Thursday, February 14, 2008

Reconnecting with family...

So I guess Myspace is actually good for something.

Three people I haven't seen in a long time (one of them, not since I moved to AZ in 1995) have found me on Myspace.

Considering how sucky the search function is there, I don't really know how. But it's a pleasant surprise. I now realize how much I miss it back home. I'd gladly do anything to move back there.

There's so much I've missed. I have two young cousins who don't really know me all that well. I want to change that.

I miss my family so much.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Auto racing predictions

I have been a racing fan, literally, my entire life.

Been watching NASCAR the entire time, but am now an open-wheel fan. I have near-encyclopedic knowledge of Formula 1 history.

Here are my predictions for 2008, for the two series:

Jimmie Johnson wins the Daytona 500.

Juan Pablo Montoya defends his win at Sears Point and also becomes the first foreign-born Cup champion.

Robert Kubica wins the Monaco Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton wins the Formula 1 driver's title, while McLaren wins the constructor's title.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Songs I have recorded recently (and where they can be heard)

Here is list of songs I have done, for a couple projects in the works:

Proud Autistic
Green Day - "Time of Your Life"
Green Day - "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Keith Whitley - "When You Say Nothing at All"
Blindside - "Silence"
Tom Petty - "I Won't Back Down"

Acoustic Tribute to the Best Band Ever (and no, it's not The Beatles)
"October"
"Exit"
"Running to Stand Still"
"The First Time"

A few of these are on my music Myspace site, which there is a link for to the top right.

Feedback is always appreciated.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My thoughts regarding a "cure"

Plain and simple, really.

I don't want or need one for myself. Unless they could develop a way to cure the comorbids without losing the positive aspects of autism, excellent. But they haven't, and they can't.

But I'm not anti-cure, despite what I think. If an autistic person would want to be cured when/if one is available, I have no objections. But it should only be up to the autist. Nobody else.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Coming soon: My life story, set to music.

Yeah.

Right now, I'm writing lyrics to a song that has been 21 years in the making. My entire life, from when I was an infant, to now, will be written into lyrics.

This is a personal project to me, and I don't want to disappoint.

Updates to follow.

Friday, February 1, 2008

I FINALLY got my textbook for class

Yeah.

Two whole weeks after class officially started.

But it's not my fault the books are so expensive. Even USED copies cost too much.

Well, at least I can now officially begin my life as an amateur web designer...

I may just get to volunteer after all!

I was informed that the specialized training provided by Phoenix Children's Hospital that is "very costly" may not be such a big deal to worry about.

It more than likely wouldn't cost me anything, but it would cost them a lot. Because I read that these sessions would probably involve learning how to deal with the various special needs these kids have and learning what to do in case something were to go wrong.

Many of the patients there have not only psychological and mental disorders, but potentially life-threatening illnesses and diseases. In case something were to happen, I would need to know everything.

I think this is what they mean by "very costly".

I am serious about this and am more than willing to go through with it.