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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Saturday trip to the nail salon before going to the Escape

It is the last Saturday of June and I am really looking forward to going out. Between being sick and other obligations, my Susan time has been limited. Now my plan as usual is to try to get to the Escape early between 5 & 6 as this gives me a little more time out and parking is way better. I got home around 3 and started to get ready and of course the first thing I notice I a chip on my nail polish on my toes, it has been at least 6 weeks since my last pedicure. I also noticed one of my nails had what looked like a crack but was really just where the corner was separating from the acrylic. yes, I needed to go to the nails salon. I called Dream nails and it turns out they were busy and Anny couldn’t get me in till 5:30. Now I had a decision to make, be late to the Escape or not get my nails done and I am sure you can guess my choice. I told her I would see her at 5:30 and finished getting ready. I was all done with my makeup and picked a more neutral lipstick, a mauve color and now it was time to get dressed. Now as I was getting a pedicure that would mean no panty hose and flip flops so I picked my white and black summer dress, here is a picture of me from our trip to Hoover dam wearing the same dress.

Now I had another dilemma, it was only 4:15 and I was all ready and I really don’t like just sitting around the house all dressed up so I decided to go to the Starbucks by my house till it was time to go get my nails done. It only took a couple minutes to get there and I went in. they were not real busy so I had no trouble getting a table and got out my computer and took care of some work, wrote my blog from Wednesday, and just relaxed as I waited till it was time to go to the nails salon. Now people came and went and a few sat down at tables but it never really got really busy. It is a good place to people watch though. It really was funny how fast time went. Soon it was 5:15 and I decided to leave and go to the Nail salon which again only takes a couple minutes.

I parked and went in and yes, they were busy, 2 getting their nails done and 5 getting pedicures and 2 waiting but I had an appointment so I only had to wait a couple minutes. Anna would do my nails but another girl did my pedicure, she has done my pedicures several times and always does a great job but I do not know her name and feel bad asking so I guess I will just go on not knowing. I really do love coming to the nail salon and getting pedicures, so relaxing. Sad most men will never experience this simple joy in life. She did a wonderful job and soon it was time for the polish, I had picked out a really bright red called Ferrari which I have had before and really love the color, so wish I could do my fingers in the same color. Soon my feet were done and looked so pretty and now it was time for my nails.

I moved over to Anna’s table and she started on my fingers. She removed the old gel polish and filed them down to get them ready for the acrylic fill and of course noticed the bad nail before I pointed it out to her so she removed all the acrylic on that nails. It really is a fun and relaxing time. She asked if I wanted them shortened and I said yes even though I really didn’t. She put the new acrylic on my nails and shaped them and got them all ready for the polish. Of course, I used the same color I have been for months, Wedding dress but I kept thinking about the pretty red on my toes and so wished it was on my fingers. Now they were busy the whole time with people waiting, so glad I always call for an appointment. It was 6:50 when I was all done and left the salon with my pretty nails.

I got to the Escape about 7:20 and as I feared all the parking was full in the lot so I parked out on the street, I don’t think I have ever had to park on the street here as I always get here early. I went in and Bobbie was there at one of the tables closest to where they do Karaoke, are normal table was full. I talked with Bobbie a little before going up and ordering dinner. I noticed Lee was here at the Bar so I went over and talked with her a little, she was here with another lady and was not sure if they were on a date so I only talked to her for a few minutes before going back to the table. My food came and I ate my dinner they really do have great food here.

I was just finishing my dinner and Robyn showed up. It was nice to see her out she is coming here on a more regular basis now which is always nice. Now as it got later it started to get busier as this is the last weekend of Pride and it was going to be a big night I think. Another girl from our group showed up so we had 4 of us now. By 9 it really was busy and we had others sitting at the other end of our table which I really don’t mind as I didn’t think we would have any more girls show up but Lauri. And it is nice to kind of chat with them. They have 2 long tables that sit 10 and then several 4-person tables and they were all full.

Karaoke started and it is fun although it gets loud and you can’t really talk any more. Those who sang did really well and even the few that didn’t we still clapped as they had the guts to get up and sing. Several of the songs I had never heard before and a few were ones I really likes and those I sang along with, quietly from our table of course. It was almost 10 when Lauri showed up. I stayed a little long but I was getting tired. I can remember a few years back when we didn’t go out till 9 and we closed the bars down. Now by 11 I am done. I paid my bill and said my goodbye’s and called it a night. It was so wonderful to be out with my friends and also get my nails done. I really do need to try to get back to getting my nails done on a week night though.

On a side note this week for some reason all my blogs I shared on my Facebook page disappeared and I mean disappeared. I can find no trace of them. I checked my activities log and even downloaded my history file and there is no trace of them. I am not really good with Facebook so if any of you out there have any ideas what happened please let me know. I will see if this one post to it and if not, I may try and post in manually and see what is going on. I tried to contact Facebook but that is harder then finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow so I don’t know what to do now.

