Well it is Friday again and time for Susan to go out and have some fun. I have been looking forward to this all week and, I was just getting ready to leave work with my mind on the really important stuff like what outfit to wear tonight when something came up at work and I got stuck there late. Of course this would mean getting home late and having to rush to get ready but these things happen. It was 5:45 when I got home and right into the shower to start my transformation. Luckily on the drive home in traffic I decided how I wanted to do my makeup and what dress I would wear, one of my new ones of course.
I got out of the shower and started on my makeup, I spent 20 minutes on my eyes tonight as I have gotten better with the Smokey Eye look and tonight I was going to use the darker colors which I think is harder to get to look right. I think it turned out well though. I was driving away from my house by 7 pm so not really that much later than normal. I got to Sweethome and got out of my car and my heel felt funny, I looked down and the toe strap on the left heel had separated from the shoe, it was devastating. These are my favorite heels. I looked at them and I am not sure I can fix them so that means hours of shoe shopping I now have to do to find a new pair I like as much. Don’t you all feel sad for me now having to spend time as Susan out shopping? The show was still wearable just a little loose.
I went inside and Chris, Cristine and Cassie were there, Cassie in boy mode. Now as I knew a few of the girls couldn’t make it tonight I kind of thought this might be it for the night, a small group like last week. I was wrong though as other girls started to show up over the next couple hours. So here we go we will see how good my memory is, Silver, Roxy, Petra, Michelle, Carolyn, Monica, Raven, Laura, Joan, and Little Julie all showed up tonight. It was great to see a big group out again and gave me chance to talk with few of them that don’t get out that often.
It was great to see Julie out again as she gets out so rare, her wife doesn’t know about her so today she had a conference she went to and instead of staying overnight she drove about 2 hours to come out with us before she goes home tomorrow. It makes you think back on all the things we have done over the years to be able to express our feminine side and be who we are. I can remember years ago dressing in my car because I had roommates just so I could take a late night drive or renting a motel room so I could go and get acrylic nails for a long weekend, talk about expensive nails. It is funny as now that I get out so much my male side often wonders if spending the money to get pedicures every so often is worth it but don’t worry, Susan can talk him into most anything but back then I would spend a couple hundred dollars on a motel room for 3 nights plus the cost of getting acrylics and having them removed so I could have them for a few days. Of course back then my going out was very limited and going to the nail salon was a big outing for me.
Well about 9 it started to get busier as the Karaoke group had a lot of their members showing up now and of course as I had a new dress on I had to get a picture. Cassie was nice enough to take this for me.
Well Karaoke started and there were lots of people to sing tonight including Chris and Laura. It was great Laura could make it out tonight as she has had a lot of personal stuff to deal with over the last few months and we have all missed her, our group really is like one big family. We may not always agree and we may have little arguments but like all families we always love and care for each other, am I lucky or what.
Well a little after 1 another big group of younger people came in maybe 15 or so and again this week the bar was packed. Julie and Petra were playing pool but with so many people it was hard because every time you made a shot you had to ask someone to move as there were so many people standing around the table. Now one of the girls from the group came over and talked to us, her name was chrisan, she even told me how awesome my makeup was especially my eyes and that she needed me to do her makeup which made me feel good. She talked with us for a while and then her and Julie went out and tried to dance the best they could with so many people in there.
I actually had 2 other girls from the other group come over and tell me how pretty my eyes were tonight so I guess I did a better job than I thought on them, but it still made me feel awesome as what girl doesn’t like to get complements or be told she is pretty.
Well it got later and by 11:30 some of our group was leaving but it was still really busy here. By midnight it was down to just Laura, Chris, Monica, Raven and me from our group which is still pretty good. Chris and Laura both sang one last time before they left. It is always sad to see the evening come to an end. Monica and Raven also left and as there was a line at the bar and I still had to pay my bill I sat and listened to a couple more songs but the line never got smaller as it was still really busy tonight so I got up and went and stood in line to pay my bill. It was almost 12:30 when I left and yes I was the last from our group. It was a really fun night with my friends.
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.
Well I had the chance to go out on Wednesday night and join my friends for dinner. Now going out during the week is fun but they are always short nights as I get up early. I started getting ready earlier so I could get out earlier and it worked I was out of the house and downtown Portland by 6:30. It is funny as when I first started going out I would drive around and look for a parking spot as close as I could so I could get from my car inside as quickly as possible, now days I actually enjoy walking around so I usually just park about a block and a half away as I always find parking there.
