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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Quiet Sunday evening at Starbucks

It is Sunday and for the last several weeks I have been able to get out for a few hours on Sunday evenings. One thing I have been doing is getting my nails done on Sundays and it has been two weeks since my last nail appointment but my nails actually look really good, Anna did a wonderful job on them last time. There is a little grow out but not real noticeable, probably the most noticeable difference is the length, yes, they are a little long now. Any way it was late by the time I was ready and able to get out, 5:30 and so I decided to skip the nail salon today and just go to Starbucks. I think I will try to get my nails done on Thursday, also it is really cold out and I do need a pedicure as it has been 6 weeks since my last pedicure on Oct 30. And today I got my first chip in the polish, any way I am hoping for a little warmer weather as I am not big on sandals when it is cold out. I realize I may have to get my manicure and pedicure and go home as I hate cold feet so I may end up waiting till Saturday as the lows should be in the 40’s instead of the freezing weather we are having now. Of course, waiting longer will make my nails even longer.

Well I got to Starbucks a little after 5:30 and as I drove by the front I saw someone I know in their car. Now I always park around the side by the side door but I had to make a decision about going in. had the person I know already gone in and where getting ready to leave or had they not gone in yet, for that matter were they even going in. Well I didn’t want to waste time so I parked and went in the side door and ordered my drink as I wanted something warm. I ordered my drink and the girl behind the counter remembered me by name which is always nice. I set up my computer at a table and soon my drink was ready and I went up to get it, I was just getting back to my seat when the person I know came in. Now I should say I know them but not really well so I really didn’t think they would recognize me but I just sat down and kept my head down looking at my computer. It is one of the good things about working on your computer as you are looking down so you really don’t notice people plus if they look at you it doesn’t look like you are trying to avoid them. I think that is why Starbucks is such a good place to go as even when they are busy most of the people here have computers or are doing work and their focus is down at the tables and not the people around them. Any way he got his drink and left.

I spent a couple hours here catching up on some work and of course I posted some of our pictures from the dinner cruise our group did on the Portland Spirit last night on our groups web page. I spent a couple hours here and it was relaxing. So much more fun then just sitting at home working on my computer. I stayed till 7:30 as that is when they close on Sunday nights now.

I was on my way home and I noticed my low tire pressure light was on. Now I got home and checked my tires and they seemed fine but the low-pressure light worried me as I go to work early in the morning. I was hopping with the cold weather they were just a little low so I drove back to the gas station by my house and put some air in them. They were all just a little low and I think it was just my car was outside in the cold. Hopefully tomorrow I don’t wake up with a flat tire. So tonight, I got to fill up my tires as Susan. It was about 8:30 when I got back home, just a normal everyday kind of outing as Susan.

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December 11, 2017 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night dinner on the Portland Spirit

It is Saturday and our group is doing our Holiday dinner cruise on the Portland Spirit, I have been looking forward to this for a couple months. But before I get into todays adventure an update on our Mexican Cruise. I made my Airline reservations this week, I am on the same flights as Cassandra and Peggy and Kate, Julie and Trixie are going to book their flights this week. We are all planning on flying together and yes, I am going to do the whole trip as Susan including flying and Kate, Cassandra and Julie are also planning on flying as Susan. Okay back to today. Julie texted me this morning to find out what I was wearing, something only woman do. Anyway, I had my outfit all picked out, my red and black dress so I went back through the photos on my phone to find a picture of the dress to text her when I saw another dress I had worn so I went to the closet to look at that dress and soon I had 5 dresses out. What went wrong. Anyway, after a little while I changed my mined and went with my black dress with silver flecks in it. Now I was going to pick Julie up and we were going together as it is one less car to park.

I started getting ready about 3:30 as I wanted to take my time getting ready. It still amazes me how much time I am willing to put in to getting Susan ready. It was about 5:15 when I was ready and on my way to Julies house. I got there about 5:45 and Julie was already. We were soon on our way with lots of time as we can’t board the Portland Spirit till 6:30. Well it was lucky as there was so much traffic, it was almost like rush hour during the week. It was good we left early. We got downtown Portland right at 6:30 and luck would have it we found a parking spot right on Front Avenue right across the street from where we board. Now it was clod out so I wore my wrap but wearing a dress and of course open toed heels, really all that got cold were my toes. now there was a lot of people already there but we saw Peggy, Cassandra, Kate, Tobi, Jeanie and Amy so we went and joined them. Now as you board the ship that take a picture of your group.

