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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Sunday and time to get my nails done.

It is Sunday and has been two weeks since my last manicure. I have been going to the nails salon on Sundays for the last 3 or 4 times and today I had a lot to do so I really didn’t think I would make it. As a matter of fact, I figured Thursday would be the day I would get them done which would be almost 3 weeks. Now as I had them do the acrylic a little thicker last time you could see where it had grown out and I needed a fill. I wasn’t supposed to get home till after 5 and with time getting ready there would not be time today. Well things worked out and I was able to get home by 3 so the first thing I did was call Dream Nails and see if I could get in. Now the last several times I have had Kathy, so I just asked for her today and it turns out she was off today, So I asked for Anna and she said she had someone coming in at 3:15 and could I come at 4. Well I had to get ready anyway so that worked fine. Yes, it would be another quick time getting ready. I have gotten pretty good at getting ready fast as long as I know what I am going to wear and how I am going to do my makeup.

I really like Dream nails as they have always treated me awesome and so welcoming. I feel like I am just as valued as any other customer. I first tried this nail salon probably 3 years ago, but I have been coming here every 2 to 3 weeks since February of 2016 so in a few months it will be 2 years of regular manicures and pedicures. Over that time, I have had probably 5 or 6 of the woman and 2 of the men here do my nails and everyone of them treated me well and did an awesome job on my nails. Now a few years ago I would never have gone out someplace so close to where I live but that made it hard to get my nails done as it always had to be a planed event. I can get here in less then 5 minutes which makes it so much easier, I just lucked out and it turned out to be a wonderful nail salon. If you are in the area and want to get your nails done check them out.

I got to the nail salon a little before 4 and had to wait about 10 minutes for Anna to finish, they were busy today as there were 3 ladies waiting, I am guessing they were walk-ins. Anna asked if I wanted #89 and I said yes, so I just sat and waited my turn. Soon Anna was done, and she called me over, I sat down and I told her that Kathy had put on 1 coat of seashell pink and then the #89 Wedding dress. Anna said she just wanted to try 2 coats of the Wedding dress. Now I was looking at the polish in the bottle and it really looked pink, you can see in the picture what I saw. I wasn’t sure as I thought it might be too pink, but I found myself saying yes

Anna started on my nails by removing the other gel polish and then getting them ready for the fill. It is funny to think I am here for a fill when just last spring it was a big thing just to be able to get acrylic nails, now I have had them since the end of March and have been going in every 2 to 3 weeks for a fill. Anna did a wonderful job although she did make them a little thinner, so they do look more natural, but I am worried about how well they will hold up but then again, I have family coming in town this next weekend so having my nails look more natural will be better although I am still worried about how pink my nails will be.

Soon it was tine to start on the gel polish. It so funny ass at this point a man walked in and asked if he could get a pedicure with Kathy so I am guessing he has been here before. Anyway, Anna told him Kathy was off today but would be here tomorrow but if he wanted someone else could give him a pedicure. He said no, and he would come back tomorrow for a pedicure when Kathy was here. But then he said he really needed a manicure and could someone do that so one of the girls took him to one of the tables and started doing a manicure on him. I guess it is becoming more normal for men to get their nails done as I have seen many men here getting pedicures and a few manicures. Maybe soon it will not only be acceptable for men to have well-manicured nails but have pretty colors as I so wish I could just have a bright red or hot pink on my fingers. Anna put the first coat of gel on and it looked very natural and then the second. It really did give my nails a really healthy slightly pinkish look. It really is a wonderful color if you are looking for something natural. Of course, the test will be tomorrow when I see it in the daylight and also the light at work.

It was a really wonderful time here and Anna and I talked some she asked about my Thanksgiving and I told her about it and of course I asked about hers and she told me. It was such a wonderful experience. It is so relaxing to have someone take care of your nails for you. I would encourage everyone to at least try it once if you never have. You deserve to be pampered now and then. After I was done Anna thanked me for waiting which was no problem and told me she would see me in a couple weeks. Now I am faced with a dilemma. Both Kathy and Anna do awesome jobs and treat me so well. I like both of them and I am happy to have either do my nails, but I don’t want to offend either one by asking for one or the other. I guess when I call I could just ask to get an appointment with either of them and let them decide. Wow this is something I never thought I would have to worry about, who gets to do my nails.

Well I left the nail salon about 5 with my beautiful nails and what better to do then go to Starbucks for a couple hours and catch up on things including my blog from Saturday night. It is funny how much I enjoy going to Starbuck’s, it is kind of my personal Susan time, my me time. I go and do work, catch up on e-mails, my blog or just surf the internet. Things I would have done at home a few years ago but now I am out as Susan. Again, the Starbucks is only a couple blocks from where I live. I have come so far as Susan and I so enjoy my life, all of it, male and female.

