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Halloween 2016

Okay it is not actually Halloween but the Saturday before and our group is going out to celebrate Halloween. I have been looking forward to tonight for weeks, this has always been one of my favorite holidays. It use to be being Susan was my costume a chance to be who I was but for the since 2009 I have been doing female costumes and I love it. Now I had a really cute costume for tonight. The plan was to meet at the Escape at 6 as they were showing the movie Rocky Horror Picture show at 7 and then Karaoke at 9. Well I started getting ready early as I was excited for tonight. I also wanted to do my makeup different to match my costume. I actually did some searching online till I found a picture of the look I was going for. I even did false eye lashes on both the upper and lower lids which took a little work. Now I am guessing you are all interested in what I chose for my costume, well I will tell you in a moment.

I was all ready by 5:20 so I figured I would leave early and take my computer till Susan Miller Halloween 2016 (1)others showed up. I got to the Escape a little after 5:30 and had to snap a couple selfie in the car as I thought my makeup turned out really good and yes there will be more pictures to come. Not sure if you can tell my costume from this picture or not but the next one you will.

Now as I said I was early so I was the only one in a costume here yet. Now there was a big group here watching the World Series and yes I watched some if it and the Cubs lost again. Now I was waiting to see who would be the first to show up. Cristine and Karen showed up a little after 6 so I put my computer away and took it out to my car. I have never met Karen before as she lives down by Salem and this is only her second time coming to Portland. It was nice to meet her and get to know her.

Cassandra and Peggy were the next two to show up, it was so great to see Peggy again and she had on one of Cassandra’s wigs and looked so cute. It was a wonderful surprise. Now it was not busy yet so I had to have Cassandra get a picture of me in my costume so here it is. And by the way Cassandra and I ended Susan Miller Halloween 2016 (3)up with the same idea although they were slightly different in look. I actually thought more would have his costume as I picked it based on the movie they were showing. It was such a cute costume and I actually had several people tell me I could come clean their houses anytime so I guess I have another job opportunity if I need one. I must admit my legs looked awesome in fishnet stockings.

It was a little before 7 when others started to show up, Julie and Trixie showed up and they had matching costumes, it was so cute and they looked great as Skeletons. Laura and Lisa, Charlene and her wife who I got to meet tonight, Melissa and her wife and Kim so we had a good turnout tonight and of course Peggy brought candy so I will have to go to the gym tomorrow. It was good to see Kim again and talk with her it has been a couple years since I have seen her.

Susan Miller Halloween 2016 (2)Well the movie started and we watched it as we talked, well probably more talking then watching. It was turning out to be a really fun night. Diane, Sasha and Rose also showed up. Now they had a costume contest and I made it through the first round so I was happy but then in the second round we had to dance which I am not a dancer but I made it through to the top 5 but that was as far as I got which was fine as I was having fun. Julie and TSusan Miller Halloween 2016Trixie won first prize $50 and Laura got second and won $20 and I will admit they did have really good costumes.

Now there were some other good costumes here tonight not just in our group. Karaoke started and it was good, Victoria also showed up later alter the dance. Now I am still not use to the false lashes as I could see them when I looked up it seemed there was a darkness above my eyes. But they really did look awesome.

Now during the Karaoke they would have breaks for Dancing and even though I am not a dancer Peggy did get me out on the dance floor a few times and I actually had fun. I am still not a good dancer but it was fun. Although dancing in 4” heels was not that easy on the feet. It was a really fun night. Of course I had to get pictures with my friends. I wish I had thought of getting a picture with Charlene. I will have to make sure I do next time she is in town. I want to thank all my wonderful friends for such an awesome evening.

I stayed out till almost 12:30 before I left. it was sad to see the night come to an end.

Me and my wonderful friends, How did I Miss Cassandra and Julie?

Kim & Susan Halloween 26 Lisa & Susan Halloween 26 (1) Peggy & Susan Halloween 26 (1)

Sasha & Susan Halloween 26 Susan & Diane Halloween 26 Sophie & Susan Halloween 26

Susan & Laura  Halloween 26 Susasn & Victoria Halloween 26 Trixie & Susan  Halloween 26

October 30, 2016 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, halloween, Holiday | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sweet Home the Friday before Halloween

The weekend is here and I am looking forward to it. Friday night at Sweet Home and then Saturday at the Escape for a Halloween party and I have my costume ready. Now I didn’t think to wear a costume tonight. I got to Sweet Home by 6:30 and there were a few people there. Chris was the only one in a costume. Now if you are a fan of the TV show “The Big Bang Theory” he came as the Doppler Effect. It was funny as Chris was worried he would be the only one in a costume. Robyn was also there so it would be a fun night. Well by 7 people started to show up and they were all in costumes and some of them really good. By the end of the night it would be Robyn and I the only ones not in costume.

