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Whirlwind Salt
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16 Oct 2021, 12:29 pm

Hi! I'm a huge nerd who was diagnosed with Aspergers+ADHD fairly young and tried to ignore both up until fairly recently. As part of trying to get some self improvement, I'm getting in touch with it and trying to find "My Tribe" I guess is the term.
A few things about me;
-I am overweight(313 Pounds at time of writing) and have struggled with it my whole life. I've been working on it since 2015 when I was nearing 400, and don't intend to stop until I'm finally happy with how I look and able to wear what I want. I've been trying to take up more active hobbies to help the process along.
-I play a lot of Role Playing Games, my favorites being the Warhammer systems(Fantasy and 40K), Call of Cthulhu and Cyberpunk 2020.
-I have a big interest in history and have been dying to try out HEMA, the only thing stopping me is that the nearest club is over an hour away(Why does Houston have to sprawl so much?)
-I like to cook, and baking bread and pastries is something I find relaxing. This is a problem if you remember the first fact, because bread is one of my biggest weaknesses.

Social Anxiety makes meeting people in person difficult for me, so I'm hoping I can meet friends here and find a community.



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16 Oct 2021, 12:43 pm

Welcome! I just joined recently too! :--)



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16 Oct 2021, 12:45 pm

Welcome peoples!



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16 Oct 2021, 1:14 pm

Welcome Whirlwind Salt and summerly! I hope you find WP a nice place to visit.

And, seeing as how you are both Texans, I'll mention that I'm married to a gal who was born and raised in Texas. She's ND (ADHD, not on the Spectrum) so I'm often tired. :wink:


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16 Oct 2021, 1:55 pm

Double Retired wrote:
Welcome Whirlwind Salt and summerly! I hope you find WP a nice place to visit.

And, seeing as how you are both Texans, I'll mention that I'm married to a gal who was born and raised in Texas. She's ND (ADHD, not on the Spectrum) so I'm often tired. :wink:

Us Texans are a handful, ND or not. Big state with big personalities. Thanks for the warm welcome!



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16 Oct 2021, 2:01 pm

Welcome from another fellow Houstonian!


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16 Oct 2021, 9:56 pm

Hi and welcome to Wrong Planet :D.

Screen time is a problem for many people but particularly bad for us on the spectrum. I say, as I sit here at the screen :roll:. Great that you want to find new active hobbies though.


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17 Oct 2021, 10:03 am

Whirlwind Salt wrote:
Us Texans are a handful, ND or not. Big state with big personalities. Thanks for the warm welcome!
What do you call a group of Texans?

----My answer: LOUD!

----My bride's answer: A PARTY!


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17 Oct 2021, 5:58 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet to both new members! :) :)


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20 Oct 2021, 4:35 am

welcome!