Any way thanks for reading and be sure and keep up with my on my most recent blog.

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July 7, 2018 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thursday night at the nail salon

It is Thursday night and I am going to the nails salon for a pedicure and fill. Now I really don’t need one as both my toes and fingers look great still although my finger nails are getting a little long. This really is the one problem I have with getting my nails done with acrylic. I really could go 3 weeks between fills but they get pretty long by then at least for my male side. Even my pedicure held up well 6 weeks and no chips but it is all about timing. You see 4 weeks from today I will be back at Dream Nails for a pedicure and a full set of long acrylic nails for my trip to Diva Las Vegas. I got home and called Dream nails to get an appointment and Anna could get me in at 5 so I had about 1 ½ hours to get ready.

I took my time getting ready, I really like it more when I am not rushed. I know some people think it is strange to spend that much time getting ready just to go to the nail salon or a few hours at Starbuck’s and even I can’t explain it other than I enjoy it. Now I had my makeup done and still had time so I decided to wear my corset for the evening as I really do like the way it makes my waist look and really it is really comfortable other then in and out of the car and maybe a long drive in the car. I got to Dream nails just before 5 and went in, they were really slow tonight, only 1 lady getting a pedicure so Anna was ready to start. Of course, I had to pick a color for my toes, I went with a purple color this time.

Anna started on my nails and it is such a relaxing feeling to have someone do your nails. As she worked we talked a little. She asked if I wanted the deluxe pedicure tonight which I have done once before, as I said it was slow and Anna said it had been slow all week so I am sure they were looking for more services to do. I think it is that time of year as taxes are do in a couple weeks and also property taxes in a little over a month so people are probably a little tighter with their money. Any way I decided to go for the deluxe pedicure, $20 more but it is really relaxing. The main difference is they use a scented lotion and creams and even sent the water, I went with Lavender. They also put a cream on your leg and then wrap it in a hot towel for a while and also give your foot a paraffin wax treatment to soften your feet plus I think the message your legs and feet longer. Not something I would do all the time as it would get expensive but will probably do again in 4 weeks right before Diva Las Vegas and the same for the Cruise this fall.

As Anna did my nails another lady came in and she also got her nails done and was at the next table to me so we did talk a little about nails. It really is an enjoyable experience. I tell everyone you need to get a pedicure and acrylic nails at least once just to experience it and I got a feeling you will probably do it more often once you try it. Anna did a great job on my nails and soon they were just as pretty but a little shorter. Now it was time for my pedicure.

Kathy was once again doing my pedicure, Anna and Kathy always do a wonderful job as do all the people here and I have had several of them do my nails at one time or another. It is funny as I did come here a few times early on but I have been coming here every 2 to 3 weeks now for 2 years and I will have had acrylic nails now for 11 months although thinner than most woman and of course no pretty colors but they still look great. Now as I said I wore my corset today and sitting at the table getting my nails done was fine but sitting in the pedicure chair was not as comfortable, note to self when getting a pedicure, no corset. Kathy did a wonderful job on my feet and it was so relaxing, the deluxe pedicure is the way to go if you can. Normally it takes about an hour to get my fill and pedicure but it was closer to 1 ½ hours. Now partly because the deluxe pedicure takes longer but I have noticed that if they are busy then tend to rush a little more to get people through and this is just not Dream Nails but all nail salons I have gone to and I have talked to others and they say the same. If you do want to get your nails done my two tips, get an appointment and try to avoid really busy times. It was time for the polish and Kathy put the first coat on and as it dried it last all its shine, to say the least I was not happy at the color I had picked but I figured in 4 weeks I would change it. Kathy put a second coat on and the same and then the top coat. The top coat did put a nice shine on it and to my surprise it really looked great and really shiny, turns out it was a great choice. It was 6:30 when I left the Dream Nails

After my nail appointment went across the street to Starbuck’s as I had about 1 ½ hours till they closed and did some work and caught up on some e-mails. Some of the e-mails were questions I get asked from other transgender and non-transgender and probably the most asked is why I do this. There is no simple answer to this, I have talked with other crossdressers and there is no defining thing or moment in our lives we can point to and say this is it, this is why. We just do. Why do some people like chocolate and others don’t? why do some people like sports and others don’t? why do some men have facial hair and others don’t? why do some woman wear dresses, have long hair or nails and others don’t? In the end it comes down to personal preference and that is it. I am more comfortable this way even though when I am out I really am not thinking about how I am dressed. I really don’t know why, I do know that when I dress I do try to emulate what I find attractive in women. The other thing people think is I must be gay and from what I have learned most (75% or more) are straight males. Their dressing has nothing to do with their sexual attraction. As I said for me I try to emulate what I find attractive and for me that is the female body, shape, form, and look. Hair on a body, arms, chest is not at all attractive and I do everything I can to have a smooth clean body.

