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Saturday, August 30th, 2008
5:25 pm
[rock_princess98]
a few questions............
hey Girls! well i hope everyone's weekend is going good! well i've got like a few questions, so.
here they go, 1. i'm with my blind girl friend, we've been together for like since the 11th of this moonth. so. i would like toknow how to frinch kis. because i haven't done it in along time. the next wuestion, is i would like to gett her somethig for our first annversary. but i need some gift ideas. can you please, help! anything for a good annversay, or a gift, of any kind. would doo. thanks! so much. huggles, to you all! peace, and love!

Current Mood: happy
Monday, July 28th, 2008
7:04 pm
[rock_princess98]
Question,
hi girls again, is it wrong, to have a girl friend.
just wondering,
okay. hope everyone is good,
take care all
ps. i would like one, that has a lot in commen, with me, don't know how to date girls,

Current Mood: calm
6:35 pm
[rock_princess98]
have a few questions, about dateing,
Hi Ladys, Well, i have a guy friend, he's really nice, and sweet, and he's the same age as me.
so. i was wondering, do you think i should ask him out?
we talk on the phone a lot..
and my mom, thinks that we would make a good couple.
so. i need help.
i think i feel something, but i am worryed, aboutt our friendship,
and so on.
please help.
thanks, for the comments, are wellcomed.

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, March 13th, 2008
9:23 pm
[rock_princess98]
Question
 Hey Girls*good evening*  I have this partner she's blind. and i was wondering how i could make it work with her again smiles. i broke it off a long time ago. i don't know whty. and i am trying to get her back smiles.

Current Mood: nervous
Thursday, March 6th, 2008
7:52 pm
[rdfreak]
babysitting anybody?
Hi to all on the list,
Has any of you, as a blind person had any experience with babysitting jobs? I would be greatful to hear of any experiences at all; how you found the job/s and if you had to reassure parents much?
I was seriously thinking of registering with www.findababysitter.com.au. A long shot? very likely, but I thought maybe someone has had some experience/s they could share.
Thanks,
Cheers! :)

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
6:09 pm
[alexofthesvu]
Introduction/questions
Hi all, I am Lisa, 26 and from Illinois. I'm finally graduating with my bachelors majoring in criminal justice and a minor in women and gender studies. CJ was a big mistake, but I love the WGS classes. I have a black lab named Wilda who I got from the Seeing Eye in New Jersey. She and I are 2 peas in a pod. I like The L Word, Law and Order SVU, Karioke bars, partying, singing, listening to music, stones, and tarot cards. Do any of you know of any good music downloading programs that work with jaws 9? Do any of you have the new verizon phone with fully accessible speech? It's a motorola phone and I believe the speech is sold separately. Anyway if so, how much was the phone and the speech? I have an LG 8300 which I like but I'd like to be able to fully utilize my phone. Well hope to hear from you, and feel free to add me if ya want.

Current Mood: okay
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
1:55 pm
[morganp666]
Hello there!
hey, *waves a friendly good afternoon to all the girls*
my name is Morgan, I am 15 years old, and yes I am blind.
I found this camunidy thrue my friend
missyrissy2005
and desided to join.
I'm a great girl, i love making new friends, I have a great perspective on life. and love.
I became blind from R.O.P. Retinopithy Of Premituridy. I have been blind sinse birth, on my 3rd sergery i was able to gain a little site out of my left eye.
I currently attend a school for blind kids hear in California. Because of my eye site, and wair I used to live, they did not have any resorces for the blind, so there for, I had to be let back 3 years, *sucky!*
anyways, I guess that's it.
hope to talk to all you girls soon!

Love,
Morgan (aka) Morgs

Current Mood: pritty good.
Sunday, January 27th, 2008
10:48 am
[rock_princess98]
good morning *waves hello to all the girls*
hello here's my bit of an intro.  my name is rhonda. i joined because i found this group smile. here are the things, i enjoy rading anything that have to do with people's lives.  i love horse back rideing. chatting online. meeting new friends all around the wirld. and listening, to music. and my age is 20. and i am half blind. still have some site though. i hope that i can have some new friends on here. take care all. 

Current Mood: relaxed
Friday, December 28th, 2007
11:17 pm
[bluedolphin79]
Intro
Hi! I just joined yesterday. My name is Merisa and I live in Michigan. I'm working as a volunteer coordinator at Disability Network Of Oakland And Macomb. I'm also a graduate student studying vocational rehabilitation counseling at Wayne State University. I look forward meeting you all!

Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
3:27 pm
[erinathefae]
More make-up questions
Ok, at work coming up in a week or two I'm going to be assisting two or three high school grads in figuring out how to put on make-up. I'm planning on having one meeting where they show what they have already, and what their techniques are, and then we're gonna work through how to make it mo' betta exploring different types, shades, and application methods. I was thinking on having a couple of trial runs and such. I've found all of the standard listed articles on make-up and techniques, and have read most of them. Just thought I'd throw out the request for some personal experiences, or tips or new ideas or newer articles on the subject of make-up and visual impairments. Like I mentioned before I am half blind so I can relate to some of it, but I have good vision in my right eye so I can see well enough to put eyeliner on and to see where and how much blush I'm putting on and such. So any help would be appreciated! Thankies!!
Thursday, May 17th, 2007
1:19 pm
[erinathefae]
Another Intro!
Hi all, my name is Erina, I'm 25. I am half blind... I guess that's how I'll put it... I have a good eye (yay for the good one!!) and one I just use for peripheral clues. I was born with Retinoblastoma, second generation, daughter of a blind woman. I work at a rehabilitation center for the blind as a computer instructor/vocational trainer. Um... hobbies... I am in to medieval reenactment (SCA), reading, sewing, drawing and getting out of the city and into the trees, yay trees!

Current Mood: good
Thursday, January 11th, 2007
5:39 am
[akizakura]
Blindness Forums and Living in a Big City
Hi all and happy new year! Sorry I haven't posted here in awhile and I hope it's OK to post this, but I had two questions and I figured you ladies might be able to help.

1) Can you guys reccommend other forums for the blind and visually impaired, in addition to this one (it's OK if the forum is off of livejournal) This community is cool, I'm just trying to find lots of ways to network with blind and visually impaired folks from all over, so any sites you could recommend would be great!

2) So I'm coming up on graduation and realizing living here in rural Delaware isn't going to work - I'm thinking I want to move to a city (once I get some more money saved up.) but outside of Tokyo I have little city experience, so I want to hear from any of you who live in a city - any city is fine, but I'm especially wanting to hear about US cities. I feel overwhelmed when I visit New York, and it seems dangerous and confusing, yet, the kind of place I would want to live. Do you find city life dangerous? How does public transportation work for you? What challenges have you faced and how have you overcome them? Thanks - any experiences and advice would be really helpful!
Saturday, November 4th, 2006
10:22 pm
[tina_lazlo]
Hello to everyone
Hello to everyone~

My name is Tina i am 23yrs old and blind/Partly sited. ( just have my left eye) just recently lost the rest of my site in my right eye due to a operation that i had this past june that didn't quite work. so this 3rd operation i just had done is suppose to hopefully restore some site back into my right eye.. But there i was told no garintees. I am a college student live in Vancouver,WA with my wonderful guide dog male yellow lab named Lazlo. I am trying to finish getting my certificate to be a seceretary but due to recent eye surgeries i have to take a break til janaury when i will be able to return.. I just want to be able to meet and talk to new people.. so please feel free to IM me or email me thanks..

Current Mood: calm
Sunday, October 29th, 2006
1:40 am
[belizeangazer]
Hi All:)!

Hi All!  Yeah, I am sort of new here so I thought I’d stop by and introduce myself.  I also wanted to include a poem that has sort of had a lot of meaning for me for the longest time… and if this is the first time that you’ve seen it, maybe it will mean something for you too. 

 

Name:  Diana (Dee-ahh-nahh)
Age: 25
Birthday: 11/23/1980
Location: MI
Blind or Sighted?: A VIP
Got siblings?: Yes- 1st Family, 3 brothers and 4 sisters, 2nd Family- 1 brother and 2 sisters.
Hobbies?:  Reading, writing, listening to music, audio books/ magazines, watching movies, hanging out with friends and family.
Something Cool About You:  The reason why I think I’m a VIP is because my mom sort of got struck by lightning when she was pregnant for me… not cool but I guess sort of unusual. 
  

