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First day at Work as Zoe [Feb. 5th, 2007|09:01 pm]
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Well, breaking radio silence.

Today was a big day. Last week on wednesday, I had a meeting with everyone else in the office to tell I be changing my name to Zoe and from Monday (today) coming to work as Zoe. This was a big shock to everyone. Most people said I was very brave but I sure did not feel that way.

Anyway I survived the first day. We''l see how the rest go.

I've got the paperwork to legally change my name so that will be sorted in a few day. Then it just all the paperwork to change Banks, utilities and my passport over.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-02-07 08:52 pm (UTC)

Well done Zoe!

It just felt like the right time (at last), hair removal was nearly done, head hair long enough, mentally in a much better place. Not having panic attacks all the time. Everyone important I've told had been supportive, I got a card from all the guys at work:

Good luck card

and some nice flowers from my Sister and her husband:

Flowers
I can't explain it any better than just feeling like ok now is the time to do this, I totally did not feel 100% ready but ready enough that I could deal with things without falling apart. So three days in and its going well. Still waiting on the legal stuff, so i can switch bank accounts and stuff but I'm sure that's not going to be much longer.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-02-07 09:37 pm (UTC)

Hope everythings OK?

Short answer. Oh yes, just busy, part of the reason I've not be posting that much on here.

and the longer version:

At work we got told around the summer that our company would be sold or spun off from our parent and we would be told the result by the end of the year(2006), so that was not so nice, part of the reason I took that job was the hope it would be stable enough for me to transition without problems, so that was a bit stressful, in the end we were not told until the start December what was going to happen (spin off), so everyone was putting in extra hours to make sure all the projects were on time and the company looked as good as possible for whoever took over.

Also at that time I went to my line manager and said I just was not performing as well as I could, he said that he had been meaning to talk to me about this, I did not tell him about the T stuff, but I got put on a more close monitoring scheme, with weekly goals, anyway, that allowed me to focus on work again and get back on track, I'd never really got into the job like most of my others, and it just was not working, I had so many other things on my mind and then about a month later I told HR about the whole 'scary gender stuff' tm, and gave them time to read up on th subject. Gave them timescales.

Then the website I did for my mother villa, ended up take way way more time that I thought, I was thinking a month or two to get it going then only an hour or two a month just to sort out dead links and stuff but its become more like an hour every day or two, updating the bookings, making sure the search engines rank it well, which has been fun, interesting and something I wanted to get back into anyway (learning all the business, side thing not just the technical parts, like going on an MBA but I probably learnt more), just maybe not right at that time (My timing had always been bad).

Plus my sister has moved the west coast of Ireland, something they have been planning for a few years but they saw some land they liked and then it all moved really quick, selling their home in Nottingham. So a few visit over to see them and this plot of land they now own. Plus drinking Red lemonade

Red lemonade

with Chocolate Kimerbley's

Kimberley

Which are both very nice but very hard to find in the UK.

Then ther normal madness around xmas, which came early for me this year as I was flying out to see my sister mid December, which was cool, saw some mad people canoeing in Galway just before Christmas day. Saw the autograph tree in Coole Park.

Then Boxing day over to France to a nice two week break, We went to Barcelona one day, it's only a few hours drive from the villa and a very cool city. Up into the Pyrenees to Andorra to look around, sio many stunning views.

Then I got back into the UK second week in January, so I had a mad rush around to fill out my wardrobe for going full time, lots of sorting bits out with HR, telling a few more people about me.

I was hoping I'd get some free time towards the back end of last year, so I could say, and sort out meeting up, if you still want to we should sort out a date.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-02-07 09:39 pm (UTC)

Hope everythings OK?

and How are things with you? everything fine?

and I nearly forgot, my mother still ask every so often how you are doing.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-02-07 10:07 pm (UTC)

BasslineFeline

Love the name, and the sound, very very cool.

So does that mean you are going to be taking over iTunes and/or the world shortly?
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-02-08 09:35 pm (UTC)

Re: BasslineFeline etc.

