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Cold wintery night at Starbucks

Okay it is Sunday and I am going to venture out for a little Starbucks time. Now we had a few inches of snow Friday night and they were forecasting more Saturday so I stayed home instead of going to the Escape. So now on Sunday I am wishing I had gone last night as we never really got any more snow. That being said I still have about 10 to 12 hours of online class to finish and I decided to go to Starbucks today as it is close to home and I can watch out the window to keep an eye out for snow although the forecast has changed now and it looks like we may not get any more for a while. Now I got a later start today so I didn’t get to Starbucks till a little after 4:30. Now they were about normal for the number of people here so the weather didn’t affect them. Now I did get my customary selfie in the car before I went in.

I set up my computer and started working before I went to get my hot chocolate. Now it is amazing how cold it can get by the windows but that is where the power outlets are to plug your computer in and my computer lasts about 2 ½ to 3 hours so I need to plug it in or I won’t be able to stay till they close at 8:30. Now as I said it was about normal here, 5 others with computers and maybe 6 to 8 others chatting. But even with the drive through there was a steady stream of people walking in to get drinks to go. Now as I sat doing my class there were a couple times it snowed pretty good but just not cold enough to stick to the ground but it looks pretty out the window as it comes down.

I sat and went through another class and it took just about 3 hours as I finished just a little after 7:30 so I had some time to relax and just be Susan. By the way the girls at the counter tonight asked if I wanted my Hot Chocolate and as it was cold I did, it is a 2 hot chocolate night tonight. Any way when I was up getting my second hot chocolate one of the young girls who works here that I have not seen before came over to me and asked if I worked at the college. I told her no but it got me thinking again as the other girl who comes here who I think they are mistaking me for does work at the college.

It really was an uneventful night. I finished another part of my online course, caught up on some e-mails and other online stuff. It was my normal Sunday night out at Starbucks which I really needed as this week with Valentines day we are not doing Wednesday night dinner and with not going out last night if I didn’t go out tonight it would be almost 2 weeks in between Susan time. I was going to stay till they closed at 8:30 but instead I left at 8 and stopped at Subway to get something to eat. I got it to go instead of eating there.

It was a good night out, now I am looking forward to next weekend although we could once again have snow but we will see.

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February 12, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Super Bowl Sunday at Starbucks doing my online class.

Well it is Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday and that really doesn’t hold anything special for me as I am not a big football fan, well really not a fan. I am not even sure who is playing. Now in the years past I have gone to Super Bowl parties, as Susan or out with my friends to watch the game as Susan but it was really about being Susan with my friends. This year we had no group plans so I am doing my normal Sunday Starbucks outing and wondering how busy they will be. Now I looked at my next module in my online class and it looks like a long one so my goal is to be to Starbucks early as I am thinking it will take about 5 hours.

I got to Starbucks about3:30 and went in and there were actually a few people inside, both men and woman so I guess I am not the only one not interested in football. I set up my computer and went up to get a drink and the young lady at the counter remembered me by name and asked what I wanted. I ordered a sweetened green ice tea to start as it is not really cold out yet but I am sure by later I will have moved on to the hot chocolate. I went back to my computer and took time to answer an e-mail. We had a new girl out last night at the Escape named Marty, Teri met her at Victoria’s over the rainbow and it was her first time ever dressing and got her to come out, how awesome is that. Any way I gave her my e-mail address and she e-mailed me this morning so I wanted to reply. It was about 3:45 when I logged into my class and started. now I come here for Susan time but also because there are less distractions, yes at home I can get distracted really easy, it called a TV. Here I don’t have that problem. Now I was settled in and going through my class and it was taking a long time. Now I sit next to the window as they have plug ins for the computer and I wanted to keep my computer charged as I am figuring from past times here on cold nights I will have to move away from the window, yes, they are not well insulated.

