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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Wednesday night dinner at Le Bistro Montage

It is Wednesday and that can only mean one thing, Wednesday night dinner and tonight we are going to Le Bistro Montage, last time was back in June. We have gone here a few times before and it is really good food and atmosphere and wonderful service but than our group seems to get good service every where we go. Now it can be a rush on Wednesday as I get home so late but today I was able to sneak out early so I got home a little before 4:30 which was nice as it gave me more time to get ready and enjoy it but also I would have time to pick Julie up if she wanted to ride with me which I figured she would as it is way more fun to go together and have someone to talk with on the ride. I texted her to see and I was right so I told her I would pick her up between 6 & 6:15. It really is not that much out of my way and as I said way more fun. Now again 12 years ago I would never have thought about this as I wouldn’t let anyone know anything about me really including what kind of car I drove. But things have changed and I am way more open with my friends and some of them are my best friends and I love and trust them so much.

I started getting ready right after I texted Julie. I can’t explain the feeling I get as I slowly transform into Susan, there is just something so relaxing and therapeutic about doing my makeup and becoming Susan. I have a hole different outlook on life as if all the things in my male life just go away. I really love that feeling and for a few hours nothing else matters and that is a wonderful feeling. I am not saying you have to dress up or become someone else but find something in your life that you can feel this way about. I was ready a little after 5:30 and on my way. Now as I said it is not really out of my way at least by distance but it does ad a little more time but that is okay as I so look forward to the time I get to spend with Julie and my friends. I got to Julies a little after 6 and Julie was just finishing getting ready so it was perfect timing. We talked for a couple of minutes before we were on our way to dinner, two girlfriends out for dinner with more friends. Now we had 9 or 10 say they would be here tonight but things come up and this week was bad as we were down to just 4 of us now. We got there about 6:40 and parked about a block away and walked over together and Melissa had just got there so we went in.

They were not busy at least not yet so we were shown to a table, now what is cool is they have some smaller tables that seat 8 to 10 bit they also have a couple big tables that seat 20 or more and that is where they put most people so we were at one long table with people either side of us, they did leave a seat or two between people but it is a nice dinning experience as you kind of feel you are part of a bigger group. Now as we waited for Jeanie to show up, I got a couple pictures including this one with Julie that just turned out so cute. Jeanie showed up just a couple minutes after 7 so we were all there. Now I do like it when we can get a big group out but it is also nice when there are small groups as it is easier for everyone to be involved in the same conversation. Melissa and Julie sat across from Jeanie and myself so it was very easy to talk with everyone.

Our waiter came to take our order and I did think about something different but in the end, I had the same thing I do every time I have come here their chicken fried steak which is really good. Now about 7:30 people started coming in and it got a little busy which is nice as I really like to be out with other people as I think, hope they can see we are really no different other then how we present ourselves. We were just 4 friends out for dinner.

Our food came and it was awesome, Melissa also ordered the same thing she had last time she was here. We had a wonderful dinner and great conversation and just a delightful evening of friendship. Now it was time for desert and I was so looking forward to their Oreo cheesecake but they did not have it tonight instead they had a praline cheesecake with cinnamon so I ordered that and everyone helped me eat it. It was really good but I still like the Oreo Cheesecake better and I hoe they get that back by the next time we come here. It really is amazing how fast the night went and soon it was 9:30 and yes dark outside as Fall is here and the days are shorter. It is funny as years ago I loved the fall and winter as it got dark early, yes back then Susan would not leave her house till it was dark outside. Now I will go out anytime so I really like the summer better. We all paid our bills and it was time to go our separate way. We said our goodbyes at the door and Julie and I walked back to my car. Julie and I got a little more time together as I drove back to her place to drop her off. It was such a fun night. it was about 10 when I dropped her off and headed for home and the end of my Susan time. It really is sad when I get home and have to go back to my male self.

Now I do get people who read that and think I am talking about transitioning and no that is not what I mean as I am happy with and need both sides of me, male and female to be complete. What I mean is it is like when you come back from Vacation. You hate that it is over but you know it can’t go on forever. You go back to your regular life and look forward to your next vacation, it is kind of like that. I know that Susan will be out again and soon as I try to get out 2 to 3 times a week as I really do need that special Susan time. It is both sides that make me the complete person I am.

