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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


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

Nails are done and back at Starbucks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

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

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

Early Saturday Morning Susan time

Mexican Cruise in October of 2018

Okay it is funny how plans change, Friday I realized I had Saturday morning free again at least till about 1 so I figured I would get up and go to Starbucks about 9 and catch up on things, a good plan. Well I was really tired after a long week and when I got home about 8 I sat down to watch TV and fell asleep on the couch only to wake up about midnight and go to bed. Well needless to say I was awake by 5:30 in the morning. I decided to start my Susan time early so I got up and got ready. I was already a little before 7 and on my way. I got to the Starbucks just before 7 am and went in, they are not really busy at this time only 3 other people.

Now I noticed my toes were looking bad and in need of a pedicure as it has been about 6 weeks since my last one and looking at my finger nails they still look great, the man that did them last time did an awesome job. He put the acrylic on a little bit thicker but they look great and yes, I have kept the pinky with that pale pink color although it does kind of stand out. I am sure people noticed and just didn’t say anything. So, I must decide, do I get a pedicure I need or wait till I need to do my fingers. I guess I could do my fingers but it has only been 12 days. Well I have till 9 to decide.

Now although Starbucks is not busy at least with people sitting inside they do have a steady stream of people coming in and getting drinks to go. It is still fun to people watch as I take care of e-mails and a little work. It really is a relaxing way to spend a Saturday morning and to thank I had never been to a Starbucks till I went the first time as Susan. Even still I have probably only gone to Starbucks a handful of times as my male self. Starbucks is kind of my Susan thing to do.

Any way as I sit here I am looking at my finger nails and although they don’t really need to be done today I have decided I will go get a manicure and pedicure as looking forward it is very unlikely I will be able to get out next weekend and most likely it will be two weeks before I get a chance for Susan time and to get my nails done and they would be to long both for grow out as I said the acrylic is a little thicker and also length, they are just getting to the point they are on the long side at least for my male side. By the way not only did I keep the pinky color but I also kept the shine. So, I will be going to the nail salon. Now should I call or just drop in without an appointment.

Now I must decide what to do after I get my nails done as I will still have a couple hours. As I was only planning yesterday to be out from 9 till noon it was just going to be Starbucks. It really doesn’t matter as it will be time as Susan and even if I just come back to Starbucks after it will be good. More later after my nails are done.

Also don’t forget about our Mexican Cruise in October of 2018 It will be so much fun! Here is the actual link too the cruise so you can see the ship, ports of call, and a timeline.

Thanks for reading

September 16, 2017 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Saturday morning at Starbucks

Okay my free time is very limited and that also means my time as Susan. It is hard as I was getting out 2 to 3 times a week and now it seems I am lucky to get out 2 or 3 times a month. Friday night I was thinking, I don’t have to be anyplace till about 1 but I have some work I must do but luckily all I need is a computer and internet. So, my thought is to combined work and Susan on Saturday morning. Instead of sleeping in Saturday I got up at 7 and started getting ready you could say for work. It was about 8:40 when I was all ready to leave and with my computer and purse in hand I was out the door. You guessed it I was heading for Starbucks to do my work, should take about 3 hours.

I got to the Starbucks by my house and I was surprised they were not busy at all, only 4 people inside, I guess people had other things to do on a Saturday morning. I parked and went inside and ordered a hot chocolate and a pastry for breakfast and sat down at a table by the window to do my work. Well I guess I was just early because a little after 9 people started coming in and I do mean people. Soon every table was taken and a couple next to me asked if they could use the empty chair at my table and I said yes. I guess Saturday mornings are indeed a Starbucks day. As soon as someone would leave a table or chair someone else took it, and there were always at least 10 to 12 people waiting in line to get something and with all the people here talking it was kind of loud but good for people watching. Now the funny thing there was a lady at the table next to me and she was taking some pictures of her kids, 2 girls and one boy. The girls across the table and the boy on her side. When she took the picture of the boy I could see the phone was more pointed towards me so I gave her a cute smile, not sure if she noticed.

Well I sat and di my work, it is kind of funny to think I am doing some of my work as Susan even though no one at work knows about this part of my life at least I don’t think so. I think that is something I wonder about more now, who knows and just doesn’t say anything. I mean 2 of my neighbors know for sure although one moved away. I guess you never know if or who they have told. Do other neighbors know and just don’t say anything, I mean it would be hard to bring up in a conversation, “boy it has been a dry summer and I hear you dress as a woman”? short of just asking flat out I guess. Same at work. I mean I have had nicely kept nails for a few years now and since March well shaped, a little long and a light layer of acrylic. I am sure people have noticed and just either don’t care or don’t know what to say. I guess I will really never know who all knows, I do kind of wish those that do know and are okay with it would say so though.

