My Favorite Things Come in Pairs

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The first item of women"s clothing I ever wore were a pair of my mother"s nylon stockings. I recall looking in the floor-length mirror mounted on the inside of her closet door and admiring my pre-puberty hairless legs believing that they looked just like women"s legs! With my mother"s closet door wide open, I noticed the stack of shoe boxes on the closet floor and I suddenly felt motivated to try on a pair of her high heel pumps. I opened a random box and found a pair in a floral fabric with a 3-inch heel. I slipped on the heels and they fit perfectly. I looked in the mirror and the combination of nylons and high heels was exhilarating! Not only did my legs look like women"s legs, but now they looked shapely and sexy, too! I have been a big fan of high heels ever since. When en femme, I seldom wear anything else on my feet. Unless the occasion absolutely screams for flats, I wear heels. Once upon a time, I thought that at 6-feet-2, wearing heels would make it more difficult to pass. But I came to the realization that if I can pass at 6-foot-2 wearing flats, then I can pass at 6-foot-6 wearing 4-inch heels. I love wearing heels. They make my legs look more shapely and more importantly, I feel more feminine, more lady-like wearing heels. I know it’s my late-1950s/early-1960s socialization that makes me feel this way, but that"s me and I"m not changing shoe styles at this late date. Genetic females often compliment me about my proficiency in walking in heels and ask if it was difficult learning how. Truth is that I took to heels like Daisy Duck took to heels. As a child, my mother often mentioned that I walked on my tiptoes. I assumed that walking on my tiptoes was not the way a male was supposed to walk, but nobody ever taught me the "correct" way to walk. So I took the path of least resistance and continued to walk on my tiptoes. I believe that my penchant for walking on my tiptoes made walking in high heels a natural thing to do. True or not, from day one, I never had a problem walking in heels. Heels hurt. I have high heels that begin hurting as soon as I slip them on and I have heels that I can wear all day with little or no pain. I discovered that the height of the heel is not critical as far as pain is concerned. Some of my most comfortable shoes have 4-inch stiletto heels. Go figure! Wearing heels makes my femulation complete. Despite the pain, I will never give up wearing heels; you will have to remove my high heels from my cold, dead feet.
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Wearing Victoria"s Secret.
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Male femulates at a lavender graduation.

New Shoes: The Rest of the Story

The remainder of my shoe order from Payless arrived and they are all keepers, that is, they fit and don’t hurt.
 
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Layla Front-Zip Heel "Elevate your style with the Layla from Fioni! It features a glitter mesh upper, zipper up the vamp, peep toe, pearlized lining, padded footbed, 4-inch heel with a 1/2-inch platform, and a sturdy outsole."crossdresser" When this pair arrived, I eyeballed the heel and thought it looked higher than 4 inches. So I  measured it and it is almost 5 inches high. The glitter is so subtle that I would not hesitate to wear these shoes out anywhere... except on the cobblestone streets of Provincetown. I paid $27.99 for these beauties on sale versus the regular price of $39.99.  
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Sinclair High Wedge "Easily dressed up or dressed down, the Sinclair espadrille from American Eagle features a faux suede upper, ankle sling with adjustable strap, faux leather lining and padded footbed, woven 4-inch wedge with 1-inch platform, and a durable outsole." This is a shoe I probably won"t wear much until next spring, but at $12 a pair, I bought a pair now (in red) before they disappeared in my size. "crossdressing"
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Mink Medallion Wedge "The Mink Wedge from Fioni can take you from work to weekend in no time flat! It features a pretty round toe with shiny medallion, 3-inch wrapped wedge, jersey lining, "sissy" padded insole, and rubber outsole." I chased this shoe for months, but it was always sold out in my size online and in the store. Then surprise, it was suddenly available this week in my size online and at an incredible clearance price of only $10. I bought a pair in black patent. One problem that occurred when my new shoes arrived is where to store them. My closet space is overflowing, so I guess it"s time to go through my shoe collection and eliminate the seldom worn footwear.
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Wearing Boston Proper (I love the necklace!)
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Gene Wilder femulates in the 1982 film Hanky Panky.

