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Wednesday night dinner at Who Song & Larry

Well it is another Wednesday and I get to have dinner with my friends. We are going to Who Song & Larry in Vancouver. I called last night and made reservations for 12 and today when they called to confirm my reservation, I changed it to 14 yes, we have a big group tonight including 4 wives/significant others. Now I got home little early and as it is in Vancouver, I am not picking Julie up we are just going to meet there as it is kind of in the middle between us. Any way I had plenty of time to get ready tonight. I was all ready before 6 so I finished off my blog from Monday nights zoom meeting and posted it. It was about 6:15 when I left for Who Song & Larry’s.

I got to Who Songs and Larry by 6:30, yes, I actually like getting here early and sitting in the bar. I parked and started in and saw Lynn coming across the parking lot so I waited for her. we went in and I checked in and it turns out they were getting our table ready already. Jennifer and her wife showed up right after us and by that time our tables was ready so we were shown to our table. Now our waiter came over and yes, I ordered their cheese & been dip which is awesome, I could make a meal out of it, by the way they give you house made chips and salsa for free. Now girls started showing up and by 7 almost all of us were there but we kept talking instead of ordering to wait for the rest. Tonight we would have 13 total, yes one got held up at work and couldn’t make it. So we had Jennifer & Mary Anne, Cassandra & Peggy, Jan & Lynn, Julie & Trixie, Claire, Barb, Sherri, Karen and me. It was great to see so many but it was hard to talk with everyone even though I sat towards the middle of the table.

Now it was a fun night and we all ordered our dinner and yes, I got the same thing I always get. Now I did try to talk with everyone but with such a big group it was hard and I mostly talked to those right around me. Now there were a few other group here 3 to 6 people but really, they were not real busy tonight. Now we did talk about Diva Las Vegas which is less than 2 weeks away. Jennifer and I talked a little about getting our nails done for the trip, yes, we are both getting acrylic nails although I think mine might be a little longer than hers. I know she is going to love getting the done. I also talked with Cassandra, she is still planning on going and us driving down together but there is still a small chance she may have to cancel do to work related issues but we are staying positive. Claire and I talked a little and she is really interested but just can’t make this one work but I really thinking about the spring. We had a nice dinner and then sat and talked till about 9 before paying our bills and yes, our waiter got them all correctly split out which with a big group like this was amazing.

Now as we got ready to leave, we all stood together for maybe 10 minutes by the table so we could all talk together.it was great to get to talk with Karen for a few minutes which was nice as I haven’t seen her for a while as it is hard for her to make the dinners. Also got to talk to Sheri, this is only her second dinner with us and her second time going out. she actually drove over this afternoon from Eastern Oregon and got a motel for the night so she could join us, how awesome is that. Now here is the funny thing she is staying at a motel just off the highway maybe a mile from here, nothing fancy but clean but it is a 1 story motel and you can park right outside your doors it is easy to get to your car. Now that is not the funny part what is funny is years ago before I was really going out other than just late-night drives, this was the same motel I picked for a weekend so I could get my first set of acrylic nails. Now for me this was back in the late 90’s so probably 25 years ago. Makes me wonder how many other trans people have stayed here for the same reason.

Well after about 10 minutes standing by the table talking, we left and walked out and of course the staff we passed either thanked us for coming or asked us to come back again. They have always treated us awesome here and I really want to support them as I know a lot of restaurants are struggling. Now we may have to wait till after Christmas as the Christmas ships start on December 3 and they will be really busy then as it is a great place to watch them so if we don’t come back here before then we probably won’t get in at least with a big group.

Outside we all said our goodbyes for the night which is always sad and walked to our cars. It only took me less then 15 minutes to get home and washed away Susan for the night. now I am looking forward to this weekend and some Susan time and yes, I do have some plans. Friday night on my way home from work I am going to stop and get a pedicure at Julies Nails for Las Vegas which will be really fun. The other thing I want to do is some laundry, yes, I am going to start getting ready for Las Vegas and that means I will be washing some of my clothes to freshen them up for the trip.

Stay safe and be happy with who you are. Thanks for reading my blog and sharing this part of my life with me and be sure and read my most recent blogs to see what is new in my life.

October 16, 2021 Posted by | Dinner out, who song & larry | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Well it is Wednesday and I am going to dinner.

