Sunday, May 24, 2009

Monty Python: Hilarious or Rude

Many of the walks in Monty Python's "Ministry of Silly Walks" resembles that of someone with Cerebral Palsy. I have yet to decide if this is downright rude or hilarious.

This article from the UK Comedy Guide talks about the presence of disability in comedy.

What do you think?
Is it okay to use disabilities in comedy?
Does this increase awareness of all kinds of disabilities or is it just plain rude?

Parachute and Pillows

In a little less than 24 hours I have become obsessed with this new group name Parachute (no poem intended)! But Seriously, they are amazing and i especially like their song "She is Love." it is absolutely brilliant.

Also, i was just on Etsy and I saw these adorable floor cushions made by Tiny Decor. They are designed for nurseries and playrooms, but I like them more for my own room. Plus, I was thinking how great they would be for physical therapy and/or back support.

Two Great Resources

These are two great resources that have been and continue to be very beneficial programs to people with Cerebral Palsy living in the Washington, D.C. area:

1. Cerebral Palsy Ability Center: Located in Chantilly, VA, CPAC provides therapeutic and educational support to kids living with Cerebral Palsy. Click here to visit their website, so you can read their mission statement, look at pictures, and find out about the various activities offered throughout the year.

2. Lift Me Up: Lift Me Up, located in Great Falls VA, provides the chance for children and adults with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities to improve the well-being through riding horses and interacting with the very compassionate staff. The website can be located by clicking here. You can also meet the horses by clicking here. I participated in Lift Me Up, for a couple of years, starting when i was six and I absolutely loved it!

Share your thoughts?

Do have any equally as great resources for people living with mental, physical, or emotional disabilities in your area?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Untitled Deliciousness

Reason number three million why I'm waiting and wanting summer: here

Awesome Blogs

The sidebar on the right has a list of awesome blogs with writings on everything from Cerebral Palsy to recipes from my favorite vacation spot: Ocracoke Island in North Carolina. I suggest you check them out if you want some great reads and inspiration (Just remember to click on the bold title, not the smaller post title because if you don't do that you won't be able to view the entire blog).
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(The arrow is to remind you that the blog list is on the right, or maybe it is just fun to make arrows on the keyboard)!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Passports and Postage Stamps

I haven't written on this blog for almost a month and that makes me sad. Hopefully, with summer coming, I will be able to write posts more frequently! My mind is filled with thoughts of summer vacation, so the next couple of post may be less related or not at all related to Cerebral Palsy. Anyways, about summer, I am preparing for a trip to the Dominican Republic this summer....

so I recently had to renew my passport. Oh, how I love the bureaucracy! Waiting in a line, feeling like my feet are about to fall off, with not a chair in sight, on a perfectly beautiful Friday afternoon was less than ideal.
Posted on the wall was an article stating "This Post Office Rated Best in County." Oh, the irony! The "clerk," affectionately called the passport making lady said she closed at 4 PM and it was quarter of 4, with six people in front of me (and my family). As I was standing there I thought, "Hey, let's go look at some cool stamps!" Sadly the cool stamps were behind the tall counter and are impossible to see for someone that's both vertically and visually challenged. So, I resulted to looking at the "uber cool" flag and liberty bell stamps.
As you can believe this wasn't that exciting because I can go home, open a drawer, and look at all the liberty and flag stamps that I want. Sigh, if only the machine had had these beautiful stamps. Finally, we (my family and I) were called up to the "clerk's" "desk" (i.e. card table), my picture had to be retaken because the background was too dark, and my picture looks like I'm a deranged clown.

Share your thoughts!

What are your summer plans?
Do you know of any great camps for kids with special needs?
Have you been to the Dominican Republic?
What's your best/worst experience with the bureaucracy?