Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Last Saturday....

I wanted to see what was going on in the local t-world.

There was a Facebook invitation to a game day by a T friend of mine.

I also saw another Facebook invite was to a clothing swap by another T friend.

There was a T dinner that night, in a local restaurant.

I heard from a friend that there was a Trans support event in the afternoon followed by dinner, but I didn't see an invite for that.  It was from a woman I met at the Transgender Day of Remembrance last November.  Now I'm on her list.

It's amazing that there is so much to do, in addition to just attending civilian events as Meg.  A year ago, there would probably be a few girls going to Freddie's... maybe.

So which did I do?  I went out to a drab dinner.  My choice.  And I think I figured out why I'm not going out much this year.

Monday, March 30, 2015

That Toddlin' Town

Chicago Now has a new blog called Shades of Gender.

It's written by a woman named Terri Lee Ryan.  I don't quite understand her link to the t-community.  She gives some shallow explanation in her first post (it's a new blog) and I'm wondering if there's something deeper.  She's working on a documentary on the trans community.  She's also, so far, focussing on the crossdressing community rather than the transsexual one.

I'll be interested to see where this goes.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Shoe Left

Some more Shoe cartoons, following up from last Sunday.  Click to enjoy.


The Perfosser and Wiz.

Shoe and Roz

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Is the Shock Value Gone?

One big aspect of humour is shock.  When something is unexpected or way outside of expected behaviour, it's funny.

Trans-comics are harder to find these days.  The ones I have are mostly not funny enough to share.  I wonder if cartoonists have come to realise that we're just folks and there's nothing funny about a guy in a dress, no matter what the situation.

I may be running out of Saturdays.  I do have one more folder to go through, but this was my go-to pool for the first year or so of blogging and at that time I didn't move used cartoons to another folder so I may have posted some of them before.  Like this Lila from 2009....  I have the feeling I've used it before.

Click or zoom to enjoy

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lifetime Supply

I often wear a tank or camisole under my shirt.  I like to grab one that more-or-less matches the shirt of the day.

My preference is for a cami.  If it's possible to see through the shirt, I go with a tank.

I have quite a number of each, including about a half-dozen white tanks to go with shirts with a white base (like many of my striped shirts).  Some of the tanks are questionable but there are two reasons I wear them anyway:

1. no-one notices
2. if they do, I don't care.

Questionable includes racerback or v-necks or other feminine touches to what's really a stolen undershirt.

But thanks to "Woot Accessories," I have picked up two separate packs of Things To Wear Under My Shirt.

One is a pack of ten stretchy "one size" camis in a variety of colours.  The other is a dozen tanks in a dozen colours.

I think I won't be shopping for camisoles or hunting for tanks I can grudgingly wear for a long time.

On a related note, socks, especially girl socks, have a limited life.  I picked up a dozen pair of Esprit socks from Daily Steals to replace socks that are starting to succomb to the escape attempts of my toes.  For the most part, they're more girl-ish than girl (pastel patterns vs, say, hearts) which is what I'm usually looking for.

This won't be a lifetime supply, but I'm probably good for a year.

Each of these collections was under $30.

I have a decent supply of panties, picked up at various places.  Panties are harder because they need to fit really well.  Unless I find one of my known good panties, I wouldn't buy in bulk.

My only remaining problem is convincing myself that I don't want to go shopping for panties, socks, and camisoles.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Girls

Discovery Life, a channel to which I do not subscribe, will air a five-part series called "New Girls on the Block" featuring different transitioning transgendered women.

It sounds more like a documentary (of which I'm not a fan) more than a reality show (which I eschew).  I also don't really watch trans-oriented movies.  I gave up on "To Wong Foo" and "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."  I haven't seen "Kinky Boots" or "Hedwig" or "Transamerica," although I own the latter.  I didn't love "La Cage" and skipped the sequel.  I wanted to catch "Paris Is Burning" but it's on the back burner.  I set the DVR to tape "Ru Paul's Drag Race," watched half of one and deleted them all.

I may look for this on-line.  Something about it sounds interesting.

As of yesterday, the website says is it start 11 April.  The cable guide says it starts 2 April.  Someone is confused.  There's a link to the show here but beware: video with sound starts when you click the link!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Accidents Will Happen

The Keystone Conference was last week.  This is the closest trans conference to my house and a lot of local girls go.  I've never been to any trans conference.

