June 28th, 2009

me with graffiti

Writer's Block: First Aid

Have you ever performed CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, or the Heimleich maneuver on someone in an emergency?

i performed the heimleich on myself once. i had just flown 2 straight 4 1/2 hour flights, neither of which food was served, on my way to olympia, wa. then it was another hour to olympia from seatac airport. when i arrived at my friend's house, they were eating fried chicken. they were all in the living room when i went into the kitchen and wolfed down some chicken. i choked on a bone, but could not yell for help, so no one knew i was chocking. i threw myself against the counter several times until the bone popped out of my mouth. it was pretty scary.
movie rebel

A Movie Meme, by Jymi

i just took the "check the movies you have seen" meme again on facebook. i have taken it a few times. there are like 285 movies of which i have seen 95. but most of the movies on the list are blockbuster hits and there are only a few on the list that i actually love. so i made my own movie meme. please take it and share it. i am curious which of these movies people have seen. some are blockbusters too, but for the most part, a different list

i have seen 134 of 138 movies

(x) The Departed
(x) Boondock Saints
(x) Good Will Hunting
(x) Gone Baby Gone
( ) Blue Hill Ave
(x) Girl Interrupted
(x) Session 9
(x) Mystic River
(x) A Civil Action
total: 8

(x) Manic
(x) One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest
(x) Birdy
(x) Conspiracy Theory
(x) Mysterious Skin
(x) On the Outs
(x) American Psycho
(x) Dancer in the Dark
(x) Clue
(x) Adventures In Babysitting
total: 18

(x) Bomb the System
(x) Slam
(x) Notorious (the Biggy movie)
(x) Pink Floyd The Wall
(x) Mystery Train
(x) Pulp Fiction
(x) Death Proof
(x) Pump Up the Volume
(x) Sin City
(x) V for Vendetta
(x) Gangs of New York
(x) Trainspotting
total: 30

(x) Party Monster
(x) Shortbus
(x) Gia
(x) Foxfire
(x) Better Than Chocolate
(x) Headwig and the Angry Inch
(x) RENT
(x) Angels in America
(x) Philadelphia
(x) The Hunger
total: 40

(x) Heathers
(x) The Breakfast Club
(x) Lords of Dogtown
(x) Kids
(x) Wassup Rockers
(x) Requiem for a Dream
(x) Over the Edge
(x) Rumble Fish
(x) Taxi Driver
(x) Singles
(x) Crash
(x) Reality Bites
total: 52

(x) Kinsey
(x) Tarnation
( ) Coffee and Cigarettes
(x) The Caveman's Valentine
(x) What the Bleep Do We Know?
(x) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galexy
(x) 12 Monkeys
(x) Bowling for Columbine
(x) Being John Malcovitch
(x) The Big Lobowski
(x) Fargo
(x) Drunks
(x) The Lost Weekend
(x) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?
total: 65

(x) Spellbound (by Alfred Hitchcock)
(x) Spellbound (documentary on spelling bees)
(x) Clerks
(x) Mallrats
(x) Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
(x) Chasing Amy
(x) Empire Records
(x) Pecker
(x) Hairspray
(x) What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
(x) Blow
(x) Danny Deckchair
total: 77

(x) Mean Creek
(x) Suspect 0
(x) Seven
(x) The Bone Collector
(x) The Ice Storm
(x) Jackie Brown
(x) The Harder They Come
(x) Trans America
(x) Boys in the Hood
(x) Menace 2 Society
(x) Do the Right Thing
(x) As Good As It Gets
(x) Marvin's Room
total: 90

(x) Hurricane Streets
(x) Love, Ludlow
(x) Boys Don't Cry
(x) Welcome to the Dollhouse
(x) My Cousin Vinny
(x) Spirited Away
(x) Howl's Moving Castle
(x) Princess Mononoke
(x) The Iron Giant
(x) Crooklyn
(x) The Muppet Movie
(x) Muppets in Space
(x) Fight Club
(x) Enemy of the State
total: 104

(x) Analyze This
(x) Analyze That
(x) Wag the Dog
(x) A Bronx Tale
(x) Juno
(x) Pineapple Express
(x) The 40 Year Old Virgin
(x) Harold and Maude
(x) Gran Torino
(x) Doubt
(x) Postcards From the Edge
(x) Basketball Diaries
(x) The Last Walz
(x) The Who's Tommy
total: 118

(x) As Good As It Gets
(x) The Shining
(x) O Brother Where Art Thou?
(x) Bad Santa
(x) Smoke
(x) Ghost Dog
(x) High Fidelity
(x) Magnolia
(x) Office Space
(x) Hackers
(x) The Net
(x) Dangerous Minds
(x) Idlewylde
(x) Poetic Justice
(x) Juice
(x) Gang Related
total: 134
dj cliche toon

Trans Study/Info On Me

i am participating in a transgender study and the person interviewing asked me some questions to find out if i qualify. i just sent them this letter, which i decided was also worth posting on here, as a little more info on Jymi Cliche...

i am Caucasian. i am 1/2 italian and 1/2 mutt that may include some native american and other things, but don't know all the details. mostly it's a mix of european. i have post traumatic stress disorder and have spent a large portion of my life in hospitals, but am doing a little bit better now. i am on disability and am an artist and a writer. most of my inspiration comes from the trauma i have been through.
i identify as male/ftm/genderqueer/trans and other things, but my sex at birth is not fully known to me. my birth certificate says female and i was raised as such, but have learned over the past 10 years that i am actually intersex and i believe i may have been born with both genitals, but have no real proof and my family denies it, but i have reason to believe they are lying.
i had top surgery about 4 or 5 years ago... i'm not sure on exacts, because new trauma happened to me over the past few years, some of it due to my transition, which has caused me to lose track of time a bit. but i had top surgery in maryland.
as a kid i wanted to be a boy, but just assumed i was a tomboy, but when my boobs started growing at age 8, i started to hate myself and my body. and i always hated my boobs most. especially as they continued to grow and grow until right before surgery, when i was wearing a triple G size bra that i had to order specially made. the surgeon told me after my surgery that my boobs weighed 16 pounds in total!
i had some money until my surgery, but between after surgery i ended up completely broke, living check to check. i am still very glad i had the surgery. it was one of the best things to ever happen for me. i am also on T and have been for about 3 years i think. i get shots every 3 weeks from my doctor. it has helped my body to look much more male, and i pretty much always pass as male, except when i open my mouth and talk, because i still have a girly voice and am somewhat feminine.
i identify as queer, bi, pansexual and at the moment asexual. my sexual identity has changed since transition, as before transition i identified as a lesbian or dyke and had no interest in men at all. i am not fully into men sexually. i prefer ftm guys, as penises freak me out. but i'm open minded to finding love in any gender, although am not seeking it right now. i am more of a monogomous person than polyamorous and am not into S&M but am not against it for people to do if they want.
oh yeah, and i haven't fully "come out" as being bi. i feel like a lot of people are sick of me "coming out" first as a lesbian, then as trans, that i just leave my sexuality to a need to know basis.
And that is that.