Well it is Friday and I have had a fun week already but I am really looking forward to tonight as I can wear one of my new dresses. This is a not so good picture of me but it is a really cute dress. I have discovered that tight dresses get really short when you sit, my tip for the day. Well I was ready to get in the shower at 5 so I could get out early but got a phone call from a family member and ended up talking for about 30 minutes so now I was going to have to rush just to make it by 7.
Well I was out the door and on my way by 6:45. I got to Sweethome just a little after 7 and the parking lot was full and so was the street. I actually had to park about 12 car lengths up the street which is the farthest I have ever had to park here plus being a tree lined residential street there is really no street lights so it was pretty dark which I guess as it is close to Halloween is fitting but it also made me more aware of my surrounding which is something we should always do anyway.
Well Chris was there playing pool as usual as he always gets here by 6. Jan and Lynn were also here and this is early for them but I was happy as it is good to see them. Lynn is the one I had take my picture. I sat with them for a bit and we talked which is always nice. Well their diner came so I moved over and sat next to Chris and ordered my dinner.
Chris had won his game of pool and was playing another one, seems to be his night for pool. Cassandra showed up which was nice as she has been working a lot lately, it has been several Fridays since she has been out. It was nice to talk to her and we got to hear about her and her wife’s recent trip to Reno, even saw a picture of them of course she was in male mode as Cassandra had to stay home. We also talked about the upcoming Halloween party we are all looking forward to. Cassandra and Peggy open their home and put on the best Halloween party. Peggy spends the whole month of October and many hours decorating their home so it looks just perfect and it always does. We also talked about Diva Las Vegas next year as we are all looking forward to it.
Roxy and Cristine both showed up so we had a pretty good turnout tonight. Craig from the other group came over and showed us his hair cut I am assuming for Halloween. He shaved the top part of his head and just left the hair around the side. Can’t remember who he said he was supposed to look like but it kind of reminds me of the lollipop kids in the Wizard of Oz without the curls on top. It was a really interesting look to say the least.
It was actually pretty busy here tonight, they had a good crowd which always makes it more fun. Well Karaoke started and of course Chris and Lynn both sang from our group and did great as did all the people.
Diane also showed up and she looked a little different than she did when I saw her yesterday while I was shopping at Sears. It is still funny that I ran into Rose and her in her male mode while out shopping. Much better then running into someone who only knows my male side. It was just a fun night out with friends and it really wasn’t what we did but the fact we were together that makes it such a fun night
Well girls left and by 11:30 it was just Diane and me left from our group. We sat and talked for a while and got to know each other better which is always nice and of course we listened to some more Karaoke. It was just a fun night. It was after midnight when we called it a night. What a great way to start the weekend.
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Well Thursday night after a day of shopping I was meeting Stefia for dinner. I was just finishing up my blog about shopping today at a Starbuck’s in the mall when Stefia arrive. It was great to see her again. We still hadn’t decided where we were going for dinner. Well turns out Gina was also going to be out tonight and wanted to join us which was a great idea. I have met her ones or twice before but a couple years back so it would be nice to see her again. Since we were at Clackamas Town Center we decided to meet for dinner at California Pizza which is here at the mall at 7:15 so Gina would have time to get here which left Stefia and I about 40 minutes to kill and what better way than a little more shopping.
We walked down the mall to Macy’s which I have never really shopped at as they are a higher end store like Nordstrom’s well it turns out they have markdown racks too, who knew. What a great deal, better quality clothes and markdown prices. Well Stefia shops here a lot as she knew just where to go. They had several racks marked 50 to 70 % off and then on the sign you got an extra 30% off that price at the register. I found this really cute ¼ sleeve black and white top that was really long, I could almost use it as a really short dress well maybe if I was 2 inches shorter and I also found a really cute black and white dress and both were $20.99 and I got another 30% off at the register so I had to buy them. They were actually cheaper than the dresses I bought at Ross.
Well it was time to go meet Gina so we walked out of Macy’s and across an open air promenade to California Pizza and Gina was already there. It was great to see her again. Well we got a booth and started talking which is always fun. Our waiter actually came back 4 times before we were ready to order. Now we were talking about dessert already so I decided I would be good so I ordered a Caesar salad with grilled chicken, I actually ordered the half salad which turned out to be a full size plate, so glad I didn’t order the full salad.
We had a lovely dinner and great conversation. It was great to catch up with Stefia and Gina. I really like this type of outings as you get some really good quality time to talk with no distractions. Well after we were done Gina asked our waiter if he would take a picture of us and he was only too happy to so we all got our cameras out. We got some really cute pictures but I think this was the best. From left to right is Stefia, Gina and Susan.
