A video that simply must be seen, a writing update
March 09, 2010

This is a video that every politcally minded American should watch, so I hope that I can count on each of you to do so:



In other news, I spent something like an hour today going over the first chapter of one of my novel projects. Maybe I'll spend some time tomorrow doing the same... but with a different chapter! I'm hoping I can get into writing more fiction. I go through these phases where I get mad at myself for not working on my fiction. Someday, I'd like to go through a phase where I cash royalty checks and get paid to use my imagination and I tell Matt Lauer that he can suck it. Or at least all but that last part.

In still other news, I looked up the symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome after reading speculation that Peter Sellers may have had it, and there were 27 symptoms listed on one of the sites covering it. All 27 of those matched my childhood, teen years and to a large extent my present existence (which is more subdued, and which happens to be right in line with how things go for the lucky ones). The wikipedia entry on it might as well be the story of my life. I've mused in the past that I may have the syndrome. The more I read about it, the more I really think that I may have Asperger's Syndrome. It's nice to have a name for some of the symptoms, and to know that it doesn't mean that I'm doomed to failure. I just have trouble empathizing, moving without being a klutz, socializing, showing a normal range of emotions, speaking in a non-monotone voice, realizing when my obsession with a few core areas is becoming a bore and so forth. As syndromes go, I could have a much worse one clinging to me!

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joseph_valencia joseph_valencia - March 09, 2010 (07:55 PM)
I recommend having someone administer the ADOS test to you. Not only will it confirm whether or not you have Asperger's, but it will tell you to what degree. You'll also be given other information that will help you to understand yourself from a neurological standpoint. If you're interested, you should ask a psychologist about it.
True True - March 10, 2010 (10:54 AM)
Someday, I'd like to go through a phase where I cash royalty checks and get paid to use my imagination and I tell Matt Lauer that he can suck it. Or at least all but that last part.

Sadly, the only funny part in that entire movie.

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