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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 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

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

Well what do you know; I made it to Starbuck’s

Well it is another busy week for my male self, busy every night this week but tonight so I decided to make a run for Starbuck’s. It seems like it has been for ever since I have been here and actually it has. I was looking back over my blog yes I am blonde and getting older and really need help remembering things hence the blog and it has was almost two months ago I was last at Starbuck’s. wow how fast time goes by. I got to Starbucks by 7 and there was plenty of parking so I figured they weren’t very busy but I was wrong, there are about 20 people here but I did find a small table right in the middle. Everyone must have had the same idea I did because half the people here are on lap tops so I guess it is the night for that.

Now the girls that are normally working are not here tonight but the girl behind the counter did remember what I like to drink which considering how long it has been and the fact I didn’t remember her was impressive. I must say I have always been treated awesome here no matter who is working. I must say that Starbucks is a pretty good place to go when you want to express your other side.

It is strange how relaxing it is to just sit here at Starbucks and work on my computer well I guess it is more play than work but I do manage to get a little work done. The funny thing is while I am here I am really not thinking about the fact I am Susan or that I am crossdressing it really does feel natural and normal and I could almost forget about it accept for my pretty red nails I can see while typing on my keyboard. It is amazing how much I have grown as Susan over the last couple years. Now I know what everyone is thinking and I do get asked it quite often and that is where this is leading and when am I going to transition. Well let me answer that the best I can, I don’t know where my life will go and what will happen down the road accept for one thing and that is that I will not transition. Will Susan play a bigger part in my life I would think so but Susan will never be my whole life. A few years back I was amazed that I was going out once a week and now it is twice a week and that feel right. Susan is a big part of who I am and I would not be complete without her but the same goes for my male self. I need both to be complete and the person I am so no I will not transition and that I am sure of.

Well I am getting ready for Diva Las Vegas, I have my vacation set and I have my hotel reservations I just need to do some shopping as I do need some more and newer cloths. I figure this is a good excuse to but girl cloths. Right now we have Cassandra, Cristine and myself going for sure and a couple girl planning on coming in for the last few days from our group here so on Thursday and Friday of that week we could have as many as 7 or 8 from our group there on those days. How fun would that be. right now they are only registering those who have gone before but starting February first they will start registering those on the mailing list so if you want to go subscribe to the mailing list otherwise you can’t register till March first when they have open registration. They should have a list of activities by the end of March as they will start having people sign up for events the last week of March so there is still plenty of time.

I am so looking forward to this trip as I once again plan on being Susan 24/7, 10 full days and yes I will get acrylic nails. I really love acrylic nails, having them and even getting them done. That is the one part of Susan I wish I could do all the time. If you have never had acrylic nails you should try them at least once just for the experience. The other thing is a pedicure, god I love those. I really need to get another pedicure but just can’t seem to find the time. I may have to paint my toes again myself as they are starting to look bad again. Girls really do get the best cloths and to be pampered a lot more than men.

Well we have another meeting with our attorney coming up soon. I had to write out a statement and will have to do a deposition which will have to be notarized which means giving my legal name. we have our hearing date set up in mid March and I have time off work for that too. This still scares me as this means being very open and public about myself but I feel it is worth it. I never really pictures myself doing something like this as this is the first time I have personally been involved in something like this so I really don’t know what will happen and how things will go. It is a learning experience though. I was talking to Cassandra the other day and we are both amazed that the first time we are in court and being questioned we will be there as girls. It is scary but also sounds fun in a way, being in such a public situation and being there as a female.

Well thanks for reading and have a great rest of the week.

January 22, 2013 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Awesome Friday night, 2 Birthday’s and close to 50 of our group showed up.

Well the day started off good as the weather was fantastic. Clear blue skies and about 75 degrees out and after all the cool rainy weather we were all ready for it. So as I was deciding what to wear and looking out at the sun it was an easy choice, my white skirt and purple top. Well I got to the P-club at 7:30 and Melissa was the only one there and she had 2 fabulous looking cakes and a bunch of balloons for the birthday girl.

