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  1. Washing Laundry During the Coin Shortage

    For those of you who rely on coin-op laundry during the coin shortage, and can't get quarters, I'm going to teach you one of the most efficient and powerful ways to wash clothes in the bathtub with the least effort. Fill the tub a little under 1/4 of the way up with dirty clothes. I find this equals about six to eight outfits plus all undergarments. Add detergent evenly over the top. If you like you can add fabric softener to make the clothes smell good. You don't want to overdo it with...
  2. I hate my job

    Well i actually don't but i hate being a office lawyer and earning slightly higher than minimum wage after working my ass off all my life. I want to earn more. I don't want to depend on my parents for everything. My parents were still paying my bills even when i was working because there was no way i would have been able to survive on my own in my own house. If you don't start your own business (if you are not a super socially able and charismatic nt who is also capable enough to start their...
  3. Stopping meltdowns

    Yesterday was a subpar day in almost every sense of the word for autistic me. Days on which I change outfits more than once before leaving the house always end up like this (I often do this when my routine is messed up). I forgot something important to give to a friend I met up with, my shoes hurt, I was (unjustifiably) yelled at by a lady on the subway. I arrived first at a restaurant I had never been to before, had to enter the place and ask for the table that was reserved under not my...
  4. Artichoke & Red Onion Flan

    (All measurements in British Imperial) Pastry • 3oz Self-Raising Flour • 3oz Wholemeal Bread Flour • 3oz Butter > crumble together with your fingers until it’s an even consistency (I use room temperature butter: totally wrong according to every book/body... but it’s easier, and has no negative consequences) • Water > combine with fingers to make an only just not sticky dough (this is the hard part, I have a tumbler of water and add a generous dash at a time: if it gets actually sticky, add...
  5. The Thief and the Queen, Chapter 1: There is a Thief (Rough Draft) (Part 2)

    Chapter 1 There is a Thief (Continued) “Your Majesty, my Lady!” Another officer entered the tent, this one was accompanied a group of soldiers and a man they had captured, he had long dark messy hair, messy facial hair, and a rough, muscular build; it was Haroman. “Speak officer!” Answered Queen Andromé, again not bothering with formalities. “We caught this thief in one of our arsenal tents. We searched through his belongings and found two items we think you should take a look.” “Show...
  6. The Thief and the Queen, Chapter 1: There is a Thief (Rough Draft) (Part 1)

    Chapter 1 There is a Thief Haroman saw many orange glows in the direction of the capital city of Háloma. He was traveling southeast pass the capital. What an unusual night this is! He thought to himself. Is the capital really on fire!?! Haroman turned and headed straight east towards Háloma. He passed through the farmlands and orchards of the outer rural area, it was September and the crops were ready for harvesting. The thought of stealing some of the food crossed Haroman’s mind. He was...
  7. Rhubarb & Walnut Bread & Butter Pudding

    (All measurements are British Imperial) • 8 Slices of Bread > remove crusts, cut into squares roughly half an inch a side, spread in a greased medium size baking dish (I use supermarket white sliced, fresh: whatever type works for you is great) • 10floz Milk • 2oz Butter > bring to the boil together, then pour over the bread. Let it soak for 15mins whilst: • 5 Eggs • 9oz Caster Sugar • 0.5tsp Ground Cinnamon > Whisk together in a reasonable sized bowl till a bit frothy and evenly combined,...
  8. Paella (vegetarian)

    (All measurements in British Imperial) • 2tbsp Olive Oil • 1tbsp Butter • 1 Red Onion, chopped. > Lightly fry (just soft, no more) in a big frying pan • 5.5oz Arborio/Paella Rice • 1tsp Ground Turmeric • 1tsp Ground Cumin • 0.5tsp Chilli Powder • 3 Garlic Cloves, crushed • 1 Chilli, finely diced > Stir in, then immediately: • 2 Red Peppers, diced • 2.75oz Baby Corn Cobs, halved longwise • 20 Pitted Black Olives • 1 Beef Tomato, seeded & diced > Stir in, continue to fry for 2 minutes. •...
  9. Fruit Cake.

    (All measurement are in British Imperial) • 8oz Self-raising Flour • 1oz Ground Almonds • 1.5tsp Mixed Spice • 1tsp Ground Ginger • 1tsp Ground Cinnamon • 1tsp Ground Cloves > Sift into large mixing bowl • 6oz Dark Muscovado Sugar > mix in. • 6oz Butter > crumble in with fingers until texture is consistent. • 3 Eggs > Beat in. • 10oz Mixed Dried Fruit • 4oz Glacé Cherries • 2oz Crystallised Ginger > Mix in. > Pour into a 10” baking tin that has been greased and lined with baking paper. >...
  10. Feeling shame over needing help

    I am still in highschool (hopefully graduating end of 2020-2021 school year) and I need to take summer classes. I am taking a photography class. There is an assignment where we had to take many pictures of features of good pictures (lines,shape,texture,positive and negative space,repetition, and contrast) even after being told what to do 10 times I still messed up and I wasted an hour on pictures I could not use. It ended up that my mother had to help me for over an hour. I would take...
  11. DBT and Autism

    CBT is often brought up for autism and emotional regulation but DBT can work too..and in my case much better,
  12. Fear of being abandoned

    I am scared of being abandoned. I know someday my parents will die and i will be alone. I know life will have no meaning after they die and hope to die soon after them. I don't know how i will manage my property and i am scared i will be left penniless and in the streets. I don't want such a life, i hope i don't have to endure it much.
  13. Alexithymia (trouble identifying and describing emotions)

    This guide explains alexithymia, what causes it, the harmful effects of it, and how to better understand your feelings so you can be yourself and be in control of how you feel.
  14. Replacing Unhelpful Beliefs with More Accurate and Helpful Beliefs

    This blog entry contains a list of unhelpful, negative, and inaccurate beliefs followed by more helpful, positive, and accurate beliefs that can be used to feel better about yourself and make it easier to get along with other people.
  15. Chapter Three: Cradle

    Once out of the library building Celeste began sprinting towards the nearest public transit docking station. The ferry had about another ten minutes until it arrived, and after the mild confrontation with Professor Yama, Celeste was nervous about staying too long. There were four University students clustered together discussing how unfair the calculous exam had been. She decided if she tucked herself into the seat behind them, she would be harder to see if protectorate decided to search for...
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