Friday is here and I was looking forward to going out. Our group the Rosecitytgirls is not very active on Fridays any more and I know Chris is out of town so I might be the only one out but that was not going to stop me. It is funny as 8 years ago Friday night was the big night for our group and now it seems to be Saturday.
I got all dressed and wore my black and white summer dress as it is still really hot out today, upper 90’s. Now I though about what I could do and decided to go to Sweet Home as I wanted dinner. I figured I would hang out there till 9 and see if anyone else showed up. I got there about 6:30 and there were only a few people there. I got out my computer and caught up on some work before going to more important things like Facebook and our web page. It was a little after 7 when I ordered dinner.
Dinner came and it was really good as always, they really do have good food here. Of course after dinner I had to have a piece of Cheesecake. Good thing I am still going to the gym. Tomorrow I will start week 11 going to the gym. I have only loss a little weight but my waist is a little smaller and I do feel a lot better. It is funny as after I work out I should be tiered and I am to a point but I actually feel better than I did before I got to the gym.
It was about 9 when it started to get a little busy but still no one from our group tonight. Well I decided to stay a little longer as I was already out and I had my computer. It was almost 10 when I called it a night as I have a busy weekend a head of me.
Saturday morning I have to get up early to go to the gym. After that I want to go to the golf driving range as I have not golfed in a year and our group is having its yearly Rose city t-girls golf tournament on Sunday at Wildwood golf course. Then I have things I have to do before going to the Escape Saturday night. Yes I will be out as Susan 4 days in a row.
It has been a fun couple days and I am really looking forward to golfing and spending the whole day Sunday as Susan.
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Okay a short post tonight. I have needed to get to the nail salon and get a manicure as it has been 3 weeks now. I have found that a manicure with Gel polish looks good for 2 weeks and stands up really well. But by 3 weeks it starts to chip in the ends and you are more likely to break a nail and I have worked to hard to get and keep my nails looking nice. After work I stopped at the gym which is in the same complex as my nail salon and worked out for an hour. I am finishing up my 10th week working out and during that 10 weeks I have only missed 4 days which is pretty good I think. Any way after I worked out I called the nail salon from the parking lot to see if I could get in tonight for a manicure. Anna had an opening at 5:30 so I took it. It was just a couple minutes after 4 so I drove home and got right into the shower to get ready. It really is nice the nail salon is so close as I would have never had time to go much further. I was ready and out the door by 5:15 and drove back over to the nail salon. It is funny as when I am at the gym I wonder if someone from the nail salon will recognize my car and me but when I am at the nail salon I wonder the same thing about someone from the gym.
It was only 5:20 when I got there so I was a little early but they were not that busy probably because of the heat so Anna was ready for me, and I sat right down at the manicure table. There was another lady right next to me getting her nails done. It really is so relaxing and fun to get your nails done. I went with clear pink again as it really is a nice look and since I can’t have a pretty red when I am not Susan this will have to work.
It was 6 pm when she finished and my nails looked so nice. I had a little time and I was hungry so I drove to Panda Express and went in and got dinner. I have gone to this Panda Express a few times now and always been treated well here. It may seem funny to talk about something as simple as going to get something to eat but it really is a big deal for a lot of trans people. Just to be able to do the things that everyone takes for granted. 10 years ago it was a heat pounding effort just to go through the drive thru. It really is amazing how far I have come as Susan.
After I ate there is a Starbucks across the street so I went till about 8:30 and caught up on e-mails and other things I needed to do such as checking out our new web page rosecitytgirls.com. I was only out for 3 hours but it was so worth it and so relaxing.
I got home just as it got dark and walked across the street to get my mail without even thinking about it. None of my neighbors were out. I then decided to water some of my plants outside by my drive. I was only out there less then 5 minutes and I saw no one. It really is nice to just be Susan for a while.
