Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Expect no updates until next week.

tomorrow i have a dental appointment to remove three molars which are in terrible condition.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Well.

I'm sorely lacking in vitamin D and calcium.

Went to get both today, came back with just vitamin D as I was short on cash. If I feel like walking again, I'll go back tomorrow for calcium.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanks everyone

To those who have offered me support this past week, thanks.

My stress and anxiety are through the roof. I have a dental extraction scheduled this week.

I also might have carpal tunnel syndrome.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Off-topic: Fantasy football

Once in a while, I will make an off-topic post or two, just to keep this thing balanced.

I LOVE SPORTS. Because one of my obsessions is sport statistics, fantasy sports are also love. Going into this weekend, I am 8-3 in fantasy football and tied for first place in my league. Even as a stat/fact guy, I have NEVER done this well in fantasy sports, so I am very happy with myself right now.


And just for the record, the league I am in is a private league for members of Toon Zone, a set of forums for cartoon lovers. Not surprisingly, a number of members there are also on the autism spectrum. Most of them are Asperger's, though.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Public apology

I retract what I previously said about the Autism Speaks message board.

I was in the middle of a bad meltdown and I lost it. I realize I'm trying to promote the positive aspects of autism, but these things can happen and I don't expect anyone to be perfect.

New feature: Song of the day (or week).

I've decided to post either a link to a Youtube video or the lyrics to a song I like that relates to me.

Today's song is "Count on Me", performed by Canadian band Default.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The REAL reason we're told to wash our hair twice a week

It's not to keep it clean, believe it or not.

The real reason is because shampoo contains EDTA, which if you didn't know, is used in some forms of chelation therapy. Yep. It's another product of the paranoia-induced mercury theory.

If only autism were caused by mercury, lead or arsenic intoxication. But it's not (and has been proven time and again).

Once again, I'm in no way denying these metals are bad news, but the amount of mercury put in thimerosol isn't enough to poison you and neither is the amount of mercury added to dental amalgam fillings.

STOP THE HYSTERIA.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

For the record:

I do not "have autism".

I am autistic.

I do not have an illness of any kind (though diabetes may come soon, but that's another story), so please do not say that I have autism.

The positives of being an autie

Intelligence.
Kind-hearted.
Dedication.
Nice.
Faithful.
Patient.
Friendly.


but perhaps most of all,

Me. Myself. I.

Autism and amalgam fillings

Oh yes, another post in an autism blog regarding the "mercury causing autism" mass-hysteria that's been going about for decades.

To put it very simple, amalgam is safe. In most cases, they are recommended over extraction surgery due not only cost, but ease over what would have otherwise been an unpleasant experience.

Evidentally some states are trying to ban amalgam (among other paranoid recommendations), though I fail to see why. Mercury is very toxic in its raw form, I won't deny that. However combined with silver, it is neutralized to a point where it is considered safe. Clinical studies have proven this many times. I won't deny that something out of the ordinary can occur, but amalgam still remains the cheapest, easiest and most importantly, safest option there is in regards to dental procedures.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

To anyone who might be reading this:

Anyone know where I can possibly get a puzzle ribbon lapel pin?

I've seen a few websites, but I don't have a credit card so I can't order one online.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Recording an album

It will be an album to hopefully help raise awareness of autism from the perspective of a proud autie.

It will combine covers of existing songs as well as original spoken-word poetry.

More details to come.

Before I start, a couple of clarifications

1. I do not personally approve of Autism Speaks or their methods, but there are some nice people on the forums.

2. About the puzzle ribbon logo. Most anti-cure activists don't like it. However, I do like it. I have my own reasons for doing so. If you disagree with my stances, fine. Just don't complain.

Test post

Consider this a test to see if this is working.