It is Wednesday and I am going to go to dinner with my friends. Now I wasn’t sure I would as I had to work a little late today and I have to be in really early tomorrow as in 5am so I didn’t set up dinner tonight as I couldn’t be sure I could be there by 7 and I can’t stay out late and a few of the other girls who sometimes set dinners up are out of town. Well Cassandra texted me yesterday to see about dinner so she posted that she would be at Who song and Larry’s on the Vancouver waterfront tonight for dinner and Barb posted back she would also be there. Now this got me thinking as this is less then 15 minutes from my house so I should be able to make it and quick to get home so I posted I would also be there. Now there wasn’t a lot of traffic coming home so I was doing good. and got home just before 5pm.

I got ready taking extra care on my makeup as I wanted to look good. I was all ready by 6:15 and on my way. Now Claire had contacted me to see if there was a dinner so I passed this along and she said she would be there so there would be 4 of us. I got to Who Song & Larry’s at 6:30 and as I pulled into the parking lot Lynn was getting out of her car so we walked in together and she said Jan was on her way so we would have 6 of us tonight which was pretty good as Cassandra didn’t post about it till Tuesday evening. I got our name on the list for a table and the lady said it would be about 10 minutes so we stood in the lobby with our masks on, not as much fun. A lady standing next to me complimented me on my earrings which really are cute, yes, I love having pierced ears and I now have about 15 pairs which is a lot when you figure I only get to be Susan 4 times a week so if I alternate each time, it will take me 4 weeks to wear them all of course I do have my favorites that I tend to wear a little more. Let me know what you think of these earrings?

Cassandra walked in just as our table was ready so we went and sat down and waited to Jan, Barb & Claire to show up. Which they did just a little after 7. Now we were seated in the main room tonight which was nice as most people wanted to sit outside which would be fun but by the end of the evening might be a little chilly. Now they brought the tortilla chips and fresh salsa and as I am not a fan of salsa but love their bean dip, I ordered one of those and Lynn ordered some guacamole. Now I could make a meal just out of their tortilla chips and bean dip. We ordered dinner and had a wonderful time. now we have been coming here for many years and probably is the oldest place we still go as the others have closed. I think the first time we came here was around Christmas in 2010, we have always had great service and again tonight was no exception, our waiter was great and the hostess stopped by to check on us as did another man who I think might have been the manager.

Our food came and it was awesome and yes, I did have trouble eating it all after all the chips and dip I ate. We had a lovely dinner and great conversation and yes, we talked a little about the places we have gone over the years and a lot of them are no longer open and some of the members we have had that no longer come out. the member thing is hard as a lot of the girls you only know by their female name and when they stop coming out you have no idea why and no way to find out. we also talked a little about the P-club which goes way back. I won’t go into all the details but we were kicked out for being transgender and the State of Oregon took the owner to court and 11 of us testified and were awarded damages. We have collected a little over the years but not much and it has been over 2 years so Cassandra is going to contact our attorney just to see what the status is. I doubt we will ever get what we were awarded but it is enough to know they take a little money from him every time he gets some so he hast to think about us.

We stayed here till about 8:45 before calling it a night, now it is always sad to see the night end but I do have to be up by 4am tomorrow for work and still need to go home and wash Susan away and get to bed so this week I was okay with it being a little earlier. As we left every employee, we passed either thanked us for coming in or encouraged us to come back and as I said they were not that busy tonight so I am sure they were glad we were there.

It was just after 9 when I got home and I quickly washed my makeup off and off to bed I went and now I am thinking about this weekend and Saturday and Sunday as Susan and of course the following weekend which is Labor Day and I have a 3-day weekend and am thinking of getting a manicure with some red polish for the weekend.

Stay safe and be happy, thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

August 28, 2021 Posted by | Dinner out, who song & larry | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner at Who Song & Larry’s

Well it is Wednesday night and that means getting together with my friends for dinner. Tonight we are going to Who Song & Larry’s on Vancouver on the Columbia River. Now o put it out to the group and got 7 that said they would go so I called Monday night to make reservations. Well turns out for more then 6 the earliest they could get us in was 7:45 so our dinner would be a little latter this week. Well on Tuesday 1 of our girls canceled but another wanted to come with a friend which would move us to 8 and I figured the difference at a table between 7 or 8 wouldn’t matter so I told them yes and I would call on Wednesday when they opened and make sure. Well Wednesday I called and I was right there was no problem with 8 so I emailed back we were all set. Well a little latter got an e-mail they were dropping out and later on another dropped off so we were down to just 5 of us. I figured I would just go a little early and update how many we had when I got there instead of calling again.

