Thursday, October 31, 2019

Motive and Opportunity - Halloween '19

1982 - My Best Tootsie Impersonation

Last century when Rhonda was just emerging, Halloween was the most important day of the year. The whole month of October would be used as an excuse to shop, request makeup consultations, and plan. I emerged in the time when the movie Tootsie was still fresh in everyone's mind, so I told people that my costume was "Dorothy" as in, Tootsie.

See my original post on "Be Something Else Day".

Worked for me; although I suspect no one was fooled.  I have written up my first outing and it was less than spectacular - Much trepidation, perspiration and finally a late arrival at a restaurant's costume party.  By the time I got up enough nerve to leave my car, the "costume walk" was long past. Sitting at the bar I felt the need to justify why I was dresses as I was; like an explanation was needed?  The bartender's comment, after my long dissertation, "I am sure that this will not be the last".  No truer statement was ever said.

Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie 

So on this Halloween 2019, I know that many of my blog readers are motivated. Here is your opportunity if you are a newbie!  Do not miss it. Be respectful. Be safe, (don't drink and drive). Be yourself.

However, most important,  do not wait another year to "Escape" - Opportunities are everywhere.


Alternative: Put a copy of "Tootsie" in the VCR and laugh like it is 1982.  What no VCR? Then use the Blue-Ray version. It is a true classic. 


  1. If not this year, then when?
    Start planning for next year.

    A 17th century nursery rhyme (this is an updated version):

    “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
    If turnips were watches, I'd wear one by my side.
    If "if's" and "and's" were pots and pans,
    There'd be no work for tinkers' hands.
    If ands and buts were candy and nuts
    Every day would be Christmas.”

    start planning for next year,
    at the very least, check out a local CD/TG support group.
    They are SAFE, SANE, non threatening, anonymous refuge for at least a day.
    Carolina Transgender Society

  2. my halloween -went to a night club (straight)where prizes were given 4 the best costume. my 1st time as a bride and the dress was stunning. however-men and women were judged in their own category. so as everyone assumed I was a girl that is how I opted but no prize but worth it to be treated as a woman--emily fort myers

    1. Hi Emily,

      Thank you so much for the comment. You should have competed as a man... Although you were already "a winner" if accepted as female.

      Please comment again.