[audio-pals] Re: First Day of School

  • From: Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx>
  • To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:38:35 -0500

Yep, it’s not easy, but I think you can get it done.  Why?  Because you want 

On Aug 21, 2014, at 7:48 AM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This is very true since she doesn’t have messages filtered into separate 
> folders it would very much so get annoying to her and you are right things 
> would be a lot different such as I would be dead already *LOL*. She will be 
> finishing up her paralegal degree the same time I will be finishing up my 
> B.A. in Psychology. This will be a busy time for both of us, I am going to 
> have to get on the ball figuring out about the LSAT, fill-out my application 
> for law school, and make the grades that would enable me to go to law school.
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> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: First Day of School
> Wouldn’t that be a sacrifice on her part then, since she voluntarily removed 
> herself?  She did a lot to keep you alive *lol*.  I think things would be 
> different if she were still here with us.  She is missed whether she knows it 
> or not.  But factoring her schedule it’s also understandable.  She would get 
> swamped when the list is in high traffic mode, then she would really be 
> annoyed at you at that point.  
> On Aug 20, 2014, at 7:20 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Perhaps her removal from the list is what kept me alive *LOL*.
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> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas McMahan
> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:36 PM
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> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: First Day of School
> I think Amanda probably often wants to ring Josh’s neck, maybe it’s a daily 
> decision making process, perhaps even hourly, but a class in family stress 
> will likely increase the frequency that the neck ringing decision making 
> process occurs.  Now I’d better go reread that and see if I actually got the 
> point across without setting myself in trap *lol*
> Looks okay.  I forgot, perhaps it’s a moment by moment thing too.  We can 
> only guess since Amanda isn’t in our list, but that avoidance, thus silence 
> speaks for itself.  Perhaps when she was in our group she felt like ringing 
> other necks too, but that was a while back when she was with us.  
> .  
> On Aug 20, 2014, at 3:12 PM, BethAnn LaPresta (Redacted sender 
> "bela28_02@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Didn't Amanda sometimes want to ring Josh's neck anyway?  Why should today be 
> any different?  All kidding aside, just think about the way you will be able 
> to advocate for your clients as a lawyer---when you are ready, I have a doozy 
> for you regarding 2 airlines who left my sister stranded in their airports 
> with NO assistance.  Whereas, if she would've needed wheelchair assistance 
> she would've been treated much differently...apparently just a service dog 
> isn't enough anymore.  The ADA wasn't at all interested in pursuing this 
> matter, the airline denied the event.  This has been very, very, very, very 
> maddening to me, obviously.
> Go Josh!!
> On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:51 PM, Thomas McMahan 
> <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Shouldn’t a family stress class have some stress for you and your family 
> then?  Sounds like it’s going to live up to it’s billing.  
> You will do okay.  Amanda might want to ring your neck before the semester is 
> over, but you will get it done *lol*.  
> On Aug 20, 2014, at 1:56 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I had a little issue when I first arrived at the school. It was kind of weird 
> because the semester before last the area that they drove me to was the big 
> deal and they said they couldn’t take me thorugh there, well some of the 
> drivers anyways. This time they took me to the place that was the issue when 
> all they had to do was drop me off at the entrance there at the street. They 
> insisted that they could not do that because there was construction going on. 
> I told them I was aware of the construction and if they will walk me back to 
> the road I will show them where I need to go. They refused saying that the 
> construction blocks the road. Finally, I get my disability person on the 
> phone there at the school and he says he will come over there which he is in 
> an office several blocks away. After I hung the phone she said well lets walk 
> donw where I had originally said. I told her exactly where I needed to go and 
> she complimented me telling me that I drew a pefect visual and brought us 
> right up to the doors I needed to go to. I am thinking to myself why didn’t 
> you just listen the first time when I told you instead of both my driver and 
> one of the supervisors acting like I was an idiot. So, I try to call my 
> disability person back and he had already started making the trek over so he 
> had to walk all the way over there to just find that I was where I needed to 
> be. Hopefully that does not continue to be a problem.
>     I made it to class without any issues once I was inside the building. The 
> class although very interactive with groups which I am not a big fan of was 
> and seems like it will be an interesting class.
>    Then I catch the bus over to the disability office only to find out that 
> they did not let me off at the right doors. So, I am trying to find an office 
> and I did so I asked them how to get hwre I needed to go. So, I get up to the 
> office where I need to be and talk to the person I need to talk to only to 
> find out that they do not have what I need. So, I make the phone call and 
> take the bus back over to the building where I need to be.
>     I then head inside to go to my second class. This class is going to be a 
> tough one even though it is a junior level class. The work load sounded like 
> it is going to be graduate level. This is my family stress class. The 
> graduate student though seems like he is going to be willing to work with me 
> and that makes all the difference in the world when you have a teacher 
> willing to work with you and get feedback.
>    I go to head out for the day and I am waiting at the door for my bus. 
> While waiting a friend of mine, also blind, walks in and I helped her find 
> the elevator. I think I threw her off by standing on the wall she needed in 
> order to get to the elevator. So, I did my good deed for the day. A lady was 
> walking from the parking to trying to get to the cross over bridge, this is 
> where I get to do my second good deed for the day *LOL*, she asked me how to 
> get to it. Just so happens I remember that location very well from the days I 
> worked on campus and was able to give her directions right to whre she needed 
> to go.
>     I have homework in both the classes I had this morning. We will see how 
> my 3 hour class goes this evening.          

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