I got home from work and took my time getting ready as I had time tonight and I wanted to look good. I did a dark smokey eye but used a little silver on my lid to brighten it up, thought it looked good. I was all ready by 6:30 so I got a few pictures. Now it only takes 15 minutes to get there so I waited till 6:50 before leaving as I said I wanted to get there just a little early. I got there at 7:05 and parked and went in. it is funny as years ago I would never want to be the first one anyplace and I would have waited in my car till I saw another girl go in but I didn’t even think about it just got out of my car and walked in. I told the girls at the front counter we would only have 5 tonight and they were fine with it. so I went to wait in the bar for others to show up and our table to be ready.

I sat down and ordered a sprite and an order of their Cheese and Bean dip, which is awesome by the way, I could make a meal out of this. My bean dip no more them came when the young lady came and told me my table was ready, it was only 6:15, I guess a smaller group was easier to seat. I grabbed my drink and dip and she took my basket of chips and we went to my table to wait for the others to show up. Julie was the first to show up at 6:30 and Barb shortly after and then Jan & Lynn so we were all there. We talked for a little bit and then we ordered. I got my usual chicken & sour cream enchilada. We talked some more as we waited for our food. Now I always forget to get pictures when I am out with my friends which is strange as when I first started going out it was all about the pictures but luckily tonight Julie remembered and she got a couple pictures of us and texted them to her daughter. Julie came out to her daughter a few months back and she was telling her she was going out with the girls tonight and her daughter wanted a picture so I got to be in it with Julie, don’t we look cute together. I wonder what her daughter thought?

Our food came and we had a nice dinner with good conversation. Now what is funny is we not only had our waiter but another waiter checked on us a couple times and brought us more chips and salsa and I think it was the manager came by to see how we were doing, he also talked to me briefly when I was in the bar for a few minutes waiting on my bean dip. We always get great service here but really pretty much any place we go we have good service. Now the food here is really good but bigger portions and yes, I had trouble eating all mine, probably because I filled up and chips and bean dip. Don’t worry I did eat it all but I should have left a little. it was so nice to be out with my friends for dinner, the 15 months of the lockdown were really hard, you don’t realize how important something is till it is gone and being able to go out and get together with my friends is such a blessing.

The evening was wonderful and after we finished eating, we sat and talked for a while. It was about 9:30 when we paid our bills and left and yes, every employee, we passed either told us good night or to be sure and come back. We got outside and it was just a little on the cool side and I only bring this up as if we had had our original group of 8 our table would have been outside which at 7:45 when the sun was still up would have been nice but by now, we would have been a little cold and probably left earlier. I said my goodbyes to Barb and Julie and followed Jane & Lynn to their car as they had brought me a little present, well I knew what it was as they had told me they were bringing it. Thanks Jan & Lynn for it, can’t wait to use them.

I walked back to my car and then I was on my way home. It was after 10 when I got home which isn’t that late but have had a lot going on at work and I have been starting work at 6 this week which means I have to leave home by 5:20 so it will be a short night tonight but so worth it. I quickly washed my face to remove my makeup and then was off to bed. Now I am looking forward to the weekend when I will get to spend part of Saturday and Sunday as Susan, I do have stuff to do in the mornings so it won’t be till the afternoons but still will be fun.

Stay happy and healthy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new on my life.

July 18, 2021 Posted by | Dinner out, friends, who song & larry | , , , | 1 Comment

Friday dinner with my friends at Who Song and Larry’s

Friday is here and my vacation is coming to an end. I did have things to do today including going over and visiting my mom this afternoon so Susan would have to wait till this evening but it was worth it as there are 5 of us going out to dinner at Who Song & Larry’s. Now this morning I did need to remove my pretty nail polish I got yesterday and I did put a couple coats of clear OPI nail envy nail strengthening formula on and my nails still look nice. I was really looking forward to tonight’s dinner as I bought a new dress and earrings yesterday when I was shopping with Jennifer and I plan to wear both tonight. I got home about 5 and started getting ready.

Now I took my time doing my makeup as I had a specific look, I wanted for going out. darker eyebrows, my purple eye shadow, false eye lashed and my bright red lipstick to match my dress. Yes, it is funny how excited I get for a new outfit for Susan or a new look. I was all ready by 6 and really liked how I looked; I will have to get one of the girls tonight to get a picture of me so I can show off my mew dress. Cassandra had texted me to see what time I was going to get to Who Song & Larry’s, our reservations are for 7 but I texted her I wanted to get there at 6:30 and have some of their cheese bean dip at the bar.

