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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Sunday Admin meeting at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

On Sunday we are having an Administrator meeting for our group the Rose City T-Girls at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom downtown Portland. We have gone here many times for Wednesday night dinner and they really do have wonderful food and great appetizers. I really could make a meal out of their appetizers. My two favorites are their pretzels and cheese dipping sauce and of course their Scooby Snacks, (bitesize corndogs). I was dressed and on my way by 1 and got downtown by 1:20 and found a parking spot about 1 ½ blocks away, there were a lot of people out walking the streets today. I got out of my car with my purse and computer without even a second thought. I think back to when I was first going out and I would sit in my car and wait for as many people to go by and hopefully find a time when there was no one between me and where I wanted to go. We have a new girl in our group going through the same thing and I have been trying to reassure her it is not just her as we all went through this at one time or another. Now it uses to be you only paid for parking during the week on the street, then they started on Saturday and now even Sunday till 7pm. I probably should have just parked in the parking garage as the street parking will be about the same $ but they only have 2-hour parking so that will mean two trips out to feed the parking meter.

I got inside and they were a little busy but they have a big main room with 3 pool tables and 2 shuffle board table and then another big room with just tables so there was a lot of room turns out I was the first to arrive as Cassandra got caught in traffic and it took her an hour to get here. Now we found a big table as there would be 5 of us with computers and Cassandra brought an extension cord so we could all plug in if we went long. Melissa and Barb here just before 2 and Julie was a little later as she got caught in the same traffic Cassandra did. We all went up and ordered something to drink and appetizers and I was debating between which one I wanted but Cassandra made it easy as she ordered 2 of the pretzel and cheese dips for the table so I got and order of Scooby Snacks for the table.

Now Barb is a new Administrator for the group so we wanted to show her how to do things but also go over and refresh things for the rest of use so we are all doing things the same. Melissa has been managing our web page and by that, I mean setting it up and making updates and making it run right. The rest of us just update events, approve new members and post notices. If you like our web sites look it is all Melissa’s work and she has done a fantastic job, thanks Melissa. Now about 3:15 Cassandra and I had to walk out and put more money in the parking meters, Julie, Melissa and Barb were smart enough to park in the garage. Now today I wore my black skirt with my ankle boots with 3″ heels, it really is a cute look. As I got up from my chair, I rubbed my left calf on the chair and there was a rough spot and I ripped a hole in my nylons on my leg. It was small but I was not happy so the walk out to my car gave me a chance to calm down. I really hate when this happens. Now this area has a lot of drives coming out and the sidewalks are not level and I found it is a challenge to walk on them in heels.

Cassandra and I got back and now we were talking about our rules for the group and what we thought. Mainly approving people. We do require a face picture as we want to make sure who we are letting in. this sometimes is an issue as some girls do not want to post a picture, only members can see it and our thoughts are if you are a member and can see others pictures they should be able to see who you are so we are sticking with this rule. We also talked about admirers and this has always been a tuff topic and we spent a lot of time on this. In the end it all came down to what we all saw as the vision of out group. The groups focus is on helping girls come out and be comfortable in a social environment. Now we are all adults and understand that the trans community is somewhat sexual in nature but that is not the focus of the group. What members chose to do in their private lives is their choice but not what the group is about. In the end we decided not to allow admirers accept in maybe rare occasions. The other topic was face pictures, we require a face picture and sometimes we get those with male pictures. This is a little harder as some new members may not have a female picture and we don’t want to exclude them but then again, we are hoping they will come out so we will hopefully be able to get a female picture of them and they can post it. In the end what we really want is to help t-girls come out and enjoy this part of their life.

At 5:15 it was once more time for Cassandra and I to go out and feed the parking meter again and I got up carefully this time and swung my left leg clear of the chair ass to not catch it again. I probably should have changed chairs after the last time as when I pulled my right leg by the chair you know what happened. I caught the chair again and now I had a small hole on my right calf. I can’t believe I did that. Well now I did change chairs but at this point it doesn’t matter. This is something my male side never had to worry about.

Cassandra and I got back and we all ordered dinner and had a nice time. I got a burger so that is 2 days in a row having a hamburger for dinner but they are good. We all talked as we ate and had a wonderful time. It was such a wonderful day with my friends. It is still hard to believe we are at McMenamins as girls having a meeting about a web site we run. We have come so far over the last 10 to 12 years. Now we did have a couple people talk to us as there was a large group taking a tour and they were standing by our table and that was nice and we even had one lady who took the time to come over and tell us all how nice we looked. As she said we took time and put a lot of effort into how we looked and a lot of woman don’t do that, Her words not mine. She said she told her boyfriend you have no idea how much effort it takes to look pretty. We all thanked her and I think that really makes it all worth while when we go out. She didn’t have to come over but she did and that means a lot.

It was about 7 when we left, it really was a wonderful day. now driving home on a Sunday night, I was thinking about what I could do. I thought about going to Starbuck’s as the one I go to is open till 8:30 but it would be 7:45 when I would get there so I just went home as tomorrow I will be out as Susan and I am sure I will end up there for a while.

Thanks for reading and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new.

May 28, 2019 Posted by | McMenamins, Out and about as Susan, Rose_City_T-Girls | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday night dinner at Rock bottom

It is Wednesday and the group is going to the Rock Bottom Restaurant for dinner. The group has gone here a couple times before although I only made it once. It is a nice place and really big inside with 3 pool tables and a couple shuffle board tables. It really is a nice place to go and very friendly and accepting.

