Well Saturday night and time for some fun at Harvey’s Comedy Club. This is always a fun night out with the girls and I have really been looking forward to it as the last time I was able to go to Harvey’s was in November. Way to long. Well earlier in the day Samantha text me to see if I was going and if so could I give her, Coley and their boyfriends a ride which I said I could. I told her I would pick them up at 6:30ish. I was actually stopping at Staples to get black in this time for my printer.
I got to Staples at Cascade Station about 6:15 and yes I realized I was overdressed for shopping but it was really just a quick stop which I could have done the next day as my male self but what would have been the fun in that. I went inside and yes I was over dressed but there was only a few people in there so who cares. I found my printer ink and went to the checkout and the girl working there told me how nice my perfume was. I love getting compliments and it seems lately when I go out I am getting them more and more so my night was off to a good start.
Well I got to Samantha & Coley place and they came out and we managed to fit everyone in my car, yes I have a small car so we were all cozy especially with 3 in the back seat. We got downtown a little before 7 so I had to pay to park on the street till 7. It is funny as I seem to do this a lot when I go downtown. I use my credit card to pay as they take credit cards and for the 15 minutes it cost me a total of .45 cents. I have to wonder if they really make any money off of me when they pay the transaction fee and the cost of processing.
We got into Fox and Hound and Cassandra and Laura were the only 2 there so far. Well it turns out the 7 of us were the only ones who went to Fox & Hound before the show. We all had a drink and snacks and talked as we didn’t need to be to Harvey’s till 8:45. Well we had a good time and about 8:20 we decided to head over to Harvey’s which is only 6 blocks away. Now it was barely raining and of course I had my pink umbrella. It really wasn’t a bad walk although there was a wind which I found out I don’t like as it messes up your hair and blows it in your face. Don’t get me wrong Susan loves longer hair but in the wind it can be a little troublesome.
We got to Harvey’s Comedy Club and Cristine was there waiting for us and the fact we came a little earlier than normal there was no one else there so we had our choice of where to sit in the lounge as we waited for the early show to get over and ours to start. Well it wasn’t long and a few more people came in including Teresa, she was going to go to the show with us but she changes her mind as she had a friend that was coming into town to meet her so she hung out with us till we went into the show.
Well about 9 a man came in and he was most likely a homeless person and wanted to get warm and dry I guess, now this is the part that is stupid on his part. Instead of going to the back corner where he would not be visible and sitting quiet he picked a table right in the middle and actually pretty close to us and put his boots up on the table and then started banging them up and down on the table making all kinds of noise. It was almost like he was trying to draw attention to himself. Well a couple of the bar staff came over and told him to leave and of course he did nothing. Next Berry the owner came over and again told him to leave and when he wouldn’t Berry called the police on his cell phone. Now I would think any normal person would have left at this point but not this guy. Well Berry the owner stood there with his hands in his pocket waiting for the police, it seems like it was a while but really only a minute or 2 when the guy got up and moved towards Berry and Berry stepped back and the guy stopped and then lunged at Berry and the next thing we knew Berry had a hold of him and was pushing him out the door. Well of course Samantha and Coley Boyfriend Michael who were closest followed him out with Cassandra right behind them, Cassandra had her cell phone out and was videotaping the whole thing.
There was a brief struggle outside before the guy pulled away from Berry and then he came back after Berry again and Samantha was right behind Berry and as the guy got close Samantha pulled out her mace and got him right in the face which slowed him down and of course by this time the police were there. So it was an exciting show before the show even started.
It was finally time to go inside and of course Kim our favorite waitress was there and had our table all reserved for us. It was great to see her again as it has been 4 months since I have been here or seen her and of course she had hugs for us all. Harvey’s Comedy Club is really such an awesome place and they have always treated our group so wonderful. Well we all ordered drinks and food and waited for the show to start. Now Cristine and I were the first of our group to get to our table and a guy came over to talk with us, turns out him and his friend go to Sweethome on Friday nights sometime and reconized us so we talked with him for a while before he went back to his date. I bet that was a good topic of conversation he had with his date.
Well the show started and as always it was awesome. All 3 of the comedians were awesome, they have like a MC who gets maybe 10 minutes on stage and he was really good. The opening act was really funny and I can’t remember either of their name and Harvey’s only puts the headliner on their web page. The headliner name was Robert Duchaine and he was awesome, so funny. We all laughed so hard, I wish more of our group could have made it as they would have loved this show. If you get a chance to see him you must and if you are ever in Portland Oregon you must check out Harvey’s, you will have a great time.
