Well I had the chance to go out tonight and I decided to meet up with our group at Fox & Hound for dinner. Now this was for two reasons, first it was Cassandra and Roxy’s birthday today so I really wanted to be out with them but also I will not be able to get out this weekend for my normal Friday night out. Oh there was one other thing we were all putting in $5 towards Powerball, we had 33 members in the pool for tonight’s drawing so I needed to get Cassandra the money as she put up the money to get the tickets. We all know the odds are against us winning it is fun to think about it and what we would do if we won. It really is cool that Cassandra does this and trusts that we will get her the money.
I got to Fox & Hound just before 7 and Cristine, Cassandra and Chris were already there at the bar. It was nice to be out with my friends. It wasn’t long and a few others showed up. We talked about dinner and decided to go to House of Louie which is a Chinese restaurant just up the street which is where we ate last week. They have good food so I was okay with it. Mikaela was also able to make it again this week which is cool as she only started coming out with the group last Wednesday and has been out 3 times now.
Victoria Sinclair also came out tonight and brought a new girl out for her first time. She was in town on vacation and went to Victoria for a makeover, Victoria runs Over the Rainbow Transformations which help transgender people get out. any way I think we had about 12 of us there for dinner it was a really fun night. Kim was also able to come for dinner which was awesome as she is so much fun and I always look forward to seeing her.
Well we stayed here till a little after 9 before the group went over to CC’s to play pool. Now I get up early so I only went in for a few minutes and to say hi to the girls that didn’t make it for dinner. It was a fun night even though I was only out for a couple hours. A short blog tonight bit it was a fast night out.
Oh and if you are interested we did win $15 in the Powerball so that went into more tickets for the next drawing plus most of us put another $5 in for the next drawing which Cassandra will buy again.
Well it has been a long and busy week for Susan and several of the members of the Rose City T-Girls as we finally had our hearing on the P-Club so now we have that behind us except for waiting for the outcome. With that I was so looking forward to a fun Friday night out with the group plus now that it is over we can talk about our testimony. I was looking forward so much to tonight and I was out the door and got to Sweet Home right at 7.
Chris and Laura were the first two there so I joined them. Now it wasn’t long and more of our group showed up as always we really do have a wonderful active group. Amy, Kelli, Cassandra, Jan, Lynn, Lorraine, Bob, Guinn, Kara and Cristine and I am sure I am leaving someone out.
Now tonight Jerri Lynn was able to join us. She had read my blog and contacted me almost a year ago about meeting up with our group as she comes to Portland every once in a while and it is kind of ironic as she was going to meet us at the P-Club when she was in town but it turns out we were kicked out the week before she came to town so we had to cancel so now she was in town and able to join us the Friday after we had our hearing. It was awesome to meet her finally and she seem really nice. I wish I could have spent more time talking with her but hopefully she will come again and we can talk more.
Lorraine also was there and it has been a while since she has been out it was good to talk with her. We only chatted for a little bit but had fun and of course we had to get a picture. I also got to talk with Amy and Kelli. There was a lot of talk about the hearing and what happens now. We are so happy to have been a part of this as we all feel it was important.
I also got to meet Erica, turns out she also reads my blog and came out to meet our group. This was her first time out so we got a chance to talk. I got a chance to talk to her about our group the Rose City T-Girls and I think she may join. She lives somewhat local so hopefully she can come out more often.
Mikaela also made it out tonight. She just joined our group and this is only her second time out with us. We got a chance to talk for a bit and of course we had to get a picture or 10. This is the one from my camera. It was funny as Jan had my camera and Lorraine had Mikaela’s camera so I was looking at one while she was looking at the other camera as both were taking pictures, to funny but still a good picture.
It really was a fun night out with friends, old and new. I had only planned on staying till 11 as I had to be up early on Saturday morning but as always I ended up staying later than I planned as it was almost midnight when I finally left. What a wonderful end to an incredible week for Susan.
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Well the time has finally come for our hearing on the P-Club. It seems like it has been a long time in getting here but it really has been fast. Now I was scheduled to testify on Wednesday morning so today, Tuesday I had gone to Starbucks but I texted Peggy and Cassandra o see if they wanted to get together after they testified as they were at BOLI now. Well they were running late and still hadn’t testified so Peggy said I should come down to and meet them for lunch. Now I really wanted to be there so I jumped at the chance. By the way this is a picture of me in the waiting room where the witnesses waited.
