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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Just a relaxing trip to the nail salon

Okay it has been over 2 ½ weeks since I got my nails done and they still look awesome, they have a little grow out but as the polish I have is a very light pink and not real noticeable you really can’t tell unless you look closely. I was tempted to wait but they are getting a little long and well I have a couple chips now on my toes so I need a pedicure. I was actually hoping to wait for a little warmer weather but I decided tonight was the night. It was about 3:45 when I got home so the first thing was to call Dream Nails and see if I could get in. Now over the last few times I have gone I have had Kathy and Anna both do my nails and they both do a great job and that makes it hard as I don’t know who to ask for as I don’t want to offend either. I decided to just call and see who I get. Now it was Anna who answered the phone and I just asked if I could come in at 5 for a fill and pedicure. Anna said that was fine, she would do my fill first and then one of the other girls would do my pedicure. Now with an appointment I started getting ready.

I was ready by 4:50 and was on my way. I got in my car and opened the garage door and then noticed I forgot my ring and bracelet so I just got out of the car and went back inside to get them leaving the garage door open. Only took a couple minutes and I was back in my car and on my way. I got to the nails salon right at 5 and went in. They were pretty busy so it was good I called and got an appointment. I still had to wait about 10 minutes for Anna to finish up the lady she was working on. Now I can tell it was cold today as usually when I have come here I would say 60% or more of the woman are here for pedicures but not tonight. There were 7 women getting their nails done and none getting pedicures. The other thing was all but one were getting a red color, I guess red is the color for Christmas. Now I was a little sad as I so wanted to get red on my finger nails for Christmas. As Anna finished up the lady she was working on she asked if I was getting both a manicure and pedicure and I told her yes as I needed one. She said she needed one too but didn’t have the time. I talked with her a little as Anna finished her nails.

It was about 5:10 when it was my turn and I sat down to have Anna do my nails. She asked how they held up and I told her wonderful, I really liked the job she did last time. I told her I almost waited but was afraid if I missed tonight it would be another week till I could get back. She looked at my nails and told me they looked fine and I probably could have gone another week and I really could have its just they were getting a little long. Well Anna started on my nails grinding off the old gel polish and getting them ready for the fill. We chatted about Christmas and if we were both ready for it which by the way we are not. It was just a really relaxing experience that I so enjoy. Now I had already picked out the color for my toes which is a medium red color with little sparkles in it as I figured that would be a great color for Christmas. Anna asked me if I wanted the same color on my fingers which I really did but I knew I couldn’t so I told her I would do the same color I did last time Wedding Dress.

Now with the acrylic on my nails she asked if I wanted them shortened, Again I wanted to say no but that was really one of the reasons I came in tonight. Anna shortened them and then shaped them and got them all ready for polish. Now she didn’t shorten them as much as she did last time so they are still a little long for my male side and I am guessing if I go more than 2 weeks they will be really long. I went and washed my hands and came back and Anna had my gel polish on her table and also a clear polish with sparkles in it and told me that would be a great polish for the Holidays. Well I just stayed with the polish I have been getting. It took about 45 minutes and my fingers were done and looking beautiful. It was now time for my pedicure.

Soon I was sitting in a chair massaging my back and my feet in nice warm water. It was so wonderful. A few more ladies came in and again they just wanted their fingers done so I was the only one getting a pedicure. Kathy was going to do my pedicure so I had to wait a few minutes for her to finish up the lady she was working on. Soon Kathy was working on my feet and it felt so wonderful. There really is something wonderful about going and getting your nails done. Another lady came in and it turns out she wanted a pedicure so I was no longer the only one and she was actually seated right next to me. I am not even sure how but soon we were talking about our nails and how much we like pedicures. It was really nice. I never even

thought about how I was dressed or who I was, I was just another lady at the nails salon and that was how everyone treated me. I mean I have talked with people here before but usually just a few comments but tonight I had a nice conversation with the lady next to me and even talked with 3 other ladies while I was here. T was a wonderful evening so far. It took about 45 minutes for my pedicure also and soon I had pretty red toes. I moved over to a table where I could put my toes under a fan to dry the polish for a few minutes. It was almost 7 when I was done and ready to go. Here is a picture of my pretty toes.

I left the salon and wow was it cold outside, by the time I got to my car my feet were already getting cold. Tonight, is not the weather you wear flip flops in. I got in the car and was planning on going to Starbucks for an hour to let my toes finish drying but I got the heater going and didn’t want to get out of the car and go into Starbucks as I knew my feet would get cold again so I drove down to Jack in the Box and went through the drive through before going home to a nice warm house. It was wonderful and relaxing couple hours. I would encourage everyone to get a manicure and pedicure at least once just to see what you are missing. If you don’t have a nail salon you go to I would recommend trying Dream Nails, they do a wonderful job.

