Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fantasia Fair Day 6

Photo taken by Stana
For once I wish I could sleep through the night, last night I woke up around 1:30 AM and didn’t fall back to sleep until after 4 AM. The wind still was howling all night and into this morning with occasional showers.

I went to lunch at Bayside Betsy’s and had a delicious lunch of fish and chips (fries) and after lunch I went down to the keynote address “Waging a Culture War on Two Fronts” by Dr. Marci Bowers where she talked a little bit about trans-history and the history of her surgery, and also her work to in Africa to reverse Female Genital Mutilation. I stayed for the discussion afterward.

For dinner we went to Georgie’s for pizza and beer, we decided we didn’t want a forty dollar dinner just something simple. You can’t get anything more basic than a pizza and beer (I know I’m going to pay the price tomorrow morning when I check my blood glucose). After dinner we went to the Follies at the Crown and Anchor, we have some very talented people in the trans-community.

I was beat so I left at intermission and on the way back I took these photos…

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fantasia Fair Day 5

Today was a goof-off day. I didn’t attend any of the workshops instead I went with some friends to the Atlantic Spice Co. in North Truro. The place is fantastic! They sell spices in bulk and kitchen supplies, ii bought a 6oz. bottle of vanilla extract for less than the small 2oz, bottle in the supermarkets. I also bought some small hard to find whisks, an eggs ring (when I make egg McMuffins at home the egg spills over the side of the muffin), and I also bought a tea ball (a strainer that you put tea in to steep in hot water). My old tea ball somehow accidently when in the garbage disposal and when I turned on the disposal this thing popped out… what the heck? It did a pretty good job of mangling it into a crunched up piece of metal.

When I got up the sun was up and I went out and took a few photos around the motel and then I went to Bayside Betsy’s for breakfast. I had Stuffed Potatoes Skin, the skins were stuffed with scrambled eggs and corn beef hash topped with cheese.

Then we went to the Atlantic Spice Co. and when we got back from there the rains came. There were showers off and on all afternoon so I read and dozed, I think that I woke up more tried than before I napped… it was one of those rainy lazy days. For supper we went to Ross Grill and I had Lobster, Shrimp & Scallop Risotto… delicious! It was in a cream sauce with arborio rice and peas. The restaurant was almost empty when we go there but by the time we left the restaurant was filling up.

I decided not to watch the movie tonight; as usual I was up most of the night this time because of the wind and rain. Also the chairs in the Paramount room are not the most comfortable chairs to sit in for an hour and a half.

So here are some photos from yesterday…
This is my motel and my room is the last room on the left with the awing.

This is the house across the street from my room; it is really interesting looking house with the cupola. It looks like an old captain’s house.

This is looking down the west end of Commerce Street from my motel.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fantasia Fair Day 4

I skipped the morning workshop again and I was planning on going out to take photographs around town but the weather didn’t cooperate so I stayed in my room and read book 5 of the Outlander series “The Fiery Cross.” While I was reading I could hear the workshop downstairs doing their voice exercises for feminizing your voice… mmm… do, ra, me, fa, so, la, ti, do… ahhh…

For lunch I went to Bayside Betsey’s and had Cesar Salad with scallops with two friends from Connecticut, the salad was excellent!

After lunch we went down to hear the luncheon keynote address by Jamison Green, his talk was titled “Evolution of an Activist: How to Keep Busy Helping Others for Fun and (almost no) Profit” and afterward I stayed for the discussion. I was a very good talk and I learned a lot in the discussion, I got some great contact leads that I’ll follow-up with.

For dinner we went out to eat at the Lobster Pot, if you are in P-town it is written in the law that you must eat at least once there. They have roadblock set up outside of town and you have to show them your receipt from the Lobster Pot. I had Lobster Newberg, it was delicious! I’ll probably have to pay for it tomorrow morning with a high blood glucose reading.

I skipped the fashion show and just went back to my room. I have seen the fashion show so many times and I’m not really in to fashion. It is a great show but just not my cup of tea.

This is my kind of fashion…

Give me jeans and sneakers any time over a dress.

P.S. The wind was howling overnight rattling the windows and it poured with thunder and lighting! Because the room has cathedral ceilings, the ceiling is the actual roof the rain was quit loud.