I was on my way by 6:10. As I drove, I got a text from Cassandra that traffic headed north on I-5 was at a standstill and I got caught going South at SR 500 so I am thinking they opened the bridge but I was able to get off the freeway and avoid the traffic and still get there but it was about 6:40 when I got there. The parking lot was full but I got lucky and someone pulled out as I drove in. I texted Cassandra I was there and walked in. Now there were people waiting to be seated and I went and checked in and they told me it would be 20 to 30 minutes and the sad thing was the bar area was closed due to covid-19 restrictions. Now this is the part I have trouble with. The bar area was closed because of social distancing but there were 2 groups of 4, 4 groups of 2 and me and now Cassandra plus the 3 workers at the desk standing in an area maybe 20 by 20 feet big. Now they did take a couple of the small groups in but by now Amy, Jeanie and Barb had shown up plus a few more small groups. Now we were all wearing our masks but there was no social distancing as we waited. Now Amy complimented me on my earrings so she noticed them and I will admit they do stand out but are so cute and I love getting compliments so I thanked her.

It was about 7:15 when our table was ready and we were shown in, it was right in the middle of the room but close to the fireplace. It was so wonderful to be out with my friends again and I am really looking forward to doing this more and yes, the tables were all spaced out. Our waitress came and took our drink order and I ordered some cheese bean dip as I am not a fan of salsa, when you eat here, they give you their fresh made chips and salsa to eat and I love their chips and dip and could make a meal out of that. We all talked and caught up and had a nice time. Now it was time to order dinner and I got their chicken enchilada dinner but as I kept eating the chips and dip, I really could have skipped dinner

Our food came and we had a wonderful dinner and great conversation. We talked about a lot of things, the virus and how we are handling it and feel about it and yes, we are all tired of it and can’t wait for things to be back to normal and the masks to go away. We also talked about going on a cruise again, Cassandra got a message from the cruise coordinator who set up our groups last cruise and she is offering our group a really good deal, a free drink package, unlimited Wi-Fi, a special dinner and all gratuities included free if we take a cruise in 2021 or 2022 so we are really thinking about next year. I don’t think any of us want to do it this year as we want to make sure it is safe and yes, the mask rules are gone as we really want to be seen. We talked a little about it and we are thinking an Alaskan Cruise in the summer of 2022.

We also talked about doing dinners again and we are thinking we should start them up again in small groups for those who want to go out but her lies the issue, the thought is starting the dinners up on Wednesday nights. For almost 10 years we have done Wednesday night dinners but for the last year we have been doing our zoom meetings also on Wednesday nights since we couldn’t go out. So, do we change the nights of the dinner or the zoom meetings as I think both are good for our group. Probably the easiest to change would be the Zoom meetings and as I thought about it there really is 3 options, Monday, Tuesday or Friday nights as the Seattle groups do their meetings on Thursday nights and some of them join our meetings, and I would like to start going back to the Escape on Saturday nights. Well, something to think about and maybe get the zoom groups thought and switching nights.

Now I did stand by the fire next t our table long enough to have Cassandra take a couple pictures of me in my new dress, let me know what you think of my outfit and earrings? I wish I had thought to have our waitress get a picture of our group but forgot that. Our waitress brought our bills and we paid them but we sat there and talked after dinner till almost 9:30 before we called it a night. By the way our waitress was wonderful and treated us great but then we have always gotten really good service here. It was such a wonderful night out and such a good feeling to be out with my friends. It was sad to see the evening come to an end but I am sure we will do it again soon.

Now I am looking forward to Saturday and spending most of the day as Susan, not sure what I will do as it is supposed to rain tomorrow so it may just be at home.

Stay safe and happy and no we are getting close to being back to normal. Thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

March 20, 2021 Posted by | Dinner out, friends, who song & larry | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Wednesday night dinner at Who Song & Larry’s

Well another Wednesday night and that means dinner with my friends, tonight we are going to Who Song & Larry’s in Vancouver. Now I thought we had been here recently but looking back in my blog it was actually early December when we last had dinner here. Well I posted in the group and we had 8 of us say we would be there so Wednesday afternoon I called and made reservations just in case. Now I got home a little early so I had time to enjoy my getting ready which makes the night even better. I even did the false eye lashes again and they went on pretty easy and looked good. I was ready by 6 and on my way. I figured I could get there early and check in and then sit at the bar and wait for others and have some of their wonderful bean dip. It was about 6:25 when I got there and parking was easy so I knew they were not that busy. I went in and checked in and they said they could have our table ready in a few minutes but I told them I would wait in the bar till a few more of our girls showed up. I sat at the bar and ordered a sprite and their bean dip as I waited. I didn’t have to wait long as Jenifer showed up about 6:35 so we went to the table to wait for others.

