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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Some Sunday Susan time

It is Sunday and it turns out I have a little time today and as I need to write my blog from Saturday evening I figured why not go to Starbucks as Susan. It was a little after 2 when I started getting ready and I was at the Starbucks by my house by a little after 3 with my computer. They were a little busier today I guess Sunday afternoons are a good time to go to Starbuck. I got my drink and sat down and got out my computer to do my blog. Now as I said this was kind of a last-minute outing and not really well planned. I figured I would have a few hours here to do my blog and some work on the computer but I forgot they are now closing at 6 on Sundays. Well that still gives me 3 hours.

I got connected to the wi-fi and opened my blog and noticed that my battery was only half charged, yes, I had used it last night at the escape and then forgot to plug it in and of course I didn’t bring the power cord. Now as I said this is close to my house, I could have run home and got the cord and been back in 5 minutes but that seemed a little strange to me. I decided to just go and see how long my battery lasted. I finished my blog and I still had a little battery left so I was just goofing off on the internet, a good way to waste some time. It was just before 5 when my computer told me I had 10% and I knew it wouldn’t be long. I wasn’t even going to make it till 6, so sad as I was not ready to go home yet. I was checking my Facebook page and I saw a post from a friend who had gone and saw the new Star Wars movie and I thought to myself, I haven’t gone to the movies in a while either male or female and I wanted to see the movie, yes, I am a big Star Wars fan. I quickly checked the times and the downtown Vancouver cinema had a 5:50 showing. I didn’t want to go to late as it is almost a 3-hour movie and I do need to get up early tomorrow. It was 5:10 now and only takes about 10 minutes to get there so it was decided. I am going to the movies.

Now I like this theater as it usually is not busy and I figured being a Sunday evening that would be the case. I was in my car and on my way. I got to the theater and there were all kinds of people leaving the theater and going to the theater and lots of cars going in and out of the parking garage. I guess everyone thought today was a good day to go to the movies. I parked and walked across the street to the theater where I had to stand in line to get my ticket. It didn’t take long and soon I was inside and again I had to stand in line to get into theater 6 where the movie was playing. Now I did feel a little out of place but not for how I was dressed but because I was by myself, not many people go to the movies alone.

Soon they let us in and it was one of the bigger theaters here, I got a seat about the middle and waited for the movie to start, being a big theater, the amount of people was small but that would not last. I had hoped by waiting so long after it came out there would not be as big of a crowed. Again, I was wrong by the time the movie started I would say it was 80% full, I did have 1 empty seat either side of me, I am thinking people left it thinking I was holding them for someone. Out of all the people as I looked around there were 2 other singles in the crowd but both were men.

Now the movie itself was good not great, there were some parts where they went for laughs and it didn’t work in the plot. Probably one of my least favorite from the Star Wars series. The movie was almost 3 hours long. It was a fun night though and that is what counts.

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Have a great week!

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January 9, 2018 Posted by | movies, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A little Susan time on Christmas Eve, my gift to me.

It is Christmas eve today and I spent part with my parents. Now today it also started snowing so I went home early. Now it wasn’t supposed to snow accept for a little tonight so it came in early. Now I had some time for myself and I thought why not a little Susan time at Starbucks. I quickly got ready, and drove to the Starbucks by my house. I got there a little before 4 and they were not busy. Now being Christmas Eve I doubt if they will be open as late but I figured I could spend an hour or so here writing my blog from last night.

I went in and went to ordered a hot chocolate which would be perfect on a cold snowy day. The girl at the counter remembered me by name and said she hadn’t seen me in a while. I told her I haven’t been getting in as much, it was nice to be remembered by name and also missed. Now I talked with her a little about the weather while she made my hot chocolate. Now there were only a few people here and only a few came in, I think the weather and the fact people were busy doing other things on Christmas Eve. I thought about going shopping but was worried how much snow we would get. When I got here the roads were just a little slushy. Now as I sat there it really started snowing, I think I made the right choice not going to far from my where I live.

Now it was nice and relaxing here looking out the window at the snow as it came down. We don’t get snow that often and it is pretty to watch. Well another lady came in to get a drink and came over by my table and took some pictures out the window at the snow. I talked with her a little about the snow. It was a good night out. I was only here about an hour and a half as the snow was starting to come down harder and the was now over an inch on the roads.

