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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Sunday manicure badly needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading and keep up with what I am doing in my life with my most recent blog.

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

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

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

Saturday night at the Escape

It is Saturday and our group is making its usual night out to the Escape. I was planning on going early as I wanted to have as much Susan time as I could plus I had some things I needed to do on my computer. I started getting ready by 4 and took my time to enjoy myself. I find the time I spend getting ready relaxing and peaceful. I was all ready by a little after 5 and I chose one of my black dresses tonight. I went down and walked into the garage and opened the garage door like I always do when I leave as my male self, usually I get in the car as Susan before opening the garage door but not tonight. I guess I am getting more relaxed leaving as I don’t even look outside any more before I leave. I was on my way and got to the Escape a little before 6 and went in. I was the first of our group to arrive. They were a little busy so I had to take the table closer to where they do Karaoke. I got out my computer and started working. Of course, I ordered food as I was hungry.

Well it wasn’t long and Kearren showed up and joined me, always nice when others start showing up. It was nice to see her and we talked a little about the Halloween Party Cassandra and Peggy had which was so much fun. It wasn’t long and Nicole arrive, what a wonderful surprise. She comes down from the Seattle area to go out with us. It was great to see her again. Well the 3 of us started talking about all the fun things we do as a group. Nicole will be back in town in a few weeks as she is doing our dinner cruise on the Portland Spirit, we are really looking forward to it. She is also doing the Mexican Cruise in October 2018 and that will be fun also. A few years ago, I would have never imagined doing such wonderful things as Susan.

Other girls started to show up, Barb, Paige, Jan, Lynn, Cassandra, Narcist, Bambi, Kris, Kate, Britney, Lorie and one other girl so we had a really good turnout, one of our bigger ones which is nice. I do like the smaller get together for talking but it is great to see so many out with the group. I hope I didn’t miss anyone. It was nice to talk with the girls and throughout the night I did try to talk a little with everyone. Barb and I talked about how we didn’t get many pictures at the Halloween party seems not many girls took pictures. It is so funny as a few years back even on a night like tonight we would all have our cameras out taking a bunch of pictures. I think we have just gotten so use to going out and it is so normal now we often forget about pictures even on a Halloween night. Wow how things have changed over the years. Talking about pictures I had to get one quick selfie.

Nicole and I talked about the cruise she is planning on traveling and boarding the ship as her male self. I am planning on doing the cruise just like I do Diva Las Vegas totally as Susan. Now we have not decided if we will fly down and back or drive and I am torn. Driving would be easier to get all our stuff there as Susan does not travel lite but I am also thinking about flying as Susan something I have wanted to try. It would be a little intimidating as I do know 3 people who work for TSA at the airport screening people, but it is a big airport and the odds of me running into one of them in the line is small. I will get my nails done the night before so if I didn’t travel as Susan I would be a man with long, pretty, acrylic nails most likely red. Any way it is so much fun to think about it and I am sure it will be here before we know it.

Now a lot of the girls are going with their wives, or girlfriends, we have at least 5 or 6 couples going so that will also be a lot of fun. There is still time to sign up if you are or have ever thought about going on a cruise, check out our web page for all the details. This is going to be a really fun thing and you can be who you are as much or as little as you want. I am sure some (me) will do the whole cruise as female and some will only do a few things as their female self so don’t think you have to be female all the time.

Now with such a big group we were spread out which did make it hard to talk with everyone or even know for sure who all were there. I think I got everyone but if I missed you I am sorry. Karaoke started and of course it gets loud with the music and singing and hard to talk. Nicole called it a night but it was great to see her again, I still remember the first time I met her which you can read in my blog, this is the wonderful thing about blogs as you can go back and see what you did, who you met and when, kind of like a personal diary. It was sad to see her leave but she will be back in town in a few weeks.

Kate and I talked about Diva Las Vegas, she is planning on going this year which will be fun, she will have a great time. It is not till April and we already have at least 8 from our group going and I think we will get more. We won’t all stay at the same place but as of now Cassandra, Julie and I have all booked rooms downtown at the Four Queens. It is an older casino but the rooms look nice from the pictures on their web site. I booked a room for 9 nights, Friday through the following Saturday and got a deluxe room for $804.00 everything included, they don’t charge resort fees here. Of course, the two weekends, Friday and Saturday nights are most of it, almost $500 of it but still way less than on the strip. Some of the girls played pool, some danced and some sang Karaoke, it was a really fun night.