It wasn’t long and Cassandra showed up and then Kimberly and her wife and also Barb. 1 of our girls’ shad to cancel so we were just waiting for one more, Alison. Well about 7:15 we all ordered and I think most of us got what we always order here. Well about 5 minutes later Alison showed up. now I think I have met her once before maybe a year ago but it was nice to talk to her again and get to know her a little better. We all sat and talked as we waited for our dinner. Now our waiter who we have had several times before was just as awesome as last time and again I think the manager came over to check on us and see if we needed anything. Now of course I had to get my nightly selfie.

We all sat and talked and as I sat to the middle, I was able to talk a little with everyone which is always nice. Cassandra and I talked a little about Diva Las Vegas which is on 5 weeks away, wow it as coming up fast. Right now, going for sure from Portland are Cassandra, Julie, Veronica, Michele, Brenda, me of course and one other girl and we are all booked at the Flamingo on the Strip. It is going to be fun again. Looking at the information they have sent out there are 163 right now signed up which I think is more then last year and we are still 5 weeks away so that number should rise but what is interesting is besides the normal USA, Mexico and Canada they also have someone from Europe and also Australia registered.

Our food came and it was wonderful as always. It was a wonderful dinner out with my friends, I really do enjoy these types of outings. It just makes our lives seem so normal and I know that may not sound right as we are normal but for years it was something I did only in my house and then only at LGBT places. The fact we are just going to pretty much any place we want and being treated like everyone else is really wonderful. We really are just like everyone else and for the mot part that is how the people around us see us.

We finished out dinners and then just sat there talking as they really were not busy tonight and I am sure they were glad tohave our group there. We stayed till after 9 actually almost 9:30 before we called it a night and I think we might have been the last to leave. It was just such a fun night we hated to see it come to an end but I did get a good chance to talk to Alison and get to know her better. She really is nice and I hoe she does come out more with the group. We all walked out to the parking lot and said our goodbyes before going our separate ways home. Now I am looking forward to Saturday night at the Escape.

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February 22, 2020 Posted by | Dinner out, who song & larry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday night dinner at Who Song & Larry’s

Well it is Wednesday night and I get to go out with my friends for dinner. I have missed several and will miss the next few but tonight I have free. Well last week we decided on Who Song & Larry’s for dinner and as this time of year places can be busy, I posted it to our group last Friday and said I would make reservations Monday night. now I figure we would be okay as the Christmas Ships don’t start till tomorrow and that is when they really get busy. Last year we showed up and almost didn’t get in but we lucked out and they had 1 table open upstairs. Well by Monday we had 12 say they were going including me so I called and made reservations for 12. Well y 10 that night I had 3 more post they wanted to go so I told them I would try to change the reservation on Tuesday which I was able to do so we had a group of 15 of us going. I think that is our biggest night at Who Song & Larry’s.

Well I got home a little early so I had time to get ready and enjoy the experience of becoming Susan. I was ready by 6, our reservations are not till 7 and it only takes me 15 minutes or less to get there so I waited till about 6:10 before leaving and just figured I would be early and could wait in the bar for others to show up and our table to be ready. It was about 6:20 when I got there and their parking lot was surprisingly empty. I parked almost right in front and started in when I herd my name. Nicole must have arrived at the same time so we walked in together. I checked in and gave the lady my name and she said our table was ready and we could be seated so Nicole and I skipped the bar and just went to our table to wait for the others. It was nice as it gave us a chance to talk. Now I am guessing people are waiting for the Christmas ships as there was only one table with 2 people at it and that was it. We ordered drinks and I got some bean dip as they have really good bean dip, I could make a meal out of it. It was about 6:50 when others started to show up, Melissa, Barb, Jan, Lynn, Jennifer, Ricki, Judy, Dawnie, Ellie May, April and then finally Trisha and Danika in all, all 15 showed up. by now the other 2 people had left so it was just us but that wouldn’t last long. A couple woman came in and were seated at a booth and then a man and woman came in and they were seated by the windows. One of the girls got a group picture which was nice as I forgot. Now with that I did get a selfie which is below.

Well we all ordered dinner, I really wasn’t that hungry as the girls really didn’t help me that much with my bean dip so I ate most of it. Our waiter was wonderful we have had him the last several times we have come here. He usually does our order by memory but we had a much bigger group then last time. We all had a wonderful time talking but with such a big group I couldn’t talk with everyone which was sad, that is the only thing bad about such a big group. I had 2 to my right and 5 to my left. I did make sure I said hi to everyone as they came in. I really do want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable when they come out with the group. Our food started coming out and it took both our waiter and another young man to bring it all out. Actually, our waiter brought the first tray out and then as he was serving us the other man kept bringing trays.