I really should have dug out one of my old costumes for tonight. now another T-girl showed up, her name was Charlene, She has followed my blog for a while and had e-mailed me she would be in town this weekend. It was awesome to meet her and get to know her. Roxy showed up and we all sat around and talked. It was really enjoyable and I got to know a lot about Charlene. I really do love meeting new people and always nice to meet someone who follows my blog. Charlene will also be at the escape on Saturday so she will get to meet more of our wonderful group here in Portland.

It was a really fun night and I stayed out later then I planned as Diane showed up late. It was fun talking with some of the other people here and telling them how good their costumes were I also had several woman tell me how good I looked which I always love to here. One told me she has seen me here many times and I always look pretty. I really love that. Men don’t tell other men how nice they look. It is one of the wonderful benefits of being female.

It was a great night and now I am looking forward to Saturday night. I have a wonderful costume and I am looking forward to see what all my friends dress as.

Thanks for reading and have a safe and Happy Halloween.

October 29, 2016 Posted by | Sweethome | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday and last day of vacation and my pretty nails!

Well Saturday is here and it is the last day of my vacation and that also means the last day of my pretty nails. Now I was out late last night so I didn’t get up as early as I hoped so by the time I got home from the gym it was after 10. I started getting ready really not sure what I was going to do. It was almost noon before I was ready to go. I called the nail salon and got an appointment for 2 so I didn’t have a lot of time and I have been putting off some work I need to do I figured today could be a Starbucks day.

I drove to the Starbucks by my house as I didn’t want to waste a lot of time but they were packed. I didn’t even go in as I could see it was full inside and all the tables out side were full and people standing. I decided to drive to one a little farther away that has a drive through and they were not as busy inside so I sat here till 1:40 doing my blog and catching up on some work.

I got to the nails salon a few minutes early and Annie was finishing up on another lady so I had to wait. Of course I looked at my pretty fingers and new soon they would be plain, it was sad. Soon she was ready for me and she filed the first nail as I watched the flawless shiny red disappear to a dull faded red. The first nail was the hardest but then I accepted I would no longer have pretty nails. Soon they were all scuffed up and wrapped to soak the gel polish off. Now I started to enjoy the manicure which was wonderful. She trimmed them back a little more than I wanted but they still look nice with the clear pink. It was about 2:40 when I left.

It was to early to go home and get ready for tonight but not enough time to go anyplace. I drove across the street to the Starbucks by my house and it looked like all the tables along the windows were open but 1 so I parked and went in. To my surprise they were really busy inside, 6 people waiting for drinks and 7 in line. I cheated and pot my computer on one of the tables before getting in line which was a good thing. It took a wile to get my drink. I sat down and caught up on some work and e-mails. I only stayed here till 3:40 before going home to change.

I had decided to where one of my new dresses, a black one. I also wanted to touch up my eye makeup and make it a little more dramatic for tonight and of course a red lipstick. The eyes went well but changing the lipstick was a mess and in the end I had to take off the makeup around my mouth and clean it up and reapply. It was about 4:15 when I was ready. Now what to do, I could go to the Escape early but I wouldn’t have enough battery to last or I could stop by the Starbucks on Mill Plain for an hour and plug in my computer there but I was shall we say overdressed for Starbuck. A short sexy black dress and 4” heels.

Starbucks was on my way and not far out of the way so I decided to see how busy they were. There was only 1 car in the lot and a line going through the drive through and looking inside I only saw 2 people so I parked and went in. I got a drink, sat down and plugged my computer in and started surfing the internet. Well I kid you not it wasn’t 5 minutes and people started to come in. Soon the place was packed and I did feel a little out of place the way I was dressed. I stuck it out till 5:40 before heading to the Escape.

I got to the escape a little before 6 and went in. They had the Cubs game on and they beat the Dodger so they will be going to the World Series. Yes I watched the end of the game. I was only there by myself about 20 minutes and then Cristine Susan in her new dress (1)and Cassandra showed up. Now I wore my new dress so Cassandra was nice enough to take a couple pictures of me.

Katie, Missy and a few other girls showed up. It was nice to talk with Katie a little. We talked about next week as the Escape is doing Halloween and we are all looking forward to it. I bought a costume this past week and can’t wait to wear it. The Escape is going to show Rocky Horror Picture show at 7 so we will all get there early.

