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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading and sharing my vacation with me.

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

Sunday the long drive home

It is Sunday and the end of my Vacation almost. Today we make the long drive home and then I have Monday to be Susan in Portland followed by Tuesday when I must get my nails removed. I am still wondering if they can make the acrylic look normal enough that it would not be that noticeable. My nails are already thin from doing gel Polish for over a year and removing acrylic will just make them even thinner. Well that is something I will have to decide on Tuesday. I will also include the pictures we got that I had to scan into the computer in this blog. This is the photo shoot they did where they take your face and impose it on someone else’s body and of course photoshop it a little to make it look better or in my case soften my face some, what do you think, could I be a centerfold?

Now this blog will be short as all we really did was drive home. I got up at 7:20 to start getting ready with the hopes we could be on the road by 9. After 10 days of being Susan full time I seem to be a little slower getting ready, it is hard work being female 24/7. Now the good thing is Cassandra travels as her male self so she was ready a lot faster than I was so she loaded the car while I finished getting ready. I did pretty good as we were on the in the car leaving the motel by 8:35

Like I said not much happened as we drove about 4 hours and stopped for gas & lunch and I took over driving. Now we ate in the car as we had a long trip home so I was eating a hamburger as I drove with my long nails and didn’t mess up my lipstick, just wore a little off but that can’t be helped.

Our next stop was Weed California about 5:30, we needed gas again and we both needed a bathroom break. Cassandra filled the car and cleaned the window while I went in to use the bathroom. On the way, out the lady at the country was smiling at me and told me to have a wonderful day, I wished her the same and didn’t think anything of it. I got back in the car as I was still driving and Cassandra went in to use the bathroom. She came out and had a smile on her face, now remember she is in male mode on the trip. She looked at me and said guess what the lady inside said. According to Cassandra she said, “How tall is your lady, she is so beautiful and I always feel so tall”. She was a tall girl. I guess not only did she think I was female but that I was Cassandra’s lady, I got a chuckle out of that. Cassandra explained that we were both trans and on our way home and she thought that was wonderful. My story of the day. This is Cassandra and me at Binions in front of 1 Million dollars. They have this in real thick plastic and bolted to the table but you can get a picture behind it, Cassandra even put her hand on it and touched a million dollars. You can do one picture a day and everyone in the picture gets a copy but it takes about 30 minutes to get the picture printed and out. I think they hope you will gamble or put some money in a slot machine while you wait.

We got back in the car and we were off I was still driving. I actually like driving as I find it fun plus being able to see my pretty long nails on the steering wheel made it just that much more fun. We drove on and were making good time. Our goal was to be home between 11 and midnight. This is a group of girls that were in front of use, they are in town for a bachelorette party weekend and they invited Cassandra and I up to get in their picture. How cool is that although Cassandra got cut off on the left.

Now we had sunny and warm weather the whole drive home. Mid 80’s till we hit northern California and then it dropped down to about 70 but still clear blue skies. When we got to Oregon there were some clouds but still sunny and in the 50’s, what a change a few hundred miles makes but so much better on the weather then we had on our trip down a week and a half ago.

As we got closer to home we were trying to figure out if we should get something to eat ass all we had was the burger and fries from in & Out burger. We really hadn’t done anything today other than sit in a car but we decided we should get something so when we hit Eugene we went through the dive through at Taco Bell and got a party pack of tacos. This is a picture of Kim and I at Binions and yes, this time I put my hands on the money and touched it. I can now say I touched a million dollars.

Now by this time it was dark out so now I am driving and eating tacos in the car in the dark. It is challenging by itself but I was also worried about messing up my makeup, lipstick or spilling in my laps as tacos are not easy to eat one handed. I did a great job and didn’t spill anything in my lap or mess up my makeup just a little faded on my lipstick, I guess I am getting pretty good at being female. I don’t know why I was worried as it was dark out and no one could see me and our next stop was Cassandra’s house.

We got to Cassandra’s house and it was just a little after 11 so we unloaded the car and I decided to go home instead of staying there for the night. I got home at midnight and that brings the traveling part of my vacation to an end. Tomorrow Monday I will have a day to be Susan here in town and maybe do some shopping, and on Tuesday a half day of Susan ending in the removal of my nails before going home and back to my male self. It will be 12 days of living totally as Susan.

This is the final picture from Binions, Me, Kim and Cassandra all touching the million dollars. It has been a wonderful trip made even more special by the friends I got to share it with. Now we look forward to next year’s Diva Las Vegas.

Thanks for reading.

April 3, 2017 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2017, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Saturday, Diva Las Vegas is over and we leave for Los Angeles

I got up today not looking forward to leaving Las Vegas it has been such a fun week, it went by so fast. I got up at 7:30 to get ready with the hopes of being on or way by 9. We had a 6 hour drive a head of us to get to our hotel in Long Beach which is only a couple miles from Hamburger Mary’s where we will go tonight. Teresa is also going and she left about 15 minutes behind us. We stopped in Barstow to get Gas and while Cassandra who is in male mode went inside I cleaned the windshield, I wonder what people thought. Traffic was bad as we got to close to LA and the GPS kept rerouting us to avoid it, wow what do we do before we had GPS.

WE got to our motel and checked in, Teresa was there before we finished unloading our car, and then made a quick drive to find Hamburger Mary’s and parking as we have only been here once before 2 years ago. We got back to the, motel and Cassandra started getting ready and I had to do some touch up on my makeup and of course I wanted a red lipstick for tonight so I had to change that and then get my dress and heels on an was ready to go.

