Convinced S. to go to [local university], which she'd also graduated from, perhaps fifty years ago. Lots of people in the GLBT office. I introduced her to H., V., J.S., J.-whose-last-name-I-don't-know, K., and we both met someone I hadn't seen before. She only said "hi" very quickly, because she was afraid of getting a ticket. I caught up with H., and got bits and pieces of projects the other students were working on. They were going to include something in their mission statement about "pansexuals." They were talking about putting it into the group's name, which actually has far more initials than "GLBT." I said it was already an alphabet soup. J. said that he was pansexual. I came this close to saying, "Oh, you like girls, too?" I thought he was just a markedly effeminate gay man, but apparently he's kind of transgendered, too. He's certainly very in touch with his feminine side. From the way he acts, it's not hard to imagine that he feels like a girl inside. I'll have to ask him about it sometime. I don't think it's something he'd mind discussing with someone reasonably sympathetic. Okay, I can understand much better why a female-bodied person would want to transition to male than vice versa, but I think that's just me.
Later, D.M. wandered in, and S.(W.) came in. I showed S. the clips from Alles Was Zahlt (http://rtl-now.de/alles_was_zaehlt.php) of "Axel's Neverending Story," as Eskimo Kiss Project (http://awz.parakaproductions.com) calls it, where Roman saves Axel's life, and Axel starts hallucinating. S. is a nursing student, so I asked him if someone would really do CPR the way Roman was doing it. Chest compressions, not bad, he said. Breathing -- well, EKP does call it "CPR with tongue." But when Axel the revived electrocution victim started to stand up, S. said that CPR chest compressions, if done right, break the person's ribs. The theory being that broken ribs are preferable to death. I knew that, actually.