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#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?

#137 – Best of Facebook: 3

Closing out the first month (June 2010), and moving forward…

July 13, 2010:
Watched another one of Michelle Phan’s latest makeup videos – It’s amazing how effortless, yet effective, she makes it look. (sigh…)

(Oh, yeah – I still follow Michelle Phan – there’s a lot of useful information from her videos. Now, if only I had the budget for makeup, and the skills to get my face together in less than 30 minutes. 😛 )

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#136 – Best of Facebook: 2

Continuing the Facebook Flashback… Not much for the first month or so… Take my word for it.

June 4, 2010:
Now that I have a Facebook and and an LJ to go with my Flickr, do I further corrupt myself and start up a Twitter account?

(Actually, I did… Facebook, Flickr, a rather neglected LiveJournal, Google+, Twitter, and Tumblr… I need a real life…)

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#133 – Fine Tuning, Tuning Out (She posted twice in one day!)

Fine tuning: Behind the scenes tweaks under the hood, so far, all is working, and hopefully will continue working. Security updates, more cool stuff.  (But where is the content, oh, birthday girl?)

The short version: I came out to my younger sister a few months back, and she is accepting and supportive. My two closest friends here in Phoenix pretty much called it. ^_^;
(She gave me one of her Coach purses, and I have a Sephora gift card waiting for me. *beamles*)

Tuning out: Another blog on the sidebar is gone: Jessica-Who.com winked out a few months back. I won’t ask questions, or wonder, but I remember she posted something a while back about when transgender and crossdresser blogs close down, and various reasons why. Now, she’s one of the many who have vanished.
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#127 – Looks Like My Server Moved With Me…

And, we’re back, though we never really left.

Over the past day, my web hosting provider relocated their data centers from Reno, Nevada, to Tempe, Arizona, conveniently a lot closer to me, and so far, it looks like the transition went smoothly.

More content as needed. Life continues on. Welcome to the future…

#123 – Stuff I Don’t Regret Challenge (001) – “That LBD” And Memories At Sun Valley Mall

More or less stuff, trans or not, that I’ve done over the last 25+ years, that I’d more or less do again, regardless.

SunValley Mall in Concord, California – Kind of a special place in my life… I’ve been there at least half a dozen times over the past 20 years, stemming from a visit there in the late 1980s or early 1990s, when there was still an arcade there (I remember playing Taito’s arcade game adaptation of Rambo III), and the Atari Lynx handheld game system was introduced to the masses. Quite a bit has been written about it (And not just about the air crash tragedy that happened just before Christmas 1985) – check out the write-up and vintage postcards posted up by BigMallrat.

For me, it was a place to explore in my wanderlust, when I’d road trip around Northern California. I’ve been there quite a few times, especially within my last few years I lived in California. Sometimes, I wonder what my life would have been like, if I had lived in Concord, Martinez, or even Walnut Creek or San Ramon?
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#121 – Another Facebook mirror mini-post

Did I mention I like being pampered? Massages (even those chairs with the “magic fingers” – put in me one for more than 30 minutes, and I will meow like the kitty that I am. =^_^= ), manicures, a trip to the hair salon (Hi, Mario – Thanks for taking care of me today! ^_^; ), and I’m sure there’s more.

I’m eager to have a makeover, probably at MAC or Sephora, or somewhere…