The other question is am I going to, or when will I transition an d the answer to that is I am not going to as that is not right for me. Now these are my thoughts and observations on these things and I am by no means an expert so remember that before you tell me I am wrong. Talking with both transsexuals and crossdressers there seems to be some common thing and things that are specific to just one. Both have a need to be feminine (or other sex depending on if you are MTF or FTM). The difference is about your body. Transsexuals need to physically be the other gender, they feel their body is wrong. Crossdressers need to present, be accepted as the other gender. From just looking at them you can’t tell as it is all about how they see themselves.

Now for me yes when I am Susan I would love to have real breast, hips, narrower shoulder, 5 to 7 inches shorter, no bulge between my legs but it is because of how it looks and how people see me, it is not about my body being wrong, it is the outward appearance. When I am not Susan I don’t think about it and is I did have real breast then I would be crossdressing the other way as when I was not Susan I would need to bind them down to hid them. Now I do know some crossdressers that have told me they would love to have breast and they would if they could but again there is that key words, love to have them not they their body is wrong or they are not truly who they are without them. It’s like saying I would love to have a million dollars and doing what I can to get it, verse having to have a million dollar to feel you are complete. The way I look at it is if I won 10 million dollars tomorrow how would my life change. For me I would dress as Susan most of the time, pierce my ears, have long acrylic nails and maybe even grow my hair out, surgery not something I would do. A transsexual the first thing on their list would be surgery. Now this is a simple way of looking at it and there is more to t than this but it is a good start and what I have learned.

Wow got a little off topic but that’s okay. Starbucks was a little slow tonight but a relaxing time while I gave the polish on my toes time to fully dry. After Starbucks I went through the drive thru and then home. It was a relaxing 4 hours.

Thanks for reading and be sure and see what’s new with Susan on my most recent blog.

March 18, 2018 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Thoughts on Crossdressing, why men crossdress | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Just a relaxing trip to the nail salon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading and be sure and keep up on my latest adventures as Susan.

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

Short notice but a chance for a manicure and pedicure.

Well a lot going on in my life and my free time and Susan time is very limited. Now I have worked it out for next weekend to go to the Red Dress Party with Julie and Trixie so I am excited about that. My plan was to get my nails done next weekend but that would mean going 3 weeks between trips to the nail salon which I thought I could do, that is till I was getting dressed this morning and broke 2 of the corners of my nails off well the acrylic off the top. Now I had my doubt I could make it till next weekend as my nails underneath are thin and week. I wasn’t sure what I could do as I had family things today, my mom is in rehab and my dad doesn’t drive anymore so that was going to be my day. Any way a couple of my parent’s friends called and were coming to see them and as there is limited room I figured it was a chance to get my nails done. It would be another quick outing but better than nothing.

I called Dream nails about 11 to see if I could get in at 12:30 and I could. As one of my parent’s friends had arrived I left and was on my way out with only a slight delay. On my way, out I ran into someone and talked to them for a short while which put me a little behind. Wow I so want to include this in my blog as it is a really funny story but as it mostly deals with my male life I just can’t but you would dye laughing. It was 11:30 when I got home so I had to rush and get ready. I got to the salon just before my appointment as it is only a couple minute drive. There was only 1 lady there getting a pedicure so I didn’t have to wait.

It was so nice to get a pedicure again as it has been a while. It wasn’t long and another woman came in and then a man and a woman. They were getting busy. I guess I picked the right time. I really enjoyed my pedicure although the lady doing it was very gentle when she massaged my legs, but it still felt good and she did a wonderful job. She was just getting ready to paint my toes when 3 women came in turns out the 2 girls brought their mom in for a manicure and pedicure for an early Mother’s Day girls day out. They were seated at the far end and I was in the first seat. Wow this is too funny and I wish I could share, well a little bit won’t hurt. I know one of the woman. Something I have worried about for a long time, wondering if I would run into someone I know here, although she doesn’t live in the area just a chance meeting. She was busy with her sister and mom so didn’t pay any attention to anything around them after all it was all about their mom.

Now it was time for my manicure or rather my fill, yes, I am still wearing a thin layer of acrylic on my nails. I sat at the front table and Anna started working on my nails. Now I could see the 3 of them in the back and it was funny as they had one of the nail techs take a picture of the 3 of them. There were caught up in their own world down there so I relaxed a little and enjoyed my experience. Anna ground some of the old acrylic off and shortened my nails, wow I had let them get a little long. Then she shaped them and put on the new layer of acrylic. It was a relaxing time. Now it was time for polish but first I had to go wash my hands, I forgot about this part. The sink is in the back of the shop where the 3 women were one I know. She was actually in the far back chair almost right next to the sink but this also meant she was twisted towards her mom to talk and not looking at the sink. As I walked back I was looking at the TV on the opposite wall so I could keep my head turned away from them. I washed my hands and walked back to the manicure table and sat down and looked back at them and they were still talking between themselves and of course all attention was on their mom so I am sure they didn’t even notice me.

