Friday is here and we are leaving for our long drive to Las Vegas. I got up at 1 am to get ready, it was a short night. It was just a couple minutes after 2 when Cassandra and I left for our drive to Las Vegas, our hope to be there by 6 pm. The drive down I-5 was really rainy but then this is Oregon, it never stopped and sometimes it came down hard. We got to Eugene and headed up towards the pass. Just a few miles before the pass it started to snow and snow hard. there was anywhere from slush to a couple inches of snow on the road and we had that all the way to Klamath Falls. It put us behind schedule as we were driving 4o miles an hour for over 2 hours, Cassandra may miss part of her Basketball game tonight. From Klamath Falls to almost Alturas it kept snowing but the roads were fine so we were not falling behind schedule anymore. It is good we left earlier today. Now just before Alturas I took over driving and drove all the way to Beatty. It was a good drive and I loved seeing my pretty nails. Cassandra tells me I have a nail fetish, I don’t like that term but I guess it is true as it is the first thing I notice on woman. I do love pretty nails.
Cassandra took over driving from Beatty and I wrote my blog for yesterday as we traveled to Las Vegas and of course took a selfie, this is after 14 hours in the car. We got to our hotel the California and went in to check in. There was no line so we got right up to the front. Cassandra explained about Diva Las Vegas as she was checking in. I gave her my driver’s license and credit card. My Susan credit card without thinking so it didn’t match my ID as I jokingly told her I looked a little different then my picture. She told me I looked very pretty which after 16 hours in the car made me feel good. I realized I gave her the Susan credit card so I gave her the male one so it would match the ID. She didn’t seem the least bit bothered by it. Looked at the ID and both credit cards and asked me if I wanted to be registered as Susan and I really thought about it but then told her to use my male name just in case there were any issues later. She said fine like it was no big deal.
WE got to our rooms and settled in. Now it was early and while Cassandra watched her game she also got ready to go out. I touched up my makeup and went and picked Veronica up as she is in town for the week. Her and I are sharing a room.
We got back to the hotel and got her stuff to the room and Cassandra was almost ready, her team lost by the way. It was about 9 when the 3 of us went downstairs to get something to eat. We went to the café which is open 24 hrs. a day. We had a nice late night supper before play a little blackjack. Cassandra won some money and Veronica and I lost. Cassandra cashed in and veronica and I move to another table where I was able to win back what I lost plus $5 so I am also a winner tonight. Now Cassandra and I were tired so we called it a night a little after midnight, it has been a long day. Veronica was off to gamble a little more. On a side note our hotel room is nice nothing fancy but comfortable and since we are here to have fun and not sit in the room. We will basically be in the room to sleep, get dressed and maybe update my blog so this room is very good. The only drawback is you must pay for in room wi-fi, probably why they don’t charge a resort fee. Now they do have free guest wi-fi in the casino and hotel lobby so I have found a work around. I am writing my blog in the room and then go down to the lobby by the casino where they have some sitting areas and connect there to post these blogs. I may even write some of them from there and people watch while I do my blog. It will be my morning routine I guess.
Okay one bad thing about the hotel is the lighting for doing makeup in the bathroom is not really good. I ended up doing most of my makeup with my little mirror I brought in front of the window, wonder what to people in the other tower thought seeing me doing my makeup in the window.
We haven’t decided what we will do tomorrow but it is late so we will figure that out in the morning.
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Thursday is here and my vacation starts, I got off work early and rushed home. I have a 3:30 nail appointment to get my nails done. Acrylic nails, long pretty nails. It has been two years since I last had acrylic nails so I am really looking forward to it. I am all packed and ready to go. I got home and got ready turning myself into Susan for the next 12 days. I was all ready by 3 and put thing in my car and one last look to make sure I was not forgetting anything. Now I was on my way to the Salon which only takes a couple minutes.
I got there at 3:15 and went in, there were a few ladies there getting their nails done but Anna was waiting for me so she could start my nails as soon as I picked out my color, Ferrari red to match my toes. Yes, I love red nails. Anna did a great job as always. She removed the gel polish and glued on tips and cut to the length I wanted, between ¼ & ½ inch. A little shorter than I would have liked but they must be short enough to hold a golf club. Now she put the Acrylic on the nails and shaped and smoothed them out, they looked so wonderful and natural. Anna told me they looked very natural and I could keep them and just trim them back and no one would notice. Now I was looking at them and wondering if she was right and I could keep them, I so want to.
