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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

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

Out for a little while

Thursday is here and I am one week away from being Susan full time for 12 days, Next Thursday I will get my nails done, long pretty acrylic nails and then Friday we leave for Diva Las Vegas. I am really looking forward to it but I still need a few things. I decided to go out for a couple hours as I have a lot of things to get done and not sure how much I will be out before next Thursday.

I got home by 4 and got ready, I was on my way by 5 and my first stop was Wigland. Now the bad thing is the time of day, rush hour so there was a lot of traffic. I got there and went in. There was 1 young lady there looking at wigs so I just looked around. I found one wig I liked and it is basically the same one I have on now and as this one is getting a little frizzy I went ahead and bought it. I left here and drove over to Sears at Lloyd Center as I wanted to look at shoes specifically ankle boots.

I got there and went in and looked around, I found a few ankle boots that I liked but they didn’t fit. I walked out into the mall and down to ULTA to look at makeup. I found the rouge red lipliner I wanted so I bought it. I left there and my next stop was Walmart. I went in and looked around for a while I ended up buying another pair of leggings. now the strange thing is they did not have the same brand of leggings I bought the other day. I have gone to 3 different Walmart’s over the last week, twice as Susan and once in my male mode and all three have had different brands. I also bought an eyeliner while I was here.

I left Walmart and stopped at Burger king to get something to eat as traffic was still backed up on the freeway. After I ate I headed for home. It was almost 7:30 now so I just went straight home as I said it was going to be a short night out but it was still fun. I hope to get out Tomorrow night and Saturday and then my next chance will be Thursday as I start my vacation.

Thanks for reading and I will be posting more from Las Vegas.

March 16, 2017 Posted by | shopping | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A fun Saturday out all day as Susan

I was really looking forward to today as I am going to spend the day as Susan and go shopping before meeting my friends at the Escape tonight. I was on my way by noon and headed for Washington Square. Now traffic was bad so it was about 1 when I got there. My first stop was Nordstrom’s
MAC counter as I needed some foundation and I have been using their Studio Fix as it gives me a really nice even coverage. Yes, I do splurge on my foundation. Now this being Saturday the mall was busy, lots of people everywhere. I got to the MAC counter and there were lots of people but they also had lots of help so I was helped right away. A very nice lady named Eve helped me, I told her the foundation I needed and of course she asked if I needed anything else, powder, primer. I told her I was good on everything but the foundation so she rung up my purchase and told me to come back if I needed anything else and she also gave me her card and told me to contact her if I needed anything.

Now it was out into the busy mall and down to Sears, I wanted to see if they had any of the tops I bought several months ago, as I really like them. I got to Sears and my first stop was the shoe department as I really want to find a pair of Ankle boots. Now the funny thing is they had 2 pairs I liked, the first only went to a size 10 and I couldn’t get it on too narrow. The other style had a size 11 so I figured I was good but it was too big. I was sad as I didn’t get a pair, will have to go out again this week and try again. Then it was over to the clothing section where a really nice lady came over to offer help, she told me where their sale items were and where thing that would fit me would be and told me to let her know if she could help me in any way. I thanked her and started looking. I found the tops I liked and they were on sale for $14.99 so I picked out two really cute ones, a pinkish and a wine color. Then it was up to the checkout to buy my purchase. The lady at the register was nice and asked if I wanted to give a phone number for rewards which I have done before and I had $8 in rewards points so she asked for my ID which I showed her and joked I looked a little different then the picture she just smiled and said not a problem like it was no big deal. Soon I was on my way with my purchase.

Now it was out to my car as my next stop was Charming Charlies which is at Bridgeport village and outdoor mall. I got there and had to park in the parking garage as again being Saturday they were really busy. I walked to Charming Charlies which was about 3 blocks and went in again a very nice young lady came over and asked if she could help me and I told her I was looking for a bracelet, the one I really love that I bought at Diva Las Vegas several years ago, broke last night. She showed me some but again I have a little bigger wrist then most girls so I had to try on a lot of them looking for ones that would fit. N ow I found a couple silver ones that fit but I wanted a gold one and I was lucky as the only two gold ones that fit were on their markdown rack, of course I also bought a silver one too. I walked around for a little while window shopping but as it is out doors I was worried it might start raining so I went back to my car which was a good choice because as I pulled out of the parking garage it was raining hard. Now I was already at Tualatin on I-5 so I figured I would drive down to Wilsonville to the Walmart supper center as I needed some lipliner, panty hose and leggings and they seem to have the best price.

Well it turns out Walmart is not in Wilsonville but would burn another 11 miles down the freeway. I had come this far so I continued on. Now luck was on my side as it stopped raining just before I got there and again they were busy. I guess everyone goes shopping on Saturday. Now I headed for the clothing section and the pantyhose. Seems this is a big seller at Walmart because every time I come to Walmart for Pantyhose the rack is really picked over. They did have 3 pairs and I also got one pair of leggings. Now it was over to the cosmetic section for my lip liner. Now I really like the Revlon
Color Stay liner and there are 3 colors I like, Nude, Pink rose, and red rouge but I only needed the last 2. Again, their selection was really picked over, they had the pink rose but not the red. So now I was on my way to the check stand. I went to the self-checkout as there were no lines there. Now it was off to Wigland in Portland.