Well now we had the big decision, dessert, where did we want to go. Now this is a big choice so we took a few minutes discussing it and then finally decided to walk next door to Dave and Busters BBQ so Gina could see the inside and check out their dessert menu. Well we walked around only to find they weren’t open. It looks like they are still finishing up building it. so we had to go to plan B which was to go to Claim Jumpers which is over across the parking lot so Gina drove over as she parked by California Pizza and Stefia and I walked back through Macy’s to our car and then we drove over so we would be closer after all it was 9:45 and dark out.
We went in and sat at a booth in the bar. Gina ordered a drink and it was such a cute drink we all took pictures with it which was Gina’s idea and they came out cute. I am not sure what it was maybe a Kahlua but if it tasted as good as it looked then it was wonderful.
Now we had the hard choice of what to order for dessert, they have an awesome dessert menu here so we took our time. Now as the items that Gina and Stefia had ordered at California Pizza were just as big as my salad and we were all a little full we decided to order 2 deserts to split between the 3 of us.
After a little though we settled on a Carrot cake and the Italian Lemon cake. Our waitress brought us the desert and 3 plates. The pieces of cake were huge. There is no way I could have eaten a whole piece by myself so we made the right choice to split.
Now I love Lemon cake but have never been a big fan of Carrot cake as I find them dry at least the ones I have had before. The Carrot cake here was really good, it was moist and had a great taste. Well we each cut off a piece of each cake and still had some left for someone to have seconds, and of course we took a couple more pictures with us with our desserts. We should have gotten a picture of them before we cut them up.
Well we sat and talked some more as we enjoyed our desserts which was nice as we got to know each other better. That is one of the harder things about this as we are still guarded about who we really are so it is nice when you reach that point of trust where you feel you can open up about who you are. I really have met so many wonderful people and have become so comfortable as Susan that now I feel I don’t have to separate the two sides. I can be more of a complete whole person with them.
It is amazing how much fun we had just talking and how fast the time pasted. Soon we looked around and we were the only ones still there as a matter of fact they had people vacuuming on the far side of the restaurant. It was time for our night to come to an end which is always sad.
Gina picked up the bill for Dessert which was nice of her, Thank Gina. Well of course we had to have at least one more group picture so Gina got our waitress to take a couple more pictures of us. Now remember at this point I have been out as Susan for over 12 hours with no touchups to my makeup other than a little powder so I am pretty happy with the way I look. Then we headed out, Stefia set her camera up at the front. She has an app on her cell phone that can control her camera so we all posed and he used her phone to take the pictures. We must have taken 10 pictures in the lobby.
It was 10:45 when we left the restaurant and the funny thing is when we left they locked the door behind us so we closed them down. Really it was awesome of them to let us sit there and talk while they were actually closed and cleaning up instead of asking us to leave. I have to give them a big thumbs up.
So here is my review, both California Pizza and Claim Jumpers are awesome places to go. Good food and wonderful staff. What a wonderful evening I had with two wonderful ladies I am glad to have as friends.
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Well I had all day Thursday free and I was going shopping again and my plan was to be up by 7:30 and out the door by 9 but just as it was Tuesday that didn’t happen. After being out so late last night I didn’t roll out of bed till a little after 9 so by the time I was ready it was 10:45, just a little later than I planned.
Now I chose to wear my new black skirt I bought Tuesday as it is very cute and I can actually pull it up higher if I want it shorter or wear it low so it is just above my knees which is how it is today and I also decided to wear my boots with the heels. Now I was on my way and my first stop was Lloyd Center. Now as I parked I kind of had second thoughts about the skirt and boots but it was too late now. I parked by Nordstrom’s and in I went. As I walked in the door walking towards me was another lady in a black Skirt, grey top and boots with heels so I wasn’t the only lady dressed this way. Actually as I went through the mall I saw several woman in skirts with heeled boots so I guess this is how woman go shopping.
Well my first stop was the MAC counter as I needed more foundation plus shopping the cosmetic counter is always fun. A young man working there asked me if he could help me so I told him the foundation I needed, Studio Fix NW30. We chatted for a bit while he rung me up. They are still planning on closing this store after the first of the year which is sad as I have been coming here for a few years now and it is just so convenient but there are other Nordstrom’s around so I will be fine.
With my first and most important purchase taken care of it was out into the mall. Now I needed a birthday card and a gift for a family member and what better way to shop then as Susan, I did this last Christmas also. I have to wonder what they would think if they knew I bought their gifts as Susan. Well I went to Hallmark and got a birthday card and then n down the mall.
I stopped at Marshalls at the other end of the mall and looked around but didn’t see anything I liked so I went next door to Sears to look around as I usually find some cute things here on their markdown racks. As I was looking and not paying attention to who was around me as I have gotten pretty comfortable out I heard a voice say is that Susan. Now there was a brief panic as I looked up and I don’t know why it’s not like it was my male name. Any way there was Rose and Diane, Diane in male mode. Turns out they were going to the movies across the street ad had bought their tickets but had to wait so they walked across to Sear. Well it was a nice surprise to see them and we talked for a few minutes before they had to leave. Well I looked around a little more but didn’t find anything I wanted so I left and back out into the mall.
