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A little work at Starbucks as Susan

It is Sunday and I have some work to do but as luck would have it I can do it anyplace I can connect to the internet so why not have a little Susan time and do my work at Starbuck. I got ready and headed to Starbucks a little before 5, They were not busy, 3 people talking and 4 others with computers at tables working. Starbucks really is a nice place to go for a couple hours. I first started going to Starbuck occasionally in late 2009 and it probably is the one place I have gone the most although not all the same Starbucks as the one I go to now is only a couple blocks from where I live. I got a drink and snack and sat down at a table to do some work.

Okay I have to jump ahead on a side note. On my blog from Friday I talked about a lady at work who commented on how my nails looked better than hers and how her nails looked like crap. Any way this morning I was wondering what her nails would look like. So, the first thing I did was see where she was and find a reason to go talk to her. Sure enough she had done her nails, they were a nice apricot color and no chips. I thought about saying something but didn’t. I have noticed I don’t see worn or chipped nail polish on the ladies I work with lately.

Well back to Sunday night at Starbuck. Now the people at tables really didn’t change but there was a steady stream of people who came in to get drinks to go. Even though I was working it was a fun and relaxing time. I spent almost 3 hours here tonight finishing my work, I finished just before 8 and as they close at 8 I figured I would call it a night, well almost. I still hadn’t eaten so I decided I would go and get something.

Now last Sunday I went to a Wendy’s for a burger so I thought why not again tonight but I wanted to try a different Wendy’s. I drove to the one in Orchards and went in. now going to burger places at this time of night they are not busy, most of their business is the drive through but what fun is that. N ow the young lady at the counter who took my order had awesome nails. I bet they were at least 1 inch past her fingertip and just a bright orange. Of course, I had to tell her how awesome they were. She thanked me and told me she just got them done yesterday and wasn’t sure of the color till afterwards. Now I probably wouldn’t have picked that color but it was really bright and it did look good on her hands. I told her that would have been a great color for Halloween, her face lit up and she said “I know I wish I had thought about that”. She then asked about my nails and if I got them done and I said yes. She told me they looked great. Which made me feel good. It was a pleasant exchange for a few minutes. I guess I picked the right Wendy’s to come to tonight. After that it was pretty uneventful. I sat and ate my burger and then headed home.

It was a pretty normal evening out but still fun.

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November 20, 2017 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at the Escape not sure who will show up.

It is Saturday and on the 3rd Saturday of the month our group has been going down to Salem to hang out with the girls down there. I have gone a couple times but it is over an hour drive each way for me which is hard so I decided I would go to the Escape tonight for dinner and see if anyone else stays in town. I had some things I needed to do around home today before going out and I wasn’t sure how early I could get out. The weather was dry and I needed to clean my gutters out and I got done with that early and it was still light out so I decided to put up my Christmas lights. Of course, this was my male self not Susan but you may be asking why it’s in my blog. I have those laser lights that you put in your yard which trust me is the easy way to go, no climbing ladder just stinging extension cords for power. It really didn’t take me long and I had the set up by 4:15 the only bad part it wasn’t dark enough to position them as I could not see where the lights hit the house.

Well I went inside and started getting ready, I took a shower and shaved and it was still light out so I started on my makeup which I enjoy. I had all my makeup on, eyes all done and looking great, eyebrows done, mascara, all that was left was my lipstick. It was a little after 5 now and dark outside so before I put on my lipstick I quickly put on my boy clothes and went out to position my 3 lights which would only take maybe 5 minutes. I got the first two lasers set and was on the third one when a lady walked by walking a dog. Now it was dark out accept for the street light and she walked over to me and wished me a merry Christmas and told me she liked my lights and asked me about the laser lights I had. Any way I was looking at her face to see how well I could see her to figure out how well she could see me. Any way we talked for only a few minutes before she went on her way. I don’t know her but am guessing she lives somewhere on my street. I don’t know if she noticed my eye brows or eye shadow but she never said anything and was pleasant the whole time. Any way I finished and went bac inside, put on my lipstick and got my dress and heels on and was on my way by 5:40. I got to the Escape at 6 and went in. They were really busy for as early as it was. I ordered dinner and sat down and wrote my blog for Friday night. By 7 the crowd thinned out so I was able to get a better table. N ow it is just waiting to see if anyone else shows up. I posted in our group I was here but if I had thought about it I should have posted earlier I would be here tonight. Here is a picture from tonight.

I had a nice dinner and talked to a couple men at the next table. I also wrote my blog from Friday night and caught up on some e-mails. Now I was still the only one here from our group and it looked like I would be the only one tonight but I had my computer and it was just nice to be out. I was also kind of watching the Oregon football game as I did work on my computer. I didn’t get all my work done as my battery went dead a little after 9 so I will have to finish my work on Sunday. I am planning on going to Starbucks Sunday evening for a couple hours as Susan to finish. Any way I paid my bill and was getting ready to leave when Lorie came in. She tends to get here later but it was nice to see her so I decided to stay a little longer.

