My wife called me "sir and/or madam" yesterday and I just get over how hilariously validating it was.

I have been sending my HRT prescription to a different pharmacy so that my regular pharmacist wouldn't judge me. I transferred everything to my regular pharmacy today and now he knows and I'm all like .... aaaaaaaaaaaaa

Fun fact about me: I was in speech therapy as a kid from 5-10 y/o because nobody could understand my German accent in Ohio.

I've never been to Germany.

My grandparents were immigrants and I spent the majority of my non-school time with them while my mom was at work.

I don't know how it started, but for years I've watched eBay listings for mascot costumes because the unlicensed ripoff character costumes are amusing.

This one, though. This one is my favorite of all time. I can't even with it.

I will not argue with the anti-masker on my work Slack...

I will not argue with the anti-masker on my work Slack...

I will not argue with the anti-masker on my work Slack...

I will not argue with the anti-masker on my work Slack...

I will not argue with the anti-masker on my work Slack...

I will not argue with the anti-masker on my work Slack...

I will not argue with the anti-masker on my work Slack...

I will not argue with the anti-masker on my work Slack...

I have an in-person doctor appointment today for the first time since isolation started. The facility has screening on entry and pretty solid protocol in place, but I'm still a bit terrified.

Last appointment was virtual so it makes sense to go in but ... Ack.

All I know is, while I love working in DFIR, I'm sooooo glad I don't work in Twitter's SOC. That place is probably burning to the ground right now.

My son (6) had a video call with one of his friends yesterday and he chose to explain to her that the way he wears his hair is an expression of his gender identity.

2020 was supposed to be the year I become a magical NB space princess

transition 

I've fallen out of the habit of journaling lately. When I first started my transition I was writing almost every day. I started because I was overwhelming my wife with all my thoughts and stream-of-consciousness ramblings.

I have so much I want to just say to the universe, but the thought of writing feels exhausting.

Currently struggling with guilt about work feeling exhausting. It's hard to accept that cognitive labor can be just as exhausting as physical labor- though those two types of "exhausting" are very different.

My wife just saw this series of toots and said "You are not too old. If I can still wear glitter you can be Star Butterfly."

STOP ENCOURAGING ME PARTNER YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE BREAKING UP WITH ME AT THIS POINT IN 'TRANSITION' IF WE LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE INTERNET

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I realize this might sound sarcastic but I'm 100% serious. It gives me a serious sad.

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The worst thing about discovering my true gender identity in my late 30s is I'm too old to model my style after Star Butterfly.

gender identity, dysphoria, lost time 

I read this kids' book about gender identity and almost started bawling my eyes out. Why couldn't I have had this book when I was about 12?

I'm so thankful that my kids will know they have support to explore themselves. They won't have to wait till 36 like I did.

I lost so much time. 😭😒

Back in college a professor said "There are no significant African American populations in Peru" and I think about that a lot.

Email is dumb and stupid and we should all be ashamed it still exists.

coming out 

This all started because he greeted me yesterday morning with "sir" and it was just ... It didn't land right. It made me feel ... bad. I wasn't offended, he wasn't being hurtful, and he didn't know it bothered me.

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