Well after the show Berry came over and talked to us and thanks us for the help earlier. Then he told us that when the police took the guy down to the jail he got in a fight with the officers at the jail so there had to be a little something more going on with this guy. Any way we sat and talked with Berry and our Waitress Kim for maybe 10 minutes. What a great night.
Well we left to walk back to our cars and about a block away there were maybe 4 or 5 guys on the street and it looked like 2 of them were trying to fight and the others were trying to keep them apart. As we got closer we heard one say he would pull a knife so we turned a block early and went a different way back to our cars just to be on the safe side. Well when we got to our cars which was maybe only 5 minutes there must have been 6 police cars come screaming through the intersection by where we parked and they were heading in the direction we had just come from so we wondered if the two guys did finally get into the fight and that is where they were going. Now I only mention this to mind everyone to be careful when you go out and I am not just talking to t-girls but everyone, male, female, t-girl, young and old alike. Be aware of where you are, where you are going and who is around you as you never know what might happen.
Our group has gone out hundreds of times in downtown, walked the streets from place to place and never had a problem or seen anything like this and then tonight twice. Always think safety first. Any way we got to our cars and we all piled back into my small car and I drove Samantha, Coley, Michael and Samantha’s boyfriend, sorry I just can’t remember his name as I am blonde but he was really nice back to their place. I love being a blonde as I can always use that as an excuse for my little memory lapses.
It was such a fun night and sad to see it come to an end. We will miss next month as a lot of us will be in Las Vegas for Diva Las Vegas and we are all looking forward to it, it is such a fun week.
Thanks for reading and I hope you all had as fun of a weekend as Susan did.
Well it is Friday and I am ready, it has been a busy week and Friday was a rough day at work so I am ready for a Susan night out with friends. I started getting ready at 5 so I could take my time and enjoy the transformation to Susan, yes I still love the whole getting ready and makeup thing and I don’t think that will ever change.
Well I was ready and out the door by 6:40, now I know that is 1:40 minutes to get ready but I thought I would break it down for you. This includes a 20 minute shower, yes I take a log shower but then again I am shaving my legs, arm chest and face and for my face I shave it twice. Now the next step is putting on moisturizer on my face which I let sit for about 5 minutes, I use this time to get my nails ready. Now tonight I tried a makeup primer and aging you need to give it 5 minutes to soak into your face. Now comes the makeup part and yes this does take time as I put it on slowly, remember you can always ad more if the color isn’t bright, bold or dark enough but you can’t take away. If you put too much on you wipe off and start again which I have had to do and can be fun but if you are going out it makes you late. Once the makeup is done it is time to get dressed. Now I seldom will put on an outfit only to take it off and change but I often don’t end up with the outfit I thought about wearing when I started getting ready. Maybe something looks better with how my makeup turned out or the color I chose for my lipstick or eyes that night or I just changed my mind which is a girl’s prerogative. Then you have to pick out the shoes for the outfit which I don’t have that many but still a process. Then come the purse I have to make sure I have my lipstick in the purse, phone, money and ID and I will admit woman change purses all the time so this is nothing new to them also. Once this is all done it is picking out my wig and putting it on and last putting on my nails. There is a lot to do to be a girl and pretty but it is so worth it and I so enjoy it.
I got t Sweethome at 7 and Cassandra, Chris and Samantha were there. It was good to see Samantha again as she has a 2 hour drive to come out with the group. Well the 4 of us ate dinner and chatted for a while. Chris was watching YouTube videos on his laptop and Cassandra was in a chat room on hers, they both get here early so they bring their laptops for something to do. Now while Cassandra would play pool I would chat for her online and of course she had her web cam going so people could see me which is fun. I have not really done the chat rooms that much myself but do enjoy it for a little while.
Well Petra, Little Julie, and Cristine showed up so we had a smaller group tonight but still fun and that was okay as the bar was real busy. Not only did the Karaoke group show yup earlier than normal but they had a good turnout plus there were a couple other groups 8 or so that were there and we couldn’t remember seeing them here on a Friday night so this may have been their first experience with our group but they were fine with us. At one point it was hard to move around because of all the people of course this also meant that we had more interaction with the people around us which was fun.
Cassandra and I talked about Diva Las Vegas which is only 3 weeks away. This year Cristine is flying down on Sunday to join us instead of driving with us so it will be just Cassandra and me making the drive. We are leaving on Friday morning and Driving to LA for Friday night and Saturday then over to Las Vegas for the week then back to LA the following Saturday and we are talking about going to a Dodger Baseball game on Sunday night as girls of course I will be Susan from the time I get my acrylic nails on March 27 till I have them removed on April 8. 12 days of being Susan full time, long nails, makeup, cute clothes and long hair how much fun. If we do the baseball game we would get home late Monday night. Not sure this will happen though as the Sunday night game doesn’t start till 5 pm which would be late.
