Monday, April 21, 2014

Autism Blogs I've Been To

I have read many autism blogs, to some degree. Here's a list
A Diary of a Mom (partially)
Amanda Broadfoot's blog (some)
Another Autism Dad (some)
Appalachian Aspie (some) She's a Christian aspie lady, so kinda like me.
Autisticook's blog (some)
Autism and Daily Living (some) that's the TC boy one I mentioned
Autism Army Mom
Autism Dad (partially)
Autism Daddy(some)
Autism Twins (going through)
Autisms Edges (some)
Big Daddy Autism ( some, until it shut down)
That Bub and Pie Blog (substantially)
Dude I'm an Aspie (some)
Everyday Asperger's (some)
Just Stimming (partially)
Life With Joey (partially)
Little Bit Quirky (somewhat)
MagnetoBoldToo (in part)
Maternal Instincts (some)
Mom Ma'am Me (some)
Musings of An Aspie (some)
My Life as It Is (some)
PDD-NOS (some)
Problem Girl (some)
Puck and Puzzle Pieces (some)
Rhema's Hope (some)
Saving Savannah (some)
Slow Down, Gym Shoe and the writer's other blog (some)
Stimeyland (up to date)
Spectrummy Mummy (somewhat)
Tis My Life (significant but maybe not quite all)
Three Channels (some)
Turn Around Bright Eyes (partially)
You Are What You Eat (some)
There's another one I vaguely remember, but the name escapes me. It was about an autistic boy.
I remember one with a single dad and a son called The Boy with autism and cerebral palsy.
This one blog by someone autistic and bipolar.
Some, like the ones whose names I couldn't remember, I only read one post or just a few or haven't been to in a while, but these are ones I remember going to.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Darlington Weekend

Hey folks! Here's my take on Darlington. Trucks were off again this time.

Friday was the Nationwide race. Rookie Chase Elliot won for the second time in a row with 52 laps led , followed by Elliot Sadler with 3 laps led, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch with 84 laps led and Joey Logano.  Rounding out the top-10 were Kyle Larson with 2 laps led, Kevin Harvick with 5 laps led, Regan Smith, Trevor Bayne and rookie Ty Dillon.  Mike Wallace finished 17th after 1 lap led.  Trevor Bayne and  rookie Ryan Reed are Roush's top-10 representation and both have medical issues, MS and diabetes respectively.  Trevor has improved in Cup and Nationwide this year.  He said "I've never been more driven to compete." when he announced his MS to the world and I think it shows.

Saturday was the Cup race. Kevin Harvick won with 238 laps led to break the streak of different winners, followed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with 5 laps led, Jimmie Johnson with 8 laps led, Matt Kenseth with 12 laps led and Greg Biffle with 5 laps led.  Rounding out the top ten were Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon with 8 laps led, rookie Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman. Brad Keselowski led 4 laps before he finished 17th.  Denny Hamlin finished 19th after leading 3 laps.  Brian Vickers led 30 before finishing 26th. David Ragan led 1 lap before finishing 32nd. Joey Logano led the first 37 laps but had trouble with 10 (I think) laps to go, either a leak or front hub issue, which relegated him to 35th.  Kasey Kahne led 23 laps but was 37th after an accident.

Happy Easter this weekend! See you in two weeks, after the Richmond race, unless I decide to do a filler post. I guess they don't wanna race on Easter. Truck and Nationwide had a Nashville race Easter weekend, but they raced on Friday Saturday, so that was still not right on the day.  Nashville's  now used for tests only.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Texas Weekend

Hey folks! Here's my take on Texas race weekend!  The Trucks were off this time.

Friday was the Nationwide race. Rookie Chase Elliot won with 38 laps led, followed by Kyle Busch with 38 laps led, Kyle Larson with 1 lap led, Kevin Harvick with 101 laps led and Dale Earnhardt. Jr.  with 15 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Matt Kenseth with lap led, Regan Smith, rookie Ty Dillon and Elliot Sadler. David Starr, JJ Yely and rookie Ryan Sieg finished 15th, 16th and 17th with 2 laps led each.  Trevor Bayne finished outside the top-10 for the first time this season after he had a blown tire relegated him to a 23rd place finish.

Sunday was rainy, so the Cup race was delayed until Monday afternoon.  Joey Logano with 108 laps led, followed by Jeff Gordon, who led 40 laps, Kyle Busch who led 10 laps, Brian Vickers and rookie Kyle Larson. Rounding out the top-10 were Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard and Tony Stewart, who led 74 laps. Denny Hamlin, was 13th after leading 20 laps.  Brad Keselowski led 85 laps before finishing 15th due to a speeding while exiting pit road after a late-race pit stop.  Reed Sorenson led 1 lap before finishing 33rd.  Kevin Harvick also led 1 lap before a blown engine relegated him to 42nd place.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had first 43rd in seven years after he had fiery crash when he hit the wet grass, but he was fine.

The Cup has had a different winner every race so far this year.  They had the Cup race scheduled for Sunday instead of Saturday as they normally would due to basketball.  The Final Four was in Texas and they had a game Saturday night. Will Darlington produce another different winner? Come back next week to see my take on the races at the "track too tough to tame", as they say.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Martinsville weekend

Hey readers! Here's my take on Martinsville, home of the famous hot dogs. The Trucks were back but the Nationwide was off. They return at Texas, the next race.

Saturday was rainy so the Trucks were delayed until after the Cup race on Sunday. Matt Crafton won with 47 laps led, followed by pole-sitter Darrell Wallace Jr. with 34 laps led, rookie Ben Kennedy, Johnny Sauter with 61 laps led and Ryan Blaney with 3 laps led. Rounding out the top-ten were German Quiroga, Timothy Peters with 49 laps led, Ben Rhodes, Ron Hornaday, Jr. with 62 laps led and Brian Ickler. John Wes Townley had an accident on the last lap and brought out the caution.

The Cup race was on Sunday at its scheduled time. Kurt Busch won with 23 laps led, followed by Jimmie Johnson with 296, Dale Earnhardt, Jr with 25 laps led., Joey Logano  with 39 laps led and Marcos Ambrose with 22 laps led. Rounding out the top-ten were Matt Kenseth with 36 laps led, Kevin Harvick with 1 lap led, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer with sixteen laps led and Paul Menard.  AJ Allmendinger was eleventh with one lap led. Pole-sitter Kyle Busch was 14th after leading 22 laps. Greg Biffle was 18th after he led 18 laps. Travis Kvapil was 33rd with 1 lap led. Joe Nemechek had an accident and was the only one that didn't finish.

Denny Hamlin had some metal in his eye. The sinus infection business came from how he had a bad one in January and his symptoms reminded him of that. He waited until Wednesday to release this because Richard Petty's wife, Lynda died of cancer. He wanted to respect that. My dad once said "I used to root for the King." Since Richard Petty was the King, Lynda Petty was the Queen, as my Petty fan dad said. Come back in about a week and I'll have my Texas take.