Monday, November 4, 2013

About me and why I made this blog

Introducing me! Also some of my thoughts on what this blog is about. I was diagnosed with Asperger's in 1994 and first watched a car race on TV no later than 1997. I turned 24 the Saturday before I wrote this.  Asperger's is a form of autism and people who are autistic can like to watch car races due a fascination with letters and numbers or it may be sensory. The sensory reasons could be the colors of the cars, since some of the autistic are drawn to bright objects or the sounds of a race on TV, since certain sounds can draw the autistic or repetitive movement, as the autistic can like to watch spinning objects.  I took a technical writing class in college and have written some NASCAR fan fiction. My mom, though not a big sports was curious about my stories and says I write like a reporter. She also said I could write a blog, at a different time. I read blogs by other females with Asperger's and Granny Grump's race blog on which is how I got inspired. Music, car races, mainly NASCAR and autism are my big interests now. I also like animals, my favorite being cats. Cat love is common amongst Aspies. I like to read and do crossword and Sudoku puzzles. Puzzle love's common amongst the autistic I've read. I'll blog at least once every week.
 The Aspie life label refers to posts about things in my life/non-NASCAR interests.


  1. I'm so glad you're blogging now!! When I think about car racing, the first thing I think about is the sound. I can understand why that would be a happy thing. It kind of makes me happy just thinking about it. My favorite kind of crosswords are Double Trouble: You put either 1, 2 or 3 letters in each square, but you have to figure out how many.