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Joined: 10 Aug 2006
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Posts: 101
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

17 Aug 2006, 2:53 pm

What is your first name?
- Merlijn

- 28

- Stockholm, Sweden

Hobbies and Interests:
- Linguistics, philosophy/theology, drawing, reading.

Why are you here?
- To gain a better insight of myself by reading about others' experiences and sharing my own.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder):
- I have had strong suspicions of having Asperger's for the past seven years or so.

Favorite subjects:
- Geography, languages, history.

- In the final phase of my Ph.D. studies.

Favorite music:
- Folk, metal, folkmetal, Leonard Cohen. Or everything except rap/hip hop/r&b

- Dan Simmons Hyperion tetralogy, Donna Tartt's The Secret History.

TV shows/Movies:
- Sopranos, "A touch of Frost", the Godfather.

- None. Used to play a little bit guitar, and was thinking of starting again.

Do you like sports?
- I like to watch football. I hate participating in sports.

- Parents, a younger brother, three half-sisters, one half-brother.

- Black clothes, or lumberjack shirts. As long as they are comfortable to wear.

How did you find this website?
- Google. I heard about Asperger's by stumbling upon some guy's homepage, seeing he had pretty much exactly the same interests as I had, getting curious about this "Asperger" thing, and when I started reading about it - just about everything began to fall into place.

- Ph.D student with some teaching.

Plans for the future?
- Finishing my work, getting another job within the academic world.


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Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Age: 119
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,496

18 Aug 2006, 6:21 am

What is your first name? Caitlin

Age: 18

Location: QLD, Aus

Hobbies and Interests: reading/writing/poetry, music (SINGING!), and art

Why are you here? Found it when researching for RE, and was hooked. :P

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 12 years old

Favorite subjects: Music, Art (though its bad this year because you're not allowed to be creative enough), Drama

Year/Grade: 11/12 (I do a 3 year senior course (y11 & 12 over 3 years))

Favorite music: All types of music!! (except rap and BAD modern (21st century) music (not all modern music is bad, just half of it)

Books: Way way too many to list here. I own two enormous bookcases and about 95% of the books in the family.

TV shows/Movies: All comedies, the simpsons etc. Lord of the Rings (best movie series ever)

Instrument: voice

Do you like sports? they're all right except im no good at them. :P I love tennis though and like cross country except im not doing sport at the moment as too much time is taken up by singing.

Family: 1 brother (normal), mum and dad (normal).

Clothing: meh. :P Whatever looks good and is reasonably fashionable.

How did you find this website? see above (RE researching etc.)

Job: no job at this stage.

Plans for the future? I don't know, but I'd like to continue singing and writing.

Any comments? I'm late for dinner so I've got to go! :D

Into the dark...

Tufted Titmouse
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Joined: 7 Aug 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 38
Location: orbit

18 Aug 2006, 12:24 pm

tinky wrote:
Hobbies and Interests: Internet, maths, lizards and Neopets

neopets huh? i go on there too! when i have time and am not so tired that is. It seems hard for me to sleep at times.

Neos are pretty fun.. I mostly play in the game room, but I've gotten obssessed with collecting Advent items on one of my accounts. I only have 2 pets spread between two accounts, but getting the second account was accidental. I wanted an aisha and did the "create pet" thing, only to realize after I created it that I wasn't signed in when I did it! I do the insomnia thing a lot too.


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Posts: 38
Location: orbit

18 Aug 2006, 12:49 pm

AmeliaJane wrote:
Plans for the future? I plan to live happily ever after in a cottage in the country, with Les and Ozzie, our lizard.

What kind of lizard is Ozzie? I have two: Fluffy the Mali Uromastyx (who's new condo will be finished this weekend) and Spot, the Panther Gecko.



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Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Age: 119
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,496

18 Aug 2006, 5:04 pm

gargouille wrote:
tinky wrote:
Hobbies and Interests: Internet, maths, lizards and Neopets

neopets huh? i go on there too! when i have time and am not so tired that is. It seems hard for me to sleep at times.

Neos are pretty fun.. I mostly play in the game room, but I've gotten obssessed with collecting Advent items on one of my accounts. I only have 2 pets spread between two accounts, but getting the second account was accidental. I wanted an aisha and did the "create pet" thing, only to realize after I created it that I wasn't signed in when I did it! I do the insomnia thing a lot too.

Same here. In fact, I don't think I've had a decent night's sleep all week.

Into the dark...

Snowy Owl
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Joined: 2 Jun 2006
Age: 31
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Posts: 128

20 Aug 2006, 9:06 pm

What is your first name? You can probably just call me aspartame.

