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  • 19 Aug 2007
    A few days ago I was back to fighting with my ex, and then, as I posted in the Forums, I was angry with that friend for telling people about me without my knowledge or permission. I am not ashamed of who I am but he doesn't seem to realize that this is not his responsibility. The fact that his stupid, worthless kids know appalls me to no end. On Friday I was in a foul mood at work. My comrades there thought they were to blame for it, and I let them know right away they were not. I was working the coal mine that day, and I believe the museum had half-off tickets for obnoxious visitors because so many kept coming to me at the mine saying "I hope we have a cave-in." My response? "Why not go to Huntington, Utah, tell that joke and see how funny they think it is?" My comrades there saw I needed cheering up, and they did just that. Before I knew it I was laughing and having fun. Plus, I was Point AGAIN, which means I was the exhibit supervisor for the day. When I'm Point at the mine I get to blow to big mine whistle that opens the museum, gives the 5 minute closing warning, and officially ending the day. It's great. I HAVE POSTED MY OFFICIAL REVIEW OF "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2" IN THE FORUMS. DO NOT MISS THIS MOVIE!!!! What does any of this have to do with being TG other than the first paragraph? Who knows? Who cares? I had yesterday off and spent the day cooking, picking up the flat, having a drink or two, and relaxing.
    645 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • A few days ago I was back to fighting with my ex, and then, as I posted in the Forums, I was angry with that friend for telling people about me without my knowledge or permission. I am not ashamed of who I am but he doesn't seem to realize that this is not his responsibility. The fact that his stupid, worthless kids know appalls me to no end. On Friday I was in a foul mood at work. My comrades there thought they were to blame for it, and I let them know right away they were not. I was working the coal mine that day, and I believe the museum had half-off tickets for obnoxious visitors because so many kept coming to me at the mine saying "I hope we have a cave-in." My response? "Why not go to Huntington, Utah, tell that joke and see how funny they think it is?" My comrades there saw I needed cheering up, and they did just that. Before I knew it I was laughing and having fun. Plus, I was Point AGAIN, which means I was the exhibit supervisor for the day. When I'm Point at the mine I get to blow to big mine whistle that opens the museum, gives the 5 minute closing warning, and officially ending the day. It's great. I HAVE POSTED MY OFFICIAL REVIEW OF "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2" IN THE FORUMS. DO NOT MISS THIS MOVIE!!!! What does any of this have to do with being TG other than the first paragraph? Who knows? Who cares? I had yesterday off and spent the day cooking, picking up the flat, having a drink or two, and relaxing.
    Aug 19, 2007 645
  • 08 Aug 2007
    As I mentioned in a Forum thread, I make comments on-board the U-505 about wearing heels.  When working the CSI exhibit, and running the fingerprinting table, one of the activities we do is to show how to bring out latent prints.  In our case we have the visitors rub the back of their heads to obtain some of their body oil on their fingers before pressing down on the card (at which point we then use metal filings to bring out, and lift, the print).  I say "If any of you are wearing make-up, like I am, definitely rub the back of your head and not the side of your nose."  They think it's funny.Around my department I drop hints left and right.  I'm preparing them for the BIG DAY.  In October, after the CSI forensic science exhibit leaves, we have "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination."  I'm scared to death.  Every 45 year old unmarried guy who lives in his mom's basement will be there in costume.Our department will probably be working for that exhibit.  We put out names on a list to show interest in working on it, and if we already have a costume and could be in character (providing we will be allowed to do some due to legal concerns).  I made a comment that I could dress up as Princess Leia (or however it's spelled), and that I have the legs for it.  Sean, a large man, repeated what I said.  Someone misheard him and said "Sean wants to dress up as the princess because he has the legs for it?"  To which he shouted a very resounding "NO!"  It was pretty darn funny.So, just getting them all ready.