Now we had planned on being at Hamburger Mary’s at 7 that is what we told Melissa who is driving up from San Diego to meet us. Now it was 5:15 and we just figured we would go early. On the way, There Cassandra thought about the Queen Marry so we drove down to see it only about 5 miles. It was cool to see it and of course we parked and got out to take some pictures. I really love this dress as it is so cute and classy. We all took several pictures here it was a lot of fun. We left here and headed for Hamburger Mary’ which was only 10 minutes away and we parked in the parking garage right behind it.

We got to Hamburger Mary’s by 6 and they were packed inside, the had a big LGBT event going on so we sat outside at the tables by the street and watched the cars go by. It was a nice warm evening out so far but every once in a while, the breeze was cool. It was a nice enjoyable evening in Long Beach. I do need to work on my pose, I watched some of the girls inside getting their pictures taken and they make it look so easy and I just feel stiff when I try to pose for a picture.

There were others sitting outside and Cassandra was playing on Paltalk on her phone. The event inside got over about 7:30 and by then it was getting a little cool outside so we moved inside to a table which was hard to get as they also had a Drag show scheduled for 8 which was late do to the first event going long. By 8 it was busy again inside and it was a good thing we got a table. It was going to be a busy night here. We ordered dinner well I had breakfast as it just sounded good. Cassandra and I took some pictures inside as well by the Hamburger Mary’s backdrop. Also, a little later for T-girl Saturday they have a professional photographer here to take pictures for the lady who runs this web page so Cassandra and I also went over had had him take several pictures which will be on her web page in the next couple weeks. It is cool she does this, she spends a lot of her own money putting on this event every month.

The Drag started about 8:40 and it was good but I have seen so many drag shows over the years I just can’t get that excited about them but the girls were really good and the crowd loved them. When I first started going out the place we went on Friday and Saturday nights did drag shows so I was seeing them 1 to 2 times a week for a couple years. The show went to about 9:30 and then they started T-girl Saturday.

T-girl Saturday is always the first Saturday of the month at hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach California. Now Melissa showed up with a couple of her friends, it was great to see her again. She use to come out with us all the time in Portland till she moved to San Diego. Now the one bad thing about T-girl nights is the fact it is a dance party and the music is so loud but the dance floor was full. I met several girls and I have no idea what their names are as I could not hear over the music, most of the time I just smiled and nodded my head. It also got really hot inside with all the people inside and the fact they were dancing. We found out later one of their air conditioners was broke and of course it was the one on our side.

I was so hot I walked outside for a bit and there was a line of people to get in and the security guard was checking purses and bags and also using a handheld metal detector to scan people, I guess things are different down here. I ran into Valerie who I met in Diva Las Vegas in 2011. It was good to see here and catch up. I also asked her about Alexis who I also met at that Diva Las Vegas. She disappears from Facebook and her blog and then comes back and then disappears. I was just wondering how she was doing.

The heat finally got too bad as even Cassandra was hot so we called it a night about midnight. It was a fun evening but we must get up early as we have a 15-hour drive home tomorrow. Monday will be a Susan day in Portland and then Tuesday my pretty red nails go away.

Thanks for reading and sharing my vacation with me.

April 3, 2017 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2017, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Thursday of Diva Las Vegas

It is Thursday of Diva Las Vegas, wow this week is going fast. I stayed up way to late last night about 3 am. This girl is not use to these late nights. We all slept in this morning I got up around 10 and started getting ready a little slower than the first days of the trip. I was already by 11:30. Veronica must take care of some business and Cassandra was still resting being so late in the morning she didn’t want to get ready and then must redo her makeup for the evening o she isn’t going to start getting ready till 1 or so, so I figured I would have some me time. I grabbed my computer and headed downstairs, through the casino and up to the second-floor casino bar. They don’t open this bar till the evening and they have some tables I can sit at on my computer and update my blog. This is where I have been going in the morning. Here is a picture from this morning. You can see the slot machines behind me. I finished my blog from yesterday and posted it online and then just sat here for over an hour catching up on e-mails, Facebook and even some work. I wonder what some of my co-workers would think if they knew I was dressed like this sitting in a casino doing my work on my laptop with my long pretty acrylic nails. It is un and a good place to people watch as there are several shops nearby and a pedestrian bridge from our hotel (California Hotel Casino) to their sister property the Main Street Station and of course a lot of slot machines so there are lots of people going by all the time. It was a fun and relaxing way to start my day. I probably would have stayed longer but I forgot to plug my computer in and the battery was running low.

I went back to the room to see if Cassandra was ready and she still hadn’t started getting ready. It was about 1 and we weren’t leaving till 3:45 so I went down to the casino to play a little Blackjack. I found a $5 table and sat down, there were 5 other people at the table and it was a fun table to play at. Everyone was friendly and talkative. Now two of the players were counting cards or at least I am pretty sure they were as one would bet $5 and the other $25 but everyone in a while the one would bet between $40 and $50 and the other would bet $200 to $250 and it was always the same hand so I started watching and it was always a hand after a lot of small cards came out. The funny thing is they were not wining. Soon they left and it was just me and the couple at the other end of the table and they were awesome, they were from Ohio. We talked and had a great time. I heard about their vacation and what they had done and told them about mine and Diva Las Vegas we had a great time

It was about 3 when Cassandra came down and joined our table and they just loved her too. I played till 3:30 and then I had to quit because I needed to go change and put on a dress and heels for dinner tonight. I was also $57 a head so I wanted to leave as a winner. I told Cassandra I was going to go change and the lady at the other end of the table told me I had to come back so she could see my dress, how cool is that. I went up and changed and came back down and she complimented me on my dress and how good I looked which I always love. Even Cassandra had fun playing with them of course she also won.

