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The Family Girl #86: A Shameless Halloween Advert

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(aka "The New Working Girl Blogs")

Blog #86: A Shameless Halloween Advert

To see all of Bobbie's Family Girl
Blogs,
click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

Hello, everyone. Some of the older hands here in BCTS probably know me, but I’m sure most of the others don’t. That’s no wonder, since I haven’t been posting in a long, long while here. But I have something new. Finally.

Dead Man's Party - A Halloween TG Mixed Tape

Ghouls, Ghosts, Vampires, and everything in-between. Halloween is host to these and many more creatures lurking about everywhere you may look, even here, among your friends and family. Press play and find yourself immersed in seven worlds of wonder and fright with several of your favorite authors.

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The Family Girl #85: Napa Valley Forest Fires

 

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Blog #85: 2017 Napa Valley Forest Fires

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http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

Hello, everyone. I’m sure you’ve been hearing about all the forest fires happening in the States.

A Boy Named Sue - A TG Mixed Tape


A Boy Named Sue - A TG Mixed Tape
Edited by Trismegistus Shandy and Hikaro

Grab your headphones and jam out to another great collection of tunes that are guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and probably decide whether you'll be wearing skirts or blue jeans tomorrow when you go to work.

The Family Girl #84: A Want Ad on The Topshelf Tribune, The Wall Street BigCloset and BCTS Today: Looking for a Copy-Editor

 

     
     
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Blog #84: A Want Ad on The Topshelf Tribune, The Wall Street BigCloset and BCTS Today: Looking for a Copy-Editor

To see all of Bobbie's Family Girl
Blogs,
click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

Hello, everyone. I’m looking for some help.

Tell Me How Can I Sing Like a Girl - A TG Mixed Tape

A costume party to remember, a young man in need of his family and a smartphone app that changes one person's life. Hit play on the latest TG Mixed Tape and enjoy nine enthralling tales from six unique authors, which also includes MrMarvel, Pepper and Susy.

Tell Me How Can I Sing Like a Girl
A TG Mixed Tape

Through the Fire and the Flames - A TG Mixed Tape

A quirky Doctor and her sidekick, a young teen facing a crisis, living toys, and an astronaut's greatest joy! Press play to read these and other exciting tales that can only be discovered on a TG Mixed Tape! And then, read the Mixed Tape round table interview to get insight into how some of these authors work!

Also including stories by MA Thermidor, Phoenux, MrMarvel, Desert Willow and Semicolon.

Stories from the Shepherd Moon - Interviews 02

 

         
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Interviews #02:  An Obsession with Royalty

“This is Bryan Seacrest, broadcasting from BBC Solar’s outside broadcasting van, or what we in the news business like to call the ‘OB Van,’ here on the front lawn of the Royal Castle of the Northern Territory here on Elyra Prime. We are covering the investiture of the Princess Amelia Liaran-Kerr-Steele as the new ruler of the Kingdom of the Northern Territory. As you know, this comes on the heels of…”

The Family Girl #83: Hey, Look! The Shepherd Moon story’s out already!

 

     
     
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Blog #83: Hey, Look! The Shepherd Moon’s out already!

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http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

Hey, guys, look! The Shepherd Moon story is out already! Yayyy!!!

The Family Girl #82: The Best Birthday Gift In the World

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Blog #82: The Best Birthday Gift In the World

To see all of Bobbie's Family Girl
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http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

I just wanted to announce the birth of baby Aiko Gianina.

10:59PM EST, July 3 2016
********** Hospital, Silver Spring
5.1 pounds, 16 inches tall
ten fingers, ten toes, and the most beautiful brown eyes in the world.
 

The Family Girl #81: Shepherd Moon lifts off ID4!

 

     
     
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Blog #81: Shepherd Moon lifts off ID4!

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http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

The final instalment of the Shepherd Moon is coming out Independence Day tomorrow evening! Watch for it!

To read the previous installments on Shepherd Moon, click this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/31152/shepherd-moon

And if you’re interested in joining a Shepherd Moon contest, click this one:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/blog-entry/62437/family-girl-8...

The Family Girl #78: Aaargh!!!

 

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Blog #78: Aaargh!!! or
Thank God for Backup Files.

To see all of Bobbie's Family Girl
Blogs,
click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

In my previous post, I said that I would be posting my Transformers Revisited story at 5PM.

So, I did post it. Seven hours late…

The Family Girl #76: Pimping My Story - My Upcoming Entry

 

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Blog #76: Pimping My Story -
My Upcoming Entry for the May Contest

To see all of Bobbie's Family Girl

Blogs, click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

I decided to get on the "advertising" bandwagon, too, and advertise my story here in BCTS' blogs - it’s my entry to the "May Story Contest: Rebirth" contest sponsored by Asche, this May, 2016. Click on the Autobot graphic, and enjoy the trailer!