I thought hard about going, but I also had my reservations.

I feel like I let down a few people, including some not-local readers, who said they'd be there and expressed interest in meeting me.  No doubt I would have loved that.

But I also just started a new job and didn't want to take a few days off.  Charity also started a new job and would have a harder time taking a few days off.

And it turns out there was a rescheduled kid event that fell on Keystone weekend.  Who knew?

There are a bunch of conferences now.  Maybe I'll make it to Cape Cod for the Fantasia Fair (which isn't on that list) or Ft Lauderdale for Southern Comfort.  I could use a little change of scenery, which an hour drive to central Pennsylvania doesn't really give me.

I'll start saving my farthings now.

In the meantime, if Sharon or any of the other ladies want to write an essay on the conference (or send pictures!) I'll post.

Monday, March 23, 2015

No Dress Code (Thesis Part III)

Friday I mentioned the "reasons" portion of the "reasons or urges" times I go out.  I don't know if all Meg events fit into one of those categories, but they're definitely most outings.

Urges are time when I just want to go out and do it as Meg.  Sometimes I just want to go to the city or shopping or to the theatre as Meg.  So I do.  I have no problem going to the same shop or museum or whatever as Meg/non-Meg because no-one's going to remember me from one visit to the next.  If I'm shaved and want to feel the wind on my legs and have the extra time, Meg will go.  If not, Meg may go, or not.

Sometimes, I just put on a dress or skirt around the apartment because it's comfortable.  And sometimes that turns into "I really want to go 'full Meg' and I do.

The nice thing about my current situation is, I can often make a decision at the last minute ~ sort of.  I do need to ensure I've been in maintenance mode so I can (relatively) quickly get ready.

And to get back to my original topic, I can choose to be Meg or not.  Even in the "Meg always goes," I can come out and go as non-Meg.  I just have to be ready for the consequences.

Those of us who are or see themselves as going full-time, pre- or post- or no-op, lose the "non-Meg" option... mostly.  Girls can go out in a sort of Victor/Victoria mode and get away with it.  Or just decide androgynous is one of their looks.  I suspect that most transwomen will consider the effort they put into becoming their true selves and not go back-and-forth.  Again, this is from the gut.

I have an option that they, for all practical purposes, do not.  I'm not saying my lifestyle path is better, just that it's right for me.  If my path led me to transition, then giving up the male option would be pure relief, and never a burden.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Shoe! Right!

Shoe is one of the strips that made a good transition from Jeff McNelly to his daughter Susie, after he died.

Here are some recent ones I've enjoyed.  Please click to enjoy the artwork.

Loon and The Perfessor

Shoe, The Perfessor, and Sen. Batson D Belfry

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dragging Through Saturday, Part III

A few more cartoons of guys as gals.  Approximately.

Click or zoom to enlarge.

Isn't he supposed to dress as grandma?

That's happened to me

That has not

No, but that's his femme name


Poo poo has issues.

Friday, March 20, 2015

No Dress Code (Thesis Part II)

Yesterday, I finished by mentioning that I dress as Meg when I have either a reason or an urge.

Reasons are meeting with a group who only know Meg, going to a girl-centric event, or doing something Meg has never done before and I'd like to add that to my experience list.

The group thing used to trump everything else, and only Meg will go to the Meetup gamer group.  Charity and I often went together.  One woman works in a shop in Alexandria, and we chatted with her there once when Meg was in the area.  But another time, Charity and non-Meg went in and I was OK with that.  But I didn't introduce myself as Meg; I left it up to her identify me (or not, which was the case).

If I went to a new group as Meg, I would probably only go as Meg from that point on, even if I had gone as non-Meg before.  I find the idea of switching back-and-forth odd ~ I think it would be disruptive to others if I did that.  I like to think I'm considerate of others' feelings.

A new group example might be a political group.  I know a lot of the local progressives, although I haven't been involved in a while.