Now it was time for the polish, I went for the gel polish. A little more expensive but I don’t have to worry about messing the polish up as they are dry in minutes. I think all the times I have gotten acrylic nails over the year maybe once I didn’t mess up the polish getting into the car or putting the seatbelt on. They looked so beautiful, I so want to keep them. It was 4:15 when I walked out of the salon with my beautiful nails.
Now I was driving to Cassandra’s house as we are leaving for Diva Las Vegas Friday morning. Cassandra was still packing when I got there about 5:30. She is taking way more than I am but I still have way more than I need, at least 20 dresses probably more, 4 pairs of Capri’s, 3 pairs of Jegging’s, 3 pairs of legging’s, 6 pairs of heels and a few other casual shoes.
Peggy brought home dinner which was really good and very nice of them to have me for dinner tonight. I am so looking forward to being Susan for 12 days. The only thing I brought of my male self is my Divers License and a male credit card. We had a very nice dinner and talked about our trip. It is sad Peggy can’t go with us. Cassandra is a big college basketball fan and she wants to watch a game Friday night that starts at 6:30 so we decided to leave at 2 AM instead of 4 so now being almost 9 pm I decided to go to bed so I could get a few hours sleep. Cassandra will travel as her male self but as I am Susan I will need at least an hour in the morning to get ready so I will be up at 1 am, short night but I can’t wait. So Thursday day 1 as Susan comes to an end. Now I had to get one picture before going to bed.
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PS I am writing this blog Friday on the drive down to Las Vegas with my beautiful red nails.
Saturday is here and tonight our group is going to Salem to the South Side Speakeasy. Now our group has been going here once a month for a while but I have never made it on one of these nights, the last time I was at South Side Speakeasy was probably 8 to 10 years ago, I was really looking forward to tonight. I started getting ready early as I wanted to get down there earlier. I was ready and on my way by 5:15. It is a little over an hour drive to get there. It was a nice drive and I got to Speakeasy at 6:30. No I had to get a Selfie in the car before going in.
I went in and Jan and Lynn were already there. I sat and joined them to wait for others to show up. Now here is the funny part. I was just sitting there and had not ordered anything when the bartender came over and told me he needed to see my ID. Wow I have not been carded in years, I was so flattered. Of course, when he said “Wow and stated my age” I was still flattered that I looked good enough to be carded but in the back of my mind was the thought he was shocked how old I was. I guess I will look on the positive side that he thought I was a lot younger then I am.
Cassandra showed up about 7:15, now they were not busy as it was still early. It was good to be out with my friends before we go to Diva Las Vegas next Friday. Karen was the next to show up, she lives here in Salem also Kelly another girl from Salem. I have not met them before so it was wonderful to finally meet them. I really do like meeting new people when I am out. They both seem really nice and I look forward to seeing them again. Jessica also showed up, she is from Portland and came down for the night at least for a little while. I met her when we had the clothing exchange last year. It was good to talk with her. She is also going to Diva Las Vegas this year. She will have a lot of fun with us.
We talked about Diva Las Vegas for a while. We have 9 going for sure and a few others that are still trying to work it out. Even Kim our favorite waitress from Harvey’s, I always refer to her as our favorite waitress just to distinguish her from the other Kim’s in our group but she is really a friend to all of us and sense she no longer works at Harvey’s I guess it should our friend Kim. She is also going for a few days. It will be so fun to have her there. It really is going to be a fun week.
Samantha from Eugene also showed up tonight. Funny as I was driving down I thought I should have e-mailed her we would be there. Well it turns out she read my blog that we would be there and showed up. It was great to see her again as it has been a while. We talked for a while she is thinking of going to Diva Las Vegas next year. It was turning out to be a wonderful night.
Laura M. and her friend showed up also so we had 9 of us here tonight. All that was missing was Mikaela, I had really hoped she would make it out, I was looking forward to see her again and talking with her. We actually had more girls from Portland area here tonight than from the Salem area.