I got there just before noon and found where they were, Amy was also there by now as she was testifying today also. Well they broke for lunch and we went to the little café in the building to get something to eat. Sue-Del our attorney and Chet who is handling the case for BOLI came down to talk to us. Now Chet was telling how the afternoon would go, Cassandra would be first, than Peggy followed by Amy and then he looked at me and had a confused look. I just smiled and said I was here for lunch and moral support and that I was testifying tomorrow morning. He thought for a moment and then said things were going faster than he thought and asked if I would be there the rest of the day as they might be able to get me in today. Now I had not thought about testifying today but I liked the idea as I knew I would be thinking about it tonight and have a hard time sleeping so if they could get me in today I was all for it.
After lunch we went to a different room to wait and Cassandra went into the hearing room. While we waited Roxy and Kelly showed up as they were also scheduled for today. There were 13 of us who were testifying and they had 5 today and 8 of us on Wednesday so it would make it more even if we did 6 and 7. It also turned out to be good to have several of us there as we talked about everything except for the hearing which kept our minds off it and helped keep us calm.
One by one we got called in. As this was filed as a Commissioners Complaint he was actually the plaintiff and we are all just witnesses so we can only be in the hearing room while we testify. It was really amazing how fast the time past as we had friends to talk with. I watched Peggy go in, Than Amy, Roxy and finally Kelly knowing I was next. It was almost 4:30 and I wasn’t sure if they would get to me as this was suppose to end at 5 but they did call me up. Sue-Del said that if they started with me they would finish instead of making me come back in the morning.
Well I got in the room and I was really pretty calm which kind of surprised me but then I knew Sue-Del and Chet and I knew this was so really important and I think that is what I focused on. Now this is about the experience and not what was asked and said so it will be more general as my blog is about the experience of being Susan so I will not get into the specifics of my testimony. I will say that the defense had 11 parts of my blog that I knew they would question me on, wow when I started my blog I never really thought people would read it and I never in a million years thought it would be used in a hearing but here I am. My blog is not part of a court record. I was in the hearing room about an hour although it didn’t seem that long and I would say my cross examination was longer than my direct testimony which I kind of expected because of my blog. I never really got nervous or scared while I was in there. When I was done I went back to the waiting room and Cassandra, Peggy and Kelly were still there. The day was all over as far as the hearing and now I had the next day all free. You can read more about the other parts of the day not dealing with the hearing in my blog from that day.
Now later that evening Cassandra and I went to the Boiler Room to unwind and got talking. Cassandra said she was glad I had shown up as having a group of us there made it a lot easier and helped her stay calm, which was funny as I felt the same way so we talked about going tomorrow and just sitting with the girl’s testifying to help keep their minds off the hearing and relaxed till it was their turn. We agreed to be there by 10 am. Now I knew Jenifer would be there at 9 so I was going to make every effort to be there by then.
I got up Wednesday morning and got ready as fast as I could and still look good. I got a test from Cassandra as to who was first that day. Turns out we were both going to be there well before 10 am. Even with traffic I got there just before 9 and got to see Jennifer before she went in and wish her luck and I got to meet Jen who is helping Chet with the BOLI case. She is really excited about this case also.
I went down to the room they had for us to wait in and Jan & Lynn were already there so I got to talk to them. Cassandra showed up just a few minutes later so both of us were there way before 10 as I think we were both to excited about this case. Several of us had our laptops so we passed the time surfing the internet and watching videos. Wilma and Chris showed up so we had a good size group. Victoria and Cristine would arrive after lunch. At Lunch time I did leave to go have lunch with Stefia as I had planned this earlier in the week and it was great to see her again.
I got back about 2 and Cristine was in testifying so all that was left was Victoria. It really is amazing how fast the two days have gone by. BOLI actually wrapped up our side of the case by 3 so the other side went ahead and had some of their witnesses testify on Wednesday afternoon so the hearing was really going faster than we thought. Since we couldn’t go inside and listen and we were all done we left for the night and went to Fox & Hound which you can read in the blog from Wednesday.
