Watched the Ellen episode of that awful Jerry Seinfeld thing on Netflix. I hate him but an article I read this morning convinced me here part might be worth it.
It was! And it made me realize I know basically nothing about her. So now I'm watching old videos of her, pre coming out, and she's just great.
I can't believe college introduced me to hours of George Carlin and 0 minutes of Ellen. Where were our priorities???
work, mh? Show more
Does anyone else have to literally give themselves a pep talk to get started in the morning?
I just realized how weird it is (or at least seems) that I'm over here actually saying out loud "It's ok. It's ok. No, don't go back to sleep. It's ok, you can do this. Just 10 hours. It's ok."
It might actually not be ok.
At least I have vacation already scheduled and approved for about a month from now. Not going anywhere or doing anything, just a full week of Not Working.
misgendering mention, names, passing, positive Show more
Adding "Jeff" to the list of things I get called when people can't hear my name. XD
I don't mind at all, I get my name choice is weird and not something people hear often or expect.
But what I really, *really* appreciate about it lately is that, more often than not, they'll hear it as a masculine name and go with that, no questions.
And, like, I *know* I don't pass. So it's not that. I think it's that there's been so much education and visibility around trans issues recently, which means more acceptance. They see I'm *trying* and just go with it.
People are good sometimes.
Got up early to take out the trash. Have 30-60 minutes (depending on how much I want to have to rush getting ready) before I have to actually start my day.
Naptimes or productivity times? Such a dilemma.
Told my boss I'm working on chaplaincy-related stuff again and will likely need to go down to part time by Spring. He was cool about it and congratulated me.
Sometimes I don't hate this job.
doctors, health, diabetes, shots, positive Show more
Checkup today. A1c = 6 (that's good, 7 or below is kind of the standard), blood pressure right where it should be, and got a vaccine I forgot I was supposed to get a couple months ago.
Weight went up but I mentioned I got some exercise stuff and work out most days so the doctor decided it's probably muscle weight. Makes sense, since I'm not bothered by my weight at all and the exercises I do are aimed at getting stronger and looking more masculine.
So all in all, yay!
I keep thinking it's Wednesday and it's only Monday. 😱 😢
Things I've learned in the past 12 hours:
1 - Having a "things I don't believe anymore" discussion with my partner is really weird when we don't discuss religion much so he didn't know what I *did* believe in the first place. XD
2 - Surprise! If you stay up an hour past your bedtime talking on your earliest morning, you will be very very sleepy and not want to go to work!
3 - Regardless of all of that, still totally nice and worth it to have a really deep, personal conversation with a partner. 💜
homelessness, beg Show more
I'm facing the threat of homelessness as my dad got fired for clocking in drunk. I work and have been saving up to move out (he's homophobic/transphobic) but I only started working full time recently; I graduated from uni this Tuesday. I've found an affordable place that will take me in, but I need to pay off a deposit + rent beforehand, and I'm £262.50 short.
I have no financial support and nowhere to go so any amount would be appreciated:
Do you like the concept of dragons hoarding dice? Do you like enamel pins? Do you like pineapple on pizza? Okay regardless of your answer to the third question, this artist is making dice-hoarding dragon pins! Kickstarting an online store, US-only, $12 each (but they're a big 4cm) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mdlabick/dice-hoarder-enamel-pins
what if pac mans real family was all the ghosts he ate along the way
Goal for today *was* going to get my temporary driving permit. But apparently all my identity documents got up and walked away.
I was probably not really as prepared for the knowledge test as I should be, anyway. So new goal for today is to *find* all my important documents, study some more, and take a bunch of practice tests.