\We sat and talked for a while till Karaoke started and then we listened to the singers and talked between songs. Now a lot of the songs that were sung I didn’t recognize but it was still fun. It was just Lorie and I tonight but still fun. It was 10:30 when I called it a night. Now I am looking forward to a few hours Sunday night.

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November 19, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A chance to get out Friday night to Sweet Home

It is Friday and I am going to get out tonight to Sweet Home for a little while, besides Cassandra texted she would be there for a while also. I am looking forward to it as it has been a long time. But first a side note, I have been getting acrylic on my mails now since spring and for the last 6 weeks a light pink color and the last time a little thicker acrylic. Any way today at work finally one of the ladies said something and it was kind of funny. I was getting something and she looked at me and said “wow (male name) you have better looing nails then I do, I have been slacking off” I just said thanks, she looked at her nails and said “wow my nails look like crap” I smiled and said a little money and time at a nails salon will fix that. Now I was looking at her nails they had polish on about half the nail and really did look bad, they would have looked better with no polish on them and I thought to myself yes almost everyone here male or female have better looking nails. It will be interesting to see what her nails look like on Monday. Now as I said no one has said a thing about my nails till this but what I have noticed is I see a lot fewer ladies here at work with nail polish chipped and worn this bad, I think they are redoing their nail polish more often and not letting the polish get so bad. Maybe I am having a small effect as they don’t want a male to have nicer nails.

Well I got home early and I knew Cassandra was planning on being there by 5 and Chris probably earlier so I decided to get there as early as I could, more Susan time. It was a little before 4 when I started getting ready. Now I have said it many time and sorry if to you it is repeating it but I really do love my time getting ready. There is just something so relaxing and enjoyable about becoming Susan and doing my makeup. It is funny how something like doing my makeup can make me feel so nice inside. I was ready by 5 and on my way to meet my friends at Sweet Home. I am not sure how many will show up but it will be fun. I am also looking forward to seeing some of the people from the other group.

I got there and Cassandra and Chris were there playing pool and Roxy showed up just after I got there. It was good to see them all again. I gave Cassandra my money for our dinner cruise on the Portland Spirit in December, she is making the reservation and paying for it and we pay her. It is awesome of her to do this and coordinate events like this. I think she said we had 18 signed up but still 5 need to pay yet. She doesn’t have to pay till the 22nd so there is still a little time even for those not signed up. Right now, we have spots for 25 so if you are here in Portland and want to go get a hold of Cassandra. This is really going to be fun I have wanted to go on a dinner cruise on the Portland Spirit and to think my first will be as Susan.

We also talked about our Mexican cruise next October which will also be so much fun. Cassandra asked me if I was planning on doing the whole trip as Susan including flying down and back. I told her yes, I was, I really want to try flying as Susan although I do know 3 people who work TSA at the airport but I figure the odds of me going through one of their lines is small. It is funny though as 10 years ago it took all I could do just to get out of mat car and go in someplace. Now I have gone to Las Vegas several times and lived and traveled as Susan, checking in and out of hotels as Susan and now ii am planning on flying on an air plane as Susan. I have come a long way and it is al because of my wonderful friends I have made. I really think Cassandra would love to make the trip and fly as Cassandra but she is worried of running into someone at the airport she knows and as her wife is going with her that would give her away. It will be interesting what happens but we still have 11 months to figure it out.

We also talked about Diva Las Vegas we are all looking forward to it although being a little later this year one of our girls may not be able to go but she is thinking she may be able to rearrange things a little and at least go for part of it. It really is a fun event. We also talked about maybe just doing a Las Vegas trip with our group, the last few years we have had 10 to 15 each year from our group and maybe we could get them to go at a different time.

It was not real busy here tonight as the other main group that comes here had another event tonight which was a little sad as I was looking forward to seeing them again. Looks like I will have to try and make it out another Friday night. There were some new faces here although as I have not been here for a while I was probably the new face. A couple men came by and told Cassandra and I how beautiful we looked tonight. I am not interested in men but it is always nice to hear you are pretty. Any way it was a small group of us tonight, just 5 from our group but still fun.

BY 9:30 we were thinking of calling it a night, which is funny as 10 years ago we didn’t even show up till 9:30 or 10 but we did get here early tonight. Karaoke started and it was good, we listened for a little still talking as we could. We made it till 10:30 and then we all paid our bills and called it a night. It was a good night out.

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November 18, 2017 Posted by | Sweethome | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sunday manicure badly needed.

It is Sunday and I hadn’t planned on any Susan time today but I was doing some work this morning and I chipped a couple nails. I have been having acrylic on my nails since last March but just a thin layer and I think Cathy went a little thin last time. Any way a couple corners broke off but not the nail underneath so I was worried if I waited till Tuesday I might break the nail. So, I had to rearrange things as suddenly the nail salon became a priority. I figured I could get my nails done and then got to Starbucks and do my work I had to get done. Now I admit it would just be easier to run to the nail salon as my male self but not as much fun plus they only know me at the nail salon as Susan.