I got to Wigland just before 5 and parked. I went to the door and they were closed, there was a note on the door they were sorry but had to close 3 today and would be closed tomorrow so I was out of luck. I guess I will have to come back later this week. Now I thought about what to do now. I decided to head for the Escape and just get there early. On my way, I was thinking I could play on my computer till others showed up when I remembered I needed a bag to carry my new computer so I went to Cascade Station by the airport. I decided to start at Staples first and see what they had. Now they were not as busy. I walked in and a young man asked if I needed anything and I told him what I needed and he took me over and showed me what they had, he was very pleasant and treated me wonderful. I found a really nice padded bag that would work and was up to the check stand. The lady there was really nice and asked if I had their rewards card which I do but not with me so she said I could use my phone number which I gave her. She read the name off and I said that was me I just look a little different and she didn’t blink an eye. I paid and she wished me a nice day and I was on my way.

I went to the Escape and got there about 5:30 and went in. I got out my computer and ordered dinner. Now I had no idea how many would show up tonight, Monique was the only one who posted in the group she would be there tonight so I knew I wouldn’t be alone. I ate my dinner which was really good and I talked with one of the ladies here, she is going on an Alaska Cruise next week and was excited about it so of course I had to tell her about going to Las Vegas in 2 weeks. She told me we would have to talk when we both got back and find out about each other’s vacation. Now I did have to take one selfie but remember I have been out for almost 6 hours at this point.

It was almost 7:30 and I was beginning to think I would be the only one here tonight when Jan & Lynn walked in. This must be the time to go out as right behind them were Kate, Bambi, and Kris and a little later Monique, Lori and Sasha showed up so there were 9 of us here tonight. We talked about so many things including Diva Las Vegas which is 2 weeks away. I am really looking forward to it. I need a vacation and a feminine vacation is so much more fun. Now I did get to talk with Monique, this is her first time out with the group. It was nice to get to know her and she seems really nice. Hope she comes out more with the group. We also talked about the Red Dress ball which I will be going to with Julie and Trixie. Kate is also thinking of going. It was a good night and I stayed out till almost 10:30 which really is 11:30 as we set clocks ahead tonight.

Okay this is the second blog I have written on my new computer. It is funny as I started writing my blogs in Word and when they stopped supporting it I had to go to windows live writer and bat first I didn’t like it but got used to it. Now I kind of miss it as Word is a little different. Windows live writer does not work with the new windows 10.

Thanks for reading

March 12, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, shopping | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday out shopping

It is Friday and I am going shopping once again. Mikaela can’t make it today as her baby is sick so I will be out on my own. I am still going to Clackamas Town center as I have not been there yet this week. Now I did a easy workout at the gym this morning as my legs were sore from the last 2 days. I started getting ready about 8:30. I was already to go by a little after 10.

I got to Clackamas Town Center a little after 11 so I decided my first stop would be for lunch. I parked near the food court and took my computer in with me so I could work on my blog from last nights dinner with Julie while I ate lunch. I spent 20161021_133135about an hour eating, doing my blog and people watching. After lunch I took my computer back out to my car and drove down by Nordstrom’s, I don’t like to put stuff in my trunk and then leave my car incase someone saw it. It still amazes me how easily I get out of the car almost without thinking about it. a few years back I would have to work up the courage and make sure no one was around. Life for Susan has gotten easier and more fun.

I went in through Nordstrom’s and right out into the mall. This has been the busiest so far this week but than it also is the biggest mall in the area. Again it amazed me how many kids were here, maybe close to 20% of the people seemed to be of school age. Maybe I am just getting older and everyone looks younger. My first stop was Sears to see if they had any of the Jeggins Tee-shirts. They did but not the same ones. it is funny as all 3 Sears stores have them and on sale for the same price but not the same styles. Yes I did by 3 of them as they were really cute. Now I have a lot of tops I have bought over the years that were really cute but ones I have never seen other woman wear these are cute but also more everyday casual. They are called tee-shirts but they look way nicer then any tee-shirt I have bought. So now I had a shopping bag and I was back out wandering around the mall like all the other woman.

My next stop was the Avon store as I am almost out of lip conditioner. Avon sells an awesome lip conditioner called beyond color lip conditioner, they also have lipsticks by the same name. This is the best conditioner and I have used it for years. I think I stared using it maybe 2008 or so. It is the best for your lip. I never have chapped lips any more and I put the conditioner on every morning and really looks no different then having chapstick on. I will also admit that I think over the years it has maybe plumped up my lips a little. I went into the store and asked if they had it and she said yes and it was on sale for 3 for $15 so I got two of them and one lipstick for fun. I do love lipstick. Any way  chatted with her for a few minutes before leaving. I walked through Macy’s and pretty much every store that sold clothes even the ones I had never heard of before.

