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Getting to know me!

Just going to post some things I like, so you guys can get to know me better. If anyone has any questions about my disability (which is Cerebral Palsy), feel free to ask, got very little to hide. 🙂

I love the West Wing, lost track how many times I have seen it, Josh Lyman is my favourite.

This is a storm 3 electric wheelchair, I have had mine for 3 years, it has made my life so much easier. 🙂

Next up we have Alan Shearer, he was the top England player when I started liking football in 1995/96, he was my footballing hero there after.

More later, again, any questions, feel free to ask.

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  1. Sarah Humphrey
    February 28, 2011 at 19:29

    Me again! Love the WW as well, Josh and Donna were the perfect couple in that, favourite episode the two parter at the start of series 2, was Aaron Sorkin writing at his best.

    • February 28, 2011 at 19:31

      I love Two Cathedrals, I also love the one where he rants at the Lady Radio DJ who takes the bible literally but only on selected subjects.

  2. March 5, 2011 at 22:16

    Hi Rob. I’ll flash up as The Tooting Trumpet, but you’ll know me as Gary from Test Match Sofa. (Thanks for all your support – much appreciated).

    I have a question about your chair. When my father was in a chair (very basic) relatively simple steering was difficult and very physical. In a similar way, when I had a 1100cc Yamaha bike, getting uphill and round corners could be very physical.

    So how do you find manoueuvring the chair? I’ve always been on two wheels and never learned to drive, so I feel counter-steering and stuff like that inside me, but four wheels is so different. I would enjoy reading your views on how you use the chair.

    • March 5, 2011 at 22:27

      Well, I’ve not always used an electric powered chair, was not until 1997 when I went to secondary school, the site was huge!
      To be honest, I do not really remember the early days of using one. When using my chair now, it is apart of me, I know everything about it, what it can and can’t do etc. Using a joy stick is odd though, I don’t find it very responsive when I want it to be, like when going through doors. It all becomes very natural to use, but I do feel uncomfortable in it if going up a steep ramp, but that is due to my balance.
      Not sure if I’ve answered the question well. :s

  3. March 6, 2011 at 07:40

    You have Rob – I recognise that from motorcycle riding. Of course, it’s not the same thing, but there’s something about one’s er… oneness with one’s transport that I find interesting. I’m not sure one develops that kind of relationship (nor use the same language) with anything else.

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