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No Comfort Zone

Postby wh..sh » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:03 pm

To enrich my life's experiences, I stepped out of comfort zone and ate that horseradish cheddar mac n cheese.

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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Bin Noddin » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:11 pm

Put on cologne because SHE wanted me to. I mean, what are you supposed to do with that stuff?
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Turtleburp » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:38 pm

I have some fresh horseradish- FYI it doesn't work as well as lime after tequila and hurts if you put it up your nose for a dare (oh the joys of being nearly 40 but acting like 13)
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Drawingablank » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:47 am

Got branded.

Forced my natural shyness to the background and was more outgoing.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:08 am

There he goes.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby graidawg » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:29 am

Turtleburp wrote:I have some fresh horseradish- FYI it doesn't work as well as lime after tequila and hurts if you put it up your nose for a dare (oh the joys of being nearly 40 but acting like 13)


43 is the new 13 (i'm 43 btw)
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby lucky420 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:35 pm

Going to a Bassnectar concert next week with my daughter...

I'm sure that after I've had a few, I'll feel more comfortable
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby shykat » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:13 pm

Made friends......
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby knowmad » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:54 pm

Beginning my Transgender transition; while technically brings me more into a comforting zone, being public about it is a bit unnerving but oh so invigorating.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby AntiM » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:14 pm

I find myself very curious about the process, but well out of my comfort zone knowing what to say, or ask, or what's complimentary or what comment makes me a total ass....
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Elderberry » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:21 pm

It's only out of comfort zone when a man transitions to a women and then becomes a lesbian. :shock:
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:26 pm

AntiM wrote:I find myself very curious about the process, but well out of my comfort zone knowing what to say, or ask, or what's complimentary or what comment makes me a total ass....


that never stops the rest of us, AntiM.......
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:55 pm

ygmir wrote:
AntiM wrote:I find myself very curious about the process, but well out of my comfort zone knowing what to say, or ask, or what's complimentary or what comment makes me a total ass....


that never stops the rest of us, AntiM.......

Hey, we've got to have some sort of class to aspire to around here.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Eric » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:07 pm

knowmad wrote:Beginning my Transgender transition; while technically brings me more into a comforting zone, being public about it is a bit unnerving but oh so invigorating.


I have so many friends who have transitioned in every direction (m to f, f to m, straight, gay, bi other...) that I've become militantly supportive of anyone who needs to grow beyond what society is comfortable with. There is nothing more amazing than seeing your friends becoming themselves, and us adjusting to a new name or pronoun is nothing compared to what they are going through - personally & socially. I don't have friends based on their gender or sexuality, I have them based on who they are.

I'll stand beside you, let me know if you need support.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:09 pm

Now we have two class inspirations...
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Scatter42 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:14 pm

knowmad wrote:Beginning my Transgender transition; while technically brings me more into a comforting zone, being public about it is a bit unnerving but oh so invigorating.


Sending my support from the middle of nowhere

Stay strong and good luck on your journey
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby knowmad » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:19 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Now we have two class inspirations...

You are so right my fine fined friend; case in point follows.
AntiM wrote:I find myself very curious about the process, but well out of my comfort zone knowing what to
say, or ask, or what's complimentary or what comment makes me a total ass....

Absolutly understandable AntiM, Spoken honestly. thank you. You are more than welcome to ask what you wish, however you will. For along time I myself was disrespectful to my own nature; not comfortable in my own zone (my own body), so I fully understand about awkwardness.
ygmir wrote:that never stops the rest of us, AntiM.......

which brings us to our next point...
jkisha wrote:It's only out of comfort zone when a man transitions to a women and then becomes a lesbian. :shock:

JK your limited binary view of the world must be tedious. The Fact that I am both Amorously and sexually attracted to both men and women probably doesn't even fit in your narrow dichotomy. should you not be comfortable with who earns my affections, and what sex they happen to be interests me none in the slightest. If you feel the need to express that discomfort by being a complete jackass, by all means, go right ahead. quod erat demonstrandum
Eric wrote:I have so many friends who have transitioned in every direction (m to f, f to m, straight, gay, bi other...) that I've become militantly supportive of anyone who needs to grow beyond what society is comfortable with. There is nothing more amazing than seeing your friends becoming themselves, and us adjusting to a new name or pronoun is nothing compared to what they are going through - personally & socially. I don't have friends based on their gender or sexuality, I have them based on who they are.
I'll stand beside you, let me know if you need support.