I joined her and we talked and wondered how many would show up, now normally we have a few there between 7:30 and 8:30 and then the others start showing up but on this particular Friday night they started to show up by 7:45 and I bet by 8 we had 25 from our group there. Tonight I will refer to our group instead of T-Girls because this was also our GG night where we try to get as many wives, girlfriend, friends of the T-girls to come out and join us. Around 9:30 I tried to count how many we had there and as we were spread over the whole place it was hard but I counted 43 and I am sure I missed some plus a few more showed up later so I know we had at least 50 there at one point or another during the evening. It was great to see so many out as we wanted a big turn out as it was Peggy’s birthday hence the cake and balloons. Well as it turns out it was also Siobhan birthday so we got to celebrate two birthdays and yes their birthdays were Friday June 17.

We had several new people there. One was a new member of our group and one was just a T-girl who had heard we met at the P-Club on Friday nights and came out to join us, I hope she will join the group. Heather also brought her Sister Kristen. Heather is Melissa friend and has been coming out with us more and more, by the way Melissa, Heather and Kristen are all GG’s. You all rock for supporting us. We also had a few that have not been out for a while, Danielle who is in town for a few months, Mandie and Jamie who have not been out for a while and Nadine and Wendy, now Nadine and Wendy did come out a couple weeks ago but Wendy was in boy mode but tonight Wendy was there. It was so great to see and talk to them again.

Diane was in town, she is one of our members who lives in North Carolina now but still comes to Portland once a month for business and always comes out with the group so it was great to see her again. She and I played partners in shuffle board and we did awesome. We won four games in a row, in one of the games Diane scored 12 on one turn and the next game I scored 13 on one turn which is awesome as normally if you score 5 or 6 it is a great turn. Well after fourth game we took break so we were undefeated for the night.

Later on we got Peggy and Siobhan together and got some pictures of them as they were the birthday girls and the whole group sang happy birthday to them, nothing says party like 40+ T-girls all singing happy birthday you could hear us through the whole place. Then it was time to cut the cake. The cake was awesome, big thanks to Melissa for baking them. Now the good thing was with so many of us there the pieces were small so all us girls could have a small piece.

After wards we got all the GG’s together, now normally GG refers to genetic girl but in this case we also included genetic guys as we had 3 of our male admirers there. Now I am going to make my best guess at the name of all of them but again with so many I am sorry if I miss someone or worse get a name wrong but after all I am blonde. We had Peggy, Melissa, Heather, Kristen, Kate, Nadine, Darla, Penelope, Rita, Lynn, Bob, Dan & Jim. I know I missed someone as I think I counted 15 GG’s there. It is so great that they come out and not only support our group but actually enjoy coming out with us, how cool is that. They are all so awesome and we love them all.

There were 3 college girls who came to the P-Club last night. They had never been there before but stopped in. They spent most of the time they were there with our group, they thought we were great. They all really loved Diane as they were always with her. We even taught them how to play shuffle board and of course got some pictures. They were so awesome and we had a great time.

Later on as the night wound down and people started to leave I was finally able to sit as we had so many of our group there not everyone could sit if you wanted to stay with the group. This was nice as I got a chance to talk to Robin and Kate as they were at the same table, Kate is Robin’s wife and comes out with her every once in a while. Penelope also was by the table so we all just talked for a while and had a good time. Jamie came over and joined us also. Jamie and I talked about Diva Las Vegas and how much fun I had. I tried to talk her into going but she still has two more years of school so she can’t make it next year but maybe in a few years she can go. Of course once I sat down then I really started to get tired but was having too much fun to let a little sleepiness get in the way.

The whole night was so much fun and we were all sad to see it come to an end. Even Peggy stayed till after 1 am which is late for her but it was her birthday so why not stay and have fun. Well it was finally time to call it a night and we all wished Peggy a happy Birthday one last time and then we all headed home. What a super fun night

June 18, 2011 Posted by | P-Club | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday night at the P-Club

Well it was another fun night out. I went to the P-Club on Lombard in Portland to meet up with my friends something I look forward to all week. I started getting ready a little earlier as I didn’t want to have to rush as I enjoy the whole Susan experience including getting ready and doing my makeup something most guy’s will never experience which is a shame. It is so much fun to try different looks with the makeup, I went for a little more dramatic look with my eyes as I think this is one of the areas my makeup skills lack and you know what they say practice make perfect or in my case better. I wore my grey sweater dress and put on my black knee high boots as it is such a cute look but at the last minute I changed from my boots to my 4″ heels as they show my pretty painted toes and usually we sit a lot at the P-club so I wanted the look.