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September 29, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday night at the Escape Sept 21st 2019

It is once again a week later when I write my blog from Saturday night, I always look forward to Saturday and my time to get out as Susan but it is more than that. I get a chance to meet up with some of my friends and interact with other people and just be out as any one else does. Now I started getting ready early as I wanted to get to the Escape early so I could write my blog from Wednesday night’s dinner. Now it was a somewhat nice day out and in the mid 70’s but I decided to wear my blue dress with long sleeves as it was cold in the Escape last week. I got to the Escape about 5:30 and got a quick picture in then car before I went in. I went in and they had changed the tables around and I kind of liked the way they did it. I ordered my dinner and wrote my blog from Wednesday dinner at the southland whiskey kitchen.

I was just finishing my blog when Lynn and Jan showed up, it was great to see them, Bobbie also showed up early so we had 4 of us out and it was just after 6. It wasn’t long and Michele showed up yes it looks like tonight we are all getting out early. It really is nice though as it gives us time to talk before it gets loud later. Everyone had dinner and we had a good time.

People came in and ate and stayed a while and then left. It never really got busy and soon it was 9 and time for Karaoke to start, it was also really cold in here again this week as they really had the air conditioner going. I actually went outside for a while to get warm. I went back in and listened to the people sing. I noticed there really wasn’t that many people here tonight as some had left. I actually had to put mt sweater on and it didn’t help. Patty also showed up tonight and its was good to see her again.

Soon it was 10 and Lauri showed up, it was nice to see her again, she has missed the last 3 weeks. We talked for a few minutes and caught up and then I was done. I just couldn’t take it anymore as I have been cold all night long and just wanted to get warm so I paid me bill and said my goodbyes. It was just a few minutes after 10 and it was probably the earliest, I have gone home in a long time but I just wanted to be warm. I walked to may car and it felt good as it was warmer outside then inside. I started going home and was shocked to see my car said it was 63 degrees outside and yet it was warmer then it was inside. It was a fun night with friends.

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September 28, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner and going to Southland Whiskey Kitchen

It is Wednesday night and we are doing dinner at Southland Whiskey Kitchen which is really a nice place and has great food, even though I have the same thing when we go there. Now I have never mentioned this but they are known for their selection of Whiskey. Now I don’t drink so this really means nothing to me and I couldn’t tell the difference between the lowest priced or the highest priced but on Wednesday nights they do a ½ priced on all Whiskey $12 or higher so if you are a Whiskey drinker, Wednesday nights are the night to go. Now only Melissa and Barb posted they would be there so it could be a small group tonight.

Now I got home a little after 5 and I started getting ready and I rushed it as I wanted to be on my way by 6 or shortly after, I figured it would only take about a half hour to get there but parking in this area is not good and it can take some time to find a place to park. It took me just under an hour to get ready and I was on my way a little after 6 and going into Portland there is no traffic so I got there by 6:30 so I had time to look for parking. Now where I normally go, I watched 4 cars in front of me turn that way so I decided to go straight and that was the right choice as there were 3 parking spots right on 23rd a block past the Whiskey Kitchen and right Infront of the parking pay station so now walking. I was going to be early which is okay. Now I didn’t think of taking a selfie before getting out of the car and that means there would be no pictures tonight as I usually don’t think about it once I meet up with my friends.

I walked the block and went inside to get a table and of course they all remembered me and asked how many we would have. I told them 3 for sure but maybe a couple extra yes, I was hoping. They got us a table right up front for 6 and told me if more showed up, they would figure it out which was nice. Now as I said we have come here many times and always treated wonderful; the last time was a little over a month ago and the waitress we had that night who we have had several times before came over and talked to me, her name is Elaine and she is wonderful. Now it turns out we were not sitting in her section so we had a young man as our waiter and he was also awesome but it was a let down not to have Elaine although she did stop by out table several times to talk to us and also said goodbye on her way out after her shift. Anyway, a little before 7 Melissa and her wife showed up and a few minutes later Barb so we had 4 of us tonight.

We ordered dinner and yes, I got the same thing I always do as it is just so good. We had a wonderful dinner and great conversation which is always a recipe for a wonderful night. as always it went way to fast and you can tell it is getting to the end of summer as by the time, we left it was dark out but it was still somewhat warm out but I know the cold weather is coming. We left and I walked the block to my car and went home. it was a little after 10 when I got home, but it was a great night out with friends.