We had a wonderful dinner and it really never did get busy as a matter of fact I think it was just us and the 2 other groups of 2 tonight so I am sure. We finished eating and then sat and talked more, it was just such a nice evening. It was after 9 and a few of the girls called it a night, it was sad to see them leave but we were able to move closer so we could all talk better. One of the ladies from upfront came back to thank us for coming in, not sure if she was the manager or just in charge tonight but she was really happy we were there and she remembered we came last year. Our group was probably most of their business tonight. It was about 9:30 when we all left and went home.

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December 7, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out, who song & larry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wednesday night dinner at Who Song and Larry’s

It is Wednesday and once again I get to go out as Susan and have dinner with my friends. This really is a wonderful thing that 10 years ago I never would have thought possible. Now we picked Who Song and Larry’s in hopes Julie could join us one last tie before she heads south for warmer weather for the winter but she had an early flight and wouldn’t be able to make it which was sad but she will be with us in spirit. I got home late from work so I started getting ready right away as I wanted to get there a little early as they have awesome homemade chips and I love their bean dip so I figured I could get there early and get our name in for a table and have a snack. I was ready about 6:15 and since it only takes about 15 minutes to get there, I would be early. I texted Melissa to confirm how many we had, counting e-mails I figured 5 or 6. Melissa texted back that she had made reservations for 5. I got there and usually parking is bad but not tonight so I got a spot almost right in front. I went in and checked in and then went to the bar to get my drink and some chips with bean dip.

Melissa showed up about 10 minutes later and then barb. It was about 6:50 when the girl came and said our table was ready although I think we could have gotten it faster if we asked as they were not busy tonight, everyone was back in the big room and that is where our table was also. There were a lot of people back here including one big group of maybe 20, turn out it was a birthday party for a young girl about 10 or 12, all the kids were eating at the end of the table closest to us and the adults the other end of the table. Kris showed up right at 7, it was nice to see her out as this maybe one of the last times we see her for a while. She is moving up to the Seattle area for a year for schooling. The last to show was Jamie, she is a member of our group who lives in Arizona, I met here at Diva Las Vegas back in 2018. She has followed my blog for years and we e-mailed some and when we were at Diva Las Vegas we met and hot it off and she joined our group as she travels for work. Well this week she is in town working and got to join us. It was so nice to see her again and get to talk with her. now I did get a few pictures with her later in the evening, this was the best.

We all talked for a while before we ordered. Our waiter who we have had several times before was awesome as always. Now the staff came out to sing happy birthday to the young girl at the next table so we all joined in with everyone to sing to her. We went back to talking, well about 10 minutes later the birthday girl came over and gave Jamie a big cupcake as they had extra and wanted to know if she wanted it. Jamie accepted and thanked her; it was so sweet. Now besides our waiter we had another young man who would come by and see if we needed anything and I think it was even the Manager stopped by one time to see if we needed anything and if we did just let him know. Now I always joke about the wonderful service we always seem to get, any way one of the moms at the next table was standing there and after he left she smiled at me and said wow you ladies seem to get the best service so I guess it was not just my imagination.

Our food came and we had a wonderful dinner and great conversation and I took several pictures of all f us and texted them to Julie as she missed tonight. Of course, one of the pictures had to be a selfie of me. Our food was

wonderful and we just had a wonderful night out. After we ate Jamie shared her cupcake with all of us and it was really good. We sat and talked for a while and got to hear about the group in Arizona Jamie belongs to. they go out pretty regular but not as mainstream of places as we do. Our group really has grown over the last 12 years from just one LGBT club, to a few different ones, to just picking a restaurant and going. Portland metro area really is accepting and we can pretty much go where ever we want with no problems and that is such a wonderful thing.

It was now 9 and people were leaving and the big group went by and a some of them told us goodbye and the one that I had talked with before about the service told us how nice we looked and wished us a goodnight. That made the evening. Now they are open till 10 but soon we found we were the only ones left inside just sitting there talking. It was about 9:45 when we called it a night, the lady at the front desked thanked us for coming in and told us to come back. Now we have been coming here for years, and I am not sure but this might be the one we have gone to for the longest that we still go to. The first time we went here as a group for in December of 2009 for our holiday dinner. I have even met Peggy once here for dinner years ago.

Well we all said our goodbyes which is always hard, I won’t see Jamie again till Diva Las Vegas, yes at this point I am planning on going and so is she. I would have liked to get together with her again before she left but the only night, she had open was Friday night and I had something I just couldn’t get out of. We left and went our separate ways and it was a little after 10 when I got home and washed away all the traces of Susan and went to be.