On Thursday I had to go back to work but Cassandra went back down to the hearing even though she could not sit in when their side testified but she did get to sit in on the closing arguments and she said it was a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to hear all about it. The whole case was done by about Thursday afternoon even though they had scheduled it to go through Friday. There are still some procedural things that both sides need to do and then the Judge will make a decision but with the case load we figure we will not hear anything till the end of August so now it is just a matter of waiting. This case really has gone faster than we all expected.
It really was a truly awesome experience and I am really happy I decided to be a part of it as it is something I will remember all my life as this is one of those moments in your life that you can really say you did something to make a difference. Sometime you have to take a stand for what you feel is right no matter what. We all did that and we had such wonderful support from those who were not able to be public. It is so wonderful to have the State of Oregon not only on our side but stand up with us. It will be a long 3 months waiting but then we have been dealing with this for almost a year now so what is a little more time.
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Well our attorney Sue-Del wanted to meet with as many of us as possible on Friday night before we went out to go over what we can expect during the hearing and what order we will be testifying in as some have limitations on when they are available. The meeting was at 6 pm at her office downtown so that would mean dealing with Friday night rush hour traffic. Again I had to rush to get ready as I wanted to leave home by 5 to give me time to get there.
I was on my drive and yes I was using my GPS to get me there, love my GPS. Well it told me there was a traffic delay on my route and that I wouldn’t arrive till 6:25 but it also said there was another route that was faster so I took that way and it was. I got to her office at 5:45, you have to love technology.
Well for the meeting it was just Cassandra, Victoria, Chris, Cristine and me that could make it as this meeting was only put together last night. I think we actually have 13 of use listed in the complaint and testifying.
Sue-Del went over how the hearing would work and what order we would testify in. I will be Wednesday morning May 8 so I have to be there by 9 am. It is just now really sinking in that I will be testifying in this case in just a few dats and yet I am at this point really calm about it. The hearing actually starts on Tuesday May 7. They hope to present our side on those two days. And then the next two days will be for the other side to present their case. In reality I think the point of this meeting was to make sure we were calm and give us support and confidence for the hearing coming up.
Sue-Del has been awesome and we are lucky to have her. I think Beth Allen chose us a good attorney to replace her when she was appointed to be a judge. We are really lucky to have met both these wonderful attorney’s as they both believe so much in this case. Now it is just getting ready for my appearance in the hearing. I will probably be thinking a lot about it over the next few days.
We left her office a little after 7 and headed over to Sweet Home to have a fun Friday night out which you can read about in my blog from that night.
Well it was an interesting day for Susan; I had a meeting with Sue-del my attorney and also Chet the attorney from BOLI at the BOLI offices. Now these were individual interviews with them before our hearing which is set to start on May 7 2013. I am very nervous about this as I have only testified once before many years ago and then I was my male self. This time I will be testifying as Susan and for something so very important.
Well my appointment was at 4:30 so I really had to rush, I got off work a little early but still with rush hour traffic I had no time to waist. I got to the BOLI office right on time and went in and checked in, again a little intimidating when you are by yourself. As I waited Brad Avakian the Commissioner of BOLI was leaving and stopped and talked with me. Now this case is so important to him and BOLI that he filed the case in his name so in effect he is the complainant and I am one of the witnesses. It was nice to meet him though and did make me feel a little less nervous.
Well I finally got my turn and went into the conference room with Sue-Del and Chet. This meeting was to go over when I would testify, what to expect and I also found out that the other side is going to use several of my blog entries which I am not sure for what. Wow I never thought my blog would be used for something like this. The meeting lasted about an hour or so.
Now it is all so real as I realize that the hearing is going forward and I will be testifying in something that is so huge and really important. I never imagined that I would be involved in something like this and if you had asked me just two years ago I would have said I would never be in front of a judge as Susan and even now I still can’t believe that this is happening. I did feel better after the meeting as I have a better idea of what to expect and how things will work. I am actually looking forward to it I think as it will really be a new experience for Susan.
