Showing posts with label Mae West. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mae West. Show all posts

Friday, July 4, 2014

Conspiracy Theory

I'm the first to admit I have been a little distant around here in Cyrsti's Condo and most of it does start with my friend who still is in an induced coma.  Even though she is decidedly older than me, she is yet another person I always assumed I would not outlive.

But there are other "follow the bouncing transgender" issues which of course come and go with regularity, along with various stages of intensity, which I won't bore you with now.

Fortunately, My active noggin does have a self defense mechanism which manufactures fun games for me to play with during these times. On this occasion it tossed at me,  two old conspiracy theories concerning famous women.

The first has to do with my trans-dar and Ann Coulter shown on the left.  Regardless of what she has always said and done to make a living, I simply have always looked hard for that operated on Adam's Apple. Her latest deal was slamming the soccer wave which is sweeping the country.  Who ever was reporting the story said she wondered if Ann played soccer when she was a little mind thought (before I knew it) was Ann ever a psychical little girl?  Please don't send me was just a rhetorical thought.

The second is a little more vague.  Perhaps many of you remember actress Mae West  She went back to the vaudeville days and was one of the more controversial movie stars of her day and encountered many problems, including censorship.  To many though, she was one of the great feminine caricatures of all time and so good-only a man could do it.  I thought no, certainly at death someone would have advanced the theory further! But then I thought, could Mae simply be our American version of the UK's Queen Elizabeth being a man theory?  Hey Paula, Vicki and all you other Brit ladies who stop by Cyrsti's Condo, we are just trying to keep up here in the colonies!

Well, that's it. Like I said, just a little fun to break things up when I get a little too serious about life!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Is There Something in your Pocket...Or...

Mae West
I had a Mae West moment this morning.  If you don't know anything about Mae, she was one of the original "bad girl" blond movie stars who passed away in 1980.  In a 1930 classic she uttered in her sexy voice to an admiring man, "Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

In our continuing polar climate, I have pulled out a decidedly unfeminine (but decidedly warm and snugly) over-sized mens flannel shirt.  It has pockets over both of my breasts, one of which I have a habit of using for a tissue or two.  This morning as I reached for one, I was pleasantly surprised by the swell of my breast under the pocket.  During weather such as we have been experiencing, quick checks of HRT progress are rare under layers of clothes.

Of course the first thought I had was, how much of my increase in size was due to the flannel shirt or HRT.  Since I'm not quite curious or vain enough to pull out a tape measure and find out for sure, I seized the moment as just another pleasant example of how far I've come, and who do I thank for the privilege of being here?

Finding your Happy Place

From the Jessie Hart Archives   As a transgender woman or trans man, it is often very difficult to find your happy place. A happy place can ...