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December 15, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quiet Sunday evening at Starbucks

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday night dinner on the Portland Spirit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday night at Escape

Another Saturday night and we are going to the Escape. I always look forward to when I can go out with my friends. I started getting ready early as I wanted to be there by as I knew Cassandra was going early. Now I started my makeup and tonight I wanted to go with a dark wine lipstick so I knew what dress I would be wearing. Now it is always easier getting ready when I know what I will wear and how I will do my makeup before I start. It only took me about an hour to get ready and be on my way.

I got to the Escape just before 6 and was able to park right in front of the door. Cassandra was already there. Now of course I had to get a selfie tonight. Cassandra and I sat and talked while we waited for our dinner. Of course, the big topic was our dinner cruise this coming Saturday. I am trying to figure out the best place to park and what time to get there. I don’t think they let you board till 6:30 and they leave at 7. It will be cold out Saturday night near freezing so I really don’t want to get there to early and have to stand outside as I will be in a dress and heels. It will be a fun night though, I think we have 20 going. This is actually something I have wanted to do for a few years and never got to it. There are a couple parking lots close so it should be fine.

Laura M and Kate also showed up, it was good to see them. I got talking with Laura and she is going to Diva Las Vegas this coming year. It is official the dates are April 15th to 20th. Her and Kate are going to drive down and get there on the 15. Laura used my computer and booked a room at the Four Queens so Cassandra, Julie, Veronica, Laura, Kate and myself will all be staying there. It is going to be so much fun.

The surprise of the night was when Sandy walked in. I have not seen her in a couple years, she is from up by Seattle also and just Wednesday night when we had Dinner I was talking with Amy about her. It was great to see her again and talk with her, she is really nice. Now she was in town working and then came out to spend a little time with us. She was only here about an hour as she had to drive home tonight. Julie will be bummed she missed her tonight.

Lorie also showed up and another girl so we had a good turnout again tonight. We also talked a little about Embers and also our Mexican cruise next October. There is still time to sig up so check out our groups web page and there is a link to the cruise there for more information. Cassandra say we have 29 so far signed up and they are not all from our group, only about half and some are wives or significant others. We have t-girls from Washington, California, the Midwest that are going. Now this is not a t-girl cruise as there are about 3000 passengers on the ship but we want to see how many we can get. It would be so much fun if we could get 40 to 50 t-girls to go. It does cost a little more than the normal vacation but it will be worth it. If you have ever thought about it or just want some information please please check out our web page.

It really was a fun night out with my friends. With the Holidays coming fast life will get busy and that means time as Susan will be a little harder to get and that just makes it that much more special. It really is hard to believe it is December already. Thanks for reading and have a great Holiday Season.

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December 5, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Out on a Thursday night for dinner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cassandra an I at the pool table




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

Wednesday night dinner

Wednesday is here and I am going out to dinner with my friends tonight. I am really looking forward to it. I am not sure who all will be there but I am hoping Amy will make it. She moved to Seattle a few years ago and doesn’t get down here very often and I usually miss her so it has been a couple years since I saw her last. She is in town working and hoping to make it tonight. I really have met some wonderful people over the years. I started getting ready at 4:30 enjoying every minute getting ready. WE are going to Mothers Bistro downtown Portland.

I got downtown and found a parking spot 4 blocks away. It was a little cold out but dry and the walk to the restaurant was nice, it is so nice to be able to just be out as Susan and do everything other woman do. I got to Mothers Bistro and went in. I was the first one here and as I didn’t know how many were coming so I just waited. It was only about 5 minutes and Melissa and yes Amy walked in. It was so great to see her again, here is a picture of us, it been so long. Well the three of us went in and got a table and sat and talked as we waited for Cassandras and Julie.

It was just the five of us but we waited a little while to order as we thought one otgher girl might show up for her first time out. We had a nice time just talking and being a smaller group we could alll talk together. We talked about our Cruise to Mexico next October, Cassandrfa booked her flight so the rest of us our going to book ours. Melisssa, myself, Julie and Cassandra are now all planning on flying down as our female self whch will be so much fun and a new experience. Something I have alaways wanted to do. Just think a few years back it took all I could do just to get out of the car, now I have traveled to Las Vegas, checking in and out of hotgels as Susan and by this time next year I will be able to say I flew on an airplane as Susan.