I got a chance to talk with Britney who showed up late, it was nice to see here again. With missing so much over the summer I haven’t seen her since at least last February or longer. I stayed till about 11 before I called it a night. Still think back a few years when we didn’t even go out till 9 or 10 and we would close down the places we went. I like to think it is because we are all so comfortable now about going out so we go earlier and leave earlier instead of because we are getting older.

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November 12, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wonderful Wednesday night dinner.

It is Wednesday and we are doing our Wednesday night dinner at Rock Bottom Brewpub in downtown Portland. We have gone here a few times although this is only my second time but I was looking forward to it. A night out with my friends. I got home and started getting ready and I had time so I got to enjoy the experience. It was so relaxing, I chose my red dress as it is one of my warmer dresses and it is a little cold out tonight. I was already by 6:15 and was getting ready to leave when Julie texted me to see if I was going and if so she could ride with me. I told her yes and was on my way. I got to her house and she was ready to go and we were on our way. It was nice to have Julie along as we were able to talk on the way.

WE got downtown a little after 7 and parked in the parking garage a block away and walked to the Rock Bottom. Cassandra and Rebecca were already there, Rebecca comes to town every once in a while, to join us for dinner. It was good to see her. Now it was just the 4 of us tonight but still really fun and we were able to talk. Now our waiter was wonderful, he treated us great and always referred to us as ladies and kept checking back on us. We ordered dinner and I had the Chicken Fried Chicken which was awesome. The food here is really good.

WE had a nice time and talked about all kinds of things, our dinner cruise we are going on next month, our Mexican cruise next October which I am really looking forward to and also Diva Las Vegas. We have been talking a lot about Diva Las Vegas lately, some of the girls were thinking of renting a house for the week verses staying in a hotel. There are good points about both but I still think staying at a hotel casino is just more fun and convenient. Cassandra, Julie and I are all going so we talked and decided we wanted to stay in a casino. Now the resorts on the strip are really nice but they are so big and spread out and they are so expensive now after all we are going for 9 nights. Last year we stayed downtown at the California which was really nice and we had a lot of fun. This year they started charging resort fees, not as much as the strip hotels casinos. I just find it hard to pay a fee just to stay there and you really get nothing for the fee. Sorry got side tracked there. Any way we were looking around on line and we found the Four Queens hotel casino doesn’t charge the fees so we looked at it some more and it looks like they have nice rooms. Well we decided we would try them this year.

It was a nice night and a wonderful dinner. We stayed till a little after 10 before we called it a night. We all left and said our goodbyes. Julie and I walked back to the car and I drove her home and we continued talking. It was a really nice evening with wonderful friends. It was a little after 11 when I got home.

Well Cassandra, Julie and I have all booked rooms at Four Queens for Diva Las Vegas.

November 9, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out | Leave a comment

Saturday night at Harvey’s Comedy club, once again.

It is Saturday night and our group are going to Harvey’s Comedy club. Now we have been coming here for several years till they closed last summer. It was sold and the new owners have reopened it. I was looking forward to tonight. Now we have gone here so many times but it is a fun night and it is out in a mainstream environment. I like these outings just like Starbucks as it gives us a chance to interact with everyone and let them see who we are. Now as I said it was a busy day and I didn’t get home till 6 pm so it was a rush to get ready.
What helped is I knew what I was wearing tonight and how I was going to do my makeup and as long as I didn’t change my mind I was good. The only problem was I wouldn’t have the time to relax and enjoy my getting ready. Well no changes in what I was wearing and I was all ready by 6:50 and on my way. I originally figured it would be after 8 and I would go straight to Harvey’s but as it was earlier than I thought I had time to go to Fox & Hounds and meet the other girls there first. It was almost 7:30 when I parked and walked to Fox & Hounds. Cassandra was playing pool with one of the girls and Peggy, Jan & Lynn were sitting at the bar. I joined them and we started to talk which is always fun, I love sitting around and talking with the girls. It was great to see them again and Peggy even had on a dress and heels. Melissa and Joan showed up so we had 7 of us here tonight. Now the lady working the Bar was really nice and it turns out she is one of the new owners, yes Fox & hounds was sold a few months back and they have changed the name to Second Ave Sports Bar. We talked for a while till about 8:30 before heading over to Harvey’s. Peggy and Cassandra drove and Jan & Lynn road with them and Melissa, Joan and I walked over. We could have drove but I enjoy the walk although it was a little on the cold side mainly because of the wind.