As it got later it got really busy and they started the music for dancing. It was a good crowd but it was loud so we moved into the other room where it was not as loud so we could talk. Cassandra and I firmed up our plans, I will get my nails done Thursday afternoon and then go over to her place for the night. That way we can get up early and be on our way. Wow it is hard to believe that in less than a week we will be in Las Vegas.
It was amazing how fast the night went, I had planned on leaving by 10 pm but it was almost 11 when I left. It is funny as I think this is the first time I have been out and left before Samantha. By now it was really busy and I was sad to leave. It took me a little over and hour to get home. It was a fun night out. Now all my effort and thought will be about Diva Las Vegas as I doubt I will get a chance to be Susan again till Thursday. It will be so much fun, 12 days living as Susan. The only thing I will have from my male life on the trip is my driver’s license and one credit card, other than that it will be all Susan.
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It has been a long busy week, trying to get things caught up and things I need for my trip to Diva Las Vegas which is now only a week away. Next Friday March 24 Cassandra and I will leave early and make the drive to Las Vegas. Hard to believe it is here already, we have our hotel reservations, our activities signed up for and yes, we are doing the golf tournament which Cassandra is overseeing. That is one of the cool things about Diva Las Vegas, it is all volunteer based. Every event is set up and coordinated by a volunteer. This is the reason there is no cost to attend. A lot of these girls put in a lot of time doing this and some do it year after year, we owe them a big thanks for what they do so if you go please be sure and thank the people who set up these events as that is really all they get for what they do.
I started getting ready as soon as I got home as I wanted to get out early as I am tired and won’t stay out to late tonight. I was on my way and got to Sweet Home a little before 6. Chris and Robyn were already there but at a different table as another couple had the table we always sit at, I always call it our table but it really is not. Chris and Robyn were playing pool so I got out my computer. Now we were at the big table in the middle of the room which usually the other group who gets here later takes so when the couple which were at our normal table left which was only about 10 minutes after I got here we moved over to that table to leave the bigger table open.
Now being St. Patrick’s Day the special was Corned Beef & Cabbage which is not one of my favorites so I ordered the Chicken Fried Steak instead. Now Roxy showed up so we had our normal group for a Friday night. It was a normal crowed here so far but always a fun group of people. This really is a friendly bar to go to. I played on my computer for a while and caught up on some things I had to do. Computers do make it easy to do things away from home.
It started getting busy around 9 and of course o was starting to feel more tired as it has been a long week and I have been getting up earlier every day. I bought an Elliptical for my home use which I got about 2 weeks ago, I did like the gym I was going to Snap Fitness as it was close to where I live and not to expensive but there was one problem. Being a neighborhood gym and smaller they don’t have showers which during the summer wasn’t an issue but I found the last few months with the cold, wet and snow we got it made it hard. Working out at the gym and getting all hot and sweaty and then going outside didn’t work for me and where I was going almost every day from June till Christmas over the last 2 months I was lucky to make it once a week so I am now working out at home. That being said I have been getting up a little before 3 am to work out for minutes before getting ready for work. This makes for a really long day and you wouldn’t think getting up 45 minutes early would make that big of a difference. I think I will go back to working out when I get home from work.
Karaoke started about 9:45 and they had a list of people to sing. It really is fun to listen to people sing, some are good and some not so good but they all are willing to get up and sing and you have to give them credit for that. By 10 I was really feeling the long days I could have fallen asleep at the table, who knows maybe I did a little. It was a fun night out and good to see my friends which with going to Diva Las Vegas I will not be out here now for 3 weeks. It was about 10:30 when we called it a night, I guess we are not the late crowd we use to be. I plan on sleeping in on Saturday to get rested up as I am planning on going down to Salem to the South Side Speakeasy Saturday to see my friends down there. The group has been going down there once a month for a while and I have not made it yet. The last time I was there was probably 8 to 10 years ago, when I went down to meet Alice. It will be a fun night and then after that it will be getting ready for Diva Las Vegas as I probably won’t get out again till Thursday when I go and get my acrylic nails for the trip.
