Does anyone have some good tips for dealing with people who want to treat you as the problem, not your ADHD as the problem? I recently dealt with an administrator refusing to acknowledge that the issue I was dealing with was not something I could fix, which made discussing the important matter at hand all the more difficult because I couldn't figure out a polite way to tell her to actually listen to what I said.
Followers, what kinds of ideas do you have for stillwaitingforaliens? I don’t think my typical in-your-face approach is really appropriate when dealing with someone who potentially has power over your job or education…
Those who aren't getting the joy out of playing that they once did: step back for a moment and consider why you don't enjoy it as much anymore. I spent years in the classical world, and a combination of frustrating teachers and bad music choices drove me to almost quit--twice. I didn't pursue music as a major, but I've continued to play as a jazz violinist, or in musicals. Sometimes just finding something different helps.
There ya go.
How about a top five beverages? (alcoholic or non alcoholic, doesn't matter)
1. Orange juice! It qualifies as both alcoholic and non, because a few years back I finally realized that vodka + any juice is basically a delicious drink kit. After nasty days at work in the summer I pour a biiiig glass of OJ and add a shot of vodka (If my BF’s around we use tequila and lime juice instead of vodka, but the OJ remains the most important bit).
I’m a total philistine and prefer OJ from frozen concentrate to real good for you OJ in a bottle, which is good because I drink a lot of orange juice and I don’t own a car. Carrying a gallon of milk on the bike is bad enough.
(On a related note, the satsuma kamikazes I had with TinierPurpleFishes. Wow).
2. Split-shot two pump vanilla latte. It’s such a staple that I kinda forgot it could count as a favorite beverage.
3. Red wine, especially cabernet sauvignon, syrah, malbec, and tempranillo.
4. Spire Mountain Pear Cider — for when I’m pretending to drink beer. :P
5. Hot chocolate, specifically Mexican Chocolate — I like the Ibarra brand best. <3
Is it just me or are there a lot of people who are diagnosed with a list of problems before the therapist finally says "Oh, look you might have ADHD!"? Unless maybe you were diagnosed as a child. It happened to me and my friend and both of us suffered horribly because of it.
I think that does happen fairly regularly. It didn’t happen to me, but I didn’t have any official diagnoses before I got the one for ADHD. I think mostly my counselors just thought I had poor self-esteem.
How about the rest of you, O my followers? How many diagnoses did you have to go through before you got labeled with ADHD?
If you could replace one character in one of your favorite works (say Les Mis or LotR) with The Doctor, who would you replace and why? PS--I also have a lot of work, so far study days have been a sleep-a-thon I can't afford.
Ooooh. I’m guessing it’s cheating to replace Third Orc on the Right with the Doctor just so everybody has a chance to interact with him? In all well-written works (and of course I think my favorite works are well-written), every character adds something essential to the story, so I wouldn’t want to get rid of any of them.
That’s from an out-of-story perspective. From an in-story perspective, I guess I’d get rid of the Thenardiers and have the Doctor take all of their kids and Baby Cosette on adventures where nothing tragic happens. And then we can Moffat up some reason that he has to leave Cosette with Valjean because I’m not depriving those two of each other.
I feel like you wouldn’t have asked that question unless you had your own answer, so now you have to tell me!
(Also–study together sometime tomorrow?)