We got there not long after Cass, Peggy, Jan and Lynn did. We all sat and talked and waited for the rest of the girls to show up. Julie and Trixie were the next to show up and it was great to see them also, I so love my girlfriends. Jeanie and Cassie were the last two to show up so we had 11 of us here tonight. It started to get busy and it looks like they will have a good crowd here tonight. Now we were not sure about our table as we really know no one here now so as people got up to get in line to go in we joined them. We stood there for about 15 minutes and we even talked to the people in front of us and as they took pictures we were in the back ground. While we were in line the manager came over and welcomed us and told us it was nice to see us there and if we needed anything to let him know which was really nice and made us feel welcome.

We finally got inside and got a table, I sat between Peggy and Lynn with Julie and Trixie across from me but I was more to the middle of the table so I could almost talk with everyone which was nice. Of course, I had to get a couple pictures with a few of the girls and of course a selfie. We talked as people came in and we waited for the show. I was right there was a big crowd here tonight almost all the seats were taken. While we waited a man came over and talked with us, turned out he was one of the owners and again he welcomed us. Now I know being knew owners they are really excited and looking to grow their business but still a good feeling.

The waitress came and took our order and she was really nice, now again with new owners opening it up they have all new staff and this is only I think their 6 weekends so they are still working things out and we were used to the old staff who knew us and pretty much knew what we wanted so it is a learning curve on both sides but they did a really good job. She came back several times to check on us and made us feel welcome.

The show started and it was really good, all of the comedians were awesome, we all laughed so hard which made for a wonderful night. This really is one of the more fun events we do. Now we have a couple dinners the next few months but I am thinking we will get Harvey’s back into the schedule after the first of the year. Now the night went by way to fast as it really was an awesome show. Harvey’s is still a wonderful place to go for great comedy, if you are in Portland and want a fun night you must check them out. After the show we were standing by our table still talking as the crowd thinned out and yet another lady came up who worked here and said it was nice to see us here and thanked us for coming.

Now of course I have one other picture that I took with one of the other girls but I forgot to ask if I could post it so I cropped it down. I just loved the way my makeup looked in this picture and of course my smile. I always say a smile make you look better. An y way it was getting late and the girls started to leave. Melissa and I walked back to where we parked and it was a little colder out but still a nice walk. It was a great night out with friends. Thanks to all of you.

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November 5, 2017 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Friday night and a couple hours for Susan

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday afternoon manicure & pedicure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halloween 2017 one word, awesome

Halloween is here, I have always loved this holiday. Tonight, we are doing our groups Halloween Party and once again Cassandra and Peggy are wonderful enough to open their home and put on the party for all of us. Now I did take time Friday night to run out and look for a costume with no luck, they were pretty picked over and the one I found that said ex large well I sure don’t think it was. So, I gave up and decided to go with my Wonder Woman Costume. I really love this costume as it was the first female costume I ever bought. I dug it out and tried it on and well let’s just say Susan will be going on a diet. I couldn’t quite fit into it so on to my next choice which was my belly dancer costume. Good thing I checked as I needed to do my makeup different for the belly dancer. See I wear my black hair with this costume and for that I need darker makeup.

I spent almost 2 hours getting ready today as I wanted to take my time and enjoy myself. I was all ready by 5:20 and on my way. It takes between 45 minutes and an hour to get to Cassandra & Peggy’s house depending on traffic. Now the thing that went through my mind was what if I get a flat tire. I would look so cute alongside the road changing a tire in this costume. I got to their house a little after 6 and of course I had to get a couple pictures of my makeup before I went in, selfie time. I went in and only a couple people were there so far as the party doesn’t start till 7. Jan and Lynn were there along with Veronica so I got a chance to talk with them as Cassandra and Peggy were still upstairs getting ready. By the way the house looked awesome, Peggy always does such a wonderful job decorating and puts a lot of time and thought into it.

Peggy and Cassandra came down and it was time to start putting out the food so we all helped. One of the reasons I came early. Besides it was fun to be bringing food out in my costume. Peggy had cards everywhere with what dish went where, as I said she puts a lot of thought and effort into this party. The food was awesome and so much of it. It didn’t matter where you were in the house there was a table nearby with something on it, from candy, brownies, chips and dip, deli meat cheese and crackers to cooked food and shrimp. They had enough food for 100 people I bet.

