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Saturday night at Harvey’s Comedy club to see Julie Scoggins

It is Saturday night and our group is going to Harvey’s Comedy Club to see Julie Scoggins. Now I am not sure but I know we have gone and seen her at least 5 times before maybe 6, she is wonderfully funny. We have been going to Harvey’s now almost every month for maybe 7 or 8 years now it is one of our groups favorite night out. Now normally we go to Fox & Hounds first around 7 before going over to Harvey’s but sadly Fox & Hounds has closed so tonight we are meeting at Harvey’s at 8.

I started getting ready about 5 a little later then in the past but then I didn’t have to leave as early. I was ready and on my way by 7. I got downtown and parked about a block away and walked to Harvey’s, of course I had to get a selfie in the car, a little dark but the one with the flash was bad. Yes, I do have bad pictures, I have had people tell me I always have such good pictures. Here is my secret, only post the good ones, shhhh don’t tell. as I got by their parking lot Cassandra was dropping off Peggy as Peggy made cupcakes for tonight as it is Julies Birthday today, happy birthday Julie. She had two trays so I took one and told Cassandra there was still 2 parking spots behind where I parked so she said she would drive around the block and see if they were still there. Peggy and I walked about 100 feet towards the door and you would not believe it, there were 2 parking spots right in front of the door and Cassandra parked there

We went in and we were the first ones there as it was only about 7:40 we put 3 tables together as we had a big group tonight, 22 all here to see Julie Scoggins. Now it wasn’t long and others started to show up. The funny thing is Julie Scoggins came out as she was not on yet for the earlier show and talked with us for a while and yes hugs for everyone, she is so awesome. Now Julie and Trixie showed up but we waited for others before we had cupcakes. Of course, when we did we all sang Happy Birthday to her and even a few people from tables around us joined in and sang to her. Okay let’s see how goo my memory is as I am going to try and list all from our group. There was Cassandra, Peggy, Julie, Trixie, Jan, Lynn, Laura H, Max, Sophie, Lorna, Kimberly, Melissa, Kate, Barb, Michelle, Nancy, Jennie, Amy, Cassie, and of course me. Wow I am missing two guess my memory is not that good.

The earlier show went long so it was almost 9:40 when they started coming out. Julie Scoggins had a table set up right next to us to sell stuff and of course meet people and take pictures. One lady tried a couple times to get a selfie with Julie and was having trouble so I told her my secret. Her it is, set your self timer for 2 seconds. That way you can push the button and then hold the phone out and it has time to focus before taking the picture. Only way I can get a selfie. She thanked me for the tip.

It was finally time to go in, Peggy, Trixie and I were the first from our group to go in and of course they had our tables all set up. Our waitress came over and had on a beautiful red lipstick and I was just getting ready to compliment her on it but she complimented me first, yes, I also had red lipstick on. We talked a few seconds about how much we both like the red lipsticks before she took our orders. Soon our whole group was in and it was packed. Harvey’s sold out both shows tonight which was awesome to see. Always more fun with a big crowd. Of course, there were more pictures taken and one more selfie.

The show started late about 10:30, the MC who gets a few minutes to tell jokes before he introduces the comedian was good. Then there were 2 opening comedians and they were both good. After them was the featured comedian and he was awesome. We were all laughing by this time and having a wonderful time.

Finally, it was time for Julie to come on stage. She was so awesome and even though we have heard some of her stuff it was still funny. She was incredible, if you ever get to see her perform you will have a blast. Also, if you are looking for a fun night out defiantly check out Harvey’s Comedy Club, you will have a blast. As I said we have come here for years and this is at least my 57th time here and we have never had a bad show, yes some are better like tonight but they are all good.

After the show we talked for a little bit to let the crowd thin out, we also met one of the other owners tonight so we have met 2 of them. I am not sure if it is just the 2 of them or if they have a 3rd owner but they are very nice and treated us well and told us we were welcome anytime. Makes you feel good. On our way out, we all talked briefly with Julie Scoggins, it was great to see her again. It was 12:30 when the show got over so it will be a late night.

Now Julie and Trixie took an Uber here so I am giving them a ride home which was nice as it gave us a chance to talk a little. They are going out of town for a couple months so I won’t see them till we go to Diva Las Vegas which is sad as it is so much fun to go out with them. Even Cassandra and Peggy are on vacation for the next 2 weeks so I won’t see them either. I dropped them off at Julie’s house and then headed home. It was after 1:30 am when I got home, can’t remember the last time I was out this late but it was worth it.