Age: 18

Location: New York.

Hobbies and Interests: reading, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, Linux, palindromes, playing Civilization, rhetorical devices, rollerblading

Why are you here? I have Asperger's syndrome.

Favorite subjects: English


Favorite music: indie rock, jazz, classical

Books: Nearly all Modernist literature, most Russian Romanticists.

TV shows/Movies: I don't watch very much television, but I like Futurama, The Colbert Report, and the Daily Show. My favorite movies are 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Raging Bull, and most of Wes Anderson's films.

Instrument: None.

Do you like sports? Not really.

Family: My mother and a younger sister.

Clothing: Jeans and t-shirts, my black hoodie, sneakers.

How did you find this website? I don't remember.

Job: Cashier in a grocery store.

Plans for the future? To get my PhD.

Any comments? No.

Tufted Titmouse
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Joined: 20 Aug 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 29
Location: Portland, OR

22 Aug 2006, 12:43 am

What is your first name? Brett

Age: 25

Location: Oregon

Hobbies and Interests: Singing/Songwriting, Film (movies), Photography

Why are you here? I've been on the "Wrong Planet" my entire life.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Not officially diagnosed yet, but Asperger's - 2006.

Favorite subjects: Art, Photographyand French.

Year/Grade: Not in school anymore.

Favorite music: Mine. :) I love good songwriters (Fiona Apple and Elliott Smith), folky stuff (Joni Mitchell), indie rock (Bright Eyes) and pop (Postal Service), trip-hop and acid jazz (Portishead!), old school jazz (Billie Holiday, Count Basie) and film scores (Thomas Newman). My favorite songs all have one thing in common: They sound like they belong in a movie - usually in an important, climactic scene. Very hard to explain this!

Books: Mostly read magazines (RS, Premiere, Smithsonian), but I love all of Chuck Pahlaniuk's books, as well as Daniel Quinn's, who's "Ishmael" opened my eyes (not in regards to AS, mind you, but rather the culture we live in). "Party of One: A Loner's Manifesto" also changed my life - it explores the idea that one can relish being a "loner" - something I imagine many here could identify with.

TV shows/Movies: Don't watch much TV anymore, but love the Office and Family Guy and Arrested Development (RIP). Fav movies include: American Beauty, Meet Joe Black, Fight Club, Amelie, Winged Migration, The Ring, Donnie Darko, Almost Famous, Primer, I Heart Huckabees, most of the Coen Bros. work, and of course... MP's The Holy Grail.

Instrument: Acoustic Guitar, Voice, some Piano and Bass.

Do you like sports? Football and Hockey

Family: Don't speak to my father, work at same company as my mother. Its... interesting.

Clothing: Don't have a common style. I like blue jeans, "skater shoes", and ironic t-shirts mostly.

How did you find this website? A link on Wikipedia.

Job: Web Developer

Plans for the future? Music career or bust. Want to make films someday also. And photography. Want to travel and see as much of the Earth as humanly possible, but don't care to live past 50.

Any comments? I still can't believe there are other "Mes" out there. I'm also a little surprised at how honest and upfront I'm being here... the urge to polish and embellish my replies is missing. I feel oddly at ease posting personal information to thousands of strangers, all of a sudden.


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Joined: 22 Aug 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,011
Location: Looking for the ubermensch

23 Aug 2006, 8:43 pm

Age: 15
Location: New England, USA, though I really want to go to college in Maryland.

Interests: Linguistics, dialects, grammar, Sci-fi and fantasy novels(I get VERY annoyed when somone asserts that they're actually one in the same!)

Why am I here: I've got AS, ADHD, anxiety, and depression, though I wonder if the last two aren't merely by-products of the first two.

Favorite subjects in school: Well, I enjoy reading, so I'd have to say that English is my best subject, though I'm generally disgusted with the educational system in general, teacing to the SAT, etc. THinking about standardized tests makes me go like this: :twisted:

Favorite music: ahh, too many to count, though my taste tends to go either to 80s rock (Talking Heads, Wall of Voodoo) or classical, though everyone always tends to think that I love Yo-Yo Ma when they find that out, which I don't.

Favorite books: Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (a must read for anyone who dislikes organized religion) Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Dune, Ender's Game, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, I could go on..and on...

Family: Yes. What exactly are you asking? I didn't come out of a test tube, if that's what you're asking.

Clothing: Otherwise I would be quite chilly.

I'm like an opening band for the sun.
-Pearl Jam

Apathy is not a vice, it is a relieving and downright enjoyable life-choice.