    684 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • As I mentioned in a Forum thread, I make comments on-board the U-505 about wearing heels.  When working the CSI exhibit, and running the fingerprinting table, one of the activities we do is to show how to bring out latent prints.  In our case we have the visitors rub the back of their heads to obtain some of their body oil on their fingers before pressing down on the card (at which point we then use metal filings to bring out, and lift, the print).  I say "If any of you are wearing make-up, like I am, definitely rub the back of your head and not the side of your nose."  They think it's funny.Around my department I drop hints left and right.  I'm preparing them for the BIG DAY.  In October, after the CSI forensic science exhibit leaves, we have "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination."  I'm scared to death.  Every 45 year old unmarried guy who lives in his mom's basement will be there in costume.Our department will probably be working for that exhibit.  We put out names on a list to show interest in working on it, and if we already have a costume and could be in character (providing we will be allowed to do some due to legal concerns).  I made a comment that I could dress up as Princess Leia (or however it's spelled), and that I have the legs for it.  Sean, a large man, repeated what I said.  Someone misheard him and said "Sean wants to dress up as the princess because he has the legs for it?"  To which he shouted a very resounding "NO!"  It was pretty darn funny.So, just getting them all ready.
    Aug 08, 2007 684
  • 24 Jul 2007
    I know that I have already made the decision to move forward with being Mere full-time.  What I need to do now is decide how to let those in my professional life know.  Yes, I did write a letter over a year ago, and posted it in the Forums, but what I need to decide is exactly when to tell them.This complicates a few things as I have developed some very close, personal relationships with people at work.  One girl, Sarah, does know about me.  However, when it comes to Carlita, that is a different story.  She adores my daughter (and the feeling is very mutual), and often refers to my kid as her "step-daughter."  They really could pass for mother and daughter (if Carlita had my daughter when she was only 14!).  I will probably tell another girl, Jillian, within the next few weeks.  As for the men, well........I know some of them will not take well to this.I FINALLY downloaded the T-Log and plan on using it as much as possible.Lexi is really making plans to hop on a Greyhound bus to come up here in September.  She put it off once or twice because she learned she could get better fares for that month (as well as taking care of Brandi) which actually works out quite well.  The museum will be done with the extended summer hours.I just got hit with a big blast of steam.  I was checking on this chicken dish that is baking in the oven and didn't stand back before opening the lid.  That steam did NOT feel good on my face!Otherwise, I am enjoying a nice, rare day off.  I see my daughter later today, so that will be fun.  And very taxing on my bank account.
    587 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • I know that I have already made the decision to move forward with being Mere full-time.  What I need to do now is decide how to let those in my professional life know.  Yes, I did write a letter over a year ago, and posted it in the Forums, but what I need to decide is exactly when to tell them.This complicates a few things as I have developed some very close, personal relationships with people at work.  One girl, Sarah, does know about me.  However, when it comes to Carlita, that is a different story.  She adores my daughter (and the feeling is very mutual), and often refers to my kid as her "step-daughter."  They really could pass for mother and daughter (if Carlita had my daughter when she was only 14!).  I will probably tell another girl, Jillian, within the next few weeks.  As for the men, well........I know some of them will not take well to this.I FINALLY downloaded the T-Log and plan on using it as much as possible.Lexi is really making plans to hop on a Greyhound bus to come up here in September.  She put it off once or twice because she learned she could get better fares for that month (as well as taking care of Brandi) which actually works out quite well.  The museum will be done with the extended summer hours.I just got hit with a big blast of steam.  I was checking on this chicken dish that is baking in the oven and didn't stand back before opening the lid.  That steam did NOT feel good on my face!Otherwise, I am enjoying a nice, rare day off.  I see my daughter later today, so that will be fun.  And very taxing on my bank account.
    Jul 24, 2007 587
  • 21 Jul 2007
    Within a few short days I managed to inflict a variety of injuries upon myself.  Here they are:I did miss four days of work, with a trip to the doctor's office, because of a bad case of strep.  I was able to make up some time, thanks to my understanding bosses.  But that meant I was racing to make sure I didn't lose too much in the way of finances.  With the move to the new apartment, I was not able to take off any more time, nor was I able to rent a small truck.  I spent 4 days, and 5 trips, loading up the Dirty Bird and moving myself in day by day.In the process I managed to literally bruise my arms and legs from top to bottom!  I looked like I was in a fight!  But it was all worth it.  I love this place.  I have the most incredible view of Lake Michigan, which is literally across the street from me.  The drawback?  Bad parking, miniscule kitchen, and it is a lot more dangerous to be Mere here than in the old place.Here's the really funny stuff - I volunteered to play on the Guest Services department softball team against the ASRs.  By the end of the third inning I managed to severely strain the hamstrings in BOTH legs (in terms of brevity I will leave out the play-by-play events). On Sunday I had on one of my cutest short skirts and looked down to see the back of my legs all deeply bruised (after a week!).  Lexi told me that a deep bruise can take a while to surface.  My legs are still sore!  And the bruises are still there!  I had some very painful days at work.Until some of this soreness goes down I am not shaving my legs.  That makes me cry!  I have been rewarded with a Saturday off by my bosses.  I will pat myself on the back here - I have been doing some incredible work at the museum.  One of our major exhibits fell behind two days in a row, so they put me in charge of the U-505.  I turned it around completely and put it back on track.  Upper management was very impressed and said so in a few meetings.Me and Lexi are hoping to meet up VERY soon.  Our plans are for early September.  That actually works out great as the museum will no longer be on the extended summer hours.I finally got my cable reconnected, and I am no longer re-establishing a land line, using my cell phone for all calls now.  The company told me I can make and receive international calls. I got a good deal to get DSL through the cable company.  They wanted to charge me about $90 to hook up the DSL for me.  Looking to save the money, I managed to do it myself just fine.  Go figure.Okay, back to the insanity!