Well the Karaoke started and Chris and Little Julie sang from our group and did great. There were some not so good singers and some really good ones but either way you have to applaud anyone who can get up and sing in front of others. It is fun to watch and listen to Karaoke and here the songs some people pick to sing, some are just hard to sing. It was still a fun night out and just what I needed at the end of the week and I am sure by next Friday I will once again be ready for some Susan time as the issues from work on Friday will still be effecting me till probably Wednesday next week when hopefully everything will be back to normal.
Well it was after midnight and Samantha, Petra and Cristine had all left. One of the girls from the Karaoke group was celebrating her 41st birthday tonight and had a big box of cupcakes which she brought some over to our table and gave us some which was very sweet of her so we all wished her a happy birthday. It was about 12:30 and now Chris was leaving so it was just Cassandra, Julie and I left from our group but the bar was still packed. Cassandra and I talked a little more and then we paid our bills, we left at about 1 am and Little Julie was hanging out with the group at the table next to us, she loves to dance and had been dancing with a couple girls from their group, the energy she has.
It was a fun night and a great way to start the weekend and this makes 2 nights in a row Susan was out and it won’t be the last. Tonight several of us are going to Harvey’s Comedy club. It has been a while for me as I couldn’t go in December and in January we took a month off and then we were all set to go in February when we had the freak snow storm and Harvey’s shut down for the weekend because of the snow so it has been 4 months which is way too long. It is such a fun night out and Harvey’s is so wonderful to our group and treats us so awesome. Tonight’s headliner is Robert Duchaine so we are looking forward to it and I have already picked out my dress, shoes and wig and know how I want to do my makeup and as long as I don’t change my mind so I should be all set and be able to get ready easily.
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.
Well I had some free time Thursday night so I thought I would take the opportunity and do a little shopping, not just for Susan though. It is funny as for so many years my male self would go shopping for Susan, then in the past 6 years Susan started going shopping for herself and now I find I just enjoy shopping for anything more as Susan so I guess I have come full circle.
I needed some ink for my printer, the ink cartridges are not that expensive but they really don’t last long either. So I was off to get some and as I was out I went to both Stapes and Best Buy, I bought them at Staples but still went to Best Buy and looked around. Always fun to look at the new computers and all the latest electronic stuff, not really girly but still fun.
From here I went across the parking lot to ULTA they are a store that sells pretty much just makeup and hair care products. I shopped there last Friday and actually joined their rewards program so they sent me a coupon by e-mail and as I wanted to try a makeup primer I figured why not stop in and buy it there plus it is a fun store to look around if you like makeup. Well as I was looking at makeup I got a call from my brother now normally when I am out as Susan I would just let it go to voice mail but I answered it so her I am out dressed as Susan shopping in a makeups store while talking to my brother on the phone. Good thing he couldn’t see me through the phone. Well we talked for about 10 minutes as I was wondering around. After I got off the phone I went over and found the makeup primer I came in to get and went up to the checkout and had to stand in line. Now there were a couple men in the store with their girlfriends or wives but as I passed them I had to wonder if they were looking at things for themselves or wishing they could try on some of the makeup as one can never tell just by looking at someone
It was only 6 now and I still wanted to have more fun as Susan so I drove to Cascade Station by the airport as they have some store, restaurants and a Starbucks all in one area. Now I was hoping for a Subway Sandwich but they didn’t have one here so I settled for Panda Express. I had to park a little ways out and walk in which now days doesn’t bother me. The lady who took my order told me how much she liked my lipstick color and that it looked good on me which I thanked her for. We spent the next couple minutes while she was getting my food ready talking about lipstick, the guy just ahead of me gave us a quick look but I think he was more surprised we were talking about lipstick brands and colors then the fact I was a guy in a dress. She also complimented me on my nails. What a great night so far.
I went over and sat down to eat. No one really paid any attention to me as they were busy with what they were doing. The lady at the next table got done eating and as she was walking back by she stopped and told me how much she liked my hair, wow I was on a roll tonight, compliments on my lipstick, nails and now hair. I thanked her and we started talking. She is a flight attendant for American Airlines. She actually just started a few weeks ago and has been flying into Portland and loves it here so we talked for maybe 15 minutes about Portland, where she lives, Oklahoma and the places she has got to fly to, just normal everyday conversation. It was nice and while we talked I really didn’t even think about the fact I was Susan or how I was dressed, it was just a couple people talking. Well after she left I finished my dinner and as I was leaving several of the employees told me to have a good night and come back again which I am sure they say to everyone but still makes you feel good.
