Yes, she's strange and different...but not THAT different.

13 June 2007

New take on an old joke

There's an old tagline that says: "Friends help you move; REAL friends help you move a body." It just struck me how that joke has an especially true meaning for transgendered folks - the body being moved is their own. Real, true friends help us make that move.

  • On 6/13/2007 11:05 PM, Blogger Diesel said…

    As long as I don't have to move it up 3 flights of stairs, we're cool.

     
  • On 6/14/2007 2:42 AM, Blogger cathouse teri said…

    Does this mean we can now have a body moving party?

     
  • On 6/14/2007 11:12 AM, Blogger Jenn in Holland said…

    I think that's a perfect take.

     
  • On 6/14/2007 1:46 PM, Blogger Hammer said…

    I'll bring the beer ;)

     
  • On 6/14/2007 2:03 PM, Blogger Jami said…

    Well, the traditional trannie party - usually held the night before surgery - has been a Wienie Roast.

    And I like just about any Mexican beer but especially the ones spelled "tequila".

     
  • On 6/15/2007 9:01 AM, Blogger Sher said…

    Oddly enough, the Wienie Roast is how I celebrate divorcing someone.

     
  • On 6/15/2007 9:20 AM, Blogger Jami said…

    Sher - same basic idea, I think.

     
  • On 6/15/2007 3:38 PM, Blogger Tonya said…

    loverly dahllin'

     
  • On 6/15/2007 3:52 PM, Blogger cathouse teri said…

    Tequila has always been good to me.

     
  • On 6/18/2007 5:08 AM, Blogger Denise said…

    Here's a posting topic for you -- What are people's takes on the use of the word "transgendered" vs simply "transgender"?

    I used to not care, at all, and used the "ed" ending regularly. Then, a friend said he didn't like the "ed" ending. To him, it sounded like a pathology, or something that someone *did* to us. He preferred the ending without the "ed" as more of a statement of identity. The more I've thought about it -- and been alert to its usage in the media -- the more I've come around to his pov.

    What do you think?

    (Oh, and Jami, thank you so very much for your phone call after Mom died. I'm sorry I never called back. You're the best and I love you.)

     
  • On 6/18/2007 11:49 AM, Blogger Jami said…

    Denise - I understand, and I love you, too! And The Girl, too! Since you're not blogging now, I guess I'll have to do this post because frankly, I'm interested in finding out, too.

     
  • On 7/05/2007 8:02 PM, Blogger soccer mom in denial said…

    But what do FTM's do before a party? Bake big moon cakes?

     
  • On 7/06/2007 10:28 AM, Blogger Jami said…

    SMID - good question. I don't know ... and I should.

     

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