Friday, February 24, 2017
That is a line from Pitch Black, starring Vin Diesel. It was possibly one of the first movies I ever saw with Vin in it. I like science fiction movies and this fits the bill for sure. I don't know if I would say that it is a good movie, but I do enjoy watching it. That ends up being an interesting thing in that Jules and I will often watch and rewatch certain movies over and over. This happens to be one of them.
Okay, way too much detail about an irrelevant thing. In the movie Vin has the ability to see in the dark and at some point someone asks him if the way they need to go is clear. Vin's response is to say that it looks clear. Someone is about to walk that way when all of a sudden a monster flies past them almost killing them. That character then says to Vin, I thought you said it was clear. The response from Vin is - I said it looks clear.
I've always had a thing for word play humor and that set of lines from the movie has always amused me and Jules and I have adopted it. We will often say to each other, well, it looks clear. And we both understand what that means. To the best of our knowledge it looks good, but who knows, we may very well be missing the monster ready to jump out and bite our heads off.
This is a frequent saying to each other when we leave hotel rooms. We will pack up all of our things and cart them back out to the car before doing a last walk around the hotel room. Generally around that time, once we think we have everything, we will both look at each other and state - well it looks clear.
Well this last weekend we were in the Long Beach, CA area and we both thought it looked clear. Loe it was with great disappointment that I discovered I left my only set of forms at the hotel. Ooops I lost my boobs! Ha! An unfortunate side effect of having detachable boobs! Sure they are convenient, but you might just accidentally leave them behind! Yikes!
Kindly, Jules called the hotel and asked if the maid had found a pair of prosthetic breasts. He said that he would check with house cleaning services. She then asked if he knew what she was talking about. He said he thought he did. She clarified for him that he was looking for a small pair of fake breasts. He said he would phone if he found anything. Guess what? He never phoned!
Do you know why? I suspect I do. The maid found them, and was probably a bit weirded out thinking she found somebody's sexual fetish play toys and threw them away!
Regardless, I no longer have them. Which is highly unfortunate as they were about $180. I really hate making such stupid mistakes! But whatcha gonna do? I thought it looked clear! Oh well. I actually really didn't use them all that much. They were not my primary go to, they were just something quick, simple, and easy to use when I dress in an in between mode. So.... I will replace them, but I don't think I will go with such expensive ones! I've seen some on Amazon at much more reasonable prices.
I will let you know.
In the meantime, if you happen to find a pair of lost breast forms roaming around Long Beach, CA, let me know. Ha!
It looked clear.
Well, how does it look now?
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Top - White House Black Market - Similar
Jeans - Guess - Similar
Shoes - Madden Girl - Similar
This is a top I acquired on my last shopping trip. Yes, my last shopping trip for a year! Yikes! Anywho..... I got it at my favorite store, White House Black Market. I really like that place! Good clothes, and great customer service, what more could one ask for? Love it! Anyway, this top is a bit unusual for me. So unusual that Jules mentioned that it was her type of top and not mine. Which is funny as she and I often have very different taste.
The thing I don't really like about this outfit are how the pants are laying. I really wish that the pants had a much straighter line to them when falling down around my shoes. I think that look would look really good with the top. As it is with the pants kind of bunching up a bit around my ankles, gives the overall look kind of a slouchy feel. Just a tiny complaint, but an issue for me nonetheless.
I wore this outfit while out in Long Beach for the weekend. Jules and I had a fairly mellow day this occasion. We went out to breakfast, and then to a movie. We saw The Great Wall. The movie was just okay. Another Westerner showing the rest of the world how to live. Apparently Matt Damon is in it though because the people in China wanted his star power. They really like the movie in China. Maybe we are too jaded here in the US. Hmm????
Okay. That's about it.
Seriously, it's important!
Monday, February 13, 2017
I wouldn't really say that I am doing HRT, hormone replacement therapy, but I would suppose that on some level I am affecting my hormones. You may remember from awhile back a post I wrote about my doctor when I asked about taking Finasteride, instead of the drug I was taking (Tamsulosin.) During that visit she denied my request. Well about two month ago I visited the doctor that originally prescribed me the Tamsulosin. When I asked him about Finasteride, he explained the medication and the application to my condition and in the end prescribed it to me.
Since then I have been taking the little pill every morning. I am taking any of these drugs to help my BPH. So technically I am not taking hormones because of my gender variance. But, again, according to drugs.com, Finasteride reduces the amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone. This would place it in the category of an anti-androgyne. It is generally not prescribed for transition. It normally is prescribed for male pattern baldness and for treating BPH. For male pattern baldness it is given a dose of 1mg per day, while for BPH it is given at 5mg per day. I am on the 5 mg per day regimen.
