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Because my wheelchair ran out of juice a couple weeks ago, I don't feel like I can trust it. So I've been sticking to home more often than not. My new wheelchair is sitting at Wheelchairs of Berkeley waiting for the part that holds the joystick up to my mouth. I've been waiting for 2 1/2 or 3 weeks for that part so I can actually use my new wheelchair. I've called 3 times trying to get an ETA for the parts with zero information so far. First they were going to call me with an estimated time, but didn't. I called them to let them know they hadn't given me a time and ask them when they would. They said they would call me back and didn't. Called them again, they said they didn't know but if I called them in an hour they would let me know. Called in an hour, they said they didn't know but would call me back. *Sigh*

DragonDictate is working periodically. I'm way behind on a zine I want to write and I'm close to giving up on.

I have completely and utterly screwed up my email and in the process of fixing it I have a feeling I have unintentionally lost lots of needed information. Which is beginning to make me feel like I have lost whatever technological knowledge or ability I had. I'm just feeling stupid around it all right now.

In an effort to be positive. I did have a lovely dinner last night with [personal profile] loracs

Went to BART's Accessibility Advisory Committee (I think that's what they call it) yesterday to comment on their new train car which isn't as accessible as they would like. Found out the car wasn't on the agenda, but I was able to "scope out" the power dynamics of the committee. Now I'm considering getting on it. Did have a lovely time at the Oakland Museum looking at these amazing Native American baskets.

My butt is killing me. I am not a happy boy.
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[personal profile] loracs and I went to see a staged reading of The Drunken City by Adam Bock (some may know him from Shotgun Players). We started the evening by getting dinner at a new (to us) restaurant in Castro Valley called Genghix (or Genghis, there seemed to be a little confusion between their sign outside and how the name was spelled on their receipts). A really nice restaurant friendly, quick service amazingly fresh sushi. I enjoyed their tonkatsu, very tender and tasty, but I sort of wish I had ordered the lamb chop. I tasted some of [personal profile] loracs's and it was really good. We will be going back there.

After dinner we headed for the Morrison Theater (a part of the Hayward Recreation and Park District). To see The Drunken City which was light and funny. There were a few dialogue bobbles especially in the second half of the play. Some of the jokes depended on some fairly specific timing which they pulled off sometimes and other times really didn't. Of course that kind of thing is difficult in a staged reading, but the first half of the play was very tight. The second half just didn't live up to the polish of the first half. Neither of us liked the decision to keep the house lights up. The light on us was very distracting, but we had a very good time.

The theater itself was just barely accessible. The only place for a person in a wheelchair to park was at the back of the house and I can't imagine more than four wheelchair users attending a show there. Except for the entrance to the theater there seemed to be steps everywhere. Clearly a theater designed and built before that ADA. Still, we had a wonderful evening.
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Next Monday is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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I'm having quite a day on alt.poly. I'd like to apologize for not being contrite enough in my advocacy. :-)
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I just recieved an email today. )

And it had two attachments: The apology. ) and The Memo. )

*happy dance*


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