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February 18, 2018 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club, Julie Scoggins | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harvey’s Comedy Club in July

Well my Susan time has been limited the last few months so I always am happy when I can get out even for a short time. I did get out briefly two weeks ago on Friday, I needed to get my nails done and I got home early from work so I took advantage of the opportunity. I know people probably think it is a little silly to spend the time getting ready for such a short outing but I enjoyed it, it took me about an hour and I was on my way. I had already called the nail salon as I was driving hoe and got an appointment so I was rushed but I made it on time. I was getting a pedicure and manicure so I was really looking forward to it.

I got there and they were ready for me so it was right into the chair for my pedicure. Another lady did my pedicure and she did an excellent job. Getting a pedicure is so relaxing. I had her put on a bright pink color this time as it is summer. Now it was time for my manicure, well actually a fill as I have kept a thin coat of acrylic on my nails since I went to Diva Las Vegas the end of March. Anna did my nails and always does an excellent job. It took about an hour and 20 minutes and I was all done. Now it was time to go home and change back to my male self as I had to be someplace shortly. It really would have been easier if I went as my male self but I just can’t bring myself to go to the nail salon any other way than as Susan.

Well that brings me to tonight Saturday July 1st, I had to work today and then had family things I had to do after work so I told the girls I would meet them at Harvey’s as I would be late. I got home about 7:15 and it was a mad rush to get ready, the only thing had going for me was I had picked out my dress last night and if I didn’t change my mind I would be fine. I was ready a little after 8 and on my way. I was parking by Harvey’s by 8:30.

I walked in and Julie and Trixie were there, it was so great to see them again. I really have missed seeing my friends more than my time as Susan, they have become such a big part of my life and they mean so much to me. We talked for a little bit before others started to show up, we had a decent size group tonight, I think 18. We took a group picture tonight which was nice, this was not everyone. We had Laura, Max, Julie, Trixie, Melissa, Jan, Lynn, Kate, Karen, Barb, Peggy, Cassandra, Sophie, and several others who showed up later. It was great to see them all again. I got to talk a little with each of them but would have liked to have more time but soon the show would start. Peggy Julie, Trixie and I talked a lot.

Soon it was time for the show to start and we all went inside. I sat between Melissa and Peggy with Julie and Trixie across from me and Cassandra on the other side of Peggy. Kate Laura, Max and another girl filled out our table. The other girl came last month to Harvey’s with us but I don’t think she has joined our group. I think her name is Narcisa and that is a guess at the spelling so forgive me if I am wrong.

Now at the other table were Jan, Lynn, Karen, Sophie, Barb and her friend and a couple others. Cassandra and I were both taking pictures of everyone and a lady from the next table came over and asked if we wanted her to take a group picture of our table which of course we did.

The show started and it was good as always, if MC comedian was good and the featured comedian was also really good but the headliner was awesome. We always have such a fun night here. We have been coming here every month now for at least 5 or 6 years plus we did come here occasionally all the way back to 2009. This is our longest and most consistent outing we do.

It is amazing how fast the night went by, we had a good dinner, a lot of laughs and most important wonderful friends to share it with.

Strangely with all the pictures that were taken I didn’t get one of just myself so I will share one of me and Melissa. The night went by way to fast though. On the way, out we stopped and talked to the comedian’s and told them how much we enjoyed their show, and of course they thanked us for coming. It was an awesome night.

Not sure when I will get out again but I really do need to get a manicure as it has been over two weeks and my nails are a little long for my male life. I will have to try and find a couple hours to fit that in as I said before, I need time to become Susan to go to the nail salon.

Last, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Fourth of July, as we celebrate our nations birthday let’s all put aside our differences, personal, political and whatever else and come together as Americans. I found this video online about our national anthem and thought it was wonderful, it is about 12 minutes but worth listening to, it brings a whole new meaning to it. Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EhJZ-PT3R8 have a wonderful day and thanks for reading.

July 4, 2017 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harvey’s Comedy club night

Saturday is here and I can get out at least for a little bit and go to Harvey’s which is always a fun night but let’s step back a few days. Wednesday, I really needed to go and get my nails done and as luck happened I had a window of 2 hours. I was getting home early so I decided I was going to go to the nail salon, I called at 2:30 and got an appointment for 3:30 so right after calling I started getting ready. It was a quick outing so I got ready as fast as I could and was on my way, I got to the nail salon about 3:20 and went in. I was the only one there so Anna could start my nails.

