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This is going to be an interesting ride...
I can now be found over at my new MeshBoats site.
If you have bookmarks, please update them, as any new content will be at Tumblr. Most of my posts will still be duplicated here, but check on the Tumblr, just to be safe.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
…and I still cry sometimes. They say aspies tend to form more of an attachment to animals or objects than to other humans. I loved Snags more than most people think. I cried more over him than when either of my grandparents passed. That doesn’t make me a bad person, mind you. I’m an aspie; my brain works differently. It’s not that I didn’t love my grandparents, or mourn their losses, or cry at their funerals. Snags was just something different to me. I guess maybe it would be a bit like losing a child.
I visit his little grave every single day. I’m not used to his absence in the house. It hurts. No one notices, because I hide my emotions well. I don’t really know what to do with them anyway. That “disconnect.” The overload is gone now, but the pain is always there, in the back of my mind. I miss that little guy to pieces…
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
While an official has said that the 20-year-old gunman in the Connecticut school shooting had Asperger’s syndrome, experts say there is no connection between the disorder and violence.
Asperger’s is a mild form of autism often characterized by social awkwardness.
“There really is no clear association between Asperger’s and violent behavior,” said psychologist Elizabeth Laugeson, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Little is known about Adam Lanza, identified by police as the shooter in the Friday massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. He fatally shot his mother before going to the school and killing 20 young children, six adults and himself, authorities said.
A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the unfolding investigation, said Lanza had been diagnosed with Asperger’s.
High school classmates and others have described him as bright but painfully shy, anxious and a loner. Those kinds of symptoms are consistent with Asperger’s, said psychologist Eric Butter of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, who treats autism, including Asperger’s, but has no knowledge of Lanza’s case.
Research suggests people with autism do have a higher rate of aggressive behavior — outbursts, shoving or pushing or angry shouting — than the general population, he said.
“But we are not talking about the kind of planned and intentional type of violence we have seen at Newtown,” he said in an email.
“These types of tragedies have occurred at the hands of individuals with many different types of personalities and psychological profiles,” he added.
Autism is a developmental disorder that can range from mild to severe. Asperger’s generally is thought of as a mild form. Both autism and Asperger’s can be characterized by poor social skills, repetitive behavior or interests and problems communicating. Unlike classic autism, Asperger’s does not typically involve delays in mental development or speech.
Experts say those with autism and related disorders are sometimes diagnosed with other mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
“I think it’s far more likely that what happened may have more to do with some other kind of mental health condition like depression or anxiety rather than Asperger’s,” Laugeson said.
She said those with Asperger’s tend to focus on rules and be very law-abiding.
“There’s something more to this,” she said. “We just don’t know what that is yet.”
After much debate, the term Asperger’s is being dropped from the diagnostic manual used by the nation’s psychiatrists. In changes approved earlier this month, Asperger’s will be incorporated under the umbrella term “autism spectrum disorder” for all the ranges of autism.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Playing this piano, like its going to change things and stop the tears from welling up in my eyes. It’s so relaxing, so Zen. But its whenever I stop that it all comes back at once, and I think about those unfortunate families. Those kids. And I think, that could’ve been my kids. I truly feel for those families, and as an aspie, I don’t deal with emotions well. And people think “we” lack empathy. Well I tell you what. Sometimes it’s true. It’s really more of a disconnect than a total lack. But if what I’m feeling right now isn’t empathy, I don’t know what is. So I’m gonna play awhile longer, then I’m-a grab that tissue box over there and feel something…
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Somehow I feel like I could stare at this for hours. #geek
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Another thing I hate about Dell. They have serial numbers (Service Tags) for each of their machines, so when you go to their site for support, you get drivers and support tailored SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT MACHINE. So WTF am I supposed to think when I go to said support site, input said service tag number to download a specific driver (which was filtered in the list as being SPECIFIC TO THIS MACHINE) and run the file, only to get a “This machine does not meet the requirements to run this software” message?? That’s the equivalent of selling someone a house with all kinds of high-tech furnishings, then telling them there are no electric lines running to the house. There is seriously something wrong with these people. Do your job, so I can do mine.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
I love this guy right here. Always right there in the mix.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
YEs, I have issues with my SHift key. I tend to linger on it for an extra letter. ANyone else have...
YEs, I have issues with my SHift key. I tend to linger on it for an extra letter. ANyone else have this problem??
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Better than the best chairspin EVER! LOVE these things!
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Ah, nothing like a Nice cup of tea to really get your day started. #firstbadpunoftheday
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