Friday, September 28, 2007

"You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life"

Hey Cool Cats,

How's tricks?

Blimey what a storming night the party was the other night! Given that we had so many birthdays this month, the group decided on having a bit of a do (as they say locally). The theme was Blitz & Glitz - so cue 40s swing tunes and a bit of Glenn Miller.

I'd thought about getting a 40s outfit together but really I didn't have anything that was that suitable. In the end, I opted for my old (90s) red party dress, the trusted black lacy cardy (looks better than it sounds) and my dancing shoes.

Sandi & co had provided a very cool looking birthday cake - complete with pink heels. That cake, not Sandi that is. That was a fabby chocolate number and very tasty it was too. Anne-Louise & Tina had provided disco lights which helped set the party mood. Annime was kind enough to give me (and the other birthday birds) a choccy bar. This was completely unexpected and very gratefully received! I must have been 21 again (Ed: pants on fire!) because Sandy handed over a key to the cupboards. Ooo, inner circle eh? Clearly all that table stacking has paid off. I'll be hunting for biscuits later in the week. ;-)

After a bit of a chat, some snap (Ed: she means some food) and some more cake, we cranked the MP3s up and we had a bit of an 80s /90s disco. Okay, so I did have to dance on my own (Ed: bloody show off) but after a while a few ladies joined in. And before you ask, yes we did dance around the handbags for a laugh. Oh the irony. :-) It was nice to see a few new faces - both TG folk and partners.

I now sit her typing this up listening to the same tunes as last night with fond memories; people having a good time and smiles all around. Good times indeed. I have a slight twingle of back ache from dancing in heels, but it's good pain right?. :) Honestly, it's probably the most fun I've had with my clothes on for some time.

Useless bird that I am, I didn't get any photos off so we'll have to see what other folks managed to shoot. Stay tuned on the Chams forum for information. :)

[ No prizes for guessing today's lyric. :) ]

Friday, September 21, 2007

"But you're knock knock knocking again, boy"


How's you? Good I hope. Me? Oh, I'm good.... Glad it's the weekend that's for sure. This week has gone by in a flash. I'm pretty sure I can remember Monday and after that it's a blur of events. So, what's been going off?

To start with, I got a year older... at least physically. That was nice. :-) Jelly, ice-cream and a sing-song around a cake. All good stuff. Cards, family time and some lovely presents.

My t-powers [/irony] seem to be building back up, so I did what most tranny folk do: I went shopping. I managed to find two new pairs of fabby new heels - although I've yet to give them a road test (Ed: that'd be an interesting Top Gear). I had my eye on trying some skinny jeans, but as the fashion mantra suggests, if you were old enough to wear it the first time around: think twice. Well, I tried them on because I've seen a few ladies about town looking very cool in them. However, they're not to be for me. To start with, most places I went into didn't do a long enough leg. Those that did, well, they didn't do much to flatter my shape (such that it is). Maybe I'll try some bootlegs next time around. Talking of clothes that don't flatter - high waisted trousers are (back) in.

Besides a few things to wear I popped into Boots to pick up one of those make-up DVDs they've been giving away. There was also some nice stay-put lippy + sparkly gloss from Maybelline, so I picked up one of those too. Seeing as the DVDs were free, I picked up two spare ones in case anyone from NottsChams wants a copy.

On a slight sad note, my computer has just karked it (so this post is thanks to the very old 333 running Linux). Righto, best get the screwdriver and the backup disks out.

Take care,

[ Lyric from Girls Aloud Sexy (No No No). Discotastic? Gloriously kitsch? Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! :-) ]

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

"Movements come and movements go"

The summer sun slips into an early bed, the chill autumn evening replacing it. With the darkness, desires and thoughts creep into the minds of men. Thoughts and wants alien to their brothers. They begin to need. To want. Stealing themselves they find the cupboard and pull back the door. The items of their obsession peak out, tantalising; promising of times away from the normal world.

Welcome, to the unreal world of the transvestite. No-one can be told what it is to be a tranny, they must experience it for themselves. :-)

[ Lyric from Rage Against the Machine's Wake Up.]

Friday, September 14, 2007

"I'm a professional cynic but my heart's not in it"

Hi peeps,

Another week rolls by eh? No blog post from last week as I was away on a jolly (and very nice it was too!). I've got a fair big of blogging to catch up on (other peoples, not mine) and I wonder what you good folk have been up to.

Despite the warm weather, the nights are now drawing in and that, of course, can only mean one thing. Okay, more than one thing, a) it'll be colder, b) they'll be more lights on and c) tranny season will soon be upon us. It also means that Autumn fruits (no, the other sort) will be ready now. Apples, blackberries, etc. Yum!!

This month's glossies are showing off the new Autumn fashions and the ladies at work have been quick to adopt some of these looks (despite the warmth of the air conditioning). Today I saw a young lady in shoes that'd make your average tranny wince. Yes, they were *that* high and very pointy (they made my feet hurt just thinking about them). Clearly, this season, it's good to be a bloke in a dress. Hems and heels are high while tights are dark and legs are long. :-)

That all said, last night was the forth (maybe even the fifth?) time in a row that I've been out to NottsChams in Bob mode. I don't know if it's a weather thing, or just that I've hit a plateau where I'm happy just to go a long for a chat. Sure, I don't get to glam it up, but that said, I can just jump in the car and go home. There's no half hour of deprincessing at the end which is kinda a good thing. 

In other news - sorry, if today's post is a bit me-me-me, it'll be my birthday next week and my lovely wifey and family have asked me what I'd like. Honestly tho.... I couldn't think of anything. Actually, that's not strictly true, perhaps I couldn't think of things I'd like *them* to buy me. :-) I really must get my finger out and go see what's in the shops. Talking of birthdays, there seems to be a gaggle of them next time at NottsChams. What it is about September birthdays and TGism? Coo, there's a worrying trend eh? :-)

Take care

[ Today's lyric is the Britpop-tastic Blur - is it me or is this getting more Smashie & Nicey by the week? - with Country House. Hmmm... lifesized Mousetrap. Could be a winner for the Chams' Xmas do! :-) ]