I got to Fox & Hound and Roxy and Chris were at the bar so I joined them. It was nice just being out for a night. Cristine showed up so we talked a little more and then went over to a table so we could eat. Cassandra was already over there catching up on so work on her computer. Well about 7:20 we ordered dinner and I ordered for Kim as she was on her way. I actually had to call her as she wanted steak the same as I did but they didn’t have it tonight.
Now tonight I wore my grey skirt and a cream color top and of course my heels. Kim showed up and she also had on a grey skirt with a black top and really looked nice as always. The funny thing is I almost wore a black top tonight.
Dinner finally came and we had a nice dinner and some great conversation. Now I had planned on leaving by 9 but we all know how that turned out. Susan was just having to much fun. it was almost 9:30 when we left, Chris, Roxy and Cristine went around the corner to CC’ Slaughters and the rest of us called it a night and went home. It was a fun night.
Thanks for reading.
Well Saturday the Rose City T-girls went golfing at Wildwood Golf course. We were having a mini tournament, a 4 girl scramble which is fun and as it really is not important how good you are more girls can get out. Now our tee time was at 2 pm for our first 18 holes and then around 8:30 we would start our 9 holes of our glow ball tournament. I started getting ready at 10:30 am with plans of being on my way by noon so I could be there by 12:30 or so. Well I was on my way right on time but wouldn’t you know it I hit traffic so I didn’t arrive till 1 which still left me time to hit some practice balls before our tee off time.
Cassandra, Peggy, Victoria and Veronica were already there. It was already getting warm but we were going to have a fun day. Brenda and Carolyn showed up so we got our range balls and went to the Driving Range, It wasn’t long and Petra, Michelle, Robin and Amber showed up so all but one of our group was there. We all hit a small bucket of balls and of course took some pictures.
It was finally tee time so we got to the first tee and of course we had to take some more pictures of our team. The first team was Petra, Michelle, Amber and Carolyn, the second team was Victoria, Brenda, Peggy and me and the last team was Cassandra, Veronica, Robin, and Robyn who showed up just as we were teeing off. Here is a picture of my team.
Now I started off good one the first hole and as we were playing a best ball scramble makes it a lot easier but by the second hole I started to have trouble with my drive and between the 2nd and 8th hole I lost 5 balls before I got my swing back. In all I lost a total of 6 balls through 27 holes but I did find 7 in the weeds so I actually came out ahead and of course the biggest thing was I didn’t lose one nail which was the most important thing.
Now as I said it was really warm especially out in the sunshine, I think I drank 5 bottles of Gatorade and 2 bottles of water plus several candy bars. Thank god for Ashley the drink cart girl. She is awesome and loves when we come out and play. She actually told us she asks to work the days we are there. I didn’t get a picture with her this time but here is one from when we played here before.
Our group finished with a +5 so you guessed it we came in last but we had fun and looked great doing it. after we finished the first 18 it was almost 7 and we were all tired and hot and I was scared to look at my makeup as I was sure it had all melted off but I got out my compact and put a little powder on to cover the shine and to my surprise I still looked pretty good.
Well at 7:30 they started the BBQ and this was for everyone that was playing Glow ball. You get balls that light up when you hit them and they put glow sticks on the fairway and the flag pole. They had 10 teams of 4 playing including our 3 teams so at 8:30 we all went out to the holes we were starting on. We played the front 9 with two teams going to holes 1,2,3,4 and 9 our team started on 9. Now there was still just a little light when we teed off of 9 but by the time we got to hole 1 it was dark as there was no moonlight. Luckily we had each brought a small flashlight so we could see the ground while we walked.
It is really challenging to play golf in the dark especially when you are just hitting down the fairway and a glowing stick. It was still warm out too, probably mid 70’s and of course being dark you had to walk and pull your clubs on a pull cart and this course has a lot of hills so we were really going to get some good exercise. Now I had some really good shots and on one hole we were on our second shot and we could see the light on the flag. It is hard to judge distance in the dark but it looked like about 160 yards out so I got out my 4 iron and took a nice easy swing and the ball flew right at the glow stick and it stopped about a foot from it and we were all excited till we got up to it and discovered this was a par 5 and what we had thought was the flag was actually the 100 yard marker but it was still a good shot.