On the way out, the girls working wished me a Merry Christmas, I wished them the same and told them I hoped they didn’t have to work too late. Turns out they are closing at 6 tonight which is good for them. Now as I left I had to take a selfie outside in the snow, it’s so beautiful out. I left Starbucks and made a quick trip to the gas station as with the bad weather I wanted a full tank of gas. I love this time of year and I would love it if the snow lasted one more day through Christmas, what better than a White Christmas which is my favorite Christmas movie which I am going home to watch.

Merry Christmas to all.

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December 25, 2017 Posted by | Christmas, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Quiet Sunday evening at Starbucks

It is Sunday and for the last several weeks I have been able to get out for a few hours on Sunday evenings. One thing I have been doing is getting my nails done on Sundays and it has been two weeks since my last nail appointment but my nails actually look really good, Anna did a wonderful job on them last time. There is a little grow out but not real noticeable, probably the most noticeable difference is the length, yes, they are a little long now. Any way it was late by the time I was ready and able to get out, 5:30 and so I decided to skip the nail salon today and just go to Starbucks. I think I will try to get my nails done on Thursday, also it is really cold out and I do need a pedicure as it has been 6 weeks since my last pedicure on Oct 30. And today I got my first chip in the polish, any way I am hoping for a little warmer weather as I am not big on sandals when it is cold out. I realize I may have to get my manicure and pedicure and go home as I hate cold feet so I may end up waiting till Saturday as the lows should be in the 40’s instead of the freezing weather we are having now. Of course, waiting longer will make my nails even longer.

Well I got to Starbucks a little after 5:30 and as I drove by the front I saw someone I know in their car. Now I always park around the side by the side door but I had to make a decision about going in. had the person I know already gone in and where getting ready to leave or had they not gone in yet, for that matter were they even going in. Well I didn’t want to waste time so I parked and went in the side door and ordered my drink as I wanted something warm. I ordered my drink and the girl behind the counter remembered me by name which is always nice. I set up my computer at a table and soon my drink was ready and I went up to get it, I was just getting back to my seat when the person I know came in. Now I should say I know them but not really well so I really didn’t think they would recognize me but I just sat down and kept my head down looking at my computer. It is one of the good things about working on your computer as you are looking down so you really don’t notice people plus if they look at you it doesn’t look like you are trying to avoid them. I think that is why Starbucks is such a good place to go as even when they are busy most of the people here have computers or are doing work and their focus is down at the tables and not the people around them. Any way he got his drink and left.

I spent a couple hours here catching up on some work and of course I posted some of our pictures from the dinner cruise our group did on the Portland Spirit last night on our groups web page. I spent a couple hours here and it was relaxing. So much more fun then just sitting at home working on my computer. I stayed till 7:30 as that is when they close on Sunday nights now.

I was on my way home and I noticed my low tire pressure light was on. Now I got home and checked my tires and they seemed fine but the low-pressure light worried me as I go to work early in the morning. I was hopping with the cold weather they were just a little low so I drove back to the gas station by my house and put some air in them. They were all just a little low and I think it was just my car was outside in the cold. Hopefully tomorrow I don’t wake up with a flat tire. So tonight, I got to fill up my tires as Susan. It was about 8:30 when I got back home, just a normal everyday kind of outing as Susan.

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December 11, 2017 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Saturday Morning Susan time

Mexican Cruise in October of 2018

Okay it is funny how plans change, Friday I realized I had Saturday morning free again at least till about 1 so I figured I would get up and go to Starbucks about 9 and catch up on things, a good plan. Well I was really tired after a long week and when I got home about 8 I sat down to watch TV and fell asleep on the couch only to wake up about midnight and go to bed. Well needless to say I was awake by 5:30 in the morning. I decided to start my Susan time early so I got up and got ready. I was already a little before 7 and on my way. I got to the Starbucks just before 7 am and went in, they are not really busy at this time only 3 other people.

Now I noticed my toes were looking bad and in need of a pedicure as it has been about 6 weeks since my last one and looking at my finger nails they still look great, the man that did them last time did an awesome job. He put the acrylic on a little bit thicker but they look great and yes, I have kept the pinky with that pale pink color although it does kind of stand out. I am sure people noticed and just didn’t say anything. So, I must decide, do I get a pedicure I need or wait till I need to do my fingers. I guess I could do my fingers but it has only been 12 days. Well I have till 9 to decide.