I drove across to where DSW and Ross Dress for less is and parked kind of in between. I went to DSW first to look at shoes. They have so many pretty shoes but there prices weren’t as low as I thought they would be at least till I found their closeout section in the back. They had some really cute shoes and they go all the way up to size 11. I found 2 I really liked but even with being 70% off they were more then I wanted to pay as the regular price was $149, they were really cute half boots with 4″ heels and gold studs all over them. Well I looked around for a while and then walked next door to Ross Dress for less.
I spent about 20 minutes here looking at dresses. I think this Ross has the biggest dress section I have seen but just couldn’t find one I really liked at least in my size. Beside right now I need to find some casual wear for my trip to Diva Las Vegas which is coming up fast. I have been looking forward to it since I got back last year and now it is hard to believe that 3 weeks from tonight I will get my nails done, Acrylics and then I will be Susan for 12 days straight. It will be here before I know it. Well I didn’t buy anything here either so back out to my car and down the parking lot to Starbuck’s.
I have been to this Starbucks only a couple times before, the first time was last spring when I came here on one of the days I had taken off work for our hearing on our discrimination case against the P-club. It is bigger than the one I normally go to but not any busier. Well I spent a couple hours here and caught work and e-mails. It was just a relaxing night out.
I also solved a mystery, it is my one set of bracelets that are snagging my panty hose. I have a set of silver bagel bracelets that I don’t wear that often well they seem to have some edges on them and that is how I snag my panty hose on the top of my leg mid-thigh as it happened tonight at Starbuck’s. I will have to be more careful when I wear these bracelets. Such a shame as they were a brand new pair, but at least I figured it out. Only took this blonde a couple dozen pair first.
Thanks for reading and have a great week.
Well I have been playing around with my makeup. I have been using the MAC Studio Fix makeup because it gives me the coverage I need but it does cost $28 a bottle. Now that isn’t that bad as I only use it maybe twice a week on average so it does last me 8 months or so. I have noticed though when out in the day light the coverage isn’t perfect, I know nothing is perfect but after a while it gets blotchy for a lack a of better word, well more uneven in coloring. Anyway yesterday when I went out shopping I used Revlon color stay concealer all over my face and then put on the makeup and that seemed to look better and held up the whole day. Anyway I was wondering how it would look with drugstore makeup you know the kind that is less than $10 a bottle. Anyway I have some Revlon color stay foundation that I use on my neck so today I decided to try it and see how it looks.
Well I did a full makeup and it seems to look pretty good although the shade of foundation I had for my neck might be just a shade to light but I think it might work. I need to get a little darker shade and then try it for a longer period. Well anyway I had my makeup all done and looking good but really needed to see it with the wig and outfit so I got all dressed up and was happy with the look. Well now that I was all dressed up I didn’t want to just sit at home and as it was 5 pm, dinner time I decided to drive down to Wendy’s and get something to eat, I am also trying a new lipstick, Maybelline 14 HR lipstick and it really seems to stay on well even without lip liner. I have worn it several times but I am thinking a head to my trip to Diva Las Vegas so I wanted to eat something without a fork like a hamburger to test it.
I got to Wendy’s and instead of just going through the drive through I parked and went inside to eat. It is always fun to see if you get any kind of reaction from the workers at these places as they are mostly young high school kids, well they were great, treated me well and as far as I could tell didn’t seem to be the least bit surprised or bothered by me there. Well I got done eating and figured since I was already out why not stop at a store and look around, well there is a JC Pennies not far so that was my next stop.
I got to Pennies and there parking lot was somewhat busy so I had to park out a bit and walk in, well it turns out it is a little cold out tonight and I didn’t think to take a coat as my original plan was to just go to the drive through and go back home. Well once inside it was warm so I wondered around and looked at clothes, they had some really cute dresses that I liked and I probably would have bought even though they were not on sale but they just didn’t have in my size I really need to lose weight. Well it is actually my shoulders that make me get the next size up and there is nothing I can do about that, but they were really cute. I also looked at the intimate apparel section. Way easier shopping this section as Susan then my male self.
Well I left here and the walk back to my car was cold so as luck would have it I wasn’t far from the Starbuck’s I normally go to and I still had my computer in my car from yesterday, maybe deep down inside someplace I knew I would go out tonight again.
