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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Wednesday night dinner at McMenamins Ringlers Pub

It is Wednesday and that means I get to go out to dinner at McMenamins Ringlers Pub with my friend well it may just be Melissa and me but that is still okay. We posted on our group late Monday and so far, no one else has posted back but then we have been having bad weather so that may keep people home. Any way I got home and started getting ready. Melissa texted me to make sure I still wanted to go as she had the same thought that it might just be us. I still wanted to go plus occasionally we have girls show up that didn’t reply and would hate for someone to be by themselves. I got downtown about 6:30 and found a parking spot close and went in. they were really busy and the main room was full so I went into the corner room and got a table.

Melissa showed up a little before 7 and by that time the main room and cleared out some so we moved in there as it was warmer. We talked for a little just to see if anyone else would make it. Turns out it was just the two of us so we went a head and ordered. Now I do like dinners with the group but it is also nice to have one on one dinners as it really gives you a chance to talk and get to know each other better. We talked about a lot of things including our group. We really do have a wonderful group but we are trying to figure out how to get more girls involved and by that we mean coming up with and planning outings. We have a small group of girls that picks and posts about going out for dinners. It would be so helpful and we could go more places, maybe ad another night if we could get a few more girls to help out. Some weeks we don’t do dinners as we don’t have one of us able to go so nothing gets set up.

We also talked about Diva Las Vegas which is only a month away, still time to sign up if you want to go, it is so much fun and I am looking forward to it. We have 5 for sure from our group going, Cassandra, Veronica, Michelle, Fran and myself. The good news is Melissa is thinking about it, she wants to take a vacation and doesn’t have anything planned. I kind of encouraged her to go as it is a fun time, it still a long shot but I am hopeful. We had a wonderful time, a nice dinner and great conversation. We stayed here till almost 9. Now I did get a quick selfie, not the best but still going to post.

It was a good night out and so much fun. Now I will not get a chance to get out as Susan this Saturday as I will have family in town, Sunday is maybe possible. Next week though, I am going to have a few days off and plan on going shopping. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I will be able to go out during the day. I want to pick up some things I need for my vacation to Diva Las Vegas. I am hopeful I can meet up with some of the girls.

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February 28, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Susan time on Sunday

It is Sunday and I have some free time and what better way to spend it then as Susan. It was a little later than normal when I started getting ready but that is okay as the Starbucks, I go to is open till 8:30. I was ready and, on my way, and got there about 4:30. Now of course I had to get a selfie or two in the car. I really am trying to remember to get a picture each time I go out. It was so easy when I first started going out as everyone was getting pictures but over the years I have so many pictures of Susan. On my laptop I must have more than 2,000 pictures of Susan and none of my male self, even my phone has probably close to 1,000 of Susan and only 1 of my male self. I think part of it is most of the time it is the same look as I have worn these clothes before but I am thinking it is nice to document my time as Susan, I do it with my blog so why not a picture.

Now it looks like they are busy as I had to park out in the parking lot. I went in and they are but there is 1 table by the window so I set my computer on it and went and stood in line to get my hot chocolate. Now they are training a couple new girls but they never even blinked an eye when I ordered which was nice, of course the one training has waited on me many times and remembered me by name which always makes me feel good. Got my drink and went and sat down and got out my computer.

The first thing was to write my blog from Saturday night, we went to Harvey’s Comedy Club and it was so much fun. We had 16 from our group there. I really do miss going here as for several years we went every month. After I finished writing my blog I just caught up on some e-mails and of course Facebook and then just surfed the internet for a while. It really is a relaxing way to spend a few hours and get some Susan time also.

Now I do get asked why I do this, why I like being Susan and going to Starbucks and I really don’t have a good answer other then I do. I enjoy the time I take getting ready, the whole transformation process and for a few hours I am someone else. The funny thing is when I am out, I am not really thinking about how I am dressed or for that much even about being Susan. I am just out being me. While I am at Starbucks working on my computer, I pretty much forget how I am dressed. I really am just being who I am. As for why I enjoy it why does anyone enjoy anything? It is just personal preference. Some people like coffee, some don’t, some like sports some don’t, all I know is I am happy when I can express this side of myself.

