This contains two entries....one I started last night and one I wrote today. And they're both FREE! As always.
As a follow-up to my post from this morning....
The crown thing went fine. The places where she injected the painkiller hurt a bit when the painkiller wore off (how ironic is that?) but the temporary crown feels right at home in there and I'm none the worse for wear.
The interesting thing about living in downtown Charleston is that we live on a peninsula. I live right near the tip so I can get to the ocean in a couple of minutes in a number of different directions. .One problem we don't have here is sprawl - there's no place to sprawl to except the sea.
There is one place to do grocery shopping. If you want to meet anyone who lives here....hang out at the Harris Teeter on E. Bay for a while. It's a nice store - thankfully - although I'll admit that I've been spoiled by living in Rochester and getting to know Wegmans. But, I regress.... I sometimes walk to it, or ride my bike there. It's that close...and the walk never gets old. Plus, the exercise is good.
When I lived in Scottsdale I could do everything I wanted or needed without ever going to another part of the Valley. I'd go into Phoenix proper once or twice a year, but everything else was right there in Scottsdale. But I couldn't walk there. Here - although we live downtown most other things are someplace else. Whether it's W. Ashley or Mt. Pleasant or N. Charleston, or even out towards Summerville I find myself out somewhere most days I'm here.
Right now, as I type this, it's 8 something pm and there's a night time tour in front of the house. I can hear the guy talking through my open windows. I'm not quite sure why you'd take a tour of this historic city in the dark, but I'm sure there's a good reason. Some of the night tours are "haunted" tours, but night or day whether on foot or in a carriage or in a bus, people are up and down the streets.
I got my annual card from the White House today. Last year it was pretty. This year...well....it's a picture of the dog wearing a scarf running in the snow on the front lawn. I'm pretty sure it's an old picture because so far as I know they haven't had that big of a snowfall yet this winter. And it's as out of focus in person as it looks. Very interesting...
Regardless - I do appreciate it.
Now that it's the end of the year all kinds of "Best Of" lists will be coming out.
I've been thinking of my own "Best of" moments for the trans community in 2012. This is what I've got so far.
1) Canadian beauty queen allowed to compete is Miss Universe pageant.
2) GID Removed from DSM 5
3) Continuing corporate growth of insurance benefits for trans wellness
4) 9 trans delegates at the DNC
5) Trans athletes.
I mentioned a recent USA Today article about a trans basketball player. Needless to say, it has generated quite a bit of talk. I've said before and I'll say again - that's what I was worried about during my wrestling adventures - so glad it didn't happen. Of particular interest are the very trans defamatory remarks of 2 DJ's for ESPN Radio in Washington DC. They have since been suspended (story here). It's one of those instances where the right thing happened.
As for me - I went to the gym today - ran 3 miles. I'm headed to my usual half-price burger place tonight. Got a good day of work done. I bought a couple of dresses at Banana Republic (40% off!) I appreciate the help of the salesladies....you can dislocate a shoulder trying to zip the silly things. And their help narrowing the 4 dresses I liked to the 2 I bought was much appreciated.
I bought a couple of pairs of new shoes, too. One pair has a leopard print on it that's a little out of character but they look and feel good, and the prices was right. Now I just need to find an opportunity to wear them.
All things considered....it's just my life and I wouldn't have it any other way.....