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October 19, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out, who song & larry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday night dinner at Who Song & Larry

It is Wednesday night and our group is having dinner at Who Song & Larry’s on the Columbia river. Last time we were here was back in December so it has been a while. Now we had 8 post they would be there and 2maybes so it should be a good turnout tonight. I got home from work late so it would be another fast transformation, I really like it more when I can take my time and enjoy getting ready. I talk to some of my female friends and a lot of them don’t like the time it takes to do full makeup and I keep wondering if I will get to that point someday. After all some of them have been doing makeup every day for 40 years so I can understand why they may not find it as fun as when they were teenagers. I just hope I never lose the enjoyment of doing my makeup and I don’t think I will. This is my 1,187th blog post so that means I have gone out as Susan that many times plus all the times early on when I just dressed or did my makeup at home and it is just as much fun today as back then. Wow it is hard to believe I have written that many blogs. Well I started getting ready at 5:30 and was ready and on my way by 6:15. Now as I was leaving it looked like it might rain so I took my coat and I was right. I got about a block from my house and the bottom fell out, it was raining so hard for a few miles that cars on the freeway were only going about 30 and there was thunder and lighting also something we don’t see around here very often. As I got close the rain slowed down which was nice and by the time, I got to the parking lot it had stopped.

I took advantage of the break in the rain and went right in. they didn’t look that busy so I went to see if we could get a table for 8 to 10 and the lady at the counter said she would go see what they had. While I was waiting Melissa and her wife walked in, I thought that was them behind me when I pulled into the parking lot. They had a table ready wo the of us went and sat down and waited for the rest to show up. It wasn’t long and Barb showed up followed by Jan & Lynn and then Kimberly and her wife so we actually had wives here tonight which was awesome. Our waiter came and took our orders, we have always had wonderful service here and tonight was just the same. Now I know some girls get caught up in how well they pass and that can be a driving force and can keep some girls from ever going out. Tonight, we all passed, not because they really believed we were female but because they accepted us as females and treated us that way. I am sure we got some looks but we were able to enjoy a dinner out as friends like everyone else and that is what it is all about.

Now Kimberly’s wife has gone out with her before I think but this was the first time meeting the group so I think it was great we had 2 other wives here tonight. Melissia’s wife was seated right across from Kimberly’s wife so they talked most of the night. of course, we all got to talk with her and learn a little about her, these dinners are great for that as they are smaller groups and, in a setting, where it is easy to talk. Of course, we also could look out the windows on the Columbia river and see the rain and lightning although it was tapering off now. Our food came and we had a wonderful dinner, the food here is really good by the way. It was nice to talk with everyone, and have a wonderful night out with my friends. Barb is getting ready for her yearly trip for the summer so it maybe a few months before she is out with the group again. I really do have some wonderful friends as Susan.

After we ate, we sat and talked some more, Kimberly’s wife is really nice and I hope she comes out more with the group. We actually have quiet a few wives or significant others that are supportive of their spouse and even come out with them which is so awesome. It was after 9 when we all called it a night, as we walked out it was a little cool for the end of June but at least it wasn’t raining. We said our goodbyes and made our way to our cars. It is always sad when these evening end but I know Susan will be out again and I will get to see and spend time with my friends.

I got home and got ready for bed and removed my makeup and that is when I know my evening is over, when I see my male self-looking back at me. Thanks for reading and be sure and check out my most recent blog to see what is knew in my life as Susan.

June 30, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out, who song & larry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday night dinner at Who Songs and Larry’s with friends

It is Wednesday and our group is doing a Wednesday night dinner at Who Song’s and Larry’s on the Columbia river. Now our group has gone here many times over the years I have even gone here a couple times, once to meet Peggy for dinner and once to meet Peggy and Cassandra. It is also one of the first restaurants we went to as a group and our first Christmas dinner, we went here December 23rd 2009. I was looking forward to it. I am not sure how many we will have tonight as the only ones who have replied they are going is Julie, Barb, Melissa, Lauri and myself. Now dinner is at 7 but I want to get there a little early as I love their bean dip and am going to sit at the bar till my friends arrive. Some of them will have traffic and is hard to judge when they will arrive.

