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My life is weird

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21 March 1979
Uhh... yeah. This is me. I suck, you don't. My friends say I'm weird. My mom says I'm special.

I'm Kelley. I'm 31 and I'm an Aspie. I have a husband of over 8 years, Colin, who is 33. Our son is Richard, he is 6 and has Autism which may or may not come up in my posts. The rest of my family is pretty dysfunctional, and I'm sure you'll hear plenty about them if you read my journal.

Some people consider me to be a professional photographer, but I look at it mostly as a hobby... How I got roped into it professionally, I'll never know. I know there are tons of people out there that are way better than me. I don't get the opportunity to get out and photograph the things I really like very often. Realistically, my ideal subjects are the non-moving kind... I especially like old, historic things and rustic type settings. And sunsets. I can never get enough of those... Especially here on the west coast of Florida. However as I said, I don't really get to do that. So I get my camera fix by taking pics of people. Namely my family. The pics are not always good, but I blame that on my family. :P I'm also big time into graphics and photo manipulation, retouching and restoration, in fact I have a home based business in which I attempt to make a little bit of money every now and then using my skills. If you are interested to see some of my work, go here: http://www.graphicalwizardry.com.

This is my place to rant and babble. Both of which I do fairly frequently. Oh yeah, and to post lots and lots of pictures. Many of my posts tend to go rather long, as I'm long winded in print but not in person. But, I try to put the super long posts behind a cut for those who don't wish to read them. I ramble a lot about my son, because he is central to my life and he's got a lot going on these days.

I have chronic foot in mouth syndrome added to poor social skills, so if I offend, it was most likely a mistake. Just poke me and say, "Hey, that wasn't nice!" and I'll apologize. Unless I meant to be a bitch. Which, when warranted, does happen. ;) I do have an attitude which I'm not afraid to use, but mostly, I try to keep it pointed away from others. I really do like to keep the peace and prefer to stay on people's good sides. However, I refuse to be a doormat.

Unlike many people out there, I have no "rules" for you to be added as a friend. The only thing I ask for is common courtesy and decency while you are commenting in my journal. I will extend the same to you! I will not be offended if you do not feel a connection to me, if you feel like we are not good "friends" or whatever, just unfriend me and I will take you off my list as well as soon as I notice, no explanations necessary and no hard feelings.

That said, I really do like to read, but my social skills really just plain suck... so if I don't always comment back, it's usually becuase I couldn't come up with something to say that I thought was appropriate or interesting. It's not that I don't care or that I'm not following your journal... I will comment when something strikes me, and it does from time to time. Some people can't handle that and see it as me being anti social... well, what can I say... It's just me. Not to mention my schedule is super insane these days and I simply do not get on the computer as often as I'd like to anymore. If that's not for you, then please keep that in mind ahead of time.

Something I've recently found out about myself, which explains a whole hell of a lot of the above written profile, which was written ages ago, long before I took this quiz and long after I took the one following it... Basically my whole life all makes sense now. (If the thing makes no sense to you, it says I likely have Asperger's Syndrome, which is on the Autism spectrum, just a mild and slightly different form.)

Your Aspie score: 133 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 62 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie
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This is pretty much me in a nutshell:
Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||| 23%
Stability |||||||||||||| 56%
Orderliness |||||||||||||| 56%
Accommodation |||||||||||| 50%
Interdependence |||||||||||| 43%
Intellectual |||||||||||| 43%
Mystical || 10%
Artistic |||||||||||| 43%
Religious || 10%
Hedonism |||||||||||| 50%
Materialism |||||||||||| 50%
Narcissism |||||||||| 36%
Adventurousness |||||||||| 36%
Work ethic |||||||||||| 50%
Self absorbed |||||||||| 36%
Conflict seeking |||||||||| 36%
Need to dominate |||||||||||||||| 63%
Romantic |||||||||| 36%
Avoidant |||||||||||| 50%
Anti-authority |||||||||| 36%
Wealth |||||| 23%
Dependency |||||||||| 36%
Change averse |||||||||||||||| 63%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||||| 70%
Individuality |||||||||||||| 56%
Sexuality |||||||||||||| 56%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||| 43%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Physical Fitness |||||||||||||| 57%
Histrionic |||| 16%
Paranoia |||||||||||||||| 63%
Vanity || 10%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||| 50%
Indie ||||||||||||||

Stability results were moderately high which suggests you are relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.

Orderliness results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.

Extraversion results were low which suggests you are very reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.

Trait snapshot:
does not make friends easily, secretive, introverted, reclusive, observer, dislikes leadership, somewhat socially awkward, does not like to stand out, dislikes large parties, values solitude, solitary, avoidant, ambivalent about fitting in, not dominant, unassertive, suspicious, prudent, unadventurous, worrying, weird, intellectual, frequently second guesses self

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If you'd like to know more about me, just ask.... But there's not too much more to tell.

I've had some unfortunate events occur in the past, so I keep this journal friends only. Thank you for understanding!