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Title: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 08, 2018, 09:37:25 pm
To my friends here on Susan's Place:

I have started this thread to chronicle my recent experiences with my friendship and dating activities since I moved to this small town years ago....   Once I became full-time female I quit my old (male-mode) job and moved here from over 1000 miles away and started my own small business.  I am only known as a female here, no one here knows about or suspects my male past so it will definitely make new friendships and relationships, and especially romantic relationships a really interesting and delicate dilemma for me to handle.  I am a nervous wreck just thinking about all of the possible implications with my business, my clients, my new male and female friends, and my new burgeoning romantic possibilities.:icon_archery::icon_help:

I promise, more will be posted very soon, patience please.   I am going to try to at least get an additional reply posted this evening.

Of course as this thread hopefully continues I am very open to any suggestions.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Jessica on April 08, 2018, 09:48:19 pm
Wonderful!  I have been so looking forward to this!  Its about time!

Hugs and smiles, Jessica
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: amberwaves on April 08, 2018, 09:51:51 pm
Grabs popcorn...and subscribed
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 08, 2018, 10:09:07 pm
To catch everyone up and to establish a starting point this is what I posted on March 26th:
https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,234097.msg2115605.html#msg2115605
" What made you happy today? For mtF members only, please. 3.0"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Well, I could get accustomed to this....  this morning at my office I had another guy that recently met at the next door coffee shop bring me an espresso and chocolate chip cookies.   
So now I have 3 male suitors?  :icon_help:

I am starting to wonder if the coffee shop next door has a notice posted with my picture stating that I need coffee brought to me every morning ???

The coffee shop barista must have known that it was intended for me because she put a pink lid on the espresso cup.

(https://i.imgur.com/iDabDYc.jpg)

****Hang on to your popcorn bag Amber... more updates coming soon,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Allison S on April 08, 2018, 10:10:17 pm
Oh my!! When you say it like that "hunting prey" all in capitals, and with your new stunning photo, I can just imagine what this scenario is like... 3 (or are we at 4 or more now) dashing men vying for your companionship, love and celibacy.. er I mean intimacy!

Amber, I think I'll grab a seat in a movie theatre with unlimited popcorn for this one lol

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: amberwaves on April 08, 2018, 10:12:37 pm
Oh my!! When you say it like that "hunting prey" all in capitals, and with your new stunning photo, I can just imagine what this scenario is like... 3 (or are we at 4 or more now) dashing men vying for your companionship, love and celibacy.. er I mean intimacy!

Amber, I think I'll grab a seat in a movie theatre with unlimited popcorn for this one lol

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*passes the popcorn, leans in and whispers* didn't you hear, it's three guys and a LADY now. 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Allison S on April 08, 2018, 10:14:58 pm
*passes the popcorn, leans in and whispers* didn't you hear, it's three guys and a LADY now.
*faints
I know who I'm rooting for now

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Nikkimn on April 08, 2018, 10:17:11 pm
No wonder you have three male suitors. You're gorgeous with those big blue eyes.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: V M on April 08, 2018, 10:24:43 pm
I'm not all too surprised actually, I mean like you are rather attractive with a nice smile and sparkly eyes  :icon_chick:

What does surprise me is you haven't become a fashion model yet, or have you done that already as well?

Scoot over girls, I've brought more popcorn LOL

*Passes Jordan Almonds and assorted chocolates about*
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 08, 2018, 10:34:46 pm
My office/business is just 2 doors down from the local coffee shop.  I work very long early and late hours many days, even 6 days a week sometimes .... one of the benefits of being self-employed !!!!  I end up getting an espresso and a pastry as early as 7 am many mornings.  Then if I don't pack a lunch and/or work late I will get a bite to eat there as well so the employees there know who I am and where my business is... and probably where I live too.

In this small town everyone knows everyone else so the coffee shop tends to be the gathering spot and gossip spot of the town.  One morning I was getting my espresso and started walking away from the coffee counter and I turned and walked right into a man about my age... and just about spilled coffee on me and on him.  He must have noticed where I went when I left... or perhaps the owner and barista there told him but the next morning he brought to my office my favorite espresso and pastry.  He is quite handsome but very shy, tall too, but I am only 5'4"...  5'5' if I fluff up my hair, so most everyone seems tall to me.   
I will call this man "Male Suitor #1"

........... more coming
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Jessica on April 08, 2018, 10:39:12 pm
How sweet!  You're a lucky girl!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Allison S on April 08, 2018, 10:41:39 pm
My office/business is just 2 doors down from the local coffee shop.  I work very long early and late hours many days, even 6 days a week sometimes .... one of the benefits of being self-employed !!!!  I end up getting an espresso and a pastry as early as 7 am many mornings.  Then if I don't pack a lunch and/or work late I will get a bite to eat there as well so the employees there know who I am and where my business is... and probably where I live too.

In this small town everyone knows everyone else so the coffee shop tends to be the gathering spot and gossip spot of the town.  One morning I was getting my espresso and started walking away from the coffee counter and I turned and walked right into a man about my age... and just about spilled coffee on me and on him.  He must have noticed where I went when I left... or perhaps the owner and barista there told him but the next morning he brought to my office my favorite espresso and pastry.  He is quite handsome but very shy, tall too, but I am only 5'4"...  5'5' if I fluff up my hair, so most everyone seems tall to me.   
I will call this man "Male Suitor #1"

........... more coming
How tall is he? These events actually sound similar to things that happen to me. Especially pumping into a very tall and handsome guy and then at a coffee shop with my espresso and cookie having a guy hold the door for me.
But anyway this isn't about me. I think it's just fun for all of us living through your experiences
I gotta move to a small town too!

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: amberwaves on April 08, 2018, 10:42:23 pm
I am so mad that I have to go to bed and will have to wait til tomorrow to read more.  Quick, someone DVR this show for me.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Allison S on April 08, 2018, 10:46:36 pm
I am so mad that I have to go to bed and will have to wait til tomorrow to read more.  Quick, someone DVR this show for me.
Oh no this is better than tv this is reality tv!! So yes dvr will be your friend now go get your beauty sleep

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Megan. on April 09, 2018, 12:56:58 am
<pulls up chair> subscribed! X

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Sno on April 09, 2018, 01:07:51 am
Watching quietly from the naughty corner, the chocolate is mine...


Rowan
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Mumei on April 09, 2018, 01:32:24 am
Grabs popcorn...and subscribed

Me too.
Damn interesting, I'm completely scared and paranoid of all men, I can only see female doctors, dentists and case workers.
But, I really enjoy listening to others people adventures. :laugh:
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: amberwaves on April 09, 2018, 07:36:58 am
Poor Danielle is probably flooded with update notifications and pms asking for more details 🤣
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Allison S on April 09, 2018, 08:02:02 am
Poor Danielle is probably flooded with update notifications and pms asking for more details 🤣
Absolutely right this is better than a romance flick or novel hahaha a trans character! I'm hooked

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: josie76 on April 09, 2018, 08:03:41 am
Count me in as enthralled!  :D

Suitor #1: more details? How tall, build, hair color, eyes????

We need details girl!  ;)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Allison S on April 09, 2018, 08:06:59 am
Count me in as enthralled!  :D

Suitor #1: more details? How tall, build, hair color, eyes????

We need details girl!  ;)
I second this oh and I'll add to ask for all of us.. "what clothes does he wear? Hairstyle? Voice?"


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: amberwaves on April 09, 2018, 08:13:55 am
Count me in as enthralled!  :D

Suitor #1: more details? How tall, build, hair color, eyes????

We need details girl!  ;)
We need to start casting fictional celebrity stand-ins for our head-canons.  Who is playing suitor#1?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Chelsea on April 09, 2018, 08:41:33 am
Is there room for one more? I brought my own chair. :)  Subscribed.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Roll on April 09, 2018, 09:09:41 am
Better than netflix. ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Colleen_definitely on April 09, 2018, 09:38:37 am
Ok my inner creepy voyeur is intrigued, please do continue.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Charlie Nicki on April 09, 2018, 01:30:32 pm
I'm very interested as well! :D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: davina61 on April 09, 2018, 02:44:04 pm
Far more entertaining than the telly. Are we guessing a Richard G or a Tom C ( sorry cant be a Tom C she said tall!) Maybe a Robert D jnr
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 09, 2018, 03:09:28 pm
My office/business is just 2 doors down from the local coffee shop.  I work very long early and late hours many days, even 6 days a week sometimes .... one of the benefits of being self-employed !!!!  I end up getting an espresso and a pastry as early as 7 am many mornings.  Then if I don't pack a lunch and/or work late I will get a bite to eat there as well so the employees there know who I am and where my business is... and probably where I live too.

In this small town everyone knows everyone else so the coffee shop tends to be the gathering spot and gossip spot of the town.  One morning I was getting my espresso and started walking away from the coffee counter and I turned and walked right into a man about my age... and just about spilled coffee on me and on him.  He must have noticed where I went when I left... or perhaps the owner and barista there told him but the next morning he brought to my office my favorite espresso and pastry.  He is quite handsome but very shy, tall too, but I am only 5'4"...  5'5' if I fluff up my hair, so most everyone seems tall to me.   
I will call this man "Male Suitor #1"

........... more coming

To try to have some continuity I am quoting my previous post on this thread that talked about "Male Suitor #1" .....  I am aware that you girls that have already commented on this thread wondering about him.... he is probably 5'11" or perhaps taller, dark hair but slightly balding, in good shape and no beer belly!!!   He dresses immaculately.... I found out that he works as a manager at a nearby store.   The day after he brought me coffee he asked me to go to dinner with him, which after procrastinating for over a week I finally caved-in and agreed....  this was all very exciting for sure but also very nerve wracking and I was a bundle of nerves as the date approached.... since he dressed so nicely I picked out one of my nice dresses and my fairly high heels so I could at least be up above his shoulders.... since we had snow on the ground I had my boots on when he picked me up and changed in the restaurant.   He was such a gentleman, held the doors for me, held my hand as we walked on the snow... worried I might fall I suppose.... or perhaps it was his excuse to hold my hand  ;)    I was so nervous but VERY RELIEVED when we got into the restaurant to sit down, his good friend and his friend's girlfriend were waiting for us....  so it was a group dinner date... which was just fine with me because all of this is so new to me.   The girlfriend and I went to the women's room to freshen up and she was so nice, when we were in front of the mirror let her have some of my perfume that she liked and I had no indication that she suspected anything about my past.  I guess that I overdressed, she was in slacks and a sweater top.... she even complimented me on my dress and my hair....  but I would rather over-dress than under-dress.  We all enjoyed the early evening dinner... when he took me home and walked me to my door, holding my hand again,  he gave me a hug and a quick kiss on the cheek...  I appreciate the fact that he is somewhat shy and taking it slow.....  there will be more about "Male Suitor #1"... because he asked me on another dinner date... but not before Male Suitor #2 appeared....

.....more coming soon....maybe later today....  I have to do lots of work now...... the Income tax deadline is at the end of this week and all the procrastinators are showing up at my business to get their taxes computed and filed............
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Jessica on April 09, 2018, 03:24:01 pm
I am so excited for you Danielle! 🌸🌸🌸🌸
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: AnamethatstartswithE on April 09, 2018, 03:52:10 pm
I'm on the edge of my seat.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Mumei on April 09, 2018, 04:38:04 pm
Incredible! 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 09, 2018, 06:21:15 pm
Danielle, please chronicle away!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Cassi on April 09, 2018, 06:32:23 pm
I would like to solicit for the Book Rights!!!!!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 09, 2018, 07:06:50 pm
It already has a good title
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 09, 2018, 07:15:57 pm
I am happy for you.

Chrissy
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Charlie Nicki on April 09, 2018, 07:17:17 pm
I  loved the update! keep them coming :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 09, 2018, 07:17:39 pm
Oh, my!  The suspense is killing me! :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: josie76 on April 09, 2018, 07:32:54 pm
OMG Danielle! I think we are all living vicariously through you! I'm feeling so excited for you and can't wait to hear more.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 09, 2018, 08:57:21 pm
To try to have some continuity I am quoting my previous post on this thread that talked about "Male Suitor #1" .....  I am aware that you girls that have already commented on this thread wondering about him.... he is probably 5'11" or perhaps taller, dark hair but slightly balding, in good shape and no beer belly!!!   He dresses immaculately.... I found out that he works as a manager at a nearby store.   The day after he brought me coffee he asked me to go to dinner with him, which after procrastinating for over a week I finally caved-in and agreed....  this was all very exciting for sure but also very nerve wracking and I was a bundle of nerves as the date approached.... since he dressed so nicely I picked out one of my nice dresses and my fairly high heels so I could at least be up above his shoulders.... since we had snow on the ground I had my boots on when he picked me up and changed in the restaurant.   He was such a gentleman, held the doors for me, held my hand as we walked on the snow... worried I might fall I suppose.... or perhaps it was his excuse to hold my hand  ;)    I was so nervous but VERY RELIEVED when we got into the restaurant to sit down, his good friend and his friend's girlfriend were waiting for us....  so it was a group dinner date... which was just fine with me because all of this is so new to me.   The girlfriend and I went to the women's room to freshen up and she was so nice, when we were in front of the mirror let her have some of my perfume that she liked and I had no indication that she suspected anything about my past.  I guess that I overdressed, she was in slacks and a sweater top.... she even complimented me on my dress and my hair....  but I would rather over-dress than under-dress.  We all enjoyed the early evening dinner... when he took me home and walked me to my door, holding my hand again,  he gave me a hug and a quick kiss on the cheek...  I appreciate the fact that he is somewhat shy and taking it slow.....  there will be more about "Male Suitor #1"... because he asked me on another dinner date... but not before Male Suitor #2 appeared....

.....more coming soon....maybe later today....  I have to do lots of work now...... the Income tax deadline is at the end of this week and all the procrastinators are showing up at my business to get their taxes computed and filed............
Danielle

So, here is tonight's update:  Yes, Male Suitor #1 did ask me on another date but that is for a future update....

As I have written about before on other various threads, I regularly once a week go to the local gym with a group of cis-female friends that I met after I had relocated here 18 months ago.  We have a lot of fun, and "some" good exercise too!!!   One time in the locker room after a sweaty workout I was struggling to get out of my pull-over sports bra... usually not a problem, but when sweaty it can be a bigger problem... my feeling is that one has to be a contortionist to get out of them without dislocating a shoulder.  Next time I buy a sports bra it will be a front closure for sure.

Several of my friends were laughing at me as I was struggling... I finally got it off and there I am bare chested in front of my cis-women friends....  one of them spoke up right away and complimented me on my figure and curves.....  wow-whee, that was a great confirmation and boost to my confidence and was so very great to hear.

As I have stated before, I just about know for sure that no one here in my small town knows of my male past... at least not yet.  One thing that is on my mind is that when I do get serious about a relationship with a Suitor... it will be incumbent on me to tell them about my past before it goes past a hug and a quick kiss.... or two.   
If (or rather, when) that happens and particularly if the relationship does not go forward then it may be only a matter of "microseconds" for everyone to know in this small conservative town.  At that point I would then be the one telling the townspeople, my clients and my male and women friends that I have developed since I moved here BEFORE they found out about me via the town gossip...  the town gossip center seems to be at the nearby coffee shop I go to all the time!!!   What a web I seem to be caught in.

On one of my visits to the gym a nice looking really buff fellow (Male suitor #2) came up to my treadmill and started chatting... he wanted to take me out to dinner the next night....  I told him that I would think about it.... I really don't like this guy however because his is very full of himself and comes off as arrogant and God's gift to women... plus he was moving way too fast for me....  not like the slower and shy Male Suitor #2.  I eventually declined the date offer but in subsequent visits to the gym he keeps coming on to me.   My women friends usually come to my rescue and get me away from him.... thankful for that!!!  I have a feeling that I will be writing more about Male Suitor #2 in the future however.

I am running out of time, I am still at my office and I have finished my light take-out dinner from the coffee shop and I have more tax work to do tonight.

Nand next time, next update....more about Male Suitor #1 and the 2nd dinner date.....
...and a new Male Suitor #3 that I have mentioned earlier in this thread, he is the one that brought me coffee and chocolate chip cookies... I had posted a picture of the coffee cup with the pink lid... and the cookies he brought me ...before I ate them.  Stay tuned and thanks for reading and following....
.....and if you have any suggestions or comments please reply!  I think I need your help at times.
Hugs   
Danielle

Note:  I wish I could get all of you reading this a giant big bag of buttered popcorn!!!

*****Oh, and by the way, soon you will be all caught up with my updates and then I will be posting stuff as it happens.... soon.

end
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY
Post by: Cassi on April 09, 2018, 09:02:38 pm
So, here is tonight's update:  Yes, Male Suitor #1 did ask me on another date but that is for a future update....

As I have written about before on other various threads, I regularly once a week go to the local gym with a group of cis-female friends that I met after I had relocated here 18 months ago.  We have a lot of fun, and "some" good exercise too!!!   One time in the locker room after a sweaty workout I was struggling to get out of my pull-over sports bra... usually not a problem, but when sweaty it can be a bigger problem... my feeling is that one has to be a contortionist to get out of them without dislocating a shoulder.  Next time I buy a sports bra it will be a front closure for sure.

Several of my friends were laughing at me as I was struggling... I finally got it off and there I am bare chested in front of my cis-women friends....  one of them spoke up right away and complimented me on my figure and curves.....  wow-whee, that was a great confirmation and boost to my confidence and was so very great to hear.

As I have stated before, I just about know for sure that no one here in my small town knows of my male past... at least not yet.  One thing that is on my mind is that when I do get serious about a relationship with a Suitor... it will be incumbent on me to tell them about my past before it goes past a hug and a quick kiss.... or two.   
If (or rather, when) that happens and particularly if the relationship does not go forward then it may be only a matter of "microseconds" for everyone to know in this small conservative town.  At that point I would then be the one telling the townspeople, my clients and my male and women friends that I have developed since I moved here BEFORE they found out about me via the town gossip...  the town gossip center seems to be at the nearby coffee shop I go to all the time!!!   What a web I seem to be caught in.

On one of my visits to the gym a nice looking really buff fellow (Male suitor #2) came up to my treadmill and started chatting... he wanted to take me out to dinner the next night....  I told him that I would think about it.... I really don't like this guy however because his is very full of himself and comes off as arrogant and God's gift to women... plus he was moving way too fast for me....  not like the slower and shy Male Suitor #2.  I eventually declined the date offer but in subsequent visits to the gym he keeps coming on to me.   My women friends usually come to my rescue and get me away from him.... thankful for that!!!  I have a feeling that I will be writing more about Male Suitor #2 in the future however.

I am running out of time, I am still at my office and I have finished my light take-out dinner from the coffee shop and I have more tax work to do tonight.

Nand next time, next update....more about Male Suitor #1 and the 2nd dinner date.....
...and a new Male Suitor #3 that I have mentioned earlier in this thread, he is the one that brought me coffee and chocolate chip cookies... I had posted a picture of the coffee cup with the pink lid... and the cookies he brought me ...before I ate them.  Stay tuned and thanks for reading and following....
.....and if you have any suggestions or comments please reply!  I think I need your help at times.
Hugs   
Danielle

Note:  I wish I could get all of you reading this a giant big bag of buttered popcorn!!!

*****Oh, and by the way, soon you will be all caught up with my updates and then I will be posting stuff as it happens.... soon.

end

LOL!  The Giant Big Bag of Buttered Popcorn, huh????  Quit ready my mind :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 09, 2018, 09:09:59 pm
I just wrote about this in my previous reply a few minutes ago... just the 2nd reply below this one.
Once a week I go to the local gym with 4 or 5 of my cis women friends, we have lots of fun chatting and we actually workout.  I am not a big weightlifter but I try to keep my body toned and get back some of my stamina that I lost while on 3+ years of HRT.

The several lady friends that I frequently go to the local gym with do not know that I am a trans-woman, I seemed to have passed the frightful locker room scenario, happily, I may add)  Here are some pics of me at the local gym.

(first pic: I stacked 49 inches of weights in record time.)
(https://i.imgur.com/lYjaHMY.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/A5SF0BC.jpg)
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 09, 2018, 09:10:29 pm
Oh! I am so happy you decided to to this!  It’s exciting!  It’s wonderful!
And best of all, we get to cheer you on!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 09, 2018, 09:29:34 pm
I'm waiting for the female suitor plot twist.  :-*
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 09, 2018, 09:45:39 pm
Can I get an invite to your wedding I'm loving this!!

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Gertrude on April 10, 2018, 08:24:04 am
I had a friend or two like the chap you describe that doesn’t give up. Guys like him aren’t interested in a relationship. For me, narcissists are a turn off, especially psychopathic ones. They’re usually easy to spot though, at least for me.


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Chelsea on April 10, 2018, 09:13:50 am
This is great!  I'm so excited for you Danielle!  :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 10, 2018, 09:17:15 am
Can I get an invite to your wedding I'm loving this!!

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I’d love to be there too.... as a bridesmaid!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Rachel on April 10, 2018, 09:36:04 am
Great thread, thanks for sharing your experiences. Unbuttered popcorn for me.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 10, 2018, 12:52:39 pm
Well, my Male Suitor #1 did indeed return a day after our group dinner date and he brought me another espresso (no pink lid however) .... a day after that I discovered that I now have a Male Suitor #3 that brought me an espresso and chocolate chip cookies.(with the pink lid in the previous pic) more about him in a minute.

Oh, here is a picture I took on Saturday morning of the building where my office and the next door Coffee Shop is located.... 
........(https://i.imgur.com/qPS8f3w.jpg)
My blue vehicle is in the parking lot nearest the building, my office is way to the left and the Coffee Shop is 2 doors to the right .... pretty handy for sure, that is why I eat there a lot and grab coffee and take-outs to take to my office... and the owner and workers have gotten to know me quite well.

Anyway, back to male suitor #1... again, I like this guy... sharp dresser, very polite and somewhat shy.  He invited me to dinner again, this time making the point that it was just going to be the two of us... the date was the next weekend and I accepted the invitation.   
NOTE:  He must be a smooth operator, LOL... he first softened me up with a group date, now the next date is just the 2 of us!!! 
Well, the date went well, much like the first date, very attentive and all of that, I did dress up again, mainly because he always looks so sharp....  this time he gave me much longer and closer multiple hugs and kept reaching for and touching my hand when we had our hands on the dinner table as we talked.... and then, when he dropped me off, I think he was going for the kiss on my lips but we ended up doing another "on the cheek" kiss, actually 2 kisses, while he was hugging me very closely for what seemed like a very long time.... and very close indeed, I felt my boobs pressing against him.  Hmmmmm  ;)

   
Male to Female hugs are so much different than Male to Male hugs as I remember them.... when males hug each other, if they even hug each other instead of belly bumping (LOL), they were usually a quick and not so close hug, a couple pats on the back and it's over.   
When an interested Male hugs an accepting Female, the hug is much closer, much longer, and with face to face contact.

I have since seen him at the next door coffee shop and we have exchanged brief pleasant conversations as we were ordering our morning espressos. 
Probably more to be happening with  Male Suitor #1 in the future....  hopefully!  I will keep you updated as things progress.
 
IMPORTANT HAPPENING:
  Oh, and I did bring up the general subject of transgenders and trans-women with Male Suitor #1... we chatted about that for a while and he was not particularly negative about that subject, so perhaps the time is coming soon... and I will be relieved when it does happen.... after all it is when, not if....
I have been here as a woman for 18 months and frankly it is about time so I will be preparing my friends, clients and those in town that I see and talk to.  ...
...Or the thought did run through my mind that perhaps I am just fooling myself and he and everyone here already know my "secret" ...  I am aware that there are One Million and One Ways to give away my transgender and male past secret... who knows, I could have already done that and don't know it.... so if that is the case I need to relax and enjoy things here without my constant worry.  I will definitely keep you posted about that too.

Now, about my new Male Suitor #3......  No, I didn't accidently bump into him at the coffee shop but he must have noticed me there as a daily customer and perhaps he asked one of the baristas about me....
So, after he showed up coming through my office door he surprised me and brought me my morning espresso (with the pink lid) and cookies ... he knew exactly what I like to order so I think the barista there "helped" him.  He has dropped in again a few times later in the week to say hello....  He was kinda nervously stumbling over his words going on about on a near future weekend when the weather turns nice we could go for a walk or something and grab lunch...  he even "joked" that he has a big umbrella for two and we could walk in the rain or snow.   Nothing more to report on him yet.

... And at the gym in subsequent visits, that arrogant and pushy Male Suitor #2 keeps coming on to me...  and my female friends keep coming over to where I am working out to rescue me....  it is nice having friends in a situation like that.....

... oh and that reminds me that on that 2nd dinner date with Male Suitor #1 and just the two of us, one of my gym women friends offered to call me on my cell phone about the time that our dinner is in progress... I think that we girls call that a "rescue call" so if things with the date aren't going well we have an excuse to end the date earlier than planned.   
****ELLIE:  Please note that I will be writing more about HER soon!!

So, that is it for now, it's 9:45am here and I got to my office early this morning at 7AM and my mid-morning break  is over and I have a ton of work to do today.  I will try to do another update later today if I can see light at the end of the tunnel with my work load.

I trust that you all have a wonderful day today.

 >:-)  Danielle ;)
.

 

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 10, 2018, 01:05:50 pm
Wow... that was the best update yet!! I'm both envious and grateful for these. Especially now with lady plot twist hehe I love that! I'll wait to comment on anyone's bisexuality, but I do suspect... haha thanks Danielle this is so fun

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Chelsea on April 10, 2018, 01:13:27 pm
Great update Danielle. I'm glued to my seat.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: softbutchharley on April 10, 2018, 02:54:27 pm
Cute. You and the ongoing story :)
Sooooo...I'm waiting to hear when that gal on the Harley rode up next to you one morning and asked you if you had a girlfriend ?  ..   LOL  ;)
yeahhhhhhhh  ;)
lata gata...keep us posted...------------------------------------------> ONE Love
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 10, 2018, 03:04:15 pm
Love the update 💕💕
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 10, 2018, 04:02:50 pm
Ok, I haven't posted here but have been following along! Can't wait for the next post!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 10, 2018, 04:11:49 pm
Me three.   The plot thickens.  Can't wait...we're here cheering for you!

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on April 10, 2018, 04:18:55 pm
Well, my Male Suitor #1 did indeed return a day after our group dinner date and he brought me another espresso (no pink lid however) .... a day after that I discovered that I now have a Male Suitor #3 that brought me an espresso and chocolate chip cookies.(with the pink lid in the previous pic) more about him in a minute.

Oh, here is a picture I took on Saturday morning of the building where my office and the next door Coffee Shop is located.... 
........(https://i.imgur.com/qPS8f3w.jpg)
My blue vehicle is in the parking lot nearest the building, my office is way to the left and the Coffee Shop is 2 doors to the right .... pretty handy for sure, that is why I eat there a lot and grab coffee and take-outs to take to my office... and the owner and workers have gotten to know me quite well.

Anyway, back to male suitor #1... again, I like this guy... sharp dresser, very polite and somewhat shy.  He invited me to dinner again, this time making the point that it was just going to be the two of us... the date was the next weekend and I accepted the invitation.   
NOTE:  He must be a smooth operator, LOL... he first softened me up with a group date, now the next date is just the 2 of us!!! 
Well, the date went well, much like the first date, very attentive and all of that, I did dress up again, mainly because he always looks so sharp....  this time he gave me much longer and closer multiple hugs and kept reaching for and touching my hand when we had our hands on the dinner table as we talked.... and then, when he dropped me off, I think he was going for the kiss on my lips but we ended up doing another "on the cheek" kiss, actually 2 kisses, while he was hugging me very closely for what seemed like a very long time.... and very close indeed, I felt my boobs pressing against him.  Hmmmmm  ;)

   
Male to Female hugs are so much different than Male to Male hugs as I remember them.... when males hug each other, if they even hug each other instead of belly bumping (LOL), they were usually a quick and not so close hug, a couple pats on the back and it's over.   
When an interested Male hugs an accepting Female, the hug is much closer, much longer, and with face to face contact.

I have since seen him at the next door coffee shop and we have exchanged brief pleasant conversations as we were ordering our morning espressos. 
Probably more to be happening with  Male Suitor #1 in the future....  hopefully!  I will keep you updated as things progress.
 
IMPORTANT HAPPENING:
  Oh, and I did bring up the general subject of transgenders and trans-women with Male Suitor #1... we chatted about that for a while and he was not particularly negative about that subject, so perhaps the time is coming soon... and I will be relieved when it does happen.... after all it is when, not if....
I have been here as a woman for 18 months and frankly it is about time so I will be preparing my friends, clients and those in town that I see and talk to.  ...
...Or the thought did run through my mind that perhaps I am just fooling myself and he and everyone here already know my "secret" ...  I am aware that there are One Million and One Ways to give away my transgender and male past secret... who knows, I could have already done that and don't know it.... so if that is the case I need to relax and enjoy things here without my constant worry.  I will definitely keep you posted about that too.

Now, about my new Male Suitor #3......  No, I didn't accidently bump into him at the coffee shop but he must have noticed me there as a daily customer and perhaps he asked one of the baristas about me....
So, after he showed up coming through my office door he surprised me and brought me my morning espresso (with the pink lid) and cookies ... he knew exactly what I like to order so I think the barista there "helped" him.  He has dropped in again a few times later in the week to say hello....  He was kinda nervously stumbling over his words going on about on a near future weekend when the weather turns nice we could go for a walk or something and grab lunch...  he even "joked" that he has a big umbrella for two and we could walk in the rain or snow.   Nothing more to report on him yet.

... And at the gym in subsequent visits, that arrogant and pushy Male Suitor #2 keeps coming on to me...  and my female friends keep coming over to where I am working out to rescue me....  it is nice having friends in a situation like that.....

... oh and that reminds me that on that 2nd dinner date with Male Suitor #1 and just the two of us, one of my gym women friends offered to call me on my cell phone about the time that our dinner is in progress... I think that we girls call that a "rescue call" so if things with the date aren't going well we have an excuse to end the date earlier than planned.   
****ELLIE:  Please note that I will be writing more about HER soon!!

So, that is it for now, it's 9:45am here and I got to my office early this morning at 7AM and my mid-morning break  is over and I have a ton of work to do today.  I will try to do another update later today if I can see light at the end of the tunnel with my work load.

I trust that you all have a wonderful day today.

 >:-)  Danielle ;)
.
Keep it coming, sweetie! I’m bringing some Chicago style popcorn to this lovely happening and I’ll share with you other ladies. If you’ve never had it, it’s the best!


Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 10, 2018, 04:31:31 pm
Keep it coming, sweetie! I’m bringing some Chicago style popcorn to this lovely happening and I’ll share with you other ladies. If you’ve never had it, it’s the best!

Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown

Sarah: 
Right on.... I spent some time in Chicago several years ago, I ran in the Chicago Marathon the year they had to cancel it before it finished, many runners fell ill from heat exhaustion and dehydration because of the record heat wave and the lack of water availability on the marathon route for the runners... poor planning by the sponsors and very unfortunate circumstances for the runners.  Fortunately I stopped running when I realized that things were not going to end well.

Ahhhh, yes, I went several times to a Garretts Popcorn shop downtown....  my favorite mix was the Cheddar Cheese and Caramel popcorn.   i always would pick out the Caramel popcorn out of the mix to the chagrin of my friends as we were sharing.   You can get a similar style of Popcorn at Costco... in a big bag.... it's not as good as the fresh made Garretts but it is pretty good tasting.....

Thanks for reading my Chronicles post and please feel free to chime in with comments and suggestion at any time.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 10, 2018, 05:39:54 pm
I have to say, Danielle, that I worked down the block or the same town as you, I might throw caution to the wind and bring you a coffee with a pink lid! Looking forward to the next instalment! You so pretty and sweet!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Colleen_definitely on April 10, 2018, 05:51:57 pm
A X-Runner?  I love the color!

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: josie76 on April 10, 2018, 06:04:32 pm
Gosh Danielle, your life is giving so many of us quite the exciting ride. I'm loving the details.  :D
I don't think much of anything you do would out you. I think your secret is safe until you are ready.

Have you dated guys before? Or as a woman that is? I am finding your experiences enlightening for sure.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 10, 2018, 06:05:18 pm
A X-Runner?  I love the color!

@ Colleen:   YES, you know your trucks even though in my picture it was only a partial view.
It is indeed a 2013 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner, I love the color too.  Shines up really nice.

...2013 is the last year the X-runner was produced in the US

Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Colleen_definitely on April 10, 2018, 06:09:11 pm
I am admittedly a bit of a Toyota nerd. 

This story of yours is really fun to read so let's not get sidetracked.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 10, 2018, 06:11:10 pm
Gosh Danielle, your life is giving so many of us quite the exciting ride. I'm loving the details.  :D
I don't think much of anything you do would out you. I think your secret is safe until you are ready.

Have you dated guys before? Or as a woman that is? I am finding your experiences enlightening for sure.

@ Josie:
  No, I have not seriously dated guys before this.... I have gone on a few casual dates but nothing serious.
..... oh, the experiences of mine that I wrote about are just my experience...
 ... no implication is intended as how things would work out for others, of course.

Many thanks for your kind words and your reply.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Cassi on April 10, 2018, 06:20:14 pm
I still want the book and movie rights!!!!!!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 10, 2018, 06:55:28 pm
Danielle,
   Hi! First of all, thank you for sharing this part of your life. It is very interesting. It is also pretty educational, like PBS Alaska. I was wondering if you ever considered not revealing your past. Is it a lot of pressure to keep it secret? I know you talked about telling a suitor when things get further along. I wondered if you thought about finding out more about what a guy is looking for in his life before choosing to say something. If a guy has vastly different thoughts from what you want, maybe that isn't a  step that you want to take right away. If you are going to tell, I would think you would want it  to be someone who is a genuinely decent person. Perhaps someone who  would keep your secret if you so desired! Anyway, thanks again and consider me part of the Alaskan Popcorn Posse.
Monica
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on April 10, 2018, 07:42:58 pm
Sarah: 
Right on.... I spent some time in Chicago several years ago, I ran in the Chicago Marathon the year they had to cancel it before it finished, many runners fell ill from heat exhaustion and dehydration because of the record heat wave and the lack of water availability on the marathon route for the runners... poor planning by the sponsors and very unfortunate circumstances for the runners.  Fortunately I stopped running when I realized that things were not going to end well.

Ahhhh, yes, I went several times to a Garretts Popcorn shop downtown....  my favorite mix was the Cheddar Cheese and Caramel popcorn.   i always would pick out the Caramel popcorn out of the mix to the chagrin of my friends as we were sharing.   You can get a similar style of Popcorn at Costco... in a big bag.... it's not as good as the fresh made Garretts but it is pretty good tasting.....

Thanks for reading my Chronicles post and please feel free to chime in with comments and suggestion at any time.
Hugs,
Danielle
That’s classic Chicago popcorn. Even better - add buttered regular to the mix - 1/3 of each - to die for! Then you have to work out extra the next day! I can’t wait for your next installment


Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Sonja on April 10, 2018, 08:47:53 pm
Exciting & Intriguing Danielle!! - I am definitely part of the popcorn posse ( only sniffing the popcorn because of stated diet)
We'd all like to know about suitor #4 please!!! lol...

Sonja.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 10, 2018, 11:23:27 pm
Cute. You and the ongoing story :)
Sooooo...I'm waiting to hear when that gal on the Harley rode up next to you one morning and asked you if you had a girlfriend ?  ..   LOL  ;)
yeahhhhhhhh  ;)
lata gata...keep us posted...------------------------------------------> ONE Love

@ softbutchcharley:  Well now, you may have hit on something, or you must have been reading my updates very carefully....  although she does not ride a Harley...
...rather she is one of my gym woman friends that I wrote about...

Next update I will write about her... I will call her  Suitor #4 .... stay tuned to this channel for more.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: pamelatransuk on April 11, 2018, 04:42:27 am
I am regularly tuned into this channel, Danielle.

Fascinating story or 4!

And this is real life  - better than a television soap.

Pamela
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: josie76 on April 11, 2018, 06:54:38 am
Now you fully reveal the plot twist- suitor #4.......

yeeeee - high pitched squeal there  ;D

Danielle, to be honest I have very little dating experience and never from this side of things, so everything you describe is really interesting to me. Sorry if that comes off like a high school girl wanting you to dish, but that might be accurate to my state of mind  ::) :D As Monica said, its like a PBS documentary of your life in Alaska.

I heard the saying once, "Alaska where the odds are good but the goods are odd". Sounds like the goods look alright from here though. lol
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Charlie Nicki on April 11, 2018, 07:53:55 am
Great updates Danielle! By the way, and sorry if this is private, have you had GCS? Just wondering since this question will surely come up once you decide to get serious with one of the suitors.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 09:45:28 am
This morning's NEWS:
My secret past may not be so secret as I had believed...
 
....I was at my dentist last February to get my teeth cleaned...  the Hygienist there is one of my 5 cis-women friends that I go to the gym with every week...  she invited me to her house  last night after work, she knows that I have been working long hours this last month, usually eating my dinners at the coffee shop and wanted to treat me to a home made dinner.  After her delicious dinner...  we sat and talked in front of her fireplace and finished off a couple bottles of wine that we had started working on during dinner.

Well, it is shockingly now apparent to me that dental professionals can recognize female teeth and mouth features versus male teeth and male mouth features.  Evidently the size of some key teeth like the front upper centrals and the molars... and the overall size of the palate can be unique to one's born gender. 

I suppose that after the wine and the fact that she was a getting very close and a little touchy-feely with me that she asked me directly if I were a trans-woman.   As soon as she said that she got all serious and apologized profusely for asking... she said that she had no idea until that cleaning appointment... that I had appeared to be perfectly woman-like in my appearance, actions, voice, etc... and she reminded me that I got compliment about my figure and curves from her and another one of my gym friends in the locker room when we were changing out of our sweaty sports bras and tops last month.