I have been here almost 2 hours now and it is still really busy just a few minutes ago there were 18 people in line, I want another drink but hoping the line will get smaller. By the way I have seen 3 people I know so far come in, one a neighbor from down the street, I don’t really know them by name but have said hi to them a few times. I wonder if I have missed anyone I know that I just didn’t see as I was working.

By the way I still have my nails just the same as when I got them done last Monday, shiny with the pinkies with the pale pink color. It really is a cute subtle color but I think if I did all my nails that way it would be really noticeable. Although I would love it. I really wish that it was normal if men wanted pretty nails.

Well the line finally got small only 4 people so I made my move and went up to get another drink. It is amazing how busy they have been. By the time I got up to order my drink there were 10 people behind me in line. I guess I timed it just right. The lady remembered my name as did the man who made it. Now I had to stand in a group and wait for my drink. It is kind of hard to move around in here with all the people. I guess mornings are the time for Starbucks as this has been the busiest it has ever been at a Starbucks I have gone to by a long way. I got back to my table just as another person I know came in. now I know what you are thinking all these people I know am I worried, I guess a little but although I know them they are not what I would call friends, I know them but that is about it so I guess you could call them acquaintances. Yes, I know them by name but that is about it, but it has been fun. I do some work and then spend a few minutes on my blog and then back to work. It is nice that Computers make it easy do to things like this.

By the way I want to ad that the hurricane that hit Texas and the one that will hit Florida are sad and my thoughts and prayers are with them as with all the people being effected by wild fires. These are sad events and a time for us to come together as a nation and stand together. Those on social media who are being divisive on this are wrong to do so and those who say this is punishment for our current government you are way out of line. To think that these areas are being punished somehow for how they voted is unacceptable and you should be ashamed. I don’t care who you voted for, if you are my friend I except you for you but I do draw the line at wishing people harm. I am not okay with violence, I am against the KKK, White Supremacist, Black Lives Matters, Antifa and for that matter anyone who uses violence to deny someone else their rights or freedom under our constitution. I may not agree or like what you say but I will stand and defend your right to say it as that is what America stands for. Okay off my soap box and back to my blog.

Now an update on our Cruise in October 2018. It seems we have had some girls from Seattle and Sacramento who are joining us also on the cruise. We are unsure of how many have signed up but Cassandra thinks we have had between 10 and 15 cabins booked through our group. It sounds like we will have a good turnout for this but there is still time. Check out our Yahoo group for the cruise https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/mexicanrivieracruisetgirls/info and also more information on my b log, https://susanmiller64.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/t-girl-mexican-cruise-yes-we-are-doing-it/ if you are interested e-mail Cassandra cassandra@rosecitytgirls.com for contact information as we have a contact we are working with. It only cost $100 per person to reserve a cabin and you can get a full refund if you cancel by July 30 2018 so if you think you might want to go book now and if things change you can cancel. It would be great to have a big group. It will be so much fun and yes at this point I am planning on doing the whole cruise start to finish as Susan.

Well it is about 11:30 and it is finally quieting down here at Starbucks. Only about 10 people here now but still 10 in line or waiting for their drinks. It has been a relaxing morning and although I didn’t get as much of my work done as I hoped it was good and just having a few hours out as Susan was wonderful. I really miss being out with my friends but I will take what I can get.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day and remember this little tip. If you want people to accept and respect you and your views then you also need to accept and respect their views even if you disagree. I don’t expect everyone to like how I live my life but I do think they should accept my right to live it my way.

September 9, 2017 Posted by | Starbucks | Leave a comment

A manicure and finally just a little Susan time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

cassandra@rosecitytgirls.com

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

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

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

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

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

Manicure badly needed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

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

A quick trip out for a manicure

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading.

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

Tuesday last day of vacation and the red nails go away.

Tuesday is here the day I have been dreading. I got up early as I had some things I had to do so I was out as my male self with long bright red nails. I took care of what I had to do and then I was going home to become Susan for a few hours more. On the way, I decided to stop at a Starbucks as my male self. I lucked out as the Starbucks I stopped at had all girls working 5 of them. I ordered my drink and then carefully put my credit card in the machine trying to keep my nails as hid as I could. Both girls at the counter must have seen them as they both told me how beautiful they were which they really are. I thanked them, they didn’t seem that surprised by a man with pretty nails. I spent about an hour here before going home to become Susan.

