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  1. Outliers, or Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

    I have been reading a remarkable book by Malcolm Gladwell called "Outliers", which examines why some people succeed and others do not. There's been a lot of garbage written on the subject, mostly along the lines of "I made it, so can you." This book isn't like this. For anyone wanting to know what makes successful people successful, this is the book to read. According to Gladwell, successful people are that way because of factors he calls "outliers", things that make them stand out from...
  2. Secretariat

    Recently I bought the movie "Secretariat". I was a teenager when the big red horse made his stunning triumph in the Triple Crown races back in 1973. At that time I was obsessed with horse racing and horses in general. You might blame it on reading too many "Black Stallion" novels, but eventually I did make it to the racetrack where I worked very briefly as a hotwalker, someone who walks horses to cool them down after they exercise or race. It is the lowest job on the racetrack totem...
  3. New tunes !!!

    I bought 44 new songs for my iPod. I set up an account for iTunes and started buying right away--there have been songs I've wanted to download for ages! I've bought: "Stop To Love" by Luther Vandross "Crush On You" by The Jets "Round And Round" by Selena Gomez "Your Love Is My Drug" by Ke$ha (the ONLY song of hers that I like.) And SO many others! :D
  4. Stuck in my ways

    Okay, I'm 20 and I still like kids stuff. I like cartoons, especially the classic ones on Cartoon Network. And I like to watch the old episodes of Barney, like the ones I watched until I was 9. I mostly watch G and PG-rated movies because I'm most comfortable watching them. And I still read books that are intended for kids up to age 12, books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. My mom and Grandma say it's okay and I should do whatever makes me feel...
  5. Things I believe, subject to change.

    This is something I have been sitting on a while. I don't expect it to mean anything to anyone but me. I'm just throwing it out ther into the universe. Things I believe, subject to change. I believe there is a higher power. Be it gods, God, Goddess, Creator, however you personally see it. I use the word God since that is the one I am most used to. God interacts with us humans on a regular basis, but rarely is it on the level of our daily consciousness. I believe God to be more of a...
  6. The Gambler

    Back in the Seventies there was a song by Kenny Rogers called "The Gambler." The chorus went something like this, "You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run . . ." That song used to irritate me every time I heard it. What kind of advice was that? It didn't mean anything at all! For some reason I started thinking about that old song the other day. It's true that the gambler didn't offer any concrete advice to the narrator of the...
  7. Start Facing Reality! (A look back)

    Last spring I was looking at the bulletin board outside my favorite coffeehouse when I saw that the community theater was going to put on a production of Hair and was looking for people to audition. Since I missed the "Age of Aquarius" by only a few years (by the time I had the means to run off to San Francisco and become a hippie, the flower children were no more), I thought, why not? So I auditioned and to my great surprise, landed a part! It was quite an experience for this aging...
  8. Not easy

    Wel, im trying to get in to the working life, but its not that easy. its hard to find something that i whould like to work with, this country has almost entierly offshore and industry jobs. ive done that and didnt like it too much. So now i want to try out security, ive applied in Securitas and others. but i like IT and comunications too, so im stuck between making ALOT of money and a MOUNTAIN of money. but then u think its not the money that counts, its the job that matters and that u...
  9. The Challenge Ahead

    I see a very challenging future ahead for those of us with ASD's. For whatever reason, ASD's are on the increase. This is already putting a strain on our school systems as they strive to accommodate us. I grew up in the bad old days when there wasn't a whole lot of accommodation and the emphasis was on keeping the child with ASD docile and quiet. To this day, I am great at following directions (once I understand what they are), but I am not so good at the things my employer is now...
  10. University

    I've been at UCA (University for the Creative Arts) for a few months now. Really enjoying it so far. I've made two good friends there too. I'm finding it really difficult to socialise properly - but I've virtually thrust myself into the deep end by getting elected as the LGBT Students' Officer. Sadly nobody seems interested in forming a society at our campus yet (though there's one at our Farnham campus) - hopefully that will change soon. The course itself is brilliant. I've been...
  11. Battling child abuse requires a lot more than images of cartoon figures

    There is another meme on Facebook in support of a trigger. There are pictures of cartoon figures replacing profile photos left and right. Cartoons from the 80's and toons from the 90's are proving most popular. This move of profile images is intended for "awareness." It's also to "fight child abuse.? Resource for this article - Childhood cartoons on Facebook - Child abuse needs more than thiss by Money Blog Newz. Facebook: change your profile to a cartoon character When you have a Facebook...
  12. Dealing

    How can I deal with this frustration and anger towards things l really can't change. I can change things, but they will take awhile, considering I am trying to look for something a bit more of a set schedule. Plus I hate having to deal with strangers. I had myself all amped up and upset about work, and now since I have been typing and deleted. repeating that 3 or 4 times, I suppose I have calmed down some, but I am still thinking about the work thing. Also being around my son and listening...
  13. Calling all Aspie Couples

    Hello, I'm new here and interested in networking with other aspie type couples. This was my first week back in work and I had to drag my feet a bit as a result of the extended holiday period.:no: Wishing you all a good 2011....:P Please do introduce yourself to me here and make 2011 memorable for hubby and I.:)
  14. Am I really looking forward to 2011

    I haven't achieved what I have longed for, but I am hopeful. I am not anything special, but I believe with getting everything in order I will be on the right track. I was hopeful to find companionship/ boyfriend, but honestly if it happens it happens. I am not too worried. I like my bubble and how things operate. Although I see a need for change, to better myself instead of living in the same mundane routine. Who the hell knows, what I really long for is achievement at a university, and to...
  15. CJ's Christmas Message

    It's been a while since my last blog entry but I thought I'd kick this out here and take the chance to wish you all a merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year. Whatever you do, try your best to enjoy it and spend it with the people you love. Soak up the good feeling and really make an effort to make it special. Best regards, - CJTheCreepingOne.
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