If I started going to a, say, Jim Webb meetup group, I'd probably see people who knew non-Meg.  That opens some options:
  • I may say "we've met.  Remember {male name}?"  Or not.
  • If I did, I'd probably stick to Meg from then on.
  • If I didn't, I'd have to consider how big the group is and how many people I spoke to.
  • If it's a big group and I was ignored as an individual, I'd have to decide how to present next time.
  • If it's a big group and I spoke to a number of people, it would probably become Meg's group.
  • If it's a small group, it would probably become Meg's group.
I used to go to the annual cardmodel convention as non-Meg (with my kids), then I didn't go for a few years.  In that time, non-Meg quietly left the on-line discussion group and Meg joined.  Meg then started going to the convention.  Last year, someone remembered me from the previous year (I'm guessing it's because not a lot of women go there), and I saw several people non-Meg had met before.  I didn't say "hi! Remember (non-Meg)?  That's me."  I did talk to them each year, and I suspect if non-Meg went next year no-one would know we were the same person.

I've been to a handful of houses of worship as Meg and wouldn't have a problem going back as non-Meg.  These are cases where I've been once, been in a large group, and it's unlikely anyone would make a connection unless I said "hi.  Remember Meg?  That's me."

I wouldn't go to my "home" synagogue as Meg only once unless she was clearly ignored (large group, no interaction).  If people I knew said "aren't you non-Meg?" I'd feel like I had to either make up a story (no stories!) or go as Meg from that point on and be prepared to answer questions or put up with gossip.

I'd like to take a class as Meg.  I'd like to take (another) trip as Meg.  I'd like to do outreach, like Stana does.

I can think of things Meg has never done but wouldn't do because it's impractical.  A massage or facial, for instance.

Shopping for a wedding gown would be fun but I'd be wasting someone else's time, when that time could be used to earn a commission (see considerate, above).

Offhand, I can't think of any other things that Meg has not done that she would enjoy.  Or should do, just because.

Oh... scheduled T events are also reasons.

Urges will be presented Monday.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

No Dress Code (Thesis Part I)

Some behaviour is described as being on a line or spectrum, as people often describe (in the strictest sense) straight and gay as endpoints and we're all somewhere on that line.

We inhabit a plane.

Suppose we made a list of attributes and adjectives relating to gender ("never mixes male and female," "favourite item of clothing is ___," "sometimes skips having gender-appropriate hair" and so on). Then all of you were to stand in a spot that represented agreement with those personal levels/ideas of gender presentation, there would be a large percentage of people who are all by themselves.

I'm probably unclear.

Suppose we took 100 people on the transplane and said "go into groups based on what your favourite item of t-clothing is."  We might now have ten groups of participants who each love bras, slips, panties, high heels, corsets, earrings, makeup, and so on.

Then if we had each group sort by "I wear this daily/sometimes/never in my cis-gender role" we might have little groups of three or four people.  Then separate by another criterion: "I plan to transition/take hormones/do other body modifications/carry on as I am" and we might split each group by those five options and everyone is suddenly alone.

We're a huge, diverse group.


Correct me if I'm wrong (and I have no doubt you will!): I think there are exactly two types of people on this planet: ones who always present as the same gender and ones who move back and forth.

I can hear y'all say "wait a second! How about people who present androgynously?"

As I see it, the either present androgynously as one gender (maybe a middle ground, like "Pat" on Saturday Night Live) or they present differently at different times, maybe emphasising or hiding their bust, or wearing a suit that is probably a man's but a woman might be "fashionable" by wearing it, or wearing a skirt that maybe is a kilt.  Or maybe adding male accessories to a female outfit, or makeup to a male presentation.

But even people who consider themselves androgynous or genderqueer or genderfluid (and I'll use that last one as an umbrella) fit into one of these two categories: always present as one gender (even if that gender is unclear), or move back and forth. I'd say the vast majority of genderfluid people are in the "back and forth" category. I'm working from gut; I don't know enough people in this category to back my opinion.

And of course, if you're not presenting as your assigned birth gender then you've been on both sides.  Or maybe you've played with different looks as a teen.

So instead of a lifetime of experience, let's consider a snapshot.  Look at the past year, or (better) how you were six months ago through how you see yourself six months hence.

I see myself dressing as Meg whenever I have either a reason or the urge.  Reasons are becoming fewer.  Urges are balancing out with time involved.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

No Dress Code (Abstract)

I'm slowly coming to realise that a part of the joy of dressing (or not) is that I can dress (or not).

It's often a combination of how far out I want to be and what my mood is.  I have everyday options, albeit within (self-imposed) boundaries.  I'm not going to put on the Meg today to go to work, for instance, but my peer somewhere else might.  Or the me in an alternate universe might.  I'd be uncomfortable, mostly reflecting the discomfort of those around me.