I got to the P-club right at 7:30 and Cassandra pulled in right behind me so we all walked in as a group. Cassandra, Peggy, Wilma and me, this was Peggy’s first time here. They were not very busy yet so we got a couple tables and pulled them together and ordered some drinks and some food. It wasn’t long and others girls started to show up and our group out grew the two tables we had. Maya and Mindy (Mindy is her daughter and so accepting and friendly of us); Roxy, Cristine, Jan, Lynn, Brook and Diane who is in town from back east. I know I am missing someone sorry.

Diane had on this cute grey sweater dress with black knee high boots so had I wore my boots we would have looked almost the same other than her dress was just a little different style and a little shorter. It was so funny so of course we took some pictures with Diane’s camera; my batteries were dead as I forgot to change them after Halloween when I took way to many pictures.

Brook was there again and in girl mode for the second week in a row which is nice as she works so much it is really hard for her to get out and she really likes to spend time as her female self. We had a chance to talk for a while which is fun as I think being able to share a little girl talk is one of my favorite things as Susan.

Well next up was shuffle board (they have a table version) so Cassandra and Diane challenged Peggy and me. Cassandra and I had played before but Diane and Peggy had not so we explained how it works and then we started playing. The first game Peggy and I won, we led the whole game. It was so fun. The second game Diane and Cassandra won so you guessed it we had to play another game, Peggy and I took an early lead but Cassandra had some good shots and got a couple with high scores so in the end they won but it was way too much fun. We went back to the table to sit and rest as 4″ heels are not what you want to spend your whole evening standing on but they look cute and that is what is important.

Next Maya asked me to play ping pong so I did even though she is really really good and I knew I would lose. There was a table up by the ping pong table with about 7 people at it (4 girls 3 guys) and they were watching us play so I tried my bet and did have a few good shots and scored some points. We played 2 games and I can tell you playing ping pong in heels is not easy as you do have to move around a lot as you chase that ball. Also a sweater dress is a little warm for physical activity. I really needed to sit down and cool off and have another drink but it was so fun.

Later on it was so funny as Maya and a couple of the other girls were teaching Mindy how to walk in her heels and dress. She is so cute but she is more of a cowgirl type. This was her first time she said wearing a dress and heels so these T-girls were teaching her. So funny to see T-girls teaching a GG how to be walk in heels. She also does not usually wear makeup but Maya got her to put on some eye makeup and a really pretty shade of red lipstick which looked great on her.

Once again it was time for shuffle board so Diane and Brook challenged Mindy and me to a game so I was back up on my feet that were already killing me to play another game. This one guy who was really pretty drunk kept coming up to us he really liked Mindy as she really did look good but he was following her like a puppy dog. And of course was hitting on the rest of us also. At one point he set a pitcher of beer right in the middle of the shuffle board game and got beer on the table and the salt on the top so we had to stop the game and clean that part of the table. Mindy kept telling him to sit and he would for a few minutes and then he was right back by us and once again Mindy would tell him to sit, just like training a puppy. Well Mindy and I won 2 games and I really needed to sit now and rest my feet and for the first time I took my heels off while still out such a girl thing to do. I have seen other woman do this but till this point have never been willing to do. So I sat at the table resting my feet and they did feel better.

A couple woman came up to us a couple different times and told us how nice we all looked and they were glad we were there. They were so nice and we chatted with them for a while. It is nice when we are out to have people tell you that you are welcome in a place and they even like us to be there.

The rest of the evening Peggy, Roxy, Jan, Lynn and I sat and talked. It was so nice and relaxing. Peggy and Cassandra are planning on going to Diva Las Vegas in April 2011 and so am I so we talked a little about that. We want to do the same thing we did last year, leave Friday and drive to LA, spend Saturday in LA maybe go to Universal again and have lunch outside and then go to the Oxwood Saturday night and then Sunday on to Las Vegas for the week. It was so fun last year and we are all looking forward to this year. I once again plan on doing the whole trip as Susan again and yes that defiantly means having Acrylic nails as I love them and could never pass up a chance to have them. I talked a little with Diane to see if she could meet us there and also hope more from our group the Rose_City_T-girls can go. We may even try a different hotel this year.

Well it was about 1 AM when I left, it had been a long day as I get up really early during the week. Some of the girls stayed but this girls feet were dead. May have to wear shorter heels next time we go here.

