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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: are you an unusually fast walker?

Posted: 26 May 2008, 10:10 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 6,667


I have always been a very fast walker. If there's somewhere to get to - GET THERE. Even shopping I walk fast, much to the ire of my shorter wife. She can't walk quite as fast as I do, even if I'm walking at a slower pace. If I'm out walking for the exercize, I'm hell on two feet. But if I'm out in t...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: scale of -10 to +10, how do you feel right now?

Posted: 25 May 2008, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 31,065
Views: 1,569,026


Probably a Zero.

My Dad just died a week ago and I am trying hard to not overcompensate in dealing with the emotions I feel over his death. And at the same time I am trying very hard to not fall in a deep depression either. As long as I can maintain a balance - I'm happy.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: My Dad Died

Posted: 25 May 2008, 9:22 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,106


Thank you all for the kind words. My condolences to all of you who have lost someone close to you. Here's my Dad in 1948: http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/6005/dad1948kg2.jpg And here's the dapper fellow most likely around 1955 or so: http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/8311/dad1951of5.jpg

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: My Dad Died

Posted: 25 May 2008, 6:29 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,106


Thank you. He gave me a lot to live up to. He was a very charismatic man who had MANY friends. I was at the grocery store with my brothers one day before the funeral. I stopped them to ask them if they realized that with our mother having died 5 years earlier - that we were all now basically middle-...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: My Dad Died

 Post subject: My Dad Died
Posted: 25 May 2008, 6:19 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,106


My Dad died on May 17th at 2:17 p.m. He was 78 years old. I didn't learn about AS until about eleven years ago. It was looking at Dad and through his eyes that even alterted me to AS in the first place. Everyone knew my Dad was always an odd person. Wise and well spoken my dad was a charmer. But it'...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's your obsession?

Posted: 24 May 2008, 7:29 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,825


For the last several months I have been obsessed with motorized bicycles. Here's my very first bicycle: http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/7152/mybikeqz1.jpg I am going to try to start a business building and selling these bicycles. At $4 for a gallon of gas , the idea doesn't seem so far fetched. 8)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you show your teeth when you smile?

Posted: 24 May 2008, 7:23 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 17,080


I used to smile really big back in the day when my teeth looked better and they were all there.

Nowadays half my teeth have fallen out so to save myself the embarassment I just smile with a closed mouth.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Put a percentage on why you don't talk much

Posted: 24 May 2008, 7:20 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 2,941


80% because I have no clue what to say and how to say it in a logical, cohesive manner. I either talk in a stream-of-consciousness manner or pretty much nothing.

20% because I am afraid of sticking my foot in my mouth and emabarrassing myself. Happens every time.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many of you are currently on antidepressants ?

Posted: 26 Apr 2008, 10:48 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 3,494


I take Paxil (Paroxetine) and I am a card-carrying member of people who believe in the power of antidepressants. It has helped me greatly.

I come from a family with chronic depression. I'm OCD with severe depression.

Paxil helps. A LOT.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How old are you?

Posted: 19 Apr 2008, 12:17 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 3,951


36 going on 12 going on 1,000 going on 75 going on 6.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Picky Eaters, anyone?

Posted: 17 Apr 2008, 8:38 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,536


When I was a child, I was literally too shy and too timid - too STUPID to even ask for food. I would only eat when food was put out. I wouldn't raid the fridge or anything. And when I got hungry, I starved for hours and hours because I was so absent-minded that I forgot to eat. So it eventually brou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's and the math stereotype

Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 12:12 am 

Replies: 188
Views: 52,590


I have a raging case of Dyscalculia so I am horrible - HORRIBLE - at math.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your blood type?

Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 12:08 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 17,308


A+

My mother was O+

My Father is A+

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Better person without drugs, medication, herbs or vitamins?

Posted: 07 Apr 2008, 6:35 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,705


As far as sleep goes, any over the counter sleep aid works for me. I have a hard time sleep but thankfully those heavily advertised in-the-media- sleep aids are't needed. Just what ever generic sleep aid works for me, thankfully. The heaviest medication I ever took was Adderall. It helped and it did...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Chickenpox

Posted: 07 Apr 2008, 2:32 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,659


I was about 12 when I got Chiken Pox. My cousin had it so my mother brought me over to his apartment to spend the night. She was hoping I could just hurry up and contract Chiken Pox so that I would get it all over with. But it backfired on her because she sent me to school WITH Chiken Pox because th...
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