Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I Believe in Signs

I also believe that signs are ALWAYS ambiguous.  I also also believe that one never knows a sign when she sees it.

So an ambulance speeding by might be a warning sign that I should slow down.  Or it might be a signal sign that I should hurry to my destination ~ something might be wrong there.  Or it might mean something bad happened to someone else and it has no bearing on me (other than the fact that we're all connected).

I wrote about my dilemma Friday ~ should I introduce myself to Charity's coworkers as Meg without any real warning? ~ and I got a brief note from my crossdress idol, Stana.  She wrote:

"It is time to push the envelope, Girlfriend!"

Stana rarely comments on my blog ~ I wasn't even sure I was still on her radar.  A sign!  Hey, signs don't always come from the Universe At Large.

But did it mean I should go dressed and not worry about what Charity's friends think, or did it mean I should be free to go in drab and let them meet both of me and deal with it later?

See what I mean?

Annie and Joanie left comments that were much clearer.  They wrote GET DRESSED AND GO OUT.  I paraphrase. :)

Admittedly, I should have posted it earlier in the week and done a minipoll:

            () go dressed
            () go drab
            () stay home

In the end, the idea of getting up at 6:00, grabbing a quick breakfast and getting to the metro at 7:00 beat out getting up at 4:00, shaving, showering, makeuping (that should be a verb!), dressing, and getting to the metro at 7:00.

And, really, that was the deciding point: how little sleep did I want to get?  I moved a bit closer to the I Don't Care mark and decided it's OK for Charity's friend to meet me, and meet Meg later on.

Funny thing... while there, a woman came up to me and asked me if I'd be willing to be in a documentary.  I suggested that Charity would be better, and perhaps her friends as well.  Her friends demurred but Charity was more than willing.  I wonder if she would have approached Meg for her documentary.  I'll never know.

So somewhere there's footage of Charity and me, talking about the Eastern Market.  (In the interest of full disclosure, it was mostly Charity talking about the Eastern Market and me nodding my head.)  It was for a project, not theatrical release so I suspect no-one I know will ever see it, but still... it's pretty cool.


  1. Meg -

    Stana is right - go out and push that envelope! Mama Stana always gives good advice.


  2. I think that the verb is making-up rather than makeuping. ;)


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