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September 22, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A rainy Sunday and some Susan time

It is Sunday and it is a rainy day as I fear more will be as we head into fall and then the winter. What better way to spend the day than as Susan at Starbuck’s writing my blog from last night at the escape, people watching and watching the rain out the window. It was a little after 3 when I got home and transformed myself into Susan, so much fun. I was out the door a little after 4 and got to Starbucks a few minutes later. It really is nice to be going to the one so close to where I live. I do see people I know occasionally but I just keep my head down as I work on my computer and pay them no attention and they don’t notice me. Now I did have to park out away as they once again look busy. I guess everyone had the same thought as me on a rainy day. I got inside and there were a lot of people, about 6 in line to order. There were several small tables in the middle but only one along the window so I put my computer on it and went and stood in line to order. The young lady at the counter remembered me although she couldn’t remember my name and felt bad. I told her my name and said it wasn’t an issue. Now with the weather I went for a hot chocolate today.

I sat down and got my computer out to start my blog from last night, instead of calling my name the young lady brought me my hot chocolate which was so nice. Now with a warm drink I sat doing my blog and watching the rain out the window. Now don’t get me wrong Susan really is a warmer, dryer weather girls but I do enjoy watching the rain and storms out the window if I don’t have to be out in them. I finished my blog and caught up on some e-mails. I looked and found Lauri’s e-mail so I could e-mail as she has missed the last 3 Saturday nights and she is probably the most regular one to show up. The Transgender world is still a pretty private place and a lot of girls don’t share a lot about themselves so it can be hard to check on each other. It was a relaxing afternoon and yes, I did want to do some shopping but being Sunday the 2 places I wanted to go to closed at 6 and I just didn’t want to leave Starbucks that early. Now I did get a couple selfie’s, one in the car and one inside Starbucks. I don’t know if it is the lightening inside (it must be) but I cannot get a good-looking picture inside. Maybe the glare from the windows or the lights they have but I have taken pictures holding the phone the same way, same angle, same distance and not one of the pictures from inside looks good. It is funny as everyone always tells me I never take a bad picture but I can assure you I do, I just don’t post them, the advantage of having a blog, you can control what you post.

Now I was here for a few hours and yes, a couple people I knew came in but I just kept my head down to my computer and didn’t look at them and I don’t think they even noticed me. It really is a relaxing way to pass an afternoon and way more fun then just sitting at home. I left Starbucks a little after 7 so there was no shopping as the places, I wanted to go don’t stay open that late on Sundays so instead I decided to stop at Subway and get something to eat. The one I normally go to is going to close soon as I guess they are just not that busy. Yes, I go to this one both as my male self and Susan, probably the only place both sides of me go. My plan was to eat there but it was 7:20 when I got there and it turns out they close at 7:30 so I got my food to go.

I went home and ate before cleaning up and back to my male self. It was a relaxing afternoon. Now I am looking forward to Wednesday night dinner as we are going to Southland Whiskey Kitchen. Thanks for reading and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what I am up to now.

September 21, 2019 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Saturday night at the Escape

It is once again Saturday and that means I get to go to the Escape for some Susan time and see my friends and hang out with people. I look forward to my Susan time and this week even more as I was not able to make it out on Wednesday night. now I posted in our group I would be there between 6 & 7 but I always try to get there early. Well I started getting ready a little late and it took a little longer as I was taking my time and enjoying my transformation from my male side to female so it was just after 5:30 when I was ready and on my way. I got to the Escape right at 6 and the parking lot was full so I had to park out on the street which really is not that far, a quick selfie before I got out of my car. I got inside and there were a lot of people there but most at the bar so I got my normal table. I ordered dinner and started on my blog from last Saturday, yes I am a week behind again. I was just finishing up when Amber arrive, she had posted she would be here but was a little earlier than she said. She likes to play poker and was in a tournament today but got knocked out a little earlier than she hoped. I was glad as it was nice to see her. I posted my blog from last week and put away my computer so we could talk as it has been a while since I have seen her out. My dinner came and we sat and talked while we ate.

