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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Work for Aspies in Toronto, Canada

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,218

Of course, there must be advocacy--but it yields results which are more readily applicable to the future, rather than the present. Upon reflection, It is possible that I'm thinking within a American context, rather than a Canadian one--when I should be thinking within a Canadian one. A person on the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Through the rabbit hole...

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 4:16 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,272

Hi Bumble,

I hope you have a nice rest of the evening.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Am I supposed to be embarassed?

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 2:30 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 842

I've had similar experiences.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: This sucks to no end

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 2:28 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,549

I'm going to try to do some research to see if one could get a cheaper diagnosis.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A theory

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 1:41 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,133

Thank you. LOL....I'd kill to get a cottage on an English seacoast. I'd kill to get a cottage, period. I live in a pretty nice garden apartment in a development (what you call an "estate") in the borough of Queens. I'm not a pub person myself. The only reason why I'd go to is to taste some pub cuisi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A theory

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 1:24 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,133

LOL...I don't get the reference. I wasn't trying to make fun of Norfolk. I'm an American with personal knowledge of only Greater London. I'm really curious about how the people are there.

I believe, in Anglo-Saxon days, that it was a very northern part of the Kingdom (of Wessex?)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A theory

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 1:08 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,133

Hi Bumble, That would have been great if you were able to move to Stratford-Upon-Avon, for obvious reasons. When I was young, I used to read about Louis Leakey with awe. It turns out that his major find at Olduvai Gorge was merely a robust australopithecine (oh well :D ). I think he mentored both Di...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A theory

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 10:52 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,133

What you have conveyed is classic bureaucracy. You have to be somewhat persistent--since there are many people in your shoes (as a generalization). You have to call when they don't call. There frequently is a condescending attitude exhibited by those in the bureaucracy--caused by many things--but mo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Great Perils of Social Interaction

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 10:10 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 875

We all do! That's the human condition.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A theory

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 9:06 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,133

I think you're a likeable person. I'm sorry you were bullied--one has to transcend that, though. You have the power to prove the bullies wrong. I was bullied as well. I think, alas, that the state of "bully-victim" is something of a "rite of passage" that all must go through at some time. Children a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A theory

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 8:30 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,133

I think you're an intelligent person who's putting herself in a quandary.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: how much soda you drink

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 8:28 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 701

I tend to drink about 1-2 12 ounce cans, and 2-3 20 ounce bottles of diet soda.

Too much!

If you're in the Midwest, a "soda" is probably a seltzer; there, soda is called "pop."

What is it called in other places around the world?

I know, in the West Indies, it's known as "sweet drink."

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Britains best fish and chip shop

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 8:19 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 609

I'm an American and I'm weird: but I like the fish-and-chips served in southwest London, by the take-away shops which sell Schwarma as well. At McDonald's in the UK, your French-fry portion really sucks; in a take-away shop, they give you triple portions of chips, each chip containing a substantial ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have any (real) friends?

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 8:15 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,421

Man....that's fascinating! I'm glad you took the high road. It's a tribute to you, reall

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: College makes me feel incapable, thwarts my desire to learn

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 8:12 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 889

You seem to have an instinctual/intrinsic grasp of the material, fortunately. This will assist you during your difficult stretches. I would continue progressing toward my degree, even if I lighten the load a bit, as Dantac mentioned. College/university could be a grind at times. I'm thinking: it see...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Helping father with Aspergers transition into retirement

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 7:46 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 897

I second Neilson.
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