Tereasa and Dan were the next to show up and of course I started to get pictures as I knew there would be some wonderful costumes. Of course, I had to get a few of me in my costume also. Yes, there is not much to this costume and as skimpy as it looks from the front there is even less in the back. Now more people started to show up as it was now after 7 and I knew we would have a good turnout. I was still trying to get pictures of everyone so I can post them to the group but as the evening went on it got harder to do in the crowd. I also kept my camera with me all the time tucked in top, last party I kept setting it down and then ended up leaving without it and having to go back. Melissa and her wife were next, they had great costumes and Melissa was hard to recognize as she had blonde hair tonight as she was Alice in Wonderland. Kate showed up next and she didn’t recognize me at first either, the black hair. It really is amazing how different hair style and color can change how you look. One more picture with my vail on which I could not wear for long. And of course, belly dancers are bare foot so tonight I was not as tall which was nice. Kate had a really cute costume also and talking with her I think she had a lot of fun out shopping for it as I think it was her first female costume.

Julie and Trixie also showed up dressed as nurses. They had really cute costumes also. There were lots of people here now and everyone was trying to get pictures. Pictures of the costumes, pictures of themselves and picture with other people. This is such a fun night to get pictures. So of course, I had to get one with Julie and Kate, oh and that is Roxy also. Chris and Roxy were also here which was nice as I have not seen them in a long while as I have not been able to get to Sweet Home on Friday night. We make such a cute group.

Cindy and her wife Alice were also here, Bobbie, Sophia, Kimberly, Bobbi, and Kim and so many more. If I miss you by name I am sorry. I got to talk with Bobbi for a while, she is doing wonderful and it was good to see her as it has been a long time. That is one of the great things about parties like this as so many people show up and you can work your way around the room and try to talk with everyone. Of course, in the main room the TV was on with the world series, some were just sitting and watching it and others like me would just cycle through the room enough to catch the score. By the way the Dodgers won and tied the series which mad Cassandra so happy.

There were also some new girls here tonight which was nice as we got a chance to meet them. Charlene and her wife were also here, they are not members of our group yet but I am hoping they will join. They don’t live in the area but travel through a few times each year. Charlene met me through this blog and contacted me and we have kept in touch so when she said she would be in town this weekend I told her she had to come to the party. It was great to see her again and talk with her. She doesn’t dress at home but when they travel she lives as Charlene all the time. Kind of like I do when I go to Diva Las Vegas although they have been traveling for a few months so she gets to be Charlene for a long longer stretch then I get to be Susan.

Now with all the food around I ate way too much which is easy to do as I didn’t get a plate full and eat. I was just nibbling as I walked around and yes way too much candy and Brownies. Peggy made the best brownies. It is way too easy to just keep eating when there is so much food all around and of course this girl has no will power. Michelle and Christy also showed up and I almost didn’t recognize them. It was so wonderful to see them again. Christy lives here in Portland but Michelle moved down to San Francisco several years back so it is always a treat to see them and they always have the best costume. Got to talk worth them some but not as much as I would have liked which was the same for most as people were moving around trying to see everyone’s costume and talk with everyone. Victoria and her girlfriend were also here and I got to talk to them just briefly, she is one of our newer members. As I said it was hard to talk with everyone and I didn’t get a chance to talk with some of the people as much as I wanted. Would have like to have talked with Kim, Chris, Roxy and Veronica more and a few others but the night went by so fast.

Okay I have to include one picture of the inside of the house and the decorations just to show how much effort and time Peggy put into this party. The whole house was decorated just as much as this room. Wow what a job getting ready.

Charlene and her wife left but it was great they could make it. I encouraged her to join our group so she will know where and when we are going places but she can always contact me directly also. Maybe next time we can get together at Starbucks. It is amazing how fast the night went by. Cassandra had prizes for best costumes, and a variety of other prizes which she paid for herself. Cassandra and Peggy put so much of themselves into this party, not just the cost but everything including cleaning up and taking all these wonderful decorations down. We really can’t thank them enough and I hope they know how much we all appreciate this.

Okay I have to share a cute story Peggy told me. She was getting her nails done today with the lady who always does her nails and asked her to do her makeup for the party which was awesome. Any way she got taking with her and told her about the party when she asked what her husband was going as. Peggy pause and then told her before she told her that she had something else to tell her first and with that she explained about the party for the Rose City T-girls, about Cassandra and the rest of us. Peggy said she was fine with it and of course that was most of the conversation while she was getting her nails and makeup done.

