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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Wednesday night dinner at McMenamins

Well it has been a busy couple weeks and part of it I was sick and couldn’t get out, actually didn’t feel like going out so it has been almost 2 weeks and I am really looking forward to dinner out with my friends. I am actually planning on getting there early just to have a little more Susan time. I got home from work and started getting ready right away, I wanted to get there with my computer by 5:30. It was just before 5 when I was ready to leave and took time to double check that it was McMenamines and then I packed up my computer and I was on my way. I got downtown Portland and had to drive around a little looking for a parking spot but finally found 1 right across the street and parked.

I went in and they were really busy, the busiest I have ever seen them by a long way so I got a table in the corner room and set up my computer. I then went and ordered a drink and some Scooby snacks (mini corndogs) so good. It was so wonderful to be out again, can’t tell you how much I miss it when I can’t go out. I spent the next hour on my computer catching up on e-mails and the things I didn’t do when I was sick. It was about 5:50 and I texted Melissa to let her know how busy they were. She texted back was looking for parking so I waited. It was 7 when she texted me she was here with Nicole and was wondering where was. Now this made me wonder so I quickly checked our web page and sure enough I was in the wrong place. We go to several McMenamins and I thought it was ringlers pub at the Crystal Ballroom when in fact it was the Tavern and pool hall. I had looked and just saw McMenamines and Crystal Ballroom and miss where it said not the one at Crystal Ballroom. Luckily, they are not far apart so I texted back I was on my way and quickly paid my bill and left. I got to the correct one about 7 :25 when I got there so it was fine but I felt a little silly.

Now Melissa, Nicole, Barb, and Kris were already there so I joined them and we talked for a little while before we ordered. It really was so nice to be out again with my friends. We talked a little about our web page, our cruise coming up in October and of course Diva Las Vegas, Esprit, and just where we would like to go out for dinner and if we should try to mix up the nights to see if we can get more girls out. We all ordered dinner. The food here is good although it is bar food but still a fun night out. We were just finishing up dinner and Stacy showed up so we actually had 6 tonight in all. After we paid our bills we sat and talked for a little longer. It was after 9:30 when we called it a night. It really was fun and so great to get out again.

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June 30, 2018 Posted by | Dinner out, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thursday night and having dinner with Charlene and her wife

It is Thursday and I am meeting Charlene and her wife for dinner tonight at 7, we have been trying to get together when they come to town but haven’t made it yet. They live on the East side of the mountains and get to Portland a few times a year. Any way we are meeting at McMenamins on the Columbia river at 7 for dinner and I am really looking forward to it. Now I got home a little before 4 so I had a little time but I really needed to go to the Nail salon. It has been over two weeks since I got my nails done last time which was after my trip to Diva Ls Vegas and Anna even though she shortened them left them on the long side so now they are really long of course no one has said a thing. More than that I really need a pedicure as my last pedicure was March 15 almost two months ago. Now it was a question of if I had time. I called Dream nails to see if I could get in and Anna said she could get me in at 5 which should give me time to get my nails done but it was already 4 so I would be rushing to get ready. I told Anna I would see her at 5 and started getting ready right away.

I was ready and leaving my house at 4:55 luckily Dream nails is only a couple blocks away and I got there right at 5. I went in and there was only 1 other lady there so I got right to the table and Anna started on my nails. Now as Anna did my nails I talked with her a little and it has been really slow today so Anna was trying to talk me into the Deluxe pedicure which really didn’t take much as I was already thinking about it my only concern was if I had time as I needed to leave here by 6:30 to make my dinner with Charlene. Anna assured me I did and said she would have me out by 6:30. Now the funny thing is they started to get busy as first 2 women came in and had their daughter with them and all wanted their nails done and right after them 3 more woman came in and also wanted their nails done. None of them wanted pedicures today which was unusual as usually more are getting pedicures then their nails done. Anna prepped my nails and shortened them and put the new acrylic on and got them all ready. All that was left was the gel polish but as Anna has another lady that wanted her nails done and one of the other techs was available she had me go and get my pedicure and she would finish my nails after that so I moved over to the Pedicure chair.

The lady who did my pedicure I don’t know her name even though I know several of the ladies who work here as at some point they have all done my nails at one time over the few years I have been coming here. There is Knee, Kathy, Tina, Anna of course and the new lady who I found out her name is Annie tonight, she has only been her 6 months but all of them are great and treat me wonderful and do an awesome job. Now the pedicure is so relaxing and everyone should do it. The difference between the regular pedicure ($25) and the deluxe ($45) is they use scented salts in the water, I did lavender, scented scrubs on your legs and feet, scented lotions on your legs and feet with a hot towel wrap and a paraffin wax for your feet and of course more time. Now it is so relaxing to have a pedicure and I really enjoy it but the deluxe does take longer about an hour and as I watched the time pass by I wondered if I would be don by 6:30 but sue enough soon she was painting my toes a beautiful red color and she finished right at 6:30 but I still needed the gel polish on my fingers but that only takes a few minutes as they dry really fast under the LED light. Anna new I was on a schedule so as the lady was painting my toes I gave her my credit card and paid my bill. As soon as she was done with my toes I was back over at Anna’s table and she put the polish, Wedding dress on my fingers. I was all done by 5:40 and such a wonderful, relaxing time.

Now it only takes about 15 minutes to get to McMenamins so I should be right on time which I was as I walked in right at 7. Charlene and her wife were already there, it was wonderful to see them again as it has been a while. I think the last time was the Halloween party last year at Cassandra’s house. It is funny the good friends you can make online even though you may only see them rarely. They are both retired and spend several months traveling around in Their RV. Now we were busy talking and catching up and yes, they know more about what is going on in my life as they follow my blog, but always nice to be able to talk in person. Our waitress came back a couple times to see if we were ready to order and of course we were not so she said when we were ready put the menus at the end of the table and she would come get our order. We talked a little more and finally took time to look at the menu and figure out what we wanted and sure enough as soon as we put the menus on the table end our waitress was right there to get our order. We really did have a wonderful waitress.

We had a wonderful dinner and great conversation and I got to know more about them which was nice. I really do have some wonderful friends as Susan so I am a really lucky lady. 10 years ago, if any one told me I would be going out like this as Susan and have these awesome friends I would have thought they had lost their minds but here I am. Being Transgender and having a feminine side has turned out to be a wonderful thing and I can’t imagine my life any other way. As always, the night went by fast and soon it was almost 9 and we called it an evening. Now we both parked in the same area so we all walked out together and of course the staff on the way out thanked us and told us to come back which is always nice to hear. Outside I got to meet their dog who was in the car, they have an awesome dog, very friendly and well behaved. It really was a great evening out. I am hoping to see them again on Saturday night at the Escape as they are in town till Sunday Morning. If not I will be looking forward to their next visit.

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May 13, 2018 Posted by | Dinner out, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

   

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