Anna put the gel polish on my nails my same polish I get pretty much every time, clear with just a slight rose color. My nails look wonderful and next week I am thinking of trying Julie’s trick and putting red polish over the top for the night. That is one of the reasons I wanted to wait for next Saturday as I could have had it all done at the nail salon. Soon my nails were done and beautiful again and I was ready to leave. I got up to pay and was standing by the counter as the three in the back were finishing up on their pedicures and would be moving to a manicure table to get their finger nails done. But it was okay as I was on my way out now.

I left and still had about 45 minutes so I made a quick trip across the street to Starbucks for about a half hour to write my blog and let my toe nails finish drying before heading home and going back to my male self probably till next Saturday. In all it was a quick trip out as I was on my way home by 2:30.

Thanks for reading.

May 13, 2017 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manicure and pedicure and a little Starbucks time.

It has been 2 weeks since my last manicure and I really wanted to go get a manicure and pedicure tonight. A chance to be out as Susan for a little while. This is always such a fun and relaxing experience that woman get to enjoy. I got home at 3 and was going to call and make an appointment but figured I would take my shower and do some of the prep work first. I got out of the shower and shaved and was ready to start my makeup by 3:20. I called Dream nails to see if I could get in, Annie answered the phone and new who I was so I guess she has my number stored in her phone system. She asked what time I wanted to come in and I was planning on 4:30 which gave me an hour to finish getting ready but for some reason I said 5 so she said she would see me at 5. Now it was time to enjoy the time getting ready and doing my makeup.

It was 4:15 when I finished my makeup so I was way ahead of schedule. I was getting ready to start getting dressed when the phone rang so I answered it and ended up talking to my parents for about 15 minutes. I no more than hung up and my brother called, wow I am popular today. Any way I talked to him for about 15 minutes all the time wondering what they would think if they knew how I looked as I was talking to them. full makeup and wearing a bra and panties. I got off the phone with him and looked at the clock and it was 4:45. I had 15 minutes to get dressed and hair on, pack up my computer and get to the nail salon. Luckily it is close as it was 4:56 when I pulled out of my garage.

I walked into the nail salon right at 5 and Annie was waiting for me so it was right to the table. She filed off the top of the gel polish and then put the remover on them and the little clamps t hold them on and then took me over to start my pedicure. I sat and soaked my feet as she finished up another lady. It was about 15 minutes before she came over to do my pedicure. Now I have never sat with those clamps on my fingers that long but it is amazing how often you want to brush hair off your face or do something else with your hands when you can’t.

Annie asked me what color I wanted for my toes and as I got here right at 5 I didn’t have time to pick out a color so I told her something red and she said she had a red she really liked and went and got it. It is a deep darkish red with a little bit of shimmer or sparkle to it and looked pretty so I said it was fine. this is the first time I have let someone else pick out the color and it really is a pretty color. Now I really do love getting a manicure and pedicure as it is so relaxing, a wonderful way to treat yourself. The soaking, leg massage, lotion and oil, hot stone rub my legs never look or feel better then after a pedicure and they stay that way for a couple days, silky soft skin. She got done and put the color on my toes and it was beautiful, so wish I could get it on my fingers also.

now it was time for the manicure so we went over to the table and she scraped the gel polish off, trimmed the cuticle and evened out the nails. I filed them down at home before I came to get the length I wanted. that way all Annie had to do was shape them which she did. Next was the polish and I got the same gel polish I did last time as I really like it. it is a clear polish with just a hint of rosy pink. well it depends on the light as to how rosy pink it is. in certain light it just looks clear but in others you can defiantly see the rosy pinkish color. Now I have been coming here to Dream Nails for over two years, my first visit was 9/18/2014, yes I looked it up in my blog, although the first year was not that often but the last year starting last January I have come here to get my nails done every 2 to 3 weeks and I love it. I would encourage everyone, male or female to do this at least once and see how you like it. I am sure you will do it again.

It was 6:30 when I was all finished and I once again had pretty toes and fingers. Now I didn’t want to go home yet one of the reasons I brought my computer so I drove across the street to Starbuck. Now as I said before I am getting more comfortable as Susan. A few years ago I would never have gone to a Starbucks so close to my house as a matter of fact the Starbucks I did go to was about 12 miles away. This one is less than a half mile and is the closest to my house. They weren’t busy maybe 5 other people inside so I had my choice of tables. I ordered a Hot Chocolate and a cheese Danish and got out my computer. I spent a little time catching up on some e-mails and work before turning to more important things. Updating my blog.