I stopped at a store that sells DVD’s I think it was called Suncoast Movie and looked around. I bought a 2nd season TV series as a gift and then I was on my way back through the mall. I stopped at Ross Dress for less but there selection of dresses in my size was almost nothing, I guess there have been some other bigger size girls shopping here lately. I stopped at the food court long enough to get a drink as I was thirsty, seems they keep the heat up in this mall. I walked back through the mall to Nordstrom’s and out to my car and onto the next destination.
I went to Cascade Station by the airport, my first stop was the Ross Dress for less here. Now it was really raining here with some thunder and lightning thrown in so I got out my pink umbrella and off I went. Now I have always found something cute and in my size here and today was no exception. I found 2 cute dresses so I tried them on and they fit, just a little tight but really cute so I was happy. I drove across the parking lot and went to the Starbucks here for a warm drink and of course took a break and wrote my blog for last night.
It was after 3 when I left here and went to Kohl’s on 102nd street to look around. A few months ago when I was at Kohl’s and I actually saw this at 3 of them they had this really cute wallet that had a pocket for a cell phone and was no bigger than the old wallet I have now but it also had a wrist strap so you could use it as a small purse also and it was like $15. I almost bought it but didn’t and I wish I had as I looked here plus a few other Kohl’s since then and haven’t see it again. They had some cute things but nothing I wanted in my size.
I left there and made my way to Clackamas Town Center as that is where I am meeting Stefia at 6:30. Now I also wanted to go into JC Pennies as they have a really good dress selection. They had some really cute ones and they were on sale. There was this form fitting red dress that was really cute but they only went up to size 14 and I knew there was no way I would fit into it. Well I walked around and wound up in the Intimate apparel. Now they had a sale on waist nippers and included a buy one get one half off so I thought that might help as I haven’t seemed to lose any weight. I asked the lady working here how you tell what size you need. She just smiled and said the best way is to try them on and see which fits best. Well that was good enough for me. I took 2 sizes and into the fitting room to try them. Now I have gone into woman’s dressing rooms before but going into the one in the intimate apparel section this was a first. I found one that fit and actually gave me a little bit of curves so I was happy. I bought a black one and a beige one.
Now I drove around front and found they had a Starbuck’s just inside the mall so I figured I would get a drink and wait for Stefia. So I spent some time doing my blog and answering e-mails. Stefia showed up and now we are off for Dinner.
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Well Wednesday night I had the chance to go out for dinner with my friends. Now the weather today has been really nasty cool and raining hard all day but I was still going out. The drive downtown was slow because of the weather but I got there right at 7 and as luck would be it had pretty much quit raining just a light mist so I timed it perfectly. I didn’t even need my umbrella for the block walk to Fox & Hound.
Chris and Roxy were the only ones from our group here so far so I joined them at the bar. It was good to see them and we talked for a little bit mostly about where we wanted to have dinner. We decided on Hobo’s which was fine with me as I have not been there in several years. We waited for about 15 minutes to see if anyone else would show up but no one did so it was just the 3 of us.
We left and walked around the corner to Hobo’s and our luck was still with us, no rain. Hobo’s was pretty much empty so we had our choice of tables so we picked one towards the front in case any other girls showed up they would see us as I had posted to the group where we were eating. Well no one else showed up so I was just the 3 of us. It is funny as I felt a little like the third wheel tonight as Chris and Roxy are a couple. We did have a nice meal and good conversation.
It was a little before 9 when we left and walked back over to CC Slaughters and again the rain had stopped for our walk. CC’s was also really slow maybe 5 other people there. We went back to the pool table and there were 2 guys playing pool. We sat down at a table next to theirs where a young lady was sitting, it was her boyfriend and his friend playing pool. Well we started talking and they were all really nice. Her name was Taylor and her boyfriend was Tanner and of course his friend Peter, yes I remembered all 3. Well Chris played pool with them but lost but he had a good time.
Darla showed up as she was in town. Seems she comes to Portland every 3 months for business and it is always on a Wednesday which works out as she can come out with the group. I actually met her 3 months ago but she was in male mode that night. It was nice to meet her female side. Well Chris and Roxy left so Darla and I sat and talked.
Well Joan showed up which was nice as she is always so much fun, she is always so happy and positive and that is wonderful. I introduced her to Darla and the 3 of us sat and talked for a while. A few more people had come in now and the group we were sitting buy had a few more friends show up so they went into the Rainbow room where it is a little less loud so they could talk.
Jamie also showed up, I just looked around and there she was. She was with two other people and they looked familiar but I just couldn’t place them till Jamie asked me if I recognized Marla who was in male node. Now as soon as she said her name I did and of course the other lady was her girlfriend. Of course as soon as I started talking with Marla I knew her voice. I introduced them all to Darla and we all talked for a while. It was great to see them all again as it has been a while.
