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Saturday trip to the nail salon then to the Escape for a fun evening with friends.

Well first we have 16 cabins booked and 26 people going so far on our Mexican Cruise in October of 2018. Also Last Sunday I did make it out as Susan to Starbucks for a couple hours to write my last blog, now onto today.

I had planned to get out early, get my nails done and then go meet Cassandra at the Escape to watch the Baseball playoffs but as usual things came up and I got a late start. I didn’t get home till 4 so it would be a rush today. I called the Dream Nails to see if I could get in to get my nails done and so there would be no confusion I asked for Anna. Well it turns out she is on vacation so I just asked if I could come in at 5 and I would be surprised who gets to do my nails, so far everyone that I have had do my nails have done a wonderful job. Now it was a rush to get ready and of course the hardest part, what to wear. Something casual enough to go to the nail salon but also nice enough for a Saturday night out. I went with a skirt and top and I wore my ankle boots to the nail salon and took some nice heels to change into after. I was all ready and on my way by 4:40 well almost. I got to the end of my street and realized I forgot my bracelets and ring so I turned around and ran home real fast.

I got to the nail salon at 4:45 yes, it is a short drive and went in, they were not busy at all only one other lady there. Cathy greeted me when I walked in and said she was ready so I sat right down, Cathy has done my nails before. I sat down and Cathy started on my nails and of course we talked a little, she asked me if I had a boyfriend? I just told her I wasn’t looking for a boyfriend and left it at that, I didn’t go into the fact I am not interested in men, just woman. I really do enjoy my time at the nail salon. Now I have always wondered what they think of me here and by that do they think I am full time. Well as Cathy worked on my nails she asked what color I would like and I just told her the clear pink I have been getting. She asked if I didn’t like color and I told her I would love color but it just wouldn’t work at work, that was why I only got color polish when I was on Vacation. She then asked in they didn’t allow color polish where I work so I went on and told her I only dress this way part time and at work I am male and it would be hard to explain color on my nails.

Cathy finished filling my nails with acrylic, shaping them and filing them smooth then told me to go wash my hands. I came back and sat down and Cathy had a different polish on her table and said she wanted to try a different color as the one I was wearing gets a little yellowish after a couple weeks. I looked at it and it did have a pink color to it so I told her I would try it on my pinky like I did a few times back. Cathy smiled at me and said no it would look fine on my nails and I don’t know why I just agreed. She started with my right hand and as I watched the color on from the bottle was pink but it didn’t look pink on my nails so I just let her go. She finished the first coat and for the second coat it was more of a clear color with a pink color to it. After the second coat she put a clear top coat on. I looked at my nails and it did look like I had a light polish on it and gave my nails a healthy natural look. Cathy asked me how I liked it and I said it looked nice, she told me if I didn’t like it she would remove it and redo it but I told her it was fie I liked it which I do just not sure when I am not Susan what people will think. Now I have had nicely manicured nails a little on the long side for months and have left them shinny for the last month and only one lady at work have said anything so either they haven’t noticed which I doubt or just haven’t said anything. I thanked Cathy as she did a wonderful job on my nails, and left with my pretty nails. By the way they look a little different depending on the light and in certain light they are pink. I will include some pictures in different light.

It was about 5:30 when I left the nail salon and drove to the Escape. I got a parking spot right in front which was lucky as we can no longer park across the street in the parking lot. I went in and Cassandra was already there, she got there about 5 to watch the Baseball playoffs, she is a huge LA Dodgers fan. It is funny as we have several girls in the group how are huge sports fan. We also talked about some of our events coming up, we do have 15 signed up for the Dinner Cruise we are doing in December which will be so much fun and of course our cruise next October, as I said above we have 26 signed up for this so far, and probably 15 are from our group. If you want information on it check out our group cruise page. Our group really is wonderful and we have done so many wonderful things over the years. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without some of them in my life. I would not be the lady I am now without them. Now talking about the cruise and what we would do. We are thinking of going down a few days early and going out in LA first. I also realize I need to get a passport which I should do soon as I don’t want to wait.

Now Michelle was the next one to show up and then Page, Kimberly, and Kate, Kimberly and Kate also got in the conversation on the cruise as they are also going. Now some of the girls started playing pool as the Baseball game was over. Cassandra was happy as the Dodgers won. Cassandra was the big winner at Pool as she won a lot of games of course she is also really good so if you can beat her it is an accomplishment.

Karaoke started and as always it gets a little loud and hard to talk any more. It is fun to listen to some of the singers as some are really good and the other well they at least have the courage to get up and sing and that is something. Lori and a few other girls showed up, our later crowd. It is funny as when o first started going out it had to be dark and most of the time it was 9 pm or later before I would leave my house, now by 9 pm. Now by 9 or 10 I am thinking about going home to bed. I like to think it is because I am so comfortable going out and not because I am getting older.

We had a good turnout and it was great to be out with my friends. I am looking forward to Wednesday night dinner as I am planning on going this week. Next Saturday is the week the group goes down to Salem to hang out with our members down there. I am not sure I will make that as it is an hour drive each way or more. I will go out though even if it is just shopping or a trip to Starbucks.

If you have ever wanted to go on a cruise be sure and check out the one we ae going on, it will be a blast and you can dress as much or as little as you want. Okay I have to ask, do you like the nails and do they look too pink?