This week I will make it out 3 times, tonight of course, tomorrow night for dinner with my friends. We are doing our Christmas dinner and Cassandra set up the reservations. I know we have 10 but we have room for 16 so I am hoping more come out. Cassandra set it up and made all the reservations, Thanks Cassandra. I also plan on being out Friday night also. I have to work early on Sunday so I will not be able to go out and Celebrate New Years with my friend which is sad. They are going to Harvey’s Comedy Club for New Years. I may see if they are meeting at Fox & Hounds first and if so maybe I might go have dinner there with them before the show and then go home when they head for Harvey’s.

Tomorrow night at Dinner Cassandra and I are going to talk about Diva Las Vegas and set our plans. Veronica is thinking of going but wants to know whet we are doing and also Julie will be there and I think / hope she is going so we should be able to have it all worked out soon. It will be good to see Julie again as it has been a while as the Holidays always make it harder to get time to go out.

Now I have been sitting here at Starbucks and not paying attention to the time and it is now a little after 8 and they are closed. The young man had to come remind me, wow I guess time flies when Susan is having fun. I left Starbucks and headed for home. wow my feet are cold wearing flip flops. I don’t know how girls wear them in the winter when it is cold out. It only took a couple minutes to get home so I am finishing my blog at home. I am not going to put the matte polish on my nails because I want to show them off to Julie tomorrow night. It should be interesting as the last time I did go to work for several days with shinny nails but tomorrow will be busy and I will have a lot more interaction with co-workers.

Well thanks for reading and I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Years this weekend.

One last thing as today Carrie Fisher pasted away, she was best know as Princes Leia in Star Wars one of my favorite movies. She will be missed and my thoughts and prays go out to her family. So sad.

December 27, 2016 Posted by | Dream Nails, Manicure & pedicure, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday out for some Susan time.

Well I was going out on Thursday, I had made an appointment to get a Manicure and Pedicure at 5 and I was really looking forward to it. Now normally I got to Starbucks to give my toes extra time to dry. Cassandra tested me her and a couple other girls were going to the Escape at 3 and would be there till 8 so that was my plan for after my nail appointment.

I started getting ready about 3:30, and I was ready by 4:40 and 0n my way. I decided to wear my Jeggins today which I haven’t worn to the nail salon in a long while but it went so good with one of my cute tops I bought. I got to the nail salon at 4:45 so I had a little wait which gave me time to look at all the colors. I picked out a color that is a reddish copper. Not sure how it will look on my toes but in the bottle it looked pretty. Now they weren’t really busy but Anna was finishing up with another lady so she had one of the other girls file the top of my nails and wrap them to soak off the old gel polish. I sat for a few minutes till Anna finished the other lady and then it was my turn. She removed the gel polish from my fingers. Now before she did my manicure I moved over for my pedicure. Turns out Anna had another lady to also finish.

Kathy did my pedicure, she has done my nails before and did a good job. Now the funny part. As I said I haven’t worn my Jeggis for a while to the Salon. I went to pull them up and they were two tight to get over my calves. Seems going to the gym I have gained some lower leg muscles, I could only get them about half way up so I didn’t get the full lower leg massage. Will have to remember not to wear these when I go for a pedicure. Kathy really did do a wonderful job on my feet and when she put the polish on I really liked it, it was cute. Kathy finished up and then went to do another ladies nails so I had a few minutes to relax in the 20161110_175733 (1)chair as Anna finished up the other lady. Of course I had to snap a picture of my toes.

Now it was time for my manicure so over to Anna’s table I went. Anna did a great job as always and I had her leave my nails just a little long, not to long now but in 2 weeks when I go back they will be on the long side. Now I had picked the clear pink I always get but I was really wishing I could have the same color  I had on my toes on my fingers. It was about 6:15 as I walked out with my pretty nails and headed for the Escape.

I got to the Escape about 6:40 and the parking lot was full and they were really busy. They had a lot of men there playing darts. Cassandra and Cristine were still there so I joined them and ordered dinner. We talked for a while till Cristine left and then it was just Cassandra and me. We sat and talked for a while and watch some people play pool and darts. it was a fun night and I think it was almost 9 when we left.

It was a good night out. Now I am planning on going to work with my nails without putting the matt polish on as I think I can get by 1 day with shinny nails and then I can have them that way for the weekend.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day

November 11, 2016 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Finally time for a manicure and pedicure.

I have been so busy this week and I really needed a manicure and pedicure. As a matter of fact my toes looked so bad I had taken the polish off so they have been bare for a couple days. I wasn’t going to go out tonight as I have to work Saturday, another long day but I figured a quick trip to the nails salon was just the thing. I called and got an appointment for 5:15 and then started getting ready. I was all ready by 4:45 so I really didn’t have time to go anyplace before my appointment so I just relaxed at home for a while as it only takes a couple minutes to get to the nail salon.

I got there at 5:15 and they were a little busy, there were 3 ladies waiting. Good thing I had an appointment. I had to wait for about 15 minutes before I got to a pedicure chair. Annie was doing another ladies nails, a full set of acrylics so she asked me if it would be okay for one of the other ladies to do my pedicure which was fine so soon  was relaxing getting a pedicure. I picked out a really bright red color for my toes as I really do love red. The lady did a really good job and soon I had beautiful red toes, so wish I could have fingers to match.