Now when you are busy time passes and it really wasn’t till, I started getting cold that I noticed the time. It was 6:35 and my green tea was long gone and I was ready for something warm. I went up and ordered a hot chocolate and then as I was up, I moved my stuff to a table in the middle away from the windows. There are still about 8 people here. Now it was back to my course now for a funny story. A couple times I have come here and one of the girls have made the comment about me going through the drive through earlier which I have never done as the point of coming to Starbucks is to sit inside and work or play on my computer. But it is funny to think there is a woman out there they confuse with me. Well again one of the ladies here came over, not the one I ordered my drink from and said your name is Susan, right? And I answered yes. She smiled and she thought so but there was another tall pretty blonde that comes her that she was confusing me with named Catherine. Of course, the main thing I heard was tall pretty blonde. Then I realized what she said, the other ladies name was Catherine and I got thinking. We had another girl in our yahoo group named Catherine, she is not a current member of our new group and I have lost touch with her but she transitioned a while back and is tall and blonde and she worked not far from here and now I am wondering if it is her. How cool would it be to run into her here one Sunday?

Well it was about 7:30 when this happened and I figured a deserved a break in my class so I had to stop and write this blog so I remembered to put this in it. It is a little strange to write tonight’s blog before I have done Saturdays but that is the magic of computers. I can write this first but post it after the Saturday blog so they are still in order. Usually I finish my class and then write Saturdays blog but I am guessing I will still be doing my class when they close here so if I do get to Saturdays blog tonight it will be from home while I eat as I will stop at Burger King on the way home. Now I did get a quick selfie in the car when I first got here tonight.

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February 5, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Susan class time at Starbucks

It is Sunday and once again I am going to Starbuck for a little Susan time. I really enjoy my time at Starbucks and right now I am taking an online course and they go about 2 ½ to 3 hours each and I just find doing them at Starbucks is easier as I have less distractions. Now the problem is the courses don’t really tell you how long they are but the one for today has about 30 more slides then the last few so I am thinking this one will be closer to 3 ½ hours so I wanted to get to Starbucks a little earlier. I got to the Starbucks right at 4 and as they are open till 8:30 I actually have 4 ½ hours.

They were not as busy this week so I got a table by the window and went up and ordered my drink, today I did a sweetened green tea as it didn’t seem as cold and I figured it was healthier then the hot chocolate. The girl who made my drink told me I caught her off guard as when she saw me, she almost started a hot chocolate, the last several time I have been here that is what I got and I usually have two over the time I am here. Any way I got my drink and sat down and started my class. I have been doing the class first so I can make sure I get through it and then go on to my blog and whatever else I want to do. Now I don’t know what it is but sitting next to the window is always cold and it wasn’t long and I was thinking I should have got the hot chocolate. As I did my course people came and went and as far as I know no one really paid any attention to me but any more I really don’t notice. A few years back I kind of watch people to see their reaction to me but now I am not sure if it is, I just don’t care or I am just that comfortable as Susan here.

It was about 6:15 when I took a break and went up and ordered a hot chocolate, sitting next to a cold window and drinking a cold drink not a good idea. I guess till it gets warmer out it will have to be hot chocolates. It is amazing how fast the time went by. I finished this part of the class at 7:45 so a little over 3 ½ hours and I looked at the next one and it looks a little longer so next week I will probably have to start earlier yet. Mow it was time for me to do some of the things I wanted to do like catch up on a few e-mails and write my blog from Saturday night at the Escape. I was almost done with my blog when I looked at the time and it was 8:30. I probably needed about 5 minutes to finish and I am sure they wouldn’t have said anything if I stayed and finished as they were cleaning up but I feel bad staying past closing so I put my computer away and figured I would finish it up when I got home.

As I was leaving a couple of the girls working here wished me a good evening by name which always make me feel good. People ask me all the time about passing and this is it. I tell people this all the time, I know I don’t pass at least not close up but if I can go someplace and be treated with respect and like any other woman the I have passed. I was accepted for how I presented myself and to me that is passing.

On the way home, I made a quick stop at Burger kings drive through and then went home and ate as I finished my blog from Saturday. It wasn’t an exciting night out but it was relaxing and enjoyable and I got a lot accomplished.