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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October 15, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Saturday night dinner with friends at Henry’s

It is Saturday and our group the Rose City T-girls are getting together for dinner at Henry’s Tavern in downtown Portland. It is a wonderful way to spend an evening and can have friendly conversation so I was really looking forward to it as I have not gotten out much the last few months. Our reservation was 7:15 but I knew Peggy and Cassandra were planning on being there by 6:30 so that was my goal also. I started getting ready about 4:30. I also had some new lipstick I was looking to try. I have tried the Mauve before and it seems to work really well but tonight I wanted to try the red. The Mauve stayed on really well just a slight wear on the inside of the lip, the one thing I don’t like about this lipstick is it does take a while to dry but it stays on really well, even olive oil and soap didn’t take it off. I had to use baby oil. But tonight, was the red. I was done with my makeup and getting dressed by 5:45 and I noticed my neighbors across the street were all out in the street playing basketball with their 3 kids and some friends. I am not sure if they know about me yet. By the time I was dressed and ready to leave it was just the husband and his friend standing by the street talking. It was time to leave so pulled out of the garage and left not really looking at them.

I got downtown just before 6 and I knew it would be pure luck to find parking on the street so I just went to the parking garage as it is only a block away. I was almost to Henry’s when Cassandra and Peggy came around the corner, Peggy got out while Cassandra went to park so we walked in together. It was great to see Peggy again, I have really enjoy talking with her and by the way she had beautiful long red nails tonight. We went into the bar and got a couple tables as we waited for Cassandra and others to show up.

Laura and Max were the first to arrive followed by Kate, Melissa and her wife, Karen, Kearren, and Julie. It was great to see all of them and have a nice group for dinner. We had about 45 minutes to talk as we waited for our table which was nice. Our table was finally ready and we all walked through the crowd to our table. I sat between Peggy and Julie and Max & Laura were right across from me. It was about 7:30 when Cassi showed up so we had 12 in all.

Now I had to decide on dinner and I narrowed it down to a steak or their mac & cheese with chicken both of which are wonderful. With no way to decide I did the only thing I could. I checked out the dessert menu to see if I would be having dessert, of course I knew the answer before I looked. With my dessert picked out I went with the mac and cheese as I figured that wouldn’t be as much to eat.

Now we sat around and talked for a while as we waited for our food. Some of the conversation was on our Cruise next year which we are looking forward to and as 7 of us here tonight are already booked it seemed like a good topic. We also talked about our dinner and Harvey’s Comedy club which has opened again. We always went to Harvey’s the first Saturday of the month for years and it was fun, when they closed in early summer we started doing a nice dinner on that night and we have dinners scheduled through the first of the year so I think in February we will look at it and I think we will try to get Harvey’s back in the rotation. I think we are liking going to places other than just bars, now there is nothing wrong with going to a bar but our group has gone to bars for almost 10 years at least once or twice a week and early on that was really the only place we would go several times a week. I think we are enjoying expanding our world plus I think it is good to go places where we can interact with more people. One reason I am really looking forward to our Cruise. Our dinner in November I will not be able to make but I am looking forward to our December dinner, we are doing a dinner cruise on the Portland Spirit. This is something I have always wanted to do and I am going to get to do it as Susan. Cassandra got us a group rate so it really is not that bad. $70 per person includes dinner, non-alcohol drinks, 2 ½ hour cruise and tip. We have 14 signed up now, we need 15 to get that rate but I think we can get one more as we have two months. Cassandra does have to put up a $500 nonrefundable deposit so hopefully everyone shows up.

Our group is really active and we have done some really fun things over the years. If you are in Portland (or come here on a regular basis check out our group and join, you will be glad you did but even if you don’t join you can always join us when we go out just contact us. Now we did get some good pictures tonight. This is how my makeup turned out tonight.

The food was wonderful as always yes our group has come here several times over the years and always had a great time and been treated wonderful. After dinner it was time for dessert and I ordered the Mud Pie brownie Sunday, well a half of one. Peggy said she would have a bight or two so I figured a half would be big enough. Wow it was huge, two big pieces of Brownie in a big pile of ice cream. Even with Peggy having a few bites I couldn’t finish it all. Julie got the same and shared hers with Melissa and her wife. A tip if you come here which you should, share a dessert, the half is enough for two. Peggy and Cassandra were the first to leave as they had to get up early tomorrow which I totally understand. Karen also left it was good to see her but I wish I could have talked with her more.

The rest of us stayed a little later talking and yes Peggy and Cassandra are doing a Halloween party again this year, they have such great parties and Peggy puts so much work into decorating for it. I am going but not sure what I will do for a costume. I have been so busy with other things in my life that Susan couldn’t get out and now I am not sure I have time to find a costume. I may just recycle one of my old costumes or just maybe go without a costume this year. Will have to see. Here are some of the years past 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009. We are all looking forward to it.

Okay I also have to post a picture of Julie and me as she said I could. I never post pictures of other people without their permission, I think that is just a good rule and I respect their choices just as I would want them to respect mine. I am not even sure when we left but I am guessing it was after 10. I got to the parking garage and there was a young lady there who was lost, you see this parking garage is huge and covers several blocks underground. She asked me if I knew where the entrance was by whole food and I really don’t know down town very well but I showed her the pay station where you can push a button and talk with someone in hopes they could help her. That is always a fear I have of going someplace and then not remembering where I parked.