For instance, when I attended the gamers meetups, I was always Meg.  That was by plan.  But with Star's game days, I might be Meg or male.  I've been to the same restaurant (with Charity) as Meg or male.

I think this is a freedom that some in the community give up ~ willingly, yes, but they give it up.

More tomorrow.

Monday, March 16, 2015

The World Keeps Changing

Sometimes, I post links to articles that might be of interest to my readers.

Some were positive stories: successes in swaying laws our ways or individual stories of acceptance, or milestones for the community.

Some were not: new laws that would have made sense in the middle ages, setbacks to the community through loud obnoxious objectors, assault or murder, or ways we can still be discriminated against.

I haven't been doing that lately.

It's not that there haven't been many stories about the t-community.  There have been a LOT.  And although PT Barnum is reputed to have said "there's no such thing as bad publicity" I'm not so sure.

When a school cancels the cross-dressing day during spirit week because the parents complain, is that good?

When someone is arrested committing a crime while cross-dressed, is that good?

It's helpful to be "out there" when a huge majority of American say they don't know any crossdressers and the media report that as if it's true.  Do they also think that the large increase in people who say they know a gay individual is because suddenly there are more gays?  No, it's because almost all of the people who say they didn't know any were... wrong.

Some major newspapers have someone on staff who covers LGBT issues now.  And I've written to some, to complain that they're really writing about LG and that's it.  Sometimes, they write back and say "there just aren't enough issues to cover."  And mostly, now there are.  And I write back and thank them.

So unless something spectacular happens, I don't think I'll be linking to articles.  And I'm waiting for the day when there are few articles on the whole LGBT community because the first T Senator or first G astronaut are not news.

We're just people, aren't we?  I mean, we're spectacular, wise, talented, and all-around exceptional, but we're just people.  I want us to be treated as such.

Oh... probably no post tomorrow.  Unless I find an article I want to bring to your attention. :)

Enjoy St Patrick's Day.  I'm at a new office so I can tell my collection of Irish jokes to a new audience.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Funnies: I Have a Few More Lila

Like last Sunday.  I really like Lila.

Please get it for me too

Please get some for me too

(Boyd is gay)

Don't we all?

Add caption

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dragging Through Saturday: Part II

A few more guys as gals, from the Sunday funnies. The fun thing is, none of them seem to mind.

Click or zoom to enlarge.

Just a metaphor

It's important to know...

...this is Chad too

A reader sent me this

I always wanted to do that.

Just prankin'

Friday, March 13, 2015

90 Days Hath.... Wait. That's Not Right

It's my third mensiversary and, although nothing was said, I'm guessing my 90 day probation period is over.  Hopefully, I was acceptable and I can stay on. 

I'm not really sure so I was planning to write two reviews for Charity.  If she gave me a positive review, I would give her the honest one. The other one I'd giver her as a response to getting the boot.  On that, I'd list all of her faults.  But I not only couldn't think of any, I couldn't make any up that would pass even a cursory challenge so I just wrote up the four-star review and spent my remaining time and imagination on reasons why she can't get a raise this year. :)

(an aside: she went up about 150 points yesterday when she came home with the new Calvin and Hobbes book)

And have a careful Friday the 13th.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Nothing Remains Quite the Same

That's as far as I'm going to go with song lines this week.

So following up on what I wrote earlier this week, is there a fundamental shift going on?  One where I'm less interested in doing the full Meg and more interested in incorporating Meg more in my daily life?
I don't know.
I haven't made a conscious shift, any more than I once made a conscious decision to be crossdress.
The most important thing, in my mind: am I going to regret not going out more while I have the opportunities?  I mean, realistically, I can both add Meg touches and dress fully, even on a daily basis.
And I'm not sure how the male-with-a-hint-of-female is going to play out.  This, by the way, is something I would have rejected as an option as recently as a year ago.  I can see I was heading towards mixing very slowly and incrementally but I always thought there was an endpoint.  Now I'm not so sure.  I can't say "this far an no farther."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


I've mentioned I'm pushing the envelope a bit, especially at work.  I have a fairly new Note 4, and I purchased a deep purple case for it.  I've been using it for a few weeks, but last weekend, I swapped out that case for the one pictured here.  It's been with me at work this week and I don't see why that will stop.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Changes in Latitude

Yesterday, I mentioned that I have only been out once this year... over two months now!

