Saturday, September 4, 2010

Things Horror Films Have Taught Me

Always listen to your pets. In how many horror movies have we watched someone ignore their pets unease at a situation and wind up getting killed and/or eaten? Famously Harry Dean Stanton ignored the cats warning and got snatched by the alien in Alien. Well not this little girl, nope not me.

I was out walking after midnight with a husky named Blue at our local park. As we started down a side path Blue became very alert and stopped. At first I urged him to continue thinking it was just a squirrel or some such that had caught his attention but he did not want to go forward. At that point all the horror movies and the stupid people who ignored their pets came to mind. So I started back up the path only to find that Blue did not want to turn his back on what ever was in the shadows. After a anxious few minutes Blue was finaly willing to back up the path but only with frequent glances back.

While I will probably never know what was in the shadows ‘m still glad horror films taught we to listen to my pets.

Friday, September 3, 2010

It’s Friday And Time For The Random Thirteen

Another trip through my head via a shuffled iTunes playlist

Four Sticks – Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Pure And Easy – The Who
Send For The Man - AC/DC
Running Wild – Judas Priest
Thursday’s Child – David Bowie
Long Long Time – Linda Ronstadt
Ride On – AC/DC
Save A Prayer – Duran Duran
Outside Woman Blues – Cream
Screaming For Vengeance – Judas Priest
Too Many Hands – The Eagles
Mystify – INXS
Trinidad - Puya

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Atheist Quote Of A Random Day

A continuing feature of this blog brought to you by just another atheist

Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains. – Robert G. Ingersoll

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Yet More Queer Thoughts Before I Sleep

I am non-binary in my gender and that can be a scary place. I am fully out to only a small handful of people most met through Gender Queer Revolution or though one of my gender queer friends. I present physically as very male as I have only been on estrogen for two months and on a very low dose at that. I am just staring to mix and match in my gender presentation. I am even using my chosen name, Natasha, at places like Star Bucks. I am lucky I live in L.A. where such ‘eccentricities’ are generally tolerated. Still I worry what may happen if I present more as the gender switching and gender fucking stone femme I am. There is a deep, ugly and violent misogynist streak in this country that gets feminine people killed no matter what they were assigned at birth. But I am old with not much time left so I think I’m going to risk everything to be who I really am before I die.