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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “The carpet sweeper is the biggest scam perpetrated on the American public since One Hour Martinizing.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “The carpet sweeper is the biggest scam perpetrated on the American public since One Hour Martinizing.”

I’m so upset because I just found out Sheryl Crow has supported Autism $peaks in the past.  I’ve been studying her career lately, and am so impressed with her skills.  She’s brilliant, and she speaks up about the horrible realities of the status quo.  I didn’t expect to uncover this gut-wrenching information.  Everything I know about her, albeit, not much, tells me she must be unaware of the organization’s controversial history.

I’ve gone back and

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Elaine is writing a sitcom!”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Elaine is writing a sitcom!”

I’m so glad it’s finally cooled off.  I love fall and winter.  I finished watching season 7 of Game of Thrones.  I’m so pleased with what HBO has created.  The season was short, but so much happened.  I purchased the seasons on Bluray because I don’t have HBO, but I plan on subscribing before season 8 begins, now that I’ve seen what they can do.

I wrote a short story about a scientist who

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Stop crying and fight your father!”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Stop crying and fight your father!”

Welp.  I did something today I didn’t think I would.  I reached out to the VA for care.  Granted, M has strongly suggested I do so repeatedly.  As a doctor, it seems it’s excruciating for him to watch my health decline for lack of care.  I also reached out to the Patient Care Advocacy to assist in ensuring I’m not subjected to further abuse.  (They’re but the first in the chain-of-command.)

It’s not

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Here's to those who wish us well, and those who don't can go to hell.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Here's to those who wish us well, and those who don't can go to hell.”

I realize I don’t explicitly discuss autism on this blog very often.  It’s because I’m autistic; it’s an intrinsic part of my perception and life, as is PTSD, and my ongoing battle against depression.  On my journey to becoming my best self, I encounter many allies who share their experiences and understand every aspect of my struggles.  Some are also autistic, but many carry luggage with different labels.

I’ve learned to apply caution

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “It's pretty hot under these lights, huh, Seinfeld?”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “It's pretty hot under these lights, huh, Seinfeld?”

I had to pull out my weighted blanket, last night.  It didn’t help immediately, as in the past.  I was burning like Daenerys Stormborn when I first attempted sleep.  Whenever I feel overheated or short-winded, my body wants to move as if the activity will validate my discomfort.  I played Amelia Bedelia’s favorite game of hiding and stalking.  I suspect it amuses me as much as it does her.

I discovered she has

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I've driven women to lesbianism before, but never to a mental institution.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I've driven women to lesbianism before, but never to a mental institution.”

I’ve draped myself in the comforting blanket of music, of late.  It’s gently healing the many wounds I’ve acquired on my journey so far.  In this pleasant space, I’m building a better survival strategy for when The New and Improved Depression Monster (TNAIDM) ambushes me in the future.  I’ve acknowledged how it affects me; out damn pride.  First to go is my wit.  I cannot rely on my keen mind when stapled to

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “You think sickness like that grows on trees?”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “You think sickness like that grows on trees?”

I recently was alerted to a service that enables one to become a tree.  I’m as pleased by this as I am about the upcoming Fleetwood Mac concert. 😃🙃 Here is their website.  I ordered the redwood version.  I’ve never seen one, aside from photos and video.  I think they’re fabulous.  I hold land where it will hopefully thrive.  Yay.  I’m off to watch more Game of Thrones.

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Bozo the Clown.  That's who Bozo is.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Bozo the Clown. That's who Bozo is.”

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It’s dreary and raining, today.  Thank goodness for the Gettin’ Grown podcast with Jade and Keia.  While I listened, I played around with my first stop-motion video.  The sound is courtesy of a protest in NYC.  It was fun and surprisingly easy to create.  (The mini-figure of 45 is from minifigures.com.)  I recently finished reading a memoir titled, Educated, by Tara Whelan.  It’s about a woman who grew up in Idaho.

It details

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “And I had won by so much, a myth began to grow about my speed.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “And I had won by so much, a myth began to grow about my speed.”