Darla put some money on the pool table to play and we ended up playing doubles, Darla and me against a man and woman who had been playing for a while as they were really good. Well I did make a couple good shots but in the end we both missed our 8 ball shots which allowed them to win. They were leaving so they let us have the table so Darla and Jamie played a game of pool which Jamie won.
It was a fun night and I stayed out till 12:30 which was way later then I planned. I should have gotten a picture with Darla but didn’t think of it. I did take one selfie at Hobo’s which didn’t turn out really well but I will share, just make it smaller.
It was a fun night but now I am looking forward to tomorrow as I get to spend the day as Susan. More shopping and then going to meet Stefia for dinner. Should be a lot of fun.
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Well I had the whole day free today and I thought what better way to spend it than as Susan and of course that means going someplace as I didn’t want to just sit at home. So of course what could I do that would take most of the day, shopping of course. Well my plan was to be up by 7:30 and on the road by 9 well we all know that didn’t happen. It was almost 8 when I rolled out of bed and by the time I was ready it was 9:40 as Susan does take longer to get ready especially in the morning.
Well I decided my first stop would be Kohl’s just off Hwy 217. I like Kohl’s and there prices are not bad. I got there just a little after 10 and went in. I started looking at their dresses which they didn’t have many and of course all their clothes. I even checked out their purses, interment apparel, makeup and jewelry. I didn’t see anything I really liked so I left.
My next stop was Burlington coat which is also just off Hwy 217. I looked at shoes first as I have gotten a couple pairs here that I liked. They had 2 pairs I really liked but they were both narrow and just wouldn’t fit so I went to the clothes section. They had a few dresses but all just 1 or 2 sizes too small for me. I did find a really cute black skirt that looked like it would fit so I went and tried it on and it did so I just had to buy it plus it was only $12 so I really couldn’t go wrong.
As I was leaving the parking lot I noticed just up the street was a Ross Dress for Less so I went there next. I looked around till I found their dresses, they tend to have one of the better dresses selections around. Well I found 2 really cute dresses that were my size so off to the dressing room to try them on. Both fit me well and this time I really looked. The last time I bought a couple dresses here I only looked at how they fit in my shoulders as that is always where I have issues. Well it turns out when I wore them they are well really short especially when I sit. These are better as they come down to mid-thigh. So up to the check out to buy the dresses, well they only had one cashier so I had to stand in line which really doesn’t bother me anymore. So far it has been a good day.
I left here and it was almost 12:30 and I was a little hungry but all I really wanted was a snack so I found a Starbucks out by streets of Tanasbourne as that is where I am I going shopping nest. Now I have been to this Starbuck’s once before but it has been a couple years. I got a Danish and a hot chocolate and of course I have my computer so I took care of some e-mails and then spent a little while surfing the net. Well I also had to get a picture so I tried a couple selfie’s in the car. Still not good at it but this was the best one. Well time to get back to shopping as I have a couple more stores I want to hit before I head home.
Well I drove to a shopping center just off Hwy 26 at 185th as there are several store there including a Target, Ross and DSW shoes. I thought about going into Target but decided to go right for Ross Dress for Less. I actually parked between Ross 7 DSW as I plan on going to both.
I went into Ross and they were pretty busy but I made my way back to the racks of dresses. They had a really good selection and I found 2 really cute one, a maroon lace one and a red and black and both the right size, same as the ones I bought earlier but I still went to the dressing room to try them on and it was a good thing. Even though they were the same size they were way too small. One I couldn’t even begin to get on. Wow how can a woman’s dress size very so much. One reason I don’t buy stuff online. I was disappointed as they were really cute and it was not that I could fit in them if I lost some weight it was all in my shoulders.
Well I left and walked next door to DSW. Now this is really a good shoe store and they have a huge selection and the prices are fair. One of the sales man asked if he could help me find anything and I told him I was just looking so he said let him know if I needed anything which was nice. As I was looking I found this really cute pair of open toe 4″ spiked heels, they were awesome. Now they had a size 11 and a size 10 so I was thinking I had it made. Well the 10’s were just too tight and the 11 to lose and as they had no straps they just slipped on I was out of luck. Of course I did try both twice to make sure.
Well it was almost 4 now so I decided to head towards home as I was going to be in rush hour traffic now. Traffic really wasn’t that bad and I was where I wanted to be by 4:15 and I was hungry so I stopped at a Panda Express. I like them as they are a little healthier than a burger plus I can eat it with a fork as not to mess up my lipstick. There were only a few people inside eating, most were going through the drive through so I didn’t have to wait to be helped. I got my food and sat down and had a nice dinner. As I was leaving a nice man held the door open for me, I am sure he knew I was a t-girl but he still treated me like a lady which was nice.
