Here I will blather endlessly about my feelings and opinions related to my transitioning.
20 NY/MA En/Ru
Stealth in real life
This is a secondary blog, so I can't follow-back.
I would strongly prefer for the content posted here to refrain from being shared on facebook groups/pages/the like.
This afternoon my childhood nanny found herself in town and decided to drop by my house to check if we still in fact lived there. I hadn’t seen her or her husband in 5-6 years. It was really weird and I wasn’t prepared for it, she didn’t recognize me at all. I heard her voice through my window and bolted to the front lawn and she thought I was my brother for a second and then decided I must just be a friend because there’s no way my brother could have my beard. It took a little while, but she and Jack took it well, and we all exchanged new numbers so we can stay in touch. It was really nice to see her and talk to her about all the stuff that’s changed since the last time she saw me! (she was most disturbed by the fact my baby sister is turning 7 on Wednesday and she hasn’t seen her since before she turned 2!)
How many others have had issues with donating blood at Red Cross blood drives? Because for the past couple of years it’s been one nightmare after another and I’m getting really sick of it. It shouldn’t take nearly an hour and a half for me to go over the questionnaire with multiple people because “nobody here knows how to deal with a situation like yours.” I give blood every time there is a drive near me, and wear my current “gallon #” pin to every blood drive. I don’t want to stop donating blood and platelets, but it’s increasingly uncomfortable for me to deal with the volunteers that run blood drives.
Any advice from those with personal dealings with the Red Cross is definitely welcome. Obligatory question mark?
I have been about 6 kinds of bad at remembering/actually doing my shot these days and I’m finally feeling back to normal after getting it over with last night (only 3 days late…)
In other news, my legal name change came back with no issues and I’ll have the affidavit from the newspaper in a few more days followed by a trip to the clerks office to get 5 official copies of my name change for the DMV/passport office/social security/bank shit/health insurance/whatever.