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you know you're an introvert when your temporarily mute friend [due to vocal cord surgery] converses more than you do using text-to-speech software on his laptop.
how is this for a scene: me at said mute friend's house. kt calls my cell, checking up on me. ah ha, two birds with one stone: she can check up on both of us! katie is already using her outside voice anyway, but i turn up the volume so we can both hear. i read his arial 36-point font comments out loud [sometimes anticipating the about-to-be-typed response, word for word -- scary], ignoring the "blah blah blah"s typed during moments only katie and i are talking. luckily the brain we all seem to share gets passed around throughout this circus, and the conversation is, for the most part, fairly cohesive. oh, and don't forget the obligatory long midwestern goodbye.
on a related note, i am officially HORRIBLE at charades. 
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 12:51AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments8 Comments

Reader Comments (8)

The brain we all share definitely helps in interpreting facial expressions and hand waving.

And I was thinking I might need to tone down the outside voice or I'll be the next one having vocal cord surgery.
Jun 17, 2006 at 11:39PM | Unregistered Commenterkt
i think i could start guessing random words and still do a better job at interpreting the gestures.

no throat singing and you should be fine...
Jun 17, 2006 at 11:51PM | Registered Commentermdog
you have a problem with conversing? :wtf:


ps. what would cause one to have to have vocal surgery? does it take long to heal from?
Jun 18, 2006 at 04:45PM | Unregistered Commenterlana
I have to say that the most difficult gesture to interpret was the one for "ask the waitress if they have raspberry iced tea."
Jun 18, 2006 at 04:58PM | Unregistered Commenterkt
lana - international calls notwithstanding... :idea:

basically i think a growth on one of the cords was snipped out. i believe it's at least three weeks until normal talking may resume.[?]

kt - love it.
Jun 18, 2006 at 08:09PM | Registered Commentermdog
But in the mean time, this could be lots of fun! Did you see how fast Jen was interpreting? I think Jeff should hire her to be his translator.
Jun 19, 2006 at 11:10AM | Unregistered Commenterjared
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Jun 19, 2006 at 06:07PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
love it.
Jun 19, 2006 at 06:41PM | Registered Commentermdog

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