I got to Starbuck’s and it was kind of slow there only 2 people at the far back table. I got my nice warm drink and sat down to relax and play on my computer, well I am on my second drink and chatting with friends online. What a relaxing way to spend an evening, so much better than just sitting at home and now it is a little busy here maybe 10 other people. I even chatted with the girl working here while she was making my second drink.
Well I one last thing, I have gotten in the habit on Friday nights when I get home I walk across the street and get my mail as I never take time before I go out. Now normally it is between 1am and 2 am when I get home so very little chance of any of my neighbors seeing me. Well last night I got home about 9:30 and without even thinking about it I got out of the car in my garage and just walked across the street and got my mail. It wasn’t till I saw the car coming down the street that I thought about. There was nothing I could do so I walked back across the street and was just getting to my garage when they went by my house. Now I know they could not tell but have to wonder if they were trying to figure out who the woman going into my garage was. I think tonight when I get home I will go get my mail again.
Well that is it for now. Thanks for reading and I hope you are all having a great weekend.
Well I was out all day shopping today but still wanted to go out with my friends Friday nights for dinner even though I couldn’t stay out late. I have missed the last 3 Friday nights. I got there right at 7 and Cassandra, Chris and Samantha were there already. It was good to see them again and spend time with them.
Bobby showed up along with Samantha, she is from Seattle and working down here right now and also Celeste who was also in town from Seattle, they are both members of the Emerald City t-girls up there so it was nice to meet them and get a chance to talk with them. We ate dinner and had a fun time talking.
A little later Laura, Alicia and Victoria also showed up so we had a nice turn out. It was a fun night and great to see all my friends. I only stayed till a little after 9 before I had to leave and go home. Kind of short tonight.
Well I had the chance to go shopping today as I was off work and what better way to spend the day. Now I had thought about where I would go and had pretty much decided to go to Clackamas Town Center as I have been there before to shop as Susan and I was at Lloyd Center last night. Well as things come up and change I was on my computer this morning and I got a Facebook message from another T-Girl who reads my blog and she was in town today and she was going to be at Washington Square shopping in boy mode of course and wondered if that was where I was going to be, she thought it would be fun to meet and talk. Well as my plans were not set in stone I figured why not Washington Square so I messaged her back I would be there around 12:30.
I got ready in a cute skirt and top, my new boots and wig I bought the other day and I was off. Now I have only been to the Nordstrom’s store here once and never in the mall as Susan, I actually know a lot of people who go to this mall. I got there and found a parking spot outside Nordstrom’s and went in and of course my first stop was the cosmetic counter. All the ladies working there asked if I needed any help and I just told them I was browsing which is always fun.
The girl I was going to meet said she would meet me by JC Pennies which is the other end of the mall so I started making my way down there window shopping as I went. The mall was pretty busy I thought for the middle of the day but in made it good for people watching. I was almost there and stopped to look at the mall directory when this man came up and asked if I was Susan, yes I do look a little different in y new wig but I think I like it. Any way it was my Facebook friend and she introduced herself. Well we walked a little way down the mall to some tall tables and there we stood and talked for a while. She has been dressing for a while but really doesn’t go out although she would like to. It was fun to talk with her and get to know her even if she was in boy mode. She is a lot like me, a crossdresser, she doesn’t want to transition but she love pretty clothes and makeup and just spending time as a girl. We talked maybe 45 minutes to an hour not sure, she lives close to the emerald City t-girl group so I told her I knew a few members of that group also as they are also members of our group here in Portland. Now normally when I go shopping it is by myself so having someone else there I couldn’t pass up the opportunity so I had her take a picture of me at the mall. This is my new wig, kind of cute I think.
Well it was time to get back to shopping so we said goodbye and went our separate ways. I went into JC Pennies to look at clothes and found some really cute things but didn’t buy anything. It is funny how as Susan I love just shopping and browsing the stores but my male self shops with a purpose, no lingering. Well as I was walking through the shoe department I saw these really cute high heel leather boots, turns out they were the same ones I bought the other day for $45 and was wearing today and they were on sale for $19.99 but before I got upset I noticed that they didn’t have them in my size so that made it a little easier.
After leaving here I went up to the food court to get a little something to eat and wound up at the Taco Bell. After that it was back into the mall and I must have walked the mall several times making I hit all the good stores, I did buy a belt and one top but it was more about just being out.
Now I did stop into Victoria’s Secret and look around, this is one of those stores I very rarely have ever been in as my male self but so much fun as Susan. It is truly a store designed for woman. I looked at all the pretty things and realized that probably very little if any would fit me. well I was way in the back looking at bra’s when I saw a lady I work with towards the front, now I would never have guessed she shopped here but she had several bra’s in her hand and was standing in line to buy them so I just kept looking around till she left. Now how much fun would it be to mention I saw her there at work Monday but then again I would have to explain what I was doing there and why I didn’t say hi so I guess it will be a secret.
