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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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#95 – Picnic In The Park, And Some Brave New Steps…

Catching up with the last few months, because this is my forum, and I have every right to “spike the ball,” using my home field advantage, of course! ^_-;

Saturday, May 21st was another adventure, as well as another small step for me getting out and about among the mainstream world, for that day was the River City Gems picnic, the second event of the month, at a park along the Sacramento River, by one of Sacramento’s many suburbs.
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#91 – Backtracking: My Trip To Dress Barn (March 26, 2011)

Catching up again, as always – Let’s start out with one of my most recent events, shall we?

March 26, 2011 was my first time out shopping as myself, to a private after-hours shopping event, hosted by Dress Barn, and members of the River City Gems, the TG/CD group in Sacramento, CA, that I’m a member of.

To tell you the truth, even now, I’m deathly afraid of going out as Julie Anne to public places, especially by myself – Mainly for fear of getting “read”. (I guess I just have to assume it’s going to happen, and work hard on not calling too much attention to myself, because, inevitably, I’m going to have to prepare myself for the eventuality of going out in public, not in the company of other TG folks.) – Most of my shopping up to this point, I’ve done in boy-mode. Perhaps I’m making too big of a deal of this than I really should. It seem, the more I get out there, and the more I research, and the more people I talk to, a lot of mainstream retail places, primarily Dress Barn, Lane Bryant, Sephora, MAC, and a few other places are TG-friendly, usually mandated by a company-wide policy.

Maybe it’s a good thing, because people like us, especially those of us who are part-time girls, or who are just beginning to take the steps to transition, are benefiting the U.S. economy — twice! ^_^;

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#89 – Let’s Go Back In Time… (The “Dark Ages” – 1994/1995…)

And I’m on the “real” internet for the first time. (Not Prodigy’s WWW-proxy version of it, not America Online, not even Delphi’s text-based representation – Yes, I was on Delphi, CompuServe, AOL, Prodigy, even GEnie – You name the serve, I was on it, but that’s another story that’s not even appropriate for here – This is about the proto-genesis of Julie Anne Morgan, ok? ^_-;) – I was on Netcom (which became Mindspring, then Earthlink.) – Netcom, which was headquartered in San Jose, CA in the mid 1990s.

You get curious, you wander, and you find out things – It was at this time I found the first few sites out there, including Melanie Anne Phillips’ initial chronicles of her journey, and her voice lessons. (Her voice blew me away when I heard it.) – I also found the TG newsgroups on Usenet. That was an experience that more or less drove me back into hiding – The old familiar “Trannier-than-thou” attitude was quite prevalent on there. I wasn’t one for hanging out, debating on newsgroups, forums, or bulletin boards, debating or nitpicking over little things, needing to prove I was right, and they were wrong, or finding it necessary to have the last word. I’m not like that today, either. I knew my limits, and I didn’t want to ever have to deal with having my ass handed to me, or getting flamed. That’s also why I don’t participate on forums much to this day, even in PINKessence. (One of my friends on there has left PE recently, because of some unfortunate squabbles there. I miss her. ;_; )

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#88 – A Meeting That Wasn’t One… (“Thank You…”)

(This is one of the blog entries I had to get out and post. As promised, there are earlier stories over the last two months that needs to be posted.)

Back in the summer of 2009, there was a young man (the term “young” being a figurative one – Though he continued to age with each passing year, he never really completely grew up.), who, in spite of having a job where he was making enough to just barely pay the bills, provide for his mainstream hobbies, and of course, have friends who shared that common interest, there was a secret he kept hidden from just about everyone who knew him.

As you may have figured out, that young man was me, in the last vestiges of what is rapidly becoming a “past life.”

The young man, in doing some searches via Google, came across a series of photos of a young lady in a schoolgirl outfit. Upon closer inspection of her Flickr photostream, that look was only one of about a hundred different looks, and she had thousands of followers and admirers.

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#86 – Interlude: Taking That Leap of Faith (Though I Fight My Own Doubts)

Here’s something to break a pattern: This is an entry that’s decidedly not about new pictures, or about my progress on my journey, for that matter.

I am driven to move forward; To prepare myself for being out on my own, to be able to fend for myself, to find someone to (hopefully) spend the rest of my life with, to be able to actually feel that I’m living, and not just taking up space, and accumulating stuff that won’t be of use to me when I’m gone from this world.

The Big Question: How to get from point A to point Z, and, of course, all the steps in between.

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#85 – With A Little Help From My Friends… (Part II)

With a brief interlude, and also because I passed the 40,000 total view mark in just under 13 months on Flickr, and after a stream-of-consciousness post hammered out within 15 minutes, at Kara’s suggestion, I’m resuming my post series, where I’m highlighting and thanking some of the people who have played a significant part in my emergence online, and in real life. My journey is still continuing; My story is still being written, and everyone here, and elsewhere, is a part of it.

For reference, please see the last post, “With A Little Help From My Friends… (Part I)

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#84 – Sleep Is Overrated… ^_^;

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programme, “With A Little Help From My Friends… (Part II)” To Bring You The Following Julie Anne Project Special Presentation… ^_^;

(Only because my friend Kara T mentioned it – Yes, I am that easily impressionable – Why do you think I got into CSI: Miami, and became Yet Another Horatio Caine Cheesy One-Liner Fan?)

(Oh, it gets better – I watched my first full CSI: Miami episode this past weekend – It was a good one, though it was a repeat from Spring Break 2010 – and ironically, the one-liner that went right into the opening titles wasn’t spoken by Horatio this time… Awww.. ^_^; )

The first three days of 2011 were Dead Julie days, mainly because of my screwed up sleep habits, not having much of a plan, staying up most of the nights chatting with my girlfriends on PINKessence, and also the fact that it was either raining, or just cold outside. (And it’s been really cold the last couple of days, what with our area’s old familiar friend, the Tule Fog, drifting in. It’s a big, moist, cold, gray time out here, it’s chilly after the sun goes down, and kind of discouraging to even think of going outside. 😛 )

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#83 – With A Little Help From My Friends… (Part I)

Just a few people out there I’d like to acknowledge. I may not get to everyone this time around, but I value everyone who I’ve made the effort to connect with, and those who have friended me back as well. We need friends, especially in our journey. We are not autonomous beings, no matter what we’re told by the world around us.

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