Michelle showed up so we were up to 3 of us and it wasn’t even 7 yet, we really do like to get here early and socialize. Robin and Bobbie showed up at 7 so we were up to 5 and later on we would have 1 more from our group show up. A small group but still fun. Robin lives up near Seattle but gets down here every so often and it seems she was in town this weekend with her daughter to go to Comic con which is in Portland this weekend, I didn’t know. Robins daughter is really accepting and the two of them go out all the time and she is always posting pictures of them together so I asked where her daughter was, she was back at the hotel. Turns out her daughter is a lot younger than I thought. I just assumed she was over 21. We sat and talked as we watched the Oregon Ducks football game. I have said many times I watch way more sports as Susan as everything just seems better and more fun as Susan. it really was great to sit and talk with everyone but especially Amber and Robin as I don’t get to see them as often. Robin is just so fun as she always has a smile on her face.

As it got closer to 9 it got busier and the next big table was reserved for a birthday party and 3 people sat down. They had a huge cake and about 9:30 they lit the candles and everyone sang happy birthday to the birthday girl. Karaoke was going and of course it got loud so it was hard to talk as always but it was also cold in here tonight as they had the air conditioner going. They do this a lot and I always bring my sweater and I hardly ever wear open toed heels as if my feet get cold, I am done. My dress was also thicker and quarter sleeves more of a winter dress and I was glad I wore it tonight. I really don’t know why they keep it so cold here. All of us commented to each other about how cold it was and there were a few girls in outfits that I figured they had to be cold in. one of the draw backs of being female as the cloths are made more for how they look not so much keeping you warm.

Now again the music sang tonight a lot of it I didn’t know but it was still fun and there were a lot of good singers. Amber was the first to leave around 11 and it wouldn’t be long before the rest of us would call it a night. Now Robin and I had to get pictures together and she said it was okay to post, actually she had them posted on her Facebook page as soon as we took them. It was such a fun night with Robin. She left and I went up and paid my bill and then I also called it a night, it was about 11:30 when I left and it felt good to go outside as it was warmer than inside and felt good. Now I don’t know how cold it was inside tonight but, in my car, it said it was 67 outside and it was noticeably warmer outside then inside.

It was just before midnight when I got home, later than I planed but it was such a fun night it will be worth being tired tomorrow. My hope, plan for tomorrow is to get time in the afternoon and evening so I will get this blog posted quicker. I also have to pick a few things up for work so I will probably do a little shopping depending on how late I am at Starbucks and how late the places I have to go as it will be a Sunday evening.

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September 15, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday night September 7th at the Escape

Okay once again I find myself writing my blog a week later as it has been a really busy week. Last Saturday I did get out to the Escape to enjoy some Susan time and hopefully meet up with some friends. Now I was able to get there early, a little before 6 which was nice as it gave me some time to write my blog from Wednesday night’s dinner. I did take a quick selfie in the car. Now they were a little busier than normal at this time but I was able to get my normal table as most people sit at the bar. I set up my computer and wrote my blog before I went up to order food as I ate a late lunch. Tonight, I did a breakfast including pancakes instead of my normal burger. Just as I finished my blog Michelle showed up, she has been getting out pretty regular although she doesn’t stay late.

It was nice to sit and talk with her, I actually really enjoy the social aspect of a good conversation. A little after 7 Bobbie showed up so we had 3 of us tonight. We had a nice dinner and a wonderful time. Around 8 it started getting busy as another big group came in and sat at the next table. I really like it when it is a little busier as it is fun to people watch as there is a good diverse group that comes here. There were people looking for places to sit and a young man came over and asked if they could share our table and as we only had of us at a table that had 8 chairs I said yes and we moved to one end of the table. This was nice as I did get a chance to talk with them some over them evening. Just before Karaoke started Michelle left and it was just Bobbie and me.

At 9 Karaoke started and as always it gets a little loud so Bobbie moved to the next small table back just to my right but I stayed at the end of the table I was at as my chair had a back instead of a bar stool. Besides the dress I wore tonight was a little short so I wanted to be sitting closer to the floor plus it is really tight so I also had my corset on tonight and a chair is just more comfortable. To the right is an older picture of me in the dress.

Well as I sat there one of the ladies at the next table introduced herself to me and engaged me in conversation, her name was Emily and she was really nice. She also introduced me to her wife Venessa and they were just such a nice couple and I talked with them on and off between songs. Emily asked if I was going to sing and I told her no. I won’t go up and sing by myself, I only sing with other people. Any way she asked if I would sing with her so I said yes. She asked what song I wanted to do and yes you guessed it if you have read previous blogs, “I’ve had the time of my life” as it is one song I know well and is pretty even tone and slow, so she went up and put our names in.

