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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1380 on: September 21, 2018, 11:31:50 am »
UPDATE: Friday,  September 21, 2018

Yesterday afternoon I was with Shy Guy Suitor #3  and we went plinking (target shooting) out in the woods behind my house ...

I have just recently purchased a new small hammer-less semi-auto pistol to conceal carry in my purse.  So I wanted to get a little practice time in with it. 

The Taurus Curve Model 180 is a cute and light (13 ounces) little thing,....
.380 auto (9mm short) , double action, 6 round magazine.



This is not a pistol that I take with me on my hikes to defend against dangerous wildlife but is useful to defend against more human-like dangers and small animals... and since it is so small and light it is a firearm that is easily concealable and can be carried in my purse, which means that I will have it with me most of the time, as long as I have my purse with me.  It is essentially only most useful for short range close encounters for self-defense.

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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1381 on: September 21, 2018, 01:24:25 pm »
well if that's your close target shooting I wont be getting in your way!!!!!! 
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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1382 on: September 21, 2018, 01:40:09 pm »
UPDATE: Friday,  September 21, 2018

Yesterday afternoon I was with Shy Guy Suitor #3  and we went plinking (target shooting) out in the woods behind my house ...

I have just recently purchased a new small hammer-less semi-auto pistol to conceal carry in my purse.  So I wanted to get a little practice time in with it. 

The Taurus Curve Model 180 is a cute and light (13 ounces) little thing,....
.380 auto (9mm short) , double action, 6 round magazine.



This is not a pistol that I take with me on my hikes to defend against dangerous wildlife but is useful to defend against more human-like dangers and small animals... and since it is so small and light it is a firearm that is easily concealable and can be carried in my purse, which means that I will have it with me most of the time, as long as I have my purse with me.  It is essentially only most useful for short range close encounters for self-defense.

Danielle

Nice grouping for such a short barrel handgun. I keep a can of pepper spray in my purse.

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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1383 on: September 21, 2018, 02:38:23 pm »
Did I spot a new avatar picture? It does look fantastic Danielle! Love to see your big smile.

Thanks for your recent updates, good to see you enjoying yourself!

Hugs,

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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1384 on: September 21, 2018, 02:48:49 pm »
Did I spot a new avatar picture? It does look fantastic Danielle! Love to see your big smile.

Thanks for your recent updates, good to see you enjoying yourself!

Hugs,

Sarah
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Dear Sarah:
Thank you for your way too nice words... a smart girl always accepts a compliment.  Thank you.

Yes, a new Avatar/profile picture....  I had posted this picture on the "Fabulous" thread a few days ago..

The story behind my picture is that when I woke up in the morning and when I was washing up I looked in the mirror and noticed that without makeup or even fixing up my hair that I didn't look too bad for a 38 year old trans-woman.

Again, thanks for your nice words and for following and commenting on my thread.

****Oh, @sarah1972 as a side note, I sincerely hope that you are starting to feel better both physically and emotionally, I know that you were having a tough time with all kinds of things going on in your life.... as always feel free to share comments on the Forums and continue to exchange E-mails and PMs with me as you feel so led.

Hugs, and wishing you well and good health
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               "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
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Started HRT March 2015  3½ years ago, it's been an exciting journey
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I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1385 on: September 21, 2018, 03:26:46 pm »
The story behind my picture is that when I woke up in the morning and when I was washing up I looked in the mirror and noticed that without makeup or even fixing up my hair that I didn't look too bad for a 38 year old trans-woman.

“I look great for even a 28 year old ciswoman.”

There. Fixed it for ya.

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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1386 on: September 22, 2018, 09:36:10 am »
“I look great for even a 28 year old ciswoman.”

There. Fixed it for ya.

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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1387 on: September 22, 2018, 12:38:15 pm »

AGREED!

JulieAllana, I hadn't seen posts from you before that I recall, so I didn't remember your signature line. I wanted to say to YOU: CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss!!! That is SOOOOO impressive!

Yes, I know this is Danielle's thread, and BTW, I TOTALLY concur about the looking great for a 28 year old cis woman, and, this is totally the wrong thread to say that, but reading your signature line literally stopped me in my tracks this morning, and I had to say something.

Great job!!

Kate

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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1388 on: September 22, 2018, 12:47:10 pm »
“I look great for even a 28 year old ciswoman.”

There. Fixed it for ya.

Stephanie

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Dear Stephanie: You are way too kind, thank you for your nice words...
As I say a frequently, "A smart girl always accepts a compliment"   thank you.

