Posted by d caramel on 6/28/2011 at 8:21 PM
I'm writing this from my braillenote. I've been so bored since I've finished my bus transition program. I've been on the internet lately and emailing people. I also renewed my application for the Slate Pals program. I dont know how long it will take until I get a new slate pal. But it should be soon. I have to go retake my math TAKS test on July 12th. I'm also going to try to get my Texas State ID this summer. But what I really need to do is go visit some colleges, so I can start filling out college applications for next year.
There's also not much going on on Facebook. So it's just boring.
How are yall keeping entertained this summer? Anything fun happen?
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Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 6/29/2011 at 10:09 AM
I'm competing in a novel writing competition during the month of july. I went to the beach after school went back and have been back a few weeks i hope to go back before summers over . My lab was bit by a snake last week but is doing a lot better now.
Have you seen any good movies lately?
i saw the green lantern the other week its better than expected and i predict Transformers and Harry Potter are going to be awesome.
What exactly is a slate pal?
Re:boredPosted by d caramel on 6/29/2011 at 2:47 PM
I want to see the lantern! The last movie i saw was Madea's Big Happy Family.
When you sign up for a slate pal, you get matched with a person from anywhere in the world that shares some of the same interests you like. No matter if there blind or if there sighted and are interested in learning braille. You just send braille letters back and forth through the mail. Matter of fact I still talk to one of my past slate pals on the phone sometimes. She's from los angelous.
I'm sorry to hear about your lab. I hope she's getting the best of care.
Re:boredPosted by d caramel on 6/29/2011 at 6:38 PM
Anyone from 6 to 18 years can sign up to be a slate pal at www.slatepals.com.
Have Anyone ever read Perfect Chemistry. It is a good book. I also like to watch Freedom Writers, but I want to read the book in braille.
Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 6/29/2011 at 7:41 PM
I've seen freedom writers but I haven't read perfect chemistry yet have you read Frankenstein
Re:boredPosted by d caramel on 6/29/2011 at 8:03 PM
no i havent read frankenstein yet. Is it a scary book?
Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 6/29/2011 at 8:11 PM
It's so so Dracula and the invisible man are scarier it's sort of like a bizarre hate crime
It was great though I recommend it
Guess what my tape player broke so unfortunately I won't get to read Jaws before the 4th and I was so ready for a summer horror story which iBooks and VoiceOver will work well till it's fixed
Re:boredPosted by d caramel on 6/29/2011 at 9:19 PM
That's horrible that your tape player broke! They have a good sumer contest on www.bookshare.org. As soon as I get my registration for it. I'm going to try to get in that contest.
Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 6/29/2011 at 11:14 PM
Sounds cool I've been working on getting an account there as well
And as soon as I get my eye report in the mail I plan to start learning Braille and other skills I'm not going to wait on my school any more
The local school for the blind in my area is holding a contest too I wonder where the book log went
What is your favorite book?
Re:boredPosted by d caramel on 6/29/2011 at 11:53 PM
Maybe the slate pals thing can help you start learning braille. You can ask someone to write to you the alphabets and numbers in grade 1 braille.
My favorite book is called Kendra.
Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 6/30/2011 at 1:11 AM
What's Kendra about?
Re:boredPosted by Thrill Monster on 6/30/2011 at 11:45 AM
My favorite book is called Tom and Bear: The Story of a Guide Dog Team. I used to have a tape slayer but mine broke too so I can't listen to audio books anymore.
Re:boredPosted by d caramel on 6/30/2011 at 12:31 PM
Kendra is about a fourteen-year-old girl who is living with her grandma and gets gets caught up in boy problems. Even though her mom had her at fourteen her grandma is a little suspicious of her and sends her to live with her mom.
Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 6/30/2011 at 8:23 PM
I think I've read Tom and Bear before
Two of my favorites are the outsiders and shutter island
Re:boredPosted by d caramel on 6/30/2011 at 9:35 PM
Re:boredPosted by Thrill Monster on 7/11/2011 at 2:26 PM
I've never read either of those two. Now I can't read anything because Bookshare is not accessible on the BN anymore.
Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 7/13/2011 at 2:57 PM
How long does it usually take bookshare to contact you to tell you your a member
Re:boredPosted by Thrill Monster on 7/14/2011 at 7:23 PM
It took a month for them to notify me. Thn it took another 2 weeks to recieve my password.
Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 7/19/2011 at 12:17 AM
Re:boredPosted by Thrill Monster on 8/6/2011 at 10:40 AM
Yo've welcome. Did they send a confirmation yet?
Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 8/7/2011 at 11:03 PM
Hey when using a slate and stylus how do you make the letters do you press in the reverse of the braille letter or what?
Re:boredPosted by Wingman on 8/8/2011 at 12:31 PM
Never mind I figured it out
Re: boredPosted by Thrill Monster on 11/21/2012 at 1:34 PM
Yeah you type backwards. I never figured it out
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