Thoughts and illustrations on living on the autism spectrum.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Search Strings We Have Known

Ah. The search strings that bring people to my blog. Can’t you just picture what they were thinking?

i'm an aspie now what

cartoon images of noodle the dachshund

i'm a little aspie

cinnamon bears in delaware

help squishy birds help

charades dude i'm a transformer i'm a pigeon

That was fun. Keep searchin' people. Keep searchin'.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


NT invited to dinner

Leonardo's Tavern?
I’m in!
See you then!

Aspie invited to dinner

At 8?
Hmm. I should get out and socialize.
It would be good for me.
Maybe this will work.
Am I doing anything else that day?
... No.

But, maybe there’s something better going on?
Let’s check, I wouldn’t want to miss out…
No, nothing else.
“Leonardo’s Tavern.”
Hm, never been there before.
Let’s check the Web site.
What’s on their menu?
Hmm – I could have fish and chips,
or the putanesca looks okay,
but I could probably get any of this stuff anywhere else…

Let’s see who’s coming…
11 people said Yes.
Hmm, from their photos, not exactly my kind of people…
Will I have anything to talk to them about?
Probably not…
What would I have to wear?
Casual attire… that’s good.
I’d have to pick out an outfit though,
I’d want to make a good impression…

Where is this place?
Let’s check Google Maps…
Hmm, yes, I think I could manage that…
Let me just simulate it with street view,
I wouldn’t want to get lost…
“Quaint country setting,” it says.
Oh, I like that.
But it’s a tavern, that’s like a bar.
Will it be loud?

Loud people and bar food…
“Entertainment nightly.”
Oh, that’s not good – that means noise.
Let’s see what yelp has to say…
Hmm, this person gave it one star.
Didn’t like the ketchup…
That’s not good…

One hour later...

Erm, I just don’t feel right about this…
It would be nice to get out,
but, I don’t think this is the time…
That’s what I’ll do,
I’ll wait for the next one.

What shall I do tonight?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I've Been Babbled Upon!

It's an honor to be included in Babble's Top 25 Autism Spectrum Blogs for 2011. I'm among great company, and there are so many others they could have chosen. Please check out the full list. There are many blogs I already follow, and others I'm just now discovering.

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Big thanks to Babble for including me - especially for calling me a "young person" on the spectrum (!) - and for this outstanding awareness campaign.