Now although Starbucks is not busy at least with people sitting inside they do have a steady stream of people coming in and getting drinks to go. It is still fun to people watch as I take care of e-mails and a little work. It really is a relaxing way to spend a Saturday morning and to thank I had never been to a Starbucks till I went the first time as Susan. Even still I have probably only gone to Starbucks a handful of times as my male self. Starbucks is kind of my Susan thing to do.

Any way as I sit here I am looking at my finger nails and although they don’t really need to be done today I have decided I will go get a manicure and pedicure as looking forward it is very unlikely I will be able to get out next weekend and most likely it will be two weeks before I get a chance for Susan time and to get my nails done and they would be to long both for grow out as I said the acrylic is a little thicker and also length, they are just getting to the point they are on the long side at least for my male side. By the way not only did I keep the pinky color but I also kept the shine. So, I will be going to the nail salon. Now should I call or just drop in without an appointment.

Now I must decide what to do after I get my nails done as I will still have a couple hours. As I was only planning yesterday to be out from 9 till noon it was just going to be Starbucks. It really doesn’t matter as it will be time as Susan and even if I just come back to Starbucks after it will be good. More later after my nails are done.

Also don’t forget about our Mexican Cruise in October of 2018 It will be so much fun! Here is the actual link too the cruise so you can see the ship, ports of call, and a timeline.

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September 16, 2017 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Manicure badly needed

It has been a while since my last blog and for that matter my last time out as Susan, my time as Susan has been pretty limited the last several months. My last trip out was July 4th to also get my nails done. I has a small window of opportunity today as I didn’t have to pick up my dad till 11:30 am so Friday night I called Dream Nails to see if I could get in Saturday morning. Anna said yes and asked what time I wanted to come in and I said 9 and that was fine and asked my name. I gave it to her and she replied, “Susan it has been a while” which it has plus the last time I was there Anna was not and I had someone else do my nails. Any way Anna asked if I could come at 10:30 so she could do my nails which made me feel good, I said yes and my appointment was set. Now this would make it really tight as I would have to get home, shower and change and be over to pick up my dad and all this would happen in an hour.

Saturday morning, I got up early and got ready as I figured I could go to Starbucks before the nail salon just for a little more time out. I got to the Starbucks by my house (across the street from the nail salon) a little before 9 am and parked. They looked a little busy but that was okay. I was getting ready to get out of my car when my dad called, he is fine but something came up and he was not going to see my mom till about 4 today and he told me to relax till then and take care of some of my things as most of my free time has been helping them. Now the good news is that gave me more time today.

I got off the phone and was getting ready to get out of my car when 3 people I know walked by my car and went in, Good thing I had that phone call. I decided to drive to another Starbucks just a little way away. I got there and they looked a little busy too, I guess Saturday morning is the time to go to Starbucks. Anyway, there was a parking spot right in front and I pulled in and as I did I noticed two police officers sitting at a table right in front of me of which I knew one. Not my lucky day. Now I was faced with that big decision, what to do. If I suddenly backed out and left that would look suspicious to them which I did not want. I decided to go for it. I got out of my car and walked around the back like I was getting my computer out of the trunk and then walked around the car to the door and this allowed me to not walk by them. I was safely inside.

I ordered my drink and then looked for a table, yes, they were busy and the only table was right next to the window right opposite the two police officers right outside. Now there was some writing displays on the window so I figured they might not be able to see me well so I sat down with my computer to check e-mails. Now I could kind of watch them and they never really looked inside they just kept talking. Either they hadn’t noticed me or they just didn’t care about me. They sat there for about 15 to 20 minutes before they left and never once looked towards me.

I spent a little over an hour it and it was so nice to just be out again. Finally, it was a little after 10 and time to head for the nail salon. I got there about 10:20 and they were busy, 6 people getting pedicures and 2 getting their nails done but Anna was ready for me so I sat down and she started working on my nails. Now of the 6 getting pedicures 2 were men, one of whom was there with his girlfriend. He got a dark blue color on his toes. It was so relaxing and fun getting my nails done. It took about 40 minutes and I was on my way. Now I needed to figure out what to do as I had a few extra hours and it was going to be Susan time.