There was a good crowd here tonight, not really big but fun. Couple of the girls told me how great I looked and I always love that. It was a fun night out as I bring my Vacation to an end. It is funny other than going to the gym I have been Susan for over aSusan in her new dress (2) week and loved it.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day

October 23, 2016 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday night at Sweet Home

Well I spent the day shopping at Clackamas Town center before going to Starbucks to relax and rest my feet before going to Sweet Home. My goal was to leave here just before 6 as I am only about 5 minutes from Sweet Home. Now the weather today has been really nice about 60 slightly overcast and no wind a really nice day out shopping. I got here a little before 4 so that gave me 2 hours or so which was perfect. Now I was sitting right b the window but not really paying attention till it was time to leave. I looked outside and it was really raining and windy, what happened. Well I ended up sitting here a little longer hoping for a break which it did the rain slowed way down about 6:30 and I left. With this I got to Sweet Home about 30 minutes later then I planed. I was lucky and got a parking spot in their lot so didn’t have to walk far and the rain was almost stopped.

They were not real busy yet and Chris was the only one there from our group. I joined him and ordered dinner. Robyn showed up just a little while later and her son was with her so I got to meet him and also one of her friends showed up. They were all playing pool while I ate as I had my priorities right, food. Roxy also showed up so we were off to a good group.

Cristine also showed up tonight, it has been over a year or more since she has made it to Sweet Home. Cassandra last week her this week. Speaking of Cassandra she also came out again tonight. It was like our old Friday nights. We actually had 2 tables again. I think everyone in our group except for Roxy and I played pool. Cassandra was the big winner I think as it seemed she played for a while.

Cassandra and I talked about our new web page for our group. W are doing well in members as we have about 105 so far but there really isn’t much posting or messaging on the website. WE are trying to figure out how to get the members more active on the website  other then just seeing what we will be doing. The web page is really good, Cassandra did a great job getting it set up.

Chris and Roxy left early tonight of course Chris gets here before 5 as he comes straight from work. Diane also made it out tonight but she got here just a little after Chris and Roxy had left. Karaoke started and it got hard to talk, Kelly and her new girlfriend showed up. She is one of the first people I met when we started coming here wow I guess 4 years ago, wow times goes by fast. We started coming here after we were kicked out of the P-Club for being transgender. By the way I got another small check today from our Attorney of money they have collected from Chris Penner. It wasn’t much and  don’t know if we will ever collect it all but it is just nice to know they are garnishing any money he gets so every time he gets a check he sees money taken out to pay us and that is priceless. I don’t even think the money they have collected so far covers the interest they charge him on what he owes. But at least we are getting something and our Attorney who was awesome is now getting some money for all her work also.

It was getting late and Cassandra and Cristine left. I stayed a little while longer with Roby and Diane to talk. I really should have left earlier as I want to get up early Saturday to g to the gym and then enjoy my last day out as Susan before my vacation ends. Sometime Saturday I need to go to the nail salon and get a manicure and remove the pretty red polish fro my fingers which still looks just as good as it did a week ago when I had them done. I really wish I could have panted nails all the time. I will probably try to do that in the afternoon if I can get in.

I want to have time to go home and change for going to the Escape Saturday night as I did get 3 new dresses this week and I want to wear one of them. It really has be a fun week. My next Vacation will probably be for Diva Las Vegas in the spring. If you are looking for a fun vacation this is it. It was about 11:30 when I left Sweet Home and headed for home.

20161021_133135Here is a picture from earlier today at the mall.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

October 22, 2016 Posted by | Sweethome | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday out shopping

It is Friday and I am going shopping once again. Mikaela can’t make it today as her baby is sick so I will be out on my own. I am still going to Clackamas Town center as I have not been there yet this week. Now I did a easy workout at the gym this morning as my legs were sore from the last 2 days. I started getting ready about 8:30. I was already to go by a little after 10.

I got to Clackamas Town Center a little after 11 so I decided my first stop would be for lunch. I parked near the food court and took my computer in with me so I could work on my blog from last nights dinner with Julie while I ate lunch. I spent 20161021_133135about an hour eating, doing my blog and people watching. After lunch I took my computer back out to my car and drove down by Nordstrom’s, I don’t like to put stuff in my trunk and then leave my car incase someone saw it. It still amazes me how easily I get out of the car almost without thinking about it. a few years back I would have to work up the courage and make sure no one was around. Life for Susan has gotten easier and more fun.

I went in through Nordstrom’s and right out into the mall. This has been the busiest so far this week but than it also is the biggest mall in the area. Again it amazed me how many kids were here, maybe close to 20% of the people seemed to be of school age. Maybe I am just getting older and everyone looks younger. My first stop was Sears to see if they had any of the Jeggins Tee-shirts. They did but not the same ones. it is funny as all 3 Sears stores have them and on sale for the same price but not the same styles. Yes I did by 3 of them as they were really cute. Now I have a lot of tops I have bought over the years that were really cute but ones I have never seen other woman wear these are cute but also more everyday casual. They are called tee-shirts but they look way nicer then any tee-shirt I have bought. So now I had a shopping bag and I was back out wandering around the mall like all the other woman.