Now I had one last stop, Starbuck’s I have to go past my favorite Starbuck’s which Julie texted me closed and they moved across the street so I figured why not stop and check it out. Well it did move about 3 weeks ago and it is really nice and twice as big and has a drive through so now instead of just 2 people working here they had 5. They did a really nice job the only thing that is not great is most of their tables have stools with no backs. They do have like 3 tables with chairs and on the far wall a few more tables with a bench along the wall and chairs on the other side. The bench is nice but too deep as you cannot lean back and still reach the table. They are a lot busier though.
Okay one other selfie that wasn’t too bad. Well it was a fun day but as always it hast to come to an end. I spent maybe an hour at Starbuck’s before heading home. What a fun day.
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Well it has been a busy week and I have been working late every day so I was really looking forward to Friday and the end of the week. It was almost 6 when I got home so I knew it would be a rush to get ready tonight. It was straight into a shower and then onto my makeup. I did rush a little but took my time on my eyes as that is important. I was ready and out the door by 7.
I got there a little before 7:30 and found a parking spot right in front. Chris and Cristine were already here which I knew they would be as I was late. Chris had his computer out as he gets here early, usually be 5 or 5:30 as he comes right from work. Yes he doesn’t have to go home and change.
It was kind of quiet but as the other group was celebrating all their October birthdays tonight I figured they would have a good turnout but it would be later. Jodi was here tonight, she Bartends on Saturday and is awesome, she usually leaves about the time we are getting here but tonight she stayed the whole night which was nice. I got to talk with her for a bit. She played several games of pool and won most of them, she even beet Chris once.
A couple came over and talked with us, I can’t remember their name for sure but I think it was Rachel and Bill, but they were really nice, she told me how beautiful I was which always makes my night. They spent most of their night playing video poker which was just over the half wall from our table. Every time they would go to the bar to get a drink they would stop and talk with us. Roxy also showed up so we had 4 of us from our group tonight.
Shyrl from the other group came over and talked with us for a while. She hasn’t been able to make it here for a few weeks so she was really glad to be here tonight. She was telling us about the birthdays in their group and all the activities they have going on, sounds like they have a few more weeks before their whole group will be back here on a regular basis. They really are nice and such a fun group.
Another girl from there group came over and talked with us, I think her name was Angela. She also told me how great I looked and loved my eyes which made me feel good. I have really been working on getting the Smokey eye makeup look right. I think I am getting better but still not totally satisfied with it but this makes me feel like I am almost there. We talked about makeup for a bit and how I did the eye makeup, I still think it is funny to be sitting in a bar and talking makeup but I enjoy it. She also told me what great cheekbones I have, and I will admit I am blessed with nice cheekbones, probably one best feminine feature. I gave her some tips on contouring to help bring out ones cheekbones.
Laura Mims also showed up, she is actually the lead singer in a local group here on Portland, Laura Mims and tin whiskers. She loves to sing and is really good. She stopped and gave us all a hug and talked with us for a while. She is really nice so I was glad she made it out as it has been a while. She asked what we were singing and Chris told her his songs, he was going to do some Pink Floyd songs tonight, I told her I was too afraid to go up there by myself and the only way I sing is with someone else. She told me we should sing together and I said I would so she went up and put our names on the list.
Well Karaoke started and of course Chris was one of the first to sing and did great. There really are some good singers here. Laura went up and sang a song and was wonderful and of course the other group had several people that sang and all did great and even the few that were not well the best they still got up and sang and had fun. Well it was getting late and Roxy and Cristine left so it was just Chris and I left from our group and Chris was going to leave after his next song. I was also thinking I would leave.
Well Laura and my name were called to sing and I was a little nervous. Now I have sang a few times with others here but the song Laura picked out was a duet which means she sings one par and I sing the other. The song was “Summer Nights” from the movie Grease. Luckily I love the movie and I know the song which helped. Now Laura sang much better than I did but I think I did okay.
Well when we were done I thanked her and told her I actually had fun. She said she would come up with another song we could sing next time she was here. I am actually looking forward to it as it was fun. Who knows maybe someday I will sing by myself.
Chris sang his song and then it was time to leave. I went up and paid my bill and then said goodnight to my friends here and left. It really was a fun night and a great way to start a weekend. I am looking forward to next week as I plan on getting out several days and doing some shopping. I still haven’t figured out a Halloween costume yet and that is only a couple weeks away.
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Well it is Wednesday night and I have the chance to go out as I don’t have to get up as early tomorrow and I was looking forward to it, I haven’t been out on Wednesday night since August. I got downtown before 7, parked and walked the block to Fox & Hound. Chris, Roxy, Cristine and Julie were there. It was great to see Julie again as it has been a while. She gets out mostly on Wednesday while I get out mostly on Friday.
We chatted for a bit before we decided to walk over to House of Louie for dinner. I actually like going out and walking around even if it’s only a couple blocks. We got to House of Louie and it was empty so we had our choice of tables and of course. Of course just a few minutes after we got there two other small groups came in so we were not the only ones there.
