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Good meal, good chocolate and first crowd?

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After a good day of relaxing and playing music, yesterday was our trans discussion group's monthly outing to a restaurant (my first time going).  I decided I would wear my favorite jeans, harley boots, a really cool long sleeve long dark green top and new dream catcher necklace I purchased at the same store as the top. I wore makeup, packed my money, phone and cards in my new wallet, a nice pink Michael Kors clutch with wrist band, and take the bus.  I had a one hour ride to downtown, a 14 minute wait and a short ride to my destination which was a decent Greek restaurant.

This was my second time going out dressed and wearing makeup and since I'm not yet on HRT, I am not passable at all....and I don't really care.  The first ride was very uneventful and when I got downtown, I waited in a glass bus stop along with a very pretty and tall black woman.  Since this was right downtown Gatineau (across the river from Ottawa) and the area has a multitude of bars and night spots, there were a lot of people walking around and I was curious to see how many times I would be noticed and looked at twice.  Aside from a couple of people staring a bit and an elderly lady giving me the "evil eye" (I just smiled back!), it was a lot less eventful than I would have previously imagined.  The lady at the bus stop even sat beside me and complimented me on my nails which was really cool!

I met my friends, a group of MTF's and FTM's and had a great meal and even better conversation.  After the meal, we decided to head to a new chocolate/ice cream place which recently opened and when we got there ...wow!  The place was packed with a lineup about 40 feet out the door.  We waited in line and it was really worth it...great ice cream of all kinds with a selection of about 12 different kinds of chocolate dips!  

All 8 of us stood out on the patio and talked for at least an hour before heading back...it was awesome!  This was really my first time heading out into the "unknown" being my true self and it felt exhilarating! A couple of times I noticed some weird looks and stares but the feeling of being out as myself with people just like me and their friends out weighed any issue others might have with me...that belongs to THEM, not me!  A friend from the group gave me a ride home and I slept soooo well!

This morning when I got up I had this crazy craving for steak and eggs!  I had the steak but not the eggs so I put on a pair of shorts, t-shirt and headed to the convenience store I've been going to for many years.  I still had on the nail polish as I usually keep it on during weekends and when I'm not working.  When I walked in I was curious to see if the cashier, who is a friendly woman in her 20's, would notice or say anything.  I got the eggs, went to pay and after waiting for the only other customer to finish paying, she noticed my nails and immediately said: "Oh wow, nice nails!!" to which I replied "thanks...I like the color and don't care what people think..".  She replied: "That's great, let your girl have some fun!"

The steak and eggs tasted great....I think I'll have a good sleep again tonight...

Roxanne


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Hiya Roxanne. Good on You Sweetheart. I Am in the UK, and Live approximately 51 Miles, North-West of London. Almost 2 Week's Ago, I went on the Train to London, ( On My Own ),  and having been Fully, Full-Time, Female-Dressed, and Living, since 1st. May, 2015, I was Dressed Quite Nicely, including Wearing My Favourite Long Black Skirt. I was Wolf-Whistled, by a Builder, working on a shop in Central London, ( Which was the Very First Time That Has Happened ), L.O.L. !!  I was well-chuffed !  I  Am Quite Happy out in Public anyway, as I have been going out, up to the Local Town, most Day's, since I Came-Out as Transsexual.  But, I Am Happy, and A lot more confident than I was the first time, although I was only slightly nervous the first time.  Roxanne, Your Confidence will Grow, More and More, Each time You Go Out. Enjoy It. I Do !  Getting on Buses, or Trains, or even Taxi's,, I Am Happy Doing, and You will too !  Roxanne, as long as We are true to ourselves, We will Be Happy !  Take Care Roxanne,, and Very Best Wishes, Stephanie. 

 

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It's so nice to hear of positive occurrences, and even nicer to hear that they are not limited to one place or country, it seems to me to be most of the English speaking world along with northern Europe, I'm not sure about Southern Europe. How public attitudes have changed over the last couple of years, I feel very lucky to have transitioned when I did.

I can only conclude that the showing of many documentaries about the subject, most recently showing famous people going through transtition, who previously were extremely male, and heterosexual as far as could be deduced, such as Kellie Maloney and Caitlin Jenner has really alerted the public to examine their attitudes toward transgender, dispelling the myths that we're all gay, weak and former sissy boys. Quite the contrary with ex-army captains having been previously televised, and now we have a serving army captain and an RAF helicopter pilot who are transgendered, I'm so grateful to all these individuals for having had the courage to stand up and do what they have done.

Cheers,

Eve

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Dear Roxanne, Steph and Eve,

Absolutely LOVE ice cream and chocolate.  Never heard of different kinds of chocolate toppings!  

Am so glad you ladies are getting out and about.  Would love to spend time with all three of you!

Your friend,

Monica

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Hiya Monica. It would be Wonderful, if All 4 of Us, could Meet Up, and Even Eat Ice Cream as well !  It would be great to just spend some time with You Monica. Take Care, and don't Eat too Much Ice Cream, Oh Go On, Do Eat too much Ice Cream ! L.O.L. With Very Best Wishes, Steph. xoxo

 

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Dear Steph,

I love you for that sentiment, but I am afraid my doctor does not!  LOL!  

Miss having face to face friendships!

Your friend,

Monica

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