My next stop was the Avon store as I am almost out of lip conditioner. Avon sells an awesome lip conditioner called beyond color lip conditioner, they also have lipsticks by the same name. This is the best conditioner and I have used it for years. I think I stared using it maybe 2008 or so. It is the best for your lip. I never have chapped lips any more and I put the conditioner on every morning and really looks no different then having chapstick on. I will also admit that I think over the years it has maybe plumped up my lips a little. I went into the store and asked if they had it and she said yes and it was on sale for 3 for $15 so I got two of them and one lipstick for fun. I do love lipstick. Any way  chatted with her for a few minutes before leaving. I walked through Macy’s and pretty much every store that sold clothes even the ones I had never heard of before.

I went into JC Pennies to look around and they had some really cute dresses and some were on a really good sale but they all went up to size 16 and as they were not stretchy I knew they wouldn’t fit. I walked around some more and spotted this really cute dress on a rack, It looked like it would fit me and was half off. I held it up to myself and looked in the mirror and it was just so cute, I wanted it. I had to try it on so off I went to the dressing room. Didn’t eve hesitate just went in and tried it on. It fit a little tight but if I lose a little more weight in the middle it will look awesome. After I put it back on the hanger I realized it might not have been good to just walk in there with my big bag from Sears. Well I came out and went to the checkout and bought the dress, it was not bad as I had an old gift card. That was one of the funny things as I found a couple gift cards last night going through an old purse. they are probably 3 to 4 years old so I wasn’t sure they had anything on them or would even work but they did. The pennies one had $24 dollars on it so the dress really only cost me $15 and the Sears card had $30 on it. I also have a coupe Nordstrom’s gift cards to use at a later date. Should have gone through that purse sooner. I can’t wait to wear this dress, I was thinking it would be perfect for Harvey’s but we are not gong again till December and I am not sure I can wait that long. Funny I never get this excited about my male clothes.

I walked through the Sephora store here and looked at all the makeup. It still amazes me that most of the woman shopping here were buying or looking at lipstick and yet none of them were wearing it. Yu don’t see many woman wear lipstick but they sure do seem to sell a lot of it. I also went to Victoria’s Secret as I wanted to get another bra from there. I really do love the one I bought last spring, it is a padded bra so I really don’t need any inserts with they for a natural look and it really is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. t is called So obsessed. I have the wine colored on but wanted a pink one. The girl went in the back to see if they had any because they didn’t in the drawer and she came back with one so I went and bought it. Well it was half the price I thought it would be which was good but it is also not the So Obsessed brand it is just there push up bra. I think it is a different material but it is still cute so I am keeping it. I wandered around the mall for probably 3 hours as it was a little after 3 when I left. 

I decided to go to the Starbucks at Jansen Beach again for a little while before I head to Sweet Home with my friends for the evening. I got there about 3:45 as traffic was not bad which surprised me being a Friday night. Now I am just relaxing and having fun writing my blog and checking out the internet. I will probably go to Sweet Home a little early tonight. It has been a fun day but hard to believe the week is almost over. Tomorrow is the last of my vacation and I will have to remove the pretty red polish and go back to clear, how sad. My nails just look so good this way.

Okay one last thing, last spring when I went and got fitted for a bra at Victoria’s Secret, that was probably one of the most fun things I have done as Susan, Right up with getting a makeover at the MAC counter and getting Acrylic nails. If you have never done these things you should at least once. You will remember it it always.

Thanks for reading

October 21, 2016 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, shopping, victoria's secret | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday night dinner with Julie

Okay I have been out all day shopping and now I am sitting at Starbucks at Jansen Beech. Julie and I are meeting for dinner at Stanford’s and she is meeting me here at Starbuck. It was about 6:30 when Julie arrived at Starbuck. It was goo to see her again. We talked for a little bit before we drove over to Stanford’s. I have been here a couple times before but it was years ago. Now being so late they were not real busy so we got right in.

We got a nice little both ad talked for a while before we ordered. Our waitress came back several time to see if we were ready to order before we actually were as we were busy talking. Well we finally ordered dinner. We had nice diner conversation and it was a really enjoyable time.

After dinner we sat and talked for a long time, it was amazing how fast the time past. it was after 10:30 when we finally left. I really do love going out with the group but smaller groups can be really nice also as it gives you more of a chance to talk. Wednesday night we had 5 and we could sit and talk with everyone at the table, tonight with just the two of us it was really easy to talk. It is funny how in my male life I am not a big talker, probably because the conversations aren’t as much fun. It is way more fun to talk about clothes, makeup nails hair and the like although we did discuses politics a little. It was okay as Julie and I have pretty much the same political views which I kind of new before we started talking about it. This and Religion are topics I avoid most of the time as people have very strong views on both and I have lost a few Facebook friends because they didn’t agree with my views which I find really sad. being in the Transgender LGBT community you would think people would be more accepting to other ideas as for years all we wanted was to be accepted for who we are but it seems some want that for themselves but are not tolerant of others so just for the record I don’t care what your views are I do not pick my friends that way. All I need or expect from my friends are to accept me for who I am views and all and I will do the same. Wow got off track there but I am back again.

