Today, I was really really bored. But apparently that is a good thing (according to Neil Gaiman, Dean Kamon, and others). And I have to say I was productive. I first cooked…baked chicken, kidney beans in the crock pot, baked turkey wings, baked white potatoes (those will be “french fries” tomorrow – search this blog … More DAY 1 of my Second Annual Social Media Free Month
One of the worst things about being an autist is that there are times when you literally cannot get your needs met because you literally cannot formulate a request for help. There has been an ongoing thing here for me wherein I have been perseverating on a situation and where I can literally think of nothing … More Autism Speaks – and perseverates and rants
Here is an example of a truly excellent problem solving method for dealing with problem people, and all you need is a pen and paper or a computer with word processing or spreedsheet capability. If you have that person in your life who is draining you of time or energy or finances this is a … More Problem People in Your Life and How to Deal With Them
So I am very confused today. I teach autistic students, I come from a family of autistics, and I am autistic myself. Thrice diagnosed, and a member of three prominent autism research groups. I am butt deep in autism aid, and research and I live the autistic life every day. BUT To me one of … More Autism Speaks and is told to “Shut Up”
HOW TO ENTER A ROOM LIKE A BOSS (A short practical guide for Aspies ) Have a dressing ritual. NEVER sleep in your clothes for the next day. (I do this but never before a formal appt.) Choose the clothes the night before. Make sure they are clean and ironed if need be Put them … More An Aspie’s Short Guide To Entering A Room Like A Boss
As many of my readers know I was diagnosed with Aspergers/High Functioning Autism as a teen. What you may not know is that I recently began working as a private tutor (volunteer to negligible pay) specializing in working with my fellow autistic beings. In doing so I fell into a dark and gluey world of labels, procedures, … More Autism speaks – and is condescended to.
So people occasionally ask me how I as an Aspie (Person with Asperger’s Autism) think differently from the norm. Well, this is really very superficial but YOU MIGHT BE AUTISTIC IF… You have ever passed up food, warmth or a bathroom for “aesthetic reasons” Examples: Four hamburgers fit in the tupperware. Three looks empty, … More You Might (Also) Be An Autist If…
Here is another blog in a very rare vein. I rarely, if ever, discuss my Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism with anyone and I certainly never discuss gender roles. I am female, but I am not a feminist and in fact hold a special place of loathing in my heart for people who are. Yes, the male … More Autism, Gender and WTF
THIRTY DAYS WITHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA Hello. I just thought would share the results of my Thirty Day Productivity Challenge with all of you out there on the Internet. I originally found the challenge in a book I was reading at the time (April 9th, 2014) on how to work for yourself. I am allegedly a … More 30 Days Social Media Free !
I do not write about my Aspergers as a rule, nor about autism in general. My experience as an adult Aspie with four fellow autists in my family and some autistic friends is that we all are quite simply quite different. Many shades and colors on the spectrum. But I feel a need to talk … More Aspie Thoughts