I took my time getting ready as I wanted to look my best plus I also love the time and experience of doing my makeup and transforming myself into Susan. It really is wonderful getting to be a female. I was ready by 6 and on my way. I got there about 6:15 and the parking lot was full with several cars circling looking for a spot. Now luck was with as a car pulled right out in front of me. I went in and there were people waiting. I got to the front and the lady asked if I had reservations which we didn’t, we have never done reservation. The lady said they were all booked up but had one table available upstairs if we wanted and asked how many we had. I said 6 to 8 and she said it was a round table that sat 6 but we could squeeze a few more chairs around it if needed so I told her we would take it at 7, she said she would get it ready and I went to the bar to wait. Seems everyone wanted to have dinner here tonight as they can watch the Christmas ships on the Columbia river. We never thought of that.

I ordered their 50/50 dip and my drink, a Sprite and waited for my friends. Now I did take a quick selfie at the bar. Now the dip I like is a bean dip that has cheese on it and before I always got here after Cassandra and she had already ordered it so I just ordered what she had. The 50/50 dip was different, but really good. Melissa was the first to show up, followed by Lauri and Barb. We sat at the bar for a little bit before going to see if our Table was ready.

Julie came in as we were waiting to be shown to our table upstairs. Now in all the times we have been here I had seen the stairs but never saw anyone going up them, turns out the upstairs is just as big as the downstairs and it was also full. We sat down and talked as we waited in case others showed up. Kris had posted late she would be there. It was a little after 7 when she got there so we had 6 for tonight’s dinner. Our waiter came over to see how we were doing and take our orders, he was awesome. Really every time we have come here, we have been treated wonderful. We all ordered, I did an appetizer as I kind of filled up on the chips and dip, I really could make a meal out of that.

Now we sat and talked which is always fun. It still amazes me as Susan I love to sit and talk with friends and people, as my male self not really big on just sitting and talking. Now there were people ever place as the restaurant was full and no one seemed to pay us any attention to us. It was so good to see Julie again and talk with her. She travels a lot this time of year so any time we can get together is special. It was a wonderful girl’s night out.

Our food showed up and we had a wonderful dinner, the food here is really good. Now as we ate the Christmas ships went by and we could kind of see them from our table. Most of the people got up from their tables and went to the windows to watch them. They are really cool but I have seen them before and we didn’t want our food to get cold. If you do want to see them this is a good place to go for dinner, just make reservations.

Now after dinner we sat and talked some more, it was so wonderful to spend the evening with my friends. 10 years ago, I would have never dreamed it possible to have such wonderful friends as Susan and be able to go out and have dinner with them, life really is wonderful for me. Now of course I had to get a picture with Julie, we talked a little about Diva Las Vegas, Cassandra and I are planning on going and I am hoping Julie will also go. Cassandra and I are talking about going the Wednesday before and leaving the last day which is a Friday, that way we still get 9 nights there but only pay for 1 weekend as they are the nights that are the most expensive. It was about 9:30 when we called it a night. Now I am looking forward to Saturday night as I will get to go out again.

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December 15, 2018 Posted by | Dinner out, who song & larry | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wednesday night dinner at Who Song & Larry’s

It is Wednesday and we are going to Who Song & Larry’s, this is always a fun place to go. I always look forward nit just to going out with my friends but the time I take getting ready. I really can’t explain why I so enjoy doing my makeup and getting dressed. I enjoyed my time getting ready and soon was on my way. I got to Who Song & Larry’s and it took me a little while to find a parking spot, looks like they are busy tonight. I finally found a parking spot and was on my way in when Cassandra texted me she had just parked. We went in and they were busy but luckily it was a warm day and they had their patio open and that is where most people wanted to sit so we were able to get a table inside.

Cassandra and I got a table for 8 right in the middle of the room and waited for others to show up. Of course, we ordered their bean di which is awesome to go with their tortilla chips. I really could make a meal out of this alone. Barb showed up a little before 7 and Melissa and her wife a few minutes later so we had 5 of us for dinner tonight. Now our waiter, I think his name is Chris is the same waiter who waited on us last time we were here and he remembered us. We have always been treated wonderful here. Now we were ready to order or at least we thought. For as long as we have been coming here they have had daily specials and Wednesday’s were all you can eat Enchilada’s. Well turns out they don’t have them anymore so we all had to look at the menu so it took a little longer to order. I ended up ordering Chicken Fajita tonight.

We had a wonderful dinner and wonderful conversation. T was a relaxing dinner and we stayed here till almost 9:30 before calling it a night. Mow tomorrow night Cassandra, Melissa and I are meet for dinner at the Escape and we are going to work on our web page, Rosecitytgirls.com and also change are e-mails. Since we own our own domain for the web site Cassandra and I have an e-mail through our domain and we are switching it over to be hosted on Gmail server. I think Melissa and Julie are also going to get an e-mail this way.

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May 4, 2018 Posted by | Dinner out, who song & larry | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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