Now it was time to board and you go down a long metal ramp at about a 40-degree angle Probably shouldn’t have worn 3″ heels, not as easy in heels although I didn’t have the highest heels. That honor went to Peggy, she had the cutest high heels. We got to the bottom and then had to go up a small ramp into the ship and then up the stairs to the upper floor where we had our tables. Now Nicole, Barb, Bambi, Kris, Barb, Joan, Laura, Max, Sophie, Melissa and her wife and I am sure I am missing someone. We had a really big group, 19 but with such a big group we were at 2 different tables and being crowded it was hard to talk with everyone but I at least got a chance to say high to everyone. Now I got to sit right next to the window which was great for the view but made it hard to talk with people other then right next to me and also hard to get out and move around. Now Peggy and Julie were just to my right and Kate and Tobi across from me and of course I had to get one selfie.

Now there were lots of pictures taken tonight it was so awesome. Now this is a new event for our group going on the Portland Spirit and I really like these events. It is nice to go someplace we have never gone before. The staff on board was wonderful and treated us awesome. Now there was a lot of people on the ship and several of the groups on the ship were doing Christmas parties. It was a really fun time on the ship. Now it was cold so I didn’t go up on deck although thinking now I probably should have.

Our waitress was awesome she took our orders and was checking on us all the time to see if we needed anything. The service was incredible and the food was wonderful. I had the Beef Tenderloin and it was so good. Several of the girls had the Salmon and that also looked wonderful. Now the dinner cruise was $70 but included dinner and desert and of course the cruise. It was a wonderful deal. It was a wonderful cruise and the lights of the city as they went by were beautiful. Now I am wondering what it would be like to do the cruise in the summer when it is still light out. We cruised up the Willamette river for about an hour before turning around and going back down. I am now really looking forward to our Mexican Cruise next October.

Now after dinner came desert and the dinner came with a brownie which looked good but they also had Pumpkin cheesecake. I love Cheesecake and I love Pumpkin pie so of course I had to have the Pumpkin Cheesecake. Peggy got the Eggnog Cheesecake and Julie got the Peppermint Cheesecake. This worked out wonderful as we all shared so we could taste each. They were all wonderful but I think the Pumpkin was the best.

It was great to see Nicole again she made it down this weekend to go out with us. She is also going on the Mexican cruise with us next October. We have 29 going so far so it will be a wonderful cruise. I had to get a picture with Nicole. I still remember the first time I met her when I was shopping. I would have liked to talk with her more. Maybe one of these times we will have to get together earlier, maybe a shopping trip.

After dinner we all got together for a group picture, while we were setting it up we had several people offer to take the picture for us, how wonderful was that. It took us about 5 minutes maybe more to get all set up for the pictures. It is such a wonderful picture of our group. I love to have pictures and be able to look back on events in my life and things I have done and the friends I have spent time with. This is why I started my blog all those years ago. Now I am not saying everyone should do a blog but you really should have some pictures and at least write down a little about what you did and who you were with as it is part of your life and a part of who you are.

Now while we were taking the picture a lady came over and started talking with Kate and me, her name was Kristin She was awesome and so nice. Of course, I had to get a picture with her. I also took a picture of her and Kate, I really like meeting people when I am out. It really was a magical night. Now we talked about going someplace after the cruise but it was almost 10 when we got back to the dock and left the ship. By the way going up the ramp from the ship in heels was way easier as it was almost like walking flat footed. We decided to call it a night. We all walked back towards where we parked and of course my toes once again got cold. It really was a shame to see the night come to an end but the memories will last a lifetime.

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December 10, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Out on a Thursday night for dinner

Thursday night out, Cassandra texted me to see if I wanted to meet her for dinner at the second avenue sports bar (ne old Fox & Hounds). I decided to go have dinner with her. We were going to meet at 6 and after dinner go to Embers for a little while as tonight is the last night open as they are being shut down. I got all ready and got downtown just before 6 traffic was horrible tonight do to the Blazer game. Cassandra was already there on her computer. It was good to be out again.

We talked a little about the group and up coming events and also about the changes here at the old Fox & Hounds. The new owner Erin is really nice and she has really cleaned things up and made it look new, added a couple more pool tables. It really is nice. We ordered dinner and it was really good. Now I am not saying Fox & Hounds was bad as I really liked it and we always had a nice time there but things change and sometimes change is good. It is a nice place and I would recommend the Second Avenue Sports bar check them out 217 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209. It was a really nice time. It was a little after 7 when we decided to go over to Embers for their last night.