I went into JC Pennies to look around and they had some really cute dresses and some were on a really good sale but they all went up to size 16 and as they were not stretchy I knew they wouldn’t fit. I walked around some more and spotted this really cute dress on a rack, It looked like it would fit me and was half off. I held it up to myself and looked in the mirror and it was just so cute, I wanted it. I had to try it on so off I went to the dressing room. Didn’t eve hesitate just went in and tried it on. It fit a little tight but if I lose a little more weight in the middle it will look awesome. After I put it back on the hanger I realized it might not have been good to just walk in there with my big bag from Sears. Well I came out and went to the checkout and bought the dress, it was not bad as I had an old gift card. That was one of the funny things as I found a couple gift cards last night going through an old purse. they are probably 3 to 4 years old so I wasn’t sure they had anything on them or would even work but they did. The pennies one had $24 dollars on it so the dress really only cost me $15 and the Sears card had $30 on it. I also have a coupe Nordstrom’s gift cards to use at a later date. Should have gone through that purse sooner. I can’t wait to wear this dress, I was thinking it would be perfect for Harvey’s but we are not gong again till December and I am not sure I can wait that long. Funny I never get this excited about my male clothes.

I walked through the Sephora store here and looked at all the makeup. It still amazes me that most of the woman shopping here were buying or looking at lipstick and yet none of them were wearing it. Yu don’t see many woman wear lipstick but they sure do seem to sell a lot of it. I also went to Victoria’s Secret as I wanted to get another bra from there. I really do love the one I bought last spring, it is a padded bra so I really don’t need any inserts with they for a natural look and it really is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. t is called So obsessed. I have the wine colored on but wanted a pink one. The girl went in the back to see if they had any because they didn’t in the drawer and she came back with one so I went and bought it. Well it was half the price I thought it would be which was good but it is also not the So Obsessed brand it is just there push up bra. I think it is a different material but it is still cute so I am keeping it. I wandered around the mall for probably 3 hours as it was a little after 3 when I left. 

I decided to go to the Starbucks at Jansen Beach again for a little while before I head to Sweet Home with my friends for the evening. I got there about 3:45 as traffic was not bad which surprised me being a Friday night. Now I am just relaxing and having fun writing my blog and checking out the internet. I will probably go to Sweet Home a little early tonight. It has been a fun day but hard to believe the week is almost over. Tomorrow is the last of my vacation and I will have to remove the pretty red polish and go back to clear, how sad. My nails just look so good this way.

Okay one last thing, last spring when I went and got fitted for a bra at Victoria’s Secret, that was probably one of the most fun things I have done as Susan, Right up with getting a makeover at the MAC counter and getting Acrylic nails. If you have never done these things you should at least once. You will remember it it always.

Thanks for reading

October 21, 2016 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, shopping, victoria's secret | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday and Susan is out again!

Okay it is Thursday and I am once again going out after the gym of course. I got hoe from the gym a little after 9 and started getting ready. Still not sure what I will do but it will probably be shopping and a Starbucks at some point. I was done with my makeup and ready to dress. I decided to go with my yoga pants and my cute top I bought the other day. Now when I was all dressed I really liked the Susans cute new look (2)look. So much so I had to get a couple pictures which is not easy if you want the whole outfit in the pictures. Now it was time to head out for the day. My first stop was to get gas as I forgot to do that yesterday. I went to the station right by my house. Now it was time to figure out what to do. it is raining pretty good so it is going to be another mall day.

Now there was a lot of standing water on the roads and freeway so it must have rained really hard over night and traffic was crawling every where. I decided to go to Lloyd Center as they have a lot of covered parking and you can walk into the mall without leaving the garage now it normally takes me about 20 minutes to get there but today was an hour trip. Now as I got close the rain seemed to almost stop so I figured I would go to Wigland first before the mall.

I got there and there were a couple spots right outside the door which was nice. I went in and looked around for a bit. I didn’t see anything, there selection wasn’t that good. I left after maybe 10 minutes and headed over to the mall. Now I was thirsty so I figured what better way to start then going to Starbucks and writing my blog for last night. There is one in Barnes and Noble and they have an entrance from the garage so I don’t have to pack my computer through the mall. I got inside and ordered my drink only to find out it wasn’t a Starbucks. It is funny as I have gone here several times before and always thought it was. it was only because I tried to pay with a Starbucks card. I still think at some point it was a Starbucks but it doesn’t matter. They were really busy and there was only 1 small table open so I took it.