I had really nice time having dinner wit Julie and hope to do it more. Maybe even get together like this with some of the other girls in the group also as I think you really get to know a person that way. Any way we said our goodbyes and we were on our way home. the only bad part of the night is both of us forgot to get pictures. It was just such a normal and relaxing evening out we never thought about a picture to remember it by.

Thanks for reading

October 21, 2016 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thursday and Susan is out again!

Okay it is Thursday and I am once again going out after the gym of course. I got hoe from the gym a little after 9 and started getting ready. Still not sure what I will do but it will probably be shopping and a Starbucks at some point. I was done with my makeup and ready to dress. I decided to go with my yoga pants and my cute top I bought the other day. Now when I was all dressed I really liked the Susans cute new look (2)look. So much so I had to get a couple pictures which is not easy if you want the whole outfit in the pictures. Now it was time to head out for the day. My first stop was to get gas as I forgot to do that yesterday. I went to the station right by my house. Now it was time to figure out what to do. it is raining pretty good so it is going to be another mall day.

Now there was a lot of standing water on the roads and freeway so it must have rained really hard over night and traffic was crawling every where. I decided to go to Lloyd Center as they have a lot of covered parking and you can walk into the mall without leaving the garage now it normally takes me about 20 minutes to get there but today was an hour trip. Now as I got close the rain seemed to almost stop so I figured I would go to Wigland first before the mall.

I got there and there were a couple spots right outside the door which was nice. I went in and looked around for a bit. I didn’t see anything, there selection wasn’t that good. I left after maybe 10 minutes and headed over to the mall. Now I was thirsty so I figured what better way to start then going to Starbucks and writing my blog for last night. There is one in Barnes and Noble and they have an entrance from the garage so I don’t have to pack my computer through the mall. I got inside and ordered my drink only to find out it wasn’t a Starbucks. It is funny as I have gone here several times before and always thought it was. it was only because I tried to pay with a Starbucks card. I still think at some point it was a Starbucks but it doesn’t matter. They were really busy and there was only 1 small table open so I took it.

Susans cute new look (1)I got out my computer and moved the picture off my phone and got a good look at my outfit and I really like it, I wish I hadn’t worn it today and saved it for tomorrow when I go shopping with Mikaela. I think the color of the top goes so well with the black pants. I have the same top in grey which I was looking for and bought this one as an after thought. I may do something I try not t do and wear this again tomorrow. I will see what the grey top looks like first before I decide. I finished my blog for last night and walked back out to my car to put my computer in the trunk,  also moved my car just to be safe incase someone saw me put it in my trunk as this is not the best area of town.

It was now into the mall for some shopping. Now I walked around this mall on Monday and did my shopping so I really don’t think I will find anything I want but again it is more about being out. There seemed to be a lot more people here today then Monday. Although it was raining pretty good it really wasn’t cold so I didn’t need a sweater so I could show off my cute outfit. I hit all the usual stores I go to and even went down to Sears to see what other colors of this top they have. They had a black one but I didn’t get it. I thought about getting another one this color just so I will have a backup but didn’t. I may regret that. Now as Susan I usually look at cloths and makeup but I decided to go look at the exercise equipment they have here as I am debating about buying an elliptical. that is what I use the most at the gym and I am wondering if it is more cost effective and easier to own one and cancel my gym membership.

I know more then got to the equipment and Sears actually has a pretty good selection of NordicTrack when one of the salesmen came over and asked if he could help me. I told him I was debating if I should continue with my gym membership or buy one. He explained all the differences between the one they had and they had a wide range from about $500 to $2400. They had a really nice one for $799 and it would do what I wanted. Now it would take about 2 years of my gym membership to pay for it after that I would save money. I told him I had a few more months on my membership a small lie and at that point I would make a decision. He treated me great though and and seemed really interested in helping me even though I would not be buying today, of course he may get a commission on what he self but I still felt welcomed. Seas has always been a good place for Susan to shop as I have never had a problem there. Now I got to the mall about 12:30 and it was almost 3:30 now so I was ready to take a break from walking.

I am meeting Julie for dinner at Jansen Beach so I figured I would drive there and go to the Starbucks there for a couple hours till we meet for dinner. Now traffic is just as bad now as it is rush hour so it took me 45 minutes to get there. This is the same Starbucks I was at yesterday for a little while. Now the girls here remembered me and made me feel welcome which is always a good experience. One of them told me how much she liked my color of my top and how good I looked which made me feel good. The one who took my order agreed and told me I looked great in this color and she loved the way it matched my lipstick. Wow I really like compliments like that. I am really thinking of wearing this again tomorrow and I am going to buy another top like this if I see one.