It is a shame that we place restrictions on how we can act based on gender. Why is it looked down on if a man wants to look pretty, wear some makeup, have pretty nails. How you dress or look does not change who you are as a person. If you would like a more in-depth blog on this you can read my blog “what triggers my dressing” or “why do I dress

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February 26, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at Harvey’s Comedy Club, Julie Scoggins is there tonight.

It is Saturday and our group is going to Harvey’s Comedy Club to see Julie Scoggins, she is performing for the weekend. Our group use to go to Harvey’s every month for several years as it really is a fun night out. But over the last year or so we have kind of stopped going. They closed for a while and then it was sold and we kind of got out of the routine of going and like anything once that happens it hard to get started again. Any way Julie Scoggins is one of our favorite comedians that comes to Harvey’s, we met her several years ago and she was so awesome and just loved our group, she is really tall but next to most of us she is shorter and she likes that. As a matter of fact the last time we went to Harvey’s was a year ago when Julie was here also. I may try to get this going again if the group is interested. Harvey’s is a really nice place and has always treated us wonderful even the new owners. We do miss our favorite waitress Kim, she left when it closed, she always waited on us and took wonderful care of us.

Any way I called earlier in the week and got 16 tickets and I already had 14 people who wanted to go so it was easy to fill them. Now we go to the 10pm show and we use to go to Fox and hounds at 7 which is only 6 or 7 blocks away and spend some social time there before walking to Harvey’s for the show but Fox & Hounds closed last year so we don’t have that option so we are just meeting at Harvey’s between 8:30 and 9, but I wanted some more Susan time so what is a girl to do. Yes, go to the Escape early for a couple hours. I started getting ready a little before, I knew the dress I was wearing tonight and just how I wanted to do my makeup and that always makes it easier getting ready. I got some pictures tonight but none you can really see my pretty dress so I had to go back to a previous blog to find a picture of the dress.

I got to the Escape about 5:30 and the parking lot was full so I had to park a half block down the street, it still amazes me how easily I get out of my car now as Susan, no hesitation or looking around to see who is there. It is just almost as natural as getting out of the car as my male self. I walked to the Escape and went in and most of the tables had a reserved sign on them, turns out they have a big birthday party here at 6 but the table I normally get was open. I got my drink (Sprite) and ordered a snack as I am going to have dinner at Harvey’s. now a couple girls posted they might be here tonight but I had my computer to kill time and as I can only stay till 7:45 I figured it might just be myself and again I was okay with that, something 10 years ago I would never have done, going to a bar by myself. By 6 it was really busy and the birthed group showed up. I played on my computer till 7;30 before paying my bill and leaving. Now it was lightly raining and of course I didn’t have my umbrella so I got just a little wet walking to my car.

I got down to Harvey’s about 8:10 and found a parking spot just across the street 2 cars up but I still grabbed my umbrella this time. I went inside and got a table to wait for others. I wanted to be a little early incase others showed up so they wouldn’t be alone. Well it turns out Paige got here earlier then me and was at the bar, she came over and joined me as we waited for others to show up. It wasn’t long and other girls started to show up, Sophie and Lorna, Cassandra, Ricki, Judy, Jan, Lynn, Amy, Jeanie, Michelle, Nancy 2 of their friends, and Cassie so all 16 showed up, well one e-mailed me she was sick and couldn’t make it but Cassandra showed up hoping we could get one extra ticket so all worked out. Yes, Cassandra made it tonight which I was kind of thinking might happen as she love Harvey’s and it turns out her wife was busy tonight so she came out. She started the group and for 10+ years put a lot of tine and effort into making it what it is but she took a break from going out last spring. I will eb going to Diva Las Vegas with her in a month, still time to sign up. Of course, I had to get one more selfie as we waited to go in.

We all sat around and talked as more and more people showed up, this really is a good place to mingle with all kinds of people. I really like it when we can do this. I think the ore visible we are in public the more people can see we are just the same as them, well other then how we dress, but we are just people that want to do the same things they do. One reason I think Diva Las Vegas is so wonderful.

Soon it was time to go in for the show, we were in no hurry as we had reserved tables. We got in and sat down and I took a couple group pictures for our group page, with the size of our group we took up two tables as we normally do, we really do seem to get a good turnout for Harveys. If you are interested in other times we have gone to Harvey’s I have a group on my blog for that, this will be my 58th blog about Harvey’s which means I have come here at least that many times as Susan and I know I missed a few so the group has come here more than that.

