Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Newport Bayfront

Whilst I find the main drag through Newport uninspiring, a simple left down toward the bayfront, with the fishing boats , murals and quirky shopfronts is quite a different story, almost like the artsy, colorful district that you go to play in.
As I walked along the fleet, I heard these odd sounds, like barking. I followed the sound and ended up on one of the public piers staring down at a passel of California Sea Lions basking, frolicking and hollering just 15 feet in the water from me. Oh, joy!
I had never seen sea lions free, wild and in their natural habitat.

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