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January 28, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at the Escape, Last Saturday of January 2019

It is the last Saturday of January wow time is going by so fast. Diva Las Vegas is only a little over 2 months away, hard to believe. Well as of right now we have 5 of us from our group who have booked rooms at the Four Queens. Cassandra, Veronica, Michelle, Fran (one of our newer members from Eastern Washington) and of course me . I am so looking forward to it. They still have rooms and if you get a premium room for 5 nights (Sunday through Thursday) you are looking at about $400 or less for two people, they have no resorts fees. We also have about 8 others from our group still thinking about it so we could have another big turnout in Las Vegas from our group. If you are at all thinking about it check out their web page.

Any way tonight I am going to the Escape again, posted in the group and hoping others show up. I said I would be there by 6 but as always, my hope is closer to 5 although I haven’t made that the last few weeks and tonight was no different. Took longer to get ready and so it was just before 6 when I got there and went in. I got one of the big tables (seats 10) as my hope was, we would need it. I sat at the one end and set up my computer and then went up and ordered a drink, Sprite and dinner a burger and fries, a typical Friday. I started to write my blog from Wednesday as I have been slow at getting them done. I always use to do them the next day at the latest but that has not been the case lately as I am still busy but finding time for Susan. Well I hadn’t wrote much when Robin showed up followed shortly by Michelle o I put my computer away and figured I would finish it later.

We talked for a little bit and that was when Michell told me she had booked her room for Diva Las Vegas. It was before 7 when Kris showed up so we were up to 4 of us and it wasn’t even 7 yet which is good although I think a lot of us like to get here early before karaoke so we can talk. Another girl showed up and then Audrey and her girlfriend. She is not a member yet but I am hopeful she will join as she has come here a couple times as her male self but I think this was her first time as her female self. I talked with them briefly and invited them to join us. They went and sat at the other end of the table so I wasn’t able to really talk with them. Now I do feel a little bad as they had dinner and then left, I talked with them as they were leaving and they felt left out which was not intentional. I think I will start sitting in the middle of the table so I can talk with everyone. I usually do this at Wednesday night dinners but then we all tend to arrive at the same time. But here with a long table that sits 10 unless you are in the middle you really can’t talk with everyone and even then, once karaoke starts it is hard to talk to the person next to you.

Well Summer showed up also one of our newer members and she had one of her friends with her who is visiting her from Southern California. It was good to see her out again with the group. We also had another new girl named Marci show up. She had gone to Victoria’s Over the Rainbow today for a clothing swap social and herd about our group being here tonight so she came down to meet us with a friend she recently came out to named Craig. Now she is new to our group and hasn’t been out for a while but she used to be involved with the NWGA here in Portland. Now I learned from earlier and had her sit next to me so I could talk with her. She is really nice and I think she is going to start going out more as she has retired now. I gave her one of my business cards with my e-mail address on it, yes Susan got Business cards years ago from Vista Print to hand out. I think at the time it cost me like $15 for 500 basic cards, First time order. I am hoping she will join our group. Her and Craig were awesome.

We also had another girl her named Jessica who is not a member but Robin knew her so she joined us think I may have met her once at CC Slaughters but it would have been 12 to 15 years ago when I was first going out. So, we had a good turnout again. Now Karaoke started and yes, I did kind of get op to sing in a way. Kris was going to sing so I told her she should do Bohemian Rhapsody and to my surprise she didn’t know it. I told her to go have the KJ play it for her to see if she recognized it. Well to my surprise she just put the song in. now it is a hard song to do and any song is hard if you don’t know it so I felt bad so I went out and helped her sing, well not sure how much help is was.

We really had a great night and it was almost 11:30 when I left and headed home. When I got home, I was determined to finish my blog from Wednesday night dinner as I don’t like getting so far behind for two reasons. Those who follow my blog by now know when I go out and I didn’t want you to feel you missed something but also when I look back it is easier to find blogs if they are posted the day of or the next day. Well needles to say it was almost 1 am when I finally got to bed. I will be feeling it in the morning when I get up.

Sunday I am planning on going to Starbucks to study again and enjoy a little more Susan time and yes, I will be out for Wednesday night dinner again this week. Susan has been pretty regular with 3 nights a week now. Thanks for reading and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.