Our waiter came around and took our orders, I normally get a salad and then a dessert with my drink (sprite) and it usually comes to about $20 but they have a new menu and they have a Prime rib for $18.50 so guess what I had. That’s right Prime Rib, I did skip the dessert though as even though I ordered the smaller (8-oz) prime rib it was pretty big. Probably not a good idea to eat that mush this late at night but it sure was good. Julie was walking around the room handing out her flyers to friend her and came over and talked to us and gave us all hugs, as I said she really does like it when we show up.

The show started and the MC was pretty good, she got about 10 minutes, I think it is how you break into comedy. Then came the featured comedian and he was also pretty good, really, I can only think of a couple times where we didn’t like the comedians. It really is a fun night and laughter is an awesome way to spend the night. soon it was time for Julie to take the stage and she was awesome as always. Now as I said we have seen her many times so we have heard a lot of her stuff but it is still funny. If you ever get a chance to see her you should and if you like good comedy you really should check out Harvey’s Comedy Club, they are awesome.

It is amazing how fast the night went and soon the show was over. Now the table behind us during the show had several men at it and as the evening went, they got a little louder, I was thinking it was the drinking. After the show one of them came over to our table and said he just wanted to tell me how pretty I was. Now I always love hearing this from anyone but still not use to men telling me this, still a little uncomfortable a I am not interested in men. I rally don’t think he meant anything other then the compliment as he turned around and went back to his table.

After the show we went out to the lounge where Julie was meeting her fans and yes selling them souvenirs. We thanked her for a wonderful show and told her we would see her next year but she wanted a picture with us so she actually stopped what she was doing, the people inline told her she could and she came over and took a picture with us. I think we have done this after every show. A few times she even went to Fox & Hounds with us after the show to hang out, really is a shame they close. It really was a wonderful night out. By the time I got to my car it was 12:30am, another late night for this girl but so worth it. Sorry I went a little long on this but it was such a wonderful night

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February 24, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Harvey's Comedy Club | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Saturday night at the Escape.

It is Saturday night and as usual I will be going to the Escape. I posted on our website but only Jennifer posted she would be there so it may be a quiet night but that is okay. I got home around 4 my usual time and started getting ready, my hope is always to be there by 5:30 but it usually is 6 as it does take a little longer for Susan to get ready. Now don’t get me wrong as I can get ready in less then an hour but I like to take my time and enjoy it as I find something so peaceful and calming about transforming into Susan, it really is one of the most enjoyable things I do for myself. I was ready about 5:20 and on my way.

I got to the Escape a little before 6, there was lots of parking so I knew they were not busy. I did take time and get a quick selfie inn the car before I went in. now, I did wear my salmon colored dress which I don’t wear as often as it is a little tight and short but I wanted to wear my pinkish lipstick tonight and it just goes so well with this dress. I went inn and got my normal table and ordered dinner, my usual hamburger, and then got out my computer, yes, a normal Saturday night but I so look forward to it. I played on my computer a little while and then my food came.

Jennifer showed up about 6:30. It was great to see her again. She is one of our newer members and I this is either her 2nd time out or maybe 3rd but she is doing wonderful. I put away my computer and the two of us sat and talked which was wonderful. I really like this as I can get to know her better. I remember when I was first going out, I was so scared I had a whole life story made up for when people asked me questions, where I worked, lived, was from. It was a lot of work and hard to remember what you told people. It is way easier to just be honest and that sometimes means telling them you are not going to say and that is okay. I have learned that over my Susan years so my advice to those just starting out, don’t make things up, figure out what you are willing to share and not share and when someone asks you something then either tell them or say you don’t know them well enough to tell them and that is okay and for those of us out there respect that. This really is a secret life of most and they have the right to decide how much they want to share.