Now I am just working n my blog and taking care of e-mails and other things I need to do. Having a laptop that I can take work and other things I need to do with me and go places like Starbucks’s is wonderful. It is funny as before I started coming here as Susan I couldn’t understand why anyone would go to a coffee shop. I guess till you try something you never fully understand it. I have about 45 minutes till I meet Julie for dinner so just going to relax here and surf the internet.

Thanks for reading

October 20, 2016 Posted by | crossdress, Out and about as Susan, shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner with my friends.

Okay I have been out all day shopping and having fun. I had texted Cassandra and she was already at Fox & Hound so I figured I would go down there early. It was a little after 4:30 when I got there and I found a parking spot right in front. Cassandra was inside on her computer in a chat room. Seems n Wednesday she usually gets here about 2 and plays on her computer. It is funny how we all have our things we enjoy. Me I enjoy going to Starbucks for a couple hours and playing n my computer. I think being out just makes us feel more part of everyday living. Of course I also had my computer so Cassandra was on chat and I was catching up on things on mine as we chatted. We are talking about Diva Las Vegas and how we want to do the trip, we are both planning on going though and the dates are final March 26 – 31.

At 5:30 Cassandra went up by the bar to watch the baseball playoff’s she is a huge LA Dodgers fan. I am kind of hoping the Chicago Cub’s win. It was funny as every so often I would walk up and see how the game was going and during commercials she would walk back to chat on her computer. Now tonight we are going to Alexis Restaurant which s a Greek food place. The group has gone here a few times before but I was never able to make it those night. Any way They are closing in a few weeks as the owner wants to retire and he was unable to sell it. I don’t think I have ever had Greek food so I am kind of looking forward to it even though I am some what of a picky eater.

Cristine showed up and also Julie, the are the regular Wednesday night girls. It was good to see them again and Julie was wearing a black skirt with a sweater type top which looked cute and I only mention this is I also had on a black skirt with a sweater type top. We kind of looked like we coordinated our outfits. We talked for a while as we weren’t going for dinner till 7 and it is only 3 blocks away. Of course the one draw back of getting here early is it is only 2 hour parking so at 6:45 I had to go out and pay for more parking. I was unwilling to gamble on the 15 minutes as with my luck I would get a ticket. Now the funny thing is the parking meters her in Portland take debit or credit cards so I put my credit card in to charge .45 for that last 15 minutes. Seems silly but I have done that many times before as I usually get downtown between 6:30 and 6:45 when I meet my friends so I end up with all these small charges on my credit card.

Well at 7 it was just the 4 of us so we left and I put my computer in my car and grabbed my umbrella as it was raining, not real hard but Susan does not like getting wet. We walked the 3 blocks to Alexis and Jan was there waiting for us so we had 5 for dinner tonight. Seems Wednesday nights are not as popular any more. I think the more our girls in our group go out the more comfortable they become and that may have something to do with it. years ago the only place I went was with the group now I go where ever I want which is a wonderful thing.

Well they were really busy the owner said ever since he said he was closing down they have been packed every night I guess lots of people did what we did and wanted one last meal here. We had to wait about 20 minutes so we stood at the bar yes they were that busy that it was standing room only. We got our table and and we had a couple extra chairs just incase someone else showed up which no one did. Joan ordered some appetizers for the table and they were all good well I wasn’t fond of the calamari but the flaming cheese was awesome. We ordered dinner and Cassandra recommended the Greek potatoes over the rice so that is what I did and it was really good. We ad a wonderful time and after we ate we sat and talked. it was almost 10 when we left.

We walked back and Cassandra, and Joan headed home but Cristine, Julie and I went into CC Slaughters to see what was going on, well actually Cristine had to wait for her ride which would pick her up between 10:15 and 10:45. They were not very busy and Julie and I had fun with our nails. seems the gel polish glows 20161019_215958under the black lights they have in here. the first picture was taken with the flash on and you can see they are red the next 2 were taken with no flash just the lights in the20161019_220018 bar and they have a pinkish glow to them. Julie and I were having so much fun, we seem to be amused with the simple things. Of course we both love pretty nails.

Julie and I talked about getting together, we had hoped to go shopping one day this week and maybe look at wigs but tomorrow she has 2 appointments so she wont be able to even start getting ready till 20161019_2201004 so we are going to meet for dinner which will be fun.

I am not sure what I will do but I will be out during the day as Susan and probably do some more shopping before meeting up with Julie. Okay I also am including this last picture whish is Julies nails under the black light. where mine were a red color hers is just a very neutral color maybe a champagne it really has almost no color.