We got over there and they were really busy, it took us a little while to find a parking spot a couple blocks away. We got to Embers and there was a line to get in, we ran into David who use to work here when we came here. Now we have not been to Embers in probably 7 years, I think the last time we were here was the summer of 2010. We had a disagreement with the owner and we found another place called the P-club and well that didn’t work out either but because of it we started going more places and that was a good thing as we have grown so much as a group. Now although we haven’t gone here in years it still does have a special place in my heart. Embers was the first place I really ever went out, I had actually gone here 3 times sat in my car for an hour and then left, the 4th time I was getting ready to leave when another t-girl walked by and tapped on my car window and asked if I was going in and I did her name was Lori and she was the first person I had ever met that was transgender. That night really changed my life as for the first time I felt I wasn’t the only one like this. This is also where I met Alice, my first real friend in the transgender community. She would e-mail me when she came to Portland and I would go meet her at Embers. I so looked forward to when she came to town as at this point I would not go out by myself and it took all I could do to walk into Embers even knowing she would be there. Alice doesn’t get out any more but I still think of her and how she helped me start going out. This is a picture of us from a long time ago.

Embers was the first place I went and that does make it sad that it closed, so many of our girls in the group this was where they got their start. We all have some fond memories from here and although we haven’t gone here for a while it is still kind of like home. I think that is why Cassandra and I and I am sure all the people who came here tonight are here. It is like going back to the home you grew up in.

We really did have some wonderful times here, it was every Friday night and sometimes on Saturday night, some of the girls came here Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. It was a safe place we could go and be ourselves even if we weren’t sure who we were at that point.

This is where I met Cassandra for the first time probably in 2007 and found out about the Rose City T-girls group she had. It was a great idea but I was still nervous and didn’t join till early 2008 but that was the best thing I did as I got to know more of the girls and that is where I really started to become the lady I am now with the help of my friends. Cassandra is one of my best friends now and knows almost as much about my male self as my female self. As a matter of fact, several of the girls in the group know almost as much about my male self as my female self.

Embers is where I met Jan & Lynn, Tereasa, Peggy, Barb, Rachael, Penelope and so many others and I am still friends with them today. This is a picture of Rachael, me, Penelope and Cassandra, we met them here at Embers and just hit it off. It is funny as we took so many pictures back then but that was also 3 computers ago and I am sure I have all the pictures just not sure where to find them. We came here for New Years a couple times, here is a picture from that, what cute hats we all have on.

I think we will all miss it as Embers really did shape our lives some and who we are. Below are a few more pictures I found from Embers all those years ago. I created my blog as a way to document my life and time as Susan and it is nice at times like this I can go back and remember some of the things I have done and the people I have met. Now I am not saying you should all do a blog but you should have some pictures and some notes to look back on what you did and the people who you met and had an impact on your life. We only stayed here till about 9:30 as I had to get up early in the morning. On the way out, we talked with David more and also ran into Jim. He use to come out with us all the time at Embers but when our group left and went else where we lost touch with him. It was great to see him again. It was a good night but a little sad.

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Cassandra an I at the pool table




December 2, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out, Embers | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A little work at Starbucks as Susan

It is Sunday and I have some work to do but as luck would have it I can do it anyplace I can connect to the internet so why not have a little Susan time and do my work at Starbuck. I got ready and headed to Starbucks a little before 5, They were not busy, 3 people talking and 4 others with computers at tables working. Starbucks really is a nice place to go for a couple hours. I first started going to Starbuck occasionally in late 2009 and it probably is the one place I have gone the most although not all the same Starbucks as the one I go to now is only a couple blocks from where I live. I got a drink and snack and sat down at a table to do some work.

Okay I have to jump ahead on a side note. On my blog from Friday I talked about a lady at work who commented on how my nails looked better than hers and how her nails looked like crap. Any way this morning I was wondering what her nails would look like. So, the first thing I did was see where she was and find a reason to go talk to her. Sure enough she had done her nails, they were a nice apricot color and no chips. I thought about saying something but didn’t. I have noticed I don’t see worn or chipped nail polish on the ladies I work with lately.

Well back to Sunday night at Starbuck. Now the people at tables really didn’t change but there was a steady stream of people who came in to get drinks to go. Even though I was working it was a fun and relaxing time. I spent almost 3 hours here tonight finishing my work, I finished just before 8 and as they close at 8 I figured I would call it a night, well almost. I still hadn’t eaten so I decided I would go and get something.

Now last Sunday I went to a Wendy’s for a burger so I thought why not again tonight but I wanted to try a different Wendy’s. I drove to the one in Orchards and went in. now going to burger places at this time of night they are not busy, most of their business is the drive through but what fun is that. N ow the young lady at the counter who took my order had awesome nails. I bet they were at least 1 inch past her fingertip and just a bright orange. Of course, I had to tell her how awesome they were. She thanked me and told me she just got them done yesterday and wasn’t sure of the color till afterwards. Now I probably wouldn’t have picked that color but it was really bright and it did look good on her hands. I told her that would have been a great color for Halloween, her face lit up and she said “I know I wish I had thought about that”. She then asked about my nails and if I got them done and I said yes. She told me they looked great. Which made me feel good. It was a pleasant exchange for a few minutes. I guess I picked the right Wendy’s to come to tonight. After that it was pretty uneventful. I sat and ate my burger and then headed home.

