So a few weeks ago (before we’d unpacked, even) I was practicing speech sounds in our living room in preparation for one of my classes. One class of speech sounds involves using your tongue, rather than your lungs, to move the air necessary to make speech. I complained to Jen that my vocal tract (throat, tongue, epiglottis, larynx, etc.) hurt because I’d tired myself out. Out of nowhere, Nora took it upon herself to teach me how to teach my students to produce these sounds. Unfortunately, the camera wasn’t rolling for the best part of the lesson (one hand on her hip, finger wagging in the air), but you get the gist from this, I think.
Monthly archives for September, 2011
Back in mid-August, with the generous help of Brian, Uncle Bumpy, and Jim, we packed all of our stuff into a big, yellow moving truck and loaded our little purple car onto a trailer. My incredible friend Cameron Rule took a week off from his life to drive this truck (and me) from Ann Arbor to Houston. This is an absolutely gorgeous drive once you get past Ohio and until you get past Tennessee. ;)
I’m not sure what “inconvience” is and why it needs managing, but the keypad totally worked. Luckily Cameron and I are both the sort of people who appreciate that not everything you read is likely to be true.
Of anyone in the family, I think Ruggles likes it best here. Although he doesn’t eat, he’s particularly excited about the Ruggles Cafe.