Now the songs tonight was about half ones I knew and half that I wasn’t familiar with at least not enough to sing along with. I talked on and off with Emily and some with her wife and had a great time. Finally, it was our turn to sing and we went up and had a good time. I did notice it is way harder to sing in a corset as you can’t get as deep a breath and by the end of the song, I knew it. Emily thanked me for singing with her and I did the same and she said we will have to do it again and I agreed.

Soon it was after 10 and no Lauri again this week and she is pretty reliable as far as being here every week. Makes me wonder if she is okay. That is one of the problems with the gender community as some of us we only know one side of people and it can make it hard to get in touch with them. Hopefully she will be out next week. I stayed till after 11 before I was ready to call it a night. I paid my bill and said goodbye to Bobbie and also Emily and her wife Venessa. I do hope I see them again. I have met some wonderful people here. It was sad to see the night come to an end but I knew it must. I wont get out this week so my next time out will be next Saturday when I once again come to the Escape.

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September 14, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday night dinner at Old Town Pizza

It is once again Wednesday and that means going out to dinner with my friends and tonight, we are going to Old Town Pizza downtown Portland. We have gone here many times over the last few years and always treated well and good food. Now I got home late, 5:45 so it would be a rush to get ready and be there by 7 so I the way home I decided what I would wear and how I would do my makeup, actually my makeup really is the same with maybe which color lipstick I wear. I got ready as quickly as I could and was out the door at 6:30 and there was a little traffic so I got there right at 7 and found a parking spot right in front of the door. As I got out of my car Jennifer walked up so we walked in together.

Melissa and Patty were already there and shortly after I got there Barb and Kris showed up, barb is back from here vacation and we were all looking forward to hearing about it. Dawnie and Aril also showed up, I think this is their second time out with the group so we had 8 of us here tonight. We are getting good turnouts for our Wednesday night dinners which is good. We talked for a while before we went up and ordered some food. Several of us ordered pizza to share so there was more then enough food to go around. I of course got my Canadian Bacon and Pineapple which is my favorite pizza.

Now I was between Jennifer and Patty with Melissa and Barb across from me so these were the ones I got to talk to the most although I did manage to talk with Kris, Dawnie and April some. I even got my Selfie for the night. Our food came and we all sat and ate pizza, (a few of the girls had Salads also) and talked and just had a wonderful time. The Wednesday night dinners really are a wonderful event as we get to talk and get to know each other better. I think that is why we are getting such a good turnout for them.

After we finished eating, we just sat and talked it really was a nice evening out made all the more special by my friends. I had got a text from Julie earlier wishing us a fun time, she is out of town for a few weeks and we all missed her tonight. It was probably 9:40 when we called it a night, it is amazing how fast these nights go. It was a little after 10 when I got home.

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September 7, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labor Day Monday and some Susan time

Happy Labor Day everyone!

It is Monday, Labor Day and I have the morning and early afternoon free and what better way to enjoy it then as Susan and some shopping. Yes, I actually got up at 6:30 am to get ready with hopes of being on my way by 8. Now it is kind of different to get up in the morning and become Susan, usually just during Diva Las Vegas I get to do this as the rest of the time it is later in the day. it is fun starting the day this way. I was all ready and, on my way, a little after 8. Now my plans for the day are simple, want to go to Clackamas Town Center for a little shopping, stop at the cemetery and put flowers on my Dads grave, hard to believe it has been almost a year since he passed away (September 20 2018) and of course some time at Starbucks to write my blog for Sunday but other then that the rest I will just wing it and have fun.