I got home and washed my makeup off well at least everything but the lipstick as that did not come off and looked just as good as when I put it on accept on the inner parts of my lips. In the morning I got up and had breakfast and then used some baby oil to take it off well almost. Seems the red sticks a little better especially on the lip line and just outside the lip line. I was a little worried now as I had used 2 cotton balls soaked with baby oil and it still looked like I had lip liner on. My next step was a shower and I used a washcloth with a lot of soap and muscle power, yes I exfoliated my lips to the max but I got it all off. My lips are the softest they have ever been. I will say this lipstick stays on really well.

Thanks for reading

October 8, 2017 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday night and I finally get out for dinner

It has been a long time since I have been out on a Friday night and I was trying to decide if I should go out as it would be later when I could make it. Any way Julie texted me to see if I was going out as she also wanted to go out but like me it would be later. We decided to go out to Crush Bar, Julie stopped here last week in boy mode to check it out. I was looking forward to it. I was going to Pick Julie up at 7:30 and drive together. I started getting ready about 5:30 and took my time as I wanted to enjoy the experience. I really do love the time I spend doing my makeup. I was all ready by 7 in my black skirt and sweater top and on my way.

I got to Julies about 7:30 and she had just finished getting ready, she also wore a skirt and top. We talked for a few minutes before we left. We got to Crush just before 8 and being a Friday, we had to park about 4 blocks away, good thing it was a nice evening. Now being a Friday night, they were pretty busy but we did find a table. We went to the bar and ordered dinner. They also had a Burlesque show in the back room and there were a lot of girls in really cute outfits. Now this bar is an LGBT bar but really open to everyone and there was a good mix of all people which was nice. More of a neighborhood bar and it is nice to have a good mix of people all accepting of each other.

Julie and I had a nice dinner and wonderful conversation, it really is nice to spend time with Julie, we spent a lot of time talking about our group and of course the Cruise we are doing in October of 2018. If you have ever thought of going on a Cruise and want to do it as transgender here is your chance. We have at least 15 staterooms booked with 23 going so far. It will be so much fun. It is funny as Susan I really enjoy just sitting around and having enjoyable conversation. I should have gotten a picture with Julie. It was getting late after 10 pm and we were thinking of leaving when a lady that was sitting at the bar came over and joined us, she introduced herself as Caroline. She just moved to Portland two weeks ago and she was here with her friend Alvin who also came over and joined us. They were really nice and we had a lot of fun talking with them and getting to know them. It really is nice to meet new people. Julie and I ended up staying for more than an hour more talking with them. It was a really a fun night.

It was almost 11:30 when Julie and I left and walked back to my car. Crush was really a nice place and we would both go back again. The only bad thing is being a neighborhood bar there are not a lot of street lights on the side streets so kind of dark when walking. I drove Julie home and then headed home myself. It was a really wonderful night out.

Now I am looking forward to Saturday night as our group is going to dinner at Henry’s in downtown Portland. Not sure how many we will have I am guessing 8 to 10 but I know Julie, Cassandra and Peggy will be there and it will be so wonderful to see them again. I really do have wonderful friend.

Thanks for reading.

October 7, 2017 Posted by | Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday at Starbuck’s

Okay, I had a few hours on Sunday afternoon and I was going to write my blog from Saturday evening out so I decided to go to Starbucks for a couple hours as Susan. I got to Starbuck’s about 2:30 and they were not that busy. It was nice just to be out again. I got a drink and sat down with my computer to write my blog and check my e-mail. Now as always people come in and get drinks but most got them to go. While I was there and I think that it ranged from 3 to 8 other people sitting at tables during that time. Spending time at Starbucks is relaxing and a great way to catch, I have always enjoyed this type of outing.

I think it was in 2009 that I started going to Starbucks as a way to get out more. I was looking at my blogs and I have 148 blogs about going to Starbuck’s. It is funny as I had never been in a Starbuck’s till that first time Susan decided to go. It was a short outing today and what I would call a pretty everyday type outing. It is nice to just be out doing everyday things that any woman would do or go.

I was there till about 5:30 before I headed home. It was a relaxing outing.

Okay here is an update on the cruise, we have 23 people (15 cabins) booked of which at least 10 are from our group, the rest from other groups. Although this is being arranged by our group it is open to everyone, see information below.

Hi Everyone!
 Don’t miss the most EXCITING event the Rose City Tgirls from Portland, Oregon have ever put together. A 7 day Mexican Riviera Cruise with ports in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta on the Star Princess with
Princess Cruises.  We are going to send this out to everyone we know and get as many as we can throughout the US to attend. We already have lots of people that have already booked the cruise. It is a 100% sure thing! It will only get bigger and BIGGER! You have plenty of time to save your $$$ as the cruise wont be until Sat, Oct 13th 2018 (Over a year from now) to Sat, Oct 20th 2018 leaving and finishing in Los Angeles.  I don’t have the exact cost because all room prices vary but it is approximately $1250.00 per person based on double occupancy for BALCONY ROOMS. In other words, if you want your own room, it would be approximately $2500.00. This includes all fees and taxes. You are welcome to upgrade for more money to bigger rooms or get an interior room for less money.

In order to book a room, you must put a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit down and pick your room. The $100 would simply go towards your cruise. You have up to 75 days prior to the cruise to pay it in full. You are welcome to inquire about finding a room mate if need be. We can do our best to give you contact info for others that are interested.

Since we will be on International Waters, we have already worked out bathroom issues, boarding and unboarding, and checking in as girls. Also, we have also worked out all details for tours that are set up through Princess Cruises so that we have no issues while in Mexico.  It’s all GOOD!

