A Very Aspie Halloween

October 30, 2011

One of the problems with having Asperger’s is that you tend to have somewhat obscure interests. And when those obscure, intense interests hit around Halloween, well, it makes for some awkward costume moments.

Two years ago, The Dork Passenger hit me hard in late September and all I did was watch Oz and read Beecher/Keller slash for a month. So, when Halloween came around, my choice of costume was obvious.

Obvious to me at least. But I spent most of my night having to explain to people that I was dressed as a character from an HBO prison drama that had been off the air for six years.

This year, what with Top Gear mania running wild, my choice was even more clear.

Between Facebook and real life, I think about ten people knew who I was, which easily makes Stiggy the most recognizable costume of my adult life. But I did once dress at Zia from The Dandy Warhols (basically, I didn’t wear a bra), so it’s not like there was much competition.

I also got a lot of “I love your costume! You’re a space man, right?” Philistines!

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The day after I wrote my last post, I hopped on a plane to Las Vegas for a four day, all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, courtesy of The Las Vegas Convention And Visitors Authority. I was sent there to cover the iHeartRadio concert and some DJ-related events for AOL Music Canada and AOL Travel. It was insane and wonderful, and it made me want to be a travel writer when I grow up. I’ll tell you more about it later. I promise.

I came home, tried to readjust to life without limos and bottle service (as one friend told me, “Re-entry is a bitch.”), and threw myself into an abundance of fitness and writing work.

Two separate companies with which I had long and generally positive business relationships were sold and gutted. I’m not a fan of change in general, but those two were a particular bitch.

I went to a family Thanksgiving party. I went to a friend’s wedding.

Then I ran a half-marathon.

All of which has ironically prevented me from posting anything in autism blog during Autism Awareness Month.

But I’m back! I think! And, in celebration of returns from the dead, here’s something I wrote about zombies.