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Tuesday and the final day of my vacation and my nails are gone

It is Tuesday and the final day of my vacation as I go back to work tomorrow. My plan for the day was to do a little shopping at Clackamas Town Center in the morning and then go have my nails removed. I got up early and got ready and was on my way a little after 9, of course I got caught in traffic so I didn’t get to Clackamas till almost 10 which is when the stores start opening. I parked by JC Penny’s and went in. I decided to look around and got to the hoe section and they had a rack of marked down shoes so I started looking. There were several really cute ones and they were all less than $10 so I started trying on shoes. I tried on maybe 7 pairs and only 1 fit, black ankle boots with a heel and it was only $8.99 so I decided to buy them. I continued walking around and came to there dress section and they had a sale on dresses also 40% off. I looked at them and found a really cute salmon color dress and it was in my size so I went and tried it on and it fit. They also had a purple one in the same size so I decided on both. All together both dresses and the boots came to $90.

Now with my first purchase down I was out into the mall. Now the mall was not busy at all. I wondered into a few stores and looked around but as I have said before it really is just about being out as Susan. Of course, I had to go into Victoria’s Secret and look around, also Nordstrom’s, Macy’s to name a few. Around noon I made my way up to the food court and went to Panda Express and got lunch. Again, looking around the food court which is really big there was maybe 30 people and I am guessing a third of them were probably workers in the mall. After I ate, I made my way back to JC Penney’s and out to my car.

On my way home I stopped and picked up some flowers and then stopped at the cemetery and put them on my Dad’s grave. I still wonder what he would have thought about me as Susan, the daughter he never knew. There were a few other people at the cemetery about 100 feet away but I kind of had my back to them. I am pretty sure they didn’t notice anything. I was here about 20 to 30 minutes before I left. Now it was the long drive to the nail salon. Now I have been going back and forth about which nail salon I was going to go to, I love Nails, I have gone here a couple times as my male self for pedicure and manicure when I get my oil changed at the dealer but they are closed on Tuesdays. Creative nails which I have been to a few times for manicures as my male self, or the place I got them done for my trip, Reflections nails & spa, all are good and have treated me well. I decided to go with the place I got them done for the trip. I got there about 1:40, 2 weeks and 1 hour from the day I got them done. Now I didn’t make an appointment as I only decided on this one about 10 minutes earlier.

I walked in and there was 1 lady getting her nails done and 1 man getting a pedicure. Ass I walked in the lady at the counter looked at me and said hi Susan glad to see you back now I know I am more memorable then the average lady but to remember my name was awesome. She asked if I was her for a fill and I told her I needed them removed or shortened and natural looking she showed me to a table and told the girl what I wanted. and grabbed a polish she said was natural. The lady removed the old bright polish and my nails looked so plain. Once that was done, she asked me how short I wanted them and I told her really short so she cut them down and filed the acrylic down and then did a fill. Now they were really short compared to what I had but probably a little longer then I should have gone. Now it was time for the gel polish and it was a clear with just a hint of pink. She put a base coat on and then the first coat of the polish and it really wasn’t noticeable. She followed with a second coat and still not that noticeable and then a top coat. They looked nice with just a hint of pink. As I left, they told me to come back. I would recommend them if you want to get your nails done as they did a great job.

I got in my car and as I pulled out the sun hit my nails and wow, they were pink, I mean pink, I think the fact she used a light pink acrylic powder made it pop. Now what to do. I thought about going back and having them redo them but felt bad about doing that as they really did a nice job. I decided to drive to Creative nails and get a color change. I got to Creative nails and went in and told them I needed a color change. I had to wait a few minutes and then I was sitting at the table. The lady removed the pink polish smoothed out my nails and put a clear coat on them. Now the funny thing is I got talking with her and the lady next to me getting her nails done and what we were talking about was College basketball. They are both fans and have been watching the games. Now 10 years ago I would never have believed I would be sitting in a nail salon getting my nails done as Susan and talking with other woman about college basketball. Now even with just a clear coat my nails have just a hint of pink from the pink acrylic but they look nice and natural other then being really shinny and a little long. Now my nails are not real long but they look longer than they are. The reason is the nail tips I had put on to make them long, with the clear polish if you look closely, you can see where that is. The red line on my nail is the end of my finger, the blue line is where the nail tip starts and it makes it look like that is the end of my finger, kind of like a light French tip. They do look nice though and yes once again I have acrylic on my nails.

After the nail salon I stopped by the Starbucks by my house for a little while before going home and changing back to my mail self. It has been a fun two weeks of living as Susan.

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

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April 12, 2019 Posted by | Acrylic nails, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My vacation begins with my getting acrylic nails

It is finally here, my vacation, my trip to Diva Las Vegas, my 12 days living as Susan with beautiful acrylic nails. Now my plan was to take care of a couple things and then become Susan. Now yesterday I thought about making my appointment for my nails but waited till this morning which was a good thing. I waited as I was deciding between 10 & 11 well things took longer than I planned so it was 11 when I called the salon. I have spent a lot of time deciding on a nail salon this year. I really do like Dream nails but as I have not been there since last June and I am not sure if I will be able to get back to going to the nail salon regular, I felt I should go someplace else plus I wanted to try a new salon. After a lot of research I picked Reflections nails & spa, I called and made an appointment for 12:30 and as it turns out it was still a rush to make that.

