Life With A Side Of Autism


Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Fun Friday! It's Time For "What Did I Just Watch?"

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth the last couple of days, but I was fighting a bug that left me feeling wrung out and pathetic. I'm only slightly less pathetic today, but that's enough to be able to share this list of horrors and funky stuff to ease you into your weekend. So welcome to another edition of "What the hell did I just watch?"

This is eyelid weightlifting. Yes, you read that right.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Today Is National Single Parent Day! Show Some Love!

Today is National Single Parent Day, and while that's a lovely commemoration, I highly doubt I'll be marching in a parade, or find a restaurant that offers a single parent special on the menu.

You may think there's not much to celebrate about being a single parent, and while it's not ideal (and not what I'd planned, certainly), it's not all bad.

It's been seven years since my ex walked out the door. We've found our own groove, my kids and me. It's been seven years of weekend sleepovers in the living room, campouts in the back yard, movie nights and popcorn catching contests, new traditions and spontaneous hikes and picnics - mainly because that's just about all the social activity I can afford most days.

It's been a lot of good memories, but yeah, it's not always easy.

Monday, March 20, 2017

It's The First Day Of Spring (I Think . . .)

That, my friends, is one of the many daffodils planted around the office complex where I work. The poor things never stood a chance against a foot of snow, and freezing temperatures that are just now seeing it start to melt.

This has officially been the weirdest winter I have ever experienced. It's been freakishly warm and our only real "snow event" hit us a good month after most of the snow is usually over around here. It is decidedly unsettling.

I've also noticed a serious increase in the amount of wind in the last year. I've always lived in a somewhat breezy area, but this year? Nuts! Wind nearly every day and frequently gale-force stuff. 

It all makes me wonder what kind of summer we're in for. Yeeesh.

Well anyway, Happy First Day of Spring, which is coincidentally International Happiness Day (and the birthday of Mr. Rogers)! Here, have some bunnies!

Once Upon A Time – Season 6, Episode 13 Recap: Potions, Proposals, & A Whole Lot Of The F Word

We begin our tale this evening smack in the middle of the first Ogres war, where a nervous young soldier is bolstered by the one and only Beowulf, who possesses the magical sword Hrunting, which is infused with light magic. He leads the attack with sword held high, and the poor nervous soldier gets squished between an ogres toes.

Beowulf takes on the most badass ogre of them all and nearly loses the sword when Rumplestiltskin suddenly appears, killing all the ogres at once with the power of the dagger of The Dark One, thereby ending the war.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Top O' The Mornin'! And A Happy St. Paddy's Day Friday!

It's time again for the wearing of the green and the usurping of another nationality all in the name of frivolity!

As someone with a good deal of Irish blood, and someone who has finally stood on the auld sod, I wish you the happiest of St. Patrick's Days. Let's have a laugh!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Few Suggestions For Responding To A D*ck Pic

That's right. Somebody sent me a d*ck pic today, via my Twitter messages. Friended me a while back but I don't know him or interact with him. Completely unsolicited. He thought I was "cute" and he hoped I enjoyed it. I did not, in particular.

Not that I didn't appreciate someone reaching out to me, but just not with that particular appendage. I prefer to meet those in person, and after a thorough vetting process that doesn't involve Russia or big money donors.

Anyway, here's a slew of random pictures and gifs that you can save and send to anyone who graces you with an unsolicited d*ck pic. Enjoy!

Middle school is over, fellas

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Just To Be Near You

I sit down with my laptop
And she sits down next to me
Curled up on the pillow
Wanting to be near
Just in case I need her
Or she needs an ear scratch
Mostly, though
She just wants just to be near
It gives me a warm sort of happy
Fuzzy feline love
Is good love