    693 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • Within a few short days I managed to inflict a variety of injuries upon myself.  Here they are:I did miss four days of work, with a trip to the doctor's office, because of a bad case of strep.  I was able to make up some time, thanks to my understanding bosses.  But that meant I was racing to make sure I didn't lose too much in the way of finances.  With the move to the new apartment, I was not able to take off any more time, nor was I able to rent a small truck.  I spent 4 days, and 5 trips, loading up the Dirty Bird and moving myself in day by day.In the process I managed to literally bruise my arms and legs from top to bottom!  I looked like I was in a fight!  But it was all worth it.  I love this place.  I have the most incredible view of Lake Michigan, which is literally across the street from me.  The drawback?  Bad parking, miniscule kitchen, and it is a lot more dangerous to be Mere here than in the old place.Here's the really funny stuff - I volunteered to play on the Guest Services department softball team against the ASRs.  By the end of the third inning I managed to severely strain the hamstrings in BOTH legs (in terms of brevity I will leave out the play-by-play events). On Sunday I had on one of my cutest short skirts and looked down to see the back of my legs all deeply bruised (after a week!).  Lexi told me that a deep bruise can take a while to surface.  My legs are still sore!  And the bruises are still there!  I had some very painful days at work.Until some of this soreness goes down I am not shaving my legs.  That makes me cry!  I have been rewarded with a Saturday off by my bosses.  I will pat myself on the back here - I have been doing some incredible work at the museum.  One of our major exhibits fell behind two days in a row, so they put me in charge of the U-505.  I turned it around completely and put it back on track.  Upper management was very impressed and said so in a few meetings.Me and Lexi are hoping to meet up VERY soon.  Our plans are for early September.  That actually works out great as the museum will no longer be on the extended summer hours.I finally got my cable reconnected, and I am no longer re-establishing a land line, using my cell phone for all calls now.  The company told me I can make and receive international calls. I got a good deal to get DSL through the cable company.  They wanted to charge me about $90 to hook up the DSL for me.  Looking to save the money, I managed to do it myself just fine.  Go figure.Okay, back to the insanity!
    Jul 21, 2007 693
  • 19 Jul 2007
    Hi y'all,After a strenuous move, and endless days of work, I have finally been able to have my cable and internet connected at my new flat.  And do I ever love it!  It is so nice to be home in a matter of minutes after leaving work.I managed to inflict some interesting injuries on both legs during a department softball game.  Classic pyscho ninja stuff.Glad to be back.Mere
    573 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • Hi y'all,After a strenuous move, and endless days of work, I have finally been able to have my cable and internet connected at my new flat.  And do I ever love it!  It is so nice to be home in a matter of minutes after leaving work.I managed to inflict some interesting injuries on both legs during a department softball game.  Classic pyscho ninja stuff.Glad to be back.Mere
    Jul 19, 2007 573
  • 17 Jun 2007
    Here it is, Father's Day, and I will be seeing my daughter after work. We're going out for ice cream. I may look drab on the outside, but, underneath....... I just got back from doing a paper in St. Paul. It was well received. I stayed in a dorm suite, which means there were two other people there. I felt it might be best to keep Mere a bit private there, although at times I did walk around in certain items and didn't give a damn if anyone saw me. The conference was interesting. It was nice to be at one where I wasn't the only Anarchist revolutionary there. I even hooked up with the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World, founded in Chicago in 1905). I kept my hoop earrings in for my session and even wore my now-infamous black armband. Right now I am making plans to move out of this flat. The landlord here is starting to be a real jerk. Oh well. My expenses are about to drop in less than two weeks. I might be able to actually enjoy a few more of life's pleasures when that happens.