I got there and went in and I was the only one there so there was no waiting. The 3 ladies that work here made every effort to make me feel comfortable and welcome. The lady asked me what I wanted and I told her a full set of acrylic nails with a slight coffin shape. Now I have always got square nails as I love them but thought I would try something new this year. She started on my nails, she filed off the top layer and then glued the tips on. She then asked if I wanted them shortened. Now I will admit the thought of tat long of a nail did cause me to think but they would have been over an inch long past the tip of my finger and that was just too long so I told her to shorten them for a nice coffin shape so she trimmed them down. Now they still looked a little long but, in the past, there is always some more filing at the end and she also told me the coffin shape makes them look longer because of the narrower shape. She used clippers to cut the corner to give it a slight coffin shape. Then a hand file to smooth the edge. Now it was time for the acrylic. she took her time and each nail began to look beautiful. She did a wonderful job. About this time another lady came in to get her nails filled and sat down next to me. She had a beautiful deep red and square nail and of course I was second guessing the color I had picked as picked a bright red. This is the hardest decision as I really only doe this one time a year but I was staying with my choice, bright red and coffin shaped. Of course, I did talk with her a little as we were sitting next to each other and she liked the color I had picked.

The lady started painting my nails, I did gel so would not have to wait for them to dry. Now with the polish on them they still looked a little ling and maybe a little more of a coffin shape then I had wanted but they did look pretty. It took her a little over an hour to do my nails as I got there about 12:20 and was leaving at 1:35. It really was a nice experience. They all told me to come back which made me feel good. I really think any nail salon is happy with any costumer they can get as I have been to many salons and always been treated well. I would defiantly come back here and also recommend them. They were a little more expensive than Dream nails but they did offer me a drink, water, pop, wine r a mimosa). I didn’t take ne but it was nice to be asked.

Now it is sunny out today and outside the nails look awesome although the red I think has a little pink in it but still very pretty and bright and yes, they look long and I don’t think it is just the shape. I did get a picture of my nails when I got in the car. Interested to hear what you all think of the shape. In the picture they look kind of orangish but it really is a pinkish red. Now I had time to kill before I go to Cassandra’s this evening so I decided maybe a little shopping but wanted to beat the traffic so I decided to got to the Streets of Tanasbourne as that is not far from Cassandras. Now as I drove the nails felt different on the steering wheel so yes these are definitely longer then I have had the last few years or maybe it is the shape.

I got to the streets of Tanasboure and parked by Claire ‘s and went in as I wanted to look at some jewelry, really it is about being out as Susan. I looked around and didn’t find anything well there were some earrings that were awesome but they were for pierced ears. I have really thought about that lately, getting my ears pierced but right now there is just no way I can go 6 to 8 weeks without removing the earrings. Really wish it was not so long to heal. Maybe in a year or two I can do it, there are just so many more options for pierced earrings.

I did go to a couple other stores as it was a nice warm day and fun to be walking outside. I looked at some clothes but didn’t find anything I needed for the trip. My next stop was a Starbucks across the street which I have been to before. They have a drive through so they are not really busy inside. Now I did get a selfie in the car with my nails of course. I had texted Cassandra I was shopping and she said she would be home by 4. I decided to have a drink at Starbuck’s and write my blog for today at least what I have done so far. From here I will go over to Cassandra’s and we will pack the car for tomorrow s we want to leave by 2am or 3am at the latest. The early mornings are harder for Susan as it will take me an hour to get ready. Cassandra travels as her boy self so not as much work for her in the morning. Okay my nails are longer as it is more difficult to type of course it could also be the shape with the point. Next time I will go back to the square tips but for this trip I will manage with these nails.

We will have dinner when Peggy gets home and I am hoping to be in bed early, like 8pm so I can get a few hours’ sleep. I know it seems strange to put the effort into being Susan just for a 15-hour drive to Las Vegas but it is the experience of being Susan full time for 12 days. The only thing I have from my male side is my drivers license and my debit card, but that is only for an emergency. I am Susan for the next 12 days. I have done all my Diva Las Vegas tris this way.

Thanks, or reading and be sure and keep up on my Diva Las Vegas trip this year and also what is new on my most recent blog. Day 1 begins.

 

March 26, 2019 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Diva Las Vegas, Diva Las Vegas 2019, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Quick update on Saturday,

Okay just a quick update today, I am still having issues planning Susan time as it all depends on how my Dad is doing on any given day so it is always a last-minute decision. So still not sure when I will get out again. Now on a side note my car has a recall for so something for the transmission and they said it would take about 4 hours so had to be on a Saturday, I had an appointment at Toyota at 9 am. Now there is a Starbucks about a half mile away I have gone to several times as Susan so I decided to take my computer and walk down there till my car was ready. I dropped my car off and off I went. Now as I walked I noticed a nail salon called AB nail spa about a block from Toyota and I got thinking about my nails and how I miss going and getting g them done. It has been 3 weeks since I went and got a manicure at Creative nails and it has been 2 months since my last pedicure and although the polish has held up well they have grown out and look bad. I really need to figure something out.

I got to Starbucks and played on my computer and kept thinking about the last times I was here I was Susan. I really do miss my Susan time and think about it a lot. It is just way more fun to be at Starbucks as Susan. I stayed here till 11 and then decided to walk back to Toyota and hang out there as they also have WI-FI and maybe they will get done with my car early. I was almost back and saw the nails salon and it was open and no cars in front so I decided to walk in and get a manicure. Now I have gone a couple times as my male self to get manicures before a couple times but still way easier as Susan. I went in and a lady came up and asked if she could help me and without thinking I just said I would like a manicure and pedicure. She said yes and led me over to a pedicure seat and started the water. Now I pulled up my pantlegs as far as I could and took off my shoes and socks. She looked at my feet and saw the red polish and I think I saw a smile and she immediately asked me what color I wanted and as I had already sat down I just said a red. She came back with several different reds and I picked out a nice bright red and we were ready to go. She introduced herself, her name is Kim and she asked me my name and we talked off and on while she did my feet. Now I did the deluxe pedicure with Lavender and paraffin wax. It really is nice when they are not busy as I think they spend more time and she really did take her time. She really was nice and soon I had Beautiful toes again. She asked me if I liked them and I told her they looked great. Quick picture of my toes in the chair.