I got home at noon and made the phone call to the nail salon something I was not looking forward to which is strange as I am always looking forward to going to the nail salon. Anna answered and I asked I could get in and she said 3 was good so I had a couple more hours of pretty nails. I then asked her if she could really make my nails look natural and keep the acrylic so as no one could tell and she assured me she could. I still have doubts but I told her that was what I wanted to do. So, I will still have acrylic on my nails I guess just a thinner layer. I was all ready by 1:20 so I figured instead of going early to the nail salon I would go to the Starbucks by my house which is right across the street from Dream Nails and hang out here till a little before 3. I took a quick selfie before leaving the house.

I got to the Starbucks about 1:30 and they were a little busy at least for the middle of the day I thought. The girl who took my ordered remembered me and asked didn’t you use to come in in the evenings, it has been a while. It is nice to be remembered and I said yes and told her I have a nail appointment across the street and had some time to kill.

I got my drink and sat down to start my blog which I will have to finish after my nail appointment and of course I had to get a picture of my nails and how they look now. The Gel Polish on the acrylic held up really well, no chips, scratches or wearing off on the edges. They look just as good as they did 12 days ago, when I got them. I will also post an after picture, I am really wondering about my decision to keep the acrylic. I really hope Anna is right and it will not be noticeable as I go back to work tomorrow. I am hoping that the fact I have kept my nails looking nice and a little long that no one will really pay attention to them. I sent about 1 ½ hours here at Starbuck’s catching up on e-mails and doing a little work. It is a great way to pass time.

I also got a message from a Facebook friend from the east coast, she will be in town the end of the week for work and on Friday she is going to Over the Rainbow for a makeover and wants to go out so she is going to meet me at Sweet Home at 6:30. This will only be her second time going out so it will be fun. I am looking forward to meeting her. I left Starbucks and went to the nail salon just before 3.

They were not busy, I was the only one there so there was no waiting Anna was ready to do my nails. Now as I am leaving the acrylic on Anna just started to grind off the top layer, the red layer. The first bit was the hardest as my red was no longer glossy smooth. The red dust piled up as one nail after another lost its red color. This is always so sad and I guess it would not be if I was putting another color on. Soon all the color was off and she started to grind the acrylic down to a thinner layer. I was kind of amazed and surprised as it really did look like my natural nail, I had my doubts but Anna was right. I guess if you looked really close you would be able to tell the texture of the nail was different.

Now came the big question, Anna asked me if I wanted them shortened and I so wanted to tell her no but I just couldn’t go to work with that long of nails so I said yes cut them down. Now normally she uses nail cutters but she put a little sanding wheel in her grinder and zip the first nail was short. I looked at it and told her that was good and she went right to work on the rest of the nails and soon they were all short or so I thought. A couple tips I discovered. First after having long nails it is hard to judge length and when you have 4 long nails on one hand and one shorter that you are comparing it to it really does look short. I actually left my nails somewhat long and in two week when I go back they will really be long.

Now it was time for the Gel polish and I went back to my clear with a slight pink tint to it. Two coats of that Gel polish and a clear top coat and my nails look awesome and you really can’t tell I have acrylic on them, they look awesome. The whole thing took about 45 minutes but as I said a little on the long side. Here is a picture of them now.

Now I had some things I had to do which luckily, I could do as Susan including getting gas for my car, you know just routine chores. It was now about 5 and I was thinking what to do. I wanted something to eat but really wasn’t hungry so I decided to go back to the Starbucks by my house and get a snack and a drink and work on my computer for a while and of course update my blog. I will hang out here for a couple hours as I do have some work I need to do on the computer and then I will go home and officially end my vacation it has been a fun 12 days and I am sad to see it come to an end but it will be nice to take a break from doing makeup everyday as it will be Friday the next chance I get to go out and meet my friend from the East coast.

Thanks for reading and sharing my vacation with me.

April 4, 2017 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2017, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday out in Portland, last full day as Susan.

Wow this day got here so fast, I can’t believe how fast my vacation went. I got up this morning about 8:30 and started getting ready as I was going out for the day. I was ready and on my way by 10. My first stop was to Starbucks so I could write and post my blog from Sunday our trip back to Portland. Now for a Monday they were kind of busy but o found a table to sit at. It has been a while since I have been to Starbucks. I spent a couple hours here doing my blog, catching up on e-mails, some work and of course surfing the internet just a relaxing time. I really do like my Starbucks time. It was a little after noon when I left to start shopping.

My first stop was Burlington Coat as I wanted to look at their shoes. They had 3 pairs I liked but only one fit me. It was a wedge heel with open toe so I bought it. It is a little higher then I wanted in a wedge but it is really cute. I looked around at some of their clothes and also their purses, I really need a new purse as mine is starting to show its wear, it is probably 7 to 8 years old. I couldn’t find one I liked, seems all they had were really big or small. I just want a plain black purse medium size.