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Tonight was going to be a fun night. Susan was going to do something so normal and it may not sound that interesting but it really was. I was going over to a friends house for a BBQ. Now I would not be out in public where people could see me but that was okay. Over the years I have grown from dressing just at home, to going out to transgender places with friends, to going out to just about anyplace and that has really helped make Susan a normal part of my life. Tonight would be just a quiet night visiting a friend, something so ordinary but yet still very special.
I have wanted to get together with Julie sense she got back from her trip so I could hear all about it. Tonight we both had an open evening and Julie invited me over to her house for a BBQ. Now even being something so everyday I still spent over an hour getting ready and doing my makeup, yes I wanted to look my best. I really thin it is the feminine side of me. I did my makeup, cute dress, jewelry and even perfume. Some may think is a little bit much but for me it is the whole experience of becoming, and being Susan. It was about 6 when I left home and boy was it hot outside, upper 90’s so I was glad I wore my summer dress.
It only took about 20 minutes to get to Julie’s, I have been here a couple times before when we went to the Red Dress party as I picked her up and drove. Actually next weekend she is also going golfing with the group at Wildwood golf course so I will pick her up that day also and we will ride together. It makes the drive more fun and as I said before adds that touch of normal to it. I really like being able to do things as Susan that everyone else does without thinking about. It may seem strange to some but a 10 years ago no one new my male name, where I lived, what kind of car I drove or anything else that might have connected my 2 lives together. That line has really blurred the last few years for me and for a lot of my friends and that is a wonderful feeling.
I got to Julie’s and she was all dressed up to, she had on a cute summer dress also but hers was a long one. Now it was still hot outside so we sat in the house where it was 75 for a while and had a snack and drink and just talked. Julie told me all about her vacation and it sounded like she had so much fun. She got to take Julie along and went out several times on the trip. It was about 7:30 when we went out on the deck as the sun was down behind the house and there was a slight breeze and was very pleasant outside. Julie Showed me around her as she has a nice deck and a patio and even a putting green, no wonder she is so good at golf.
We put the steak on the grill and of course had a little time to take some pictures. Now her yard and deck are pretty private but a couple of the neighbors can see it from there upper windows. One has to wonder if they saw us and if so whet did they think, could they get a good enough view to realize who we were or did they just think there were a couple of woman on the deck. Years ago it would have terrified me to think someone might have seen me and now I don’t care that much and more interested in what they are thinking about it.
It really was a wonderful evening out and we got caught up in pictures that we almost forgot about our dinner on the grill. We had to rush a little to get it out and on the table. Now we did eat inside at the table and had a really nice dinner. Julie is a wonderful cook and great with a BBQ. it really was a relaxing social evening of good food and conversation.
Here is a picture of Beautiful Julie relaxing on the deck. It really was a fun night. After dinner we had Ice Cream out on the deck as it was really nice out there now. We sat on the deck till after 10, what a wonderful evening. Thank you Julie for dinner and a wonderful night.
I am looking forward to going to the Escape tonight. It has been a really hot today so I am thinking of wearing my summer dress. I started getting ready at 4:30 and took my time as I really do enjoy transforming into Susan. Now even though I took my time knowing what I was going to wear and as such I knew just how I wanted to do my makeup and that always makes it go faster. I was ready to leave by 5:45 and on my way for a fun night out. I got to the Escape a little after 6.
The Escape was a little busy for being so early, I wasn’t sure how many girls would be out tonight but that was okay. I knew Nicole would be there as she was in town for the night and I was looking forward to seeing her. I also figured Cristine would be there. I got out my computer for something to do while I waited. Nicole Showed up shortly after I did so I put my computer away so we could talk and yes we did take some pictures. Such a cute look and so comfortable on a hot summer day.
It was good to see Nicole and catch up with her. We ordered dinner and had a nice time talking. It was a little before 7 when Cristine arrived and I really thought that might be all of us. Of course by now it was getting really busy so it was good we got there early and got a table. Now as I said Nicole and I wanted some pictures and we got talking about selfie’s, I told her my tip for taking selfie’s and will share with you. I have a hard time holding my phone at arms length and pushing the button to take the picture so what I did was set the self timer for 2 seconds. That way I can push the button and then extend my arm and give it a second to focus before the picture is taken and it works really well.
