How’s things going? All good I hope. For those of you in the UK, did you cope with the snow? 🙂
SnowgasmCrikey, it’s been cold this week – indeed, just the right level of cold to make it snow… and woo, did Mother Nature save some up for the UK this year. I’ve still got this child-like glee of the snow. The sound it makes when you walk on it, the effect a snowfall has on sound, the things you can make (igloos, snowmen, etc) and perhaps just the fact that we (Brits) don’t get a lot of it.
Perhaps it’s the rarity of it, that there’s some magical quality to a snowfall. Maybe living in Norway or New England would cure me of it, but I think I’d have a blast for the first few months. 🙂 Of course, taking the kid’s to school or driving to work in a blizzard it is not so much fun – even if there’s a fair bit of novetly attached to it. Still, schools were closed so it was off home to get the wellies on and build snowmen in the back garden!
Read all about it!Prior to the big snow-in, I was visiting the outlaws and in a quiet moment, thought I’d have a look at the paper. I don’t really read the press, not through any snobery or moral opposition, but just sheer laziness. I can get the headlines from the BBC via RSS, so why pay for a paper?This particular paper was The Daily Mail – stop groaning at the back! 🙂 I’ll skip on the whole why-I-don’t-like-The-Mail discussion because it’s old hat. So… page 7 I think it was and I catch sight of the words: invaded by transvestites.
Good grief! A drive-by shoe pillaging? An out of town store stripped to its hangers of all that glitters? No, a small town somewhere in the UK hosts another regular social event where chaps go along and… well, dress up like ladies. You can read the article here. BTW, what makes it for me, is not the article itself but the comments from Jo(e) Public. It seems the majority of the public just don’t give a sh** what we trans folk get up to… Provided it’s not kinky stuff – but I wouldn’t want any part of that either! 🙂
Sure, we look a bit odd – I’ll hold my own hand up to that – but really, are we hurting anyone? If the idea behind the piece was to whip up a storm of fear and panic, then… well, F minus boys & girls, seems most of the public’s just not with you on this one.
Go Joe Public! 🙂
[ Today’s lyric: Don’t Dream it’s Over by Crowded House ]