Hugs,
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Check out my Personal Threads that have more details about myself (click Links):
   "I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle's Chronicles"
               "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
                            "Susans Writers and Book Readers"

Started HRT March 2015  3½ years ago, it's been an exciting journey
>>> I've been Full Time since December 2016 :icon_chick:
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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1389 on: September 22, 2018, 12:58:26 pm »
JulieAllana, I hadn't seen posts from you before that I recall, so I didn't remember your signature line. I wanted to say to YOU: CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss!!! That is SOOOOO impressive!

Yes, I know this is Danielle's thread, and BTW, I TOTALLY concur about the looking great for a 28 year old cis woman, and, this is totally the wrong thread to say that, but reading your signature line literally stopped me in my tracks this morning, and I had to say something.

Great job!!

Kate

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Thank you for your kind words.   
Please know that even though this is my thread that you and all of my readers are most welcome to discuss whatever you desire among other readers here...
I really like it when my readers feel comfortable here on my thread to discuss various issues with each other and they can include me in the exchange of comments if they wish. 

Thank you again for your compliment.
Hugs,
Danielle

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               "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
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Started HRT March 2015  3½ years ago, it's been an exciting journey
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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1390 on: September 22, 2018, 01:09:44 pm »

AGREED!

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Dear Julie:
Thank you for your kind comment... much appreciated.

It is great to see your presence on my thread again, I have been wondering where you have been. 
Your thread has not been updated for just over a week now and I like to keep up with your progress. 
I suppose you have been busy with all of your life endeavors.   
I trust that things are going well for you. 
Please know that I am always looking for your updates on your thread "On Becoming Julie" when I login to the Forums.

Wishing you well
Hugs,
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Check out my Personal Threads that have more details about myself (click Links):
   "I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle's Chronicles"
               "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
                            "Susans Writers and Book Readers"

Started HRT March 2015  3½ years ago, it's been an exciting journey
>>> I've been Full Time since December 2016 :icon_chick:
I am 38 years old, Single, and Self Employed in a small town up in the COLD North.
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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1391 on: September 22, 2018, 02:21:37 pm »
@JulieAllana
Dear Julie:
Thank you for your kind comment... much appreciated.

It is great to see your presence on my thread again, I have been wondering where you have been. 

I've been here.  I frequently just watch from the sidelines as mostly others have already said what I would have said, but Steph's comment was just so true that I had to corroborate it. 

I was thinking about posting in my thread earlier this morning, but I'm really not sure what to post about.  I guess I figure that its in the transgender talk forum and that my posts should at least be somewhat connected to transition or something.  I guess I could go on and on about my angst and what not as I approach commencement of HRT.  I guess I just don't think of myself as being that interesting.

Anyway...thanks for your kind words, Danielle and Katie.

      Hugs
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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1392 on: September 22, 2018, 02:47:03 pm »
please excuse the interruption ...

... I was thinking about posting in my thread earlier this morning, but I'm really not sure what to post about.  I guess I figure that its in the transgender talk forum and that my posts should at least be somewhat connected to transition or something ....

I have posted about good and bad days with nothing related to transitioning in any way. I've found, through being yelled at, that my friends on here like reading 'normal stuff' just as much if not more. So .. post away, nothing wrong with normal. :)


... I now return you to your irregularly scheduled topic.



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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1393 on: September 23, 2018, 06:30:45 pm »
Hi Danielle, I may follow you in getting a concealed pistol for your purse.  I kind of feel it's overkill, but you can't be too careful.  I'm not a young sprite lady that men hit on as you have.  Its more of a just let her be kind of vibe I get from men.  That's fine, although I do want to be wanted too.

Anyway, what made you choose this particular gun?  There are so many out there.

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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1394 on: September 23, 2018, 10:48:55 pm »
Hi Danielle, I may follow you in getting a concealed pistol for your purse. I kind of feel it's overkill, but you can't be too careful.  I'm not a young sprite lady that men hit on as you have.  Its more of a just let her be kind of vibe I get from men.  That's fine, although I do want to be wanted too.

Anyway, what made you choose this particular gun?
  There are so many out there.

Bari Jo

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Dear Bari Jo:
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Several reasons I want a handgun in my purse and/or for conceal carry in a concealed holster..... 
....first, I live in "wild Alaska" in a very small remote town full of loggers, backwoodsmen, loners and plenty of single and rough men.   Personal protection and self-defense is my continued goal as well as when I am working alone in my office far from the center of my small town.

I am no stranger to firearms, previously I had a revolver that I carried but I wanted something smaller and lighter, also hammerless meaning it can be more easily pulled out of my purse without the hammer getting caught up...and I chose the model of handgun that I did because of all of those things.

I have larger and more powerful handguns when I go hiking into the wilderness areas where there are frequent sightings of bears, moose, wolves, cougars, and other aggressive and dangerous wildlife.  I also have gone hunting with others  so I join in and have a rifle and a shotgun as well.   
Much different than living in a city and urban area for sure.