I’m myself again.  Aside from insomnia and hot flashes, I don’t detect any more menopause symptoms at this time.  I’m so relieved to be feeling better, but I have wasted a lot of time worrying about how I’ll cope when The New and Improved Depression Monster returns.  I hate how surprised I am over surviving the last encounter.  I should be celebrating the victory and talking shit about how depression is too pathetic

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “No, people hate that.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “No, people hate that.”

I’ve started menopause early.  I began menses late and ended early.  It’s helpful to me to understand why I just clawed my way free from the second worst bout of depression I’ve experienced to date.  I’m still a bit more fragile than I prefer, but it will pass soon.  I knew menopause was going to kick my ass, but damn.  I thought I would at least be able to function to some degree

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Rain and sleet may not stop them, but lets see them get past these bricks.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Rain and sleet may not stop them, but lets see them get past these bricks.”

The Depression Monster showed up a few days ago.  I haven’t bothered resisting this time.  Resistance is futile.  I’m not wasting any more energy fighting a battle that won’t end until I do.  Bring on the devastating sadness that makes me weep until I’m exhausted.  Go on and increase gravity until I can no longer hold up my head.  Staple me to the floor, like you always do.

Take my appetite, my laughter,

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I've had a lot of experience with semantics, so don't try to lure me into some maze of circular logic.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I've had a lot of experience with semantics, so don't try to lure me into some maze of circular logic.”

I know I haven’t said a word about the Beyoncè show.  I’m still processing the experience.  Spoiler:  🤯🤪🤩😁😍😭😍😭🙃  I finished reading a novel for the Gettin’ Grown podcast book club last night, titled, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  (It’s an Oprah book club edition.)  I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed the story.  Marriage is a painful subject for me.  (Skirting spoilers, sorry if I tripped.)

I realized about halfway through the

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Ah.  Catalog writer's block?”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Ah. Catalog writer's block?”

I’m living in my head in no small degree of late.  I’m not stuck, I’m in fascination overload.  I love it here.  I’m learning so much so quickly.  I feel almost like The Lawnmower Man, (before the madness.)  I understand humans more profoundly than before.  I’m giving my mind some breathing room to process my third reading of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, (ASOIAF.)  I’m on season

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Have you ever seen the Incredible Hulk, sir?”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Have you ever seen the Incredible Hulk, sir?”

I’m beside myself. Therefore, I’m writing to myself.

Dear Alison,

I can’t believe you did that shit!  Are you kidding me?!  Who are you?  You can’t be the same me that spent an embarrassing amount of time last night thinking of a way around this challenging situation.  Nope.  I was there.  You sincerely thought about taking a stab at time travel around wee-dark-thirty, don’t you know.  Did. That. Shit. Way to go!

Love, Alison

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I think we all would have been a lot happier if they hadn't landed a man on the moon.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I think we all would have been a lot happier if they hadn't landed a man on the moon.”

I know.  (Head suddenly too heavy to hold up)  What the hell, Alison?  I’m sorry.  I’ll get my shit together straight away, and get back in sync with the blogosphere, as soon as I finish this one thing.  For, today is the day M printed out the concert tickets.  (I know I said it weird, but it’s to signify this epic event.)  Yep.  We print out our tickets; we’re so old.  😂

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Will you calm down?  I took all my blood to Newman's.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Will you calm down? I took all my blood to Newman's.”

I probably shouldn’t be blogging right now.  My mind is threatening a meltdown.  The upcoming concerts I’m anticipating are wreaking havoc on my ability to remain calm.  My thoughts are running at warp speed, so there’s little chance I’ll stay on topic today.  If glimpsing someone else’s mindmap in raw form disturbs you, this is your signal to bail.  You’re welcome.  🙃

I wish people would add links to their blog on their

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Just because a hospital gets a grant to study DNA doesn't mean they're creating a race of mutant pigmen.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “Just because a hospital gets a grant to study DNA doesn't mean they're creating a race of mutant pigmen.”

I lost my rhythm.  I’ve been silent for a while, processing.  It becomes an all-consuming task when I lose my groove;  (I hate being in this state because it’s so vulnerable.)  It’s like suddenly being thrust back into your five-year-old skillset, while still trying to function as an adult.  I can’t mask my autism or PTSD symptoms from stranger danger when like this.

The universe is reminding me I’m disabled.  It feels like

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