But what are you going to do right, call Mother Nature and complain? I still can’t find her number myself. Oh well I’ll do what I do just about every year before Christmas when the leaves are on the ground. The skies here seem to always be gray with the constant humidity of summer due to living in the south near the ocean turns to the wet cold dampness of winter.And this is how we do it in the south.
Anyone ever heard of neck bones? It’s my grandma’s favorite and now it’s mine. It's Pork and I have no idea what part of the pig it is.I guess since its called neck bones it has something to do with the neck, lol. You can get them at any southern grocery store that I’m sure of, so if you live north of Virginia, south of Orlando, or west of Texas, you’ll have to let me know if you or “yawl” have them. They come in plain or smoked, which the smoked is a little spicy. You season with pepper (no salt, pork is salty enough). I have to have unions with them, boil for about 2 to 3 hours on medium high. Drain most of the water out, basically leaving what you can’t pour out in, and that’s cool. Then you add your veggies. Down here we call it succotash, basically corn, okra(if you like), lot’s of chopped tomatoes , lima beans then pour all that into the pot with the neck bones cook on low for another hour. Then make some corn bread and Walla neck bones soup.
Now it’s time to take a shower. I get the fireplace going, a big bowl of soup, everything I need to drink and its movie time. Yes I’m a movie buff pretty much year round but there’s nothing like a cold winter’s night to me with no work in the morning is even better. If there’s a light drizzle in the air and the fireplace is crackling, my cats all curled up around me, I have a big blanket to smother in and good movie, it’s heaven to me. And if it’s 420 time that’s a plus. I’ll probably eat the whole pot of soup,lol. So since its winter and I’ve done my Rachel Ray duty and gave you a good old southern recipe here’s also my list of what would be some good, cold, curl up in blanket movies. Actually I’ve even ranked my favorite transgender friendly films. It's not all I watch. We're lucky if we get a new film on anything transgender more than one new film a year if we’re lucky that year, but since this is Transmuseplanet and I will often be talking about films here, let’s start with my top 25 transgender films of all time.
My top 25 transgender film choices for the winter:
The first two is without a doubt, and the reason I choose other than being favorites of mine, is due to their significance in groundbreaking awareness of transgender issues in film;
1. Boys Don't Cry
2. The Crying Game
Now for you gals and guys out there that are under thirty, these are a must see for you. Long before Birdcage and tons of Anime cartoons there were these films that without a doubt opened a huge door for even mentioning transgender in the films. In each of these films their historical mark on history is still being felt;
It seemed that after all the ground breaking in the 70’s and 80’s with transgender in films. It seemed the 90’s and the new millennium was to finally give us award winning films like:
Where would we be, as a community, without those not so popular but can’t do without cult classics.
Now for you youngsters who may read this. Some of you may have heard of a few of these. Most were made since 2000.
Though it may seem cheesy to add to the list, a film you were in. I'll just say honorable mention. Of all the things I could say about this film, I will say more than any other, the cinematography was so beautiful to me. Full of beautiful scenery of NYC and hot guys. And though you will not see me in the trailer I've added a link to my reel of scenes from the movie.
So if your home alone, cold and bored you have yourself to blame. I’ve given you a good recipe and a list of must see by all transgendered people films. Take your pick or support the community and watch all of them and maybe there’ll be even more roles made for trans people. So here I go, I have my bowl of soup ready and mmmmm which one will I re-watch again, lol. Stay warm.