Dee showed up for a little while which was nice, the 4 of us sat and talked for a little while. She couldn’t stay long but it was still good she could get out. Soon it was just Nicole , Cristine and me again but only for a short while. Laura M. and Lisa showed up and again just for a little bit. They had been down on the water front all day at the Bite of Oregon. So again they had a drink and stayed for just a little while before leaving. It is funny as I was thinking it was a shame they couldn’t stay longer but then I realized this was the same as some of the other groups here where people came and went.
Katie showed up next, I have met her once before when she came to the Escape. It is a funny story as Katie and Lorie both came to the Escape one night not sure if any other t-girls would be here and they actually arrived at the same time and met each other outside before coming in and finding our group here. It was good to see her again and tonight I got a chance to talk with her more and get to know her. We talked about our new web site the Rosecitytgirls.com and encouraged her to join. I was telling her all about some of the events we have coming up including our golf tournament and she was really interested in that. Lorie also showed.
Karaoke started and the bar was really busy, as a matter of fact we were sharing our table with some of the other people there as it was so busy now. It was also getting loud and hard to talk. Nicole called it a night. It was really nice she could make it down for the weekend and go out. It will be a few months before she can get back to Portland again and go out but we will keep in touch on Facebook and the new group web site.
It was a really good crowd tonight here and that is always fun, Rachel and her wife Heather also showed up, Rachel was the one who helped us find Sweet Home after the P-Club issue and of course found the Escape also. They are both wonderful people and I am glad to have them as friends. I also got to meet Heathers daughter who was out with them tonight.
It was almost 11:30 when I left and the bar was still packed. I think this is one of the biggest crowds I have seen here and it was great. It really was a wonderful night out and I really do have wonderful friends as Susan. I really do have a wonderful life.
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I was really looking forward to tonight and going to Harvey’s Comedy Club it is one of our groups (rosecitytgirls) most fun outings at least I think so. Our group has been going here once a month for many years now. I wasn’t sure who all were going but Cassandra told me we had 12 signed up. I started getting ready early as I figured I could go to Fox & Hound and do my blog from Friday night before the other girls showed up, yes a chance to be out a little longer. I was ready by 5:45 and on my way. I wore my black and gold dress tonight.
I got to Fox & Hound by 6 and they were really busy and only got busier. I had about an hour to do my blog before others started to show up, First were Jan & Lynn followed by Melissa, Laura H. and Lisa. It was good to see Melissa again. She has been getting out on Harvey’s night which is nice but would be great if she could get out more. I am hoping she will go golfing with us the end of the month. The 6 of us had a nice time talking over the next 1 1/2 hours. We stayed here till 8:30 and by this time Fox & Hound was packed, there wasn’t an open table and people were standing around so I am sure when we left our tables were taken.
Now it was a nice night right about 70 out so a very enjoyable walk to Harvey’s. I did bring my sweater as it could be a little cool out on the walk back. The 6 of us talked as we walked the 6 blocks with all the other people out walking around downtown Portland.
WE got to Harvey’s and Cristine was already there waiting for us. It wasn’t long and Sophie, Michele and her girlfriend, Cassie, Dee and Stacy showed up so we actually had 14 of us here tonight.
Soon it was time to go into the showroom for the show, It is nice to have a table all reserved. Kim was waiting for us inside and it is always great to see her. I talked with her a little while people came in and made sure she new about our new web site, she tried to join but didn’t finish so she will be joining soon. She has been in our group for a while and has always been supportive of us. Really everyone at Harvey’s looks forward to the night we come and we are always treated wonderful here. I ordered food and we talked till the show started.