The Family Girl #75: An Announcement - Something is Coming Up!

 

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Blog #75: An Announcement:
Something Coming Up!

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Blogs, click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

I’m putting up an announcement.

And that announcement is: after over a three-year absence from writing stories here in BCTS, I’m finally putting up another one. Yayyy!

Ummm… yayyy?

The Family Girl #74: The Girl Who Had FFS, and The Bunny

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Blog #74: The Girl Who Had FFS, and the Bunny:
Goodbye, Anne and Angel

To see all of Bobbie's Family Girl

Blogs, click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

I very infrequently visit the site anymore. There are many reasons why. But more than anything, it’s probably because I am not the same person I was before that relied on the site for more than just wanting to read stories. It is, perhaps, because of who I am and how I changed.

But more about that later, I think.

The reason I am posting this time is because I read Aunt Andrea’s New Year’s blogpost about Annette MacGregor. And that Aunt Andrea found her name in the “In Memoriam” box…

I looked, and, yes, her name, as well as Angel O’Hare’s name was there…

The Family Girl #73: Saying Goodbye with a Smiley

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Blog #73: Saying Goodbye with a Smiley

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Blogs, click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

The Family Girl #72: BCTS Mystery

       
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Blog #72: BCTS Mystery:
A clarification on 'School of Hard
Knocks 101: How to put pictures
in your story'

To see all of Bobbie's Family Girl Blogs, click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

A BCTS friend sent me a message, where she talked about some old stories that she just discovered in the site.

In the same message, she also made mention of a recent blog of mine entitled "School of Hard Knocks 101: How to put pictures in your story," and what led me to post it. And I had this to say about it: "Huh?"

The Family Girl #71: About loneliness and other things

       
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Blog #71: About loneliness
and other things: checking out
the chatroom

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http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

The Family Girl #70: Brrrrrrr!!!

       
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Blog #70: Brrrrrrr!!!

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Ma just called. It's past noon back home, but I guess she doesn't realize it's about 1:30 in the morning here. Sassafrassa...

She called to say we should postpone our delayed visit yet again as Winter Storm Ion is gonna be bringing extremely cold (dangerously cold, in fact) arctic air to most of the U.S. Northwest for the coming week.

Ma says the East Coast will not be too affected yet but it's best to stay put here in Manila.

The Family Girl #69: Fireworks!

       
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Blog #69: Fireworks!

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Lots of fireworks over here!

Happy New Year!

The Family Girl #68: Chagrined

       
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Blog #68: Chagrined

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I feel a bit chagrined. Moe and I postponed our trips home for the holidays (Kyoto and DC) on worry about the weather.

Lots of places in the States DID have really bad weather last week, so we thought that our decision was a good one, but Ma said that it was warm enough in DC the day before Christmas that Dad called it shirt-sleeves weather, and flights to and out of Raegan/National, Baltimore and Dulles weren't in danger of being canceled anytime soon..

Well, color me chagrined.

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I've been trying to think of a way to say it, in a unique and

memorable sort of way, but I just can't think of any,

despite the fact that I've been wracking my brain

for a while now.

So I guess I'll just stick to something traditional:

Merry Christmas!

Been Getting Some Add Requests

Hi. As some here know, I chat and correspond with some of my BCTS friends via Yahoo Messenger. Yes, I know YM's pretty old, and it's not exactly Google+ or even Facebook, but I am a child of the nineties and I grew up with Yahoo. Well, anyway, I use Yahoo Messenger for chatting.

The Family Girl #67: In Remembrance

       
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Blog #67: In Remembrance

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As many of you know, Holly Hart passed away recently. 40 days ago, to be exact.

I don't really know about others, but among traditional Catholics, we usually hold a requiem mass forty days after a loved one's passing. I was not a relative of Holly's IRL, so I did not think it proper to arrange for such a mass. So all I did was to include Holly's name (both as Holly Logan and Holly Hart) in the list of mass intentions for yesterday's regular service (people can ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons, like for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of someone else, like a birthday, or for the repose of the soul of someone who has died).

I am not a "real" relative, nor do I think Holly was Catholic, nor particularly religious. I guess this is more for me more than anything, to declare my wishes for her, and to declare my sadness that she's gone.

The Family Girl #66: Sleepy Girl

 

 

   
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Blog #66: Sleepy Girl

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Blogs, click on this link:
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It's about one AM, Saturday here. Moe and I landed in Manila International an hour ago. We got through customs super-fast (compared to DC), and are staying in the passenger lounge until our ride arrives. Manny is extremely late. I called him and he explained that no one told him we were arriving tonight much less the time of our flight's arrival. Hmmm. Someone dropped the ball there. Will investigate on Monday.

Ah well. Manny said he's at least an hour away. That's okay - gives me time to post this.

