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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Just erased a bunch of Facebook "friends"

Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 9:54 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 2,324

...My therapist with a Ph.d who specializes in Asperger's and autism says that social networking sites such as facebook and myspace are minefields for folks like us.... The difficulty with this statement is there are some social situations where if you're not on Facebook, you might as well not be a...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Did anyone ever approach the loner (you)?

Posted: 22 Jun 2010, 8:30 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 6,746

People did that a lot in high school. Unsurprisingly, none of them were the people that became my friends. I remember even sitting with people I wouldn't have chosen to otherwise in tenth grade so I wouldn't look alone (of course, this was a very small high school, so it failed in that nothing new h...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: 27, the magic number?

Posted: 06 May 2010, 10:29 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 4,737

Despite being a generalization, that sounds like a reasonable generalization. I was just telling someone that if I could go back to high school now, I'd finally be able to understand what's going on in the minds of ninth- and tenth-graders, about six years after the fact. Here at college, I am the y...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Looking back-What first brought you to WP?

Posted: 06 May 2010, 12:26 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,442

My mom asked me to join. Where I preferred to forget that I had Aspergers', she wanted me to accept it [to the point where, when I did have a girlfriend, I was supposed to tell her about it, but downright refused - but that's a different story]. I had nothing better to do, so I joined. I still come ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Who here has Skype?

Posted: 06 May 2010, 12:22 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,698

I have Skype. I've found it to be extremely convenient in catching up with people - especially since if I were to call one of my "best" [word in quotes because I don't believe in "best" friends, but he does] friends on the phone, his reception would be so bad I couldn't hear him. That being said, I ...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Underrated/Obscure Bands

Posted: 06 May 2010, 12:11 am 

Replies: 81
Views: 10,905

No idea if I've posted here or not. I've been getting into a lot of the early Matador Records/Teenbeat records stuff from the early Nineties. Most of this is indie rock that was huge some point twenty years ago, and then faded into complete obscurity [the fact that I have never been to a record stor...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: How often do you answer questions in class?

Posted: 06 May 2010, 12:01 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,375

Most of my math professors tend to ask the question "What is the next step of the proof of this theorem?". Most of the time, it's to see if you read the lecture notes or the textbook in advance, but sometimes it's also to see if you have the combination of intuition and formalism to be able to deter...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Invited to a party, chose not to go

Posted: 09 Apr 2010, 12:06 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,438

I get what you are saying. The worst situation is when you know in advance that a social event will be miserable for you - in other words, nobody talks to you - but still go anyway. I imagine there would have been some point in my life where I would have gone to anything someone personally invited m...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Music genres you can't stand...

Posted: 08 Apr 2010, 11:39 pm 

Replies: 237
Views: 25,857

Mainstream pop, electronic music, and experimental music. When I say mainstream pop, I am effectively giving a "blanket" term for all of the styles of mainstream pop from about 2006 onward, since I would recognize the names of the mainstream bands of that era, from hearing about them at high school ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Being a Third Wheel

 Post subject: Being a Third Wheel
Posted: 07 Mar 2010, 11:27 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 16,148

As all of my friends enter relationships, I am thrust upon hanging out with not just them, but their girlfriends or boyfriends. As an example, say I've got plans with friend "x" tomorrow, made well in advance, so as not to collide with any spontaneous schedule changes. Closer to the date of when we'...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Charlotte NC

Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 1:03 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,071

There used to be a Christian theme park just over the border (Charlotte's pretty close to it) The ruins of this theme park still exist, actually. What happened was a builder was going to build a high-rise retirement complex at the site of the theme park, but then the economy collapsed and the retir...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: I <3 my math professors

Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 2:27 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,676

I wish they were better at justifying steps in proofs as opposed to saying "it is clear that ____" or "it is trivial that ____". Now, I understand that students WANT that kind of thing from their math professors. If it's trivial and self evident, the typical math or comp-sci student thinks it's a wa...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: So annoyed by my fellow students in class...

Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 2:22 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,759

The part that baffles me are the people who are absent in class, listen to music during class, text during class, play games during class, or hold loud conversations that there's no doubt the professor can hear, tend to get higher scores come exam time than I could ever dream of getting even if I re...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Family Talking To Me About College

Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 2:13 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,685

One of those "shock stories" the popular media like to tell is how some rich families hire "image consultants" for their middle-school kids so they can begin to prep for going to a top-tier university by ensuring that everything their student does is towards that goal. I've no idea what the truth va...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Dining out alone

Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 2:03 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 7,811

I'm against the idea of going to a restaurant alone. Isn't half the point of going to a restaurant instead of doing take-out or cooking yourself to meet up with friends and enjoy time together? I've debated this one with my mom a million times over - whether you can do "social activities" alone. We ...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Which do you find easier to make friends?

Posted: 19 Feb 2010, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 3,355

High school and college are, for me, equally difficult. Now, the conventional wisdom is that college is easier - but that's true if and only if you knew what you were doing in high school. Then, if it's a bunch of new students you are going to college with, you can reinvent yourself as you please. B...
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