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Thursday is here and I am one week away from being Susan full time for 12 days, Next Thursday I will get my nails done, long pretty acrylic nails and then Friday we leave for Diva Las Vegas. I am really looking forward to it but I still need a few things. I decided to go out for a couple hours as I have a lot of things to get done and not sure how much I will be out before next Thursday.
I got home by 4 and got ready, I was on my way by 5 and my first stop was Wigland. Now the bad thing is the time of day, rush hour so there was a lot of traffic. I got there and went in. There was 1 young lady there looking at wigs so I just looked around. I found one wig I liked and it is basically the same one I have on now and as this one is getting a little frizzy I went ahead and bought it. I left here and drove over to Sears at Lloyd Center as I wanted to look at shoes specifically ankle boots.
I got there and went in and looked around, I found a few ankle boots that I liked but they didn’t fit. I walked out into the mall and down to ULTA to look at makeup. I found the rouge red lipliner I wanted so I bought it. I left there and my next stop was Walmart. I went in and looked around for a while I ended up buying another pair of leggings. now the strange thing is they did not have the same brand of leggings I bought the other day. I have gone to 3 different Walmart’s over the last week, twice as Susan and once in my male mode and all three have had different brands. I also bought an eyeliner while I was here.
I left Walmart and stopped at Burger king to get something to eat as traffic was still backed up on the freeway. After I ate I headed for home. It was almost 7:30 now so I just went straight home as I said it was going to be a short night out but it was still fun. I hope to get out Tomorrow night and Saturday and then my next chance will be Thursday as I start my vacation.
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I was really looking forward to today as I am going to spend the day as Susan and go shopping before meeting my friends at the Escape tonight. I was on my way by noon and headed for Washington Square. Now traffic was bad so it was about 1 when I got there. My first stop was Nordstrom’s
MAC counter as I needed some foundation and I have been using their Studio Fix as it gives me a really nice even coverage. Yes, I do splurge on my foundation. Now this being Saturday the mall was busy, lots of people everywhere. I got to the MAC counter and there were lots of people but they also had lots of help so I was helped right away. A very nice lady named Eve helped me, I told her the foundation I needed and of course she asked if I needed anything else, powder, primer. I told her I was good on everything but the foundation so she rung up my purchase and told me to come back if I needed anything else and she also gave me her card and told me to contact her if I needed anything.
Now it was out into the busy mall and down to Sears, I wanted to see if they had any of the tops I bought several months ago, as I really like them. I got to Sears and my first stop was the shoe department as I really want to find a pair of Ankle boots. Now the funny thing is they had 2 pairs I liked, the first only went to a size 10 and I couldn’t get it on too narrow. The other style had a size 11 so I figured I was good but it was too big. I was sad as I didn’t get a pair, will have to go out again this week and try again. Then it was over to the clothing section where a really nice lady came over to offer help, she told me where their sale items were and where thing that would fit me would be and told me to let her know if she could help me in any way. I thanked her and started looking. I found the tops I liked and they were on sale for $14.99 so I picked out two really cute ones, a pinkish and a wine color. Then it was up to the checkout to buy my purchase. The lady at the register was nice and asked if I wanted to give a phone number for rewards which I have done before and I had $8 in rewards points so she asked for my ID which I showed her and joked I looked a little different then the picture she just smiled and said not a problem like it was no big deal. Soon I was on my way with my purchase.
Now it was out to my car as my next stop was Charming Charlies which is at Bridgeport village and outdoor mall. I got there and had to park in the parking garage as again being Saturday they were really busy. I walked to Charming Charlies which was about 3 blocks and went in again a very nice young lady came over and asked if she could help me and I told her I was looking for a bracelet, the one I really love that I bought at Diva Las Vegas several years ago, broke last night. She showed me some but again I have a little bigger wrist then most girls so I had to try on a lot of them looking for ones that would fit. N ow I found a couple silver ones that fit but I wanted a gold one and I was lucky as the only two gold ones that fit were on their markdown rack, of course I also bought a silver one too. I walked around for a little while window shopping but as it is out doors I was worried it might start raining so I went back to my car which was a good choice because as I pulled out of the parking garage it was raining hard. Now I was already at Tualatin on I-5 so I figured I would drive down to Wilsonville to the Walmart supper center as I needed some lipliner, panty hose and leggings and they seem to have the best price.
