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08 Jul 2009, 6:06 am

I am hysterical here reading all above posts. :lol:
Have had like memory adventures.
Too caught up laughing to recall some :lol: :lol:



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08 Jul 2009, 11:08 am

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back before I knew I was autistic, I used to marvel at the fact that I could watch a TV show I was intensely interested in and the moment the commercial came on I could not recall what show I was watching, what the plot was, who the protagonist or antagonist were doing or why.
nothing - zilch, nada.
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i also am this way. if a commercial break comes on, then my mind wanders off and i forget what i was watching. today i was watching "monk" (that started at at 1pm) and i watched with intent all the scenes so as i would know what was going on. then there was a commercial break, but i was eating my lunch so i ignored the break and stayed seated.
after i finished my lunch at 1:40, monk was about to "solve the case" and another commercial break came on.

i walked outside and some noisy minah's flew to me and i got them some food. then the parrots arrived and i got 2 slices of bread and threw it out for them.

then i noticed that their water dishes needed refreshing and i went and did that.

then i remembered i was watching something but i could not remember what it was.
so i stayed in the garden and wandered about and later on i realized i had been watching "monk". it all comes back to me when i remember a key element, but my mind wanders often and i forget what i was interested in a few minutes before.

i often start to go to sleep with a very firm and reasonable series of thoughts, but they dissolve and fall through my mental "fingers" as i descend into slumber. it is the same way when i allow myself to daydream whilst awake.



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08 Jul 2009, 6:00 pm

My attention span is pretty short, I'm often away with the fairies or getting distracted. I'm pretty absent minded too.


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08 Jul 2009, 6:48 pm

sinsboldly wrote:
back before I knew I was autistic, I used to marvel at the fact that I could watch a TV show I was intensely interested in and the moment the commercial came on I could not recall what show I was watching, what the plot was, who the protagonist or antagonist were doing or why.
nothing - zilch, nada.

I still do that if I think about it, only now my conscious mind knows I am autistic and so I just toss all my weird behaviour into that stack - I have no idea if it is a symptom of it, though.

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Phew! I'm glad it's not just me then. :D

I don't know if I'm autistic or not.



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08 Jul 2009, 6:56 pm

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I clean offices and carry my supplies in the trunk of my car. Sometimes I open the trunk, take out the vacuum, look back in my trunk and think OMG where's the vacuum?
Anyone else this spacey?


Could you repeat the question?

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08 Jul 2009, 7:19 pm

ruveyn wrote:
Aimless wrote:
I clean offices and carry my supplies in the trunk of my car. Sometimes I open the trunk, take out the vacuum, look back in my trunk and think OMG where's the vacuum?
Anyone else this spacey?


Could you repeat the question?

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oh, ruveyn, it's so simple, he was talking about taking his dog for a walk, and wondering what he is supposed to be thinking about while he 'doesn't notice' the dog pooping while he waits to use the pooper scooper. . . wasn't it?

or was that in the other thread?

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08 Jul 2009, 7:23 pm

Why am I in this thread? :?



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08 Jul 2009, 7:31 pm

^ chuckle to all of you above. i've had a nice morning laugh!
i relate.



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08 Jul 2009, 7:55 pm

If I'm working on something that interests me I could go on for hours and hours and hours. If the work doesn't hold my interest than my attention span is few seconds to a couple of minutes at the most. I need to abort and go do something that does hold my interest, and then go back to the boring work.



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09 Jul 2009, 12:09 am

I often can't remember if I've already posted to a WP thread, especially if it's one of those long-running ones. I suspect I've posted more-or-less the same responses to the OP twice in the same thread.


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09 Jul 2009, 2:33 pm

I can do the over-focus thing where I don't even notice distraction..sometimes ..when I'm really really interested in something and am not in a bad mood (depressed/anxious), otherwise my attention is really bad.



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09 Jul 2009, 3:22 pm

I think it's about average. Although sometimes it can be bad. Sometimes I have something in my hand, I forget I'm holding it and think "Oh no! Where did it go?"


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09 Jul 2009, 10:26 pm

Yes. everyday and quite often



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09 Jul 2009, 10:27 pm

What?



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10 Jul 2009, 4:01 am

No I have a fabulous attention spaaaaohh look, breaking news, 1 tip to a skinny stomach!

Seriously, I don't think my issue is the attention span as much as short term memory. Like I do that whole thing where I'll put my keys in my pocket, grab the cell phone, and then search a half hour for my keys. I'm always laying things down and not remember where 5 seconds later. And if I put something somewhere so I won't lose it, it's gone forever. A couple days ago, I woke up and was like, I scheduled someone to come to the house today I think, well, I better clean up a bit just in case, and then right when I'm done, someone shows up. Then I was like, I knew it :D Wasn't sure who, when or if I was sure, but I was close.

But what I do remember I seem to remember very well, accurate, and vivid.



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10 Jul 2009, 4:08 am

daydreamer84 wrote:
I can do the over-focus thing where I don't even notice distraction..sometimes ..when I'm really really interested in something and am not in a bad mood (depressed/anxious), otherwise my attention is really bad.


Last night, I leave to go to McDonalds to get a snack at like midnight. I come back and my husband and I feast. About 15 minutes later, I ask for a back rub. My husband makes me take off my shirt, and I stood near my window by accident grabbing a blanket in my bras. We are really high up, so I doubt people can really see me with the line of site, but I heard this loud bang like someone did see me and slam their door. So a little self conscious, I sit on my husbands lap and got a backrub. So then, we keep hearing this truck on the street. I glance out my window and was like, oh there's a tow truck down the street. My husband was like, he better not be towing my car. I knew he was no where near my husband's car, but I felt the need to get up and look closer anyway to double check. Nope honey, he's really down the street. I sit back down to watch tv and complete this back rub, look out that same window again from that distance, and there is a roaring fire with cars exploding and everything, from the time I went to McDonalds probably. Nobody was hurt, and it was just the garage, but it was a huge fire like a whole house burning, and I totally didn't notice it.