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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Voting power?

I gave a lot of thought to this post, a whole 72 hours of cogitating. It occurred to me that this might be a way of making the concept of autism a little less ........hmm, how can I put it.....unpopular, more mainstream, shed a little light in the darkness perhaps?

Andy 29 also known as "Angela" over at "Memoirs of a Chaotic Mommy" has very kindly nominated my blog for a number of awards, quite alarming! But I'm none the less grateful, thank you so much.

You may or not be familiar with this site and it's nominations, but believe me, it's not for the faint hearted. You have to register, and then whizz off into middle earth never to see the light of day again. Quite nightmarish and I speak from personal experience here.

My first brilliant idea was to nip on over and vote for myself 7 and a half million times for each category, to guarantee success but quickly discovered that this isn't possible = rats!

Looking at the options, my techy husband says he needs to vote strategically. Why does that phrase sound so familiar?

My site was nominated for Best Blog of All Time!

Best of all time! In my dreams maybe dearie.

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

Stuff? Maybe, that largely what I write about, I think.....just stuff.

My site was nominated for Best Health Blog!

Health seems like a bit of a long shot, unless we're talking about mental health, mine not theirs.

My site was nominated for The Blogitzer!

Blogitzer? Can't even spell it!

So what do you think? If you click on any of the buttons, it whizzes you right there.

So I'll leave it here a while until I become thoroughly embarrassed but I'd be grateful for your opinion as to the possibilities of this shameless self promotion.

In the meantime I need to visit someone with a sticky post so that I can find out how to keep it stuck. Ooo the trial of bloggy skills and steep learning curves.

Grateful thanks to "Robin" from "Around the Island" and "Kevin" from "Left Brain Right Brain" for their help and patience.

Lastly, in the alternative maybe we could come up with the right collective noun for trolls, both English and American, or possibly universal? All suggestions welcome.

Here are a few that we came up with:-

A Nightmare of trolls

A Haunting of trolls

An Anonymity of trolls

A Tirade of trolls

and my personal favourite, 'A Menace of Trolls.'

Cheers dearies

Developmental challenges, for parents

Unexpectedly, he leaps to my defense, “do not be disturb him! Cant you see he is be nit!”
“Yes I can see your mother’s knitting…..she’s a she remember, not a him.”
“Oh yes, I am beed forgetting dat.” I still find myself tripped up by the correct use of some vocabulary and the complete absence of other parts of speech.
“You can see it beed grow longer, look!” he beams at his father. How we love that joint attention.
“What’s all this business with the knitting all of a sudden?”
“Don’t ask me? He wants me to sit with him. He wants me to knit. You’ll find no complaints from me.”
“What’s with this sudden fascination?”
“Your guess is as good as mine. I’ve yet to find a parental manual that provides guidance on the subject.”
“Why doesn’t that surprise me?”
“The knit one, purl one stage of development.”
“I just don’t get it.”
“Neither do I.”
“We shouldn’t really do that should we.”
“Do what?”
“Talk about him whilst he’s……here.”
“You’re right. We shouldn’t.”
“You are talk about me?”
“We’d like to know why you like knitting so much?”
“Because it is nitty, nitty, nitty andddddddd it be growed.”
“Do you mean ‘clicky, clicky, clicky,’ er…..the sound of the needles? That clickety noise drives me wild. Perhaps you should try plastic needles instead.”
“Maybe it is the sound. Is it the sound dear?”
“Nitty, nitty, nitty!” he guffaws unable to contain his hilarity.
“Your nose is so close to the tips though. I’m surprised you haven’t poked his eye out with a needle.” He screams as he covers both eyes to run blindfolded from the room at high speed.
“Ah…..that was a mistake.”
“Do you think he’ll be alright?”
“Lets give him a few minutes. He has stopped screaming.”
“Do you think he hurt himself with that clunk?”
“No screaming…….so presumably not.”
“Well that’s jolly annoying!”
“What is?”
“Well now……. …….we’ll never know?”
“The end of another era.”

New post up on "Alien."

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