Now it was time for my manicure so I went over to the table and she started on my fingures. Kim asked me what colorf I wanted and I just said clear and added I can get away with red on my tgoes but no way I could have it on my fingers. About this time another young lady came in gto get a fill, she had beautiful long red nails and she sat right next to me. We chatted a little and I was so enviouse of her nails. Kim worked on my fingers and did a wonderful job it really was relaxing. It really is a nice nanil salon, clean and modern, it has only been open about 1 ½ years. She even gave me a shoulder message, now I was treated wonerdful here. I think they are still growing gtheir clientel and looking for new customers. She asked if I would tell my friends about their nails salon and I said I would. It really is a nice place and they do a great job. By the way they also offer a complimentery drink including wine, of course I skiped that part. Kim took wonderful care of me and again I am guessing it is because I am a potential new costomer. Now it was almost 1 when I was all done. Yes I jhad been here almost 2 hours, would have been so much more fun as Susan. Now toyota had also called and my car was ready but I stayed and finished my nails.

It was just before 1 when I left. Now I really had not thought this thriough as now I had pretty toes that still were not dry enough to put my shoes and socks back on so I was going to wear the little salmon colored flops and my oretty red toes showing as I walked back to Toyota. Now first thing these are not made for walking any distance as they are little better then walking barefoot. Now I also had to walk into toyota and get my care. Now no one said a thing b ut I am sure some of them had to have noticed them. It actually was kind of fun though. This is a picture from inside. I would also recommend AB nail salon if you are by Orchards Washington.

It was a fun day but would have been so much better as Susan, as a matter of fact I almost thought about telling Kim the lady who did my nails about Susan.

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

September 8, 2018 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A quick update

It has been 4 weeks since I have been able to be Susan and I am really missing it, I really need to find a way to get at least a little time for Susan. As you all know family matters have come up and limited my ability to get out. I even had to remove my acrylic nails which I have had for 16 months. Well they were really looking bad, so I decided Friday I would go and get a manicure and see if I could get them looking better, of course it would be as my male self, so I didn’t want to go to Dream Nails as they only know me as Susan. Well I decided to go to Creative nails off Mill Plain as I have gone here once before a couple years ago and they did a really nice job. Now I didn’t make an appointment like I do as Susan I just showed up a little a little after 6.

They were not busy just one lady getting a pedicure and only 2 ladies working. The one lady asked if she could help me and I said I wanted to get a manicure. I sat down, and she noticed the little acrylic I still had on my nails and asked if I wanted them redone. I really wanted to say yes but said no just a manicure, so she took the time to remove what little acrylic I still had on my nails. Now what I remember about this nails salon is they do everything by hand. No drill files or grinders all hand filing. Now it was so relaxing getting my manicure and as she did my nails we talked. She asked me where I lived, and I told her which is about 10 miles away, I told her I was down this way visiting a friend and just needed a manicure, so I stopped in. to my surprise she remembered I had been here before a couple years back. Now I am use to being remembered as Susan as I kind of stand out little different as my male self. She did a wonderful job and my nails looked way better but nowhere as nice as when I had acrylics. It was still a relaxing 30 minutes and really made me wish I was here as Susan.

Now what is funny is my nails and fingers still feel funny without my acrylic nails. It has been a couple weeks and I am still trying to get use to short nails. I never had this much trouble adjusting to the longer nails when I got them done. I also notice they break easy probably do to the process of having acrylics put on as they file off the top layer which is the hardest layer of your nails. It may be hard, but I think I will wait at least a month before getting acrylics again just to give my nails a chance to recover. They have grown out half the nail bed now yes with the clear polish on you can see the line on my nails if you get a close look. I am still waiting for someone at work to say something about my short plain nails but then again in a year in a half I only had a coupe people say anything about my nails with the acrylic. it is funny though as one of the ladies I work with always comes and shows me her nails after she gets them done and right now she has beautiful long nails with different colored tip, I really am jealous of her nails.

Well thanks for reading this update and I am planning on getting out for a couple hours Saturday night if I can.

August 18, 2018 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Saturday trip to the nail salon before going to the Escape

It is the last Saturday of June and I am really looking forward to going out. Between being sick and other obligations, my Susan time has been limited. Now my plan as usual is to try to get to the Escape early between 5 & 6 as this gives me a little more time out and parking is way better. I got home around 3 and started to get ready and of course the first thing I notice I a chip on my nail polish on my toes, it has been at least 6 weeks since my last pedicure. I also noticed one of my nails had what looked like a crack but was really just where the corner was separating from the acrylic. yes, I needed to go to the nails salon. I called Dream nails and it turns out they were busy and Anny couldn’t get me in till 5:30. Now I had a decision to make, be late to the Escape or not get my nails done and I am sure you can guess my choice. I told her I would see her at 5:30 and finished getting ready. I was all done with my makeup and picked a more neutral lipstick, a mauve color and now it was time to get dressed. Now as I was getting a pedicure that would mean no panty hose and flip flops so I picked my white and black summer dress, here is a picture of me from our trip to Hoover dam wearing the same dress.