I decided to drive out to the new Casino and check it out, On the 4tgh of July Cassandra, Julie and I talked about making a group outing here so I figured I would check it out. It is only a 15-minute drive. Now being early on a Saturday I figured they would be less busy but for a casino that is still a lot of people but the chances of running into someone I know was less. I got there and parked and had a bit of a walk to get in as there were a lot of cars there. Once inside I walked over to the blackjack area and decided to play for a while. I probably got a few looks but really nothing I noticed.

I bought in for $50 which is not a lot when the table is $10 a bet. There were 3 other people at the table and a few times someone would sit and play with us but the table was never really good. I was up about $40 at one time and a couple times I got down to my last bet. It was just up and down but it was fun though. I never saw anyone I knew really well but I did see a couple people I had worked with 20 plus years ago so I doubt they would have recognized me or even remember my name. One was checking out the tables and for a moment I thought he would sit next to me but he wondered off over to the slot machines. It would have been nice to talk with them and see what they are doing. I spent a couple hours here before leaving with $30, yes, I lost $20 but had a fun time. It was about 1:30 when I left and I decided to head for home with a stop at the Starbucks by my house.

I got there and they were still busy about 15 people inside at table more at the tables outside and a steady stream of people coming in and getting drinks to go. Saturday afternoon at Starbucks. I spent a little over an hour here writing my blog and surfing the internet. T was a wonderful day out. Now I am looking forward to tomorrow as we are having our annual Rose City T-Girls golf tournament and I can go. I am really looking forward to it as Peggy is my partner so I will get a good chance to talk with her and catch up and I will also get to see all my friends. We have 18 signed up as of yesterday and Cassandra was still trying to fill the last 2 spots. I hope to get there early so I can visit with some of my friends. We really do have a wonderful group of girls. We play a scramble so it doesn’t matter how good or bad you are which is awesome way to play.

Afterwards we will have a BBQ there and have time to sit and visit some more, it will be an awesome day.

On a side note when I got here to Starbucks the guy who took my order remembered me and made the comment that it has been a while and it was nice to see me again and 2 of the girls behind the counter also commented it was good to see me back again. I even chatted with one for a couple minutes and explained about my parents and how that took most of my time. She said she was sorry to hear that and hoped they got better soon, how nice is that. It makes you not only feel welcome but like they really want you to come back and that is awesome. Even Anna who has been doing my nails for almost 2 years makes me feel this way, asking me to come a little later so she could do my nails. Now I know it is a business and I am a paying customer but I really feel it is more than just my business they are interested in and that is wonderful..

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

July 22, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Out and about as Susan, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday out in Portland, last full day as Susan.

Wow this day got here so fast, I can’t believe how fast my vacation went. I got up this morning about 8:30 and started getting ready as I was going out for the day. I was ready and on my way by 10. My first stop was to Starbucks so I could write and post my blog from Sunday our trip back to Portland. Now for a Monday they were kind of busy but o found a table to sit at. It has been a while since I have been to Starbucks. I spent a couple hours here doing my blog, catching up on e-mails, some work and of course surfing the internet just a relaxing time. I really do like my Starbucks time. It was a little after noon when I left to start shopping.

My first stop was Burlington Coat as I wanted to look at their shoes. They had 3 pairs I liked but only one fit me. It was a wedge heel with open toe so I bought it. It is a little higher then I wanted in a wedge but it is really cute. I looked around at some of their clothes and also their purses, I really need a new purse as mine is starting to show its wear, it is probably 7 to 8 years old. I couldn’t find one I liked, seems all they had were really big or small. I just want a plain black purse medium size.

After here I went to DSW to look at their shoes, I am still looking for a pair of ankle boots. Again, they had several I liked but only one in my size well close to my size. They are just a little tight but I am hoping they will stretch out a little. Of course, of the 4 I liked the only one in my size was not on sale. I went ahead and bout them. They will look cute with my leggings.

From here I went to Lloyd Center to walk around for a while. This was more window shopping then anything as at this point I really wasn’t looking for anything in particular. I wondered through Sears, Marshals, Ulta, Macy’s, and a variety of other stores including Victoria’s Secret. What trip to the mall would not be complete without going in Victoria’s Secret.