It was about 7:30 at Starbucks and the lady behind the counter told me they were cleaning up and not to rush as they had lots to do. They have said this the last few weeks and I have just not paid attention to it but tonight I thought about it and made the comment about closing at 8 and she told me they started closing on Sundays at 7:30 several months ago. Wow I have been staying here till 8 the last several Sundays without realizing and they just let me. Well tonight I finished up what I had to do and saved my work and left at 7:40. Will have to remember Sundays they close early.

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November 27, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at the Escape

It is the Saturday after Thanksgiving (I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving) and I am going to the Escape tonight. Not sure how many will be there being a Holiday weekend. Now one of our members is doing a late Thanksgiving dinner for our group, how nice is that. I would have gone but I wasn’t able to get out that early, so I am hoping some of them will stop by the Escape after the dinner. I started getting ready about 5. I really look forward to my time getting ready, it is so relaxing and calming, just makes the entire day better. I was all ready a little after 6 and on my way. I got to the Escape and it was busy, but I did find a parking spot and went in. Our usual table was open, so I went ahead and sat down. Now it started to get even busier and soon almost all the tables were taken, and I felt a little bad sitting at a table that had 10 seats hoping others would show up.

I got out my computer and started checking e-mails and of course ordered dinner as I was hungry, and they have really good food here. Now the Oregon civil war game between the Ducks and Beavers was on and in Oregon this is huge, so I thought a lot of the people were here for this. By the way the Duck won big. Watching the people in the bar I think most were Duck fans. Well the game got over and a few people left but they were replaced by others coming in. I was so glad when Laura M showed up, it was great to see her again as it has been a while plus I didn’t feel as bad at this big table with 2 of us here.

Laura and I had a good chance to talk which was nice as we got caught up on what is new with each other. We talked about some of our groups upcoming events which we really are an active group. We also talked about Diva Las Vegas, Laura is planning on going if she can get the time off from work. So, I told her about past years and what are plans are for this year and where we are Staying, Four Queens downtown. Yes, several of us have already booked our rooms even though the dates are not final, I have only seen 1 comment so far against the dates, so I am pretty sure they are the dates for this coming year, April 15 to 20 2018. Should be announced real soon if these dates are final. I was able to get a room for 9 nights (2 weekend) for a little over $800, really good price as the 2 weekends are probably 2/3 of the price. You can stay where ever you want and there will be girls at a lot of different hotels. I really think Laura will have a blast. Right now we have Cassandra, Julie, Veronica, Melissa and her wife, Me, Kate and Laura and possible one other girl from our group going so we will have a nice showing there again this coming year.

It was a bout 8:30 and other girls started showing up, the ones that had gone to the Thanksgiving dinner. Kate was the first followed by Cassandra, Jan, Lynn, Lorie and Marcy. This was only Marcy’s 3rd time out and the first time I have got to meet her so that was nice. She seems really nice and it was nice to get to now her better. Now by 9:30 it was packed and standing room only, so it was a good thing we had a table. It was also really loud in here with so many people talking and also warm, yes even Cassandra said it was warm inside which if she is warm you know it is. With all the noise it was hard to talk except for the person next to you. Some of the girls played pool and the rest sat and talked the best we could but it really is more about being out with your friends. I think we had 10 of us here in all tonight so it was a good showing again. It was a fun night out.

Karaoke started, and a couple of our girls got up and Sang, Laura did I feel luck which I love, just makes the night right somehow. It was a good mix of people here tonight, some really good singers and some well a little less but hey if you are willing to get up and try you deserve applause when you are done. I still have not worked up the courage to get up by myself and sing, I have done it a few times with others though. It is funny as I am so worried what people will think of my singing (or dancing) but yet I will go to the Mall or Starbucks or travel to Diva Las Vegas as Susan and not care what they think. Makes no sense. Stayed out till after 11 tonight but I had a blast. It is funny when I say I stayed out past 11 like it is a big deal when just a few years back I didn’t go out till 9 or 10 and we usually closed down the places we went.

It was a good night and I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I had a wonderful one with my family, they don’t know about Susan, but it was still good, and I have a lot to be thankful for. One of the things I am most thankful for is all of you my friends, some I have met and some I hope to meet but I am thankful for each and everyone of you. You are more then just friends you are more like family. And it s because of all of you I am the Lady I am today.

Hugs and have a wonderful day and be sure and keep up with me on my most recent blog.

November 26, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A little work at Starbucks as Susan

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

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

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

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

It was a pretty normal evening out but still fun.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A chance to get out Friday night to Sweet Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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November 18, 2017 Posted by | Sweethome | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sunday manicure badly needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday night at the Escape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wonderful Wednesday night dinner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday night and a couple hours for Susan

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

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

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

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

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

   

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