Well it turns out Walmart is not in Wilsonville but would burn another 11 miles down the freeway. I had come this far so I continued on. Now luck was on my side as it stopped raining just before I got there and again they were busy. I guess everyone goes shopping on Saturday. Now I headed for the clothing section and the pantyhose. Seems this is a big seller at Walmart because every time I come to Walmart for Pantyhose the rack is really picked over. They did have 3 pairs and I also got one pair of leggings. Now it was over to the cosmetic section for my lip liner. Now I really like the Revlon
Color Stay liner and there are 3 colors I like, Nude, Pink rose, and red rouge but I only needed the last 2. Again, their selection was really picked over, they had the pink rose but not the red. So now I was on my way to the check stand. I went to the self-checkout as there were no lines there. Now it was off to Wigland in Portland.
I got to Wigland just before 5 and parked. I went to the door and they were closed, there was a note on the door they were sorry but had to close 3 today and would be closed tomorrow so I was out of luck. I guess I will have to come back later this week. Now I thought about what to do now. I decided to head for the Escape and just get there early. On my way, I was thinking I could play on my computer till others showed up when I remembered I needed a bag to carry my new computer so I went to Cascade Station by the airport. I decided to start at Staples first and see what they had. Now they were not as busy. I walked in and a young man asked if I needed anything and I told him what I needed and he took me over and showed me what they had, he was very pleasant and treated me wonderful. I found a really nice padded bag that would work and was up to the check stand. The lady there was really nice and asked if I had their rewards card which I do but not with me so she said I could use my phone number which I gave her. She read the name off and I said that was me I just look a little different and she didn’t blink an eye. I paid and she wished me a nice day and I was on my way.
I went to the Escape and got there about 5:30 and went in. I got out my computer and ordered dinner. Now I had no idea how many would show up tonight, Monique was the only one who posted in the group she would be there tonight so I knew I wouldn’t be alone. I ate my dinner which was really good and I talked with one of the ladies here, she is going on an Alaska Cruise next week and was excited about it so of course I had to tell her about going to Las Vegas in 2 weeks. She told me we would have to talk when we both got back and find out about each other’s vacation. Now I did have to take one selfie but remember I have been out for almost 6 hours at this point.
It was almost 7:30 and I was beginning to think I would be the only one here tonight when Jan & Lynn walked in. This must be the time to go out as right behind them were Kate, Bambi, and Kris and a little later Monique, Lori and Sasha showed up so there were 9 of us here tonight. We talked about so many things including Diva Las Vegas which is 2 weeks away. I am really looking forward to it. I need a vacation and a feminine vacation is so much more fun. Now I did get to talk with Monique, this is her first time out with the group. It was nice to get to know her and she seems really nice. Hope she comes out more with the group. We also talked about the Red Dress ball which I will be going to with Julie and Trixie. Kate is also thinking of going. It was a good night and I stayed out till almost 10:30 which really is 11:30 as we set clocks ahead tonight.
Okay this is the second blog I have written on my new computer. It is funny as I started writing my blogs in Word and when they stopped supporting it I had to go to windows live writer and bat first I didn’t like it but got used to it. Now I kind of miss it as Word is a little different. Windows live writer does not work with the new windows 10.
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Another long busy week, it has in fact been 4 weeks since I had my nails done, just so busy. I really need to get back on a schedule and get so time as Susan as I need some things for Diva Las Vegas which is only 2 weeks away now. I got home late about 3:30 and right into the shower to start getting ready. After my shower, I called Dream Nails to see if I could get in at 5pm. Anna said that was fine so I did my makeup and got dressed. Now this was the hard part as I needed to look casual enough for a trip to the nail salon and nice enough for going out to Sweet Home after. Of course, getting a pedicure means I would be wearing flipflop not my favorite footwear but it would show off my pretty new toe nails.