We left and drove downtown and there were a lot of traffic lights out the wind today is bad, 40 MPR with gusts to 60. There were fences blown over and trees down I think this is the worst wind we have had here during any of the Diva Las Vegas. We got downtown and went into the LINQ as that s were the farewell dinner is. We were early so we decided to play a little Black Jack. I did okay for a while but then the table got cold and I lost so in the end I lost $100. It was time to go to the restaurant called off the strip at the LINQ. Now some of the girls were there and we were in their big room upstairs so it was a good time to socialize and of course take pictures.

Beverly had just bought a drink and Cassandra asked her to take a picture of her so she put her drink down on the bar and took it and so I gave her my phone and asked her to take one of me and I picked up her drink, it is such a cute picture I thought, thanks Beverly. There were lots of picture being taken by everyone as this is the farewell dinner and although not the last event I may not see many of these girls again till next year. Not sure if I mentioned in earlier blogs but we have 14 girls here from our group this year which is awesome.

Dinner was served and t was really good, they have great food here and the service was wonderful.it really was a nice place and so much fun. I met a few girls that were new and this was their first time here, I met some that follow my blog and of course some that I have known for years but only see once a year when I come to Las Vegas. I really look forward to this week and it is sad that it is coming to an end. Now after dinner there was more socializing and picture taking. Now there was some confusion with the bills as they did one bill for each table, I don’t know why some restaurants do that and won’t do individual bills. Now they did bring out the big bill and from that they rang up the individual amounts so we could pay individually. Beverly had to leave so she gave me her money and I paid her bill also. Now I paid my bill which included Beverly’s and I thought it was a little high but it was a nice restaurant and I gave them a good tip about 25% After we left I was talking to Cassandra and she had a copy of the total bill for our table and it turns out what I paid already included an 18% tip. I talked to some of the girls and some had been told their bill included that and some were not. I guess I should have asked before I paid.

We went into the casino and played some more Blackjack and again I lost but this time only $40. The casino we went into was so loud, it is called O’sheas casino and it is a small side casino at the LINQ. Right by the Blackjack tables they have a band that plays and people dance right behind you, very distraction and I guess I should like that as I left after a short while because of how loud it was and that probably kept me from losing more money. By the way this is Beverly, Cassandra and me before dinner.

We went back to our hotel casino and of course went down to the Blackjack tables for a while, it was about 11:30. I played till about 2:15 am and had a great time and I won $30 so I won back some of my money. It has been a fun week but is going by so fast. It was a wonderful day.

Tomorrow is the last day of Diva Las Vegas and it will be sad to see it come to an end. Have met some wonderful people here and caught up with some great friends. The internet is wonderful as it lets you meet people you wouldn’t have a chance to from all over the country and even the world. The bad part is you make friends you may never meet or only see once a year or more. On the bright side, Beverly, might be in the Portland area in a month or two and if she does she will get to hang out with us when she is there.

Friday some of the girls are doing a racing thing and we have one more dinner before the end. Saturday Cassandra and I will leave and head to LA and go out there Saturday night and then we will drive home on Sunday not sure if we will drive all the way or stop and finish on Monday I guess that depends on how late we are out Saturday night.

Thanks for reading and sharing my vacation with me.


March 31, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out, Diva Las Vegas 2017, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday the half way point of Diva Las Vegas

Today is Wednesday the half way point of Diva Las Vegas and I have had my nails for 6 days now and loving every minute of it. Mow today Kim leaves as she could only join us for a few days and it has been fun and we are also going golfing again today after we drop her off at the airport. I got up and got dressed as I wanted to go downstairs and post my blog from yesterday. By the way it was a short night as by the time I got back to the room and finished writing my blog from yesterday it was almost 2:30 am when I went to bed so getting up at 7 was hard today. Tomorrow I can sleep in. I did my makeup and then got dressed, I just through on some Capri pants and a top instead of the pink skirt I will ware for golfing to go downstairs. I have a lot of pictures today so they will be just intermixed in the blog.

I walked through the casino and took the elevator to the second floor as there is a bar up there that is closed in the morning but has tables I can sit at and use my computer, plus the gift shop is up there and I needed some suntan lotion as I lost mine yesterday somewhere on the golf course. After posting my blog started walking to the gift shop and the lady from the chocolate shop Kim and I stopped at yesterday saw me and came over and said good morning Susan the few minutes we were there and she remembered me and I know I stand out but she remembered my name which was awesome so we talked briefly as we walked. It was really nice.

I got to the gift shop and went in, they really didn’t have a wide selection of sunscreen and it was not cheap, SPF 30 was the highest they had and only in a 3oz size for $12.99 but I had to have it and I am sure they know people who buy this here need it. I got to the counter and the girl there told me she loved my lipstick which is red again today. I thanked her and told her I loved red lipstick and she agreed she also loved it, I guess I should mention she also had a red lipstick on, not as bright as mine but still pretty, so of course I complimented her also on hers. I actually stayed and talked with her briefly about what I was doing for the day. I must say everyone I have encountered working here at the California Hotel Casino has been wonderful and treated me awesome.

