Saturday, May 1, 2010


Dear readers,

I'm so sorry that I have depressed you with such banal writings as of late. But it can't be helped. My muse has taken a leave of absence, and she has refused to tell me when she will be back....the bitch!

So here I am, left to my own devices, and not knowing quite what to do. My last post was a shamefully angry diatribe, bitching about the obvious. Anyone can complain about the irresponsibility of corporate entities, and their obsequious running dogs in the US congress. I don't want my blog to deteriorate into that kind of cynical vent. So, I apologize for allowing my political passions to overshadow the purpose of this blog, which is of course to discuss my own transness, not to mention that of other trans women and men. Oh sure, I will continue to talk about non-trans things in my personal life, but knowing that we all come from different political persuasions, I will try to refrain from politics.

Except for today, when I went to the grocery store, I've been en femme all week, and it's really been nice. This is especially so, since the daily temperatures have been steadily rising. Although I love the fashions of the fall and early winter months, especially the boots, corduroy, denim and leather, I just love the skin baring fashions of late spring and summer. This weekend we will get a really good taste of summer weather. Tomorrow it is foretasted to reach 87 ∘, and the following day it's supposed to get up to 90 ∘! Perfect weather to put my little short embroidered denim shorts to the test, along with a cute little white peasant top! I have also stocked up on short casual skirts for the summer. For years, I had such a hard time finding short casual denim skirts in my size, but in the last couple of years, I seem to have found a gold mine in! They have been a source of some very cute tops, as well!

I just wish I was six inches shorter. How depressing to have to always shop at the big girls store.

Next Friday marks the the May session of my transgender support group. We will be missing our truly lovely Madam President, who will by then be recovering from her dream come true surgery, up at the Papillon Center in Pennsylvania, under the skillful hands of Dr. Christine McGinn. Dr. McGinn, herself a MTF transsexual, was the subject of a TV documentary about a decade ago, when she transitioned.

I'm still trying to make up my mind what I want to bring to the pot luck supper next Friday . I have another frozen lasagna, and a frozen ravioli casserole, but I am still considering a tossed salad, although that will require a separate trip to the grocery store the day before, to ensure that all of the ingredients are perfectly fresh.

Decisions, decisions!

Melissa XX


caroline said...

You now have a duty to teach these girls how to eat healthily!

My posts are now showing how being trans does not stop me getting out and living life.

The life of the backwoods girl is always interesting! Keep it coming.

Caroline xxx

Two Auntees said...

Elegant, but a little rugged. Keep the gloves on and protect the arms and legs from scrapes and bites.

Hey shopping in the big girl store is not bad, just stay away from those older fashion toting Polyester Palaces.


Sophie said...

lol, I thought you were being a bit possessive with the comment on "your" Gulf of Mexico!

Pot luck next week? I'm still trying to figure out what to bring tonight! I've been trying to eat myself out of house and home and the cupboards are getting a little barren. See you Friday.

Anonymous said...

Umm I love Lasagna.