I was in shock (still am) but finally settled down and realized that I should be very relieved that my past is now revealed.  Evidently for the last month, my group of cis-women gym friends that I go to the gym with have been discussing me among themselves and then she admitted ...also with some others.   She told me that some of the people that they know in town had suspicions about me ...  including my Male Suitor #1 ... and the owner of the coffee shop too.... and whoever else???   I should have known that new arrivals are very scrutinized.

This is actually very good news... I have been so apprehensive and nervous about how I was going to reveal myself lately and now that burden appears to have been lifted.  Honestly, since this has been the town news for about a month now, I have not seen any downside to the reactions from from my clients and my friends here.

Writing this has been exhausting for me and I need to get back to work at my desk... I will write more a little later... and definitely more about (female) Suitor #4.

Bye for now...
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 11, 2018, 09:52:04 am
I.... am.....breathless!

Wow, this is absolutely wonderful news!  No hiding and your suitors know.

I am thrilled for you!  Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 11, 2018, 10:25:02 am
That... just wow. What an update. You are amazing Danielle!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 10:33:22 am
.... adding another thought to my last update this morning.... since Dentists and Hygienists are close up to their patient's faces, there are tell-tale signs of being trans-woman in addition to teeth and mouth,  my cis-woman Hygienist friend said that she was amazed at my soft and smooth face and facial features ... that was nice to hear.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 10:34:55 am
.... adding another thought to my last update this morning.... since Dentists and Hygienists are close up to their patient's faces, there are tell-tale signs of being trans-woman in addition to teeth and mouth,  my cis-woman Hygienist friend said that she was amazed at my "female" soft and smooth face and facial features ... and based on that would have never suspected anything about my past..... that was nice to hear.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 11, 2018, 11:19:11 am
Wow...thank you so much for sharing your journey with us all.   It is both fun and a learning opportunity.   Most of all, we all are here for you and caring for you and your well being.   It's hard to not live through you and empathize. 

Thank you

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 11, 2018, 11:53:22 am
This is surprising, but excellent news.  The pressure is off.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 12:14:22 pm
This is surprising, but excellent news.  The pressure is off.

KathyLauren:   YES, on all of your points....
... very surprising indeed... regarding the Dental thing ... and also that many of the townspeople already knew.

... Yes, excellent news...  my friends and acquaintances here didn't seem to bat an eyelash when they found out, at least not to my face... who knows what the private conversations among themselves entail.

... And, the pressure is indeed off, it is like a 1000 pound weight has been lifted off of me

Now, onto my life without all of my past hanging over my head and causing me much distress....
Thank you for your reply.
Danielle
 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Megan. on April 11, 2018, 12:24:58 pm
When are you going to syndicate to Netflix?

A surprise about being outed by your teeth! I'm glad that your friends and the locals seem to accept you regardless (as they should). Now you can really relax and pick which of your many suitor(s) you like for starters,  maybe followed by main and of course dessert . X

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 01:20:59 pm
When are you going to syndicate to Netflix?

A surprise about being outed by your teeth! I'm glad that your friends and the locals seem to accept you regardless (as they should). Now you can really relax and pick which of your many suitor(s) you like for starters,  maybe followed by main and of course dessert . X

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@ Megan:
  In a large city where one could get "lost" ... I doubt that my dental hygienist would be my good friend that I would socialize with... or ever would have gone to the gym with them as a good friend.... and the health care privacy rules would apply....
... but in my case it was all very different and above board as I wrote about.

I am very pleased with the outcome... yes I can now "relax" and not be so very stressed.

Thanks for your reply,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on April 11, 2018, 02:33:52 pm
Nobody said they were running 2 episodes back to back (ok pages) looking forward to the next instalment
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Charlie Nicki on April 11, 2018, 02:51:45 pm
Wow! Great news that everyone already knows. Less pressure for sure.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: josie76 on April 11, 2018, 03:35:26 pm
Danielle I have to say I feel relieved for you. I am glad you found out and most importantly that no one thought anything negative because of your past. That is awesome!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 03:38:32 pm
Danielle I have to say I feel relieved for you. I am glad you found out and most importantly that no one thought anything negative because of your past. That is awesome!

@ Josie:  Not too long ago I would have thought that such a good result was never going to happen....  I can not tell you how very much relieved I am...    :)
Thank you for your reply,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 11, 2018, 03:51:29 pm
I'm happy to hear you're relieved Danielle. But I don't understand, so confidentiality was broken in this case? I know you don't mind but it seems like if they knew from your teeth... that your dentist and hygienst should not have told anyone. At least they should've approached you first and asked you...

Also, you've been in this town 18 months? I'm very surprised you're just now getting suitors... unless they're very slow to warm, I would imagine from day one you would have suitors. Just my thoughts

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 04:19:17 pm
I'm happy to hear you're relieved Danielle. But I don't understand, so confidentiality was broken in this case? I know you don't mind but it seems like if they knew from your teeth... that your dentist and hygienst should not have told anyone. At least they should've approached you first and asked you...

Also, you've been in this town 18 months? I'm very surprised you're just now getting suitors... unless they're very slow to warm, I would imagine from day one you would have suitors. Just my thoughts

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Allison:   YES, you are correct I was very, very reluctant to even start any kind of possible dating relationships... my mind was spinning about the possible implications and how it would impact my business, my new friends and my standing in this small community.  I was indeed approached many times withing just a few days of me arriving here 18 months ago but I have kept the Suitors at arms length using whatever excuse I could think of at the time... but I finally weakened about a month ago when Male Suitor #1 bumped into me at the coffee shop and the story continues from there.

My hygienist quickly became one of my best friends here when I moved here a year and a half ago... long before she was my hygienist, in fact, before I went to have my teeth cleaned that is the very first time I have been to any dentist here in town. ... I go to the gym with her and 4 other cis-women friends every week.  All of us have become best buds ....   She did not say anything to the dentist whom I did not see, nor to others in his office.... she approached me at her home when I was there for dinner on a one on one social level as a very good friend and she simply asked a private question that I could have ignored.  All of us talk and gossip before, during and after our gym visits....  I probably was the subject of their conversation at one point recently when I went back to work.  I think that one or two of the gals had suspicions about me... I don't know why however.. Evidently one of them let her suspicions slip out yesterday to her husband and of course that did not stay there for long.  The friend came to me this morning and apologized over and over again for the slip to her husband... she was in tears as she said that she was sorry and hoped that I would forgive her.   Frankly, with the outcome that has resulted I should thank her.

I had absolutely no idea that my teeth could give my secret past away.  But now I am happy with the outcome.... I have clean teeth, no cavities, and now am free from the stress of revealing my past....   I am a HAPPY woman!!!

Thanks for your reply,
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 11, 2018, 04:47:39 pm
That is great news, Danielle! Less stress to carry into social interactions. It always amazes me when people said that they already knew  or knew something was going on. Community/social rumour mills spread things so quickly. It is great when there is a positive outcome! Looking forward to the next instalment. Hugs
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 11, 2018, 04:52:37 pm
.... adding another thought to my last update this morning.... since Dentists and Hygienists are close up to their patient's faces, there are tell-tale signs of being trans-woman in addition to teeth and mouth,  my cis-woman Hygienist friend said that she was amazed at my soft and smooth face and facial features ... that was nice to hear.


First, I am happy for you.

Second, you are correct about differences in facial features.  As an example, the size, esp. the height, of the philtrum typically differs.  Also, the glabella can appear different, depending on the eyebrow trimming, then there are appearance differences with the nose, chin, brow ridge, roundness, head size, etc.  That is why FFS is often sought after.  But you know all of that and FFS does not appear needed for you except if it is your personal preference.

You Danielle are very fem looking.  Good looks help attract people.  Of course, there other many other wonderful characteristics of people that are attractive to people.  Maybe you have nearly all of them!

Chrissy
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 11, 2018, 05:00:48 pm
I agree Chrissy, she does
They must be very open minded in this Alaskan town!! I'm surprised. I was a bit worried because you seemed nervous about telling anyone you're trans there. It just didn't seem like the best place to come out but it all worked out really well!!
Such a great turn of events
Now which lucky suitor will you choose...

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 11, 2018, 05:04:21 pm
I agree Chrissy, she does
They must be very open minded in this Alaskan town!! I'm surprised. I was a bit worried because you seemed nervous about telling anyone you're trans there. It just didn't seem like the best place to come out but it all worked out really well!!
Such a great turn of events
Now which lucky suitor will you choose...

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I wasn't nearly as worried about the reaction of other people.  I live in Hicksville and it's different when people can put a face and a personality to the dreaded trans word.  If you look like a woman, sounds like a woman, and act like a woman then people treat you like a woman.  Even for the ones that know they tend to take life at face value and don't even think about it unless it comes up for some reason or another.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: ChrissyRyan on April 11, 2018, 05:10:57 pm
I agree Chrissy, she does
They must be very open minded in this Alaskan town!! I'm surprised. I was a bit worried because you seemed nervous about telling anyone you're trans there. It just didn't seem like the best place to come out but it all worked out really well!!
Such a great turn of events
Now which lucky suitor will you choose...

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I do not think that she will pick number two (2).
He is too pushy.  Shark.

Persistence is often a good trait but there are limits and there are good and bad ways/styles to go about the pursuit!

Chrissy
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 05:17:15 pm
I agree Chrissy, she does
They must be very open minded in this Alaskan town!! I'm surprised. I was a bit worried because you seemed nervous about telling anyone you're trans there. It just didn't seem like the best place to come out but it all worked out really well!!
Such a great turn of events
Now which lucky suitor will you choose...

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Allison and Chrissy: 
Thank you for both for your "all too kind" words... very much appreciated for sure.  Also all the others that have been so complimentary to me... a big thank you to you all too!

Well, Allison, in your reply regarding Alaska.... while this state and especially the very small towns, of which there are many.... tend to be very conservative....  BUT this is also a place that people come to get away from big cities, past problems and to get a way from people in general, so there is a big mix of people with various backgrounds, many of them don't want others in their business, and therefore they don't get into other people's business also.  Live and let live seems to be the motto here.

Yes, once I got established here I had thought that I really made a mistake coming to a very small town where everyone knows everyone else.. but this was a good place to start and grow, almost immediately, my business... I had thought perhaps that I should have instead relocated to a large city where I could get lost in the crowd.... but as Allison stated, it worked out really well.

With all of the excitement of last night at dinner and the events that unfolded today I am having great difficulty concentrating on my work...  it will be a late night tonight for sure.

I will have more interesting stuff to report about (female) Suitor #4 ... hopefully I can write some more later today or perhaps in the morning.

Thank you for your replies.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 05:24:38 pm
I wasn't nearly as worried about the reaction of other people.  I live in Hicksville and it's different when people can put a face and a personality to the dreaded trans word.  If you look like a woman, sounds like a woman, and act like a woman then people treat you like a woman.  Even for the ones that know they tend to take life at face value and don't even think about it unless it comes up for some reason or another.

@ Amber: 
I agree with you...
...that has always been my thought too.
and especially so with my experience last night and today!!!!
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Katie Jade on April 11, 2018, 06:13:13 pm
OMG, just read all this thread and now I have to go to sleep - ill never be able to sleep properly with all this intrigue and  5* story telling going around in my head. - Save some popcorn for me tomorrow.
Katie

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Gertrude on April 11, 2018, 06:31:15 pm
I couldn’t live with people in my shite like that. Too parochial.


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 11, 2018, 06:51:22 pm
Danielle,
   I am trying to get the flavor of where you live. I assume you get a lot of winter, maybe you are far away from other towns? Is it a situation where people kind of need to depend on each other maybe a little more than down south here. I wonder if there is a sense of you all being invested in the community together. Maybe that might make for a more accepting group even if conservative. Maybe folks are just more individualistic and are respectful of you being a little different. At any rate, I am happy that the pressure is off for you and  that it looks so good for you.
   I'm putting in my guess that female, suitor #4 is the friend who asked if you are trans. My mind can't help but remember the show Northern Exposure from a few years back  as I read your adventures. I am torn between watching the next Downton Abby or looking for more on your thread. lol
Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 07:56:03 pm
I couldn’t live with people in my shite like that. Too parochial.

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@ Gertrude:   Actually, aside from my recent coming-out dilemma that is now mostly done.... I rather enjoy going places around town, bumping into people on the street I know by name, doing business with stores and restaurants where they know my name and I know theirs.   

It is very comforting for me to know that if my car gets stuck on the road, or I am in distress or whatever that I will know that there will be people that I know that will stop and help... or that I can call people I know and get help and not from strangers that may or may not be of the best character. 

Here the townspeople are very trusting once they get to know you.  Of course, like anywhere one goes there are always the misfits, criminals and untrustworthy people but they are mostly difficult to find.

The big drawback here is that I have to drive a very long way to get to any large city like Anchorage or a smaller big city like Fairbanks.   Anchorage is a little closer and that is where I go when I want to go to Costco once every 6 to 8 weeks to stock up and to go shopping... or to go to a medical specialist like my endo..    That inconvenience is more than offset by all the good things about living here....  no sirens at night, no heavy traffic, no freeways nor even any 4 lane roads, and only 4 stoplights.  And the scenery here is spectacular... the in-town views and views from my home of snow capped mountains is breathtaking ... ..  nearby skiing and hiking, etc.... and lots of fishing and hunting opportunities.

All in all, I really like my small, tight knit, and local parochial setting as compared to a large city where one can get "lost" in the crowd.... but I do understand that there are people that do want to get lost in the crowd... not really knowing some of the their neighbors or merchants, and lots of traffic and congestion.. 

Thank you for your reply, I respect your opinion and I am glad that you voiced it.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 11, 2018, 08:06:54 pm
Thanks Danielle all your openness.  So glad the burden is lifted.  Your town sounds great, and that they see you for the amazing and positive woman you are.  They are blessed to have you there!

Can't wait to hear what's next...I kept checking over the day rather than working :)

Karen.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 08:13:53 pm
Danielle,
   I am trying to get the flavor of where you live. I assume you get a lot of winter, maybe you are far away from other towns? Is it a situation where people kind of need to depend on each other maybe a little more than down south here. I wonder if there is a sense of you all being invested in the community together. Maybe that might make for a more accepting group even if conservative. Maybe folks are just more individualistic and are respectful of you being a little different. At any rate, I am happy that the pressure is off for you and  that it looks so good for you.
   I'm putting in my guess that female, suitor #4 is the friend who asked if you are trans. My mind can't help but remember the show Northern Exposure from a few years back  as I read your adventures. I am torn between watching the next Downton Abby or looking for more on your thread. lol
Moni

@ Moni: Yes, lots of winter, lots of snow, lots of sub-zero temps in the winter which can be at least 6 to 8 months long.  In December, the days are very short with any kind of real daylight for just a few hours at most.  Summer time is fairly brief, perhaps just a couple months, in June the days are very long... with sunrise at 3 am and sunset around 11 pm or midnight.  Sometimes night time is just kinda like twilight, never really dark for long.  Summer temps can be 50 perhaps up to 60 or 65 degrees.

My little town is many hours drive to the large Alaska towns like Fairbanks or Anchorage.  About every 6 to 8 weeks I will go to those cities for Costco shopping and other shopping trips, usually with 2 or 3 women friends.  My endo is in Anchorage also.

Yes, I love the small town scene of us all being invested in our community together.... this is a place that I know all of my neighbors and most of the merchants in town... and they know me by name as well...... that fact is what caused my stress over coming-out to the townspeople, but that is all behind me know.

Yes, you are correct, (female) Suitor #4 is my very dear friend that asked me if I was trans....   more about her in the near future.... maybe tonight? .... right now I need to catch up on my work .... with all that has been going on last night and today I am having a difficult time getting into my work....  so it will be a late night at my office.... 
It is now just 5 pm here so I am going next door to get a bite to eat then back to work.

Thanks for your reply....
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 11, 2018, 08:19:17 pm
Well, Allison, in your reply regarding Alaska.... while this state and especially the very small towns, of which there are many.... tend to be very conservative....  BUT this is also a place that people come to get away from big cities, past problems and to get a way from people in general, so there is a big mix of people with various backgrounds, many of them don't want others in their business, and therefore they don't get into other people's business also.  Live and let live seems to be the motto here.

I think this is true of many small communities.  If you become a participant in the community, you become "one of us", and little things like coming out are easier for others to accommodate.  I found the same thing in the little fishing village I live in, population about 300.

I can think of lots of things I could have done that would have sabotaged my transition: moving here already transitioned; being too flamboyant; keeping to myself; being a rabble-rouser.  But by pure luck, I didn't do any of those things.  I was here a couple of years before I came out, and became accepted in the community; I dress conservatively (dressy casual); I have mingled with the locals at social events since I first got here; I volunteer with the fire department.

So, while I am undoubtedly the first transgender person any of the residents have met, they already knew me as a community member and neighbour.  I may be a weird tr***y to some of them, but at least I am their weird tr***y.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 08:32:33 pm
I think this is true of many small communities. If you become a participant in the community, you become "one of us", and little things like coming out are easier for others to accommodate.  I found the same thing in the little fishing village I live in, population about 300.

I can think of lots of things I could have done that would have sabotaged my transition: moving here already transitioned; being too flamboyant; keeping to myself; being a rabble-rouser.  But by pure luck, I didn't do any of those things.  I was here a couple of years before I came out, and became accepted in the community; I dress conservatively (dressy casual); I have mingled with the locals at social events since I first got here; I volunteer with the fire department.

So, while I am undoubtedly the first transgender person any of the residents have met, they already knew me as a community member and neighbour.  I may be a weird tr***y to some of them, but at least I am their weird tr***y.


@ KathyLauren:   YES I agree with everything that you stated.... I have been in my very little town for over a year and a half before my official "reveal" last night.  I also dress quite conservatively not trying to draw attention to myself... and as a business woman dealing with my clients finances I think that is very important.  I also get involved in charity food kitchens, charity walks and runs and the local marathon, and more.   
Because I took the time and initiative to fit-in and to get involved... my townspeople friends, clients, neighbors, merchants, etc.   all see me as one of their own.
As with you, I am more than likely the very first trans-woman that they have met.
Thanks for your reply.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 08:43:54 pm
Thanks Danielle all your openness.  So glad the burden is lifted.  Your town sounds great, and that they see you for the amazing and positive woman you are.  They are blessed to have you there!

Can't wait to hear what's next...I kept checking over the day rather than working :)

Karen.

@ Karen:  Today I have also had a very difficult time trying to get to my work on my desk that needs to be done....  it will be a late night for me tonight trying to catch up....  the federal IRS income tax deadline is over the weekend so I have been getting slammed with the procrastinators bringing in their mess of paperwork for me to straighten out and get their taxes filed on time and mailed and post marked by the deadline.  Since the mail here doesn't get picked up on Sundays nor on the Monday holiday... I need to tell them to pick them up and mail them early on the Saturday.noon pickup and not wait until after Monday.
Many thanks for writing,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 11, 2018, 08:56:50 pm
Wanted to thank you for your reply, now I'll let you work. Imagine April 17 can't come soon enough for you.  :)
Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 09:08:15 pm
Wanted to thank you for your reply, now I'll let you work. Imagine April 17 can't come soon enough for you.  :)
Moni

Moni: Shhhh... shhhh.... please don't tell my procrastinating clients, I tell them they need to straighten out and mail their stuff on the Saturday the 14th and not wait till the official post mark date of April 17th .... up here, this small town knows nothing about the Monday April 16th  holiday. ,, If they knew that the IRS delayed the filing 2 days because of Sunday and Monday (no mail pickup)... some of these clients would be coming in to drop off their mess of paper work on Tuesday morning the 17th !!!!!  Actually I may take the day off on Wednesday April 18th.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Gertrude on April 11, 2018, 09:28:26 pm
@ Gertrude:   Actually, aside from my recent coming-out dilemma that is now mostly done.... I rather enjoy going places around town, bumping into people on the street I know by name, doing business with stores and restaurants where they know my name and I know theirs.   

It is very comforting for me to know that if my car gets stuck on the road, or I am in distress or whatever that I will know that there will be people that I know that will stop and help... or that I can call people I know and get help and not from strangers that may or may not be of the best character. 

Here the townspeople are very trusting once they get to know you.  Of course, like anywhere one goes there are always the misfits, criminals and untrustworthy people but they are mostly difficult to find.

The big drawback here is that I have to drive a very long way to get to any large city like Anchorage or a smaller big city like Fairbanks.   Anchorage is a little closer and that is where I go when I want to go to Costco once every 6 to 8 weeks to stock up and to go shopping... or to go to a medical specialist like my endo..    That inconvenience is more than offset by all the good things about living here....  no sirens at night, no heavy traffic, no freeways nor even any 4 lane roads, and only 4 stoplights.  And the scenery here is spectacular... the in-town views and views from my home of snow capped mountains is breathtaking ... ..  nearby skiing and hiking, etc.... and lots of fishing and hunting opportunities.

All in all, I really like my small, tight knit, and local parochial setting as compared to a large city where one can get "lost" in the crowd.... but I do understand that there are people that do want to get lost in the crowd... not really knowing some of the their neighbors or merchants, and lots of traffic and congestion.. 

Thank you for your reply, I respect your opinion and I am glad that you voiced it.
Danielle

I find that I tend to swing between needing alone time and wanting to gave contact with others. I spend a decent amount of time by myself at work and then I find I’ll need contact, overdose and go back to solitude. I get my fill of people quickly. In NY where I’m from, you could move in to a place and no one would talk to you for months. When I moved to IOWA, it’s like where you live. It took me a long time to adjust to it.


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 10:04:32 pm
LATEST UPDATE about (female) Suitor #4 ...  when I was at dinner at her home last night while we were finishing off the 2 bottles of wine while sitting on the sofa couch by her warm fireplace... she kept on moving closer and closer to me and touching my hands and shoulder frequently as we were conversing....
 
Well, it was no secret to me that she was  coming-on  to me and she made the point that it might be nice to go out together in the future....  she even brought up that the next time we go to Anchorage for our every 6 to 8 week shopping trip at Costco and other stores that it would be nice if it were just her and I this time instead of 3 or 4 gals as we usually do.  Just so you know, the Anchorage trip is a very long drive and usually it involves an overnight stay.... I am certain that she would be expecting to share a room.  And when I was getting ready to leave her home last night, she was super "friendly" and was very sympathetic about the transgender thing that I was going through and coming out to the townspeople. 

She gave me a super-long and close hug and kissed me on the cheek and she told me that she really felt close to me then I left for my home.....   
....so, it looks like my new Suitor #4 is quite interested in me and frankly I am now interested in her too.... she is very attractive and seemingly attracted to me as well.

More about this very soon with an update about this new adventure for me.  I would be fibbing if I did not tell you that I am very nervous about all of this.
If this relationship would progress the townspeople then could be talking about a lesbian relationship in addition to their local trans-woman.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Nicole70 on April 11, 2018, 10:10:11 pm
OMG, I am loving these chronicles Danielle, I’ve been hooked from the start, so happy for you, keep it coming.

Nicole
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Cassi on April 11, 2018, 10:40:38 pm
Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  Very interesting!

I still want the book and movie rights!!!!!!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 11, 2018, 11:06:06 pm
Sounds exciting Danielle! No. 4 sounds like a great choice as she is the one, so far, that you have expressed such feelings about! Never a dull moment in your little town. Future community news will be interesting as usual!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 11, 2018, 11:07:10 pm
Or, food for thought, get both suitor #1 and suitor #4 and live the dream.  >:-)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 11, 2018, 11:35:54 pm
Or, food for thought, get both suitor #1 and suitor #4 and live the dream.  >:-)

@ Ellie:  Interesting idea that you mentioned, I could even include Suitor #3 ....  forget Suitor #2, I am not interested in him at all.
However I am not into group stuff although I have never tried or gave it much thought.  I am a one-person at a time relationship person....
Daniellle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 11, 2018, 11:44:41 pm
@ Ellie:  Interesting idea that you mentioned, I could even include Suitor #3 ....  forget Suitor #2, I am not interested in him at all.
However I am not into group stuff although I have never tried or gave it much thought.  I am a one-person at a time relationship person....
Daniellle

Just thought I'd play devil's advocate! ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 11, 2018, 11:56:39 pm
Danielle, let me thank you again for starting this thread.  Not only will you document your adventures here (and your personal hard copy) but you have given hope to every single person at Susan's Place that is just looking for a happy life.

Your friend, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Cassi on April 12, 2018, 12:41:01 am
Or, food for thought, get both suitor #1 and suitor #4 and live the dream.  >:-)

Nice new Avatar!!!!!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: pamelatransuk on April 12, 2018, 05:29:30 am
Danielle, let me thank you again for starting this thread.  Not only will you document your adventures here (and your personal hard copy) but you have given hope to every single person at Susan's Place that is just looking for a happy life.

Your friend, Jess

Danielle

This is precisely right - not one iota of exaggeration - you give hope to us all. You are so positive, sociable and a great motivator.

I am so glad the stress of your past has now been resolved with a more than happy outcome.

I look forward to all your updates which I read later as I am in UK and 9 hours ahead of you. 11.30 am now.

One minor point if I may small businesses here usually file tax returns online. Is that not permitted in US? Is it voluntary? Just wondered. Thanks

Pamela
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 12, 2018, 06:06:13 am
Aww how sweet... I'm the same with relationships. I really hope you're in the lesbian relationship and then you can post a pictute of the two of you! I wanna see what you two look like together
It's too bad I found out my roommate has a girlfriend now. And all this time I thought he was coming on to me, but nothing was direct like it is for you. I'm happy things are going so well for you! I'll admit I'm a bit envious

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Colleen_definitely on April 12, 2018, 07:49:22 am
Danielle, you are definitely living the dream.  Procrastinating pain in the butt customers aside of course.

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Chelsea on April 12, 2018, 08:09:18 am
Danielle, this is a awesome update!
I'm putting my vote in for suitor #4 and yes it would be nice to see a pic of you two sometime! :)
I love the new avatar pic also :)

Hugs,
       Chelsea

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 12, 2018, 08:34:21 am
Danielle

This is precisely right - not one iota of exaggeration - you give hope to us all. You are so positive, sociable and a great motivator.

I am so glad the stress of your past has now been resolved with a more than happy outcome.

I look forward to all your updates which I read later as I am in UK and 9 hours ahead of you. 11.30 am now.

One minor point if I may small businesses here usually file tax returns online. Is that not permitted in US? Is it voluntar
y? Just wondered. Thanks

Pamela

@ Pamela:
  Thank you for your kind reply.....
Yes, also here in the USA anyone can file electronically...and more and more are doing it....   but before my clients can "E-file" they need to have all of their numbers in order... deductions, income, etc....   there are some (actually there are many) folks that just do not keep their records in good and proper order to be able to file a tax return that won't be rejected and/or will give them their legal advantages regarding the taxes they will have to pay... and some don't claim  many of the benefits that they should.....

......   so, yes, many of my clients E-file and/or have me assist them.   
So many clients will bring me a big box of scrambled papers, receipts, forms, etc.... and then want me to straighten it all out for them  (for a fee of course... the bigger the mess and more complicated the filing,  the higher my bill)

The usual annual deadline here is April 15th... then if that date is conflicted with weekends and holidays... the Tax due date will usually be the next business day after the weekend and/or holiday. 
... This year the revised date is April 17th that a mailed return has to be postmarked or an E-file has to be submitted.   
I am encouraging all of my clients that I want to have those tasks completed on Friday April 13th or Saturday April 14th.... so I won't be in a last minute crush of work....  After April 17th I plan on taking a few days off....

Again, thanks for writing.   
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on April 12, 2018, 09:14:24 am
KathyLauren:   YES, on all of your points....
... very surprising indeed... regarding the Dental thing ... and also that many of the townspeople already knew.

... Yes, excellent news...  my friends and acquaintances here didn't seem to bat an eyelash when they found out, at least not to my face... who knows what the private conversations among themselves entail.

... And, the pressure is indeed off, it is like a 1000 pound weight has been lifted off of me

Now, onto my life without all of my past hanging over my head and causing me much distress....
Thank you for your reply.
Danielle
 
I’m so happy for you! I hope you’re feeling joy today - freedom!


Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: pamelatransuk on April 12, 2018, 09:47:35 am
Thank you Danielle for the business and taxation information.

I wish you every happiness romantically and look forward to more news whenever.

Hugs

Pamela
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 12, 2018, 07:17:42 pm
LATEST UPDATE about (female) Suitor #4 ...  when I was at dinner at her home last night while we were finishing off the 2 bottles of wine while sitting on the sofa couch by her warm fireplace... she kept on moving closer and closer to me and touching my hands and shoulder frequently as we were conversing....
 
Well, it was no secret to me that she was  coming-on  to me and she made the point that it might be nice to go out together in the future....  she even brought up that the next time we go to Anchorage for our every 6 to 8 week shopping trip at Costco and other stores that it would be nice if it were just her and I this time instead of 3 or 4 gals as we usually do.  Just so you know, the Anchorage trip is a very long drive and usually it involves an overnight stay.... I am certain that she would be expecting to share a room.  And when I was getting ready to leave her home last night, she was super "friendly" and was very sympathetic about the transgender thing that I was going through and coming out to the townspeople. 

She gave me a super-long and close hug and kissed me on the cheek and she told me that she really felt close to me then I left for my home.....   
....so, it looks like my new Suitor #4 is quite interested in me and frankly I am now interested in her too.... she is very attractive and seemingly attracted to me as well.

More about this very soon with an update about this new adventure for me.  I would be fibbing if I did not tell you that I am very nervous about all of this.
If this relationship would progress the townspeople then could be talking about a lesbian relationship in addition to their local trans-woman.
Danielle
You know Danielle, I always pictured Alaska as kind of a boring kind of place. I gotta say you are kind of ruining that image for me. Those long cold nights are looking better and better with the talk about your dating prospects. I think if this 'gets out' tourism may really increase.lol
I want you to know I tried to go back and look for an introduction post of yours, but didn't see one. I had a question but if you don't want to answer, that's cool. I was wondering if you had a preference for suitors of the #1, 2, or 3 variety or for the #4 variety, or is it a matter of personality over gender? (Truth be told, I'm glad Mr. #2 is out)
Moni
I lied to my procrastinating son and told him the tax deadline was changed to April 14 starting this year. Desperate times call for desperate measures!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Cassi on April 12, 2018, 08:40:32 pm
I've heard that once summer or the "warm" months are over they all roll up the towns and villages, set big foot free and gather together in a cave.  Now,maybe this is just a rumor?????
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 08:14:54 am
YAWN.... YAWN.... YAWN.....   
It is just 5:10 AM here, and I just got to work... I need to start very early this morning to get going on all of my clients income tax return work that has come in and will be due to be submitted to the IRS in a few days.
My favorite next door coffee shop doesn't open till 6:00 AM so I am only running half speed until I can get my morning espresso.
 I have my own coffee maker here at my office but that turns out like battery acid... so I will wait till the coffee shop opens.   
The owner usually is in there early to get things ready for her day....   I will keep checking to see when she shows up, I know that the first thing she does is turn on the grill and makes coffee.....
I'll try to post more a little later.......... when I wake up perhaps....
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 13, 2018, 08:30:01 am
Good morning Danielle! It's 9:30 here and I've yet to have my coffee... or do my taxes lol I will get to both today hopefully. (Btw sorry for being someone who procrastinates on this. I actually went end of February to have it done and the person just told me I owe money, and to go tell my job that they've been undertaxing me)



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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 13, 2018, 09:15:14 am
Which suitor missed having espresso and a coffee ready for the Bachelorette by 5:00 AM? Did the PA (Production Assistant) oversleep? Who will get a rose this time? Which suitor will get a chance on an exclusive one-on-one date?

This and more on our next episode of "Northern Bachelorette"!

(Let me call the producer and see who needs to get fired for missing a coffee run, a girl cannot function without a coffee)  ;D And yes, the missed coffee is reason for not getting a rose!

Have a great & productive day!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Cassi on April 13, 2018, 10:33:40 am
Which suitor missed having espresso and a coffee ready for the Bachelorette by 5:00 AM? Did the PA (Production Assistant) oversleep? Who will get a rose this time? Which suitor will get a chance on an exclusive one-on-one date?

This and more on our next episode of "Northern Bachelorette"!

(Let me call the producer and see who needs to get fired for missing a coffee run, a girl cannot function without a coffee)  ;D And yes, the missed coffee is reason for not getting a rose!

Have a great & productive day!

HEY, I have the book and movie rights!!!!!!

AND, BTW, I was leaning more to "Skimo and the hungry bachelors!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on April 13, 2018, 11:04:31 am
Wow exciting to read almost like a real life soap opera you definitely have everyone waiting in suspense here small towns are usually exciting.   
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 11:36:28 am
Wow exciting to read almost like a real life soap opera you definitely have everyone waiting in suspense here small towns are usually exciting.   

@natalie.ashlyne :   Oh no, I don't want it to be or to even appear to be a soap opera...  I hope not!!!   
As things progress with how I handle my admirers and the fact that I have apparently overcome my coming out to my small town and appearing to be accepted, I am in a much better frame of mind with a lot less stress. 
I will keep this thread updated as time goes on but right now, I am swamped with work with the looming tax deadline coming and some of my procrastinating clients that waited until the last minute to concentrate on getting their taxes done.
More later about my (female)Suitor #4....
Danielle 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 12:29:45 pm
... regarding (female)Suitor #4 .....  when I was at her house having dinner the other night when she asked me if I was a trans-woman .....   I mentioned that we were sitting on her couch together finishing off the 2 bottles of wine she had opened for dinner... 
....it has been cold here so we were sitting in front of the fireplace warming up so I took my shoes and socks off and warmed up my feet ...  that felt so very good.
(https://i.imgur.com/12pNlCL.jpg)

Well, my mini-break is over, I came in extra early today and I have been here in my office since 5:00AM this morning and it is now 9:30AM ....  sipping on some more coffee to help me get my overload of work done....   I just need these occasional breaks so I can stay sane and more coffee to keep me alert.

More about (female)Suitor#4 later.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 01:44:16 pm
I’m so happy for you! I hope you’re feeling joy today - freedom!
Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown

@SarahFehrman ,,,,,  YES, freedom indeed....  having the "secret past" of mine bottled up since I moved here a year and half ago has really caused me much stress and at times has taken away much of my joy.
 
All is much better now that I had that dinner with my Dental Hygienist aka: (female)Suitor#4 and she asked me that very personal question about my transition.

*****OH, by the way....  I have been wanting to find your thread to give you a most positive comment about your new Avatar-Profile photo.....   
....very beautiful and pretty you are!!!! ... and a personality on the Forums to match.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 13, 2018, 01:59:55 pm
Hard working woman! You deserve every break and coffee

Also, isn't the dental hygienst married? Or am I mixing her up with someone else

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 02:10:44 pm
Hard working woman! You deserve every break and coffee

Also, isn't the dental hygienst married? Or am I mixing her up with someone else

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@Allison S :   Yes, you are mixing her up with some of the other cis-women that I regularly go to the gym with... 3 are married,  one of them spilled the beans about their suspicions about me to her husband and that was the beginning of how my secret getting out all came to pass.   Those conversations among my group of gym ladies when I was not present, and then my encounter with my Hygienist (she is single) led to everything coming out.... which in the end, has been a big relief for me.   I am still wondering why they had suspicions??  Probably some little thing or another....  it is most difficult to completely erase the habits and mannerisms of years and years of being a male.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on April 13, 2018, 02:41:11 pm
@SarahFehrman ,,,,,  YES, freedom indeed....  having the "secret past" of mine bottled up since I moved here a year and half ago has really caused me much stress and at times has taken away much of my joy.
 
All is much better now that I had that dinner with my Dental Hygienist aka: (female)Suitor#4 and she asked me that very personal question about my transition.

*****OH, by the way....  I have been wanting to find your thread to give you a most positive comment about your new Avatar-Profile photo.....   
....very beautiful and pretty you are!!!! ... and a personality on the Forums to match.
Hugs,
Danielle
Thank you, sweetie. I’m starting HRT the week after next - I’m so excited! I’ll keep everyone posted on my progress.


Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 13, 2018, 03:20:20 pm
... regarding (female)Suitor #4 .....  when I was at her house having dinner the other night when she asked me if I was a trans-woman .....   I mentioned that we were sitting on her couch together finishing off the 2 bottles of wine she had opened for dinner... 
....it has been cold here so we were sitting in front of the fireplace warming up so I took my shoes and socks off and warmed up my feet ...  that felt so very good.
(https://i.imgur.com/12pNlCL.jpg)

Well, my mini-break is over, I came in extra early today and I have been here in my office since 5:00AM this morning and it is now 9:30AM ....  sipping on some more coffee to help me get my overload of work done....   I just need these occasional breaks so I can stay sane and more coffee to keep me alert.

More about (female)Suitor#4 later.

Danielle


Loving your updates and journey.   Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: I Am Jess on April 13, 2018, 04:02:14 pm
Amazing story Danielle!  I love the fact that you don't have to hide your past.  I've been open since I transitioned 3 years ago and since I'm still with the employer I've been with for 30 years there was no other option available to me.  I'm starting to get to the age where I can start to think about retirement and what I'm going to do after I retire.  I have a beautiful home and California is such an amazing state that part of me wants to just stay put and enjoy life here.  Another part says move to another place and start over.  I grew up in a small town and I love being a part of small town life.  Your story is giving me a lot to think about.  If I were to move I think I would go your route and not out myself until after I had become a part of the community.  It's funny, I've been going to this incredible night club in Hollywood on Tuesday nights and have become friends with a group of cis women who all know I'm trans but see me as just another one of the girls.  It's such a wonderful feeling to be accepted as one of the girls and be invited to girls events.

Sorry I haven't posted here before now, it is an amazing experience you are having.   
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Shy on April 13, 2018, 04:26:59 pm
Glad you're out in your community of friends Danielle :) I can sense the relief in your posts. It's funny how things like this just happen on their own.