It really is a fun and relaxing experience. Anna did a wonderful job and my nails once again looked awesome. It was a fast trip but wonderful and I was all done with my pretty nails by 4. Now I had to go right home and jump right into the shower and clean up as I needed to be someplace by 4:30 as my male self and I made it. I think this was my fastest outing as Susan, less than two hours.

Now back to Saturday it would also be a quick trip out, I didn’t think I would get home till 7:30 or 8 so I would be late. Luck happened and I was home a little after 7 and started getting ready. I had my dress and heels all picked out and new just how I wanted to do my makeup so that always makes it go faster. I was ready and on my way by 7:45. I got downtown by 8:15 and went straight to Harvey’s. I was the first one to arrive. Shortly after another t-girl showed up with her girlfriend. They met some of our girls in Salem and herd about Harvey’s so came up to meet us. I got to talk with them briefly before others started to show up. We had one of our bigger nights tonight, 26 in our group. It was so awesome to see some of my friends tonight as I have really missed going out. I am hopping things will get better in a couple weeks.

It was so wonderful to get to talk to Peggy again, I have missed seeing her. I also got to talk with Julie and Trixie. It was also cool as Danielle who I met at Diva Las Vegas this year was in town with her wife and they came and joined us for Harvey’s. It was wonderful to see her again and meet her wife who was awesome and very supportive of Danielle. Another wonderful thing about tonight as we had 5 wives and 3 girlfriends of our members out tonight so it really was a good night for significant others.

Soon it was time to go in for the show, I got to sit next to Peggy and also Julie, Trixie, Danielle and her wife and Cassandra. The one sad thing with a group this big it is hard to talk with everyone. So, I will try at naming everyone who showed up. Laura M, Laura H, and her girlfriend, Jan, Lynn, Cassandra, Peggy, Julie, Trixie, Danielle and her wife, Melissa and her Wife, Sophie and her wife, Kim, Kelly, Bambi, Kris, Jeannie, the new girl and her girlfriend, and I know I am missing someone but it was a good night out. And of course, we had to get some pictures.

The show started and it was really good as always, all 3 comedians were good but the headliner was awesome. We have seen home before but still really funny. The night went by so fast but it was awesome and just what this girl needed, a night out with my friends. It was sad to see it come to an end. It really is hard not being able to express this side of myself right now.

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June 4, 2017 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club, Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at Harvey’s, Kim’s last night

Saturday is here and our group is going to Harvey’s Comedy Club. Now we have been going here once a month since November of 2011 although we did go several times before that also. It is always a fun night and I always look forward to it. Now I have not been able to have any Susan time this week as I have had family in town and I wasn’t even sure I would make it out tonight as I didn’t know what time they were leaving. Well they had left by 5 so I rushed home and started getting ready. Looks like I would be able to get to Fox & Hounds before going to Harvey’s.

I got downtown and parked right at 7, as I walked the block to Fox & Hounds I heard a horn honk but really didn’t pay any attention to it. Turns out it was Cassandra, she said she was also calling my name but I didn’t hear that. I had no more then ordered a drink and fries when Cassandra waked in. She also got a drink and we went and sat down to wait for the others to show up. Melissa was the next to arrive followed by Bambi and Kris and of course Barb also made it. The 6 of us had a nice visit over the next hour or so till it was time to leave and walk over to Harvey’s. Now of course part of the conversation was about Diva Las Vegas which is now only 3 weeks away but there is still time to sign up. Now the sad new is Julie is not going to make it this year which is so sad. Was really looking forward to spending the week with her. Now Cassandra and I will arrive in Las Vegas Friday night March 24 probably 8 pm or later. We are driving down in one day. Melissa and her wife are also driving down bit they won’t get there till Sunday. Cassandra, Veronica and are staying at the California Hotel casino downtown. Was looking online and it is now sold out on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday of the week we are there.

It was about 8:30 when we walked over to Harvey’s, it was raining just a little but we all had umbrellas. It was a little cold but not bad. We got there and it was not real busy, Star and Kim met us at the door and had hugs for all of us. Now the other sad news, Kim our favorite waitress and friend, this is her last night working at Harvey’s. She is starting a new job in Brush Prairie Washington. She has invited us all to come there and see her but I think it will be hard to get most of the group to go as it is not close to Portland. I am going to make it there and see her. Now Kim has been telling us about her boyfriend for a couple years and it turns out he came tonight to surprise her. She brought him over to meet the group and he sat with us for the show and he was really nice. Now Sophie, Kelly, Kim who I have not seen in years and one of Barb’s friends who I can’t remember her name also made it tonight. We had a good turnout tonight. Now Peggy also showed up what a wonderful surprise. It was great to see her again. I really do need to get together with her before Diva Las Vegas. I also need to get out and do some shopping. I am thinking next Saturday as a shopping day.