I got home and got ready doing my makeup which is so much fun. I finished my makeup at 3 and then before getting dressed I called the Dream nails to make an appointment. They asked when I wanted to come in so I said 3:30 and that was fine. So now I had to figure out my outfit for the rest of the day. I went with my leggings and my maroon sweater. I was ready and in my car and on my way. I got to the nail salon just before 3:30, I love the fact it is so close to my house. Now When I made the appointment I didn’t ask for anyone specific so I wasn’t sure who would do my nails, Anna, Cathy and Tina were all there and all have done my nails before. Well it turns out Cathy was going to do them again and she was ready for me so I sat down. I pointed out the 3 chips and asked if we could go thicker this time. Funny how far I have come with my nails, from just polish, to gel polish, to a thin coat of acrylic from matt to shiny, slight pink color and now going thicker on the acrylic.

Cathy started on my nails and it is so relaxing, having someone do your nails and pampering you. I know it is expensive to get your nails done but it is something I really enjoy and I feel I am worth it. It really is a wonderful experience that everyone should try. Cathy removed the old gel polish and then started putting on the acrylic, making the tips thicker. Now there was one lady getting a pedicure when I came in and that was it so it was slow here. Any way as she was doing my nails a man came in and wanted to get a pedicure, which I have seen men in here before but he was a bigger man with a Harley Davison shirt on, and a beard. He looked more like the kind of man that would ride a motorcycle to the bar to watch Sunday Football than come to a nails salon but here he was getting a pedicure, I think it was wonderful. A little later a husband and wife came in for pedicures also, I never realized how many men go to nails salons. Maybe someday it will be as normal for men to have pretty nails just as much as woman. Cathy finished with the acrylic and asked if I wanted the same color as last time which I said yes as I really do love the way it looks. I have had this color for four weeks now.

Cathy started with the gel polish, she uses 2 different colors and I know one is called wedding dress which you can see the color on my blog from two weeks ago. I looked at both bottles this time so if Cathy is not here when I come in I know what to ask for. She started with a polish called Seashell pink for the first coat, then she did a coat of Wedding dress and finished it off with a clear topcoat. The seashell pink is a pale pink and the wedding dress color is more of a shiny pink, both are beautiful colors. I think if I went two coats of the seashell pink it would be really noticeable but together they look great. Now looking at my nails they did look pinker this time, I wonder if she put a little thicker layer on my nails. Either way they look awesome. The big test will be tomorrow when I see them in normal light.

Now as I said I have had my nails this way for 4 weeks and not one person has said anything about them and I know they have had to notice. Now on this I am torn as it is nice that I have not had any issues with my nails but kind of a letdown that no one has complimented me on them and I don’t know which is I would prefer.

It was about 4:30 when I was all done, I thanked Cathy and wished her a happy Thanksgiving as I won’t see her till after. Now I wish my schedule was such that I could schedule my appointments when I leave, maybe someday. I left and drove over to Starbucks where I got a drink and started to do my work. It took me about an hour to do what I had to and I kept thinking what my boss or coworkers would think if they saw me working here as Susan. After that I wrote my blog from Saturday night out with my friends. I then spent some time just checking things out online, I just wanted to spend more time as Susan. I also started writing this blog but will finish it tomorrow after I see what my nails look like in the daylight. I actually lost track of time and soon it was 8 pm and they Starbucks was closing, wow tonight went by so fast. Now it was time to go home and back to my male life as I have to work early in the morning.

Okay I looked at my nails in the day light and yes they are pinker and also the acrylic is thicker and I think that is what is doing it as the acrylic they use is a pink acrylic. Just lightly pink but with the thicker layer that also adds to the color. But they do look awesome.

Thanks for reading and keep up with what I am doing in my life with my most recent blog.

PS just a foot note, I was looking at my blog and this will be my 984th blog I have written, wow I am closing in on one thousand blog posts and that means I have been out as Susan at least that many times.

Oh, here is another funny thing I found, on my blog I can see search terms people use and also referring pages. There was one page that for a few weeks have been referring people to my page so I checked it out. Here is the link, it is for a beauty shop in Pennsylvania, not sure this is real but it is too funny.

November 13, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at the Escape

It is Saturday and our group is making its usual night out to the Escape. I was planning on going early as I wanted to have as much Susan time as I could plus I had some things I needed to do on my computer. I started getting ready by 4 and took my time to enjoy myself. I find the time I spend getting ready relaxing and peaceful. I was all ready by a little after 5 and I chose one of my black dresses tonight. I went down and walked into the garage and opened the garage door like I always do when I leave as my male self, usually I get in the car as Susan before opening the garage door but not tonight. I guess I am getting more relaxed leaving as I don’t even look outside any more before I leave. I was on my way and got to the Escape a little before 6 and went in. I was the first of our group to arrive. They were a little busy so I had to take the table closer to where they do Karaoke. I got out my computer and started working. Of course, I ordered food as I was hungry.