On the way, out I stopped in Old Navy as they had a size that everything was 40% off. I have never bought anything here but I figured it was worth the look. While I was walking around here I saw another t-girl. I am always hesitant to go up to another t-girl when they are out as I don’t want to put them on the spot. I smiled at her but she was really not looking at any one else so I am not sure if she even saw me. I left there and made my way to my car and was on my way.

I headed for Cascade Station by the airport and went to Panda Express for an early dinner. Now it was only a little after 3 so it was in-between lunch and dinner so they were not busy when I got there but by the time I finished there were a lot of people here. After I ate I went few shops down to Starbuck’s for a drink and to play on my computer for a while. This Starbucks is always busy but there was one small table open right in the middle so I took it. I spent maybe an hour here just relaxing, Starbucks is a great place to go with your computer and do work.

After Starbucks, I walked around Cascade station, checking out Ross Dress for Less, Staples, DSW, and even BestBuy, it was a good day out. I stopped at the Starbucks by my house on the way home. This is where my day will end as I sit here updating my blog, I think that will be a record, 3 different Starbuck’s in one day. Tomorrow will be the last of my vacation post for Diva Las Vegas 2017 and sadly it will be after my nail appointment.

Thanks for reading and sharing my vacation with me.

April 3, 2017 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday and Susan is out again!

Okay it is Thursday and I am once again going out after the gym of course. I got hoe from the gym a little after 9 and started getting ready. Still not sure what I will do but it will probably be shopping and a Starbucks at some point. I was done with my makeup and ready to dress. I decided to go with my yoga pants and my cute top I bought the other day. Now when I was all dressed I really liked the Susans cute new look (2)look. So much so I had to get a couple pictures which is not easy if you want the whole outfit in the pictures. Now it was time to head out for the day. My first stop was to get gas as I forgot to do that yesterday. I went to the station right by my house. Now it was time to figure out what to do. it is raining pretty good so it is going to be another mall day.

Now there was a lot of standing water on the roads and freeway so it must have rained really hard over night and traffic was crawling every where. I decided to go to Lloyd Center as they have a lot of covered parking and you can walk into the mall without leaving the garage now it normally takes me about 20 minutes to get there but today was an hour trip. Now as I got close the rain seemed to almost stop so I figured I would go to Wigland first before the mall.

I got there and there were a couple spots right outside the door which was nice. I went in and looked around for a bit. I didn’t see anything, there selection wasn’t that good. I left after maybe 10 minutes and headed over to the mall. Now I was thirsty so I figured what better way to start then going to Starbucks and writing my blog for last night. There is one in Barnes and Noble and they have an entrance from the garage so I don’t have to pack my computer through the mall. I got inside and ordered my drink only to find out it wasn’t a Starbucks. It is funny as I have gone here several times before and always thought it was. it was only because I tried to pay with a Starbucks card. I still think at some point it was a Starbucks but it doesn’t matter. They were really busy and there was only 1 small table open so I took it.

Susans cute new look (1)I got out my computer and moved the picture off my phone and got a good look at my outfit and I really like it, I wish I hadn’t worn it today and saved it for tomorrow when I go shopping with Mikaela. I think the color of the top goes so well with the black pants. I have the same top in grey which I was looking for and bought this one as an after thought. I may do something I try not t do and wear this again tomorrow. I will see what the grey top looks like first before I decide. I finished my blog for last night and walked back out to my car to put my computer in the trunk,  also moved my car just to be safe incase someone saw me put it in my trunk as this is not the best area of town.

It was now into the mall for some shopping. Now I walked around this mall on Monday and did my shopping so I really don’t think I will find anything I want but again it is more about being out. There seemed to be a lot more people here today then Monday. Although it was raining pretty good it really wasn’t cold so I didn’t need a sweater so I could show off my cute outfit. I hit all the usual stores I go to and even went down to Sears to see what other colors of this top they have. They had a black one but I didn’t get it. I thought about getting another one this color just so I will have a backup but didn’t. I may regret that. Now as Susan I usually look at cloths and makeup but I decided to go look at the exercise equipment they have here as I am debating about buying an elliptical. that is what I use the most at the gym and I am wondering if it is more cost effective and easier to own one and cancel my gym membership.

