Friday, November 26, 2010

Dresses

Just some dresses I like




















I love the dress Kate Middleton wore when she and William announced their engagement. 

Blogs and spending time online

I started this blog so I'd have a place for links to TG caption blogs.  I know, very ambitious.

What's happened since I started is that I'm now following many other blogs.  They're almost all TG themed but most are not caption blogs.

One of the amazing things about the Internet (other than being able to use IMDB to check who that actress was in the movie you saw the other night) has been the confirmation that there are so many other people like me out there.  People like me being those somewhere on the big, long TG continuum.

I identify as a heterosexual crossdresser.  I've never had an experience with a man and don't expect to.  However, there's something compelling about the idea of being an attractive woman, a woman that men would look at.  I'd love to meet other crossdressers like myself, for friendship, not for anything sexual.

Over the years, I've had a chance to meet several other TG girls.  It's a funny dance when we start corresponding.  The other girl and I are usually very clear that we're looking to meet in a friendly way and not for "something more."  However, we don't want to offend the other girl by implying there's anything wrong with something more, it's just not what we're looking for. 


It's been wonderful meeting people online (and, once in a while, in person).  Growing up, I thought I was the only person like this.  Later on, like many in my age group (I'm in my late 50s), I got most of my information from a few reference books hidden deeply in libraries or TG porn.  I found those stories exciting but I didn't really identify with the people who had the wild adventures described.  I wanted to look pretty and have people think I was pretty and a nice girl.

This entry has turned out to be a big ramble.  I admire people who edit their blog entries before they post them but I'm just going to spill on this one.

Here's the thing:  I love reading about the other girls out there, from those who have completely transitioned and live every day as women to those who crossdress very occasionally.  I feel part of a bigger community.  I'd love to meet and talk with you.  I'd love to be able to show myself instead of staying hidden.

The down side of how great the Net can be is that I know I'm susceptible to getting really sucked in.  I have a job and a family and they require most of my time and attention.  I'm jealous of girls who have retired.  I don't know if I'll ever be able to voluntarily retire and it's just hard to deal with.  I would just love to have more time for my family and for myself.  It's so difficult to find Linda time.

As I've gotten older, I feel more and more like time is running out.   I wish I could be a pretty woman, at least once in a while.  Not that I was ever a great looking woman but in my 20s, I was a least somewhat passable.  I suppose in my 60s and 70s I'll be passable again, but as a little old lady.  I'd rather be passable as a 25 year old.

I don't have a point today.  Just blathering on.  Feeling jealous of those who can explore this other side of themselves.  Wishing I could lay down some of my responsibilities, at least for a while. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Aubrey Frost

Aubrey Frost is one of the coolest crossdressers I know.  Well, it's not accurate to say I know her.  I followed her on the Net since about 2000.  Like many other girls, I became a Myspace friend.  I sent her a few messages and she was very gracious about responding (despite the fact that I'm sure she received many, many messages from people like me).


Aubrey was smart, funny, thoughtful and kind.  When I first found her blog and pictures, she was a college student.  She wrote about being a crossdresser but also about the other things that were going on in her life.

Aubrey's pictures were great.  She had a lovely face and, like me, her body seemed to be somewhat late in maturing, so she still had a kind of young, girlish quality.  Like many of us, her pictures progressed from simple to more sophisticated.

After a time, she was in a serious relationship with a young woman who accepted Aubrey.  They married and had a child.

Her blog and pictures continued for a while.  Updates became less and less frequent.  I was trying to spend less time on the Net myself and didn't see much about Aubrey for a while.

When I looked for her recently, her blog was gone.  She has a Twitter account that was originally open but is now protected.  Her brief note of explanation says she used to be Aubrey, now she's Just Jo.  She also says she's in transition.


While I'm disappointed that I can't follow her journey, I understand that there are many, many peripheral followers like me out there and Aubrey has every right to live her life in privacy.  I just want to send my best wishes and hope that Aubrey (now Jo) and her family are well.

If I was more skilled, I could also use Jo's story as an object lesson in how the Net has been such a wonderful resource for crossdressers and other transgendered people.  Jo helped other people understand that it was possible to be a happy crossdresser and to have a successful relationship.

Her growth and experience also reflected the growing sophistication of web tools.  She also progressed from early shared websites to myspace and her own aubrey-frost.com website.  Now she's on Twitter.  

I'm sure there are many other people who are big fans of hers.  Here's a nice story from Jessica Who Jessica Who's post about Aubrey  (by the way, I'm also a big fan of Jessica's - check out her blog, too - http://www.jessica-who.com/





Saturday, November 13, 2010

A few caps I like from Tiffany's trapped transvestite blog

(Tiffany's Trapped Transvestite blog is one of my favorite tg caption blogs.

Tiffany posted an entry today saying she's bored with doing caps and will be taking a break.  I wish her well and hope she's back soon.  I've copied a few caps from her site (for more great caps, check out her blog).




















Friday, November 12, 2010

Being Andrissa

If you like TG captions, you should be following Being Andrissa http://beingandrissa.blogspot.com/

Great links to TG caption blogs and other blogs of interest to girls like us.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sparkly Heels

I love shoes.  If you've read any of my other posts, you know that.  Lately, I've become interested in "sparkly" shoes.  Here are some that I think are very cute

Christian Louboutin's glitter pumps  

gold sparkly peep toes by Pura Lopez  

Topshop Sakura heels

Captions

I love reading tg captions.  I appreciate the time and creativity that goes in to creating captions.

My favorite captions are those that are more PG13 or R rated.  It's just a personal preference.  Many of the more explicit captions are fun, too, but the ones I like the most are those that aren't quite as explicit.

I really like hypnosis and mind control caps.  Like many crossdressers, I've felt guilty about my need to dress up.  A long time ago, the fantasy of being hypnotized and "forced" to be a girl became very appealing.  The psychology is pretty basic.  If you're "forced" you still get to be a girl but it's not your fault. 

A few favorites from Emily's TG Captions:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LovewIjwWMo/TJ0xprjoYaI/AAAAAAAAAIE/bMvoN2R18oE/s1600/cap67.png

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LovewIjwWMo/TB_4Uk6dJ4I/AAAAAAAAACs/ilZhfVvRWGo/s1600/cap32.jpg