Now it was time for my manicure so I went over to Annie’s station and she started to work on my finger nails. She removed the old gel polish and asked me how short I wanted them trimmed. Now I really didn’t want them short plus I have a vacation coming up in a couple weeks so the next time I get them done I want to get the same red I have on my toes so I told her not very much. She said she would just clean them up. When she finished and before she put the polish on I looked at them and they were maybe just a little long but not bad so I said they were good. They should be a nice length next time I get them done. I picked the clear pink for my fingers which really I not noticeable and looks clear but gives your nails a healthy look. Annie put on a clear base coat, 2 coats of the clear pink and a top coat and my nails looked awesome but being all shinny they really looked long. Now I am wondering if I left them to long. it was about 6:45 when I left the nail salon so I decided to go to Sweet Home for a little bit, I needed to eat dinner and wanted to give my toes a little more time to dry.

One of the girls I met there Angie is having her birthday party tonight and asked me to come last week. I know I can’t stay late  as I have to be up at 4:15 Saturday morning for work. I got there and Chris was there and Roxy showed up a little later. We had a nice time talking and playing on my computer. It wasn’t real busy but I knew later it would be.

Rikki showed up with one of her friends, A T-girl who I thin this might have been her her first time out. She seemed nice. I wish I didn’t have to work Saturday so I could stay later and talk with her. It was about 9:30 when Angie showed up. I talked with her for a little bit and wished her a Happy Birthday before calling it a night. It was almost 10 when I left, it will be a short night tonight but it was worth it.  I got my nails done and spent some time with my friends.

Thanks for reading

October 1, 2016 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Awesome Saturday

Well I had things to do today in my male life so I got up early in hopes of having a full day of Susan time as I really need to get to the nail salon for a manicure and pedicure. On thing is going to the gym, I joined Snap fitness One week ago today and my goal was to go there at least 3 times a week. Well I am actually doing better as I made it 6 out of 7 days only missing Monday and I was going today also. I got there at 10 and did 25 minutes on the elliptical, 25 minutes on the tread mill (still just walking fast) and 15 minutes on another machine, not sure what it is called but it simulates the movement a speed skater does. I was there for 1 1/2 hours and my legs were tired but that was okay as I was going to get a manicure and pedicure.

I got home at noon and called Dream Nails to get an appointment. Annie was able to get me in at 3 so I had a little time yet. I started getting ready a little after 1 and took my time. I had to do my makeup in a way that it worked for daytime 20160625_144940but would also look good for the evening out at the Escape with my friends. I did a smoky eye look but with browns and it really turned out well. I was on my way at 2:55 luckily Dream nails is only a couple minutes away.

I got there right at 3 and went in. They were really busy 9 people in the pedicure chairs and 1 lady waiting, I am so glad I made an appointment. Annie had just finished up with a lady and told me to pick out my color and showed me some new colors she had just gotten in. I found this really deep red by China Glaze called Salsa for my toes but I really would love it for my fingers also.

Annie asked if we could start with my manicure first and I said that was fine and gave her the polish. She asked what color I wanted in my fingers and I so wanted to say the color I handed her but I no that would be way to much for work. I went with clear pink again which really is just a clear coat. I sat down and she filed off the top of the gel and put the little cotton balls on my fingers to soften the gel polish. There was another lady who just wanted her gel polish removed and regular nail polish put on so she had her sit next to me and while I waited for the gel to soften she did the same thing to her nails. Then it was time to scrape off the gel and start my manicure. By this time one of the other nail techs had finished and came over and started working on the other ladies nails. It really is a wonderful experience going to the nail salon. Annie asked if I wanted my nails trimmed which again I really didn’t but they were pretty long now over 1/8 of an inch which doesn’t seem like that long but when you are talking nails that is pretty long. She trimmed them back to about the same length she did last time I was here which is actually a nice length but in 2 weeks when I come back they will be long again. It is funny as I was trying to come here every 2 1/2  to 3 weeks as over the year it will be a little cheaper because I would be going 18 to 20 times a year but with the length of my nails I probably will have to come every 2 weeks. With my fingers looking pretty and very shinny and just a little long, it was time for my pedicure.

I went over and started soaking my feet and it felt so good. As much as I like manicures they are more for the look of the hands where pedicures are just so relaxing. The warm water, the salt scrub and then the massage with the lotion and oils a,d then the hot stone rub. It really is wonderful and relaxing, everyone should treat themselves to this. Soon it was time to put the polish on my toes and with the first brush stroke I loved the color and immediately thought and wished I could have done my fingers this color. Annie finished painting my toes and as I said it was really busy so there were already 4 ladies sitting over at the drying 20160625_161029bench so there was no room for me so Annie just had me sit where I was and let them dry which was fine with me. I highly recommend Dream nails as I have always had a wonderful experience here and they do an awesome job. I always try to get Annie but I over the last year in a half I have had 3 other nail techs here do my nails and they all did a wonderful job. Of20160625_160709 course as I was sitting there letting them dry I had my phone out and figured why not get a couple pictures. I wonder why I never thought of this before. I spent 1 1/2 hours here and loved every moment.