I’m so tired, I’m feeling so upset

All day and all of the night, I get e-mails from Google Alerts, which monitors "the web for interesting new content" on topics I want to know about. "crossdress news" About 95% of the alerts I receive are on the topic "transgender." Each e-mail alert typically contains one to a half dozen new web content about "transgender." I typically receive one transgender alert every hour or so, therefore, on an average day, I may receive 24 to 144 new transgender web contents. It didn"t used to be that way. Two or three years ago, there were only a handful of transgender alerts each day. That was before Caitlyn and before the right wing and/or "Christian" bathroom fetishists went apeshit about transpeople peeing in the same pots where they pee.   Everyday I read stories about some judge or attorney general ruling against laws and policies that favor transpeople or politicians advocating the same. And then there are the religious folks who preach against us never taking under consideration what Jesus would do. I am very tired of reading bad news that makes me sad and upset. Even the good news make me sad because often it is only temporary and will soon be short-circuited by the haters. When will it end?
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(Stop the world, I want to get off.)
Source: Madeleine
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Falete femulates Sara Montiel on Spain"s version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.

Don’t sweat the small stuff!

Jared Leto femulates in the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club.
The transgender community is up in arms again because a cisgender male actor is playing a transgender woman in some new film. “Why wasn’t a transgender actress selected to play the role?” they demand ask.
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They don’t call it “acting” "sissy" for nothing. I say choose the best person for the job. Can you imagine if the trans "Travesti" community’s argument was used across the board? - Hire a royal to portray King George VI in the The King"s Speech. - Hire a general to portray General Patton in Patton. - Hire a psychopath to portray "News"sHannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Ridiculous! Did gays get where they are today "crossdresser" by complaining when straights portrayed gays in films? It is trivial stuff like this that makes us look childish and just gives the “normals” another excuse to keep us down.
Wearing A.L.C.
Kim August and Rod Steiger
Kim August and Rod Steiger femulate in the 1968 film No Way to Treat a Lady.

Don’t sweat the small stuff!

Jared Leto femulates in the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club.
The transgender community is up in arms again because a cisgender male actor is playing a transgender woman in some new film. “Why wasn’t a transgender actress selected to play the role?” they demand ask.
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They don’t call it “acting” "sissy" for nothing. I say choose the best person for the job. Can you imagine if the trans "Travesti" community’s argument was used across the board? - Hire a royal to portray King George VI in the The King"s Speech. - Hire a general to portray General Patton in Patton. - Hire a psychopath to portray "News"sHannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Ridiculous! Did gays get where they are today "crossdresser" by complaining when straights portrayed gays in films? It is trivial stuff like this that makes us look childish and just gives the “normals” another excuse to keep us down.
Wearing A.L.C.
Kim August and Rod Steiger
Kim August and Rod Steiger femulate in the 1968 film No Way to Treat a Lady.

I am my own wife

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Due to my wife"s health issues, I have taken on many of the tasks usually performed by a housewife. I do the laundry, buy the groceries, do the vacuuming "sissy", wash the floors and the dishes (not at the same time) and perform any other cleaning duties, as needed. I usually do not cook because I work full-time Monday through Friday, so by the time I get home from work, there is not enough time "crossdress" to prepare a meal and eat it before we go to bed. However, I imagine I will also be doing the cooking once I retire from my 9 to 5 job. In many ways, I am my own wife. And I am pretty good at it. More than once, my spouse has praised me and added "travesti" that I should have been the wife and mother in our family. Whenever she says that I want to blurt out, "Not should have been... I am," but I bite my tongue to avoid making her feel bad about "crossdressing"  her physical disabilities.
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Lucky that I am such a feminine guy. "transgender" I imagine that many manly men would not cotton to performing womanly chores, but I am not bothered by it. When I was a youngster, I enjoyed helping my mother around the house doing the cleaning and laundry. She was my role model and I guess it was "crossdress news" inevitable that I would make someone a good wife someday!
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I am my own wife

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Due to my wife"s health issues, I have taken on many of the tasks usually performed by a housewife. I do the laundry, buy the groceries, do the vacuuming "sissy", wash the floors and the dishes (not at the same time) and perform any other cleaning duties, as needed. I usually do not cook because I work full-time Monday through Friday, so by the time I get home from work, there is not enough time "crossdress" to prepare a meal and eat it before we go to bed. However, I imagine I will also be doing the cooking once I retire from my 9 to 5 job. In many ways, I am my own wife. And I am pretty good at it. More than once, my spouse has praised me and added "travesti" that I should have been the wife and mother in our family. Whenever she says that I want to blurt out, "Not should have been... I am," but I bite my tongue to avoid making her feel bad about "crossdressing"  her physical disabilities.
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Lucky that I am such a feminine guy. "transgender" I imagine that many manly men would not cotton to performing womanly chores, but I am not bothered by it. When I was a youngster, I enjoyed helping my mother around the house doing the cleaning and laundry. She was my role model and I guess it was "crossdress news" inevitable that I would make someone a good wife someday!
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Leapin’ Holidays!