I had to get one selfie before the show. We went inside for the show and of course I ordered dinner. It is funny as I was thinking about the first time I went to Diva Las Vegas. I had found it online and was planning on going by myself. I had met Peggy at Starbucks and we were talking and I told her about it and her and Cassandra decided to also go so the 3 of us made the trip together. Probably one of the best vacations I have ever taken. That was back in 2010, 7 years ago, Wow seems like just yesterday. I really do have some wonderful friends.

The show started and the first comedian was good although she spoke really fast and was hard to understand sometimes. The second comedian was really good and the headliner was awesome. It is good to get out for a night and just laugh and have fun and forget about everything else. If you are looking for a fun night out your really should check out Harvey’s Comedy Club.

After the show, we got to talk with Kim for a bit, it won’t be the same here without her but she is part of our group and does come out on Wednesday dinner sometime. Kim and Star are both thinking of going to Las Vegas when we are there for Diva Las Vegas, how fun would that be. Kim introduced us to one of the other waitresses here named Stephanie, she is going to be our new waitress here and she seems really nice. All the staff here is wonderful but it is nice to have a regular waitress and a contact when we come here.

After the show, we all walked back to Fox & Hounds as that s where most of us parked. It was not raining but was a little cold out. It was a really fun night.

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March 5, 2017 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wonderful night at Harvey’s Comedy Club.

Susan at Harveys 2-4-2017It is Saturday and we are going to Harvey’s Comedy club tonight. It will be different as I can only remember 1 time going to Harvey’s that Cristine was not there. We have been going to Harvey’s once a month since November of 2011 and we went a few time before that back to 2009. It is really one of our groups longest regular events. We always look forward to it as it is such a fun night and Harvey’s has treated our group wonderful over all those years.

I started getting ready early so I could take my time. I chose my blue and black dress for tonight. it is a cute dress. I was all ready and on my way as it started to really rain. I got to Fox & Hounds just before 7 and it was raining so hard even though I was parked right across the street I needed my umbrella.

Cassandra and Rebecca were there already. Rebecca came down from Seattle to go to Harvey’s with us. It wasn’t long and Jan, Lynn, and Melissa showed up. It was good to see them again. This week is really food to see friends. Lorie also showed up. She has been coming out to the Escape with us for a while now but this s her first time out with us someplace else. It was fun as I always like when we have girls new to going out as I remember what it was like for me.

Sandy also showed up as she was in town working this weekend. She can’t go to Harvey’s as she hast to drive home tonight but it was great to see her again as it has been a long time. She is so much fun, really wish she could come down here more. I did get to talk with Sandy for a while and she also had on a blue dress tonight, almost lie we coordinated it that way. We all talked till about 8:45 before we headed for Harvey’s. Cassandra drove as she had a picture she was taking but the rest of us walked.

We got to Harvey’s and Sophie and Peggy were there. It was good to see them and such a surprise to see Peggy. I really do need to get together for dinner with Peggy again. I got to talk with Peggy which was awesome. It is funny as we walked the 8 block while Cassandra drove over and we still got there before her. Now while we were sitting there a man came over and introduced himself to me, I believe as Charlotte, Turns out she reads this blog and recognized me. Still amazes me when this happens. Later on I saw here again but she was with people so I didn’t want to say anything in front of them, wish I would have talked with her more.

Kim at Harvey’s came out to talk with us, she was going to have the opening comedian / MC say something for Cristine, as I said she never missed Harvey’s. It really was hard tonight at some times. WE all sat and talked till it was time to go into the show.

We had our normal table and Kim had a glass of beer with a straw in it and some flowers where Cristine always sat. it was so special and Cassandra put Cristines picture on the table there and we left the seat open for her so it was kind of like she was there with us.

The opening comedian came out and talked a few minutes about Cristine and our group and how long we have been coming here. It was really nice and so wonderful of Kim to set this up and for Harvey’s to do this for us.

