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 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What makes you calm?

 Post subject: Re: What makes you calm?
Posted: 23 Jul 2019, 7:45 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 205


In order of effectiveness: 1. My fetish of high heeled CBT. 2. "Touchies"-Where my wife gently runs her fingers on the back of my head where my hairline is. 3. Rolling back and forth in bed while listening to soundtracks that allow me to replay whatever scenario went wrong in a way where i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you feel immature for your age?

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 3:20 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 721


I'm so wrapped up in my interest of tug boats that I have a stuffed tugboat from Kohl's that I keep in bed. My wife doesn't mind it. My exes always tried to tell me to grow up. I was always impulsive and never became financially responsible until 3 years ago. Even now, I'm still extremely impulsive ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Lost job #41

 Post subject: Re: Lost job #41
Posted: 16 Jan 2019, 4:56 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 264


I find myself staring down the same barrel. I posted on here telling others about finding a job with minimal people and maximum "entertainment." I thought I had it but it changed into a new position. Now I'm supposed to supervise a production area and no matter how hard I try, I can barely...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Are most autists unemployed?

Posted: 26 Nov 2018, 12:12 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 2,086


Your industry of choice has a lot to do with it too. I failed every attempt at customer service/office type jobs. Getting into a warehouse or production facility is easy. Most of them start through a temp service and all you need there is clean pee, a pulse, and a lack of court dates (past, or futur...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What's on your mind right now?

Posted: 11 Nov 2018, 1:12 pm 

Replies: 26,751
Views: 553,903


On my mind right now? Debating on whether I should scratch build a large ride on R/C tug boat, or a ride on barge to be pulled by a large R/C tug, or to build a large ride on R/C container ship....decisions. Solar power panels on top of the containers would make that easy. Plus that can be an access...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: In need of a break.

 Post subject: Re: In need of a break.
Posted: 11 Nov 2018, 6:38 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 270


No problem. Not sure what you do for work, but admin support of some kind at warehouses and factories usually get weekends off whether it's order entry or basic phone customer service, building the manifests for the drivers or whatever else. Non CPA accountants get awesome hours and if it's the righ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: In need of a break.

 Post subject: Re: In need of a break.
Posted: 10 Nov 2018, 6:57 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 270


Not sure where you're at, but here in the states it's possible to get FMLA days for stuff like that. I haven't pursued it, but I happened to find an industry that actually entertains my mind in the best of ways. I used to deal very little with people and was made supervisor. I'm seriously considerin...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: guys how you discovered masturbation? :-)

Posted: 10 Nov 2018, 6:51 pm 

Replies: 131
Views: 2,292


Had a self pain thing going on from an early age and seemed to be completely drawn to women in classic pumps. Ended up sticking it in a house fan and it basically vibrated it out. went through about 5 fans before I figured I'd try it with my hands and voila, finally figured out how to do it the &quo...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Last thing ya bought?

 Post subject: Re: Last thing ya bought?
Posted: 10 Nov 2018, 6:46 pm 

Replies: 4,216
Views: 106,973


Revell Scale model of the container ship Colombo Express (took a long time to find a scale model of such a vessel that someone else hasn't built yet). This will be the masterpiece after a few trials of converting scale models into R/C. I have the North Sea Trawler and the Ocean Exploration Vessel fr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What an Exhausting Act....

Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 5:55 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 222


See that's pretty much the answer I was expecting. I'm just used to a negative reception to me being me in the form of physical harm so I just found a way to hide being that way. I guess as an adult, it's less of a rational concern. I would hope adults nowadays would be more receptive to the way I a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What an Exhausting Act....

 Post subject: What an Exhausting Act....
Posted: 04 Nov 2018, 6:12 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 222


Morning to who it applies, I guess. Allow me to share what I feel is the worst part about having the mirror/imitate style of coping mechanisms for social confusion as an aspie. I can start by defining exactly what caused me to develop such a "solution". The fact that I was in small town US...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: I feel so stupid and alone

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 2:32 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 323


I think the reason I was never told and the reason I never saw that shrink again was because my father was usually pretty dismissive about things like that. ESPECIALLY when it came to any type of mental diagnosis. He’s the old school “depression just means you’re sad, smile and walk it off” type guy...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: I don't know who I am, maybe I never did - adult diagnosis

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 5:26 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,032


Ever since I was 4 years old, I've done nothing but absorb my surroundings and in my head...shifted the shapes of me even as far as complete fabrication to mold myself into something. The problem was that over time, I've tried to mold myself into 583,204 somethings. Now...at 29, I'm still dealing wi...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: I feel so stupid and alone

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 5:14 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 323


It's evening here so good evening. This is my first post aside from the get to know you questions, and I have a lot to relate to. I grew up in towns of less than say 2,000 people. The kind of towns where there are maybe 20 last names and they never leave. I've never been from any of these places and...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Questions about you

 Post subject: Re: Questions about you
Posted: 10 Jun 2018, 8:11 pm 

Replies: 5,174
Views: 917,846


What is your first name? TJ Age: 29 Location: Wisconsin Hobbies and Interests: Aviation, EDM, Maritime vessels, Trains, Semi's, Military history, Military tactics, Archery, Commercial nuclear energy, nuclear history. Why are you here? To find people to relate to. When were you diagnosed?(skip if you...
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