Sunday, November 21, 2021

What may happen?

 A friend posted on the evil social media website about an event happening in the near future.

It is happening at a gay bar. The friend is a married woman. I know her professionally. 

I think I may have been to a gay bar once back in the '90's. The local chapter of Tri ESS held a meeting at an old bar in Vegas. I don't really remember what happened there. It would have been the second time I'd been to one of their meetings, the first was at someone's home. I didn't dress up for either event. The house one was in the afternoon or during daylight hours and the one at the bar was in the evening, maybe around dusk? I don't remember going anything again with Tri ESS after that.

I attended some adult events around that time, too. The Las Vegas Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball was quite a wild event. I think I went four times. The first time, solo. Dressed in a short pleather skirt, white blouse, black vest, 4" heels (which I still have and have worn to work).  The second time I went with a male friend. Pretty much the same outfit. After my divorce, I went for the third time. I placed an online personal ad for a companion, met a woman named Terrie and the two of us decided on a theme. Babies. We found one piece pajamas in pink and blue. There was zero chemistry. It was just a night out. The last time I went was probably in 2000 or 2001. The event had scaled back and instead of being in the convention area of a hotel, it was in a nightclub. "Jerry Tarkanian's Shark Tank." Just north of the MGM Grand hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. I had stopped dressing by then so I chose to buy a caveman outfit like a one shouldered dress. I cut the to portion to cover less of my torso and shortened it by about six inches. The original length was around my knee and I shortened it to just long enough to cover everything and not be scandalous. Under that I had a leopard print g-string and I had a purse to carry my ID money and credit card.  I'd parked at the MGM parking garage. To be able to walk from the garage, through the casino, up the sidewalk and into the nightclub I wore a a tee shirt and sweat pants over my caveman outfit.  I used the facility's coat check to store my sweats and tee shirt. At the end of my night, I went back to the coatcheck, collected my street clothes, took off my caveman outfit (remember, under was just a g-string) and pulled on my real clothes.

The upcoming event sounds like a mixture of a drag show, a comedy show, a game show and stripping? Sprinkled liberally with some adult beverages.

I'm not the "liberal adult beverages" type but more the I may have one or two and be the designated driver four hours later type.

The thing is that she's aware of my dressing for the October holiday and it would be a fun time to attend this as Heather. I am halfway tempted to do this "just because."

The woman who was instrumental in hiring me loved bingo. When she retired, we had a standing date to go to a drag queen bingo event but then COVID hit and her health isn't great so we've never had a chance to go out but I absolutely would show up in a dress or skirt for bingo with her. I know she's an ally. We'd talked about trans people before she retired and she told me about her former nephew who is now her niece and how she loves that they're happy living their authentic life.

I have to put time aside to go to drag queen bingo. It is very important, she's not getting younger. And yes, if the possibility of going to the show at the gay bar comes up I'll be there.

Will I dress up? Time will tell.


Have a nice week.

Heather.


Friday, November 12, 2021

Friday night!

 I've worked overtime for about six weeks. 


I AM TIRED.


Ten hours per day, five days per week excepting two paid holidays: The day Nevada became a state, observed on the last Friday of October and Veterans Day. 

I have gone to work at six AM and worked until five PM and suffered through everything the long hours brought to the table.

Getting to work for six means I have to be awake at 4:30 AM with a goal of being in bed by ten PM. At the beginning I was not very good at getting to bed on time. In the last few weeks I did much better until yesterday. We had appointments in Vegas. The last appointment was at 8 PM we got out at nearly 10 PM and after the drive, arrived home around 11:30.  We had made a stop at Costco so there were perishable items in the car that couldn't be left in the car overnight so after unloading and getting the medicine into our elderly kitty I finally hit my pillow at midnight.


Today was the last day of overtime, at least for now.


What does tomorrow bring? Another busy day. I'll be volunteering. Another long day. Starting at 7 AM but hopefully it'll only last until 3.


I hope Sunday will bring a day where I can have recreational time.


I say all this because we all need to remember to make time for ourselves. Don't drive yourself to an overload, it isn't worth it. 

As I'm sitting here, the old kitty is staring at me. He's demanding dinner.


Good night, y'all.


Heather. 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Just a quick message!

Hi friends! Good Sunday morning to all. Have a fantastic Halloween. 

 I've had a few chances to be out and about within the past few weeks. My daughters, ex-wife and I went to the Vegas Pride parade on October 8. I wore my favorite sundress, youngest offspring wore her rainbow skirt. It was a fun event. I'd never been to a parade in Nevada, never been to a pride event and never been out with my ex-wife dressed as Heather. The parade was amazing. So many groups and companies participated in the parade. It made me want to ask if there was any plan for my employer to participate in a future event. After the parade, the four of us went to eat at a nearby IHOP. I had low expectations for the food but was pleasantly surprised. Six Dollars for a burger and fries on their 6 - 10pm value meal menu. And it was a good tasting burger! The only compensation I received for this endorsement was a burger that tasted good which we paid for. It was a nice evening.
 