Having seen you demonstrate this countless times on this forum Eric; I have no doubt about your sincerity or the value of having your friendship. Thank you. you and others that embrace this mentality don't just stand beside me, you in some ways have cleared the way.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Scatter42 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:23 pm

One of many: riding a kids big wheel down a wicked ass hill in a chicken suit

Got the big wheel
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Got the chicken suit

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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby knowmad » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:25 pm

yeah but you'll look awesome doing it!!
please make video!
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:44 am

knowmad wrote:Beginning my Transgender transition; while technically brings me more into a comforting zone, being public about it is a bit unnerving but oh so invigorating.

Being true to yourself and comfortable in your own skin is the most important thing. Sharing it publicly may be unnerving, but does allow those of us who love you to stay up to date and provide support even if it is long distance.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby ygmir » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:40 am

congrats knowmad..........it's yer brain, yer person, and your magic I like........I don't care who you kiss, fuck, or call yourself.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby nilasnake » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:22 am

good for you knowmad, keep us posted on the process so we can try to be supportive as possible while you explore your emerging self.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby wh..sh » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:46 am

Wow!! Bravo, to each one of you... from wearing cologne to making lifestyle changes!
I am still on the wall about that nose piercing. Just can't seem to get myself to do it.

Knowmad - I so admire you, enjoy you... no matter what. My best wishes!
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:50 am

Knowmad, I know you would not even think about this (ireversable?) quest if you had the tinest bit of comfort with your body the way it is. So it's got to be one comfort zone over another.
(It's hard for me to put myself in your mocassins, since I couldn't dream of cutting off little Dougly!)
But I dream of comfort, success and happiness in your journey!
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:53 am

Here ya go. Just hop out of your capsule and away you go!
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:53 am

And here is Mr. Baumgartner's sound track:
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Savannah » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:48 am

knowmad wrote:Beginning my Transgender transition; while technically brings me more into a comforting zone, being public about it is a bit unnerving but oh so invigorating.


Congratulations, Knowmad!

jkisha wrote:It's only out of comfort zone when a man transitions to a women and then becomes a lesbian. :shock:


I have a friend who did that. She's actually really happy now.* 1) Who you identify as, and 2) who you wanna shag are two different things. There are simply some combinations that are simply more rare than others. I know it seems like a lot of work to go to just to narrow one's pool of partners quite a bit . . . but if I woke up tomorrow as a man, I'd be kind of upset. Even if I were handsome. :lol: Personal identity has such meaning.

*In a way, you could view her as actually very consistent. Loves the ladies, always has, probably always will; a penis proved inconvenient to her peace of mind, that's all.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby ygmir » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:04 am

Savannah wrote:
knowmad wrote:Beginning my Transgender transition; while technically brings me more into a comforting zone, being public about it is a bit unnerving but oh so invigorating.


Congratulations, Knowmad!

jkisha wrote:It's only out of comfort zone when a man transitions to a women and then becomes a lesbian. :shock:


I have a friend who did that. She's actually really happy now.* 1) Who you identify as, and 2) who you wanna shag are two different things. There are simply some combinations that are simply more rare than others. I know it seems like a lot of work to go to just to narrow one's pool of partners quite a bit . . . but if I woke up tomorrow as a man, I'd be kind of upset. Even if I were handsome. :lol: Personal identity has such meaning.

*In a way, you could view her as actually very consistent. Loves the ladies, always has, probably always will; a penis proved inconvenient to her peace of mind, that's all.


a penis, has caused much strife to many of us having them, especially when using them for decision making.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby Savannah » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:14 am

ygmir wrote:a penis, has caused much strife to many of us having them, especially when using them for decision making.


Well, there's your trouble, Ygmir--you're supposed to use a penis for either propagation, puppetry, other various entertainments, or filling out trousers, not leading the 5th Battalion 20th Infantry Regiment or choosing between Wendy's Value Meals.

IT ALWAYS PICKS THE CHILI COMBO. :shock: DON'T LET YOUR PENIS PICK LUNCH.
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Re: No Comfort Zone

Postby AntiM » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:31 am

While I don't particularly like sex with women (I don't mind it, but it ain't my thang)... I do love seeing breasts. I don't think it is sexual, I don't want to nuzzle or touch, but boobies bouncing free make me warm and fuzzy.

Is that strange?
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