Well as I had today off I decided to meet Cassandra downtown along with Jennifer, Jan, and Lynn. I got ready and was on my way by 8:20. I got there right at 9 and went in. Jennifer Jan and Lynn were already there and Cassandra showed up just after I did. We spent the morning just sitting around and talking and having a good time. It has been a couple interesting days. Later on Chris, Wilma, Cristine and Victoria showed up. It was a fun time.
I had talked to Stefia a couple days ago about the fact I would be down by Lloyd Center and we had agreed to meet for lunch at 1 by Marshals so as we all went downstairs for Lunch I left to go meet Stefia. I got to Lloyd Center just a little early and went into Sears and also Marshals and looked at some dresses and of course shoes but didn’t find anything but had fun.
Stefia showed up and we walked over to Applebee’s for lunch and had a wonderful time. It was so nice to spend time with her and catch up with what was new with her. It has been several months since our schedules have worked out so we could get together. I have been so busy the last few months even as Susan and that should slow down after this week. We had a wonderful lunch and it went by so fast. After lunch I went back over and met up with the girls for the rest of the afternoon. It was another very interesting and fun afternoon. Well about 4 we were all done here and most of us decided to go to Fox & Hound for awhile as that is where the group meets on Wednesday evenings.
Wilma road with me to Fox & Hound and we were the first to get there. It wasn’t long before the others showed up, Jan, Lynn, Roxy, Chris, Cristine, & Cassandra. We were having an awesome day and none of us wanted it to end. Diane showed up she is still in town for tonight so it was great to see here again before she leaves. Julie also showed up so we had a really good group for as early as it was. The bad thing is parking around here is only 9 minutes so around 5:45 I had to make a trip out to pay more parking, actually we all had to.
About 7 Mikaela showed up, she is new to her group and the first time I think any of us has met Mikaela. She seemed really nice but a little nervous, turns out she has not been out much at all. She looked really good way better than I did my first times out. Well we were all hungry as it has been a long day for most of us so we decided to go for Chinese food yes two nights in a row for Cassandra and me. We went to House of Louie which is the same place we went last night and I couldn’t think of the name. It was a lot of fun. Mikaela sat next to me and Jan & Lynn were at the same table and it gave us a chance to talk with her and get to know her a little better and also for her to get to know us as we all know how intimidating it can be to be out for the first time on your own and then throw in meeting a big group of people. We had a really good dinner and a fun night. It was after 9 when the group decided to head back to CC’s Slaughters for pool. Now for me as I only took yesterday and today off work I had to leave and head home which is always hard and sad as I have so much fun with my friends and this has really been a special few day. We walked back to CC’s and I said my goodbye. Mikaela was going in with the group so I am hoping she feels welcome and will come out again maybe Friday night as she really seems nice.
It has been a special couple days and I hope to write more about it in later blogs.
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Well I have today and tomorrow off work so I thought what better way to spend today than as Susan. Tomorrow I have to be someplace in the morning as Susan, little nervous about this but will have the afternoon and evening free. Any way I was up and on my way by 9 and my first stop was Cascadestation by the Airport. I have been here once a few years back to shop at Ross Dress for less as Susan but today I decided to start off at the Starbucks as I wanted something to eat and they have good apple fritters.
Now this is a big Starbucks and very busy, with the nice weather lots of people are sitting outside but still most tables inside are taken as well. I think they have 6 people working here and it is a nonstop line of people coming in to get drinks so it is great for people watching. It really is amazing how many people come to Starbucks, what we ever did before we had places like this.
Well I left Starbucks to go meet up with Cassandra, Peggy and Amy for lunch. I got there around noon and we had a nice lunch and talked. I got to spend the rest of the afternoon with them and actually Roxy and Kelly also showed up. It was a fun and interesting afternoon. It was after 5 when we left. I gave Peggy a ride to her car because she had parked away and she had my golf clubs from our trip to Las Vegas. We were not ready to go home yet so Cassandra and I talked Peggy into going downtown our plan was to go to Boiler Room but Peggy wanted Chinese food and actually that sounded good when she mentioned it so we stopped at a Chinese restaurant just down the street for a quick bite.
After dinner Peggy went home and Cassandra and I walked over to the Boiler room, we were the first ones there so we got something to drink and started to play pool. Now here is the awesome part, I won the first 3 games in a row. I was having a good night. Cassandra won the next 2 than I won again. We ended up playing 8 games I won 4 of them so it was a really good night.
