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wrapping up the evening

* My prediction for release time for tomorrow: 3:00 if I skip lunch, 4:00 if I eat. Joe wants to close early, but won't be getting to the office until noon at the latest, and we have to get together tax paperwork on half a dozen client files to send to the accountant.

* Tonight I win at the game of Internet. I reposted about the new Muppet video ahead of both the most prolific video poster I know, and the most rabid Muppet fan. (Of course it's not a contest. Except when it is.)

* However, I fail at the game of finding decent fanfiction. The one I turned up at lunchtime is a complete trainwreck, and I keep reading one more chapter to see if it redeems itself. It's not going to, and I should stop. I just can't look away.

* The Autism Spectrum Quotient test has popped up on Facebook. Tonight I scored 36. I took it a couple months ago, but I'm not sure exactly where I landed - it wasn't in my journal and I can't track it down. I know it was fairly close. The others who've posted it tonight (or told me, in John's case) have been in the normal-to-low range, and their comments have been fascinating to me, because they perceive the questions very differently. I'm curious about how my friends generally would place, and kind of hope more people will take it in the morning. I rather suspect that a chart of respective scores would neatly match a chart of how closely we actually understand the way the others think - if there were a way to chart that. Basically what it comes down to for me: when I say I'm painfully socially awkward, I'm not kidding. I'm just a little better at faking it than I used to be.

* Almond tea does indeed go well with peas. Or most other things, for that matter.

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amy_pearlman
Apr. 2nd, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
29. But I'm ADHD, and some questions may be misleading as a result.
calloocallay
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Do you really mean that because I scored low, I don't understand how others think? I hope that's not the case, because I kind of professionally help others think!
collacentaur
Apr. 2nd, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
Sorry, it was late and the phrasing is poor. If anything, it would be quite the opposite of that - low scorers would be much more likely to understand people and how they think, in general.

I am talking more about similarity of thought and reactions, understanding from a personal perspective, and the people-just-like-me kind of thing. Being on the same wavelength, if you will.

For example, I have no doubt that you can understand how I think well enough to find the most effective ways to teach me and to stimulate me to think more. However, I don't think you and I would ever "tune in" to each other in a way that we would be thinking in the same (or similar, no two people are ever the same) way. We operate in vastly different ways. And I'm not saying that because of the numbers on the test; rather, because of that, I am not surprised that our scores are far apart. I'm interested in how much that would correlate over a range of people.

Does that make more sense?
calloocallay
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, that totally makes sense. In fact, I've found it interesting that the people with similar scores to my own also interpreted the questions similarly.
daernhelm
Apr. 2nd, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I received a 25. *shrug* No idea what that means... but
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