Susans cute new look (1)I got out my computer and moved the picture off my phone and got a good look at my outfit and I really like it, I wish I hadn’t worn it today and saved it for tomorrow when I go shopping with Mikaela. I think the color of the top goes so well with the black pants. I have the same top in grey which I was looking for and bought this one as an after thought. I may do something I try not t do and wear this again tomorrow. I will see what the grey top looks like first before I decide. I finished my blog for last night and walked back out to my car to put my computer in the trunk,  also moved my car just to be safe incase someone saw me put it in my trunk as this is not the best area of town.

It was now into the mall for some shopping. Now I walked around this mall on Monday and did my shopping so I really don’t think I will find anything I want but again it is more about being out. There seemed to be a lot more people here today then Monday. Although it was raining pretty good it really wasn’t cold so I didn’t need a sweater so I could show off my cute outfit. I hit all the usual stores I go to and even went down to Sears to see what other colors of this top they have. They had a black one but I didn’t get it. I thought about getting another one this color just so I will have a backup but didn’t. I may regret that. Now as Susan I usually look at cloths and makeup but I decided to go look at the exercise equipment they have here as I am debating about buying an elliptical. that is what I use the most at the gym and I am wondering if it is more cost effective and easier to own one and cancel my gym membership.

I know more then got to the equipment and Sears actually has a pretty good selection of NordicTrack when one of the salesmen came over and asked if he could help me. I told him I was debating if I should continue with my gym membership or buy one. He explained all the differences between the one they had and they had a wide range from about $500 to $2400. They had a really nice one for $799 and it would do what I wanted. Now it would take about 2 years of my gym membership to pay for it after that I would save money. I told him I had a few more months on my membership a small lie and at that point I would make a decision. He treated me great though and and seemed really interested in helping me even though I would not be buying today, of course he may get a commission on what he self but I still felt welcomed. Seas has always been a good place for Susan to shop as I have never had a problem there. Now I got to the mall about 12:30 and it was almost 3:30 now so I was ready to take a break from walking.

I am meeting Julie for dinner at Jansen Beach so I figured I would drive there and go to the Starbucks there for a couple hours till we meet for dinner. Now traffic is just as bad now as it is rush hour so it took me 45 minutes to get there. This is the same Starbucks I was at yesterday for a little while. Now the girls here remembered me and made me feel welcome which is always a good experience. One of them told me how much she liked my color of my top and how good I looked which made me feel good. The one who took my order agreed and told me I looked great in this color and she loved the way it matched my lipstick. Wow I really like compliments like that. I am really thinking of wearing this again tomorrow and I am going to buy another top like this if I see one.

Now I am just working n my blog and taking care of e-mails and other things I need to do. Having a laptop that I can take work and other things I need to do with me and go places like Starbucks’s is wonderful. It is funny as before I started coming here as Susan I couldn’t understand why anyone would go to a coffee shop. I guess till you try something you never fully understand it. I have about 45 minutes till I meet Julie for dinner so just going to relax here and surf the internet.

Thanks for reading

October 20, 2016 Posted by | crossdress, Out and about as Susan, shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday of my vacation the half way point.

I got up at 7 so I could hit the gym as I skipped yesterday to go to the beach. I was at the gym by 7:30 and did my hardest workout yet. 25 minutes on the tread mill, 5% incline at 3.5 mph, 15 minutes on the lateral X because the elliptical were still in use. then 40 minutes on the elliptical going forward on level 5 (3.10 miles) and then 15 minutes level 1 going backwards to cool off. Hope that made up for skipping yesterday. it was almost 9:30 when I got home and started getting ready. It was about 10:45 when I was all ready and on my way. I decided to drive to Washington Square and do some shopping.

Traffic wasn’t to bad so it was about 11:30 when I got there. I parked by Sears as I wanted to get a couple more of those Jeggin Tee-shirts I bought Monday, I really like them. I went in and looked around but didn’t see them. At the other Sears they were just on a rack by themselves so not sure where to look for them. well not having any luck I decided to go out into the mall and down to the food court for lunch. The mall didn’t seem that busy, yes there were a lot of people but they were spread out. I soon fund out why, it was lunch time and they were all in the food court. I looked around for something to eat, again wanting something I can eat with a fork. I settled on Sarku Japan as they had a daily special of teriyaki chicken on rice with a vegetable. Of course I had to stand in line as all the places in the food court had lines. I got my lunch and sat down to eat it and people watch. it was amazing how many young kids were here instead of in school.

After lunch I went back down the mall to Macy’s to look around. they had several racks of discounted items so I joined all the other woman looking through them. I found this really cute pink top, it was long in the front and even longer in the back. I have seen dresses like this but not tops. It was marked down from $70 to $19.99 which I thought was a good deal and it was a large. I held it up to me in the mirror and it looked like it might fit and it was a little stretchy but just to be sure I decided to try it on. A good thing as it did stretch all except the seems on the shoulders. I got it on but almost couldn’t get it off. I am a large accept for in the shoulders. The problem I have as I am not a proportional woman wider shoulders. Well I put it back on the rack and back out into the mall.

