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Charlie's Tundy (and Sequoia) Pics (and Aspergers Thread)!

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by PennSilverTaco, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    PennSilverTaco [OP] I have Ass Burgers...

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    So, my name is Charlie, I have Asperger's Syndrome, and I own a 2010 Toyota Tacoma. As such, I am primarily on TacomaWorld.com

    Click HERE or HERE learn more about me, my life, and my truck.

    One of the moderators on Tacoma World, which also runs this site, gave me the okay to start a thread to showcase my Tundra pics on this forum. I have a similar thread on the 4Runner website...

    I have tons of pics of 4Runners, Tacomas, Tundras, and other Toyotas. It will take me a while to find all of the Tundra pics, so I'll start with my most recent ones taken during a family reunion in Northern California...
     
  2. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    October 7th, 2017:

    Pacific Grove, California

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  3. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    This 1st Gen Tundy's got 2nd Gen Tacoma rims!


    October 7th, 2017:


    Pacific Grove, California

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  4. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:11 PM
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  5. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:12 PM
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  6. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    I don't know if this one's bed was damaged or what, but this is not some stripped down V6 Tundra. It has the SR5 trim which is usually indicative of a V8.

    I've also seen regular cab Tundras with street sweeper bodies in NorCal...


    October 11th, 2017:


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  7. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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  8. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    October 12th, 2017:

    Photographed on the highway somewhere between Monterey and Lafayette...

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  9. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:56 PM
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    Hi, Charlie! Welcome! got a variety of pics...nice!
     
  10. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:57 PM
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    Thanks! As the son of a 25-year Navy vet, I'd like to thank you for your service!
     
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  11. Oct 25, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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    Thank you! :) Being a military kid takes a lot too! You serve in a different....supporting your dad! So thank you:D
     
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  12. Oct 25, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    Try being a military kid with Asperger's Syndrome!:D
     
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  13. Oct 25, 2017 at 9:05 PM
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    I'm sure it is very difficult. I am a military kid (dad served 31yrs in the Marines) and have 2 kids who have both parents in the military. Talking with my oldest (10) she says she is very proud of having military parents but it is hard when we are both gone at the same time. I can only imagine.
     
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  14. Oct 25, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    Luckily my mom stayed home and raised me, but the hardest part was moving every 2-3 years and having to go to a new school and make new friends...

    The period of about 2000 through 2005 (middle school and the first half of high school) was the worst for me...

    However, being a military kid has given me opportunities that very few civilian kids get...
     
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  15. Oct 25, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    Why was that the hardest? I can assume but i don't like doing that :D
     
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  16. Oct 25, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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    Because when one has Asperger's, social skills are not a strong point and as a result, making friends isn't easy. We lived in Pennsylvania, the first time anyway, from 1990 until 1996. I made a few friends, but then we moved. When we lived in California from 1996 to 1998, I had two or three true friends.

    As for schools, the curriculum varies from district to district and even more from state to state. Some schools districts are much better than others, and as a result, I might be further behind in one state than I was in another state. The worst school district where I was enrolled, at least in my opinion, was Island County on Whidbey Island (in Washington). There were a few teachers there who were GREAT, but the school system as a whole sucked. The fact that I'd just started middle school when we moved there didn't help...

    Another annoying thing about moving is the state/standardized tests. I was forced to take standardized tests in three different states!

    FYI, I always excelled in English/Literature. History/Social Studies was probably a close second. I did okay in science, and I was horrible at math. I did well enough in 4th and 5th grade (at the same school in Virginia Beach) that I ended up on the honor roll the entire time I was there. Believe it or not, I actually ended up in a 10th grade English class in 11th grade not because I wasn't good, but because we moved from Northern Virginia back to Pennsylvania between 10th and 11th grade. Fairfax County Public Schools covered the same thing in 10th grade that Central Bucks School District covered in 11th grade. It wasn't a matter of being good or not good; It was a matter of "I already learned this shit last year so why should I have to sit through it again?" They were happy to put me in the 10th grade class, and even though all of my classmates were roughly a year younger than me, they understood...

    Nothing truly horrible happened to me between starting kindergarten and graduating from high school, but I was bullied a lot starting in 6th grade, and only when I started 11th grade did it really start to die down...

