Friday night in….

Ego search and links Earlier on I was fumbling though the blogs I like to read when I hit Technorati. On a whim, out of pure curiosity (re: truth be told, sheer vanity!) I wondered if one man is an island. A quick search reveals that Odyssey of a Twisted Mind and Stephanie’s Pillowbook have links back to here. So… I am no longer alone. I guess I better start making more sense. 🙂 So, a big hello to Stephanie and Pattie!

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I got all my sisters with me

What can I say? Thursday night at Nottingham Chameleons was just fantastic. I’d toyed with the idea of getting changed down the road, but I took the wrong route and decided to head straight for the venue instead. Everyone was very welcoming (thanks girls!) and I met up with a few email friends – Maddie and Rachel. That was great to have a chinwag and talk shop (trans stuff) with like minded people. The group are on the move soon, they switch to a new venue up in Nuthall. That’ll be easier for me to get to. Mrs J had waited up for me – bless her – and we had a talk about it. She said she’d been looking […]

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There may be trouble ahead….

You can’t beat a bit of Frank can you? Like the advert says “talk to Frank!” Maybe they didn’t mean Old Blue Eyes. So why the trouble? Well, I’ve been invited to tag along to a local tgirl event (not just for *local* people apparantly) but – now any closet trans folk reading this are going to guess the next line – the Ever Lovely Mrs J isn’t keen on me going out ‘dressed’. Of course, Little Miss Closet here is dying to go out. It’s been weeks since I’ve dressed up and longer since I’ve been out in like minded company. Of course, I kind of already know the answer even if I can just get the balls* to […]

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Labels

The night I got to thinking* how many labels folk attach to themselves. My sister is religious with a capital R (you note I missed that off. Bu***r.) and my mate considers himself a biker. I wonder if they have a secret blog somewhere where they revell in their bikeriness or praise the virtues that faith can bring. Most trans blogs / web pages are pretty much sigular in their function…. [ aside: Well, maybe not completely singular: we do talk about dressing up, clothes *and* make-up. Jeez, it’s not like we’re obsessivly focused on one aspect of our personality or suchlike. 🙂 ] … in showing pictures to the world. How many go on to discuss the other parts […]

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Stuff and nonsense

It’s been rather heated on Roses’ forum recently. It seems history is repeating in the TS vs TV debate. Not so much Celebrity Deathmatch, moreover a discussion over the differences between a transvestite* and a transexual. In fairness to all parties, I don’t think the whole thing was a troll, but passions run deep on forums. From one perspective, crossdressing folk are, well, shallow creatures that prance about Emily Howard style in 6″ killer heels and bad lippy. From the other perspective, TS folk are holier-than-thou people who have a legitimate medical problem; they’re not pervs in a frock. In truth, none of these stereotypes are true. I think that we’re all on a sliding scale from the occasional cross […]

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