Well it wasn’t long and Kearren showed up and joined me, always nice when others start showing up. It was nice to see her and we talked a little about the Halloween Party Cassandra and Peggy had which was so much fun. It wasn’t long and Nicole arrive, what a wonderful surprise. She comes down from the Seattle area to go out with us. It was great to see her again. Well the 3 of us started talking about all the fun things we do as a group. Nicole will be back in town in a few weeks as she is doing our dinner cruise on the Portland Spirit, we are really looking forward to it. She is also doing the Mexican Cruise in October 2018 and that will be fun also. A few years ago, I would have never imagined doing such wonderful things as Susan.

Other girls started to show up, Barb, Paige, Jan, Lynn, Cassandra, Narcist, Bambi, Kris, Kate, Britney, Lorie and one other girl so we had a really good turnout, one of our bigger ones which is nice. I do like the smaller get together for talking but it is great to see so many out with the group. I hope I didn’t miss anyone. It was nice to talk with the girls and throughout the night I did try to talk a little with everyone. Barb and I talked about how we didn’t get many pictures at the Halloween party seems not many girls took pictures. It is so funny as a few years back even on a night like tonight we would all have our cameras out taking a bunch of pictures. I think we have just gotten so use to going out and it is so normal now we often forget about pictures even on a Halloween night. Wow how things have changed over the years. Talking about pictures I had to get one quick selfie.

Nicole and I talked about the cruise she is planning on traveling and boarding the ship as her male self. I am planning on doing the cruise just like I do Diva Las Vegas totally as Susan. Now we have not decided if we will fly down and back or drive and I am torn. Driving would be easier to get all our stuff there as Susan does not travel lite but I am also thinking about flying as Susan something I have wanted to try. It would be a little intimidating as I do know 3 people who work for TSA at the airport screening people, but it is a big airport and the odds of me running into one of them in the line is small. I will get my nails done the night before so if I didn’t travel as Susan I would be a man with long, pretty, acrylic nails most likely red. Any way it is so much fun to think about it and I am sure it will be here before we know it.

Now a lot of the girls are going with their wives, or girlfriends, we have at least 5 or 6 couples going so that will also be a lot of fun. There is still time to sign up if you are or have ever thought about going on a cruise, check out our web page for all the details. This is going to be a really fun thing and you can be who you are as much or as little as you want. I am sure some (me) will do the whole cruise as female and some will only do a few things as their female self so don’t think you have to be female all the time.

Now with such a big group we were spread out which did make it hard to talk with everyone or even know for sure who all were there. I think I got everyone but if I missed you I am sorry. Karaoke started and of course it gets loud with the music and singing and hard to talk. Nicole called it a night but it was great to see her again, I still remember the first time I met her which you can read in my blog, this is the wonderful thing about blogs as you can go back and see what you did, who you met and when, kind of like a personal diary. It was sad to see her leave but she will be back in town in a few weeks.

Kate and I talked about Diva Las Vegas, she is planning on going this year which will be fun, she will have a great time. It is not till April and we already have at least 8 from our group going and I think we will get more. We won’t all stay at the same place but as of now Cassandra, Julie and I have all booked rooms downtown at the Four Queens. It is an older casino but the rooms look nice from the pictures on their web site. I booked a room for 9 nights, Friday through the following Saturday and got a deluxe room for $804.00 everything included, they don’t charge resort fees here. Of course, the two weekends, Friday and Saturday nights are most of it, almost $500 of it but still way less than on the strip. Some of the girls played pool, some danced and some sang Karaoke, it was a really fun night.

I got a chance to talk with Britney who showed up late, it was nice to see here again. With missing so much over the summer I haven’t seen her since at least last February or longer. I stayed till about 11 before I called it a night. Still think back a few years when we didn’t even go out till 9 or 10 and we would close down the places we went. I like to think it is because we are all so comfortable now about going out so we go earlier and leave earlier instead of because we are getting older.

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November 12, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wonderful Wednesday night dinner.

It is Wednesday and we are doing our Wednesday night dinner at Rock Bottom Brewpub in downtown Portland. We have gone here a few times although this is only my second time but I was looking forward to it. A night out with my friends. I got home and started getting ready and I had time so I got to enjoy the experience. It was so relaxing, I chose my red dress as it is one of my warmer dresses and it is a little cold out tonight. I was already by 6:15 and was getting ready to leave when Julie texted me to see if I was going and if so she could ride with me. I told her yes and was on my way. I got to her house and she was ready to go and we were on our way. It was nice to have Julie along as we were able to talk on the way.

WE got downtown a little after 7 and parked in the parking garage a block away and walked to the Rock Bottom. Cassandra and Rebecca were already there, Rebecca comes to town every once in a while, to join us for dinner. It was good to see her. Now it was just the 4 of us tonight but still really fun and we were able to talk. Now our waiter was wonderful, he treated us great and always referred to us as ladies and kept checking back on us. We ordered dinner and I had the Chicken Fried Chicken which was awesome. The food here is really good.

