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Monday, October 23rd, 2006
1:28 am
Tricking my computer
I need my computer to think I'm typing when I'm not. How can I do this?
Saturday, December 17th, 2005
11:44 pm
So I take that back about me not having Aspie qualities... I do act arrogant and like a know-it-all a lot of the time - although I still don't think it's really due to problems with reading people. It gets me into trouble though. :(

I seem to go in phases with it. Like, I keep my mouth shut and act really polite for a while. Then I get into a phase where I'm trying to prove I'm smart and I start acting really arrogant. Then I get reprimanded and tone it down for a while... Then I do it again.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
3:48 pm
car insurance
Suppose someone hit someone else's parked car and scuffed their paint a tiny bit, and let's say they asked their insurance to pay for it. What would the insurance company do first? Would they take a statement from you and then go inspect the car?
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
7:31 pm
Bad, bad day
Very bad day today. Screwed up at work. Hit a parked car (didn't hit it hard, just scuffed the paint a little, but still.) Got very depressed and could not get a hold of the people I usually talk to when I'm depressed.

Solution: Buy a new shirt, come home, drink Mirinda, read LJ and snuggle with cat.


It definitely helped, especially the LJ and the cat. The former distracted me from thinking about myself and the latter provided company, purring and fur.
Saturday, November 26th, 2005
10:23 am
Types of Geeks
I'm gonna list what I can think of off the top of my head:

Space Cadets
---Associated Mental Health Problems: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Inattentive Type
---Characteristics: seems stupid, seems immature, is not alert, has driving problems, has social problems
---Names they were called in elementary school: space case, space cadet, idiot, moron, dingbat, weirdo, geek

Aspies
---Associated Mental Health Problems: Asperger Syndrome, Non-verbal Learning Disabilities, Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS (which in this case means High Functioning Autism)
---Characteristics: can't read nonverbal cues, does not have an intuitive sense of how to behave in social situations, seems immature, does not seem aware of how people are perceiving them, becomes obsessed with a particular activity, can't make eye contact sometimes
---Names they were called in elementary school: weirdo, geek, freak
---Side note: Is it just me or do all Aspies like video games, anime, computers, Tori Amos and steak?

Whiny Geeks
---Associated Mental Health Problems: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Anxiety
---Characteristics: complains frequently, makes a big issue out of things that others think are trivial, has a "negative" attitude, blames others for their problems
---Names they were called in elementary school: ????

Shy Geeks: Anxious Type
---Associated Mental Health Problems: Social Phobia and other anxiety problems
---Characteristics: around strangers they keep to themself and do not speak much, when they do speak, they speak quietly, they are easily embarrassed and can't let go of embarrassment, social situations make them feel nervous and tense. Rejection is very hard for them.
---Names they were called in school: ????

Shy Geeks: Depressed Type
---Associated Mental Health Problems: Depression
---Characteristics: they don't speak much and when they do speak they speak quietly, they feel insecure and think their thoughts are unworthy of being expressed, they have trouble making eye contact and are chronically pesssimistic
---Names they were called in school: ????

Unattractive and/or Overweight Geeks
---Associated Mental Health Problems: Compulsive Overeating, Bulimia, Depression
---Characteristics: face or body that does not follow the golden ratio, asymmetrical features, features that are not the right size or shape, gender inappropriate features
---Names they were called in school: fatso, ugly, blubber
---Note: Being physically unattractive does not, in itself, make someone a geek, especially not with friends of the same gender. If people of BOTH genders dislike someone, the person has a problem besides from being ugly. But being overweight or unattractive will cause problems for women looking for boyfriends, even if the woman's personality is normal. To a lesser extent, it will also cause problems for men looking for girlfriends.

That's all I can think of for now.
Sunday, November 13th, 2005
10:22 am
Damn Elastic!
*****WNWAPETS*****

So I was walking in the store and I realized that the elastic on my undies was going out, cause they were sliding down. "Oh well," I thought. "My pants will catch them. I don't want to pull them up in front of everyone." I continued to walk through the store. I asked a clerk where the q-tips were and began following him to the location. Only when my undies slid all the way down to my feet did I remember - I was wearing a dress!

I had quite a dilemma. Should I stop and pull the undies up or should I keep walking, with the undies about my ankles, until we stopped and the clerk left. Maybe no one would notice.

But what if they did?

I decided to pull them up. A minute later the guy noticed I had stopped and turned around. I began to laugh in embarrassment. He turned around and pretended not to notice.

Current Mood: embarrassed
Thursday, November 10th, 2005
8:13 pm
OK personal journal update. Let's see. My dad's in chemo. My mythology boss was hitting on me today. My cat has a head wound and I'm interviewing for a new job.

Think that's about it. My cat is also trying to escape from being locked in my room, but I want him to stay there till his head heals.

Oh and my boyfriend's coming to visit.
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
4:49 pm
Misery
I haven't felt this miserable in a long time.

I really want to die. I feel like I will never get out of being me and as long as I'm me I can never achieve anything or go anywhere. I would like to jump off a cliff.
Saturday, November 5th, 2005
10:13 pm
Hm
The problem with having a boyfriend who lives in another state is that you can't have sex that frequently and you can't cuddle that frequently. I mean, I talk to my boyfriend every day and I see him about once a month or once every other month (cause he visits me or flies me out there), but I still get lonesome when he's not physically here.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
6:59 pm
Ramblings
*****MIM*****

I suppose I should update my personal journal. Lesee -- I have some temp jobs this week. I get to do office work and demonstrate carebears! And my dad has cancer. He just told me yesterday. I really hate it, because - even though I think he'll be fine, I hate the idea of him going through chemo, which is just awful to my understanding. Sometimes I wish I had more contact with my dad. I wish I were a better daughter. He's always taken care of me and I was terrible to him when I was younger.

Wow, I'm writing personal stuff in here!

My niece was Carmen from Spy Kids 2 for Halloween. I guess the powers that be underestimated the popularity of this costume, because you couldn't buy one anywhere. They were all sold out on the Internet stores that sold them, so my brother commissioned my mom to make the costume. She was very flattered and my niece looked adorable (as always).

My boyfriend bought a Frankenfurter costume, but chickened out and didn't wear it.

Well -- I guess that's about it for today.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
7:51 am
My first entry
I'm a bit confused about how to use this thing.

My name is Rachael Kioot and I am interested in writing, Attention Deficit Disorder and currently - Neopets. :D

Current Mood: silly
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