#144 — Tweaking The Site Slightly…

New top-of-page image (The big banner is gone, but the Toast in Toast AND JAM! remains, in a “remastered” version (reconstructed from a version of the original artwork I carried across three hard drives and two desktop computers.)

There’s been a slight tweak to the bottom of the page. All security and stability updates are checked often. Somehow, I managed to log over 1000 site views over the weekend, and I’ve connected with the person I mirrored blog posts from. Hi, Paige! ^_^

Carry on, folks!

#143 — Ok, What’s Up With You Lately? (Recap Post)

Well, since our last episode, I ended one job (More or less proving to myself that I’m not meant to ever work in a call center environment ever again.), had a brief experience with Postmates in Phoenix/Scottstale/Tempe, took another seasonal job with Amazon (Second and last time I’ll ever do that… More later… maybe), and am still looking for more permanent work.

The stretch goal, is finding a line of work where I can be me, which, may lead to opening the door to being me full time.

On the home front, I’m being a good uncle (and eventually aunt) to my very young nephew, helping out my sister when I can, and working to keep a roof over my head (And also providing for my Lola-cat =^_^= ) – I’m still getting out and about every chance I can, whether to the stores, restaurants, coffee, Rocky Horror twice a month with cast, getting out and about with friends on cast and off-cast, and just… surviving.

As always, I still miss my mom, and wish I would have come out to her. I did come out to my sister, and her husband. (Sis lost her husband at the beginning of the year – When it rains, it pours for my family. We’re getting by, the best we can.)

I can’t make any guarantees on how often I’ll post here, but I’m glad I have a place, in addition to Facebook, and other points of presence online.

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t be a stranger, ok?

#142 — Follow up to #141 and Paige’s HB2 Experience

The final update regarding what happened a few days ago in North Carolina. Again, this is regarding Paige, not myself. Looks like, at this time, it comes down to her word against the law enforcement officer.

It’s regrettable that this happened in the first place, and this may just be the beginning, until Governor McCrory comes to his senses, sees the writing on the wall, and considers repealing NC House Bill 2. Things have to change, but not necessarily with undue publicity and loss of privacy for those who were/are affected.

Things have to get better. We have a right to exist. Good luck, Paige – Don’t let this get you down. *Hug*

Transcript after the break. We now return to your regular Toast and JAM. (Breakfast… mmmm… )

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#141 — Signal Boosting (… and the HB2 profiling starts)

Signal boosting from www.paigejulianne.com which started up Friday, April 8, 2016, and apparently strained under the load of views – “Paige’s (Mis-)Adventures” – This marks two firsts for me:

  1. Mirroring a page from another blog on this site. Hopefully, I’ve got the bandwidth to withstand my site database blowing up. Wish me luck. I’ve had this server for about 5-6 years.
  2. Posting something about someone else in the trans community, I think…

Update: Site resurfaced briefly with an update and clarification – Thanks, Kara for echoing it. It’s after the jump here. One more updated added after a follow-up mirror by Dawn Ennis.

TL/DR: In Siler City, Chatham County, NC – A trans woman was approached by a county sheriff’s deputy, after using a public restroom in a convenience store, asked for her ID, ran on the sheriff’s computer system, and then asked by the deputy to “leave the premises.” The woman was followed on the highway by the same deputy all the way to the county line before the deputy backed off and exited the highway.

What year, decade, and century are we in again? Anyway, be nice, don’t crash my server, ok?
(Clarification: This happened to someone else, and not to me. I’m in Arizona, way on the other side of the country from NC, thankfully.)

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