WE had a nice time and talked about all kinds of things, our dinner cruise we are going on next month, our Mexican cruise next October which I am really looking forward to and also Diva Las Vegas. We have been talking a lot about Diva Las Vegas lately, some of the girls were thinking of renting a house for the week verses staying in a hotel. There are good points about both but I still think staying at a hotel casino is just more fun and convenient. Cassandra, Julie and I are all going so we talked and decided we wanted to stay in a casino. Now the resorts on the strip are really nice but they are so big and spread out and they are so expensive now after all we are going for 9 nights. Last year we stayed downtown at the California which was really nice and we had a lot of fun. This year they started charging resort fees, not as much as the strip hotels casinos. I just find it hard to pay a fee just to stay there and you really get nothing for the fee. Sorry got side tracked there. Any way we were looking around on line and we found the Four Queens hotel casino doesn’t charge the fees so we looked at it some more and it looks like they have nice rooms. Well we decided we would try them this year.

It was a nice night and a wonderful dinner. We stayed till a little after 10 before we called it a night. We all left and said our goodbyes. Julie and I walked back to the car and I drove her home and we continued talking. It was a really nice evening with wonderful friends. It was a little after 11 when I got home.

Well Cassandra, Julie and I have all booked rooms at Four Queens for Diva Las Vegas.

November 9, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out | Leave a comment

Saturday night at Harvey’s Comedy club, once again.

It is Saturday night and our group are going to Harvey’s Comedy club. Now we have been coming here for several years till they closed last summer. It was sold and the new owners have reopened it. I was looking forward to tonight. Now we have gone here so many times but it is a fun night and it is out in a mainstream environment. I like these outings just like Starbucks as it gives us a chance to interact with everyone and let them see who we are. Now as I said it was a busy day and I didn’t get home till 6 pm so it was a rush to get ready.
What helped is I knew what I was wearing tonight and how I was going to do my makeup and as long as I didn’t change my mind I was good. The only problem was I wouldn’t have the time to relax and enjoy my getting ready. Well no changes in what I was wearing and I was all ready by 6:50 and on my way. I originally figured it would be after 8 and I would go straight to Harvey’s but as it was earlier than I thought I had time to go to Fox & Hounds and meet the other girls there first. It was almost 7:30 when I parked and walked to Fox & Hounds. Cassandra was playing pool with one of the girls and Peggy, Jan & Lynn were sitting at the bar. I joined them and we started to talk which is always fun, I love sitting around and talking with the girls. It was great to see them again and Peggy even had on a dress and heels. Melissa and Joan showed up so we had 7 of us here tonight. Now the lady working the Bar was really nice and it turns out she is one of the new owners, yes Fox & hounds was sold a few months back and they have changed the name to Second Ave Sports Bar. We talked for a while till about 8:30 before heading over to Harvey’s. Peggy and Cassandra drove and Jan & Lynn road with them and Melissa, Joan and I walked over. We could have drove but I enjoy the walk although it was a little on the cold side mainly because of the wind.

We got there not long after Cass, Peggy, Jan and Lynn did. We all sat and talked and waited for the rest of the girls to show up. Julie and Trixie were the next to show up and it was great to see them also, I so love my girlfriends. Jeanie and Cassie were the last two to show up so we had 11 of us here tonight. It started to get busy and it looks like they will have a good crowd here tonight. Now we were not sure about our table as we really know no one here now so as people got up to get in line to go in we joined them. We stood there for about 15 minutes and we even talked to the people in front of us and as they took pictures we were in the back ground. While we were in line the manager came over and welcomed us and told us it was nice to see us there and if we needed anything to let him know which was really nice and made us feel welcome.

We finally got inside and got a table, I sat between Peggy and Lynn with Julie and Trixie across from me but I was more to the middle of the table so I could almost talk with everyone which was nice. Of course, I had to get a couple pictures with a few of the girls and of course a selfie. We talked as people came in and we waited for the show. I was right there was a big crowd here tonight almost all the seats were taken. While we waited a man came over and talked with us, turned out he was one of the owners and again he welcomed us. Now I know being knew owners they are really excited and looking to grow their business but still a good feeling.

The waitress came and took our order and she was really nice, now again with new owners opening it up they have all new staff and this is only I think their 6 weekends so they are still working things out and we were used to the old staff who knew us and pretty much knew what we wanted so it is a learning curve on both sides but they did a really good job. She came back several times to check on us and made us feel welcome.

The show started and it was really good, all of the comedians were awesome, we all laughed so hard which made for a wonderful night. This really is one of the more fun events we do. Now we have a couple dinners the next few months but I am thinking we will get Harvey’s back into the schedule after the first of the year. Now the night went by way to fast as it really was an awesome show. Harvey’s is still a wonderful place to go for great comedy, if you are in Portland and want a fun night you must check them out. After the show we were standing by our table still talking as the crowd thinned out and yet another lady came up who worked here and said it was nice to see us here and thanked us for coming.