It was a pretty normal evening out but still fun.

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November 20, 2017 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday manicure badly needed.

It is Sunday and I hadn’t planned on any Susan time today but I was doing some work this morning and I chipped a couple nails. I have been having acrylic on my nails since last March but just a thin layer and I think Cathy went a little thin last time. Any way a couple corners broke off but not the nail underneath so I was worried if I waited till Tuesday I might break the nail. So, I had to rearrange things as suddenly the nail salon became a priority. I figured I could get my nails done and then got to Starbucks and do my work I had to get done. Now I admit it would just be easier to run to the nail salon as my male self but not as much fun plus they only know me at the nail salon as Susan.

I got home and got ready doing my makeup which is so much fun. I finished my makeup at 3 and then before getting dressed I called the Dream nails to make an appointment. They asked when I wanted to come in so I said 3:30 and that was fine. So now I had to figure out my outfit for the rest of the day. I went with my leggings and my maroon sweater. I was ready and in my car and on my way. I got to the nail salon just before 3:30, I love the fact it is so close to my house. Now When I made the appointment I didn’t ask for anyone specific so I wasn’t sure who would do my nails, Anna, Cathy and Tina were all there and all have done my nails before. Well it turns out Cathy was going to do them again and she was ready for me so I sat down. I pointed out the 3 chips and asked if we could go thicker this time. Funny how far I have come with my nails, from just polish, to gel polish, to a thin coat of acrylic from matt to shiny, slight pink color and now going thicker on the acrylic.

Cathy started on my nails and it is so relaxing, having someone do your nails and pampering you. I know it is expensive to get your nails done but it is something I really enjoy and I feel I am worth it. It really is a wonderful experience that everyone should try. Cathy removed the old gel polish and then started putting on the acrylic, making the tips thicker. Now there was one lady getting a pedicure when I came in and that was it so it was slow here. Any way as she was doing my nails a man came in and wanted to get a pedicure, which I have seen men in here before but he was a bigger man with a Harley Davison shirt on, and a beard. He looked more like the kind of man that would ride a motorcycle to the bar to watch Sunday Football than come to a nails salon but here he was getting a pedicure, I think it was wonderful. A little later a husband and wife came in for pedicures also, I never realized how many men go to nails salons. Maybe someday it will be as normal for men to have pretty nails just as much as woman. Cathy finished with the acrylic and asked if I wanted the same color as last time which I said yes as I really do love the way it looks. I have had this color for four weeks now.

Cathy started with the gel polish, she uses 2 different colors and I know one is called wedding dress which you can see the color on my blog from two weeks ago. I looked at both bottles this time so if Cathy is not here when I come in I know what to ask for. She started with a polish called Seashell pink for the first coat, then she did a coat of Wedding dress and finished it off with a clear topcoat. The seashell pink is a pale pink and the wedding dress color is more of a shiny pink, both are beautiful colors. I think if I went two coats of the seashell pink it would be really noticeable but together they look great. Now looking at my nails they did look pinker this time, I wonder if she put a little thicker layer on my nails. Either way they look awesome. The big test will be tomorrow when I see them in normal light.

Now as I said I have had my nails this way for 4 weeks and not one person has said anything about them and I know they have had to notice. Now on this I am torn as it is nice that I have not had any issues with my nails but kind of a letdown that no one has complimented me on them and I don’t know which is I would prefer.

It was about 4:30 when I was all done, I thanked Cathy and wished her a happy Thanksgiving as I won’t see her till after. Now I wish my schedule was such that I could schedule my appointments when I leave, maybe someday. I left and drove over to Starbucks where I got a drink and started to do my work. It took me about an hour to do what I had to and I kept thinking what my boss or coworkers would think if they saw me working here as Susan. After that I wrote my blog from Saturday night out with my friends. I then spent some time just checking things out online, I just wanted to spend more time as Susan. I also started writing this blog but will finish it tomorrow after I see what my nails look like in the daylight. I actually lost track of time and soon it was 8 pm and they Starbucks was closing, wow tonight went by so fast. Now it was time to go home and back to my male life as I have to work early in the morning.

Okay I looked at my nails in the day light and yes they are pinker and also the acrylic is thicker and I think that is what is doing it as the acrylic they use is a pink acrylic. Just lightly pink but with the thicker layer that also adds to the color. But they do look awesome.