It was hard to leave but it was after 11:30 and I still had a 45-minute drive home. It took me another 10 to 15 minutes to go around and tell everyone goodbye and of course hugs for all. I think that is one of the things I love the most about being Susan, woman great each other with hugs and never think anything about it and I love that. I think the world would be so much better if everyone got hugs. It just makes you feel so good. I got out to my car and Victoria was just showing up so I got a hug from her and talked with her for a few minutes. She does transformations for t-girls so tonight was one of her busier night. It was nice to see her though before I left. The drive home was easy but I decided to stop at the gas station by my house. There were 3 other cars there, 2 men and 1 woman getting gas. So, I got out of my car and pumped my gas in my skimpy belly dancer outfit. It was 12:30 by the time I got home, what a wonderful night it was.

Thanks again Cassandra and Peggy you two are awesome. And thanks to all who showed up it was great to see all of you.

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October 29, 2017 Posted by | halloween | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Wednesday night dinner with friends at Hobo’s

It is Wednesday and our group is going to Hobo’s for dinner. Actually, Cassandra is getting there early to watch game two of the world series. Now I knew I couldn’t make it by 5 but I was going to get there as early as I could. I started getting ready at 4:30, I love the time I spend doing my makeup and getting all pretty. I just find it so relaxing and enjoyable. I was all ready and on my way downtown. I found a parking spot right around the corner, it was just 6 pm so I did make it here early.

Cassandra was already at Hobo’s with her computer and watching the world series. She is a big LA Dodgers fan so she is really into the game. My team didn’t make it and I like both teams that are playing so I am more interested in having a good series, I hope it goes all 7 games. Cassandra and I talked some as we watched, it was so nice to be out again. Now we were at a table for 4 and it was kind of busy so when the two tables on te other side of the hall opened up we moved over there so we would have enough seats. I actually started talking to the people who were leaving, the reason it was so busy was they do the underground city tours from here and they were all here for that. According to them it is a haunted tour and that sounds like a lot of fun. It was nice to just talk to someone I have never met before.

Kearren was the first to show up followed by Rebecca, Samantha who is one of our newer members and this is her first time out with the group, Julie was next and last was Joan so we had 6 of us here tonight. Now I got to sit between Cassandra and Samantha so I got a chance to talk with her tonight and get to know her which was really nice. She seems nice and I think she will really like being in our group. I hope she gets to join us out more.

It was nice to sit and talk with everyone, similar to our dinner Saturday night where we were able to talk with each other. Of course, we were still watching the baseball game, some more than others. Now we all ordered dinner and I chose the Prime Rib as I haven’t had that in a while. We also talked with the owner for a little about Hobo’s, he has owned it for 25 years. Our food came and it was wonderful. It was just a fun night out with girlfriends.

After dinner we sat and talked and watched the world series and we all got into the game, it was probably one of the best baseball games I have seen. The Astros tied it in the 9th inning and took a 2-run lead in the top of the 10th only to let the Dodgers tie it in the bottom of the 10th. Than in the 11th they took another 2-run lead only to give up 1 run in the bottom of the 11th and for a moment it looked like the Dodgers would tie it again but they didn’t. The Astros won and tied the series and everyone at Hobo’s was into the game. It was a really fun night. Of course, this meant I stayed out latter than I planned and also, I ordered dessert.

It was a fun night and of course we also talked about Saturday night and our groups Halloween Party Peggy and Cassandra are hosting again, they are so wonderful to do this for the group. I still haven’t looked for a costume and probably should have done tonight instead of coming out for dinner but I wanted to spend time with my friends. I will probably go with one of my old costumes as I am not sure I will have time to go look for one in the next day or two.

It was a wonderful night and I think it was after 10 when we called it a night.

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October 26, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday night dinner out but first Starbuck’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Relaxing Friday night out with friends

It is Friday night and yes, I am getting back into my routine of going out and I am loving it. I so missed it the last few months when I was not able to get out. Susan is a big part of me, not all of me but a big part and I am not complete without her. Any way Julie and I talked and we are going out to the Crush Bar again for dinner and conversation, I posted in our group and so we are hopeful maybe a few others will show up. We said we would be there by 7 so our plan is I will pick Julie up at 6:30 and we will ride over together as it really is not out of my way to pick her up and parking can be bad by Crush as it is a residential neighborhood, plus it is just more fun to go together.