It was almost midnight when we finished and got back to the club house. I had been out for 12 hours now as Susan in the heat and sun and I was ready for the day to be over. It only took me 30 minutes to get home and I was afraid to look in the mirror. To my surprise I didn’t look that bad after all that time. It was so much fun and I hope we get to go golfing again before the weather turns bad.
Thanks for reading
Well it is Friday and time for a fun weekend. Now I love Fridays as I get to go out as Susan and have some fun with my friends. Now I knew there wouldn’t be many from our group out tonight as some are out of town and as we have a full day tomorrow golfing I figured some would stay home tonight but that was not going to stop me. I was all ready by 6:30qnd on my way and tonight I did take my computer with me. There was more traffic tonight then normal so I got to Sweet Home right at 7.
Cristine was already here and she also had her computer, it was actually a little busier than normal for this early which is fun. Cristine and I talked for a little bit as be both figured there was a good chance it would be just the 2 of us tonight. Well we both ordered dinner and then broke out our computers. Paul the owner asked if I was golfing in our tournament tomorrow and I said I was so he came back with 2 $25 gift certificates to Sweet Home he wanted to donate as prizes, how awesome is that.
Heather from the Karaoke group was there and came over and talked with me for a while, it is great to see her out as she is so much fun. It was about 8 when Veronica showed up so there were 3 of us. She is in town to play golf tomorrow with us so it is always nice to see her. The 3 of us talked briefly about next year’s Diva Las Vegas as they have set the tentative dates for 2015. If nothing changes it will start on Sunday March 22 so it is a little earlier next year.
About 9 it got really busy as about 25 or 30 people all came in together, they all looked like college kids in their early 20’s and about half and half male to female. well the bar got really busy now and you could hardly get up to it for a drink and poor Paul was working his butt off but it was great to see so many people here and the girls were all really cute and some had on some really cute outfits although Cristine said some of the guys were hot too but I was more focused on the girls.
Well Karaoke started and some of the college kids sang and they were not that good but they had the whole group singing with them and it was one big party for them. Well about 10 just as fast as they had come in they left, they were going downtown Portland. It turns out they were on a bar crawl but it was fun while they were there.
Jessica from the Karaoke group showed up so I had to go talk with her and wish her a happy birthday as today was her birthday. We talked for a little bit, she had on these awesome heels that must have been 5″ high. I talked to a couple other girls from the Karaoke group, it is great because even when we have a small turnout from our group we still have interaction with the other people at the bar so it is not like you are all alone.
Well a little before 11 Cristine and Veronica called it a night and I was not ready to leave yet so I broke out my computer again but really never got a chance to use it because about 2 minutes later Joan came in so we actually had 4 from our group tonight. Joan and I sat and talked for a while. In a way it is nice to have this one on one time as you get to learn more about the other person and really talk. Well about 11:30 Joan left and I was again by myself. I thought about leaving but Jessica and Andrea from the other group had signed up to sing and I wanted to stay and hear them especially Andrea as she doesn’t sing that often which is a shame as she has a really nice voice.
I stayed about 20 minutes more long enough to hear them sing before I made my way to the bar to pay my bill. It was a fun night even though not many of our group was out, hopefully next Friday we will have more as it really is more fun when we have more girls out. Besides that is what this is all about, getting the girls to come out.
On the way out Paul and the girl that does the cooking were outside and both wished me a good night. I thanked Paul for the gift certificates for our golf tournament tomorrow. Saturday will be a busy day as our tee time for 18 is at 2 pm so I need to be at the golf course by 1 to practice so I will need to leave my house by noon or very shortly after. After we play 18 we will have a BBQ and then as it gets dark we will play 9 holes of glow ball so I am guessing we won’t leave the golf course till 11 pm so it will be a long day for Susan tomorrow out in the sun but it will also be so much fun. I will have to get my pictures early on though.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.
Well Tuesday afternoon I had the chance to go out. Amy and Jeannie were getting together at South Pacific in downtown Vancouver at 4 pm so I decided to join them. It is always great to see Amy as she only gets to town every other week and not on the weekends so I don’t get to see her that often.
I got home a little before 3 so I had to rush to get ready which I can do if I have to, I was all ready and out the door by 4, it took me about 20 minutes to get to South Pacific. Amy and Jeannie were already there which I knew they would be. Jeanie and Amy meet here every other Thursday and for a couple hours and just have a nice afternoon talking. I met Jeannie a while back and she is super nice, this is only the second time I have joined them but she treated me like a long lost friend. We sat there and talked for a couple hours and had a great time.