Now of course I have one other picture that I took with one of the other girls but I forgot to ask if I could post it so I cropped it down. I just loved the way my makeup looked in this picture and of course my smile. I always say a smile make you look better. An y way it was getting late and the girls started to leave. Melissa and I walked back to where we parked and it was a little colder out but still a nice walk. It was a great night out with friends. Thanks to all of you.

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November 5, 2017 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Friday night and a couple hours for Susan

It was Friday evening after a long hard week and I had a few hours. It was about 5 when I got home, I had to be up early Saturday and had some work I had to do tonight but I could do that on my computer. Now I did think about going to Sweethome for a couple hours and have dinner but it has been so long and I can’t stay out late and need to do dome work so I passed on that idea and settled on just going to Starbucks for a couple hours. I was ready and on my way by 5:45 and as it only takes a couple minutes to get to Starbucks I would have a couple hours. By the way be sure and check out my blog for Halloween as it was a really fun night.

Now I know I some people can wonder how just becoming Susan and going to Starbucks for a couple hours is worth the time and effort, spending an hour to get ready. I have probably covered this in other blogs but the easiest answer is I enjoy it. There is also something about doing something so every day or normal (and I hate saying that as it implies my life is not normal). My life is normal at least for me, when I use the word normal what I means is what everyone else does without thinking. I know lots of people who go to Starbucks or places just like it and the only difference is it takes me a little while to get ready. There is just something about being out as Susan in the public and being accepted for who I am just another lady out. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying a pass totally as a woman. To me passing means something different. Passing to me means being able to go out and be accepted as a woman, I know people know I am not but they just let me be and go on with their lives. Now they may talk amongst themselves or crack a smile when I am not looking but that is as far as it goes and I am fine with that. I have always said I don’t expect people to all love who I am but I do expect them to recognize my right to be who I am. My advice to anyone who wants to go out if your goal is to pass as a woman 100% of the time you will probably not make it, if your goal is to go out and have people accept you for who you are you have a really good chance. One other thing, a smile goes a long way. Any way back to my story.

I got to Starbucks before 6 and got a table and a drink and a chocolate croissant warmed up. The croissant was good but warmed up chocolate is a little messy and not conducive to wearing makeup, yes, I had a few drips on my chin that took a little effort to clean off without wiping the makeup away. A little something to remember next time. Well I sat here doing my work and yes at one point a couple people I know came in and sat at the table behind me. I just kept my head down and continued with what I was doing. They were only there for about 20 or 30 minutes and then they left. I guess that is an issue with going someplace close to home. Now they were not that busy so it was a quiet night but fun and relaxing. I stayed till 8 which is when they close.

Now I got in my car and noticed I was low on gas so I ran to the gas station and filled up, again one of those everyday things I like to do. I then drove to Wendy’s and went in and got something to eat. It really wasn’t that exciting of a night by most people’s standards but it was a fun night for me and I was home by 9. Now I am busy all-day Saturday but our group is going to Harvey’s Comedy club as they are open under new owners and that will be fun. Be happy with who you are as if you don’t like who you are you can’t expect others to like you.

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November 5, 2017 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday afternoon manicure & pedicure

It is Sunday afternoon after a super fun Halloween party last night. I was looking at my nails this morning and realized I needed to bet to the nail salon as yesterday was two weeks. Don’t get me wrong my nails still look wonderful, maybe just a little too wonderful. What I mean by that is being shinny they look longer and they really are on the long side for my male self and next weekend I will not be able to get out at least not early enough to get to the nails salon so my only hope would possible be this Wednesday. The other thing I noticed as my nails do have a slight pinkish color to them where they have grown out you can tell the difference. So, what is a girl to do. Well as luck would have it I got home early today and all I wanted to do was write my blog from our Halloween party Saturday night. So why not go to Starbucks as Susan to do that also.

I quickly did my makeup and got dress and then called Dream nails to see if I could get in. They said sure so I asked if Anna was there and it turns out she was off again today so I asked for Cathy, she said come anytime so I told her I would be there in a few minutes and with that I grabbed my computer and was out the door. A few minutes later I was walking into the nail salon and Cathy was waiting for me. There were 6 other ladies here getting their nails done so they were a little busier than last time. I sat down and Cathy started on My nails. As she worked she asked me if I had any plans for tonight which I don’t so I told her I just needed to get my nails done. She took of the old gel polish and got them ready to fill, yes, I have had acrylic on my nails now since the end of March although it is a thin layer. She shortened them down and put the new acrylic on them and reshaped them. They once again looked good. Cathy asked me what color I wanted and I told her the same one she did last time as I really do like it. I went and washed my hands and came back and she had the gel polis ready. The number they have here for it is 89 but I took the opportunity to look at the polish and get the name so I would know in case I get someone else in the future. It is called Wedding Dress. Now there are 2 bottles and I am not sure if they go together or if it is a combination she did for me and I didn’t ask. The first bottle is a pale pink color and the second is clearer but has a violate tint to it. Turns out they are two different gel polish colors. Here is a picture of #89 Wedding Dress which I found online, looks like when you buy it you get a gel polish and a regular polish. Looks pretty pink in the regular polish bottle.

