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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The New Normal

I started this entry a while ago and forgot to publish it probably due to my forgetful baby brain.  Here it is...

I love Tivo.  I'm a little bit of a TV addict.  I'm also a sign language interpreter.  So when sign language is on TV I get really excited.  It's great when a language and a culture that is often misunderstood gets some exposure to the general public and can educate people.  I put "deaf" as a keyword into Tivo and it records anything that has that word in the program description.  It's interesting to see what we get.  Tivo has recorded news stories about deaf individuals, documentaries about deaf poets, shows from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s that show how deaf people were treated at the time (as people who couldn't make decisions for themselves -- eek! or a suspect of a crime who was arrested and interrogated by police without an interpreter -- double eek!!) and even a great cartoon that showed how a deaf child uses an interpreter in school (my kids are definitely going to watch Maya and Miguel.)  I couldn't find the episode online but click here for an article about the show.

But back to the topic we ALL love: surrogacy.  I recently fell asleep on the couch and woke up to an episode of American Dad which was about the wife agreeing to be a surrogate for a gay couple who lives next door.  I don't usually watch that show, but I have to admit it was pretty funny.  Surrogacy has made its way into cartoons.

The other piece of exciting news is there will be new sitcom about a woman who is a surrogate for a gay couple.  Watch the trailer for The New Normal and you're guaranteed to laugh and cry.

I think I need my Tivo to start searching for the keyword "surrogate" since stories about surrogacy are popping up everywhere.  Who knows what I'll get to see, but I bet it will be interesting. 


  1. Wow, the New Normal looks so good! I hadn’t seen anything about that before. I’m so going to be watching that!

  2. I'm already waiting for The New Normal to start, definitely in my must watch list.. I used to know sign language.. My very best friend was deaf (she passed away at the young age of 27 back in 2001) and she taught it to me in a weekend when she slept over. I signed to my Mom all week and didn't speak (she was furious!) I was in love with the hand movement and how we could communicate in class without speaking.. I'm sad that once I moved away from her I didn't use it so I forgot most of what I knew.. I would love to learn it again.. Thanks for making me think about Christina today.. :)

  3. Love it! I too am super pumped for "The New Normal".