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

Sadie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 04:42:55 pm
Amazing story Danielle! I love the fact that you don't have to hide your past.  I've been open since I transitioned 3 years ago and since I'm still with the employer I've been with for 30 years there was no other option available to me.  I'm starting to get to the age where I can start to think about retirement and what I'm going to do after I retire.  I have a beautiful home and California is such an amazing state that part of me wants to just stay put and enjoy life here.  Another part says move to another place and start over.  I grew up in a small town and I love being a part of small town life.  Your story is giving me a lot to think about. If I were to move I think I would go your route and not out myself until after I had become a part of the community.  It's funny, I've been going to this incredible night club in Hollywood on Tuesday nights and have become friends with a group of cis women who all know I'm trans but see me as just another one of the girls.  It's such a wonderful feeling to be accepted as one of the girls and be invited to girls events.

Sorry I haven't posted here before now, it is an amazing experience you are having.

@I Am Jess ....  Thank you very much for your thoughts.
 
I have been admiring your pictures, posts comments on various threads since I became a member of Susan's Place.  Your transformation and appearance is remarkable and you look absolutely incredible.   I don't quite have the same tall and beautiful body, legs and boob-age that you do but I am doing OK in my full-time transition here where I live now and I seem to pass without too many difficulties.

I agree with you about small town life... I like the fact that when I go around town, not too many people I see are strangers and nor am I a stranger to most of them.   I was born and raised in a very rural area on my parent's cattle and horse ranch,  so small town life is very agreeable and familiar to me. 
I also agree about fitting in and becoming a involved and part of the town BEFORE coming out.  I moved here and started my own business here as a woman over a year and a half ago. 
As you have read on my thread, all of my worries about how the townspeople would react were for not....  now, in the last few days, since my past is out in the open, it seems that I am well accepted here... a big relief and no more stress about that issue any longer. I was most worried about my business clients and how that would affect my business but so far there have been no issues whatsoever.  I have had comments from my clients about my transition but they have been overwhelmingly supportive....   
....the only issues that now remains is with my parents, my immediate family members and my old long term friends... frankly, that is why I pulled up stakes, quit my male-mode job, became full-time female and relocated here as a woman to start over.  I have developed lots of new male and female friends and acquaintances that accept me for what I am.

Well, I have my weekly gym rendezvous with 5 of my cis-female friends that accept me as one of the girls....
.... and you have your weekly Tuesday nights in Hollywood with your friends that accept you as one of the girls. 
We are definitely some of the lucky ones!!!!
Again, Jess, thanks for your reply and comments.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 04:52:16 pm
Glad you're out in your community of friends Danielle :) I can sense the relief in your posts. It's funny how things like this just happen on their own.

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

Sadie

@Shy ....  thank you for your reply....  yes, I am very relieved and now have much less stress about that issue.
I have been enjoying your thread and following along with your transition... please keep updating and filling us all in on your journey.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: I Am Jess on April 13, 2018, 07:18:12 pm
@I Am Jess

I have been admiring your pictures, posts comments on various threads since I became a member of Susan's Place.  Your transformation and appearance is remarkable and you look absolutely incredible.   

Awww thank you.  It's been a pretty magical ride for me.  I've been admiring yours since you joined us here!

I was born and raised in a very rural area on my parent's cattle and horse ranch,  so small town life is very agreeable and familiar to me. 

I was around cattle ranches all my life.  My grandparents had a farm where I spent a lot of my early childhood.  My dad always had cattle on his place in Colorado.   My mom got re-married when I was 16 to a cattle rancher in rural Nebraska.  I didn't transition until after they had both passed away.


....the only issues that now remains is with my parents, my immediate family members and my old long term friends...

I hope you can work things out with them.  My mom and step dad never got to meet Jessie.  My dad is still alive and I have a good relationship with him.  I have a good relationship with almost all my family members except for a step-mom and uncle.  Having their support has been a big help.  Hopefully your family can come around and see the amazing woman you are.

We are definitely some of the lucky ones!!!!

Again, Jess, thanks for your reply and comments.

Hugs,
Danielle

Yes we are.  I'm thankful everyday for the life I now have.  I'm so happy that you are living a great life too.  It's through stories like ours that others can see that being trans is nothing to be feared.  We are educating the cis and trans worlds one positive story at a time.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Cassi on April 13, 2018, 07:48:28 pm
Ya awl mak'n me blush!!  And I still have book and movie rights!!!!!!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 08:42:51 pm
......  I have had enough!!!
I came in early to work this morning at 5:10am nd right now it is 5:30pm here where I live .... 
....I have been working today for 12 hours now and I am very tired

The owner at the next door coffee shop knew that I was going to work a long day today and she (without me asking) brought me coffee several times today and she even brought me lunch (soup and sandwich) and she wouldn't give me a bill for it.... that was so very sweet of her.

So, anyway, I am going to go home and get into my night clothes... and crash and burn...   I will also be working a full day tomorrow Saturday.... gotta get the tax stuff in order for my clients.
I may be on here later tonight or maybe not....
If I don't come back on, wishing you a nighty-night to all of my friends here on Susan's Place.
Danielle :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 13, 2018, 08:47:41 pm
Exciting as this story is, Danielle, you must look after yourself first! You work hard and need to make sure that you get enough rest and keep your 'tank full'! Hope your right is restful and that your dreams are sweet!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 13, 2018, 09:48:18 pm
......  I have had enough!!!
I came in early to work this morning at 5:10am nd right now it is 5:30pm here where I live .... 
....I have been working today for 12 hours now and I am very tired

The owner at the next door coffee shop knew that I was going to work a long day today and she (without me asking) brought me coffee several times today and she even brought me lunch (soup and sandwich) and she wouldn't give me a bill for it.... that was so very sweet of her.

So, anyway, I am going to go home and get into my night clothes... and crash and burn...   I will also be working a full day tomorrow Saturday.... gotta get the tax stuff in order for my clients.
I may be on here later tonight or maybe not....
If I don't come back on, wishing you a nighty-night to all of my friends here on Susan's Place.
Danielle :)

Take care of yourself.  And what an amazing neighbour.   It sounds like you have great people in your life...and I suspect it's your positive energy that keeps attracting them.  Take care

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 13, 2018, 10:57:34 pm
Please watch out for yourself! You have so many amazing things happening in your life right now and you deserve to enjoy it! So glad you have so thoughtful neighbors who are watching out for you. How nice to bring you food and coffee.

Also discovered another really nice and cute new avatar picture! You look awesome.

Hugs

Sarah

......  I have had enough!!!
I came in early to work this morning at 5:10am nd right now it is 5:30pm here where I live .... 
....I have been working today for 12 hours now and I am very tired

The owner at the next door coffee shop knew that I was going to work a long day today and she (without me asking) brought me coffee several times today and she even brought me lunch (soup and sandwich) and she wouldn't give me a bill for it.... that was so very sweet of her.

So, anyway, I am going to go home and get into my night clothes... and crash and burn...   I will also be working a full day tomorrow Saturday.... gotta get the tax stuff in order for my clients.
I may be on here later tonight or maybe not....
If I don't come back on, wishing you a nighty-night to all of my friends here on Susan's Place.
Danielle :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 11:08:44 pm
@sarah1972   
@islandgirl     
@Karen
 
Thank you ladies for your way too kind and thoughtful words tonight... 

Even after my long work day, and being very tired, I am all keyed up...
....must have been all that coffee I had today...
I will crash and burn soon and I am not going in my office as early tomorrow on Saturday as I did today.

Thanks again for your replies.
Hugs to all,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on April 13, 2018, 11:25:00 pm
Danielle I am sorry off topic but your new Avatar looks great and you look like a girl I dated in grade 8 her name was Lauren I think. Sorry again
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 13, 2018, 11:28:34 pm
Danielle I am sorry off topic but your new Avatar looks great and you look like a girl I dated in grade 8 her name was Lauren I think. Sorry again

@natalie.ashlyne  No worries, "off topic" is definitely OK on my thread.   
I appreciate your reply and your kind words....
....hmm, did you think Lauren was a good looking girl for you to date???? LOL  ;)

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Cassi on April 13, 2018, 11:29:54 pm
@sarah1972   
@islandgirl     
@Karen
 
Thank you ladies for your way too kind and thoughtful words tonight... 

Even after my long work day, and being very tired, I am all keyed up...
....must have been all that coffee I had today...
I will crash and burn soon and I am not going in my office as early tomorrow on Saturday as I did today.

Thanks again for your replies.
Hugs to all,
Danielle

Good for you, it's about time you "Dolled Up" :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on April 13, 2018, 11:35:15 pm
@natalie.ashlyne  No worries, "off topic" is definitely OK on my thread.   
I appreciate your reply and your kind words....
....hmm, did you think Lauren was a good looking girl for you to date???? LOL  ;)

Hugs,
Danielle
Well ya she was super hot and I remember playing spin the bottle and kissing her and dancing with her. Some good memories
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Cassi on April 14, 2018, 12:52:37 am
Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: nikkiannukts on April 14, 2018, 02:43:33 am
Danielle,

Take care of yourself - Having pushed myself to the point of exhuastion with work it takes a while to catch up with rest aftwards.  Look after yourself.

Hope it all goes OK.

Nikki
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 14, 2018, 06:44:34 am
....hmm, did you think Lauren was a good looking girl for you to date???? LOL  ;)

With a name like Lauren, she must have been.   ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Steph2.0 on April 14, 2018, 07:05:20 am
With a name like Lauren, she must have been.   ;D

❤️
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Susan Baum on April 14, 2018, 09:39:26 am
Danielle I am sorry off topic but your new Avatar looks great and you look like a girl I dated in grade 8 her name was Lauren I think. Sorry again
Danielle,
Sort of staying off-topic, I have to say the latest avatar is good and lets your personality shine through.  :)  You are looking fabulous. It sure seems whoever has been taking photos of you has more than a casual interest which makes me wonder who the photographer was? Could it have been Suitor #1, Suitor #3 or Suitor #4?  :o

If it weren't for the hair color, you are a dead ringer for Lisa, a server at a local restaurant I frequent.

Susan
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 14, 2018, 11:13:08 am
Danielle,
Sort of staying off-topic, I have to say the latest avatar is good and lets your personality shine through.  :)  You are looking fabulous. It sure seems whoever has been taking photos of you has more than a casual interest which makes me wonder who the photographer was? Could it have been Suitor #1, Suitor #3 or Suitor #4?  :o

If it weren't for the hair color, you are a dead ringer for Lisa, a server at a local restaurant I frequent.

Susan

@Susan Baum    Some good guesses and you were right to leave out Suitor#2 ... he is a no-go as far as I am concerned.
Actually some of my pics are taken by one of my clients that runs a local photography business.
Thank you for your comment... and your nice words.
 I absolutely do not mind going off_topic as long as we eventually get back on track.
Danielle


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 16, 2018, 11:50:57 am
Here it is, my MONDAY morning UPDATE:... it is just after 8:30 AM, I just got to my office after having a nice breakfast earlier at the next door coffee shop... I got a Western Omelette (also known as a Denver Omelette) ....  ham, cheese, bell peppers...   and a side of mixed fruit (this time of year it is canned, but still OK)... and of course copious amounts of coffee plus a take-out espresso to take to my office.   

I did see Male Suitor #3 there, he was sitting in another booth with a man and a woman.  He did acknowledge me and said hello as he got up to leave.

All is better today, I did work Saturday, a short day, until about 3PM and took the entire day off yesterday... slept in, and did some light house cleaning and just vegged out. 

I am expecting a few clients today that have been dragging their feet about getting their taxes filed.  I am not planning to work late today but that could all change.

Wednesday, I will be going to the gym with my gym girl-friends... including (female)Suitor#4 , the Dental Hygienist that I previously gave several reports about...  She is the one that invited to her home for a cozy dinner last week... so that should be interesting. 

I have not seen any of my Suitors or even my friends since late last week because of my crazy work load.

Well....... back to work for me.........   
later alligator,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 16, 2018, 11:57:32 am
I have been missing your updates but I am very glad you decided to take a day off to recover. Only two more workdays and you can hopefully take it a bit easier and focus on all the exciting things in your life!

Hugs

Sarah

Here it is, my MONDAY morning UPDATE[/b]:... it is just after 8:30 AM, I just got to my office after having a nice breakfast earlier at the next door coffee shop... I got a Western Omelette (also known as a Denver Omelette) ....  ham, cheese, bell peppers...   and a side of mixed fruit (this time of year it is canned, but still OK)... and of course copious amounts of coffee plus a take-out espresso to take to my office.   

I did see Male Suitor #3 there, he was sitting in another booth with a man and a woman.  He did acknowledge me and said hello as he got up to leave.

All is better today, I did work Saturday, a short day, until about 3PM and took the entire day off yesterday... slept in, and did some light house cleaning and just vegged out. 

I am expecting a few clients today that have been dragging their feet about getting their taxes filed.  I am not planning to work late today but that could all change.

Wednesday, I will be going to the gym with my gym girl-friends... including (female)Suitor#4 , the Dental Hygienist that I previously gave several reports about...  She is the one that invited to her home for a cozy dinner last week... so that should be interesting. 

I have not seen any of my suitors since late last week because of my crazy work load.

Well....... back to work for me.........   
later alligator,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 16, 2018, 01:39:01 pm
I am glad to hear that you took some time to rest and recharge! On to new adventures this week!

I found myself in the fitness room of our condo a few days ago, and thought that it would be nice to have a group of women to workout with! Enjoy your week!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 16, 2018, 01:56:42 pm
I have been missing your updates but I am very glad you decided to take a day off to recover. Only two more workdays and you can hopefully take it a bit easier and focus on all the exciting things in your life!

Hugs

Sarah

@sarah1972    Yes, absolutely it was nice to have a recovery day yesterday.
   
This week, after Tax Tuesday I am indeed planning to take some time off... in fact, the rest of the week off...   Wednesday will be my gym day then perhaps heading to the big city with some of my gym friends (most likely including my Dental Hygienist female Suitor#4)to go to Costco and other shopping adventures, eating out, etc... this will be our once a month (or so) shopping trip... because of long drive it is usually a one or two overnight trip... with 2 to 4 gals, we always have a good time.

Sarah, Thanks for your reply.  I hope that you have a good day, good week, etc...  Oh, have you recovered from your trip to Vegas yet?  ....  I enjoyed seeing all of your pictures and descriptions of your time there...
.... Full-Time is wonderful as I am sure that you agree.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 16, 2018, 03:01:57 pm
I am glad to hear that you took some time to rest and recharge! On to new adventures this week!

I found myself in the fitness room of our condo a few days ago, and thought that it would be nice to have a group of women to workout with! Enjoy your week!

@islandgirl :   Yes, it is indeed wonderful to have a group of friends (in my case 5 cis-women friends) to regularly go to they gym with....  I tell that to many trans-women friends here on the Forums  and warn those that are not full-time and passing 100% that they must be prepared for the scenario of the much feared gauntlet and dreaded locker room changing area....    I also go on regular shopping trips, go on walk and jogs, belong to a book club and do various volunteer charity activities with mostly cis-women friends and a male or two in some of those events.
It is a great way to meet people and to develop friendships and as I have written I have ended up with admirers and Suitors ... men and women Suitors.
 
My personal motto is :
"If you want friends, you need to be friendly:  ... and approachable.  I am always ready to smile and say hello to strangers and even start a conversation with them.

So islandgirl, please keep us updated with your condo fitness room adventures and other endeavors.
Thanks for your comment reply.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 16, 2018, 03:12:44 pm
So happy for you! Hope you have a great and fun trip to Costco! And I cannot wait for the update from the trip.

You are right, living full time is really awesome and I cannot imagine ever going back. Still waiting for a real "girls night out" but the pool afternoon in Vegas came pretty close. Yes, I did recover and I am already packing again for the next trip tomorrow.

Enjoy your trip into the city!

Hugs Sarah

@sarah1972    Yes, absolutely it was nice to have a recovery day yesterday.
   
This week, after Tax Tuesday I am indeed planning to take some time off... in fact, the rest of the week off...   Wednesday will be my gym day then perhaps heading to the big city with some of my gym friends (most likely including my Dental Hygienist female Suitor#4)to go to Costco and other shopping adventures, eating out, etc... this will be our once a month (or so) shopping trip... because of long drive it is usually a one or two overnight trip... with 2 to 4 gals, we always have a good time.

Sarah, Thanks for your reply.  I hope that you have a good day, good week, etc...  Oh, have you recovered from your trip to Vegas yet?  ....  I enjoyed seeing all of your pictures and descriptions of your time there...
.... Full-Time is wonderful as I am sure that you agree.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on April 16, 2018, 03:24:44 pm
Got room for one more on your trip, damn it will take me a week to get there and only have 2 more days hols left. Have fun on your trip and who will you be sharing a room with??? I shall stay tuned
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 16, 2018, 03:56:52 pm
Okay, okay, as usual I got questions! (Can picture Danielle saying, "Oh crap!") So if you were to go on a date with one of your many suitors, what would you do? Would it be a hike or dinner or is there a movie in your town? Are you near the ocean or the mountains where you might hike, drive or ski to? I am still trying to wrap my head around what life is like for romance in your surroundings. Cozy fireplaces are popping into my mind, but so far I only saw one set of feet in that picture you posted.
Moni
Gosh Moni, you so nosy!!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 16, 2018, 05:05:58 pm
@islandgirl :   Yes, it is indeed wonderful to have a group of friends (in my case 5 cis-women friends) to regularly go to they gym with....  I tell that to many trans-women friends here on the Forums  and warn those that are not full-time and passing 100% that they must be prepared for the scenario of the much feared gauntlet and dreaded locker room changing area....    I also go on regular shopping trips, go on walk and jogs, belong to a book club and do various volunteer charity activities with mostly cis-women friends and a male or two in some of those events.
It is a great way to meet people and to develop friendships and as I have written I have ended up with admirers and Suitors ... men and women Suitors.

Thanks Danielle
 
My personal motto is :
"If you want friends, you need to be friendly:  ... and approachable.  I am always ready to smile and say hello to strangers and even start a conversation with them.

So islandgirl, please keep us updated with your condo fitness room adventures and other endeavors.
Thanks for your comment reply.

Hugs,
Danielle


Thanks Danielle! My goal is to loose weight, get back in shape and recover from a couple of injuries that I suffered while playing tennis this last summer and during a running clinic a couple of months ago. I have been looking around for a good gym to join but still have not found one that fits.  I loved being part of my tennis team. The women were very welcoming and fun. My shoulder injury probably will keep me out of tennis so I need to find another sport to take part in. I love running and still have a goal of running another half marathon. I used to run a lot and was training for Boston when I had my last major injury.

I do not have a group of women that I associate with here. Actually, I live a pretty lonely existence. That is another reason to get out and join something! Any way, positive thoughts, positive actions! Hugs! Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 16, 2018, 07:33:49 pm
*****@HappyMoni ... my replies follow:
 
Apr 12, 2018 7:17pm
You know Danielle, I always pictured Alaska as kind of a boring kind of place. I gotta say you are kind of ruining that image for me. Those long cold nights are looking better and better with the talk about your dating prospects. I think if this 'gets out' tourism may really increase.lol
I want you to know I tried to go back and look for an introduction post of yours, but didn't see one. I had a question but if you don't want to answer, that's cool. I was wondering if you had a preference for suitors of the #1, 2, or 3 variety or for the #4 variety, or is it a matter of personality over gender? (Truth be told, I'm glad Mr. #2 is out)
Moni
I lied to my procrastinating son and told him the tax deadline was changed to April 14 starting this year. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

    Alaska is definitely not a boring place... nearby skiing and boarding, lots of hiking trails, lakes and stream for fishing and boating, hunting, snow-machine trails (snow-mobiles), and yes dinner out, etc.
    My preference is for Suitor#1I agree, Suitor#2 is out. Suitor #3 has not done much followup.  ... And I have to say that (female) Suitor #4 aka:my dental hygienist, has really piqued my interest.  Later this week I and 3 of my gym-girls are going to do our once-a-month shopping trip to the big-city for Costco and some Mall shopping.  It is usually a one or two night overnight trip because of the distance and long drive.  We all usually share hotel rooms... My (female) Suitor #4 has already requested that I share the hotel room with her on this trip... we have changed up in the past trips, but that should be quite interesting for sure.

    ****OK @HappyMoni :  I am a very bad influence on you... you lied to your son
;D


Apr 16, 2018 5:05pm
Okay, okay, as usual I got questions! (Can picture Danielle saying, "Oh crap!") So if you were to go on a date with one of your many suitors, what would you do? Would it be a hike or dinner or is there a movie in your town? Are you near the ocean or the mountains where you might hike, drive or ski to? I am still trying to wrap my head around what life is like for romance in your surroundings. Cozy fireplaces are popping into my mind, but so far I only saw one set of feet in that picture you posted.
Moni
Gosh Moni, you so nosy!!

    So far the dates have been casual dates.... usually dinner out or in the case of Suitor #1 and then (female)Suitor #4, dinner at her home.  Suitor #3 mentioned a possible dinner date but he has not followed up yet. 
    In the winter time, as it is now, we could go snow skiing but none of my Suitors have brought that up yet.  Then when the weather warms up we could go hiking, jogging/walking, fishing, etc.
... but for now because it is cold here, the cozy fireplaces are a nice place to be.

    Hugs,
    Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Colleen_definitely on April 16, 2018, 07:55:10 pm
Yep, you're DEFINITELY living the dream.   ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 16, 2018, 08:02:46 pm
Yep, you're DEFINITELY living the dream.   ;D

@Colleen_definitely :  YES, for now, except for the "full of himself" Suitor #2 at the gym, things are going well... but in the past my experience has sometimes shown me that dreams can turn into nightmares and frustrations.....  good things don't always happen to good people.
When I was growing up as a high school boy and just starting to drive and to date...
My dad always told me.... "If you can't be good, you need to be very careful"   Good advice I would say.
Thanks for your reply.
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JLT1 on April 16, 2018, 11:38:27 pm
Wow,

Just started reading this a couple days ago.  Fun!!!  I'll pick up popcorn for my next marathon.


Hugs to all,

Jen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 17, 2018, 09:09:41 am
Wow,

Just started reading this a couple days ago.  Fun!!!  I'll pick up popcorn for my next marathon.


Hugs to all,

Jen

@JLT1Jen, Thanks for coming on to my thread...  it took me some time to get comfortable with sharing some of my personal information but the benefit of that is the support, suggestions, and encouragement that I receive from other members here.... 
... BUT, I trust that goes both ways, that perhaps if a member has questions, frustrations, successes, failures, and concerns that they perhaps learn something and feel support from any of the comments from others and myself.... 

As transitioners we need to stick together as we all are in this journey together and we can support each other and learn from each other.

I only have 9 pages on this thread so get some refreshments...
....and be sure to start reading at the very beginning so you can get the entire scope of my journey and decipher my comments about relocating here when I went Full-Time, my business and work, my small town, my local coffee shop, and my feelings about my various relationships and just who are Suitors #1, #2, #3, #4 and any new ones on the horizon....

Thanks for posting ....
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 17, 2018, 05:44:24 pm
Congratulations Danielle, it's April 17, you get your life back. You can go back to entertaining your popcorn posse! I am making plans to  see my son in jail when he procrastinates past the deadline. On the plus side, he does look good in stripes!
Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 17, 2018, 06:29:17 pm
Congratulations Danielle, it's April 17, you get your life back. You can go back to entertaining your popcorn posse! I am making plans to  see my son in jail when he procrastinates past the deadline. On the plus side, he does look good in stripes!
Moni

Hi Moni:  Thanks for your message, at the very least TODAY your son, in order to avoid penalties, must file an "Extension" ... he can do that on E-file.   Otherwise he will not only get a penalty for not filing but he will get penalties and interest on his taxes owed....   this will not turn out well for him if he doesn't at least file an Extension TODAY.

It is almost 3:30PM here and I am just about done for today, I had one lady come in a half hour ago with a big box of mixed up papers and forms and wanted me to file her tax return today....  I told her that it would take me a day and a half just to put her papers and records in order so I could even get to the raw numbers to do her filing.   She was a little upset when I told her that we would have to file an Extension and I could work on her taxes by the end of the month.   Even with an  Extension, if she owes taxes she will be penalized and charged interest.

As I mentioned I will take the rest of the week off and come back to work next Monday.  When I get home, for dinner, I am going to make Mac & Cheese, some hotdogs, and for a green vegetable I have some zucchini to cook.  I might even post a picture of my dinner on the "Dinner" thread tonight.   Then on Wed & Thurs, I am off to the big city for a monthly shopping trip to stock up...  and to go mall shopping with 3 of my gym women friends 
...including female Suitor #4 ... it will be an interesting trip for sure.

Here is a picture of me and some other regulars at the busy next door coffee shop this morning when I had breakfast there.  The 2 guys are loggers and come to the shop every morning and each get a breakfast that would feed an army.  The lady on the right is one of my gym women friends...  NO... she is NOT female Suitor #4
(https://i.imgur.com/VPzPZqx.jpg)

Thanks for your message @HappyMoni
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 17, 2018, 06:34:38 pm
Are you sure Danielle? Looks like Suitors #5, #6, and #7 to me. Just sayin!!! lol
Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 17, 2018, 07:02:30 pm
Are you sure Danielle? Looks like Suitors #5, #6, and #7 to me. Just sayin!!! lol
Moni
Lol!!! Right

Danielle beautiful blue eyes

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on April 17, 2018, 07:06:15 pm
Hi Moni:  Thanks for your message, at the very least TODAY your son, in order to avoid penalties, must file an "Extension" ... he can do that on E-file.   Otherwise he will not only get a penalty for not filing but he will get penalties and interest on his taxes owed....   this will not turn out well for him if he doesn't at least file an Extension TODAY.

It is almost 3:30PM here and I am just about done for today, I had one lady come in a half hour ago with a big box of mixed up papers and forms and wanted me to file her tax return today....  I told her that it would take me a day and a half just to put her papers and records in order so I could even get to the raw numbers to do her filing.   She was a little upset when I told her that we would have to file an Extension and I could work on her taxes by the end of the month.   Even with an  Extension, if she owes taxes she will be penalized and charged interest.

As I mentioned I will take the rest of the week off and come back to work next Monday.  When I get home, for dinner, I am going to make Mac & Cheese, some hotdogs, and for a green vegetable I have some zucchini to cook.  I might even post a picture of my dinner on the "Dinner" thread tonight.   Then on Wed & Thurs, I am off to the big city for a monthly shopping trip to stock up...  and to go mall shopping with 3 of my gym women friends 
...including female Suitor #4 ... it will be an interesting trip for sure.

Here is a picture of me and some other regulars at the busy next door coffee shop this morning when I had breakfast there.  The 2 guys are loggers and come to the shop every morning and each get a breakfast that would feed an army.  The lady on the right is one of my gym women friends...  NO... she is NOT female Suitor #4
(https://i.imgur.com/VPzPZqx.jpg)

Thanks for your message @HappyMoni
Hugs,
Danielle
You look so happy, Danielle, which makes you look even more beautiful. And what a smile (too) early in the morning!


Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 17, 2018, 09:01:48 pm
Are you sure Danielle? Looks like Suitors #5, #6, and #7 to me. Just sayin!!! lol
Moni

@HappyMoni ....  Moni, you are a funny girl!!! 
The two guys are local loggers that every one in the coffee shop know of ... and they are really rough unshaven looking and rough acting men, even in front of women they can barely talk without a peppering of 4 letter words. .. there were no tables left in the small seating area so they asked if they could sit with me and my friend.... the woman is one of 5 of my good women friends that I go to the gym with every week.... definitely not my female suitor #4 and no romantic interest either way... just a good friend.

******Did your son get his taxes done tonight???

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Chelsea on April 18, 2018, 08:04:40 am
Danielle you look great in that picture! Good thing I've been following your thread because I had forgot the deadline for taxes and filed an extension yesterday, so Thank you and I'm looking forward for your updates. :)

Hugs,
       Chelsea
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 18, 2018, 03:40:11 pm
@HappyMoni   
The two guys are local loggers that every one in the coffee shop know of ... and they are really rough unshaven looking and rough acting men, even in front of women they can barely talk without a peppering of 4 letter words.

******Did your son get his taxes done tonight???

Hugs,
Danielle

Danielle,

I thought this was the definition of an 'Alaskan hottie.' lol Sorry, don't mean to be a snob, 'a Maryland hottie.' What part of that can we possibly resist? As for the taxes, I am afraid to ask him. I heard they added one more day because the gov't website crashed.
Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 18, 2018, 04:27:59 pm
You look so happy, Danielle, which makes you look even more beautiful. And what a smile (too) early in the morning!


Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown

You look amazing...so authentic and happy.

Now that taxes are done....on with the story.  Loving that you share so openly and let us live with and through you. 

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 18, 2018, 05:01:53 pm
Wednesday Update:  Local time here is 1:50pm
As I mentioned in an earlier thread, I closed my office for the rest of the week and will open again on Monday.
I had also mentioned that I, along with 3 of my gym women friends, am going to the big city for our every 4-8 week shopping trip to stock up on groceries and supplies and also to hit the mall to do some other shopping.   We left about 9:30am for our long drive and we still have a couple hours left in our trip....  we will stay 2 nights and head back home on Friday.   
We just stopped a small roadside gas and pitstop before we continue on.   They have WiFi here so I thought I would get on and give an update.

The gal driving us has a big Ford Expedition that is big enough for the 4 of us and our bags,.... and it will be stuffed once we go shopping and head back home.   Sitting in the back seat with me is my Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 ... and she also put in her request to share my hotel room with me....  all of us always share a room to keep costs down....  but this could be interesting having her in my room....  or, is it me in her room???
We all are planning to go out to a nice dinner or two so all of us brought some dressy clothes to wear, I brought a nice dress and high heels for the dinner events.

Well, we are all gassed up and ready to roll.   The driver woman friend is the one that was in the picture that I posted in the coffee shop yesterday morning.

The Vehicle has Wifi and it will start getting better connections as we get closer to our destination.
I will try to keep you all posted.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 18, 2018, 05:08:29 pm
Danielle,

I thought this was the definition of an 'Alaskan hottie.'
lol Sorry, don't mean to be a snob, 'a Maryland hottie.' What part of that can we possibly resist? As for the taxes, I am afraid to ask him. I heard they added one more day because the gov't website crashed.
Moni

Hi @HappyMoni :  I really am sure that you were kidding about the "Alaskan Hottie", right?   There are many women that would fit that bill up here, but there also are a lot of nicely dressed and nicely groomed women here as well.

Oh yeah, I got a notice on my work website about the Technology Delay at the IRS, so the good news is that your son has until tonight to take care of important tax matters.
Thanks for your reply post.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 18, 2018, 05:12:08 pm
Hmmm, Techology Delay at the IRS....   
....Russian, Chinese, or North Korean hacking possibly ...
...or just outdated software as been previously reported for many years?????
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 18, 2018, 05:21:09 pm
Hi @HappyMoni :  I really am sure that you were kidding about the "Alaskan Hottie", right?   There are many women that would fit that bill up here, but there also are a lot of nicely dressed and nicely groomed women here as well.

Oh yeah, I got a notice on my work website about the Technology Delay at the IRS, so the good news is that your son has until tonight to take care of important tax matters.
Thanks for your reply post.
Danielle
Danielle, my poorly aimed attempt at humor was that the foul mouth logger was the definition of 'Hottie,' not your friend or any wonderful Alaskan. Sorry if it seemed rude. It was not intended.
My son is old enough to know better. If he messes up, he will pay the price of natural consequences. My younger son is more conscientious about such things.   
Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 18, 2018, 05:31:00 pm
Danielle, my poorly aimed attempt at humor was that the foul mouth logger was the definition of 'Hottie,' not your friend or any wonderful Alaskan. Sorry if it seemed rude. It was not intended.
My son is old enough to know better. If he messes up, he will pay the price of natural consequences. My younger son is more conscientious about such things.   
Moni

Ahh... the vehicle WiFi is working now.....   Heya @HappyMoni  .... no worries... I knew for sure that you were kidding... but there are lots of folks that don't live here that think that the women here, especially in small out of the way towns, are missing some teeth, hair uncombed, not frequently showering, dirt under the fingernails and wearing sloppy clothing.

So, that is good parenting that you are doing, you raised him and took care of his needs when he was young but now he is an adult with adult responsibilities and the adult consequences that go along with it.
Again... no worries, no offense taken, thank you for all of your comments and replies... I enjoy your insights.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 18, 2018, 10:02:55 pm
The night in the shared hotel room, the scene in the movie we've all been waiting on the edge of our seats for! ;D >:-)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 18, 2018, 10:52:44 pm
The night in the shared hotel room, the scene in the movie we've all been waiting on the edge of our seats for! ;D >:-)

Pass the popcorn!  Extra butter!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: josie76 on April 19, 2018, 05:44:24 am
popcorn? Heck I'm on the edge of my seat. No time for popcorn.  :D

Have fun Danielle!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 19, 2018, 09:12:10 am
Ladies, be calm.  It's too early in the film for too much action.  Though perhaps an interest is expounded upon.  Need to set the mood... Dimmed lights, soft music, a warm inviting smile, our protagonist alone with her interested party... and "action"!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on April 19, 2018, 01:55:23 pm
Hi Danielle,

  Yes, I am reading too. I'm still here with Michelle.

  You mentioned a nice dress and heels but not a word on your attire for the boudoir tonight.... perhaps some offering from VS? A little bit of Chantilly lace and a pretty face...

Hugs,
  Laurie

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-by5e4saI
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 19, 2018, 03:16:24 pm
Danielle, what happened to suitors 1 and 3?! I get that #4 is way ahead of the pack, did she win?! We wanna know

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 19, 2018, 04:48:07 pm
Today's Update:  Here is a picture I took at our "pitstop" yesterday when we were about 2 hours from our destination.   We stopped for gas and for a bite to eat.
My Suitor#4 is wearing the dark jacket sitting next to me.  The gal on the left with the blonde hair in the light blue jacket is my gym friend that is always coming to my rescue at the gym when she sees the creepy Suitor#2 come near to where i am working ourt.
(https://i.imgur.com/r1tcDE8.jpg)

We got checked into our hotel rooms around dinner time yesterday and we went out to a causal place for dinner and conversation.  We also stopped at a few stores at one of the malls for some night shopping.
   
This morning we had breakfast at the hotel restaurant and we went shopping at a different bigger mall to do some serious shopping for clothing, makeup, and a few small appliances and a new coffee maker for myself, I decided to buy one of those Keurig single cup "pod" coffee makers...  perfect for my needs,  I know that they are a little more expensive to make coffee with the single pods but I can easily have a variety of coffees and teas.  If it works out at my home I may get an another one for my office...  but I ask myself "Why?" ....  the coffee shop is so close, I am thinking, why bother with my own coffee maker at my office... plus if I did that I would not be connecting as much with my so-called social life next door at the coffee shop..

I am certain from the last few comments that I read on my thread that some of you are looking for juicy details about my night with female Suitor #4 in our shared room.   I hate to disappoint you but nothing more than when we took showers and got ready for bed that when we had changed into our night clothes she gave me a nice hug and told me that she was very glad to be my friend...
We woke up this morning and were getting ready at the mirror in the bathroom and she commented that she liked my hair, my eyes and how I did my minimal makeup... then she asked if I could help her with her hair. 
During our shopping at the stores she rarely left my side....  and always touchy-feely when talking to me or trying to show me clothing.... so tonight should be interesting, but I think (and I hope) that she is getting my subtle hints about not moving to fast!  But because we are sharing a room and we are in different states of dressing and undress, things can get a little out of hand.   Hmmm, what to do?

It is now just past 1:30pm here, we had a light lunch at the food court and now I am resting at Barnes and Noble and having a Starbucks espresso.  Shopping for books next, then much more shopping after this.  We are holding off on our food shopping until tomorrow when we head home because we will be buying some perishable stuff too.
Tonight all 4 of us are planning to go out to a more dressy dinner.

Oh to answer Allison's question about my Suitors that I have written about.  Suitor#1 is indeed way ahead of the pack and he is so accepting of me after he found out me being a trans-woman.   Suitor#2 is OUT...he is the gym creep.   Suitor#3 is still in the running but he is so shy he has not followed up on his proposed dinner invitation yet, perhaps I will have to follow up with him  ....  and of course female Suitor#4 is in a different league... not only is she a female, and she is my dental hygienist, but she is single, sweet, thoughtful and beautiful too. ... and she sleeps in the bed next to mine. 
Hmmm, us girls sure do have a difficult time sifting out our dating life!!!   I look back now and can understand why so many girls that I wanted to date in high school and college were so undecided about who they were going to date.

Hugs to all,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on April 19, 2018, 06:43:24 pm
Today's Update:  Here is a picture I took at our "pitstop" yesterday when we were about 2 hours from our destination.   We stopped for gas and for a bite to eat.
My Suitor#4 is wearing the dark jacket sitting next to me.  The gal on the left with the blonde hair in the light blue jacket is my gym friend that is always coming to my rescue at the gym when she sees the creepy Suitor#2 come near to where i am working ourt.
(https://i.imgur.com/r1tcDE8.jpg)

We got checked into our hotel rooms around dinner time yesterday and we went out to a causal place for dinner and conversation.  We also stopped at a few stores at one of the malls for some night shopping.
   
This morning we had breakfast at the hotel restaurant and we went shopping at a different bigger mall to do some serious shopping for clothing, makeup, and a few small appliances and a new coffee maker for myself, I decided to buy one of those Keurig single cup "pod" coffee makers...  perfect for my needs,  I know that they are a little more expensive to make coffee with the single pods but I can easily have a variety of coffees and teas.  If it works out at my home I may get an another one for my office...  but I ask myself "Why?" ....  the coffee shop is so close, I am thinking, why bother with my own coffee maker at my office... plus if I did that I would not be connecting as much with my so-called social life next door at the coffee shop..