I know more then got to the equipment and Sears actually has a pretty good selection of NordicTrack when one of the salesmen came over and asked if he could help me. I told him I was debating if I should continue with my gym membership or buy one. He explained all the differences between the one they had and they had a wide range from about $500 to $2400. They had a really nice one for $799 and it would do what I wanted. Now it would take about 2 years of my gym membership to pay for it after that I would save money. I told him I had a few more months on my membership a small lie and at that point I would make a decision. He treated me great though and and seemed really interested in helping me even though I would not be buying today, of course he may get a commission on what he self but I still felt welcomed. Seas has always been a good place for Susan to shop as I have never had a problem there. Now I got to the mall about 12:30 and it was almost 3:30 now so I was ready to take a break from walking.

I am meeting Julie for dinner at Jansen Beach so I figured I would drive there and go to the Starbucks there for a couple hours till we meet for dinner. Now traffic is just as bad now as it is rush hour so it took me 45 minutes to get there. This is the same Starbucks I was at yesterday for a little while. Now the girls here remembered me and made me feel welcome which is always a good experience. One of them told me how much she liked my color of my top and how good I looked which made me feel good. The one who took my order agreed and told me I looked great in this color and she loved the way it matched my lipstick. Wow I really like compliments like that. I am really thinking of wearing this again tomorrow and I am going to buy another top like this if I see one.

Now I am just working n my blog and taking care of e-mails and other things I need to do. Having a laptop that I can take work and other things I need to do with me and go places like Starbucks’s is wonderful. It is funny as before I started coming here as Susan I couldn’t understand why anyone would go to a coffee shop. I guess till you try something you never fully understand it. I have about 45 minutes till I meet Julie for dinner so just going to relax here and surf the internet.

Thanks for reading

October 20, 2016 Posted by | crossdress, Out and about as Susan, shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Sunday out as Susan

It was a short night as I was out till almost 2 am with my friends and then got up at 8 am. I needed to go to the gym as I am determined to keep up my routine. I had a little breakfast and made sure all my makeup was removed and the was on my way of course with my beautiful red nails. there were only 2 people there today so it was a lot easier. I did 40 minutes forward and 15 minutes backwards on the elliptical before heading home just a little over an hour. I got ho,e and started getting ready seems to take a little longer after going to the gym. I was ready and on my way by a little after 11 but where to go. I decided to head out to Beaverton area as there is a Kohl’s I like out there plus several other stores.

I got to Kohl’s about 11:40 and went in to look around. I didn’t see anything I liked but it was fun looking around. My next stop was Target which is only a couple miles away. They were really busy but I went in and looked around. didn’t find any outfits I liked but the point of this stop was lip liner. I made it over to the makeup section and found the lip liners I like, Revlon color stay. They had 2 of the 3 colors I like the red on I am having trouble finding. I also picked up some pantyhose as I am getting low and I don’t want to run out again. seems when ever I get to my last pair when I put them on I will run them because I have no backup.

I left here and ran over to Fred Meyer and looked around they also didn’t have the red lip liner I like, I hope they haven’t discontinued it. Didn’t find anything I wanted here either so I left. I decided to drive out by the streets of Tanasbourne as they have a lot of stores out there and I haven’t been out that way in a couple years. Yes Susan is willing to drive to go shopping. My first stop was to find a Starbucks as I wanted something to drink. They were really busy but there was one table open right in the middle of everyone so I sat down, I spent a little over an hour here as I had my computer and updated my blog for last night outing to Harvey’s Comedy club. Form here I went to a Halloween store to look for a costume. It was fun shopping for a costume as a female. I did find a cute costume and tried it on. From here I walked next door to Best Buy and looked around. I also walked to Ross Dress for Less and looked around. Didn’t find anything there either. So far it has been an inexpensive day shopping.

It was almost 4 now and I wanted to get closer to hoe so I drove back to Cascade Station by the airport where I had planed on shopping yesterday till the rain started. I went to Ross Dress for less there also and found nothing and I even went into DSW just to see what they had. My next stop was and yes you guessed it the Starbucks there. I got in line to order a drink and noticed all the tables were full. I went a head and ordered a drink and as I was waiting for it one of the tables opened so I set my computer on it. I sat down to play on my computer and the table right next to me had 2 ladies at it and they asked me if I would take a picture of them which I was only to happy to do. Now I have been here about an hour updating my blog for today. Not sure what I will do for the rest of the night but I do need to get something to eat so I think I may hit a Subway as it is healthier than fast food. I will probably go home after that.

