End of 2009 Summary

2009 is drawing to a close.  And what a year it’s been.

The terrorists have succeeded even further in changing the way we all live.   The “hopey changey” guy running the US has done nothing positive at all and has alienated allies, shown weakness to the bad guys and has split the country more than any of his predecessors.  Terrorist attacks are on the rise. The economy is still in shambles.  Political correctness is digging the hole even deeper.  Checkbook journalism and partisan coverage is tainting the news we see and read.  And the future looks anything but rosy for so many right now.

On the bright side, maybe this is an adjustment we all need.

But opinions are like penises .. everybody has one (don’t they? teehee!) and my opinion on world affairs is definitely not the reason you come to my site.

The New Year resolution I made at the beginning of this year was a horrible failure.  I’m no closer to walking gracefully in ballet heels than I was in January so I’ll make a different type of resolution this time around.

I resolve to smile more!  Simple, huh?  I hope it is.  People in my life come and go, and as hard as that can be at times, I resolve to cherish the moments as they happen instead of mostly cherishing the memories.  Yes, cherish the moments as they happen!

Joni Mitchell once sang “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” .. there’s much wisdom in that single line.  And Seleena K once said “if we were supposed to cherish things that are behind us, we’d all be able to smile with our butts”.  Not nearly as wise as Joni’s line but you know where I’m coming from.

Although Kim will always be the most important person in my life .. my one and only .. I really hope to also share a smile with you in the coming year.

Happy New Year!

My New Video Camera .. and Dina

An Exciting Couple of Weeks

Although still photos have always been my thing, I’ve always been intrigued by video.   Many have told me that seeing movement .. body language .. seems lots more intimate than still photos.   So based on these comments, and my own curiosity, I decided it was time to upgrade my rather inexpensive video camera.   And what better way to get familiar with it than to do a video for my site.   Please check it out in my Video Gallery.  Although I’m not that thrilled with my appearance in this one, I like the quality of the picture (even after YouTube’s compression) and am proud of the job I did behind the camera .. lighting, editing, sound, music, etc.   Hopefully the look and feel of my “story” is a little more “professional” and interesting than much of what you see out there.   Comments are appreciated!

On another topic … in an attempt to provide you with some exciting “out and about” photos I’ve been searching for a photographer to help me out.  Although I have nothing concrete to report just yet, I’ve made a couple contacts that are very promising.  With their help, I hope to be able to add some interesting photos here in the coming days and months.  The weather here is getting cold and the snow will be here soon, so I might get off to a slow start with this but it’s coming.

Since I obviously can’t pay someone to do photos of me for my free website, finding a reciprocal arrangement is very important to me.   Offers to “help you out” are wonderful and greatly appreciated but I just can’t be benefiting from someone’s good nature over the long term.

So .. I’m really hoping that one of my new contacts can benefit from some of my abilities (not that, you perv!) in exchange.

And lastly … Dina Paige!  OMG!  I finally got to meet her and made a new friend in the process.  Dina owns a service based in Toronto that’s exactly what girls like us need in our lives.  She’s a Transgender Self Improvement Professional and is here to help us with everything from make-up to lifestyle coaching to photography sessions to referrals and references.DinaAtTheBar

Dina’s a gorgeous girl with a sweet personality, has been through all of the “issues” most of us are dealing with and has emerged a winner .. rock solid, successful, happy and with an energy and zest for life that’s contagious.  I’ll be working with her to find ways that I can help promote her services.   Stay tuned, but for now, please check out her website.

Please don’t be fooled by Dina’s glamorous look here (my choice of photos, not hers 🙂 .  She really is one of the most approachable people you’ll ever meet, and whether you’re a casual weekend dresser or have begun living 24/7 as a female, Dina understands and is here to help.  Sit beside her, look into her eyes, hear her words, and her commitment to your happiness will become obvious.

Girls, please don’t go through the expense and frustration of time-consuming trial and error, like I did, in an attempt to get your look (and your act) together.  A few smart dollars spent up front can save you lots of time, money and frustration in the long term.  You owe it to yourself to allow the world to see beauty that’s inside you.  You’ll be surprised at the positive energy you receive in return.

Do I sound excited?  I am! .. and no, I’m not getting a sales commission.