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Back from Wisconsin. Very tired puppy. Think it went pretty well -- they were nice, but you can never tell anything, and trying to second-guess just makes you crazy. Curiously, in the half-hour or so I was there, I was the only woman amid four guys. No way to tell if that's even remotely representative of the four days of open call, tho.

I've been thinking I should change "ASL" to "sign language" on the skills list on my resume for clarity (if not precision), but keep forgetting to do it, and today it became a conversation piece when they asked what it was. I of course automatically started sim-comming my answer in the middle of saying how rusty I was. IR Dork. They seemed impressed. (I didn't tell them I realized some of the signs were wrong as I was signing them. They didn't know the difference.) No idea whether that means anything. *shrug*

Coincidentally, ran into a middle-aged gentleman studying The Joy of Signing in the food court at Union Station while waiting for my connecting train. He's taking his third class just because he wanted to learn it. He's a carpenter, but he used to be a barber, and had a deaf customer whose son always came in to interpret for him, and the guy decided he wanted to learn it for himself. Yay!

Watched four eps of The Border on my Zen on the train. (I love technology. I can't read in a moving vehicle without getting motion sick, but I can watch all the teeny-tiny TV I want.) CATH!!! *bounce*bounce*bounce* Maggie is awesomecakes. Have only seen Nigel's character in one ep so far. Needs to be smacked soundly, of course. For such a lovely sweet man, he really does have quite the record of specializing in the morally impaired. He plays such good nice guys too, but nobody ever seems to let him anymore. The show itself is decent -- not necessarily something I'd watch for itself, but well done. Love the computer geek guy. Leila and Grey are getting interesting.

Did I mention very tired? Going to be lump on couch for rest of evening now. *spuh*

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darkmagess
Feb. 17th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
What is The Border?

Well, at least it feels like you did a good job. I mean, if you bombed, you'd probably know it.
studiesinlight
Feb. 17th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
The Border is a recently-new Canadian television series that includes among its cast two of the stars of our beloved, long-canceled Forever Knight, one of whom is the actress who played wiliqueen's favorite FK character. It is not yet airing in the US, but some are crossing their fingers. :-)
wiliqueen
Feb. 17th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
What she said. :-) It's also Denis McGrath's current exec story editor gig. He had been talking it up on his blog for a while, and I about went through the roof the first time he linked to an article that mentioned Catherine Disher as a regular cast member.
maiac
Feb. 17th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
Welcome home!

Is The Border you've been watching the CBC show about the Canadian equivalent of Homeland Security, or something like that? That's another one I've been meaning to watch but haven't caught yet -- and I have CBC on my cable lineup.

I'm disappointed that Dennis McGrath's show Across the River to Motor City is on Canadian cable, not CBC. I was hoping to see whether it paints a fair picture of Detroit. [Still resentful of the cheap shot at Detroit in the Blood Ties episode "The Devil You Know".]
wiliqueen
Feb. 17th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's the one. It's good, just not my usual cup of tea. I wouldn't have gone out of my way for it or even really cared much if Catherine Disher weren't a regular. And I'm very happy that I love her character. Snakes & Ladders didn't last nearly long enough.

[Still resentful of the cheap shot at Detroit in the Blood Ties episode "The Devil You Know".]

*chuckle* I do think Kyle's read on it seems to have an unspoken "Why is that?" attached...
maiac
Feb. 17th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
I've decided to think "Nobody ever claims Detroit" because Detroiters are too tough-minded.
wiliqueen
Feb. 17th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Considering that it was a personal in-joke for Denis because he had just finished Across the River, that may very well be the intended implication...
maiac
Feb. 17th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
It could also be the vampires think they'd have to commute from the 'burbs every night to get a meal. Somebody should get the word out there are some very nice condos downtown these days.
therealjae
Feb. 17th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
How about writing it out: American Sign Language?

-J
wiliqueen
Feb. 17th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
I should. I seem to recall doing the abbreviation to make things fit on one line, but that was several resume layouts ago, and it's immaterial now.
julietma
Feb. 18th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
I spell out American Sign Language, even though that's totally not truthful, because I don't know ASL, I use pidgin signed English(PSE), but can you imagine the puzzlement if I wrote that, or even spelled it out? Talk about a conversation starter!
wiliqueen
Feb. 18th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm probably closer to PSE these days, as I don't function in spatial grammar as easily I did during and after the Pooh tour. It was always obvious I was hearing, but I was considered very ASL at one point. Immersion is a wonderful thing.
thanatos_kalos
Feb. 17th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
glad you're back! ::hugs and crossed fingers::
wiliqueen
Feb. 18th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon!
quasievil_bunny
Feb. 17th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Yay! Get some rest now.
julietma
Feb. 18th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Your elephant-on-trampoline icon has made my day.
quasievil_bunny
Feb. 18th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Making someone smile is worth it!
wiliqueen
Feb. 18th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Done and done.
irish_horse
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
I really hope that "impressed" leads to "offering a juicy part".
wiliqueen
Feb. 18th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Me too! Thanks!!

(And why did LJ not see fit to email me this comment? *sigh*)
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