Not sure what I will do tomorrow, I had planned to try and make a day trip to the beach this week as Susan. The weather wont be nice so I am still thinking about this. I really couldn’t go on the beach but I could go to some of the shops. I will have to give this some more thought although it would be a nice drive if nothing else.

October 16, 2016 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Okay a different Friday night out, Out at Starbucks on Mill Plain.

I was happy it was Friday night as I was looking forward to some Susan time. I was wondering what to do as I can’t stay out to late tonight and new I would be the only one from our group at Sweet Home. I thought about going there but I had a few errands I had to do and I thought why not do them as Susan. I got dressed as early as I could and was on my way. I took care of the things I had to do and found myself on the east side so I stopped at Cascade Station and did a little shopping at Ross, Didn’t find anything so I went to Panda Express to get something to eat. They were pretty busy being a Friday night.

After I ate I figured I would just go to the Starbucks here for a couple hours and catch up on some work. I parked and started to walk in but they were packed. I don’t mind it being busy but there were no tables and people standing and talking. I really needed a table for my computer s I could do my work. It was after 7 now and time was short as the Starbucks by my house and also the one out on 164th off Mill Plain both close at 8 so it wouldn’t leave much time.

I got off on Mill Plain and remembered there is a Starbucks Right on the corner of Mill Plain and Chkalov I have gone to a couple ties both as Susan and my male self and as it was not 7:30 there wasn’t much time left so I decided to stop at this one really quick.

I went inside and they were a little busy but had tables available so I ordered a drink. I went to pay for t and they informed me their computers were down rebooting so the drink was on the house. I felt like a winner even though it was getting late. I got out my computer and decided to check and see if they were open till 8 or 9 hoping it was 9. well I was wrong, turns out this Starbucks is open 24 hours according to their web page. Now I am not sure how late I will stay here.

I do have to get up early as I have some things I have to do at 8 and of course I want to go to the Gym (yes I joined a gym last week) and work out. I am actually proud of myself as I went and worked out Last Saturday, Sunday, (missed Monday), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and today so I have made it to the gym 6 of the last 7 days. The first day was hard. AS I was out of shape. 10 minutes on the elliptical and I was soaked by sweat and my pulse was up at 168. But the good news is after only a week I did 25 minutes on the Elliptical and my pulse only got to 150 and then I did 25 minutes on the tread mill walking fast. and I actually feel pretty good. Not sure if I will loose weight but I will at least feel better and be in better shape.

I also need to go to the nail salon for a manicure and pedicure tomorrow. I have managed to keep my nails without trimming them and they are pretty long now between 1/8 and a 1/4 inch. I will have to get them trimmed back tomorrow. Then Saturday night I will be out at the Escape. Should be a fun night as Cassandra is back from vacation and will be out. I am also hoping Julie makes it out also as I really want to hear all about their trip. I also need to find some time to get together with Peggy for Dinner for the same reason. I am sure they all had a wonderful time.

Well I do need to get a little work done before going home. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend.

June 24, 2016 Posted by | Dinner out, Starbucks | , , , , , | Leave a comment

A little shopping on Monday.

Well I decided I was going to go shopping today at least for a little while. I am still not feeling 100% but I am way better than I was a few days ago, besides just sitting in my house while on vacation is not my idea of fun. Besides maybe being Susan will may me feel better at least in spirit.

I got up at 7:30 and started the process of becoming Susan, Yes this is what I need. It too a little longer but that was okay, it was a little after 9 am when I left. Now my plan was to go to Clackamas Town Center as I have a Nordstrom’s gift card and I need some more foundation and I use the MAC Studio Fix as it really gives me a nice coverage. So I got in my car and pulled out of the garage and was on my way. I got about 3 blocks from home when I realized I left the gift card on my bed so I had to turn around and go back home, luckily I wasn’t far away. I got the gift card and was on my way again. as I was driving I noticed the gas gauge on my car was really low I would have to get gas today so I figured I would stop at a Fred Meyer gas station and got gas. they were packed and I had to wait in line. so much for advance planning of my day. with my car full of gas I was on my way again.

I got to Clackamas Town center and parked right outside of Nordstrom’s, I got there just as they were opening the door. I went in and headed for the Cosmetic section and the MAC counter. As  walked up one of the ladies asked if I needed any help. I was actually the only customer here at the moment. I told her the foundation I needed and I also got an eyebrow pencil. probably didn’t need to get that at the MAC counter but I had the gift card and figured why not. Soon I had one of those MAC bags with my purchase inside and I was on my way.