I also went into Victoria’s Secret as what trip to a mall would not include that. Several of the young ladies asked if they could help me and to let them know if I needed any help. I just looked around so many cute things in here. I also went into Sephora which I have to admit I have never been in before that I can remember. They were really busy but I bet at least 6 different girls asked if they could help me and a couple of them pointed out where all the different sections were.

I walked through Nordstrom’s and one of the girls at the MAC counter remembers me and called me over and said it was good to see me back so soon which was a surprise as it has been several months since I was at the MAC counter in Nordstrom’s, but it was nice to be remembers. We talked for a little while before I left yes they were not that busy either.

I wondered around the mall for a while just window shopping and yes going into a lot of store I new I wouldn’t buy anything at. It was just fun being out being myself and doing what any other woman would do. It was about 3 when I left and on my way out I went through Sears and looked around some more and they also had a rack of Jeggins Tee-shirts but theirs were short sleeved. Same price on sale for $14.99 so I bought 4 this time in different colors. As I was driving out of the mall I saw an ULTA so I decided to stop and see if they had my lip liner, there are 3 colors I like and I have not been able to find the red one. Well luck would have it and they did have the one I wanted. I was so afraid they had discontinued it.

After that I stopped briefly at a Starbuck’s as I wanted something to drink and to start my blog. on these full days out it is nice to take a break and write part of my blog while it is still fresh in my mind. Now  am meeting my friends for dinner at 7 in downtown Portland so I was wondering if it was worth going home or just hanging out here at Starbucks for a few hours. I texted Cassandra to see f they were meeting at Fox & Hounds first or going straight to the restaurant and she replied back meet at Fox & hounds so id asked when she would get there as I figured I could go early and meet her. Turns out she is already there so I will finish this up and head on down there with hopes of being there by 5.

Now I just have to figure out what I will do tomorrow as Friday I am meeting Mikaela for lunch and some shopping. It has been a fun week so far including going to the beach yesterday. My nails still look perfect just as the did on Friday when I got them done. A shame I will have to remove the color on Saturday as they would probably still look great for another week.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

October 19, 2016 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, shopping | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Monday out

I got up and went to the gym I am keeping that going even with my pretty red nails. It was about 9 when I got hoe and started getting ready for my day out. Now I bought a new lipstick yesterday one of those long wear that is suppose to bond to your lips and you put a gloss over it so I am going to try it out today. I was all ready by 10:30 with my new lipstick. not sure about it as it feels strange. I got in my car and was off. I looked in the mirror and the red color of the lipstick was a lot brighter than it looked in the house, probably more of an evening out color. My first order of business was lunch so I headed for Cascade Station to start as there is a Panda Express. I know I seem to go here a lot but when I am Susan I like things I can eat with a fork and that limits places you can go.

They were not busy when I got there so I had my pick of tables, seems I was just a head of the lunch crowd as by the time I left it was packed. I had a nice lunch and my lipstick sill looks perfect but I needed more of the gloss as they felt sticky. I guess if I was really trying to see how it held up I should have gotten a burger or something. After lunch I drove over and parked my Marshal’s and went in. I have never found anything here before as I think their sizes run smaller and today was no different. Now today was a nicer day, still a little cool about 60 and just a slight breeze and no rain actually there have been some sun breaks which is nice. I decided to walk down to Ross Dress for Less as I almost always find something here.

I looked around for a while and found 2 cute dresses. They looked just a little small but I really liked them so I was off to the dressing room. Now they have an attendant there to check how many items you go in with and come out with and usually it is a young person but there was and elderly man there today and I wondered what he would do. I showed him my 2 dresses and he gave me a card with a 2 on it and pointed to the woman’s sided and said that way miss, really made me feel good. They both fit barley, luckily they are stretchy and I am hoping to lose some more weight. I decided to buy them.

From here I drove to Lloyd Center to look around. What I have really been looking for and I am not sure what they are called is a top that is like a really short sweater dress that you wear with yoga pants. I have seen many woman wearing them and they really look cute and they are jus long enough to cover your rear. I have a couple long tops that I can wear but this look I just really like. I will admit looking for women’s clothing is always a challenge as some stores put their departments  by brand and others by size and in women’s besides size they also have petite, woman’s, tall and what ever else they can think of and they are not always clearly marked. well a little off the subject again. I parked by Sears and went in. I looked around at their closeout section but didn’t see anything so it was off into the mall. Okay the strangest thing, As I was writing this blog, on my Facebook page this popped up, this is what I am writing about. I haven’t Capturepublished my blog yet so it is just on my computer. makes me wonder how much Facebook and Google can really see on our computers. Anyway this is the top and the look I was talking about, just so cute.

Now shopping a mall is more about exploring then just buying something so I went into several stores just to look around and see what they had. It is funny as a man I know what I want, go in and get it and leave, as Susan I like to wander around. Of course I checked out ross Dress for Less here also and didn’t find anything, Also Old Navy,Clair’s to look at Jewelry, and Torrid’s, I probably spent 2 hours wandering around. I was on my way out going through Sears and I saw a rack of tee shirts, they were a knit top and long called Jeggins tees. They kind of looked like what I had seen other woman wear with yoga pants. The only thing I didn’t like were they were long sleeve but they did have some that looked like they would fit me and they were on sale.

