Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things

The Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies and although I don’t really understand why it has come to be known as a Christmastime movie, I figured I’d pay homage to the movie and list some of my favorite things in life.

1. Willie
2. Family
3. YouTube for Castle clips
4. Castle of course
5. Fanfiction
6. Internet
7. Lasagna
8. Pineapple
9. Cold Weather
10. My Bed
11. Liz Lemon GIFs
12. Stana Katic
13. Music
14. Water
15. Pudding

Yeah a lot of them are ridiculous, but I don’t care.

Facial Cues

It is common among autistics that they have trouble deciphering peoples’ facial expressions and cues.  I believe that if it hadn’t been for my love of TV shows, I would be a lot worse off at reading people.  I have a very hard time meeting people’s eyes and always have, which is a classic autism symptom.  Because of this, I don’t really look at people so I can’t interpret what they are feeling from their face.  When I watch shows like Castle and Who’s The Boss? though, I am able to look at the characters’ faces because I am not in their realm so I don’t feel anxious about doing it.  I think I learned how to read people because of TV.  I can decipher subtle changes in characters which I don’t think I would have been able to do about 15 years ago.  So TV has been very beneficial in my life.