Saturday, May 26, 2012

6 Month Update.

I'm positive that I'm the only one concentrating on this today, but it was six months ago today I lost Penny. I thought about it right before I went to sleep last night, and it was the first thing on my mind when I woke up (well the first thing after the meowing of the cats I'm petsitting for... they did let me sleep a couple of minutes extra LOL just not as much as I wanted to). I'm not as sad as I thought I would be on this day. I'm grateful.

I'm grateful to have the friends that I have and the adventures that I have had. I'm looking forward to my future in ways I couldn't have imagined six months ago. I've learned that I am a strong person... and that it's ok to let yourself have moments of weakness, it doesn't take away from you being strong, it means more. It means that you have accepted your whole self and understand that strong people have emotions and they are ok to express.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

They are doing it... sort of again!

Ok, I know there are SOME of you lovely ladies out there who would probably like it if I NEVER mentioned this show again... but this post is about Glee.

The makers of Glee did a show last summer where they did a big open call and then whittled it down to find new students for the show. This year they are doing it again and they have chosen an actual transgender teen who has already started hormone therapy. He is really talented and I LOVE that his parents are supporting him in who he is.

His name is Tyler and here is an interview where he talks a bit about why he wants to be involved with GLEE.

This show gives parents another opportunity to open up conversation with their kids and talk about transgender.

I <3 GLEE!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Starships Take OFF!!!

Unique appears on GLEE again!!! Let's support her ladies!!! I have a feeling that she will be a main character next year!


AND she did another song.... Pinball Wizard :)

Enjoy ladies... I'm not sure how Alex actually identifies in real life, but he's fabulous performing!!!

AND because this is special to me, enjoy a GLEE take on a Meatloaf classic that will introduce a new generation to the good stuff ;)


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Public Transgender News!!

A friend pointed me in the direction of this youtube video last night:
Wether you enjoy this type of music or not, I think you'll find the lyrics important :

"The Ocean"

If I could have chosen where God would hide his heaven, 
I would wish for it to be in the salt and swell of the ocean. 
Carried by the currents to all continents' shores. 
Reaching into depths where the sun’s light has never shown. 
Mixed with algae and coral. 
Breathed in by sharks and dolphins. 
Sailed by tanker ships, private yachts, swam in by tourists. 
Working its way up through inlets, lakes, and rivers, swamps, and estuaries. 
Down through limestone into the aquifer.
Purified by the county, pumped through pipes and out faucets. 
Filled into a glass to meet the thirst of our children.

If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman. 
My mother once told me she would have named me Laura. 
I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her. 
One day I’d find an honest man to make my husband. 
We would have two children, build our home on the Gulf of Mexico. 
Our family would spend hot summer days at the beach together. 
The sun would kiss our skin as we played in the sand and water. 
We would know we loved each other without having to say it. 
At night we would sleep with the windows of our house left open. 
Letting the cool ocean air soothe the sunburned shoulders of our children.

There is an Ocean in my soul where the waters do not curve.

The lead singer came out publicly yesterday as transgender. She's going to be transitioning into Laura. As of right now, she plans to stay with her wife and daughter.

I was glad to find out. I thought you all would be too!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I DID SOMETHING...FUN April 25th lol

I went to see... a musical at the Orpheum

I LOVED the opportunity to get out dressed up... I hardly ever go anywhere like this and I've had a red dress burning a hole in my closet. I did take a quick pic after I got dressed, but wish I had taken a little more time with it...

My hair needs some major work LOL, but it was ok... before I left anyway. I changed at a friend's house because it was close to work. The best thing about this dress (other than the color) is the way the top enhances the bust. It makes you look... more generous than maybe you are. That's a wrap in my other hand ladies, it was supposed to get into the low sixties that night and I thought I might need it walking back to the car.

The play was so funny, I actually laughed so hard I cried!!! I suggest if it comes anywhere near your town, you get all pretty and GO!!! (And if you need someone to go with, just let me know ;))