Now my last stop was Sears and I bought a gift card for a present and the lady who helped me asked to see my ID when I used my credit card, now I had used my Susan credit card so I pulled out my male credit card which has the same account number and my ID and handed it to her. I think this confused her as she said she would have to check with her supervisor but was sure there would be no problem. She was on the phone waiting for a few minutes and didn’t get a hold of anyone and then said she would just run it as she was sure it would be fine. The funny thing is after I showed her my ID she either started or ended every sentence with miss and kept apologizing for the delay, it was kind of cute. I think I was the first t-girl she had ever waited on, I kept telling her it was fine but I could tell she was worried she might offend me which is sad, we so often hear about those who do not treat us with respect and here this poor girl was bending over backwards trying not to do that and all she really needed to do was treat me like everyone else. When I was done she thanked me and I told her it was fine and thanked her and wished her a nice day. Maybe next time she will be a little more relaxed when she meets a t-girl.
I left the mall and made a quick stop at Kohl’s but didn’t see anything I liked so I left. Now it was almost 5 and I knew with traffic it would take a while to get to Sweethome so that is where I headed. I got close and it was only about 5:30 and as I went by Fred Meyers I saw they had a Starbuck’s so I stopped for a drink and to write my blog and check my e-mails before meeting up with my friends for the night.
Well it is 6:40 so it is time to go to Sweethome for dinner with my friends. Thanks for reading and it was great meeting you today.
Well I had the chance to go out tonight as Susan and I took it. I actually needed to do some shopping and it actually wasn’t for Susan but I figured why not go shopping as Susan anyway, after all years back I did all my shopping for Susan in my male mode. Don’t get me wrong I have gone shopping a lot as Susan but tonight was one of those nights that had nothing to do with Susan other than that was who I was. I guess that brings me full circle.
I was going to Lloyd Center as I had some gifts to get for family birthdays and Anniversaries. Now none of my family knows about Susan or my crossdressing so I have to wonder what they would think if they knew I bought their gifts as Susan. It is kind of funny to think about it. I got to Lloyd Center and parked by Nordstrom’s, even though this was not a shopping trip about Susan you know I have to stop by the cosmetic counter here but that would be after I took care of the things I had to do. So I went right out into the mall and found a Hallmark card store and went in and got the 3 cards I needed. It was so much more fun looking at the cards this way. It took me about 15 minutes to find the cards I liked.
After this I went out into the mall and walked down to the food court as I was hungry, I got ready and left early so I didn’t have time to eat first plus I wanted to grab something here at the mall. I walked around and checked out all the places to eat before picking the one I wanted, I can’t remember the name but I got rice, vegetables and Teriyaki chicken, yes something I could eat with a fork. I am so worried about my lipstick.
After I was done eating I went back out into the mall to get the gifts I needed. It was fun just walking through the mall and you know for the most part I really didn’t think about the fact I was Susan, it was not even a thought as to how I was dressed, female or male didn’t matter it was just me out shopping.
Well I had 2 of the gifts bought and the last one is a gift card I need at another store not at the mall and as I had time I decided to look for some stuff for Susan. I went to Clair’s to look at jewelry, I want to find a nice necklace for my trip to Diva Las Vegas. Which is only 4 weeks away that is right 4 weeks from tonight I will get my nails done, acrylic nails for the trip and then I will be Susan for 12 days straight. I am so looking forward to this trip. Anyway I did not find a necklace I liked so I moved on and went back to Nordstrom’s.
Now at Nordstrom’s I went right to the cosmetic counter as I love looking at all the makeup. Actually I went to the MAC counter. Now I would live to buy all my makeup here as it is really good makeup but I find the drug store makeup is pretty much just as good and a lot cheaper with the exception of my foundation. I just haven’t found a drug store brand that covers well after all I just don’t need to even out my skin tone I need to cover up the dark from my beard which is a problem woman don’t have so I do spend the extra money for foundation. I like the MAC Studio Fix but I have noticed the shade I wear which looks good at night or when inside still looks a little washed out in the sunlight. Anyway I talked with the lady at the counter about maybe going a shade darker next time to see how it looks. She put it on the back of her hand and showed me the difference between the one I use and the next darker shade and to tell you the truth I couldn’t see a difference well I guess on the edges there was maybe a difference. Now tonight I put on a concealer and that seemed to work well as it covered better and made the makeup just a little darker. I am going to try this tomorrow as I have the day off and plan to spend the day as Susan and do some shopping for her for Diva Las Vegas. Well I spent maybe 15 minutes here talking makeup with the girl at the counter before I left. I wonder if the concealer with a drugstore foundation would work just as good. Maybe I will try that also. So many possibilities for a girl to think about.