January 27, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wednesday night dinner

It is Wednesday and our group is doing its Wednesday night dinner again, the last few weeks we have had good turnouts so I am hoping it will continue. Tonight, we are going to Beau Thai in Portland. I am not a big fan of Thai food but I have had it before and some of it is good, besides the reason for going out is to spend time with my friends. I got home about 4:30 so it would be a rush as I need to leave by 5:30 as I am picking Julie up at 6 so we can ride together. I really like this as it is nice to chat as we go. I can get ready in an hour if I have to although I do like more time to enjoy the experience. I was ready and, on my way, right on time and got to Julies right at 6.

Julie was all ready when I got there but we talked for just a few minutes before we left. The drive was nice and the good thing is Julie knew right where to go so I didn’t need my GPS. We got downtown about 6:40 and luck was with me as parking in this area is bad but a car pulled out right in front of me and we were only a ½ block away. As we crossed the street there was Melissa, she had to park about 3 blocks north, yes, I was a lot luckier then her or at least I thought. The three of us walk into the restaurant Beau Thai and there was no one inside at the tables. As we looked around a lady came out of the back. Seems in the evening they really only do takeout she said we could eat there but with all there orders it would be 1 ½ hours till they caught up. Sounds kind of funny but there was a steady stream of people coming in and getting things to go.

Now we did have several girls coming so we quickly got our phones out and started looking for another restaurant close by. Well there was an Indian food restaurant 2 blocks north called Swagat, yes right by where Melissa parked. Now with what happened Julie called them too see if they could seat us and they could but now we needed to communicate with those coming. Mellissa sent out a quick e-mail to our group in hopes everyone had e-mail on their phone. Julie and I walked down to Swagat to get a table and Mellissa waited to see if anyone showed up as it was still not 7. The bad thing about this is not everyone post to the group they are coming and occasionally we have some that show up late and there is nothing we can do about that.

Julie and I got there and they were not real bust probably 10 to 12 other people so they had several tables open and we got one with 10 seats so we were good as we only had 6 say they were coming. Julie and I sat and talked as we waited for others. Kimberly and Barb showed up so I texted Mellissa to let her know and Kris had shown up there so all were accounted for so Mellissa and Kris walked down to join us. Now Mellissa did ask the lady at Beau Thai to let any girls that might show up late know where we were but one can never know. This is one of the reasons I really like when people post they are coming as showing up only to find we are not there would be uncomfortable for some and strongly enough over the years this has happened at least 3 other times that I know of where the place we picked was closed or something and we had to change last minute. Now with all of us here we talked for a little bit before ordering.

Now I am a more traditional food eater, yes finicky some would say (meat and potatoes kind of lady). I have gone out with the group to a Sushi place once and found stuff I liked and the same for Thai so I was hopeful the same would be the case here. I looked over the menu and really didn’t know what things were but there was a chicken in a butter sauce with rice which sounded pretty good (normal) to me so that was what I was planning on. When our waitress came Julie asked her what was good and to my surprise, she pointed to the one I was going to get and said she thought that was the best. Well we all ordered and yes, I got the one I planned on. Now I must say our waitress was awesome and treated us wonderful which was nice. We talked more till our food came and what I ordered was really good. The group is not only helping me grow as Susan but also in the food I eat. Now that being said I would not seek out places like this to eat as I really am a meat and potatoes (hamburger) type girl but I will go with them if they go to these place as they do have things I like and more important is being out with my friends

We had a really nice dinner and a wonderful time just talking, yes after we finished eating, we just sat and talked. It was closer to 10 when we left which was later then I planned as I have to get up early for work but it was just so much fun. We finally left and yes Mellissa was parked really close and the rest of us were a block or two down the road as we all had got lucky and found something closer to the original restaurant we were going to. I drove back to Julies and dropped her of before going home myself. It was such a wonderful evening out with my friends and I am already looking forward to Saturday night at the Escape and dinner next Wednesday. We picked the restaurant tonight and Julie is going to check on it and if it works post in the group. The one we picked we have not gone to before so it will be a new place which really is fun and gives us a chance to expand our places we go just like tonight. What a wonderful experience.