It was about 6:30 when we left and I didn’t even think to get a picture with them and the sad thing is I can’t blame it on being blonde tonight as I wore my brown wig. Amy was headed out to Beaverton for dinner with Cassandra, Jeannie went home and I didn’t want to drive that far as I get up early but I wasn’t ready to go home yet so what is a girl to do. Go to your favorite Starbucks for a little while. Yes I brought my computer with me. I got there about 6:45 and ordered a drink and started doing some work on my computer.
There were only 3 other people inside and all had their computers out. Now I know I can sit at and do my work but it is more doing my work as Susan and I actually get more done as I have no distractions other than people watching as they came in to get something to drink. I stayed till just before 9 when I left to go home.
Now as I said I have gotten pretty relaxed being out as Susan that I really don’t even think about it anymore which is good but last night I parked my car in the garage just a little after 9 and when I got out without thinking I walked across the street and got my mail which I have done before but as I was getting my mail just two houses down the street one of my other neighbors was getting her mail from that box. Now I don’t know her really and she is not one of the neighbors that I know knows about me but I know she saw me. Now as dark as it was I am sure she couldn’t tell anything other than seeing a female walk back into my garage.
Well I had a couple hours free tonight and I wanted to try a different look, a little darker foundation and makeup and o figured it was better to do it on a night I was not planning on going out just in case it didn’t turn out well. Now the other day when I was shopping I bought one shade darker of the MAC Studio fix which is what I use on my face and I have used the Revlon color stay on my neck and I actually went a lot darker on this one. Well for tonight I decided to use just the Revlon Color stay on my face also and see how it worked. Now this looks a lot darker in the bottle but once I got it put on it really didn’t look that much darker and I thought it gave my face a healthy glow so I was liking the look.
Next was my eyes and again I did a Smokey eye look and I think it turned out well, of course I was in no hurry as I was not going out so I had all the time I needed. Well I got my makeup all done and it actually looked really good so of course I needed some hair to make the look right and of course an outfit so before I knew it I was all dressed and had tried several of my wigs that I don’t normally wear to see what looked good. I liked this one the best as it seemed to look good with the darker foundation. So now that I was all dressed up I had to get a picture so that meant going outside on my back deck as I think natural light just makes you look better. I snapped several pictures as I knew some would not look good and I was right. Out of 10 I only liked 2 of them, the other 8 I deleted.
Well now I found myself standing in my house at 7 pm all dressed up and no place to go so what is a girl to do. You guessed it Starbuck’s, the idea just came to me so I grabbed my purse and off I went. I went to the one by the Airport at Cascade Station. I picked this one because as I was driving down the freeway headed to my regular one I realized the outfit I had put on for the pictures were more geared for going to a club, short black skirt and my 4″ heels not what ones wears to Starbuck’s so I went to one I have been to before but not on a regular basis.
I parked and there were 5 guys sitting outside by the door so I was a where of what I was wearing as I got out of the car and walked past them and inside.
I ordered my drink and sat down and glanced outside at the guys and they were watching me, not sure if it was the fact I was a t-girl or if it was the short skirt and 4″ heels that got their attention. Any way I had things I needed to do so I got out my computer and went on line.
I spent the next hour catching up on e-mails as I have been really busy this week and got behind. Once that was done I had time to play so I started surfing the internet. Now this Starbucks is a little bigger and also busier so there was a lot of people coming and going and of course I had sat right by one of the doors next to where you pick up your drink so I had a good chance to people watch also which is always fun.
It was a fun and relaxing Saturday night and much better than just sitting at home. Soon it was 9 pm and they were closing so I had to leave which was okay as I needed to get home. The 5 guys were still sitting outside so I again got to walk right past them.
Well it is Friday night and time to go out with my friends for a fun night out. Now I was late getting home tonight yes work for my male self has interfered with Susan’s plans for the evening but she is okay with that as it is necessary for her to be able to do what she wants and buy the cute outfits. It was after 6:15 when I finally got home so I knew there was no way I would be to sweethome by 7 even as my male self. I went straight into the shower and then started getting ready again rushing a little. I did well as I was ready by 7:10 and on my way.