Now I started getting ready just before 5 so it would be another rush getting ready as I wanted to leave by 6. Funny as my male self, I can roll out of bed, shower shave, brush my teeth and all the other things and be dressed and out the door in 20 minutes and any longer then that I wonder what went wrong. As Susan I figure an hour to an hour in a half and when I get ready in less than an hour I feel like something is wrong. Any way it is such an enjoyable time doing my makeup and getting ready. It was just before 6 when I was ready to go. Down to my garage, into my car and I was on my way. It is funny as I always use to look out my windows to see if anyone was out and make sure it was clear, now I just go.

I got to Julie’s about 6:15 and she had left the door unlocked for me so I just went in. Julie was almost ready so it was only a couple minutes and we were ready to leave, this is the one thing I would thing woman would love about dating a T-girl. We really know how long it takes to get ready, you would never hear us complaining about how long you take. We were on our way before 6:30 and we got to the Crush about 6:45 and we were lucky to find a parking spot only a block away this time. Now it was a cool and rainy evening although not raining right now. I chose to carry my sweater so people could see my dress, I am not a fan of coats as it covers up your pretty outfits so I only wear them when I must. It is funny I love the summer because I can go out and not have to coverup my outfits and everyone can see them but a few years ago I hated the summer and loved the winter as it got dark earlier, a few years back during the summer I wouldn’t even think about leaving my house till after 10 PM when it was dark and no one could see me, things have changed.

Now there was a good crowd here and we couldn’t find a table. Seems the back room was set up for a burlesque show so they weren’t letting anyone in there yet so everyone who came early for that was in the small front room. Julie and I did find a place to sit on the couch in the corner which was low to the floor and you sank into it so it was hard to sit like a lady with your knees higher then you but especially with heels on. Kate showed up shortly after we got there so she joined us. In a way it was nice as it gave us a chance to talk with the other people sitting around us. Julie started talking with a guy next to her and it turns out she is a t-girl also and had painted her nails. Her name is Renee and she is just starting out and is nervous about going out. Well this gave us a good chance to talk with her about our group the Rose city t-girls. She was amazed about our group and how many members we have and how often we go out. I am hopeful she will join as she seems really nice and I think she would benefit from the group and having people she can go out with and know where we will be so she is not going out by herself. I know that was the hardest part when I started. I did not want to be out by myself as Susan you know the safety in numbers thing. After a little while one of the tables opened and Julie could get to it before others took it so we had a place to sit and eat.

About this time Cassandra showed up, she had said she might make it, we also invited Renee to join us so the 5 of us sat around a table made for 4 and had a wonderful time. We ordered dinner and had enjoyable conversation. We talked about some of our upcoming events including our dinner cruise in December and our Mexican Crouse next October. Cassandra says we have 16 cabins booked now under our group and she has a few more that are really thinking of going. It would be so fun if we could have 30 or more t-girls on this cruise. We have probably 26 or more signed up now but some are wife’s girlfriend’s or significant others going. Our group really does do some wonderful things and we get so use to it being the normal thing that we really don’t recognize how lucky we are till we start telling someone new about what we do.

The show finally started and people moved back into that room and there was finally room to move around where we were. This is a nice palace and very friendly but the one drawback is it is small and busy on the weekends. Still worth coming here if you are looking for a safe friendly place to go. Another one of our group showed up so we had 5 of us from our group which was nice as this was kind of a last-minute choice. Julie and I knew we were going out but we didn’t pick Crush till Wednesday and announce it to the group till Thursday afternoon. Julie and I were the last to leave and again it was after 10:30 when we left, so much for just a dinner out but that is okay as it was a wonderful evening with great friends.

Saturday night Cassandra and some of the girls are going down to Salem to hang out with some of our members down there and it is a fun place to go but this week I just can’t as it is over an hour drive each way and with the weather and the fact I can’t stay out to late Saturday night I just want to stay someplace local. Julie and I are going to go out to dinner and I think Kate is going to join us. WE left it up to Julie to pick and make reservations and I am just going to pick her up and drive. Works out well for both of us. It will be a fun night just being out as Susan with Julie and Kate. Having great friends, I can go out with and be myself is so wonderful. I truly am a lucky girl to have found such awesome friends. Now next weekend is our big Halloween party and I still have not found time to go out and look for a costume so I may end up using one of my old costumes but either way it will just be the fact I am with my friends.

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October 21, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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