Good morning "Condo-ites" or at least it is here in Southwestern Ohio U.S.A. All too often I forget to say "Hi!" to all of you reading around the world and on all the ships at sea. I'm humbled-and thanks! Around here at least, our too "sexy" for Ohio beautiful weather is till hanging around! The coffee (Joe) is on and we have plenty to cover!
Page one.- Dressing in Layers. Last week in a couple different posts we covered the lengths most of us had gone through to hide our feminine "collection" of items which we have worked so hard to find. So far, one of the best I have read comes from our "Purging Revisited" post, from Mandy Sherman. I have added the link for you to follow back and read her "hide and seek" story. Speaking of Mandy, she like Paula has mentioned her blog in comments so I am now linked to both here in the Condo. In addition to the natural "reciprocation" of linking though, I think it's useful to provide a look at the different layers of our community we reach out to here. From what I can read, Mandy may be at a different level of her transition than say Paula or I and an all together other place than Stana. Then throw a Pat in from one angle and a Janie Black from another and that is why I find the layers of our community so fascinating!
Page 2.- Trans-Terfs. Once again last week, I couldn't keep my over opinionated arse out of the time consuming, often crazy hate mongers tossing cheap shots over the web. Always safely tucked away from behind their computers. The best of the worst actually came from a person from the transgender side of the fence who basically laid out her case for a person not being "allowed" to be a transgender activist or speak about being trans until they have been living trans for five years. I did get a chuckle when, with her best male ego, she said she had this incredible amount of experience living on the gender frontier, so bow down to the all knowing her. And, oh by the way, listen to her radio show...somewhere. I forever will be amazed at how much the trans terf's try to eat their own young. The fortunate thing is, the person I am talking about is probably around my age-which means we are on our way out anyway!
Page 3.- We Had Fun! Too much serious stuff just kills me around here. To combat it, I try to toss in a few of my "smart arse" ideas of what I think could be going through the person's mind in the photo. In reality of course, all are un-named cross dressers from my Pinterest site. So, also in reality, I don't know for sure any of them aren't genetic. But as they say on gambling sites around here "for amusement purposes only!"
Speaking of Pinterest, it has become yet another "guilty pleasure" I didn't need. What I do like like about it is though, it gives me a chance to express what fashions, style and other interests in my life are all about. To put it in perspective I have about 2500 pins (pictures) on 52 boards. If you are interested, just Google it and search Cyrsti.
Page 4.- The Back Page. Such a week! I tried to get to all of you one way or another who sent in your fabulous comments! I can't tell you how much they mean to me because believe it or not, writing a blog for an extended period of time takes on a life of it's own and not often an easy one! I wish you all the best!!!
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