The show started and it was good. They have an MC who starts the show and he was good, The featured comedian was okay but the headliner was awesome. His name was Brad Upton and he was awesome. One of the best comedians we have seen here, if you get a chance to go see him you really should and if you are looking for a fun night out in Portland Harvey’s is a good choice. Some of his jokes were so funny and think we all laughed the whole time. It was a wonderful night out for our group.
After the show we got to talk with Kim a little more she is looking forward to her trip in a few months. While we were talking a young girl came by and was taking the salt shakers off the table and I jokingly asked if she was taking them. About that time Berry the owner came over and asked if I had met her granddaughter. Berry is wanting to retire and his son is going to take over running Harvey’s I talked to her and she asked my name and I told her and she said she had read my blog. Seems more people read it then I thought. It was a nice night out.
After the show we walked back to Fox & Hounds where some of us had parked and it really wasn’t that cold out. I wore my sweater but I probably didn’t need it. It was sad to see the night come to an end as we said our goodbye’s and I headed home.
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I was really looking forward to going out tonight at Sweet Home, the other group that goes here is having a birthday celebration for one of their girls and it is a Rejected Superhero theme although I am not sure what that really means. It should be fun and there should be a big group. I took my time getting ready as I really like it when I don’t have to rush. With my makeup done now it was time to decide on a dress. it is really warm out today and I was thinking something light when I saw my little black dress. I haven’t worn this in a long time and decided that was the dress for tonight. It really is a cute dress, here is a picture of me wearing it when I was at Diva Las Vegas.
I got to Sweet Home about 6:30 and it was pretty quiet, Chris was there and a couple other people but I knew there would be a good crowd here later. I got out my computer and caught up on some e-mails. Our new web site rosecitytgirls.com has been up for a couple weeks and we have over 60 members signed up now. We figure we will lose a lot of our members we had in the Yahoo Group as I think some joined but never really got active in the group and may not be following it any more. It is a Members only group for our members security but parts of the site are open to everyone like our news page and our events page, this way if if a T-girl is coming to town she can see where we will be and get a hold of us.
Roxy showed up tonight and also Robin, It was good to see Robin again as it has been a while. WE had a chance to talk a little and catch up on what is new with each other while we had a nice dinner. the special tonight was Chicken Parmesan and it was awesome. Well as it got later it got busier and the other group started coming in, some of them in super hero costumes. It was going to be a fun and interesting night.
De also showed up for a little while, she is back in town. IT was nice to see her, She will be going to Harvey’s Comedy Club tomorrow night so I will also see her then, so we had 5 of our group out tonight. By the time Karaoke started it was really busy, Mareinna, Rikki and Jessica from the other group showed up and it was good to see them, I really have met some wonderful people here and I look forward to seeing them. I actually stayed out later then I planned as it was after 11:30 when I left. It was a really fun night.
Now I am looking forward to Saturday night and going to Harvey’s Comedy Club, this will make 3 nights in a row Susan will be out. This is always a fun night out. I think we have 12 of us going to this event. Also the end of the month we have our Rose City T-girl gold tournament at Wildwood golf course. We have been going here for 4 years now and always have so much fun. It is great we have an active group here.
Wow I really needed a manicure and pedicure, well my toes still looked god which is amazing as it has been almost 4 weeks since my last manicure and 6 weeks since my last pedicure. I was way over do. I got home and called Dream Nails to see if I could get in tonight. Annie said she would see me at 5:30 which was perfect as it was already a little after 4 and I needed time to get ready. It was about 5:15 when I was all ready. I wore my black yoga pants and a cute black and white top as this seems to be what most woman wear when they go to the nail salon. This is a picture of what I wore from a previous outing though as I didn’t take time to get a picture tonight. Now this really is a relaxing time for Susan as there is nothing like going and getting your nails done.
I got to the nail salon just a little before 5:30 as it is really close to where I live. Again they were busy, glad I made an appointment. Annie was just finishing up on a lady and said she would be with me shortly so I picked out my color for my toes. Now as I was looking at all the pretty colors I just couldn’t help but think about how awesome it would be to have the same color in my fingers. it really is a shame that society doesn’t think males should want to look pretty or wear pretty things. I picked out a really bright pink color for my toes, not my normal red color. I just figured it was a good choice for summer. well as I sat there 4 woman came up to pay as hey were done and all of them had colors similar to the pink I had picked out. I guess I really do think like other woman when it comes to nail color.
