Details, details

First, a few words about our cast:

Who:  Dyskinesia, your host (Dys)
What:  Woman, mom, daughter, pet owner, self-employed in the healthcare field
With:  ADD and probably a host of other things that could be in all caps.

Who:  The Boy
What:  Professional 10-year-old Boy, cool kid, son of Dys & TB, “brother” of a dog, LEGO Master
With:  Asperger syndrome, many traits of Dys & TB yet to be filed under their respective titles

Who:  The Dog
What:  Seriously, a dog.  Occasionally reluctant “sister” to The Boy, otherwise happy furball
With:  A serious attachment to Dys, bordering on ridiculous but thankfully not yet there

A few notes on your host:
I am…a huge fan…of ellipses…
I am (really) also a (tremendous) fan of (can you guess?) parentheses (honest).
Okay, let’s face it:  I have a love affair with punctuation; I have to admit it!

My favorite color is purple.
I have ADD, so it shouldn’t surprise you that my favorite color changes fairly often.
My favorite color used to be blue.
I own almost no purple clothing but a ton of blue.

My CD collection includes many CDs I bought for one song and have never listened to the whole CD.

I have an addiction to various forms of writing implements and office supplies.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be in Congress.  My backup dream profession?  Opera singer.

I can turn my tongue sideways in my mouth – in both directions.  Go ahead; try it.

At various times in my life, my hair has been every color natural to humans except white, but I’m working on it.

I like candles that smell like anything having to do with fall, the smell of my son’s quilt, the smell of my sleeping dog, and the smell of my clean sheets.

My house is a mess.  (sigh….)

I enjoy books, games of all kinds, music of most genres, comedy, movies — honestly, I most enjoy seeing talented people doing what they love, whether a comedian, a potter, a singer, a writer, a motorcycle racer, or a tattoo artist.

Working from home is one of the hardest and most rewarding things I’ve ever done.

I get a thrill from driving fast in a car that was built for it, a great pair of gloves, jeans that fit, laughing with my family, giving a great gift, and seeing people learn.

This page had comments long before I ever actually finally sat down to write it.

I genuinely hope that people can find something useful for them in my blog, whether that be relief, understanding, knowledge, comedy, or a needed distraction (not an unneeded one!); however, I write here as an outlet for myself and not for anyone else.

Last, but definitely not least, I love myself.  I really do.

Welcome to Dyskinesia.  I hope to see you again.

10 Responses to Details, details

  1. Anni Rodgers says:


    As the web director for ADDitude magazine, I visit your blog as often as I can and I’m always blown away the gritty, informative, and inspiring words I find there — which is why I’m delighted to include links to Dyskinesia in our new ADD blog roll (

    We know you’re always looking for new information about parenting children with ADHD and learning disabilities, so we’re inviting you to link to this exclusive sneak-preview article from our upcoming Summer Issue:

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    Help your child bridle the school bully with strategies used by 11-year-old author Shane Taylor to defeat his classroom nemesis.

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    Thanks for your time and your great blog, we hope you’ll stay in touch as we both grow!

    Anni Rodgers

  2. Taoist Biker says:

    I still think it’s SO funny that your “Details, details” has no details. 😀

    Fine, I’ll interview you for them this weekend. (Teach you to mess with me, buddy.)

  3. Laura says:

    😀 I tried the tongue thing. FAIL. Also? I. Love. Punctuation… too! And I have things in all caps! Sisters! Separated at birth! Srsly!

  4. Jess says:

    Ooh parentheses!!! (me too!) I love all the variety as well: [square], {curly}, … I could go on. They’ve made my life as a technical writer/editor/coder/whatever-I-end-up-doing-next sooo much easier… ok i need to stop now.

  5. Anni Rodgers says:

    Hello again:

    I just wanted to let you know that ADDitude’s article about the best ADHD blogs is now online at and you are featured prominently in it!

  6. lifeischange says:

    You mean there are people who can’t turn their tongue sideways? I can turn mine all the way upside-down. lol

    I also love punctuation. And office supplies. And writing implements (even though I do everything I can to avoid having to actually write anything by hand, as I prefer to type).

    Looking forward to reading your blog! 🙂

  7. I’m totally in love with ellipses too … I probably overuse them… along with parentheses, exclamation marks… and other forms of punctuation. And I love books… and my house is always a mess too! Haha, now that I’m done pointing out how we’re similar (or the same, whatever)… It’s nice to meet you Dys!

  8. Scott says:

    My favorite color has always been blue (my second favorite is pink). But purple’s a beautiful color–it is the color of royalty!

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