Well from here I drove back to the Starbucks’s I normally go to well for some reason not as much anymore. I was looking at my blog and I have not been here since December 12, wow 2 ½ months, I use to come here every week, just been busy I guess. Well one of the girls working tonight was here before when I was here. They weren’t really busy just a hand full of people, all men. I guess tonight is not ladies night as I am the only female here at least that is not getting something to go. For some reason tonight I had all kinds of trouble connecting to their Wi-Fi, it either wouldn’t fully connect or would drop me. It was almost 8:30 before I got a good connection. Did chat with a friend named Carla for a bit and caught up on my e-mail finally but didn’t get to do some of the work I needed to do but it was still a fun night.
They will close at 9 which is not far off and then before I go home I need to stop by Target and get a gift card on my way home. I also need gas so I will stop and do that also. It has been a fun night even though it has only been a few hours. Tomorrow I will spend the day as Susan and do some girl shopping. I have tomorrow off as I have to work Saturday so I will not be out late Friday night but will go out at least long enough to eat with my friends and see them for a little while. Again I have missed the last 3 weeks at Sweethome and the first week we had so much snow and I didn’t want to risk driving in it plus I really don’t have any Susan shoes that are good for snow, we just don’t get enough here and then the last two weeks I had family things going on so I have really missed my Friday nights out ut that will be fixed tomorrow.
Any way thanks for reading and have a great night.
Well after I got done at Starbucks. I decided to go to Lloyd center shopping mall to do a little shopping. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to this mall but I like it. I Parked down by Sears at the far end and went in. I started off in a shoe section and looked at their shoes. From here I went over to their close out racks and looked at their clothes. I found a couple cute tops but they weren’t in my size. From here I went next door to Marshall’s and looked around, I didn’t see anything I liked so I left.
I went out into the mall and started walking down the mall mostly window shopping. I did stop in torrid and looked around for a bit. This store caters to the plus size so I fit in most of their small sizes. They had a few cute tops but I didn’t buy anything. It was mostly about being out shopping. I wandered around the mall for a while just looking, the mall was busy lots of people so it was fun to people watch.
I wound up at Ross dress for less and went in to look at dresses, they had a couple cute dresses but they weren’t in my size. I found one really pretty dress that was in my size but it was marked $105 which I thought was spendy for Ross dress for less. From here I went to Barnes and noble, if you are ever looking for a fun place to go for while this is it. You can browse around and look at books they even have seating areas where you can sit and read for a while. Just kind of a nice place to be out with other people. I spent about an hour here.
I went back into the mall and worked my way down to Sears again, I spent a little more time looking at their clothes. I even went over to their intimate apparel section and browsed for a while, it is so much easier shopping this action as Susan then my male self. I spent a couple hours at the mall just having fun before I left.
It was after five now and I was getting hungry so I went to Cascade station by the airport as I wasn’t ready to go home yet. I was looking for someplace to eat but I wanted something I could eat with a fork as I did want to mess up my lipstick. I found a panda express down by the far and so I decided to eat here. I went in and there was only two people in front of me and a couple that were sitting down eating. The young man serving me ask me how my day was going while he was dishing up my food. It was nice to have a conversation with him. I sat by the counter to eat so I could watch to people coming in, as I really like people watching when I’m out as Susan. I must’ve got here just before their rush because once I sat down it was a steady line of people coming in ordering, most were taken out but several families did sit-down to eat so it wasn’t long before all the tables were taken. No one really seem to pay any attention to me.
After I was done eating I drove over to DSW which is in the shopping center here and looked at shoes, yes I admit I like looking at shoe. Women’s shoes are so cute I just loved the styles and colors, they are so much better than men’s shoes. I found some cute ones but didn’t buy any as I thought I had spent enough already today. I walked over to Ross dress for less which is also in this shopping center and looked around. It has been a real fun day and I thought about stopping at Starbucks to write my blog but decided to go home.
Normally I would have written my blog at Starbucks but I’ve discovered that I have a voice recognition software on my laptop and I wanted to try it. So I went home and I am dictating this blog by voice recognition so if there are any mistakes that is why I. It actually works pretty well if you speak slow and clearly but some words it has a tough time getting right. I did find some mistakes and I corrected the ones I found so hopefully I didn’t miss any. Not sure if using voice recognition is easier than typing but it was fun to try.
