So wow, I get to follow that. That’s about as great a slot as getting to do an hour-long presentation in a warm, dark auditorium right after lunch when the audience is stuffed full of turkey sandwiches (ooh, tryptophan, zzzz…) Hey, I’ve done that gig. And I tripped spectacularly en route to the lectern (tripping over nothing, because I’m just so talented that way). And then the AV equipment didn’t work at first. And I was coming down with the flu. But public speaking is still theatre of sorts, and I joke about my clumsiness and the malfunctioning equipment (“This stuff never happens to you all, right?”) and the show goes on, because this is What We Do. They even laughed at the jokes, bless them.
But it’s time to take a break from work! I selected “On Holiday” (on vacation) for my Disability Blog Carnival theme, as it’s during August, the traditional vacation month here in the Northern Hemisphere. I thought it’d be nice to host a lovely event out in the butterfly garden. There will be some lovely refreshments (no Cricket Crunch, unless there’s a request), and of course the food will be labelled for allergens. We’ll be hanging out around the patio with the tropical foliage, so you won’t be surrounded by pollen or my friends the bees unless you want to venture further out. Plenty of seating has been arranged for those “chair-impaired” folks who don’t travel with their own, including a bunch of gliders for those of us who like to sit and rock. Fortunately this is an “off” year for the big cicadas, so we’ll be able to hear the stories easily, and arrangements have been made for interpreters.
Lessee… anything else? Oh yeah! I printed up tickets, so you have something to stick on the fridge (because I don’t know about you, but I’m terrible at remembering the particulars for events).
Image Description: A pre-printed event ticket in various shades of green, with the following notable fields:
Section/Aisle: YD (meaning, Yard)
Row/Box: (meaning, General Admission)
All applicable: ALL AGES
Ticket title reads:
ANDREA’S BUZZING ABOUT
DISABILITY BLOG CARNIVAL
W/ FREE REFRESHMENTS
THU 9 AUG 2007 12:00AM
Send in your submissions for the carnival here; deadline is the sixth of August, that’s a Monday. I’m so looking forward to the stories!