I am not certain how it could be considered over-kill
to protect my own life and limb in a self-defense scenario.
My thought about this is clearly summarized in an frequently heard adage....
     "When seconds count, cops are only minutes away."e...

Thanks for your comments and for following my thread.  You are always welcome here.
Hugs,
Danielle
Check out my Personal Threads that have more details about myself (click Links):
   "I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle's Chronicles"
               "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
                            "Susans Writers and Book Readers"

Started HRT March 2015  3½ years ago, it's been an exciting journey
>>> I've been Full Time since December 2016 :icon_chick:
I am 38 years old, Single, and Self Employed in a small town up in the COLD North.
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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1395 on: September 23, 2018, 10:59:17 pm »
I am not certain how it could be considered over-kill to protect my own life and limb in a self-defense scenario.
My thought about this is clearly summarized in an frequently heard adage....
     "When seconds count, cops are only minutes away."e...

     I think that she meant overkill with regards to herself.  I completely agree with your adage.  It was only several weeks after I decided to transition that it occurred to me that I would be a target for hate crimes and I decided to invest in some firearms.  I already owned a pistol, but it wasn't appropriate for concealed carry.  I went to the gun show and wound up with two pistols, a .40 M&P shield and a .380 S&W bodyguard.  I don't carry regularly, but I will once I present female more often.  I still have to invest in some clothing appropriate holsters for conceal carry.  My opinion on the matter of female concealed carry location is that one should carry on their body as a purse isn't always on you and is itself a high profile target for theft.

           Happy hunting!
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2/12/18 - Ears Pierced
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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1396 on: September 24, 2018, 10:27:37 am »
UPDATE:
Here is a picture from a couple weeks ago, it had been a nice warm day so we did not think to wear our warmer clothes... you can't see it in the picture but we were shivering and we had goose-bumps on our arm in the crisp late afternoon air. ..
           
The 2 gals with me are my friends from my gym-gals group....  we had decided to get dressed up to out to dinner together.  It was a wonderful evening...
... note, these ladies are not any of my female suitors #4 or #5, just my very good friends...
Regarding the weather here, all of a sudden it has definitely turned to cooler fall weather.... cold, wet and temps at night near 34 degrees and during the day around 42 degrees.   
Our first big freeze is coming way too soon!   burrrrrr
Danielle 
Check out my Personal Threads that have more details about myself (click Links):
   "I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle's Chronicles"
               "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
                            "Susans Writers and Book Readers"

Started HRT March 2015  3½ years ago, it's been an exciting journey
>>> I've been Full Time since December 2016 :icon_chick:
I am 38 years old, Single, and Self Employed in a small town up in the COLD North.
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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1397 on: September 24, 2018, 10:34:32 am »
Oh is that what it is? Goose-bumps? I thought it looked more like you ladies got a bit of sun that day. Lovely pictures Danielle!

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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1398 on: September 24, 2018, 11:53:58 am »
UPDATE:
Here is a picture from a couple weeks ago, it had been a nice warm day so we did not think to wear our warmer clothes... you can't see it in the picture but we were shivering and we had goose-bumps on our arm in the crisp late afternoon air. ..
           
The 2 gals with me are my friends from my gym-gals group....  we had decided to get dressed up to out to dinner together.  It was a wonderful evening...
... note, these ladies are not any of my female suitors #4 or #5, just my very good friends...
Regarding the weather here, all of a sudden it has definitely turned to cooler fall weather.... cold, wet and temps at night near 34 degrees and during the day around 42 degrees.   
Our first big freeze is coming way too soon!   burrrrrr
Danielle

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Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
« Reply #1399 on: September 24, 2018, 03:29:31 pm »
Wow-Whee! Look at you three happy girls having fun!

You all look fantastic and your smile, @Alaskan Danielle, shines bright as ice! So glad you had a fun night out with your friends. 34 degrees? Ugh - this sounds very cold already. I am shivering just reading such numbers.

So glad you found a good reason to dress up. I know from my life as a soccer mom, it is not easy finding reasons to get all dressed up. Having good friends to do this with is even better!

Hugs,

Sarah

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UPDATE:
Here is a picture from a couple weeks ago, it had been a nice warm day so we did not think to wear our warmer clothes... you can't see it in the picture but we were shivering and we had goose-bumps on our arm in the crisp late afternoon air. ..
           
The 2 gals with me are my friends from my gym-gals group....  we had decided to get dressed up to out to dinner together.  It was a wonderful evening...
... note, these ladies are not any of my female suitors #4 or #5, just my very good friends...
Regarding the weather here, all of a sudden it has definitely turned to cooler fall weather.... cold, wet and temps at night near 34 degrees and during the day around 42 degrees.   
Our first big freeze is coming way too soon!   burrrrrr
Danielle

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