I am certain from the last few comments that I read on my thread that some of you are looking for juicy details about my night with female Suitor #4 in our shared room.   I hate to disappoint you but nothing more than when we took showers and got ready for bed that when we had changed into our night clothes she gave me a nice hug and told me that she was very glad to be my friend...
We woke up this morning and were getting ready at the mirror in the bathroom and she commented that she liked my hair, my eyes and how I did my minimal makeup... then she asked if I could help her with her hair. 
During our shopping at the stores she rarely left my side....  and always touchy-feely when talking to me or trying to show me clothing.... so tonight should be interesting, but I think (and I hope) that she is getting my subtle hints about not moving to fast!  But because we are sharing a room and we are in different states of dressing and undress, things can get a little out of hand.   Hmmm, what to do?

It is now just past 1:30pm here, we had a light lunch at the food court and now I am resting at Barnes and Noble and having a Starbucks espresso.  Shopping for books next, then much more shopping after this.  We are holding off on our food shopping until tomorrow when we head home because we will be buying some perishable stuff too.
Tonight all 4 of us are planning to go out to a more dressy dinner.

Oh to answer Allison's question about my Suitors that I have written about.  Suitor#1 is indeed way ahead of the pack and he is so accepting of me after he found out me being a trans-woman.   Suitor#2 is OUT...he is the gym creep.   Suitor#3 is still in the running but he is so shy he has not followed up on his proposed dinner invitation yet, perhaps I will have to follow up with him  ....  and of course female Suitor#4 is in a different league... not only is she a female, and she is my dental hygienist, but she is single, sweet, thoughtful and beautiful too. ... and she sleeps in the bed next to mine. 
Hmmm, us girls sure do have a difficult time sifting out our dating life!!!   I look back now and can understand why so many girls that I wanted to date in high school and college were so undecided about who they were going to date.

Hugs to all,
Danielle
My, what an adventure! You ladies are certainly doing yourselves proud as power shoppers! Are you looking at dresses? Spring/summer is coming, you know, although you could fool us that live here in the Midwest. Yes, we all love juicy details, but I’m glad you’re taking it slowly with #4. The best foundation is laid slowly and with care. We’re all hoping and enjoying with you, sweetie. Don’t forget the Chicago mix! And if you want the real deal, add an equal measure of regular buttered popcorn - popcorn heaven! Be safe.


Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Sonja on April 19, 2018, 07:59:32 pm
I'm so glad you're having a great time Danielle! Enjoy your trip its been fun keeping up with you as you go!!

More photos please!!  lol

Sonja.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 19, 2018, 08:04:28 pm
So fun! A great road trip, good friends, maybe al bit more, and some power shopping! Stocking up on supplies is great, but I a glad to hear that y'all are doing some fun shopping! Looking forward to the nest news report!

Your smile is fabulous!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: josie76 on April 19, 2018, 09:13:31 pm
All that matters is you girls are having a fun trip. Juicy details or just fun adventure, I think we are all just enjoying seeing you have such positive interactions in your life up North.

 :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 20, 2018, 09:30:16 am
UPDATE:  the time here is just after 6:00 AM on Friday
We shopped till we dropped yesterday, went out to dinner and we all had a great time.

Most of us were so tired after dinner that we went back to our rooms fairly early last night.
..... #4 and I went to our room, changed into our sweats/night clothes and just tried to unwind, we both spent some time on our computers/phones and watched some television as well.  (no, she did not have a revealing nighty ... we both changed finally into our flannel night shirts.

Sorry, no hot and steamy news to report, I have been kinda giving subtle hints on this entire trip to #4 about slowing down a little...  this is obviously all very exciting for me but at the same time it is very frightening if you can understand where I am coming from on this.  I am flattered with all of the attention but it can be quite scary too!!!

We will be doing our food shopping today then we will load up the SUV and pack it to the gills... it will be a miracle if we can pack everything in the vehicle including the 4 of us.  Then a little after noon-time we will try to get back on the road for our 7 hour trip back home... with a pitstop (or 2 or 3... depending on how much water we drink)  somewhere along the way.

Talk to you later.................  I see that #4 is stirring in her bed.....
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 20, 2018, 10:30:20 am
Y'all have a safe trip back home! Interesting how things are progressing with suitor #4! It can be a big step from friendship to a more intimate relationship, so taking it slow is a great choice for both of you. Do what feels right!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 20, 2018, 10:39:11 am
UPDATE:  the time here is just after 6:00 AM on Friday
We shopped till we dropped yesterday, went out to dinner and we all had a great time.

Most of us were so tired after dinner that we went back to our rooms fairly early last night.
..... #4 and I went to our room, changed into our sweats/night clothes and just tried to unwind, we both spent some time on our computers/phones and watched some television as well.  (no, she did not have a revealing nighty ... we both changed finally into our flannel night shirts.

Sorry, no hot and steamy news to report, I have been kinda giving subtle hints on this entire trip to #4 about slowing down a little...  this is obviously all very exciting for me but at the same time it is very frightening if you can understand where I am coming from on this.  I am flattered with all of the attention but it can be quite scary too!!!

We will be doing our food shopping today then we will load up the SUV and pack it to the gills... it will be a miracle if we can pack everything in the vehicle including the 4 of us.  Then a little after noon-time we will try to get back on the road for our 7 hour trip back home... with a pitstop (or 2 or 3... depending on how much water we drink)  somewhere along the way.

Talk to you later.................  I see that #4 is stirring in her bed.....
Danielle
I don't think any of us were expecting anything steamy.  You seem like way to pragmatic of a girl to let things rush too fast.  Fwiw I don't care which suitor or none you choose.  I just want you to be happy.  We are all just being a bunch of giggling girls imagining a real life soap opera vicariously living the excitement through you.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on April 20, 2018, 10:47:59 am
I don't think any of us were expecting anything steamy.  You seem like way to pragmatic of a girl to let things rush too fast.  Fwiw I don't care which suitor or none you choose.  I just want you to be happy.  We are all just being a bunch of giggling girls imagining a real life soap opera vicariously living the excitement through you.
Never too old to be a giggling girl!


Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Steph2.0 on April 21, 2018, 10:42:51 am
We are all just being a bunch of giggling girls imagining a real life soap opera vicariously living the excitement through you.

Yes, I agree! At 59 I doubt I’ll ever have any suitors, but it’s a joy watching you and fantasizing...


 - Stephanie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 21, 2018, 02:46:18 pm
Never too old to be a giggling girl!


Hugs,
Sarah from ChiTown
It's the middle school we missed. ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen_A on April 21, 2018, 02:47:04 pm
Yes, I agree! At 59 I doubt I’ll ever have any suitors, but it’s a joy watching you and fantasizing...

After her husband died, my mother-in-law had suitors in the assisted living she moved to... And she was in her 80s!

- karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 21, 2018, 02:50:07 pm
After her husband died, my mother-in-law had suitors in the assisted living she moved to... And she was in her 80s!

- karen

I've heard a number of times that retirement home type places are a giant free for all.   :angel:
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 21, 2018, 05:19:45 pm
Well, I arrived back home from my 2 day big city shopping trip yesterday evening.... lots of fun but I need to put all of my groceries and new purchases away and unbox my new Keurig coffee maker and try it out..  Today and tomorrow I am going to gain my strength and resolve to go back to work after taking my much needed time off. 
I am certain that Monday at my business will be hectic with all the people coming in that did NOT 
file their tax return on time or made some errors that need to be fixed with an amended filing to the IRS.
No rest for the weary they say!!
I will try to get some pictures posted one of these days!!
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 21, 2018, 05:47:40 pm
Danielle, I have been following your suitors adventure.  Like most people, I was hoping for juicy details.  But you gave us something much better: evidence that you are a classy, sensible lady.

I hope your adventure continues to be fun and rewarding.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 21, 2018, 05:52:47 pm
Danielle, if you like your Kuerig, next time you go to the city, get a refillable Kuerig cup and reduce your environmental impact, along with saving space in the shopping vehicle.
But please don’t forget your (and our) friends at the coffee shop....we love them!
Maybe get beans and have them grind them for you!

Hugs and smiles, Jess 🌸🌸
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 21, 2018, 06:29:46 pm
Danielle, if you like your Kuerig, next time you go to the city, get a refillable Kuerig cup and reduce your environmental impact, along with saving space in the shopping vehicle.
But please don’t forget your (and our) friends at the coffee shop....we love them!
Maybe get beans and have them grind them for you!

Hugs and smiles, Jess 🌸🌸

@Jessica
...  Thanks for your reply....   I am way ahead of you, I did buy one of those pod thingys that I can put my own ground coffee in for the Keurig.  I however did splurge and buy a variety pack of different coffee pods so I can sample the different coffees available in the pods for the Keurig.   
.... and I made my decision to not get a Keurig for my office... the people at my nearby coffee shop treat me very well so I will keep getting my coffee there... along with more Suitors perhaps!!! ;)
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 21, 2018, 06:31:48 pm
Danielle, I have been following your suitors adventure.  Like most people, I was hoping for juicy details.  But you gave us something much better: evidence that you are a classy, sensible lady.

I hope your adventure continues to be fun and rewarding.

@KathyLauren  ... Thank you for your kind words....   I try to always control my runaway emotions, some of my friends tell me that I do that too much... but I need to like myself and not do things that I would be sorry for.
Thanks again for your reply,
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 21, 2018, 07:15:23 pm
Danielle, you are an incredible source of inspiration, confidence and encouragement for all of us.  And you are a classy woman.

Thank you!!!

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Rachel on April 21, 2018, 08:24:07 pm
This is such a fun read, thank you.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 21, 2018, 08:44:10 pm
Glad you made it back home! After the go go go of the road trip it is time to enjoy that first cup of coffee from your new machine! The refillable pods are a great idea. DO you grind your own beans? That way you can get the kind of grind that fits your taste. Friends who have that type of machine do like them.

It is nice that you have another day to relax before entering the office again. You strike me as a very energetic, gregarious and loyal friend. Your trip with good friends must have been a riot!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 21, 2018, 10:03:22 pm
Great to hear you made it back home. Hope it was a fun trip and #4 does not take it too hard that you want to approach things slow. And you have another day to get ready to be back at work!

Keurig machines are pretty nice, I do however have an issue with some of the newer models and the barcoded coffee pods, they are much harder to trick into accepting re-usables. I really hope mine does not break anytime soon, I am a "re-usable" user as well and mix my own blend of beans from several varieties to get the right taste.

Great idea not to get one for the office and to keep supporting your local coffee store! It is a nice way of also socializing with people you meet there and get away from the computer screen.

Thank you so much for taking the time to chronicle your adventures! They are a lot of fun to read, very well written and funny.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: MistressStevie on April 21, 2018, 10:22:03 pm
I am certain that Monday at my business will be hectic with all the people coming in that did NOT 
file their tax return on time or made some errors that need to be fixed with an amended filing to the IRS.

The errors may not be unrelated to any knowledge up to the extended filing date.  Restated dividends,
from a major corporation to a significant amount, have justified my last two 1040X filings.   
Interestingly the IRS and I cross mailed on one as the refund check arrived with just enough vagueness
that I called up to verify.   The IRS calculating interest owed back threw my tracking off.  Live and learn.
The state of Oregon will take forever to catch up as they are eight months behind last I check.   

With another busy season behind you may have time to suitably vet suitors! 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 22, 2018, 09:39:23 am
Glad you made it back home! After the go go go of the road trip it is time to enjoy that first cup of coffee from your new machine! The refillable pods are a great idea. DO you grind your own beans? That way you can get the kind of grind that fits your taste. Friends who have that type of machine do like them.

It is nice that you have another day to relax before entering the office again. You strike me as a very energetic, gregarious and loyal friend. Your trip with good friends must have been a riot!

@islandgirl   .... my trip was indeed a riot and lots of fun.   It is a long trip but when shared with a vehicle full of good friends the time goes by more quickly but it is also a good time of conversation and fun.

I have already made several cups of coffee in my new Keurig and have sampled a few of the specialty coffee pods. 
I tried out my "pod-thingy" that I put my own ground coffee in and it works well but I had to "hack" the built-in IR sensor in the Keurig to allow it to work with un-official K-cup pods.  It was a simple and easy fix.
Yes, I do grind my own beans... well, at least I have my nearby coffee shop grind the beans that I purchase there... fresh ground beans make the best coffee.

Yep, another day of rest today... then back to the "salt mine" on Monday.
Thanks for your reply.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 22, 2018, 09:51:37 am
Great to hear you made it back home. Hope it was a fun trip and #4 does not take it too hard that you want to approach things slow. And you have another day to get ready to be back at work!

Keurig machines are pretty nice, I do however have an issue with some of the newer models and the barcoded coffee pods, they are much harder to trick into accepting re-usables. I really hope mine does not break anytime soon, I am a "re-usable" user as well and mix my own blend of beans from several varieties to get the right taste.

Great idea not to get one for the office and to keep supporting your local coffee store! It is a nice way of also socializing with people you meet there and get away from the computer screen.

Thank you so much for taking the time to chronicle your adventures! They are a lot of fun to read, very well written and funny.

@sarah1972  .... Yes, I made it back home all in one piece!  It is a very long drive each way but with good friends it makes it a fun time too.  On the way back home I sat with #4 again in the back seat... she is OK and is acting just fine as far as I can tell.  She is still touchy-feely when she is around me but perhaps that is just how she is...  it is no secret that she has an attraction to me... that is obvious to all of my other friends... and to me!!! ;) ::)

I have already tried out my Keurig and tried several variety coffee pods.  My Kpod-thingy that I can put my own ground beans in won't work without a simple hack because of the bar code sensor in the lid of the Keurig.  It is a simple fix to make it work so I have also enjoyed using it with my own ground coffee.  If you need help with that please PM me.

YES, I am not going to get a Keurig for my office...  I like to support my local coffee shop, they are so good to me and of course the neat benefits of bumping into new Suitors there.   I have my own cheapo Mr.Coffee at my office but I never use it.

Thanks for writing and thanks for reading my "chronicles"
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 22, 2018, 09:53:16 am
@islandgirl   .... my trip was indeed a riot and lots of fun.   It is a long trip but when shared with a vehicle full of good friends the time goes by more quickly but it is also a good time of conversation and fun.

I have already made several cups of coffee in my new Keurig and have sampled a few of the specialty coffee pods. 
I tried out my "pod-thingy" that I put my own ground coffee in and it works well but I had to "hack" the built-in IR sensor in the Keurig to allow it to work with un-official K-cup pods.  It was a simple and easy fix.
Yes, I do grind my own beans... well, at least I have my nearby coffee shop grind the beans that I purchase there... fresh ground beans make the best coffee.

Yep, another day of rest today... then back to the "salt mine" on Monday.
Thanks for your reply.
Hugs,
Danielle

After this last post, I have this image in my head of  you growing coffee beans out behind your office in a little plot of land where the the snow is pushed aside and you have scare crows up to chase away the polar bears. Am I at all close? I would like to be the first to ask for a weather check, Danielle. Is it bikini weather? Oh crap, I think I just added to the picture in my head! :o
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 22, 2018, 10:02:33 am
The errors may not be unrelated to any knowledge up to the extended filing date.  Restated dividends,
from a major corporation to a significant amount, have justified my last two 1040X filings.   
Interestingly the IRS and I cross mailed on one as the refund check arrived with just enough vagueness
that I called up to verify.   The IRS calculating interest owed back threw my tracking off.  Live and learn.
The state of Oregon will take forever to catch up as they are eight months behind last I check.   

With another busy season behind you may have time to suitably vet suitors!

@MistressStevie  ... oh yeah, for sure, there are lots of reasons,  including the reasons you mentioned,  for my clients to visit me after their initial IRS tax filing....   that is what keeps my business growing... and busy.
     
... and yes, I now will have a little more time to suitably vet Suitors.  Not only is the local coffee shop a good source of Suitors but also my regular gym visits provide a source of possible Suitors. Also just getting out there with my different activities, walking, jogging, hiking, volunteering at charity events, etc... all of those are great ways to meet people....  much better than the "bar scene"  and the internet dating sites as far as I am concerned.
Thanks for visiting my "chronicles" thread and thanks for your reply post.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 22, 2018, 10:07:48 am
After this last post, I have this image in my head of  you growing coffee beans out behind your office in a little plot of land where the the snow is pushed aside and you have scare crows up to chase away the polar bears. Am I at all close? I would like to be the first to ask for a weather check, Danielle. Is it bikini weather? Oh crap, I think I just added to the picture in my head! :o

@HappyMoni
   Thank you for your reply. 
No coffee bean growing effort here... I just go to the next door coffee shop and buy their beans and have them grind them for me.   
Not quite bikini weather here yet, the snow is gone from the streets and yards, the mountains are still heavy with a blanket of snow... the night time temps are still well-below freezing and day time temps on the 40's ... but spring is coming for sure.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 22, 2018, 10:17:40 am
You make me feel better about being single and taking things slow.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: bobbisue on April 22, 2018, 07:08:51 pm

@HappyMoni
   
Not quite bikini weather here yet, the snow is gone from the streets and yards, the mountains are still heavy with a blanket of snow... the night time temps are still well-below freezing and day time temps on the 40's ... but spring is coming for sure.
Hugs,
Danielle
Wow even Alaska is warmer than here I still have snow in my yard and ice in front of my driveway Your shopping trip sounds like fun a friend of mine and I are planning a trip to saskatoon soon congrats on all the suitors I am a wee bit jealous but my wife wouldn't like it so I won't be going there anytime soon

     Bobbisue :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 22, 2018, 09:58:41 pm
Wow even Alaska is warmer than here I still have snow in my yard and ice in front of my driveway Your shopping trip sounds like fun a friend of mine and I are planning a trip to saskatoon soon congrats on all the suitors I am a wee bit jealous but my wife wouldn't like it so I won't be going there anytime soon

     Bobbisue :)

@bobbisue ...  regarding the weather, it is still plenty cold and cloudy here, never got above 38 or 30 Deg F today, tonight will be down in the mid 20's Deg F....  We have been having very heavy frost in the mornings but no precipitation this week, it there were we would have snow on the ground in the morning instead of frost.  Definitely NOT bikini weather yet.  I guess that your area and my area never got the memo about it being Springtime.

I really enjoy my shopping trips and going on regular gym visits with my cis-women friends... and other activities too....  doing things like this are really affirming and a boost to my female ego.... and of course I am charting a new course dealing with male (and a female) Suitors... this is all very exciting but at the same time it can be frightening and scary for me as I have written in various posts in my thread here and on other threads on the Forums.
 
I am single so I don't have the "spouse" complication that the married transitioners have... but as you read some of the other member's postings (that are married) all around the Forum you will see that a good number of them have good relations with their supportive spouse.
Wishing you continued success in your journey and thank you for your posting.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 23, 2018, 02:43:51 pm
Danielle, thanks for your continued sharing and openness.  You are awesome.

I may have missed it, but how did your being approached about having transitioned play out?   What did you say or do?   Did others, other thank Suitor #4, approach you?

Please don't share if it is too personal.  Just trying to learn how you stepped through it and handled it. 

Hugs

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 23, 2018, 03:20:34 pm
Danielle, thanks for your continued sharing and openness.  You are awesome.

I may have missed it, but how did your being approached about having transitioned play out?   What did you say or do?   Did others, other thank Suitor #4, approach you?

Please don't share if it is too personal.  Just trying to learn how you stepped through it and handled it. 

Hugs
Karen


@Karen   I think I covered all the details on my thread UPDATE titled "This Morning's News"  on Page 8 back on April 11thComment #72.   Read a number of the replies and comments before and after my UPDATE and that should give you the details that you are asking about... if not, please feel free to ask me. 

So far, I am getting great support from most of the people at the coffee shop, my clients and my close friends. This has been a better outcome than I thought it would be... but, of course there are some here that do not approve of a trans-woman in their small town.   I am probably the only trans-woman that they have ever seen or met ... so I am making certain that I am doing things right and acting correctly so that their first impression of a trans-woman is a positive one.

This personal thread of mine has gotten "out of hand"  12 pages and 224 replies.... if you have the time, the best thing to do if you are wondering what is going on with me, and what HAS gone on with me is to first brew a pot of coffee and sit down in an easy chair with your cup of coffee and start at the beginning..... I have documented the details and events regarding all of this.... 
However, there are probably some very personal details that I "might" have left out!!  LOL  ;) ::)
Hugs,
Danielle

Note:  To help you to establish a starting point BEFORE I started this thread on April 8th with my first post, this is what I posted on March 26th with several of my reply posts on another thread:
https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,234097.msg2115605.html#msg2115605
" What made you happy today? For mtF members only, please. 3.0"
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 23, 2018, 04:09:20 pm
They're lucky to have met you! I definitely agree that once people "get to know" someone, they usually don't judge as much.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 23, 2018, 04:31:08 pm
Thanks Danielle...

This thread is not too long.

Thanks.  I did follow back at #72, but woke up in the middle of the night thinking of you and wondered how you actually handled it / what you actually said to #4 and or others.    Do you acknowledge it, tell them your whole story, or smile and let it pass knowing you want to live this life (not your past one)?

Reason for asking...curious, and I am living as a physical man, but there are small but cumulative changes in my gender expression, and there are more people I am bringing into my confidence as I seek therapy and help.   Bottom line, I am thinking about what I would say if I was outed today...as I still live as a man. 

Thanks

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 23, 2018, 05:23:52 pm
Thanks Danielle...

This thread is not too long.

Thanks.  I did follow back at #72, but woke up in the middle of the night thinking of you and wondered how you actually handled it / what you actually said to #4 and or others.    Do you acknowledge it, tell them your whole story, or smile and let it pass knowing you want to live this life (not your past one)?

Reason for asking...curious, and I am living as a physical man, but there are small but cumulative changes in my gender expression, and there are more people I am bringing into my confidence as I seek therapy and help.   Bottom line, I am thinking about what I would say if I was outed today...as I still live as a man. 

Thanks

Karen

@Karen ...  you should continue reading all the subsequent comments by me and others past my reply #72 on Page 8 all the way through reply#103 on Page 7 .... read reply #87 closely..... I am not sure that I can add much more to what I had said in that series of comments and replies.

... I did not tell everyone my entire life story, just my gym girl friends and the owner of the coffee shop... all other interested parties I just told them that when I moved to this town that I came here as a woman and started a business.  Some were shocked that I was not born a woman... I will take that as a compliment.  I have had very little blow-back.  Actually the fact that my "secret" was accidentally leaked out by one of my gym women friends when she told her husband...  was actually a good thing... she felt awful about it but the good end-result certainly justifies the means.  She is still a very good friend today... she was one of the friends that came along on my out of town shopping trip last week.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 23, 2018, 07:12:34 pm
Thanks.   Sorry for the hassle.   I can't believe I missed it. 

Thanks again.

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 23, 2018, 07:16:41 pm
Thanks.   Sorry for the hassle.   I can't believe I missed it. 

Thanks again.

Karen


@Karen:
  Absolutely NO WORRIES .... not a hassle at all. 
If you have further curious questions please feel free to message me any time. 
I will be happy to share with you.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 23, 2018, 10:10:35 pm
Thank you so much for sharing all these updates. I think many here benefit from your posts.

I can not even imagine the emotions you must have gone through after finding out how far the news has spread. At least your most immediate environment seems to be very supportive or at least very accepting. Glad to read you have not lost any of your gym friends too! Your great and open personality may have played a role in getting accepted so quick.

I sometime splay the statistics game to figure out how many trans people live in my town. Statistically it should be 96 (95 + me). For many reasons that number may be higher and while I have met a few living in the county, I do not recall meeting anyone from our little town. So you may not be as alone as you think :-) I really hope everyone ends up at least tolerating you.

Interesting how the news spread. It is still a bit exotic and people like to talk about this. I was frankly surprised how far my coming out email was distributed (I had given explicit permission to my coworkers to forward to everyone I had forgotten, not thinking that this may include a wide array of former coworkers too). Not the same situation but trans news seems to spread very fast.

Hope you had a great first day back to work after you mini-vacation.



So far, I am getting great support from most of the people at the coffee shop, my clients and my close friends. This has been a better outcome than I thought it would be... but, of course there are some here that do not approve of a trans-woman in their small town.   I am probably the only trans-woman that they have ever seen or met ... so I am making certain that I am doing things right and acting correctly so that their first impression of a trans-woman is a positive one.

This personal thread of mine has gotten "out of hand"  12 pages and 224 replies.... if you have the time, the best thing to do if you are wondering what is going on with me, and what HAS gone on with me is to first brew a pot of coffee and sit down in an easy chair with your cup of coffee and start at the beginning..... I have documented the details and events regarding all of this.... 
However, there are probably some very personal details that I "might" have left out!!  LOL  ;) ::)
Hugs,
Danielle

Note:  To help you to establish a starting point BEFORE I started this thread on April 8th with my first post, this is what I posted on March 26th with several of my reply posts on another thread:
https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,234097.msg2115605.html#msg2115605
" What made you happy today? For mtF members only, please. 3.0"

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: pamelatransuk on April 24, 2018, 07:39:33 am
Interesting how the news spread. It is still a bit exotic and people like to talk about this. I was frankly surprised how far my coming out email was distributed (I had given explicit permission to my coworkers to forward to everyone I had forgotten, not thinking that this may include a wide array of former coworkers too). Not the same situation but trans news seems to spread very fast.


Hello Sarah and Others

I have been reading Susan's for about a year although only joined as a member 3 months ago.

It is perhaps surprising that this matter has not been brought up before to my knowledge (I suppose it has but I have obviously not read it here on Susans). Yes Sarah absolutely nothing seems to travel faster and more widely than trans news; more so than general news, religious news, political news and even other potentially sensational items.

This of course has a upside in that when one decides to be "out", one usually wants to be "out" to most others and "fast grapevine" helps in that respect. But it has a downside in that our culture still sees trans as sensationalist which is shouldn't.

Pamela
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 24, 2018, 08:23:04 am
True - the day I decided to be out, I wanted to be "all in" or better "all out". And yes, this is a bit sensational but I also know it really helped. One female coworker actually called a department meeting to help everyone understand what is going on and gave them an entire presentation about trans. So sweet of her!

The much I would like to hide it and just be a women, I also know there will always be moments where it will come out. My brother sent me a comic a while ago where three women are discussing dress colors. While the first and the second date between "Crimson" and "Scarlet" the third just proclaims "red" and outs herself as trans by not knowing the subtle differences of color. Especially for me as an older person with many people I have met over time, my only choice to live undetected is to break contacts with everyone. And even then a medical professional would know (and need to know). For now I decided to try my best but if it boils down, I also embrace being trans. There is an aspect of visibility helping the trans population - the more everyone sees trans as being a great way of living, the more people may re-think their positions and become accepting. I have had several big surprises in the past 10 month where people I was absolutely convinced they could not accept it, turned out to be really great about it. 

I hope the society's memory of my male times fades away one day. But until then, I am the "Tranny on the Block".

Hello Sarah and Others

I have been reading Susan's for about a year although only joined as a member 3 months ago.

It is perhaps surprising that this matter has not been brought up before to my knowledge (I suppose it has but I have obviously not read it here on Susans). Yes Sarah absolutely nothing seems to travel faster and more widely than trans news; more so than general news, religious news, political news and even other potentially sensational items.

This of course has a upside in that when one decides to be "out", one usually wants to be "out" to most others and "fast grapevine" helps in that respect. But it has a downside in that our culture still sees trans as sensationalist which is shouldn't.

Pamela
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 24, 2018, 05:26:42 pm
True - the day I decided to be out, I wanted to be "all in" or better "all out". And yes, this is a bit sensational but I also know it really helped. One female coworker actually called a department meeting to help everyone understand what is going on and gave them an entire presentation about trans. So sweet of her!

The much I would like to hide it and just be a women, I also know there will always be moments where it will come out. My brother sent me a comic a while ago where three women are discussing dress colors. While the first and the second date between "Crimson" and "Scarlet" the third just proclaims "red" and outs herself as trans by not knowing the subtle differences of color. Especially for me as an older person with many people I have met over time, my only choice to live undetected is to break contacts with everyone. And even then a medical professional would know (and need to know). For now I decided to try my best but if it boils down, I also embrace being trans. There is an aspect of visibility helping the trans population - the more everyone sees trans as being a great way of living, the more people may re-think their positions and become accepting. I have had several big surprises in the past 10 month where people I was absolutely convinced they could not accept it, turned out to be really great about it. 

I hope the society's memory of my male times fades away one day. But until then, I am the "Tranny on the Block".

@sarah1972 :  That was a very nicely composed summary of how you feel about your current transition status.

I kinda of cheated, comparatively speaking, by immediately moving out of town the day I quit my male mode job and went full-time female.  I arrived in my new town as a woman and started my business as a woman.  Until it became public knowledge recently that I am a trans-woman no one had any idea about my past.... there were some suspicions with 2 of my gym  girlfriends as I found out later but then my visit to my Dentist office to see my Hygienist outed me per some of my writings around April 11th  here on my thread.

I enjoy hearing your story as you feel comfortable telling us about it.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on April 24, 2018, 05:46:28 pm
Danielle, I only stumbled onto this thread yesterday and have been reading it like crazy. I just caught up. What an interesting story you tell. Thank you for sharing.

I am glad that the weight of keeping your secret has been lifted off you. I had no idea teeth could out you! I learnt something new. From all the photos I have seen of you, I never would have picked you as trans. You are a very beautiful woman and I just love how happy you look in every photo I have seen.

I have also subscribed to this thread and eagerly await for the next update. Is there some room for me in the popcorn gallery? I didn’t bring any popcorn, but I did bring along some ice cream (cookies and cream!).

You are a real inspiration.

Jayne

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 24, 2018, 06:17:24 pm
Danielle, I only stumbled onto this thread yesterday and have been reading it like crazy. I just caught up. What an interesting story you tell. Thank you for sharing.

I am glad that the weight of keeping your secret has been lifted off you. I had no idea teeth could out you! I learnt something new. From all the photos I have seen of you, I never would have picked you as trans. You are a very beautiful woman and I just love how happy you look in every photo I have seen.

I have also subscribed to this thread and eagerly await for the next update. Is there some room for me in the popcorn gallery? I didn’t bring any popcorn, but I did bring along some ice cream (cookies and cream!).

You are a real inspiration.

Jayne

@Jayne01  ... thank your for your message and I am quite flattered that you subscribed to my thread....  my journey has been quite an exciting ride for me especially when I became full-time and moved here.   
Obviously before that I had the same frustrations, disappointments, some successes that all transitioners experience but after about 18 months of HRT I was no longer passable as a male no matter what I did so that was the catalyst for me to move on.  I am single, and no kids, so that made the move much easier but I did have to build a new network of friends, acquaintances and business clients from scratch but given that I am outgoing and sociable that was not a big problem.
Thanks for your comments and replies ....  Yes, lots of room in the popcorn galley... I imagine the other regular readers will share their popcorn as long as you share your ice cream...
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 24, 2018, 06:30:41 pm
@Jayne01  ... thank your for your message and I am quite flattered that you subscribed to my thread....  my journey has been quite an exciting ride for me especially when I became full-time and moved here.   
Obviously before that I had the same frustrations, disappointments, some successes that all transitioners experience but after about 18 months of HRT I was no longer passable as a male no matter what I did so that was the catalyst for me to move on.  I am single, and no kids, so that made the move much easier but I did have to build a new network of friends, acquaintances and business clients from scratch but given that I am outgoing and sociable that was not a big problem.
Thanks for your comments and replies ....  Yes, lots of room in the popcorn galley... I imagine the other regular readers will share their popcorn as long as you share your ice cream...
Hugs,
Danielle

Danielle, you share the adventure, we’ll share the popcorn.  Enough for all.

Oh........and ice cream goooood!

Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on April 24, 2018, 06:36:50 pm
I am happy to share, maybe even some chocolate.

Danielle, you have quite a fan club here cheering you on.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 24, 2018, 06:50:09 pm
Danielle is simply amazing and it's no wonder she had so much interest in her, both from suitors and us.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 24, 2018, 07:21:27 pm
Hi @Alaskan Danielle -

I feel I owe some clarifications to my previous post and sorry for derailing your thread a bit.

You are absolutely correct, this is the story of my transition. I should have better posted it in my thread.
Every trans persons life story is different, some have it fairly easy and can openly live as trans, others have a much rockier road and may lose friends or family in the process of becoming themselves. Some prefer to live completely stealth and are successful doing so, others want to be visible activists. Such a great variety of life stories and people.

For my personal goal: I hope one day it will be possible that people I have never met or only met briefly will see me as women and will not question my past even on brief social interactions. I am not advertising my status.

I know you have been going through some rough times yourself before being able to fully live as yourself. You are a strong and amazing women and I have so much respect for what you did to get where you are today. It does feel like you have arrived at a (mostly) happy place and even your unexpected revelation is something you have been able to handle extremely well. I do hope your happy days continue!

Hugs

Sarah

P.S. And yes, I am also in the Danielle Fan Club...

True - the day I decided to be out, I wanted to be "all in" or better "all out". And yes, this is a bit sensational but I also know it really helped. One female coworker actually called a department meeting to help everyone understand what is going on and gave them an entire presentation about trans. So sweet of her!

The much I would like to hide it and just be a women, I also know there will always be moments where it will come out. My brother sent me a comic a while ago where three women are discussing dress colors. While the first and the second date between "Crimson" and "Scarlet" the third just proclaims "red" and outs herself as trans by not knowing the subtle differences of color. Especially for me as an older person with many people I have met over time, my only choice to live undetected is to break contacts with everyone. And even then a medical professional would know (and need to know). For now I decided to try my best but if it boils down, I also embrace being trans. There is an aspect of visibility helping the trans population - the more everyone sees trans as being a great way of living, the more people may re-think their positions and become accepting. I have had several big surprises in the past 10 month where people I was absolutely convinced they could not accept it, turned out to be really great about it. 

I hope the society's memory of my male times fades away one day. But until then, I am the "Tranny on the Block".

@sarah1972 :  That was a very nicely composed summary of how you feel about your current transition status.

I kinda of cheated, comparatively speaking, by immediately moving out of town the day I quit my male mode job and went full-time female.  I arrived in my new town as a woman and started my business as a woman.  Until it became public knowledge recently that I am a trans-woman no one had any idea about my past.... there were some suspicions with 2 of my gym  girlfriends as I found out later but then my visit to my Dentist office to see my Hygienist outed me per some of my writings around April 11th  here on my thread.

I enjoy hearing your story as you feel comfortable telling us about it.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Charlie Nicki on April 25, 2018, 09:11:23 am
@Jayne01  ... thank your for your message and I am quite flattered that you subscribed to my thread....  my journey has been quite an exciting ride for me especially when I became full-time and moved here.   
Obviously before that I had the same frustrations, disappointments, some successes that all transitioners experience but after about 18 months of HRT I was no longer passable as a male no matter what I did so that was the catalyst for me to move on.  I am single, and no kids, so that made the move much easier but I did have to build a new network of friends, acquaintances and business clients from scratch but given that I am outgoing and sociable that was not a big problem.
Thanks for your comments and replies ....  Yes, lots of room in the popcorn galley... I imagine the other regular readers will share their popcorn as long as you share your ice cream...
Hugs,
Danielle

It's great to read your perspective in this post. Sometimes when we see successful transitioners like you it's easy to think that you might just be lucky and the rest of us are doomed :D so it's good to read that you once had the same frustrations that those of us in the middle of transitioning still have. It gives us hope.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 25, 2018, 09:50:11 am


Hi @Alaskan Danielle -

I feel I owe some clarifications to my previous post and sorry for derailing your thread a bit.

You are absolutely correct, this is the story of my transition. I should have better posted it in my thread.
Every trans persons life story is different, some have it fairly easy and can openly live as trans, others have a much rockier road and may lose friends or family in the process of becoming themselves. Some prefer to live completely stealth and are successful doing so, others want to be visible activists. Such a great variety of life stories and people.

For my personal goal: I hope one day it will be possible that people I have never met or only met briefly will see me as women and will not question my past even on brief social interactions. I am not advertising my status.

I know you have been going through some rough times yourself before being able to fully live as yourself. You are a strong and amazing women and I have so much respect for what you did to get where you are today. It does feel like you have arrived at a (mostly) happy place and even your unexpected revelation is something you have been able to handle extremely well. I do hope your happy days continue!

Hugs

Sarah

P.S. And yes, I am also in the Danielle Fan Club...


I won't speak for Danielle but I like that you're upfront and contribute!! It helps to see others flourishing and I know it really helps me to see your posts. I may not respond much but I just wanna let you know that it means a lot sorry if I'm a bit sappy I can't help it haha

It's great to read your perspective in this post. Sometimes when we see successful transitioners like you it's easy to think that you might just be lucky and the rest of us are doomed :D so it's good to read that you once had the same frustrations that those of us in the middle of transitioning still have. It gives us hope.

Oh I agree it's hard to think Danielle didn't "pass" right out the gate haha but regardless we all have our struggles and we're here to support each other

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 25, 2018, 10:14:00 am
It's great to read your perspective in this post. Sometimes when we see successful transitioners like you it's easy to think that you might just be lucky and the rest of us are doomed :D so it's good to read that you once had the same frustrations that those of us in the middle of transitioning still have. It gives us hope.

@Charlie Nicki  ... thank you for your reply.   YES, indeed, transition is almost NEVER an easy road for just about all of us.  I was miserable as my old male self in high school, college and then in my employment endeavors... I was not the picture of a muscular man, I was only 5' 4"...  5' 5" if I fluffed up my hair.... a skinny guy with a soft looking girlish face and a voice to match.  When hanging around my husky and hulky male friends I was the butt of their jokes and remarks... and even the girls I dated made comments that I looked and sounded like a girl.  All of that obviously worked in my favor that when in my very early 30's I made the decision to transition.  If I worked at it with my mannerisms and the way I dressed I could pass successfully most times long before I started HRT.

Well before I started HRT I announced to my family and friends about my transition plans....  that did not go well even though I was starting to transition before any HRT.  My parents and immediate family rejected my transition goals and will hardly talk to me even 4 years later and my close friends disowned me.   I was a mid-level accounting executive at my last job as a male and the last couple years there were filled with all kinds of problems because in my first 1 1/2 years of HRT my appearance and attitude had dramatically changed.   Then at the 1 1/2 year mark I quit my male mode job, went full-time female and relocated over 1000 miles away to where I am now and started over and to start fresh as a female, and started my own business here.

