Sunday, December 25, 2011

Peace be with all of you throughout this holiday season.

Especially to those of you who keep up with this blog.

You mean so much to me.

I don't say that as much as I should.

So thank you all.

For everything.

And Happy Holidays.


  1. Don't worry, I often feel as though I don't take enough time to thank my readers. It's a constant concern...but for the record, you have always struck me as someone who appreciates and reciprocates the feedback. From my perspective you have nothing to worry about.

    Happy holidays right back at ya, buddy.


  2. A bit late, but I hope you've had a good one! :) x

  3. Happy Holidays, Hayden--really enjoy your blog! So sorry for your recent losses. You never know what lies around the corner...but you should be proud of your accomplishments in the midst of the sadness. Congratulations on your graduation!

    Just watched your video about the Big Bang Theory. I believe the show is more a commentary on those with Asperger's Syndrome than on scientists, in general. Asperger's a form of high-functioning autism. Many people with Asperger's are interested in science and are able to achieve PHD's--yet they have serious social issues. All scientists, of course, do not have Asperger's. But many people with Asperger's are interested in science and have extremely high IQs, but at the same time struggle with simple life skills. I know Aspies who enjoy this show because it humorously reflects their own social issues. Unfortunatley, as in the episode you viewed about the rooftop, Aspies are bullied mercilessly for the things they "don't get" about life and the real world.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear of your losses. I can only imagine how you must have felt when you found out, and how you are feeling right now. You have a college triumph followed by two tragedies, so it was pushed down. But still congratulations on your graduation... and I hope you get through the tough times without too much trouble.

    Have a good one too

  5. Thank you, all of you.

    And good to "see" you again, Karina.

    Also, thank you for you comment, Anonymous. From now on, though, if you wouldn't mind leaving specific comments on the relevant posts, that would be great. It makes it a lot easier for me to respond, especially when I have to address more than one person. No harm done, just a small request for the future.

    I hadn't really thought of the show that way before. I'm familiar with Asperger's Syndrome. I had a friend in high school that had a combination of Tourette's and mild Asperger's, so I've experienced the full brunt of it. However, I still think that the show is little more than a dolled up excuse for society to laugh at social outcasts rather than celebrate their accomplishments.

    I'm curious, though: do they ever indicate that any of the characters are supposed to have a diagnosed neurological disorder like Asperger's? I haven't seen enough of it to know.