After here I went to DSW to look at their shoes, I am still looking for a pair of ankle boots. Again, they had several I liked but only one in my size well close to my size. They are just a little tight but I am hoping they will stretch out a little. Of course, of the 4 I liked the only one in my size was not on sale. I went ahead and bout them. They will look cute with my leggings.

From here I went to Lloyd Center to walk around for a while. This was more window shopping then anything as at this point I really wasn’t looking for anything in particular. I wondered through Sears, Marshals, Ulta, Macy’s, and a variety of other stores including Victoria’s Secret. What trip to the mall would not be complete without going in Victoria’s Secret.

On the way, out I stopped in Old Navy as they had a size that everything was 40% off. I have never bought anything here but I figured it was worth the look. While I was walking around here I saw another t-girl. I am always hesitant to go up to another t-girl when they are out as I don’t want to put them on the spot. I smiled at her but she was really not looking at any one else so I am not sure if she even saw me. I left there and made my way to my car and was on my way.

I headed for Cascade Station by the airport and went to Panda Express for an early dinner. Now it was only a little after 3 so it was in-between lunch and dinner so they were not busy when I got there but by the time I finished there were a lot of people here. After I ate I went few shops down to Starbuck’s for a drink and to play on my computer for a while. This Starbucks is always busy but there was one small table open right in the middle so I took it. I spent maybe an hour here just relaxing, Starbucks is a great place to go with your computer and do work.

After Starbucks, I walked around Cascade station, checking out Ross Dress for Less, Staples, DSW, and even BestBuy, it was a good day out. I stopped at the Starbucks by my house on the way home. This is where my day will end as I sit here updating my blog, I think that will be a record, 3 different Starbuck’s in one day. Tomorrow will be the last of my vacation post for Diva Las Vegas 2017 and sadly it will be after my nail appointment.

Thanks for reading and sharing my vacation with me.

April 3, 2017 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday night and out for a manicure and pedicure.

Now I really needed to go and get a manicure today. It has only been 13 days since my last manicure but I actually broke a nail really bad yesterday and another one today. I got home and got right in the shower to start getting ready. I got out of the shower at 4:30 and called the Nail salon to see if I could get in tonight. It is nice as when I call she knows it is me so I must be in her phone system now. She was able to get me in at 5:30 so I was on my way getting ready. Now going casual doesn’t take as long and I was ready by 5:10 so I decided to checkout the go fund me account we set up for cristineCristine our friend in ICU. We had raised $645 in the last 20 hours, thanks to all who have helped.

I left for the nail salon at 5:20 and was there only a couple minutes later. It is nice it is so close. Now they were not at all busy. there was one lady just finishing getting her nails done. I picked out my color for my toes and was seated right away for my pedicure. I really didn’t need a pedicure but I so enjoy it and I am trying to work out a schedule so I get a pedicure and my acrylic nails the night before I leave for Diva Las Vegas. If I go every 2 weeks it will work out perfect and I will be getting my acrylic nails on March 23, just 8 weeks away.

It is so relaxing to get a pedicure and manicure and is one of the fun things I get to do as Susan. I would encourage everyone to try it at least once. now as I said they were not busy and the once lady that was there left shortly after I got there so I was the only one there till she was almost done with my pedicure. As she was painting my toes another lady came in for a pedicure. As a matter of fact one of the nail techs were doing another nails techs nails. It was funny as 3 of the ladies working here had beautiful red nails and the 4th was getting red on her nails. they told me it was for Chinese New Year. It would have been fun to get red also on my fingers but just wouldn’t be able to pull it off at work.

Now it was time for my manicure and it is just as much fun. There is something about being pampered and having someone do your nails. It is such a fun and enjoyable way to spend some time and I have always been treated wonderful here by all the people working here. Dream nails is a wonderful salon and I would recommend them highly. It was about 6:40 when I was all done and had pretty toes and fingers.

Now I went across the street to Starbucks as they are open till 8 and got a hot drink and did my blog for Last nights Dinner which was fun and we got it worked out to set up a Go Fund me account for Cristine. Now Starbucks was busy probably 18 people there but they were only 4 groups so there were tables open. I ordered a hot chocolate and enjoyed some quiet time. I actually enjoy spending time as Susan at Starbucks as I can be out and do things I would normally do at home. What did we do before laptops. I stayed there right up till 8 when they were getting ready to close. Now I have come to this Starbucks maybe 10 to 15 times over the last year or so usually after getting my nails done so I wouldn’t consider myself a regular but as I was leaving Sarah one of the ladies who works here said your name is Susan right, and I said yes. it was nice to be remembered, then she wished me a good evening. It is little things like this that make you feel good. This is wonderful customer service and really several of the Starbucks I have gone to over the years learned who I was and remembered me by name. It was a good night out even though it was short.

January 27, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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