The Family Girl #65: Flying... Again... Bleah...

       
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Blog #65: Flying... Again... Bleah...

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Hello, everyone. Just wanted to let you know, I am back in BigCloset now. But I'm going to be flying in a while so haveta keep this short. Again. Moe n I are flying back to Manila - me to get back to my job, n Moe to resume her little enterprise.

I fly so much, I think I should have a stylized red 'S' on my chest. lolz.

The Family Girl #64: Just Going Away for a Couple of Months

       
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Blog #64: Just going away for a couple of months. Peace!

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http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

Hi, everyone. Will be away for a couple of months, so don't get mad, or worry if you don't see me logging on or posting for a bit. Peace! Sweetie and I are just taking some time off from everything, to recover from the loss of the baby. Just need some alone time. I'm sure you understand.

The Family Girl #63: Happy 4th of July

       
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Blog #63: Happy 4th of July

To see all of Bobbie's Family Girl Blogs, click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

It's too bad that the 4th of July's just a regular workday around here, except at my office, of course - only essential people or on-duty call agents were required to report for work.

Unfortunately, per the office's operations guide, my position is considered "essential," hence I had to work today... darn...

But, nevertheless, A hearty Happy 4th of July to everyone! Enjoy the day, and keep safe!

And a special shoutout to our brave fighting men and women! This is your day as much as it is anyone's.

The Family Girl #62: What can you do?

       
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Blog #62: What can you do?

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I don't know if you read my blog from a couple of months back, but, in that blog, I talked about a friend who was having problems at home, including fighting a weight problem and a diabetic condition (she had lost a foot already), and her insistence on continuing with transitioning.

As with most families, her family was not uderstanding of her transgender issues, and it has become worse and worse for her (She said, "I have examined my living conditions, and found them wanting."). Her children have even threatened her with violence. She and I talked about it and we both agreed that, if she continues to insist on pushing through with her transitioning, there really is no choice but to move out. She set it for July 1, a date I'm sure she picked at the time because she felt it was far enough away to be comfortable.

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Alas, it's July 1 today. And it hasn't happened. I guess I just have to shrug and say to myself, "what can you do?"

The Family Girl #61: It's Too Obvious Now

       
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Blog #61: It's Too Obvious Now

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It was actually confirmed February 22, but Sweetie and I haven't been telling anyone. We weren't really keeping it a secret, but we would only tell people if they asked. So we've been able to keep it quiet for a while. Which was something we thought was important. I being a post-op TG girl wasn't the issue (as very, very few here know), but the fact that we were in a same-sex relationship was. Especially in a very conservative, predominantly-catholic country like the Philippines. (Guess that's the advantage of Washington DC - people are more blasé about such things back home.) And adding this to the mix will just make us doubly... controversial... So we though keeping this quiet was important.

But that's impossible now.

The Family Girl #60: Six Years of Being Happy

Six Years of Being Happy:
A Little Tribute, and "Thank You" to Holly "Happy" Hart
organized by Bobbie Cabot and Drea DiMaggio

The Family Girl #59: Identity Theft!

       
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Blog #59: Identity Theft!

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A little while ago (June 5, 10:58pm eastern) I got an e-mail from Laika. From out of the blue, actually.

Her e-mail was a little funny - it didn't have a subject-title, it was also sent to four other people that I didn't know (who is DALENEK1 anyway), and the e-mail's content was just a hotlink to an ad about a raspberry diet supplement.

And a few minutes after that, my iPad started asking me to re-confirm/re-enter the passowords for my other e-mail profiles. Hmmm... that's funny. Anyway, I didn't, and nothing bad happened when I didn't re-enter the passwords... Hmmm...

I cannot therefore help but think that Laika and I were being spoofed.

The Family Girl #58: The Quest for the Perfect Bra

       
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Blog #58: The Quest for the Perfect Bra

To see all of Bobbie's Family Girl Blogs, click on this link:
http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

I have read, oftentimes, how difficult it is for girls to find bras that truly fit. They talk about being pinched, being squeezed, or spilling out of too-tight bras, or having straps fall off during inopportune times for too-loose ones. To be totally honest, I have not had that problem, but then again, I have only been wearing them for a short time (a little under eight years), plus my boobies aren’t earth-shakingly big that I would really need the support or the control.

The Family Girl #57: It's Half Full!

       
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Blog #57: It's Half Full!

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http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28818/family-girl-blogs

It is disheartening at times (lately it's almost all the time), to be reading tales of woe and hardship, of depression and sadness, here in my favorite site. I suppose our community has more than its share of hardship stories. More than other equivalent communities, I'm sure. I can understand that. I've been there, too, after all. But, even so, I wish there were more positive posts. Goodness knows I try to be positive in my blogs as often as I can, if just to provide a contrast to what is apparently the norm now here in the Blogs section of BCTS.

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