#23 – At Least I Seem To Pass On Social Networks…

I have a Facebook of my own, of course, as part of my strategy to be all over the place online as Julie Anne. ^_^;

Today, I’ve achieved a bit of happiness, or at least it’s reason to make me laugh with contentment. I’m winding up a discussion with a friend of mine from Australia, as she’s acquiring a MacBook Pro. Between herself, myself, and the others joining in on the thread, there’s a lot of computer talk, and of course, the perceived image of Mac users. (Hey, she’s getting it for her graphic design job!)

I’m taking it as a compliment from one of the folks, who stated, “…is it wrong that I’m a little turned on by all the XXs talking OSs and hardware?” ^_^;

Now, if only I can pass in person, as well as online. ^_^;

#22 – “You Want Shoes? We GOT Shoes!” (Prelude To More Photos This Weekend!)

“Hey, look what I found– OW, MY KNEE!!”

Reebok Freestyle Hi 25th Anniversary - Delicate Sheen (1) Reebok Freestyle Hi 25th Anniversary - Delicate Sheen (2) Reebok Freestyle Hi 25th Anniversary - Metallic Sheen (1) Reebok Freestyle Hi 25th Anniversary - Metallic Sheen (2)

SHOES!!

“By da’ Radio Sha’k next to tha tall build’n…” ^_^;

What, you’re kidding me! No one remembers that sketch from Conan O’Brien’s Late Night show?  – I think it’s still here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2v_6D0UQbU

Nope, I didn’t forget about my Flickr, in fact, I’m going to have a few days, and a dare for myself. Details and new photos (and hopefully outfits you haven’t seen) coming! I need to get some supplies for the next few days. ^_^; (Sorry, kids – These shoes are not for sale!)

#21 – Lauren, Lauren, Lauren… (Sigh…)

Just saw a featurette on Turner Classic Movies about the one, the only, “The Look” herself, Betty Joan Perske, otherwise known to the rest of the world as Lauren Bacall.

There’s just something about her – The face, the eyes (Love those classic arched brows! ^_^;), the characteristic husky voice. Did I mention I’m as tall as her? (5’9″ ^_^;)

I consider myself fortunate to have read her first autobiography, “By Myself”. (One of these days I’ll read the updated version from 2005, as well as “Now”, her second book from 1994.)

On Wednesday, August 25, starting at 3 AM Pacific (6 AM Eastern), TCM is showcasing some of her films for an entire day as part of their Summer Under The Stars event. I’ll be watching (or at least recording) some of her best works, including “The Big Sleep,” “To Have and Have Not,” “Designing Woman,” “Dark Passage,” “Blood Alley,” and “Key Largo”.

#20 – If You Could Undergo a “Transformation”… (“Classic” Julie Anne)

(Dear Readers: This is a public repost of an entry I posted to a private group I initially posted my pictures to on my Flickr, back around late April/early May 2010, before I became brave enough to post pictures of myself in entirety publicly on Flickr. I still maintain the group, and it’s where some of the not-quite ready for prime-time pictures go. I owe the people I initially invited there my most sincere gratitude, because, if it wasn’t for their support, I wouldn’t be here today, either posting public photos of myself dressed up on Flickr, or even maintaining this site. Brankingston12, DJ Bridget, Francine, and Gordon – Everything I am today, I owe to each of you!)

“And Now, Our Feature Presentation…” (Originally posted on “My Time To Shine” private group on Flickr on April 25, 2010, at around 3:53 AM PDT.)

If you could undergo a “transformation”… And by transformation, I’m not talking about your own makeup/clothing/wig ritual, or going to a professional service, but physically transforming, by magic, science, or some other method?

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#19 – Even More Under-The-Hood Tinkering: New 404 Page!

Just a few ideas seen elsewhere, and lovingly hacked into the customized theme I’m using.

