One of my bands has too many tuba players. Seven showed up to yesterday’s concert. In the other, a trombonist is doubling on tuba to make sure we have more than one. I almost wish there was a way to average them.
never motherfucking take math (spergpost)
laurento: propagandaduende: i didn’t have asperger syndrome until an hour ago but now i do Read More on the other hand it was pink slip job today in my corner of the universe and the math Ph.Ds did not get a pink slip. YMMV OP, I hope your day gets better, but stop using my label to mean bad things. Ableism is crass.
Bitter Grapes: stepone: Thought SOPA/PIPA was bad?... →
stepone: Thought SOPA/PIPA was bad? Better start writing an angry letter to your ISP: Six strikes and you’re screwed: What the upcoming piracy crackdown means for you poselikeateam: olliemaxwell: Starting July 1, the nation’s largest Internet service providers (ISPs) have agreed to adopt a “Graduated Response” program intended to cut down on illegal file sharing. The program, colloquially...
Representative Sanchez approves of the JRC. If... →
Find him on Facebook and Twitter. Write him letters. Call his office. Be brief, succinct, and civil. Tell him his constituents disapprove of torture. He needs a lecture.
If autism issues interest you, The Arc of the United States is having a Twitter chat now.
Contact Info to Protest American Gypsy Weddings
tal9000: genderbitch: golden-zephyr: (So it’s easier to reblog) You can send a message to Discovery (the owners of TLC) here: http://corporate.discovery.com/contact/viewer-relations/ David Herman is executive producer of the show and he works for Firecracker Films. He does not have a direct contact address out there. Firecracker Films can be contacted here: email@example.com ...
One Hundred Good Deeds: #18 →
onehundredgooddeeds: Like any awesome human being should, I love T.J. Maxx. I went there over the weekend and ended up getting a couple things. I was asked to donate to the Autism Speaks charity and gladly said yes. It’s become a familiar practice for stores such as this one to ask customers for $1 donations… That would be nice if autistic people wanted Autism Speaks representing us,...
purplewowies: So… I’m thinking about maybe putting the content of the “Don’t Donate to Autism Speaks” speech I gave online. Should I? That would be great!
Aspergers and Obsessive Interests.
creatingmyexistence: I haven’t talked much about my Aspergers here and I thought it was about time. Over the years I’ve had many obsessions, often called “special interests”. Some of them have included: Thomas the Tank Engine (when I was a toddler, obviously). “You and Me” (a New Zealand children’s show of the 90’s hosted by Suzy Cato). Video cameras. Serial killers. Severe weather and...
My instrument will never hurt me...well except...
the13thchair: - The 13th Chair If you played tuba, it would have happened more than once.
If I follow you, even if we've never talked, you...
bittergrapes: and you follow me, even if we’ve never talked, you are AWESOME and you should always, always, always feel comfortable coming to talk to me because I want you to be happy. The metaphorical door is open.
SIGN AND REBLOG: EPA: Don't Sacrifice Navajo Water... →
The Colorado Plateau of New Mexico still bears the unhealed sores of the Uranium Boom of the last century – radioactive waste piles, contaminated water and hundreds of mines on Navajo land abandoned by companies looking to make a quick profit. Despite the massive contamination, companies want to start a new era of mining in this region. I know this because I am Diné (Navajo) and live in Church...
This is a fun Tumblr considering the subject matter.
irishdruidmama: Personal Note: I am a night owl. Always have been and probably always will be (even though I get up at 6 am every day to get G ready for school.) I don’t sleep well even when I am in bed. I am an insomniac. Gaerik goes to bed at 8:30 pm on school nights. We read together and then he reads alone until he falls asleep. Tonight at 9:30 pm he comes trudging downstairs and says this:...
My Comment on an Article the Arc of the U.S....
Autistic people do want to discuss autism. This is true of many of us for whom it is not a primary special interest. An autistic community in which we can discuss issues pertinent to our lives has developed. Every time Grandin mentions that, she seems to describe it as pathological. Younger autistics, like me, tend to disagree. While our lives are far more than autism, that does not mean we should...
TAL9000: The Importance of Language →
golden-zephyr: I am not indigenous, but I am a minority. My languages are endangered. In fact, for my primary dialect, I have yet to meet another who speaks it. Even my second dialect, which is more common, is still a meager offering. What does this matter? In my language, there is a word…
TMKristen: ATLANTA AREA AUTISTICS: LISTEN UP →
ohshititsar: iamthethunder: ohshititsar: iamthethunder: iamthethunder: ohshititsar: Autism Speaks is having their walk on May 20th at I believe Atlantic Station. Anyone interested in organizing and participating in a protest? The more people I can get in on this, the better, and I think this is something that needs to be done. I am. Last… Unfortunately, Atlantic Station is a...
TMKristen: ATLANTA AREA AUTISTICS: LISTEN UP →
ohshititsar: iamthethunder: iamthethunder: ohshititsar: Autism Speaks is having their walk on May 20th at I believe Atlantic Station. Anyone interested in organizing and participating in a protest? The more people I can get in on this, the better, and I think this is something that needs to be done. I am. Last… Unfortunately, Atlantic Station is a private development, a sort of outdoor...
TMKristen: ATLANTA AREA AUTISTICS: LISTEN UP →
iamthethunder: ohshititsar: Autism Speaks is having their walk on May 20th at I believe Atlantic Station. Anyone interested in organizing and participating in a protest? The more people I can get in on this, the better, and I think this is something that needs to be done. I am. Last… Unfortunately, Atlantic Station is a private development, a sort of outdoor mall. Every inch is...
