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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Extreme discomfort with gifts, being center of attention.

Posted: 07 Feb 2008, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 4,103


Oh, it's this way whether I like it or not. I just don't like that much attention. I can't pinpoint why... My birthday is Saturday, and now my mother in law is all but ordering me to go with her to order my birthday cake. I think that this is a very irregular thing to do, but my partner and her whol...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Extreme discomfort with gifts, being center of attention.

Posted: 07 Feb 2008, 1:42 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 4,103


Anyone else have this problem? I hate receiving gifts, HATE being watched opening them. Dislike eating around people. Am horrified by a birthday dinner, for example, being cooked for me. Am I alone in this? If not, how do you handle it? Just grit your teeth and deal? Has anyone found a polite way of...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Choosing emotions.

 Post subject: Choosing emotions.
Posted: 29 Jan 2007, 12:47 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,265


Sometimes, it seems that I "choose" my emotions, by taking physical information (shaky, stomach feels funny, sweaty palms) and trying to identify what it means, meaning that I'm considering myself "excited" when in reality it's "nervous" or even hypoglycemic, so I'm responding in an "excited" way, w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You Might be an Aspie if...

Posted: 23 Dec 2006, 3:20 pm 

Replies: 4,336
Views: 583,345


As an aside, I have a hairless rat and (counting the newborns) 18 haired rats.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Christmas.

 Post subject: Christmas.
Posted: 23 Dec 2006, 3:15 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,088


This seems like it'd be such an obvious AS problem that there has to be another thread on the topic, but I didn't see one in a brief look-over and I don't have time to hunt for it, so forgive me if this has already been covered. I'm terribly overstimulated by the holidays. The lights, the games, the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Post some of your lists here

 Post subject: Hated things.
Posted: 12 Dec 2006, 6:14 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,290


1. Game shows.
2. Loud chewing.
3. Being cold.
4. Annoying stoners.
5. Nose congestion.
6. Being without reading material.
7. The sound of an alarm clock.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lists.

 Post subject: Lists.
Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,349


One of my quirks is that I adore lists. I have since I was a kid. I'd make lists of useless, trivial things - long ones. I'd fill notebooks. Every movie I'd seen. Every song I liked. Every dachshund I'd ever met. I eventually had to recognize the pointlessness of it, but I kind of had a little menta...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ? for self-diagnosed/ not sure if I have it or not

Posted: 25 Nov 2006, 2:41 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,276


A few people told me that I had an "avoidant" personality, and I considered OCD. The first time I read anything about AS, I was like, "OH. THAT'S what's wrong with me, okay."

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Comfort Objects

Posted: 16 Nov 2006, 11:55 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 4,928


I have a stuffed bear that I've had since I was four, she's positively molded to the shape of my chest. I'll cuddle up with it if I'm sleeping alone or profoundly stressed. That said, the idea of carrying with me a backpack of everything one could need to survive is so incredibly appealing to me, I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how old were you when you stopped playing with toys?

Posted: 14 Nov 2006, 4:54 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 7,599


I looooved Barbie dolls. I didn't realize until much later that it was, in theory, unusual to still be playing with them at 13 or 14. One day it just dawned on me and I sheepishly put them in a box. That box, however, is still in my basement, and if I didn't feel so silly, I'd happily break it out t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fictional Characters With Undiagnosed Aspergers or Autism

Posted: 14 Nov 2006, 4:38 pm 

Replies: 718
Views: 212,149


I wholeheartedly second Dr. House.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question.

Posted: 14 Nov 2006, 4:20 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 912


On a totally off-topic note, Yahtzee makes me cringe every time those damn dice hit the table. I ought to make a thread about that.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question.

Posted: 14 Nov 2006, 4:07 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 912


She didn't have a "problem" with it, per se, but she didn't understand - it wasn't rock concert noise or anything, but sudden, sharp noises like playing Yahtzee or fireworks.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question.

Posted: 14 Nov 2006, 3:40 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 912


FRANKLY, I wouldn't mind if the whole world was as I was! It would probably be pretty nice! Of course, I WOULD want about 1/2 to be female, and hopefully pretty. 8-) THINK OF IT! No real stupidity! No senseless put downs! No provirus acts, etc... Respect for others! Altruistic! No crazy lawsuits fo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question.

 Post subject: Question.
Posted: 13 Nov 2006, 7:02 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 912


If I were to spawn, what's the official statistic on whether or not they kid would be on the spectrum?

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Cold.

 Post subject: Cold.
Posted: 04 Nov 2006, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 884


It's winter here, and my heater has broken down. I can.not.handle.cold. I really just want to stomp my foot and shut down and hibernate and cry. Feeling physically miserable 24/7 is taking a huge toll on every other part of my life. Being too cold, too often and trying to do math are the two things ...
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