It was 4:30 when I left here feeling beautiful. Now I had a little time before going to the Escape and I needed to catch up on some e-mails and a little work so I headed to the Starbucks I went to last night for an hour or so. Now I like doing this as it is fun but it also gives me a chance to see how other woman dress. Now I was casual today with yoga pants and a cute top and I noticed most of the girls here also had on yoga pants,  seems that is pretty common for woman today but most of them had on heels. It was about 6 when I left Starbuck and headed over to the Escape.

I got to the Escape a little after 6, it wasn’t long and Cassandra showed up. It was great to see here again as she has been out of the country for the last month on vacation, I was glad she got there early as I got a chance to talk with her and hear all about her trip and see her pictures. She got some really good pictures especially on the Cruise ship, her and Julie went out of the Cruise ship and Cass and Julie. They had so much fun and the pictures were awesome, Cassandra looked so pretty. I am really looking forward to talking with Julie and Peggy now to hear about the trip from them.

Soon other girls started to show up, Cristine, Laura, Brittany, Samantha and a couple friends, Lori, Cassie, Rachael, Miss and a couple of her friend and also Michelle. we had a really good turn out tonight. It was fun to talk with all of the. I got a chance to talk with Lori a little and get to know her better, She is still new it going out but she is so happy when she s out as Lori. I also talked with Rachael for a while, I think I have met her before. We had a nice talk and I was sure her hair was real but I was wrong. It was a wonderful day and I really do have wonderful friends. I stayed out till a little after 11 before calling it a night.

Thanks for reading

June 26, 2016 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Friday evening at Sweet Home

Another long and busy week for my male side. It wasn’t till 4:30 today I even new I would be able to go out tonight, I was so happy I would get my Susan time. One of my friends from up North is in town this weekend and it will be great to talk with her again. I got home a little after 5 and started getting ready. I didn’t spend as long as I like getting ready as I wanted to get out as early as I could. I was ready and on my way by 6:20. I went inside Sweet Home and Chris and Roxy were there, Chris was excited as he bought a new motorcycle and will pick it up tomorrow. He has pictures of it on his Facebook page.

I got out my computer and started reading some of the news, okay I am going to get on my political box here so feel free to skip to the next paragraph. This is not about what party you belong to I don’t care about that it is about the media and how they present political information. Now if you have your own show you can be as bias as you want as the people watching tat show are watching you. if it is the regular local or national new they have a duty to be fair and impartial and that also goes for news papers aside from the editorial section but this is not happening. I feel strong about freedom of speech and it doesn’t matter if I agree with you or not. these news agencies have a duty to the people to be fair and impartial. Facebook had an issue a couple weeks back claiming they were slanting their news feed to the left, I don’t know if it is true or not but I now don’t use there news feed as I want all sides of the story. it just came back today the Google may be doing the same thing, here is a video on it, I tested it and what they say is true. This is saddening as we look to the internet for answers not what someone wants to tell us, remember just because it is on the internet does not make it true. As such I will still use Google for some things but if I am looking for news stories I will use Bing or Yahoo. I don’t care who you vote for I just ask that you make your vote based on true and complete information.

Now back to our normal program. I ordered dinner and talked with Chris and Roxy. It was about 7:30 when Nicole arrived, she had on a really pretty dress. It was good to see here again, she has been on vacation and is now on her way home but spending the weekend I Portland. She was down in the Bay Area for a few days and actually got to spend a few days completely as Nicole. She even stopped by Dream Nails and got a pedicure on Monday on her way through town. This is the nail salon I have been going to now for a year in a half. Nicole has gone here twice no for pedicures but as her male self.

It was fun to talk with Nicole about her trip and the time she spent, she did go shopping which is always more fun as a girl. I told her about a few of my first times out and times I have vacationed as Susan. It is so nice to reminisce about these things, I think that is why I have a blog so I can go back and see the things I have done, places I have gone and the feelings I had at those points in my life. It really is amazing how much I have grown as Susan over the last 5 to 10 years. I would encourage everyone to keep some kind of diary or record about you life experiences.

It was about 9:30 when it started to get busy and other people showed up. The other group that comes here was a little smaller this week but still good to see some of my friends from that group, Rikki, Mareinna, and Angie. Sweet Home really is a friendly place to go for an evening. It was about 10 when Karaoke started and Nicole called it a night. It was sad to see her go but I will see her again tomorrow night at the Escape and we will talk some more.

