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I am sitting at my reference desk just minding my own business, waiting patiently for anyone to ask for help and across from me are two adults playing video games. Video GAMES! How absolutely awful. Darn that Hedgehog.

 

 

Here I am in the temple of books, which I guess that makes me a priest or something or a guardian of this temple and right across from me are two people willing to descrate my temple by playing video games instead of doing some kind of learning.

Some kind of book enjoyment. I just want to jump over the desk, rip the video games out of their hands and jump up and down on it till it breaks.

But I won’t because I don’t believe in violence, and more importantly I would be fired and quickly escorted out of the temple never to return. This exile would be more than I could bear.  Video games have their place in the library in the Young Adult section to draw reluctant readers into the library who otherwise would not come in. As well, the library should not be stuck in time and should remain relevant but how much insult to injury can I bear. How much should I be expected to bear? Video games are one of those things that like Porn should remain in the home behind closed doors to be enjoyed only be you and your friends not brought out into daylight.  

People are taking advantage of the break of school and summer to give me time to think and relax at work. It will be chaos here soon and then the noise of the video games will be nothing compared to the noise of conversation, and people at work but until then keep your DARN VIDEO GAMES OUT OF MY LIBRARY!!!

 

Lately I have been avoiding my home like its a monster house which will swallow me alive. House hungry grr. Ever since I have been done my masters I have no clue what to do with myself. As I did not have time for a hobby when I was at school I don’t have any since my hobby during my time doing a masters was reading and writing essays and watching lectures. Now, however, the second I am home I instantly become bored and look for any local shows going on in the community to go out to. I need to learn how to become more comfortable in my skin I guess and comfortable with flicking on the television and watching whatever I have TiVod or reading a book. I could also take up a hobby such as woodworking, using a big sharp saw to cut wood while it’s resting on a plank. A real man’s man kind of hobby building book shelves or tables, with the next nail that I am going to hammer in between my teeth. Then eventually when people in the neighbourhood need something built they will turn to me and I will become a really valuable member of the community in my off-work time. Chances, are  however, with my luck and poor hand-eye-cooridination I would probably end up just cutting myself with saw and if I didn’t I would accidentally hammer my finger or cut my mouth with a rusty nail so maybe woodworking isn’t right for me. I could take up knitting.  All the transferring of wool from one knitting needle to other while switching from Pearl and Plain is supposed to be soothing and help reach a place of Zen. I could even do it in front of the television! Chances are, however, that if I did this I would be so distracted that I would constantly be dropping stitches and who needs that in their lives? Who seriously has patience for that?

I have already mentioned my lack of musical talent. Hmm does anyone out there have any suggestions for a hobby for a young male with Aspergers?

Eww gross Aspergers is on your face.. book. How disgusting is that. You can try and try to wash but you won’t be able to get Aspergers off of facebook.

It’s natural that people with Aspergers would like facebook as its a great equalizer in many ways. There is no secret body or tonal language to be read. What you mean when you write is as foggy or clear as you make it. Relationship status is clear, for the most part, therefore a person with Aspergers generally knows where they stand when they flirt with a girl. If we know how to flirt that is, as flirting is often misconstrued. (That’s a funny word, let’s all say it on the count of 3. 3… 2… 1… Misconstrued. Great, good job everyone, if you have done it right you should be laughing hysterically as well.) Its also much easier to make facebook friends than it is to make genuine friendships. Although, I want to jump up and down on the like button and crush it. When you give someone a compliment they shouldn’t just click “like” but should have to type in a quick message like thank you. I am pretty sure that the creator of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg had Aspergers, as he had many of the traits such as poor social skills, saying odd things, as well as obsessing over a narrow field where he could spend hours upon hours doing repetitive tasks.

Facebook, however, can also still suck for people with Aspergers. Make us feel like we are back in high school watching television, like Buffy the vampire slayer for hours instead of getting invited to the cool parties. How do we know we aren’t getting invited to the parties because facebook told us so. In the past we may have had suspicions that everyone else was at a party but now people are putting up status’s and picture’s from the parties that we never recieved the invite for. Is it better to just have suspicions or have actual proof, the answer there is quite clearly vague suspicions.

  It is also just another medium for me to make a fool of myself, and it’s easier to make a dumb fool of myself on facebook than it is when you actually have to pick up a phone or worse in terms of work. Plus everything is just way more public than it was in the past.

That is my two cents on facebook. Facebook has both its pros and cons just like everything else its just about knowing what they are that’s important.