I was ready to leave by 4:40 so I figured I would get to the nail salon early and have a chance to look at all the pretty colors of nail polish although I already know what I will get for my toes today and my figure nails in two weeks, Ferrari red my favorite color. I got there 5 minutes later and could park right in front of the door. They were not busy at all only 1 lady finishing up on her pedicure. I guess being sunny and 60 out, really our first day of sunshine in months’ people were out enjoying the weather. There was no time to look at the pretty nail polish as Anna had me sit right down and stared on my finger nails. Now the good point of this is I didn’t have the red polish for my toes yet so I wasn’t thinking how I wish I could put that color on my fingers too. I did get the same polish I have been getting for the last several months a clear polish with just a slight rose color to it, well depending on the light the rose is more or less visible. Here in the nail salon it really does look more clear but in sun light it does have a rose color to it. Anna did a great job on my finger nails and one of the other nail techs came over and watched a little as I said they were really slow. 6 nail techs here and by now I was the only customer. She was surprised they were my natural nails and told me how nice they looked. Soon my finger nails were done and it was time for my pedicure.
Kathy was going to do my pedicure and I have had her before and she does a really nice job also. The only thing bad about this having 2 different girls do my nails is the tip, I didn’t have small bills so I could give each a tip so I just hope at the end when I pay which I do on my credit card and give the tip in cash they each get part. It was so relaxing, yes, I love getting manicures but pedicures are just so wonderful. Now the funny part Anna commented on how long it had been since I had been in to get my nails done. I have been coming here every 2 to 3 weeks for a couple years now I think. It is nice they notice I missed for a while. Now as Kathy was finishing up on my pedicure 2 other young ladies came in to get pedicures. Now as I got the pedicure last I went and sat with my toes under a fan for about 10 minutes to let the polish dry. It was a really enjoyable time. It was about 6:15 when I left the salon and headed for Sweet Home. Of course, I had to get a picture of my pretty toes.
I got to Sweet Home about 6:30 and I had to park about 3 blocks up the street although they weren’t really busy inside. Chris, Roxy and Robyn were there as always. I joined them and we talked for a bit before I ordered dinner as I was hungry, I skipped lunch today. Dinner tonight was chicken cordon bleu and it was really good. They really do have good food here. Now I did have my computer so I caught up on some things I had to do and of course did some Facebook and e-mails, you know fun stuff. By the way I did break down and buy a new laptop but didn’t bring it tonight as it is a 17 inch and doesn’t fit in my computer bag. Guess I have something else to buy. It was a nice evening out and as my Susan time has been limited over the last couple weeks it was goo just to be out again.
Chris and Roxy left before they started Karaoke at 10 pm so it was just Robyn and myself. They were starting to get busy now as they always do when Karaoke starts. Robyn left about 10:30 and I hung out for about 30 minutes more listening to some of the songs. It was a fun night out.
Now I am looking forward to tomorrow, Saturday. I need to go shopping so I plane to spend most of the day out. With luck, I will be on my way by noon. I want to see if I can find a new wig, I would like to see if I can find a pair of ankle boots, I need some foundation, and various other things so it should be a fun day and then of course I will end up at the Escape Saturday evening for a while. Must remember not to stay out to late tonight as we go back to standard time so we set our clocks ahead tonight and lose and hour of sleep.
Saturday is here and our group is going to Harvey’s Comedy Club. Now we have been going here once a month since November of 2011 although we did go several times before that also. It is always a fun night and I always look forward to it. Now I have not been able to have any Susan time this week as I have had family in town and I wasn’t even sure I would make it out tonight as I didn’t know what time they were leaving. Well they had left by 5 so I rushed home and started getting ready. Looks like I would be able to get to Fox & Hounds before going to Harvey’s.
I got downtown and parked right at 7, as I walked the block to Fox & Hounds I heard a horn honk but really didn’t pay any attention to it. Turns out it was Cassandra, she said she was also calling my name but I didn’t hear that. I had no more then ordered a drink and fries when Cassandra waked in. She also got a drink and we went and sat down to wait for the others to show up. Melissa was the next to arrive followed by Bambi and Kris and of course Barb also made it. The 6 of us had a nice visit over the next hour or so till it was time to leave and walk over to Harvey’s. Now of course part of the conversation was about Diva Las Vegas which is now only 3 weeks away but there is still time to sign up. Now the sad new is Julie is not going to make it this year which is so sad. Was really looking forward to spending the week with her. Now Cassandra and I will arrive in Las Vegas Friday night March 24 probably 8 pm or later. We are driving down in one day. Melissa and her wife are also driving down bit they won’t get there till Sunday. Cassandra, Veronica and are staying at the California Hotel casino downtown. Was looking online and it is now sold out on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday of the week we are there.