A little later another girl showed up so there were 3 of us there so far. Now a little later an older woman came over, probably 60 so I guess not that much older and wanted to talk to us. Now she said she was a nurse and wanted to know about transgender, she was also a little, well let’s say you could tell she had been drinking. As always, I am willing to talk to anyone who wants to know about me or transgender or at least my views on it as I by no means know everything. I just know how I feel and my views on it. So, we explained about how we felt and the fact we were not transitioning and she had a hard time with that and kept coming back to the fact we were transvestites. Now my thoughts and views on this word as I know some find it offensive and this is my views only. Transvestite and crossdresser are pretty much the same someone who dresses up in things the opposite sex wears. Now thanks to movies and TV transvestite has taken on more of the shall we say sexual component, in other words someone who dresses as a fetish or sexual pleasure but for older people it is the term they grew up with.

I tried to explain this to her but as I said she had been enjoying the evening drink. She also could not grasp or separate gender from sexual preference. And kept going back to being with or attracted to men no matter how many times we explained it to her. I knew the other girl was frustrated with this and it looked like Jennifer was a little uneasy about this and I was actually a little bothered by repeating it over and over again as she just couldn’t or wouldn’t accept what we were telling her. In her mind we wanted to be woman and have sex with men. I was very polite and did my best to convince her but I never did. She sat there and pretty much went over the same things with each of us for over an hour before she left. It really did get a little uncomfortable. So, my question is this, should I have cut her off when I realized she would not accept or understand and risk the chance of offending her as she could be viewing the 3 of us as the transgender community? How would you have handled it? I really hope this didn’t bother Jennifer too much.

Jan and Lynn also showed up and it was great to see them. I introduced Jennifer to them and they talked for a while. Jennifer is interested in the Esprit, it is a big Transgender event in Washington state (Port Angeles) and since I have never gone and had her talk with Jan who is on the board for the event. They talked for a while.

Lauri showed up a little before 10 and I can usually count on her being here so we had 6 of us tonight. I did get one more selfie for the night. Jennifer was the first to leave and I made it to about 11 before I called it a night. it was a fun night out with friends. Next Saturday we are planning on going to Harvey’s Comedy Club again as it has been a while and our favorite comedian Julie Scoggins is performing. We met her several years back and she is awesome, she has even gone out with the group a few times after the show. If you ever get a chance to see her you will love it.

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February 23, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Thoughts on Crossdressing | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cold wintery night at Starbucks

Okay it is Sunday and I am going to venture out for a little Starbucks time. Now we had a few inches of snow Friday night and they were forecasting more Saturday so I stayed home instead of going to the Escape. So now on Sunday I am wishing I had gone last night as we never really got any more snow. That being said I still have about 10 to 12 hours of online class to finish and I decided to go to Starbucks today as it is close to home and I can watch out the window to keep an eye out for snow although the forecast has changed now and it looks like we may not get any more for a while. Now I got a later start today so I didn’t get to Starbucks till a little after 4:30. Now they were about normal for the number of people here so the weather didn’t affect them. Now I did get my customary selfie in the car before I went in.

I set up my computer and started working before I went to get my hot chocolate. Now it is amazing how cold it can get by the windows but that is where the power outlets are to plug your computer in and my computer lasts about 2 ½ to 3 hours so I need to plug it in or I won’t be able to stay till they close at 8:30. Now as I said it was about normal here, 5 others with computers and maybe 6 to 8 others chatting. But even with the drive through there was a steady stream of people walking in to get drinks to go. Now as I sat doing my class there were a couple times it snowed pretty good but just not cold enough to stick to the ground but it looks pretty out the window as it comes down.

I sat and went through another class and it took just about 3 hours as I finished just a little after 7:30 so I had some time to relax and just be Susan. By the way the girls at the counter tonight asked if I wanted my Hot Chocolate and as it was cold I did, it is a 2 hot chocolate night tonight. Any way when I was up getting my second hot chocolate one of the young girls who works here that I have not seen before came over to me and asked if I worked at the college. I told her no but it got me thinking again as the other girl who comes here who I think they are mistaking me for does work at the college.

It really was an uneventful night. I finished another part of my online course, caught up on some e-mails and other online stuff. It was my normal Sunday night out at Starbucks which I really needed as this week with Valentines day we are not doing Wednesday night dinner and with not going out last night if I didn’t go out tonight it would be almost 2 weeks in between Susan time. I was going to stay till they closed at 8:30 but instead I left at 8 and stopped at Subway to get something to eat. I got it to go instead of eating there.

It was a good night out, now I am looking forward to next weekend although we could once again have snow but we will see.