She started with the pale pink and put it on doing a really good job carefully covering my nail, actually I think she may have put a thinker coat on as it seems a little pinker than it did last time, well maybe it is just the way I am looking at it. Next came the clear with the violet tint and then finally the clear gloss top coat. My fingers were now done and looked awesome but they do look a little pinker than last time, hoping it is just the light in the nail salon. Now it was time for my pedicure which I really need as it has been at least 6 weeks. I picked out a really bright red and thinking to myself how awesome this color would look on my finger nails.

Now Cathy started my pedicure and I really love this part, there is just something so relaxing and enjoyable about this. What a great way to spend an hour on a Sunday afternoon. Now I did show her a couple pictures of me in my costume from last night which she thought was sexy. I really wanted to see what she thought of the dark hair as they have only seen me in in blonde hair.

Now I have to put a little side story in. now I have had nice looking nails for 7 months or more and only one lady at work has ever said a thing and all she did was ask how I kept them looking so nice. Any way I just told her I was tired of having week nails that broke and always looked bad so I was getting gel polish on them to protect them and that seemed to be enough. Any way no one else has ever said a thing and I find it hard to believe no one else have ever noticed. Any way 3 weeks ago I got the same polish I got today which does have a slight pink color that is more noticeable in sun light and really noticeable outside in the shade. Any way over the last two weeks one of the other ladies I work with has come up to the office I share with the lady who asked once about my nails and they have had at least 10 of 15-minute discussions on nail polish, and how to keep it looking nice in our office with me sitting there working. This has happened 5 different times over the last two weeks and has never happened before. Now I have looked at their nails and mine do look better although they have brighter polish (reds) but it is usually chipped on the ends. Still they have never said a word to me.

Any way as Cathy was doing my pedicure we got talking about Halloween and candy of which I have almost eaten all I bought and the lady just down from me said she had done the same thing. It was kind of nice to sit there and have a conversation with another lady. Once she finished my toes I went over and sat with my feet under the dryer right next to the lady I was talking with and we chatted just a little more. It was a fun day and I was here over an hour.

I left here and drove across the street to Starbucks and went in. they were a little busy but I went and ordered a hot chocolate and the lady behind the counter remembered me which always makes me feel good. We chatted for a moment as she got my drink. The only table open was the big table in the middle that has 5 chairs on each side so I sat down and got out my computer. I stayed here for about 2 hours writing my blog from Saturday night and catching up on e-mails and some work. One older lady walked by and told me how much she liked my bracelets. I thin ked her and told her where I got them which was Charming Charlies. By the way here is a selfie of me at Starbucks. It was a really fun and relaxing few hours out as Susan

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October 30, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Halloween 2017 one word, awesome

Halloween is here, I have always loved this holiday. Tonight, we are doing our groups Halloween Party and once again Cassandra and Peggy are wonderful enough to open their home and put on the party for all of us. Now I did take time Friday night to run out and look for a costume with no luck, they were pretty picked over and the one I found that said ex large well I sure don’t think it was. So, I gave up and decided to go with my Wonder Woman Costume. I really love this costume as it was the first female costume I ever bought. I dug it out and tried it on and well let’s just say Susan will be going on a diet. I couldn’t quite fit into it so on to my next choice which was my belly dancer costume. Good thing I checked as I needed to do my makeup different for the belly dancer. See I wear my black hair with this costume and for that I need darker makeup.

I spent almost 2 hours getting ready today as I wanted to take my time and enjoy myself. I was all ready by 5:20 and on my way. It takes between 45 minutes and an hour to get to Cassandra & Peggy’s house depending on traffic. Now the thing that went through my mind was what if I get a flat tire. I would look so cute alongside the road changing a tire in this costume. I got to their house a little after 6 and of course I had to get a couple pictures of my makeup before I went in, selfie time. I went in and only a couple people were there so far as the party doesn’t start till 7. Jan and Lynn were there along with Veronica so I got a chance to talk with them as Cassandra and Peggy were still upstairs getting ready. By the way the house looked awesome, Peggy always does such a wonderful job decorating and puts a lot of time and thought into it.

Peggy and Cassandra came down and it was time to start putting out the food so we all helped. One of the reasons I came early. Besides it was fun to be bringing food out in my costume. Peggy had cards everywhere with what dish went where, as I said she puts a lot of thought and effort into this party. The food was awesome and so much of it. It didn’t matter where you were in the house there was a table nearby with something on it, from candy, brownies, chips and dip, deli meat cheese and crackers to cooked food and shrimp. They had enough food for 100 people I bet.

