I'll expand on this all later. (Added: pretty much expanded on what I wanted to...)
Physical therapy. Paratransit issues, got a ride with a lady from the church my folks attend. Got there, did my thing, got home in good time. Thanked B. several times. I would have had to cancel my appointment otherwise. They're starting me with strength training for that ankle. I'm scared of cracking something. I know they're professionals, but I don't know how much my ankle is healed up, and how much weight it can take without the cast on. The flexibility exercises are okay. They're painful, but I want to regain as much range of motion as I can. From what I'm told, I'll always have arthritis in that ankle, from now on. I've had arthritis in that knee for years, though it's gotten much better on those occasions when I've lost weight.
Story to proof. (Added: proof finished.) It's a cool story. Will let you know all about it when I can, Kris.
Borrowed from Kris to pass on: http://www.youtube.com/user/itgetsbetterproject I wish someone had told me in middle school or high school that it got better. I was just the completely socially inept freak. I didn't even identify as bi then -- I was not self-aware at all. I came out at nineteen. College was much better than high school in a lot of ways.
AfterElton article about a TV person -- on a paranormal investigation show? -- coming out as bisexual. Had not heard of him, but the article is getting interesting comments: http://www.afterelton.com/people/2010/10/bisexuality-ryan-buell-paranormal-state Of course I said something. And of course I think what I said was balanced and what I understand as truthful. We'll see what my "invisible, imaginary, Internet friends" think, and what the AfterElton readers think. Those two groups may be overlapping. I don't know how I feel about that. There's a lot of overlap in what I post about.
I've never misled on that site about being a woman. I believe that in some ways I have had it easier being bisexual than I would have if I were a lesbian. It's not that I feel all that much more comfortable with straight culture than "womyn's" culture. I tend to get along better with men, and I definitely have a thing for bi men. Most I've met are very polyamorous, and that's not my style, but I like a guy I can bond with on so many levels.
My brother finished his paper about his visit to a Baltimore MCC service. He doesn't want me to read it until he turns it in. I said that I'd just proof it, not even line edit it. He definitely didn't want to get history and perspective from me. I have so many things I could tell him about, too. Troy Perry had much to say on his visit to [local university], and so did members of the audience. Rev. Perry told about the church meeting places that had been firebombed, including one in which a couple of church members died, and how that wasn't reported in the mainstream media. Seriously, it happened, and was not reported. He had many positive stories, as well, and a much more patient response to some hostile audience members than I would have had. It was an educational talk in so many ways.
J. said he'd just used an initial for me in his paper, just calling me E. I said that was ridiculous. It's not like it's that public a forum. The professor is out, and so are most of the students, apparently. It's really okay if they hear that J.'s sister is bi, and political about gay rights.
Verbotene Liebe: How cute was Christian with the pony? And Olli saying he hated when Christian found him "sweet." I was laughing so hard at that one.
Thore has the charisma to not fade into the background when children and animals are in the scene. I'm not much for children, but I guess it was cute if you like that kind of thing. I love when Thore's working with horses, or a pony in this case. It seems like the Konigsbrunn stable has a couple of ponies. He was just radiating charisma, then Jo as Olli showed up in the scene, and there was a cuteness and charisma overload.
Olli had something more of an edge in 2008. He definitely had more of an edge in 2001. But in 2008 he stuck up for himself, and wasn't afraid to take people on. Ever since April of 2008, Olli and Christian have had a generally sweet romance. In the last couple of years Olli has almost always been sweet, and was a nice person from his return to Dusseldorf on. "Sweet" is usually a defining characteristic for him. So very funny that he doesn't see himself that way. It was a very male response, but also the sort of response someone in a long relationship would give a lover. For some reason, it really struck me as something a man in a relationship with a man might say. Maybe it had something to do with the delivery.
Olli was being loving and nurturing and supportive, everything that Christian is overjoyed to get from someone, let alone the man he loves. Olli called Christian "sweet" a few times lately, without real protest from Christian that I can remember. Christian has been pretty sweet lately, too, so it was accurate enough. I'm looking forward to seeing the English translations of today's scenes, but I think I got the gist, and understood some of the better lines.