November 6, 2010 Posted by | Portsmouth Pizza & Pub | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Wednesday night at Starbuck

Well I did make it out on Wednesday to Starbuck’s even though I did not update my blog from there so I am doing it now on Thursday evening. I got to Starbucks right at 7 and there were only 2 other cars there so I got to park right in front. The funny thing is by the time I checked my cell phone, put my keys in my purse and got my computer there were about 10 other cars there and probably 12 people headed inside. I was worried I would not find a seat any way I went in and there was a group standing just inside the door talking so I walked around them and got in line which was good because as soon as I ordered my drink I went and got a table before going back for my drink. It was so amazing how fast they filled up.

Peggy had told me she would come over and join me at Starbucks and about 7:10 she showed up which was nice. It was so fun to just sit there and chat. Nothing real important just your everyday girl chat so although I had my computer on I never really used it, well at the end we did check out some of the pictures from the Halloween party. It was truly an enjoyable evening, Thanks Peggy for making the long drive. It was amazing how fast the time went, it seemed like we were only there 45 minutes to an hour but soon they were telling us they were closing and when I looked it was almost 10 after 9 so I guess it is a shorter blog than normal.

Div Las Vegas will be April 3 through April 8 2011. It was so much fun last year I am planning on going this year. If you are looking for a fun vacation you should really think about attending you can check out their web page at I am pretty sure Cassandra and Peggy are planning on going again and I hope a few more girls from our group Rose_City_T-Girls here will go. It would be so fun to have a big group from Portland there.

Have a great week and I will be out again Friday so check back Saturday to read about it.

November 4, 2010 Posted by | Las Vegas, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Friday night at Easy Street 10-8-2010

Well it was another fun night out for Susan. We decided to go back to Easy Street. Seems that the Candle light has had more problems than I was aware of, as it seems some threats were made and even a bottle thrown at one of the girls in the group. This is not to reflect on the candle light itself as they took care of it and escorted them out but it still brings up safety issues which none of us want. We all know anyplace we go will have issues, some won’t like us or want us there and we can deal with that but safety must always come first, male or female it does not matter.

Anyway as I said we went to Easy Street and had a fun time and we had a great turnout from our group. I lost count and would never remember everyone who was there but I bet it was upwards of 25. It was kind of funny as I bet there were no more than 6 other people at any one time there that weren’t part of our group. Any way I got there at 7:30 so I was on time for once and Cassandra, Teresa and Wilma had just got there and Amy, Mia and one of her friends followed me in so right from the start we had a good turnout.

They had no band so that may have been why it was so slow. It is kind of a catch 22 we are a huge part of their business right now and we all feel very safe there but if business picks up for them and we become a smaller presence will we feel as safe and if business does not pick up for them will they stay in business or will we lose them as a place to go. Now from talking to the employees there and Jodi who manages it we will always be welcome by them but customers are another issue as we learned from the Candlelight. So I guess that being said I will give them a plug, if you live In Portland give them a try. They are on Powell about the 6600 block. The club that was there closed down last year and they have really fixed it up nice inside and have a pool table and ping pong on nights the band is not there.

It was nice to see Teresa out again as she has been working some really long hours this summer which is good for her as with the economy you need to work when you can but it also limited her time out. I had a good chance to talk to her and catch up on things you know a little girl talk. I also talked to Cassandra she commented on the pictures on Diva Las Vegas web page from this year and how many we were in. seems we both like our picture taken. Anyway Cassandra and Peggy are interested in going again this coming year and you all know I plan on going if I can work the time off from work. We also talked to Teresa about going and I think she will if she can get time off work also. She had planned on going last year but was off work so long and then started right before Diva Las Vegas and had to cancel. Cassandra and I think it would be a blast if we got maybe 10 girls from our group to go this coming year. The thing great about Diva Las Vegas is it is what you make of it, you can spend as much or as little dressed and you can be out in public or limit it to the diva Las Vegas activities so something for everyone. Diva Las Vegas a attracts transgender people from all over the world so it is really a fun place to meet new people and the only cost you have is for what you want to do, no fees to attend. Well I guess that is my pitch for Diva Las Vegas.

