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05 January 2013 @ 08:17 pm
Welcome to Earlie's magical world of lots of different things!
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04 January 2013 @ 04:27 pm

Why am I involved in such a DEAD fandom? It's impossible to find any Gundam Wing roleplayers this day and age. T^T
05 December 2012 @ 10:42 pm
Simply a posting for headcanon of a character, that I don't exactly wanna put on tumblr yet because SOMEONE on there is a DOUCHEPICKLE and will throw a goddamn gasket over it.

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10 August 2012 @ 10:00 pm
Oh lord, what a week.

Doggy surgery, court dates, police issues...

And I still haven't heard back from my professor about which class she's teaching. C'mon, y'old fart.
04 August 2012 @ 09:18 pm
What did you do?

Chris Laurence Something-or-other was born at 6:30 PM on August 04, 2012, in a Ghengis Grill bathroom. He was supposed to be a she, and he was three weeks early. This child will be full of surprises.

His parents said they only had a name for a girl.

Mom: Too bad you're not a boy. We'd name him after you.
Me: ... well, my middle name's Christene. You could call him Christopher or something.
Mom: That sounds good. What's your first name?
Me: Laura. Laurence works?
Dad: Chris Laurence. I like it. I hope he turns out like you!

I don't. But hey whatevs.

Fire got on scene first, and were utterly useless to me beyond giving me their jump kit. By the time EMS arrived, the baby was just slipping out of mama and they dried him off and suctioned while I held him (fucking slippery little tyke- thought I was going to drop him). APGAR score was 8, so that's good. Mom and Dad decided they didn't need an ambulance ride, and they'd just drive to the hospital. The restaurant offered to give us our meal free, but since there were four of us there, I said they could just give the EMTs free lunch, so the guys went off with a gift card.

01 August 2012 @ 04:36 pm
Making friends: difficult, but manageable. Given enough time, I can do it.
31 July 2012 @ 12:34 pm
Currently in the WORST part of Bipolarism- horribly irritable since waking up. It's ridiculous how easy I am to piss off right now. It annoys even me. Uuurgh.
29 July 2012 @ 05:34 pm
My therapist says that one of the greatest challenges I have to get over is my inability to carry on a conversation without droning on about the same thing, or saying the wrong thing and offending someone. To help with this, she's given me this exercise:

1. How long will you be in conversation?
2. Break up the time.
3. Create topics by doing research prior to conversation.
4. Watch your time when talking.
5. Watch others' body language and tone. Are they annoyed or bored?

And while I can see how this would be beneficial to me if I were going to, say, a dinner party to support a politician or to garner attention to a disgusting lack of funding for the emergency budget, I can't say as this is ever going to be helpful in normal day-to-day life.

Such as, I never know how long I'll be in conversation with anyone. So I'm going to lunch with a friend? I don't know how long we're going to be there. Or if I'm at church with Dad and someone starts talking to me? I don't know how long they're going to be yammering away! Maybe I'll be at lunch for three hours, and maybe I'll only talk to the person in Walmart for ten minutes. How do I break up that?

As an Aspie, my topics of interest are very limited. Usually, it's something to do with medicine or science or philosophy, or any in a number of fandoms. Either way, any topic I research is likely not going to be interesting to other people, and vice versa. That makes it really difficult to just "research" a topic to talk about. No, scratch that- MANY topics to talk about so I don't end up boring someone.

Also funny that she should mention watching body language and tone. Aspie, m'dear. I don't read body language very well. Sometimes I'll pick up on disinterest or discomfort, but it usually has to be exaggerated. I do admit to being better than most of my caliber at it, but it's not a trait I pride myself on. It is a science I have yet to perfect. Besides, more often than not, their "Gee, this topic is boring," face is my, "This topic is rather interesting," face. So... yeah. Need a new exercise, lady.