All of that is fairly well detailed in the first few pages of this "..... Danielle's Chronicles" thread.

I have heard from others here that thought I had an easy time transitioning... and compared to some others perhaps it was easier for me in some ways...... BUT it was a frustrating and problem filled journey for sure.

Even though things appear to be going well for me I still am suffering the devastating disappointments of my family relationships and old friends that have continued to distance themselves from me.

In spite of my frustrating past I am always trying to see the optimistic side of things and I am always trying to encourage and support others that are in the middle of their transition.  I tend to always be a "glass half full" person...   definitely I am an Optimist.

Again, Charlie Nicki,  thank you for your reply comment.
Hugs, and wishing you well....
Danielle

....an old quote from Winston Churchill has been my personal mantra:
"The Pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The Optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 25, 2018, 10:37:48 am
The insight into the past struggles of those who are so perfect now (and make no mistake, you are perfect Danielle!) is extremely heartening for those of us still in the thick of it! <3
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 25, 2018, 11:23:46 am

I won't speak for Danielle but I like that you're upfront and contribute!! It helps to see others flourishing and I know it really helps me to see your posts. I may not respond much but I just wanna let you know that it means a lot sorry if I'm a bit sappy I can't help it haha

Oh I agree it's hard to think Danielle didn't "pass" right out the gate haha but regardless we all have our struggles and we're here to support each other

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@Allison S .... thank you for your support and way too kind words... and for being one of a few of my first friends here on Susan's Place.
Hugs, and as always, wishing you well.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 25, 2018, 11:34:29 am
The insight into the past struggles of those who are so perfect now (and make no mistake, you are perfect Danielle!) is extremely heartening for those of us still in the thick of it! <3

@Roll  ... Ellie, thank you for your reply and your kind words... 
....oh, and please, I am definitely not perfect... I have had and still have my struggles with my life changes.
 
I am still very devastated by the fact that my old friends and my own family still won't accept me... but I continue to try to make contact with them but unfortunately with mostly disappointing results. 

Fortunately in my situation I am not married and have no kids so it was not as difficult to become full-time female, pull up stakes, quit my very good job, relocate, start my own business, etc...
...as compared to the most difficult time that my transtioning friends have with family, spouse, offspring, and employment commitments and have a much tougher "row to hoe" with their journey... my heart goes out to them... they know who they are.

Hugs and hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 25, 2018, 12:55:18 pm
Thanks, Danielle
I don't and will never understand your friends and family distancing themselves and not accepting you... It's really disheartening to hear that these people were the closest to you at one point. I don't mean to be out of line but it makes me wonder... Did your friends secretly have hope to be with you as a male? Or your family have ingrained expectations?
Both are definitely NOT reasons to cut someone, and in this case you, out of their lives though.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Charlie Nicki on April 25, 2018, 01:30:23 pm
@Charlie Nicki  ... thank you for your reply.   YES, indeed, transition is almost NEVER an easy road for just about all of us.  I was miserable as my old male self in high school, college and then in my employment endeavors... I was not the picture of a muscular man, I was only 5' 4"...  5' 5" if I fluffed up my hair.... a skinny guy with a soft looking girlish face and a voice to match.  When hanging around my husky and hulky male friends I was the butt of their jokes and remarks... and even the girls I dated made comments that I looked and sounded like a girl.  All of that obviously worked in my favor that when in my very early 30's I made the decision to transition.  If I worked at it with my mannerisms and the way I dressed I could pass successfully most times long before I started HRT.

Well before I started HRT I announced to my family and friends about my transition plans....  that did not go well even though I was starting to transition before any HRT.  My parents and immediate family rejected my transition goals and will hardly talk to me even 4 years later and my close friends disowned me.   I was a mid-level accounting executive at my last job as a male and the last couple years there were filled with all kinds of problems because in my first 1 1/2 years of HRT my appearance and attitude had dramatically changed.   Then at the 1 1/2 year mark I quit my male mode job, went full-time female and relocated over 1000 miles away to where I am now and started over and to start fresh as a female, and started my own business here.

All of that is fairly well detailed in the first few pages of this "..... Danielle's Chronicles" thread.

I have heard from others here that thought I had an easy time transitioning... and compared to some others perhaps it was easier for me in some ways...... BUT it was a frustrating and problem filled journey for sure.

Even though things appear to be going well for me I still am suffering the devastating disappointments of my family relationships and old friends that have continued to distance themselves from me.

In spite of my frustrating past I am always trying to see the optimistic side of things and I am always trying to encourage and support others that are in the middle of their transition.  I tend to always be a "glass half full" person...   definitely I am an Optimist.

Again, Charlie Nicki,  thank you for your reply comment.
Hugs, and wishing you well....
Danielle

....an old quote from Winston Churchill has been my personal mantra:
"The Pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The Optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."


It makes me happy that despite all the hardships you are doing good and you are happy! :) Speaking of quotes, my boss (who knows about my transition) sent me a gift with this one: "New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings" by Lao Tuz. It definitely shows what transitioning is about.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 25, 2018, 03:28:45 pm


@Roll  ... Ellie, thank you for your reply and your kind words... 
....oh, and please, I am definitely not perfect... I have had and still have my struggles with my life changes.
 
I am still very devastated by the fact that my old friends and my own family still won't accept me... but I continue to try to make contact with them but unfortunately with mostly disappointing results. 

Fortunately in my situation I am not married and have no kids so it was not as difficult to become full-time female, pull up stakes, quit my very good job, relocate, start my own business, etc...
...as compared to the most difficult time that my transtioning friends have with family, spouse, offspring, and employment commitments and have a much tougher "row to hoe" with their journey... my heart goes out to them... they know who they are.

Hugs and hugs,
Danielle

It is truly unfortunate to have those closest to you turn their backs on you.  I luckily only lost one long time friend and was ambivalent about losing family members.  Being married can be either a blessing it a curse in transitioning.  If your spouse is supportive it helps so much.  I wish that was more common than it is.

You definitely seem to be happy despite the pain you have endured.  You don't have to be perfect, just being you is perfect and all of us are happy for your successes in life.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 25, 2018, 04:51:20 pm
I think everyone has there own set of transition related issues. For me, coming out went better than I could have ever hoped. I have had issues with surgeries for sure, and that has been hard at times. I'll take my 'lot' in this and go forward with my life. I don't know Danielle well enough to know how 'perfect' she is, but she has a wonderfully positive attitude. If there is a lesson in the things she writes it would be this, I would say. She hasn't let the bad things in her life freeze her in a miserable existence, she has moved on and created a whole new life. That is pretty cool! Oh, are you in here reading too Danielle? I am sorry for the losses you have endured and the pain it has caused you. Well, just like anyone else reading this thread.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 25, 2018, 05:32:45 pm
Monica I completely agree with all you've written. 

Danielle you are doing great and I applaud you for your positive attitude.  It is the one thing we can control.  Cheers!

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on April 25, 2018, 06:27:41 pm
Danielle, I am so sorry that your closest friends and family have turned their back on you. I have not yet come out to my family, so I don’t have any good or bad experience with that. You are an amazing person. You have turned your life around and are making the most of it. I draw strength from your attitude towards life. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished and the person you have become. I hope your family can find a way to change their attitude towards you, life is way too short to be that way. If they don’t ever change, then they will be at a great loss not to have you in their lives.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 26, 2018, 09:46:49 am
UPDATE today....

Now, here it is Thursday 6:30AM here and I just finished my 2nd cup of coffee that I made in my new Keurig coffee maker that I purchased last week on my out of town shopping trip with my friends. 
I will be heading to my office in just a few minutes... it is less than a 5 minute drive from my home.... that is NICE !!!

The Keurig seems to be very nice especially for a quick cup or two ......instead of putting on a pot of coffee with the additional mess of cleaning it up when done.
(https://i.imgur.com/zxR50qG.jpg)

I am heading into my office now to get an early start to my day... even though the USA tax deadline came and went, I am still very busy with my clients... correcting errors, filing late returns, etc.  Plus my business is much more than just taxes... I also do the books, payroll, and other accounting tasks for many of my clients.... that is what keeps my business going all year long and not just at tax time.

Dear Readers....  I am deeply humbled by all of the very kind reply comments that you have recently made...
.....thank you all.
I did not intend for me to take over my own thread with my negative news about my past... my intention was to encourage those that are having transition relationship issues and other related problems to just hang in there and continue working toward your goals eventually to a happy conclusion.... we all have disappointments and frustrations but it is best to be positive and to put that behind you.  That negative energy can zap the joy out of your life and take the wonder out of your exciting life changing journey.
Again, I am so appreciative of all of your supportive replies.

I hope that you all have a wonderful and productive day today.
Hugs and well wishes to all......
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 26, 2018, 10:03:05 am
Danielle the photos you post are so wonderful!   They almost look curated to add to the story you are telling.  Maybe a second line of work as a photographer?   
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 26, 2018, 10:59:59 am
Mm very tasty update I miss our keurig and my own coffee machine that I had at my parents... Well not only have I moved 3x (well 4x if counting 2x with my family...) in the past year but so have my parents. Now it's just my mom since they seperated. But yeah she only uses instant coffee which I really don't like so I've been drinking tea while visiting here the past few days... Please enjoy your coffee for me!!

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Susan Baum on April 26, 2018, 11:14:47 am
UPDATE today....
Dear Readers....  I am deeply humbled by all of the very kind reply comments that you have recently made...
.....thank you all.
I did not intend for me to take over my own thread with my negative news about my past... my intention was to encourage those that are having transition relationship issues and other related problems to just hang in there and continue working toward your goals eventually to a happy conclusion.... we all have disappointments and frustrations but it is best to be positive and to put that behind you.  That negative energy can zap the joy out of your life and take the wonder out of your exciting life changing journey.
Again, I am so appreciative of all of your supportive replies.

I hope that you all have a wonderful and productive day today.
Hugs and well wishes to all......
Danielle

Danielle, this may be a first! I don't think I have ever seen anyone apologize for hijacking their own thread before. I don't honestly think apologies are needed nor do I think that anyone here that knows and loves you sees anything but the brightness and light and joy and love you share with us all every day.

I am sorry for all the pain that you and so many others here have felt yet without knowing sorrow, how can anyone really appreciate the feelings of inner peace and joy?

Now that I have some popcorn handy, what is the latest news from Suitors #1, #3 and #4? Curious Prying eyes are waiting with bated breath.

Susan
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 26, 2018, 12:48:52 pm
Another UPDATE today!
After I got to work this morning and spent some time arranging my desk... one of the Coffee Shop workers came over to my office with this....  she would not tell me who it was from.  She said that her lips were sealed.
(https://i.imgur.com/4WOnS50.jpg)
*Left click photo to enlarge.
Hmmmm????   I am just beside myself trying to figure out who it would be, but when I find out, you will be the 2nd to know, after me!!!!   This looks like a little more serious kind of gift, I would think.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 26, 2018, 12:51:07 pm
Another UPDATE today!
After I got to work this morning and spent some time arranging my desk... one of the Coffee Shop workers came over to my office with this....  she would not tell me who it was from.  She said that her lips were sealed.
(https://i.imgur.com/4WOnS50.jpg)
*Left click photo to enlarge.
Hmmmm????   I am just beside myself trying to figure out who it would be, but when I find out, you will be the 2nd to know, after me!!!!   This looks like a little more serious kind of gift, I would think.
Danielle

Suitor #5???
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 26, 2018, 12:52:03 pm
UPDATE today....

Now, here it is Thursday 6:30AM here and I just finished my 2nd cup of coffee that I made in my new Keurig coffee maker that I purchased last week on my out of town shopping trip with my friends. 
I will be heading to my office in just a few minutes... it is less than a 5 minute drive from my home.... that is NICE !!!

The Keurig seems to be very nice especially for a quick cup or two ......instead of putting on a pot of coffee with the additional mess of cleaning it up when done.
(https://i.imgur.com/zxR50qG.jpg)

I am heading into my office now to get an early start to my day... even though the USA tax deadline came and went, I am still very busy with my clients... correcting errors, filing late returns, etc.  Plus my business is much more than just taxes... I also do the books, payroll, and other accounting tasks for many of my clients.... that is what keeps my business going all year long and not just at tax time.

Dear Readers....  I am deeply humbled by all of the very kind reply comments that you have recently made...
.....thank you all.
I did not intend for me to take over my own thread with my negative news about my past... my intention was to encourage those that are having transition relationship issues and other related problems to just hang in there and continue working toward your goals eventually to a happy conclusion.... we all have disappointments and frustrations but it is best to be positive and to put that behind you.  That negative energy can zap the joy out of your life and take the wonder out of your exciting life changing journey.
Again, I am so appreciative of all of your supportive replies.

I hope that you all have a wonderful and productive day today.
Hugs and well wishes to all......
Danielle

Danielle, everyone hear loves you and your updates.  We love being part of your journey, good days and not so good days.   

You bring incredible energy and hope to us!  But, knowing you are human and have bad days, and knowing the challenges of your journey, also help us all relate and keep up our hope. 

Thank you for sharing and for being so open.

Hugs

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: TonyaW on April 26, 2018, 01:03:36 pm
Another UPDATE today!
After I got to work this morning and spent some time arranging my desk... one of the Coffee Shop workers came over to my office with this....  she would not tell me who it was from.  She said that her lips were sealed.
(https://i.imgur.com/4WOnS50.jpg)
*Left click photo to enlarge.
Hmmmm????   I am just beside myself trying to figure out who it would be, but when I find out, you will be the 2nd to know, after me!!!!   This looks like a little more serious kind of gift, I would think.
Danielle
Coffee, chocolate and jewelry.

Pretty much what my wife gave me for Christmas this year so  that would work on me.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 26, 2018, 01:24:22 pm
Wow! What a cute gesture!  Someone has a serious crush on you. I am so happy for you Danielle! (Sarah wipes away a few happy tears)

Hugs - Sarah

Another UPDATE today!
After I got to work this morning and spent some time arranging my desk... one of the Coffee Shop workers came over to my office with this....  she would not tell me who it was from.  She said that her lips were sealed.
(https://i.imgur.com/4WOnS50.jpg)
*Left click photo to enlarge.
Hmmmm????   I am just beside myself trying to figure out who it would be, but when I find out, you will be the 2nd to know, after me!!!!   This looks like a little more serious kind of gift, I would think.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 26, 2018, 01:35:31 pm
Another UPDATE today!
After I got to work this morning and spent some time arranging my desk... one of the Coffee Shop workers came over to my office with this....  she would not tell me who it was from.  She said that her lips were sealed.
(https://i.imgur.com/4WOnS50.jpg)
*Left click photo to enlarge.
Hmmmm????   I am just beside myself trying to figure out who it would be, but when I find out, you will be the 2nd to know, after me!!!!   This looks like a little more serious kind of gift, I would think.
Danielle

Ooh la la!  Perhaps someone who works at the coffee shop?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 26, 2018, 01:39:50 pm
Ooh la la!  Perhaps someone who works at the coffee shop?

@KathyLauren
  ....This is driving me crazy... I am busily going through my cards and notes that I have gotten from people here that know me ... I am trying to match the writing or printing on the envelope and in the card...  I have a few ideas but nothing firm yet.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 26, 2018, 02:00:26 pm
I think suitor #1 is back and ready to take this to the next level. Suitor #4 has the most momentum going (so far) so if it's #1 than, yeah, tight competition for sure. #3 did the coffee with pink lid though so it's a possibility he's upping his game
Hmm please do give us a hunch from your investigating. Or better yet let us do it! Lol just kidding, but I wanna what the card says!

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Megan. on April 26, 2018, 02:07:16 pm
Wow! What a cute gesture!  Someone has a serious crush on you. I am so happy for you Danielle! (Sarah wipes away a few happy tears)

Hugs - Sarah
Another UPDATE today!
After I got to work this morning and spent some time arranging my desk... one of the Coffee Shop workers came over to my office with this....  she would not tell me who it was from.  She said that her lips were sealed.
(https://i.imgur.com/4WOnS50.jpg)
*Left click photo to enlarge.
Hmmmm????   I am just beside myself trying to figure out who it would be, but when I find out, you will be the 2nd to know, after me!!!!   This looks like a little more serious kind of gift, I would think.
Danielle
Ok... Am I only one impressed by the old-skool calculator?

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 26, 2018, 02:13:00 pm
Ok... Am I only one impressed by the old-skool calculator?

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Is the abacus (like I learned on) an ancient skool calculator?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Megan. on April 26, 2018, 02:16:37 pm
Nothing wrong with an abacus, just mind that nail polish!

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 26, 2018, 02:34:19 pm
I think suitor #1 is back and ready to take this to the next level. Suitor #4 has the most momentum going (so far) so if it's #1 than, yeah, tight competition for sure. #3 did the coffee with pink lid though so it's a possibility he's upping his game
Hmm please do give us a hunch from your investigating. Or better yet let us do it! Lol just kidding, but I wanna what the card says!

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@Allison S     Hmm, I am hesitant and kinda blushing showing everyone on my thread what the inside of the card says....   but here goes.
* Left click on photo to enlarge
(https://i.imgur.com/XGymlE5.jpg)

Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on April 26, 2018, 02:36:45 pm
Better than the slate and chalk!!!!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 26, 2018, 03:03:56 pm
Awww someone really likes you Danielle... That's so sweet

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 26, 2018, 03:15:37 pm
@Allison S     Hmm, I am hesitant and kinda blushing showing everyone on my thread what the inside of the card says....   but here goes.
* Left click on photo to enlarge
(https://i.imgur.com/XGymlE5.jpg)

Danielle

"And me".  My money is on the coffee shop worker who delivered them.  All of them (coffee, necklace, candy, and suitor #5) arrived in your office this morning.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on April 26, 2018, 03:26:34 pm

@KathyLauren
  ....This is driving me crazy... I am busily going through my cards and notes that I have gotten from people here that know me ... I am trying to match the writing or printing on the envelope and in the card...  I have a few ideas but nothing firm yet.
Danielle

So nice!!!   And so much fun to be part of your life.

Maybe its a customer of the coffee shop????  Hmmm

The popcorn is gone and I need to refill.

So nice.

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 26, 2018, 03:27:47 pm
I got it! It was Mrs. Peacock in the library with a candlestick! Oh, this isn't 'Clue?' Please don't let it be #2, I think the popcorn posse is in agreement on that one.


My question is, 'Do you where the necklace til you know who sent it?'
Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 26, 2018, 04:25:18 pm
I got it! It was Mrs. Peacock in the library with a candlestick! Oh, this isn't 'Clue?' Please don't let it be #2, I think the popcorn posse is in agreement on that one.


My question is, 'Do you where the necklace til you know who sent it?'
Moni
I thought it was colonel mustard personally.  I doubt suitor would go out of his way with such a gesture.  All of the others could be contenders.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 26, 2018, 05:16:48 pm
I thought it was colonel mustard personally. I doubt suitor would go out of his way with such a gesture.  All of the others could be contenders.
@amberwaves    All of my suitors except the creep #2 frequent the Coffee Shop many mornings.   I was over there for lunch later today and nobody will tell me anything about who paid for my coffee and left the card and the necklace for them to bring to my office this morning.  I can not pin down the writing yet but I am working on it.   I am just beside myself about who it might be.

@HappyMoni     stated:
Quote
"My question is, Do you where the necklace til you know who sent it?"
Good question....  I just might wear it and see who notices the most.  It is a very nice necklace too!

@KathyLauren
   stated:
Quote
"Maybe its a customer of the coffee shop????"
Quote
"Ooh la la!  Perhaps someone who works at the coffee shop?"
No doubt in my mind that it is a customer at the coffee shop or like you said it could be one of the employees there.

Thanks for you comments everyone.... 
I am enlisting all of you to give me ideas about the identity of who it might be. 
It certainly could be #1, #3, #4 ...
...or perhaps a new secret admirer (oooo, I have never had one of those before)
I am investigating,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on April 26, 2018, 05:33:47 pm
Danielle,

  I have to confess... I am partial to the yellow highlighter. It's such a thoughtful and useful gift. Pink coffee cups lids are high on my list also. the card, note inside, chocolates, and necklace are a nice touch too.
  I'd like to think suitor #4 is the one because of the necklace. Men tend towards flowers and shy away from pink. Suitor #2 wouldn't think of such niceties at all. He'd use the "Me Tarzan you Jane" approach. But my considered choice is the shy suitor whatever number he was. Eloquent in thought and deed but too shy to make in person actions.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 26, 2018, 06:00:27 pm
I tend to agree that the source of this nice surprise is female. The entire composition does not look male. But then I may be tainted by my own past (No, I never gave away a yellow highlighter).

Maybe a mystery new player in the game?


Initially I thought it would be easy to just eliminate all male or female contenders by the handwriting but a bit of research showed it is not that easy and only about 55% of guesses on handwriting samples is correctly gendered.

(https://www.survata.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Slide110.png)

I hope you can solve the mystery soon!


Hugs, Sarah

Danielle,

  I have to confess... I am partial to the yellow highlighter. It's such a thoughtful and useful gift. Pink coffee cups lids are high on my list also. the card, note inside, chocolates, and necklace are a nice touch too.
  I'd like to think suitor #4 is the one because of the necklace. Men tend towards flowers and shy away from pink. Suitor #2 wouldn't think of such niceties at all. He'd use the "Me Tarzan you Jane" approach. But my considered choice is the shy suitor whatever number he was. Eloquent in thought and deed but too shy to make in person actions.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 26, 2018, 08:21:50 pm
I am staking my reputation on the fact that this is from a guy. I have never gotten a gift of a pink top coffee, not to mention the yellow marker from any of my female suitors. Well, not from my male suitors either, but that's beside the point. Well, I've been married for 300 years, so there haven't been any of those. Come to think of it, I have no reputation either. Okay, I'm now sure it is the shy one behind curtain number 2. 'Now Johnny, tell Danielle what she's won!' 'You've won a brand new car... agh... boyfriend. Back to you Monte!'
Moni ;D

Am I showing my age with the 'Let's make a Deal' reference? Nah!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 26, 2018, 08:44:56 pm
As I recall, suitor #1 brought you a coffee with a pink lid and some chocolate chip cookies.
My bet is on him! 
He seems the shy type, so it fits.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 26, 2018, 09:02:03 pm
No it was #3 started the pink coffee lid trend. So far #1 gets points for getting a regular coffee (no pink lid, yet?)/cookie, 1st group date, 2nd one on one date ... I'm probably missing something haha yes I'm shipping Dani with #1..IF he got the most recent necklace/card/pink lid coffee combo.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 26, 2018, 09:35:31 pm
Jeaaaaaaaaaaalouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus. ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on April 26, 2018, 09:56:44 pm
I am staking my reputation on the fact that this is from a guy. I have never gotten a gift of a pink top coffee, not to mention the yellow marker from any of my female suitors. Well, not from my male suitors either, but that's beside the point. Well, I've been married for 300 years, so there haven't been any of those. Come to think of it, I have no reputation either. Okay, I'm now sure it is the shy one behind curtain number 2. 'Now Johnny, tell Danielle what she's won!' 'You've won a brand new car... agh... boyfriend. Back to you Monte!'
Moni ;D

Am I showing my age with the 'Let's make a Deal' reference? Nah!

  Sheeeesh Miorca? Melie?  Yeah, I'm talking to you partner of Ann. Can you get anymore convoluted? Yellow marker is the key. Pink cup top, mysterious, anonymous. I think the clues say Suitor #4, but it is likely Mister Shyman.

  Don't listen to That Woman, Danielle she is obviously off her rocker. I don't know why Ann lets her near a computer.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on April 27, 2018, 05:21:33 am
HOLY SMOKE GIRL!!!!!! I go to sleep and wake up to find so much has happened in my absence!!! These time zones can be so inconvenient sometimes.

Sharing this with us has made my own heart flutter. My 2 cents says that suitor #4 is behind this. Something about the little loops on the letter “d” that makes me think a female wrote the card. That’s just my totally uneducated guess based on not much at all. Of course, the interested party could have gotten someone else to write the card on their behalf to make your detective work more challenging. I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see how this story evolves. I have brought more popcorn and ice cream to share around the peanut gallery.

Danielle, thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Good or bad, happy or sad, our experiences make us all who we are. You don’t need to apologise for posting any negative experiences from your past. We all know the beautiful, happy person you have become. Any negativities from your past help and give hope to those of us that are still in the early stages of of our journey. You are living proof that something amazing can emerge from a negative place. Thank you again for sharing. It is an absolute joy to see your happiness with every awesome photo you post and the story you tell.

Jayne

PS: it could be suitor #1 upping the ante. #3 was the pink lid, maybe that is a key clue. Oh, I don’t know. I shall sit in the edge of my seat waiting to find out.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: TonyaW on April 27, 2018, 06:58:47 am


Ok... Am I only one impressed by the old-skool calculator?

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It is an adding machine type and about the only people that use those now are accountants.

I remember trying to "check" my math homework on one that my dad owned way back.



@Allison S     Hmm, I am hesitant and kinda blushing showing everyone on my thread what the inside of the card says....   but here goes.
* Left click on photo to enlarge
(https://i.imgur.com/XGymlE5.jpg)

Danielle

Wondering if the key phrase might be "enjoy being around you".  That would lead me to #4.  If I've read this thread right, #4 would be the one you've spent the most time with. Sort of a "had a great time on our trip" gift.

Pink lid may be a clue, but anyone can get them from the coffee shop and it could even be their doing.

Also thinking it might be a welcome back after being off work and out of town.  That would lead to #1, but he's been more direct, bringing the coffee over personally in the past. 

So the shy #3 upping the pink?  The necklace might be a little forward for him unless he had a reason to know you would like that particular one.

One more question about the necklace.  Did you look at any jewelry while on the shopping trip that #4 might have witnessed? Could she have secretly bought  it after she saw you looking at it or a similar piece?



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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 27, 2018, 07:29:17 am
I'm skipping the current crop and going straight to suitor #8.  #5 gave up after seeing #1-#4.  #6 and #7 were waiting outside her office one day and had a duel to the death over her affection.  #7 won, but #6 cheated with a poisoned blade and ultimately #7 died from the sinister toxin.  #8 seeing this all play out decided to be crafty and send a secret message and won her heart from afar while the others vie for the iron throne and Daenerys came back across the narrow sea with an army and some dragons and Jon Snow still knows nothing and ... and ... Wait I think I got this confused with my fan fiction.  Umm I guess it was Peter Dinklage because Tyrion is awesome.  Things just get so confusing beyond the wall.


Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 27, 2018, 07:42:56 am
Ughhh... this is worse than binge watching. I now get alarms on my watch whenever there is a new reply posted here 😂


One more question about the necklace.  Did you look at any jewelry while on the shopping trip that #4 might have witnessed? Could she have secretly bought  it after she saw you looking at it or a similar piece?

I was wondering the same. I assume there was not only group shopping but also some alone time.

How about throwing one more option into the mix? What if this did not even come from someone local? Maybe a secret admirer from Susan's? Suitor #12?

I really hope this mystery get's resolved soon.

Hugs...

Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Steph2.0 on April 27, 2018, 07:51:48 am
How about throwing one more option into the mix? What if this did not even come from someone local? Maybe a secret admirer from Susan's? Suitor #12?

You’re good Sarah. Very good.

But I admit nothing.

Stephanie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 27, 2018, 07:59:37 am
I'm skipping the current crop and going straight to suitor #8.  #5 gave up after seeing #1-#4.  #6 and #7 were waiting outside her office one day and had a duel to the death over her affection.  #7 won, but #6 cheated with a poisoned blade and ultimately #7 died from the sinister toxin.  #8 seeing this all play out decided to be crafty and send a secret message and won her heart from afar while the others vie for the iron throne and Daenerys came back across the narrow sea with an army and some dragons and Jon Snow still knows nothing and ... and ... Wait I think I got this confused with my fan fiction.  Umm I guess it was Peter Dinklage because Tyrion is awesome.  Things just get so confusing beyond the wall.


I'm in stitches my roommate must think I'm on something...potent lol
Ughhh... this is worse than binge watching. I now get alarms on my watch whenever there is a new reply posted here

I was wondering the same. I assume there was not only group shopping but also some alone time.

How about throwing one more option into the mix? What if this did not even come from someone local? Maybe a secret admirer from Susan's? Suitor #12?

I really hope this mystery get's resolved soon.

Hugs...

Sarah
Omg I thought that too!! She must be in anchorage right?! There's no where else..I mean unless she walks very far on her backyard and ends up in Russia... hmm
We're having too much fun with this 🤣

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 27, 2018, 07:59:45 am
We can rule out Laurie, Michelle, Devlyn and Megan. They are more the cake type people. Now we just have to wait for someone to plead the 5th...

 ;D

Sarah

How about throwing one more option into the mix? What if this did not even come from someone local? Maybe a secret admirer from Susan's? Suitor #12?

You’re good Sarah. Very good.

But I admit nothing.

Stephanie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 27, 2018, 08:29:34 am
I would admit to doing it, but anyone that knows me would know that I love coffee to much to just give it away.  I mean seriously I would be more likely to send a love note to the barrista for free coffee.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Steph2.0 on April 27, 2018, 08:36:54 am
We can rule out Laurie, Michelle, Devlyn and Megan. They are more the cake type people. Now we just have to wait for someone to plead the 5th...

Sure. I’ll take a fifth. Or a pint.

Stephanie

(Uh oh! The hooligans have arrived in Danielle’s thread!)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on April 27, 2018, 08:54:48 am
Wow you are one popular woman!  Good for you.  :D

I need to be here more.  I come back and there's the photo and three pages of comments!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 27, 2018, 08:59:08 am
This early morning's wake up post:
Good morning everyone....  it is 5:55 AM here on Friday morning......  I just woke up, I made a cup of Dark Roast Coffee on my Keurig and I am about to wash up and clean up and get dressed...
As usual, I will be at my office early this morning to begin my day.
I will try to post a little more later this morning....... 

What will the day bring?
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 27, 2018, 10:33:54 am
Hello All:
I got to my office about 10 minutes ago at about 7:15AM ... went over to the coffee shop to get my morning espresso and a muffin......  I saw lots of people I knew there but none of my known suitors were there and none of the employees I saw there (including the employee that brought my coffee, card and necklace to me yesterday)  said anything about yesterday's "mystery gift"  and no one has been in my office yet this morning.  I usually don't see my first clients until about 8:30AM
.   
I have just reviewed all of the replies and guesses that you all wrote last night and this morning... wow, lots of inputs from you.... some very good guesses and I am just about agreeing with the conclusions about Male Suitor#1 and Female Suitor#4.... or maybe an employee at the coffee shop ???... I see most of these folks many times during the week.
Hopefully there will be a revealing from one of them soon, my curiosity is getting the best of me.

OH... I took your advice. I am wearing the necklace today...
...thanks for the suggestion @HappyMoni  ...
No one at the coffee shop said anything about it or perhaps didn't even notice that I was wearing it.

More later.......
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on April 27, 2018, 10:43:58 am
Hello All:
I got to my office about 10 minutes ago at about 7:15AM ... went over to the coffee shop to get my morning espresso and a muffin......  I saw lots of people I knew there but none of my known suitors were there and none of the employees I saw there (including the employee that brought my coffee, card and necklace to me yesterday)  said anything about yesterday's "mystery gift"  and no one has been in my office yet this morning.  I usually don't see my first clients until about 8:30AM
.   
I have just reviewed all of the replies and guesses that you all wrote last night and this morning... wow, lots of inputs from you.... some very good guesses and I am just about agreeing with the conclusions about Male Suitor#1 and Female Suitor#4.... or maybe an employee at the coffee shop ???... I see most of these folks many times during the week.
Hopefully there will be a revealing from one of them soon, my curiosity is getting the best of me.

OH... I took your advice. I am wearing the necklace today...
...thanks for the suggestion @HappyMoni  ...
No one at the coffee shop said anything about it or perhaps didn't even notice that I was wearing it.

More later.......
Hugs,
Danielle
Danielle, how is all this mystery making you feel? Are you finding it distracting from your work? I must say, I am feeling rather excited for you and also anxious to find out who it is. I hope they don’t keep you dangling too long.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 27, 2018, 10:54:57 am
Danielle, how is all this mystery making you feel? Are you finding it distracting from your work? I must say, I am feeling rather excited for you and also anxious to find out who it is. I hope they don’t keep you dangling too long.

Jayne

@Jayne01
   YES, VERY DISTRACTED....
... I am finding it difficult to concentrate on my many work tasks.  Part of the reason that I work such long hours is because instead of working I am always pondering "who done it" ... and of course I am always checking in with my supporters here on the Susan's Place forums.  All of you are very helpful during my curious distress.

Good thing I don't have a boss looking over my shoulder at work... I would have been fired by now!

Thanks for you reply.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on April 27, 2018, 11:06:45 am
Ok mystery person, it’s time to show yourself. You can’t keep our lovely Danielle hanging like this. It is distracting her and making her work longer hours than she needs to.

Danielle’s Fan Club


————————-
You could print the above message and post it in the coffee shop. It might need some fine tuning (or a complete rewrite) to help coax the mystery person out of hiding. Turn the tables and turn the hunter into the prey and the hunted becomes the hunter.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amandam on April 27, 2018, 11:37:23 am
Looks like female writing.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 27, 2018, 11:37:35 am
I can only share the anxious and exciting feeling for Danielle. And you are not the only one being distracted by this mystery   :angel:

Stay strong Danielle! This will be a memory soon and hopefully the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in your live!

If you need real distraction, make your next post about how to best deprecate a new laptop and what to best do about real estate / property taxes with the recent changes in tax legislation ;D ;D

Hugs - Sarah

Danielle, how is all this mystery making you feel? Are you finding it distracting from your work? I must say, I am feeling rather excited for you and also anxious to find out who it is. I hope they don’t keep you dangling too long.

Jayne

@Jayne01
   YES, VERY DISTRACTED....
... I am finding it difficult to concentrate on my many work tasks.  Part of the reason that I work such long hours is because instead of working I am always pondering "who done it" ... and of course I am always checking in with my supporters here on the Susan's Place forums.  All of you are very helpful during my curious distress.

Good thing I don't have a boss looking over my shoulder at work... I would have been fired by now!

Thanks for you reply.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 27, 2018, 11:49:46 am
instead of working I am always pondering "who done it"
Wear the necklace the next time you are at the coffee shop.  Your admirer might out themselves if they see you wearing it.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 28, 2018, 07:54:10 pm
I mentioned before the Kent Clark look alike that works at the coffee shop I go to.. could very well be a potential coffee shop employee suitor for you!! They're people too
Hard to see a pretty lady and not put extra effort to grind some high quality beans for the best coffee ever! lol you do keep going back AND mentioning how very close and convenient it is to your office...

Just messing with you Dani, I'm in a goof ball mood

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 28, 2018, 10:35:10 pm
I mentioned before the Kent Clark look alike that works at the coffee shop I go to.. could very well be a potential coffee shop employee suitor for you!! They're people too
Hard to see a pretty lady and not put extra effort to grind some high quality beans for the best coffee ever! lol you do keep going back AND mentioning how very close and convenient it is to your office...

Just messing with you Dani, I'm in a goof ball mood

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@Allison S     Oh, no worries, I am a goofball too... and remember some of our first comments that we exchanged when we first met on here.... we discussed that you were a Debate Team champion like myself... we would have made a great team back in high school and college!!!  There were always goofballs on the debate teams.

Oh yeah, I have also been thinking it could be a coffee shop employee... male or female perhaps.
My office is just 2 doors down from the coffee shop.... I had posted a photo on this thread that show just how close we are... in fact, a lot of coffee shop customers walk by my office every day on their way to the coffee shop... some tap on my window as they walk by.
   
Regarding the necklace and card... I am thinking it could be Suitor#1 or female Suitor#4 ... or it could be a surprise suitor that is still a mystery... hopefully time will tell.  I am just beside myself trying to figure this out. I am supposed to go to the gym on Tuesday with my gym girlfriends which includes #4.   I doubt that as shy as suitor #3 has been that he would be the one but he could surprise me and all of us.

***Oh, and @KathyLauren ... I have been wearing the necklace every day now everywhere I go...  I am thinking that as you mentioned that the Suitor will out themselves if they see me wearing it.

I will keep this thread updated as things happen and as time permits.
Hugs to all, and thanks for your comments and suggestions......
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on April 29, 2018, 02:44:37 am
<Jayne is on the edge of her seat munching on popcorn and ice cream, wondering what kind of twists will be revealed by this story>
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 29, 2018, 05:46:19 am
My money is still on #8.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on April 29, 2018, 09:30:15 am
Just had a thought! What if your mysterious gift giver is logger #2 and hasn't been around to claim his prize? The popcorn posse will remember the picture of the two foul mouthed loggers sitting at the table with our heroine a while back. We know the cheesy mystery writers will stick in a minor character in the middle of the story only to bring them back as the killer. It could be logger #2! Hmmm! Now Danielle in fairness you really should label the loggers for us in case, just in case, I have cracked the case.

Seriously though, yes, I was attemptin humor there, what if you figure out that the necklace came from someone you can't stand. Does that become awkward?

Moni

Logger #1? Nah!!! Couldn't be!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on April 29, 2018, 02:03:49 pm
Just had a thought! What if your mysterious gift giver is logger #2 and hasn't been around to claim his prize? The popcorn posse will remember the picture of the two foul mouthed loggers sitting at the table with our heroine a while back. We know the cheesy mystery writers will stick in a minor character in the middle of the story only to bring them back as the killer. It could be logger #2! Hmmm! Now Danielle in fairness you really should label the loggers for us in case, just in case, I have cracked the case.

Seriously though, yes, I was attemptin humor there, what if you figure out that the necklace came from someone you can't stand. Does that become awkward?

Moni

Logger #1? Nah!!! Couldn't be!