Tufted Titmouse
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Posts: 26

25 Aug 2006, 3:38 pm

Age: 23 in three weeks

Location: Nova Scotia

Hobbies and Interests: documentary films, maps, biblical archaelogy, politics

Why are you here? To connect with other folks of a similar nature, learn more about myself.

When were you diagnosed? Nothing official, a semi-recent self-dx.

Favorite subjects: Geography, Sociology, Comparative Religion, Biology

Year/Grade: Did three years of university.

Favorite music: Folk and (conscious) hip hop. Like almost any genre, as long as the music's either well-performed or meaningful. Exception: screamy punk bands, heavy metal, and certain types of "loud" music I can't tolerate.

Books: Two floor-to-ceiling bookcases. All non-fiction. Lots of textbooks.

TV shows/Movies: ReGenesis, Numb3rs, The Office, Weeds, Big Love, almost anything on the Documentary Channel, Garden State, Murderball, Spellbound, Microcosmos, Baraka, Trembling Before G-d.

Instrument: None.

Do you like sports? I like my bike, but more as a mode of transport than a sport.

Family: I tolerate them.

Clothing: Long denim skirts, with sweaters (or sometimes t-shirts or casual blouses). I like to be comfortable, but still a little conservative. Don't think too much about it when I get dressed in the morning, really.

How did you find this website? Google or Wikipedia.

Job: Government-ish. Pays okay, moderately satisfying. Ready to move on soon. (But hate applying for new jobs-- usually luck into work, and only move on when I luck into something new. Not good at interviews.)

Plans for the future? Winning a vast sum of money so I can build my own oceanfront house in the woods and never do anything except read and study. Failing that, spend the next ten years paying off my student loans and then go back to university again.

Any comments? Nope.

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Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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25 Aug 2006, 3:40 pm

What is your first name? Not telling just now

Age: 18

Location: Ohio

Hobbies and Interests: English, art, philosophy, crochet, religion

Why are you here? I'm fairly sure I have Asberger's syndrome or other PDD, and it clearly runs in my family (my aunt is autistic, and at least two other people on my mother's side have undiagnosed Asberger's). My mother, who is a psychologist, refuses to believe I might have it, though she knows I have a serious problem with social interaction and my psychiatrist mentioned the possibility; I think she just sees too many differences between myself and my autistic aunt. I also have bipolar disorder, which runs in my father's family, and borderline ADD, and I might have Central Auditory Processing Disorder as well. Fun! What I'm mainly here for is to check out the community and see if I can find like-minded people who understand what I'm living with.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): I haven't been diagnosed with PDD yet.

Favorite subjects: English, art

Year/Grade: Just starting first year of college

Favorite music: Lots: rock, industrial, alternative, country, new age, show tunes, pop, and more.

Books: Harry Potter, Earth's Children (by Jean Auel), cartoons such as Bloom County and Dilbert, and more

TV shows/Movies: CSI, Mythbusters, Nova, the Simpsons, The Daily Show

Instrument: Used to play trumpet in the school band. I loved it, but I've moved on to other things.

Do you like sports? If so, which ones?: None.

Family: I live with my mother (a psychologist), my father (an accountant and musician), and my older brother (a Math major). We also have a dog and I have two guinea pigs.

Clothing: Generally jeans and a tee shirt, but I'm dressing more femininely lately (part of my ploy to get a boyfriend). Generally I refuse to wear it if it's not comfortable. Quite often I get in trouble for wearing mismatched or too-casual clothing to a formal event, but I'm getting better at recognizing "bad" fashions. (Though I still think socks with sandals and mixed plaids are okay.)

How did you find this website? Followed a link from Wikipedia.

Job: Looking for a part-time one to get me through college; no luck yet.

Plans for the future? I'd like to be a perpetual student. I've been looking into careers as a proofreader, writer, or maybe an entrepreneur.

Any comments? I hope to make new friends and have fun here.


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Gender: Male
Posts: 2,116
Location: Philadelphia Suburbs

26 Aug 2006, 12:47 am

What is your first name? Jim

Age: 23

Location: Southeastern PA (45 Minutes from Philadelphia, PA)

Hobbies and Interests: History (military history, roman, communist, political, other...), contemporary politics, baseball, my dog and cat, reading, spider solitaire, Out of the Park Baseball

Why are you here? I find support here.

When were you diagnosed? Not as of currently, but possibly very shortly.

Favorite subjects: History, English

Year/Grade: N/A

Favorite music: A wide variety.