A week or so ago, I also wrote about how I'm stretching the envelope more at work.

When I'm home I'm just as likely to wear jeans as a skirt.  I might be wearing a shirt, or a blouse or a shirt or blouse with some amount of padding underneath (I'm experimenting a bit with the new pads I got this year).  I might try to crunch myself into a corset.  And I might go to the store or to get the mail with full padding under my shirt and jeans under the assumption that nobody expects to see that so nobody will notice.

The only constant I guess is underwear and nightwear....  I've pretty much purged all boy stuff from my underwear/sock drawer, and I only have nightgowns or girl pjs.

My blog subhead says

I am a crossdresser on a journey. Join my comings and goings as I come out a bit, and go out a bit. I don't know my destination.

And it's unusual that something I came up with almost five years ago is not only still relevant but maybe more relevant than it was when I wrote it.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Changes In Attitude

I've mentioned before that I have only been out once this year, for a show and dinner on Valentine's Day.  I have a few reasons why: weather, health, opportunity, others.

A couple of weekends ago, there was a scheduled game day which was cancelled due to snow, so Meg stayed home.

This past weekend, for instance, I was supposed to be out of town with my son and I'd be back too late for the Saturday soiree.  Going away was postponed for a couple of weeks but I had a lot of things to do around the house and not enough time to get ready.  Plus Charity had to work late and wouldn't have been available to help me get ready.

See?  There are lots of reasons.  But I'm pretty sure there's really just one reason and I'm pretty sure it's none of those.

I don't know what it is though.  I'm working on it.  And I will be out again, in the near future.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Funnies: Lila

John Forgetta's The Meaning of Lila is always fun, probably because it always straddles the line between the actual world and "girl" stuff.  I often look and say "funny.  But is it a Saturday cartoon or a Sunday cartoon?"

It's a strip I'd love to see in my daily paper but I somehow don't see that happening.  The WaPo has never been known for edgy comics.  I mean, they tossed Zippy the Pinhead!  Twice!

Click or zoom to enjoy.  And set your clocks ahead, where appropriate!

So's mine.  Borderline Saturday

Shoes?  Definitely a Saturday topic.  AND she has a shoe blog

For me,mbers of the tribe that's a given :)

But we'd still like to go out with Lila.  Once or twice anyway.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Dragging Through Saturday

An assortment of men (males) in skirts.  For whatever reason.

We ALL do

The sidekick formerly known as Scrappy Lad

Everybody wants to get into the act.  Literally.

Two consecutive ones from Keef

Under these circumstances, I'd go undercover.  Even at an art museum

Friday, March 6, 2015

Not Sure Yet

It snowed once again in the northern Virginia area.  I don't consider it that urgent to be at my desk so I did a work from home day.  I can do most anything from my house, once I get on the work network.

At the office, I'll call this a "clothes optional" day but that's not how I'm comfortable.  I left on my nightgown (and robe; it was chilly in the apartment) until lunchtime.  I actually put the robe on right before our daily 10am call; I told Charity I needed the robe because "it was a video call" (no it wasn't) ~ and I can't go into work tomorrow and say "I put a robe over my nighie at 10 yesterday and told my wife I needed it because it was a 'video call.'."  Another don't ask/can't tell.

After lunch I decided to put on the teal dress that didn't fit quite right on Valentine's Day.  I tried it with my new slightly smaller forms and the only 38B bra I had in the house.

I'm not sure if I like the look.  I think it's OK, but I'm not 100% sure.  I do know that underwire bra was not the most comfortable one in my collection.

I may have to go shopping: full coverage, no wire, 38B.  I bought a Bali one, in 38C, at the beach last summer.  Too bad there's no Bali outlets nearby.  I think they're my favourites.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sir or Miss?

When I went back to the eye doctor, I spoke to a young woman at the front desk who I have been happily giving a hard time.

She asked if I was wearing my contacts and I told her if I wasn't I'd probably be facing in the wrong direction when talking to her and maybe calling her 'sir.'  She said she'd be offended if I did and I said "sometimes I get ma'am'd.  Like here." And I pulled up a Renaissance Faire picture on my phone.  She said "I could see that."  The other woman behind the counter craned her neck so I showed it to her too and she nodded.

But in fact, I probably didn't get ma'am'd while at the faire.

I probably got "m'lady'd."