We have one person with Princess Cruises that is handling all our bookings and questions. If you are truly interested and want to book a spot with us on this cruise, you MUST send me an email to get our code and the booking info and the person to call.

cassandra@rosecitytgirls.com

Here is the link to the cruise itself…check out the rooms, the ship, the shore excursions and more….Remember, when you see the internet pricing, rooms START at_____….those are not the best of the rooms. The prices on line are the cheapest but not necessarily the best rooms but you can choose any room you like. You all get FREE upgrades to the midship area for balcony rooms…Again, here is the exact link to the cruise we are going on.

https://www.princess.com/find/cruiseDetails.do?voyageCode=9834N

For those that haven’t cruised before, there is unlimited food and restaurants
which is all inclusive. There is entertainment every night in the Princess Theater. There are many shore excursions and tours you can go on in the ports. There 5-10 different bars. Swimming pools, hot tubs, outdoor track, fitness center, spa, basketball court, movie theater, and so much more….It’s just endless activities for you to do….We will also hopefully get creative and have some fun group activities while on the ship!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEST T-GIRL ACTIVITIES EVER PLANNED!
Cassandra


October 2, 2017 Posted by | Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday evening out finally.

It is Saturday and it is looking good. Things in my life have settled down some, not back to normal but a lot better and I am hoping to get out more now. It was a busy morning but I was home by 4 and had the rest of the evening free and I knew just what I was going to do. I trip to the nail salon and then out to the Escape to see my friends. I called Dream Nails and made an appointment for 5 so it would be a rush to get ready. Now this is the hard part. I needed to look casual enough for the nail salon but nice enough to go to the Escape for the evening. The solution was my black skirt and sweater top with my high heel boots. Of course, I had to tone down the makeup a little. I got to the nail salon just before 5 and went in. For a Saturday they were not busy.

I didn’t see Anna but Tina the lady who did my nails last time came up and asked if I was ready so I followed her to her table and she started on my nails. Yes, I am getting to know several of the ladies here by name. it was ab about 5t minutes later when Anna came out from the back and asked how I was doing. It really made me feel good as they have always treated me wonderful here. I did kind of wonder why Anna wasn’t doing my nails but really didn’t think about it too much. It is funny when I first came here I really wanted Anna to do my nails, something about the same person but really all the ladies here are wonderful and do an awesome job.

Tina removed the old gel polish, ground down the acrylic and got them ready to fill in. it really is an enjoyable experience to have someone do your nails. Now as I said they were not busy, one lady getting a pedicure and one just finishing up her finger nails. Tina shortened my nails a little and put on the new acrylic and my nails were once again looking good. I went and washed my hands, on the way back I noticed it was me and just one other lady and Anna and several girls were just waiting for someone to walk in to get their nails done. Anyway, this is when it dawned on me, the last time I just walked in with no appointment. When Tina asked if I was ready I wonder if she thought I just walked in, I never told her I had called for an appointment and I was about 10 minutes early. I am now wondering if I did have my appointment with Anna and there was a mix-up. I will have to make sure next time. Any way as I said all the ladies here do an excellent job. Tina and I talked and I learned a little about her which was nice. This time I just went with the clear pink on all my nails. It was about 5:45 when I was all done and once again had my nice pretty nails although I really do wish I could have color on them.

I left and it was time to head to the Escape, it has been almost 2 months since I was here last and probably only the 3rd time I have gone here since Diva Las Vegas the end of March. I got there a little after 6 and went in. I was the first one of our group here tonight. I set up my computer and ordered dinner well something to eat because I actually ordered eggs and hash browns. I played around on my computer as I waited for others to show up. Cassandra showed up just before 7 and it was great to see her again, I have really missed her, Michelle was right behind her and it was good to see her also. I have really missed my friends. I talked with Cassandra about our cruise we are taking in October of 2018. We have girls from other groups and that we have met online going, as I said this is not just for our group. Any way we have 15 cabins booked through our group with a total of 23 people so far. Not bad for a year out. It will be a lot of fun. You can get more info from my blog or our yahoo group and of course here is the info on the cruise itself. It will be a lot of fun and I know we have at least 9 of us from the Rose City T-girls going.

I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to be out with my friends at the Escape, Kate also showed up and it was great to talk with her. She is also going on the cruise and it is also her first one too so we have that in common. It is funny as I have thought about going on a cruise before but just never done it. It will be so much fun and yes, I am planning on doing the whole trip as Susan. Later, Lorie and another girl from our group showed up so there were 6 of us here tonight, a smaller group but it was wonderful just the same. There was a good crowd here tonight by the time Karaoke started. Now it does get loud once Karaoke starts but I was having too much fun just being out, so we sang along with some of the songs and talked between them.

Next Saturday our group is doing a dinner at Henry’s in downtown Portland and that will be fun as we will have a chance to just sit and talk which I have missed so I am planning on going. The other fun thing is in December we are doing a dinner Cruise, kind of our Christmas dinner for the group. At least I hope we do. Cassandra got a great deal if we can get a group of 15 or more, $70. Per person and it includes dinner, desert, non-alcohol drink, 2 ½ hour river cruise and gratuity on the Portland Spirit. I have always wanted to do this. The only catch is they are booking up fast and we only have a little over a week to make the reservation and that includes a non-refundable deposit which Cassandra is willing to put up if she can get 15 to say they will go, so far there are only 3 of us who have said we will go so this one is still up in the air.