Well again back to Friday at Easy Street. Brook made it out as Brook, first time in a long while so it was great to see her as herself. It was funny as we both wore black dresses, we could have been sisters accept for the color of our hair and the fact we don’t look alike, small details. Took a few pictures of us as this girl is a total camera hog. If there is a camera around Susan will be close. Brook looked so relaxed and at easy I could tell she has really missed being able to express this side of her. I really hope she can get out more. It is so hard to suppress part of yourself for any reason and I know from my own experience when I go for periods of time without being able to express Susan the stress level raises for me.

Victoria showed up with Julie and Valerie, I have never met Valerie before so it was nice to meet someone new and she seemed really nice. Victoria did both their makeup, she runs over the rainbow transformation which does transformations for transgender people and she does an awesome job. Again another shameless plug, if you are in Portland and looking for help looking more feminine or just some help check out her web page and give her a call. Both girls looked great.

About 11 or so some of the girls headed over to the E room as this is there last weekend open; they are closing due to lack of business. They wanted to dance and sense easy Street didn’t have a band there was no dancing. So our group split up and some stayed and played pool and talked (I was in this group as I am not a dancer). I played a couple games of pool and won against Cassandra which is always a highlight of the night as she is so good at pool, and yes I won not like other times where I just got lucky, I had a really good game.

Well a little after midnight we broke out the giant Jenga blocks and started t play. We had such a big group around including the bar tenders girlfriend who by the way was just as awesome as the women who work there. The first game I think we had 9 people and Brook brought it all tumbling down, I was just glad it wasn’t me. One of the GG’s at the table next to us who were there before we got there came over and took a couple pictures of the game. When we started the second game we invited them to play and they joined us. We had a great time and according to the bartenders girlfriend the record for the bar was 28 rows high and when we (robin) finally knocked it over we had 1 of 3 blocks on the 28 row so we tried the record, how cool is that for a bunch of amateur t-girls. It was a really fun night and when we left it was almost 2 am. Such a fun night.

October 9, 2010 Posted by | Easy Street Saloon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday night at Easy Street

Well I made it out again Friday night. The last couple weeks have been so busy and I so look forward to my Susan time to get away for a while and relax. I took my time getting ready so I could really enjoy it. Not sure how many others enjoy the time we girls spend getting all pretty from the shower right through the makeup and putting on our cute cloths and heels but for me this is all part of the experience and I enjoy it all. Now to be total fair maybe if I did this every day of my life and spent the hour and a half every day I may not feel the same but I really doubt it as I love it so much and the look when I am done is so worth the time.

Well I had told friends I would be at Easy Street by 7:30 and as I took a little longer getting ready I was running late so I rushed getting dressed and was out and driving down the street. I was about a mile from home when I noticed I forgot my bracelets and ring. Now I didn’t want to be any later and really didn’t want to have to go back home as it would mean driving through my neighborhood 2 more times once going home and once leaving but I just had to have my jewelry so I turned around and went home. I pulled into my garage and got out and ran into the house, only took a couple minutes and I was back out to my car. I left the garage door open so the houses across the street could have seen me but it looked like they weren’t home. soon I was out on my way and now later than I wanted. I got to Easy Street about 7:45 so I really wasn’t that late and I am sure none of my friends even noticed but I hate when I am late someplace.

Anyway as I said in my last blog about Easy street they do not have a lot of parking and so I ended up parking about a half block up on the street. Not too bad as it is a residential neighborhood but it also does not have really good street lights so a girl must be really careful. I got inside and Cassandra, Maya, Cristine and Michele were already there. Now the staff here is awesome and so welcoming, they always say hi and treat us great; as a matter of fact Jodi the woman who runs Easy Street invited us when the Candlelight asked us to come there a little less so they actually want us there which is really nice. Jodi even introduced herself to us all and learned our names what a way to make one feel welcome.

Soon Roxy and Chris showed up so we moved from our both to some tables so we would have more room. We all ordered some food; I got the fish and chips which are really good. A couple got some pizza and even some hot wings and everyone thought their food was good so there you go; they have great food according to the T-girl food network. Cass started a list for pool and we all put our names on it. Even some of the regulars did including a husband and wife (who by the way was named Susan also). She was at ease with us but her husband was a little uneasy at first but a couple of the girls were talking about boats and he came over and joined in and soon he was sitting at our table and having a good time. they were really two awesome people

The band started a little after 9 and that would be the one bad point they have as they do not have a lot of room and with the band playing you could not hear anyone to talk but the music was really good. I guess if you wanted to talk we could have gone to the other end away from the band but the pool table was over by the band and that was what had the group’s attention.

