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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Not Engaging and Constantly Interrupted

Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 4:20 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 4,424

I used to have the same problem, and it pissed me off just as much, probably even more. Then I started to look at how other groups of people talked and realized then when more than two people are involved in a conversation, EVERYONE INTERRUPTS EVERYONE. It's just human nature to want to say what's ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you get upset when people die?

Posted: 03 Jan 2010, 2:44 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 19,633

My son, Anton, died just over a year ago in a motorcycle accident. Here is part of what I wrote the next day: (I have emphasised a bit for this post). Anton left at about 7.15 pm and we followed at 8.00. When we got to the slip road to join the N2 from Liesbeeck parkway there were police cars with f...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Naked Sighting

Posted: 23 Sep 2007, 2:28 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 3,410

If it was dark outside (he had the lights on) then he would not have been able to see you.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Do you loathe insects?

Posted: 15 Sep 2007, 5:00 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 4,838

I find insects interesting. They have adapted to life in all sorts of inhospitable places which I admire.

A scorpion (not an insect of course) lived amicably in my office for a while - keeps out the cockroaches.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Conversation Thread

Posted: 26 Aug 2007, 11:16 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 838

Pavarotti is great big tenor.
He has not been very well lately.
I am sick and tired of blamange.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Conversation Thread

Posted: 26 Aug 2007, 11:15 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 838

Thunder and lightning can be very frightening
Keith Richards is a real terror

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Conversation Thread

Posted: 26 Aug 2007, 11:14 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 838

It was a dark and stormy night

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Conversation Thread

 Post subject: Conversation Thread
Posted: 26 Aug 2007, 11:13 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 838

There is a continuing word association thread here. I am proposing a variation on it. Background. I have only recently become aware of Asperger’s. On finding this site one of the first articles I read was “How do I keep small talk going?” in the Articles section.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Motorcycle enthusiasts

Posted: 26 Aug 2007, 5:23 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,280

Yes I own a bike. BMW F650GS Dakar. I am busy kitting it out so i can go on extended tours. I live in South Africa and want to ride the back roads which are all dirt so the Dakkie is just the thing. The big R1200GS bikes are very popular here for this sort of riding (and the KTM 990) but I purposely...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Gout advice please?

Posted: 26 Aug 2007, 4:11 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 1,657

I have had it for years (like 25). I just take the meds and adjusted my diet somewhat and the only time I have had a problem was when I became erratic about the meds. Total cure so whats the problem?

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Climbing

Posted: 25 Aug 2007, 9:02 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,315

I did pretty high grade rock climbing for many years - mainly through my student days. I found it to be the best antidote to intense mental study. I was at my happiest when going out to climb & afterwards completely refreshed mentally to resume studies. Problem is finding a climbing buddy if you...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi from Cape Town

 Post subject: Hi from Cape Town
Posted: 23 Aug 2007, 6:12 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,616

I suppose I am mildly Aspie but having found out about it within the last 30 days it explains a lot of my life's trajectory. I am now 63. I see GreatBallsOfFire is a nickname here. I am proud to say the first LP I bought was 'Here's Little Richard' & I suppose Eisenhower was in charge in the US ...
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