The show started and it was awesome as always. All 3 of the comedians tonight were really good. I had a blonde moment and couldn’t remember any of their names but at least the headliner I could go to Harvey’s web site and get his name, Alex Elkin. He was incredible, if you get a chance to see him you should. Also if you are in Portland and want to see good comedy go check out Harvey’s Comedy Club. We all laughed so hard tonight and that is something we all needed this week.

After the show we walked back to where we parked before calling it a night. It was a wonderful night out made more special by the friends I was with. I did like the way my makeup turned out tonight.

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February 5, 2017 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday night at Harvey’s

Saturday and we are going to Harvey’s Comedy club tonight, we go every month and have for years. The first time our group went to Harvey’s was December or 2009 and we have been going once a month for the last 4 plus years years. Looking back through my blog I have been to Harvey’s at least 42time now not counting tonight. It really is a fun night out. I took my time getting ready and chose to wear my black and silver dress. it is a really cute dress and comes just below my knees. I was on my way by and got down town about 6:40 and parked. Now I had to take a couple Susan selfie in car (1)selfie’s in the car.

Cassandra, Laura H. and her friend Lisa were already there. We had 12 of us going tonight so about average. This is a fun night out I wonder why more girls don’t go. We ordered drinks and waited for other to show up. most of us meet at Fox & Hound and then walk over to Harvey’s as it is only 7 blocks and parking is easier here plus it is a beautiful evening so it will be a nice evening to walk over.

It wasn’t long and others started to show up. Laura M. and her friend Jenny, Barb Mikaela and her friend Tony and Kayla so 10 of us met here. We sat here and talked till a little after 8 before heading over to Harvey’s. It was a nice walk over, I really love walking through the downtown like any other woman.

We got to Harvey’s and Cristine was there. Cassie showed up a little Mikaela and Me (1)after we got there so all of us were there by 8:45. Now I got a chance to talk with Mikaela and of course She was taking pictures so I had to get a picture with her.

It is funny how I don’t think of getting pictures anymore, a few years back I would tae so many every time I was out. Luckily Mikaela reminds me. Mikaela also took aSusan at Harveys picture of me she even helped me pose.

When we first got here it was really slow but we were over an hour early. As time went by it did get busy and soon it was really crowded. The owner Berry came over and talked with us. He is planning on doing a little remodel of the lounge area so he talked with us for a while and told us his plans. Berry has really treated our group great and they all look forward to the night we come.

Well we were all playing with our phone cameras, Turns out I can take a panorama photo so I can get the whole group in Susan Selfie (2)one picture. well of course while I was playing with the camera I took a couple more selfie’s.

Soon it was time to go into the showroom. We got inside to our table and of course Kim was there. She is so awesome, I look forward to seeing her I think we all do. The show started and the MC was really good maybe the best MC we have seen here.

The featured comedian I think his name was Tony  and he was really good also. The headliner was Steve Barkley and he was really good to. all 3 of them were awesome. If you get to see Steve Barkley you really should as you will laugh the whole time. Also if you get to Portland you must go to Harvey’s if you like good comedy, you will have a great time.

The show got over and really it seems like it went by so fast. We got a chance to talk with Kim after the show which is always nice. She wants toSusan Selfie (1) come out with the group on a Wednesday night which would be awesome. I will have to make sure I make it that night.

After the show we walked back to where we parked. It was a really nice night out and there were a lot of people out. It was a good night but sad to see it come to an end.

April 3, 2016 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday night and time for Harvey’s Comedy club

Well Saturday is here and tonight we are going to Harvey’s Comedy club which is always a fun night. We have 25 signed up to go so it should be a big turnout although I am sure a few wont make it as with a group this big something always comes up. I started getting ready at 4, it still amazes me how much I look forward to getting ready. As a male I get ready as quick as I can and usually in 20 minutes after all there really isn’t much to getting ready for my male self, shower and shave and getting dressed. Susan loves her time getting ready and trying to look pretty and lady like. I really do take a lot more pride in how Susan looks. I think it is because society holds females to a higher standard on how they look which really isn’t fair. Men a nice shirt and pants and they are good where woman it is the whole look, hair, makeup, jewelry outfit, shoes, and how it all goes together.

I was ready and on my way by 6. I got downtown and Parked and walked to Fox & Hound, Veronica was the only one there so far but Cassandra showed up just a little later so we moved from the bar to some tables as we were expecting a big group. It wasn’t long and girls started to show up. Laura, Jenny, Barb Jan, and Lynn. We stayed here till a little after 8 talking before we left and headed for Harvey’s. It was a little cool out tonight but we still had a nice walk, about 7 blocks.

