July 29th, 2005

I'm just a sweet transvestite...

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Nick and I are having a debate. Please help settle it for us (I say transvestite).

What is "Lola" by the Kinks about?

a transvestite
a very masculine woman

While we're on the topic, he also claims "When I Was a Boy" by Dar Williams is about transvestites, but if he just LISTENED to the lyrics it's definitely more about gender issues and how there's more freedom in childhood and neither side really has the advantage. That's why I like it. I'm just obsessed with gender.

Also, are you not really supposed to use bath soap on your face? I scrubbed my face with it today while I was vigorously cleansing myself of all the black oily stuff and tiny pieces of metal I accumulated from work, and now my face feels kind of dry. Though I'm not going to use Nick's moisturizer, because it smells of vile patchouli (I really hate that smell). And I hate touching anything lotiony that I don't immediately rinse off.

At work, I was wiping down some tubes, and they had sharp bits on them that pretty much shredded the gloves I wore, and I got a bit scratched up. And then on the way out at the end of the day, I walked past them and one of them jumped out and gashed me on the finger, and I turned and glared at them, expecting a chorus of pipes to start laughing at me. And then some young jerky-looking guy asked me how tall I was and what size shoe I wear and looked amazed. Yes, I'm tiny, woohoo. I don't mind the size questions/comments, as I've dealt with them since kindergarten, but it amuses me that people are so awestruck by my size. Yeah, I'm 4 foot 9 and wear size 2 shoes, so I'm essentially the height of a 10-year-old with the feet and hands of a 7-year-old. But I've adapted. I don't know why it's so remarkable though, you see really short ladies every so often. Sometimes when I meet someone in person for the first time that I've talked to before (online, on the phone, etc.), they just look at me and say, "Wow, you really ARE short! You said you were small but I didn't think you'd be THAT tiny!" Especially people who are also short but not as short as me. I find it hilarious. Apparently Judge Judy gets a lot of comments like those too. Ah, I love being this height.
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