ATLANTA AREA AUTISTICS: LISTEN UP
ohshititsar: Autism Speaks is having their walk on May 20th at I believe Atlantic Station. Anyone interested in organizing and participating in a protest? The more people I can get in on this, the better, and I think this is something that needs to be done. I am. Last year, I protested alone in downtown Atlanta. Just be ready to leave when asked or post bail. Atlantic Station is private...
I am. I am. I am.: sistercrow: goldenheartedrose:... →
sistercrow: goldenheartedrose: allies-person: goldenheartedrose: acrosstheflame: This is an unsolicited PSA: People of the world, please stop saying things like “Autistic child” or “Disabled person”. It’s kind of shocking that most people don’t realize there’s… It would be easier and more sensible to let people with disabilities or disabled people decide what to call...
what I do when I should be doing homework: So my... →
aenaithia: So my Mom’s pug Max got hit by a car today and died. Mom called me, sobbing, sitting on the back porch and holding his still-warm body while Dad dug a grave. I cried on a few of my friends, fluctuated between sad and angry, emailed my professors that I might have to excuse myself during class to… I am so sorry about Max.
Summer cannot come fast enough. I want the energy to play tuba outside of work and rehearsals.
amethystdahlia: So I already expressed my disappointment about dad not understanding why I find the idea of a “cure” for autism so problematic. I haven’t said anything about mom because tbh I’ve come to expect her to say lots of problematic and fail-y things, so I figured she couldn’t possibly shock or disappoint me. I was half right. After I sent an email response to dad about the horrific...
Untitled: anticapitalist: Norway killer picked... →
anticapitalist: Norway killer picked victims who had “leftist” look Breivik said he spared some people, including a 10-year-old boy whose father was his first victim, and a Labour Party activist because he looked right-wing. “Some people have the type of look that is associated with…
Malibu Beach Inn: Every couple months, we select a... →
malibubeachinn: Every couple months, we select a charitable organization that we’re passionate about and that is active in the Malibu community, and we dedicate ourselves to raising money and awareness for that organization. Through Likes of Love, we invite you to help us support these organizations by… Autism is not a disease. Autistic people wish Autism Speaks would go away. Read...
Remember Me World: Apology →
remembermeworld: This morning, at 2:00 am, I wrote a somewhat controversial post about my opinion on ableism. Now… I was expecting angry replies, but at the time, I felt, with smug self-satisfaction, that I was right and that nothing you guys could say would make me doubt what I knew, or rather, what I thought I… This is a sign that you have more to learn. It does not mean you should...
Am I the only autistic activisty person to find...
sherlocksflataffect: It always sounds to me like the new r-word. I was initially annoyed by the whole argument because I think too many words are considered off-limits here. The way I saw a recent troll use it is making me rethink that. You may be right.
My Thoughts on "Ableism" (TW abuse, violence, etc....
remembermeworld: So… I’ve had tumblr for a while now and I’ve come to realize that there is a large community of people with disabilities. Many of these people are just normal, everyday people who write about their lives and experiences. However, I’ve also noticed that a significant number of disabled bloggers (I don’t know if that’s what you call yourselves. Frankly, I don’t really care.) are...
Jarl Ulfric: Top Tip for Tumblr Users →
jarl-ulfric: Don’t even bother trying to assert the validity of your opinion when on the other hand you can readily admit that you are mentally ill; a person of impaired neuro-ability and severely maladjusted perception. You fools don’t approve of white people having a say on PoC affairs, cis people speaking… My dad is a middle-aged autistic man, a white collar professional respected in...
It's Relative: My Tumblr Purpose. →
alyssaadler: Hello there! So a while ago I got this Tumblr, and I had NO IDEA what to do with it. I followed a bunch of people involved in my favorite fandoms, and laughed and cried. I discovered I loved this site, but I felt I needed a purpose here, instead of just taking up space. I’m not good at gifs, not… It sounds like a great idea. I have one concern: have you asked him if he...
somethingrarelyscene: the last time i harass my lovely followers i promise :3 tomorrow i’m walking for autism with my work. our goal was to raise $1,500 and so we only raised $1,490… you should be a kind soul and donate. every dollar raised goes to help raise awareness for autism and such. :3 thanks again love jordan ! Autistic people wish Autism Speaks would go away. Please stop...
This is a wonderful page for members of the autistic community that argue: http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ Give your favorite trolls the proper names for the holes in their thinking.
It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white,...– comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Priviledge: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via ouiominy) i can’t echo this enough. this happened all the time in Los Angeles. I started biking to work and school (18 miles each way to work, 22 each way to...
Fact: Tuba players know the question to the answer...
factsaboutmusicians: Unfortunately, only fellow tubaists can understand the language that the question is in, so it is lost to the rest of humanity.
Anonymous asked: Don't you dare assume to know what kind of person I am. No, it's all the 'this is the right' way to be a self-advocate and how people don't seem to realise that making sweeping comments like 'allistics are terrible' can actually make things harder for fellow autistics.
Anonymous asked: Um, I appear to have accidently given you the wrong idea I'm afraid. It wasn't Vadarama who wrote you that ask and I extend my apologies to them and you for antagonising the matter further. I'd be less inclined to use anon if the tumblr autistic community didn't make me constantly feel as though I'm doing something wrong. Do you think tumblr only attracts a certain kind...
It makes reasonable people do outlandish things. It moves like strong wind, invisible as it hammers the tangible world. Last night, it left me kneeling on a brick path, using a bench as a music stand, logging an umpteenth playing hour at what I thought was the end of the worst day I have had in some time. Life happened. My day got worse and lasted several more hours. I practiced there because...