Archive News: An Update On the Move and Starting My Transition

Once again, Field Operatives, I apologize for not being very active through the last few weeks. I’ve had to make do with whatever limited wi-fi I can find in my travels which vastly limits my posting frequency. That said, I did want to at least fill you in on what’s happening in my life.

Firstly, It seems that I finally have a date for when the new apartment will be ready. I should be rebuilding my life come August 25. It will be a bit of a struggle to get through, but it will be a positive change overall. My rent will be more manageable, the landlord is a good friend, and I’ll be back to having AC to get through what has been one of the most inhospitable summers in my recent memory.

I’ve also FINALLY started Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT. As is often tradition among the trans* community, I’ll be keeping a visual record on my Twitter account complete with body measurements documenting physical change weekly. I’m also considering a more in-depth review of my transition here if there’s any interest.

At any rate, the hiatus will continue until I can be sure that my internet connection is more consistent and stable. I’ll try to keep you all posted on any changes that may occur in the meantime.

Thanks again for being so patient with me. I’ll be back as soon as I can.

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Archive News: Everything went FUBAR

Hey, Field Operatives. I just got back from my trip to New York. It was most pleasant and I feel fully refreshed.

Good thing too, because everything turned against me while I was out.

Firstly, due to trouble on the road and having to divert from the original path to avoid MULTIPLE accidents on the highway, I’ve arrived late and don’t have time to work on an article this week.

Another time-consuming factor is the news that my landlady is bumping up our rent, so it looks like we may have to vacate unexpectedly. That means a lot of time spent packing and possibly time without internet access.

I’m currently looking at workarounds to fix the internet issue. That said, even if I can’t get regular articles out for a while, I’ll at least keep you all posted on my living situation.

Here’s hoping we get back on schedule next week.

Archive News: Unexpected Problems

Yeah, I know. I said this would be happening less often. But I have some issues that need working through.

See, currently looking at my current financial and living situations and thinking I should be making a change to my life. I’m not terribly comfortable with where I’m at right now and comfort has been a primary concern of mine the last few months. So naturally, this is foremost in my mind at the moment.

I’m spending the day trying to find a new and better way of living within my means while still living happily and healthily. I’m not sure what direction I’ll be going, but I know for certain that it’s not where I am right now.

Sorry for the delays. I’ll see you all next week.

Archive News: EVERY DAMN THING IS PAIN

Oh my twonking little pig, I think I’m dying.

I literally just woke up about an hour ago and I can’t remember being in this much pain. I have a searing headache so bad my vision is blurring, I can barely keep my morning coffee down through my churning stomach pains, and I still have painful muscle cramps from a losing fight earlier this week with a snowblower.

Bottom line, It’s taking all my strength to even SEE what I’m typing let alone form a cognizant thought. I’ll be back next week after I get better from this case of Oh-God-Please-Have-Mercy-On-My-Soul.

Much love. See you next week.

Archive News: Buy Me A Cup O’ Ko-Fi!

Sorry, field operatives. It seems I’ve hit a bit of a creative slump this week in terms of writing. I knew I shouldn’t have wasted all my creative energy on making that HUGE ground sirloin burger stuffed with mozzarella and bacon and topped with fried pastrami, a parmesan cheese crisp, and pickles.

To be fair though, it WAS an intensely delicious burger.

That said, I DID vow that I was going to try to find new ways to grow and expand this little project of mine while better supporting myself. And by gum, I’m making progress.

See, I’ve been wanting to set up a way for readers to support my writings for some time without having to strongarm them into a subscription service or forcing me into a rigid schedule – both directly opposing my laissez-faire approach to business practices.

So, I’ve finally decided to go a different route; you can just buy me a coffee!

Ko-Fi is, in essence, a digital tip jar. If you enjoy reading my brain droppings every week, you can go to my Ko-Fi page at ko-fi.com/awkwardagent to leave some scratch to show your appreciation. You can give as much or as little as you feel my weekly thought dumps are worth (in three dollar increments) as often as you deem appropriate. No subscriptions, no hassling, just direct support for the kind of semi-serious, occasionally geeky, thought-provoking writing you enjoy reading and I enjoy writing.

We’ll be back on schedule next week. In the meantime, please give my other articles a look-see. Last week’s offering on the horrible misunderstanding between the drag and transgender communities got a lot of love, so I encourage you to give that a look. And if you enjoyed that and other articles, please consider donating to my Ko-Fi page to support more good stuff.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Archive News: State of My Busted Computer Address

So, I had hoped to have this sorted out by now. But, yeah; my computer is still borked.

The good news is that I have the best IT guy I know working on the problem. He’ll be building a whole new rig for me. It’s just going to take some time for the parts to come in and for assembly.

So, I WILL be back to writing proper as soon as everything is sorted out. Thanks again for sticking with me while life desides to complicate everything.

Archive News: Future Uncertian

My apologies to everyone this week. I’m emotionally spent after being hit with a major crisis that could affect my livelihood.

Long story kept short, my roommate just received a major cut to her hours at work – a cut so bad that I can’t make up the deficit and we’re looking at the very real possibility of not being able to afford our rent anymore.

At this point, I’m trying to explore all possible avenues of getting out of this situation. Unless we find a way out, we’re both looking at being kicked back with our parents or possibly worse.

I really need to focus on this for a while and I’ll try to keep you all posted on the situation as things develop. I thank you for your patience and I’ll be back shortly.