It’s my opinion,
That the initial episode of practically any production …
Which has been absent for a long time,
Case in point: Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
I think it is because too much of that first episode back has to be spent bringing everyone up to speed on things …
Where people have been,
Who they are,
What they’ve been doing,
Tying up loose ends,
Blah blah blah.
The first episode back,
Never really gets to what the viewer wants …
And let’s face it …
I’ve been absent a very long time.
That with this first real post back,
I run a great risk of posting something that could actually be a huge let-down for some of my viewers.
More often than you might think,
Make a lousy day of mine …
Much, much better.
So I definitely feel a sort of commitment not to post something that sucks …
At least right away. 🙂
And in order to try avoiding the whole Star Trek: The Motion Picture scenario,
I’m going to try something different in this post,
Which is …
I’m going to do a 5 minute trailer (actually, it’s 5 Short Answers to Questions I’ve Been Asked In The Past Couple Of Months) about what’s been going on in my life recently,
Hoping that gives you enough background so that the posts which follow,
Many being extensions of the answers to these questions,
Will make some contextual sense …
Without making this particular post way too boring.
But just in case,
If this post still bites …
I’ll try to do better !! 🙂
Have you found romance?
Romance ?? No. You see, it’s still my personal rule not to date anyone locally. Now granted, it’s really not that much of an issue since in theory one probably does need to be asked out first before properly asserting that they “choose” not to date anyone, but hey, let me feel like I have some say in the matter, k ?? 🙂
Anyways, I really don’t mean to suggest I don’t find any of the guys around here date-worthy, trust me … I was sorely tempted to say Si to the Cowboy Dude and I’d have been equally tempted to say Si to the one electrician in town that hasn’t asked me out that I wanted to ask me out, and there are many others who I’d enjoy hanging out with I’m sure … it’s just that from a practical sense, can you imagine just how hard it would be on a poor guy to date me in my home town where at some point he’s bound to get some grief from “his buds” about dating the girl that used to be a guy or that he’s just dating a guy? Seriously, it would be nice if it was otherwise and that I could find a guy I like here that’d be fine with it, but for now, it’s just much easier for me to socialize elsewhere where the only ones that know my past are my date and me. (Is that there grammar correct Vern? I always screw up that “me or I” rule. Little help here please ! :))
However, never fear …
I am still relentlessly stalking MacGyver.
Are your boobs getting smaller?
Now granted, this is probably one of the more interesting questions I’ve been asked recently. And though it might sound 1.) strange, 2.) perverse, and 3.) rude … in the context in which it was asked, it was none of those.
You see, it was asked by a male friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in probably close to a year, meaning the last time he saw me was probably shortly after my boob job … when my boobs were still high on my chest and very swollen. High and swollen – seriously, there are a few jokes there if you give me a minute.
Anyways … so yes, based on his last visual imprint of me, my boobs are smaller.
Also yes, my first reaction to his question was an internal scream of panic 😉 … “Oh my gawd, my breasts are smaller !!”
But my second reaction was … “Wow, there are a lot of people from my past that I haven’t seen in so long that probably have the exact same last visual imprint of me” … and though this has more to do with me just being a girl now and little to do with my transsexualism (for those who flunked Remedial Transsexualism and don’t get the difference, you must read the future post on this question before re-enrolling in the class) … it’s a bummer !! That means the last visual imprint which many have of me is when I was still a Work In Process. But then I remembered, we’re always a Work In Process … so it’s no bummer. 🙂
Where is your Star Wars:Revenge of The Sith review?
I’m sorry. I’m really far, far behind in my movie reviews.
But here’s my quick summary of my past three movies:
First of all … I’m pissed. The theater where I prefer to go for my movie viewing pleasure has had a policy change, no longer can I get a frozen Mountain Dew instead of a soft drink as part of the concession combo packages … meaning I have to now purchase an individual frozen Mountain Dew and an individual popcorn and I cannot use my gift discount card which I received when I got my oil changed (ummmm … that’s not code) which had nothing but useless discounts except for the one discount of $2.00 off any concession combo at my movie theater of choice, meaning forementioned gift discount card is now … completely useless.
Now I don’t know about concession stand prices in your neck of the world, but it now costs me roughly $82.00 for a frozen Mountain Dew and small popcorn. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but just a slight one. And I tried everything to talk them out of it … but nothing worked !!
I’m beginning to think they showed a “Be On The Lookout” picture of me stuffing my face with popcorn while slurping a frozen Mountain Dew with two straws during the employee training session on How To Continue The Record Box Office Slump when they announced this new policy !!!
Anyways, I am a creature of habit, so it’s not like I can do anything else …
So I continue to pay the exorbitant price for my frozen Mountain Dew and popcorn fix …
And yes, of course, a small bag of popcorn does not even come close to satisfying me.
But, for those locally who want to know a way to circumvent that rule somewhat …
When you get your popcorn, ask for some extra children’s bags … sometimes you have to get the medium bag of popcorn to get the extra children’s bags, but it’s worth it … because right there in front of them if you’re annoyed enough because frozen Mountain Dews are no longer included in combo options, you can pour your purchased popcorn into the extra children’s bags (usually I get three) and then hand your now empty small or medium bag of popcorn back to them and ask for your free refill … or so I hear, it’s not like I’d ever be so annoyed to try anything like that.