Books: 1984, Animal House by Orwell; Mao by Chang, Witness by Chambers, For Want Of A Nail by Sobel, many others

TV shows/Movies: (I don't watch live or series TV regularly) 24 (on DVD), Prison Break (on DVD), Special Report with Brit Hume (on occassion), James Bond Movies, Star Trek (DVD), others (DVD)

Instrument: I am not trained but can play the piano to a degree

Do you like sports? I like Baseball (it's history), hockey (action), football (drama). Basketball less so. I can't watch Soccer (no offense).

Family: Dad (soccer ref!), Step-mom (same), Brother (moving out shortly), Step brother (learning disabilty, diagnosed bipolar, anger problems). My mother is deceased (suicide when I was 10)

Clothing: I'm a mess with clothing. I always put on the stuff backwards or inside out. I have no idea and don't care really what the fashion is. I do believe, though, in wearing suit and tie for "important" events.

How did you find this website? Through some other website that I no longer remember.

Job: None at this time.

Plans for the future? Getting a diagnosis, figuring things out from there.

Any comments? Um...nice site. Good idea on this form thing. Hope I didn't fill it out before and forget.

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Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,645
Location: Sussex, UK

26 Aug 2006, 11:19 am

What is your first name? Tom. Definitely NOT Thomas!

Age: 31

Location: Sussex, UK

Hobbies and Interests:
Steam locomotive fireman on the Bluebell Railway and Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway. Classic car enthusiast but have had to sell my car (was a 1965 Alfa Romeo 'step-nose' Guilia Sprint GT). Love indie rock music and some other genres e.g. trip-hop, big beat and drum'n'bass. I love to read and write, and I can read very quickly if I'm interested. Also love learning new things, but find it difficult getting to know new people. Wish I could play a musical instrument, but I'm very shaky and clumsy and no good at stuff like that. Wouldn't it be great if we could somehow record the tunes in our heads without having to be able to play?

Why are you here?
Trying to work things out. I have a number of different issues and I don't know whether I have AS or whether I'm just a depressed hypochondriac loser looking for an excuse! The name of the site certainly struck a chord and I can really identify with some of the forum comments so maybe I'm in the right place.

When were you diagnosed?: Still working on it.

Favourite subjects: English, technical drawing (with pencils - no CAD back then!), history, geography. Took a BA (Hons.) in Cultural Studies and History of Art and Design at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, specialising in Victorian social history which I love.

Year/Grade: n/a

Favourite music: Indie, rock, grunge, stoner rock, baggy, punk, shoegazer.

Favourite albums (in no particular order):
Ride - Going Blank Again
Reverse - The Jersey Switch
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - ACME
Fu Manchu - Daredevil
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Compulsion - Comforter

Douglas Adams - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Robert Rankin - Raiders of the Lost Car Park
Any cartoon book by Rowland Emett
Anything by Jasper Fforde
Round Ireland with a Fridge - Tony Hawks
The Lost Continent - Bill Bryson

TV shows: I don't watch much. Anything a little subversive. "South Park", "Have I Got News For You" and -er- I dunno really. Funny but realistic (ish) programmes like "Northern Exposure," "Life on Mars," "Sugar Rush," "Scrubs" and that totally awesome soap about the Manchester chav scum family which I can never remember the name of...

Movies: 12 Monkeys, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Matrix, Wild Things + anything by Pixar. I don't like anything involving cruelty or nastiness just for the sake of it.

Instrument: a down-tuned guitar played through a fuzz box.

Do you like sports? Not really, although sitting watching cricket in the park is very relaxing.

Family: Divorced parents. Dad is great but exhibits some AS traits. Mum is well-meaning but really gets on my nerves. Many girlfriends in the past but none of them could put up with my mood swings, depression and need for space. It's messed things up a lot.

Clothing: I'm a T shirt and jeans person, particularly Billabong T-shirts and jumpers and Easy jeans. Favourite T-shirt is a blue Fu Manchu one. Quicksilver clothes look good but they fall to bits too quickly. Problem is I'm 31 and although I really like these clothes it's starting to look like I'm pretending to be a teenager, which is awkward. Not my intention but that's what people think.

How did you find this website? Through Wikipedia. Found out about Asperger's through the coverage of Craig Nichols of The Vines, and the more I read the more it sounded like me, so now I've finally got round to finding out properly.

Job: Train Planner for First Capital Connect. Changing jobs in November though, which I'm very worried about.

Plans for the future? I don't know what'll make me happy. Thinking about living on a narrowboat to avoid hassle and have my own neat little space, but it's a gamble. Not sure at the moment.

Any comments? "I'm worst at what I do best, and for this gift I feel blessed. I found it hard, it was hard to find.. oh well, whatever, never mind". Nirvana sleeve notes, Nevermind album.

