About Me

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Hi all! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Lynn. I’m 30 years old and live in a little farming community just outside of Abilene, Texas. Other than being on the autism spectrum and having an insatiable appetite for ink and a love affair with 80s style short shorts, I consider myself a pretty normal guy.

I’m a mathematician by training, an engineer by day and a beer, Scotch and cigar enthusiast by night. When I’m not getting inked you can most commonly find me at the bar enjoying some music, mowing down pins at the bowling alley, clanging in a bell tower or at any of my favorite local restaurants.

For me, tattoos are more than just a hobby. They are a way of life. In a way they saved mine. I got my first tattoo at the age of 28 years and 10 months: a little semicolon on the inside of my right wrist. Having been through way more than my share of misfortunes and hard times (mostly due to my condition), depression, self-injury, suicidal ideation and multiple suicide attempts have been at the very core of my life for as long as I can remember. I always swore up and down that I would never get a tattoo, but Project Semicolon spoke to me in such a way that I couldn’t say no. What I was convinced would be my one and only tattoo immediately turned into an obsession. The rest, as they say, is history.

Other than tattoos, my interests and hobbies include horology, change ringing, music, bowling, playing guitar and bagpipe and Tetris. I’ve also been known to enjoy the occasional round of golf and do the occasional watercolor painting. I absolutely love Lindy Hop but due to life circumstances and location I haven’t gotten to do that in a long time, though maybe sometime in the not too distant future I will get to again.

I am single and not looking. I will never date, marry or have children. My most recent relationship came to an end in March of 2014 and I’ve been single since. My ex decided on a whim that she wanted children whereas I adamantly do not (for moral and practical reasons) and after that relationship ended I decided that I cannot handle to have my heart broken again. As the only way to guarantee one’s heart will never get broken is to never fall in love, I have made the conscious choice to never love again.

I am an atheist, a hardcore Libertarian and advocate for personal freedom. I hold a BS and MS in mathematics, neither of which have really done me much good in the business world but the experiences I gained in college and grad school made the journey worth it.

I hope you will join me on my journey through life and ink. Don’t hesitate to comment, friend me on Facebook (just let me know where you found me!) or shoot me a private message. I normally respond fairly quickly and am always excited to meet new people both near and far.

11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Lynn,

    Your blog is currently included on our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please let us know how you want your blog described on that list (anautismobserver.wordpress.com/input-for-actually-autistic-blogs-list/).

    Thank you.

    Judy (An Autism Observer)

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