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

About the Girls

Following up on my breastform post from last Wednesday:

Breast forms sizes are not uniform.  My go-to forms are the GL-2000 (sounds like a new starship, no?) in size 44.  But it seems that sizes like that are peculiar to that form.

I was looking for an inexpensive form not long ago; I wanted to look for a small form I could perhaps wear under my male clothes, if I could find a bra with a small cup in my band.  I also wanted to perhaps "tone down" my bust a bit for normal Megwear.

Normally, I wear a 38C bra.

The rule of thumb I see over and over again is that when you go up a band size (two inches), you go down a cup size.

Form sizes reflect this.  I find this quite counterintuitive.

By this standard, if I get a form that's made to produce a 32C (they make them; see below), then it would be a 34B or a 36A or...

a 38AA?  Or 38 "flat?"

But they don't.  In fact, I looked at some forms that seemed to follow the same size scheme.  One Glamour Boutique size chart shows:

size 1  32 C 34 B   -- --
size 2  32 D 34 C  36 B  38 A
size 3  32 DD  34 D  36 C  38 B
size 4  -- 34 DD  36 D  38 C  40 B

So I'd guess the size 4 would produce a 32... what comes next?  DDD?  E?  F?  I'm not sure.

And logically, as I said, the size 1 should fit a 36 A or 36 AA but it doesn't.

I'd be happy with a size 1 or 2 if it indeed produced just a 38 AA or a 38 A.

My current "44" is the (tabular) equivalent of a size 4.

When I saw the closeout deal at Glamour Boutique, I jumped at the chance to try the smaller sizes for a low price and I ordered a size 1 and a size 2.

They're larger with my 38 chest than I thought.

That doesn't make the size 1 seriously noticeable though.  Sometimes.  I've been playing, and I can sometimes wear a bra with the size 1 under my drab clothes and they vanish.  Other shirts/bra combinations are more obvious.  I can also wear a bra with the size 2 under male clothes... sometimes.  Not often.

It depends a lot on the bra/form/cami/shirt combination.  A denim shirt worn out will hide almost anything.  The simple difference between tucking a shirt in tightly and loosely may mean the difference between a sports bra and cute bra, or a cutlet and a real form.

So I have choices.  Size 2 when I can.  Size 1 when 2 is too big.  And "chicken cutlets" when size 1 is too much.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Eyes Have It

I've been trying to get comfortable contacts that I can actually see with.  At the end of last year, I had my eyes checked and last month I finally got a pair of "test" contacts.

They didn't work so well.  I could wear them, but not read with them.  I picked up (girlish) reading glasses to use with them and shared my issues with the eyedoc.

He gave me another left lens, better for reading.  It was better for reading but not great for reading my phone (but doable). I wore them to work and brought a contact case, reading glasses, and spare glasses with me.

I haven't needed the reading glasses but last Wednesday I had to take the lenses out.  After eight hours all I could think about was how uncomfortable the lenses were.

I went down to my car where I had left my glasses.  At this job I just carry my small crossbody purse and there's not a lot of room for extras.  I put the lenses in a case (with water; I didn't bring any
solution) and put on my glasses.

The only glasses I brought were my Meg glasses. 

This was by design.

I said hi to few people at the office, and after work I saw a client I had visited just a week before. 

They made no comment and probably didn't even notice that sometimes I wear one pair of glasses or no glasses anyway.

Monday, March 2, 2015

In For a Penny, In For a Pound

So I have a new contract.  I'm working not far from where my last contract was, also doing Department of Defense work but in a totally different area: business then, health now.

My first day I wore a purple shirt with a purple bead necklace.   Usually, I wear a long chain that dangles below my shirt.  The bead necklace is pretty short ~ I'd call it a choker.

Since that day, I've worn more women's shirts than men's.  I've worn our (Charity & I share) Pandora bracelet (sometimes).  I am continuing my socks-match-my-shirt philosophy, wearing tights when appropriate.  My rings are not what men would call "men's" rings.  I dropped my tote for my small crossbody purse.

I've also changed bra wearing from a sometimes thing to part of my wardrobe.

Why not?

Oh....  I'm also working hard to make me stand out as the alpha member of a large team.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Funnies: A Rockit Week

Here's last week's Brewster Rockit.  Once again, a pun-filled week on a topic.  AND a bonus pun.

Click or zoom to enlarge.

My fave.