Cristine was at Harvey’s when we got there and of course Star the Bar tender greeted us all with a hug. Now I know I am going to miss some people but will try my best. Sophie, Lorna, Mikaela and her wife and sister in-law, Michelle and her friend and Cassie all showed up and I know I missed someone as we had 21 that made it tonight. Now I wore the same Blue and Black dress I did a coupe weeks ago and it was a good choice as I had 2 woman tell me what a great dress it was and how Susan Mikaela at Harveys 2-6-2016pretty I looked in it while we were in the lounge waiting for the early show to get over. This is me and Mikaela.

Well it was finally time to go in and Kim had our table all set up, Kim is so awesome I always look forward to seeing her. There was a good crowd here tonight and it is always fun to people watch as you see woman in really sexy dresses and heels to those in jeans and a tee shirt. Of course I am more interested in the dresses and heels.

The show started and it was really good as always. This really is a fun night out. we all had fun and laughed all night long and that is good for you, everyone needs to laugh more. As always it went by so fast and soon it was all over. The headliner was Jackie Fabulous came over to our group and wanted a picture with us and of course you know how much I and my friend like to get pictures. It really was fun.

Well we stayed a little and talked with Kim for a while it was such a fun night. It was about 11:45 when we left and walked back to our cars. It is always sad to see the night come to an end but I will see a lot of them tomorrow as we are meeting at a bar to watch the Super Bowl.

Have a great day and thanks for reading.

February 7, 2016 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Harvey’s Comedy Club, Susan’s first night out of 2016

Well the year is off to a good start for Susan as tonight is Harvey’s night, the night we go to the Harvey’s Comedy club and have a good laugh. This really is a fun night out as it is one of those normal everyday type things I like to do. I know what you are thinking how can something we do every month be a normal everyday thing. I will explain what I  mean by this. yes we go here all the time but most people don’t, for most people this is a one time thing so the people we meat or interact with here or who see us it tends to be new to them. this is a mainstream place where we come in contact with new people all the time. Sweethome, the Escape and a lot of the other places we go we tend to see the same people all the time which is good, don’t get me wrong as I have made some really good friends at these places. But I really like being out and having contact with new people as I think this really helps people understand us and see there is really no difference between us other than how we chose to present ourselves.

I started getting ready at 4, yes I still love the idea and time of getting Susan ready to go out, kind of like how a girl would look forward to a first date, prom or some other big event. for me anytime I can be Susan is a big deal and I enjoy every minute of the experience. Now one of the fun things of being Susan is trying different looks with makeup and it is amazing how just subtle changes in the way you do things can really have a big change in how you look. I have been trying different ways of lining my lips trying to get just the right look and Susan selfie at Harvey's Jan 2016 (13)tonight turned out pretty good I think. Yes I love red lipstick although I know it is not a good choice for daytime but for a night out you can’t beat it.

It is funny as I do get a lot of compliments on my makeup and how I do it. If they only new how much practice and time I put in doing my makeup. I watch a lot of YouTube videos, one of my favorites is Julia Graf. now yes this is geared more towards woman but her technique can be used by anyone. the other thing that has helped me is I like to experiment and try different looks. I have found a lot of girls in the transgender community get good at doing their makeup but usually stop at one way of doing it same goes with hair hey have their one style and stay with it. now don’t get me wrong as there is nothing wrong with this, I have my go to makeup I do and my favorite hair but it is also so much fun to try new looks, new makeup styles, colors and different hair. it really is amazing how much you can change the way you look with different hair or makeup. it really is a fun part of being a girl.  My male side looks the same as he did 30 years ago, hair style the same, color the same well maybe a little grey sneaking in but for men you really have on look where woman change how they look all the time.

Eyes (1)So what I am saying don’t be afraid to try new looks. one of the ones I have been working on is a Smokey eye look using dark colors including black which is hard to getEyes (2) to look right. I have done this many times and only a few I thought turned out really well and tonight was one Eyes (3)of them so here are a few pictures. I also like doing this look with the browns which is easier to blend I think. It still amazes me that I can get excited aboutEyes (4) such a simple thing as how my eye makeup looks, not something men would think about and I imagine even some woman don’t get excited when they think they got their makeup just right as they do it so often it is not as special anymore.