I was on my way and figured I would start at Clackamas Town center but as I was driving, I realized it was just before 9 and I don’t think they open till 10 so a quick change in plans and so I got off the freeway at Johnson creek and went to the Fred Meyers there to get flowers as the Cemetery is not far from there and I could stop there first. I went in and looked around a little before picking out my flowers and then I was off to put them on my Dads grave. Now being a Holiday I was not sure how busy the cemetery would be. I got there and picked up a holder for the flowers and then went and parked by the section my Dad is in, there was one other car and a man and woman at a grave site in the wall on the path I will walk on. I got out and put the flowers in the cup and started up the path now it actually splits so I walked behind the wall and above but I knew they could see me. I got about half way up and realized I walked past a water faucet and I could have put water in the holder so I walked back down past them again and got water. I was on my way back up and as I passed by where they were the lady spoke up and asked if she could ask me a question. Now of course we all know what came to my mind but I said sure and it turns out she just wanted to know where I got the flower holder so I told her and she thanked me.

I got to my Dads grave site and placed the flowers. As I said it is hard to believe it has been almost a year. I never told my Dad about this side of my life, about Susan the daughter he didn’t know he had. Now whenever I come here by myself it is as Susan. I spent about 20 minutes here. Now I did get a quick picture as I left. Now I was off to Clackamas Town Center. I got there just after 10 and parked by Pennies and went in. I have found a few really cute dresses here and was hoping to find another. Now they had a big selection and most were on sale for 40% to 50% off but again my size I just a little bigger than the average female. I found two I really liked and they were less then $40 with the discount but they only had up to a size 16 so I headed out into the mall to look around. Now I really didn’t need anything but I always hope I find something. It is funny as my male side it is very logical when I buy things, do I need them, will I use them do I really need them. My female side is a little more, well is it cute and does it fit. Yes, my female side has my male side wrapped around her little finger. I looked around Macy’s, H&K, Nordstrom’s and of course Victoria’s Secret, I even went into the spirit Halloween costume shop. Yes, they are up already.

I stayed here till about 11:45 and it was not busy at all. I really thought on a Holiday there would be a lot more people out shopping. But it was nice and relaxing to just wander around the mall. I did get one selfie in the mall and you can see behind me there was no one. I left here and decided to stop at Cascade station by the airport on my way home. I got there about noon and this was totally different as there were people everywhere. I went into Ross and looked around and again found nothing I liked that would fit me. I also went into ULTA and looked around and a quick stop at Best Buy just to look. It was nice just to be out. I then drove down the street to Target to look around. I checked out their makeup section, I had bought an eye shadow here last year and really liked it, kind of a silver that I use on the inside corner of my eye and it was really good, made by Maybelline. I wanted to get another one and maybe a few more shades as it was only $2 or $3 but they didn’t have them. It is really hard to find single colors as they all seem to be pallets of eye shadows and I have a few but I find I use just a few of the colors and it seems like a waste. I did buy some other things I needed but nothing really for Susan.

I left here and then was debating about getting something to eat or just going to Starbuck. I decided on Starbucks as I figured I could get something to eat after on my way home. of course, I went to the ne I go to all the time. I did think about going to the one right by my house as I won’t be out late but wound up at my regular one. It is still within a mile of home, so different then 10 years ago when I drove a half hour, about 18 miles cross town to go to Starbucks. Now Starbucks was also busy and there were only a couple seats at the counter and 1 table in the middle so I set my computer on the table in the middle and went and ordered my drink and a cookie. The young man at the counter was awesome, he is new and I think this is his first week but he treated me wonderful, always referred to me as Miss. I got my drink and cookie and sat down and started working on my blog from last night.

Now I really do want to get back to doing my blogs faster but there is just something about being out as Susan and writing my blog as Susan. I got the blog done and figure I will post later tonight. I also started this blog and wrote about what I did earlier that way all I will have to do is finish it later. I had been here about an hour and a table opened by the window so I moved over, I plugged my computer I just so others would think I moved because I needed to not just because I wanted to sit by the window. A little later someone I know came in, now that is the other advantage of where I sit as people coming in are looking to the counter where they order so they really cant look at me till they order or really get there drink and start to leave or go find a seat so I just kept my head down. Now it turns out he didn’t leave and he sat at the table behind me and got his computer out. So here we sat with hi behind me looking at my back. He only stayed about 45 minutes but it was an interesting feeling.

I stayed here till about 3:30 before I left and went to Pana Express to get something to eat. Then it was time to go home and change back to my male self. I got home about 4:15 and my day of Susan came to an end but it was fun. Thanks for reading and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

September 3, 2019 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, shopping | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday and some Susan time at Starbucks finally.

