Life With A Side Of Autism

LIFE WITH A SIDE OF AUTISM

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: #JustDavidsMomThings



"No, honey, people don't fly to China just
to fart so no one at home has to smell it."




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy "Talk Like A Pirate" Day! Meet My 5 Favorite Pirates!



Ah, pirates. We all know they were probably murderous raping scum with poor dental hygiene and questionable bathing habits, but we push all that aside for a romantic picture of the open sea and the wind taking the sails. Pirates are dashing! Daring! And they make any movie better, they really do. So here are my five favorites - and some of my favorite scenes in which they feature.

5. 

Elizabeth Swan from Pirates of the Caribbean

Keira Knightly is breathtakingly beautiful, but stick a cutlass in her hand and she's magnificent. And so damn smart!



4. 

Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.

What more needs to be said? He's Captain Jack Sparrow . . .savvy?



Friday, September 15, 2017

It's Friday: Time To Share Some Silliness In The News!


You don't say.

It's Friday and I need to write, but luckily for you, there's been some fun in the news for you to peruse! Let's get right to it, shall we?

I may never eat avocado again.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

You'll Have To Excuse Me Today, I'm A Little Verklempt



Yesterday, I made a hotel reservation.

Not a huge deal, really. I'm not even paying money for it because I get a lot of reward points for a certain hotel chain as a perk of the day job. We're going away for the weekend in mid-October, just her and me.

Just her and me, and the college she wants to see, four hours away.

She'll tour the campus and the dorms, learn about financial aid and workstudy programs, eat in the Student Union building and get the lowdown on campus life from peers. We'll meet with professors from her field of study, and we'll see what there is to see in the town around the campus.

I had to promise her I wouldn't cry. I'm hoping to hold it until I get in the car for the drive home.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

5 Bollywood Dance Numbers You Need To See (And 1 Honorable Mention)



Last week, I shared some of my all-time favorite movie dance numbers, and this week, I'm sharing some more, from a genre that is in a category all it's own: Bollywood! I will confess that I don't watch Bollywood movies often, but I do love a good dance number. Bollywood is so full of fantastic colors, catchy music and amazing choreography - I just had to share some of the dance numbers that I've happened upon (or had pointed out to me) over the years.

We'll start with this one, because it's my most recent obsession. If this doesn't impress you, there's something wrong with you.




Monday, September 11, 2017

A Special Education Lawyer Discusses Protections For Special-Needs Students



I just wanted to share this awesome podcast, from a series titled Good Law: Bad Law. This particular podcast discusses The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the kinds of protections it gives to special-needs students:

Good Law: Bad Law Episode #13 - Special Education Law


The podcast is hosted by Aaron Freiwald of Freiwald Law and features special guest Josh Kershenbaum of MyKidsLawyer.com. Josh shares why this ruling is so important for students across the country as well as what steps parents and students can take to make sure they are get the education they deserve.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Happy Friday! Let's Play "What Did I Just Watch?"





That's right - the tattoo says "PUKE" and that's a bunch of monsters puking. And there's puke coming out his belly button. Where do I find this stuff? All over. You have no idea the dark places I troll or the sick minds of the people on my various friends lists. 

It's the end of a hellish week (and next week will be worse!) for me, and I've got a great collection of weird to see you into your weekend. So strap in and enjoy the ride . . .

This one is actually pretty fascinating. It's face painting, but at a level I've never seen before: