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A Psychological Tip

Whenever you’re called on to make up your mind,
and you’re hampered by not having any,
the best way to solve the dilemma, you’ll find,
is simply by spinning a penny.
No — not so that chance shall decide the affair
while you’re passively standing there moping;
but the moment the penny is up in the air,
you suddenly know what you’re hoping.

Piet Hein

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Rules to Live By…

A few of us created these “rules” to share with our JQ and Members as we work together.

  1. Take a buddy with you! (Boys with boys, girls with girls.) No Quota member should ever find themselves alone with one of our JQ members and vice versa. No JQ should ever go anywhere during a Quota activity without taking a buddy and letting a Quota member know.
  2. Ask before you hug/touch someone. Not everyone is a “touchy/feely” person so respect them by asking first and if they say no, understand that it is their prerogative (and nothing against you).
  3. Try it first. Whether it’s a taste of something you have never tried before, or an activity, give it a try (a “no-thank you” bite) first.
  4. Have fun.
  5. Respect each other.

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Quota on WGVU

In case you missed Kim’s live interview on WGVU, click here to check it out.

Kim did a fantastic job sharing who we are! Share this with your friends and family before tomorrow for more book fair coverage!

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“Hear”‘s an interesting fact

5

 the number of competing

sounds it takes to

confuse the female ear.

 

Heard Mentality

You’re at a party when someone calls your name from across the room. You look around in confusion, trying to pinpoint the source. For help, try asking the guy next to you. A study in the journal Cortex found that women are less adept than men at zeroing in on discrete sounds in noisy environments. Next time you need to hear above the hubbub, tune in to these tips from Bruce Vircks, Au.D., President of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology:

  • Stand close to a wall – the center of a room is generally the loudest spot.
  • At seated functions, choose a high-back chair to block unwanted sounds from behind.
  • In conversation, try positioning yourself next to the speaker so her voice goes directly to your ear. If that’s not possible, move to a well-lit area. Watching a speaker’s lips can provide clues to what she’s saying, even if the racket persists.
taken from BH&G, December 2011, pg. 190

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Garden Party

Cathy

We always hope for the best weather, and it doesn’t always cooperate. We’ll weed in rain or shine (just not downpours) and this year it was cloudy. The rain held off and while the ground was still wet from the rain overnight, that made our job easy! We pulled lots and lots of weeds and beautified the courtyard at Shawnee!

Maureen and Pat

We had lots of help: Anna Moore, Cathy K, Kathy F, Maureen, Pam, Pat, Emily, Mary Kay (Principal at Shawnee) and her two grandkids. The kids brought laughter and joy to the task which motivated us.

helpers

Pam

Pam donated beautiful geraniums that we planted.

tulips

Some parents came in last fall and planted some beautiful tulip bulbs.

I promised no “butt” pictures; these made the cut.

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Interesting Article

SignTalk Joins Fundraiser for Marlee Matlin’s Cause

Has anyone been watching Celebrity Apprentice?  I thought this was interesting.  Kim

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an interesting article

Thanks to Robin for sharing this article on a deaf lawyer! Click here to read the article.

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Turn it down!

Turn down the volume on your iPod while you read this:

One in five adolescents now suffers from hearing loss – a 30% jump from two decades ago. The loss is mild, but it means more teens are hearing only about as well as a typical 40- to 60- year old.

Playing music too loud is partly to blame, experts believe. To avoid damage to your hearing, keep these numbers in mind:

  • 60 You can listen all day if you keep the volume at 60% of the max.
  • 80 for 90 You can boost the volume to 80% for 90 minutes a day.
  • 100 If you want to crank up the volume as high as it’ll go, keep it short – just five minutes a day.

If your ears ring or “feel full” after listening, the volume was too high

taken from Reader’s Digest, November 2010

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Did you know…?

127

The number of decibels produced by South Africa’s vuvuzela, the plastic trumpet that has become a fixture at World Cup matches and easily drowns out a chain saw (which produces 100 decibels). Remember: extended exposure to noises above 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing damage.

(source: Reuters)

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