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Also, trans rights are human rights, pass it on.

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There it is. I'm the boringest thing in the world: a straight, cis, white man. But at least I'm a straight, cis, white man who has actually considered, and not just accepted the defaults I was given by society.

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And I'm also straight. There are men out there that I can recognize as attractive, but it's a purely asthetic thing, and I don't want to smooch them in the way I want to smooch women.

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The results are actually totally boring. I'm a man. I like being a man. I am really comfortable in my masculinity (although I try to notice and avoid toxic masculinity, because being a man doesn't mean anyone who isn't is less than me).

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So I have spent a lot of time this year really thinking about my gender, and how it feels to me, in a way that I never actually have before. And I'm in my 40s, so that's a while!

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But a common theme seems to be "I didn't know I was trans until one day when I just opened my eyes". And I started to wonder, "Do I like this because it's also me?"

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So in the last, like, year or so, I've met/followed/read/read about a lot of trans people, authors, and characters. And they are all so awesome and I am so happy for them and their success.

I discovered a new webcomic last night, and immediately binged the whole thing, so if ancient Greece, cute webcomics, or (spoiler?) happy trans characters is also your jam, check out pepsiaphobia.com/

Walked upstairs to find my wife and son doing separate videoconferences in the same room.

She's interviewing someone, and he's cackling with a friend over some photos they are sharing.

Sometimes modern tech is pretty nice.

Airport people watching: I may not be the best dad ever, but I will never ever buy my son a hoodie that says "Virginity Rocks". My goodness, if even I know that's uncool, how uncool must it be?

I am about to get on an airplane for the first time in a year and a half.

Unfortunately, it's not for a fun reason: my youngest aunt was diagnosed with cancer and I want to see her before it's too late.

So I keep alternating between being freaked out about her, and about the plane.

Gonna be a long weekend.

My kids just got the first dose of vaccine.

I knew it'd feel good, buy I didn't expect this much relief. Three weeks to dose two, and then I'll feel much less worried about everything.

I just finished aikido practice in the park, now I am sitting with my plate of food and water waiting the 10 more minutes for the sun to set.

Fasting itself isn't hard, but waiting while I can smell my food? Oh my, my stomach is suddenly growling.

Just woke up from a dream where I visited a new restaurant. Their food was so delicious, they refused to serve anyone without a doctor's note saying that they could handle the shock.

Of course, I was visiting from out of town, and didn't have a note, so I was trying to convince them to call and ask. it wasn't going well when I woke.

It is rough baking cookies during Ramadan: I can't eat any cookie dough!

That's why I stuck some in a plastic bag in the fridge to enjoy after sunset (and after my kids are in bed). 😁

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Confidential to, like, one person: argh autocorrect, sorry.

Today is my birthday and my family made my dreams come true.

I now have a stand mixer.

Ramadan starts next week, so today is my last coffee for a while.

I am savoring it. Except if I savor too slowly it'll get cold.

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