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February 12, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner at Rock Bottom

It is Wednesday and once again the Rose City T-girls are going out to dinner, tonight we are going to Rock Bottom. We have gone here many times over the years and always treated wonderful, last time we were here was December 6th. Now our dinners start at 7 but I always try to get there a little early, to get a table and also incase one of our newer members show up early as it is sometimes hard to be the first one if you are new to going out. As always I started getting ready as soon as I got home about 4:45. Now I know some may wonder why I so enjoy getting ready and doing my makeup and I always use to say it was because I was still new to doing this but that is not so much the case any more as this is my 1,135th blog and that mean I have gone out that many times and there were times early on when I would dress mostly at home or late night drives and not blog about it. It really is hard to believe how many times I have gone out, as 20 years ago I could not even imagine going out at Susan. Any way I took my time and it was a little after 6 when I was ready to leave.

I got downtown Portland and in all the time I have come here I have never found a spot on the street so I was heading straight to the parking garage just a block away. I was at the red light, first car and when the light turned green several people stepped out in front of me going against the light, now as a driver this is frustrating so you can only imagine what I was thinking as I waited wondering if the light would turn before they cleared and I could go. Well as I turned my head watching them, I saw a car just 4 spots up on the street pull out so now I am thinking what luck. I was finally able to go and turned and parked on the street. Turned out this worked out better for me as it was a little closer and would only cost me .60 to park tonight. I walked the block to the Rock Bottom and yes it was cold about 36 out and will be freezing by the time we leave tonight.

I went in and they were not really busy. The young man at the desk asked if I had reservations and I said no but we would have 6 to 8 as I had 5 post they would be here and 1 maybe. He said not a problem they could set a table up for us. I told him that was great but it would be about 7 when everyone was here. I sat down in the waiting area for others to show up and for him to get our table ready. It was only about 5 minutes and Melissa showed up so we talked a few minutes till our table was ready. In some ways it still amazes me how comfortable I am now when I go out although I do miss the excitement I use to feel when I went out. The young man came and showed up to our table. It wasn’t long and Robin showed up and shortly after Lauri and Barb so we had 5 of us here by 7. We waited just a little before ordering just in case the one girl who posted as a maybe showed up.

We all talked as we waited. It was about 7:20 when we decided to order. Our waitress took our orders, I of course ordered the Chicken Fried Chicken. It is really good, if you like chicken you must try this if you come here. Now it was nice to talk with all my friends and I got to talk with Robin a little more as she was sitting right next to me. She had been out all day as Robin and actually just got back in town. She did a professionally photo shoot as Robin on her trip and she had some awesome pictures of her. We of course got a picture of us also tonight.

Our dinner came and we had a nice dinner and wonderful conversations. I really do like these dinners as they are easier to talk and get to know each other. 6 to 8 is a good number as it is a small enough group where you can really interact with everyone easily. I am torn on this as it is such a great event to socialize that I wish more girls would come but then again you would loose that intimate group feeling but either way this really is a wonderful event.

After dinner we sat and talked for a while. I just enjoy being out so much with my friends I really don’t want it to end even though I know it has to as I get up really early for work. It was after 9 when we called it a night and we were one of the last groups there other then some people sitting at the bar. Now we talked about dinner next week and decided not to do one as Valentines day is on Thursday but in two weeks we will once again get together for dinner. We said our goodbyes out side and Barb went one way, Robin another and Melissa, Lauri and I walked together for a block before we all went our own way. It really is a wonderful feeling to be able to be out like this.

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February 7, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Super Bowl Sunday at Starbucks doing my online class.

Well it is Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday and that really doesn’t hold anything special for me as I am not a big football fan, well really not a fan. I am not even sure who is playing. Now in the years past I have gone to Super Bowl parties, as Susan or out with my friends to watch the game as Susan but it was really about being Susan with my friends. This year we had no group plans so I am doing my normal Sunday Starbucks outing and wondering how busy they will be. Now I looked at my next module in my online class and it looks like a long one so my goal is to be to Starbucks early as I am thinking it will take about 5 hours.

