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Apr. 30th, 2003

11:21 pm

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Been a fairly quiet few days here, as I've been working on my research paper (computer creativity). But that's finished now, so I can move on to the other stacks of reading I've got piled up here :)

Random thing yesterday - I was in the chip shop, and the guy behind the counter said "Where do you come from?" I wasn't quite sure what he was getting at, so I said "Just around the corner". He then said "Are you Polish? English?", so I said I was English. This is similar to when Dorothy (dance teacher) was expecting my name to be Stephanovitch or something, rather than John. Admittedly, I don't know what a Polish accent sounds like, so it may well be that I coincidentally sound the same. As it stands, I don't think I really have a regional accent, as the posh accent I used to have has been changed by the various places I've lived, and the people I've spent time with.

I've just finished watching "X-Men" (on DVD), as a recap before I go off to see the sequel, which will probably be some time in the next couple of days. Other upcoming plans include a couple of revision lectures in college, dance class tomorrow evening, and a comic marketplace on Sunday. Oh, and speaking of comics, it's Free Comic Book Day on Saturday.

Finally, a followup to an older entry. Last summer, baratron suggested that I may have Asperger's Disorder, and recommended that I should seek professional help. After due consideration, I have decided not to - I'm going to handle this on my own, and I am prepared to deal with the consequences.


Date:April 30th, 2003 10:59 pm (UTC)
For some reason the guys in the shop down the road became convinced the other day that I was dutch? I've told them that I'm not, but they now think that I'm polish (mainly due to the fact that I buy all their random polish sausages they have).

As far as I know, I sound as if I'm from London (even though I'm not originally), so I have no clue...

And as a heads up - you don't really sound polish :)

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Date:May 1st, 2003 02:26 am (UTC)
I've been asked (also by people in a chip shop i might add) whether I'm Italian. Didn't understand that one in the slightest. - Lorna
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Date:May 2nd, 2003 06:36 am (UTC)
No-one ever asks me where I'm from. Why are we all posting anonymously?
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Date:May 1st, 2003 08:22 am (UTC)

With a little help from your friends ?

Hi, what would you characterise your accent as? And what was your earlier 'posh' one like?

As for the 'Asperger' stuff, i'm a little skeptical of all kinds of bunch of 'symptoms', clubbed together & bandied about as various 'disorders'. I'm sure the counsellors love them :-)

More seriously, i don't think you lack self-esteem, though you might lack confidence in inter-personal stuff(not my view, just s'thing you mention often in these pages) & so on. But i think you've been taking the right steps, eg dance lessons.

So i think that since you've already overcome the significant barrier of admitting that you're less than perfect, & are obvioulsy intelligent enough to formulate effective courses of action, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to deal with it on your own - though talking to (the somewhat supportive among) those close to you should definitely help considerably.

And as a bit of a geek, i can't help thinking there might be some useful stuff on the internet :-) !!
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