The next day, 10/9 was the Las Vegas Pride event. Again, I'd never been to a pride festival. I had fun. Again I wore my favorite dress. It's nice to be recognized and not misgendered in a public setting. Yes, of course at a Pride event the likelihood of misgendering is low but it was confidence building. We spent probably five hours there. The only bummer was that the vegan food stall we'd chosen had run out of food. The three of us had split up, one kid at one stall and me and the other at a vegan place. the only thing left at the vegan place were cookies and they didn't have singles for change. The other kid was successful in getting food all three of us, fortunately.

One week later was the Las Vegas Age of Chivalry Renaissance Fair. I wore my standard "peasant" attire. I have a brown cotton skirt and a green/black embroidered blouse that my ex-wife gave me when the kids and I went to Pirate fest. Dang, I was glad we wore face masks at the Ren fair! There was so much dust. If I hadn't worn a mask, I'd be kicking dirt out of my respiratory system for many days. When I'd gone to the Ren fair a couple years ago, I was mis-gendered a couple times so I'd held low expectations... This year, nobody misgendered me. Not once. Zip. Nada. We had quite a few encounters with vendors and some seemed to acknowledge and embrace our unique traits. I had a great time. Based on the huge crowd, people were itching to get outside and attend events. The place was packed, food vendors had lines for days and the beer wagon lines were even longer. I don't think they expected to be as busy as they were. Again, we split into two lines to order food. The hungriest kid with me in the "deep fried stuff" line which was the shortest food line and youngest in the Pizza line. From the deep fried vendor, I had a fried "PBJ Uncrustable," hungriest got fried Nutella and fried cannoli. The three of us shared each of the fried goodies. Pizza was ordered and plated, we somehow found one side of a picnic table was available and had a fun little feast.

I've been pushing my look a little at a time. When I go out, I almost always wear my largest breast forms under a padded bra with a thin undershirt and then an open button shirt. If I'm wearing a baseball cap and mask, I am certainly passing. Yesterday, I went to our local supermarket. I wore an underwire bra with my biggest breastforms (DD's), men's tee shirt, women's shorts, dangling Halloween cat earrings, painted nails. As I was at the self checkout, the woman behind me was offered to use a different machine when she turned to the man offering her to go ahead and said about me, "she's almost done, thanks anyway." Oh my! I was on cloud nine. it was fabulous to be seen in my conservative little town for the person I really am.
 
On a similar but different topic, our office never received approval from the big bosses to dress up for Halloween. No crossdressing at work for me. Womp, womp. Halloween Cancelled?! I've participated every year since 2016. Each year a bit more over the top but always within dress code. People were truly disappointed that the costumes they'd bought or created would not be used. My direct boss texted me Wednesday night that we'd not be able to dress up. When I'd gotten to work Thursday, she told me that she half expected me to be dressed up regardless of the official directive. Dress code says specific guidelines but they're not affixed to a gender. I'd said that "who knows, I may just find a nice dress or skirt to wear as long as I'm within dress code." I didn't. The best part was that so many co-workers were disappointed because they love seeing how good I look on Halloween. Again, what a nice confidence builder. Who knows... maybe... just maybe... I'll just do it.

Once again I offer wishes of a fantastic Halloween to all. Get out there and live your authentic self.

Thanks for stopping in, come again.
Aloha,
Heather

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Um...

Looking at the update prior to today, I guess I did go over my plans! I did see some of the in-law family! Didn't see the wife's sister but did visit the brother and his wife and went the house of a friend of his for a fantastic dinner and playing some board games. So much to remember!

News from the world of Heather.

Hello friends and visitors.

It is September 5. Two months have passed since I visited my blog but much has happened.  I have a "new to me" desktop PC and before I switched from old to new, I failed to get my passwords copied and had been sort of locked out by the new PC.  Today was the day I said "I need to fire up that old PC and tell the world what's happened in the last two months.

I thought I had shared with the world that I was going to visit my parents on the east coast but in reading my two most recent blog updates, see nothing. 

So, I went to see the old folks. Mom will be 83 later this month and Dad's 82 as of May.  I'd planned on flying, like I usually do... I could swing the price of air fare since I'd bought a ticket last summer and cancelled when states back east started locking down. It would have been a couple hundred for the portion not covered by the credit.  When I tried renting a car in Hartford, I discovered that it would be about $1800 for the eighteen days I'd planned to get the cheapest/smallest thing available.  That wouldn't work.