Harvey’s has reopened under new owners but when they closed we started doing a Saturday night dinner and we are going to keep that through the end of the year. Then we will see about maybe going back to Harvey’s again, that was one of our longest regularly scheduled things our group has done. Our group the Rose City T-girls have really done some fun things over the years and still is very active. Saturday nights out Wednesday dinners, and even some on Friday nights and Monday night football. What a great group of friends.

October 1, 2017 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Nails are done and back at Starbucks

I decided not to call a head and make an appointment and just go to Dream nails as a walk in. As I left Starbucks in my car two people I work with were walking in, I guess I picked the right time to leave. Dream nails is just across the street so I got there just before 9:30 and walked in to get a manicure and pedicure. There was only one other woman there so I didn’t have to wait. Kathy greeted me and told me to pick out a color, Anna was not here yet so I got another lady, I not sure of her name, I think Tina but she was really nice. She started with a pedicure which I was really looking forward to as they are so relaxing. The last pedicure I got really lasted, it was 6 weeks ago and I just started to get a few small chips at the end of one of my toes. the salt scrub, massage and lotion is so wonderful and my legs and feet always feel so wonderful and look awesome afterwards.

Now it did get busier and soon there were 3 ladies getting pedicures, 2 getting manicures and 1 lady getting 1 nail fixed which I can relate too as a few years back I broke an acrylic nail at Diva Las Vegas and nothing was more important at that time then getting it fixed. A few of the ladies got talking and I even got in on the conversation, it was really wonderful. Now it was time to painting my toes and I went with Pompeii Purple again the same color I got last time as I think it is a great summertime color.

Anna and several other girls showed up at 10, Anna I guess comes in later Saturday but then she owns the shop and usually works 7 days a week. It was about 10:10 when she finished my pedicure and my toes looks awesome. Now I wondered what would happen. Usually I call and set up an appointment with Anna to get my nails done so usually after my pedicure I go to Anna for my nails. Well turns out today I stayed with the same lady which was fine. She had me sit there for a few minutes while she did another ladies nail, just gel polish so it only took a about 5 minutes. In the meantime, Anna came over and talked with me which was nice, really all the workers here are wonderful. We talked about her vacation to Las Vegas. The last time I came in that is where she was. It was nice just to chat with her for a while.

Soon the lady doing my nails was done with the other lady and I moved over next to her as she was waiting for her daughter to get done with her nails, I chatted with them briefly. It was relaxing to get my nails done and I really enjoy it. Anna had asked me what polish I wanted and I told her the clear pink which I have been getting but I wanted to do 449 First Kiss on my pinkies. I have got this color before when I was just doing the gel polish. While she was grinding down the acrylic and getting it ready Knee the lady who did my last pedicure brought the polish over but brought 451 Rocken Rose and it was a rose color so I told her I needed the other one and she went and exchanged it.

After she took the top layer of acrylic off she shortened my nails a little and shaped them. It really is a fun experience to have someone else do your nails. The new acrylic came next and then she smoothed them out and cleaned them up. Now it was time for the polish. She started with my left-hand pinky and put the first coat of “First Kiss” on and it did have a pink color to it but I went ahead. She then did the right hand and then back for the second coat and yes, it is a pink color. Now as I said I had this color before on my natural nails and it did not look that pink. On one finger, I may get away with it but there is no way I could do all my fingers this color.

Now with 2 coats on she grabbed the color and asked if I wanted another coat and I said no, that would make it way too bright of a pink so she did the top coat. My nails once again looked awesome although I couldn’t help looking at the pink on my pinkies, it really is a pretty shade for a subtle color. It would be nice to do all my nails this color but as my ale self I just couldn’t get away with it. I am still trying to find a neutral color that I could do that would not be noticeable, but I think that will be hard to do as the point of polish is to be seen.

It was a little after 11 when I was all done and she did an awesome job on my nails. Now I only had a little over an hour before I had to go home and change back to my boring male self so there really wasn’t much time to do anything so it was back across the street to Starbucks where I could hang out with my computer. I got there and they were busy, all but one table in the corner by the door were taken and there was about 6 people in line. I stood in line and waited my turn. Once I ordered my drink I look and the table by the door was still open so I went over and set up my computer and then went and waited for my drink.

It was busy and people just kept coming in to get drinks. It was a good place to sit and people watch while I worked on my computer. It was a fun relaxing time. Now I had been here about 30 minutes when I saw my boss walk in the door, I had my head down and just lowered it more. My boss ordered a drink and then she stood only a few feet away from me waiting for the drink. I just kept my head down, it was only about 5 minutes but it felt like my boss was standing there forever. Once my she left I felt a little better and started people watching again. I spent about 1 ½ hours here before I left and went home. I was glad I got out early this morning. Saturday morning may be my only chance to get out for a while but I will take advantage of it as any Susan time is better than none.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

Don’t forget about our Mexican Cruise in October of 2018, it will be a blast. Here is the actual cruise page.

September 16, 2017 Posted by | Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, 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.

Thanks for reading

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

A manicure and finally just a little Susan time.

Okay my Susan time has been very limited since I returned from Diva Las Vegas. Dealing with family health issues, for those who follow my blog my Mom is all better but now it is my Dad so it looks like it will be even longer till I get back to where Susan can get out on a regular basis. So, I thought I would give a few highlights of what is going on for Susan.