Now I had my makeup all done and had to chose my dress for the night. I was looking at my dresses and I had 2 I really thought would go well with my look tonight, my blue and black one and my red and black one. I couldn’t decide and so for the first time Susan let her male self pick her dress, well at least how my male self would decide. I flipped a coin and the red and black dress won. As it was a cold night I decided to wear my boots, I think it is a cute look.

Susan at Harvey's Jan 2016Well I was already by 6:15 and on my way. I got downtown and parked about a block from Fox & Hound and got out of my car, wow was it cold. it was 29 out and there was a wind. One of the bad things about being a girl is woman’s clothes at least dresses are not really warm. I felt the cold wind hit my legs and right up my dress and I walked as fast as I could to fox and hound the whole time hoping the wind would not mess up my hair. I have built a nice collection of clothes for Susan but as I do not spend a lot of time outside as Susan I really have no winter time stuff like warm coats. One of the sacrifices being part time.

Cassandra was already at Fox & Hounds. It wasn’t long and Julie showed up. This Julie I have only met a couple times so it was good to see her again and I got a chance to talk with her for a while. she is still new to going out and a little nervous about it. Her girlfriend wasn’t feeling well tonight so Julie came out on her own and I am not sure if she has done that before. She had me take a couple pictures of her, I even got one of the two of use together of course I won’t post that one as she is still getting use to being out so this picture is just for us. Laura and her friend Lisa showed up and also another one of her friends Paula. Laura just came out to her a few weeks back although Paula says she had some idea about it before hand. I think so many of us feel we hide it so well and no one could possible know.

well it was time to head over to Harvey’s and we decided to drive as it really was cold out. Cassandra and Julie caught a ride with a couple of girls who just came to Fox & hound to hang out with us and I drove Laura, Lisa and Paula over. now being a cold night there wasn’t a lot of people out and so not a lot of cars parked downtown and as luck would have it I was able to park right in the small lot next to Harvey’s. now it is amazing just walking to the corner which was about 100 feet and paying for parking and back to the car to put the ticket in it and then another 10 feet or so to the door of Harvey’s I was freezing and it really was because of the wind. we made the right choice to drive and not walk the 7 blocks, I think we would have been popsicles when we got there.

Now we have a good group tonight Cassie, Cristine, Jan, Lynn and they brought 3 friends with them, Mikaela, and her wife also made it tonight Mikaela & Susan at Harvey'sand it was great to see them again. of course I had to get a picture of us. In all we had 17 tonight for the show.

It was time for the show to start and we all went in, Kim had our table all ready, she is our favorite waitress and I look forward to seeing her. Kim was telling me about a bar she goes to and she is friends with the owner and told them about our group. Now it is not far from where I live so I may go check it out with her one night. Well I ordered dinner and we waited for the show to start. Now it was a big crowd tonight which being so cold out and a Holiday weekend I was a little surprised.

Now the show started and as always it was really good. I don’t think we have ever had a bad show here but sometimes the shows are exceptional like tonight. the featured comedian was Amanda Arnold she was really good and we have actually seen her here before. if you get a chance to see her you should.

the headliner was Tony Baker and he was awesome. we all laughed so hard it was such a good show. This really is one of our groups more fun things to do. After the show on the way out we stopped and told the comedians how good they were. Both Tony and Amanda thanked us for coming. Amanda even remembered we had come to one of her shows before. it really was a fun night. I gave Laura, Lisa and Paula a ride back to Fox & Hounds where they parked before heading home.

Now I always do my blog the next day as I get home so late. Now I was telling you how cold it was last night, any way I started my blog today as it started snowing so I have to include a couple pictures of the snow I have gotten this morning.

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Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day

January 3, 2016 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Harvey’s comedy club on Saturday night.

Well it is Saturday and we are going to Harvey’s Comedy Club tonight, I have been looking forward to this for weeks as I bought a pretty new dress just for tonight. Still amazes me that as Susan I can get so excited about a new dress 20151107_202935where on my male side I look at clothes as nothing more than clothes. Now I started getting ready at 4 as I wanted to take my time so I looked really pretty in my new dress. It took 2 hours but it was so worth it, I was ready and on my way by 6 PM. This is my new dress.

Now we have a pretty good group going tonight, 14 of us so it should be fun plus one of our new Members Nicole who I actually met back in February of 2014 when I was out shopping one day. she had contacted me on Facebook as she saw I was going out shopping and wanted to meet to talk of course she was in male mode that day so this will be the first time I have met her as Nicole.