It was a fun night out and about 10:30 Julie and I20161019_220042 called it a night. Now to plan for tomorrow. wow this week is going fast and soon it will be over and I will go back to plain old nails with no color, how sad is that.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

 

October 20, 2016 Posted by | Dinner out, T-girl, transgender | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wednesday of my vacation the half way point.

I got up at 7 so I could hit the gym as I skipped yesterday to go to the beach. I was at the gym by 7:30 and did my hardest workout yet. 25 minutes on the tread mill, 5% incline at 3.5 mph, 15 minutes on the lateral X because the elliptical were still in use. then 40 minutes on the elliptical going forward on level 5 (3.10 miles) and then 15 minutes level 1 going backwards to cool off. Hope that made up for skipping yesterday. it was almost 9:30 when I got home and started getting ready. It was about 10:45 when I was all ready and on my way. I decided to drive to Washington Square and do some shopping.

Traffic wasn’t to bad so it was about 11:30 when I got there. I parked by Sears as I wanted to get a couple more of those Jeggin Tee-shirts I bought Monday, I really like them. I went in and looked around but didn’t see them. At the other Sears they were just on a rack by themselves so not sure where to look for them. well not having any luck I decided to go out into the mall and down to the food court for lunch. The mall didn’t seem that busy, yes there were a lot of people but they were spread out. I soon fund out why, it was lunch time and they were all in the food court. I looked around for something to eat, again wanting something I can eat with a fork. I settled on Sarku Japan as they had a daily special of teriyaki chicken on rice with a vegetable. Of course I had to stand in line as all the places in the food court had lines. I got my lunch and sat down to eat it and people watch. it was amazing how many young kids were here instead of in school.

After lunch I went back down the mall to Macy’s to look around. they had several racks of discounted items so I joined all the other woman looking through them. I found this really cute pink top, it was long in the front and even longer in the back. I have seen dresses like this but not tops. It was marked down from $70 to $19.99 which I thought was a good deal and it was a large. I held it up to me in the mirror and it looked like it might fit and it was a little stretchy but just to be sure I decided to try it on. A good thing as it did stretch all except the seems on the shoulders. I got it on but almost couldn’t get it off. I am a large accept for in the shoulders. The problem I have as I am not a proportional woman wider shoulders. Well I put it back on the rack and back out into the mall.

I also went into Victoria’s Secret as what trip to a mall would not include that. Several of the young ladies asked if they could help me and to let them know if I needed any help. I just looked around so many cute things in here. I also went into Sephora which I have to admit I have never been in before that I can remember. They were really busy but I bet at least 6 different girls asked if they could help me and a couple of them pointed out where all the different sections were.

I walked through Nordstrom’s and one of the girls at the MAC counter remembers me and called me over and said it was good to see me back so soon which was a surprise as it has been several months since I was at the MAC counter in Nordstrom’s, but it was nice to be remembers. We talked for a little while before I left yes they were not that busy either.

I wondered around the mall for a while just window shopping and yes going into a lot of store I new I wouldn’t buy anything at. It was just fun being out being myself and doing what any other woman would do. It was about 3 when I left and on my way out I went through Sears and looked around some more and they also had a rack of Jeggins Tee-shirts but theirs were short sleeved. Same price on sale for $14.99 so I bought 4 this time in different colors. As I was driving out of the mall I saw an ULTA so I decided to stop and see if they had my lip liner, there are 3 colors I like and I have not been able to find the red one. Well luck would have it and they did have the one I wanted. I was so afraid they had discontinued it.

After that I stopped briefly at a Starbuck’s as I wanted something to drink and to start my blog. on these full days out it is nice to take a break and write part of my blog while it is still fresh in my mind. Now  am meeting my friends for dinner at 7 in downtown Portland so I was wondering if it was worth going home or just hanging out here at Starbucks for a few hours. I texted Cassandra to see f they were meeting at Fox & Hounds first or going straight to the restaurant and she replied back meet at Fox & hounds so id asked when she would get there as I figured I could go early and meet her. Turns out she is already there so I will finish this up and head on down there with hopes of being there by 5.

Now I just have to figure out what I will do tomorrow as Friday I am meeting Mikaela for lunch and some shopping. It has been a fun week so far including going to the beach yesterday. My nails still look perfect just as the did on Friday when I got them done. A shame I will have to remove the color on Saturday as they would probably still look great for another week.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

October 19, 2016 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, shopping | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A fun Tuesday for Susan

Okay one thing I have wanted to do as Susan is go to the beach so Monday night I was looking at the weather for the week and Tuesday looked the best so I decided to go. I got up at 6 am, my alarm was set for 7 but I woke up early so I decided to get ready and go. It was about 7:15 when I was all ready and on my way. Now with morning traffic I decided to drive though Longview, up to Astoria and down to Cannon beach. Its only about 15 miles further this way but I would miss all the rush hour traffic through Portland.

