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January 14th, 2009
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Finger Stuff
So, having checked today, it turns out I have ring fingers longer than my index fingers. According to the latest study this suggests that I am:

(a) good at Maths and Science (b) autistic (c) lesbian

This is interesting.

(a) I have a degree in Maths, and children who are generally acknowledged as having "an excellent and wide-ranging grasp of scientific concepts"

(b) I have one son with a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism, one who despite being very bright doesn’t appear to understand what’s said to him half the time, and one whose school is concerned that he has “poor social skills, extremely poor organisational skills, and sustains very little eye contact” (and that's the one I thought was "normal"). And the more I fight their schools on their behalf the more I recognise the signs in myself. Hmm, is it better to be autistic or simply not very good at lots of things other people take for granted?

(c) I’m not saying no. And that’s all I’m saying.


In more interesting news, Alex James is having a great time running through the countryside to get fit for July. “There are no fat bass players of any significance,” he says. Aww, bless.





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From:gritsinmisery
Date:January 14th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Oh hi, look -- we have matching boys: one Asperger's and one high-functioning autism.

Yeah, I probably wouldn't test out as Aspie myself, but I wouldn't miss it by much.

And I've got a scientific degree in Computers.

But... my index and ring fingers, both hands, are the same length (on casual observation -- not measuring to the millimeter.)
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:January 19th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
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... and we won't ask about point (c)

I've been surprised at the proportion of ASDs there are amongst the people I get on best with online, or their kids of course. Or perhaps we're over-represented because we're the ones that need the place to escape to more than others?
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From:gritsinmisery
Date:January 19th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
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c) Haven't really even considered it until lately, because oh, I do dearly love males. But there've been a couple of times recently where a female has, erm, come under consideration, if you will.

With Internet friends, you can control the amount of stimulus you deal with at one time -- and overstimulation is what sets off ASD-ers.
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:January 19th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Yes, yes and yes to (c) and "blimey I'd never thought of it that way" to your other point - obvious really, you can walk away when you need to, and I often do. My oldest won't phone even his best friend if he can avoid it, but he'll message him any time.
From:minchka
Date:January 19th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Hahahaha, I have the same thing, except that I'm God-awful at math, I'm not autistic, and I love boys way too much to ever be a lesbian XD
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:January 19th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Well, that screws that one then! It's always nice to hear both sides.

I love boys

It's when you get on to older men, and all that socks and toilet seats and tiptoeing round the fragile ego stuff, that lesbianism starts looking more attractive...
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