I started getting ready with the hopes of being early. I was on my way by 6 but when I got downtown it was hard to find parking which is the only bad thing about this place. I finally found a parking spot 3 blocks away. Funny years ago I would have not gone unless I could park close to where I was going. Now it was pouring down rain so with my umbrella I started walking to the Rock Bottom.

I got to the Rock Bottom and Cassandra was already there. Now we knew a couple others would be there as they had posted in the group they would which was nice. Always hard going someplace and not knowing how many will show up. It turns out we had a good turnout tonight, one of our bigger Wednesday night dinners. Amber, Laura M, Melissa, Bambi and Kris showed up. We talked for a while before ordering dinner.

I ordered a pizza which was really good. As we were finishing dinner Victoria and Shadow showed up so we had 9 here tonight. They ordered dinner and we all moved over to the pool tables so we could play a few games. Several of the girls played while I opted for a hot brownie and ice cream desert. It was so good. If you are looking for a fun place to go for dinner with some friends this is a place to check out.

Now I had only planned on being out till 9 as I get up early for work but we all know how that goes. I stayed and watch some of the pool games and talked with some of the girls before leaving. it was about 9:45 when I left. it was still raining not as hard as earlier but still pretty hard so once again I was walking the streets with my umbrella. Again I was thinking about how far I have come. A few years ago I would have been scared to death and never thought of walking the streets of Portland at night by myself.

I got home a little after 10 and got ready for bed. It was a wonderful night out with my friends.

Thanks for reading

February 11, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out, McMenamins | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

McMenamins Kennedy School

Well it was Friday night and I was so looking forward to going out with my friends. We had planned on meeting at McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland. It is an old school that they bought and converted into several bars/restaurants and a small hotel, they even have a movie theater. Now what was really cool about this is it is a mainstream place and I have never been there before which is always fun going someplace new. I chose my white skirt and black top to wear as it is still cute but a little more casual as I wanted to blend in. turns out some of the GG’s that were there had on really cute, sexy dresses and some really cute high heels, yes I tend to notice those things.

I got there about 7:20 and went in not really knowing where to go as I said they have I think 5 bars in the school and we were meeting at the one called Boiler room, turns out it is the old furnace room of the school. I found a parking spot almost right in front of the door and went in. now this is a big place and yes lots of people some were sitting at tables outside the door. Well it turns out I picked the right door as the Boiler room was just inside the door I went in. Chris had just showed up and I ran into him right away which always makes it easier on a lady at bar if she is not alone. This room is really cool as it is 2 stories and open in the middle so you can look down. We went downstairs to check it out. Now they have 2 pool tables one upstairs and one down stairs and also a shuffle board table. We got the one big table that seats 10 as we were not sure how many would be there as all that posted was Victoria, Cassandra, Chris and I. Almost as soon as we sat down Victoria and Cassandra showed up.

Now they are a little more expensive than the P-Club but a much better atmosphere. We started off by ordering some food, well Victoria and I did as we were hungry and Cassandra and Chris were still deciding what they wanted. The staff didn’t seem to be the least bit bothered by us and treated us wonderful referring to us as ladies well except for Chris as he is always male. Roxy showed up for a little while but she didn’t stay long as she had to be up early Saturday as she is taking her state test for Beauty School and wanted to be awake for that.

Jenn and Kelly also showed up which was wonderful and we even had another girl Michelle who was in boy mode. Now I think I have only met Michelle once at the P-Club and for the life of me I could not see remember what she looked like as her female self. To be honest till she brought up Cassandra and me explaining how we do our nails I was at a total loss. Cristine was the last to show up so in all we had 9 of us there which was pretty good.

Now I had a small pizza for dinner and then Victoria ordered dessert, a Marion berry crumble. Now normally the places we go don’t have dessert and it looked so good I ordered one also even knowing that would not help the diet I am suppose to be on. Well the girl gods were looking down on me and they had just ran out, Victoria most have gotten the last one but they did have samplers of them which were a 1/3 the size and cost which was nice. Now they did keep the whole them of the school so yes the bathrooms were still just as you remember from your school days but a little nicer and cleaner and none of the writings on the wall, well at least I think as when I was in school I never went into the girls room and of course out as Susan I would never go in the boys room but you get my point.

After we finished eating we went upstairs to play pool. Now they have really nice full size pool tables and instead of paying per game you rent the balls for $5 per hour. Now I will admit we did get a few looks form some of the customers but it was more of a double take to make sure that we were really T-Girls but that was it. Once they figured it out they went about what they were doing and forgot about us. It was a really fun night.

I did take some pictures as did Cassandra, Chris, Jenn and Kelly so I guess going someplace new means everyone wants some pictures. It was a fun night but a little more expensive. They have pool and shuffle board but no dancing. We talked about coming back again and everyone liked the idea. Some wanted to come here more often and others every couple months, but at least we all liked it and had a good time. Me I am thinking maybe once a month. We could find like 4 places to go and that way we could rotate through them. Well it turns out it was 12:30 when we left, boy the night went fast as I was thinking it was like 11.

Well Saturday morning I am getting a pedicure as my toes really need help and I am thinking red this time. And then Saturday night we will be out at Harvey’s Comedy club so a busy weekend for this girl but you will be able to read about that in my next blogs.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading.

July 14, 2012 Posted by | McMenamins, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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