Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This One's For The (Aspie) Girls(apologies to Martina McBride)

Some women love to go shopping for clothes. Not me. Lately clothes shopping has become about as fun as watching one of Zero's press conferences. I'm 5. 2 and weigh around 119. I should have few problems finding clothes. If I were a girly-girl who liked low cut-shirts, ruffles, bows, and pink things-that would be true. It would also be true if I wanted to dress 'old'-or if I wore a size 16.
Instead I'm a 41 year old tomboy who loathes girly things. I like 'classic'. I wear jeans and khakis and prefer shirts with collars and long sleeves in earth girl tones.
Unfortunately-what passes for 'fashion' as of late is everything BUT weird girl friendly.
I was at Kohl's today trying to add to my black/navy tee shirts/khakis/jeans wardrobe.
The misses/petites section was awash in skin-tight(or see through) tees with plunging necklines, things with frills and bows, shirts that were supposed to be stylish but that looked like the maternity tops I didn't wear when I was pregnant. There were jeans that would practically fall off the wearer(so why wear them?) and jeans to slim a person. There was all this 'stuff'-and though I did try a few things on-none of it suited me. I did find a 'Big Bang Theory' tee in the guys section-I like guys tees-but it was in red. Red isn't a good color on me.
Two hours after I entered the store I dejectedly left w/ a pair of slightly quirky brown slip-ons.

I'm about ready to just stick w/ my navy work tees and frayed jeans rather than having to search through a store that doesn't carry attire for weird girls.

Are the problems I encountered today unique to me-or are they something other weird girls have had to deal with?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

House Rules.

Greetings and welcome to Weird Girl.
Before you kick-off your shoes and and make yourself comfy-you need to know the rules of the house.

First and foremost you need to remember that this is my castle. I write what I want-when I want-how I want. If you don't like it-you're free to go elsewhere.

I have no problem w/ debate. I have a big problem w/ people that troll and spam. If you want to sell something-sell it elsewhere. If you're a Ron Paul or Sarah Palin cultist who wants to interject their sainted and holy one into any and every post-interject elsewhere. If you're a regular @ Hot Air you know exactly what I'm referring to.

I'm a Jewish-born Catholic and a proud political Zionist. Jew-bashing/Israel-bashing is NOT
welcome here!

This is a Sharia-free zone.

If you think Obama is a great president and that the republicans are destroying our country-you're on the wrong blog.

Do not bash our men and women in uniform-including military, police. fire, first responders etc.

Take your Alex Jones/Lew Rockwell conspiracies of the day someplace else.

ANYONE advocating/suggesting that violent action should be taken against either the government or an individual in the government will be banned and reported.
Don't like the government?

This is also an autism blog.
ANYONE pushing the discredited anti-vac theories, cures, or crap from Autism Speaks or like-minded 'advocacy' groups will be banned w/out a first warning.

Got it?
Now, grab your favorite beverage-and make yourself @home.

First Impressions

Who is a Weird Girl?
A weird girl is someone who:
Is a tomboy
Has interests than many would consider 'unfeminine'
Prefers animals to shrieking children
Isn't afraid of guns
Despite being a tomboy still leans right-politically.
Refuses to conform to stereotypes
Has poor eye-contact
Doesn't like changes in schedule, or routine, or loud noises, or crowds
Doesn't like being touched-by most people
Occasionally stims
Doesn't always get figures of speech-or sarcasm
Tends to be blunt
Can be klutzy
Sometimes lacks inborn maternal instinct-toward people-but has tons toward kittens and puppies
Is usually nerdy, disorganized, and have jumbled thoughts
Tends to make bad first impressions-hence the title of my post
Tends to be somewhat young for her age-not that she cares
Can't read facial expressions and body language.
Has difficulty with personal relationships/doesn't have many friends...in real life-but online she's quite popular with people whom she's never met
Is fairly bright
Is sometimes artistic but is always autistic

My name is Barb Murvihill. I have been gifted with Asperger's Syndrome...and I am a Weird Girl.
Welcome to my world.