It was about 5:35 and Annie was ready for me. we started with a pedicure which is so relaxing. There were still 5 woman getting pedicures and I sat right between 2 of them. Getting a pedicure is so wonderful and I really do enjoy it so much. your legs and feet look so awesome afterwards and your skin feels so soft. I really think everyone should experience this at least once in their lifetime. Now I have seen men come in before for pedicures and I really think more men would get them if they tried it. it was the best 45 minutes you can spend. Soon I had beautiful toes again. The simple joys in life.
Now it was time for my manicure and yes my nails were a little long and I did have to file them back between nail appointments. Annie asked me if I wanted the same color I had on hem which was called first kiss which is the slightest pink color. I really wanted to say the same color I had on my toes but I knew that would cause a lot of questions at work that I really don’t want to answer. Now this week will be very busy and my hands and so I decided to go with clear pink which really is just a clear color that brings out your nails natural look.
Annie removed the old gel polish which really did hold up well, over such a long time between visits. She asked me if I wanted them trimmed back which I did as I said this coming week will be busy and I really can’t have long nails. again she trimmed them back pretty short which was sad but needed for the upcoming week. it is funny though as I have noticed when I get the clear pink she trims them way back but if I get the first kiss she leaves them longer, just an observation. Soon I had pretty shiny finger nails clear but shiny, oh how I wish they were pink. It was about 6:40 when I was done and left the nail salon.
Now of course I was out and dressed and didn’t really want to go straight home so I stopped at the Starbucks across the street. I had my computer with me and had some work to do and what better place than Starbucks and what better way than as Susan. I needed to do some work on our Rosecitytgirls.com web site so that was my first order of business before taking care of other things. It is funny as for so long I was afraid to go out as Susan especially close to where I live. But as time has gone by and I have gotten more comfortable as Susan that has changed. Both the nails salon I am going to and this Starbucks are only a couple minutes from my house. I know there is a chance I will run into someone I know at some point and I have at this Starbucks, but I just want to be able to be who I am without issue. now that doesn’t mean I am going to go out and tell everyone or try to run into people I know and if I do I am not going to walk up to them, I will still try not to be noticed. After all this is only part of my life and part of who I am so I don’t feel I need to tell everyone.
Speaking of which when I did walk into Dream Nails tonight one of the woman getting a pedicure did look like an old girlfriend, she is actually the one I first found out about Dream Nails as when we were dating she would go there, of course this was 10 years ago and as she doesn’t live in the area I don’t think she would go here anymore. but I did have that momentary moment wondering. I haven’t seen her in 10 years and I was lonely looking at her from the side. Turns out she was here getting a pedicure with her 17 year old daughter so once I herd that I was 100% sure it was not her but she did look similar. Of course now I was thinking what if she did walk in or another woman I know. When I am out as Susan if I run into someone I know I can always leave or look away or even keep my head down looking at my computer but at a nails salon there is not anything you can really do accept sit there and enjoy the moment.
It was a fun evening even if it was short. I left the Starbucks at 8 and went home but I was so relaxed and happy so it was all worth it. I think that is the key to being happy, Learn to accept yourself and who you are. It has taken me many years to learn that but it really does make life better.
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It is hard to believe how fast this month has gone by. I was looking at my nails today and I really do need a manicure. I had hoped to get to the nail salon today but just couldn’t fit it in, well I guess I could have but I would have been late getting to the escape so I put it off. I started getting ready at 4:30 and enjoyed every minute getting ready. Now it is hot out again today so I decided to wear another of my summer time dresses. Again I didn’t get pictures tonight but here is an older picture of the dress I wore.