  Oh you just hush Lonie.. loanie oh yeah Moanie.  You just hush with this logger nonsense. omg though it could be #2 but it is unthinkable to think like that, So as I said Hush.

 Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on April 29, 2018, 02:39:11 pm
Forgot to get popcorn and ice cream , triple choc cookie will have to do as I wait for Mondays instalment . Da da dah.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 29, 2018, 06:54:40 pm
UPDATE, Sunday:   I may have some news about just who my suitor is that gave me the necklace... I will know who it is tomorrow morning. but it appears that a 2nd Suitor is still on the hunt... probably Suitor #1 being sneaky and left a bag of Dove Dark Chocolate hearts in my car at work this morning and I don't think he got me the necklace.   I brought the chocolate home and had some with my coffee.
(https://i.imgur.com/mstkjTA.jpg) 

I  just spent a lazy Sunday afternoon after working for a short time this morning...  I have been llaying low and relaxing and reading... the weather here has turned somewhat warmer during the days in the low to mid 40's ... Spring time is coming soon....  although nights are still below freezing in the mid to high 20's.   The snow around town and my house is all melted but we do get some snow showers overnight and there still plenty of fresh snow in the mountains when there is precipitation.... but it is warm enough during the days, especially when it is sunny like it was mid-day today that the ground snow melts.
Here is a picture taken from the back of my house...
*left click photo to enlarge
(https://i.imgur.com/HPaFxmu.jpg)


MORE updates coming,
Danielle
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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 29, 2018, 07:03:17 pm
Loved the photo! Just beautiful! I have to admit that I moved west to leave the snow behind!

I am still pulling for suitor #4! I think she needs to up her game! In all fairness, I think that she got the message to take it slow. She does have competition though, so what can be better than chocolate?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on April 29, 2018, 07:16:59 pm
UPDATE, Sunday:   I may have some news about just who my suitor is that gave me the necklace... I will know who it is tomorrow morning. but it appears that a 2nd Suitor is still on the hunt... probably Suitor #1 being sneaky and left a bag of Dove Dark Chocolate hearts in my car at work this morning and I don't think he got me the necklace.   I brought the chocolate home and had some with my coffee.
(https://i.imgur.com/mstkjTA.jpg) 

I  just spent a lazy Sunday afternoon after working for a short time this morning...  I have been llaying low and relaxing and reading... the weather here has turned somewhat warmer during the days in the low to mid 40's ... Spring time is coming soon....  although nights are still below freezing in the mid to high 20's.   The snow around town and my house is all melted but we do get some snow showers overnight and there still plenty of fresh snow in the mountains when there is precipitation.... but it is warm enough during the days, especially when it is sunny like it was mid-day today that the ground snow melts.
Here is a picture taken from the back of my house...
*left click photo to enlarge
(https://i.imgur.com/HPaFxmu.jpg)


MORE updates coming,
Danielle
]
What a gorgeous view! You folks who live there may take it as a matter of course, but to a city gal like me, it’s just breathtaking! Believe it or not, our weather here has been just like yours! They say that Spring may finally be here, though! Have a lovely evening, Danielle.


Hugs,
Sarah From Chi-town
Title: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on April 29, 2018, 08:38:54 pm
That is a beautiful view you have.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 29, 2018, 09:29:55 pm
What a beautiful view and the type of nature I really like a lot, so I am a bit jealous!

So glad the suspense and wait will be over tomorrow. Not really nice to let you wait another night, I hope you can still sleep tonight. Did you have to threaten to take your Keurig to the office and boycott the coffee shop? Or will they give up the information voluntarily.

While it seems there is a favorite here, I really do hope it is the person you hope for and you will be able to explore a potential relationship.

It will be a big day for you tomorrow!

Many hugs!

Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Julie -2010 on April 29, 2018, 09:43:55 pm
This is such the fun thread to follow.  Danielle, I love the few from your house.  So pretty. ^-^

Julie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 30, 2018, 09:19:30 am
6:10AM Monday morning UPDATE:
Well, I am up, showered and dressed, it is cold and wet here with little snow flakes mixed in with some rain showers this morning.  I got a cup of french roast coffee going in my Keurig and getting ready soon to go to work early this morning as usual. 
I got a short text overnight from (female) Suitor #4 to tell me to not have a big breakfast at home and instead to meet her at a bakery/restaurant in town at 7:00AM.  We have gone there together before a few times for delicious bakery goods... so this is not a brand new thing regarding her.
I am half-expecting that she is the giver of the Necklace but I will know something for sure after that meetup.
Now, what am I going to do until then?  I think that I will just do some laundry here at home and not go to my office and then next door coffee shop this morning for breakfast.   ???   ::)   :icon_help:
More, a little later......
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 30, 2018, 09:36:17 am
She is certainly putting in a lot of effort to conquer your heart! She must have heard back from the coffee shop how anxious you are to find out.

Enjoy your breakfast!

Hugs, Sarah

6:10AM Monday morning UPDATE:
Well, I am up, showered and dressed, it is cold and wet here with little snow flakes mixed in with some rain showers this morning.  I got a cup of french roast coffee going in my Keurig and getting ready soon to go to work early this morning as usual. 
I got a short text overnight from (female) Suitor #4 to tell me to not have a big breakfast at home and instead to meet her at a bakery/restaurant in town at 7:00AM.  We have gone there together before a few times for delicious bakery goods... so this is not a brand new thing regarding her.
I am half-expecting that she is the giver of the Necklace but I will know something for sure after that meetup.
Now, what am I going to do until then?  I think that I will just do some laundry here at home and not go to my office and then next door coffee shop this morning for breakfast.   ???   ::)   :icon_help:
More, a little later......
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 30, 2018, 09:41:54 am
Oh, my, you sure know how to tell a suspenseful story, Danielle!  I hope you enjoy your breakfast.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 30, 2018, 09:44:57 am
Oh, my, you sure know how to tell a suspenseful story, Danielle!  I hope you enjoy your breakfast.

@KathyLauren    Ever since I decided to transition and start HRT...  and then going full-time and relocating here...  my entire life has been suspenseful. !!!!
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on April 30, 2018, 10:00:20 am
I suspect you love to tease.  At least teasing your followers.

 Karma will get you Danielle...

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 30, 2018, 10:05:56 am
And just in case... You can be assured that in case anyone would ever try to break your heart, you would have the full force of Susans behind you... I think the Laurie Lorry is full of gas and we are ready!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on April 30, 2018, 10:10:43 am
And just in case... You can be assured that in case anyone would ever try to break your heart, you would have the full force of Susans behind you... I think the Laurie Lorry is full of gas and we are ready!

 I've always wanted to drive to Alaska....
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Steph2.0 on April 30, 2018, 10:20:00 am
I've always wanted to drive to Alaska....

The plane is fueled. Airborne Support is ready to scramble.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180430/f34d55562b336e85e420bfc3b3d4a104.jpg)

Stephanie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 30, 2018, 10:36:27 am
I've always wanted to drive to Alaska....

If it wasn’t for “threes a crowd” I’d be up for that.
Take the ferry from Port Hardy through the inside passage to Prince Rupert. 
Get your compass out and go north!
Danielle’s back of house view is only a small enticement compared to meeting her!

Hugs, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on April 30, 2018, 10:39:53 am
Wow, had to catch up on at least 10 posts here. That's good chocolate and you always make me want coffee too
You have avid fans and playfully cute suitors.. lucky girl!! Lol
We really all should meet in alaska and show that town something they've never seen well before Danielle at least haha

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on April 30, 2018, 10:43:12 am
OMG the suspense is killing me.  Seriously though, she sounds really sweet and is apparently very interested.  All so does#1.  So many tough life choices.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 30, 2018, 01:08:58 pm
10:00AM update:
Well, I met with #4 at the bakery... had a delicious and decadent cinnamon roll and coffee.
...probably just short of 10,000 calories!! LOL

(https://i.imgur.com/QqbCgUu.jpg)

YES, our hunches were correct, it was #4 that gave me the necklace and card.  She was so happy that she had seen me wearing it.
We had a nice conversation about "us" and we... well... I will keep the rest of that private for now.

The next task I have to tackle is the regarding the chocolate left in my car at work...
...I am thinking that it is definitely the work of #1.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on April 30, 2018, 01:14:04 pm
(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/scarjo_popcorn.gif)


Seriously though, congratulations on ... well, just everything!! I hope to be in that position someday. ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 30, 2018, 01:15:00 pm
Can we have a picture of you two together?  I will understand if she is too shy.  We all love her for being so sweet to you!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 30, 2018, 01:24:32 pm
I guess all those positive thoughts that I was sending worked! Congrats! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Kelly

P.S. Remember your advice about finding gym? The closest gym just closed down! So I will have to keep up the search. May look to yoga next! A friend of mine teaches at a studio not far from where I live.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on April 30, 2018, 01:35:22 pm
OMG! Look at the glow on your face! So glad you two had a great time and could talk about  the "you". She really seems a sweet girl.

Oh... and the cinnamon roll looks so delicious!

Hope you can now relax a little bit, let everything sink in and enjoy your day.

Big hugs -

Sarah

10:00AM update:
Well, I met with #4 at the bakery... had a delicious and decadent cinnamon roll and coffee.
...probably just short of 10,000 calories!! LOL

(https://i.imgur.com/QqbCgUu.jpg)

YES, our hunches were correct, it was #4 that gave me the necklace and card.  She was so happy that she had seen me wearing it.
We had a nice conversation about "us" and we... well... I will keep the rest of that private for now.

The next task I have to tackle is the regarding the chocolate left in my car at work...
...I am thinking that it is definitely the work of #1.

Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on April 30, 2018, 01:53:23 pm
Alaskan Danielle, Social Butterfly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 30, 2018, 02:21:13 pm
Can we have a picture of you two together?  I will understand if she is too shy.  We all love her for being so sweet to you!


@Jessica
   At this early stage of my time with my friends where I live... I am not feeling comfortable posting their pictures without some blurring of their faces... the last thing I want to do is cause them any embarrassment or problems now that I am known as a trans-woman in this very conservative town.
Perhaps a some future time I can post pictures that reveal more...  I took a bunch of pictures on our out of town shopping trip but some of my friends asked me not to put them on Facebook for whatever their reason was.

Here is a photo that I posted on this thread back on April 19th when my 3 gym friends and I were at a rest stop on the way to our big city shopping trip.
My Suitor#4 is wearing the dark jacket sitting next to me.  The gal on the left with the blonde hair in the light blue jacket is my gym friend that is always coming to my rescue at the gym when she sees the creepy Suitor#2 come near to where i am working ourt.
(https://i.imgur.com/r1tcDE8.jpg)

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 30, 2018, 02:32:02 pm
I suspect you love to tease.  At least teasing your followers.

Karma will get you Danielle...

Hugs,
  Laurie


@Laurie

Hmmm.... ???   Teasing ???... I am genuinely troubled if my thread comes off that way...

In my writings I am just trying to compose my interesting journal of details, perhaps too many details, about my feelings and experiences as they happen in my life as a full-time trans-woman...
I write it for myself as well as my interested Susan's Place friends.
 
To me most certainly and to others that read my posts, what I write can be suspenseful for sure... never knowing how things will finally develop and turn out...   I think that happens to all of us... Life Happens.

The only Karma that I am seeking is the payback and personal satisfaction for being myself as a friendly, social, outgoing, compassionate person and an encouragement to others that I come across in real life and in my time here on the Forums...
I have always loved to meet and greet new people and old friends wherever I go.   That is just my personality.... again, I am so sorry if all of this comes off as teasing.

Thanks for your comments on my thread and everywhere else on the Forums and also for following my journey.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on April 30, 2018, 02:47:08 pm

@Laurie

Hmmm.... ???   Teasing ???... I am genuinely troubled if my thread comes off that way...

In my writings I am just trying to compose my interesting journal of details, perhaps too many details, about my feelings and experiences as they happen in my life as a full-time trans-woman...
I write it for myself as well as my interested Susan's Place friends.
 
To me most certainly and to others that read my posts, what I write can be suspenseful for sure... never knowing how things will finally develop and turn out...   I think that happens to all of us... Life Happens.

The only Karma that I am seeking is the payback and personal satisfaction for being myself as a friendly, social, outgoing, compassionate person and an encouragement to others that I come across in real life and in my time here on the Forums...
I have always loved to meet and greet new people and old friends wherever I go.   That is just my personality.... again, I am so sorry if all of this comes off as teasing.

Thanks for your comments on my thread and everywhere else on the Forums and also for following my journey.
Hugs,
Danielle

 Oh gheeze. Now I need to apologize and explain myself. I was teasing you Danielle. of course this suitor adventure is full of suspense, suspense that teases keen interest from us your followers. I am sure the suspense did a good job at teasing you too. In no way did I mean it as a negative criticism. It would seem that I failed in my endeavor to tease you. My apologies, Danielle.
  Just to clarify, I do like to tease friends so beware as I would like to consider myself a friend of yours.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on April 30, 2018, 02:58:26 pm

@Jessica
   At this early stage of my time with my friends where I live... I am not feeling comfortable posting their pictures without some blurring of their faces... the last thing I want to do is cause them any embarrassment or problems now that I am known as a trans-woman in this very conservative town.
Perhaps a some future time I can post pictures that reveal more...  I took a bunch of pictures on our out of town shopping trip but some of my friends asked me not to put them on Facebook for whatever their reason was.

Here is a photo that I posted on this thread back on April 19th when my 3 gym friends and I were at a rest stop on the way to our big city shopping trip.
My Suitor#4 is wearing the dark jacket sitting next to me.  The gal on the left with the blonde hair in the light blue jacket is my gym friend that is always coming to my rescue at the gym when she sees the creepy Suitor#2 come near to where i am working ourt.
(https://i.imgur.com/r1tcDE8.jpg)

Hugs,
Danielle

Heaven forbid any thought of not asking for permission.  That’s why I added the caveat.

Oh, and Laurie can be a tease, I mean, she does like to tease.

I also think “Road Trip 3.0” should include Alaska!

Hugs and smiles, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on April 30, 2018, 03:18:05 pm
10:00AM update:
Well, I met with #4 at the bakery... had a delicious and decadent cinnamon roll and coffee.
...probably just short of 10,000 calories!! LOL

(https://i.imgur.com/QqbCgUu.jpg)

YES, our hunches were correct, it was #4 that gave me the necklace and card.  She was so happy that she had seen me wearing it.
We had a nice conversation about "us" and we... well... I will keep the rest of that private for now.

The next task I have to tackle is the regarding the chocolate left in my car at work...
...I am thinking that it is definitely the work of #1.

Hugs,
Danielle

Woo-hoo!  I was hoping it would be #4. 

I am so glad you are having fun with your romantic adventure.  It certainly has been fun following it!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: I Am Jess on April 30, 2018, 03:25:19 pm
10:00AM update:
Well, I met with #4 at the bakery... had a delicious and decadent cinnamon roll and coffee.
...probably just short of 10,000 calories!! LOL

(https://i.imgur.com/QqbCgUu.jpg)

YES, our hunches were correct, it was #4 that gave me the necklace and card.  She was so happy that she had seen me wearing it.
We had a nice conversation about "us" and we... well... I will keep the rest of that private for now.

The next task I have to tackle is the regarding the chocolate left in my car at work...
...I am thinking that it is definitely the work of #1.

Hugs,
Danielle


Let's just say that I am not at all surprised by this.  The clues were so obvious.  Congrats and things certainly are getting interesting up north.....
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on April 30, 2018, 04:24:58 pm
For once I am happy to be in a different tone zone and missed a whole bunch of updates. I managed to catch up without the suspense killing me. I am glad that your own suspense about the card and necklace has been alleviated. I too was leaning towards suitor #4 as the one behind the mystery. More importantly, I hope that however this story unfolds, you are happy. You have such a lovely outgoing personality. I imagine you would light up any room you walk into with that great big smile of yours.

Thank you for sharing with us. I feel privileged to be reading your story and being able to share my joy for you.

Keep updating as much as you like.

Jayne

PS: That cinnamon roll looks delicious. I am a little hungry now and could easily devour that.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on April 30, 2018, 06:21:40 pm
Oh gheeze. Now I need to apologize and explain myself. I was teasing you Danielle. of course this suitor adventure is full of suspense, suspense that teases keen interest from us your followers. I am sure the suspense did a good job at teasing you too. In no way did I mean it as a negative criticism. It would seem that I failed in my endeavor to tease you. My apologies, Danielle.
  Just to clarify, I do like to tease friends so beware as I would like to consider myself a friend of yours.

Hugs,
  Laurie

@Laurie    Thank you very much for your kind reply message, I know now that I misread what you had stated... 
I sometimes do that a lot and I tend to write very detailed with written communication and I many times will "read between the lines".    I guess that is why I also write in my best clear and detailed way so what I write will usually hopefully be interpreted incorrectly...but it still does sometimes....   
I am human so I freely admit that I make mistakes, sometimes many mistakes.   Mistakes did not go over well in my past accounting employment and certainly not now in my own accounting business.

Thank you for writing and clearing this up... I was feeling a bit awful, but now I am "all better"

Please, Laurie, I do sincerely hope that you keep reading and replying to my postings...  I love your insights to life and all things transgender.... in my opinion since I became a member here I have found you to be a steady and key element here at Susan's Place.... and most certainly a friend of mine.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on April 30, 2018, 07:27:27 pm
@Danielle,

  A simple misunderstanding isn't enough to keep me from reading you future chapters of life in the wild frontiers of Alaska. It is beautiful there. I loved the view of the mountains seen from Anchorage and from the air as I was flying in and out. The glaciers from the air are awe inspiring. I even you being able to live up there but not the cold weather.
  I look forward to the update you will be making about your courtings.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on April 30, 2018, 08:45:10 pm
Although I really like the adventures of our Alaskan gal, your privacy is also important to respect! I love the 'wildness' of the area shown in your picture. I did get so see some of the coastal area while on a cruise last fall. Beautiful area!

Every time I see your picture in the coffee shop, I get hungry! A sticky bun and coffee! Doesn't get much better!

Take care and have a wonderful evening!
Hugs, Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 01, 2018, 06:05:53 am
Although I really like the adventures of our Alaskan gal, your privacy is also important to respect! I love the 'wildness' of the area shown in your picture. I did get so see some of the coastal area while on a cruise last fall. Beautiful area!

Every time I see your picture in the coffee shop, I get hungry! A sticky bun and coffee! Doesn't get much better!

Take care and have a wonderful evening!
Hugs, Kelly

@islandgirl    Heya Kelly   Thank you for your reply posting.... oh yes, it is very beautiful and awe inspiring area up here.... terrific scenery everywhere...  mountains, snow, water, wildlife, etc.  .... and COLD too.

Regarding privacy, that is something we all need to be cognizant of as we go anywhere online... thanks for expressing your concerns about that.

I have much more to say as time goes on.   My transition ride is far from over.
Stay tuned and thanks for coming on my thread.
Hugs and Hugs....
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 02, 2018, 09:32:08 am
UPDATE:   I am glad it is now Wednesday May 2nd.   It is 6:00AM here, got my early morning shower and I now have a fresh cup of coffee next to my laptop as I am writing this ....

Yesterday was kind of a "bust" for me....  it all started out with a bad experience at my local coffee shop while I sat at a table having breakfast before going to work.  I wrote some of this on Moni's thread yesterday, "Moni's The Tipping Point in Transition and Normalization", but I will tell my unhappy story here also.
 
So far, since my recent "outing" I have experienced very little negativity except for this morning.  A man and woman couple that were just visiting the town chatting away and I overheard them make some rude comments about me to my friends when they saw me at my nearby table having breakfast this morning.   After the couple got up and left, my friends came over to tell me that they were talking about me being a trans-woman and didn't know that at the nearby table to them that the visiting couple were hearing every word.  That explains why the visitors kept staring at me while I was eating.   My friends then kept apologizing to me over and over for not being aware that others were listening to them.... and at least that made me feel good in spite of feeling very uncomfortable.

I went back to my next door office to tackle the tasks building up on my desk ... I was not feeling my happy self all day...  some work projects were not going right... and I discovered that I screwed up a Profit and Loss Statement for a client's business... fortunately I caught the error just before I put it in the mail.
Then the next thing I screwed up was my reply posting on @Steph2.0 thread that @Jayne01 also posted a reply on and I ended up screwing up her post and another post reply by @KathyLauren .....      I got so sidetracked with the bad day events that I forgot all about fixing the errors right away.   Thankfully @Laurie came to my rescue and worked on fixing my errors late last night for over a half hour....  blessings to you Laurie... and thank you for coming to my rescue.

Then late yesterday afternoon it all hit the fan here at Susan's Place with the Security Certificate issues.  I had several emails from members that I have friended recently wondering if it was safe to ignore the WARNING MESSAGE everyone got on their computers when trying to go to the Susan's site....  so I was busy replying to many of them with the assurance that they should go ahead and go to the site.  I got home very late last night from work and I had a hard time sleeping well, so I was up early this morning and showered right after 5:OOAM.   I hate just rolling around in bed trying to sleep so I just got up.   So TODAY is a new day......  things will go better, and I won't take no for an answer!!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now, my editorial for all transgenders everywhere:

Where I live, I am probably the only trans-woman any of the townspeople have known about and have met. 
I go out of my way to be friendly, kind, considerate, polite....   and give a positive image of a good contributing citizen to my community.

It is important that as transgenders that we present ourselves well and help gain respect for all transgenders.    There is nothing worse that us giving an bad impression because of our actions and remarks.

All we can control is how WE feel and how WE act and talk.  We can not control what others do and say.  When others do and say unsavory things that put us in a bad light, we must be careful how we react to that.   While showing anger and getting back at those that besmirch and defame us may feel good for a very brief time, it is usually not the correct move to make.   .... end of editorial
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

More updates to come later....
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 02, 2018, 09:51:17 am
Danielle!  I’m so sorry that happened to you, I’m curious if your friends they talked to stood up for you. 
I’m sorry for your kerfluffle in posting.  I was in the middle of making Chicken Vindaloo and missed it.  Laurie told me I missed a good exercise in the processes as a moderator.

I do agree with your message that love conquers hate.  It does!
You are a model of who we should all strive to be.

Hugs and smiles, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 02, 2018, 09:54:59 am
I am so sorry about the incident in the coffee shop. It sounds awful and I can fully understand how you felt yesterday. I am so glad your friends have been there for you.I am surprised you could even concentrate on work.

You always amaze me with your positive attitude, even in such tough situations. I can not even imagine what must be going on inside you. You had such a turmoil in the past two weeks and I really hope you will find some quiet time.

You are also such a kind, engaged and polite person. I am sure this will help in your town to be accepted for you. It will spread.

I really hope, this is a one and only incident.

I completely agree - we have our own fate in our hand. And through visibility, we can influence public perception.

Many big hugs! Stay strong!

Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 02, 2018, 10:29:14 am
  Danielle,

  After a morning like that I can understand why your day wasn't the best. It does seem to be that a day started badly tends to propagate throughout the day unless something good happens to derail it.
 (Gee, I hope something good happens for me quick... I made a "plan". I set 3 alarms starting at 5:30 so I can get up, dress, eat, and then drive about 20 miles so I could turn my name change forms in.  I got up about 7:30 ...  See why I don't make plans?  lol)

  Frankly Danielle, I am surprised you weren't able to derail the way your day was going. With your bright and bubbly attitude and cheerful outlook on life, I would think you would be able to turn things around. But on the other hand what occurred yesterday shows the rest of us that you my dear are human too, just like the rest of us.  (((HUG)))

   Today will be a better day. I believe you.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Kendra on May 02, 2018, 10:50:23 am
The visiting couple that made the rude comments will be gone, somewhere else and long forgotten as they go about their negative lives.  It's their loss.

Your friends at least now understand to be more careful chatting about personal information. 

Big hug.  You need it.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 02, 2018, 01:06:49 pm
Your comments ring so true in my town as well! For many if not all the people I come across in my small city, I am the first if not only transgender female they have come across. Very conservative attitudes prevail and so my approach has always been a positive, middle road style approach. I have no need to put myself into a confrontation of views. I try to proceed with my life as best I can. My friends, mostly males with whom I did marathon training with, have been accepting and supportive from day one. I am a lone rider here as there is not really any 'community' to speak of. I have still not gained that group of girl friends with which I can hang out with. When I have joined a group, such as a running group , I am always the oldest by far in the group. This has not lead to social connections. I am luck to have a local coffee shop that is owned by a couple of women who have been very supportive of me.

I think how we, in general, carry ourselves in our communities is important. My approach is to have people not consider me as transgender, but as female. So far so good!

Have a wonderful day, Danielle! Thanks for all your supportive comments. I look forward to your posts, not just for information or fun, but for the way you respond to the variety of posts. You always approach topics with a respectful, caring and positive approach. Your friends are lucky to know you.

As for the couple, as Kendra stated, they are 'out of there'!

Hugs,
Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 02, 2018, 01:15:08 pm
Danielle, it may not mean much but I'm here for you. I don't like to hear someone having a bad day, and as you know very well I have had many... I know you always comment and help me when you can. Like you said in your other post, "it's a new day".
When I first read about the couples actions yesterday, I didn't think much of it because your friends were apologetic to you.
Still, you're allowed to feel the way you do about what happened... I would feel the same way

Sent from my VS501 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on May 02, 2018, 02:56:45 pm
Danielle we all have bad days from time to time.  You still seem so amazingly positive about things even when you are down.  That is a truly remarkable trait.  Pay no mind to the strangers giving you looks.  They likely don't know any trans persons and have never had their preconceived bigotry challenged yet.  I know it's easier said than done, but look at the response from the locals.  They seem to accept you and you are a great ambassador to show them that we are not freaks or weirdos or the like.  I hope things improve.  If you need to vent, you know how to reach me
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: nikkiannukts on May 02, 2018, 03:06:42 pm
Danielle,

My thoughts and best wishes given your bad experience at the hands of common humanity.  Generally these people are always the first to complain when they are not treated with consideration or immediate attention, yet they feel they can pass judgement on everyone else.

We tread a difficult path as result of our unique psyche/situation but this often means we have a far more enlightened view of life.   

My personal thanks to you for your continued positivity and warmth here at Susan's as there are many days when my world has been made a lot better by your cheerful and warm postings.

Look forward, not back and I am certainly grateful for your time and energies here.

Nikki
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Katie Jade on May 02, 2018, 03:33:18 pm
The visiting couple that made the rude comments will be gone, somewhere else and long forgotten as they go about their negative lives.  It's their loss.

Your friends at least now understand to be more careful chatting about personal information. 

Big hug.  You need it.

Dear Danielle,
Kendra's comments as well as all the other girls posts are so right, its their problem, and your friends are here as well as obviously in your new home town (seems to me you have more every day).
Its just one of those things that you are definitely bigger than so shrug it off and get on with the saga (please !!)
So loving your eloquent description of your world of possible liaisons, so beautiful it keeps us all waiting for the next twist and turn. Loving it. You write this bit of your life very well.
Hugz
Katie

 :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 02, 2018, 04:19:10 pm
Wednesday afternoon update:

Dear ladies... my wonderful and dear friends here on Susan's Place that have made comments and posted replies on my "journal" chronicles thread....
@Jessica @sarah1972 @Laurie @Kendra @islandgirl @Allison S @amberwaves  @nikkiannukts
@Katie Again @Jayne01  @I Am Jess  @KathyLauren @Roll @Steph2.0 @Julie -2010  @SarahFehrman
@davina61 @HappyMoni @Karen @amandam @JudiBlueEyes @TonyaW @Megan. @Susan Baum
@Charlie Nicki @pamelatransuk @bobbisue @MistressStevie @Rachel @Karen_A @josie76 @Sonja
@Chelsea @JLT1 @Cassi @natalie.ashlyne @Colleen_definitely @Nicole70 @Gertrude @ChrissyRyan
@softbutchharley @Mumei @AnamethatstartswithE @V M @Jessica_Rose 

   
Thank you so very much for your kind and supportive remarks.   
After my bad day on Tuesday (yesterday) it was nice to see your very kind replies and PMs that were very much a welcome sight.

Today is all better now...
at the coffee shop this morning when I was getting my take-out espresso, I saw my shy Suitor #3 there having breakfast with what appeared to be one of business friends.  As I was leaving with my coffee cup in hand he waved me over to his table to engage in some brief and friendly chit-chat and then introduced me to his friend.... he introduced me as his most beautiful lady friend in town.  After they had breakfast they walked next door to briefly greet me at my office. *happy smiles  :) *

Well, that was a good start to my day.  My work load today has been very manageable and without too many difficulties.   After waking up so early this morning I got hungry for lunch about 10AM my time.... so now it is just after noon here and I am getting out of here early this afternoon to go to the GYM this afternoon with my gym girl group for our weekly scheduled workout.   No worries about the creepy Suitor #2 at the gym, one of the women in my gym girl group will keep him away from all of us... she is the bouncer for our group wherever we go. Here is a picture I posted on this thread when we all went on our big city shopping trip on April 19th.  My Dental Hygienist aka: Suitor#4 is wearing the dark jacket sitting next to me.  The gal on the left with the blonde hair in the light blue jacket is another gym group friend, our girl group bouncer, she is always coming to my rescue at the gym when she sees the creepy Suitor#2 come near to where I am working out.
(https://i.imgur.com/r1tcDE8.jpg)

Well, a wonderful and good day today...  I will get home fairly early after the gym routine workout-visit.

Outside it is a snowy cold day, the temp finally got up to 36 deg, last night was so cold at 24 deg so I am thinking that when I get home after the gym (I am not going back to work today) that I will light up my propane stove, warm up my house, perhaps do some baking after a nice dinner, I put a small pot roast with lots of veggies in my slow cooker when I left for work this morning... and then later I plan on changing into my night clothes and curling up with a blanket in my comfy chair next to the propane stove and just enjoy relaxing and reading a good book that I have been working on.

Life always has ups and downs.....   today is an "up" day for sure.

Thanks again to all of my readers/friends here for your kindness and uplifting support that you have shown to me with your replies and PMs.
<3  Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 02, 2018, 04:35:54 pm
Hi, Danielle.  Glad to see you are having a good day and are scheduling some self-maintenance time!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 02, 2018, 04:43:54 pm
Today certainly made up for yesterday!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on May 02, 2018, 04:51:33 pm
Now that  sounds like my night , slow cooker for tomorrow with chicken and veg and shower and nighty but TV not a book.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Nicole70 on May 02, 2018, 05:03:28 pm
Hi Danielle,
Sorry to hear about your bad day, I’ve only just caught up, these time zones mess with things. Like others have commented you are an inspiration with your bright outlook, I had a pretty crappy day yesterday too, and your attitude regarding us presenting ourselves well to others really hit a note for me, as do many other things you post, thank you for that.
I’m glad you are feeling better today, and taking some time for yourself, hope you have an enjoyable evening.
Hugs
Nicole
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on May 02, 2018, 05:44:38 pm
Glad you had a much better day, happy to see that. :D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on May 02, 2018, 05:48:16 pm
Hi Danielle

Sorry to hear about your bad day, and am so happy to see your post today!!

Thanks for including us, and know we are always hear for you to listen and support you.   

Sorry to hear about the snow :).    Spring is finally here.

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 02, 2018, 06:08:36 pm
Danielle, I am sorry that our different time zones prevented me from replying to offer my support in a timely manner for your bad day. That couple came to visit a small town, and instead of having their lives enriched by the nice people in that town, they chose to be rude to one of the nicest people I have ever encountered. That is their huge loss.

I admire your positive outlook on life. You are a real inspiration to me and many others and are a wonderful role model.

I’m not sure what you were referring to about screwing up my reply post on Steph’s thread. I didn’t notice anything. I didn’t get any of the security certificate issues either, but I use Tapatalk on my phone to access the forum, which may have made a difference.

I’m very happy that you didn’t dwell on that bad day and just got on with things. And now it’s a new day and you are feeling better. It is a pure delight to follow you along your story. Thank you for sharing and including us on your life.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 02, 2018, 06:43:06 pm
Danielle it's so nice to hear you've bounced back from that awful day.  Keep smiling and enjoying life! 

Judi
ps: I don't know where you find the time to bake.  You are one busy woman.

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 02, 2018, 07:08:12 pm
Danielle it's so nice to hear you've bounced back from that awful day.  Keep smiling and enjoying life! 

Judi
ps: I don't know where you find the time to bake.  You are one busy woman.

@JudiBlueEyes:   I "make" the time to bake, I find that baking and cooking is good therapy... plus I get to eat and share the rewards of my efforts.   In fact, the owner of the coffee shop has asked several times for several dozen of my cookies and perhaps a pie or 2... of which I gladly provided. 
In addition, turning on the oven and baking does help to nicely warm the house... that is another reason I like to bake, especially on a cold and snowy day like today.
Thank you for your reply post.
Hugs,
Danielle   
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amandam on May 02, 2018, 08:44:25 pm
Glad things are looking up!  So, back on track. Where's the smoochie-kins?

What? You know that's why we're here, right?!  :laugh:
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: pamelatransuk on May 03, 2018, 05:35:23 am
I am so sorry to read belatedly of your unfortunate event on Tuesday and that you suffered all day as a result. Sadly there are bigots and scandalmongers in all locations.

I thank you for your wise advice for all transgenders in the community.

Nice to see you bounced back yesterday (Wed) and hence did not dwell on the matter.

Your positivity, encouragement and warmth motivates us all.

11.30 here so 2.30 in Alaska so assume you are asleep. Hope today is also bright for you.

Hugs

Pamela
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Gertrude on May 03, 2018, 09:04:56 am
Sorry to hear of your negative experience. In the end, it’s water under the bridge. I agree with being an emissary and ambassador. I think when we operate in truth, it leaves nothing to be said really and exposes bigots for who and what they are. It’s like, yeah I’m trans, so what? It takes the power of shaming away from them.


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Charlie Nicki on May 03, 2018, 09:10:08 am
Hi Danielle,

I'm glad you are feeling better!! Hugs!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Sonja on May 03, 2018, 09:29:12 pm
Hi Danielle,

I'm glad you're so good at remaining positive - I think it might actually be your super-power!!  (aka "Marvels' Alaskan Danielle" ) - I think it works... :-) A brighter version of Marvels' Jessica Jones ( which I loved).
Aside from the jokes, I've been thinking a lot about you lately since the towns folk found out, and your close friends, I'm really glad it has been positive for you, just keep smiling - this is where your power comes from!

Big Hug,

Sonja.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 04, 2018, 01:17:50 pm
NEW (happy) UPDATE:
Well, the last several days have been absolutely been wonderful in spite of the fact that I have been having lots of trouble getting a good undisturbed and continuous sleep at night.   Once I go to bed, I roll around for the longest time before I drift off to sleep, then frequently in the late night and very early morning hours I am rolling around in bed wide awake and can not get back to sleep.  Finally, as I have done this last many mornings I just get up at some ungodly hour like 4:00AM and do some things around my house, put on a pot of coffee, and just stay busy until I leave for work, usually just before 7:00AM.   
I talked to my local GP doctor about it and was prescribed some sleeping pills but I didn't pick up the prescription, I am always hearing bad things about sleeping pills and I don't want them so I will just deal with my sleep issues the best I can and hope that things will improve....  Us girls need our beauty sleep.

On Wednesday I had a good early day at my office... that morning as I posted in my previous update, I saw my shy Suitor #3 at the coffee shop as I was getting my take-out espresso before I opened my office. He was having breakfast with a business friend of his and he waved me toward his table and introduced me as "his most beautiful woman friend in town"....  well, that was certainly wonderful to my ears!!!  I had a very good morning at my office, lots of work but quite manageable, as had planned I closed early and went to my scheduled gym outing with my girl group including (Dental Hygeinist)Suitor #4 and had a very tough workout, gotta keep in shape, you know.  Of the course the creepy gym rat Suitor #2 was there but I stayed well out of his way.   
I hesitate to post this sweaty selfie of myself before I went into the shower but here goes.
(https://i.imgur.com/wvKuY8s.jpg)

Yesterday, Thursday was a happy day too. I got to work early as usual, went to get my take-out espresso and the barista gave me my regular espresso but this time with a "pink" lid... usually they are White lids.  I asked her why I got a pink lid when I was seeing all the other coffee orders go out with white lids.  Well, she told me that I was to always get pink lids from now on.   Hmmm, was that the owners recommendation?  Was my Suitor #3 behind that development since he is the first one to bring me an espresso to my office with a Pink lid and some chocolate chip cookies? (see one of my earlier posts and the picture that I put on my thread.  Or, was the Barista now a Suitor?  Hmm, crazy developments in the romance of Alaskan Danielle!!!  I will eventually write about what I find out.

Yesterday and last night was cold.  I woke up very early to see that it was snowing, the temp was like 24 or 25 deg F and later in the day it finally got up into the low 40's.  I got home and turned on my propane fireplace stove and changed into my sweats and after dinner I curled up on my comfy chair in front of the fireplace with a good book and with my laptop.   I am so jealous of many of you when I see your posted pictures of you wearing summer clothes, sunglasses, etc and you are outside in obviously sunny and warm weather, but my time will come, then I will be outside hiking and doing fun warmer activities... and I will keep you updated with pictures of course.

So, as I get ready to curtail this update, I am doing well except for not getting my beauty sleep, my business is keeping me busy, it's just 10:00AM here and I about to get another coffee.
Bye for now... I will keep this thread updated as events dictate.
Hugs and well wishes to all,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 04, 2018, 01:27:19 pm
Great update Danielle!  How long is the non-parka season anyways?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 04, 2018, 01:45:04 pm
I am so glad you are feeling better Danielle and I am so happy about a new update. Sorry about your bad sleep, yes we all need our beauty. I am sure all the romantic complications are not helping either.

Very sweet of Suitor #3... I am sure all of Susan's agrees with him (I do at least).

Love the selfie! A good workout always does wonders for the body an date soul. You still have such an amazing smile and glow, even after such a workout!

Stay warm & happy Danielle!

Hugs - Sarah

NEW (happy) UPDATE:
Well, the last several days have been absolutely been wonderful in spite of the fact that I have been having lots of trouble getting a good undisturbed and continuous sleep at night.   Once I go to bed, I roll around for the longest time before I drift off to sleep, then frequently in the late night and very early morning hours I am rolling around in bed wide awake and can not get back to sleep.  Finally, as I have done this last many mornings I just get up at some ungodly hour like 4:00AM and do some things around my house, put on a pot of coffee, and just stay busy until I leave for work, usually just before 7:00AM.   
I talked to my local GP doctor about it and was prescribed some sleeping pills but I didn't pick up the prescription, I am always hearing bad things about sleeping pills and I don't want them so I will just deal with my sleep issues the best I can and hope that things will improve....  Us girls need our beauty sleep.

On Wednesday I had a good early day at my office... that morning as I posted in my previous update, I saw my shy Suitor #3 at the coffee shop as I was getting my take-out espresso before I opened my office. He was having breakfast with a business friend of his and he waved me toward his table and introduced me as "his most beautiful woman friend in town"....  well, that was certainly wonderful to my ears!!!  I had a very good morning at my office, lots of work but quite manageable, as had planned I closed early and went to my scheduled gym outing with my girl group including (Dental Hygeinist)Suitor #4 and had a very tough workout, gotta keep in shape, you know.  Of the course the creepy gym rat Suitor #2 was there but I stayed well out of his way.   
I hesitate to post this sweaty selfie of myself before I went into the shower but here goes.
(https://i.imgur.com/wvKuY8s.jpg)

Yesterday, Thursday was a happy day too. I got to work early as usual, went to get my take-out espresso and the barista gave me my regular espresso but this time with a "pink" lid... usually they are White lids.  I asked her why I got a pink lid when I was seeing all the other coffee orders go out with white lids.  Well, she told me that I was to always get pink lids from now on.   Hmmm, was that the owners recommendation?  Was my Suitor #3 behind that development since he is the first one to bring me an espresso to my office with a Pink lid and some chocolate chip cookies? (see one of my earlier posts and the picture that I put on my thread.  Or, was the Barista now a Suitor?  Hmm, crazy developments in the romance of Alaskan Danielle!!!  I will eventually write about what I find out.

Yesterday and last night was cold.  I woke up very early to see that it was snowing, the temp was like 24 or 25 deg F and later in the day it finally got up into the low 40's.  I got home and turned on my propane fireplace stove and changed into my sweats and after dinner I curled up on my comfy chair in front of the fireplace with a good book and with my laptop.   I am so jealous of many of you when I see your posted pictures of you wearing summer clothes, sunglasses, etc and you are outside in obviously sunny and warm weather, but my time will come, then I will be outside hiking and doing fun warmer activities... and I will keep you updated with pictures of course.

So, as I get ready to curtail this update, I am doing well except for not getting my beauty sleep, my business is keeping me busy, it's just 10:00AM here and I about to get another coffee.
Bye for now... I will keep this thread updated as events dictate.
Hugs and well wishes to all,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on May 04, 2018, 01:47:20 pm
NEW (happy) UPDATE:
Well, the last several days have been absolutely been wonderful in spite of the fact that I have been having lots of trouble getting a good undisturbed and continuous sleep at night.   Once I go to bed, I roll around for the longest time before I drift off to sleep, then frequently in the late night and very early morning hours I am rolling around in bed wide awake and can not get back to sleep.  Finally, as I have done this last many mornings I just get up at some ungodly hour like 4:00AM and do some things around my house, put on a pot of coffee, and just stay busy until I leave for work, usually just before 7:00AM.   
I talked to my local GP doctor about it and was prescribed some sleeping pills but I didn't pick up the prescription, I am always hearing bad things about sleeping pills and I don't want them so I will just deal with my sleep issues the best I can and hope that things will improve....  Us girls need our beauty sleep.

On Wednesday I had a good early day at my office... that morning as I posted in my previous update, I saw my shy Suitor #3 at the coffee shop as I was getting my take-out espresso before I opened my office. He was having breakfast with a business friend of his and he waved me toward his table and introduced me as "his most beautiful woman friend in town"....  well, that was certainly wonderful to my ears!!!  I had a very good morning at my office, lots of work but quite manageable, as had planned I closed early and went to my scheduled gym outing with my girl group including (Dental Hygeinist)Suitor #4 and had a very tough workout, gotta keep in shape, you know.  Of the course the creepy gym rat Suitor #2 was there but I stayed well out of his way.   
I hesitate to post this sweaty selfie of myself before I went into the shower but here goes.
(https://i.imgur.com/wvKuY8s.jpg)

Yesterday, Thursday was a happy day too. I got to work early as usual, went to get my take-out espresso and the barista gave me my regular espresso but this time with a "pink" lid... usually they are White lids.  I asked her why I got a pink lid when I was seeing all the other coffee orders go out with white lids.  Well, she told me that I was to always get pink lids from now on.   Hmmm, was that the owners recommendation?  Was my Suitor #3 behind that development since he is the first one to bring me an espresso to my office with a Pink lid and some chocolate chip cookies? (see one of my earlier posts and the picture that I put on my thread.  Or, was the Barista now a Suitor?  Hmm, crazy developments in the romance of Alaskan Danielle!!!  I will eventually write about what I find out.

Yesterday and last night was cold.  I woke up very early to see that it was snowing, the temp was like 24 or 25 deg F and later in the day it finally got up into the low 40's.  I got home and turned on my propane fireplace stove and changed into my sweats and after dinner I curled up on my comfy chair in front of the fireplace with a good book and with my laptop.   I am so jealous of many of you when I see your posted pictures of you wearing summer clothes, sunglasses, etc and you are outside in obviously sunny and warm weather, but my time will come, then I will be outside hiking and doing fun warmer activities... and I will keep you updated with pictures of course.

So, as I get ready to curtail this update, I am doing well except for not getting my beauty sleep, my business is keeping me busy, it's just 10:00AM here and I about to get another coffee.
Bye for now... I will keep this thread updated as events dictate.
Hugs and well wishes to all,
Danielle

Great to hear you are doing so well!    Hugs

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 04, 2018, 02:01:49 pm
Danielle, you are beautiful even when you are all sweaty!  Glad things are going well for you. 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 04, 2018, 05:35:38 pm
My sleep's been the same Danielle. It's rough, I even get dark circles under my eyes easily
I also get allergies with weather changes.
So, what happened with suitor #4? Should you even count gym guy as a suitor? He seemed more like a one off hook up, maybe. I'm not saying that's something you would ever even consider, but crossed my mind I've been feeling lonely myself to be honest

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 04, 2018, 06:36:38 pm
So nice to hear that life has been going well for you over the last few days! You look like a warrior womyn in your photo! Sweaty is hot!

As to the mystery of the pink lid....I still think that #4 is behind this!

What to you think of my new avatar? I am not very good at selfies but this one looked OK. After posting it, I took a closer look at it. Lesson to learn is do not take a picture to soon after a treatment on one's face! I will have to try again in a few days!

Have a great weekend! Hope spring temps warm up for you soon! Hugs, Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 04, 2018, 07:56:16 pm
My sleep's been the same Danielle. It's rough, I even get dark circles under my eyes easily
I also get allergies with weather changes.
So, what happened with suitor #4? Should you even count gym guy as a suitor? He seemed more like a one off hook up, maybe. I'm not saying that's something you would ever even consider, but crossed my mind I've been feeling lonely myself to be honest

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@Allison S      #4 is my female dental hygienist that I shared a hotel room with and she is the one that gave me the necklace.   I see her all the time at the coffee shop.  She also is one of the gym girlfriend that I go to the gym with.  She is still very much my very active suitor.

It can get confusing!!!!
Hugs, Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 04, 2018, 08:34:07 pm
Right, I know you had breakfast with her and that's when it was revealed she got you the necklace... just making sure she's still around. I like her for you

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 04, 2018, 08:46:16 pm
 Good update @Alaskan Danielle and I am glad it was another good day for you. I also had sleep issues and it was suggested by my psychiatric pill pusher that I try melatonin to may me drowsy and it does work about an hour after I take one 5mg tablet (OTC) I am ready to sleep. She also suggested 25 - 50 mg of Benadryl (also OTC) to help me stay asleep. 50 tends to make me groggy in the morning so I will usually only do 25 mg. It does seem to help. My sleep habits have improved a lot.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on May 04, 2018, 08:51:09 pm
Right, I know you had breakfast with her and that's when it was revealed she got you the necklace... just making sure she's still around. I like her for you

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I think it's funny that even those of us who like guys are cheer-leading the sapphic outcome. ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 04, 2018, 09:12:48 pm
Danielle you look wonderful as you are.  No apologies needed.  I'm glad to hear life is back on an even keel but you have to kick those sleep habits!  I hope you find a solution soon.  Stop worrying about all those suitors!

Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: PaulaLee on May 04, 2018, 09:17:07 pm
I know you said you are hesitant to take a "sleeping pill" and rightfully so, I was prescribed Ambian and I love it!!  You might ask about that and it is not addicting and I don't wake up drowsy! 

By the way, I LOVE reading this thread and I am so jealous of you!! 

Paula

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 04, 2018, 10:12:10 pm
So nice to hear that life has been going well for you over the last few days! You look like a warrior womyn in your photo! Sweaty is hot!

As to the mystery of the pink lid....I still think that #4 is behind this!

What to you think of my new avatar? I am not very good at selfies but this one looked OK. After posting it, I took a closer look at it. Lesson to learn is do not take a picture to soon after a treatment on one's face! I will have to try again in a few days!

Have a great weekend! Hope spring temps warm up for you soon! Hugs, Kelly

@islandgirl    Kelly, you might be right... the new pink lid scenario is most likely the work of female suitor #4.  Although it also could be male suitor #3... he was the guy that first brought me a pink lid espresso and cookies.  Then maybe it is the Barrista girl at the coffee shop???  This is all very new to me... all these romantic possibilities and all at once.

The creepy gym guy suitor #2 is OFF of my list... but I can’t use his #2 designation for anyone else in the future.

Yes I did notice your new beautiful avatar picture... did you post other new pics ?  Please... more pics but only if you feel comfortable posting them.

Thanks for you reply comments
Hugs from “Warrior Woman”
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 04, 2018, 10:45:02 pm
Suitor #4 has certainly raised the bar! And Suitor #3 calling you publicly most beautiful women in town - he seems to sense the competition!

It did get a bit quiet around Suitor #1 recently.

I would advise against re-using #2. Aside from being confusing to all of us, it will always be associated with "creepy". It would also ruin the timeline.

Would be interesting to see if the Barista has some connection to #3 or #4. If not, then she may be #5! If she does have a connection, the Barista would be a co-conspirer in this plot!

Thank you so much for sharing all this turmoil. Hopefully, you will get another clue soon!

Hugs - Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Kendra on May 04, 2018, 11:00:14 pm
> The creepy gym guy suitor #2 is OFF of my list... but I can’t use his #2 designation for anyone else in the future.

Yeah, avoid re-using #2.

I saw a plumbing truck with a sign saying "We're number one in the number two business"
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 04, 2018, 11:17:32 pm

By the way, I LOVE reading this thread and I am so jealous of you!! 

Paula

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It’s true @Alaskan Danielle you are a person we all are aspiring to be.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 05, 2018, 12:34:32 am
Good update @Alaskan Danielle and I am glad it was another good day for you. I also had sleep issues and it was suggested by my psychiatric pill pusher that I try melatonin to may me drowsy and it does work about an hour after I take one 5mg tablet (OTC) I am ready to sleep. She also suggested 25 - 50 mg of Benadryl (also OTC) to help me stay asleep. 50 tends to make me groggy in the morning so I will usually only do 25 mg. It does seem to help. My sleep habits have improved a lot.

Hugs,
  Laurie

@Laurie  ...  I have tried OTC Melatonin in the past, it did not work at all for me, however the OTC Benadryl does help ... and as spring finally comes to me up north I usually keep a good supply of it to relieve my stuffiness from the pollen in the air... and you are right, it does make me drowsy but it doesn't always last all night.
 
I need to get a good sleep soon.... I do work long hours, going into my office at 7:00AM and not getting home from work until 7:00PM or later... so I do need to get some rest... or at least my beauty sleep so I won't be a grouch to my Suitors at the coffee shop in the mornings!!!

Thanks for your reply and your suggestions.
Hugs,
Danielle
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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 05, 2018, 12:54:01 am
I know you said you are hesitant to take a "sleeping pill" and rightfully so, I was prescribed Ambian and I love it!!  You might ask about that and it is not addicting and I don't wake up drowsy! 

By the way, I LOVE reading this thread and I am so jealous of you!! 

Paula

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@PaulaLee:  Last year I was so upset with not being able to sleep all night ...   when I went to my doctor I did try a 10 day prescription of Ambien.  (there is another similar drug called Lunesta)... both drugs according to my doctor should not be used every nite for more than a couple weeks and if too high of a dosage is prescribed there may be withdrawal issues when stopping....
When I tried the Ambien, after a week of taking it nightly I did experience a troubling side effect...  I found myself out of my bed and laying on the floor in another room when I woke up, my doctor said that sleep walking is one of the side effects, so I won't take that one again and that is why I am now very hesitant to take any prescription sleeping pill.
             I need my sleep :icon_help:

Thanks for your reply and your suggestion... very much appreciated.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Dena on May 05, 2018, 01:00:08 am
I can think of two reasons your having sleep issues. The first is just excitement and if it's that, it will pass in a few weeks. The other is your caffeine habit. Once I was having a glass of Ice Tea with dinner and it took me a week to figure it out that it was keeping me from sleeping at night. Because of that, when I have caffeine, my cutoff time is about 2PM. After that, it's normally water only. As you have a new coffee maker, I suspect your may be having an evening cup and if so, that might be your problem.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 05, 2018, 01:01:29 am
It’s true @Alaskan Danielle you are a person we all are aspiring to be.

@Jessica
  ... Wow-whee, I don't deserve such nice words, but I won't tell you to stop !!!!

I saw what you did there and for those that have not known me for very long here on Susan's,
my screen name/account name used to be Aspiringperson  ... I kinda miss that name. :icon_cute:

Thank you for your reply. 
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 05, 2018, 01:20:29 am
I can think of two reasons your having sleep issues. The first is just excitement and if it's that, it will pass in a few weeks. The other is your caffeine habit. Once I was having a glass of Ice Tea with dinner and it took me a week to figure it out that it was keeping me from sleeping at night. Because of that, when I have caffeine, my cutoff time is about 2PM. After that, it's normally water only. As you have a new coffee maker, I suspect your may be having an evening cup and if so, that might be your problem.

@Dena   ....  Oh no, coffee?  That is what keeps me awake in the early morning so I can work all day and half the night.... plus it is a great ice-breaker to meet new people at the coffee shop.   

I did think of too much coffee as the cause of my sleep issues... so I did get some decaf K-pods for my Keurig coffee maker, I will try to start using them. 
I was thinking I could also try Chamomile Tea, it is supposed to be a big help relax and unwind... and I have heard that it promotes sleep....perhaps that might be good.

     "Dear God, please do not take away my coffee!"

Thank you for your suggestion and I really appreciate your reply...
Hugs,
Danielle



Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 05, 2018, 03:01:38 am
Danielle, you look amazing! Even right after a sweaty gym session.

Girl, I’ll tell you why you can’t sleep. It’s all these suitors trying to win you over (and maybe too much coffee also). The excitement and mystery is keeps g me awake! I can only imagine how it is affecting you. And now there is a new twist with the pink lid rule on your coffee cups.

I agree with the others, you cannot reuse the numbering system for your suitors. #2 never had a chance. We all know what a #2 is. #4 is still my favourite, but it is not up to me. Oh dear me, how will I ever go to sleep now?

I love reading your updates, keep them coming. Thank you for sharing.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 05, 2018, 07:49:52 am
I think it's funny that even those of us who like guys are cheer-leading the sapphic outcome. ;D
Haha yes!! Suitor #4 for the win

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 05, 2018, 08:49:45 am
UPDATE:  Saturday morning.
Well, today is one of the first Saturdays in months that I am not going into my office to work.  I've got things to do today. .... actually fun things! 
Last night baked a batch of cookies to take to a baby shower... it's a girl, or at least the pregnant mother to be, after her recent ultrasound, says it is going to be a girl... so PINK cookies it is.  There will be a group of 8 or 9 women there, a few are already my friends... and others I know of but this will give me a chance to know them better and also meet new people perhaps.
(https://i.imgur.com/LQkyTZV.jpg)

I trust that all of my friends here are going to have a good Saturday also.   
Heavy frost on the ground this morning but no snow and no rain... just cloudy and today we are going to have a heat wave...
...the forecast say it is going to get up to 46 degrees F.

More later, I am sure!!!
Hugs to all,
Danielle
Title: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 05, 2018, 08:54:29 am
Mmmmmmmmmmm, cookies! Enjoy your day away from work.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 05, 2018, 09:42:17 am
@Laurie  ...  I have tried OTC Melatonin in the past, it did not work at all for me, however the OTC Benadryl does help ... and as spring finally comes to me up north I usually keep a good supply of it to relieve my stuffiness from the pollen in the air... and you are right, it does make me drowsy but it doesn't always last all night.
 
I need to get a good sleep soon.... I do work long hours, going into my office at 7:00AM and not getting home from work until 7:00PM or later... so I do need to get some rest... or at least my beauty sleep so I won't be a grouch to my Suitors at the coffee shop in the mornings!!!

Thanks for your reply and your suggestions.
Hugs,
Danielle
.

Good morning Danielle! When I was working, I too had a difficult time sleeping. Work was very stressful and along with other life stresses contributed to a non sleep pattern. My doctor said that I need to sleep so recommended either melatonin or a sleeping pill. I did try the melatonin but it did not work for me. The sleeping pill has worked. The one he gave me is non addictive and really helps me sleep.  Lately even the pill hasn't been able to totally block the 'stuff' going on in my head. I also take tryptophan and this also helps.

I see the oven/heater is in use again! Have fun at the shower and with the rest of your day! Hugs, Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Dena on May 05, 2018, 10:04:32 am
I didn't say you had to eliminate all coffee, just watch when you drink it. Interesting side note. I often turn the TV on for background noise when working the site and lately I have been watching reruns of the original Perry Mason series. I often see them sitting down to a meal of a sandwich and coffee after dark. It jives with my warning about not drinking coffee late in the day because often Perry is working on a case between midnight and 2AM. On the other end, an "early morning appointment" is often 10AM. Makes me wonder a bit how awake they are when they are defending a client in court.

If they ever rename the series, they should consider something like the nocturnal lawyer.   ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 05, 2018, 10:04:57 am
I agree with Dena's assessment that it may the excitement in your life, but also the caffeine.   I used to drink coffee all day and evening, as if I had an IV.  I never had issues sleeping then the worm turned and now I just have a cup in the morning.  I've tried decaf for dinner but there is enough caffeine present that it still worked against me.  You might try cutting out late afternoon coffees for a week to see if it helps. 

The cookies look yummy.  Have fun at the shower.
Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amandam on May 05, 2018, 12:06:51 pm
I have a sound machine from Adaptive Sound Technologies. I listen to ocean waves while sleeping. Maybe that will help?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Natsuki Kuga on May 05, 2018, 12:45:25 pm
Danielle, regarding sleep, have you considered you just may be giddy with Spring Fever?

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 05, 2018, 05:30:53 pm
Last night baked a batch of cookies to take to a baby shower... it's a girl, or at least the pregnant mother to be, after her recent ultrasound, says it is going to be a girl... so PINK cookies it is.

I am glad that you are having a day of fun things! 

I get a kick out of people talking about the sex of their newborn, these days, even progressive people.  It's like, how do they know?

When I was a little kid, before I learned about the birds and the bees, I'd see a scene on a TV sitcom where the new father was in the waiting room, and the doctor comes in and says, "Congratulations, Mr. Smith, it's a boy!"  And I'd be thinking, "No way.  How could they possibly know?  The kid can't even talk yet."  Then I learned the facts of life and I figured, "Oh, that's how they know."   And now, here I am decades later, and it turns out I was right all along!

My neighbours are expecting a child in a couple of months.  I hope they are up for surprises.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Dena on May 05, 2018, 05:40:57 pm
Last night baked a batch of cookies to take to a baby shower... it's a girl, or at least the pregnant mother to be, after her recent ultrasound, says it is going to be a girl... so PINK cookies it is.
I am glad that you are having a day of fun things! 

I get a kick out of people talking about the sex of their newborn, these days, even progressive people.  It's like, how do they know?

When I was a little kid, before I learned about the birds and the bees, I'd see a scene on a TV sitcom where the new father was in the waiting room, and the doctor comes in and says, "Congratulations, Mr. Smith, it's a boy!"  And I'd be thinking, "No way.  How could they possibly know?  The kid can't even talk yet."  Then I learned the facts of life and I figured, "Oh, that's how they know."   And now, here I am decades later, and it turns out I was right all along!

My neighbours are expecting a child in a couple of months.  I hope they are up for surprises.
My brother had the psychic ability just to look at a woman and know she was pregnant as well as know the gender of the baby. One time a trucker brought his wife in and they were overjoyed because after three girls, the doctor told them the next one was going to be a boy. After they left, my brother asked my mother how to tell them that it wasn't going to be a boy but instead would be another girl. Forward a few months, it was a girl. Don't ask me how he did it because my father and his mother all had psychic abilities but somehow it bypassed me.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on May 05, 2018, 06:20:21 pm
I think it's funny that even those of us who like guys are cheer-leading the sapphic outcome. ;D

Agh, this gawker is rooting for a romance for Danielle with one of the guys! Oh no, not number 2!

Is there any chance others, newer to the area, have problems with sleep due to the amount of daylight and how it changes? Maybe a timing of decaf later in the day might might help with the coffee theory.

Anyone else notice how many mysteries are associated with this little Alaskan town?

My favorite plumbing slogan is, "A flush is better than a full house!"

Moni

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 05, 2018, 06:41:37 pm

My favorite plumbing slogan is, "A flush is better than a full house!"

Moni

  Especially if you have an outhouse...
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 05, 2018, 08:31:59 pm
NEWS to report:
The baby shower I attended was terrific... perhaps a total of 8 of us... my dental hygienist #4 was their too.... lots of fun.... women have so many good times with things like this. One of the ladies there that I had never met before but heard about me from some of the other ladies there asked me if I had kids... and what does my husband do. Once she found out that I did not have any kids, she asked if  my husband and I ever wanted kids .... and then she went on talking about some women have difficulty getting pregnant... #4 was sitting next to me and almost choked on a piece of cake she was eating....., then the lady talked about birth control and stuff like that... ladies sure talk about different stuff than guys... LOL   .... it was indeed a nice experience to go to a baby shower as a single woman that is 38 years old and has never been pregnant.

Well, here is the new NEWS, #4 invited me to go out to dinner with her on Monday night after we both get off work.  She asked me if I liked Chinese food... of course I do, I eaten there before.... but eating with chop sticks is beyond my pay grade... but they will always give me a fork and a spoon.   
Also I got a text when I later got home from my very first male Suitor #1 telling me he missed me at the coffee shop this morning and noticed my business was closed today....  he is wanting me to go to dinner with him on Monday night.  I told him that I already had plans for Monday night and then he stumbled and stuttered for a moment and asked about later in the week....  I told him yes, and he said that he will call me to confirm the day. Lots going on this week for sure.

So I look my best for my dinner dates,  I am planning to go to my hairdresser at lunch time on Monday and and get my hair trimmed.  I don't want it to look like it did in my gym picture!!!  LOL.

At the shower today I ate too much cake, cookies and ice cream so for dinner I am just fixed a small salad for dinner...  I like to have everything on my salad... lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, celery and of course some dill pickles to satisfy my salt cravings.
(https://i.imgur.com/NdI84eH.jpg)

It sure was nice to have a Saturday day off just to do fun stuff instead of being a slave at my workplace. 

I will report some more as the NEWS breaks.
Hugs, Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 05, 2018, 08:51:33 pm
You are certainly right that women talk about different things than men!  Your description of the conversation at the shower made me laugh. 

Your calendar is filling up.  Make sure you keep track!!

Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 05, 2018, 08:51:52 pm
NEWS to report:
The baby shower I attended was terrific... perhaps a total of 8 of us... my dental hygienist #4 was their too.... lots of fun.... women have so many good times with things like this. One of the ladies there that I had never met before but heard about me from some of the other ladies there asked me if I had kids... and what does my husband do. Once she found out that I did not have any kids, she asked if  my husband and I ever wanted kids .... and then she went on talking about some women have difficulty getting pregnant... #4 was sitting next to me and almost choked on a piece of cake she was eating....., then the lady talked about birth control and stuff like that... ladies sure talk about different stuff than guys... LOL   .... it was indeed a nice experience to go to a baby shower as a single woman that is 38 years old and has never been pregnant.

Well, here is the new NEWS, #4 invited me to go out to dinner with her on Monday night after we both get off work.  She asked me if I liked Chinese food... of course I do, I eaten there before.... but eating with chop sticks is beyond my pay grade... but they will always give me a fork and a spoon.   
Also I got a text when I later got home from my very first male Suitor #1 telling me he missed me at the coffee shop this morning and noticed my business was closed today....  he is wanting me to go to dinner with him on Monday night.  I told him that I already had plans for Monday night and then he stumbled and stuttered for a moment and asked about later in the week....  I told him yes, and he said that he will call me to confirm the day. Lots going on this week for sure.

So I look my best for my dinner dates,  I am planning to go to my hairdresser at lunch time on Monday and and get my hair trimmed.  I don't want it to look like it did in my gym picture!!!  LOL.

At the baby shower today I ate too much cake, cookies and ice cream so for dinner I am just fixed a small salad for dinner...  I like to have everything on my salad... lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, celery and of course some dill pickles to satisfy my salt cravings.
(https://i.imgur.com/NdI84eH.jpg)

It sure was nice to have a Saturday day off just to do fun stuff instead of being a slave at my workplace. 

I will report some more as the NEWS breaks.
Hugs, Danielle
So nice to here you had a great time at the baby shower. Interesting conversation with the lady that hadn’t met you before.

It looks as though your suitors have some competition going on. #1 and #4 seem to be leading the race for your heart. #4 seems to be slightly ahead.  #3 is still in the race but will need to up his game to win this lady’s heart. #2 was a non starter and doesn’t need to be spoken about any more.

Enjoy your dinner on Monday, and later in the week.

I love reading your updates.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 05, 2018, 09:15:07 pm
Sounds like a fun day! I know what you mean about groups of women vs. men. I never much enjoyed the talk in the male world. I tended to find myself in female groups both at work and socially.

Seeing your diner plate loaded with veggies, I need to motivate myself to stay away from so many carbs! I am a vegetarian so I eat lots of veggies.

Looks like your coming week should be very interesting! Enjoy tomorrow!  I assume it is a day off. Hugs, Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on May 06, 2018, 02:12:27 pm
As you started the sweaty pic thread this is me today welding and grinding in 78 F just to make you jealous still wearing your thermals!!! (https://i.imgur.com/4OPhZQ4.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 06, 2018, 02:27:17 pm
As you started the sweaty pic thread this is me today welding and grinding in 78 F just to make you jealous still wearing your thermals!!! (https://i.imgur.com/4OPhZQ4.jpg)

@davina61    Davina Martina, don't you just love to hear your official name now??  :)
Thanks for posting your "sweaty" pic here.   So many times we want to show pictures of ourselves at our best, but hey, when we have things to do, we sweat and look disheveled just like everyone else... kind of a reality check.

I am asking my readers to post their "sweaty" pics if you feel comfortable doing that.   If I get enough of them I will post a Montage here... of course, with your permission.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 06, 2018, 02:29:48 pm
Great, now I have the Flashdance intro in my mind. We should plan a re-enactment (OK, I only do MIG, hope that still counts)

As you started the sweaty pic thread this is me today welding and grinding in 78 F just to make you jealous still wearing your thermals!!! (https://i.imgur.com/4OPhZQ4.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alyssa Bree on May 06, 2018, 04:34:27 pm
Okeedokee....I just read this thread from beginning to now, top to bottom and I love it! My heart literally skipped a beat when I read the inside of that card. Danielle, your life is like my best-case scenario end-game for my transition - and your constant positivity is amazing and inspiring. I want to be you when I grow up! ;) I will keep reading and I hope this thread continues for a long, long time to come.

Best wishes from Denver,

Alyssa
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 06, 2018, 04:52:01 pm
I am asking my readers to post their "sweaty" pics if you feel comfortable doing that.   If I get enough of them I will post a Montage here... of course, with your permission.

Hugs,
Danielle
Danielle, you have such a positive outlook on life that you almost make me want to go for a run just to take a sweaty selfie, but nope, I can’t do it, sorry. I can’t have my first pic here be a sweaty one.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 06, 2018, 04:54:57 pm
What a fun idea! feel free to use the one out of my Sarah's World thread for your Montage. Thanks for all your positivity!

Hugs,

Sarah


I am asking my readers to post their "sweaty" pics if you feel comfortable doing that.   If I get enough of them I will post a Montage here... of course, with your permission.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 06, 2018, 08:24:12 pm

I am asking my readers to post their "sweaty" pics if you feel comfortable doing that.   If I get enough of them I will post a Montage here... of course, with your permission.

Hugs,
Danielle

 Well that leaves me out. I sometimes sweat after a shower but you are not getting a picture of me then.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 06, 2018, 08:31:11 pm
Well that leaves me out. I sometimes sweat after a shower but you are not getting a picture of me then.

@Laurie  .... oh no, please don't be a party pooper ! ::)
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 06, 2018, 11:31:22 pm
Well I guess I can give this photo thing a go. I will be going out for a run sometime this week, if for no other reason than to loose myself in thought. I will try to remember to get a selfie at the end. I am terrible at those, but what the heck!

Hope y'all have a great start to your week! Enjoy your dinner tomorrow night! How exciting!
Hugs, Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Chelsea on May 07, 2018, 08:22:13 am

I am asking my readers to post their "sweaty" pics if you feel comfortable doing that.   If I get enough of them I will post a Montage here... of course, with your permission.

Hugs,
Danielle

I am seriously thinking about painting my brothers mustang today as Chelsea and getting you a pic of me, paint mask and all.  :laugh:

Hugs,
       Chelsea
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: TonyaW on May 07, 2018, 08:34:14 am



I am asking my readers to post their "sweaty" pics if you feel comfortable doing that.   If I get enough of them I will post a Montage here... of course, with your permission.

Hugs,
Danielle

If I had read this yesterday I could have put one up.  I scrubbed two bathrooms and a kitchen, including floors and then cut the grass after supper.  I'm still tired.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 07, 2018, 08:40:17 am
I am asking my readers to post their "sweaty" pics if you feel comfortable doing that.   If I get enough of them I will post a Montage here... of course, with your permission.
Drat, I should have gotten a picture of me yesterday, after shovelling and raking a cubic yard of class A gravel on our driveway.  Oh well, there's more where that came from.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on May 07, 2018, 01:23:19 pm
yay! i FINALLY made it through this whole thread!!

All of these crushes are very exciting! I smiled while reading so many of these posts! I'm sorry about your bad day last week but I'm glad that things got better!

You're a great person Danielle, and I feel like I got to know you a little better by reading this thread, I'm happy that you started it!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 07, 2018, 02:17:27 pm
I am asking my readers to post their "sweaty" pics if you feel comfortable doing that.
Good news and bad news.  The bad news is that I did another 2 hours of raking gravel on the driveway.  The good news is that I got a "hot & sweaty" picture of me.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/827/41239883594_a81ba2164b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 07, 2018, 02:21:33 pm
Good news and bad news.  The bad news is that I did another 2 hours of raking gravel on the driveway.  The good news is that I got a "hot & sweaty" picture of me.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/827/41239883594_a81ba2164b_b.jpg)
@KathyLauren ....   well sweaty or not, you look pretty nice on that pic... with your permission it will end up on my picture montage if and when I do it.... meanwhile, give me some photo choices in the near furture.
Thanks for your post and for your "sweaty" picture.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 07, 2018, 02:48:25 pm
@KathyLauren .... meanwhile, give me some photo choices in the near future.

Hugs,
Danielle

  Sheeesh! Some people are never satisfied!  Right, @KathyLauren ?  Give them an inch and they want a mile.
  She wants one of me after I get out of the shower!!

  Yes I'm kidding @Alaskan Danielle  ;D ;D

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 07, 2018, 03:08:11 pm
  Sheeesh! Some people are never satisfied!  Right, @KathyLauren ?  Give them an inch and they want a mile.
  She wants one of me after I get out of the shower!!

  Yes I'm kidding @Alaskan Danielle  ;D ;D

Hugs,
  Laurie

@Laurie
   That is a great idea.  Why didn't I think of that?
 A shower picture Montage! >:-)

But you know, Laurie, a picture of you that I could put in my Montage would be nice.   Everyone knows you here on the Forums, so come on now, "join in the fun" (as @V M would say)
Hugs to you too.... and of course I know that you are kidding.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 07, 2018, 03:22:10 pm

@Laurie
   That is a great idea.  Why didn't I think of that?
 A shower picture Montage! >:-)
Oh and just got out of the shower 10 minutes ago but I didn’t have my camera with me! Maybe next time.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 07, 2018, 06:37:38 pm
Monday afternoon update:

I closed for a long lunch and just got back to my office from the beauty salon... got my hair trimmed, eyebrows done... and a manicure.
... after all I don't want to appear to look like one of those rough and tumble Alaskan mountain girls. I am ready for dinner tonight with female Suitor #4.   

It has been a good day at work today....  this morning at the coffee shop I saw male Suitor #3... even though he was occupied with breakfast with one of his friends, he was friendly and even cracked a big smile when he saw a pink lid on my coffee cup....   he may be shy but he is the clever one!!!  ... or perhaps the Barista is the clever one?

Well, in a few  hours I will be off to my dinner with #4....   I will undoubtedly report later... perhaps with a picture.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 07, 2018, 06:47:15 pm
  Danielle,

   Have a wonderful dinner with  #4. Be sure you have mad money in your purse or at least phone money.... oh heck, I forgot they don't do that anymore, these days everyone has a phone. I don't think mace will be necessary but you never know...  Actually I hope she wines and dines you and then takes you home for...... well I leave that up to everyone's imaginations.
  Have fun tonight, Hun.

Hugs,
  Laurie

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 07, 2018, 06:52:09 pm
I know gross, I have to wash my sheets now! Well, the reason for that is because this was after a very long walk. I posted in the other thread that I was purposely misgendered today. Well, I kept on with my walk anyway and truly do feel sweaty here. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180507/e1476e85cb9bcb134a9cdd44ef4e106b.jpg)

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 07, 2018, 08:29:29 pm
Have a wonderful Dinner @Alaskan Danielle! Not looking like an Alaskan mountain girl may be your secret to having 4 or more suitors in your little town!

I am sure it will be a lovely evening.

I will set an Alarm so I can check on updates tonight (or maybe... around my lunchtime)

Have fun!

Hugs,

Sarah

Monday afternoon update:

I closed for a long lunch and just got back to my office from the beauty salon... got my hair trimmed, eyebrows done... and a manicure.
... after all I don't want to appear to look like one of those rough and tumble Alaskan mountain girls. I am ready for dinner tonight with female Suitor #4.   

It has been a good day at work today....  this morning at the coffee shop I saw male Suitor #3... even though he was occupied with breakfast with one of his friends, he was friendly and even cracked a big smile when he saw a pink lid on my coffee cup....   he may be shy but he is the clever one!!!  ... or perhaps the Barista is the clever one?

Well, in a few  hours I will be off to my dinner with #4....   I will undoubtedly report later... perhaps with a picture.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Sonja on May 07, 2018, 08:59:49 pm
I know gross, I have to wash my sheets now! Well, the reason for that is because this was after a very long walk. I posted in the other thread that I was purposely misgendered today. Well, I kept on with my walk anyway and truly do feel sweaty here. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180507/e1476e85cb9bcb134a9cdd44ef4e106b.jpg)

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OMG Allison .....  CUTE!!! -  and the Winner of the 'Bedroom Eyes Competition' goes to..... Allison!!

Sonja.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 07, 2018, 09:28:50 pm
OMG Allison .....  CUTE!!! -  and the Winner of the 'Bedroom Eyes Competition' goes to..... Allison!!

Sonja.
Thank you so much I swear it's allergies.. also mascara, eyeliner (upper eye lids and water line) and angle of the photo does a lot

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 07, 2018, 10:13:14 pm
I have to agree, Allison! So cute!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 07, 2018, 11:13:48 pm
Monday afternoon update:

I closed for a long lunch and just got back to my office from the beauty salon... got my hair trimmed, eyebrows done... and a manicure.
... after all I don't want to appear to look like one of those rough and tumble Alaskan mountain girls. I am ready for dinner tonight with female Suitor #4.   

It has been a good day at work today....  this morning at the coffee shop I saw male Suitor #3... even though he was occupied with breakfast with one of his friends, he was friendly and even cracked a big smile when he saw a pink lid on my coffee cup....   he may be shy but he is the clever one!!!  ... or perhaps the Barista is the clever one?

Well, in a few  hours I will be off to my dinner with #4....   I will undoubtedly report later... perhaps with a picture.
Hugs,
Danielle
Enjoy your dinner tonight, Danielle. I hope you have a really wonderful time. We don’t need details (unless of course you want to share). A picture would be nice.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 08, 2018, 01:34:18 am
Monday night Dinner UPDATE:

Tonight I just got home at 10:00PM after having dinner with #4.  She came to my office at 5:30pm and insisted that I let her drive both of us to our favorite Chinese Restaurant... well, the only Chinese Restaurant in town.
   
I ordered a combination meal... Tea, Egg Roll & Dumpling Appetizer, Egg Drop Soup, Fried Rice and the main entree Chicken with baby corn, water chestnut, black mushroom, snow pea, broccoli, string beans & carrots.