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PS just a foot note, I was looking at my blog and this will be my 984th blog I have written, wow I am closing in on one thousand blog posts and that means I have been out as Susan at least that many times.

Oh, here is another funny thing I found, on my blog I can see search terms people use and also referring pages. There was one page that for a few weeks have been referring people to my page so I checked it out. Here is the link, it is for a beauty shop in Pennsylvania, not sure this is real but it is too funny.

November 13, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday night and a couple hours for Susan

It was Friday evening after a long hard week and I had a few hours. It was about 5 when I got home, I had to be up early Saturday and had some work I had to do tonight but I could do that on my computer. Now I did think about going to Sweethome for a couple hours and have dinner but it has been so long and I can’t stay out late and need to do dome work so I passed on that idea and settled on just going to Starbucks for a couple hours. I was ready and on my way by 5:45 and as it only takes a couple minutes to get to Starbucks I would have a couple hours. By the way be sure and check out my blog for Halloween as it was a really fun night.

Now I know I some people can wonder how just becoming Susan and going to Starbucks for a couple hours is worth the time and effort, spending an hour to get ready. I have probably covered this in other blogs but the easiest answer is I enjoy it. There is also something about doing something so every day or normal (and I hate saying that as it implies my life is not normal). My life is normal at least for me, when I use the word normal what I means is what everyone else does without thinking. I know lots of people who go to Starbucks or places just like it and the only difference is it takes me a little while to get ready. There is just something about being out as Susan in the public and being accepted for who I am just another lady out. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying a pass totally as a woman. To me passing means something different. Passing to me means being able to go out and be accepted as a woman, I know people know I am not but they just let me be and go on with their lives. Now they may talk amongst themselves or crack a smile when I am not looking but that is as far as it goes and I am fine with that. I have always said I don’t expect people to all love who I am but I do expect them to recognize my right to be who I am. My advice to anyone who wants to go out if your goal is to pass as a woman 100% of the time you will probably not make it, if your goal is to go out and have people accept you for who you are you have a really good chance. One other thing, a smile goes a long way. Any way back to my story.

I got to Starbucks before 6 and got a table and a drink and a chocolate croissant warmed up. The croissant was good but warmed up chocolate is a little messy and not conducive to wearing makeup, yes, I had a few drips on my chin that took a little effort to clean off without wiping the makeup away. A little something to remember next time. Well I sat here doing my work and yes at one point a couple people I know came in and sat at the table behind me. I just kept my head down and continued with what I was doing. They were only there for about 20 or 30 minutes and then they left. I guess that is an issue with going someplace close to home. Now they were not that busy so it was a quiet night but fun and relaxing. I stayed till 8 which is when they close.

Now I got in my car and noticed I was low on gas so I ran to the gas station and filled up, again one of those everyday things I like to do. I then drove to Wendy’s and went in and got something to eat. It really wasn’t that exciting of a night by most people’s standards but it was a fun night for me and I was home by 9. Now I am busy all-day Saturday but our group is going to Harvey’s Comedy club as they are open under new owners and that will be fun. Be happy with who you are as if you don’t like who you are you can’t expect others to like you.

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November 5, 2017 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday afternoon manicure & pedicure

It is Sunday afternoon after a super fun Halloween party last night. I was looking at my nails this morning and realized I needed to bet to the nail salon as yesterday was two weeks. Don’t get me wrong my nails still look wonderful, maybe just a little too wonderful. What I mean by that is being shinny they look longer and they really are on the long side for my male self and next weekend I will not be able to get out at least not early enough to get to the nails salon so my only hope would possible be this Wednesday. The other thing I noticed as my nails do have a slight pinkish color to them where they have grown out you can tell the difference. So, what is a girl to do. Well as luck would have it I got home early today and all I wanted to do was write my blog from our Halloween party Saturday night. So why not go to Starbucks as Susan to do that also.

I quickly did my makeup and got dress and then called Dream nails to see if I could get in. They said sure so I asked if Anna was there and it turns out she was off again today so I asked for Cathy, she said come anytime so I told her I would be there in a few minutes and with that I grabbed my computer and was out the door. A few minutes later I was walking into the nail salon and Cathy was waiting for me. There were 6 other ladies here getting their nails done so they were a little busier than last time. I sat down and Cathy started on My nails. As she worked she asked me if I had any plans for tonight which I don’t so I told her I just needed to get my nails done. She took of the old gel polish and got them ready to fill, yes, I have had acrylic on my nails now since the end of March although it is a thin layer. She shortened them down and put the new acrylic on them and reshaped them. They once again looked good. Cathy asked me what color I wanted and I told her the same one she did last time as I really do like it. I went and washed my hands and came back and she had the gel polis ready. The number they have here for it is 89 but I took the opportunity to look at the polish and get the name so I would know in case I get someone else in the future. It is called Wedding Dress. Now there are 2 bottles and I am not sure if they go together or if it is a combination she did for me and I didn’t ask. The first bottle is a pale pink color and the second is clearer but has a violate tint to it. Turns out they are two different gel polish colors. Here is a picture of #89 Wedding Dress which I found online, looks like when you buy it you get a gel polish and a regular polish. Looks pretty pink in the regular polish bottle.