I walked back to the elevator and got on to go upstairs and a man got on with me and I am not even sure how we started talking but he was on the same floor I was and we talked going up the elevator and as we walked to our rooms, I even stopped briefly when he got to his room to finish up what we were talking about. As he went in he wished me a wonderful day. It really has been a good morning so far.

It was about 9:30 when Cassandra, Veronica, Kim and I left to go pick up the other girl. After that we were off to the airport to drop off Kim for her flight home. We will miss her. After dropping her off the 4 of us were off to Wild horse golf course, we had an 11:45 tee time. We got there about 10:45 as we went right from the airport. Well they were not that busy so we were able to go right out on the course of course we also got no time to warm up so it would be interesting how we did to start. Now today was perfect for golf about 75 and no wind.

Now it was fun and yes playing golf as Susan is more fun than as my male self although I don’t play as well I look cute and that is what counts. I had some good shots and not so good shots and I only lost 1 golf ball which is a good day. It was about 3:30 when we finished, I didn’t have the best score but that was okay because I did have a handy cap today. I have been wearing a padded bra so I don’t have to wear my breast forms but my bra has underwire and they started poking out in my chest. I had to use a napkin to pad it so it wouldn’t jab me anymore. It was about 4:30 when we got back to our hotel.

We rested for a bit and then started getting ready for dinner, we are going to Margaretaville for dinner. we left a little after 6. Veronica had gone to pick up Mechie as she was joining us. Cassandra set this up to meet a couple of her PalTalk friends. Cassandra and I finished dressing and went downstairs and sat on one of the benches outside and waited for Veronica to get back and of course we took a few pictures.

We got to Margaretaville well we parked in the parking garage of the LINQ and walked through the casino and over to Margaretaville which is at the Flamingo. There was a 35-minute wait so we went up to the 3rd floor to wait and sit at the bar patio that overlooks the Las Vegas strip. It is a great place to relax and people watch. Cassandra’s other PalTalk friend showed up, he goes by the name ZZtop on PalTalk, he was a really nice and this was the first time they had met in person. That really is kind of cool that you can meet someone online a one day actually meet them. Now Margaretville is a fun place with good food but the best part is being on the deck upstairs looking over the Las Vegas Strip. We always like coming here although tonight there was a mix up I think on our order as it took a long time to get it. The man who took our order was covering the lady who actually served us who was on break. Anyway, it had been about 45 minutes when she came over and asked if we would like desert. I said we probably would once we ate but we were still waiting for our order. Well we got our food about 10 minutes later. I most of us didn’t care as we were having a wonderful time talking by the way Teresa also showed up for dinner with us so we had 7 tonight. It was a good time now when they brought our bill there was a mix up so that cause a little more tension but in all it was still a fun evening. It is possible they were just having a bad night and things didn’t go well but one minorly bad experience after all the times we have come here and had awesome experiences is not a big deal.

It was getting late and we left, we said goodbye to ZZtop and drove Mechie back to where she lived before heading back to our hotel. We got there about 10:30 and decided to do a little gambling so we headed for the Blackjack tables. It was just before 11 when we sat down to play at a $10 table as it was the only one all 3 of us could sit together at, I bought in with $100. After about 10 minutes Cassandra was not doing well so she left and went to a $25 tale across form us so Veronica and I sat and played. We even chatted with some of the other people at the table which is always fun and people come and go depending on their luck. Again, gambling like anything else will have good times and bad times, several times I got down to my last $10 and sometimes I was up I think at one point I had about $225. This is gambling and the odds are always in the houses favor the key is to have fun. I think a lot of times people get so caught up in winning which is fun but when they are not winning they don’t have fun and then they should take a break.

It was about 2 am when they close down a few tables and the pit boss came over and asked if we would mind moving over a table so they could close our table which was just Veronica and I at. We were on a cold streak so we moved over and again I won some hands in a row so I was going back up. It was probably 2:40 when Veronica and I called it a night, I think this is the latest we have been out this week but we can sleep in, in the morning. I cashed in $75 so for almost 4 hours of playing Blackjack I lost $25 so 4 hours of fun cost $25 not bad. We went up and went to bed as we have no plans for tomorrow other than dinner we all plan on sleeping in so I figure I can finish my blog in the morning by the casino bar before posting it.

So here ends the half way point of Diva Las Vegas and also my vacation. Tomorrow night Thursday will make one week of living as Susan and having my pretty acrylic nails. I am already thinking about next Tuesday when I will have to have them removed and go back to shorter normal nails, so sad. I keep thinking about what Anna my nail lady said about keeping the acrylics and just cutting them back shorter. The thickness of the nails makes me think I can’t do this but I may have her remove the gel polish and trim them back and look at them and see what they look like. Maybe she can grind them down so they are not as thick and look more natural but that is something I do not have to decide for 6 more days.

Thanks for reading

March 30, 2017 Posted by | crossdressing, Dinner out, Diva Las Vegas 2017, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday of Diva Las Vegas, Golfing

Tuesday is here and today we have our Diva Las Vegas golf tournament. Now I had to get up at 6 am to get ready as we wanted to leave by 7:40 because we were picking up another girl at the Golden Nugget. Was ready by 7:20 and went downstairs for a few minutes to upload my blog from Monday. I was back upstairs by 7:30 and we grabbed our golf clubs and we were on the way. I am waring my white skirt and salmon top.