    708 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • Here it is, Father's Day, and I will be seeing my daughter after work. We're going out for ice cream. I may look drab on the outside, but, underneath....... I just got back from doing a paper in St. Paul. It was well received. I stayed in a dorm suite, which means there were two other people there. I felt it might be best to keep Mere a bit private there, although at times I did walk around in certain items and didn't give a damn if anyone saw me. The conference was interesting. It was nice to be at one where I wasn't the only Anarchist revolutionary there. I even hooked up with the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World, founded in Chicago in 1905). I kept my hoop earrings in for my session and even wore my now-infamous black armband. Right now I am making plans to move out of this flat. The landlord here is starting to be a real jerk. Oh well. My expenses are about to drop in less than two weeks. I might be able to actually enjoy a few more of life's pleasures when that happens.
    Jun 17, 2007 708
  • 06 Jun 2007
    Tonight I went and saw my daughter's third grade show.  It was about an hour long, and these kids did a phenomenal job.  NOT TO STEREOTYPE HERE, but her teacher, an openly gay man, does have theatre experiences and taught them quite a few showtunes to learn, including I Am What I Am from La Cage.  It was truly a great show.  My daughter even was selected to address the audience about how she overcame nervousness and took a chance.  I will admit that a few of the musical numbers got me all choked up.  I sat with my ex, and I know she noticed it.I am on six days a week now at the museum.  I learned the new CSI exhibit.  It is great!  I love it!!!  I wear a white lab coat, and if I'm not walking around assisting the visitors in solving their appointed crime, I am running the fingerprinting table.  It is sooooooooooooooooooooo much fun.I don't get too many opportunities to get all dolled up at home.  But I take every chance I can.Lexi is really working hard on getting up here next month.  I hope so.Anyhow, not much for now.  Just waiting for my next endo appointment.  I really want to get this started!
    674 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • Tonight I went and saw my daughter's third grade show.  It was about an hour long, and these kids did a phenomenal job.  NOT TO STEREOTYPE HERE, but her teacher, an openly gay man, does have theatre experiences and taught them quite a few showtunes to learn, including I Am What I Am from La Cage.  It was truly a great show.  My daughter even was selected to address the audience about how she overcame nervousness and took a chance.  I will admit that a few of the musical numbers got me all choked up.  I sat with my ex, and I know she noticed it.I am on six days a week now at the museum.  I learned the new CSI exhibit.  It is great!  I love it!!!  I wear a white lab coat, and if I'm not walking around assisting the visitors in solving their appointed crime, I am running the fingerprinting table.  It is sooooooooooooooooooooo much fun.I don't get too many opportunities to get all dolled up at home.  But I take every chance I can.Lexi is really working hard on getting up here next month.  I hope so.Anyhow, not much for now.  Just waiting for my next endo appointment.  I really want to get this started!
    Jun 06, 2007 674
  • 21 May 2007
    Okay, I could regale you with more museum stories. Like how, on the U-505, I scared an old lady so bad her false teeth almost came out.  If everyone gets up to the aft torpedo room fast enough I demonstrate some of the sounds on board the boat, like the dive bell.  Let's just say she wasn't quite prepared for them!Yesterday I interviewed for an upgraded position in my department.  I think I have a good chance of getting it.  There are 3 of these spots open, and some of the others up for it do have seniority.  It was nice to know I am appreciated there.Last week I was given a commemorative coin.  Someone filled out a comment card about me on the U-505, and not only did I receive this coin, my name will go up on the museum's wall of fame.I have been looking for a new flat.  I found one yesterday that has an incredible view of Lake Michigan.  The thing is, I might have to really hide who I am there.I am hoping Lexi gets up here this summer like we've been planning.I am going on a six day work week now that my semester is over.  With the extended summer hours starting on Saturday, it ought to be interesting to see my bank account doing a bit better while my body wears down!