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January 27, 2019 Posted by | Dinner out, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sunday at Starbucks

It is Sunday and I once again am going to Starbucks to study and spend a little Susan time. I git ready and was on my way early, I git to Starbucks a little before 4 and went in. I set up my computer and got my drink before sitting down to start my class. While I was up getting my drink 2 of the ladies commented on my nails and how nice they looked. I am back to wearing my fake ones I use tape to hold on and tonight’s were a bright red. Now I got thinking and it has been 4 months since my Dad passed away, September 20th. It is hard to believe it has been that long. There are still times it is hard and I still go back and forth about if I should have told him about this part of my life, Susan his daughter.

Well I decided to start my class first as the one today should take about 3 ½ hours and I wanted to get it out of the way. It really still amazes me that I can do this as Susan. Go to Starbucks and take an online class as Susan, I really have come a long way as Susan. I sat here with others around me some of them looked like they were doing school work so I fit right in. I finished my class about 7:45. I still had till 8:30 so I worked on my blog from Saturday night. I finished my blog just before they closed and went home. A pretty normal (boring) outing but it was fun for me.

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January 25, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at the Escape, awesome

Okay it is Saturday and I am going to the Escape tonight and I am really looking forward to it. I always enjoy my time out as Susan but tonight it should be a good turnout as a few of our newer members are meeting once again in Portland on Saturday and coming out, Shae and her wife Reanna, Sindee and her wife Dee, Betty and Robin all of whom I have met just once and only in the last month or so, I am looking forward to getting to talk with them more and get to know them better. Now I am guessing they will be there between 7 & 8 but I am going earlier, by 6 hopefully earlier. Okay tis is a longer blog then normal as it was a special night out and worth the read.

I started getting ready at 4 as like always I wanted to take my time as I rally wanted to look my best. It really is funny how much time, effort and thought I put into how I look as Susan. I was done with my makeup by 5 and now it was time for my dress and that took some work, I actually pulled 4 dresses out tonight but ruled one out as it was the one o wore last time they were here when I met them, yes, I did look back at my blog to see what I wore. So now I had 3 and all are kind of tight so they look better with my corset which I wear most of the times I go out. Now I know a lot of people may think corsets are uncomfortable and not needed but I bought mine for two reasons, 1st yes, I wanted a nice figure but also, I tend to slouch a lot (poor posture) the ne negative thing I hear and the corset forces me to sit up straight. Now I don’t find it uncomfortable actually other then getting in and out of the car. Now I will admit it is hard to pick something off the floor if you drop it and yes if you over do it you can get out of breath but other than that I really don’t notice I have it on. Now the good thing is I am finding even without it I have better posture and sit up straighter so it really has helped. I tried on all three dresses before settling on the second one it really is one of my favorite dresses as it is pretty and classy looking. Yes, tonight I have that feeling any young lady would have going out for a special event and it is a wonderful feeling. Here is a picture taken later in the evening by Robin, thanks.

Now I was ready a little after 5:30 so I would be pushing it to be there by 6 so not going to get there as early as I hoped. It was right at 6 when I got there and went in. now, I have been posting this in our group as I knew we would have several new girls out and I was trying to encourage others and see if we could get a big group out tonight. I was able to park in the lot along the curb which is better then on the street and I went in. I put my computer on one of the long tables and then went up to order. Well I ran into Jan and Lynn, they were already there which was great as it was just 6. I ordered my dinner and drink and went back to the table. I took my computer back out to my car as if we did have a big group and I was moving around to talk with people I didn’t want to have to watch it plus I wanted to talk with Jan & Lynn. The 3 of us sat down and it wasn’t long and Kimberly showed up who is also one of our newer members, she has been out with the group 5 or 6 times now. Well before I ate, I figured I should get a quick selfie for the night.

Now I usually try to go in order of who shows up but girls started showing up and I lost track of who came when. I actually got out my phone and started putting names in so I could try and remember everyone who showed up, some came later and some had left but over the night this is what we had and I probably missed a name or two. We had 17 T-girls, 3 wives and 3 or 4 friends so our group was 23 or 24 tonight and it wasn’t that busy so we were the main group here tonight. I can’t remember the last time we have had such a big turnout. So, let’s take a shot at the names and again if fi miss someone I am sorry. Jan, Lynn, Kimberly Melissa, Robin, Shae and her wife Reanna, Betty, Chris, Roxy, Sindee and her wife Dee, Julie, Kris, Summer, Kate, Joan, Lauri and of course me. Also, Betty had 3 friends Adrian, Nancy and her husband, plus there was one other T-girl who is not part of our group but knew a few of the girls from online who showed up and I think her name was Kitty. Wow what a huge group so much fun. Our newer members are Shae, Sindee, Betty, Robin, Summer and Kimberly and I think having that many newer members out at one time is probably a record.