I left here and headed back towards home but made one more stop at Burlington Coat factory as I have found some cute shoes here before. They had some close outs but none in my size. Boy I would kill if my feet were one size smaller. I tried a couple pairs on but my toes were cramped and I wouldn’t have been able to wear them for a night out. It was about 3:30 now so I figured I would go to Starbucks for an hour or so before getting dinner. I went to the same one I went to yesterday evening on Mill Plain. It still amazes me how many people hang out at Starbucks. there were probably between 20 and 25 people here the whole time I was here. About a third in pairs and the rest by themselves. most had computers but a few were reading or doing what looked like school work. You really do get a good cross section of people here and a good place to people watch.

I left Starbucks about 5:20 and went to a Subway on my way home, one I have never been to before. I do like going to new places. I ordered my sandwich and the lady that helped me was awesome. there were several tables in the back and a few in the front so I picked the ones in the front as it was by the other people, well there was only 3 people in here at one table in the corner, a lady in her early 40’s I guess with her parents. A few people came in and got sandwiches but they all got them to go. When the other people left the woman told me how good my makeup looked which always make me feel good especially after being out all day. It has been over 7 hours sense I did my makeup. Any way we talked for a few minutes about makeup, she doesn’t like doing it she said and almost never wears it. I told her I needed makeup to go out. It was a nice interaction.

After I finished I went to use the ladies room and it was locked so I just figures someone was in there but the lady behind the counter asked me if I wanted the key. I guess they keep them locked. I said yes so she told the other employee to grab me the key. Now he was a young boy well to me young. Probably 2o or so. I could see he was unsure. She smiled at me and said he would give me the key so as I walked down towards him he had both keys in his hand and I could see he was unsure so he just set them both down and let me pick which I did. Now I am sure some would get upset or offended by this but it really wasn’t that big of a deal. I am willing to bet I am the first T-girl he has ever seen so he gave me my choice.

It was after 6 now when I left here so I headed for home. I had one more stop in me though as I didn’t want to just go home. I stopped at the Starbuck’s by my house and that is where I am right now. they are not real busy, just one other person here working on her computer. So I am writing my blog and having a cup of hot chocolate.

Okay the update on the lipstick and I guess I should say what it is also. It is Rommel brand Provocalips 16 hr. It has held up really well, a little worn in the corners of my mouth and the inside of the lips but the rest of the lips look just like it did when I put it on. No smudges or bleeding outside of lip lines. and that includes eating a Subway sandwich. It really did hold up well. The down side is I didn’t like the feel, it is tacky or even sticky unless you have the gloss on which comes off real easy when you eat or drink so you really do need to re-apply that often.

Now I have to figure out what I will do tomorrow.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

October 17, 2016 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Sunday out as Susan

It was a short night as I was out till almost 2 am with my friends and then got up at 8 am. I needed to go to the gym as I am determined to keep up my routine. I had a little breakfast and made sure all my makeup was removed and the was on my way of course with my beautiful red nails. there were only 2 people there today so it was a lot easier. I did 40 minutes forward and 15 minutes backwards on the elliptical before heading home just a little over an hour. I got ho,e and started getting ready seems to take a little longer after going to the gym. I was ready and on my way by a little after 11 but where to go. I decided to head out to Beaverton area as there is a Kohl’s I like out there plus several other stores.

I got to Kohl’s about 11:40 and went in to look around. I didn’t see anything I liked but it was fun looking around. My next stop was Target which is only a couple miles away. They were really busy but I went in and looked around. didn’t find any outfits I liked but the point of this stop was lip liner. I made it over to the makeup section and found the lip liners I like, Revlon color stay. They had 2 of the 3 colors I like the red on I am having trouble finding. I also picked up some pantyhose as I am getting low and I don’t want to run out again. seems when ever I get to my last pair when I put them on I will run them because I have no backup.

I left here and ran over to Fred Meyer and looked around they also didn’t have the red lip liner I like, I hope they haven’t discontinued it. Didn’t find anything I wanted here either so I left. I decided to drive out by the streets of Tanasbourne as they have a lot of stores out there and I haven’t been out that way in a couple years. Yes Susan is willing to drive to go shopping. My first stop was to find a Starbucks as I wanted something to drink. They were really busy but there was one table open right in the middle of everyone so I sat down, I spent a little over an hour here as I had my computer and updated my blog for last night outing to Harvey’s Comedy club. Form here I went to a Halloween store to look for a costume. It was fun shopping for a costume as a female. I did find a cute costume and tried it on. From here I walked next door to Best Buy and looked around. I also walked to Ross Dress for Less and looked around. Didn’t find anything there either. So far it has been an inexpensive day shopping.