I left home and got downtown Portland about 6:20 and parked and walked over to Fox & Hound. I was the first of our group to get there so I sat at the bar and got a drink and watched Family Feud on the TV20151107_184423 with a couple other guys sitting at the bar. Okay one more selfie close up.

Cassandra showed up just before 7 so I was there maybe 30 minutes by myself which a few years back would have scared me but not it really doesn’t bother me as I have said I have become comfortable as Susan. we talked for a bit as we waited for others to show up, we did have a couple drop out tonight probably because if the weather.

Mikaela showed up with her Sister in-law Kayla. It was awesome to see her again as she doesn’t get out much as she has moved away from Portland. She is a lot of fun and I really enjoy spending time with her. She reminds me of me 8 years ago always taking pictures so when she is around I think about it and get more pictures of myself of course tonight with my new 20151107_203253dress I would have remembered to get a few pictures but I got way more as I had to get a few with her.

Well not that there were 4 of us we moved over to some tables so we could sit down and talk while we waited to see if anyone else would show up early. Barb showed up next so we were up to 5. Of course we needed a group Picture so Kayla took a few pictures of the four of us. This is20151107_195333 Cassandra, Barb, Mikaela and me from Left to right. Don’t we look like one big happy family.

Nicole showed up and it was good to see her again although she did look different from when I saw her last time. It is amazing how a little makeup, long hair and a pretty dress can change how you look and feel. Now it turns out this is her first really outing as Nicole other than a couple quick trips to the store and she seemed to be handling it really well. I remember my first times out, I could hardly talk just sat there trying to look pretty and stay calm. it really is a hard thing the first few times you go out but it is so worth it as it really does get easier over time.

It was about 8:20 when the 6 of us left and walked the 7 blocks to Harvey’s. it was a little cold out tonight but at least it didn’t ran although we all had our umbrella’s as rain  does not go well with being a girl. We got t Harvey’s and Cristine was already there.

Well we sat down and I got a good chance to talk with Nicole and learn more about her. Turns out her wife knows and is okay with it, even her kids now and are fine with it so she is a lucky girl. Of course being her first time out we had to get pictures of her so she can remember tonight. It is always fun t go back and look at pictures to see your journey and how you progress over time. I really do enjoy meeting new people especially ones I have chatted with on Facebook.

Well it started to get busy here as more and more people came in, it looks like they will have a full house tonight. Sophie and Lorna showed up and so did Cassie so almost everyone was there. Lorna joined Nicole and me at our table and the 3 of us talked till the show started. It was almost time to go in when Laura and her friend showed up so all 12 of us were there. The doors opened and everyone went in and we just sat and waited as we had our table reserved as always. one of the advantages of coming every month. Harvey’s has always treated us awesome from the owner to all the staff. If you come to Portland and want to see good comedy you must check out Harvey’s.

We got inside and Kim our favorite waitress was there waiting for us. She is so awesome and takes really good care of us. Cassandra no more than sat down and she had her dinner, seems she had texted Kim what she wanted, pretty smart. Kim took our orders and then the show started.

The show was good as always and all 3 of the comedians were good. It is amazing how fast the night went by as it always does. This really is a fun night and one of the most fun things we do every month. it is hard to believe we have been coming here for over 5 years. I think Nicole enjoyed it but I also think there were times it was a little overwhelming for her with all the people there as it was a sold out show.

Now the fun part of the night was at the end of the show the comedian invited one of the ladies from the crowd up on stage as it was her birthday, she is friends with Star our favorite bar tender here. Well he joked with her for a moment till she said she had a boyfriend so the comedian had the boyfriend come up on stage and it took a little encouraging to get him up there. Well once he was up there he gave the mic to him and left the stage well if you haven’t guessed it he got down on one knee and purposed to her there on stage in front of everyone. If you are wondering she accepted, it was really fun to be there 20151107_203256for this.

After the show we talked with Kim for a while, she is thinking of going out to dinner with us on a Wednesday night which would be fun. well we all left. Now it wasn’t raining but it was colder out. The one bad thing about being a girl is the stuff you wear is not really warm, Dresses and open toed shoes. yes I could have worn something warmer but it was more about being cute than warm.  Cassandra, Cristine, Nicole and I walked back over to Fox & Hound where we had parked. It really was a fun night out and such a pleasure meeting Nicole. We said our goodbyes and left for home. I really hope Nicole can get back to Portland again and go out with the group again.

Thanks for reading.

 

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