Later on it started to get busy and a man came over to talk with us, he wanted us to sing with him and some of the girls with him. Turns out they all worked together and were in town for a meeting and had just came out for the night. We went over and met his group which had about 6 men and 5 women in it and they were all awesome. We even got some pictures with some of them. Anyway we agreed to sing Karaoke with them and Cassandra picked the song “Girls just want to have fun”. Well it took a while till our turn came up. Cassandra and I went up along with 3 of the ladies from there group and started singing. Now this is a great song as it didn’t take long and the whole place was dancing and singing along with us including some of the men. It was so much fun and everyone had a great time.
It was around 11 when Cassandra and I called it a night as it has been a long day. I left home this morning a little before 9 am today. It has been a really fun and interesting day and I get to be Susan again tomorrow all day.
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Well it has been a long and interesting week for Susan so I was really looking forward to Friday night. I was meeting some of the girls early downtown Portland at 6 so I had be ready early but more on that in a later blog, this is about going to Sweet Home and spending a fun night with my friends.
I got to Sweet Home about 7:20 right behind Chris and Cassandra and Cristine pulled in right behind me. We all went inside and Diane was already there, she is in town this week so it was great to see her and catch up with her and what is going on in her life. Another cool thing is Levi the bar tender is back at work, he has been off the last month so it was great to see him again. Cassie was also there in boy mode, I think I have seen her this way once or twice before but I still see and think of her as Cassie as that is how I know her best. I think they is the hardest part for people as we tend to focus and think of people how we met them or how we know them best as change is always a hard thing but I think once people meet you both was they realize you really are the same person just dress different.
Well I was hungry as I skipped eating today so Susan could get out early so I ordered right away, they have really good food here and do a nightly special which is what I get most of the time. It wasn’t long and more girls showed up, Roxy, Victoria, Julie, Jennifer and Kim. Kim had in this really cute dress and looked really beautiful as always, actually all the girls looked nice as we all try to present ourselves positively. It is just such a fun night to be able to be out as Susan with my friends as a group someplace we all find safe and comfortable.
Jan and Lynn also showed up so we had a good little group out. It was great to talk with everyone and catch up on what is new. It was also nice to see some of our friends from the Karaoke group out also. It is so awesome that they have accepted us coming here and I think most of them actually look forward to us being there on a Friday night as we look forward to seeing them. I got to spend some time talking with Kim which was awesome, I love spending time with her as Susan almost as much as I do when I am my male self. Well Kim had to leave so I walked her out to her car, always sad to say goodnight.
Well I got back inside and spent some time talking to Jennifer and Victoria, Jennifer just got her new drivers license with her female name and picture on it. She is so happy and things are going well where she works. It really is fun to just have a nice conversation and spend an enjoyable evening with friends. Some of the girls played pool; Diane seemed to be the one who was on a hot streak tonight. She won several games and the ones she lost were from sinking the cue ball when she was gonging for the 8 ball.
Karaoke started and Chris sang several songs one was new and one I liked so I was standing up front next thing I knew Chris was next to me and I was singing along with him, not very loud but still having fun. As I have said I will sing with others just not by myself.
Heather was there she is one of the Karaoke group that we met the first nights we were there and she is always happy to see us there. Tonight she was so excited as she just got engaged and she had her fiancée there also. We all congratulated them as it was funny as it seemed so much more fun being there as Susan than my male self. Guys don’t seem to get as excited over things like an engagement as females do and tonight I got to share in that.
Heather wanted to sing Karaoke with me, she is just like me she won’t sing by herself, and actually I don’t think I have seen her sing at all. I said I would and she said I had to pick the song. I thought for a moment and all I could think about was ABBA as I like them so she went up and put in a request. We were going to sing Fernando. Soon it was our turn and we went up and both got microphones. Now like always I thought I knew the words but turns out I didn’t’ and really had to watch the screen. Well I looked over and Heather didn’t know the song at all and she wasn’t even singing so I was on my own. Luckily Chris came to my rescue and got her microphone and came up and finished the song with me. Luckily it was not a busy night and several of the Karaoke group was outside smoking. It was fun though.