It was almost 4 now and I wanted to get closer to hoe so I drove back to Cascade Station by the airport where I had planed on shopping yesterday till the rain started. I went to Ross Dress for less there also and found nothing and I even went into DSW just to see what they had. My next stop was and yes you guessed it the Starbucks there. I got in line to order a drink and noticed all the tables were full. I went a head and ordered a drink and as I was waiting for it one of the tables opened so I set my computer on it. I sat down to play on my computer and the table right next to me had 2 ladies at it and they asked me if I would take a picture of them which I was only to happy to do. Now I have been here about an hour updating my blog for today. Not sure what I will do for the rest of the night but I do need to get something to eat so I think I may hit a Subway as it is healthier than fast food. I will probably go home after that.

Not sure what I will do tomorrow, I had planned to try and make a day trip to the beach this week as Susan. The weather wont be nice so I am still thinking about this. I really couldn’t go on the beach but I could go to some of the shops. I will have to give this some more thought although it would be a nice drive if nothing else.

October 16, 2016 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shopping with Samantha.

Well today I was going to meet Samantha from Eugene for lunch and maybe a little shopping. She had to come to Portland for something and had e-mailed me about meeting for lunch. We decided on California Pizza at Clackamas Town Center. I told her I would be there between 10 and 2 doing a little shopping if she wanted to join me. she said she would let me know when she got there as she would take care of things on her way. Now there is a Starbuck’s there that actually opens before the mall so I figured I would get there and do my Blog from last night.

I got there about 9:30 and they were really busy, about 14 people ate tables and the counter, only 2 of which were men. I had to stand in line with 9 people in front of me only one man and several woman behind me. wow today must be ladies day.  got my drink and a Danish and took the last seat along the window at the counter. I did my blog and wasn’t paying attention as I really didn’t look for Samantha till maybe 11, any way I looked at my phone at 10:30 and she had called about 10 minutes earlier so I called her back. She was already here. I told her where I was and we met up.

It was nice to see her again and spend a little time with her. Now neither one of us was really looking for anything today as it really was more about being out and spending some time together, you know the social aspect of it. We wandered down the mall and I warned her about the man selling skin care in the middle that always remembers me. He cornered Laura when we were here a few weeks ago and I wanted to avoid that today. Sure enough he saw me and tried to call us over but we thanked him and just kept walking.

We got to the end of the mall and went into Sears to check things out. We discussed woman’s clothing as we shopped, what we liked and didn’t, the issues we have trying to find something that fits and looks good. the different colors and styles. it was really fun. we left here and then walked to the other end to JC Pennies.

Samantha does a lot of shopping at Pennies where she lives so we had a good time looking around still talking now about makeup and hair. It really was a fun time. It really is more fun shopping with someone even if you don’t buy anything. Shopping is a storage thing as my male self I only go shopping if I need to buy something and that is what I do, in find what I need, buy it and leave. As Susan I enjoy just wandering around looking and having someone to share it with is so much fun.

It was about noon when we headed for California Pizza which is a stand alone shop outside so we had to leave the mall. WE got a booth and talked as we looked at the Menu. Now I was torn as I really like their Caesar Salad but also like their pizza. Samantha and I decided to split a Pizza though. The young man who waited on us was awesome and was always there checking on us to see if we needed anything, even the Manager came over to see how we were ding and stood there and talked to us for a while. They really made us feel welcome.

Samantha and I had a lovely lunch and really got to talk. It was a wonderful time. We where there almost 2 hours as a matter of fact we sat there for probably 45 minutes after we paid our bill just talking. Now it was raining really hard outside for a while which also kept us there. WE talked about Sweet Home and the Escape and so many of the places we go and don’t get me wrong as I really do like them but they all get loud and then it becomes hard to talk. Maybe I am just getting older but I do like it when it is less noisy. I think that is why I like Starbuck’s so much as it is such a peaceful place. I think I really need to try and get more of the girls to meet me for Coffee. I actually need to get together with Peggy one evening for dinner or coffee. I really think these are the normal everyday things that bring balance to your life.

Well about 2 the rain stopped so we left, Samantha had parked by California Pizza so we said our goodbye’s and she left and I went back into the mall and walked down towards where I parked. I was rally straight out from Barns & Noble so I walked through there to the door. Just as I got outside it started to rain pretty good so I went back inside. by the time I got to the book shelf by the window it was raining so hard the water was pooling on the drive in front and even people with umbrellas were running. I kind of looked at books as I waited for it to stop or at least slow down. Soon there were maybe 10 people standing by the doors looking out and maybe another 12 by where I was looking out the window so I didn’t feel to bad being afraid of the rain. It rained this way for maybe 10 minutes before if slowed to almost a stop. Looking at the clouds I figured it would not stay like this long so I Headed for my car. it was just lightly raining and I was only the seconded row out so t took me about a minute to get to my car. I got in and shut the door and before I could start it the rain let loose again.  had timed it just right.