We had a nice dinner and good conversation and I got a chance to talk with Julie. We talked a lot about Diva Las Vegas next year. The hotel we have stayed at has or is changing their name again the end of the month. It will now be called the LINQ so in the last 3 years it has gone from the Imperial Palace, to the Quad and now the LINQ as they are just finishing a complete remodel. We are all excited about it as we have had so much fun the last few years.
Well about 8:40 we left and walked over to CC Slaughters, Dee and Rachel were there they were talking to a couple that was there also, there names were Sherry and Richard and they were really nice, Sherry was taking more pictures then us which so of course I had to get some pictures with her. This is our group with someone in a costume and we still don’t know who she is. But from left to right is Kitty in guy mode, Cristine in front of her, girl in costume, Sherry, Julie, Me and Rachel
Another girl showed up named Helen, seems she has come out several times on Wednesday nights so the other girls knew her. We introduced our selves and talked for a bit, she seems really nice and had on this really cute black and white dress. Diane also showed up, she has not been out for a while as she was in a car wreck but it was good to see her out again and to talk with her.
Julie and I played a game of pool and I won using my great strategy, I let her sink all her balls so there was nothing in my way to sink mine at least this is what Julie thought and I was happy with that as it sounds better then I just couldn’t sink a ball. Even with that I won because she missed her 8 ball shot and left me an easy shot but a win is a win. After that I played doubles with 3 guys. My partner was Curtis and he was really nice and he actually made some good shot so we won in the end so I had a pretty good night playing pool.
Now I had to get one picture with Sherry as she really was fun. I actually has her stand up on a step so I wasn’t so much taller than her. Most of our group had left by now but we were still having fun. Bo one of the Drag Queens that is the host here came over and played pool also and talked with us. She is really nice and always fun to talk with.
Well it was time for Sherry and Richard to leave so I asked if I could post our picture on Facebook and my blog and she said sure but she wouldn’t see it as she didn’t know my Facebook name so I gave her one of my business cards I made up with all my info on so she could find me. They were really a nice couple to hang out with.
Well it was about 11 pm when I called it a night. Julie and I both left together and walked to the corner before we went our separate ways. I had about a block to walk by myself but I was fine of course I pay attention to who is around which I would do even in boy mode. It was a really fun night, I will have to try to get out more on Wednesday nights.
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Well it has been another long week for my male self, things keep coming up that interfere with my Susan time so I was really looking forward to tonight and getting all dressed up. It is funny how something as simple as doing my makeup and getting ready can be so much fun and enjoyable, I know lots of woman that think otherwise and maybe if I had been doing makeup since I was a teenager and doing it every day maybe and that is a big maybe I would feel different, but when you only get to do it part of the time and it is something you are looking forward to it becomes special. Any way I started getting ready a little before 5 so I could take my time and enjoy myself plus maybe I could get out a little early which of course didn’t happen.
I was already about 6:45, the only issue was the neighbor boy was outside shooting baskets in the street. Well a few years ago this would have terrified me and I would have sat in the house till it was dark and he went inside or at least taken my wig off and put a coat on over my dress and did the best to not let him see my face but tonight I just got in the car and drove off. Now I will say as he saw me pull out he walked to the curb so part of the time he was facing away from me so he may not have gotten a good look but the important thing was I was out and on my way.
I got there just a little after 7 and it looked really busy, the parking lot was full and I had to park about a half block upon the street, it has been a long time since I have had to park that far away. I got inside and they really weren’t that busy for all the cars outside. Anyway Samantha and Chris were both there, Samantha had e-mailed me as she was in town for the day and wanted to know if we would be out tonight. Which we are every Friday but still I good to check, if I was driving 2 hours to go out I would also want to make sure where and if the group would be out.
It was good to see Samantha again and she will be back in a couple more weeks also as she has to come back to Portland to get her fishing reel she is having some work done on. Yes she brought it up a couple weeks ago and dropped it off as Samantha so she will pick it up that way also. Funny how the more we go out the more confident we get and the more natural we feel. It was nice to get to talk with her though.
It wasn’t long and Lilly showed up, I knew she was coming tonight as she messaged me on Facebook as she was getting ready, we were both doing are nails at the same time. She has a farther drive though. It was nice she could make it out again, she is our group’s newest member. Her wife is supportive of her dressing which makes it easier for her to get out, her wife has actually came out with her a couple times also.
Cristine also showed up a little later than normal, she got caught in traffic tonight so we had a smaller group than normal even Roxy was able to come out for a while after she got off work so there were 6 of us but still fun. Chris played a few games of pool and won most. The bar was a little slower tonight as the other group that comes for Karaoke had another event going on out of town so only a few of them made it.
We talked for a while and had a great time, even talked about Halloween and our Halloween party which is fast approaching. I need to really start thinking of a costume for this year. I am trying to figure out if I should just buy on or try to create one on my own, but either way I am running out of time. I guess in a way it was easier a few years back when being Susan was my costume but as Susan has become such a normal part of my life now I need a female costume and yes I prefer the cute ones.