Probably the most exciting thing is our group the Rose City T-girls are planning a 7-day Mexican in October of 2018, there will be all the information about this at the end of the blog so be sure to read it all. Cassandra did set up a group for it that is open to all https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/mexicanrivieracruisetgirls/info . I know for sure we have 8 of us who have booked rooms already, I picked a deluxe balcony room, the other have booked either mini suits or suits. Here is the cruise if you want information about it. https://www.princess.com/find/cruiseDetails.do?voyageCode=9834N . This will be a lot of fun and I would encourage you to think about going.

Well back to my blog, I did manage to get out two weeks ago just long enough to get my nails done, that is the one thing I have managed to do. But today being a holiday, I had the morning free and so I was going to get my nails done and spend a little time as Susan. I called Dream nails on Sunday afternoon to make sure they would be open and they were so I set up an appointment for 9 am, Anna is still on vacation so not sure who will do my nails.

I got up Monday morning and started getting ready at 7:30, wow took longer than normal I guess not dressing much lately I am a little slower. It was 8:55 when I finished and was ready to leave, luckily the nails salon is only a couple minutes away. I got there right at 9 just as they were opening. Now as I said I wasn’t sure who my appointment was with and the guy asked me if it was with Kathy and I just said yes so, I waited a little as I looked at the different nail colors. Now the last few times I have gotten clear pink (441) just above my thumb but I really wanted to try another polish something just a little more. I debated between first kiss (top right and Sweet Romance (452 just below it). I held them to my fingers and decided Sweet Romance looked pretty neutral to my nails but still not brave enough to just go for it. One of the men there asked if I wanted to keep waiting or if I wanted him to do my nails. I said that was fine so he took me over to the table and asked what color I wanted. I told him the clear pink but I wanted to try the Sweet Romance on just my pinky to see how it looked. And he said that was fine.

He started on my nails, ground off the old gel polish and just a little of the acrylic, shortened them a little and then started the fill. It is still amazing I have had acrylic on my nails since I left for Diva Las Vegas back in March although it is a thin layer and not real noticeable. He did a really wonderful job, I must say I have always been treated awesome here and always got a really wonderful job on my nails. I would highly recommend Dream Nails.

It took him about 30 minutes and now it was time for the gel polish. He put a base coat on first and then started with the gel polish on my right hand. Now I had said I wanted the Sweet Romance on my pinky and I had pointed to my left hand but evidently, he thought it was both pinkies as before I knew it he had put it on my right pinky so I just went with it, it had a slight pink color to it more then what it looked like on the nails color wheel but still okay. Soon it was time for the second coat on my nails. Now I tried not to really look at it while he was doing them as I wanted to be surprised at the end. Now came the top clear coat. My nails were all done and I got a good look at them, wow that is a light pink color a lot pinker then on the color wheel. I am not sure my mat polish will do anything for this color but dull the shine down. Here is a picture of my nails, notice the pinky, what do you think. It is a cute color but may be way to noticeable.

It was almost 10 when I was all done, the morning was starting off wonderful. I left the nail salon and decided to go to Walmart as I really want some sandals to wear so I can show my pretty toes off. I got there about 10:15 and went in and looked around. They had a closeout section and I found a pair that are women’s but are pretty plain and I could probably wear them as my male self and now one would think twice as they are just a light brown color, they are perfect and marked $25.99 bit on closeout shelf so I am hoping they are less. I got to the checkout and I was right, they were marked down to $9.00.

Well now it was getting close to 11 so I decided to go to the Starbucks by my house for a little while. I got there and they were really busy but most were sitting outside, there were only about 15 people inside and I could see some empty tables so I went in. The young man at the counter remembered me and said it had been a while which it has. He did ask me to remind him of my name which I did. It is amazing how well I have been treated when I have been out.

It was a wonderful day. I sat here at Starbucks for a couple hours catching up on e-mails and of course my blog. I really appreciate my time out as I am limited now. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day and I hope you can join us on our cruise. Here is all the information.

Hi Everyone!
 Don’t miss the most EXCITING event the Rose City Tgirls have ever put together. A 7 day Mexican Riviera Cruise with ports in Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta on the Star Princess with Princess Cruises. You are the first to hear about it and you can book early to receive a great incentive! We are going to send this out to everyone we know and get as many as we can throughout the US to attend. We already have 11 total people committed with 8 of them being Tgirls and this is the very first email we have even sent to anyone in regards to it. It will only get bigger and BIGGER! You have plenty of time to save your $$$ as the cruise wont be until Sat, Oct 13th 2018 to Sat, Oct 20th 2018 leaving and finishing in Los Angeles.  I don’t have the exact cost but it is approximately $1250.00 per person based on double occupancy for BALCONY ROOMS. In other words, if you want your own room, it would be approximately $2500.00. This includes all fees and taxes. You are welcome to upgrade for more money to bigger rooms or get an interior room for less money.

In order to book a room, you must put a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit down and pick your room. The $100 would simply go towards your cruise. You have up to 75 days prior to the cruise to pay it in full.

Since we will be on International Waters, we have already worked out bathroom issues, boarding and unboarding, and checking in as girls. It’s all GOOD!