I left and drove for home well the Starbucks by my house. I got there right at 3 and I think this is the slowest they have been Maybe between 2 and 6 other people here at any one time although a pretty steady amount coming in and getting drinks to go. I will probably stay here till 5 and then I am not sure what I will do. maybe get some dinner or just go home. will wait Susan at Starbucks 3-10-16and see. I did take one selphie here not a great picture but I had to have at least one today.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

March 10, 2016 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A little shopping today as I am feeling better.

Well I have been looking forward to today and getting out as Susan. Now yesterday I did run out for a little as my male self with my red nails and not one person said a thing about them of course the only time they were really visible was when I stopped at a Starbuck’s. I spent about 2 hours at on as my male self doing some work on my computer and I actually went out of my way to make sure my nails were visible. I saw a couple people mostly men look at tem but not one person said a thing. anyway today is a Susan day.

I got up and started getting ready with the hope of being out of my house by 9:30 which I didn’t make of course. still a little tired. It was about 10:15 when I was ready and on my way. I decided to go to Pioneer Place Mall in downtown Portland. I think I have only been here twice before, once right after it opened and then once in 2010 when I rode the MAX as Susan downtown. This time I drove though. I got downtown and parked in the parking garage just the other side of the block. I parked on the 9th floor and rode the elevator down to the street. Now I was glad it was only across the street as I forgot my umbrella in the car but it was just barely raining so I figured I could make it without getting very wet. I crossed the street with severe other people and entered the mall. now it is actually a 5 story mall in 2 buildings on opposite blocks. Now as it has been a while the first thing I did was check out the directory to see what stores they had. There was a security guard standing near by and she came over and asked if she could help me. I told her no I was just seeing what they had as I had never been here before and wanted to check it out. I really got the feeling she was sizing me up.

Well I didn’t see anything that jumped out at me so I decided to go up the escalator to the next floor and see what was there. Now as I started walking so did the lady guard which again made me feel weird, I got on the escalator and she just kept walking around the first floor so I guess she wasn’t following me. I really didn’t see any stores that I even wanted to go inside. I got to the 4t floor I think and they have a sky bridge that goes across the street to the other part of the mall so I walked across. There was a man about half way across who was taking a selphie of himself which struck me as strange. any way he finished and walked off and as I got to where he was I realized he had been half way SUsan at Pioneer Place Mall 3-8-2016across and you could look up and down the street as the sky bridge was glass. Yes you guessed it I had to take a selphie in the same spot. It is a pretty cool view from here.

I walked around this building and again really not much here. they did have an H&M so I went in and looked at some clothing, I am looking for some simple plain  nice ladies tee shirts. Nothing fancy just some solid color that are pretty and feminine looking that I can wear this summer if I go out in the day. they had some really cute ones but not even close to my size. I got down to the bottom floor which is actually under ground and went back to the first building and down to the food court which is also small. I was a little hungry so I got something for lunch. in all I was only there maybe an hour and wasn’t impressed. I walked back to where I parked and got on the elevator and up to the 9th floor and was on my way. As it was only about noon I drove over to Lloyd Center and went in as I wanted to see what Sears had.

I went in and walked down towards Sears. I was almost there ad herd someone call my name Susan. There was Bobby in boy mode, I haven’t seen him in a while as he doesn’t come out much any more with Cristine.  stood and talked with Bobby maybe 15 minutes catching up. It was nice to see him again. well I went into Sears and they had some really cute tee shirts well maybe more of active wear tee shirts but they were really cute colors. They even had some I think will fit me. I probably should have tried them on but instead I decided to buy just 1 and see how it fits. if it does then next time I am out shopping which should be Thursday I will buy a couple more. I picked the bright pink one.

I went to the check out to pay for it and the lady who helped me told me how much she liked my nails, which made me feel nice. It still amazes me that I really like it when I get compliments on how I look as Susan or how my nails look. I don’t even think about this when I am my male self. I thanked her and we talked a bit while she rang up my purchase.

I left Lloyd Center and headed for home well actually the Starbuck’s by my house. I got there about 2:30 and figured I would hang out here till maybe 5 before going home. I went and ordered and the lady at the counter welcomed me by name and asked what I would like. I really love this about Starbuck’s, The employees here all know me as no less then 4 of them said hi to me by name which makes you feel special. I got my drink and there was only 1 table right by the one door. I had only been there maybe 5 minutes when 2 men came in behind me talking and as they walked by I knew their voices, I knew both of them. I hoped they would get there drinks and go but they didn’t. They did sit at the other end by the other door as there was one table opened down there now.

I kept my head down with the hope they wouldn’t see me or at least if they did they wouldn’t see my face. they were here about 30 minutes before they left. They walked right by me on the way out and never said a thing to me so I don’t think they noticed anything. with my head down I don’t think they could have even told I wasn’t a female.

Well  I caught up on some things online and of course updated my blog. Have a  great day and thanks for reading.

March 8, 2016 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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