Chris and Roxy showed u and it was great to see them again. They mostly go to Sweethome on Fridays and I really need to go there again as it is a nice place to go and I had met a lot of people there that I follow on Facebook it is just hard for me to get out on Fridays early enough as Chris goes there after work and usually leaves by 7 or 8 and it would be 7 to 7:30 before I could get there. Funny as it used to be just Friday nights, I could get out on but things change, it was great to see them again as I have known Roxy for 11 years and Chris probably almost as long.

Melissa also came out which she does sometimes but usually leaves early but she stayed a lot later tonight as she was also meeting and talking with all our members. Kate was here also and it was great to see her again as it has been several months since she has been out as she has had a lot of things going on which I understand. It was great to talk with her again and we talked a little about Diva Las Vegas and she is thinking of going, still time to sign up if you want to go. I really tried to talk a little with everyone tonight as we did have newer members and I wanted them to feel welcome. I remember when I first went out there were 3 t-girls, Alice, Lori and Cassandra that reached out tome and made me feel welcome and that was so helpful and special and rally helped shape the lady I am today and I hope they know how much I appreciated it. I talked some with Kimberly early in the night she has some killer long red nails.

It was also wonderful to talk with Betty, Shae and Sindee, I was kind of selling them on Diva Las Vegas and they all said they want to go although Sindee and her wife may not be able to work it out this year but it would be so awesome if they all went and I know they would all have a blast. They really are wonderful people and it is great to get to know them and have them as friends. It really is funny as I have way more friends as Susan and a lot closer friend. Julie and Cassandra are my two closest friends and probably know the most about me of anyone. I think this happens as I don’t have to hide parts of my life from them. Yes, when I was first going out, I didn’t disclose my male side to anyone but I am pretty much over that, yes people I just meet or outside the group I am not as open but once I get to know people in our group, I am pretty open about myself and that is a wonderful feeling.

Julie and I talked a lot and I really enjoy her company when we are out and yes, we talked a lot with the newer girls, everyone in our group is so awesome. Even Julie stayed out till 11:30 or so it was a wonderful night. it really is sad as it gets later and girls start to leave and, in a way, especially some of our newer ones as they don’t live local so it is hard to tell when you will see them again as it is dependent on when they can get back to Portland. I talked a little with Summer and she really is nice and also Robin who I was able to get a selfie with. I really should have gotten pictures with some of the other girls.

It really was a fun night and sad when Shae and her wife left and then Sindee and her wife and then girls started to leave, always hard to say goodbye. I finally paid my bill and it was about 11:45 when both Julie and I left and I think there was still 8 of our group there. What a wonderful turnout tonight, I really do have a wonderful family here in the group. 11 years ago I would have never thought this possible.

Thanks for reading, a little longer tonight and if you made it to the end thank you. Be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is knew with Susan.

Just an update, Cassandra, Veronica and I have all booked rooms for Diva Las Vegas and also Fran one of our members from the other side of the state and we have maybe 8 others thinking about it so we could possible have 12 or more from our group go again this year and that would be awesome.

January 20, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, family, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday night working at Starbucks as Susan

It is Sunday and I have some work to do, studding for a course I am taking and yes, I have been doing it as Susan at Starbucks and what better way to do it. I got ready and was on my way, I got to Starbucks about 4pm. I am still going to the one just a little farther from my house as they are open till 8:30 instead of 7. I went in and they were really busy, I had to take one of the small tables by the door. I put my computer on the table as it was the only table open and just a couple seats at the counter along the window.

