My friend Tricia from Dave’s Garden has been picked as one of ten finalists at a local TV station’s SWLA (Southwest Louisiana) Biggest Loser contest. Only four out of the ten will be chosen to participate.
Tricia’s a hard-working wife and mother of two kids and she’s been working hard to get fit. I know how hard she’ll work if chosen. Additionally, as a Deafie*, Tricia’s garnering much support from the deaf community, such as this signed video. I really appreciated the subtitles!
I encourage my readers to KPLC TV’s website and vote for Tricia! If you don’t see the voting portion in the page’s left sidebar, be patient and please check back; it seems the site’s had some technical difficulties. You can vote once daily through December 16. Please bookmark the site and vote daily through the deadline.
* Concerning the word “Deafie”: I ‘m just quoting it as used by Seek Geo. I hope I don’t offend anyone for using that word; I figure if the deaf community uses it, it ought to be okay, right? I hope it’s not like some terms allowed within a group, but forbidden for use by outsiders. Jim Birbiglia’s routine, The C Word, pokes fun at this phenomenon. Life’s so confusing anymore…Don’t you just love our society, how it causes everyone to walk on eggshells?
Anyway, I just want this blog entry to receive traffic from people searching for the word “deafie” because I want to help Tricia be chosen for the SWLA Biggest Loser. I know she won’t take offense, at least! 🙂