A little later Amber, Jan and Lynn showed up and joined us but with the music we really couldn’t talk. Some were dancing maybe at one point 10 but mostly small groups and mostly woman but then again there dance area is not that big but they all appeared to be having a good time.

Brook showed up (in boy mode) and it was nice to see her again. She is so busy working two jobs she hardly ever gets time to go out let alone as Brook. We got to talk a little during the bands break. She really misses her time out as Brook and I can totally relate as I know how I feel if I miss my Susan time especially for a long period but a girl has to do what a girl has to, to make ends meet and buy her all those pretty cloths, heels and makeup. any way it was a fun night as usual, anytime I can spend with my good friends is fun.

If you have never been to the Easy Street you should give them a try, they are located at 6618 SE Powell Blvd Portland Oregon 97206. They are your friendly neighborhood bar and will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. A big thanks to Jodi and all the staff there, you are all so awesome and look forward to getting to know you all better.

Well the band stopped playing about 1 am and we stayed just a little while longer playing pool and talking. Got a good chance to talk with Jan and Lynn finally which is nice, Jan even won a few games of pool at the end. Jodi came over and thanked us all for coming and invited us back.

It was sad to see our evening come to an end but we were all getting really tired as it has been a long day so we all said our goodbyes and off we went home. not sure where we will be next Friday as it is our night to go to the Candlelight but there is talk about skipping it because of them asking us not to come as often. Now I have mixed feelings on this. On one hand do we really want to go someplace that would rather we didn’t and spend our money there supporting them which is a valid point. On the other side should we let them chase us off? Both equally valid concerns but the point that sticks out in my mind is that most of the staff at the candlelight like us and treat us well and for the most part most of the customers there are okay with us some even look forward to us being there, as one said we bring a breath of fresh air. I guess I would still like to see us go there every once in a while as everyone always seems to have a good time there but I will go with the group as it is being out with my friends which is most important no matter where we go. I guess as it will be torn down next year to make way for the college to expand it really won’t be an issue then.

Any way I hope you all have as great week and thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. Last month I had over 1100 views which just blows my mind.

Bye J

Oh one last note Diva Las Vegas posted the pictures from Diva Las Vegas 2010 so you can check them out and yes there are pictures of me, Cassandra and Peggy there. They are also working on selecting dates for Diva Las Vegas 2011 if you are interested in attending join the announcement list. If they pick dates I can make I will definitely go again as it was so much fun. If you are looking for a chance to be out and about in public and have a great time this is the event you want.

October 2, 2010 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas, Easy Street Saloon, T-girl | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday in Los Angeles

Well on Saturday we all got up and got ready. I wore my blue jean Capri’s and my new top. It was a pretty casual look but I wanted to blend in the best I could. Our first stop was to go to Universal Studio’s. It took us about a half an hour in traffic to get there. There were so many people of all ages. We parked in the parking garage and walked in. it is a pedestrian street with shops and eateries on both side and covers what would be several city blocks. We walked down to the far end and got some pictures in front of the Universal Studio globe. We then started working our way back. We stopped at several stores and looked around. They had lots of cute things but nothing that would fit so I didn’t buy anything.

It was now time for lunch and we were all getting hungry so we stopped at Karl’s Brewpub and had lunch on their terrace overlooking the pedestrian walkway. It was so nice and the people working there were just wonderful. They always referred to us as ladies, (how are you ladies today). It was so wonderful and the food was great. I had their club sandwich and it was great but very big and was hard to take bites as a lady. I will have to remember to order things I can eat with a fork, more ladylike. We even sat there afterwards for a while and just enjoyed a little girl talk. After lunch we finished walking down the pedestrian mall to the big Guitar in front of the Hard Rock and took a few more pictures. Pictures are a t-girls favorite thing as it can document her life out. We probably only spent a few hours there and then decided to go down to Hollywood Blvd. and see the walk of stars.

