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Yeah, I know. I suck. I’ve only posted twice this year, I know. I really suck.
I had some stuff take over my life and got distracted and busy and all the other words I can use as excuses but don’t really work to get me off the hook of one plain and simple fact: I need to post more. I had a good rhythm going, but it got all messed up and the Aspie in me totally lost my groove.
So, I’m going to get the groove back. I’m going to make it a habit to post once a day. That will get me back in it. So you’ll probably be getting a bunch of annoying “boring shit happened to me today” posts. But it’s better than no posts, right? I think so.
Apologies for the dead-ness of this blog lately, and future apologies for the annoying-ness of this blog soon. 🙂 But I’m back!
Apologies for the absence of posting lately. Life has been very busy lately. Quick updates – I passed my online blood bank class and certification test, so yay for that. 🙂 My wife ended up injuring her shoulder bad enough to require surgery, so boo for that. 😦 Most of my time recently has been filled up by doing all of the driving around for the kids, going to work, and sleeping when possible (which has not been much).
But don’t worry… I’m still here. I haven’t disappeared. And when I have a good amount of time to put together a proper post, I will. Thanks for your patience!!!
Coming to you a little late this year, but better late then never. Right?
Whew… tough room.
For your reading pleasure, the 13 best posts of 2013!
13. My Autism Theory (7/27/13) – my crackpot theory about what causes autism
12. Triggers (3/10/13) – the little things that cause big meltdowns
11. My Nemesis (2/13/13) – a coworker of mine WON’T STOP TALKING.
10. Aspie Evolution (5/25/13) – looking at Aspergers as an evolutionary advantage.
9. I Don’t Get It (6/22/13) – I completely miss the point of a joke
8. Autism and Bullying (11/17/13) – avoiding the pitfalls of bullying with your autistic child
7. Fancy NOT Meeting You Here (9/3/13) – I avoid a co-worker in the supermarket
6. An Aspie and a Funeral (7/21/13) – I am extremely confused while attending a funeral
5. Fighting for… a Cure? (1/17/13) – is autism a disease that can be cured?
4. Bad News is Bad (10/5/13) – I can’t handle hearing bad news from others
3. This is My Aspergers (8/13/13) – the history of my aspergers
2. Family Business (10/13/13) – trying to build an emotional bond with my children
1. What Does Aspergers Feel Like? (7/7/13) – a detailed look at what my Aspergers feels like
If I missed your favorite, please mention it in the comments section.
Happy New Year!!
Dates like this always make me smile. Jackpot Day (7/7/07), Deca-Day (10/10/10), and any time Sequence Day rolls around (11/12/13 was the last one)… I love them all.
One of my “aspie passions” is math – I love all of the things you can do with math. The laws of the universe are written in the language of math. If you can interpret the laws, there is so much magic to be experienced. I love that I can use math for very important and also very silly things. I’ve become a pretty decent poker player over the last few years as I realized that successful betting boils down to a strong understanding of probabilities (a.k.a. MATH!). Then I find myself doing useless things with math like calculating expected value coefficients in order to choose between the Big Box or Curtain 2 on Let’s Make a Deal.
3X + cos(2XY – 20) – X/R = ZONK
I think that sometimes numbers can be integral to a person’s life, if one’s mind is open enough to see the connections. For example… a very long time ago, for no apparent reason that I can remember, I chose 28 as my favorite number. I used it everywhere I could. When I was in high school I found out that 28 is a “perfect number” – all of its factors besides itself (14, 7, 4, 2, 1) add up to the number (14 + 7 + 4 + 2 + 1 = 28!). The number I chose as my personal favorite just happened to be perfect! And not only that, a few years ago I looked at my birthdate and found out that the digits of my birthdate add up to – you guessed it – 28.
I’m not saying that I believe in horoscopes or things like that, but I do believe that numbers and math play an important role in the universe and our lives. I think recognizing patterns and number sequences in nature is a way to pay respect to the power that these forces play in our lives.
I just wanted to wish all of my readers and followers a safe and happy Thanksgiving! I am truly thankful for the ability that this blog gives me to reach out to each and every one of you.
Enjoy your day with whomever you spend it with, even if it’s just yourself! As for me, I’m off to Golden Corral to stuff my face with some Thanksgiving goodness.
And the God of Thanksgiving bequeathed all foods with a chocolate sheen.