Well one of the ladies we met last week was here again tonight and came over and talked with us, and of course we couldn’t remember her name nor could she remember ours so we reintroduced ourselves, her name is Peggy so hopefully I will remember it.
Well about 9:45 they set up the Karaoke and a few of the other group showed up so we had several people who sang including Chris who did a good job as always. One of the girls in the bar got Mark the Karaoke host to sing Achy breaky heart and he did a great job and most of the bar was singing with him.
It was a fun night and as always it had to come to an end, by 11:30 it was just Chris and I so Chris played one more game of pool and then we paid our bills and called it a night. It was a little after midnight when I got home, what a great way to start a weekend.
Well it is Saturday night and our group’s night out at Harvey’s Comedy club. Now we had 14 sign up to go so a little smaller group than normal but it would still be fun. Now some of us meet at Fox & Hound first and as Cassandra would not be going tonight as she is running the Portland Marathon tomorrow and has to be up early I started getting ready at 4:30 as I wanted to be ready to leave by no later than 6 so I could be there by 6:30.
I was ready to leave a little before 6 and as it only take 25 minutes I was right on schedule or at least that is what I thought. Turns out they had a really bad accident on the freeway and it was shut down which I didn’t know and I got caught in it. Turns out it took me a little over an hour to get there so I got there right at 7, of course there is a bright side as because it was after 7 I didn’t have to pay for parking. Now I normally always find parking on Everett but they had a wedding going on down there so I had to park further down 2nd so I had a 2 block walk but it was a nice sunny day and I enjoyed it.
I got to Fox & Hound and I was the first one there so I got a drink. I also set Lynn a text about the freeway so she could find an alternative route. Cristine showed up so we got a table to wait for the rest of the girls that show up early. Lynn and barb both showed up so there were 4 of us now. We all had a drink and talked waiting to see if anyone else would show up. Well about 8:20 the 4 of us left and walked over to Harvey’s, it’s a 7 block walk but it was a nice warm night and a good night for a walk, plus I wore my boots with 3″ heels so walking was easy.
We got to Harvey’s about 8:30 and there were only a few other people there and only Jan from our group so we got a table to wait for the show. Jeanie, Amy, Sophie, and Lorna showed up so we were up to 9. Kim our favorite came out and talked with us and to see how many we had. I told her to plan on 10 as that is what it was looking like.
More people came in and soon it was packed in the lounge with people waiting for the late show. About 9:20 I walked out and got our tickets. Well it was finally time for us to go into the show room and for some reason it was really slow going in. there was one big group of about 25 they were trying to get together. Well we finally got in Kim came and got us and brought us through the line so we got to walk by everyone. It was great she was here tonight as she was off last month when we were here.
The show finally started and the MC for the night was actually really good. Now the Headliner tonight is Dante Rusciolli who we have seen before and the opening comedian is Rebekah Kochan, turns out Rebekah is Dante’s girlfriend. Well Rebekah was the first to perform and she was really good, well worth seeing. Dante was next and he was awesome as always. If you get a chance to see them you really should.
We had a great time and as always it went to fast and soon the show was over. Kim came over and sat and talked with us for a while which was really nice and of course gave us all hugs as we left. Well after the show we walked through the Lounge as Dante and Rebekah were out there celebrating as it was also Dante’s birthday weekend. As we walked in Rebekah came over and hugged us all and thanked us for coming and so did Dante which made us feel good. We ended up staying and talking with them for maybe 15 minutes. Rebekah told me how much she liked my hair and soon she was showing us some pictures of her from a movie she did where she wore a long red wig. It was just a really fun night.
Well we left and walked back towards Fox & Hound where we had parked, it was still nice out so I was enjoying the walk. We got back by Fox and Hound and said our goodbyes and I walked to my car, it is amazing how at ease I am walking around. As I was getting into my car another car with 2 guys in it pulled in nest to mine. I was started my car and looked over and they were waving at me so I waved back. The driver actually blew me a kiss. I just waved again and backed out and drove off but I was thinking. I have had guys hit on me before but that was in person and I am sure they knew I was a t-girl. Now it was dark here and I am sure they didn’t get a good enough look to tell that so I am thinking they thought I was a GG. If that is true I wonder what they would have thought had they found out.
It was a really fun night. Now I need to start thinking about Halloween which is less than a month away and I need to come up with a costume. Any way thanks for reading.
Well it is the first Friday of October and I was ready for a fun night out as I worked a lot of extra hours this week. My goal was to get out early so I started getting ready a little before 5. I did my makeup and it looked good as I spent extra time on my eyes doing the Smokey eye look and it came out really good so I am getting better. I was all ready by 6:15 and out the door, now with leaving a little earlier I hit more traffic so I got to Sweethome about 6:40.
