A photo which Shannon has deemed - the best photo ever. Inappropriate sexual advances on an elephant, although it’s ok, because it did consent.
So today has been rather lovely!
I woke up at 8, got up at 8.30, and got dressed and went to work! Work was SO, SOOOOO DEAD. I mean, seriously, WORSE THAN YESTERDAY! The duty manager sent people home at 11.30, two hours after we opened. Although I stayed because I needed the money, so I did a lot of cleaning, THOROUGHLY cleaned a freezer, went and bought some milk for the coffee machine, beat a level on candy crush…
OH! And while I was at work, I was on break. Obviously, because that’s how workplaces go. But on this break, there was me and about five-six other workmates. And one workmate, Megan, says to me “so what’s the deal with that photo? Was that really you?” Annnnnd then my mind kind of went into slight panic. However, by this point I knew a lot of people knew, and so I managed to not entirely shut down. I was probably a little snappier than I should’ve been though, because talking about it in a room full of workmates that I don’t even know if all of them knew or not, evidently they did though, and well, if they didn’t they do now. But Megan kept asking questions, and I tried to explain things to her but she got frustrated and confused because I was using a lot of big words apparently. She’s dyslexic, so she actually did have trouble, and I totally forgot about that. But anyway, during all her questions, the other staff members were sticking up for me! They were saying “so what, if he likes to dress as a female he can! There’s nothing wrong with it” and that kinda stuff, and that made me feel really good about myself, and accepted by others! Anyway, Megan went back downstairs and so did some other workmates, but two were still up with me, Mou and Glen. And they were supportive of me, saying that she had no right to bring up those questions, and she doesn’t really grasp the concept of it being quite a personal thing for me, and they felt bad and thought I must’ve felt so uncomfortable, which was kinda true.
But anyway, after my break finished, I went downstairs and Megan apologised for making me feel uncomfortable, and explained how she gets frustrated when she doesn’t understand things. So, I spent about 20 minutes if not more explaining to her all about gender and sexuality. She did ask if I was gay upstairs, but a workmate Andy said “he’s got a girlfriend!” - sticking up for me. But anyway, I told Megan all about myself, the three aspects of gender, and how sexuality is different from gender. And I also delved a little into slut shaming, rape culture and feminism in general. And I think she may have taken on board some of that information, or at least will consider it a little bit more now, so I feel good about myself for that and good that she understands now. Helping people understand is so rewarding!
The shift continued along after that, and after work I messaged Chelley, drove home and then called her - getting changed as I did, and we had a lovely little chat, but then I had to head out, and told her I’d wake up with her in her morning… which she’s getting up in half an hour WHICH IS WONDERFUL! She told me to say hi to all her friends and that she misses them. And I did tell them that, and Shannon said that she doesn’t miss Chelle, but actually she does! They all miss her too, was their response!
But yeah, so I met up with all of them - I picked up Ash, and we drove to Riccarton Mall - went through the mall to Maki-Mono, and EVERYTHING was half off, so I got TWO 8-packs of sushi because I was starving.
We then went through to the food court, and met up with Shannon, Renae, Matthew and Mikayla, and all ate dinner! I managed to juuuuust get through all of the sushi. 16 pieces of sushi, MY GOD. THAT IS NEARLY TOO MUCH SUSHI. WEESH. I did it though and I was proud.
Afterwards we went to TImeZone. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s basically the gaming arcade. For those who do know what it is, I heartily pat you on the back three times. BUT NOT FOUR.
Because it was the first Sunday of the month, ALL THE MONEY WE PUT IN WAS DOUBLED, so there was six of us putting in $10 each, so we ended up with $120 to play with. AND, with that $120, we played a lot of games, and it was SO much fun! And we took some photos in a photobooth, played air hockey, Matthew won a smurf toy, Renae, Ash and I won a handful of lollies, and overall we made 469 tickets! WITH which we bought 10 bouncy balls and 3 barrels of monkeys. TOTALLY WORTH $60. Although it was awesome because we played lots of super fun games and there was no sarcasm in that statement, bouncy balls and monkeys in a barrel are totally worth it!!
Afterwards, we all went to coffee culture to relax for a wee bit, and then went off to the park! Matthew and Ash came in my car, and Renae and Mikayla went with Shannon, and I raced them there, but they won… DAMMIT. NEXT TIME, VICTORY SHALL BE MINE.
We went to the elephant park on Harewood Road, I think it’s actually called “Harewood Park” but there’s an elephant slide, as seen in the photo here. SO, it is named the elephant park because elephant!
The park was fun! We went on swings, and sat in the grass, and I took lots of photos of sexy elephant photos, including this one. OH, and Shannon told me that she thought me going as Clara to a halloween party was awesome, and she knows about my crossdressing! YAY! THAT MEANS SHE READS WHAT I TYPE HERE. HIIIIIIIII SHANNON!!!! I also want to tell Renae, Matthew and Mikayla too, because they’re all very good friends! I should’ve toniiiiiiight, but I get nervous about it all >< although I know Renae follows this blog too, so Renae, if you’re reading this, I’m a crossdresser! WOOO! But if you already knew that, WELL, NOW YOU DOUBLY KNOW! But yeah, I suppose I really should tell people face to face, or at least in a way so that I definitely know that they know. Mass tumblr posts, while a nice, safe way for me to come out, feels a bit less connected, and I like to be connected, especially to important people in my life! SO NEXT TIME I’M HANGING OUT WITH THEM I SHALL TELL THEM. I’VE TOLD YOU ALL NOW SO NOW I HAVE TO DO IT! INCENTIVE! - heh. Now I just remembered about the incentives list I gave Chelley last year when we were first dating, she meant it in a dirty way, but I gave her a list of cute things we could do together, and that made her so happy. Ah. I love her so much <3
Anyway, yeah after the park, I drove Ash home, and came home myself, checked some emails, uploaded some photos, chatted to Ciaran sporadically, and then put this up! I was thinking of throwing on a skirt and top, but now it’s getting a bit too late to be getting changed into something girly, or getting changed into something at all that isn’t pyjamas or like, lack of majority of clothing. I’ll dress tomorrow night I think, I’ve not dressed really since I went out to the fox and gay bar a couple of weeks back, and although I’m coming out to people more, I reaaaaaaally just want to be feminine for a night again soon. Tomorrow night hopefully!
Anyway, so now I’m just waiting for Chelley, and I spent some of tonight finishing off my letter to her, which I intend to send off by the end of this week! AH, sending letters is so much fun, I may have to send more to her I think… Anywho, YES THAT HAS BEEN MY DAY I HOPE Y’ALL ENJOYED IT.