I looked into the employee discount page from my employer. The have a link to renting "campervans" from a company based in Australia, New Zealand, California and Las Vegas.  I looked at the vehicles they offer. One is a passenger minivan which could be rented with full camping gear like tents, cots, portable stoves and coolers.  Well, I own all of that stuff, right up to the minivan but I didn't want to drive our van cross-country, though. It's my wife's car and she'd be miserable in my old Honda CRV for 2+ weeks.  I called the campervan people and asked about rental, discounts, mileage fees, talked it over with my wife and booked the vehicle the next day.  I drove across the North American Continent from Nevada, about 5 miles from the CA border to Mount Washington, NH and back with lots of adventure in-between.  

It was pleasing to stop at scenic areas in Utah, taking selfies while wearing the same sundress I'd worn to Rocky Horror!  Yeah, it's overexposed and a bit blurred but it was the first time using the selfie stick in a couple years.

Heather in Utah


There was some rain along the way which allowed for some interesting photos.  


Rain in the distance


Along the way, I
did some railfanning.  Stopping in Kearney NE at the crossing with a Virtual Railfan camera. At the time, my wife, her brother and some friends were playing boardgames online and I was an interruption.  I was just wearing a tee shirt and shorts, couldn't tell that my bra was stuffed with my D sized breast forms.  It was evening and the sun was backlighting me but I managed to get a screenshot. I'm the blur in the lower left quadrant.


Kearney NE Virtual Railfan crossing.

If you've read my previous postings, my family is in Massachusetts but my sister had taken vacation when I was there so she could have a break from worrying about our parents. She and her husband went to Lincoln, NH for about a week. They'd invited me up for a day and we went to Mount Washington.  That was a great place. Cold. Windy. Great fun. Glad I had warm clothes in the van!  I'd never been up.  We took my van up the AutoRoad. It's funny, the rental contract said "no dirt roads," no Death Valley between May and October but nothing about the highest point in New England and yes, there as a stretch of the AutoRoad that is unpaved. Didn't know until I got to it!


Mount Washington, NH

It was a nice visit. Got things done at my parents' house that needed doing but they were incapable of doing because of their age.  Dump runs, getting things ready to go to a metal scrapper, prepping for home improvement projects.  I try to bring my parents to places they've never seen or been to.  One trip, we did the Capitol Buildings in Hartford and Boston.  This year, we had planned on eating at a favorite Chinese restaurant but forgot it was a Tuesday so... closed.  Lots of things not open midweek.   

A week an a half after I'd arrived, it was time to say goodbye for now.  


My maple tree!

Here's the maple tree that stood guard over my bedroom when I was growing up.  It had been given a trimming by a tree company while I was there. Limbs were growing aver the house and the family didn't want one to fall on the roof.  As a kid, I played under that tree many times.  The family tapped it for maple syrup, too. Mom's clothesline is still attached to the tree and the original clothesline rail has grown into the tree.

My trip was nice, on the way out I stopped at the rail museum in Danbury, CT but it was closed. I still got a selfie.  Lots of places were closed mid-week.  

Danbury CT depot

It was a great trip.  I put nearly 7000 miles on the rented van in 2 1/2 weeks.  When not at my parents' house, I slept on my cot in the van, parked in truck stop parking lots and used the trucker's showers at Love's travel centers.  The van performed admirably and delivered phenomenal fuel economy averaging about 28 mpg with posted highway speeds of 75 - 80 mph.  All in, I spent just over $2000 on my trip. Food, fuel, showers, vehicle and taxes. AND... I still have my credit for a couple hundred dollars for air fare.  

Full disclosure, I didn't spend my entire drive fully dressed as Heather.  I needed to feel comfortable and safe with my surroundings and if there was going to be some kind of crowd, I toned her down. But I DID wear my biggest breast forms for the entire travel portion.  Tee shirt or button up, the girls went along.

Next time, I have to figure out how not to be sneering or exhibiting my RBF when I take a selfie.

That's it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time, Much Love,

Heather

ps: Hey look! I figured out how to include photos in my blog!


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Breaking news! Rocky Horror Picture Show was a GO!

 Howdy,

We went last night!

My daughter ordered a dress specifically for my wife to wear to RHPS, it arrived yesterday. How could I not want to go?  They had planned on yesterday being the day we go and it was a surprise for me.  Well, blow me down!  I had ordered a lace negligee online and it had arrived Thursday.  So I had no reason to not go.  And, knowing that my wife was interested AND willing to go out, go to a movie AND be seen in public with me IN A DRESS, how could I say no?