Now it was a light rain which was okay at least till Longview where it really stared to rain hard and the sky was dark. Maybe this was not such a good idea, well at least it would be a nice drive. It rained hard all the way through Astoria before letting up. The rain slowly stopped for a while and I had hopes I would get lucky.

I got to Cannon beach and there were only a few people out, not sure if it was the weather or the fact it was still early as it was only 9:30. I found a parking spot as there were a lot of empty ones almost right at the end of the road by the beach entrance. It was just a misting rain but I grabbed my umbrella just incase and walked the 5o yards or so to the beach overlook where you can go sown on the beach. There were only 3 other brave souls here. I was debating about walking down on the beach or to just get a quick selfie here when it started to rain and I mean rain. I couldn’t get my umbrella open fast enough and it was back to the car, The sky was black so I knew this was not going to let up soon. I drove around for a little while but not many shops were open and it was still really raining so I decided to call it a day and head back home. I got back on Hwy 101 and headed north to 26 as I was going to go that way through Portland and maybe do some shopping. As I got to the Hwy 26 cut off I saw a small break in the clouds further north so I drove up to Seaside. Now this is amazing as they are only about 10 miles apart. but there was some blue sky here and it was not raining.

I drove down by the beach and parked. Put on my wrap and walked to the beach. I looked down to the south by Cannon beach and the sky was still black down there and the same to the North but right here there was a break in the clouds and I took advantage of it and walked down onto the beach. Now the Tide was 14650503_10210570692807773_2311030004334805617_nout so it was a long way to the water but I made my way down. Of course I had to get some pictures. Now looking out to the ocean it looked clear, it was just north and south that looked bad. it was almost like the clouds split around Seaside.

I decided to walk a ways down the beach. Now I will admit I have limited options for shoes for something like this. It was to cold for flip flops and I didn’t want to get my pink and white tennis shoes muddy the only other option was a pair of  female winter boots I got at the clothing exchange. they are black and come just above the ankle so that is what I chose to wear. Now I know you are probably asking what the big thing is well they are just as I described the but with a 3” wedge heel. Probably not what most women would wear on the beach Any way back to the story I probably walked a half mile down the beach and then back up the other way and believe it or not I actually got warm with my wrap on. There was just the slightest of breeze and in the sun it seemed warm. I don’t know I probably spent an hour on the beach before going back to my car.

Now what to do next, I put my wrap back in the car and decided to walk up the pathway along the beach and see what they had up further as far as shops. I 14611133_10210570700607968_1405132996039724650_nshould say I wore one of the Jeggins Tees shirt I bought yesterday. It is really comfortable and really a cute look. I will have to go back and get more. It is long sleeved which was perfect for today as it was just a little cool if in the shade and comfortable in the sun. My phone said 61. I walked up to the Aquarium before heading back as it looked just like hotels up there.

I got back by my car and decided to check out some of the local shops, yes all tourist traps but still fun to look. Most sold clothing and or souvenirs. I probably wanders around looking for almost 2 hours as I was in no hurry. I even talked with some of the people working in the shops. I think they were happy to have anyone inside they could talk with. It really was not busy at all. I stopped and got lunch at a pizza place and the same thing. I was the only one in there eating and it was a really big place. It was about 2 now and I had seen what looked like a factory outlet stores when I came into Seaside so I drove over and checked it out. Really not much in the way of stores but they did have a DSW and another shoe store so I went in and looked around. didn’t buy anything though.

I decided to leave and go home the same way I came to avoid traffic. as I was heading up to Astoria I saw a sign for Fort Stevens so I decided to check it out. I drove in and found a lookout tower that over looks the jetty and it was only a short walk. It was a little more windy here and the skies looked a lot darker. There were maybe 8 other people her so I walked down the trail to the tower and climbed up in it, as soon as I got above the jetty wow was the wind strong, good thing I wore an older wig. I tried to get a pictures but it took both hands to keep the hair out of my face. It then started to rain and I headed for the car as I didn’t have my umbrella this time. It was strange as I could see the heavy rain coming towards me so it was a race to get to my car. Luckily it wasn’t far and I made it before the real heavy rain hit. Well looking at the sky that would be it for the day as far as getting out of the car. It was almost 4 now so it was time to head for home. I had heavy rain all the way to Longview and then on and off showers the rest f the way home.

I got home just a little before 6 and stopped at home long enough to change my hair and boots. I the drove to the Starbucks by my house to update my blog and hang out for a while. I just don’t like sitting at home as Susan. It was a fun day and something I have wanted to do for a while, check it off my bucket list. yah I don’t have much of a bucket list.

Thanks for reading

October 18, 2016 Posted by | Beach, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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