I got to the scape a little after 6 and was the first one there. I got out my computer and was checking my blog and now I know why I really need a manicure, I was thinking it had been 2 weeks but really has been 3 weeks since my last manicure. Wow I really have to get to the nail salon this week.
Cassandra was the next to show up and it was just the 2 of us for a while so we had a good chance to talk. We talked about our group and some of the upcoming events. Next weekend we are going to Harvey’s Comedy club which is always a fun night. WE also talked about our golf tournament the end of August at Wildwood golf course. these are both wonderful events for our group. WE have been going to Harvey’s for at least 6 years and Wildwood for 4, both places have always treated us awesome and really look forward to our coming. Our first golf tournament was in July of 2013 and we had such a wonderful time.
Cassandra has been working on setting this up and has done an awesome job, she really puts a lot of effort and time into this and all the events. I don’t think people realize the time she puts in. Any way we will once again go golfing and then have a BBQ at the golf course afterword’s. I am really looking forward to this as are several of our girls. We really do have fun as a group.
Cristine showed up next followed by Fran, Fran has been a member for a while but this was her first time coming out with the group. It was nice to meet her and get to know her. She seems really nice and we hope she can get out more with our group. Jan, Lynn, Missy, Laura and Lori also made it tonight so we had a good turn out. I was sure to introduce Fran to everyone so she would feel welcome. Her and Lorie talked for a while as Lorie is also new to the group and has been coming out for the last 2 months or so. It was awesome to see the smiles on their faces of being able to express who they are. Makes me think back to when I was first going out, It really is fun to think back to some of those early days. One of the reasons I started and keep my blog going.
Karaoke started and the bar got busy. It is always fun when there are more people here. A lot of the songs sang tonight were older ones, ones I knew really well and had fun singing a long with. It was a fun night out with my friends.
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Friday is here and I am looking forward to going out tonight. There is just something about my tame as Susan that relaxes me, just thinking about it gives me that calm feeling. Now I did stop at the gym on my way home so it was almost 4:30 when I started getting ready. Now I bring this up to let you know I am still going to the gym, I joined the gym 6 weeks ago and in the last 6 weeks I have gone every day but 2.
Now I started getting ready and I really do love the time I spend as Susan and getting ready. There is just something special about decided how to do my makeup, what eye shadow and how my eyes should look, what shade of lipstick and of course what to wear and what heels to wear. All the fun things girls get to go through every day. Now it is really hot out today so I chose a summer dress that I really like. I didn’t get any pictures tonight but here is one of me in the dress from one of the other times I wore it.
It was just 6 pm when I left, as I pulled out of the garage the neighbor girl was outside in her driveway. I am almost positive she knows about me so I didn’t think about it and just pulled out and drove by her. I got to Sweet Home about 6:20 and parked. I didn’t see Chris’s truck so I didn’t think he was there but that didn’t stop me. I figured I would go in and have dinner and hang out a while and see if anyone shows up.
There were only a couple people inside so not really busy but then I was a little early. I ordered dinner and got out my computer to pass the time. This really is a friendly place to come.
I ha da nice dinner and figured I would stay till 8 or 8:30 to see if anyone showed up. Well it was a little after 8 when Chris and Roxy showed up. It was good to see them. We talked a little and I told them about our new web sight rosecitytgirls.com as I wanted to make sure they new about in and get them to join. They have been in our Yahoo group for many years.
It started getting busy as it got close to time for Karaoke, It is fun to hear some of the people sing. Another one of our members showed up about 9:30 so we had 4 of our group out tonight. We talked about our Dinner on Wednesday as she wasn’t able to make it that night.
Now as I said it was a hot day today and so it was hot inside, they do have air conditioning but when you get so many people inside it is hard for it to keep up. it was about 11 they decided to do a wet tee shirt contest outside and about 12 of the ladies went out for it so for about 20 minutes almost everyone was outside. I am not sure who won but they had a good time.
It was about 11:30 when I called it a night. It was a fun night out and a good way to start the weekend.
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