She started with the pale pink and put it on doing a really good job carefully covering my nail, actually I think she may have put a thinker coat on as it seems a little pinker than it did last time, well maybe it is just the way I am looking at it. Next came the clear with the violet tint and then finally the clear gloss top coat. My fingers were now done and looked awesome but they do look a little pinker than last time, hoping it is just the light in the nail salon. Now it was time for my pedicure which I really need as it has been at least 6 weeks. I picked out a really bright red and thinking to myself how awesome this color would look on my finger nails.

Now Cathy started my pedicure and I really love this part, there is just something so relaxing and enjoyable about this. What a great way to spend an hour on a Sunday afternoon. Now I did show her a couple pictures of me in my costume from last night which she thought was sexy. I really wanted to see what she thought of the dark hair as they have only seen me in in blonde hair.

Now I have to put a little side story in. now I have had nice looking nails for 7 months or more and only one lady at work has ever said a thing and all she did was ask how I kept them looking so nice. Any way I just told her I was tired of having week nails that broke and always looked bad so I was getting gel polish on them to protect them and that seemed to be enough. Any way no one else has ever said a thing and I find it hard to believe no one else have ever noticed. Any way 3 weeks ago I got the same polish I got today which does have a slight pink color that is more noticeable in sun light and really noticeable outside in the shade. Any way over the last two weeks one of the other ladies I work with has come up to the office I share with the lady who asked once about my nails and they have had at least 10 of 15-minute discussions on nail polish, and how to keep it looking nice in our office with me sitting there working. This has happened 5 different times over the last two weeks and has never happened before. Now I have looked at their nails and mine do look better although they have brighter polish (reds) but it is usually chipped on the ends. Still they have never said a word to me.

Any way as Cathy was doing my pedicure we got talking about Halloween and candy of which I have almost eaten all I bought and the lady just down from me said she had done the same thing. It was kind of nice to sit there and have a conversation with another lady. Once she finished my toes I went over and sat with my feet under the dryer right next to the lady I was talking with and we chatted just a little more. It was a fun day and I was here over an hour.

I left here and drove across the street to Starbucks and went in. they were a little busy but I went and ordered a hot chocolate and the lady behind the counter remembered me which always makes me feel good. We chatted for a moment as she got my drink. The only table open was the big table in the middle that has 5 chairs on each side so I sat down and got out my computer. I stayed here for about 2 hours writing my blog from Saturday night and catching up on e-mails and some work. One older lady walked by and told me how much she liked my bracelets. I thin ked her and told her where I got them which was Charming Charlies. By the way here is a selfie of me at Starbucks. It was a really fun and relaxing few hours out as Susan

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October 30, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Saturday night dinner out but first Starbuck’s

Okay it is Saturday and Julie; Kate and I are going to Dinner at Noble Rot in downtown Portland. I have never been there, well actually never even heard of it so I am looking forward to it. Julie made reservations for 3 this morning and let us know. I will pick her up between 6 & 6:15 and we will be on our way. Now I had some things I had to take care of today and I actually got done early so what is a girl to do. I decided to start getting ready a little before 3 and by 4 I was already makeup done and looking at my dress for tonight. I decided I just didn’t want to sit at home so I put on my yoga pants and a sweater top and decided to go to Starbucks for a while. Now I know my makeup is a little much for Starbuck’s but I don’t want to have to redo it before going out tonight. At least I didn’t wear the dress and heels to Starbuck’s although I am sure I would have turned some heads. Now while I was finishing getting ready I got a couple messages from a couple of our girls asking where we were going tonight so I was texting back and forth for a while to see if we could add to our reservation which Julie was able to do even though the restaurant is booked up tonight so Karen and Melissa will be joining us.