Chris and I stayed longer and Chris sang Karaoke. it was a fun night and I think it was about 11:30 when I called it a night. Now I am looking forward to Saturday. I will be at the Escape for sure but want to try and get a manicure if I can as my nails are getting pretty long and if I don’t go Saturday the only day next week will probably be Wednesday.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

June 11, 2016 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A chance to go get my nails done.

Well it has been 2 1/2 weeks since my last manicure and almost 6 weeks since my last pedicure so I really needed one. I got home from work and called to get an appointment with Anna at Dream Nails. I got an appointment for 5 so I started getting ready. Now it may seem funny to take the time to become Susan so I can go get my nails done but I may stop by Starbucks after if I have time. It took me a little longer getting ready so I got there right at 5. Anna was just finishing up with another lady so I picked out the color for my toes, A really bright pink with just a hint of orange, not my normal color but I wanted to try something new.

Now they were really busy tonight as all the nail techs were busy. almost all the pedicure seats were full so Anna started with my fingers. She filed them and then put little clamps with acetone on my nails to soften the gel polish. while I sat there she went and cleaned the pedicure tubs that were empty, they are really big on cleanliness here which I like. It was about 5:20 when she got back to me and started on my nails. I had her trim them back about the same as last time. they are a little short now but as they grow they will be perfect. they actually were a little long when I came in today, at least long for when I am not Susan. Anna really does an awesome job and actually a couple times I have been here and had other do my nails and they all do a wonderful job. I would recommend them if you need your nails done.

Now the funny art as I was sitting there with the clamps on my fingers one of the other ladies who was just finishing up her pedicure asked me why they were soaking them off and asked if I had acrylic nails or they were my real nails. I told her they were my real nails and she said she wished she could grow her own nails out. any way after Anna took the clamps off and started to remove the gel polish she came over to look at my nails. she thought they were beautiful and told me I was lucky to be able to grow my own nails. I told her it really was the gel polish as before I started to get gel polish I couldn’t grow my nails they would always break.

Anna finished my manicure about 5:45 and moved me over to a pedicure chair. she had a lady come in who just wanted a simple manicure as she said she was getting married tomorrow. Anna asked if I would mind soaking in the pedicure spa for a little while so she could do her nails. Actually I enjoy the pedicure as the chair massages your back so I told her it was fine. I got a chair between a girl who was probably in High school who turns out to be the daughter of the lady who came over and complimented me on my nails. and on the other side a man who comes in and gets manicures and pedicures on a regular basis of course he doesn’t get polish put on.

well I got talking with both of them and of course the girls mom who was sitting in the chair next to her daughter. It was a really fun time. I sat there till about 6 before Anna got back to me and started my pedicure. Now as I said hey were really bust tonight as they had 2 manicures going and 3 pedicures and 3 ladies who like me were soaking there feet waiting their turn and there were 2 waiting. several woman came in and were disappointed when they found out it would be an hour wait and ended up leaving. Anna told me during the day they are slow but in the late afternoon and evening they have been really busy. This is one reason I call a head and get an appointment. Well the lady that liked my nails moved over to a manicure table to get her nails painted. Now it turns out her name was Megan. well while she was getting her finger nails painted Anna started painting my toes and she called across the Salon to me calling my by name “Susan” what color are you getting, turns out she had herd Anna call me by name I guess.

I told her pink and Anna held up the polish. So of course I had to ask her what color she was getting to which she answered I will be over soon to show you. Sure to her words a few minutes later she was standing there with her nails painted a beautiful light pink and had kind of a sparkle to them. I told her they looked beautiful when she told me this was the color when she was warm and then she walked over and ran her hands under cold water and then came and showed them to me again and her nails were a really bright deep pinkish red. it only took a few minutes and the color started to go back to the light pink. it was really pretty and a cool idea. it would be cool to have nails that change colors. 6 then pulled up a chair and talked with me and her daughter. it really was a fun time. Turns out she has been coming here for 7 years. I have only been coming here about 18 months.

Well her and her daughter left and the guy next to me was over getting hi manicure and more women came in and hey started soaking them for their pedicures. it really was a busy night here but it was fun. Ana finished my nails about 6:30 so I was here for 1 1/2 hours, a little longer hen normal but worth it. O paid and told Ann I would see her in a couple weeks. Now I haven’t eaten yet so I drove to Panda Express and got dinner and went home. It was a fun night out.

20160524_190230_001So of course I have to post a few pictures. This is the best one as the color shows as close to the actual color. I am also including a few other pictures that for some reason in the light or with the flash they look a little more pink. The real color is closer to this one but maybe just a little more pink.

Not sure why the color looks different in different light as looking at them with my eyes they always look the same color.

Here are the rest of the pictures. These are all the same color, maybe I am just too Blonde.

Thanks for reading and if you have never gotten your nails done you really are missing out.

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May 24, 2016 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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