Now I had another dilemma, it was only 4:15 and I was all ready and I really don’t like just sitting around the house all dressed up so I decided to go to the Starbucks by my house till it was time to go get my nails done. It only took a couple minutes to get there and I went in. they were not real busy so I had no trouble getting a table and got out my computer and took care of some work, wrote my blog from Wednesday, and just relaxed as I waited till it was time to go to the nails salon. Now people came and went and a few sat down at tables but it never really got really busy. It is a good place to people watch though. It really was funny how fast time went. Soon it was 5:15 and I decided to leave and go to the Nail salon which again only takes a couple minutes.

I parked and went in and yes, they were busy, 2 getting their nails done and 5 getting pedicures and 2 waiting but I had an appointment so I only had to wait a couple minutes. Anna would do my nails but another girl did my pedicure, she has done my pedicures several times and always does a great job but I do not know her name and feel bad asking so I guess I will just go on not knowing. I really do love coming to the nail salon and getting pedicures, so relaxing. Sad most men will never experience this simple joy in life. She did a wonderful job and soon it was time for the polish, I had picked out a really bright red called Ferrari which I have had before and really love the color, so wish I could do my fingers in the same color. Soon my feet were done and looked so pretty and now it was time for my nails.

I moved over to Anna’s table and she started on my fingers. She removed the old gel polish and filed them down to get them ready for the acrylic fill and of course noticed the bad nail before I pointed it out to her so she removed all the acrylic on that nails. It really is a fun and relaxing time. She asked if I wanted them shortened and I said yes even though I really didn’t. She put the new acrylic on my nails and shaped them and got them all ready for the polish. Of course, I used the same color I have been for months, Wedding dress but I kept thinking about the pretty red on my toes and so wished it was on my fingers. Now they were busy the whole time with people waiting, so glad I always call for an appointment. It was 6:50 when I was all done and left the salon with my pretty nails.

I got to the Escape about 7:20 and as I feared all the parking was full in the lot so I parked out on the street, I don’t think I have ever had to park on the street here as I always get here early. I went in and Bobbie was there at one of the tables closest to where they do Karaoke, are normal table was full. I talked with Bobbie a little before going up and ordering dinner. I noticed Lee was here at the Bar so I went over and talked with her a little, she was here with another lady and was not sure if they were on a date so I only talked to her for a few minutes before going back to the table. My food came and I ate my dinner they really do have great food here.

I was just finishing my dinner and Robyn showed up. It was nice to see her out she is coming here on a more regular basis now which is always nice. Now as it got later it started to get busier as this is the last weekend of Pride and it was going to be a big night I think. Another girl from our group showed up so we had 4 of us now. By 9 it really was busy and we had others sitting at the other end of our table which I really don’t mind as I didn’t think we would have any more girls show up but Lauri. And it is nice to kind of chat with them. They have 2 long tables that sit 10 and then several 4-person tables and they were all full.

Karaoke started and it is fun although it gets loud and you can’t really talk any more. Those who sang did really well and even the few that didn’t we still clapped as they had the guts to get up and sing. Several of the songs I had never heard before and a few were ones I really likes and those I sang along with, quietly from our table of course. It was almost 10 when Lauri showed up. I stayed a little long but I was getting tired. I can remember a few years back when we didn’t go out till 9 and we closed the bars down. Now by 11 I am done. I paid my bill and said my goodbye’s and called it a night. It was so wonderful to be out with my friends and also get my nails done. I really do need to try to get back to getting my nails done on a week night though.

On a side note this week for some reason all my blogs I shared on my Facebook page disappeared and I mean disappeared. I can find no trace of them. I checked my activities log and even downloaded my history file and there is no trace of them. I am not really good with Facebook so if any of you out there have any ideas what happened please let me know. I will see if this one post to it and if not, I may try and post in manually and see what is going on. I tried to contact Facebook but that is harder then finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow so I don’t know what to do now.

Any way thanks for reading and be sure and keep up with my on my most recent blog.

July 7, 2018 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday and I finally get some Susan time.

It is Saturday after a long and trying week and I am going to get some Susan time. But first a reminder about our Mexican Cruise our group the rose city t-girls are hosting. We have 29 people signed up but there is still room and time to sign up, just go to our web page and get the information. Now I haven’t been out since last Sunday as I have been sick all week and today is the first day I feel better and don’t have a red nose or at least not so bad that some makeup can hide it. If that is not bad enough it has been almost 3 weeks (tomorrow) since I got my nails done. Now don’t get me wrong they still look great but are rather long and have noticeable grow out so that is a priority as I am not sure if I would have time this week to get them done and I defiantly can’t wait another week. Now usually I try to get to the Escape early so that gives me a little time to work with.

I called Dream Nails and Anna was able to get me in at 4:45 so that was good but now I had the bigger issue. Going to the nail salon I try to be casual but going to the Escape I usually wear a dress and heels and of course my red lipstick. I am going to have to find some common ground. I decided to go with my black skirt and sweater top and my ankle boots that have about 3″ heels which is kind of a business woman look and I figured it would be good for both. Now was the lipstick choice and yes, I did go for the red. I was ready at 4:30 and drove over to the Nail salon. There were only a couple cars but they were actually pretty busy. 4 woman and a man getting pedicures and 2 women getting their nails done. Anna was ready so I actually got in a little early which was nice. She started on my nails and it is always such a fun and relaxing experience. She removed the old gel polish and got them all prepped for the new acrylic and then asked me if I wanted them shortened. Of course, the answer was yes even though deep down I didn’t. she shortened them up and then put the new acrylic on filling the area that had grown out. About this time the man and woman getting pedicures were leaving and as the man walked by me he said you ladies have a wonderful day. Soon it was time for the gel polish and once again my nails looked perfect although shorter. It was about 5 :15 when I was all done. Now here is the funny thing. When I left how it was clear skies and about 75 but as I am getting over being sick I brought my sweater. As I walked out it was dark skies and raining, it had only been 45 minutes, what happened.