    I was not this friendless loser, but making friends was difficult for me, and that's why moving was so difficult for me...
     
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  17. Oct 25, 2017 at 9:44 PM
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    This is not technically a Tundra, but it is pretty much based on one, so here you go!


    October 7th, 2017:


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  18. Oct 25, 2017 at 9:52 PM
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    awe! That makes sense. I know very little about Asperger's.

    Kids can be horrible and cruel. I go out of my way to teach my girls that people are different for many different reasons and that nobody should be treated differently. I have some friends who think I'm weird because if my girls ask me about someone in the store that is different (wheel chair, missing limb, service dog, etc) I encourage my girls to talk to them after I talk to my girls about it so they have some understanding. My oldest wants to work with me on getting a dog rescue used to help disabled vets (loss of limb, ptsd, etc) up and running. She has a big heart and tries to see good in everyone. I don't want my kids to be bullies.

    I would rather have no friends than fake ones. I don't think people are losers because they have no friends or very few. You seem cool to me! :thumbsup:
     
  19. Oct 25, 2017 at 10:00 PM
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    I was just at a "March for the 22" event this past Sunday, right in front of my work. The National Guard brought a Stryker, a Humvee, and a large truck out...

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    I don't have a huge entourage, but I have plenty of friends, including some I met at a nonprofit for young adults with Asperger's back in 2009. There are five of us including myself, and 4 out of the 5, myself included, have driver's licenses and vehicles. 4 out of 5 of us have steady jobs (believe it or not, NOT the one with no driver's license).

    After my one friend John who also has Asperger's, my best friend in the world who isn't a blood relative would have to be my boss. Yes, my boss!
     
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    Awesome!!! Too bad the HMMWV isn't up-armored!


    I'm actually Air Guard....have done 11yrs AD time.

    I would love to own an old deuce and a half and take it on an off-road camping trip
     
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    The Hummer does have air-conditioning though! I was shocked!
     
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    If taken care of they do. When I was deployed the AC in ours worked EXTREMELY well. But I had friends in motor pool who hooked me up and kept it going strong! And it was up-armored
     
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    My uncle (by marriage; married to my mom's older sister) was in the Army for 26 years, retired as a Sergeant Major. He went to Wes Point right out of high school and was active duty until the late eighties or so. None of the Hummers he rode in had A/C, and he was in Desert Storm!
     
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    @4x4_Angel and anyone else who's interested...

    Here are some pictures of me driving a 1971 VW Bus owned by my uncle (not the same Uncle who was in Desert Storm, but also an Army vet; specifically a helicopter pilot). This was during a family reunion in California a couple weeks ago. Yes, I am under 30 and I actually do know how to drive stick!

    [​IMG]

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  26. Oct 25, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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    Great stuff Charlie. You are a talented individual :thumbsup: I'd love to see more pics, so keep em coming.
     
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    Sure!

    Couldn't help but notice you're in the Navy (or were; are you retired?). My dad joined the Navy right out of college in 1982, and retired in 2007 as a Captain. He currently works for a defense contractor.

    As the son of a 25-year Navy vet, I'd like to thank you for your service!
     
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    Marty McFly I ... am ... still ... Iron Man!!

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    Why thank you as well sir :hattip:I served my 4 years and decided to go to college and persue a degree. We have some true heroes here that sacrificed a lot for our country like @4x4_Angel ;). Now I'm just a local time traveler lol :eek::anonymous:
     
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    Yes, in case you couldn't tell by my avatar, I do have a bit of a thing for Rolls-Royce motorcars!

    Fun fact: Volkswagen has owned Bentley since 1998 (along with the rights to produce the Rolls-Royce V8 engine), and BMW has owned Rolls-Royce (the name, the "flying lady" ornament, the grille) since roughly the same time. Any so-called "Rolls-Royce" produced from 2003 onward is just a BMW in drag, in my opinion. Their entire lineup is powered by a variant of the V-12 engine found in the BMW 7-series...

    These are some examples of true Rolls-Royces...

    (No, I didn't take these pictures)

    1991 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II:
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    1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche II:
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    I see you like the good stuff as well. Rolls Royces are awesome
     

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