I’ve had quite the weekend and although I have a pile of home work that makes Mount Everest look minuscule I thought I’d put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and write about it. Yes I know in some parts of the world that’s considered procrastinating but who cares.
I’d like to say my weekend stated on Thursday November 6th. For my American Sign Language class we are required to attend three events put on my the Deaf Community. So Thursday night another international student and myself took ourselves to the University of Rochester to attend their Sign Idol. Sign Idol is basically American Idol in sign language with nicer judges.
Now I’m not too sure what was more fun, getting to the event of the actual event. Like I said we were both international students and my friend learnt to drive about 3 months ago. I’m not too sure how things are where she’s from but in Jamaica we drive on the left so I commend her on her bravery.
Anywho so before we left campus I researched the address of the university, took a screenshot of it on my phone and that is the address I typed into the GPS. You can imagine my surprise when we arrived at 180 something-Grass drive only to discover we were at some Breast Clinic ( you can’t make this stuff up). We still had 10 minutes to get to our destination so I typed in University of Rochester, mentally kicking myself for not doing this the first time, and selected the first option to pop up. We entered a parking lot and looked vigilantly for some sign that said university of Rochester. A few seconds later we saw one a breathed a sigh of relief
That was until we realized it was way too quiet to be a university campus so we followed the first car we found and asked for help. Only the lord knew where we were but the gentleman in the U of R bus we followed gave us directions to the actual campus. We made our way to the real campus and it started raining.
So we hopped out of the car and asked for directions to the Hirscht lounge (pretty sure I spelt that wrong). A lovely lady pointed us in the direction of the nearest building and we hurried there out of the rain. She lied. We asked the people in that building where we were supposed to be and the pointed us two buildings away. We continued the journey until we saw another student and asked him for directions.
Now let me tell you about this student. if you opened the dictionary and looked for the word “fine” he would pop up. Okay back to the story he was heading in the same direction-ish as we were and he kept the conversation going as we walked in the rain. (U of R tour guide boy, if your reading this leave a comment.. jk…maybe not… who knows really…)
We finally made our way to the Hirscht Lounge. I probably should have taken a picture but… I’m really bad at remembering to take pictures . It’s like a really big room with a whole bunch of flags suspended from the ceiling. Right there in the front row was the green gold and black Jamaican flag ( Yes I checked, I always check).
So the show was great. Saw students sign to Shake it Off, The Time Warp, Imagine, Battle Scars and All about that Bass to name a few. All about that Bass was theeeeee highlight of my night. I loved her stage presence and one of the judges comments was ” you managed to make an already dirty song even dirtier”. Loved the show loved the experience.
Stay tuned for more.