It was a fun night and always went way to fast. Soon it was almost 1:30 and we said our goodbyes for the night. Now we look forward to next week which will be busy for not just Susan but several of us. Susan will be out on Tuesday and Wednesday as I have those days off work, and also Friday again with my friends. I will of course blog about those days well most of them as there are some parts I will not be able to go into in my blog. But for one thing it will be a busy and interesting week for Susan.
Here is a link to a video that Cassandra did for Diva Las Vegas 2013. Check it out.
Well tonight our group did a Prom Night, Kathy, Mandie and Danielle opened their home to host this party as we never got to go to Prom as a female and wear pretty dresses. I have been looking forward to tonight for weeks and spent a lot of time looking for a dress for tonight. Now I did not find a dress I liked so I did the next best thing. I changed my hair for the night and I think it looks good. I actually started getting ready early about 3:30 and spent over 2 hours getting ready making sure my makeup was perfect. I even did a Smokey eye makeup look and I think it turned out well and yes I will have lots of pictures in this blog as it was so much fun. I was ready to leave by 6 as I had a 45 minute drive to the party. The drive to the party was fun and easy and I got there the same time as Laura so we walked in together. The party started at 7 but there were already 15 girls there by the time I got there at 6:45 I guess we were all just a little excited.
The new hair worked as a couple girls didn’t recognize me from the back and everyone thought the hair was awesome and natural looking, I think the curls helped. Well the first thing I did was start taking pictures as I wanted to make sure everyone who came got their picture taken as we all know how much we all love having our pictures taken. There were so many awesome dresses I really should have looked harder for a Prom Dress.
Olivia was at the party, she does not get out much so always awesome to see her. She was so happy to be out, I remember the first time I met her at Embers she came in with Victoria Sinclair and she was so nervous just like I was the first time I went out. It was fun to talk with her again.
They also set up to take Prom pictures so all of us took turns it was just like being back in High School. They did such an awesome job setting this up and so much wonderful food. Kathy, Mandie, and Danielle did an awesome job; they even set up a dance floor. Now I can’t dance but I did have fun watching some of the girls dance.
It was so much fun just having a chance to talk with everyone and get to know some of the girl’s better we even had some girls that never come out or haven’t come out since we were excluded from the P-Club. Amy was there and she was our bartender and did an awesome job. She did get out from behind the bar a few times so of course I had to get a picture with her. Now I will admit in this picture I had her standing in the entry way and I was down one step in the living room, this way I was mot towering over her in my heels which by the way later I took off as my feet were hurting from standing all night. I was not the only one as several girl had their heels off including Cassandra and Cassandra does not take her heels off very often and yes Cassandra if you are reading this I do have a picture.
It was so much fun to see all the cute dresses and heels and the wonderful job everyone did on their hair and makeup. Everyone put so much effort into tonight as we all wanted to make our first Prom as girls special and I think we did it.
I also got to meet Melissa who just sent me a friend request on Facebook so it was fun to meet her. She was in the really cute silver dress and yes I had to get a picture with her. It was fun to talk to her and get to know her a little better. It was amazing all the pictures that were taken. Danielle and Cassandra and several others all had their cameras and I bet by the time they are all posted we will have several hundred to remember the wonderful night. Between all of us taking pictures I am sure that everyone there are in at least one picture.
It was a wonderful social event and one of the girls Bobbie from Idaho brought stuff to make corsages so several of the girls went out on the pouch and they made beautiful corsages to wear. If I had thought of it I should have got one for the party as it really was a wonderful idea. That is one of the advantages of being female, they get flowers and men don’t.
I am not sure but I would guess we had at least 40 there last night so we had a great turnout and everyone had a wonderful time. I think I got a chance to talk with everyone at some point during the night. As always the night went by so fast and soon it was almost midnight and time for me to leave which is always hard when you are having so much fun. Now this is where it gets interesting. I left and was on my way home and almost to HWY 26 when I saw the blue lights behind me, yes I was getting pulled over and I had no idea why as I was not speeding and as far as I knew I had not done anything wrong. Now getting pulled over would make anyone nervous but for some reason I was very calm. The officer came up and asked for my driver’s license and asked if I knew why he pulled me over and I replied no as I really had no idea. Well it turns out one of my headlights was out. He gave me my license back and told me to be sure and get my light fixed. He was very professional and never gave me a strange look or comment. Now I had the long drive home knowing I had a headlight out and worried I would get pulled over again maybe closer to my house. Well I made it home with no more problems. I must be sure to get that headlight fixed quickly. Even with this it was an awesome night and one I will not forget.
