Monday, September 29, 2008

Video: my coming out at work story

Brief video about coming out at work a few years ago:

Make your voice heard today!: Trans support for Obama

The Stonewall Dems and a few influential trans and allied bloggers have been pushing this initiative and it appears to be getting some support (including some of my own heard-earned scratch). If you haven't done so already, please go visit this site with details for how to securely contribute whatever amount you can to the Obama campaign and make the presence of trans and trans-supporters known.

They have a goal to meet today, so please go visit asap!

Transgender Community and Allies Support Obama Day Drive

Monday, September 22, 2008

NYC Trip: Mind Blowing Off-Broadway Show

Jenn and I went to NYC this weekend. Here is a little video of some short snippets of the amazing rave/experience/dance/performance we saw in NYC Saturday night called Fuerzabruta:

Thursday, September 18, 2008

40's Morning

Ah, city life, you never cease to throw up
such puzzle-disturbing realities in my path.
Walking dog past corner pizza place,
5am and first 40's morning of the Fall.
In dead readiness crouch:
hooded homeless man, head down, unmoving.
Pool of vomit thought-bubbled before him;
a cry of despair clawed into the pavement.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Video

A recent YouTube video I made:

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Awesome binaural listening "video"

Plug in your headphones, close your eyes and listen to this amazing binaural recording virtual haricut. It blew me away with how realistic it was. I was literally cringing away from the electric razor. I can totally see movies and video games adopting this kind of thing.

inner conflict about my outermost ramparts

So it looks like my excursion into vlogs is temporarily suspended for now, since the same day I launched my YouTube site and a few vids, my refurb'd Kodak camera decided to go kaput on me. Sending it back to Kodak for repairs, and in the meantime, my laptop webcam screws up the audio-video synch after about 20 seconds of recording, rendering it basically useless.

Anyways, I wanted to talk a bit more about my recent inner-conflict, touched on in my vlog embedded below a few days ago, about further body modifications. Specifically breat implants and or liposuction. I say inner-conflict because on one hand I have tiny breasts (barely A) and a bit of a beer belly, both of which I am overly self-conscious of and that limit the clothes I can comfortably wear and look decent in. They both also play havoc with my self-confidence at times. It is very hard to find a comfortable 36 A bra that fits and does anything for me and looks decent under clothing. And forget about wearing most dresses without some padding, which I really dislike doing.

On the other hand, it's sometimes nice not to have to wear a bra (the only real advantage to tiny breasts!). And most importantly: I'm asking myself if I really need to modify my body and undergo more painful surgery to feel more myself.

Is this a pure vanity thing? And is that necessarily a bad thing? Regardless, I'll get a consultation and then decide.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Capital Region AIDSWalk 2008


If anyone out there is interested in donating to the NY Capital Region AIDSWalk cause (all donations are 100% tax deductible), you can do so securely via my FirstGiving donation page here:

For more details about: where the money goes

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Vlog Post

One of my YouTube videos:

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


I haven't been posting on here very much lately for many reasons: summer, plain busy, other blog, not much to say, and also I've been experimenting with vlogs.

I've tried the 12Seconds thing ( and am now probably moving over to YouTube for regular ramblings. Nothing of note there yet, but I'll try to cross-post that stuff on here when I think of it and put thoughts more appropriate to the written word here as well.

update!: My YouTube channel is now populated with a couple vids: