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Saturday trip to the nail salon then to the Escape for a fun evening with friends.

Well first we have 16 cabins booked and 26 people going so far on our Mexican Cruise in October of 2018. Also Last Sunday I did make it out as Susan to Starbucks for a couple hours to write my last blog, now onto today.

I had planned to get out early, get my nails done and then go meet Cassandra at the Escape to watch the Baseball playoffs but as usual things came up and I got a late start. I didn’t get home till 4 so it would be a rush today. I called the Dream Nails to see if I could get in to get my nails done and so there would be no confusion I asked for Anna. Well it turns out she is on vacation so I just asked if I could come in at 5 and I would be surprised who gets to do my nails, so far everyone that I have had do my nails have done a wonderful job. Now it was a rush to get ready and of course the hardest part, what to wear. Something casual enough to go to the nail salon but also nice enough for a Saturday night out. I went with a skirt and top and I wore my ankle boots to the nail salon and took some nice heels to change into after. I was all ready and on my way by 4:40 well almost. I got to the end of my street and realized I forgot my bracelets and ring so I turned around and ran home real fast.

I got to the nail salon at 4:45 yes, it is a short drive and went in, they were not busy at all only one other lady there. Cathy greeted me when I walked in and said she was ready so I sat right down, Cathy has done my nails before. I sat down and Cathy started on my nails and of course we talked a little, she asked me if I had a boyfriend? I just told her I wasn’t looking for a boyfriend and left it at that, I didn’t go into the fact I am not interested in men, just woman. I really do enjoy my time at the nail salon. Now I have always wondered what they think of me here and by that do they think I am full time. Well as Cathy worked on my nails she asked what color I would like and I just told her the clear pink I have been getting. She asked if I didn’t like color and I told her I would love color but it just wouldn’t work at work, that was why I only got color polish when I was on Vacation. She then asked in they didn’t allow color polish where I work so I went on and told her I only dress this way part time and at work I am male and it would be hard to explain color on my nails.

Cathy finished filling my nails with acrylic, shaping them and filing them smooth then told me to go wash my hands. I came back and sat down and Cathy had a different polish on her table and said she wanted to try a different color as the one I was wearing gets a little yellowish after a couple weeks. I looked at it and it did have a pink color to it so I told her I would try it on my pinky like I did a few times back. Cathy smiled at me and said no it would look fine on my nails and I don’t know why I just agreed. She started with my right hand and as I watched the color on from the bottle was pink but it didn’t look pink on my nails so I just let her go. She finished the first coat and for the second coat it was more of a clear color with a pink color to it. After the second coat she put a clear top coat on. I looked at my nails and it did look like I had a light polish on it and gave my nails a healthy natural look. Cathy asked me how I liked it and I said it looked nice, she told me if I didn’t like it she would remove it and redo it but I told her it was fie I liked it which I do just not sure when I am not Susan what people will think. Now I have had nicely manicured nails a little on the long side for months and have left them shinny for the last month and only one lady at work have said anything so either they haven’t noticed which I doubt or just haven’t said anything. I thanked Cathy as she did a wonderful job on my nails, and left with my pretty nails. By the way they look a little different depending on the light and in certain light they are pink. I will include some pictures in different light.

It was about 5:30 when I left the nail salon and drove to the Escape. I got a parking spot right in front which was lucky as we can no longer park across the street in the parking lot. I went in and Cassandra was already there, she got there about 5 to watch the Baseball playoffs, she is a huge LA Dodgers fan. It is funny as we have several girls in the group how are huge sports fan. We also talked about some of our events coming up, we do have 15 signed up for the Dinner Cruise we are doing in December which will be so much fun and of course our cruise next October, as I said above we have 26 signed up for this so far, and probably 15 are from our group. If you want information on it check out our group cruise page. Our group really is wonderful and we have done so many wonderful things over the years. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without some of them in my life. I would not be the lady I am now without them. Now talking about the cruise and what we would do. We are thinking of going down a few days early and going out in LA first. I also realize I need to get a passport which I should do soon as I don’t want to wait.

Now Michelle was the next one to show up and then Page, Kimberly, and Kate, Kimberly and Kate also got in the conversation on the cruise as they are also going. Now some of the girls started playing pool as the Baseball game was over. Cassandra was happy as the Dodgers won. Cassandra was the big winner at Pool as she won a lot of games of course she is also really good so if you can beat her it is an accomplishment.

Karaoke started and as always it gets a little loud and hard to talk any more. It is fun to listen to some of the singers as some are really good and the other well they at least have the courage to get up and sing and that is something. Lori and a few other girls showed up, our later crowd. It is funny as when o first started going out it had to be dark and most of the time it was 9 pm or later before I would leave my house, now by 9 pm. Now by 9 or 10 I am thinking about going home to bed. I like to think it is because I am so comfortable going out and not because I am getting older.

We had a good turnout and it was great to be out with my friends. I am looking forward to Wednesday night dinner as I am planning on going this week. Next Saturday is the week the group goes down to Salem to hang out with our members down there. I am not sure I will make that as it is an hour drive each way or more. I will go out though even if it is just shopping or a trip to Starbucks.

If you have ever wanted to go on a cruise be sure and check out the one we ae going on, it will be a blast and you can dress as much or as little as you want. Okay I have to ask, do you like the nails and do they look too pink?

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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October 15, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Saturday evening out finally.

It is Saturday and it is looking good. Things in my life have settled down some, not back to normal but a lot better and I am hoping to get out more now. It was a busy morning but I was home by 4 and had the rest of the evening free and I knew just what I was going to do. I trip to the nail salon and then out to the Escape to see my friends. I called Dream Nails and made an appointment for 5 so it would be a rush to get ready. Now this is the hard part. I needed to look casual enough for the nail salon but nice enough to go to the Escape for the evening. The solution was my black skirt and sweater top with my high heel boots. Of course, I had to tone down the makeup a little. I got to the nail salon just before 5 and went in. For a Saturday they were not busy.

I didn’t see Anna but Tina the lady who did my nails last time came up and asked if I was ready so I followed her to her table and she started on my nails. Yes, I am getting to know several of the ladies here by name. it was ab about 5t minutes later when Anna came out from the back and asked how I was doing. It really made me feel good as they have always treated me wonderful here. I did kind of wonder why Anna wasn’t doing my nails but really didn’t think about it too much. It is funny when I first came here I really wanted Anna to do my nails, something about the same person but really all the ladies here are wonderful and do an awesome job.

Tina removed the old gel polish, ground down the acrylic and got them ready to fill in. it really is an enjoyable experience to have someone do your nails. Now as I said they were not busy, one lady getting a pedicure and one just finishing up her finger nails. Tina shortened my nails a little and put on the new acrylic and my nails were once again looking good. I went and washed my hands, on the way back I noticed it was me and just one other lady and Anna and several girls were just waiting for someone to walk in to get their nails done. Anyway, this is when it dawned on me, the last time I just walked in with no appointment. When Tina asked if I was ready I wonder if she thought I just walked in, I never told her I had called for an appointment and I was about 10 minutes early. I am now wondering if I did have my appointment with Anna and there was a mix-up. I will have to make sure next time. Any way as I said all the ladies here do an excellent job. Tina and I talked and I learned a little about her which was nice. This time I just went with the clear pink on all my nails. It was about 5:45 when I was all done and once again had my nice pretty nails although I really do wish I could have color on them.

I left and it was time to head to the Escape, it has been almost 2 months since I was here last and probably only the 3rd time I have gone here since Diva Las Vegas the end of March. I got there a little after 6 and went in. I was the first one of our group here tonight. I set up my computer and ordered dinner well something to eat because I actually ordered eggs and hash browns. I played around on my computer as I waited for others to show up. Cassandra showed up just before 7 and it was great to see her again, I have really missed her, Michelle was right behind her and it was good to see her also. I have really missed my friends. I talked with Cassandra about our cruise we are taking in October of 2018. We have girls from other groups and that we have met online going, as I said this is not just for our group. Any way we have 15 cabins booked through our group with a total of 23 people so far. Not bad for a year out. It will be a lot of fun. You can get more info from my blog or our yahoo group and of course here is the info on the cruise itself. It will be a lot of fun and I know we have at least 9 of us from the Rose City T-girls going.

I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to be out with my friends at the Escape, Kate also showed up and it was great to talk with her. She is also going on the cruise and it is also her first one too so we have that in common. It is funny as I have thought about going on a cruise before but just never done it. It will be so much fun and yes, I am planning on doing the whole trip as Susan. Later, Lorie and another girl from our group showed up so there were 6 of us here tonight, a smaller group but it was wonderful just the same. There was a good crowd here tonight by the time Karaoke started. Now it does get loud once Karaoke starts but I was having too much fun just being out, so we sang along with some of the songs and talked between them.

Next Saturday our group is doing a dinner at Henry’s in downtown Portland and that will be fun as we will have a chance to just sit and talk which I have missed so I am planning on going. The other fun thing is in December we are doing a dinner Cruise, kind of our Christmas dinner for the group. At least I hope we do. Cassandra got a great deal if we can get a group of 15 or more, $70. Per person and it includes dinner, desert, non-alcohol drink, 2 ½ hour river cruise and gratuity on the Portland Spirit. I have always wanted to do this. The only catch is they are booking up fast and we only have a little over a week to make the reservation and that includes a non-refundable deposit which Cassandra is willing to put up if she can get 15 to say they will go, so far there are only 3 of us who have said we will go so this one is still up in the air.

Harvey’s has reopened under new owners but when they closed we started doing a Saturday night dinner and we are going to keep that through the end of the year. Then we will see about maybe going back to Harvey’s again, that was one of our longest regularly scheduled things our group has done. Our group the Rose City T-girls have really done some fun things over the years and still is very active. Saturday nights out Wednesday dinners, and even some on Friday nights and Monday night football. What a great group of friends.

October 1, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Nails are done and back at Starbucks

I decided not to call a head and make an appointment and just go to Dream nails as a walk in. As I left Starbucks in my car two people I work with were walking in, I guess I picked the right time to leave. Dream nails is just across the street so I got there just before 9:30 and walked in to get a manicure and pedicure. There was only one other woman there so I didn’t have to wait. Kathy greeted me and told me to pick out a color, Anna was not here yet so I got another lady, I not sure of her name, I think Tina but she was really nice. She started with a pedicure which I was really looking forward to as they are so relaxing. The last pedicure I got really lasted, it was 6 weeks ago and I just started to get a few small chips at the end of one of my toes. the salt scrub, massage and lotion is so wonderful and my legs and feet always feel so wonderful and look awesome afterwards.

Now it did get busier and soon there were 3 ladies getting pedicures, 2 getting manicures and 1 lady getting 1 nail fixed which I can relate too as a few years back I broke an acrylic nail at Diva Las Vegas and nothing was more important at that time then getting it fixed. A few of the ladies got talking and I even got in on the conversation, it was really wonderful. Now it was time to painting my toes and I went with Pompeii Purple again the same color I got last time as I think it is a great summertime color.

Anna and several other girls showed up at 10, Anna I guess comes in later Saturday but then she owns the shop and usually works 7 days a week. It was about 10:10 when she finished my pedicure and my toes looks awesome. Now I wondered what would happen. Usually I call and set up an appointment with Anna to get my nails done so usually after my pedicure I go to Anna for my nails. Well turns out today I stayed with the same lady which was fine. She had me sit there for a few minutes while she did another ladies nail, just gel polish so it only took a about 5 minutes. In the meantime, Anna came over and talked with me which was nice, really all the workers here are wonderful. We talked about her vacation to Las Vegas. The last time I came in that is where she was. It was nice just to chat with her for a while.

Soon the lady doing my nails was done with the other lady and I moved over next to her as she was waiting for her daughter to get done with her nails, I chatted with them briefly. It was relaxing to get my nails done and I really enjoy it. Anna had asked me what polish I wanted and I told her the clear pink which I have been getting but I wanted to do 449 First Kiss on my pinkies. I have got this color before when I was just doing the gel polish. While she was grinding down the acrylic and getting it ready Knee the lady who did my last pedicure brought the polish over but brought 451 Rocken Rose and it was a rose color so I told her I needed the other one and she went and exchanged it.

After she took the top layer of acrylic off she shortened my nails a little and shaped them. It really is a fun experience to have someone else do your nails. The new acrylic came next and then she smoothed them out and cleaned them up. Now it was time for the polish. She started with my left-hand pinky and put the first coat of “First Kiss” on and it did have a pink color to it but I went ahead. She then did the right hand and then back for the second coat and yes, it is a pink color. Now as I said I had this color before on my natural nails and it did not look that pink. On one finger, I may get away with it but there is no way I could do all my fingers this color.

Now with 2 coats on she grabbed the color and asked if I wanted another coat and I said no, that would make it way too bright of a pink so she did the top coat. My nails once again looked awesome although I couldn’t help looking at the pink on my pinkies, it really is a pretty shade for a subtle color. It would be nice to do all my nails this color but as my ale self I just couldn’t get away with it. I am still trying to find a neutral color that I could do that would not be noticeable, but I think that will be hard to do as the point of polish is to be seen.

It was a little after 11 when I was all done and she did an awesome job on my nails. Now I only had a little over an hour before I had to go home and change back to my boring male self so there really wasn’t much time to do anything so it was back across the street to Starbucks where I could hang out with my computer. I got there and they were busy, all but one table in the corner by the door were taken and there was about 6 people in line. I stood in line and waited my turn. Once I ordered my drink I look and the table by the door was still open so I went over and set up my computer and then went and waited for my drink.

It was busy and people just kept coming in to get drinks. It was a good place to sit and people watch while I worked on my computer. It was a fun relaxing time. Now I had been here about 30 minutes when I saw my boss walk in the door, I had my head down and just lowered it more. My boss ordered a drink and then she stood only a few feet away from me waiting for the drink. I just kept my head down, it was only about 5 minutes but it felt like my boss was standing there forever. Once my she left I felt a little better and started people watching again. I spent about 1 ½ hours here before I left and went home. I was glad I got out early this morning. Saturday morning may be my only chance to get out for a while but I will take advantage of it as any Susan time is better than none.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

Don’t forget about our Mexican Cruise in October of 2018, it will be a blast. Here is the actual cruise page.

September 16, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A manicure and finally just a little Susan time.

Okay my Susan time has been very limited since I returned from Diva Las Vegas. Dealing with family health issues, for those who follow my blog my Mom is all better but now it is my Dad so it looks like it will be even longer till I get back to where Susan can get out on a regular basis. So, I thought I would give a few highlights of what is going on for Susan.

Probably the most exciting thing is our group the Rose City T-girls are planning a 7-day Mexican in October of 2018, there will be all the information about this at the end of the blog so be sure to read it all. Cassandra did set up a group for it that is open to all https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/mexicanrivieracruisetgirls/info . I know for sure we have 8 of us who have booked rooms already, I picked a deluxe balcony room, the other have booked either mini suits or suits. Here is the cruise if you want information about it. https://www.princess.com/find/cruiseDetails.do?voyageCode=9834N . This will be a lot of fun and I would encourage you to think about going.

Well back to my blog, I did manage to get out two weeks ago just long enough to get my nails done, that is the one thing I have managed to do. But today being a holiday, I had the morning free and so I was going to get my nails done and spend a little time as Susan. I called Dream nails on Sunday afternoon to make sure they would be open and they were so I set up an appointment for 9 am, Anna is still on vacation so not sure who will do my nails.

I got up Monday morning and started getting ready at 7:30, wow took longer than normal I guess not dressing much lately I am a little slower. It was 8:55 when I finished and was ready to leave, luckily the nails salon is only a couple minutes away. I got there right at 9 just as they were opening. Now as I said I wasn’t sure who my appointment was with and the guy asked me if it was with Kathy and I just said yes so, I waited a little as I looked at the different nail colors. Now the last few times I have gotten clear pink (441) just above my thumb but I really wanted to try another polish something just a little more. I debated between first kiss (top right and Sweet Romance (452 just below it). I held them to my fingers and decided Sweet Romance looked pretty neutral to my nails but still not brave enough to just go for it. One of the men there asked if I wanted to keep waiting or if I wanted him to do my nails. I said that was fine so he took me over to the table and asked what color I wanted. I told him the clear pink but I wanted to try the Sweet Romance on just my pinky to see how it looked. And he said that was fine.

He started on my nails, ground off the old gel polish and just a little of the acrylic, shortened them a little and then started the fill. It is still amazing I have had acrylic on my nails since I left for Diva Las Vegas back in March although it is a thin layer and not real noticeable. He did a really wonderful job, I must say I have always been treated awesome here and always got a really wonderful job on my nails. I would highly recommend Dream Nails.

It took him about 30 minutes and now it was time for the gel polish. He put a base coat on first and then started with the gel polish on my right hand. Now I had said I wanted the Sweet Romance on my pinky and I had pointed to my left hand but evidently, he thought it was both pinkies as before I knew it he had put it on my right pinky so I just went with it, it had a slight pink color to it more then what it looked like on the nails color wheel but still okay. Soon it was time for the second coat on my nails. Now I tried not to really look at it while he was doing them as I wanted to be surprised at the end. Now came the top clear coat. My nails were all done and I got a good look at them, wow that is a light pink color a lot pinker then on the color wheel. I am not sure my mat polish will do anything for this color but dull the shine down. Here is a picture of my nails, notice the pinky, what do you think. It is a cute color but may be way to noticeable.

It was almost 10 when I was all done, the morning was starting off wonderful. I left the nail salon and decided to go to Walmart as I really want some sandals to wear so I can show my pretty toes off. I got there about 10:15 and went in and looked around. They had a closeout section and I found a pair that are women’s but are pretty plain and I could probably wear them as my male self and now one would think twice as they are just a light brown color, they are perfect and marked $25.99 bit on closeout shelf so I am hoping they are less. I got to the checkout and I was right, they were marked down to $9.00.

Well now it was getting close to 11 so I decided to go to the Starbucks by my house for a little while. I got there and they were really busy but most were sitting outside, there were only about 15 people inside and I could see some empty tables so I went in. The young man at the counter remembered me and said it had been a while which it has. He did ask me to remind him of my name which I did. It is amazing how well I have been treated when I have been out.

It was a wonderful day. I sat here at Starbucks for a couple hours catching up on e-mails and of course my blog. I really appreciate my time out as I am limited now. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day and I hope you can join us on our cruise. Here is all the information.

Hi Everyone!
 Don’t miss the most EXCITING event the Rose City Tgirls have ever put together. A 7 day Mexican Riviera Cruise with ports in Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta on the Star Princess with Princess Cruises. You are the first to hear about it and you can book early to receive a great incentive! We are going to send this out to everyone we know and get as many as we can throughout the US to attend. We already have 11 total people committed with 8 of them being Tgirls and this is the very first email we have even sent to anyone in regards to it. It will only get bigger and BIGGER! You have plenty of time to save your $$$ as the cruise wont be until Sat, Oct 13th 2018 to Sat, Oct 20th 2018 leaving and finishing in Los Angeles.  I don’t have the exact cost but it is approximately $1250.00 per person based on double occupancy for BALCONY ROOMS. In other words, if you want your own room, it would be approximately $2500.00. This includes all fees and taxes. You are welcome to upgrade for more money to bigger rooms or get an interior room for less money.

In order to book a room, you must put a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit down and pick your room. The $100 would simply go towards your cruise. You have up to 75 days prior to the cruise to pay it in full.

Since we will be on International Waters, we have already worked out bathroom issues, boarding and unboarding, and checking in as girls. It’s all GOOD!

We have one person with Princess Cruises that is handling all our bookings and questions. If you are truly interested and want to book a spot with us on this cruise, you MUST send me an email to get our code and the booking info and the person to call.

cassandra@rosecitytgirls.com

Here is the link to the cruise itself…check out the rooms, the ship, the shore excursions and more….Remember, when you see the internet pricing, rooms START at_____….those are not the best of the rooms. You all get FREE upgrades to the midship area for balcony rooms…

https://www.princess.com/find/cruiseDetails.do?voyageCode=9834N

For those that haven’t cruised before, there is unlimited food and restaurants which is all inclusive. There is entertainment every night in the Princess Theater. There are many shore excursions and tours you can go on in the ports. There 5-10 different bars. Swimming pools, hot tubs, outdoor track, fitness center, spa, basketball court, movie theater, and so much more….It’s just endless activities for you to do….

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEST TGIRL GROUP IN THE UNITED STATES!
Cassandra

September 4, 2017 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Out and about as Susan, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday Manicure and Pedicure and then out with my friends.

Well it has been a long few months with limited Susan time so I must make the best of t when I get a chance. I had hoped to get out earlier just didn’t work. I got home about 3:30 and started getting ready right away. After my shower, I started my makeup and then thought I should probably call and see if I could get in so I called Dream Nails and they said I could come in so I told them I would be there by 4:45. I finished getting ready and was on my way. I actually got there closer to 4:30 and went in. Now I like it when I get pedicures as I can pick out really pretty colors, today was Pompeii Purple by OPI. I really love this color and it is such a pretty summer time color.

Now they were not busy so as Anna finished another ladies nails I went and got my Pedicure. A young girl named Nie did my pedicure and she did an awesome job, I would recommend her and all the nail techs here. We talked a little as she worked, it was really fun and relaxing. It is so wonderful to get a pedicure. Soon I had pretty toes again and of course I had to get a quick picture. Nails just look so much better with a pretty color on them, don’t care if you are male or female, they just look better.

Now it was time for my manicure, Anna started on my Now a couple were loose and a few you could see the fill lines in after all I do get a mostly clear color so Anna removed all the acrylics down to the natural nail. They looked kind of ruff after all I have had acrylic on them now for over 4 months now. She cleaned them up and put a fresh coat of acrylic on them. It was a wonderful experience. Now it was time for the polish. Anna started putting on my normal polish but the bottle was almost empty so she only got 1 coat of that polish so she put a second coat of clear pink the color I used to use. It is funny as when I went from this color to the one I had been using I thought it was just slightly pinker but going back the other way, my nails do look a lot more natural almost pale. I was sad she didn’t have enough of the other polish.

Now as she was doing my nails a lady came in who I have seen here several times before and even talked with on occasion, she had her daughter and also her granddaughter and grandson with her. She came over to talk with Anna and said hi to me and asked what color I was getting. I told her just the clear, she said I should try something with color and showed me the color she had picked out. It was a rose color and I so would have loved to get that on my finger nails. Well about that time her granddaughter and grandson came over with nail polish in hand. They were both getting pedicures. The boy had picked out a blue color, they were probably 7 or 8 years old. I also noticed the boy already had blue on his toes. None of them thought anything about this which I thought was wonderful, maybe in a few years it will be normal or at least accepted for boys or men to have painted nails. It was just about 6 when I was done and had my pretty nails.

It was getting later now and I decided to go straight to the Escape, I got there about 6:20 and went in. It was so wonderful to be here again, last time I was here was early April. Now normally tonight, the first Saturday of the month is Harvey’s Comedy Club but they shut down a couple weeks ago. This was really sad as we have been going there once a month for many years. Now I didn’t know all who were going to show up accept for Nicole and Cassandra but I hoped more would make it. Nicole showed up right after I got there and it was great to see her again. She only gets to town every couple months and I missed the last time. It was nice to get to talk with her again and catch up. Cassandra showed up not long after that. It was awesome to see my friends again and have a chance to hang out with them. Melissa, Page Kate and Kelly also showed up so we had a nice size group.

We talked for a while and we got on the topic of Diva Las Vegas and vacations and soon we were talking about Cruises. Now this would be a lot more expensive then what we have done as a group before but it would be so much fun. There seemed to be a lot of interest and we talked about who we thought would go and we think we can get at least 6 to 8 girls that would go and a few spouses. We kind of focused in on a 10-day Mexican cruise and it looks like we would be looking at about $1800 to $2500 per person which really is not that bad as I spend $1,000 to 1,500 on Diva Las Vegas if you add everything in, Hotel, Transportation, dining, golf and a few other things. The difference is the cruise you pay all at once upfront instead of a little here and a little there. Of course, Cruises are per person double occupancy so as a single I would need to find a roommate or my cost doubles. Now we would need to plan this well in advance as one we would need to give girls time to save up but also most cruises are booked till fall of 2018 so I am guessing it would be late next year or the following year. The idea right now is to see if we can get a core group of 8 to 10 that will commit and then see if we could block out maybe 20 staterooms and then post to other t-girls sights that we are going and if they are interested they could join us. I think that would be a blast. Any way if we can make this happen there will be more information in following blogs.

Now Kate a girl from Minnesota had contacted me she was in town this week so I told her we would be at the Escape so she also came out and joined us, yes, we had two different Kate’s here tonight. It was nice to meet her and get to talk with her. She is new to going out but you could not tell from how she presented herself. I really love meeting new people and Kate seems really nice. Hope she can come back to Portland again and visit.

Now the surprise of the night was Maya and Darla, they both showed up. It has been a couple years. It was awesome to see them again. Maya has been in the group longer then I have and I joined in the spring of 2008. It was wonderful to talk with them. Now I also saw a girl at the bar so I went and talked with her and invited her to join us, her name is Kearren and I even got her to join our group so she knows when and where we are going. I have talked with her before but it was nice to get a chance to really talk with her for a while.

Soon karaoke started and it get loud so a few of the girls left. I was torn as it was loud and hard to talk but I was out and as I have not had many chances the last few months to get out I was going to stay. Lori and another girl also showed up so we had a really good turnout tonight, at least 12. I did manage to get around and talk a little with everyone so it was a good night. It was about 11:30 when I paid my bill and called it a night. It was a wonderful night and just what I needed.

August 6, 2017 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Manicure badly needed

It has been a while since my last blog and for that matter my last time out as Susan, my time as Susan has been pretty limited the last several months. My last trip out was July 4th to also get my nails done. I has a small window of opportunity today as I didn’t have to pick up my dad till 11:30 am so Friday night I called Dream Nails to see if I could get in Saturday morning. Anna said yes and asked what time I wanted to come in and I said 9 and that was fine and asked my name. I gave it to her and she replied, “Susan it has been a while” which it has plus the last time I was there Anna was not and I had someone else do my nails. Any way Anna asked if I could come at 10:30 so she could do my nails which made me feel good, I said yes and my appointment was set. Now this would make it really tight as I would have to get home, shower and change and be over to pick up my dad and all this would happen in an hour.

Saturday morning, I got up early and got ready as I figured I could go to Starbucks before the nail salon just for a little more time out. I got to the Starbucks by my house (across the street from the nail salon) a little before 9 am and parked. They looked a little busy but that was okay. I was getting ready to get out of my car when my dad called, he is fine but something came up and he was not going to see my mom till about 4 today and he told me to relax till then and take care of some of my things as most of my free time has been helping them. Now the good news is that gave me more time today.

I got off the phone and was getting ready to get out of my car when 3 people I know walked by my car and went in, Good thing I had that phone call. I decided to drive to another Starbucks just a little way away. I got there and they looked a little busy too, I guess Saturday morning is the time to go to Starbucks. Anyway, there was a parking spot right in front and I pulled in and as I did I noticed two police officers sitting at a table right in front of me of which I knew one. Not my lucky day. Now I was faced with that big decision, what to do. If I suddenly backed out and left that would look suspicious to them which I did not want. I decided to go for it. I got out of my car and walked around the back like I was getting my computer out of the trunk and then walked around the car to the door and this allowed me to not walk by them. I was safely inside.

I ordered my drink and then looked for a table, yes, they were busy and the only table was right next to the window right opposite the two police officers right outside. Now there was some writing displays on the window so I figured they might not be able to see me well so I sat down with my computer to check e-mails. Now I could kind of watch them and they never really looked inside they just kept talking. Either they hadn’t noticed me or they just didn’t care about me. They sat there for about 15 to 20 minutes before they left and never once looked towards me.

I spent a little over an hour it and it was so nice to just be out again. Finally, it was a little after 10 and time to head for the nail salon. I got there about 10:20 and they were busy, 6 people getting pedicures and 2 getting their nails done but Anna was ready for me so I sat down and she started working on my nails. Now of the 6 getting pedicures 2 were men, one of whom was there with his girlfriend. He got a dark blue color on his toes. It was so relaxing and fun getting my nails done. It took about 40 minutes and I was on my way. Now I needed to figure out what to do as I had a few extra hours and it was going to be Susan time.

I decided to drive out to the new Casino and check it out, On the 4tgh of July Cassandra, Julie and I talked about making a group outing here so I figured I would check it out. It is only a 15-minute drive. Now being early on a Saturday I figured they would be less busy but for a casino that is still a lot of people but the chances of running into someone I know was less. I got there and parked and had a bit of a walk to get in as there were a lot of cars there. Once inside I walked over to the blackjack area and decided to play for a while. I probably got a few looks but really nothing I noticed.

I bought in for $50 which is not a lot when the table is $10 a bet. There were 3 other people at the table and a few times someone would sit and play with us but the table was never really good. I was up about $40 at one time and a couple times I got down to my last bet. It was just up and down but it was fun though. I never saw anyone I knew really well but I did see a couple people I had worked with 20 plus years ago so I doubt they would have recognized me or even remember my name. One was checking out the tables and for a moment I thought he would sit next to me but he wondered off over to the slot machines. It would have been nice to talk with them and see what they are doing. I spent a couple hours here before leaving with $30, yes, I lost $20 but had a fun time. It was about 1:30 when I left and I decided to head for home with a stop at the Starbucks by my house.

I got there and they were still busy about 15 people inside at table more at the tables outside and a steady stream of people coming in and getting drinks to go. Saturday afternoon at Starbucks. I spent a little over an hour here writing my blog and surfing the internet. T was a wonderful day out. Now I am looking forward to tomorrow as we are having our annual Rose City T-Girls golf tournament and I can go. I am really looking forward to it as Peggy is my partner so I will get a good chance to talk with her and catch up and I will also get to see all my friends. We have 18 signed up as of yesterday and Cassandra was still trying to fill the last 2 spots. I hope to get there early so I can visit with some of my friends. We really do have a wonderful group of girls. We play a scramble so it doesn’t matter how good or bad you are which is awesome way to play.

Afterwards we will have a BBQ there and have time to sit and visit some more, it will be an awesome day.

On a side note when I got here to Starbucks the guy who took my order remembered me and made the comment that it has been a while and it was nice to see me again and 2 of the girls behind the counter also commented it was good to see me back again. I even chatted with one for a couple minutes and explained about my parents and how that took most of my time. She said she was sorry to hear that and hoped they got better soon, how nice is that. It makes you not only feel welcome but like they really want you to come back and that is awesome. Even Anna who has been doing my nails for almost 2 years makes me feel this way, asking me to come a little later so she could do my nails. Now I know it is a business and I am a paying customer but I really feel it is more than just my business they are interested in and that is wonderful..

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

July 22, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Out and about as Susan, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manicure for the 4th of July.

Today is July 4th Americas Independence Day, the day we celebrate our country and I am proud to be an American. What better way to start the day off then going to the nail salon and getting a much-needed fill and manicure. Now I got up at 8 and started getting ready. Now I only had till noon today so it would be another short outing for Susan. I was ready by 9:30. As I was getting ready to leave I thought to myself, I wonder if they are open today, a Holiday so I called Dream Nails and they were. I asked if I could come in and get my nails done and they said yes but Anna the lady who always does my nails was not coming in till later in the day. Now I really needed to get my nails done so I told them I would be there in a few minutes.

I got there and sat down at the table to get my nails don, Now I think a couple times I have had one of the other ladies do my nails. Today one of the men who works here was going to do my nails. Now I will admit I wondered about a man doing my nails but then I thought I am transgender and I feel that should be normal so why not a man doing my nails. Well he started on my nails and he did an awesome job. My nails looked wonderful. It took about 30 minutes and it was wonderful. The staff here at Dream Nails is wonderful and they do a wonderful job.

I left and drove to Starbuck’s as I still had a little over an hour and I needed to do my blog from Saturday when I went to Harvey’s and catch up on some e-mails. It was good to be back at Starbuck’s again. It was a nice morning out but went by way to fast. At noon, I went home and quickly showered and removed all traces of Susan except for my nails. Now I had some family things to do with my parents for a couple hours but I decided to risk it and leave my nails shinny for the day. I really wish I could just have my nails this way all the time. I did the stuff with my family and did my best to keep my nails hid, I don’t think they noticed. Now the reason I did this was simple, I was going to a BBQ at Julie’s with her, Trixie, Cassandra and Peggy at 4 and then we were going down to watch the fireworks and I wanted pretty nails for that. Now I don’t normally post in my blog about my male side of life but this is kind of a blurring of the two sides of my life. Yes, I would spend the rest of the day with Julie and Cassandra but we will not be our female selves, we will be in male mode. Not as much fun as being female but still an awesome day.

I got to Julie’s a little before 4 and shortly after Cassandra and Peggy showed up. We had a wonderful time talking and snacking before Julie BBQ steaks. It was a wonderful time and yes, we were still calling each other by our female names. The food was wonderful and Trixie did an awesome job also. We sat around talking till about 8 when we left for the fireworks. We had a wonderful time watching the fireworks and just a wonderful night out with friends. A few years ago, I would never of thought of even telling people I met as Susan anything about my male side much less get together with them this way. But these are more than just friends they are more like family. I have met many wonderful people as Susan and I hope they all know how much of an impact on my life and how much they mean to me. Our Rose City T-girl are wonderful. Thanks Julie and Trixie for the BBQ and wonderful night. On a side note Julie, Cassandra and Peggy have met me as my male self before but this was the first time Trixie has seen me this way which is always fun

It was a wonderful day and I hope everyone had a happy and safe fourth of July.

Thanks for reading

July 5, 2017 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Harvey’s Comedy club night

Saturday is here and I can get out at least for a little bit and go to Harvey’s which is always a fun night but let’s step back a few days. Wednesday, I really needed to go and get my nails done and as luck happened I had a window of 2 hours. I was getting home early so I decided I was going to go to the nail salon, I called at 2:30 and got an appointment for 3:30 so right after calling I started getting ready. It was a quick outing so I got ready as fast as I could and was on my way, I got to the nail salon about 3:20 and went in. I was the only one there so Anna could start my nails.

It really is a fun and relaxing experience. Anna did a wonderful job and my nails once again looked awesome. It was a fast trip but wonderful and I was all done with my pretty nails by 4. Now I had to go right home and jump right into the shower and clean up as I needed to be someplace by 4:30 as my male self and I made it. I think this was my fastest outing as Susan, less than two hours.

Now back to Saturday it would also be a quick trip out, I didn’t think I would get home till 7:30 or 8 so I would be late. Luck happened and I was home a little after 7 and started getting ready. I had my dress and heels all picked out and new just how I wanted to do my makeup so that always makes it go faster. I was ready and on my way by 7:45. I got downtown by 8:15 and went straight to Harvey’s. I was the first one to arrive. Shortly after another t-girl showed up with her girlfriend. They met some of our girls in Salem and herd about Harvey’s so came up to meet us. I got to talk with them briefly before others started to show up. We had one of our bigger nights tonight, 26 in our group. It was so awesome to see some of my friends tonight as I have really missed going out. I am hopping things will get better in a couple weeks.

It was so wonderful to get to talk to Peggy again, I have missed seeing her. I also got to talk with Julie and Trixie. It was also cool as Danielle who I met at Diva Las Vegas this year was in town with her wife and they came and joined us for Harvey’s. It was wonderful to see her again and meet her wife who was awesome and very supportive of Danielle. Another wonderful thing about tonight as we had 5 wives and 3 girlfriends of our members out tonight so it really was a good night for significant others.

Soon it was time to go in for the show, I got to sit next to Peggy and also Julie, Trixie, Danielle and her wife and Cassandra. The one sad thing with a group this big it is hard to talk with everyone. So, I will try at naming everyone who showed up. Laura M, Laura H, and her girlfriend, Jan, Lynn, Cassandra, Peggy, Julie, Trixie, Danielle and her wife, Melissa and her Wife, Sophie and her wife, Kim, Kelly, Bambi, Kris, Jeannie, the new girl and her girlfriend, and I know I am missing someone but it was a good night out. And of course, we had to get some pictures.

The show started and it was really good as always, all 3 comedians were good but the headliner was awesome. We have seen home before but still really funny. The night went by so fast but it was awesome and just what this girl needed, a night out with my friends. It was sad to see it come to an end. It really is hard not being able to express this side of myself right now.

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June 4, 2017 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club, Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Short notice but a chance for a manicure and pedicure.

Well a lot going on in my life and my free time and Susan time is very limited. Now I have worked it out for next weekend to go to the Red Dress Party with Julie and Trixie so I am excited about that. My plan was to get my nails done next weekend but that would mean going 3 weeks between trips to the nail salon which I thought I could do, that is till I was getting dressed this morning and broke 2 of the corners of my nails off well the acrylic off the top. Now I had my doubt I could make it till next weekend as my nails underneath are thin and week. I wasn’t sure what I could do as I had family things today, my mom is in rehab and my dad doesn’t drive anymore so that was going to be my day. Any way a couple of my parent’s friends called and were coming to see them and as there is limited room I figured it was a chance to get my nails done. It would be another quick outing but better than nothing.

I called Dream nails about 11 to see if I could get in at 12:30 and I could. As one of my parent’s friends had arrived I left and was on my way out with only a slight delay. On my way, out I ran into someone and talked to them for a short while which put me a little behind. Wow I so want to include this in my blog as it is a really funny story but as it mostly deals with my male life I just can’t but you would dye laughing. It was 11:30 when I got home so I had to rush and get ready. I got to the salon just before my appointment as it is only a couple minute drive. There was only 1 lady there getting a pedicure so I didn’t have to wait.

It was so nice to get a pedicure again as it has been a while. It wasn’t long and another woman came in and then a man and a woman. They were getting busy. I guess I picked the right time. I really enjoyed my pedicure although the lady doing it was very gentle when she massaged my legs, but it still felt good and she did a wonderful job. She was just getting ready to paint my toes when 3 women came in turns out the 2 girls brought their mom in for a manicure and pedicure for an early Mother’s Day girls day out. They were seated at the far end and I was in the first seat. Wow this is too funny and I wish I could share, well a little bit won’t hurt. I know one of the woman. Something I have worried about for a long time, wondering if I would run into someone I know here, although she doesn’t live in the area just a chance meeting. She was busy with her sister and mom so didn’t pay any attention to anything around them after all it was all about their mom.

Now it was time for my manicure or rather my fill, yes, I am still wearing a thin layer of acrylic on my nails. I sat at the front table and Anna started working on my nails. Now I could see the 3 of them in the back and it was funny as they had one of the nail techs take a picture of the 3 of them. There were caught up in their own world down there so I relaxed a little and enjoyed my experience. Anna ground some of the old acrylic off and shortened my nails, wow I had let them get a little long. Then she shaped them and put on the new layer of acrylic. It was a relaxing time. Now it was time for polish but first I had to go wash my hands, I forgot about this part. The sink is in the back of the shop where the 3 women were one I know. She was actually in the far back chair almost right next to the sink but this also meant she was twisted towards her mom to talk and not looking at the sink. As I walked back I was looking at the TV on the opposite wall so I could keep my head turned away from them. I washed my hands and walked back to the manicure table and sat down and looked back at them and they were still talking between themselves and of course all attention was on their mom so I am sure they didn’t even notice me.

Anna put the gel polish on my nails my same polish I get pretty much every time, clear with just a slight rose color. My nails look wonderful and next week I am thinking of trying Julie’s trick and putting red polish over the top for the night. That is one of the reasons I wanted to wait for next Saturday as I could have had it all done at the nail salon. Soon my nails were done and beautiful again and I was ready to leave. I got up to pay and was standing by the counter as the three in the back were finishing up on their pedicures and would be moving to a manicure table to get their finger nails done. But it was okay as I was on my way out now.

I left and still had about 45 minutes so I made a quick trip across the street to Starbucks for about a half hour to write my blog and let my toe nails finish drying before heading home and going back to my male self probably till next Saturday. In all it was a quick trip out as I was on my way home by 2:30.

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May 13, 2017 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A quick trip out for a manicure

It has been a while since I have been able to get out and the next month or two will be hard to get out, Family health issues. The last time I was out was for Wednesday night dinner with my friends on April 12th and I didn’t even get a chance to blog about it as the next day things got busy so I will include a little about that night in today’s blog at the end and of course a few pictures from that night. This is Julie and me at dinner. Anyway, back to today.

I really needed a manicure as the last one was on April 4th when I got back from Diva Las Vegas and I decided to keep the acrylic on my nails although a thin layer so it is not real noticeable. Any way it had grown out and I had actually had to file my nails shorter twice over the 3 ½ weeks it has been. I didn’t know when I was going to get a chance to get them done and then luck happened today and I had a few hours, well 3 hours open as my parents had some friends up to see my mom who is having the health issues so I took the opportunity to squeeze in a short Susan day and get my nails done. It would be a rush though. It was noon when I called to see if I could get in at 1 to get my nails done and Anna said that was fine so I had to rush getting ready. I think this was one of my fastest times getting ready as I was at the nails salon by 12:50, only a couple minutes from where I live. Anna greeted me and said it had been a while and I had to admit it has been, they said they missed me which made me feel good.

They were not busy so Anna was ready for me so I didn’t have to wait. I guess having the first nice weekend of the year people had other things to do then get their nails done. Now I have had Acrylic nails many times over the years but never long enough to get a fill which is what I will get today so it will be interesting to experience that. Now in some ways it is quicker as Anna didn’t have to soak the gel polish off she just ground it off as she also needed to take off some of the acrylic and get it ready for the overlay of acrylic. Now there was one other lady here getting a pedicure but soon people started to come in I guess I timed it right. Even a couple came in to get pedicures and the man had on a dark brownish polish on his toes, they had matching colors. His wife wanted to get pink today and although I wasn’t there long enough to see if he got the same color he did say it was her choice and that pink was the new black so I am guessing he will leave with pink toenails.

Anna did an excellent job on my nails and I had her file them back a little but they still look awesome, really wish I could have red on them. Now she asked me about a pedicure and I really wanted one but I am taking a break from them for a bit, yes, my toes have not had polish on them for 3 ½ weeks now so boring and ugly they look. This is the most days I have gone without polish on them for probably 12 years which is the reason why. I always chose a red or dark color and it turns out toe nails grow so slow it is not good to keep them covered with dark colors for that long. Makes your nails unhealthy and in my case one of them kind of broke apart and I lost half of it. I hope to be able to get a pedicure next time I got to the nail salon and I will have to put some lighter colors on them every occasionally. It took Anna about 40 minutes to do my nails so it was about 1:30 when I left with my pretty nails. Now I had my computer in the car and I wanted to take full advantage of this quick outing so I went to the Starbucks by my house.

They were not busy so I didn’t have to wait in line, again a couple of the girls here told me it had been a while since they had seen me and they missed me. It is nice to feel welcomed. I ordered a drink and a snack and sat down to do my blog really quick. I still need time to get home and change back to my male self before being over where my mom is by 3. I think this will be my shortest time as Susan, from boy to girl and back again in 3 hours but it is worth it as I am not sure when or how much I will get to be Susan for a while.

The Starbucks is actually busy but most come in and get a drink and leave, but there is maybe 8 other people here at tables now. It is a fun place to go for a few hours and do work and people watch. Well it is now 2:10 and I need to get home and clean up and wash all traces of Susan away so I will sign off here. There will not be a lot of blogs or Susan time over the next month or two. I will be spending a lot of time helping my parents

Thanks for reading.

April 29, 2017 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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