Well the other girls didn’t show up so around 7:30 we all ordered our dinner and yes our waiter was awesome. He remebered a Julie and Cassandra from the last time gthe group came her although it was my first time. Now I ordered the chicken and it was really good, they have really good food here and the price is not bad for what you get. I would recommend Mothers Bistro for a nice dinner out. We also talked about Diva Las Vegas which the dates are now official, it will be Sunday April 15 to Friday April 20 2018. They will start talking registrations after the 1st of the year so sign up for their mailing if you are thinking of going. It will be so much fun, there is so much to do in Las Vegas. I am trying to talk Amy into going next year as I think she would have fun.

These gatherings are so much fun and I now Amy likes it, she always wantged us to go more places and it is funny not long after she moved we started going to new places. Of course she pretty much goes where ever she wants as Amy where she lives. She also like all of us have grown so much as our female selves. It really is great to have such wonderful friends.

A couple of the girls ordered dessert and I was good and passed although Juile talked me into having a bite of hers well more than one bite. I really do need to start watching what I eat as I do want to lose some weight by our cruise next October. WE had a freally lovely evening and we took some pictures, our wonderful waiter even came over and took a picture of our group so we could all be in it. We even got one oof gthe waitresses to join us in the picture, she was also wonderful also. We really were treated great here.

It was about 9:30 when we left, tghey actually closed at 9 but didn’t rush us out. There were a couple other small groups still there so we were not the last to leave. Now Amy took an uber here and as her hotel was on my way home I offered to drive herf back which was nice as it gave us a chance to talk a little longer. It was sad to see the night end but I had so much fun with everyone.

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December 1, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday and time to get my nails done.

It is Sunday and has been two weeks since my last manicure. I have been going to the nails salon on Sundays for the last 3 or 4 times and today I had a lot to do so I really didn’t think I would make it. As a matter of fact, I figured Thursday would be the day I would get them done which would be almost 3 weeks. Now as I had them do the acrylic a little thicker last time you could see where it had grown out and I needed a fill. I wasn’t supposed to get home till after 5 and with time getting ready there would not be time today. Well things worked out and I was able to get home by 3 so the first thing I did was call Dream Nails and see if I could get in. Now the last several times I have had Kathy, so I just asked for her today and it turns out she was off today, So I asked for Anna and she said she had someone coming in at 3:15 and could I come at 4. Well I had to get ready anyway so that worked fine. Yes, it would be another quick time getting ready. I have gotten pretty good at getting ready fast as long as I know what I am going to wear and how I am going to do my makeup.

I really like Dream nails as they have always treated me awesome and so welcoming. I feel like I am just as valued as any other customer. I first tried this nail salon probably 3 years ago, but I have been coming here every 2 to 3 weeks since February of 2016 so in a few months it will be 2 years of regular manicures and pedicures. Over that time, I have had probably 5 or 6 of the woman and 2 of the men here do my nails and everyone of them treated me well and did an awesome job on my nails. Now a few years ago I would never have gone out someplace so close to where I live but that made it hard to get my nails done as it always had to be a planed event. I can get here in less then 5 minutes which makes it so much easier, I just lucked out and it turned out to be a wonderful nail salon. If you are in the area and want to get your nails done check them out.

I got to the nail salon a little before 4 and had to wait about 10 minutes for Anna to finish, they were busy today as there were 3 ladies waiting, I am guessing they were walk-ins. Anna asked if I wanted #89 and I said yes, so I just sat and waited my turn. Soon Anna was done, and she called me over, I sat down and I told her that Kathy had put on 1 coat of seashell pink and then the #89 Wedding dress. Anna said she just wanted to try 2 coats of the Wedding dress. Now I was looking at the polish in the bottle and it really looked pink, you can see in the picture what I saw. I wasn’t sure as I thought it might be too pink, but I found myself saying yes

Anna started on my nails by removing the other gel polish and then getting them ready for the fill. It is funny to think I am here for a fill when just last spring it was a big thing just to be able to get acrylic nails, now I have had them since the end of March and have been going in every 2 to 3 weeks for a fill. Anna did a wonderful job although she did make them a little thinner, so they do look more natural, but I am worried about how well they will hold up but then again, I have family coming in town this next weekend so having my nails look more natural will be better although I am still worried about how pink my nails will be.