I drove to the Escape in a heavy rain, I guess that is the Pacific Northwest as they always say if you don’t like the weather wait 30 minutes. I got to the escape and was able to park right in front which with the rain was nice. I went in and got the table I try to get in case others show up. Really not sure how many we will have tonight as it is Pride weekend and lots of things going on downtown. I did know Nicole would be here as she is in town this weekend, always nice when you know you won’t be alone. I ordered dinner and got out my computer. It was just after 6 and I had just finished eating when Nicole arrived. It was great to see her again and get a chance to talk with her. It was just a little later and Jan and Lynn arrived, they had been downtown at the Pride event all day and left when it started to rain.

The 4 of us sat and talked for a while mostly about our cruise this October which really is coming up fast now. We are all looking forward to this as it will be so much fun. This is my first Cruise and the fact I get to do it as Susan makes it all the better. Now we were discussing what we are taking in other words how much luggage. Now I am doing the whole trip as Susan as are many of the girls as I have always wanted to fly as Susan. But another reason is this will help keep what I need to take down as it will just be stuff for Susan to wear. Now I think I can get it all in one big suitcase and one carry on which will be nice. My only concern and this is because I don’t fly much how do they classify carryon. It has been several years since I was on a plane and I took 1 carryon and my laptop on the plane. But as Susan I will also have my purse so now I am looking at 1 carryon bag, laptop and purse. I am guessing I will have to call the airline and get an answer to that before the flight.

Now it was a little slow here tonight as I think a lot of people are downtown so it may get busier later but as I am getting over being sick I don’t plan to be out to late. A little later another one of our girls showed up so we had 5 of us tonight. A little after 9 the Karaoke started and of course it gets loud and hard to talk. Nicole was the first to leave, always sad to see her go but she will be back in about 10 days and is planning on going to our Wednesday night dinner which will be fun. It was about 9:45 and Lauri showed up and it was nice to see her again, she also had been downtown at the Pride events. I wish I could have gone but it was late when I was able to get out and getting over being sick probably wouldn’t have been a good idea to be outside. I talked with Lauri briefly before paying my bill and calling it a night. It was about 10 pm when I left for home. It really was good to be out again.

Thanks for reading and be sure and keep up on my most recent blog.

June 17, 2018 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sunday and some Susan time including trip to nail salon

It is Sunday and once again I have some free time in the afternoon and evening and that means Susan time. I still need to write my blog from Wednesday and now Saturday so I am behind, sorry to those who follow me I will try to get them out quicker. Well before I get to far Just a quick note, there is still time to sign up to go on our Mexican Cruise, October 13 to 20 2018. We have 28 signed up right now let’s see if we can get 30. . For more information check out our web page or contact me.

I got home a little later so it was almost 3 when I started getting ready which is something I totally enjoy. It really is relaxing to take the time and do my makeup and transform into Susan. It was 3:45 when I was ready including my corset, and as I was putting on my bracelet and ring I was looking at my finger nails which really do look wonderful. They are a little long and do show some grow out so if you look at them there is no denying I have acrylic nails. As I looked at them I was thinking about the week ahead, my only Susan time will be Wednesday for dinner and I will be rushing to make that and then again Saturday and also will be a rush to get there by 7. I do have Monday morning but that is a holiday and I am sure the nail salon will be open so it is either today or more then a week more and it has already been 2 ½ weeks. Usually I call Dream Nails before I get ready but this was a last-minute decision so I called and Anna said she could get me in at 4:45 so now I had that dilemma, what to do for 45 minutes.

I decided although it was short I would go to the Starbucks by my house as it is right across the street from the nails salon and work on my blog for Wednesday night till my appointment. I got there right at 4 and they were busy but mostly takeout so there were a couple tables open. I got my drink and started on my blog. I had only been here a few minutes and someone I know, kind of work with walked in and I saw him in line to get a drink. I just kept my head down and kept working on my blog as he got his drink and left. Now about 15 minutes later another lady I know, works where my parents are living came in and once again I just kept my head down and kept working. I little m ore nervous about her because as far as I know my parents have no idea about this part of my life. She also got her drink and left. Wow only here for 45 minutes and saw two people I know. I finished my blog and posted it at 4:40 so had just enough time to get to my nail appointment.

I got to Dream nails and Anna was still finishing a lady so I had to wait about 5 minutes. Now there were 5 other women in here, 2 getting their finger nails done, 2 getting pedicures and one waiting on her friend. Anna started on my nails and we talked a little, Anna pretty much works 7 days a week, she is the owner although I do think a couple days she may either come in a little later or leave a little early. I encouraged her to take some time off for herself and this goes for everyone. Take some time for yourself, life is to short to just work all the time. You will be so much happier and more relaxed. Anna did a great job on my nails as always and it was so relaxing. Now I did notice the two women getting pedicures looking over at me every once in a while, but what else do you have to do at the nail salon as I kind of watch other people also to see what they are getting done. Well as I was watching them the one lady who was very petite I did notice her shoulder and arm muscles were really defined and she did have kind of a raspy voice and I don’t know why but I wondered just wondered if she had transitioned at some point. I tell people this all the time that even if you are really passible there are subtle things that by themselves won’t give you away but as they ad up well may give you away. I do not know about her and I would never say anything but being transgender myself there was enough to at least put the thought in my head. It was just before 6 when Anna finished my nails and they looked wonderful as always and shorter.