I got to Starbucks about3:30 and went in and there were actually a few people inside, both men and woman so I guess I am not the only one not interested in football. I set up my computer and went up to get a drink and the young lady at the counter remembered me by name and asked what I wanted. I ordered a sweetened green ice tea to start as it is not really cold out yet but I am sure by later I will have moved on to the hot chocolate. I went back to my computer and took time to answer an e-mail. We had a new girl out last night at the Escape named Marty, Teri met her at Victoria’s over the rainbow and it was her first time ever dressing and got her to come out, how awesome is that. Any way I gave her my e-mail address and she e-mailed me this morning so I wanted to reply. It was about 3:45 when I logged into my class and started. now I come here for Susan time but also because there are less distractions, yes at home I can get distracted really easy, it called a TV. Here I don’t have that problem. Now I was settled in and going through my class and it was taking a long time. Now I sit next to the window as they have plug ins for the computer and I wanted to keep my computer charged as I am figuring from past times here on cold nights I will have to move away from the window, yes, they are not well insulated.

Now when you are busy time passes and it really wasn’t till, I started getting cold that I noticed the time. It was 6:35 and my green tea was long gone and I was ready for something warm. I went up and ordered a hot chocolate and then as I was up, I moved my stuff to a table in the middle away from the windows. There are still about 8 people here. Now it was back to my course now for a funny story. A couple times I have come here and one of the girls have made the comment about me going through the drive through earlier which I have never done as the point of coming to Starbucks is to sit inside and work or play on my computer. But it is funny to think there is a woman out there they confuse with me. Well again one of the ladies here came over, not the one I ordered my drink from and said your name is Susan, right? And I answered yes. She smiled and she thought so but there was another tall pretty blonde that comes her that she was confusing me with named Catherine. Of course, the main thing I heard was tall pretty blonde. Then I realized what she said, the other ladies name was Catherine and I got thinking. We had another girl in our yahoo group named Catherine, she is not a current member of our new group and I have lost touch with her but she transitioned a while back and is tall and blonde and she worked not far from here and now I am wondering if it is her. How cool would it be to run into her here one Sunday?

Well it was about 7:30 when this happened and I figured a deserved a break in my class so I had to stop and write this blog so I remembered to put this in it. It is a little strange to write tonight’s blog before I have done Saturdays but that is the magic of computers. I can write this first but post it after the Saturday blog so they are still in order. Usually I finish my class and then write Saturdays blog but I am guessing I will still be doing my class when they close here so if I do get to Saturdays blog tonight it will be from home while I eat as I will stop at Burger King on the way home. Now I did get a quick selfie in the car when I first got here tonight.

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February 5, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Saturday night at the Escape.

It is Saturday and you know what that means, yes, an evening out at the Escape with friends. I look forward all week to my Susan time and spending it with friends. Now a few posted in the group they would be there so that is always nice. As always, I post I will be there by 6 with the hope of getting there earlier but that hasn’t worked the last several weeks and I have been lucky to be there by 6 and tonight would be no different. I took my time getting ready and it seemed I was ahead of schedule and soon I was rushing to finish getting ready. I was on my way and pulled in the parking lot right at 6. Now I did take a selfie in the car before I went in. Now this picture is in the car and the only light is a little coming from the window of the escape and it turned out good, Samsung phones take awesome pictures in low light.

I went in and got my normal table but this week I sat in the middle so I could talk with everyone at the table if we had a big group. I ordered dinner and got out my computer to start my blog from Wednesday. It wasn’t long and Robyn showed up. She has been coming earlier and shortly after Michele showed up. I was almost done with my blog so I finished it up really quick so I could post it. I always use to post my blog the next day at the latest and now it seems it can be several days later. Once it was posted I put away my computer so we could all talk. Michele and I talked a little about Diva Las Vegas which is less then 2 months away now, wow it is coming so fast.

Brenda showed up which was a nice surprise, I think the last time I saw her was at Diva Las Vegas last year. Anyway, Robin from up north is also coming tonight and they have been messaging back and forth and she wanted to meet her. Well we talked for a little while, she can’t make it to Diva Las Vegas this year but we do have 5 of us who have booked rooms and are going so that is good. Robin showed up and it was good to see her again. She is traveling and flying out of Portland, I think she did that so she could come down and go out with the group. I think she will be back on Wednesday and hopefully can go to dinner with us before she heads home. Any way I did get a picture with her again tonight. She loves to get pictures as I do, I just don’t think of it as much anymore. It really is amazing how good of pictures cell phones take. It wasn’t long and Teri showed up, she was also down from up north and she brought a new girl out. Teri had gone to Victoria’s Over the Rainbow for a make over and Marty was there getting her first ever makeover, more than that this was her first-time dressing and she came out with Teri. I really like it when girls come out for the first time as I think back to my first times and how I felt. I met a couple wonderful girls back then who helped me and I can’t thank them enough and I want to do the same for others.