It was about 8:30 when we walked over to Harvey’s, it was raining just a little but we all had umbrellas. It was a little cold but not bad. We got there and it was not real busy, Star and Kim met us at the door and had hugs for all of us. Now the other sad news, Kim our favorite waitress and friend, this is her last night working at Harvey’s. She is starting a new job in Brush Prairie Washington. She has invited us all to come there and see her but I think it will be hard to get most of the group to go as it is not close to Portland. I am going to make it there and see her. Now Kim has been telling us about her boyfriend for a couple years and it turns out he came tonight to surprise her. She brought him over to meet the group and he sat with us for the show and he was really nice. Now Sophie, Kelly, Kim who I have not seen in years and one of Barb’s friends who I can’t remember her name also made it tonight. We had a good turnout tonight. Now Peggy also showed up what a wonderful surprise. It was great to see her again. I really do need to get together with her before Diva Las Vegas. I also need to get out and do some shopping. I am thinking next Saturday as a shopping day.
I had to get one selfie before the show. We went inside for the show and of course I ordered dinner. It is funny as I was thinking about the first time I went to Diva Las Vegas. I had found it online and was planning on going by myself. I had met Peggy at Starbucks and we were talking and I told her about it and her and Cassandra decided to also go so the 3 of us made the trip together. Probably one of the best vacations I have ever taken. That was back in 2010, 7 years ago, Wow seems like just yesterday. I really do have some wonderful friends.
The show started and the first comedian was good although she spoke really fast and was hard to understand sometimes. The second comedian was really good and the headliner was awesome. It is good to get out for a night and just laugh and have fun and forget about everything else. If you are looking for a fun night out your really should check out Harvey’s Comedy Club.
After the show, we got to talk with Kim for a bit, it won’t be the same here without her but she is part of our group and does come out on Wednesday dinner sometime. Kim and Star are both thinking of going to Las Vegas when we are there for Diva Las Vegas, how fun would that be. Kim introduced us to one of the other waitresses here named Stephanie, she is going to be our new waitress here and she seems really nice. All the staff here is wonderful but it is nice to have a regular waitress and a contact when we come here.
After the show, we all walked back to Fox & Hounds as that s where most of us parked. It was not raining but was a little cold out. It was a really fun night.
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Saturday evening an I am going out to meet my friends at the Escape, plus tonight Nicole was in town and was going to meet us at the Escape. Now I took my time getting ready tonight as I really wanted to enjoy the experience plus I wanted to get there early. I got to the Escape just before 6 and got out my computer to pass the time till others showed up. One of the guys at the bar told me you come here to get away from work and I assured him it was not work. We talked for a bit and he asked if I was checking out politics as that was just as bad and I again assured him I was not. So here I go getting on my soap box again. I try my best to avoid 2 things on my blog, Facebook and other social media and that is Politics and religion. Now these two topics have very strong feelings in people and I have seen friends on both sides go to extreme. So to all my friends out there, we are all different in views and beliefs and I accept all of you. This is why I keep this out of my blog and Facebook page as I do not want to put someone down because they think believe or have different views than I do. Okay we no return to our normally scheduled blog.
It wasn’t long and Nicole showed up. It was good to see her again as this is the first time this year she has made it down here because of the weather. We ordered dinner and then sat and talked and caught up on things. Cassandra also showed up and shortly after Melissa and her wife. Now we all sat and talked for a while and of course part of the conversation was about Diva Las Vegas. Elaine also showed up, she has been coming out pretty regular on Saturday nights for a while now. Kate also showed up and she was interested in Diva Las Vegas. She doesn’t think she can go for the whole thing but she is thinking of going for a few days. I think she would really have fun and enjoy herself.