We have one person with Princess Cruises that is handling all our bookings and questions. If you are truly interested and want to book a spot with us on this cruise, you MUST send me an email to get our code and the booking info and the person to call.

cassandra@rosecitytgirls.com

Here is the link to the cruise itself…check out the rooms, the ship, the shore excursions and more….Remember, when you see the internet pricing, rooms START at_____….those are not the best of the rooms. You all get FREE upgrades to the midship area for balcony rooms…

https://www.princess.com/find/cruiseDetails.do?voyageCode=9834N

For those that haven’t cruised before, there is unlimited food and restaurants which is all inclusive. There is entertainment every night in the Princess Theater. There are many shore excursions and tours you can go on in the ports. There 5-10 different bars. Swimming pools, hot tubs, outdoor track, fitness center, spa, basketball court, movie theater, and so much more….It’s just endless activities for you to do….

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEST TGIRL GROUP IN THE UNITED STATES!
Cassandra

September 4, 2017 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Manicure & pedicure, nail salon, Out and about as Susan, Starbucks | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday Manicure and Pedicure and then out with my friends.

Well it has been a long few months with limited Susan time so I must make the best of t when I get a chance. I had hoped to get out earlier just didn’t work. I got home about 3:30 and started getting ready right away. After my shower, I started my makeup and then thought I should probably call and see if I could get in so I called Dream Nails and they said I could come in so I told them I would be there by 4:45. I finished getting ready and was on my way. I actually got there closer to 4:30 and went in. Now I like it when I get pedicures as I can pick out really pretty colors, today was Pompeii Purple by OPI. I really love this color and it is such a pretty summer time color.

Now they were not busy so as Anna finished another ladies nails I went and got my Pedicure. A young girl named Nie did my pedicure and she did an awesome job, I would recommend her and all the nail techs here. We talked a little as she worked, it was really fun and relaxing. It is so wonderful to get a pedicure. Soon I had pretty toes again and of course I had to get a quick picture. Nails just look so much better with a pretty color on them, don’t care if you are male or female, they just look better.

Now it was time for my manicure, Anna started on my Now a couple were loose and a few you could see the fill lines in after all I do get a mostly clear color so Anna removed all the acrylics down to the natural nail. They looked kind of ruff after all I have had acrylic on them now for over 4 months now. She cleaned them up and put a fresh coat of acrylic on them. It was a wonderful experience. Now it was time for the polish. Anna started putting on my normal polish but the bottle was almost empty so she only got 1 coat of that polish so she put a second coat of clear pink the color I used to use. It is funny as when I went from this color to the one I had been using I thought it was just slightly pinker but going back the other way, my nails do look a lot more natural almost pale. I was sad she didn’t have enough of the other polish.

Now as she was doing my nails a lady came in who I have seen here several times before and even talked with on occasion, she had her daughter and also her granddaughter and grandson with her. She came over to talk with Anna and said hi to me and asked what color I was getting. I told her just the clear, she said I should try something with color and showed me the color she had picked out. It was a rose color and I so would have loved to get that on my finger nails. Well about that time her granddaughter and grandson came over with nail polish in hand. They were both getting pedicures. The boy had picked out a blue color, they were probably 7 or 8 years old. I also noticed the boy already had blue on his toes. None of them thought anything about this which I thought was wonderful, maybe in a few years it will be normal or at least accepted for boys or men to have painted nails. It was just about 6 when I was done and had my pretty nails.

It was getting later now and I decided to go straight to the Escape, I got there about 6:20 and went in. It was so wonderful to be here again, last time I was here was early April. Now normally tonight, the first Saturday of the month is Harvey’s Comedy Club but they shut down a couple weeks ago. This was really sad as we have been going there once a month for many years. Now I didn’t know all who were going to show up accept for Nicole and Cassandra but I hoped more would make it. Nicole showed up right after I got there and it was great to see her again. She only gets to town every couple months and I missed the last time. It was nice to get to talk with her again and catch up. Cassandra showed up not long after that. It was awesome to see my friends again and have a chance to hang out with them. Melissa, Page Kate and Kelly also showed up so we had a nice size group.

We talked for a while and we got on the topic of Diva Las Vegas and vacations and soon we were talking about Cruises. Now this would be a lot more expensive then what we have done as a group before but it would be so much fun. There seemed to be a lot of interest and we talked about who we thought would go and we think we can get at least 6 to 8 girls that would go and a few spouses. We kind of focused in on a 10-day Mexican cruise and it looks like we would be looking at about $1800 to $2500 per person which really is not that bad as I spend $1,000 to 1,500 on Diva Las Vegas if you add everything in, Hotel, Transportation, dining, golf and a few other things. The difference is the cruise you pay all at once upfront instead of a little here and a little there. Of course, Cruises are per person double occupancy so as a single I would need to find a roommate or my cost doubles. Now we would need to plan this well in advance as one we would need to give girls time to save up but also most cruises are booked till fall of 2018 so I am guessing it would be late next year or the following year. The idea right now is to see if we can get a core group of 8 to 10 that will commit and then see if we could block out maybe 20 staterooms and then post to other t-girls sights that we are going and if they are interested they could join us. I think that would be a blast. Any way if we can make this happen there will be more information in following blogs.

Now Kate a girl from Minnesota had contacted me she was in town this week so I told her we would be at the Escape so she also came out and joined us, yes, we had two different Kate’s here tonight. It was nice to meet her and get to talk with her. She is new to going out but you could not tell from how she presented herself. I really love meeting new people and Kate seems really nice. Hope she can come back to Portland again and visit.

Now the surprise of the night was Maya and Darla, they both showed up. It has been a couple years. It was awesome to see them again. Maya has been in the group longer then I have and I joined in the spring of 2008. It was wonderful to talk with them. Now I also saw a girl at the bar so I went and talked with her and invited her to join us, her name is Kearren and I even got her to join our group so she knows when and where we are going. I have talked with her before but it was nice to get a chance to really talk with her for a while.

