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Once More Unto The Mall

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  After WAAAYYYYY too long, Julie finally got to see the light of day again.  Thanks to dear Sister Friend Theresa, it was an outing that was all inside but nearly included an out-ing.  Details . . .  Theresa asked me to go along with her as she was buying new make-up.  Having never experienced the joys of Sephora - and having been inside for the past 4 weeks or so - I jumped at the chance.  I got ready in my best "blend in with the soccer Moms" outfit. Let's hit the Mall! Trying to be prepared for whatever, I wore tights under the leggings in an attempt to stay warm.  And it's a good thing I did because I didn't realize how THIN these leggings are, and with our recent "near single digit temps" it was VERY helpful. Between that and my kitten heel booties, I was ready for the snowy streets. I met her at our large Downtown Mall. She had been there a while doing some other shopping and I caught her as she was finishing her lunch.  So after chatting in the f

Although It's Been Said Many Times Many Ways . . .

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  . . . Merry Christmas To You All, Sweeties!

Old Place, New Experiences

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  The thing that keeps me going these past few years is my bi-annual business trip out of town.  I have been going to Chehalis WA (on average) twice a year for the past 15 years. The job has many pros and cons --  PRO - I get to play Radio again CON - 12 hour work days PRO - private hotel room for 4 days CON - work finishes at 7PM, most things in this town close at 8 PRO - Julie gets out every night This Autumnal Trip was more of the same, but then not really.  My new Sister Friend Theresa lived in Chehalis and told me of a location I had never visited before -- The Chehalis Friendship Fence ( Chehalis Friendship Fence | LCLG ) A rainy night, but you go when you can I couldn't get there before 8PM (and these days the sun goes down at 4) so the pics are dark. (The rain didn't help either) But it is an impressive sight - a bold statement of inclusion, especially in this conservative pocket of Western WA.   By far and away the highlight of this trip was the Gals of Applebee's

On The Bar Stool Again, Gee It's Great To Be On The Bar Stool Again

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  What's harder than typing with long nails? Keeping Impress Press-On Nails on your thumbs! I have been impressed with the press on nails from Impress. (rightly so, you'd think) In all the years I have been wearing them (7? 10? 13?) I have only ever had one drop off.  One. O-N-E! Until this week.   The difficult thing about these (and ANY) press on's is the thumbs.  Male thumbs are bigger than female, so they don't offer nails that actually fit my gargantuan thumbs.  In a pack of 30 there are usually 2 that work, another 2 that MIGHT work, and that's it.  Well, this past week I was out on Monday night after work and by 9PM I had managed to lose both thumb nails.  Both. B-O-T-H! Thankfully I wasn't trying to impress (there it is again) anyone, and Mikie the Bartender was very kind about it.  She is one of three bartenders at the Applebee's in Chehalis WA that have welcomed me with open arms on my last 3 trips to this tiny town. (more info about these trips ca

Tomboy or Juliegirl?

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 As many of you may know, I have a daily feature on my FB page -- The "I Love Dressing" Meme Of The Day. There are over 120 (thus far) that I rotate through.  All are photos of myself with captions I have discovered (stolen!) from various sources. Today's entry is . . .  It got me thinking, how true IS that comparison? When a young girl acts "masculine", she is called a Tomboy.  But not much else happens.  When a young boy acts "feminine" -- whoa! The Dictionary says a tomboy is “an energetic, sometimes boisterous girl whose behavior and pursuits, especially in games and sports, are considered more typical of boys than of girls”.  But since there is no equivalent word for boys, we can’t compare them clinically. What are YOU looking at? Am I just taking a simplistic look at being a feminine male, or is there something to this “Juliegirl” idea?  The world may never know. Stay Safe and Pretty, Sweeties

Here's To The Ladies Who Dine

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I recently went to dinner with a new Sister Friend, Theresa. It was our first Girls Night with just the 2 of us, and it was SO much fun. She has been a friend for a few years to my guy side, but was recently introduced to Julie.  The first " fun" part of the evening was Getting Ready. I work (in guy mode) until 5:30pm and we had wante d to get an early start, so I packed a ”Julie Bag” and brought it to the office. We have a gym in the building, so I dropped the bag off in a locker when I arrived in the morning. Now, I had to get changed in the Men’s Locker Room (at 5:30 there are still quite a few folks wandering the halls and our office is RIGHT next to the Women's Locker Room/Restroom). So after work I ventured into the Men's, got my bag and went into one of the private shower rooms. We had decided on casual attire (even though I REALLY prefer skirts and dresses) so I was in leggings, a dusty rose t-shirt top, and a maroon duster. (pantyhose and booties, too) After

I LOVE DRESSING For The Third Time!

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  I've been at this Blog Thing for quite a while now. 4 years to be exact. 4 years and 6 months to be VERY specific.  And in all that time, the post that has received the largest number of views was my first "I Love Dressing" article. (well over 750 views and counting)  The sequel - "I STILL Love Dressing" - has done well, too.  So I thought I'd complete the trilogy now with "I Love Dressing For The 3rd Time" So sit back, relax, and enjoy a few more entries from my daily Facebook Feature, "The I Love Dressing Meme Of The Day" Main Observation - I really like purple! Check out my FB Page for the daily entries in this series. Stay Safe And Pretty Sweeties