Miss Me?

Hello there!

I have been busy visiting family in Ohio, and working on the creation of some trans-friendly policies for my workplace.  That, in addition to a little chapbook I am trying to finish and my regular schedule of avoiding shit I have to do and well, I just wandered off for a while.  But here I am, with a mini-post.

First, drumroll please…


Yup, I got my social security card in the mail, so now I can change my name at work.  One of my student loan companies changed my middle name, but refused to change my first name with only a new ID.  They wanted to see the judgment oder too, which would be fine if the woman on the phone hadn’t told me the reason they were willing to change my middle name was because “married women often change their middle name to their maiden name, so [they] only require a state issued ID for that.”  But if you’re not some straight lady changing her last name, well, then, you can submit all kinds of additional information and wait.  Douches.  Privileged douches.  Ah well, the SS card is really the most important thing, and for that I am pumped.

And, for the record, this is what not shaving for six days will get me…


That stubble and 2.25 will get me on the Red line.

Hey, tell me, how are you enjoying the fall?  I am leaving the windows open and sniffing the breeze like my cat.  Autumn makes me feel invincible.

As always, be nice to yourselves,
Your Pal Eli

18 thoughts on “Miss Me?

  1. It’s good to see a post from you, Eli, and with awesome news too!

    I’ve always loved autumn, but the past two had been hard as my marriage fell apart. This year things are better, and I’ll be having a rebaptism/renaming at my church this November. Yeah, this autumn is shaping up to be pretty good.


  2. Eli! My boyfriend and I just found your blog this morning and have already found it immensely rewarding as there are plenty of parallels, especially with residing in Chicago. Thank you – your writing is inspiring, fellow poet here. We’ve only just begun our journey in him coming out and transitioning. Your posts have eased so many of his relatable anxieties and the info you provide helps so much! Thank you again and I hope we do bump into each other on the Red Line 😛 Hi to K and kitties!
    Much Appreciation – Lizzi, Ari & pups.

  3. Yes I have, congratulations, and awesome stubble, my friend! Autumn’s great; the colours are as sensory-pleasing as they come, even though it heralds the start of uni and inevitable stresses, at least it’s not frozen around here yet ;D

    Glad to read your voice again…


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