Now what to do as my usual Sunday is Starbucks till 6:30, go get gas and then onto Wendy’s before going home but the Starbucks by my house will close in 30 minutes and as I have tomorrow off I can stay out later. I decided to go to Cascade station by the airport as I wanted to run into Target and also the Starbuck’s there is open till 9. I got to Target and ran in as I needed to pick a few things up which didn’t take long and then it was off to Starbucks’s. I got there about 6:45 and parked right out front and went in. They were also busy but there was one table right in front of the window so I put my computer on it and went and stood in line to get my drink.

Soon I was happily sitting at my table with my drink and on my computer working on my blog for Saturday night. Now for years I would always write my blog the very next day which I really try to do but there is something special about writing Susan’s blog as Susan at Starbuck’s. now as I sat there a young girl came in who was very tall, guessing 6’4″ and she also had low wedge heels on about 2″. Now she was very skinny and a really pretty face but I saw her glance at me on her way to order. Now I am not in any way saying she is not a female but after she ordered she went and sat at the very opposite side of Starbucks from me even though where she would pick up her drink was right by me and that was the door she used and there were also places to sit closer. I also noticed her look at me several times. Now I am more likely to believe that she was worried people might think she was transgender if they saw her by me then her actually being transgender but again it did make me think. I have actually noticed a lot more really tall females lately as I do work with one who is 6’5″ but there are now 3 more females I work with and 1 is the same height as me 6′ and one is a couple inches taller and the third is at least 5″ taller than me and none of them you would mistake as not being female. Now tall women are still a was smaller percentage but there is hope for taller t-girls.

I got all my work done and it was about 8:45 so I left Starbucks and even though it was late I decided to stop at Wendy’s for something to eat. Now being this late they were not that busy. I ordered my food and the lady who waited on me told me she loved my nails. I thanked her and told her I had just got them done. She told me she wished she could have nails like mine and I told her all it took was to make a little time to get them done. She smiled and said she made time for the gym and didn’t have time for her nails. I smiled back and told her I made time for my nails and not the gym. Which got me thinking I really need to get back to my exercising. I use to stop at the gym almost every day, and then I bought an elliptical for my home and now I hardly use it. I am going to have to try and change that as I really do want to lose some weight for our cruise this fall.

I ate my dinner and then headed for home. It was almost 10 when I got home. It was a good night out. I sat down on the couch to watch a little TV before changing back from Susan to go to bed and fell asleep on the couch. It was a little after midnight when I woke up and went up to bed. I had worn my corset for over 8 hours. Now I have people who ask how I can ware a corset and really it is easy. I got mine at Orchards corset and I e-mailed them my measurements and they recommended the size I needed and they were right on. It really fits well and is very comfortable. The only two things it is hard to get in and out of the car as I have a smaller car and also not really comfortable sitting in y car seat. I also can’t bend over to pick something up or put shoes on or off without getting out of breath. Other then that it is really comfortable and it makes me sit up straight and keeps my shoulder back so I have really good posture and of course a really nice shape. The good way out ways the bending issue.

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May 28, 2018 Posted by | nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday at the Escape on Memorial Day Weekend

It is Saturday of Memorial Day weekend so I am not sure how many girls will be out but before I get into my blog I want to recognize the sacrifice so many American men and woman have made for our freedom and our way of life. We have and live in the greats country in the world and we owe it all to our brave service men and woman who dedicated their lives to protect us and some gave up everything for us. I want to thank you all and let you know how much we appreciate what you gave and let you know you are not forgotten.

Now I started getting ready early for two reasons, first I wanted to take my time and enjoy every moment of becoming Susan and second, I wanted to get there early so I could write my blog from Wednesday as I am once again behind in my blogging. Seems I just can’t find the time the next day to update things. Now it was about 4:45 when I was all done and ready to dress but I decided I would ware my corset tonight which also means picking out the right dress. I got the corset on and it really does give me a nice shape as I have hips and a waist which is several inches narrower, I will have to measure it sometime as I am curious. I got the corset on and put the dress I chose on and it just didn’t look right so off it came and back to the closet. It was the third dress I tried that I went with, a black and white one that goes down to mid-calf but also has a slit on the left that goes up to mid-thigh oh and also tight and clingy so the curves show. Being a girl is so much fun.

I got to the Escape just before 5:30 and went in. They were not that busy so I sat down and got my computer out and ordered dinner. I looked around and Kearren was also there early so she came over and joined me. It has been a while since I have seen her out, at least before Diva Las Vegas which was 6 weeks ago, wow time is flying. Well I put my computer away as it is always more fun to talk with someone then play on my computer, guess I will do my blog Sunday. It is sad as she will be moving too Idaho in a few weeks and I will miss her. We talked a while about why we do this and we both agreed there really is no right answer other then we enjoy it and it relaxes us. I guess for me Susan is part of who I am and when I can be her feel complete and that is a real enjoyable and relaxing feeling compared to hiding her away.

We got on the topic of Facebook and friends and peoples profiles. I will share my thoughts and remember these are just my thoughts for me. I do get a lot of friends request and I am selective of who I accept. Now it is not because I don’t want to be friends with people I just try to limit it to people I feel I will meet at some point or we have a lot of friends in common. I am not interested in having just numbers. Again, this is me, I see people with 5,000 friends and I have to ask myself how can you keep up with that many, at 100 a day it would take you 50 days to look at each of them. We also talked about profiles with no picture or information, again I don’t friend blank profiles although I have made the rare exception as sometimes people have valid reasons. I do have a few friends that I have met or have exchanged pictures with that just can’t put public info out but I do want to make sure people are real. Any way Kearren is trying to get a good picture of herself to post so I gave her my tips and again this is what works for me. I find I get my best pictures when the camera is above me and at a slight angle. So, I am going to post pictures taken different ways to show the difference. It is amazing the difference that different angles make.