I went up and ordered my drink and waited for it before going and sitting down. I got my computer out and the first order of business was to write my blog from Saturday night at the Escape which was a fun night. I worked on this till about 5 and also took care of some e-mails. Now it was time to start my course which takes about 3 hours or so. Now it is fun to do this as Susan, 10 years ago I was just getting the nerve to go out in groups, I never would have thought I would be going to Starbucks by myself and doing work or taking courses. Now yes, the courses I am take are in my male name and there is no way they would ever know I was doing it as Susan but still amazing how far I have come over the last 10 years. The end of March I will once again go to Diva Las Vegas, this will be my 8th time I think and I will live for 9 to 12 days as Susan full time. Traveling, checking in and out of hotels and everything else that goes along with it. I don’t even take any male clothes as a matter of fact other then my Drivers license and 1 credit card I have nothing else of my male side. It really is a great and invigoration vacation.

Now by about 6 it was less busy and as my battery was running down, I moved over to an open table by the window to plug it in. I did get another drink, as I worked. It really was a fun night and I think I get more done here as Susan than I would at home. I finished my course a little after 8 and then just played on the computer till 8:30 when I left.

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January 15, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sunday Susan time at Starbucks

Sunday afternoon and some Susan time. Yes, it is Sunday and I have some more studding to do and yes, I am going to Starbucks as Susan to do it. I got to Starbucks a little after 4 and they were a little busy but there was one table open along the window so I put my computer on the table and went up and stood inline to order my hot chocolate. It really is nice and relaxing to come here and do my work.

I got my drink and sat down and got out my computer. The first thing I did was spend a little time to write my blog from Saturday night at the Escape which was a lot of fun. I spent about an hour doing my blog and e-mails before starting my studding. Now these are all online classes that take about 3 hours each to complete so as it was after 5 it would be after 8 when I finish but it is all about being able to do this as Susan at Starbucks. It still amazes me how far I have come in the last 10 years. Now there were other people here most with computers working or doing school work so I fit right in.

As I worked, I was watching the time and wondering if I would finish by the time, they close at 8:30. I actually finished just before they closed which was good. I left here at 8:30 and made a quick stop to get a burger before heading home for the night. now I did get one quick selfie tonight. A shorter blog tonight but still a fun night.

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January 9, 2019 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

First Saturday of 2019 at the Escape

Okay first a quick update. Last Sunday I stopped at a nail salon called signature nail my toes were so bad and I just couldn’t take it anymore and yes, I stopped as my male self. I went in and they were busy and I had no appointment. The lady said they could fit me in, in about 20 minutes so I sat down in a pedicure chair and soaked my feet as I waited. Now I really lucked out as a couple women came in after me and they were told they were booked up for the rest of the day so I must have gotten the last opening. Now I had told them I wanted a manicure also so I was really looking forward to it. Finally, the young lady came over to start my pedicure and she seemed nice but when she saw the red on my toes she asked if I wanted color and I said red she smiled and her attitude changed, she almost seemed friendlier. We talked almost the whole time she did my pedicure. Then she did my manicure and she asked if I wanted red on my fingers and I just smiled and said I can get away with it on my toes as no one sees them but just clear on my fingers. She did a wonderful job. I got the deluxe pedicure and just a regular manicure and it was $70 which is kind of what I figured although they do give a 10% discount if you pay cash which I didn’t have. I was treated really well and would recommend them. I was there about 2 hours so it was a little late to try and go out as Susan but my nails look great.

Okay on to today, it is the first Saturday of 2019 and I am going to the Escape tonight. I posted in the group and I got replies back, Nicole, Melissa are going and possible 2 of our new members so I am looking forward to it. I took my time getting ready and I knew what I was going to wear at least till it was time to dress and then I changed my mind, I seem to do that a lot as Susan. I was ready a little before 5 and on my way. I got to the Escape about 5:15 and the parking lot was full so I had to park about a block away. I got inside and they were a little busier than normal for this time but they did have the Seahawk game on, they are going for the wildcard spot in the playoffs. The table I usually get was open so I sat down and got out my computer and then ordered dinner. I was answering an e-mail from Jennifer a girl who reads my blog, she had asked me several questions. I do not mind getting e-mails that ask questions and will do my best to answer them but as with this blog it is my opinion and feelings only. Anyway, I was about ½ way done as I was taking my time as I wanted to answer the questions the best I could when Melissa showed up and shortly after Nicole. We all like to get here early so we can talk before it gets loud later with karaoke. Any way I saved what I had done and put away my computer so we could talk.