I got to Sweethome at 7:30 which I figured was not bad time. Chris and Cristine were already there and we all figured it would be a slow night and might just be us 3 from our group. We talked a bit while Chris was watching videos on his computer. Well I ordered dinner as I was hungry. They had a special tonight southern style baked chicken breast and it was awesome.
Craig and Shyrl from the other group showed up and of course we told them we had missed there group last week. Well they had been camping with their group at Beacon Rock state park near the gorge and they told us all about it. It sounded like they had so much fun as they had about 45 people there camping as a group. It is funny as I use to go there to hike every summer but it has been a few years since I have made it there, it is a really beautiful place. Any way it was nice to see them back and hopefully they would have a good turnout tonight as I knew our group wouldn’t, to many our out of town.
Well Chris and Cristine played some pool as we waited for more people to arrive. Well it turns out we were right, Roxy showed up a little after 10 and it was just the 4 of us from our group tonight, but we had fun. The other group did a little better as I think they had about 10 so it was still a quiet night.
Heather from the other group showed up and it was good to see her again as it has been several weeks since she has been out. She is always fun and always is glad to see us. It was nice to talk with her for a while. Victoria from their group also was there and we talked with her also. I really like the interaction with the other group and really anyone who is there. I think the more we interact with people the better as it gives them a chance to get to know us.
It was time for Karaoke to start and although it was slow again tonight it was better than last week. Think there were 5 people who sang tonight. They all did great too, Chris sang a song I don’t think I have heard before but he did a good job as always, it was a fun night but would have been better with more girls out. It was about 11:30 when we called it a night as it had been a long day for me. it is always sad to see the night come to an end and have to say goodbye to your friends but I will see them again next week.
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great weekend!
Well Wednesday night and I had the opportunity to go out with my friends and I was really looking forward to it. Now I got home about 5:15 so I had to hurry so I had already decided what I was going to wear, my salmon color top and my short tight black skirt I bout a while ago and still have not worn. I was straight into the shower and then onto my makeup. Now having everything planned out, way to do my makeup and my outfit made it a lot easier as I was ready and out the door by 6:10. Now as I was leaving I thought the skirt may be a little on the short side hut then it was a really nice day and a lot of girls were wearing shorts so I figured I could get away with it.
I got downtown to Fox & Hound and found my parking spot by 6:30. Chris, Roxy, Julie, Cassandra and Cristine were all there so I joined them. Julie, Cassandra and I talked about how we wanted to do our Saturday night dinners. We are planning to start them next month and we have decided the third Saturday of the month as we do the first Saturday at Harvey’s. After this was settled Julie and I talked about my day Monday out shopping as she had read my blog we had a nice conversation. Soon it was 7 and time to walk the couple blocks to House of Louie for dinner, yes we were doing Chinese tonight which is always good. We got there and Kim was already there waiting for us so we had 7 for dinner tonight.
We talked for a little bit to see if any other girls would show up but none did. Cassandra came up with the idea that thought was good that we should post more in the group about helping others come out. Our core group has become so comfortable and relaxed in going out that we may have forgotten about what it was like when we first started going out, even places we knew catered to T-girls and we knew other T-girls would be at we still had the fear of walking in alone so it must be hard to go to some of the places we go now that are just mainstream. We really need to get back to helping everyone become more comfortable in getting out so with that if you are reading my blog and want to go out in Portland and need some help please feel free to contact me. Well we finally ordered dinner and had a nice conversation while we ate. It was just a fun night. It is amazing how fast it went by and soon it was after 9 and they were closing.
We left House of Louie and of course Kim had to leave so we said our goodbyes. The rest of us walked back to CC Slaughters. Julie wanted to stop at the Escape Lounge on Sandy (9004 sandy) as a few of the girls went here the other week and as I had not been there before I told her I would go with her. The rest of the group went into CC Slaughters so we said our goodbyes. Now I knew where 90th and sandy was I just wasn’t 1005 sure how the best way to get to Sandy from downtown was and of course I did not have my GPS so I made a guess and only made 1 wrong turn which only took me a few blocks out of my way so Julie was already there when I got there.
I went in and Julie was at the bar so I joined her. There were maybe 10 other people here. The bartender came over and got me a drink and Julie and I sat and talked. Now this place is bigger than Sweethome and does have a pool table which a few of the customers were using as a runway for their remote controlled helicopters, well really quadcopters as they had 4 propellers. Even the bartender was flying his around the bar. One was really small and fast and when I first saw it I thought there was a bird in the bar. Well I was fascinated by them so I went over and talked with the guys flying them and found out more about them.