When we got down to Hollywood Blvd. it was so crowded and there was no parking anywhere we could find. So we drove through and saw the sights, typical tourist stuff but still fun. It is all about being out in public. On the way back to the hotel we stopped at the mall and went in, again being Saturday they were so busy. We went into Macy’s and walked around. Cassandra went to the MAC counter as she needed some more makeup. We then walked down the mall just window shopping. Cassandra wanted some pearl earrings so we went into Claire’s and looked around. A lady came up to me and asked my opinion on some earrings, which looked better with her top and were they to young for her. I told her the ones I thought looked the best and she bought them. I guess I do have some fashion sense. Cassandra didn’t find the pearl earrings but did find some she liked and bought them. We then went out and down the mall to find Peggy as she had gone looking for shoes. By this time it was time to head back to the hotel to get ready for going to the Oxwood tonight.

Peggy needed some curlers so Cassandra dropped us off at Target and then went to get some Gas for the car and stopped at the little market at the Chevron station while Peggy and I went through Target. We knew we had a little time so we checked out the clothes section and they had a lot of cute things. Peggy even bought a cute top for herself. Cassandra picked Peggy and I up outside and we went back to the hotel to rest and get ready for a night out in LA.

We got ready and headed over to the Oxwood about 8:30 and got in just before they started charging the cover. The Oxwood is very small maybe the size of a convenience store. They have a dance floor and pool table and a seating area. When we got there it was not very crowded yet but by 9 people started to show up. Cassandra was right they have a lot of t-girls. By 11 there were probably 100 t-girls there all crammed into this small place. Cassandra introduced Peggy and I to the t-girls she knew and they were all so nice. Several of them came and took our pictures. We signed up to play pool and I only got two games in as so many plays and I lost both games. I did come close to winning one though. Cassandra did a lot better as she was winning. I bet she played at least 10 games or more. Cassandra really showed the LA t-girls how to play.

They had a pole dancer (GG) there and she was practicing for a competition. She was very good and so I took Peggy over and had her take a few pictures of me with her. She was so nice and stopped dancing long enough for a few pictures. She even asked my name and gave me a little kiss on the cheek. We stayed there till almost 2 am and then headed back to our hotel. Cassandra was hungry so we stopped at the Denny’s by our hotel and got something to eat. The hotel was so crowded that the only parking spot left was right in front of Denny’s so we walked from there back to our hotel room which was way on the other side of the hotel. It was a fun night and now we need to get rested for going to Las Vegas Sunday morning.

All pictures from Diva Las Vegas trip posted on my Windows Live profile

April 19, 2010 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas, Diva Las Vegas 2010 | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Starbucks and then to CC Slaughters.

Well I am out for my normal stop at Starbucks. I was running a little late tonight so it was after 7 when I got here but Shavonie and Katie saw me pull in and by the time I was inside they had my drink ready. It is always fun to come here as they are both so great. They are a little slow tonight but still a good place to be.

I have all my stuff ready for Diva Las Vegas and all that is left is to pack. I am so looking forward to it, especially getting my nails done tomorrow night. I so love acrylic nails as I think they are the most feminine thing you can do. From the time I get them done I will stay Susan till I get home and have them removed. I even have a bathing suit for spending time at the pool in Vegas. Even Cassandra is planning on going to the pool (although she said this makes her a little nervous which is something I have never heard her saw, she is always so confident and outgoing. I thought nothing ever worried her. We will have so much fun though. I am not sure if I should buy a swim cap so I could take off my wig and actually go swimming. The wig really does help me look more feminine and without it I am sure I would look like a dude in drag. I will have to really think about this.

I am going to go to CC Slaughters when I leave here and catch up with the other T-girls. I have not been there for so long and I don’t have to get up as early tomorrow so why not. I am sure it will surprise them. Also give Cassandra and me a chance to make any last minute plans as we leave Friday morning.

Spending the whole time as Susan I thought would have made me more nervous as it got closer but so far it hasn’t. I am really looking forward to it. I look back on my trip a few years ago to San Francisco and how nervous I was even before the trip and wonder why I was; maybe it just hasn’t set in yet but either way I will love the whole time. As of the other night it is still just Cassandra, Peggy and I going. It will be so much fun but still would have been great if Teresa, Maya and Bev could have made it.

I really hope there is internet access at the hotel so I can update my blog while on the trip and post pictures. But if not I will make sure that I post as soon as I get home. I am sure this will be a trip I want a good record of what I did and where I went.

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas, Starbucks, T-girl | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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