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Feb. 16th, 2011


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Hey folks, I know I have not posted here much. I'm fine! But I'm trying to put as much of my blogging energy as I can into my new website, which is functioning as a public face for me, a clearinghouse for all the links to my writing, and a general place where I can write fun and interesting things about what's going on. I mentioned this site on my other LJ account, and I think I forgot to mention it here. Sorry!

It has an LJ feed, too, so you can follow it right on your friends page: http://syndicated.livejournal.com/susanjbigelow/.

Dec. 8th, 2010


completely stupid name complaining

So in order to process a travel reimbursement check for me, HR had to temporarily change my name in their system back to my current legal name, which means that whenever I log into campus stuff or whenever HR sends me things THERE IT IS.

It's driving me to distraction! Aaaargh!

Dec. 7th, 2010


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Co-worker bringing around some candidate, a big tall dude, for a high-level job today, meets myself and male co-worker in desk next to me.

Male co-worker: (introduces himself)
Candidate: Nice to meet you sir! *big smile firm handshake*
Me: (introduces self)
Candidate: Nice to mumble mumble *look away afterthought handgrab*
Me: ...?

I'm left wondering what I did wrong. Is it because my shirt rode up a little? Could he see down it? Do I look bad in some way? Is it because of who I am in one way or another?

Gah. It may have been nothing but now I feel like shit.

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I'm just going to leave this here.

Dec. 5th, 2010



Just checked back and it's been a little over a year since I put a big coming-out post up here on LJ. Time, it totally flies.

Nov. 21st, 2010


update times

I feel like I haven't done much that's worth writing too much about lately, and nothing new or exciting is really happening at this time. But here is an update anyway.

I survived all of my business trips, somehow. I had expected them to be a big awful mess of Gender Confusion Time, but aside from the person I was presenting with constantly getting my gender wrong during our first presentation in Wilmington (she carefully avoided pronouns after) that just didn't happen. I finished up the trips feeling like yeah, I can do my job and get by just fine. I worried about a lot of stuff beforehand ("Oh god, what about rest area bathrooms on the Jersey Turnpike?" etc), but fortunately none of it ever materialized. For where I am transition-wise (+9 months hormones, +5 months full-time) this is pretty good, I think.

I'm still stuck not being able to make my legal name/gender change, thanks to this lawsuit that is well over a year and a half old. My extended family still doesn't know about me. I have days where I feel like I utterly fail at everything. But for the most part, I am doing well, and am very happy.

And also, our kitten is as adorable as ever. :)

Nov. 3rd, 2010


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To make a long story short, I have been in Wilmington, Delaware doing training for my job (we have a campus here). There was only a mild amount of gender-related drama, which seems to have cleared up nicely. Thank goodness I'm driving home tomorrow morning!

My two weeks of being on the road nearly nonstop are almost done. I'm glad.

Oct. 11th, 2010


Nat'l Coming Out Day

Last year, when National Coming Out Day happened, I was pretty firmly still in my closet. I saw the posts, and I desperately wanted to come out to the folks here on LJ. I didn't, though. The time wasn't right. In fact, it was another two months before we both felt ready for me to come out to our friends.

So, happy Coming Out Day, from someone who is totally, finally, and gratefully Out. :)

Sep. 9th, 2010



Yay, happy birthday fanboy_of_zeus!

Aug. 26th, 2010


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We have PLANTS in the library!


This is very cool. This place looks almost habitable!

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