Hello boys, girls and t-folk.
How are you all? Enjoying the slow turn of the seasons? I hope so. The perceptive among you will have noticed there was no blog entry last week. There was no major crisis, nor a holiday; it was simply that I could not think of anything to write about. (Un)luckily for you, that’s not the case this week. 🙂
As the nights draw in…
Those slowly darkening evenings and coolish tempreatures mean that it’s trans season once again. I had the good fortune to visit the Nottingham group on Thursday to see a number of friendly faces and some new girls too. Things are going well for the group and the Xmas do won’t be far away either. I must practice dancing in heels. 😉 This weeks outfit was a new wrap dress, knee boots and for a change I passed on the soft browns I normally used for my eyes and used the colours I got from the BodyShop demo a few months back. Again, no photo because I’m really disorganised. 🙂
My only slight problem was that I’d decided to apply some false nails before leaving. They stayed on all night – although I wish I’d shortened them a little – but cleaning my nails afterwards. Yipes. I had to stop off at a supermarket to get some nail glue remover before work. Luckily, we have changing rooms for those that cycle in.
So, a word of advice to young trans folk, be sure you have glue remover before thinking of false nails. Also, put them on after you’ve got everything else on. You’ll never get your tights on with nails like that. 🙂
The other week, I was reading some news on a not to be named forum. It’s not a trans forum in case you’re thinking that. I’m something far more mundane than that. As well all know lots of forums have sections where members can post jokes, chat and generally talk off-topic. Anyhoo, one frequent poster had mentioned that he was getting married. Nothing out of the ordinary about this, until you get towards the end and you realise that it’s a same sex marriage. Fair enough and good luck to him & his partner, I thought. I – and a number of other folk – wished him all the best for the big day.
Then, from out of the blue out come the bigots: “it shouldn’t be legal” or “your lifestyle is sinful!” WTF? Who rattled your cages? Humpf. The admins shut the thread down as it was about to get a heated. I must confess that I’m disappointed by this. No, not the shutting down bit, but other people’s rude behaviour and – dare I say it – polictically incorrect views.
For sometime I’ve spoken (as much as you can via a forum) with the offenders, but it’s left a bad feeling in the air between us. Knowing what I do now about their views has made me….ack! words fail me…. have made me cold towards them. If they have views like that, I question if I’d actually like to have anything to do with these people. The irony is that maybe if we did talk about why they hated [insert minority here] so much perhaps they’d change. Perhaps I’m naive. Would they be shocked and appauled if they knew I was TG? Well, I think we all know the answer to that one dont’t we…? 🙂
Anyway, take care and have fun!