|sometimes, curvy is calming|
At one point in the conversation, Lauren (UAC intern) mentioned Temple Grandin. Representative Noel didn't bat an eye...he started talking about curved cattle moving equipment Representative Noel is a cattle rancher, and to him, Temple Grandin designs innovative cattle stuff.
Lauren said, "You know... Temple Grandin has autism." Representative Noel and his intern expressed surprise. I felt a little tingly thing in my brain that might have been a stroke, but I can still move my fingers and toes as well as I could before, so probably not.
A little part of me thinks Representative Noel was just pulling my leg (he seems a clever fellow). The romantic part of me thinks about how cool it would be if my own autistic kid would someday be noteworthy for being the best at something.