I read a thought on my Facebook feed recently which started me to think and remember my experiences as a "cross dresser".
The person said basically all the make up and clothing expertise in the world were just a hobby for cis and transgender women everywhere. I agreed and did remember I used the hobby excuse at one point of time for my desire to look like a woman.
As I began to understand what was going on though, the use of external basics such as make up became a way for me to show the world who I really was. So then the "hobby" became more intense.
As a matter of fact, Friday night I met another self professed cross dresser. It would have been a great time to crash his/her ego run by asking "how was her hobby?" Mind you, I only consider it when I perceive a slight on transgender women.
As it was, I couldn't add much into the conversation of building one's own house. Don't break a nail.