I got to Starbuck’s and went in, they are not busy which surprised me I figured on a rainy windy day what better place to go then Starbuck’s. The young man at the counter remembered me by name which always makes me feel wonderful. Even the girl who made my drink remembered me, a nice warm cup of hot chocolate which is wonderful on a day like this. It is nice to go places like this where they remember you and treat you well. Now I was at my table on my computer chatting with Karen on Facebook and texting Julie and Melissa to get everything arranged and see if Julie could add them which she was able to do, Thanks Julie for doing that and for making the reservations in the first place. Once that was done I started working on this blog which I will finish tomorrow and also caught up on some e-mails and work. I really do enjoy coming to Starbucks as Susan to do my work, so much better than sitting at home. Now I won’t stay here as long as I planned as I will have to go home and change and also charge up my phone before going out tonight. I left Starbuck’s at 5:30 and went home and changed into my dress and heels and touched up my makeup which actually held up really well. I was on my way to Julie’s by 5:45

I got to Julies and went in, she had just finished getting ready so we chatted for a few minutes before we were on our way. It was a rainy and windy night so I was glad I didn’t make the drive to Salem. Now Julie has eaten here before but I have never even heard of the place so Julie told me how to get there, we got lucky and found a parking spot right on Burnside by the restaurant, I didn’t know how lucky we were. I put my big wrap on in the car not easy to do and it covers up my pretty dress. We got out of the car and we only had to cross the side walk. I parked right in front of the door. The restaurant is on the 4th floor so we took the elevator up. It was 7 so we were just a little early but our table was ready even though they were really busy. July and I sat down and waited for the others to show up, Melissa was first followed by Karen and Kate so we were all here. Now the restaurant is dark inside I guess for the more romantic look but the bad part you really couldn’t see my dress inside either. Kind of a letdown as I really wanted to be noticed in my dress as it was really cute. The booth sat 6 with 3 on each side which was wonderful as with the small group we had we could talk with everyone. Somehow, we got on the topic of cell phones and the cameras and taking selfie’s in low light which I really do think the Samsung take the best pictures in low light. Any way I gave Karen my tip on taking a selfie. I can’t hold the phone out and push the button and get a good picture so I set the timer to 5 seconds, that way I can push the button and then hold the phone out to get the picture I want and there is still time for the camera to focus. This is a picture taken of me in the low light with no flash and remember we had to use the candles on the table to read the menus.

Our waitress came over, her name was Harmony and she was awesome, she took our drink orders and told us about their specials tonight and was just really pleasant. We got our drinks and ordered our food and then kept talking. It was so nice to be able to be in the conversations with everyone. I don’t want to sound like I want to exclude people but it was nice to have a small intimate group. One it is more like the people around us as they were all groups of 4 to 6 accept for one large group in the back. It allowed us to sit with everyone else instead of being at the big table in the back. It was just more of a normal outing. I don’t think I thought once about us being t-girls, we were just ladies out for a nice dinner. It was a great feeling

Our dinner came and it was wonderful, we all had different items and everyone loved what they had. Now the prices are above average but the food was wonderful and so was the atmosphere and the view as the booths sat by the window overlooking the city which would have been a wonderful view had it not been so dark, rainy and windy. Harmony our waitress was attentive to us and checked back on us often to see how we were doing and if we needed anything. It really was a nice dinner and I would highly recommend this place but call for reservations and try to keep your group to 4 to 6 and you will have a wonderful time.

We had a great evening and talked about so many things including of course the real important topics of the day, makeup and heels. It is amazing how fast the night went by, after dinner we had desert and that was also wonderful although I probably should cut out the deserts. I really want to lose some weight by our cruise next year so I am going to have to make some changes to my diet. We also talked about our nails which we all love. Melissa brought up an interesting thing about nails which I had never thought about. We all love having pretty long nails and she said it was the reason we can see them. Here I am all dressed up in a pretty dress, full makeup, heels and hair but I can’t see it unless I look in the mirror, our nails are in front of us and we can see them all the time and that is the feminine part we see the most. Kate was going to take a group picture of us at the table but Harmony came over and took it so we could all be in it, we didn’t even have to ask her she just offered. This is our group after dinner at Noble Rot. Kate, Melissa, Susan, Keren, & Julie. What a wonderful pretty group of ladies.

As I said it went by so fast and soon it was 10 pm and we called it a night. It was truly a wonderful night. The 5 of us and 2 men road down in the elevator together and we talked with each other including the men about dinner. It was just a normal evening out with friends. I really like going to these mainstream places where we can interact with other people. Anyone around us would see we were no different from them other than our dress. We came in, sat, had dinner and normal conversation. We weren’t loud, obnoxious or drawing attention to ourselves and that I think is a wonderful thing. We all dressed like all the other woman here and just blended in although I am sure they knew we were a little different. It was a great night and thanks to my friends for having dinner together and a big thanks to Julie who set it all up.

It was still rainy and windy outside when we left so I was glad we parked right outside the door. Julie and I talked more on the drive back to her house. It was just a fun girl’s night out. I dropped off Julie and drove home. It was about 11:30 when I got home.