Veronica, Cassandra, Kim and I drove over and picked up the other girl and off we went to the Sunrise golf course, we have played here several years back when I was called Dessert rose. We got there and carried in all the stuff, Cassandra is in charge this year and had gift bags for everyone and prizes. Other girls started showing up, we had 12 playing today, 3 foursomes. I was in the last foursome with Cami, Trish and Stacy. Now these girls can all hit the ball far and I am not a long ball hitter but I am good close to the green. Now we are playing a 4-team scramble which means everyone hits from the tee and then you pick the best shot and everyone hits from there. This way even not so good players can play and have fun.

Now today was a really windy day but other than that it was nice, not to hot. It was a good day and the team I was on won with the lowest score. It was a good day golfing. We got back to the hotel early by 2 we decided to freshen up and walk over to Freemont Street as we were in our tennis shoes so it was easier to walk. Kim, Cassandra and I walked over and got another picture of all 3 of us with the million dollars at Binions. We met up with one of our other members by the Golden Nugget and walked around Freemont Street for a while. It was about 4 when we got back to our hotel. Cassandra went up to rest for a bit and Kim and I walked upstairs to check out the candy shop. Of course, they gave us samples and I am proud to say I didn’t give in I left without buying anything. Kim did break down and bought some chocolate for her son.

We went down stairs and Kim wanted to play a slot machine so I sat with her. A lady came over and introduced herself and said she thought her and her husband was one of us and then pointed out her husband who was playing Black Jack dressed as a female. I made the comment about being here for Diva Las Vegas and it turns out they knew nothing about Divas Las Vegas. They were just here on vacation from Canada so I told her all about Dive Las Vegas and how it worked. I gave her one of my cards with my e-mail address on it and told her to e-mail me if they had any questions about it. She went over to see if her husband wanted to come over and meet us but they didn’t come back. After a little while Kim and I went back upstairs to get ready for dinner at Ruth Chris.

It was almost 6 when I was ready and we were picking up the other girl at 6. Well it turns out unlike past years where happy hour was 6 to 7 with dinner at 7 this year dinner was at 6 so now we were rushing as we were late. We got there about 6:20 but it was a long walk from the parking garage to Ruth Chris especially in heels. Beverly, Cami, Annie, Brenda, Melissa and her wife and several other girls most of whom I have met and some new friends were there. We talked for a while before ordering.

We had a wonderful dinner as always. This is such a wonderful place to eat and they treat us so wonderful. The food was awesome and of course I ate to much. The bills came and kim grabbed both Cassandras and mine and wanted to pay part of it. We told her no but she would not accept that and in the end she won, Thanks Kim for that but it was not nesesary. We talked little more and thanks the staff here again before leaving.

We got back to our hotel and went to the Blackjack table to pay for a while. We played for a while maybe 3 hours and were up and down. I was the last one left at the table, I played till almost 1 am and in the end, I won about $20 but I had fun. It was fun to sit in the casino at the Blackjack table in my short black dress and heel. It was a good day and we had lots of fun. Tomorrow we are golfing again which will be fun, the sad part is Kim leaves as she only came for a couple day. She flies out a little after 11 am, It will not be the same without her as she had so much fun and it was fun to see her having so much fun. Don’t get me wrong as we all have fun but she had a blast here with us. Thanks Kim for coming to hang out with us in Las Vegas.

Well it is late so I am finishing up the blog and going to bed. Will post in the morning before we leave to take Kim to the Airport and then on to golf.

Thanks for reading

March 29, 2017 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2017, golf | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday of Diva Las Vegas

It is Monday of Diva Las Vegas and we stayed up way to late last night, it was almost 2:30 when I went to bed. I woke up today at 7:30 to the sound of the wind blowing stuff against our window and we are on the 9th floor. It is really windy outside. Well I laid there listening for about 10 minutes and was still tired so I figured I would sleep just a little longer, well the next time I looked at the clock it was 10:21, wow guess I was tired. I got up and got dressed, by the time I was ready t was almost noon. Cassandra was still finishing getting ready so I went downstairs with my computer to post yesterday’s blog, it only takes a couple minutes as I write it at night before going to bed or in some cases I write part of it during the day if I have a little time in the room between things we are doing. After that I took my computer back upstairs and then went down to find Kim as she was in the casino someplace.

I found Kim and we went over and got her a player’s card, if you go to Las Vegas and do any gambling get a card as you will at least get discount offers in the future or maybe some money off dinners. After that we went upstairs to see if Cassandra and Veronica where ready. Cassandra was but she needed to go pick up one of our girls at the airport that was flying in today and Veronica was still getting ready so Kim and I decided to walk over to the Freemont Street and look around. Now luck was on our side as the wind had died down some, wind is not a friend of a wig. We walked around and talked, Kim is having so much fun I am glad she could come down here and spend time with us. It is good for her. Kim wanted to get something to eat as it was almost 1 so we just picked a casino and went in, it was the four queens. We went to their restaurant and we ordered breakfast. We spent over an hour here and just had a wonderful time, it was great too just sit and talk with her as I have known her for several years but I got a chance to get to know a lot more about her which is always nice.

Cassandra texted us to see where we were so we told her and then we walked back to our hotel, stopping at Binions to pick up our picture, yes Kim and I got our picture taken with the Million dollars. We got back to the hotel and went up to the room and Veronica and Cassandra were ready so all 4 of us went downstairs to the casino. Being the middle of the day they didn’t have as many table games open so Cassandra sat down at the $25 table and Veronica and I found a $5 table. We played for a few hours and I was doing well as I was up when the dealer started getting hot ad since we had to leave at 6 to go to the opening dinner of Diva Las Vegas is quit. I bought in with $80 and cashed out $224 so I won back what a lost last night so I am basically even now give or take $20. I know I am not going to become rich off blackjack as I don’t bet enough but I play to have fun and hope to come out a little a head.

