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Hi all. Just wondering if any of you are tradies? If so, what trade? How do you find it?
I am doing an apprenticeship in heavy vehicle diesel; basically, a truck mechanic. I find I learn differently, much more academic. Once I know what I'm doing, I'm all over the job.
Nice to be here. Self diagnosed and in a few months, I'll be seeing someone for an official diagnosis.
This will be a pretty long post. I was looking up "aspergers and break ups" when I found this place. I figured this is as good as any.
So, basically, story goes like this. I've only ever had 2 real serious relationships. First girlfriend I ever had dumped me out of the blue after a year of dating, promises I was special, ect. Never saw it coming and I burned up over her for years. Eventually, the burn went out, but after that, I self sabatoged any potential partners. For years.
Then, 10 years later, I met Susan. She was younger, but I didn't mind. We met at school. Started chatting when placed in a group together and we just hit it off. She went after me pretty aggressively. No guessing game with her. She had her past too. As a result, red flags were everywhere, but I thought "let the past be the past"
We started dating and she told me she loved me the first day of our relationship, which kinda was odd to me. The relationship progressed however and we flourished as a couple....
Yesterday, I called out of work because I needed a mental health day. The thought of driving a bus full of a bunch of over-privileged, self-entitled corporate types was absolutely unbearable. I needed a longer weekend to recoup and regroup.
On a whim I decided to check the craigslist job boards for transportation jobs. Lo and behold I happened upon a small but growing company specializing in vehicle drive-away. For the uninitiated, you get paid to drive a vehicle to a new location. I heard horror stories about people getting scammed or treated horribly by these companies so I was skeptical.
Since I was in a bad mood, I just wanted to click on the craigslist prohibited button and move on. It was a good thing that I read a little further and that this company brings people on as independent contractors and gives you a company credit card to handle all vehicle expenses, including travel. It looks like life presented me with an opportunity to become an independent contractor earlier...
Anyone else? I'm pretty sure this is not just standard echolalia...
Sometimes, normally when listening to the radio at home alone, a word will be said and I feel like I have to say it myself to see what it 'tastes' like.
It's a good or bad feeling whilst saying the word, physically and mentally. This is regardless and unrelayed to the meaning of the word. If it 'tastes' nice I repeat it. Sometimes in different voices, pitches or speeds to see if these added 'ingredients' make it 'taste' any different.
It's a little odd but hey, I think I'm in the right place to bring it up! [emoji4]
It's been a while since I posted a comment or a thread, but now I have a very important issue I feel the need to discuss with the community.
I've met this girl from Ukraine (but lives in France at the moment), since like early January of this year. She's very attractive, smart and kind. We've been exchanging letters, postcards and gifts for like 4 months now, the last thing she sent me was a postcard with her perfume on it.
Now we have switched to whatsapp (this requested by her because she wanted to send me some pictures of her, which she did, like 10 pictures of her I believe).
I enjoy talking to her because she has a very warm and funny personality, she also has a similar way of thinking as mine. I don't know how to properly put it but I'm getting interested in her.
So, does anyone has ever had this kind of experience? What did you do if you felt attracted at some point? Do you think that deep and serious feelings can be developed in this way? Should I stop worrying...
Had anyone seen the commercial for Traveler Beer? If not, the very essence of the commercial deals with the founder getting fired from every job he ever had. Then he turned his passion for beer into a living.
While watching this commercial, I realized that I've been fired from just about every job that I've ever had. Clearly the founder of Traveler Beer marches to his own drum beat, although I do not know whether or not he is on the spectrum. This commercial, while campy, has been an eye opener for me. I've been fired, forced to resign, and made so uncomfortable that I've resigned on my own - basically fired. I know I march to my own drum beat but I could care less at this point.
So maybe self employment IS the way to go for capable Aspies.
New Study Shows 92% Of Convicted Murderers Suffer From Aspergers Syndrome
By Dr. Franklin Forrester on June 27, 2014
The Wyoming Institute Of Technology‘s very own, Dr. Franklin Forrester, will be published in next month’s American Journal of Medicine. The essay details recent findings from a seven year study which focused on convicted murderers who have been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome.
Dr. Forrester and his team of psychiatric professionals, doctors and criminal psychologists interviewed over two thousand different prisoners, in seven different states. The group focused on the correlations between autism, and criminal offenders. What they found shocked everyone.
The following is an excerpt from the AMJMED article due out next month.
“My inspiration for this study was the tragedy that took place on April. 16th 2007, and is widely refereed to as the Virginia Tech Massacre. Seung-Hui Cho, took the lives of 32 students and wounded 17 others. He had been diagnosed with...
I am an NT. I have been in a committed relationship with an Aspie for nearly 7 years.
I noticed some things early in the relationship that were different. He did not tell me about his Aspergers until at least 4 years into the relationship. We shared common interest in sailing and he spent a lot of time teaching me and we became racing partners and had the time of our lives together. When i was researching and getting my brother diagnosed with Autism, Brian told me that he had Aspergers and he disappeared into the other room. I followed him and told him I knew he did, but it did not matter to me, I loved his just as he was.
Fast forward: 2 years ago I fell very ill with Lyme disease. To not burden Brian, and to get treatment, I came home for a short duration closer to my parents. At first we did not know what was wrong and it took over a year to diagnose me. Brian came to visit, and we talk 3 to 4 times a day. EVERYDAY.
Brian's home has mold in the basement. I cannot be around...
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