It really was good to see them again. Nicole gets to Portland about once a month now and Melissa goes out more on the Wednesday night dinners. Well we sat and talked about a lot of stuff from where we should go for our next dinner, trying to do 1 dinner a month on a Saturday which would take a little more effort, how to get more people active in the group which is a big thing. We have about 225 members and about ½ of them go out which is pretty good but it is on the coordinating of things. We have a handful that set up the dinners or post they will be someplace and what I have found is that unless the girls know for sure someone will be there, they won’t go and I can understand that as it can be intimidating and lonely to be the only one who shows up. What we would like is for more of the group to plan things and be there for others to show up. We are really active, probably one of the most active T-girl groups in the country but even on our Wednesday night dinner we tend to go to a hand full of places and just cycle through them, we do occasionally put a new place in the mix but that takes a little effort as we really need to know a little about it such as reservations, how they can accommodate bugger groups, and of course price as for some that can be a big deal as we are all in different economic ranges. It is nice to do a really nice place once in a while but I really think a dinner where you can eat for $10 to $20 is probably the best for any group of people. We may put it out to the group and see if we can get more people to agree to be in charge of an event, even if we got just 25 people to arrange 1 event a year that would be awesome. We even talked about doing another cruise, Melissa and I are thinking an Alaskan cruise. I have always wanted to go to Alaska plus these tend to be a lower cost which may get more girls to go.

We ate dinner and we were also kind of watching the Seahawk game. Some of our group are huge sports fans, ii can take it or leave it but it is funny as I have watched way more football as Susan then as my male self and if someone had told me 15 years ago, I would be sitting in a bar dressed as Susan watching football, I would have thought they were crazy. Well they lost but it was a close game.

It was about 7:30 when Robyn and Bobbie showed up so we were up to 5 of us now. Of course, I had to get a selfie. Now I like this dress as if I wear my corset tight and my pushup bra, I can get a little cleavage without a lot of work. The 5 of us sat and talked some more it was a really fun night.

It started getting busier which is fun as it is nice to people watch. Nicole wanted some pictures of her so I took some of her and we also got some of us together and of course I got a few of just me. I still don’t like the way I look when I pose like this as I look way to stiff but this one actually was not bad.

It was about 8:30 when Robin one of our newer members showed up. This was her first time out with the group and she had the biggest smile on her face, she actually had this smile the whole night long. Nothing makes you look better then smiling. Now I think she has been out a couple times before but she did really well and it was wonderful to meet her as we have been Facebook friends for a while now. Having friend online is wonderful but when you can actually meet them that is awesome. She reads my blog and have met a lot of girls lately that found me or our group through my blog. Tok think that when I first started it, it was just a way to record my Susan time for myself, never really thought anyone would find it let alone read it.

It was wonderful to sit and talk with her and get to know her, something Susan loves to do. Now as we sat and talked, I noticed a lady at a table across the way looking at me. Now I know I get looks and most of the time I don’t even notice or pay attention but it seemed every time I looked over there, she was looking at me and then would look away. Any way late on she came over and told us how awesome we all were and then told me how pretty I looked which I always love to hear. Now I have gotten compliments on my eye makeup, lipstick, dress and heels but this was the first time I got a compliment on my eyebrows, she thought they were awesome. We talked a little and I thanked her before her and her friend left.

Karaoke started and Melissa and Nicole left so I talked with Robin some more. She wanted to get some pictures so I took some of her and she even wanted a picture with me and you know how I feel about having my picture taken with other people so we got several pictures of us. It really was a wonderful night and I met a new friend and hope she can come out more with the group.

Lauri also showed up around 10 so we actually had 7 of us here tonight although not all at one time. It was good to see Lauri as she is one I can pretty much count on being here every Saturday night although later in the evening. We talked a little which is nice as I love to catch up on what is going on in everyone’s life and of course how their New Years was. Most of us didn’t make it late enough to see the New Year come in

It was almost 11:30 when I paid my bill and called it a night. what a wonderful start to 2019

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January 6, 2019 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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