We got upstairs about 5:45 and Cassandra was ready for dinner so I changed dresses to something more suited for a night out and then went to see if Kim was ready as Cassandra and Veronica had already gone downstairs. Kim had bought one of those wrap dresses that you wrap around and tie and can make many different looks just by how you do it. Well she was having trouble so I helped her, I have never had to read instructions to figure out how to put on a dress. It took us a couple tries but soon we had it looking like one of the pictures kind of and we were off to meet the girls downstairs for the drive over to Bahama Breeze our favorite dinner of Diva Las Vegas.

We got to Bahama Breeze and there were already a lot of people there. It was good to see some of my friends I have met here over the years, Beverly and Cammie and several others. It is so great to see them again as it has been two years. Others from our group were also here tonight, Melissa and her wife, Karri, Michelle, Brenda, Teresa, Trish, Jessica and a couple others. We actually have 13 here this week so far from our group, one of our better turnouts. We got lots of pictures tonight. We had a wonderful dinner as always, Bahama Breeze is a wonderful place to go and the people who work here are awesome, I can’t say enough about this place. If you are in Las Vegas and want a nice place for dinner try this place. It was a wonderful night and I really enjoyed it.

We left here about 9:30 and went back to our hotel, now Veronica and Kim went down to the casino, Cassandra went to bed and I updated my blog so I could post it in the morning before going to bed. We are golfing tomorrow and need to leave for the golf course by 7:45 which means I need to be up by 6 to get ready and have time to run downstairs and ad pictures to this log and post it before we leave. It is hard to believe it is Monday night already and I have had my nails now for 4 days. I am already thinking about next Tuesday when I must remove my nails which will be sad.

Thanks for reading.

March 28, 2017 Posted by | T-girl | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday and the official start or Diva Las Vegas

Sunday is here and tonight is the star of Diva Las Vegas. Now we stayed out gambling till 2 am so we slept in today, it was a little after 9 when I got up and started getting ready. Cassandra was also up and getting ready. I finished before her and went downstairs to post my blog from yesterday. This actually works out pretty good as I can sit between the hotel lobby and the casino and people watch and it really only takes me 5 minutes to do this as I write it in my room. I got back upstairs and Cassandra was ready but Veronica was still in bed.

Cassandra and I decided to go shopping at Charming Charlies which is in an outdoor mall at the other end of the Las Vegas strip. We drove down there and found the store and were able to park just a short walk from it. It was really nice mid 70’s and no wind. We walked down and went in. Cassandra was looking for a lot of things. I fund a couple bracelets I liked but Cassandra was still looking so I looked around and found another, Cassandra was still looking so I looked more and found yet another and even a necklace. I ended up buying more than I planned but they were all so cute. I bet we spent 45 minutes here maybe longer looking around.

When we left one of Cassandra’s Pal Talk friends who lives here in Las Vegas texted her. Cassandra has known her for years on Pal Talk, a video chat room and wanted to meet Cassandra so she texted Cassandra her address and we drove over to meet her, her name is Mechie (not sure of spelling). It is fun to meet new people. Well Mechie decided to spend the day with us so we headed back to our hotel to see if Veronica was up yet. We got there and Veronica was still getting ready so Cassandra Mechie and I walked over to the gold nugget to go to their buffet. It is only two blocks so not that far.

Now there was wall to wall people on the Freemont Street so it was fun to people watch, trust me you see all kinds of people there. We got to the golden Nugget and went in and up to the buffet to eat. It was about 3 when we got there so they were not busy as it was in between lunch and dinner, on the down side they also didn’t have that good of a selection of food. It was really good but $23 per person with tax. The best part was desert. The staff here was awesome, always called us ladies, came and talked with and when we left they all wished us a good day and told us to come back.

We went back to our casino and the 3 of us went to a Blackjack table to play. The dealers are still hot as they do not go bust, if you want to win you have to have a better hand then they do. I bought in with $100 and we did play for almost 4 hours. At one point I was down to $10 and at my high I had over $200. I left the table with $175 so this was my best night so far. Cassandra must take Mechie home and then go pick up Kim from the airport as she gets in at 9:30. It will be great to see her and get to spend some time with her socially. Cassandra left and Veronica and walked over to the Freemont Street to meet Melissa and her wife. They got here this afternoon and are downtown for the night.

We met up with them by the Golden Nugget. It was good to see them and I am sure they will have a lot of fun this week, they are here till Friday. We walked all the way down past the start of Freemont Street probably 6 blocks and it was packed. We just talked and walked and checked things out. We all walked back to our hotel and then Melissa and her wife called an Uber driver to pick them up and take them back to their hotel, they are at the Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip. Veronica and I went up to the room and Cassandras had just gotten back and Kim was in her room unpacking, she is just a couple doors down from our room.

