Normal Martha Becton
marthabindc The Express today highlights results from a HU/DDOT traffic accident study. 14th & U intersection has the official honor of being a hot mess. 16h

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marthabindc !!!Our elevator shaft now has gorgeous golden wall paper #detail #fancy #throwbacktoglory #surprise 2d

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Normal Martha Becton
marthabindc OMG!!! New awesome wall paper at Dorchester!! 2d

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marthabindc Hearts Just spotted linen JEANS. He was bookin it, I couldn't catch up with him to ask details. #missedconnections #pantsenvy 2d

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marthabindc Linen pants! Forgot I had these (ca 2006ish). Wide-leg & two sizes too big... Mmmmm... Lay hands on the proper vest - News boy! #summerpants #yaysuspenders 3d

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marthabindc Oh wow. New FAVORITE THING. #onsaleatwholefoods 3d

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marthabindc Currently... (Shoeselfie throwdown with @nancydmarion & sweedish hasbeens) #attheoffice #newofficecarpet #woodensoles #summertime 3d

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marthabindc @nancydmarion - I may just have to send you shoe selfies on my breaks today. #isthatweird #metroseatwiththelittlewall #oiledandbrokenin #manfeet 4d

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marthabindc Thinking of you, @nancydmarion, with Sweedish Hasbeens today 4d

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marthabindc Sewing always makes me think of my mom. Mom was earnest, honest, loving, accepting, supportive and plain but not shallow.

I am here having the most intense conversation with myself. It's not a new conversation, I've had versions of it for years, but I finally realized this weekend why I've nearly only had it with myself (save two people): an issue with presumptive labels and concern of rejection.

I love my body, it's exactly the body I am comfortable in. I love my internal self - and it inhabits this body fully.

When asked, I say I am bi because it's an easy answer. However, that is a sliver of what I am.

Of available labels, even digging deep into queer topics, they get difficult to explain, I feel awkward with them and aren't the point of me sharing this here this evening.

What I would like to say is that I am broad spectrum on a few fronts with respect to GLBT identities and I have internalized some it over the years.
And I'd just like to share that I think that's silly.

I do not live in my small hometown. I am no longer in the military under Don't Ask Don't Tell. I do not need to overly concern myself with whether or not friends, family and significant others will "figure it out," be confused by me or reject me.

I am me. I always have been. And perhaps it would be more earnest, honest, loving, accepting and supportive of me to be all those things with my internal self. If I hope that B can grow up to let herself be who she is, perhaps I can take a little more pride in all that I am.
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  •   vintagehouses You're a strong, beautiful, wonderful woman. Anyone that might pause or take issue with this doesn't deserve to share life with you. You are better off without them and the sooner you are given the opportunity to remove them from your life the better. 4d
  •   marthabindc @vintagehouses That's kind of the realization. A dear friend and I realized last week that we were both quite attracted to a particular band member at a show we saw and she initiated a conversation that took us pretty in-depth with each other. Then I carried that conversation into another with someone else very close. This cliche realization of "What am I afraid of? Why have I told myself it's easier to keep this so internal?" I think I know why, but there's no need. There just isn't. I'm ok with me and folks can self-filter on their own. That doesn't have to be on my shoulders. 4d

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marthabindc Mending. 4d

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marthabindc #latergram Rock Creek Park 5d

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marthabindc And this happened minutes after I stood on it for the first time. I explained to B that my office mate (father of 3 high-schoolers) suggested I find a penny board or a nickle board (I have an old regular skateboard from a friend that I ride... I am awful at it). The following are quotes from B as she bellies around the house: "When I am a grown up, I would like one of these." "So, Brian and his kids say these are exploding with fun?" (I think to myself 'Um. No, but they might have well have.') "Well. This is like a kid's toy I know about. It's called a 'Belly Wheeled Pull Along.' You lay down on your belly and pull yourself along. Now that you know about it, maybe you can find me one." "Before I nap, can I go park it?" "It's by your bed. I put a chain on it so it won't roll away." (Chain was imaginary, but she was quite pleased with her work.) 5d

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marthabindc So this is happening.

Well. Add shoes, helmet and wrist guards and it'll happen tomorrow morning in Malcolm X Park.
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  •   dcceline I so want to learn 5d
  •   marthabindc @dcceline Once I accepted that I will look completely out-of-place trying to learn, it became really fun trying to get it;) I'm excited to try a different style board - will report back so you can decide to join;) 5d
  •   smudgetown is that a penny? I have one! Super fun! Find some good hills and go surfin :) 5d
  •   marthabindc @smudgetown It's eightbit's version of Penny's Nickel board (so, a little wider and longer than a penny). I live at the top of the 16th st hill - can't wait!!! (But, flat stuff first.) 5d
  •   smudgetown Awesome! Enjoy! 5d
  •   dcceline We just bought No.2 one (under duress), so I might get myself a helmet and pads and try it out 5d

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marthabindc Wondering which of my fb posts or google searches popped this ad into my feed. "Mature woman... " thinking... thinking... Ah, yes. The Esquire 42-Year-Old F*ckable Women Article. That'll do it. 6d

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marthabindc Oh damnit. Pulled the boiled eggs off the stove when the timer went off. However, it was not the timer I had set for the eggs, it was the other timer... Perhaps I have cooked my first soft-boiled eggs. 1w

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