Saturday, March 22, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Weird websearch of the day

Yesterday, actually. Someone in Spain found my blog searching for ear birth john coghlan. Perhaps they meant "year" instead of "ear." That would make more sense. But it still wouldn't help that there are a zillion John Coghlans.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Plat du jour

French for "My Blue"--on a very blue Audi.

Books on Transgender

Someone reached my blog doing a search for read any good crossdressing books lately. By coincidence, my friend Helen Boyd has just posted a list of her top 10 books on transgender on her blog. I will certainly bow to her expertise--she has been teaching college courses on transgender since last fall, and she is far better-read on the subject than I am. Her list:

  • Butch Is A Noun - S. Bear Bergman

  • Gender Outlaw - Kate Bornstein

  • Crossdressing, Sex and Gender - Bullough & Bullough

  • Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism - Patrick Califia

  • Head Over Heels: Wives Who Stay with Crossdressers and Transsexuals - Virginia Erhardt

  • Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman - Leslie Feinberg

  • Becoming a Visible Man - Jamison Green

  • Mom, I Need to Be a Girl - Just Evelyn

  • Whipping Girl - Julia Serano

  • Transition & Beyond - Reid Vanderbergh

She is too modest to include either of her own books, but I can't imagine a top ten list by an objective observer that didn't include My Husband Betty.

Her blog post also lists some additional books that she recommends.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Don't tease me!

I got this e-mail advertisement from for this gorgeous purse. Now I'm sure it sells for far more than I'm willing to pay for a handbag, and it doesn't have the shoulder strap I usually want on a purse, and I don't even know how big it is--but I'd like to at least fantasize about owning one. So I went to the Bluefly site, but it's not there! Maybe they've sold out already. But I can't seem to find it anywhere on the web. Does it really exist?

They shouldn't tease me like this.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I'm quoted on the ISTHMUS!

My post on the Michigan game was quoted in the ISTHMUS Daily Page Madison Miscellany column. Wow!

A very easy one for the Badgers

The Wisconsin men's basketball team added the Big Ten Tournament title to its regular season championship, with an easy 61-48 victory over underdog Illinois. The clock stuck 12 for the Cinderella team of the tournament, as the Badgers' had no trouble beating the Illini for the third time this season.

But the double Wisconsin championships, and its 29-4 season record, even its #8 national ranking, failed to impress the NCAA tournament selection committee, as the Badgers were only seeded #3 in their region. The team sat silent, stunned at the announcement. I think it was their squeaker over Michigan State yesterday that determined the decision. Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan didn't even get his hoped-for extra day off: they will play Cal State-Fullerton in the first round on Thursday.

One very good sign: Trevon Hughes was able to play, and play pretty well, on his injured ankle. Only once or twice did it look like it affected him very much.

Plat du jour