Many people do not like taking the drug as they are afraid of the possible side effects. The most frightening of those effects being gynecomastia. My doctor warned me of that possibility and asked if I was okay with that potential. Maybe I was afraid of his response, but I just let him know that I was fine with that potentiality and chose not to elaborate. And from what I can tell, it actually has a very low rate of occurrence. My doctor was way more concerned with how it might affect my libido more than anything else.
So..... here I am. Where does that put me? Taking hormones? Well no, but taking something that affects my hormone levels? Yup. Taking something that makes it so that I have less testosterone running around freely within my system? Yup.
And how does it feel? Fine. Well maybe a bit weird. Weird you ask? Yup, weird. Weird I suppose because I am not sure of where that places me within the whole scheme of things. As in, am I destined to eventually transition to presenting female full time and I am just on some sort of super slow long looping slide towards that eventuality? On the one hand, I am taking an anti-androgyne for a prostate condition, not to transition, and on the other, I asked for this drug because I know it is an anti-androgyne. So am I taking it in hopes of potential transition leaning side effects? Possibly.
Really I think that it actually is very fitting for me. It's a bit of both. I'm really not afraid to fully transition, I just know I don't want to. But at the same time I know that I am not interested in living as a traditional male either. What do I want? A bit of both. I want to live somewhere in the middle of the spectrum; a bit of male, a bit of female, a bit of both. I actually am pretty happy to be taking Finasteride. It helps with hair loss, which I am experiencing. It helps with BPH, which is needed. Oh and hey, it has a possible side of effect of giving me boobs. Kind of like a win, win, win!
Okie dokie! That's all folks!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Top - White House Black Market - Similar
Leggings - White House Black Market - Similar
Booties - Madden Girl - Similar
Belt - Mossimo - Similar
Jacket - Max Studio - Similar
This jacket is one of the things I purchased on my last shopping trip. Yes, the last shopping trip for a year! I do appreciate all of your thoughts about how I need to buy seasonal things, or that I need to keep up with emerging trends. But really, I don't do either of those things. And while I may at one point, of gathering a female wardrobe, have needed to purchase some seasonal items, currently, I have plenty!
Okay, off topic! Anywho.... this jacket! I saw it at Max Studio and thought it looked cute. Well, honestly, I was done shopping but somebody was getting their items rung up and I had to wait. While waiting I saw this jacket and tried it on. It was pretty cool, but at seventy dollars or so, I didn't think it was that cool. I placed it back on the rack before getting my things rung up. As the sales associate is ringing up my purchases she comments to me that I can get and extra twenty five dollars off if my purchases are over one hundred dollars. Wouldn't you know it, my purchases came to about $95. So, hey, then I had to get that jacket! Thus I ended up getting the jacket for about 30 dollars, once all of my discounts and sales were taken into account.
Not bad huh? I didn't think so. It is made of polyester though and not my all time fave of leather. I mean seriously, did you think I would have gotten a leather coat for 30 bucks? Hah!
Okay, that's about it folks.
Love a good sale!!
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Recently I was up near my favorite outlet mall, Livermore CA outlets. I think the real name is something like San Francisco Premium Outlets, or some such thing. Anywho..... I didn't have much in mind that I wanted to shop for, except for a relaxing time at the mall. And I did relax, but I also found way too many cute items that apparently I just had to have.
Low is me. How could it be possible that I have such a large selection of clothes at home and yet I found myself gobbling up clothes, because I liked the, because I was stressed, and because they were on sale for such great prices! Yay! It did help me to feel a bit better about having to work through my three day weekend. Well to be fair, I did only have to work two of those days and the third I got to shop!
But while driving home; a three hour trip, I began to ponder about my obsession with clothes and with shopping in particular. Fine, have a clothes obsession. Wear as many items of clothing as I would like. But, why do I find relief in buying clothes? What is it about the act of shopping that brings me such comfort and joy?
Could it be all of the years of me yearning to buy female clothes instead of male clothes? All of the years of repressing desires has now resulted in a clothes purchasing whore? Okay maybe whore is a bit extreme. I mean I didn't buy everything that I saw or tried on. I was selective. I did only purchase what I thought I would actually wear. I purchased things that were on super sales and were excellent bargains!
But really..... did I need to buy them? And that answer has to be a super no! No, I don't need more clothes. I have more female clothes than I can actually wear. And that is pretty darn depressing! I love so many of my clothing items and yet I have so few opportunities to actually wear them. Seriously I could probably create enough outfits to wear something different appearing every day for several months. How many months? I couldn't even tell you for sure how long I could go creating cute outfits from my already purchased clothes.
So..... I have decided to join my wife on her diet. My fix happens to be clothes, and not food. Her vice is yummy morsels. Anywho.... a few weeks ago she decided to go on a diet. It appears as though she will be attempting to diet for about the next year. So I have decided to attempt to not shop for anymore female clothes for the next year! Wow! A year? Yup, a year!
Wish me luck blog-o-sphere!
Love what you have!