*clearing my throat and looking away* 🙂
Star Wars: Revenge of The Sith – Not bad. After The Phantom Menace and Attack of The Clones, I was very much surprised. The Empire Strikes Back is still the best and A New Hope is second best (though in my heart it is number 1). Revenge of The Sith might actually be the third best … its special effects rocked, it had answers and nice foreshadowing, and there was excitement even though you knew what was coming … I probably need to see it another dozen times though before deciding exactly where it ranks. Return of the Jedi was really, really good until the Ewoks arrived which is when Lucas turned it into the muppet movie. Final rating … 7 out of 10. Warrants Full Price.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith – Suspend reality and ignore the seriously gaping plot holes. It’s got some funny lines, lots of kewl explosions, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are simply two gorgeous people who are kinda fun to watch together on scene. I’m so jealous of Angelina Jolie’s body, sans the tatooes, I hope she grows large as she ages … shame on bitter me. Final rating … 5 out of 10. Warrants full price for a date flick, though at this late review date, there are some other better contenders. It still warrants a matinee and is definitely worth a rental.
War of the Worlds – Yawn. Yawn. Yawn. Here’s the entire movie *spoiler alert* – Martians attack, they kick our butt, we run away like wussies, they continue to kick our butt, we continue to run away like wussies, they get sick from our germs and die, we finally stop running away like wussies after having done nothing except possibly coughing on them or something … maybe they drank out of one of the cups we used first. I don’t know … it’s not explained in the movie. Regardless, Final rating … 1 out of 10. If it came on a rewritable DVD, it’s still a waste of a dvd.
Do you want to make a play date to game ?
Get this … there are people out there pretending to me !!! I know !!! They could seriously do so much better !!
I started noticing it a few months ago when I began receiving some strange e-mails from people …
Referencing IM conversations they claimed to have had with me;
Responding to on-line product inquiries; and,
Claiming to have played on-line games with me.
Obviously, my initial reaction was …
“I hope they were at least a decent gamer“,
‘Cause otherwise, claiming to be me is simply rude.
This on-line identity theft is justifiably disturbing …
I think most would agree that’s a reasonable reaction,
As long as it’s not a real life identity theft,
It’s not nearly as much of an issue to me.
I’m still left curious as to why anyone would claim my site as theirs,
Knowing that if anyone visiting here e-mailed me,
And used any of the links here to contact me,
The missive would come to me not the identity borrower.
Curious, very curious.
For future reference,
I don’t on-line game, so if you think you’ve gamed with me, you haven’t. Sorry too, because it’s an experience. 🙂
The only person I chat with on-line is my friend Troop Leader, though on rare occasion I do chat here and there with folks on my Yahoo ID, which is amy1985um … so if you chatted with anyone claiming to be me but with a different Yahoo ID, it wasn’t me, but in that case, consider yourself lucky, I’m a fairly boring person to chat with … Troop Leader can attest to that.
Were you off having your GRS during your extended disappearance?
Yeah, yeah, yeah …
Let’s be real,
This is the questiooooon that probably generates the most interest.
Were some of you wondering if I’d even answer it ?? 🙂
I am well aware that those who know me in real life are frequently asked by others who are aware, curious, obsessed with my Function whether I’ve had “The Surgery“.
And I’m also well aware that I haven’t mentioned anything about that particular surgery on my website,
Which is why it’s probably the great unknown question,
Because since I’ve shared every other surgery detail on my website,
One would think I’d share the details of this particular surgery,
If I indeed have had it.
Contrary to character …
I didn’t share the details of The Surgery,
Contemporaneous with when I had The Surgery.
The answer to the Ultimate Question is …
And the answer to whether I have had The Surgery …
I have had The Surgery.
You can stop asking my friends …
I think they’d like that. 🙂
And to my faithful viewers,
I apologize for not being timely in sharing this part of my transition experience.
It’s just that …
Around the time leading up to when I was going to have The Surgery,
My website was becoming viewed by more and more people in my real life.
Which is something I really never planned on happening.
I took several measures to make stumbling across this site in a random search more difficult (not that it couldn’t be accomplished, just a bit more difficult);
And didn’t go around sharing it with others around here except for my closest of friends,
Word of mouth seemed to pass my url along to others,
And my site became read by some of those here in my local community.
Heck, a while, while back …
When I was more frequently posting,
So it was a while, while, while back … 🙂
I walked into a coffee shop here to get myself a morning joe,
And as I was standing in line,
Waiting to place my order,
Just looking around,
I noticed that this dude at the nearest table was reading AmyNews.com on his computer !!
And from what I could tell …
And trust me,
I was looking for any reaction on his part to see if he only went there because he saw me come into the coffee shop,
He had no clue I was standing right behind him.
Just some anonymous dude reading my website.
I have no idea who this dude was …
But it’s a seriously weird feeling.
And at the time leading up to The Surgery,
I really didn’t want to deal with the feeling of walking down the street,
Knowing there would be people from time to time who would be aware that …
I was going to have The Surgery in X weeks,
Or that I had The Surgery X weeks ago.
Come on …
There’s enough stress one endures simply with The Surgery itself,
You really don’t need to add to it by your own doing.
So I chose simply not to share my The Surgery experience at the time I had The Surgery.
And then as one week became two weeks,
And three weeks became four weeks …
Yada yada yada,
I kind of got lazy,
And though I really didn’t decide never to share my The Surgery experience,
I kinda decided,
“Eh … yeah, maybe I will someday.”
It was really easy for me to just keep that particular experience private.
I guess someday has arrived.
And it’s actually a pretty kewl story.
I only ask that for those of you who know when I really had The Surgery,
That you keep it to yourself.
I’d appreciate it.
I really don’t care to experience the feeling that some might be thinking back in their memory banks …
“Yeah … I don’t remember seeing her for a while back then,
And when she came back,
She sure walked funny.”