Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Alana! Stupid Me: No Picture!

I like surprises.  A blog reader I had never heard from before, Alana, contacted me out of the blue and said she was going to be in the DC metro area.  I was unable to dress to meet her, but we were able to organise our schedules to meet.

Alana was out for only the third time, and definitely more comfortable with being out than I was at that point.  Rain poured as we walked from car to restaurant; I gave the umbrella to the ladies and let myself get soaked running from tree to tree.

We had a nice dinner with a waitstaff that acknowledged proper genders (or didn't notice) and patrons

I forgot, but she took this the night before in her hotel room.
who didn't care.  One advantage of being in drab and accompanying a dressed friend is you can easily observe others observing her.  Almost always, people are absorbed in their own lives and don't even notice others, much less care.

She's one of many who can't dress at home so have to pack extra when travelling.  One can only hope that will change.  And I hope Alana gets to meet Meg next time she's in town.

And, Alana, I hope you're practicing with those heels!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Games Are Still Fun

Even if I'm not in my preferred mode of dress.

Saturday was a Star game day.  I was still digging out from my short trip to the left coast and I was forced to trade three hours of getting Meg dressed/getting Meg undressed for other more mundane things.

Note: Star's is not a t-event, but Meg usually goes.  I've been there in drab and had people say "I don't think we've met."
In fact, it was a jumping t-weekend. 

Thursday night, there was an informal t-get-together.

Friday night, there were two local events: a group of ladies from the main group are going to a club in DC and a new group is going to a drag show, also in DC.

Saturday the GLBT board game group is having an unusual weekend get-together.  I joined them once, just to ensure T were represented. :)  There are also two more small get-togethers in DC.

There seem to be more and more events.  The groups have hundreds of members.

I had other plans, once I got last week unraveled.  But my free time Saturday was spent unpacking and doing fun things, like paying bills and seeing what the trip actually cost.

I hope everyone's enjoying Free-From-Labour Day today.  I'll be out doing things to write about later in the week.  YAY!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Funnies ~ Whoa, MacNelly!

Because I used "If the Shoe Fits" last time I featured the comic strip Shoe by Jeff McNelly.  Jeff died in 2000 and a team keeps the strip alive.  IMO, they do a great job of channeling Jeff, and it's great to see a wonderful strip like Shoe living on.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

That Darn Ralph!

It seems like crossdressing shows up occasionally in Mike Peters' Mother Goose and Grimm.  And it seems like it almost always involves Ralph.

Friday, August 29, 2014

I Was Mistaken

No t-post today.  I met a new friend, Alana, last week and have to share a bit about her here, but that won't be until next week.  And idiot that I am, I forgot to take a picture or six!  She looked great and she had on a killer dress on too!

Last Saturday my son and I flew into San Francisco.  At 3:30 we both woke up and looked at each other.  I said "earthquake" and we went back to sleep.  Well, he did.  I was waiting for the aftershocks but still had a decent night's sleep.

No damage in SF, but I'm sure you saw the pictures of Napa, only 30-40 miles north.  When we went to San Jose I asked the hotel clerk if they felt it and he said he did, but only because he was awake.

I have jet lag when we go from standard to daylight savings time, so I was amazed I just rolled into the three-hour time difference with no problems.

Coming back home didn't work as well.

I'll have some cartoons on the weekend and I'll be back on track on Labour Day (that's Monday to the rest of the world).

They let me leave Alcatraz when I wanted to this time!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There's No Place Like Home

I had a late flight last night.  I'll be posting tomorrow though.

I came home, changed into my nightie (yay!) and Zzzzzzzz

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Name Game

I generally sign e-mails.  I know not everyone does ~ there is a return address, after all.

I probably send an equal number of e-mails from my male account as from a Meg account.

I noticed recently I stop Every Time and think about how I'm supposed to sign.  Most people I write to as Meg know I'm trans and would understand "oops.  That's my male name" as a response to the obvious question.  The other way... it would take more than an "oops.  That's my girl name."

By the way, I'm heading back to VA this afternoon.  It's been a no girl stuff, except for passable stuff and even that is scarce.  White cotton panties, plain girl socks, unexceptional girl pjs.  I'm wearing boy jeans because I have more pocket space, in lieu of carrying my small bag.