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Tufted Titmouse
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Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 30
Location: California

26 Aug 2006, 10:38 pm

My first name is Joseph.
I'm 15 years old.
I live in California.
I'm fascinated with politics, sociology, sexology, andrology, archaelogy, languages, movies, books, anthropology, learning, theology, and the Internet.
Well I heard this was a great AS site and since I have AS and Hyperlexia I decided to show up.
I was diagnosed 2-3 years ago by Dr. Alex Peterson in Oakland.
My favorite subject in school is weight lifting, peer aide, and english.
I'm a sophmore.
I love pop, black metal, death metal, foreign music, classical music, classic rock, psychdelic music, goth, and techno.
I love fantasy, non fiction, horror, science fiction, fiction, plays, poetry, and gothic horror.
I LOVE anime, monk, the dead zone, stargate sg-1, stargate atlantis. I watch adult cartoons. I also like cult films and b- minus stuff. I also like mainstream movies.
I am terrible at musical instruments.
I'm okay at weight lifting I can benchpress 115.
I live with my both my biological parents. I have two biological brothers, 1 half brother, 2 half sisters, and 1 biological sister.
I wear black jeans, a band t-shirt or a black shirt, plaid shirts, and dress shoes or boots. I also wear a black trench coat. I also wear a fedora and bowtie.
Dr. Alex Peterson told me about this site.
I volunteer at the public library and I'm a student.
I plan to go to a university in California for my undergraduate and then transfer to a school in Europe or Oceania. I plan to study Sociology, Sexology, Andrology, Anthropology, Theology. I plan to become a college teacher teaching those clases.

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28 Aug 2006, 9:41 pm

What is your first name? Alex

Age: 36

Location: Atlanta

Hobbies and Interests: reading, sudoku, logic puzzles, music, swimming, sportscard collecting, poetry

Why are you here? I have been evaluated for AS but not yet received a formal diagnosis. I took my son in for evaluation and in filling out various questionnaires was informed that I should look further into my own dx. My son is high functioning PDD, he is 4 yrs old.

Favorite subjects: English/Philosophy


Favorite music: jazz, soul, r&b, rock

Books: management, self-help, biographies

TV shows/Movies: I am not really into TV, I use it for white noise. I do Tivo CSI, The L-Word, and Law & Order. I can sometimes watch cartoon network or HGTV.

Instrument: Piano, Percussion

Do you like sports? Yes

Family: My son, older brother, father

Clothing: Jeans and t-shirts, my black hoodie, sneakers.

How did you find this website? google search

Job: VoIP Engineer

Plans for the future? To be able to focus enough to get my Masters degree

Any comments? Not at this time.

Tufted Titmouse
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Age: 55
Gender: Male
Posts: 25
Location: bedfordshire, United Kingdom

28 Aug 2006, 10:00 pm

about me (drifwood)-

why at this site:
unofficaly diagnosed aspie (sister ,uncle and dad think that it explains me .sometimes i think it explains me too. My doctor has put me on long waiting list for offical diagnosis and help.

however dont want this site to dominate my time . already obsessed with it


Age: 43

Location: uk

Hobbies and Interests: anything 2 do with computers
Why are you here? some company when feeling down.
Favorite subjects: anything that looks difficult fascinates me = programming languages , modern physics , science to do with how brain works.... cant say i understand all that much about these but that has never put me off.

Favorite music: varies each year .4 a long time was paul simon (btw have you ever heard him being interviewed . comes across as either nerdy/eccentric or slightly aspie in my opinion )

Books: have lots of reading time. reduced my intreast in them.
favourates -- Doglas Adams, Phillip Pullman (despite my age) , ian rankin (his non scifi stuff) . poetry of Brian Pattern. Brian keenan (the
irish guy who was held hostage in the mid 80s.poetic writting .recommend his account "an evil cradling" which shows his inner struggle to confiment)
TV shows/Movies: watch less and less tv. films-either pure commedy or very dark serious topics -- "leaving las vegas" , anything with jack lemmon (spelling?) , some cromemburg horror
Instrument: None. tried guitar - no memory or dexterity to play ok sounding cords . would love 2 have the ability.

Do you like sports? grew to like it alot - hated it at school . Have done
running , now do martial arts (tkd)
Family: mum dad and my sister

Plans for the future? for a long time have been over ambitios in my aims.... thinking to do -- computer technition, network admin or similar. but at moment does not seam possible -- sticking 2 unskilled work probably my realistic niche in life . leads me 2 feel unforfilled and drifting == hense nickname of DRIFTWOOD ( good song by Travis -- almost always makes me cry as it can be describing my situation in some way)

hope this has not been too long... not good at abriviating.