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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?

#113 – Perhaps mini-posts, or Best Of Facebook?

Just a thought, since I seem to spend most of my time on FB. (http://www.facebook.com/julieanne.morgan3) – What do I post there? Whatever’s on my mind.

I’ve been out quite a few times in March, at least three separate occasions, all have been quite good times, most of them out in public. I’ll see if I can get a write-up on early March, and my day in San Jose, at a toy/collectible show, and an afternoon and evening with friends at a cosplay gathering, and later in the day, in downtown San Jose.

Stay tuned! (I need to ramp up activity on here anyway!)

#105 – TDOR 2011 Epilogue – What Happened After…

(#105 in a series – This one was originally posted at Facebook – Entry here (May not work) – The Merc, of course, is The Mercantile Saloon on 20th and L streets in midtown Sacramento’s “Lavender Heights” area (Just one of many gay bars) – Cheap, strong drinks, and an interesting place where you’re guaranteed to see a few tgirls from time to time. ^_^; )

Fun stuff at The Merc near the end of the night. Two honest-to-god 3rd generation goths, having a mini-rave to Lady GaGa’s “Judas” on the jukebox.

One of them, a guy 20 years younger than I (Old enough to be my son), comes over to me, and we talk… about music, why Faces is a better place to party at than The Merc (Which is mainly good for cheap, strong drinks.)

He asked me if I was a nun. He figured out I was a tgirl. He was cool with it. He came up from South Central L.A.

We exchanged phone numbers. ^_^;

#103 – After San Francisco Pride 2011 (July)

(What Happened To 102?) – There are no fractional posts – This is the 103rd, and posts are not necessarily numbered. The site is not dead, in fact, I’ve picked up a blog follower – Large Blooming Flower – Expect to be added!

Anyway. July 2011: Posting the photos and blogs from San Francisco Pride (Still one of my best times out I’ve had in like…. forever.) – Discovering the joys of staying connected on the go, whether at Starbucks, or my local mall, off the wi-fi on my netbook, and on my Android phone. I saw Super 8 at the theatre, and enjoyed it! I also saw the best fireworks show for free. (From the skies over my own driveway – though they were illegal, as noted by the appearance of helicopters criss-crossing the skies over my neighborhood.) – I also continued feeding my Criminal Minds habit (For those who know me well enough, or follow my Facebook posts, Penelope Garcia is my hero, and my role model. ^_^; Did I mention I own the first five seasons on DVD? )
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#101 – The Short List Since June…

Quite a few outings, even breaking the “Golden Rule” about not going about dressed up in one’s own hometown. (Threw that part of the “rulebook” out the window… heh heh heh…)

There’s also the usual monthly trips up to Sacramento for socials with the River City Gems, and nightcaps in Midtown/Lavender Heights after some of those socials.

The Luau Party with the Gems was an incredible experience, especially my first time among others in a one-piece swimsuit… ^_^; (And peep-toe wedges, and a cute beach hat..) – I even waded about in the pool and played volleyball with some of the other girls! ^_^;

My birthday was interesting – If I didn’t do any special outings, all my friends online, on both of my Facebook accounts, sent me birthday greetings… I tell you, it got me all choked up… Getting a tasty chocolate cupcake at the August Gems social, and a card signed by some of the girls with the Gems brought tears to my eyes… ^_^; (But I’ll always be eternally young-at-heart. ^_-; )

September, while not quite cooling down as much as I wanted, brought a few more outings, and some me-time in town, and the return to school, as I get my geek girl credentials for real! – It also ended with my return to River City Sparkle, where I pulled out as many of the stops as I could, and had a good time, and got out as myself among the “normal folk” as well! ^_^;

This month’s doing quite well, with my first trip up to Sacramento to see “Repo! The Genetic Opera”, and a showing of Rocky Horror Picture show here in my hometown towards the end of the week. (Debating whether I’ll have some local friends I know come with me, and if I’ll dust off the little black dress for the show!)

I’ll go into more depth on what I’ve been doing over the last few months in the next few posts… Stay tuned! **huggs**

#99 – Looking Back: My SF Pride 2011 Weekend — Sunday

(Note: Stop, before you go any further, and read how this all started! Friday’s write-up is here, and Saturday’s adventures are right here. )

Concluding: Sunday started relatively early, as three of us needed to get ready to be out, Loni, as she was in the parade with the River City Gems, one of a contingent of 15 or so lovely ladies in Southern Belle gowns, always a crowd favorite for the last couple years. Joni had to be out on the scene as one of the group monitors. As for myself, I figured I’d be photographing from the sidelines, or marching at the back of the Belles, in my normal attire. (A nice top and one of my new pairs of Dickies Girl college pants, which I picked up on sale at Sears a couple weeks back.)

Sunday: After a quick breakfast at Denny’s (Yet again, since it was in walking distance, and fairly quick.), Loni and I met Tilda and Cheryle as they were catching a taxi to get within a couple blocks of the parade staging area. (Not a small task when you can’t wear a hoop skirt while sitting down in the back seat of a taxi cab.) – The driver said he’d come back for us, but after 15-20 minutes, we gave up and walked eastward, once again, several blocks, with my Android phone, GPS, and Google Maps to the rescue once again.
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#98 – Looking Back: My SF Pride 2011 Weekend — Saturday

(Note: If you’re just tuning in to read this, be sure to read the previous entry, “Looking Back: My SF Pride 2011 Weekend – Friday” to find out what happened on the first day. ^_^; )

Continuing: Saturday was the first full day of my adventures at Pride Weekend in San Francisco last weekend, and it was the best and busiest day of all three, from getting up and getting going for breakfast, all the way to the wee hours of the night, making our way back from a bar and drag show. It was another exciting and wonderful adventure, adding more pages to my ongoing story…
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#97 – Looking Back: My SF Pride 2011 Weekend – Friday

What can I say? This was my first official time in San Francisco for the entire Pride weekend as myself, and for the most part, it was everything I could have hoped for, with some stuff left to experience next year.

I’m going to try to recap my exploits from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening, with links to photos and videos, and recounting my experiences in the paragraphs that follow. If you haven’t been out to San Francisco, I highly recommend going to Pride at least once, no matter where on the spectrum you identify with.
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