Well Kate was the next to show up so the 3 of us sat and talked for a while. Then Kate and Kearren went to play pool so I thought about getting my computer out but then Bobbie showed up followed by Jan & Lynn. Now a funny story as a group of women showed up about 8 and they were all waring Tutu’s and looked so cute. Well I had to tell them that and soon I was talking to a couple of them. It turns out one of their friends had been working on the East coast the last 2 months and was back in town for the weekend and had asked 1 of them to pick her up at the airport. Well this friend had this great idea and got several of her friends to show up at the airport in tutu’s and hold up signs as they waited for her to get off the plane, signs like welcome back from rehab, and so on. It was so funny. Any way I just thought I would share this so remember this the next time you ask a friend to pick you up at the airport or if you are going to pick someone up.
kellybea also showed up tonight with her wife, she is one of our newer members and has gone out a couple times in Salem but she drove up here tonight. It was really nice to meet her and her and her wife seem really nice. I got to talk with them a little which was nice and I hope they cam get out more with our group. I really do like when I meat new people. It was about 9:30 and Lauri showed up so we had a good size group tonight, 10 in all.

It was also getting crowded now as people were coming in for karaoke and that is always fun although you really can’t talk anymore as it gets to loud. Now a lot of the songs sung tonight I have never herd or at least don’t remember so when the ones I know were sung I would sing a long quietly of course. Now I did get several compliments on my dress as it really did look good. I wish I had gotten a picture of me standing so I would be able to show off the dress but I didn’t think of that. Any way of course I would thank them and got into conversations with them also which really makes a fun night. Alice would have been so proud of me as I probably talked with at least 6 women there I didn’t know and had never met so much different from 10/15 years ago when I would go out and just sit and keep to myself and not make eye contact with people. It really is fun to interact with people.

This brings me back to another thing Kearren and I talked about, passing in public which is a question I get asked a lot. Both do I pass and for those who ask me this, thanks for the compliment, and also, I will get asked by others if they pass as they don’t want to go out unless they

pass. No, I do not pass in the way people ask or think. Yes, there are times, right lighting, distance, alcohol intake and so on when I do but I do not even come close to passing 100% and that is okay. For me passing means something totally different. If I can go out and not be bothered, not be made fun of, be treated as a female then I have passed. Passing to me is being accepted for who I am. Tonight here I passed 100% as always. I am always accepted here and treated as any other woman her and that is a great feeling. Now what will help you is being confident and by this, I mean acting like this is the most natural thing for you, like you are not doing anything wrong, the other big thing is smile and be polite, this goes a long way. Again, this is just my thoughts and views and that and $5 will get you a drink at Starbucks. Now the 3 pictures above were all taken right in a row with me sitting in the same position. The only thing that changes was the height and angle of my phone and I did try to keep the same facial expression.

It was a good night out and I ended up staying out later then I planned as it was almost 11:30 when I paid my bill and called it a night and I think I was actually the first to leave. Wow the girls stayed out late tonight. Now I did go back through some old pictures and found one of me in the dress I wore tonight so this will give you an idea of how I looked but tonight I had curves. It really was a wonderful night. I do plan on going to Starbucks on Sunday and as I have Monday off I will be out in the morning and early afternoon. Not sure what I will do, maybe get together with some friends for shopping or lunch. I really do lov e this part of my life.

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May 28, 2018 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Thursday night and having dinner with Charlene and her wife

It is Thursday and I am meeting Charlene and her wife for dinner tonight at 7, we have been trying to get together when they come to town but haven’t made it yet. They live on the East side of the mountains and get to Portland a few times a year. Any way we are meeting at McMenamins on the Columbia river at 7 for dinner and I am really looking forward to it. Now I got home a little before 4 so I had a little time but I really needed to go to the Nail salon. It has been over two weeks since I got my nails done last time which was after my trip to Diva Ls Vegas and Anna even though she shortened them left them on the long side so now they are really long of course no one has said a thing. More than that I really need a pedicure as my last pedicure was March 15 almost two months ago. Now it was a question of if I had time. I called Dream nails to see if I could get in and Anna said she could get me in at 5 which should give me time to get my nails done but it was already 4 so I would be rushing to get ready. I told Anna I would see her at 5 and started getting ready right away.

I was ready and leaving my house at 4:55 luckily Dream nails is only a couple blocks away and I got there right at 5. I went in and there was only 1 other lady there so I got right to the table and Anna started on my nails. Now as Anna did my nails I talked with her a little and it has been really slow today so Anna was trying to talk me into the Deluxe pedicure which really didn’t take much as I was already thinking about it my only concern was if I had time as I needed to leave here by 6:30 to make my dinner with Charlene. Anna assured me I did and said she would have me out by 6:30. Now the funny thing is they started to get busy as first 2 women came in and had their daughter with them and all wanted their nails done and right after them 3 more woman came in and also wanted their nails done. None of them wanted pedicures today which was unusual as usually more are getting pedicures then their nails done. Anna prepped my nails and shortened them and put the new acrylic on and got them all ready. All that was left was the gel polish but as Anna has another lady that wanted her nails done and one of the other techs was available she had me go and get my pedicure and she would finish my nails after that so I moved over to the Pedicure chair.

