I don't know what "glitch" I had here in the Crysti's Condo this afternoon, but it managed to chew up and completely destroy a couple of your comments.
As you all know how much I value your ideas and in fact I did reply to a couple and poof! they were gone!
Two came from Pat and were rather interesting in how totally I disagreed with her. On the one about the Wow! post - I was able to go back in and delete my comment since Pat's didn't post at all. It's only fair to not paraphrase her comments if I don't have them.
The others were comments about the DMV folks who wouldn't let Chase Culpepper present his external gender anyway he wanted. One wanted to throw the kid under the bus because the DMV folks were nasty anyway-anywhere, but another was an extremely insightful one. She said, isn't the whole episode similar to the age old double standard of girls allowing to be "tom boys" and boys not being allowed to be "tom-girls." Can you imagine one of the "jolly" DMV clerks telling a grumpy woman she looked like hell and better go put on makeup for her picture?
It's a different story here in Ohio where the DMV's were "privatized" years ago. When I went into renew my license the last time years ago, it was the day after my first visit to the hair salon. The woman paused for a second and then shrugged and took a very androgynous picture of me for my license since I wasn't seeking a name or gender marker change anyway-the same as Chase. The DMV simply gets a share of every license plate or ID they process. So it's "show me the money!"
Finally, Mandy sent in a couple comments that did make it about my second mammogram and ultra sound tomorrow. She was kind enough to fill me in on the actual procedure.
Deep down I believe from the time we are born until the time we die, our lives are built on different new experiences. My latest new experience will hopefully mean nothing more than a clean bill of health.
One way or another though, the total and complete irony of it will not be lost on me.