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Trying to find normal

I’m writing this in Word for the Iphone. So far so good. Lol but were only few words in. The last month I’v been watching Australian football which is pretty fun I have to admit. I actually wake up at like 4:30 am to watch a match. You have to be down to find your way back up. I’ve just been grieving so I’ve wanted little human interaction and a lot of Australian people talking. Baseball season is approaching and usually now Denny and I would be gearing up for our annual picking where we think the teams will finish in each division. I may put something together and put on Facebook or here.

I’ve been reading a lot also and I’m sot of irritated we live in a society where a social networking site is where we go to feel like we have friends. It’s kind of sad I am friends with a cousin that honestly I don’t know if I would even recognize her voice if she were to talk to me in real life, but yet she comments on posts of mine like were besties. It’s strange to me. It’s something Denny and I talked about the last time we talked. I keep it around, because maybe people will understand blind people are just like them, but maybe that’s just a fantasy.

Besides the AFL I’ve gotten in to soccer a bit. I mainly sleep and then get excited the 2 minutes that it looks like someone is goin t score, but fuck it I’m doing it. Go Chelsea. How you can play 90 minutes and still be scoreless and call it a tie and be satisfied as a fan is beyond me, but again I’m just rolling with it. I even bought a VPN, to get around regional blocks from radio coverage. The one game I listened to that I can’t get in to is cricket. It can last multiple days or even 8 hours for a match depending on the format of the competition. Folks think baseball is long.

Abby and I have been doing well. We went to a German restaurant that was here locally and it was pretty good. She got her passport so were looking to go show Ireland first a good time. I’m excited to go somewhere with her over the pond it’ll be fun and open my eyes to things. I’ve gotten frustrated lately with my blindness everything is the same. I get no amazing sunsets or mountain ranges too look at so maybe that’s why I am so fascinated lately with new sports. I heard this bird chirp the other day from a cricket match in India that I’ve never heard before and it was so neat. I’m not sure anyone can relate to these type of feelings, but it’s ho I feel. I love Louisville but no sound here is any different from anywhere else in America for that matter. One thing I did like about visiting Redman Washington last year is it smelled so good all of the pine trees. That’s something I don’t get here much. Were going to Portland Maine for a week in June and I am so excited because we will be on the Ocean and I’ll hear some new sounds that I don’t hear every day. I guess I your sighted imagine being in a box and everywhere you went you saw the same inside that’s what it feels like lately to me. I wake up walkt work I encounter the same smells same sounds nothing changes.

Even the radio it’s all the same. New York sounds like Louisville which sounds like Florida. I miss local music and personalities. I flipped on a station out of New Zealand and they were debating if streaming tv was a good thing or not. The radio guy took calls and actually listened to the callers and what they had to say.

We went up to Denny’s celebration of life. It was so nice, and it helped me some to be around people who he touched. It was a little overwhelming, but I guess when someone close is no longer around yit takes time. Man I wanted so bad to call Denny and tell him the rules of the AFL or laugh at how much during a broadcast they’d mention McDonald’s but would have to stop short. Then I look at Facebook and see I have 750 friends and yet none of them can make this transition any easier. That’s where I am one day at a time hoping to encounter a new sound or environment or something that makes me appreciate the small things.

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