Soon it was tine to start on the gel polish. It so funny ass at this point a man walked in and asked if he could get a pedicure with Kathy so I am guessing he has been here before. Anyway, Anna told him Kathy was off today but would be here tomorrow but if he wanted someone else could give him a pedicure. He said no, and he would come back tomorrow for a pedicure when Kathy was here. But then he said he really needed a manicure and could someone do that so one of the girls took him to one of the tables and started doing a manicure on him. I guess it is becoming more normal for men to get their nails done as I have seen many men here getting pedicures and a few manicures. Maybe soon it will not only be acceptable for men to have well-manicured nails but have pretty colors as I so wish I could just have a bright red or hot pink on my fingers. Anna put the first coat of gel on and it looked very natural and then the second. It really did give my nails a really healthy slightly pinkish look. It really is a wonderful color if you are looking for something natural. Of course, the test will be tomorrow when I see it in the daylight and also the light at work.

It was a really wonderful time here and Anna and I talked some she asked about my Thanksgiving and I told her about it and of course I asked about hers and she told me. It was such a wonderful experience. It is so relaxing to have someone take care of your nails for you. I would encourage everyone to at least try it once if you never have. You deserve to be pampered now and then. After I was done Anna thanked me for waiting which was no problem and told me she would see me in a couple weeks. Now I am faced with a dilemma. Both Kathy and Anna do awesome jobs and treat me so well. I like both of them and I am happy to have either do my nails, but I don’t want to offend either one by asking for one or the other. I guess when I call I could just ask to get an appointment with either of them and let them decide. Wow this is something I never thought I would have to worry about, who gets to do my nails.

Well I left the nail salon about 5 with my beautiful nails and what better to do then go to Starbucks for a couple hours and catch up on things including my blog from Saturday night. It is funny how much I enjoy going to Starbuck’s, it is kind of my personal Susan time, my me time. I go and do work, catch up on e-mails, my blog or just surf the internet. Things I would have done at home a few years ago but now I am out as Susan. Again, the Starbucks is only a couple blocks from where I live. I have come so far as Susan and I so enjoy my life, all of it, male and female.

It was about 7:30 at Starbucks and the lady behind the counter told me they were cleaning up and not to rush as they had lots to do. They have said this the last few weeks and I have just not paid attention to it but tonight I thought about it and made the comment about closing at 8 and she told me they started closing on Sundays at 7:30 several months ago. Wow I have been staying here till 8 the last several Sundays without realizing and they just let me. Well tonight I finished up what I had to do and saved my work and left at 7:40. Will have to remember Sundays they close early.

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November 27, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at the Escape

It is the Saturday after Thanksgiving (I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving) and I am going to the Escape tonight. Not sure how many will be there being a Holiday weekend. Now one of our members is doing a late Thanksgiving dinner for our group, how nice is that. I would have gone but I wasn’t able to get out that early, so I am hoping some of them will stop by the Escape after the dinner. I started getting ready about 5. I really look forward to my time getting ready, it is so relaxing and calming, just makes the entire day better. I was all ready a little after 6 and on my way. I got to the Escape and it was busy, but I did find a parking spot and went in. Our usual table was open, so I went ahead and sat down. Now it started to get even busier and soon almost all the tables were taken, and I felt a little bad sitting at a table that had 10 seats hoping others would show up.

I got out my computer and started checking e-mails and of course ordered dinner as I was hungry, and they have really good food here. Now the Oregon civil war game between the Ducks and Beavers was on and in Oregon this is huge, so I thought a lot of the people were here for this. By the way the Duck won big. Watching the people in the bar I think most were Duck fans. Well the game got over and a few people left but they were replaced by others coming in. I was so glad when Laura M showed up, it was great to see her again as it has been a while plus I didn’t feel as bad at this big table with 2 of us here.

Laura and I had a good chance to talk which was nice as we got caught up on what is new with each other. We talked about some of our groups upcoming events which we really are an active group. We also talked about Diva Las Vegas, Laura is planning on going if she can get the time off from work. So, I told her about past years and what are plans are for this year and where we are Staying, Four Queens downtown. Yes, several of us have already booked our rooms even though the dates are not final, I have only seen 1 comment so far against the dates, so I am pretty sure they are the dates for this coming year, April 15 to 20 2018. Should be announced real soon if these dates are final. I was able to get a room for 9 nights (2 weekend) for a little over $800, really good price as the 2 weekends are probably 2/3 of the price. You can stay where ever you want and there will be girls at a lot of different hotels. I really think Laura will have a blast. Right now we have Cassandra, Julie, Veronica, Melissa and her wife, Me, Kate and Laura and possible one other girl from our group going so we will have a nice showing there again this coming year.