Julie and I got back to talking and of course we talked about makeup and nails especially about getting our nails done, Manicures and Pedicures. Turns out we both love doing this. Julie actually has Shellac on her nails all the time and then just put red nail color on when she wants to go out. She even goes to the nail salon as her male self and has them put color on. Anyway I would love to get pedicures and maybe manicures more often but the salon I love and have been going to is about 45 minutes away and that is with no traffic which means I can only do it on Saturdays or if I get lucky and have a day off during the weeks as I would have a hard time after work getting home, dressed and getting to the salon. Now I have found one well actually they are everyplace but I found one that gets great reviews that is less than a ½ mile from my house so it would be very convenient to go to. Now I have always had the rule of never going someplace within 5 miles of where I live but I have been stopping at the gas station right by my house, as a matter of fact will stop there tonight on the way home and no problems. And the nail salon is just across the street. Now I will admit that stopping at a gas station and going into a salon for 45 minutes to an hour is a little different. There is a lot greater risk of running into someone I know here but I am to the point I really don’t care as much. That is not to say I am going to go out to my neighbors and friends and say here I am but I am going to live my life how I want and the way it makes me feel happy. So I think when I am ready for a new pedicure probably in a month or so I am going to try them out.
Well Julie and I were talking when this man came over and asked if we wanted to play pool so I said I would play and Julie would play the winner, his name I think was Michael. Now I had on my 4 inch heels and my short tight black skirt so I was suddenly very conscious when I would bend over to shoot so I was constantly adjusting the skirt hem which I have seen girls do also. Well the first game I made some really good shots including banking the 8 ball in to win. So Julie racked the balls and I played her and I won again. Now 2 games on my feet in the heels and I could feel it besides they were a little sore already from the walking to Fox & Hound, then dinner then back to Fox & Hound and the to the car as all together this was between 6 and 7 blocks of walking.
The 3rd game I again played Michael and it was a good game and again I won by cutting the 8 ball into the side pocket and leaving the cue ball just short of going in the corner pocket, I actually thought I was going to scratch. So I played yet a 4th game against Julie. Now throughout this game the 8 ball was right in front of one of the corner pockets and we both had to get a couple of our balls away from it. Finally Julie and I were both down to our last ball and we knew who ever sunk their first would win as the 8 ball was just balancing on the edge of the pocket so as we shot at our ball the goal was to not leave the other a good shot at their ball. Well it was Julie’s turn and she made a real good shot and cut her ball into the pocket. Well she shot the 8 ball in and as it was just balancing in the edge there was nothing to stop the cue ball and as she hit it straight the cue ball followed it in so I actually won 4 games in a row.
It was a really fun night and the Escape Lounge was a nice place to go. I guess they do Karaoke her on Saturday nights and from what we herd the place is really busy then so maybe we will have to check it out one of these Saturday night. It was almost midnight when Julie and I called it a night. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the one on one time with Julie.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.
Well I had to work this past weekend and so I had Monday off and I figured what better way to spend it than as Susan plus I needed to do a little shopping as I am almost out of my foundation and it is way more fun to buy this as Susan then as my male self. I got up at 8 am and started getting ready and by shortly after 9 I was ready and on my way. I started off at Lloyd Center and was there a little before 10, I parked by Nordstrom’s but several rows out as it looked like others had the same idea I did. It is funny as I didn’t even think about it I just parked and got out of my car and walked towards the door. Now for all the cars outside they were not at all busy so I went right to the cosmetic section and to the MAC counter and there was no one there so I was helped right away.
A young man working the counter asked if I needed help and I told him I needed more foundation but was thinking maybe a shade darker as with summer my skin is a little tan and the foundation I have been using seemed a bit light so he brought his brushes out and we tried a darker shad on my jaw line and found one that looks right, just a little darker. He asked me about the shade of my lipstick and I told him it was just a drugstore brand L’Oreal eternal rose and I waited for him to try to sell me a lipstick but instead he told me it was a great color on me which I agreed. I actually like this color for the day time as it has a nice color but is not overpowering.