Tereasa and Dan were the next to show up and of course I started to get pictures as I knew there would be some wonderful costumes. Of course, I had to get a few of me in my costume also. Yes, there is not much to this costume and as skimpy as it looks from the front there is even less in the back. Now more people started to show up as it was now after 7 and I knew we would have a good turnout. I was still trying to get pictures of everyone so I can post them to the group but as the evening went on it got harder to do in the crowd. I also kept my camera with me all the time tucked in top, last party I kept setting it down and then ended up leaving without it and having to go back. Melissa and her wife were next, they had great costumes and Melissa was hard to recognize as she had blonde hair tonight as she was Alice in Wonderland. Kate showed up next and she didn’t recognize me at first either, the black hair. It really is amazing how different hair style and color can change how you look. One more picture with my vail on which I could not wear for long. And of course, belly dancers are bare foot so tonight I was not as tall which was nice. Kate had a really cute costume also and talking with her I think she had a lot of fun out shopping for it as I think it was her first female costume.

Julie and Trixie also showed up dressed as nurses. They had really cute costumes also. There were lots of people here now and everyone was trying to get pictures. Pictures of the costumes, pictures of themselves and picture with other people. This is such a fun night to get pictures. So of course, I had to get one with Julie and Kate, oh and that is Roxy also. Chris and Roxy were also here which was nice as I have not seen them in a long while as I have not been able to get to Sweet Home on Friday night. We make such a cute group.

Cindy and her wife Alice were also here, Bobbie, Sophia, Kimberly, Bobbi, and Kim and so many more. If I miss you by name I am sorry. I got to talk with Bobbi for a while, she is doing wonderful and it was good to see her as it has been a long time. That is one of the great things about parties like this as so many people show up and you can work your way around the room and try to talk with everyone. Of course, in the main room the TV was on with the world series, some were just sitting and watching it and others like me would just cycle through the room enough to catch the score. By the way the Dodgers won and tied the series which mad Cassandra so happy.

There were also some new girls here tonight which was nice as we got a chance to meet them. Charlene and her wife were also here, they are not members of our group yet but I am hoping they will join. They don’t live in the area but travel through a few times each year. Charlene met me through this blog and contacted me and we have kept in touch so when she said she would be in town this weekend I told her she had to come to the party. It was great to see her again and talk with her. She doesn’t dress at home but when they travel she lives as Charlene all the time. Kind of like I do when I go to Diva Las Vegas although they have been traveling for a few months so she gets to be Charlene for a long longer stretch then I get to be Susan.

Now with all the food around I ate way too much which is easy to do as I didn’t get a plate full and eat. I was just nibbling as I walked around and yes way too much candy and Brownies. Peggy made the best brownies. It is way too easy to just keep eating when there is so much food all around and of course this girl has no will power. Michelle and Christy also showed up and I almost didn’t recognize them. It was so wonderful to see them again. Christy lives here in Portland but Michelle moved down to San Francisco several years back so it is always a treat to see them and they always have the best costume. Got to talk worth them some but not as much as I would have liked which was the same for most as people were moving around trying to see everyone’s costume and talk with everyone. Victoria and her girlfriend were also here and I got to talk to them just briefly, she is one of our newer members. As I said it was hard to talk with everyone and I didn’t get a chance to talk with some of the people as much as I wanted. Would have like to have talked with Kim, Chris, Roxy and Veronica more and a few others but the night went by so fast.

Okay I have to include one picture of the inside of the house and the decorations just to show how much effort and time Peggy put into this party. The whole house was decorated just as much as this room. Wow what a job getting ready.

Charlene and her wife left but it was great they could make it. I encouraged her to join our group so she will know where and when we are going places but she can always contact me directly also. Maybe next time we can get together at Starbucks. It is amazing how fast the night went by. Cassandra had prizes for best costumes, and a variety of other prizes which she paid for herself. Cassandra and Peggy put so much of themselves into this party, not just the cost but everything including cleaning up and taking all these wonderful decorations down. We really can’t thank them enough and I hope they know how much we all appreciate this.

Okay I have to share a cute story Peggy told me. She was getting her nails done today with the lady who always does her nails and asked her to do her makeup for the party which was awesome. Any way she got taking with her and told her about the party when she asked what her husband was going as. Peggy pause and then told her before she told her that she had something else to tell her first and with that she explained about the party for the Rose City T-girls, about Cassandra and the rest of us. Peggy said she was fine with it and of course that was most of the conversation while she was getting her nails and makeup done.

It was hard to leave but it was after 11:30 and I still had a 45-minute drive home. It took me another 10 to 15 minutes to go around and tell everyone goodbye and of course hugs for all. I think that is one of the things I love the most about being Susan, woman great each other with hugs and never think anything about it and I love that. I think the world would be so much better if everyone got hugs. It just makes you feel so good. I got out to my car and Victoria was just showing up so I got a hug from her and talked with her for a few minutes. She does transformations for t-girls so tonight was one of her busier night. It was nice to see her though before I left. The drive home was easy but I decided to stop at the gas station by my house. There were 3 other cars there, 2 men and 1 woman getting gas. So, I got out of my car and pumped my gas in my skimpy belly dancer outfit. It was 12:30 by the time I got home, what a wonderful night it was.

Thanks again Cassandra and Peggy you two are awesome. And thanks to all who showed up it was great to see all of you.

Thanks for reading and have a Happy Halloween.

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October 29, 2017 Posted by | halloween | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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