Soon karaoke started and it get loud so a few of the girls left. I was torn as it was loud and hard to talk but I was out and as I have not had many chances the last few months to get out I was going to stay. Lori and another girl also showed up so we had a really good turnout tonight, at least 12. I did manage to get around and talk a little with everyone so it was a good night. It was about 11:30 when I paid my bill and called it a night. It was a wonderful night and just what I needed.

August 6, 2017 Posted by | Acrylic nails, Escape Bar & Grill, Manicure & pedicure | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rose City T-Girls golf tournament.

Okay I am a week behind on writing this but Last Sunday our group the Rose City T-Girls had their annual golf tournament. I have really been looking forward to this. This is one of the really fun things our group does and because I have not been able to get out much lately.

Now as I said I was really looking forward to today and wanted to enjoy it and have as much Susan time as I could. Now I needed to leave for the golf course by 10:15 so I got up early so I could stop at Starbucks for a little while. I got up early and started getting ready at 7:45 with the hopes of being to Starbucks by 9. Things were going great as I was doing my makeup but I had a new eyeliner that I wanted to try, it is waterproof and I figured being on the golf course all day in the sun and heat would be the perfect test. Now I am not sure I like this eyeliner as it dries really slow and as such I ended up getting a little smudge and as I tried to fix it, it just smeared more. I actually had to remove my make up and start over which was another issue as it takes a lot to clean this off. This put me behind but I still had time. I was still ready by 9:30 so I had 45 minutes to stop at Starbuck.

I was in my car and on my way and as I was going down the freeway I notice I was almost out of gas, this day was not going the way I wanted. I got off the freeway and found a gas station. I got out to put gas in and as I did I noticed it was windy and that’s when I realized I forgot my hair tie. I finished filling up and then turned around and headed back home to get my hair tie so I could keep my hair out of my face while we were golfing, yes, my hair was long. One of the obstacle woman must overcome. By the time I got back home and was on my way again it was a little after 10. There would be not stopping at Starbucks today.

I got to the Golf Course at 10:50 and parked. I was just getting my clubs out when Cassandra and Peggy arrived. It was so wonderful to see them, this was going to be a wonderful day. Now our Tee Time wasn’t till 1:30 so we had time to warm up and socialize. It was great as I got to sit and talk with Peggy, she is my partner today so I will get to spend the entire day with her. Now Cassandra and Peggy went all out again, they do so much for our group. They had gift bags for everyone including snacks, a bottle of water and a sleeve of golf balls, I got pink balls. They also had prizes for the closest to the pin on the par 3’s, longest drive and the longest put.

Other girls started to show up, we had 18 golfers today, our biggest turnout. We had Cassandra, Peggy, Veronica, Julie, Sophie & her brother, Laura H, Max, Victoria, Trixie, Kate, Pam, Melissa and her wife, Keli, Laura m, me and another girl. It was awesome to see them all again. We all sat around and talked and lost track of time. Soon it was almost 1 and we needed to go and warm up before we started.

Now I was in the first group with Peggy, Trixie and Kelli, what a fun group. Now it was in the upper 80’s now so it would be hot on the course. We all teed off and the game was on. Now going first has it good points and bad points. First our group had the longest drive, closest to the flag and the longest put as we were first. The bad point is there were 4 more groups behind us all trying to do better. I had my name on two of the closest to the flag. Peggy got closest to the flag on the par 3 that we called the money hole. It is the one Victoria got a hole in one a few years back. What made it so funny is she used a driver and Cassandra gave her such a tough time for using a driver on a par 3 right up to the point the ball rolled in the hole. Well Peggy also used her driver and rolled it down the hill and right up on the green.

On the front 9 we were still warming up, we had 1 birdy, 3 bogeys’ and the rest pars. The back nine we shot straight par and finished 2 over so we figured we would not win but we had a wonderful time playing. I have said it many times, it is not how good I play but how cute I look playing. Yes, not many women do full makeup and worry how it looks while they play. But this was about spending girl time with my girlfriends and Kelli, Trixie and Peggy were awesome to play with. We all at one time or another had really good shots.

We finished a little after 5 and it was about 5:45 when the last group came in. We finished in 4 as one team was 2 under, 2 were even par, we were 2 over and one was 5 over but we all had a wonderful time. Now it was time for a BBQ the golf course did hamburger for us which was awesome. They have always treated us incredible her at Wildwood golf course (21881 NW St Helens Rd)
which is in Saint Helens. It is a wonderful course to play if you are looking for a nice golf course.

Now it was time for prizes, I ended up winning only one of the closest to the flags and Peggy did win the money hole, we all put money in on that hole. The prizes Cassandra had were awesome and we all owe her and Peggy big thanks for putting this on. I hope they know how much we all appreciate it, Thanks. We sat and talked more till it started getting late. I think it was after 8 when we finally left. It was an awesome day out with my friends. I wish I had thought to get some pictures. What a wonderful day.

Now back to the eyeliner. It did stay on really well as a matter of fact it was really hard to get off even with olive oil so I guess if you want something that will stay on and have the time to let it really dry it is good but accept for something like this it is just not practical for me.

I am not sure when I will get out again but I made the most of today. Thanks for reading.

July 29, 2017 Posted by | golf, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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