Friday, 31 July 2015
What is your greatest weakness?
How on earth do you answer a question like that? Well the textbook answer would be to describe how you had a weakness but overcame it. Another way would be the pat "well I work too hard" or make them regret asking and start listing them one by one. I suspect they really don't want to know your weakness much like that time you were asked how you were doing and spent 20 minutes talking about your hay feever and allergies, while they looked increasingly desperate to move away while making the mental note never to ask you anything ever again. It's hard for most people to admit any vulnerability even if they recognise them. My personal wall is quite sturdy but it has its weak points and I'm going to do my best not to tell someone whose going to have a position of authority over me.
So what's the point? You'll have to ask the asker.
Saturday, 27 June 2015
I'm also a year older and a year further away from partying long into the night, although come to think of it, I never was that person. So what to do on an idle Saturday night, lie on the settee and eat a cheesecake while searching for a good film on tv or try on a few dresses and outfits. They all still fit, though not all work on me and have been moved on to a charity bin. They were not expensive purchases more Primark than premium and its good to have a regular check, if only to give the wardrobe breathing space.
One big story was Vanity Fair deciding to put a 65 year old, from some programme I don't watch, on their cover, for some reason this kept a lot of trans commentators in work and lets hope it leads to many more older people, especially women, becoming more visible on magazine covers not just those they mocked up themselves.
Sunday, 3 May 2015
Also at the moment its hard to move without running into a senior politician paying some visit into town, along with the resulting delays and obstructions. Both seats in this town are marginal constituencies meaning locals have a disproportionate influence in who governs Britain, so God help the rest of Britain. Not that Swindonians have been using this opportunity, being more likely to moan about the long delays it causes. It's not as though they'd be able to get anywhere near them if they did.
Personally I've already made up my mind and sent away my postal vote, not out of any love for them, more out of dislike for the other lot.
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Visiting again recently I'm reminded of all the things that bug me about the site, the constant prompting to spill out your life history, interests and location. The fact it insists it knows what news it wants to show on its feed better than you. That it wants you to treat brands as friends. I consider Coca-Cola a very successful company over many years that sells many brands including a sticky sugary liquid which also comes in a cherry variety I like, alongside very well storied anti union practises and environmental abuses. Not a friend I want to have a interaction with.
Admittedly most of these complaints could be targeted at any social media site or social media in general. I add finally, so as not to appear that I'm some grumpy middle aged person, recently I saw a video about parents of trans children using social media for help, advice and support and I could pick on many other examples.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Long suffering readers of this blog may remember I wrote about the anti Page Three campaign a few years ago, and my opinion hasn't changed it seems only to remain out of stubbornness. Nor is it anti feminist to defend Page Three. Although some seek to dismiss opponents with valid points of topless photos by using words like feminazi I feel like giving up and changing my mind. There should be a special version of Godwins law which not only means your argument is lost but a hand comes out the screen and slaps you. I would like to call it Lucy's law, because I'm egotistical like that.
Sunday, 11 January 2015
- Don't make any resolutions in January.
- Don't feed trolls especially responding to anything Katie Hopkins says (I wish the local paper would do the same).
- Only share or retweet when you've watched or read the thing. I frequently come across many who I suspect don't.
- Celebrate sensible amount, possibly within recommended alcohol intake guidelines December and January. (still haven't come up with a snappier title).
- Stick to pay as you go gym facilities as you're never going to use a membership often enough for it to be cost effective and then there's the pain of having to cancel the contract.
Monday, 5 January 2015
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Time to get the 2015 segment in the right hand column up and running, not to mention start to my efforts to post more than I did last year.
A happy new year to all my readers.
Now where are those hoverboards?
Monday, 29 December 2014
Hello, as my last entry of 2014 I am following the usual pattern of writing about the year just coming to an end. For me its been one of tragic loss, endings and new beginnings all the while I've had friends and family to help me through it. Despite myself I can't help being optimistic for next year, a change of job (hopefully) and my sister giving birth (certainly). The former bringing lots of new challenges and the latter meaning another birthday to remember. In the wider world there's been signs of better awareness for trans people, individuals like Stephanie Hurst have spoken candidly and eloquently about their experiences all while transitioning publicly. Although there's so much further to go, especially if you're not white and middle class.
So here's to 2014.
Thank god it's nearly over.