Time Travelers and Flimsy Papers

I came up with a metaphor for me: instead of just existing in regular 3D, my brain, my body, my heart take an average of 4D genius and 2D simplicity and pretend to like it in the middle plane when really rather they’d be time travelers and flimsy papers, shiny puddles and every state ofContinue reading “Time Travelers and Flimsy Papers”

Some random Autism Spectrum stuff

Autism Spectrum Disorder–or, when you experience challenges in multiple (or all) of these areas, and a whole bunch of others that aren’t included here. Autism Spectrum Circle/Wheel/Chart thing–a great graphic for explaining complex neurodiversity Autistic individuals present traits to varying degrees in many categories. For example, if your senses are easily overloaded, you might sayContinue reading “Some random Autism Spectrum stuff”

Literally, directions don’t do diddly

Ways autistic traits impact my daily life #6 A pretty common trait among autistic people is understanding phrases at literal, face value. For example: “laughing my head off” or “stick in the mud.” Autistic people also tend to follow directions super literally, so “could you put the clean towels away in the bathroom?” results inContinue reading “Literally, directions don’t do diddly”

When you look at this picture, what do you see?

Let’s have fun thinking about our own thoughts, shall we? When you see this image, what pops out to you first? I’ll explain my thought process when I first saw this image: the first thing I picked up on was a letter H. Then lots of letter H’s in rows, and a column. Then IContinue reading “When you look at this picture, what do you see?”

Let’s ramble about small talk

Ways autistic traits impact my daily life #5 (ps pre-script, I found this book recently and it was super informative about autism. I enjoyed it.) Is it normal for people to know what to do in a conversation? Like, genuinely. Is that a capability people have? I know that some autistic people have a “socialContinue reading “Let’s ramble about small talk”

ALL the food things

Ways autistic traits impact my daily life #4 I am one of the pickiest eaters you will ever meet. Quick upfront sidenote, I don’t like the word “picky.” When you google it, you get results like “difficult to please” and “fastidious” (meaning “excessively particular, demanding, or critical”), plus hundreds of images of small children scowlingContinue reading “ALL the food things”

What I count on

Ways autistic traits impact my daily life #3 Sometimes I excessively count things. We’ll get to that in a moment. but first, some background Usually, excessive counting is associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). For example, obsessing over making pictures on the fridge perfectly symmetrical, or feeling compelled to count candies. But it also fallsContinue reading “What I count on”

buy me a pizza, not a coffee, please

ways autistic traits impact my daily life #2 I’ve only had caffeine a few times in my life. They’ve all ended badly. Once when I was 10 or 12 or 13, I had a can of soda with caffeine. It wasn’t even the whole can. Probably less than half. Unfortunately for my family, we wereContinue reading “buy me a pizza, not a coffee, please”

January 12th, 2022/hidden and confusing faces

Today’s Prompt: What emoji(s) do you like to use? uh…πŸŽ‰πŸ‘»πŸŒˆπŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸŒΌ yeah I like these emojis. Notice anything? NONE OF THEM ARE NORMAL FACES. Oh I also like this:), the smiley emoticon. That’s probably the closest to faces I get. I don’t know if it’s just a me thing, or maybe a slightly autistic thing, orContinue reading “January 12th, 2022/hidden and confusing faces”