, but I don't enjoy any subject at school. I just walk around like a zombie. I sit in class, but can't concentrate so I just stare off in to space then I usually go home and cry or sleep.


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I hate any type of science!! I like English a lot though. But that class does sound pretty fun... It kinda sounds like my biology class. The teacher is so weird and she wastes half the class telling stores and stuff lol.


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Kinda like my biology class in freshman year.


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i don't really like it when teachers waste that much time cuase then you don't learn anything and it comes time for the test and....you don't know what the answers are!!! lol


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I don't learn anything anyway.


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Well, I'm new here too. I came across this place when I was looking for ways to convince my Mom that public school will be better socially and academically for me than the stupid school for the blind I go to, which doesn't have any good technology classes except assistive technology, and that's well, not a real academic class, I don't think. None of the kids there like me, their all into sports, all arrogant and all that. The teachers are OK, most of the time. But the worst part is the dorms/dormitories/cottages/apartments whatever you call them, yeah, my school is southern and loves to shorten stuff. Anyways, I have to stay there all week, don't get to interact with sighted teens much at all, they don't let me go on things like facebook, youtube, or any social network. Although I have found a way to get around their system of blockage, some "M86 web filter", I don't really like braking rules, as that just creates problems for me and the school. But recently, I found a book on the NLS BARD site called "Making it work: educating the blind/visualy empared student in the regular school" or something like that. I am now starting to show the book to my Mom, hoping that she will listen, and we can talk to my Grandmother, who has custody of me, about it, and hope that she will see the truth in it. But now that I know that the freedom of public school does exist, how will I go back to the blind school? If only for a few more months or weeks, it is still going to be hard, dealing with the mentally challenged kids, the inexperienced typing teacher who knows very little about screen readers and screen magnifiers, and all that.


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Public school is horrible!


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Hello Everyone,
I've never gone to a blind school for the school year but I've gone to my blind school here for the summer because they have this really fun summer camp. Public school can be a pain but it's fun most of the time. People don't talk to me so I feel left out. Most of my teachers and the students think I'm smart because I always try to answer almost every question. My favorite subject is history. I don't know why it's my favorite subject. I've always liked it I guess. I've never taken an ap class before. Sorry it's like two years since this was posted but I thought I'd reply anyway just to see if anyone would answer my reply. hope to hear from everyone soon!


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Hi Abbie
I know which one you're talking about, and I'm planning to go there for the school year. Public school is horrible I agree. I have no friends at all. No one wants to talk to me or really pays attention to me much. In my oppinion, if you know that they like sports, that's better than not knowing anything about them.


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