Well as I said I have a bunch of pictures so here they are.
Danielle and me
Christy, Me and Victoria
Christy, Me and Victoria
Kathy & Me
Kathy and me yes she changed her dresses during the party. This was her first dress.
Me and Linda she had on a tux like outfit and her husband Jamie had on a beautiful dress.
Me and Christy
Me and Linda
Me and Christy
Med and Lynn
Me at the Prom
One more close up.
Thanks for reading and sharing my special night. I hope we will do this again.
Wow it is Friday night after a long short week for my male self. Being gone from work for a week in a half was wonderful but when you get back you have all the work to catch up on so even though I only had to work 3 days seemed like a week. Ad that to the fact we had so much fun, did so much during our vacation I almost needed a vacation to recover from my vacation, probably why I took Monday and Tuesday off when we got back. Any way I am so looking forward to tonight with my friends. I got home from work and started getting ready.
Now it was a nice sunny day out so I could see the neighbor kids all 7 of them out front playing so it was going to be tricky getting out. I know both the neighbors know about Susan but I don’t think their children know so I still have to be a little careful going out. I know at some point they will find out but still why rush it. Well I was already by 6:30 and I looked outside and couldn’t see anyone so I decided to put my wig on and just go for it. Now I can see out front but if they are just down the street I would not know. Well I pulled out of my garage and the street was clear and I was on my way.
I got to Sweet Home and found a parking spot right in front and went in. there were several people sitting at the tables we usually take so the group had got a table closer to the front door which was fine the only bad part is it was right next to where they do Karaoke so not a lot of room to move around the tables but still fine. Cassandra, Cristine, Laura and Amy were already there so I joined them. It wasn’t long and more of our group started to show up. Guinn, Michelle, Little Julie, Rose, Diane and even Bobbie from Idaho was in town for the weekend. Little Julie had met a girl when she was out dancing and invited her to come meet the group so she should also be here in a little while.
I got a chance to really talk with Little Julie tonight which was nice as she does not get out much with the group at least on Friday nights. Actually we all had a good chance to talk and catch up and of course we all had to tell about our trip to Las Vegas which was so much fun. I am hoping that next year we even have more from our group go as that would be so much fun. It is still so hard to believe Diva Las Vegas has come and gone for this year. All the buildup to it and the excitement waiting for it and then like that it is over but I have such wonderful memories and pictures so all is good.
It was great to be back at Sweet Home after missing 2 Fridays in a row and see all the wonderful people we have gotten to know, Jody the bar tender, Heather, Jessica, Michelle, Victoria and several others from the Karaoke group that we have come to know and all came over and said they missed us last week so of course we had to tell them also about pour trip to Las Vegas.
Well Little Julie and Laura played pool actually several of us played pool tonight but for some reason Cassandra didn’t play. I even played a few games and won a couple. Little Julie and I were finishing up our game which I lost when another couple came up and wanted to play pool and wanted to play doubles against us, their names were Elise & Jordan so we actually played two game and won both. They were really awesome and we had a blast with them. Little Julies friend Moxie showed up and brought one of her friends with her and they were both awesome. They were both GG’s had no problems hanging out with us. I got a chance to talk with them both and they are really nice.
It was such a fun night and we met several new people again tonight. It was such an awesome night and of course went by way to fast. Soon it was after 2 and they were closing down so we had to leave. Wow how fast time goes by.
Saturday night we are having a Prom night at one of the girl’s homes, a chance for those who never got to wear a Prom dress and wanted to can. I have looked but didn’t find a Prom dress so I am going but will just wear my red dress, I know they have seen me in this dress before but I am not going to miss it over a dress. Besides I want to see the dresses the other girls found plus the most important part is being with my friends.
Thanks for reading and hope you all have a wonderful weekend.