Well now it was time to venture out into the mall, something I would not have done a few years back. My first stop was one of the costume jewelry stores. I need to find some new bracelets and maybe a necklace. I think these type of store cater to younger girls as all they had were way too small for me. My next stop was Ross Dress for less to look at dresses. I fund 3 really cute one so off to the dressing room to try them on. 2 of them fit as they are a little stretchy the other was just too tight. So up to the check stand with the 2 that fit.
It was back into the mall and down to ULTA a store that sells nothing but makeup and hair care as I also deeded some eyeliner. So I spent a little while looking at all the different makeup before selecting one and purchasing it. Now it was down to Sears to look at more clothes and shoe, Sears is the opposite end of the mall from Nordstrom’s. I fund a few cute things but not in my size so it was back out into the mall. Just had a relaxing time out window shopping and looking around. I even went into Hallmark and got a birthday card for my mom. It was almost noon and I had been here 2 hours and you know the whole time I was walking around I never really thought about how I was dressed, it was just me out shopping. I walked back to Nordstrom’s and out to my car and decided to go to Clackamas Town Center as I wanted to get a gift card for JC Pennies for my mom.
Now Clackamas is the biggest mall in the area so it would be the most crowded also but I didn’t care. I got there about 12:15 and had to park way out in the parking lot as I parked by Pennies. By now it was almost 85 out so when I got out of my air conditioned car I knew it. By the time I got to the store I was warm and glad to be inside. I looked around inside and then went out into the mall and again it wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be but then it is a Monday.
I stopped at Victoria’s Secret and looked at all their pretty stuff. Not really stuff I could use as the size selection is not that great for the bigger girl but still fun to look around, it is funny as a man I would feel out of place in here but Susan feels right at home. A couple girls asked if I needed any help and to let them know if I did but I told them I was just browsing.
I checked out a few more stores including a couple of the costume jewelry stores but the same issue not big enough. I went into Sears and looked at their clothes and even checked out H&M but didn’t find anything I liked in my size. I spent a couple hours here also just looking and having fun before I left. On the way out of Pennies I got my gift card.
Outside it was warm and when I got to my car it was downright hot inside so I cranked the air conditioner right away before my makeup melted off. I left here and got caught in traffic a car wreck so it took me a little while and so I decided to stop at Cascade Station by the airport. They have a Ross Dress for less here also and my thought was to check them out and then get something to eat and then g to Starbuck’s. Now this is a strip shopping center so all the stores open to the outside. As I was driving around to get into the parking lot I saw a Marshal’s at the end so I decided to check them out so I parked there and went in. I have been to Marshal’s before but never had good luck finding things here I liked and today was no exception.
I left and decided to walk up to Ross, a bad decision as it was almost 90 out now and it was farther then I thought, about half way up the mall and all in the sun so by the time I got there I was really warm and could feel my makeup. It is amazing how easily you sweat when you have on a lot of makeup so I was glad to get inside. I went and looked at the dresses and I found this really cute dress so I went and tried it on. It is just a little tight but it is stretchy so I went ahead and got it. Maybe it will encourage me to lose some weight. Now I had the long walk back to my car which I knew would be really hot inside and I was right. I drove across the parking lot and went to Panda Express as I wanted something I could eat with a fork as to not mess up my lipstick, it is a girl thing. It was about 4:20 when I left here and drove to my favorite Starbuck’s. I haven’t been going here as much anymore as I have just been too busy but today I had the chance.
I got a drink and took care of some work on my computer and e-mails and then updated my blog with today’s adventures. It has been a really good day. Thanks for reading and hope your day was Just as good.
Well it is the first Saturday of August and that means it is girls night out at Harvey’s Comedy club, this is always such a fun night out. I look forward to this night all month. We had 12 of us going tonight so it would be a lot of fun, it would be me, Cassandra, Cristine, Jan, Lynn, Rose, Cassie, Sophia, Lorna, Robyn, Barb, and Laura. Most of us meet at Fox and Hound before so we can have a little social time before the show.
Rose was going and this would be her first trip to Harvey’s, now usually Cassie picks her up but as Cassie would have to drive about 20 minutes past Harvey’s to get her I offered to pick her up as I go almost right past her place on my way. I put her address into my GPS and I was good to go.