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Office Gurl, Halloween 2013
Last year, Halloween was on Saturday, so I made my annual appearance as a "sissy" woman at work on Friday since my salt mine is closed on Saturday. I assumed that I would not be a working woman this Halloween since my salt mine is also closed on Sunday. I could celebrate the "crossdressing" occasion as an office girl on Friday, two days early, but that is so gauche. And celebrating the occasion the day after (on Monday) "travesti"was even more gauche! Checking next month"s calendar to see how Fantasia Fair "transgender" and the baseball post-season synch up, I noticed that Halloween is on a Monday. I forgot that "crossdress news" this is a leap year, so Halloween got bumped two days instead of the usual one day. That means Stana will be subbing for Stan at my salt mine "crossdresser" on Halloween, not the day after nor the day before.
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Frequent femulator Paul Rudd appearing in a 2013 episode of Saturday Night Live.

Tuesday’s Two Lines or Less

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Tired of all the bad news lately, here is some good news about a transgender teen in Indiana who was named runner-up prom queen. (Thank you, Tammy for the link.)  
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Saturday"s post "Saturday Night Lives" was my attempt at fiction. Some folks thought it was a true story, although I labeled the post as "fiction."
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Thanks to Reva, here is a follow-up story about last Wednesday"s Femulator, Trevor Ladner. It seems that Trevor is a drag artist and her "femulating skills" won her a scholarship to "crossdressing" Tulane and helped educate people about gender roles!
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Femulate contributor Monica P. Mulholland has written a Kindle book, ME!: The gift of being Transgender. All proceeds go to the LGBT suicide line, Lifeline NZ.
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In preparation for next week"s trip to Hamvention in Dayton, I stopped at CVS to buy a bottle of Veet and three packages of "travesti" Kiss stick-on nails. CVS has a sale on their nails this week: buy two sets and get the third set free.
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While on the subject of travel, Travel + Leisure has a timely article "Tips for Transgender Travelers— From the Country’s Most Trans-Friendly Destination."
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Here is an oldie, but a goodie: Antartic explorer Robert Falcon Scott had a brother name Malcolm, who was a famous professional "crossdresser" femulator back in Victorian England. Here is the story, thanks to Catherine.
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I just realized that it will be "sissy" winter when the Summer Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro!
8 8 8 Finally, a big thank you to Linda, for all she has done for me recently!  
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crossdresser Danny La Rue in the 1971 British film Our Miss Fred.

Tuesday’s Two Lines or Less

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Tired of all the bad news lately, here is some good news about a transgender teen in Indiana who was named runner-up prom queen. (Thank you, Tammy for the link.)  
8 8 8
Saturday"s post "Saturday Night Lives" was my attempt at fiction. Some folks thought it was a true story, although I labeled the post as "fiction."
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Thanks to Reva, here is a follow-up story about last Wednesday"s Femulator, Trevor Ladner. It seems that Trevor is a drag artist and her "femulating skills" won her a scholarship to "crossdressing" Tulane and helped educate people about gender roles!
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Femulate contributor Monica P. Mulholland has written a Kindle book, ME!: The gift of being Transgender. All proceeds go to the LGBT suicide line, Lifeline NZ.
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In preparation for next week"s trip to Hamvention in Dayton, I stopped at CVS to buy a bottle of Veet and three packages of "travesti" Kiss stick-on nails. CVS has a sale on their nails this week: buy two sets and get the third set free.
8 8 8
While on the subject of travel, Travel + Leisure has a timely article "Tips for Transgender Travelers— From the Country’s Most Trans-Friendly Destination."
8 8 8
Here is an oldie, but a goodie: Antartic explorer Robert Falcon Scott had a brother name Malcolm, who was a famous professional "crossdresser" femulator back in Victorian England. Here is the story, thanks to Catherine.
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I just realized that it will be "sissy" winter when the Summer Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro!
8 8 8 Finally, a big thank you to Linda, for all she has done for me recently!  
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crossdresser Danny La Rue in the 1971 British film Our Miss Fred.