I Think The Weather Has Something Up Its Sleeve
The weather affects me adversely at times. When there’s something in the air that no one can yet feel, and the weather dudes have just started to possibly predict infinitesimal chances of something maybe happening, I start feeling off. I wonder if this is an aspie thing or just a leftover primal instinct. I’d be interested in y’all’s responses and thoughts on the subject, if you don’t mind.
For instance, I’ve been hyper for the past two days; yesterday it was mild; today it’s significantly worse. Worse as in my hands are violently trembling. Worse as in I’m having to remind myself constantly to stop gritting my teeth. Worse as in I keep forgetting to breathe.
Number 2, my joints are threatening mutiny on me. I’m hypermobile – all my joints are too loose. You know how they say that it’s impossible to touch your tongue to your elbow? Well, someday I’ll get a friend to take a picture of me doing it.
I’ve twisted nearly every one of my leg joints, with especial attention to my left knee and right ankle. I’ve never sprained anything (far as I can tell), but I’ve done everything right up to the point of spraining. Right now my left knee won’t bend at all unless I sit down. It took me twice as long to make it down the stairs today in my dorm and it hurt all the way. Usually I’m a little stiff in the morning, but today . . . *shakes head* I mean, usually once I get moving, I loosen up and I’m okay. But today . . .
I feel like I’m waiting for something to happen.
And here’s the thing, I haven’t done anything to warrant excessive knee pain. I guess it’s a possibility that the hyperness is causing it, but the issue is that it never really has done that before. And trust me, I get hyper a lot. I would have noticed.
I mean, I’m not just hyper — I’m wired. I’m intense. My hypervigilance is at pre-high school levels. I could probably get by without my glasses today, because I can see better than usual. I didn’t think that I could get by with wearing my weighted vest at work; so instead, I brought a couple of weights with me today and they’re sitting in my lap.
It’s too quiet outside and it’s not just because it’s Friday. I feel like Laura in “The Long Winter;” always keeping an eye on the sky outside, just waiting for the next blizzard to strike.
I just checked the weather and found out that we are supposed to get thunderstorms tomorrow evening, and there’s a chance of them being severe. Also, when I looked the first time an hour ago, it said that the barometric pressure was steady. However, when I checked a minute ago, it had switched to “dropping.” It’s at 29.92 right now.
When our pressure was still steady, I did a Google search for dropping barometers in Texas and discovered that the barometer in Houston is also dropping.
Then, I looked online at Weather.gov for the latest watches and warnings for Texas. Now, I’m not real familiar with the names of the surrounding counties/cities, but I did notice one that I recognized. Tyler. It’s a semi-podunk town a couple of hours (West? South? East?) of here. This is what it read at 2 pm, Central time:
132 PM CDT FRI JUN 27 2008
…TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING…
AT 1:30 PM…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RECEIVED A REPORT OF A FUNNEL CLOUD BETWEEN KAPLAN AND GUEYDAN IN VERMILION PARISH. A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE TROPICAL AIRMASS IS IN PLACE ACROSS THE AREA. MEANWHILE…THE VERTICAL WIND PROFILE OVER THE AREA IS LIGHT AND VARIABLE. THESE CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS…ESPECIALLY WHERE RAIN COOLED BOUNDARIES…KNOWN AS OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES… AND THE SEABREEZE COLLIDE. THESE TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE USUALLY SHORT-LIVED AND DO NOT REACH THE GROUND. IF THE FUNNEL CLOUD BECOMES MORE SEVERE AND REACHES THE GROUND…MINOR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR…AND A TORNADO WARNING WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED.
It might be nothing. You’ve probably heard about how Texas weather defies all reports and predictions.
But still, I know what I feel.
This is another thought to have when working with people, but I think especially in regards to people on the spectrum. After all, one of our defining characteristics is being oversensitive.
EDIT/UPDATE: So, Obama/Clinton? It’s like watching a parody of my life on TV. Like everyone said, “Well, that’d be pretty funky if that happened,” but none of us were that serious, I didn’t think. And now . . . weird.