Last night I went to my girlfriend's company Christmas Party. Before you begin thinking of all the fancy seasonal dresses on the women in the room, the get together was very informal with bunches of kids, so I wore a patterned 3/4 length top, leggings and boots.
What was very special to me was I was introduced as "her girlfriend" to all her co-workers and bosses. She takes it for granted but I know how utterly rare acceptance such as that is. It was also very cool none of the other attendees I was introduced to seemed to care less if I was transgender, genetic, Martian or whatever.
I know several of you regular "partiers" here in the "Condo" want to know my choice of beverage. The party was actually in a suburb of Cincinnati and "the Nati" is developing quite a nice selection of locally brewed "craft beers". One of which is Rivertown Brewery, the bar where the party was featured a Rivertown Christmas Ale which had just a touch of a cinnamon flavor and went down very easily. No cheap shots...I do have standards and I'm not a beer snob like some I know (Racquel and my daughter). At any rate, several asked what we were drinking and I recommended it. Turns out, the beer was gender specific to a degree. The women liked it and one guy sort of said "well it is a girl's beer". Interesting.
I had a fabulous time and a designated driver, so life was good! My problem was even I began to take the experience for granted. Every time, I do that, I have found I open myself up for problems!
Fashion Section: For the first time ever I went shopping for a bra with a genetic woman, my girlfriend. I wish I could tell you HRT is magically increasing my breast size and of course it is, but I'm still in an "in between" area of being too thick for my cup size. Which means I need a bra in the 42 B cup range. I took three into the dressing room and found one after I tried them on. So, regardless of my frustration, we found a moderately priced bra which will work with my natural "girls" and small inserts. In the future, the plan is to move up into more comfortable, expensive models and hopefully fill them out better! The best part of the short shopping trip was not having to look over my shoulder wondering why a guy was in the bra section or the cashier eyeing me when I checked out.
That's it for this week's Cyrsti's Condo Sunday edition! Thanks for picking up a copy.