Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Helping links

So did the earth move for you? (BBC NEWS | England | Earth tremor felt across England) A momentary scare wondering what the hell was going on. I was thinking a big lorry? A possible explosion? Just realised I would be useless during a big earthquake.

Some links you might have missed.

From the Tyra Banks Show (via YouTube) in the US, a short clip from a longer special, featuring Alaina and her mum (suppose that should be mom) talking about advice for transgender children (Link; YouTube - How To Help A Transgender Child.)

Also the excellent Transsexuals in Iran documentary, well worth catching if you haven't already. (BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Iran's 'diagnosed transsexuals') and a great discussion (via the Angels).

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

The Old Curiosity Shop

Was in boy clothes yesterday, got described as looking like a "curiosity shop owner". Is that a good thing?

Monday, 25 February 2008

Drag Acts and Bad Acts...

Dustin the Turkey... what the..?!!!

lol but not a Eurovision song. Ireland choosing a novelty act a strategy which has worked really well for the UK these past few years.

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Little Earthquakes.

As I've had periods of hiatus recently everything has gone a little slow for me. I'm impatient to move on and try new things. But if you told me the small things I've already done this time last year I would have been delighted. The little earthquakes I've made are nothing to what others have done but this girl would have thought even that was impossible. And that's the point I need to keep focusing on.

I wrote on a thread about role models that I thought some people on that forum were role models beside some 'witty' aside about bringing out the sick bags. In all seriousness they are.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008


Decided to take a long cold walk where I ended up at ALDI and left with some shopping, alongside some cheap shades of eye shadow to experiment with and some anti-wrinkle night cream to join the large collection of beauty products I've already got. Thanks to that little bit of retail and cold air I felt better.
This has been linked to on Boing,Boing but I thought worth re-linking (How To Behave On An Internet Forum).

Reading a thread on the Angels about how the membership of forums changes people posting less for various reasons (their life has moved on, or the forum has) and new ones join.

Thinking of all the forums I belong to there are some I hardly ever go to. Some have small memberships and are quite slow, others are not my kinda place for various reasons.

Also my love and wishes to Chrissy Rogers, along with her family and close friends.

Friday, 15 February 2008


Last month I put being a better friend and making new ones as two of my ambitions for 2008, without going into detail. That's because I didn't have a detailed idea of how to go about it. Is it better to be totally honest or hold something back and never hurt their feelings, for example. To me it means there has to be a spark, an enjoyment of each others company.

According to a study reported in the Telegraph (Women better at friendships, says survey) there are some differences in how friendships are conducted by either sex, although these differences should not be exaggerated and other factors contribute. Nasty manipulative friendships exist in either sex as do deep long lasting friendships. However more likely than not they are likely to be from the same sex and be "deeper and more moral" if your a woman.

A good guide on eight ways to be a better friend has been written by Susie Michelle Cortright (Eight ways to be a better friend). They are expanded upon in the link but they are essentially.

  1. Like yourself.
  2. Choose wisely.
  3. Make the time.
  4. Make the first move.
  5. The Golden Rule. (Treat your friends as you wish to be treated).
  6. Sweat the Small Stuff.
  7. Listen.
  8. Be loyal.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Disjointed post.

Hello a sort of disjointed post with a couple of items not worthy of a full post. I sat down yesterday with my diary and wrote a fairly long post which I may write up some day after some hefty editing which drifted into topics of friendship, trust, honesty, love and transgenderism. At the moment its all over the place and lacks structure and a coherent argument it being just a stream of conciousness scribbled down quickly with an old fashioned pen and paper. Although a lot is made of being always on with mobile's, and wifi hotspots its a good thing to just turn it all off for a little while.

At the moment I'm taking a little break going through a bag of Fruit Pastels (they are kinda Moorish) and reading through some blogs on Google Reader which is an web app I definitely recommend (I'm sure there are others) meaning I get notified if someone posts and don't have to open dozens of tabs on my Firefox browser and forget to visit others (includeing some wonderful stories and insights).

"Makka Pakka, akka wakka, micka makka moo!"

Spent early evening a few nights ago as a unpaid babysitter and saw at first hand the power of In The Night Garden. Its like television crack (or Fruit Pastels) for the under fives it's no surprise they have sold so much merchandise of Igglepiggle and his friends.

And Finally.

An good report from BBC local tv - Sex Change Story of Megan.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Feeling pain.

Some people are feeling more pain than they are letting on. Always thought suicide was a cowardly thing to do, yet I don't feel anger, just sadness that someone felt no alternative but to take such a drastic measure. Was there something I could have done? Should I have picked up the clues? It hit me hard than I thought it could.

Sorry just using my blog to pour my thoughts..