Now I did play one game of pool against Cassandra and lost but it was fun. Cassandra played several games and won all of them, Bambi and Kris also showed up, They are getting out to almost every event now. They played a couple games of pool also. Shadow also showed up with 2 girls, Michele who I met at Cristines celebration of life and a new girl Sabrina. This was Sabrina’s first time going out. She has dressed at home but Came to Portland to get a transformation at Over the Rainbow and go out. It is always a fun night when we have a girl that is out for her first time. Always makes me think back to my first time and how scared and excited I was. I got a chance to talk with her a little and she was having a good time and didn’t seem that scared.
Karaoke started and of course it gets hard to talk then as it gets loud. Nicole called it a night. It was starting to get busy now as more were showing up for Karaoke so there was a good crowd here tonight and we had 12 from our group. It was a little after 11 when I left. It was a fun night out.
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It is Friday and has been a long week, lots going on at work so I was ready for the weekend and really tired. No I was deciding if I should go out tonight. I still haven’t had time to do my blog from Wednesday night dinner so I thought about just staying home and doing that. But I also needed to eat dinner and in the end I figured I would go to Sweet Home for dinner at least, and I can do my blog there. I got home from work a little after 5 so it was a rush to get ready.
I was ready by a little after 6 and on my way, I got there about 6:30 the same time as last week and again I got one of the 3 parking spots. Looks like 6:30 is a good time to get here. Chris and Roxy were already here as they get here early. I ordered dinner as the special tonight was their Pork chop Special which is one of my favorite dinners here. Then I got out my computer and did my blog from Wednesday. It really is fun to look back over my blog and see the things I have done, places I have gone and the friends I have met. Wednesday blog is my 930th blog as Susan. It is hard to believe I have gone out that many times (maybe more) as Susan. I started my blog which was very basic back in November of 2006 so I have been keeping up on it for over 10 years now. It really is my diary of Susan which I keep on line so others can share. Now it doesn’t matter who you are but I would encourage everyone to write about their life and experiences in your life. It is a great way to look back on your life.
Dinner came and it was so good as always. As I said their pork chop special, chicken breast and steak specials are my 3 favorites but all their food is good. Now there was a good crowd here for as early as it was so I knew it would be busy the later it got. Chris of course was playing pool so I took the time to catch up on some work I had to do on my computer. I am starting to have a lot of issues with my computer so I am going to have to look into getting a new one. It won’t install the latest windows update and is getting slow. Besides I really want a new one that has a backlighted key board as it is hard to work on my computer here as it is kind of dark.
Now as I said it is Friday night and Diva Las Vegas is getting close, a little over 4 weeks. As a matter of fact Cassandra and I will be in Las Vegas in 4 weeks as we will leave early (4 am) on Friday March 24 and drive straight through to Las Vegas. it takes between 14 and 15 hours for the drive. That may seem long but I really am a road trip type girl. I love this drive and have made it many times over the years. By the way there is still time to sign up for Diva Las Vegas. They will start event sign up the first full week of March and remember this is not a convention it is a vacation. There is no cost to attend the event. you just pay your way for what you want to participate in, go golfing pay for your round of golf, go for dinner pay for your dinner. we have 8 for sure going from our group so it will be a lot of fun.Now I do need to do some shopping before we go to Las Vegas, just a matter of finding the time.
As it got later it did get busier and the other main group that comes here on Friday started to show up. Robyn showed up late but she did make it which was good. She said Diane was also coming later but I am really getting tired so I am not sure I will make it late enough to see her. Just before Karaoke started Chris left so it was just Robyn and me and we talked a little. One lady came over and told me how much she liked my sweater dress and asked where I got it as she had been looking for one. I thanked her and told her I got it on line at Fashion bug but they were bought out a few years ago and no longer on line.
karaoke was going and that made it hard to talk. I stayed a little longer listening to the singing but was really getting tired and was afraid I might fall asleep at the table. wow it was only a little after 10 and I was worried about this, I guess I am getting older. 8 years ago I didn’t even go out till 10. I stuck it out till about 10:30 before calling it a night.
Now I am looking forward to Saturday night out with my friends. Next week I am not sure if I will make it out as I have family coming to town. I know I will not be out next Friday and Saturday is not for sure and I may not even make it for Wednesday night dinner so it may be 2 weeks before I get a chance to go out again.
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