It was a bout 8:30 and other girls started showing up, the ones that had gone to the Thanksgiving dinner. Kate was the first followed by Cassandra, Jan, Lynn, Lorie and Marcy. This was only Marcy’s 3rd time out and the first time I have got to meet her so that was nice. She seems really nice and it was nice to get to now her better. Now by 9:30 it was packed and standing room only, so it was a good thing we had a table. It was also really loud in here with so many people talking and also warm, yes even Cassandra said it was warm inside which if she is warm you know it is. With all the noise it was hard to talk except for the person next to you. Some of the girls played pool and the rest sat and talked the best we could but it really is more about being out with your friends. I think we had 10 of us here in all tonight so it was a good showing again. It was a fun night out.

Karaoke started, and a couple of our girls got up and Sang, Laura did I feel luck which I love, just makes the night right somehow. It was a good mix of people here tonight, some really good singers and some well a little less but hey if you are willing to get up and try you deserve applause when you are done. I still have not worked up the courage to get up by myself and sing, I have done it a few times with others though. It is funny as I am so worried what people will think of my singing (or dancing) but yet I will go to the Mall or Starbucks or travel to Diva Las Vegas as Susan and not care what they think. Makes no sense. Stayed out till after 11 tonight but I had a blast. It is funny when I say I stayed out past 11 like it is a big deal when just a few years back I didn’t go out till 9 or 10 and we usually closed down the places we went.

It was a good night and I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I had a wonderful one with my family, they don’t know about Susan, but it was still good, and I have a lot to be thankful for. One of the things I am most thankful for is all of you my friends, some I have met and some I hope to meet but I am thankful for each and everyone of you. You are more then just friends you are more like family. And it s because of all of you I am the Lady I am today.

Hugs and have a wonderful day and be sure and keep up with me on my most recent blog.

November 26, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A little work at Starbucks as Susan

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

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

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

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

It was a pretty normal evening out but still fun.

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

Saturday night at the Escape not sure who will show up.

It is Saturday and on the 3rd Saturday of the month our group has been going down to Salem to hang out with the girls down there. I have gone a couple times but it is over an hour drive each way for me which is hard so I decided I would go to the Escape tonight for dinner and see if anyone else stays in town. I had some things I needed to do around home today before going out and I wasn’t sure how early I could get out. The weather was dry and I needed to clean my gutters out and I got done with that early and it was still light out so I decided to put up my Christmas lights. Of course, this was my male self not Susan but you may be asking why it’s in my blog. I have those laser lights that you put in your yard which trust me is the easy way to go, no climbing ladder just stinging extension cords for power. It really didn’t take me long and I had the set up by 4:15 the only bad part it wasn’t dark enough to position them as I could not see where the lights hit the house.

Well I went inside and started getting ready, I took a shower and shaved and it was still light out so I started on my makeup which I enjoy. I had all my makeup on, eyes all done and looking great, eyebrows done, mascara, all that was left was my lipstick. It was a little after 5 now and dark outside so before I put on my lipstick I quickly put on my boy clothes and went out to position my 3 lights which would only take maybe 5 minutes. I got the first two lasers set and was on the third one when a lady walked by walking a dog. Now it was dark out accept for the street light and she walked over to me and wished me a merry Christmas and told me she liked my lights and asked me about the laser lights I had. Any way I was looking at her face to see how well I could see her to figure out how well she could see me. Any way we talked for only a few minutes before she went on her way. I don’t know her but am guessing she lives somewhere on my street. I don’t know if she noticed my eye brows or eye shadow but she never said anything and was pleasant the whole time. Any way I finished and went bac inside, put on my lipstick and got my dress and heels on and was on my way by 5:40. I got to the Escape at 6 and went in. They were really busy for as early as it was. I ordered dinner and sat down and wrote my blog for Friday night. By 7 the crowd thinned out so I was able to get a better table. N ow it is just waiting to see if anyone else shows up. I posted in our group I was here but if I had thought about it I should have posted earlier I would be here tonight. Here is a picture from tonight.

I had a nice dinner and talked to a couple men at the next table. I also wrote my blog from Friday night and caught up on some e-mails. Now I was still the only one here from our group and it looked like I would be the only one tonight but I had my computer and it was just nice to be out. I was also kind of watching the Oregon football game as I did work on my computer. I didn’t get all my work done as my battery went dead a little after 9 so I will have to finish my work on Sunday. I am planning on going to Starbucks Sunday evening for a couple hours as Susan to finish. Any way I paid my bill and was getting ready to leave when Lorie came in. She tends to get here later but it was nice to see her so I decided to stay a little longer.

\We sat and talked for a while till Karaoke started and then we listened to the singers and talked between songs. Now a lot of the songs that were sung I didn’t recognize but it was still fun. It was just Lorie and I tonight but still fun. It was 10:30 when I called it a night. Now I am looking forward to a few hours Sunday night.

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November 19, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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