It was great to see Kim and she is so excited to be here, it is going to be fun. We all went down to do some gambling Cassandra, Veronica and I played Blackjack and Kim played some slot machines. Cassandra had her good night at least for about an hour so she is happy. I bought in with $140 miss counted my $20’s and we started playing, same as before though the tables are still cold. I got up a little and tried playing 2 hands at a time and didn’t do much that way stayed pretty even. Then I tried a few hands of $25 to $30 same thing just staying even. We played for a few hours and soon it was almost 2 am again. We were going to call it a night so I did something I have wanted to do, one big hand. I am not sure how much was in my stack probably between $110 and $125 but I put the whole stack out for 1 hand, most I have ever bet on one hand. I got a 7 & 6 for 13 and the dealer had a 4 showing just like the night had been going. Well you guessed it she dew to 19 and I lost. So, I am down about $65 for the day and less than $50 for the trip. I really hope the tables change and I can do better soon but still having fun. After I did this Cassandra did the same thing with just under $100 and then Veronica with about $60 and they had the same results. The dealers are just not busting hands, they seem to always get the cards they need.

We all went upstairs and called it a night. Tomorrow is another day although the wind is supposed to pick up the next few days.

Thanks for reading

March 27, 2017 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2017 | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse.

It is Wednesday and I was really looking forward to going out to dinner with my friends. It has been a while since I have been out for a midweek dinner. Cassandra had made reservations at Morton’s Steakhouse in downtown Portland. It is a higher end restaurant but it was our Christmas dinner. Now our reservation was for 7 but Cassandra was going to try to be there by 6 so that was my goal also. I started getting ready at 4 as I really love this time, doing my makeup and planning what to wear and how I want to look for the night. It doesn’t matter what happens during the day everything is better once I start becoming Susan.

I was ready and on my way by 5:30, I got downtown Portland and was parking a block away by 6. It is funny as Morton’s Steakhouse is only 2 blocks from our Attorney’s office and I actually parked in the same place I parked a few years back when we had our last meeting with our attorney. Now I haven’t talked about the P-club for a while and there really is no new information. We have gotten a little money as they have collected maybe $30,000 so far and that was divided up between those in the suit. They may sound like a lot but the sad thing is it doesn’t even cover the interest he is being charged on the verdict. We may never collect all of it but every time he gets money the state will take some and give it to us and he will once again be reminded what he did was wrong. Well back to our dinner, I walked the block to Morton’s and went in, they were packed. The Lounge was full. I walked through the lounge which really was small. One lady stopped me and told me how cute my heels were which made me feel good. The Lady at the door asked if I was with the T-girl group and I said yes. Turns out because of the size of our group we got one of their special dinning rooms which they had all set up for us.

Group at Mortons Steakhouse 12-28-2016 (8)She showed me to the room and Sophie was already there so I wasn’t the first to arrive. Now I had to get a selfie to remember the night. It was good to see Sophia and we got to talk a little as we waited for others to show up.

Cassandra was the next to arrive, she said we had 15 signed up for tonight’s dinner which was nice. It would be a fun night with that many. No down to business Cassandra and I talked about Diva Las Vegas. It is hard to believe it is only 3 months away. Now we are planning on driving down again so it will be a road trip.

Yes I will get my nails done on Thursday night, pretty long acrylic nails. We will leave early Friday morning and drive straight through to Las Vegas, it takes about 16 hours so we will get there between 8 and 9 pm. We are planning on staying downtown at the Freemont Hotel Casino. It is cheaper then staying on the strip and as we are staying 8 night there. The following Saturday we are planning on driving to Long Beach California and going out to Hamburger Marry for T-girl nights which is the first Saturday of every month. We did this a couple years ago and had a blast. After that we are still deciding if we will come home on Sunday or stop off in San Francisco. I don’t have to be back to work till that Wednesday so as long as I have time on Tuesday to remove my acrylic nails I am fine with when we get home. Now as I said Cassandra and I are going Julie is a strong maybe. Veronica will meet us there and I will be sharing a room with her to keep cost down so I have more money for fun things. Sophie and Melissa are thinking of going as is Brenda and a few others from our group. It will be so much fun. Cassandra is going to book our rooms so we can get rooms next to each other. Now that we have that all worked out back to tonight’s dinner.

Group at Mortons Steakhouse 12-28-2016 (6)Brenda showed up and I almost didn’t recognize her as she has let her hair grow out and looked great. Julie also showed up and I got to sit next to her and we got to talk all night. Julie will be finishing up her vacation in Palm Springs and is planning on coming to Las Vegas with us. I hope she makes it.

Emma also showed up and I think I have met her once or twice before although she doesn’t go out much with the group. It was nice to talk with her and get to know her a little more. now a sideGroup at Mortons Steakhouse 12-28-2016 (11) note Morton’s Steakhouse had special menus printed up for us and of course I had to take a picture as it said Rose City T-girls Christmas dinner on the top, how awesome is that. Melissa, Laura, Lou (AKA Lisa), Joan, Bambi, Kris, Jamie and her girlfriend showed up and Cristine was the last to show up. Wow Cristine is almost always one of the first there. Any way all 15 showed up which was awesome.

Now it was time to order and as I said it is a higher end restaurant so the prices are higher but wow the food was awesome. Now I went the Pork chop and potatoes which was really good. The side dishes were big and meant to be shared so I also got to try some Broccoli and Creamed corn and that was also really well. The wait staff here was awesome and every one of them referred to us as miss which made us feel great. Now of course Julie and I had to compare nails as she also got a manicure for tonight of course she got to have red on her nails so hers were prettier. It is fun talking about going to the nail salon or makeup, you know a little girl talk.

After dinner Julie and I shared an ice cream Sunday and even between the two of us we couldn’t finish it. I really did eat way to much but it was all so wonderful. Now after IMG_03061dinner we got one of the waiters to take a group picture of us and I just have to include it. What a fun night.