It is Sunday of Labor Day weekend and I have some free time and that means Susan gets to go to Starbucks for a few hours and catch up on her blogs. Now I have been behind on my blogs for weeks, I use to do them the very next day but I really do like writing them as Susan which can mean a few days late as I am not Susan every day. the problem with this is you can get way behind if things don’t work right. My goal is to be all caught up by the end of the Holiday weekend. It was after 3 when I started getting ready my goal was to be to Starbucks by 4:30 as the one I go to is open till 8:30 and that would give me 4 hours. I was right on time as I was ready and out the door by 4:15 and it only takes a few minutes to get there. When I got there, I had to park out a way as they seemed really busy but a lot of people were sitting out front at the tables as it was a nice day out. I went in and they were still busy inside but there was 1 table open along the windows so I set my computer on it before going up to order. I like these tables as I can plug my computer in when I need to.

The lady at the counter greeted me and said it was good to see me again, she did have to ask my name which was okay as I haven’t been coming here as regular as I was for a while, I hope to fix that and start coming here on Sundays more regular. It really is a nice relaxing way to spend time on your computer. I got my drink and sat down and started working on my blog from Wednesday night’s dinner at Mothers Bistro, With that blog done and posted I moved on to some e-mails I was behind on. You don’t realize how things can pile up. With my e-mails all caught up it was on to Last night’s blog at the Escape. It is a lot easy doing a blog the next day when it is still fresh in your mind. I got this blog done but decided I would wait till the morning to post it as some people subscribe to my blog and get an e-mail when I post and I didn’t want to hit them twice so fast. I figured I could post in the morning before I go out, yes Monday Labor Day I have off and I have the morning free and so that means a little more Susan time and some shopping.

Now it was only about 6:30 so I had some time to just spend in the internet. Now last Saturday I was talking to Nicole at the Escape and I have been looking at home security cameras but was trying to figure out how to run the wires and she told me about one called Wyze you can get at Home Depot. They run off your Wi-Fi so no wires needed you just need to plug them in, they are indoor ones but I figured I could out them inside my windows looking out so I went to Home Depot’s web page to look at them, they are $36 and looked like they were pretty good and the Home Depot at Jantzen Beech had 60 of them so I decided I was going to go get couple and try them.

I left Starbucks and drove to Home Depot and went in now as Susan this is probably the place, I have gone the least as Susan but still fun. Now I had no idea where to look and Nicole told me her story about trying to find them in Home Depot so I found the first employee I could and asked him where they were. He told me the back corer so that is where I went. I found security lights but no cameras. I saw another employee coming out of the back room so I asked her and she said she new and took me over to where I was just looking. She called someone and as she waited for an answer we walked up to the middle of the store and found the Ring doorbells and cameras but still not the Wyze. About this time the first man I asked came over, he was the one she called. He also thought they would be here. So, Marry the female employee said she would go get handheld and find out how many they had and where they were. The other man stood there for a while with me and showed me how they worked, he got one at his home to test it and said they worked really well. Marry came back and confirmed what I had told her that they had 60 of them. She said we should walk up front and see if they were up there as most are in a locked area up front as they are small and easy to steal. The lady upfront wasn’t sure what we were talking about but opened up the area for us to look and still now luck. I was explaining about them and she asked if they were really small and I said yes and that made the difference. She slid the other side open and on the floor was a 4-gallon bucket with a bunch of little square boxes about 3 inches by 3 inch and that was them. I told them I wanted 2 and as it turns out I was right next to the self-checkout so it was easy to pay for them. Now I will say the people here were great and really worked to find what I wanted especially Marry. So, now it was home to set them up.

On the way home I did stop by the Subway by my house and got a sandwich to take home as I have not eaten yet. I got home and went to set them up. Now the instructions you get with it are not that good but you can go to YouTube and there is a 2 minute video that walks you through it and yes it really is that easy. You can view live on your smartphone and you get 14 days’ worth of cloud storage plus they have a memory chip in them also that you can go back and look at. They really are great little cameras and even have night vision and 2-way audio so you can hear people in your house and talk to them. Have not had time to figure that out yet but so far, I am impressed. I can now see what is out front of my house before I come home. Thanks, Nicole, for the tip. You can also take this with you and set up anyplace you have Wi-Fi so I am thinking you could take it on vacation and set up in your hotel room.

It was a fun relaxing Sunday for Susan. thanks for reading and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new.