One last thing a friend of mine online named Carollyn Olson who wrote a book called tricks of the trade of cross-dressers guide has a new book out called more tricks of the trade. I mention this because she contacted me and wanted to use my tips on creating cleavage and how I do my nails. I told her she could and I sent her how I do them, and she used them in her new book. So I guess that makes me are contributing author. She even sent me a signed copy of the book, thanks Carollyn. You can buy them online at Amazon .Com for electronic version for kindle, or at http://www.magsinc.com/ for paperback.
Thanks for reading.
Well it has been a while since Susan has been out, I have actually missed the last two Friday nights which is sad but what is a girl to do. Well I will tell you what go shopping and that is what I am doing today, an all day Saturday shopping trip. My goal was to be up and on my way before 10 well that didn’t work as it took me a little longer getting ready today after not being Susan for that long. I was on my way by 10:45 though.
My first stop was ULTA which is a store that sells makeup and they have opened one not far from where I live. It is actually a little closer then I like to go out but I still went. I have been looking for some eye shadow in the brown colors and have been having trouble finding a nice pallet which either means they are really popular or they don’t sell. Well I found nice one with a good mix of browns by NYX so I thought I would give it a try as I have never bought their brand before. I also picked up a couple new lipsticks in a more neutral color for my trip to Diva Las Vegas most of my lipsticks are a bit much for daytime wear.
My next stop was Wigland to look at wigs. I actually want to get a new one for Diva Las Vegas plus it is fun to go in and look at wigs and try on different looks. Well it turns out they were out of the wig I have been wearing but should have more in a couple weeks, at least it wasn’t discontinued like my last 3 wigs I liked. They did have one similar but a little shorter on sale so I bought it.
My next stop was Burlington Coat Factory out by Washington Square. I really like this store and I really need a pair of cute ladies tennis shows for Diva Las Vegas. I got inside and kind of browsed the woman’s clothes on my way back to the shoe section. I found this really cute pair of tennis shoes white with pink on them and they were in my size so I tried them on and they fit and were on sale so I decided to get them. As I walked further down the rack I saw a really cute pair of leather boots with 3′ heels and they were a half size bigger then I normally wear but then again depending on the shoe I can fit a range of sizes depending on the toe, width so I decided to try them on and they fit and they were also on sale so I took both up to the cashier ad bought both.
Now there is a Best Buy next door to Burlington so I put my bag in my car and decided to walk over to Best Buy and look around, I really didn’t need anything but just wanted to do a little shopping. I spent about 30 minutes looking at computers and other stuff. Several employees came over and asked if they could help me and they either addressed me as Miss or just asked if they could help. It was a lot of fun.
Now I had completed what I wanted to do today and it was only a little after 1, I had my tennis shoes, makeup and wig but I didn’t want to go home so I drove towards Tigard looking for a Starbucks to relax at for a bit and catch up on e-mails. Funny normally you see a Starbucks every place but I actually had to drive a ways to find one and it was in Tigard. Now their parking lot is behind the store and it was full so I had to park way out back and walk in so I was not sure how busy they would be. To my surprise there was only 2 woman n there talking at a table and one man in line so I got in line and ordered my drink and that is where I am now.
I have been here about 45 minutes and more people have come in maybe 10 so it is busier now. I have updated my blog for now and now I just need to figure out what I want to do for the rest of the day as I am not ready to go home, probably more shopping. I did put my new boots on though and I love them already.
Thanks for reading and I will post again what I do the rest of the day.
It is Wednesday night and even though I have to get up early tomorrow I wanted to go out to dinner with my friends. After missing last Friday and Saturday night because of the snow we had I really needed some Susan time out. I started getting ready a little early so I could get out a little early.
I got downtown Portland and usually I can find all kinds of parking within a block of Fox & Hound but not tonight, I am not sure what is going on so I had to park about two blocks away and walk. Now several years ago this would have been intimidating but it doesn’t bother me anymore, my only worry was if it would be raining on the walk back to my car and so I took my umbrella. I got inside and Cassandra, Chris and Cristine were there.
We got a table and talked for a while, it was nice to just be out. It wasn’t long and Julie showed up so it was just the 5 of us tonight so we enjoyed our dinner and good conversation. We talked about Diva Las Vegas which is less than 2 months away. Cristine Cassandra and I are driving down and Julie will meet us there. It will be so much fun and we are all looking forward to it. It is amazing how fast the night went by but it was good to be out. Well it was after 9 when I had to leave and the others went over to CC Slaughters to play pool. On the walk back to my car I passed a lady walking the other way and she told me how nice I looked which made me feel good. It was a short night but really fun.