Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Christmas was very good. My 3yo nephew was being a adorable little brat that can't stop talking, like usual. My 11yo niece got a Wii Fit Plus and we having a lot of fun with it (YAY, YOGA!!!). Mom, like usual, made good food (except the ribs, I HATE ribs, messing with ribs sets off my executive dysfunction, GAH!!!). The only problems were the Christmas snowstorm, which made me have to shovel my mom's driveway 3 days in a row, and the dry air in my mom's house, which was really bad for my sinuses.

On the plus side I got a bunch of new clothes from my mom and my sister, eyeglasses cleaning stuff from my staff Steph, and $100 from my grandmother. I've spent about half on the money already on books on my latest special interest, meditation and Buddhism, LOL.

The only clothes I didn't like was a sweater made out of ACRYLIC FIBER! ACK!!! Itchy as Hell!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Asperger's/Autism Types

Wonderful AutTV video I found:

I fit Einstein, (Gary) Numan, and (Lewis) Caroll.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Obama Appoints Ari Ne'eman To National Council On Disability.

YAY, Ari!


Ari Ne'eman, Nominee for Member, National Council on Disability

Ari Ne’eman is the Founding President of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, where he initiates and directs efforts to increase the representation of autistic individuals in public policy discussions. He is a leading advocate in the neurodiversity movement, frequently briefing policymakers and speaking publicly on disability and autism policy issues. Mr. Ne’eman also serves as Vice Chair of the New Jersey Adults with Autism Task Force, where he represents autistic adults in reviewing the state’s autism services. He also previously served on the New Jersey’s Special Education Review Commission, where he authored a minority report on the topic of aversives, restraint and seclusion. Mr. Ne’eman previously served as the Policy Workgroup Leader for the Youth Advisory Council to the National Council on Disability. He is a board member of TASH and the Autism National Committee. In 2008, he received the HSC Foundation “Advocates in Disability” Award. Mr. Ne’eman is currently an undergraduate at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County where he studies political science and expects to graduate in May 2010. In 2000, Mr. Ne’eman was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.


I have recently become interested in Buddhist meditation for various reasons. Meditation is increasingly being used as a element of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and there has been a lot of neuroscience research of the effects meditation has on the brain.

I also find Buddhist philosophy very interesting and very similar to my own philosophical leanings. According to Buddhist philosophy there are "3 marks of existence", Impermanence, Suffering, and Non-Self.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I got a date!

The girl I have a crush on and I are going to go see a movie in a few days! :-)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

OMG! I Think I'm in LOVE!!!

A 18yo Aspie chick who is a senior at Moorhead High School is doing a "Work Experience" thing where I work and we instantly hit it off. She's a big geek like me, and like Science Fiction and Fantasy stuff, especially vampires. She's also a really good artist. she is a minor speech impediment that I find endearing. She's really cute, too! I have a huge crush on this lady! I might try to ask her out on Monday.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Personality Type Quiz

You Are An INFJ

The Protector

You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.

Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.

You are an excellent listener with almost infinite patience.

You have complex feelings, and you take great care to express them.

In love, you see relationships as an opportunity to connect and grow.

You enjoy relationships when they are improving and changing. You can't stand stagnation.

At work, you stay motivated and happy... as long as you are working toward a dream you support.

You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.


How you see yourself: Hardworking, ethical, and helpful

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Manipulative, weak, and unstable

Need For Routine

I've been very agitated and axious all day, rocking and hand-flapping, because the driver that normally picks me up and brings me to work wasn't working today and they forgot to pick somebody else out to pick me up until I called and asked what was up. I am used to the usual driver, Greg, picking me up at 9:00 AM sharp.

I never do well if my normal routine is disturbed. A couple weeks ago my staff was late because she forgot to set her alarm on her cell phone when she took a nap. I went into an almost hysterical panic, trying to get a hold of her or the scheduler. Not fun.