I started getting ready about 4:30 as I again wanted to take my time and enjoy the whole getting ready and transforming myself into Susan. I was out the door by 6:15 and following the voice on my GPS right to Rose’s house, I called her when I was about 5 minutes away and she was ready and waiting for me. I picked her up and off we went to downtown Portland. It was only about a 15 minute drive but it was nice to have someone else in the car to talk with. We got to Fox & Hound and they had a big wedding going on just around the corner where I always find parking but not tonight so I had to park about a block further away which was okay as it was a nice evening out.
Cassandra and Cristine were already there, turns out Cassandra has been here since around 3 I guess she just couldn’t wait. Well it wasn’t long and Jan, Lynn, Cassie, Laura, and Barb showed up. We all had a drink and spent an hour or so talking and catching up. It was great to see Laura again, she has not been out for a couple months due to a family issue so we were all glad to see her again and of course we all gave her a big hug as we really are one big family.
About 8:30 we left Fox and Hound and the 9 of us walked the 7 blocks to Harvey’s, even Cristine made the walk which was nice as we all walked a little slower and just had a pleasant stroll on the city streets on this warm evening.
We got to Harvey’s and there were already some people there so we could tell there would be a good crowd tonight. We got 3 tables and talked some more while we waited for the early show to get over.
While we were waiting this group of 2 couples came in and the one girl had this really cute hat on that looked great on her, I knew I had to get a picture with her. Now I have gotten better about talking to people but still hard so while I was looking for the opportunity to approach she came over and told us how awesome we all looked and asked if she could get a picture with us and of course you all know what we said. Her boyfriend took a couple pictures of her with our group and of course I had to get a picture of me with her. Her name was Shelly and she was really awesome. As we were taking the picture she grabbed my hand and relocated it up a little on her.
Well the other show got over and we all went inside and of course Kim had our table all set up and reserved for us. Kim is the best waitress here and always takes great care of us. She greeted us all with hugs and took our orders. Now it was a full house tonight there wasn’t an open seat any place so it was an awesome crowd.
The show started and the MC for the night got up and di his jokes and they were really good. The first comedian was a young female and she was really good but before she started her routine she asked if there was anyone in the place named Shelly and the girl we had met earlier and got pictures with stood up and she asked her to come up on stage with her now we knew this was going to be good. So Shelly went up on stage and of course she asked her who she was with and she pointed to her group and then she asked her why she was here and Shelly told her she was up there to give her boyfriend this ring which she had in her hand and ask him to marry her and the whole place erupted with applause. Her boyfriend got up and went and stood in front of the stage and Shelly got down on one knee and purposed to her boyfriend and he accepted. It was so awesome and everyone cheered for them. What a great way to start a show. Any way the comedian did her act and she was really great.
The headliner came out and he was awesome he did some really good jokes and we were all laughing so hard. They really do have great comedians here and if you are looking for a fun night out you really should go and check out Harvey’s Comedy Club. After the show Kim came to talk to us and say goodnight.
On the way out we stopped and told all the comedians how great they were and thanked them. It was still warm out as we made our walk back to Fox & Hound and for the first time Cassandra was the first to leave but then she is training for the Portland Marathon, it will be her 4th I think anyway earlier today she got up and ran 26 miles as part of her training and did it in under 4 hours which is incredible. We are all so proud of her. The rest of us went into Fox & Hound for a little bit before saying goodbye. Cristine had to wait for her ride to pick her up so Rose and I stayed to wait with her as I was also taking Rose home.
Well about 10 minutes later one of our girls came back seems her car was gone. Now a year or two ago they changed parking downtown of Friday and Saturday nights and between 9 pm and 3 am you cannot drive or park on 3rd between Burnside and Everett and also on couch or Davis between 2dnd and 4th and she had parked on Davis between 3rd and 4th so her car got towed. It took several phone calls and about 20 minutes to track down where her car was. The tow yard they took it to was several miles away so I offered to drive her to get her car so the 3 of us got in my car and off we went. It was under the Freemont Bridge in an industrial area and not the place you would want to be in late at night by yourself male or female.
The 3 of us got out and walked as a group over to the chained fence area and went in. it took about 15 minutes for her to get her car, the cost $180 to the towing company and then she found out she also got a ticket on top of that and I am not sure what that was as she didn’t look at that just put it in her purse. Not a great way to end a fun girl’s night out. We said our goodbyes and she drove off and Rose and I got back in my car and off we went. I drove Rose home and then onward to my house. It was almost 1:30 am when I got home. It was a really fun night.
Thanks for reading