The lady who did my pedicure I don’t know her name even though I know several of the ladies who work here as at some point they have all done my nails at one time over the few years I have been coming here. There is Knee, Kathy, Tina, Anna of course and the new lady who I found out her name is Annie tonight, she has only been her 6 months but all of them are great and treat me wonderful and do an awesome job. Now the pedicure is so relaxing and everyone should do it. The difference between the regular pedicure ($25) and the deluxe ($45) is they use scented salts in the water, I did lavender, scented scrubs on your legs and feet, scented lotions on your legs and feet with a hot towel wrap and a paraffin wax for your feet and of course more time. Now it is so relaxing to have a pedicure and I really enjoy it but the deluxe does take longer about an hour and as I watched the time pass by I wondered if I would be don by 6:30 but sue enough soon she was painting my toes a beautiful red color and she finished right at 6:30 but I still needed the gel polish on my fingers but that only takes a few minutes as they dry really fast under the LED light. Anna new I was on a schedule so as the lady was painting my toes I gave her my credit card and paid my bill. As soon as she was done with my toes I was back over at Anna’s table and she put the polish, Wedding dress on my fingers. I was all done by 5:40 and such a wonderful, relaxing time.

Now it only takes about 15 minutes to get to McMenamins so I should be right on time which I was as I walked in right at 7. Charlene and her wife were already there, it was wonderful to see them again as it has been a while. I think the last time was the Halloween party last year at Cassandra’s house. It is funny the good friends you can make online even though you may only see them rarely. They are both retired and spend several months traveling around in Their RV. Now we were busy talking and catching up and yes, they know more about what is going on in my life as they follow my blog, but always nice to be able to talk in person. Our waitress came back a couple times to see if we were ready to order and of course we were not so she said when we were ready put the menus at the end of the table and she would come get our order. We talked a little more and finally took time to look at the menu and figure out what we wanted and sure enough as soon as we put the menus on the table end our waitress was right there to get our order. We really did have a wonderful waitress.

We had a wonderful dinner and great conversation and I got to know more about them which was nice. I really do have some wonderful friends as Susan so I am a really lucky lady. 10 years ago, if any one told me I would be going out like this as Susan and have these awesome friends I would have thought they had lost their minds but here I am. Being Transgender and having a feminine side has turned out to be a wonderful thing and I can’t imagine my life any other way. As always, the night went by fast and soon it was almost 9 and we called it an evening. Now we both parked in the same area so we all walked out together and of course the staff on the way out thanked us and told us to come back which is always nice to hear. Outside I got to meet their dog who was in the car, they have an awesome dog, very friendly and well behaved. It really was a great evening out. I am hoping to see them again on Saturday night at the Escape as they are in town till Sunday Morning. If not I will be looking forward to their next visit.

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May 13, 2018 Posted by | Dinner out, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tuesday and my vacation comes to an end after 12 days

Okay the day is her, the end of my vacation, the end of 12 days a being Susan and of course 12 days of having long pretty red nails. Now I have a 1pm appointment at dream Nails. It is always sad when I have to remove my nails. Now I had no plans other than going

to the nail salon so I slept in as it is my last day of vacation. It was almost 10am when I was ready. I decided to got to Starbucks till my appointment and just play on my computer and enjoy the last couple of hours of my nails. Now I did take a couple pictures of my nails before I get them removed, if you don’t know I do have a thing about pretty nails.

I got to Starbucks and they were busy but there was an open table so I set my computer down and went up to order my drink. Now the lady who took my order told me how pretty my nails were which made me feel really good as I always like to hear this but also sad as I know in a few hours they will be gone. Now it was fun but also went by so fast and soon it was 12:45 and time to go to the nails salon.

I got to Dream nails and went in, they were not busy just one lady getting her nails done and Anna was ready for me so I sat right down Now Anna asked how my vacation was aid I told her it was great. She asked what I did and I told her I went to Las Vegas, she said that sounded like fun. The nail tech next to her said she wished she could have gone.

Anna asked me if I just wanted a fill which I really wanted to say yes but I told her I needed the red gone and shorter. She started to take the red off and the first nail was the hardest it really was sad. One by one the red disappeared from my nails till they were just the acrylic. as she worked we talked about my trip. Anna also told me a little about her family and even showed me some pictures on her phone, it was a really enjoyable time. Now it was time to shorten my nails, again I had that sad feeling as she ground them shorter. Now it was time for the fill with the new acrylic. I was thinking I have had acrylic on my nails now since March 25 of 2017, 13 months. Once the new acrylic was on she smoothed them out and shaped them. It really was a relaxing time and I really do enjoy going to the nail salon and getting my nails done.

Now it was tie to put the gel polish on and of course I went with the wedding dress color again, not the same as the red but still a nice look. I really do like going to the nail salon when they are not busy just a much more relaxing and personal experience. Anna did

a wonderful job and it was almost 2 when I left the salon with my pretty nails. Now I was on my way home to switch back to my normal boring male life. I got home and became my male self and went out and mowed my yard, not the same. Now I was looking at my nails and I noticed a couple things. One she didn’t shorten then enough, it is amazing as being so long when she shortened them I didn’t notice the length. The other thing is the fact she put tips on before I left to lengthen them which are still on and they give the ends a white look almost like a faded French nail. They really do look good but may be more noticeable then I have had in the past. I took a few pictures And so that is how my vacation comes to an end. It really was a wonderful time with wonderful friends and I am looking forward to our cruise in October and of course Diva Las Vegas next year but for now it will be back to a couple times a week to go out as Susan. Thanks for reading my blog and sharing this part of my life with me

April 25, 2018 Posted by | nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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