 

Widen My Vision

 

God open my eyes so I may see

And feel your presence close to me…

Give me strength for my stumbling feet

As I battle the crowd on life’s busy street,

And widen the vision of my unseeing eyes

So in passing faces I’ll recognize

Not just a stranger, unloved and unknown,

But a friend with a heart that is much like my own…

Give me perception to make me aware

That scattered profusely on life’s thoroughfare

Are the best gifts of God that we daily pass by

As we look at the world with an Unseeing Eye

 

-Helen Steiner Rice-  



Current Mood: content
Saturday, October 14th, 2006
5:05 pm
[al_for_presside]
ME!!!
Name: Alice
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Birthday: 15/05/89
Location (optional): Melbourne, Australia.
Blind or Sighted?: Sighted
Got siblings?: Half bro Hamish
Hobbies?: Swimming, guitar, surfing
Something Cool About You (optional): Lived in the U.S for a year (2004), I've been playing guitar since I was 8 and started to perform at 11, been to Space Camp just about every year, I'm an elite swimmer and errr...what else? *thinks* 80% of my friends are either blind or VI.

MSN: alicedynon@hotmail.com
Skype: smalice1

Current Mood: high
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
2:19 pm
[iluvmytomogachi]
MySpace
Hey everyone.
This probably has already been discussed in a previous entry, so I appologize.
I didn't really want a MySpace account, because I heard it is not very excessible to JAWS users. My friend just created me one this morning, and I can edit my profile fine, but I can't figure out how to add music to my profile page.
So, I guess my question is: Do any of you have a MySpace? Have you found it very accessible? Does it do well with screen readers?
Any imput would be appreciated!
Thanks
-Chelsey

Current Mood: ok
Sunday, August 13th, 2006
1:44 am
[silly_singer]
An odd issue with yahoo and Jaws
Hey all I've a question conserning yahoo messenger 7.0 and Jaws 7.1

for some odd reason I can not get them to work!
The odd thing is though, yahoo and JFW 7.0 work just fine, and that confuses me.
After all, 7.1 is the upgrade, and accourding to the help file it still *supports* yahoo, but I feel like I've downgraded jaws because it's now not allowing me to arrow through my contacts list.
I'm also unable to read through the message like I could with jaws 7.0.

Have I gone totally bonkers or is this stuff happenin' to others?
Thanks in advance for any help/imput..
X posted all over!

Current Mood: confused, and frustrated!

Sunday, August 6th, 2006
11:26 pm
[uno2003]
Name:  Yadira Uranga
Age:26
Gender: Female
Birthday: October, 13, 1979
Location (optional): Odessa, Texas
Blind or Sighted?: Blind, Partial sighted
Got siblings?: Yes, Three younger ones. Two sisters and a Brother
Hobbies?: Singing, listening to music, Watching Televission, and reading.
Something Cool About You (optional): I have a dog guide named Uno:)

Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
6:35 pm
[aureolesia]
"feed" of interest
*mods if this isn't cool here, i won't be offended if it's deleted. Just want to spread the word about another resource some members might like.*

Hi everyone,
I can't remember how i found out about this particular blog in the first place, but AFB has a blog that is quite well done. Each month there's a new topic of interest that different staff members blog on for a while, take comments. the works. This month's topic is Dog Guide training. One of the staff members is at The Seeing Eye getting her first dog guide and doing quite a professional and respectable job at posting on the experience. I'm not even a Seeing-Eye grad (my guide's from GDB), but it doesn't lessen the interest in the blog. They've blogged on all kinds of blindness related issues there in the past. I've been reading it for a while now, and finally got it syndicated over to LJ. So, if you're interested in reading it, just add afbblog to your LJ friends.

Happy reading!
Saturday, May 13th, 2006
2:13 pm
[softy5310]
Hi,
I am new and here's my form.
Name: Dawnielle
Age: 23
Gender: (haha just joking! it had better be female) Memale.
Birthday: May seventh, 1983
Location (optional): Dluth Minnesota
Blind or Sighted?: Blind, though I wish I were sighted.
Got siblings?: Yes, I have one brother, who is sighted and is 21.
Hobbies?: Oh boy. Singing, writing, poetry, pottery, nature, forests, walking, hiking, all other stuff. Check out my interests in my info page if you're interested in me. I just don't feel like writing most of them here, when they're already listed there.
Something Cool About You (optional): I try my best not to judge people. I am a Christian, but am an extremely liberal one. I have had a hard life and have had lots of people judge me myself, especially my family, and I don't feel that it's right. So, I try my best not to do it.
Anyway, that's my little form. Hey, Elsje and Amanda, nice to see you both on here!
Hugs,
Dawnielle
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