Purpose

I am a lesbian going into Mechanical Engineering. This blog is meant to do two things: a.) relieve the stress on myself from being closeted, and b.) to let people know that there are members of the LGBT community in engineering fields.

If you want to contact me, you can send an email to lgbt.engineer@gmail.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

TV Shows

             Last night my roommate was busy, so I had the room to myself for 5 peaceful hours.  This allowed me to watch some of my favorite TV shows without headphones in.  One of my favorite shows is a British drama called "Lip Service".  It's set in Glasgow and follows the  lives of three lesbians, Cat, Frankie, and Tess.  As the show goes on characters come and  go.  Heather Peace plays Cat's girlfriend, which is great since she's a lesbian off the set as well.  If I was 10-15 years older I'd date Heather.  I will warn you though, if sex makes you uncomfortable, don't watch it, lot's of sex occurs throughout.  It also does a great job of showing how lesbian women can have straight male friends, and how lesbian women can be friends with other lesbians without anything sexual happening.  I can't wait for a third season!
            Another show I enjoy is NCIS, which is now in it's 10th season.  There is one episode that I remember where Ziva and DiNozzo are talking about how a woman was smiling at DiNozzo.  Ziva then bursts his bubble by saying that the woman had asked her out on a lunch date the other day.  I myself find Cote de Pablo (plays Ziva David) incredibly attractive, and wouldn't mind dating her.  But alas she's straight, as well as the majority of the population, but one can dream.  NCIS's actually does a decent job of include episodes where a suspect or victim is gay, and how it's difficult being in a field where it's a majority of straight men.  NCIS also doesn't always make the LGBT character always be the murderer either, unlike most shows where the LGBT character is usually evil.
           Lastly, there was a Futurama episode I watched the other day where "robosexual" marriage was legalized.  It was amusing because the writers purposefully made it like the latest debate on gay marriage, and how illogical some arguments can be.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween

       Halloween is coming up, it's always been one of my favorite holidays.  Mainly because of the weather, apples, costumes, and campfires.  However, there is one thing I don't enjoy about Halloween.  It makes me think of my ex.  I first realized I had feelings for her on Halloween, when we were about to go trick-or-treating for the last time before we got "too old".  The next Halloween was when she broke my heart.  She knew I had feelings for her, and led me to believe that we would be in a relationship someday.  Yet then she decided to date a guy she hadn't seen in four years.
       So now I always have a love-hate relationship with Halloween; between apples, fall leaves, and campfires and the memories that haunt me.  Yet I still think of the times when she made me happy.
       As for a costume for this year, I am going as a zombie scientist.