I talked with Teri and Marty for a while and got to know her a little. It really is hard when you first go out, you don’t know what to expect, how you will be treated and you are still trying to figure out how this all fits in your life and how you feel. It is so much easier when you have others around. We all share something in common but we are all a little different also and by that what I mean is the reasons I dress may not be the same as yours as there is a wide range on the gender spectrum from part time crossdressers to Drag Queens to those who fully transitions. How I present and live my life is what is right for me and it may be the same for others or it may not and that is okay as we are still the same in the big picture.

Now I did get one more selfie inside in the light and it really looks just as bright as the one earlier from my car. Neither one used the flash and the light levels were way different. It was almost 10 when Lauri showed up and one other girl so we had 9 of us again tonight, another good turnout. Karaoke was going so it was a little loud inside but still fun and we could talk a little between songs. It was a really fun night and I got to spend it with my friends.

It was about 11:30 when I called it a night, yes, I was out later then what I planned but that also is becoming normal. It really is sad when I leave but I know I will see them again and of course Susan will also be out again. Tomorrow, Sunday I will once again be at Starbucks for my Susan time and to do another online class and I am planning on going out Wednesday night for dinner. I e-mailed Melissa, Barb and Julie to see what their thoughts are. I gave a couple ideas and will see if they like them or have otgher ideas but I would like to post in the group by Monday so our members can plan. A couple of the girls tonight asked me about it so I think we might have a good turnout for that too.

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February 4, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner at Amaros Table in Vancouver

Today is Wednesday and our group is once again doing its Wednesday night dinner at Amaros Table in Downtown Vancouver. Now we have done dinners at Who Song and Larry’s in Vancouver and I have met a few girls at McMenamins on the river but generally we do Dinners in Portland so this is a new place for our group. Now Julie picked the place and made the reservations for 7, Thanks Julie. Now we had 6 of us confirm through the mail group and 1 maybe so once again we should have a nice turnout. Now I have never been here before which is always fun and it gives us a chance to expand our world. When I fist started going out it was always the same place Embers (which has closed), we knew it was a safe accepting place to go and at that time it was awesome as I really never thought I could even go out. Now we go where ever we want and that is so awesome. Now don’t get me wrong as there is nothing wrong with having a place you go regular like the Escape as it does give girls who are newer to going out a comfortable place and one, they can count on others being there.

Now I started getting ready when I got home, I really look forward to these dinners out with my friends. I really like going out but for me where we go is not as important as being out with my friends. Now I was ready by 6:30 and on my way, it takes less than 15 minutes to get there so I had plenty of time. I got there about 6:45 and found a parking spot almost right in front. As I got out of my car, I heard Julie call my name she had just parked across the street so I waited for her and we walked in together. Melissa and her wife were already there and had our table. Now this is a smaller restaurant but very nice inside.

We sat down and talked as we waited for the rest of our group. It wasn’t long and Barb Karren and finally Kris showed up so we had 7 tonight. We have been doing really well on our Wednesday night dinners with 6 to 10 every week for the last 5 or 6 weeks. Our waitress came and took our order, she was really wonderful and treated us just like any other bunch of ladies. We all ordered, there menu is really nice but more of the mid-range ($10 to $25). We had a wonderful dinner and that sat and talked for a while. It was a wonderful evening out with friends and we got to try a new place although I think Julie has been here before as her male self.

Our waitress came over to see how we were ding and Julie asked her to take a picture of our group and she was only too happy to so we got a picture of all of us out which is a nice way to remember a fun evening out. It was about 9:30 when we left so it is an earlier night as I am only 15 minutes from home. We all said our goodbyes and went our separate ways. Now Julie is going out of town which is good for her but sad for us as it may be a few months till we see her again, probably Diva Las Vegas if she can go. Now I am looking forward to Saturday night out with my friends again.

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February 2, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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