Once again, it is I, Owen, with another blog thing. Today I will be updating you on how things are going for me recently.
General life has been going well for me recently, despite the big changes that have been happening, I have been amazing as usual. I still watch TV and play on my Xbox One just as much as usual. No changes there, then.
I have a new house. It is located ~somewhere~ in Corby and it’s basically an amazing house with lots of amazing things. These amazing things include my room, all the things inside my room, and all the things I do in my room. The house has about a gazillion pictures of James Bond. I have two solitary pictures of: a Volkswagen Beetle jumping over eight VW Campervans, and one of Ayrton Senna and his JPS Lotus. Overall, my room is sorta kinda cooler than every other one.
I have a new school, it is located in Corby. It is a school that is SO SMALL (even though it looks absolutely massive) that I don’t have to use my electric wheelchair to get around. It’s quite complicated at first to find your way around, but apparently it’s easier when you get used to it (apparently is the crucial word). My school day is longer than Garibaldi by half an hour, which completely and utterly -something-s me off… But! On Wednesday it is shortened by half an hour 🙂 which is good. There is a uniform, it looks quite smart (honestly when I wear it I feel like a biznissman 😉 ). I do Science, Maths, English (two sessions), and lots of other subjects including P.E., which for some reason, they call ‘Active’. Yeah.
I made a new friend on the second day of going to school. We will call him K. K is truthful, thoughtful and considerate. We have lessons and lunch together, he laughs at my jokes although he is not the greatest joke teller of all time, because of course that title has been granted to me. Similar things that ‘K’ and I have are:
- We are both male
- We both have dark hair
- We both like football
- We both know stuff about cars (I would say that I know more, though)
- We both have an Xbox One
Things that are different about us are:
- Our height- I am taller than K
- I have grey-blue eyes and K has brown
- K has darker skin than I do
- K has told me he is from India, and I am from England
I know that if I am struggling with moving things around, or physical things I struggle to do because of my Cerebral Palsy, I can ask K for help. I feel happy and I enjoy K’s company. I would definitely say that having K as a friend is a very positive thing for me, because it’s almost like a milestone… quite a big achievement especially only on your second day!
Also, coming up soon, some day in March… the F1 2017 Season will be starting! The new Aerodynamics rules have made the cars more aggressive than ever, and have made the tyres more wide than ever. Have a look for yourself:
If you’re wondering what the tyre size is, they are quite big. The units are in millimetres, so thats why it sounds absolutely massive. The front tyres are 305mm and the rears are 375mm. Making the fronts more than a foot wide… and the rears 37.5cm wide. Most family cars have tyres around 10-15cm at most!
The main thing I like about the 2017 season is, of course, the new drivers that are coming in. And also, I know everyone will ask me about this, my favourite livery is the McLaren livery, I think that the orange co-ordinates well with the black, which is cool, have a look:
However, despite this, the new 2017 Season will not feature, and will not be the same, without Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button.
Also I am reluctantly going to throw in an update on my Aspergers and CP. On the social functioning topic, I should/could possibly be hindered severely by the effects of my ASD, but I think that it doesn’t hinder me as much as a lot of other people think. I am becoming more independent, and am capable of doing lists of things by myself, but I will admit, I need some prompting to do so. I feel that being able to do more stuff by myself is a big accomplishment 🙂
In regards to my CP, my knees are an absolute pain in the backside sometimes. Occasionally, they decide to dislocate; when they dislocate, it annoys and hurts me to the absolute limit and it really annoys me because I can’t do what I want to do. The last time this happened was before my surgery last year, though, so I am fortunate enough to not have to deal with it very often at all. At the minute it happens approximately every six months, but at times in my life it has been about three times every day.
My other joints are still very mobile… they do things they are not really supposed to do due to decreased sensation. To help with my joints, amongst other things, physiotherapy is something I do every day. Basically I do a lot of exercises, and they work my muscles and bones.
The CP generally affects me, compared to fully abled people, along a spectrum. By this I mean that sometimes it affects me a lot and other times hardly at all. Quite a lot of the time I am used to the hindrance from my CP but when I don’t expect it, I feel like I want to throw a chair across the room. At high speed. Possibly through a window. Possibly one three stories up. All in all, I am coping with it good/great/okay/amazing.
So this is the stuff that we’ve talked about this time. Hopefully I’ll be doing another blog post in a couple of weeks, but don’t be disappointed if I don’t, because I have a very, very, very busy schedule. Have a selfie of me to make your day a trillion times better.
I’m daft, I know.
So goodbye to all of you people and other things. See you on the flip side.