Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Friday, December 9, 2016

Doing a long haul

Well that's what the post office sells us when we go from Auckland to Wellington.
So Saturday will be 9 hours on the road with a trailer following me with my oldest girls stuff as she now lives full time in Wellington. Sunday is the journey back with an empty trailer.
Wife is coming for the ride so little or no girl time.
Actually I've got a beard now and not really interested in having girl time but this video was brought to my attention about voice training, so I may be practicing adjusting my voice from now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsIGRWOTxRw

Sorry my link may not work with chrome, but it does with Explorer

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hectic Summer started

Last weekend started with a bang as a 20 year old boy racer from up the street drifted sideways in his new car, past my house and through the neighbours fence. I know most of the people in my street and I spent Sunday with him rebuilding the fence as his dad was out of town and he had no idea how to re-build it. He had about 5 different stories as to why it wasn't his fault

This weekend, with money being allocated to Christmas, meant apart from a coffee and picking up essential stuff, which went over budget, left me with only gardening and mounting a large bird house to fill my time.

 

Local Saturday craft & produce market

Back yard looking better with more colourful plants

Front yard, lovely spot for a relaxing beer in this heat


My helpful little cat
Earthquake photos from NZ that you may have already seen.
The New Zealand Herald has recently also put on line a 3D graphic display from AUT geological department - very cool.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

So - out with my co-consciousness

Plan B - plan A was to to fire up the compressor early enough to wake the neighbourhood and put a clear coat of lacquer on the bonnet of my long suffering wagon, after doing such a nice job on wife & daughters car last weekend. Luckily for Plan B, it's raining and my wagon doesn't fit in the garage.

Plan B - Go out for an early morning coffee (8.30 am), read the nation paper and also get some cat food.
What I wasn't expecting, was a really nice young lady help me take photos for you (she saw my distress at trying to use my phone camera, which focused on everything except me). She even helped by mentioning I had lipstick on my teeth and grabbed a napkin to help wipe it off. I think she may have been a photography buff as she thought about back lighting etc. She took about 10 photos before her coffees were ready and trotting off to her partner who was waiting for her in their car.
People are so nice


I really like this skirt I picked up for $4 from the Op shop and have been itching to wear it.
This morning before getting dressed, I went outside with my beard trimmer and shaved my hairy legs, but it was only once I got back from my morning outing and put my glasses on that I realized my legs were still quite hairy in patches

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Library, Coffee, Groceries, Pub in under 2 hours

Finished work, watched Liam Neeson movie, wife gets home so I prep and add a bit more clear gloss paint to the problem area of her car.
After dinner - 6.45 pm, I had to go library to drop off a book and quickly check a few others, I also had to buy milk and tampons at the supermarket, but while I was out I decided to have a coffee at McDonalds and a wine at the pub on the way home.
Got home at 9 pm, changed then set up my PC so my oldest daughter could practice her presentation with us, it's her last before picking up her degree.
Due to time constraints, make up was once again, concealer, mascara and lipstick only.
One day I'll wax my legs and get back in to skirts for summer.

Library
 

 


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Co Consciousness

My 23 year old daughter used the phrase when I told her how my brain works.
Apparently she learn it at Uni doing a psychology paper as part of her teaching degree.

Google gave me...

Research by Paul Dell has found that most multiples have subjective awareness more often than not while their others are out - this is called “co-consciousness”. 
http://dissociationawareness.tumblr.com/post/58947213572/myths-about-did-dissociation

Each alter has his or her own style and his or her own likes and dislikes. Alters also vary in age.
Different alters also have different needs
From http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/dissociativeliving/2015/10/forming-relationships-with-alters-in-dissociative-identity-disorder/

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Interestingly, this is the first time I've read anything close to how life is for me.

Having a "medical label" for my condition other than crossdresser, tranny, crazy, is kinda cool, 
I can just imagine a conversation at the pub.......
Mike "I've a 8 inch pistol"
me "I've a 9 inch canon and co-consciousness"
Mike will be thinking either I'm intelligent and scientific, or his beer glass needs a refill.

Well my plan for this morning, was to dress up with plenty of lace, dark eyeliner, dark wig and head out for coffee and spend a few hours of visiting the art gallery or similar.
My daughter turned up last night unexpectedly and wanted a cameraman for her school project this morning and dark eyeliner will probably make me look older so instead....
Quickly throwing Thin Lizzy concealer on (no other make up)....

I had a coffee, snack and read the national news paper across the road from a blood testing lab, waiting for some of the 20 people to have their tests. 


When I finished at the cafe and meandered to the lab, there was still 20 people waiting on the seats. 
Times like this, when my first and last name is called out in front of so many people, I wish there was a way I could officially have a different name as I was ushered in to "room 1".
As a blood donor, having a blood sample is no worse than scratching the parsley off your front teeth after a meal.


My take on the elections in the USA
Yes we have been bombarded with the news, mostly negative but think on this.
1) Your democracy, is the model the rest of the world wishes we had
2) What makes America great, is the American people and that hasn't changed.
3) You have had bad presidents before, and still done well.
So if you stick together as one people in one nation, doing your bit for your country, you will do well.