I went out into the mall and walked down to Sears to check out their clothing. I looked around and found myself in a section with Sweaters. Now I have my wrap that I wear but it is kind of bulky and was a little to warm for today so I started looking. I really need to expand my Susan wardrobe. I have a good selection of dresses but casual wear is pretty limited, I have several pairs of Capri’s, a couple skirts and one pair of leggings which is what I wore today. So I thought I would see if I could find a Sweater, I am not a real big fan of sweaters but it seems every woman has a few so I figured it was time for me to get one. I found a really cute one and it fit and was on sale so I bought it.

From here I walked to JC Pennies which is at the opposite end of the mall. Now I figured being a Monday the mall would not be very busy early on but there were a lot more people here than I thought would be and there were a lot of kids here also and I was wondering why they were not in school. I looked at some of the clothes at Pennies and didn’t see anything that I liked at least not in my size. they did have some really cute dresses including a really cute red one but I think the biggest size I saw was a 12 and most were size 4 to 10. Wow what I would give to be smaller. It is funny as most men want to be tall and buff and I would be so happy if I were 5’6” and small framed. I walked through the intimate apparel section as I should it is a fun section to shop. It really is fun to shop for female items as they are so much more beautiful then male clothing and such a wide selection and the best part is going shopping as Susan. I think back to when I would go as my male self and tell them or try to convince them I was buying gifts for someone and now I can’t imagine shopping for clothes for Susan as my male self. I guess I have come full circle.

I didn’t buy anything here so it was back into the mall, I did stop and look around in a couple of the costume jewelry stores, Torids, H&M and of course Victoria’s Secret. It is funny how many times I have been in a Victoria’s Secret as Susan but I don’t think I have ever been in there as my male self. Again  didn’t buy anything else so it was finally time to leave so I walked back through Nordstrom’s and back out to my car. I had been here almost 2 hours. Now as I said I am feeling better but I was a little tired so I decided to stop and get some lunch as I was kind of hungry. I stopped at Cascade Statin by the airport and went to the Panda Express there, yes I like Panda express as the food is good and I can eat it with a fork and not mess up my lipstick.

I went in and ordered some lunch and sat at a table to eat it. It was fairly busy and I picked a table by the window so I could watch the people walking by. I had a nice lunch but still don’t have my appetite back as I only ate a little more than half of what I would normally eat, on the bright side maybe I will lose a little weight this week.

after lunch it was about 1 and I was thinking about what to do, of course I didn’t want to go home and sit there buy wasn’t feeling up to walking around stores. I have it Starbuck’s, I can catch up on some e-mails and just relax.

I decided to go to my favorite Starbucks in Vancouver. I haven’t been there in a long time as they close at 8 now. It is funny as this was one of my first places I went by myself as Susan and felt really comfortable. I have been coming here for over 6 years now wow it doesn’t seem like that long. I use to try to come here once a week to work on my computer. over the last year I have only been here a few times which is sad as it really helped me get use to being out by myself. I parked and went n and they were really busy, only one table open by the counter so  put my computer on it and went up to order.

Now the funny story is the young man who took my order was really nice and asked me my name for the cup and I told him it was Susan. he asked if that was with an S or a Z. first time I have had that question. I told him an S and joked with him that it really didn’t matter. He smiled and told me he just wanted to be sure as people misspell his name all the time as he pointed to his name tag and he didn’t want to make that mistake. I thanked him and then went to the counter to wait for my drink. The lady at the counter remembered me and said it was good to see me again as it had been a long time and they missed me which really made me feel good. This really is a wonderful Starbuck’s. well I got my drink and sat down and as I looked at it my name was spelled Susanne and I laughed a little.

Now I am sitting here watching all the people come and go and it really is busy and lots of kids. I got online to do some e-mails and the first thing that popped up was a Presidents Day Ad, That right today is presidents Day, a Holiday and Schools, banks and government offices are closed. no wonder so many people are out today. Well it has been a fun day and  will sit here for a while and update my blog and catch up on some other things before heading home as Tomorrow is another day and Susan will once again be out.

Thanks for reading.

February 15, 2016 Posted by | shopping, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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