September 2, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday night at the Escape and the end of August.

It is the last Saturday of August, actually the last day of August and yes, I am going to the Escape tonight for some Susan time and hopefully, more important to spend time with my friends. It really is amazing how fast this summer is going; it is hard to believe it is Labor Day weekend already. I posted in the group I would be there between 6 & 7 but no one posted back and being a Holiday weekend, it could be slow but I am still going. I started getting ready about 4:30 as I got home late, things my male self-had to do today. I was on my way by 5:30 and got to the Escape right at 6. Of course, I had to get a selfie in the car before going in. Now I like getting here early as it does give me a chance to play on my computer and catch up on my blogs as I am behind on two of them, Last Saturday night here at the Escape and also our Wednesday night dinner at Mothers Bistro this past week. Now I decided to wait to order dinner as I ate late in the afternoon so I sat down and started on last weeks blog. There were a few people here mostly at the bar but a couple at the next table watching the Oregon ducks football game and I must admit I kind of watched it as I wrote my blog.

I was just finishing my blog when Michelle showed up plus, I knew Bobbie would be here a little after 7. With my blog posted I went up and ordered dinner, my normal hamburger. It was just after 7 when Jan & Lynn showed up and shortly after Bobbie so we had 5 of us here. It was great to see Jan and Lynn again as it has been awhile. As I have said I have made some wonderful friends and when I don’t see them, I miss them. It is really amazing as when I first started going out, I never could imagine the friends I would make as Susan would not let people get close to her. now I would guess maybe 20 of the girls in the group has seen me as my male self. Now with my blog done I put away my computer to talk with my friends and yes watch the end of the Oregon Ducks football game. It really is funny the things Susan does. As for sports I am a baseball person, don’t follow or watch Basket Ball or Football yes, I have watched it a little with my dad growing up but really wasn’t interested but Susan can have fun watching it at a bar. I always tell people that my closest friends on my male side if you told them you saw me in a bar dressed as a woman I think they would be more shocked I was in a bar as they all know I don’t drink, just never cared for it, but the same would go for watching football. The game was good and Oregon dominated the first half but fell apart in the second half and right in the final seconds lost the game. It was sad as most people here are big Duck fans.

With the game over some of the people left and it was kind of quiet for a little while till it got close to 9 when Karaoke starts. Now they had some reserved signs on several tables as there is a big group coming in later so I knew it would be real busy tonight. At 9 Karaoke started and people started singing including Lynn as she always sings. Now it was good but tonight most of the songs I didn’t know, I like to think the people picking the songs were just picking obscure songs instead of believing that they were just newer songs I didn’t know as I listen to 106.9 the classic hits station here in Portland, 70’s 80’s & 90’s. Wow I remember growing up and my parents would listen to the oldies and I thought that was so strange and now I do it, I guess my age shows a little. Any way I didn’t sing along with many tonight but it was fun to listen. The big group came in around 10 and then it was really busy and of course there were a lot of new singers but the mix stayed the same songs I didn’t know.

I went up to the bar to get another drink, Sprite and one of the ladies at the bar complimented me on my bracelets and we talked for a little bit. I love having interaction with other people this way. I also had another lady come over to our table and compliment me on my lipstick. I told her I loved red and it turns out she does too but didn’t think she could wear red lipstick as it is so bright. I told her she would look great in it as in my mind everyone looks good in red, did I mention I love the color red. Now I know the lipstick I wear here on Saturday night is really red and bright but it is a bar on a Saturday night. I would not wear this color during the day or going someplace casual but it is Saturday night.

We ended up with 6 of us here tonight so a good turnout for a Holiday weekend. It was after 11 when Jan & Lynn left and I finally I went up and paid my bill, what a fun night. now I hope to get caught up on my blogs this weekend as I am planning on going to Starbucks Sunday afternoon and then on Monday I don’t have to work and don’t have anyplace to be till the late afternoon for a BBQ and I am just letting people think I am working so I can go out in the morning and early afternoon. I want to do a little shopping and stop by and put some flowers on my Dads grave. My male self takes my mom there every so often but I also want to go there as Susan. although he never met me this way, the daughter he never knew he had I like to think he knows now and I hope he would be happy with her.

Thanks for reading and be sure and read my newest blog to see what is new in my life.

September 2, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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