Chris and Cristine were both there already with their computers out so I got mine out too. The 3 of us chatted while we were each online doing things, I was catching up with e-mails and Facebook. It is funny as I went through some of my contacts and think back on them. Some I have never met in person and only know them by their female names and yet feel they are close friends. Some I have not seen in years and wonder how they are doing, the good and the bad about online friends, you can be friends with people you have never met from all over the world which is great but if you lose contact through the internet you can never find out what happened. I started going out because of a wonderful friend I made online named Alice in the early days of Susan she really helped me get out and meet people some of whom are my best friends now. I guess I just want to thank all the people in Susan’s life, you have all in some way big or small helped shape Susan into the young lady she is. I guess the biggest advice I can give to other t-girls out there is find some friends who will support you as that is what true happiness is. Well back to my Friday night out.
Now I have had men hit on me before and offer to buy me a drink which is the one part of being Susan I am not comfortable with as I have no interest in men but tonight I had the most straight forward man hit on me. he walked over and told me I was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen which hast to make you feel great as what lady does not like to hear that especially after making the extra effort getting ready. I thanked him and told him as flattered as I was I was not interested trying to be polite. He then leaned in and whispered in my ear about himself and what he could do and well let’s just say things a lady would never repeat or put in a blog. I am sure I was turning red even under my makeup. I again thanked him but politely said I was not interested at which point he again told me how beautiful I was and then walked off. Now I know how woman feel sometimes.
Now we had one of our biggest nights out at Sweethome in a long time so I am going to just try and name them all at once and hope this poor blonde doesn’t forget anyone. Chris, Cristine, Cassandra, Jan, Lynn, Lilly, Petra, Michelle, Laura, Joan, Alicia, Robyn, & Victoria so we had at least 14 of us here.
Laura came up to Portland for a couple days as she had some vacation time and she is spending it as Laura, how fun is that. I am trying to talk her into going to Diva Las Vegas next year and she is seriously thinking about it. I think she would have a blast as every year we have gone has been so much fun. I got a chance to talk with her a lot tonight and learn more about her which is always a fun night.
Lilly also came out tonight by herself as her wife has to work early Saturday. It was nice to see her again. She is one of our newest members and this was her 3rd night out with the group. As with all of us her male life has interfered with her female side but that happens in life and we need to make adjustments as it is our male sides that allow us to enjoy and support our female side. Lilly, Laura and I talked for quite a while.
Now there was a girl at the bar with her boyfriend and she thought we were awesome and came over to get a picture with us. I bet she took at least 25 pictures with us on her phone and of curse f she was getting pictures with us I had to get one with her. She even had her boyfriend take some group pictures with all of us. She was trying to get a picture of her boyfriend with us and he was not too sure so I went over and put my arm around him so she could get a picture and he got a big smile on his face and turned a little red. She was really fun and we talked with her for a little while.
Alicia also made it out tonight, she has been really busy with her work and family so she has not been out in a while as the summer months keep her busy. I hope now that it is the fall things will slow down for her and she can get out more. Her wife is supportive but she has 2 kids which don’t know so she has to go to Victoria Sinclair’s over the Rainbow to dress before she come out, she would love to tell her children so she could just dress at home but that is a big step. By the way Over the Rainbow is a transgender service here in the Portland metro area that does transformations for transgender and they even have a bed and breakfast and storage spaces you can rent to keep your female stuff in and you can go there to change. It was nice to spend time with her again.
There were some girls and guys at the bar and Cassandra started talking to them at first but soon a few of them were talking to us and really curious about us. Like always you relate to people based on what you know, one of the girls thought we were all drag queens. We had a good conversation and explained the difference between the different groups in the transgender community which our group is really blessed with as we do have members from every part of the community so we are very diverse. The one was so cute as she would ask a question and always ad I am sorry I don’t want to offend you. Now this is how I feel and am sure most of our group feels the same. As long as you are sincere and honest and really interested in knowing about the transgender community I am not going to take offence if you word something wrong, this is how we learn. Now if you are doing it to be negative or put me down then I would. I realize that most people have never met a t-girl before and really have no idea about us and talking to them and answering questions is how we bridge this gap.
Well Karaoke started and we had a fun night, Chris and Lynn both sang, by 11:30 our group was getting smaller. I got a chance to talk with Joan a little, she is really a fun lady and always has a joke or two. It was about 12:30 and it was down to just Laura, Chris and I left from our group. We all paid our bills, while I was paying mine the one girl I had talked to earlier and answered questions was at the bar getting a drink, she even offered to buy me a drink which was sweet. She invited me to come join her and her table, she was here with her friend and their boyfriends all of whom we had talked to earlier. I thanked her but it was late and I had been up since 4 am and was really tired at this point so I told her maybe next time.
It was a really great night out so many friends and we talked with several people who had not met a t-girl before which always make the night good.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.