Is it odd that I try to avoid posting an introduction

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AspieGirl793
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22 Feb 2010, 10:12 pm

I've been meaning to join the discussion board and introduce myself but for some reason i've found every reason not to. Not that I really didn't want to.

Now that I've forced myself to sit down....
I'm 27, divorced, army veteran, mother of two (one with AS; the other ADHD). Life in our house is busy!
I haven't been formally diagnosed however after my son was diagnosed I realized everything they were saying fit me as well. Here I just thought everyone thought like me. Lol.

I don't have friends though oddly want them. I just honestly don't know how to interact with people on an ongoing basis. Small talk seems so stupid to me. I've learned over time to mimic what people do around me....I make eye contact here and there only because I know everyone expects it but it freaks me out!
I don't mind being alone in general, but I realize everyone has someone....and I don't. Someone in my family joked about throwing me a huge 30th birthday party....inside I was sad; I don't have anyone to invite. I should have at least one friend to count on, right?

Hoping to meet some people that are like myself....it'd be so nice, since at times I feel completely alone.

I LOVE animals (horses especially), languages, learning about different cultures/religions, gadgets (I'm an electronic junkie), web design. I really like working with my hands....and since my son is obsessed with cars I'm trying to learn more about them. Would be nice to learn how to tinker with a car...it's something him and I would be able to do together I think.

Anyway, I look forward to chatting and reading about others.
-J



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22 Feb 2010, 10:19 pm

Welcome to WP!

You and I have a lot of the same interests.


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22 Feb 2010, 10:26 pm

hey there. i also like learning about other cultures.

side note i just want to say thank you for serving in the army for us. what was your m.o.s.?



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22 Feb 2010, 10:32 pm

Thanks.

I was a Cryptologic Linguist :-) I miss the military and the strict routine.



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23 Feb 2010, 12:16 am

i tried to go in, great asfab scores couldnt make the physical though, cant run, damn skateboards. i have upmost respect for those who serve. ever think of going private sector crypto? cia?



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23 Feb 2010, 12:42 am

Welcome to WrongPlanet. :)


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24 Feb 2010, 4:16 pm

Hello AspieGirl793, welcome, enjoy your stay on the Wrong Planet!


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24 Feb 2010, 8:32 pm

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24 Feb 2010, 11:57 pm

Welcome to WP. I have much respect for people who serve in the military, coming from a military family myself. Takes real guts to go out there and serve your county, especially these days, so thank you!

Any particular culture you are interested in? I have a great interest in asian cultures myself, and anscient Egypt, though that may count more an a historical interest :)



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25 Feb 2010, 11:17 pm

Hello there.

The part about not enjoying small talk and mimicking people really resonates with me. Interesting when juxtaposed with your interest and background in language.