If things go well, and I’m on the ball, and don’t link from Twitter or Facebook, or elsewhere to pages that don’t exist, or mysteriously disappear from here, you should rarely see it.

Of course, you could try this link that goes nowhere and does nothing, but it will most likely bring up the page, unless I actually post enough to make something go here.

#18 – This Blog Is Going Mobile!

I’ve just acquired a new “soft touch red” Asus Eee PC 1015PE netbook, or as I’m calling it, my “pink netbook”, or her formal name, “Karen-chan”. ^_^;

250 GB capacity, Wireless-N capability, loaded up with my time-tested assortment of security/antivirus/antispyware tools (And everything else configured by me, saving myself $50, though the Geek Squad folks were quite helpful with the six months support package.)

I have a webcam, so who knows? Maybe I’ll be able to post video and/or photo updates from where I’m at. (Well, maybe not if I’m talked into clubbing. ^_^;)

Music to quick-blog by: “Brown Eyes” by Lady GaGa – Good night, my darlings!

#17 – For Further Clarification…

A few more words after such a very long post. Yes, I can write, and at times, I may write too much. That’s just how I am, whether I’m wearing mens’ jockey briefs, jeans, and a “guy” t-shirt, and my current out-of-control “semi-mullet” hair, or if I’m dressed to the nines in my little black dress, black tights and 3″ heels, my favorite fashion jewelry, my nice new wig, and my finest makeup, while writing this. (I’m not telling. ^_-;)

Anyway, the clarification – I am committed to the journey – I made a promise to myself – I will not purge, ever. I may sell or donate stuff I’m not interested in or that doesn’t fit me, I may change with the times and how I recreate my body, but I am here, and I am here to stay for as long as I can. I’m sure in time, I will ease down, perhaps to 3 or so updates a week, and get into a place where I’m more real, but I have a feeling that I’ll still want to be a boy as often as I want to be a girl.

No matter where the journey takes me, as long as it’s what I want, that’s what matters. I can’t guarantee how long I’ll do this, but I’m putting my heart and soul into this. Perhaps this is more meaningful than anything I’ve ever done over the last 15 or so years since I was unleashed onto the internet.

xoxo, as always…
— Julie Anne ^_^

#16 – Catharsis Part I (Was: Consider This A Placeholder)

Nothing much has been going on, not even with friends. (those who know, and those who don’t)

The job search has stalled for now, but I will kickstart it again, along with getting back on track with exercise and portion control for meals. (And counting what I eat.) I guess everyone needs a break at one point or another.

I’ve read some blogs elsewhere, some good, some bad. I’ve given though to why some others stop posting, take down their pictures, or decide that their path takes them out of a less public eye. It’s funny, my journey’s barely started, and I’m already thinking about the end, though it may not be the ending I’m thinking it’s going to be.

I’ll fill this space with something somewhat worthwhile later tonight. I’m going to get out, walk, have a late dinner, get in a showing of The Departed, and continue looking at netbook computers. (I’ll watch The Departed tomorrow, I guess – I’m still tired out from only 5 hours sleep last night. I need a bit more. I’m surprised I’m up typing this.)

(What follows here was original posted, in a slightly different form – over on Flickr – I’ve expanded and rewritten a bit for here. Sit tight, this is going to be a long one.)

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#15 – Thinking About Decloaking Some Friends-Only Posts on LiveJournal…

I’ve had a LiveJournal in existence for most of this year. I’ve got quite a few posts, most of which some of the entries here were based on, that were part of a selected group that not everyone had access to. I’m figuring, since this site’s essentially public, it doesn’t make too much sense, if I’m unifying all my online presences, to keep everything hidden there, especially when I’ve got a lot of things here public-viewable.

I’d say I’ve become a bit more courageous and daring these last 4-5 months, or maybe it really isn’t as big of a deal as I think it is. But then, I maintain a Facebook presence, and I have a couple people who may not know the whole store behind me yet.

I’ll think some more on this, and make a decision soon.