Glad everythings going well, and nothing strange about turning your front room into a recording studio, I seem to be turning by spare bedroom into misson control.

I should be popping up in a few weeks, so I'll let you know nearer the time.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-05 10:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Let me know when your coming up here to Notts and we'll meet up.

Well it looks like I'll be driving up on the 16th (Friday) March and should be around most of that weekend but Sunday has already be booked, dinner with my Nan, she gets to meet Zoe for the first time. So I guess really only Saturday is free.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-06 09:10 pm (UTC)

Re: the myspace page has had a little makeover

yes, a very different look, "Big Beat Budgie" or "Hardcore Macaw" had me smiling.

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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-07 08:02 pm (UTC)

Re: I did'nt know that your logged onto myspace?

I don't. No top secret MySpace for me, I just looked at your front page with the picture on the about bit.

First time I looked at the pictures filename I read it as 'rubber lass' not 'rubber1ass'.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-09 09:26 am (UTC)

Re: The other pic's can't be seen if your not logged in

yep, only the one pic is visible.

and after reading some of the comments you do seem to be picking up a fan base, which is cool and shows people have taste.

The Queen of dark Acid name does seem to suit you, and is a very cool name.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-11 06:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Bit evil to use my blog to slag off anyone

Yeah I would never do that.
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2007-03-14 10:52 am (UTC)

Throbbing Gristle announce special live events to celebrate first new album in over 25 years

Just saw this news about TG, just thought I'd let you know i case you have not seen it.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-06 09:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Let me know when your coming up here to Notts and we'll meet up.

Oh and I should add, I had a quick look at work, and then saw the new picture, things not to do in open plan offices.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-14 08:31 pm (UTC)

Re: we'll arrange where/when later on.

I guess we should sort this out sharpish, if we are going to meet up this weekend. How about outside the Tourist office again, Saturday morning?
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From: susan303
2007-03-15 10:21 am (UTC)

Re: we'll arrange where/when later on.

Tourist office sound's cool.
Let me know what time you want to meet up.(by friday 5.30.)
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-15 10:43 am (UTC)

Re: we'll arrange where/when later on.

How does 10am sound to you, we can have a chat and then maybe grab lunch.
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From: susan303
2007-03-15 02:31 pm (UTC)

Re: we'll arrange where/when later on.

Cool,
10am. Tourist office.
Be on the lookout for the weird woman with the bob.

:)
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-15 03:05 pm (UTC)

Re: we'll arrange where/when later on.

Ok, see you then.

Must remember not to OD on Coffee this time.
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From: susan303
2007-03-15 04:39 pm (UTC)

Re: we'll arrange where/when later on.

Okey dokie.
Yeah,perhaps less coffee..

:)
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From: susan303
2007-03-19 03:25 pm (UTC)

Coffee OD (part 2)

Nice to have met up with you on Saturday Zoe.
I think you seemed far happier this time.
Show's your doing the right thing.

Let me know when your up here again.
Try somewhere slightly quieter perhaps, rather than next to a loud coffee machine?

xx

Sue.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-19 08:56 pm (UTC)

Re: Coffee OD (part 2)

Yeah, I had a good time. It was great to see you again.

I 100% feel much happier, its one of those hard thing to put into words, like this huge weight thats held me back for so long is gone, I know I'm on the right course.

Looks like 6th to 9th of April will be the next time around.

Agreed on the quieter place, any ideas?
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-03-20 10:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Could meet up then head up to my flat?

Sounds like a plan.

I'd not spotted Mike Dred but I did see A Guy Called Gerald, Marshall Jefferson and DJ Pierre. Building up quite a list, very cool.

I ended up adding 'Innovation In The Dynamics Of Acid' to my to buy list of CDs along with
'Proto Acid', I can feel a CD spree happing very soon.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2007-04-03 10:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Coffee OD (part 2)

Are you still up for a meet up? I thought 10am, Saturday again?

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