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October 22, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday night and I finally get out for dinner

It has been a long time since I have been out on a Friday night and I was trying to decide if I should go out as it would be later when I could make it. Any way Julie texted me to see if I was going out as she also wanted to go out but like me it would be later. We decided to go out to Crush Bar, Julie stopped here last week in boy mode to check it out. I was looking forward to it. I was going to Pick Julie up at 7:30 and drive together. I started getting ready about 5:30 and took my time as I wanted to enjoy the experience. I really do love the time I spend doing my makeup. I was all ready by 7 in my black skirt and sweater top and on my way.

I got to Julies about 7:30 and she had just finished getting ready, she also wore a skirt and top. We talked for a few minutes before we left. We got to Crush just before 8 and being a Friday, we had to park about 4 blocks away, good thing it was a nice evening. Now being a Friday night, they were pretty busy but we did find a table. We went to the bar and ordered dinner. They also had a Burlesque show in the back room and there were a lot of girls in really cute outfits. Now this bar is an LGBT bar but really open to everyone and there was a good mix of all people which was nice. More of a neighborhood bar and it is nice to have a good mix of people all accepting of each other.

Julie and I had a nice dinner and wonderful conversation, it really is nice to spend time with Julie, we spent a lot of time talking about our group and of course the Cruise we are doing in October of 2018. If you have ever thought of going on a Cruise and want to do it as transgender here is your chance. We have at least 15 staterooms booked with 23 going so far. It will be so much fun. It is funny as Susan I really enjoy just sitting around and having enjoyable conversation. I should have gotten a picture with Julie. It was getting late after 10 pm and we were thinking of leaving when a lady that was sitting at the bar came over and joined us, she introduced herself as Caroline. She just moved to Portland two weeks ago and she was here with her friend Alvin who also came over and joined us. They were really nice and we had a lot of fun talking with them and getting to know them. It really is nice to meet new people. Julie and I ended up staying for more than an hour more talking with them. It was a really a fun night.

It was almost 11:30 when Julie and I left and walked back to my car. Crush was really a nice place and we would both go back again. The only bad thing is being a neighborhood bar there are not a lot of street lights on the side streets so kind of dark when walking. I drove Julie home and then headed home myself. It was a really wonderful night out.

Now I am looking forward to Saturday night as our group is going to dinner at Henry’s in downtown Portland. Not sure how many we will have I am guessing 8 to 10 but I know Julie, Cassandra and Peggy will be there and it will be so wonderful to see them again. I really do have wonderful friend.

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October 7, 2017 Posted by | Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday at Starbuck’s

Okay, I had a few hours on Sunday afternoon and I was going to write my blog from Saturday evening out so I decided to go to Starbucks for a couple hours as Susan. I got to Starbuck’s about 2:30 and they were not that busy. It was nice just to be out again. I got a drink and sat down with my computer to write my blog and check my e-mail. Now as always people come in and get drinks but most got them to go. While I was there and I think that it ranged from 3 to 8 other people sitting at tables during that time. Spending time at Starbucks is relaxing and a great way to catch, I have always enjoyed this type of outing.

I think it was in 2009 that I started going to Starbucks as a way to get out more. I was looking at my blogs and I have 148 blogs about going to Starbuck’s. It is funny as I had never been in a Starbuck’s till that first time Susan decided to go. It was a short outing today and what I would call a pretty everyday type outing. It is nice to just be out doing everyday things that any woman would do or go.

I was there till about 5:30 before I headed home. It was a relaxing outing.

Okay here is an update on the cruise, we have 23 people (15 cabins) booked of which at least 10 are from our group, the rest from other groups. Although this is being arranged by our group it is open to everyone, see information below.

Hi Everyone!
 Don’t miss the most EXCITING event the Rose City Tgirls from Portland, Oregon have ever put together. A 7 day Mexican Riviera Cruise with ports in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta on the Star Princess with
Princess Cruises.  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 lots of people that have already booked the cruise. It is a 100% sure thing! 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 (Over a year from now) to Sat, Oct 20th 2018 leaving and finishing in Los Angeles.  I don’t have the exact cost because all room prices vary 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. You are welcome to inquire about finding a room mate if need be. We can do our best to give you contact info for others that are interested.

Since we will be on International Waters, we have already worked out bathroom issues, boarding and unboarding, and checking in as girls. Also, we have also worked out all details for tours that are set up through Princess Cruises so that we have no issues while in Mexico.  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. The prices on line are the cheapest but not necessarily the best rooms but you can choose any room you like. You all get FREE upgrades to the midship area for balcony rooms…Again, here is the exact link to the cruise we are going on.

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….We will also hopefully get creative and have some fun group activities while on the ship!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEST T-GIRL ACTIVITIES EVER PLANNED!
Cassandra


October 2, 2017 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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