    644 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • Okay, I could regale you with more museum stories. Like how, on the U-505, I scared an old lady so bad her false teeth almost came out.  If everyone gets up to the aft torpedo room fast enough I demonstrate some of the sounds on board the boat, like the dive bell.  Let's just say she wasn't quite prepared for them!Yesterday I interviewed for an upgraded position in my department.  I think I have a good chance of getting it.  There are 3 of these spots open, and some of the others up for it do have seniority.  It was nice to know I am appreciated there.Last week I was given a commemorative coin.  Someone filled out a comment card about me on the U-505, and not only did I receive this coin, my name will go up on the museum's wall of fame.I have been looking for a new flat.  I found one yesterday that has an incredible view of Lake Michigan.  The thing is, I might have to really hide who I am there.I am hoping Lexi gets up here this summer like we've been planning.I am going on a six day work week now that my semester is over.  With the extended summer hours starting on Saturday, it ought to be interesting to see my bank account doing a bit better while my body wears down!
    May 21, 2007 644
  • 11 May 2007
    If you had any idea what happened today at the museum!  It is on the gross side, and funny as hell.  Since I am a lady, I will not recount what happened unless personally asked.  No, it is nothing I did, but something I found...........yuck! Reminds me of something that happened when I worked at the movie theatre some time back.Got a call from my "wife" the other day.  We are making the final divorce agreements.  This should be over soon.  Finally.I called to reschedule the endo appointment.  It gives me time to start saving up money for transitioning.Some time back I mentioned that friend who turned her back on me.  I even wrote about it in the song "Holding Hands Alone."  To cut to the chase, we patched things up.  She is accepting me as I am.I had the hottest phone conversation with Lexi the other day.  Wow.  She should be up here in another month or so.Finances have become tight again.  Great.  At least the hours at the museum will be expanding again in another two weeks.  In fact, just over a week ago I worked no less than 3 night events over a 5 day period.  I was exhausted.  One of the groups was from Microsoft.  The guy directly underneath Bill Gates (so to speak) was there.  Big whoop-de-doo.  Bastards made us wait for them forever.  However, I did get 4 hours pay for a mere 20 minutes of work.  One single tour through the U-505.Be back soon.
    622 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • If you had any idea what happened today at the museum!  It is on the gross side, and funny as hell.  Since I am a lady, I will not recount what happened unless personally asked.  No, it is nothing I did, but something I found...........yuck! Reminds me of something that happened when I worked at the movie theatre some time back.Got a call from my "wife" the other day.  We are making the final divorce agreements.  This should be over soon.  Finally.I called to reschedule the endo appointment.  It gives me time to start saving up money for transitioning.Some time back I mentioned that friend who turned her back on me.  I even wrote about it in the song "Holding Hands Alone."  To cut to the chase, we patched things up.  She is accepting me as I am.I had the hottest phone conversation with Lexi the other day.  Wow.  She should be up here in another month or so.Finances have become tight again.  Great.  At least the hours at the museum will be expanding again in another two weeks.  In fact, just over a week ago I worked no less than 3 night events over a 5 day period.  I was exhausted.  One of the groups was from Microsoft.  The guy directly underneath Bill Gates (so to speak) was there.  Big whoop-de-doo.  Bastards made us wait for them forever.  However, I did get 4 hours pay for a mere 20 minutes of work.  One single tour through the U-505.Be back soon.
    May 11, 2007 622
  • 20 Apr 2007
    Okay, museum stuff.....On Tuesday I was in a professional development class.  Easy stuff.Starting yesterday I began training on the U-505.  As I mentioned before, our department handles the three BIG permanent exhibits, and lots of little temporary ones along the way.  The U boat is the hardest to learn.  Most people take 3-4 days to train.  I tested out after only two.  It was my personal goal to be on all 3 of our exhibits before my 6th month anniversary there, and I did it.Naturally, I called Lexi firsts to tell her the news.  She's still trying to see if she can make a trip in June with me.I was a bit off the other day.  My daughter made her first communion on Sunday.  The whole day itself was a bit uncomfortable.  I am fine now.  Now, back to the fun.
    623 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • Okay, museum stuff.....On Tuesday I was in a professional development class.  Easy stuff.Starting yesterday I began training on the U-505.  As I mentioned before, our department handles the three BIG permanent exhibits, and lots of little temporary ones along the way.  The U boat is the hardest to learn.  Most people take 3-4 days to train.  I tested out after only two.  It was my personal goal to be on all 3 of our exhibits before my 6th month anniversary there, and I did it.Naturally, I called Lexi firsts to tell her the news.  She's still trying to see if she can make a trip in June with me.I was a bit off the other day.  My daughter made her first communion on Sunday.  The whole day itself was a bit uncomfortable.  I am fine now.  Now, back to the fun.
    Apr 20, 2007 623