Friday, October 17, 2008

"I wind up in a rusted world with eyes shut so tight,
that it blurs into the world of pretend"

Hiya,

Mid-October already huh? How time flies. Pumpkins are in the shops and there's a whiff of woodsmoke in the air. It won't be long before Little Miss is a whole year old (bless!). She's crawling at quite a rate and she's not doing bad at trying to pull herself up either. Full of smiles too. Funny how kids are so different, even as babies. Still, enough with the doting dad eh? Aren't we supposed to be talking about the unbearable burden of being a tranny? [/irony] or this season's shoes....? :-)

The other day I was reading Alice's blog and she was talking about writing. As I was reading that I was reminded of how I got lost in the paper the other day. Okay, not physically lost: it wasn't that big, but cr*p jokes aside, I do have the useful ability to switch off when reading. An article piques my interest and the rest of the world fades away...

I don't read as many books as a used to, quite a lot less in fact. It's not that my TV viewing has gone up, indeed that's dropped right back. I seem to spend the bulk of my 'me time' on the computer. A bit of surfing perhaps and some on-line gaming, but really either reading (blogs, pages, news) or writing.

By writing I mean more than just this blog. They say everyone's good at least one good book in them, I've yet to find mine. :-) I find creative writing a great way to switch off. For the record, I did do a TG story years ago, but even though I'd like to do a part II, I just can't bring the effort up. :-)

Personally I love losing yourself in the process of imaging what's going on and somehow getting that down on screen. Well, I say writing, but realistically it's typing. My own handwriting is terrible so it's a good job keyboards were invented! I don't know about you, but I also have this mental block on what computer program I use to type things up.

Blogger's front end is fine as is Notepad et al, but there's something so very corporate about a word processor. As soon as I see that interface, my imagination seems to run and hide. It's almost as if I fall back into work mode. Weird huh?

Next week it's party night at NC. There's been a couple of birthdays (many happy returns!) of late and we roll them all up into one. Yeah, it's an excuse for a party, but there you go. It's not all bad news is it? :-) I'll have to start thinking about what to wear. Maybe it'll be skinny jeans this time around? (Yeah, I *finally* got my hands on a suitable pair. So boots + jeans and a fancy top?. Although this time hopefully my tranny powers won't fail me and I won't end up going in Bob mode. Still, it is easier to dance in trainers :-)

Take care,
Lynn

[ Today's lyric: Frgt/10 by Linkin Park (feat. Alchemist, Chali 2na) ]

6 comments:

  1. You need some girly trainers!

    Thanks to my enormous clod-hoppers I had to improvise. Generic no-brand white men's trainers, plus sparkly pink laces from the local hippy shop!

    Great for dancing and looking a bit chavvy.

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  2. Those skinny jeans should turn more than a few heads!

    Look for a freeware program called "Rough Draft"...I use it much more often than "word" when it comes time for writing...

    Looking forward to a photo!

    alan

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  3. When I bought my first house, one of the things I really like to do was dance, in heels and a really swishy dress, in the living room! :-)

    It was a long time ago (oh, 20+ years ago!) The web didn't exist, and my only clue about a larger "tranny scene" was a few photos in some soft porn mag, and a rather horrifying (and desperately graphic) video at a local video rental store.

    Writing on the web is not quite the same as "writing". I don't use a word-processor very often, but when I do I find it doesn't affect my meanderings very much - my mind has a habit of wandering where it will, regardless of the tool. On the other hand, I don't use a word-processor (MS Word, mostly) very often, these days. (Documentation for a client, stuff like that. Clients are few and far between, these days.)

    On my trip, I used a pan and paper; I meandered and muttered just as much as I do with a keyboard in front of me. It really does say something about my mental discipline. Such as: wozzat? :-)

    Goodness gracious. 20 plus years. How ever did that time depart?

    Carolyn Ann

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  4. Oy vey.

    "Pen and paper". It would probably be difficult to write with a pan. Although my cooking skills would provide sufficient charcoal for quite a lengthy novel.

    And I bought my first house in a small town in England. And I really liked to dance in the living room. (I fancy my neighbors weren't quite so positive... It was a row/terrace house. The main claim to fame being that the local council had damp-proofed the entire row, and placed the damp-proofing below the sidewalk/pavement.

    It was a strapless black dress, with a full skirt and it was a joy to wear. it fit like it was made for me. :-)

    Thanks for memories! :-)

    Carolyn Ann

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  5. Pandora : Some girly trainers? LOL. Possibly but then I'd have less room for stillies. :)

    I like your fashion fix for the shoes. I think a fashion slot on Gok awaits! (oo-er!) :)

    Alan: Hopefully they'll turn heads for all the right reasons. :) Thanks for the tips about that software, it looks very interesting.

    Carolyn: The pan is mightier than the sword. :) Funny, I didn't notice that typo until you pointed it out.

    As to dancing about the house, I did road test (carpet test?) which heels / boots were the easiest to dance in. At least that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. :)

    Writing on t'interweb is as you say, not quite the same as other writing.

    I suppose the Internet has really changed things for us hasn't it. Lets people connect. There's that word again. :)

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  6. My ideas for stories have never made it beyond brief outlines and covered in doodles.

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