The thing I had bought was a black lace dress (?) with attached garters, spaghetti straps and an elastic collar.  If I had real breasts, the top may have looked ok without a bra but since I wasn't factory equipped with an ample bosom I chose to wear a black lace underwire bra filled with my largest breast forms.  The hem of the dress barely covered the bottom of my black panties and I chose to wear black seamed stockings.  My wife said she'd be uncomfortable wearing that in public but if I was ok, she wasn't the one wearing it!  I don't know that I like the way the lingerie looked on me but I will certainly wear it again because I enjoyed wearing it.

Digging through my closet, I found a forgotten sundresses and decided to wear it over my lingerie.  We got my wife ready to go, we hopped in the car, I filled the gas tank and headed out for the hour and a half drive. We arrived at my daughters' house, ate and then I show off my outfit.  We all had chosen to dress for the movie.  Older daughter chose to dress as a "low budget Magenta" and younger daughter was "Eddie."  Wife was also a "Magenta" in her new black dress and a handmade apron that my youngest had made YESTERDAY!  

After I showed off my outfit, I said to the daughters "the only thing I'm missing is a corset."  My youngest goes upstairs and brings to me a black corset. She said that she's never been able to wear it, we're about the same size.  She holds it up to me and tells me to turn. Turn, turn turn I go. We start clipping the retainers together and then she starts lacing the back. OMG. I've always wanted to try a real corset. It was literally breathtaking.  I mean when she was pulling the laces, I could feel the breath being squashed out of me. I was concerned that I'd have a hard time wearing it for a number of hours AND moving or sitting while wearing it but it wasn't an issue.  I wore it home!  The experience of wearing a corset was everything I'd hoped.

With my wife's disability, movement is difficult, walking is difficult and her asthma makes everything harder, still. She did ok!  We were able to find a decent parking space and sat in the car until the line had dissipated so we were able to walk right in to the theater and the last row seats were vacant.  Throughout the course of the film, I looked over to her and saw her smiling. 

I wore my sundress from their house to the theater but had butterflies when we got there.  There weren't many people really dressed up, yes lots of black but not so many who were over the top like me.  I just wore the dress into the theater but once we were seated, I pulled the dress off and didn't put it back on until long after we got to the car.  As we were walking out after the movie, I felt that I was an eyeful. I admit that I don't know how I feel about that level of attention but I loved my outfit.  Outside the building, one of the cast was standing by the door as I drove up to get my wife, she was asking why we didn't participate in the costume contest and we said "last row" and all that... I was still in the driver's seat... my wife said "you should see my husband" so I get out, walk around the car and show off my outfit, this was also a perfect time to say hug my kids as I hadn't said a proper goodbye.  The cast member was impressed by all of us.  I guess next time we'll go up when it's costume time.  The daughters walk to their car and being the protective parent that I am, I made sure they get safely to the car.  It was then that I chose to put my dress back on for the drive home.  I didn't want to take a chance driving home at a late hour, have some dumb reason to be stopped by a cop while wearing a scandalously small amount of clothing.  Of course, nothing happened.

On the way home, we stopped at a fast food place to get something cold to drink for the long drive. We talked and she told me it was great to see me acting goofy and participating in the movie. She was glad I was having fun and said we need to do this more frequently.  She had never seen it in a theater nor has she seen it in it's entirety. Her takeaway was that the movie was pretty odd.  She didn't like the ending and said that some of the scenes were disturbing, especially Eddie under the dining table.  I don't think my youngest daughter had seen it live but I had taken my oldest at least one time to see Rocky Horror with a live cast.  In the end, I had a nice day out. My kids had a great time. My wife had a great time.  Got home at 2:00 am. I was impressed that I didn't fall asleep during the film and had no sensation of wanting to sleep during the 70 mile drive.

Happy trails, friends.

Heather.

And yes, there will be a next time. I cannot promise that my wife will go. That's okay.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

More plans, Rocky Horror Picture Show

 Good morning friends,

Apparently there is a local movie theater that screens Rocky Horror occasionally.  

My kids love that movie.  As a teen and into my early twenties I would go to the movies and watch Rocky Horror. We weren't participants who brought props or dressed up, just attendees who could be pretty raucous and often jumped into the aisles for the dance sequences and shouted when appropriate.  After graduation, the three of us didn't really go to the movies any more as we worked and our personal lives became more important than socializing.  A couple years after graduation from high school, I started dating the woman who is now my ex-wife.  The two of us would go to the movies after a late shift of work and see Rocky Horror. She became a fan. Again, we were never dressed for a part and as I was trying to impress her rather than scare her away.

My current wife is who told me about the showing.  I'm hoping she'll attend. She's never seen the movie. I told my daughters about the showing and they're planning to attend the screening.  I am planning to dress for the movie.  My plan is to find some black lingerie with garters, seamed stockings and heels to wear.  I'm going to be scandalously dressed in public!  I'm so looking forward to this.

Now to wait until I get back from my trip so we can go to the movies!

Heather