Now Morton’s Steakhouse closes at 10 pm so I was hoping not to be out to late but time went by so fast. Soon it was 10:30 and they never said a thing to us about us being late. We all paid our bills and were getting ready to leave and several of the wait staff came over and thanked us for coming in and invited us back, what great customer service. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a good dinner out as a treat.

We said our goodbyes and left, Sophie Cassandra and I walked together as we all parked the same area, actually Cassandra parked one car in front of me. we have a wonderful group and so supportive. It is amazing how far I have come as Susan with the support of my friends here in the group. If you live in Oregon or Southwest Washington or you come to Portland and want to go out you are more than welcome to join us or our group the Rose City T-girls.

Thanks for Reading and have a Happy and Safe New Years.

December 29, 2016 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Out on a Tuesday night for a manicure and a little Starbucks time.

Okay I didn’t make it to get my nails done on Saturday so I am going tonight. I got home a little after 3 and started getting ready. I always like to get part way ready so I can more easily judge what time I can make it out. It was about 4 when I was just finishing up on my makeup so I called the nail salon for an appointment. Normally Annie answers the phone so I asked if I could get in for an appointment and gave my name and I herd the voice say she is not here. I forgot one of the nail technicians is named Susan. Any way I got an appointment for 4:30 so I did rush a little getting dressed. I got to the nail salon about 4:20 yes it is really a short drive from where I live. There were 2 other woman waiting so I sat down and started looking at all the pretty colors on the sample wheels. So wish I could just pick a red and go to work with that color. The lady next to me asked if she could look at it as she forgot the number of the color she wanted. Once she found it she asked what I thought of the color and how it would look on her finger. it was a dark sparkly red and I thought it would look get and wished I could pick it. We talked for a few minutes till it was her turn. seems when the girl told me 4:30 was fine she didn’t know Annie already had a 4:30 appointment. Any way I had to wait a little while which was okay. lots of women go to the nail salon and wait till they can get their nails done.

Annie finished up the other lady and called me over to the table. the lady showed me her nails and asked what I thought and I told her they were beautiful and she agreed, she liked the sparkly red for the Holidays. Annie started on my nails and asked what color I wanted and I told her my normal clear pink. She was still out of it but had another brand of gel polish in a similar color . She showed it to me and it was a clear polish with just a tad more red. Now it looked a little more red when looking at it but I decided to see what it would look like. Annie started on my nails removing the old polish soaking them and filing them. It is funny as when I ask her to trim them she cuts them back kind of short. So today before I came I filed them to the length I wanted so all she had to do was shape them. They are just a tad short but in two weeks when I come back they will be a little on the long side so I guess it is the perfect option. Now it was time for the gel polish. Annie started with a clear base coat and then went for the polish. now looking at the brush it really did look reddish but when she put it on my nail it really wasn’t that red. just gave my nail a really healthy look. Now the second coat went on and my nail bed really does have a nice healthy reddish pink glow to it. She finished with a top coat and my nails look amazing, really healthy and pretty natural. now I am sure in the bright light it may be a little more reddish but defiantly not as noticeable as the sparkly pink I had on my nails the last two weeks. This will be my gel polish unless I am able to do a real color. Here are some pictures in different light, with and without the flash.

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It was about 5:40 when I was done and on my way. Now I am all dressed up and didn’t want to just go home so I drove across the street to Starbuck’s and even though it is only a couple blocks from my house I went in and figured I would hang out here for a couple hours to update my blog and catch up on some e-mails and work. I just don’t find it fun any more to be at home as Susan. If I am Susan I want to be out someplace even if it is just sitting at Starbuck’s. My first thing was to e-mail Marci, she is a friend I have met a couple time when she has come to Portland. She e-mailed me about Diva Las Vegas as she is thinking of going and wanted some information. I really hoe she can go as I think she would have a wonderful time. The dates are March 26 through March 31 2017 so there is still time if you are thinking of going. They will start registering in early January. I have my vacation all set so I will be going. I am really looking forward to it as I missed last year. 10 days of living as Susan and yes I will have long pretty acrylic nails for the trip. I know Cassandra is going and I hope Julie goes, maybe she will let her nails grow out for the trip or maybe even get acrylic nails. We also have several other girls who have expressed interest in going. I think it would be awesome if we could get 10 or 15 from Portland to go.

It is a fun event and there is no cost to attend other then your normal vacation cost, Hotel (you can stay where ever you want although they do have 3 recommended hotels) and then what you want to do. Go out to dinner with the group you pay for your dinner, go to a show or golfing pay for your ticket or round of golf. They have a wonderful group of volunteers who set all these events up without getting paid or anything for their effort other than our undying gratitude and thanks. Now this is not a convention by any means it is just a bunch of girls out on the town although they usually do have a couple makeup sessions at Nordstrom’s or Macy’s if you want some help. You can look at past years to get an idea and be sure and check out the pictures and see if you recognizes some of our group. Okay I guess that is enough about Diva Las Vegas.

I have been here at Starbuck’s for about 2 hours now and have caught up on some work also. it is funny as doing work as Susan can be fun. Wonder what my co-works would think if thy new how I do this work.

Thanks for reading and have a great day, Happy Holiday Season, Merry Christmas or how ever you celebrate this time of year.

You can read about some of my trips to Diva Las Vegas in my blogs

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All my blogs from Diva Las Vegas as the first couple years I wasn’t smart enough to year date them

 

December 13, 2016 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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