We ate slowly and talked and talked about everything possible including her past love life and her Dental Hygienist career.  She has no kids and never been married.  She is 37 years old, 1 year younger than myself. 
After dinner we walked through town and back... (only one main street)... and then we went to her house to have a dessert that she made.... Chocolate Cheese Cake.  After we ate dessert we sat by her fireplace (we both had a glass of wine) and talked for well over an hour. 
There were definitely some "sparks flying" as we sat together.   She was very upfront about being attracted to me as a good friend but wants more.... she wants to see more of me other than just our regular gym visits and occasional coffee shop meetings near my office. 
At about 9:45pm she took me home and thanked me for going to dinner with her.  Here is a picture of us at the restaurant right before we ordered. 
This was definitely a wonderful date... oh, did I call it a date? Well, it sure felt like a date!
(https://i.imgur.com/C9510F8.jpg)

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 08, 2018, 03:06:27 am
What a wonderful evening! Yes, it does sound like a date! And she made dessert at home? Nice move!

Glad you had a good time!

Hugs,

Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 08, 2018, 04:50:58 am
I am so happy your date went well with flying sparks. You both have huge smiles on your faces, clearly having a great time.

It is a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of your journey here at Susan’s.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 08, 2018, 06:04:25 am
Beautiful photo Danielle and sounds like a nice date night.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 08, 2018, 07:36:33 am
Sounds like a wonderful time! With all the time on talking and sharing, some ground work is set! Have great day!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on May 08, 2018, 08:10:32 am
I keep attempting to post a reply but I swoon and black out every time I try. Let's hope I make it through this time.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 08, 2018, 08:41:45 am
Monday night Dinner UPDATE:

Tonight I just got home at 10:00PM after having dinner with #4.  She came to my office at 5:30pm and insisted that I let her drive both of us to our favorite Chinese Restaurant... well, the only Chinese Restaurant in town.
   
I ordered a combination meal... Tea, Egg Roll & Dumpling Appetizer, Egg Drop Soup, Fried Rice and the main entree Chicken with baby corn, water chestnut, black mushroom, snow pea, broccoli, string beans & carrots.

We ate slowly and talked and talked about everything possible including her past love life and her Dental Hygienist career.  She has no kids and never been married.  She is 37 years old, 1 year younger than myself. 
After dinner we walked through town and back... (only one main street)... and then we went to her house to have a dessert that she made.... Chocolate Cheese Cake.  After we ate dessert we sat by her fireplace (we both had a glass of wine) and talked for well over an hour. 
There were definitely some "sparks flying" as we sat together.   She was very upfront about being attracted to me as a good friend but wants more.... she wants to see more of me other than just our regular gym visits and occasional coffee shop meetings near my office. 
At about 9:45pm she took me home and thanked me for going to dinner with her.  Here is a picture of us at the restaurant right before we ordered. 
This was definitely a wonderful date... oh, did I call it a date? Well, it sure felt like a date!
(https://i.imgur.com/C9510F8.jpg)

Yes Danielle.....this was a date!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 08, 2018, 09:13:09 am
@Alaskan Danielle - I feel I owe you more than a one liner during a Spiro induced sleep interruption...

First I am surprised you did not bump into each other in the hair salon. You both look very pretty and stunning.

As usually, #4 put a lot of creativity and planning in the evening... A nice dinner, a sweet walk through town, cake at her place and I am sure wine and glasses have been arranged before you got there. So yes, this was a proper date!  :eusa_dance: :eusa_dance: :icon_flower: :icon_flower:

Oh - tell her I want some of the Chocolate Cheese Cake too, it does sound delicious! (know what you are about to say: "Sarah - you are trying to lose weight so you fit into this dress you keep talking about)

Very happy to hear about the sparks, still great to see you both are taking it slow. This is a lot to take in in such a short time and a lot fo decisions to make for you. You now know clearly her intentions.

I am so happy for you about the wonderful evening date!!

Hugs, Sarah

Monday night Dinner UPDATE:

Tonight I just got home at 10:00PM after having dinner with #4.  She came to my office at 5:30pm and insisted that I let her drive both of us to our favorite Chinese Restaurant... well, the only Chinese Restaurant in town.
   
I ordered a combination meal... Tea, Egg Roll & Dumpling Appetizer, Egg Drop Soup, Fried Rice and the main entree Chicken with baby corn, water chestnut, black mushroom, snow pea, broccoli, string beans & carrots.

We ate slowly and talked and talked about everything possible including her past love life and her Dental Hygienist career.  She has no kids and never been married.  She is 37 years old, 1 year younger than myself. 
After dinner we walked through town and back... (only one main street)... and then we went to her house to have a dessert that she made.... Chocolate Cheese Cake.  After we ate dessert we sat by her fireplace (we both had a glass of wine) and talked for well over an hour. 
There were definitely some "sparks flying" as we sat together.   She was very upfront about being attracted to me as a good friend but wants more.... she wants to see more of me other than just our regular gym visits and occasional coffee shop meetings near my office. 
At about 9:45pm she took me home and thanked me for going to dinner with her.  Here is a picture of us at the restaurant right before we ordered. 
This was definitely a wonderful date... oh, did I call it a date? Well, it sure felt like a date!
(https://i.imgur.com/C9510F8.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 08, 2018, 10:00:10 am


I am asking my readers to post their "sweaty" pics if you feel comfortable doing that.   If I get enough of them I will post a Montage here... of course, with your permission.

Hugs,
Danielle


Just off the elliptical!  Here's another for your montage Danielle!
and of course, with my permission.

(https://i.imgur.com/JJkORWR.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 08, 2018, 10:17:42 am
Danielle you both look stunning!  It sounded like a fun evening.  But what a conundrum you face!  Argh!

Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alyssa Bree on May 08, 2018, 11:15:57 am
So wonderful Danielle! Thank you so much for continuing to share the way you do!!

xoxoxoxoxo
Alyssa
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 08, 2018, 12:09:09 pm

Just off the elliptical!  Here's another for your montage Danielle!
and of course, with my permission.

(https://i.imgur.com/JJkORWR.jpg)

@Jessica    Jess, PERFECT... thanks for posting your pic... it's a good one.  Feel free to post an additional pic or two if you are so led...  I am getting excited about getting the Montage going... as the weather gets warmer I am hoping that more members will contribute to my "Hot and Sweaty" montage effort...

Regarding other details of your picture.... I love it when HRT starts really starts kicking in and changing our bodies in a big way.... you've got boobs and there is no hiding them!!!!  well, at least not easily.  That is great progress with just (almost) 10 months of HRT....  more exciting things are coming soon... to your body!!!
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: I Am Jess on May 08, 2018, 02:32:34 pm
Congrats on a wonderful evening!  I am so jealous.... ;)


Here's a pic for your montage.  This was right after a 6 mile run. 

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/954/41936304962_36634bb202_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26TLwqJ)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 08, 2018, 02:36:26 pm
Way to go, Jess! That is my goal! So close awhile ago but hurt my calf and have not got back to running. Still my goal is to do 10 kms and Half marathon.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 08, 2018, 02:47:32 pm
Tuesday Morning UPDATE:
At the coffee shop this morning when I was going to get my coffee to take back to my office, it became apparent to me that quite a few people there knew about my dinner date with #4 last night. (see my late last night's post and picture of us at the restaurant)  Ahhhh, you can't get away with anything when living in a very small town... that also can be a good thing too... strangers are noticed so that does add an extra sense of security.  It is nice not being a stranger here any more. 

During last night's dinner at a local Chinese restaurant with female Suitor #4 and then dessert at her home (she made a very yummy Chocolate Chesse Cake) she had her arm around me a lot of the time.  It at first felt a little strange and uncomfortable but it soon became a very nice feeling...  a big change from when as a young college man I was dating women and putting my arm around them.

The barista gal saw me when I arrived and when I got to the counter to order she already had my coffee ready for me in a cup with my name on it and topped with my signature pink lid.  Looking around the place there again I noticed that there were no other cups with pink lids...  is it the Barrista or is it that shy Suitor#3 guy doing this?
(https://i.imgur.com/KdE4dSs.jpg)

Now, the next social thing on my agenda is my tomorrow's weekly gym outing with my female group...  hopefully creepy Suitor #2 keeps his roaming eyes and hands away from me. 
Then later this week maybe I will be going to dinner with my very first Suitor #1 ... I still do not have the day that we are doing that yet.

Meanwhile I have tons of office work to do.... my work area and computer desk are a mess and I have lots of tasks to get done.
Later updates coming.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 08, 2018, 03:07:44 pm
Congrats on a wonderful evening!  I am so jealous.... ;)


Here's a pic for your montage.  This was right after a 6 mile run. 

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/954/41936304962_36634bb202_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26TLwqJ)

Thank you @I Am Jess ... for your posting,
my "Hot and Sweaty" montage that I am planning is getting bigger all the time.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 08, 2018, 03:25:54 pm
Tuesday Morning UPDATE:
At the coffee shop this morning when I was going to get my coffee to take back to my office, it became apparent to me that quite a few people there knew about my dinner date with #4 last night. (see my late last night's post and picture of us at the restaurant)  Ahhhh, you can't get away with anything when living in a very small town... that also can be a good thing too... strangers are noticed so that does add an extra sense of security.  It is nice not being a stranger here any more. 

During last night's dinner at a local Chinese restaurant with female Suitor #4 and then dessert at her home (she made a very yummy Chocolate Chesse Cake) she had her arm around me a lot of the time.  It at first felt a little strange and uncomfortable but it soon became a very nice feeling...  a big change from when as a young college man I was dating women and putting my arm around them.

The barista gal saw me when I arrived and when I got to the counter to order she already had my coffee ready for me in a cup with my name on it and topped with my signature pink lid.  Looking around the place there again I noticed that there were no other cups with pink lids...  is it the Barrista or is it that shy Suitor#3 guy doing this?
(https://i.imgur.com/KdE4dSs.jpg)

Now, the next social thing on my agenda is my tomorrow's weekly gym outing with my female group...  hopefully creepy Suitor #2 keeps his roaming eyes and hands away from me. 
Then later this week maybe I will be going to dinner with my very first Suitor #1 ... I still do not have the day that we are doing that yet.

Meanwhile I have tons of office work to do.... my work area and computer desk are a mess and I have lots of tasks to get done.
Later updates coming.
Hugs,
Danielle
Danielle, you are right about not being able to get away with anything in a small town. My wife comes from a small town and every time we go back to visit, we certainly feel the different vibe from the big city we currently live in.

#4 put a lot of effort into last night. I don’t have any cute dresses I am trying to fit into. I will happily eat Sarah’s piece of chocolate cheesecake!

The pink coffee cup lid has got to be suitor #3. He started the pink lid thing and was smiling when he saw you holding the cup with the pink lid the other day. But then again, I am sure you make anyone smile simply by walking into a room.

Will #4 be at the gym tomorrow? Surely in this small town, the other girls in your group know about your date last night. I don’t think you need to worry about #2 at the gym. You have your own personal security detail to fend him off.

And then there is #1 with the promise of another dinner later this week. This must all be sending your emotions crazy. I am very excited for you.

Now try to concentrate on your work. I look forward to your updates. (After you finish working!)

Jayne

PS: have you been able to improve your sleep pattern?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 08, 2018, 03:44:31 pm
Danielle, you are right about not being able to get away with anything in a small town. My wife comes from a small town and every time we go back to visit, we certainly feel the different vibe from the big city we currently live in.

#4 put a lot of effort into last night. I don’t have any cute dresses I am trying to fit into. I will happily eat Sarah’s piece of chocolate cheesecake!

The pink coffee cup lid has got to be suitor #3. He started the pink lid thing and was smiling when he saw you holding the cup with the pink lid the other day. But then again, I am sure you make anyone smile simply by walking into a room.

Will #4 be at the gym tomorrow? Surely in this small town, the other girls in your group know about your date last night. I don’t think you need to worry about #2 at the gym. You have your own personal security detail to fend him off.

And then there is #1 with the promise of another dinner later this week. This must all be sending your emotions crazy. I am very excited for you.

Now try to concentrate on your work. I look forward to your updates. (After you finish working!)

Jayne

PS: have you been able to improve your sleep pattern?

@Jayne01   Yes indeed, #4 did put a lot of effort into our date last night... and yes she will be at the gym tomorrow... she is one of my 5 gals in my gym ladies group. 

I agree with you about #3 and the pink lid thing, but I have a feeling that the barista is involved too, perhaps in concert with #3... she kinda seems to have a crush on me.

Regarding my sleep, it sometimes, like last night was really good, I only woke up once all night so I wouldn't wet my bed.  ::)   I hope to start getting better sleep.  It was hard but I cut out coffee after 3pm... I think that is working.

Thank you for your reply.
Hugs, Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 08, 2018, 05:14:18 pm
I agree with you about #3 and the pink lid thing, but I have a feeling that the barista is involved too, perhaps in concert with #3... she kinda seems to have a crush on me.
She would have to be in on it, at least as a co-conspirator to making sure the pink lid gets to you. It doesn’t surprise me that she also has a crush on you. Your have stolen the hearts of this little town. Next thing you know they will elect you as mayor!

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Regarding my sleep, it sometimes, like last night was really good, I only woke up once all night so I wouldn't wet my bed.  ::)   I hope to start getting better sleep.  It was hard but I cut out coffee after 3pm... I think that is working.
I’m glad you had a good sleep last night. May have had something to do with the nice date you had. If I get through the night only getting up once so as not to wet the bed, it is a good night. Sometimes I get up 4 or 5 times. Thanks spiro! It’s worth the sleepless nights though! Cutting out your evening coffee would be a great help. You will likely be feeling some withdrawal and craving a coffee in the evening. Stay strong and fight the urge. Your rest is important.

Take care,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 08, 2018, 06:07:04 pm
Today TUESDAY afternoon:
Wow, what a change in weather... a most welcome change. 
Today was finally a warm and mostly a sunny and bright day... believe it not it got up to 60 deg F....  last night was above freezing.  The next few days, the forecasters are calling for a high of 66 on Wednesday and a high of 69 on Thursday.  Low overnight temps will be in the mid-40's.  It's like someone threw a switch and the weather went from winter to full blown springtime.  It is supposed to cool down Friday for a week or so...  about 10 degrees cooler for the days and nights.....
...  and the days here are "magically" getting longer and the nights shorter.   I mean really long days... sunrise at 4:35AM and sunset at 10:55pm..... soon, this will be the land of the midnight sun.  I can soon put away my extra warm down jackets, hats, gloves and boots and start wearing some nicer spring and summer clothes like many of my friends here are wearing according to their postings and pictures.... especially @KathyLauren @Steph2.0 in the Sunshine State of Florida.... and @Jessica in California.

The snow is all gone in town and disappearing in the low hills, but still lots of snow up in the nearby mountains. Here is a picture from in the Grocery Store parking lot across from my office.
(https://i.imgur.com/gnqqSxl.jpg)

One thing about living up here is that in the summer we have very long days... but the winter time nights are not so good.... days are only a few hours long at best... and in December the Sun doesn't get much over the horizon.
More updates later,  I am going to spend some time outside without a heavy jacket on for a welcome change.
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on May 08, 2018, 06:17:02 pm
Monday night Dinner UPDATE:

Tonight I just got home at 10:00PM after having dinner with #4.  She came to my office at 5:30pm and insisted that I let her drive both of us to our favorite Chinese Restaurant... well, the only Chinese Restaurant in town.
   
I ordered a combination meal... Tea, Egg Roll & Dumpling Appetizer, Egg Drop Soup, Fried Rice and the main entree Chicken with baby corn, water chestnut, black mushroom, snow pea, broccoli, string beans & carrots.

We ate slowly and talked and talked about everything possible including her past love life and her Dental Hygienist career.  She has no kids and never been married.  She is 37 years old, 1 year younger than myself. 
After dinner we walked through town and back... (only one main street)... and then we went to her house to have a dessert that she made.... Chocolate Cheese Cake.  After we ate dessert we sat by her fireplace (we both had a glass of wine) and talked for well over an hour. 
There were definitely some "sparks flying" as we sat together.   She was very upfront about being attracted to me as a good friend but wants more.... she wants to see more of me other than just our regular gym visits and occasional coffee shop meetings near my office. 
At about 9:45pm she took me home and thanked me for going to dinner with her.  Here is a picture of us at the restaurant right before we ordered. 
This was definitely a wonderful date... oh, did I call it a date? Well, it sure felt like a date!
(https://i.imgur.com/C9510F8.jpg)
Two lovely ladies! It’s so much fun to see how things are progressing, and thank you for sharing all of this with us, Danielle. And, yes, I’m having Chicago style popcorn!


Hugs,
Sarah From Chi-town
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 08, 2018, 07:13:10 pm
It looks nice Danielle.  We went from winter to summer quickly too.  From sweaters to tank tops in one week!  I'm glad to hear cutting back on coffee is helping your sleep.  I still miss my evening coffee but I like sleeping better.

Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 08, 2018, 07:21:08 pm
Danielle, thank you for posting your updates!  I am happy that your date went well.  How nice to have a choice of suitors!

I am glad that the weather has finally turned spring-like for you.  About time!

especially @KathyLauren in the Sunshine State of Florida.... and @Jessica in California.

I wish I was in sunny Florida, because then I could hop in the car and go visit @Steph2.0 and @SassyCassie.  Unfortunately, that would be a multi-day drive for me from here in Nova Scotia, or 15 hours in Steph's plane.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on May 08, 2018, 07:27:49 pm
aw, it sounds like your date was a lovely time! I'm happy for you!

PS, I finally started jogging again, I'll try to get you a sweat pic later this week lol
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 08, 2018, 07:36:44 pm
Danielle, thank you for posting your updates!  I am happy that your date went well.  How nice to have a choice of suitors!

I am glad that the weather has finally turned spring-like for you.  About time!

I wish I was in sunny Florida, because then I could hop in the car and go visit @Steph2.0 and @SassyCassie.  Unfortunately, that would be a multi-day drive for me from here in Nova Scotia, or 15 hours in Steph's plane.

  "Multi-day drive"? Kathy You slacker! It is only 2,000 miles give or take. That's an easy 2 day drive and day and a half with 2 drivers. Sheesh 

And what about @Faith  and Lori? What are they chopped meat? They live in Florida too.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on May 08, 2018, 07:41:32 pm
  "Multi-day drive"? Kathy You slacker! It it only 2,000 miles give or take. That's an easy 2 day drive and day and a half with 2 drivers. Sheesh 

And what about Faith and Lori what are they chopped meat? They live in Florida too.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Unlike you Laurie, not everyone was a born Uber driver! You nomad you!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 08, 2018, 07:47:03 pm
Unlike you Laurie, not everyone was a born Uber driver! You nomad you!


 lmao  I do get around a bit Mawny. Be nice, remember I know where you live ....

 Hugs, (even for you, Mini)
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Steph2.0 on May 08, 2018, 07:47:25 pm

I wish I was in sunny Florida, because then I could hop in the car and go visit @Steph2.0 and @SassyCassie.  Unfortunately, that would be a multi-day drive for me from here in Nova Scotia, or 15 hours in Steph's plane.

Kathy’s coming to visit us! Maybe she’ll be here the same time as Jayne!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on May 08, 2018, 08:44:11 pm
Danielle, thanks again for your posts!   Congratulations on you amazing date.  She sounds really nice and genuine...that's pretty special.  Ps. You look so amazing in the photo. 

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Dena on May 08, 2018, 09:11:56 pm
The barista gal saw me when I arrived and when I got to the counter to order she already had my coffee ready for me in a cup with my name on it and topped with my signature pink lid.  Looking around the place there again I noticed that there were no other cups with pink lids...  is it the Barrista or is it that shy Suitor#3 guy doing this?
The mystery of the pink lid.
The pink lid is the work of #4. The reason you don't see pink lids on other cups is because #4 requested the coffee shop put in a stock of pink lids just for you and paid the cost of a minimal order which could be 500-1000 lids or more. As you stated the necklace, card, chocolate and coffee with the pink lid came from #4, the only orders receiving the pink lid have #4's mark on them. The pink lids are also sending the message "I know the truth but to me, your fully feminine.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 08, 2018, 11:09:38 pm
Danielle, thank you for posting your updates!  I am happy that your date went well.  How nice to have a choice of suitors!

I am glad that the weather has finally turned spring-like for you.  About time!

I wish I was in sunny Florida, because then I could hop in the car and go visit @Steph2.0 and @SassyCassie.  Unfortunately, that would be a multi-day drive for me from here in Nova Scotia, or 15 hours in Steph's plane.

@KathyLauren
... I am so sorry about that...  I fixed my error on my post reply and moved you back to your home in Nova Scotia, Canada....   sorry, I think that I was temporarily confused because of that strange ball of bright light in the sky and the suddenly warmer weather.... or perhaps it was because of the afterglow from my dinner date with #4 last night was why I was confused.  That is my excuse and I am sticking with it!!!

Are you all done with your hard labor working on your driveway?  ... or is there still more to do.   
What is your next "Hot and Sweaty" work project??
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 08, 2018, 11:50:40 pm
The mystery of the pink lid.
The pink lid is the work of #4. The reason you don't see pink lids on other cups is because #4 requested the coffee shop put in a stock of pink lids just for you and paid the cost of a minimal order which could be 500-1000 lids or more. As you stated the necklace, card, chocolate and coffee with the pink lid came from #4, the only orders receiving the pink lid have #4's mark on them. The pink lids are also sending the message "I know the truth but to me, your fully feminine.

Thank you @Dena  for your viewpoint on the "pink lid" mystery.  I am thinking that you are correct
 about all of that... but what about #3... after all he is the one that started the pink lid thing by bringing me a coffee to my office with the very first pink lid that I saw... and what about the Barista?  How is she involved?
Hmmm, as the mystery keeps unfolding I will reveal what I find out about all of this, but for now I am just enjoying the moment and enjoying the afterglow of my dinner date with #4 !
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 08, 2018, 11:58:42 pm
 The Barista is #5 or in cahoots with the real culprit.....
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 09, 2018, 12:08:46 am
The Barista is #5 or in cahoots with the real culprit.....

@Laurie   It is a good possibility that you are correct.  Regarding the Barista, she is always so sweet, says flirty things to me when she make my coffee... and looks at me with her bedroom eyes....... ......... 
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 09, 2018, 12:35:14 am
I have a new theory!

It has been #4 all along. She initially contracted #3 to bring the pink lid coffee to your office. She has also contracted the barista to ensure all your coffees come with a pink lid. They are all in on it, but #4 is the mastermind. She will go to great lengths to win you over.

Jayne

PS: don’t mind me, I’m just sitting in the popcorn gallery coming up with my own wacky theories. I really have no clue who is responsible for what.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on May 09, 2018, 08:57:19 am
Are you sure there isn't some sort of secret Alaskan polygamy cult attempting to recruit you? ;D  ... Wow, just had a great idea for a book...
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 09, 2018, 09:57:30 am
Hmm barista could be #5. Coffee in bed is nice

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on May 09, 2018, 10:35:19 am
Alright Danielle, here's my sweaty pic. I feel gross even posting this lol, you're the only person on here I'd do this for!

This is me this morning after jogging roughly 2.5 miles. I saw another trans girl on the trail though, I was happy about that! I should have said hi but i'm pretty shy, maybe next time!

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 09, 2018, 10:43:49 am
Alright Danielle, here's my sweaty pic. I feel gross even posting this lol, you're the only person on here I'd do this for!

This is me this morning after jogging roughly 2.5 miles. I saw another trans girl on the trail though, I was happy about that! I should have said hi but i'm pretty shy, maybe next time!

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32170034_126725004865776_6707545521034100736_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e6cfc43334070a703dd21328c2fbab5d&oe=5B504EF0)

@Maddie86  ... I think you look like a young woman that has been working out....  sweating and not always looking our best is called real life.   That is one of my reasons for wanting to do a "Hot and Sweaty" picture montage of myself and my trans friends on here.   
We are not always going to look like we just left the beauty salon... we have a life to live and things to do other than always primping ourselves and wearing a dress and high heels.
Thanks for posting... and am I correct in assuming that I have your permission to use that picture in a future photo montage???
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on May 09, 2018, 11:23:08 am
@Maddie86  ... I think you look like a young woman that has been working out....  sweating and not always looking our best is called real life.   That is one of my reasons for wanting to do a "Hot and Sweaty" picture montage of myself and my trans friends on here.   
We are not always going to look like we just left the beauty salon... we have a life to live and things to do other than always primping ourselves and wearing a dress and high heels.
Thanks for posting... and am I correct in assuming that I have your permission to use that picture in a future photo montage???
Hugs,
Danielle

Of course you can use it! I think the montage is a great idea, you are right about everything you said! I know a lot of people sexualize trans women, but a project like yours humanizes us!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 09, 2018, 08:59:31 pm
Wednesday Night's Dinner:  (was supposed to be a dinner date with male Suitor #1)
   
       Because it is relevant I also posted this on the "What are you having for dinner" thread.

I closed my office early this afternoon and went to my weekly gym visit with my gym ladies (that group of 5 ladies includes female Suitor #4)   After I closed my office, and as I was leaving for the gym, I received a text that the dinner date with male Suitor #1 tonight wold have to be cancelled because he had to go unexpectedly out of town for several days. 

After the gym workout and shower at the gym to clean up I came immediately home... kinda bummed out that the date was cancelled.  I had planned to come home to get ready for the dinner date tonight.  I had my dress and heels laid out, and was going to fix up my hair and apply some make up and stuff... but instead I just changed into my sweats and fixed dinner for myself:  Spaghetti with meat sauce and some steamed Broccoli... along with a slice of Garlic Bread, and for dessert I had a Brownie... I had baked a batch of Brownies yesterday.
(Left Click picture to enlarge)
(https://i.imgur.com/VhnVUmM.jpg)

***I am really Bummed Out
and disappointed tonight, but my dinner I fixed tonight was delicious.  If I still feel bummed out later tonight... well .... there are more Brownies left over  ahhh, chocolate required when feeling down.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 09, 2018, 09:46:28 pm
What a bummer. Nothing worse than being all excited, having a nice outfit ready to go and then being stood up short notice. So sorry this happened, I had a feeling you have been looking forward to this dinner.

Hope he finds a nice way to make up for it! (Flowers, Box of Chocolates, anything).

Not sure it makes you feel better, but here are some big (((HUGS))).

Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alyssa Bree on May 09, 2018, 10:09:39 pm
Awwww....so sorry Danielle! But I agree with Sarah - hopefully he will make it up to you with an extra gesture. This is an opportunity, I suppose, to see how he handles this sort of thing. :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 09, 2018, 10:56:27 pm
Sorry to hear that your dinner was 'not to be'. After you were all ready and everything! you sure made the best of the evening though! Hopefully the suitor situation will evolve more smoothly as the rest of the week progresses.

Now, what will our girl, suitor #4, do next to capture our Alaskan Danielle for the next date?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on May 09, 2018, 11:04:32 pm
Cheer up Danielle!  I had a friend cancel a get together yesterday on me and was pretty bummed too. If it will make you feel better here's a hot and sweaty pic of me leaving the gym this evening.

(http://i.imgur.com/sRcV0QC.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 09, 2018, 11:17:53 pm
Cheer up Danielle!  I had a friend cancel a get together yesterday on me and was pretty bummed too. If it will make you feel better here's a hot and sweaty pic of me leaving the gym this evening.

(http://i.imgur.com/sRcV0QC.jpg)

@amberwaves
Amber:
  Even hot and sweaty I think that you look terrific and are every bit a pretty woman....
Thanks for your comment and thanks for your picture that I can use on my project.
By the way, I have a pink tank top just like the one you are wearing....

I wish I could give you some of my Brownies to help comfort you... they worked for me.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on May 10, 2018, 06:58:51 am
aw, I'm so sorry about your dinner falling through! Things happen though, I'm sure he will make it up to you, he seems to be really into you  :)

your meal looks great! and good choice with the nuts on the brownie lol. I prefer mine with nuts but I had a friend a couple years ago who was very against nuts in baked goods, he says it was like eating rocks and it ruins the texture. I told him it makes the texture better and that he has baby teeth  :laugh:
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 10, 2018, 10:23:30 pm
Wednesday Night's Dinner:  (was supposed to be a dinner date with male Suitor #1)
   
       Because it is relevant I also posted this on the "What are you having for dinner" thread.

I closed my office early this afternoon and went to my weekly gym visit with my gym ladies (that group of 5 ladies includes female Suitor #4)   After I closed my office, and as I was leaving for the gym, I received a text that the dinner date with male Suitor #1 tonight wold have to be cancelled because he had to go unexpectedly out of town for several days. 

After the gym workout and shower at the gym to clean up I came immediately home... kinda bummed out that the date was cancelled.  I had planned to come home to get ready for the dinner date tonight.  I had my dress and heels laid out, and was going to fix up my hair and apply some make up and stuff... but instead I just changed into my sweats and fixed dinner for myself:  Spaghetti with meat sauce and some steamed Broccoli... along with a slice of Garlic Bread, and for dessert I had a Brownie... I had baked a batch of Brownies yesterday.
(Left Click picture to enlarge)
(https://i.imgur.com/VhnVUmM.jpg)

***I am really Bummed Out
and disappointed tonight, but my dinner I fixed tonight was delicious.  If I still feel bummed out later tonight... well .... there are more Brownies left over  ahhh, chocolate required when feeling down.
Hugs,
Danielle
Danielle, I’m so sorry your dinner date got cancelled last minute. Unexpected things do happen. I hope he is planning on making it up to you in some way.

Your dinner is making me hungry. I am at work and haven’t had a chance to eat my lunch yet. The brownie looks particularly good. Chocolate is our friend when feeling down.

Hope you are feeling better.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 12, 2018, 07:52:14 pm
Hi Danielle, I just did a treadmill workout at home and I thought about your hot and sweaty montage. While I still have the courage to post such a picture, here are two of my hot and sweaty pics.

Thank you Danielle and Sarah for motivating me to tart getting fit.

Jayne

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 12, 2018, 08:07:37 pm
Yeah!!! Welcome to the workout club... just don’t blame Danielle or I if you have sore muscles tomorrow

Proud of you!



Hi Danielle, I just did a treadmill workout at home and I thought about your hot and sweaty montage. While I still have the courage to post such a picture, here are two of my hot and sweaty pics.

Thank you Danielle and Sarah for motivating me to tart getting fit.

Jayne

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180513/b2721af839115f7f29246c791d2af940.jpg)

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 13, 2018, 03:38:37 am
@sarah1972  and  @Jayne01   
.... Just remember girls, no pain, no gain.
 
The thing I enjoy most about my gym outings are the friends and acquaintances that I have developed by going there on a regular basis.   Any activity is more rewarding and even fun if it is done with other like minded individuals.  It is a great way to make new friends and workout buddies.  I have a group of 5 cis-women that I go to the gym with at least every week, sometimes more.  They have turned out to be my best friends.

@Jayne01, thanks for including your "Hot and Sweaty" pictures that will find their place on my picture montage if I can get gong on it soon.   

@sarah1972 By the way... could you please post your "Hot and Sweaty" pic here on my thread, but only if you desire.

@Laurie :  I have looked hard and long for the "shower pictures" that you posted... (G-Rated of course) ...  you didn't delete them, did you?  I can not find them on any of your postings and not on my thread either.  I went all the way back to May 1st... I had issued the "Hot and Sweaty" picture idea and invitation on one of my posts on May 06. 
 Of course, it is each and everyone's call whether or not you want those pics "out there" ...

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Shy on May 13, 2018, 04:14:48 am
My official 50k training starts on Monday so I'll be hot and sweaty for sure when the hills have finished with me. No wig though, I'll have to wear a Buff which isn't all that flattering but needs must. In this case health outweighs the dysphoria, I want to be fit for when my GC appointment eventually comes through. It's all about preparing the foundation for what's yet to come. ;D

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

Sadie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 13, 2018, 05:34:06 am
@Shy : 50k - I am always impressed by anyone able to do that. A good friend of mine has a personal goal of running a Marathon in every state of the US... She is about half way there.
Oh - and we share the same motivation for getting fit  :D

@Alaskan Danielle: Yes, no gain with without persistence, sweat and pain. Since this is the first time since high school I do any serious exercise, I had to start carefully and keep a good eye on my heart rate and my body. Last week finally I started pushing it. So far my exercise is all solitude.  Even tough I started getting a bit more comfortable talking to the girls in Zumba class (yeah, I still do that... Still stumbling through the 60 minutes but not giving up, it is getting a bit better.... Hahaha... Always wanted to learn Salsa and some of the other latin dances, so this is a good first step) and I am thinking of joining another group activity.  Oh - I hope this is the one you are looking for. And of course you can use it in your montage. Let me know if you need a higher res or more sweat...

(https://jc3ckq.dm.files.1drv.com/y4mhR_DwkN3qLMWwI0kSR2tzxH8vsVS68_6Y3HBH3KwOAD5nUzzDzA684bEFMv0UPDGzt5cIyoURJPd4izviwqYoXyaokwLEGqJlRp7zqQjkHyjKHqs12W9xHNcGkUzF6FrTAWSR7iwHy59F76fhBtFYgPodROSXnZSD-x2xiCTy_P6pLhOl6OKV1DeExlLRo_NdIXHE7iWFhBXXtoBgaYa1g?width=768&height=1024&cropmode=none)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 13, 2018, 09:52:23 am
It’s the stamina I exercise for.  They added an extra leg on the Oldest running foot race in America...Bay to Breakers in San Francisco ( next weekend) You get extra bling for making an extra 5k on the beach, and a free beer at the end.  Those are things you exercise for!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Tatiana 79 on May 13, 2018, 09:56:11 am
Hello  Danielle

I just read every word from start to finish and was shocked when I looked up at the clock and seen that an hour and a half went by, it seemed like 15 minutes.
I really got the flow of this, reading at one time and feel I know you much better now.
You are even more of a class act than I suspected.
I liked the way you mentioned snow machines then snowmobiles so everyone would understand, everyone calls them snow machines where I'm at.
And the rough logger's to, I worked at a logging company for 20 years and would love to let them know who what they called there best mechanic ever, really was on the inside.
Sorry to hear about your sleep problem, hope it better. My sleep got much better about a month ago as I realized
Who I really was for sure. Being closeted for almost half a century really messed me up.
 Keep keep your thread going it's awesome girl.

    See,ya  Tatiana
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 13, 2018, 03:17:57 pm
I have to post a better sweaty pic, unless you already started the mottage than that's fine lol... This is motivating me to work out!

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 13, 2018, 03:19:00 pm
My official 50k training starts on Monday so I'll be hot and sweaty for sure when the hills have finished with me. No wig though, I'll have to wear a Buff which isn't all that flattering but needs must. In this case health outweighs the dysphoria, I want to be fit for when my GC appointment eventually comes through. It's all about preparing the foundation for what's yet to come. ;D

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

Sadie

@Shy    Saidie, have you run long distances in the past???... 50K is a big commitment, 31 miles... about 5 miles more that a USA marathon at 26.2 miles.   
In the past I had run many marathons and half marathons.... and some charity runs.  I does in deed take some training time to build up your stamina, muscles and to determine the best pace that you need to run at different parts of the course.

It will be thrilling and exhausting for you to finally participate in the 50K.   Please keep us all updated regarding your training and your results when you finish your race.   As you stated, it is the hills that determine how well you have trained and what shape your body is in.

Kudos go to you for this endeavor to improve your health and to conquer a big challenge to your body.... and of course your health benefits will be your rewards along with the medal when you finish.
I will be checking your thread as you keep it updated... but you can also feel free to do an update here on my thread along with any "Hot and Sweaty" pictures that you care to post.
Oh, what is the date of the 50K event???

Hugs and well wishes to you.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 13, 2018, 03:22:55 pm
I have to post a better sweaty pic, unless you already started the mottage than that's fine lol... This is motivating me to work out!

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@Allison S 
I have been so very busy at work that I have not had time to even start my "Hot and Sweaty" montage.  I am still soliciting photos on willing members here.   You have plenty of time to submit photos of your choice. 
I also am kinda waiting for the hot weather to hit so there will be more opportunity for being hot and sweaty ! :)
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Deborah on May 13, 2018, 04:44:19 pm
I also am kinda waiting for the hot weather to hit so there will be more opportunity for being hot and sweaty ! :)
You should have come here to run today.  I went out for a 30 min run after my gym time and it was 95 degrees and no clouds.



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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 13, 2018, 05:38:22 pm
Every day I think that this will be the day that I get back to running, well run/walk intervals. I am having trouble getting out of the low spot I am in. So, no picture yet!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 13, 2018, 06:01:33 pm
You should have come here to run today.  I went out for a 30 min run after my gym time and it was 95 degrees and no clouds.

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@Deborah  ....  Relevant to your reply comment,  I was at the October 2007 Chicago Marathon as a spectator and it was cancelled half way through.  During the day it got unusually hot, up to around 90 degree, and with the very high Chicago humidity.  A hundred and more runners got ill and one even died. The runners complained that they tried to stay hydrated, but the aid stations along the route were running low on water and Gatorade to make matters even worse they ran out of cups.  Even as a spectator it was difficult to find a retail outlet that I could buy something to drink.
Very poor planning for sure,  I did not attend the next year but I bet that they fixed those issues... or hopefully so.

I have participated in several marathons and I was fortunate that the events were in a cooler climate...  and in a few events there was even a light rain and around 60 degrees... PERFECT in my opinion.

So Deborah, please feel free to submit a "hot and sweaty" picture for my proposed montage.  I probably won't get it going until summer time, perhaps after the 4th of July,  but I want everyone to have advance notice.

Thanks for posting your reply here.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: MissyMay2.0 on May 13, 2018, 08:44:42 pm
Danielle, are those of us who merely “glow” after a workout allowed to post our photos for your montage? 😀
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on May 13, 2018, 10:17:52 pm
Danielle! I like your new profile pic! How has your week been? any updates on that missed date last week, have you heard from the guy yet? he better make it up to you lol
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 13, 2018, 10:26:30 pm
Yes. I removed the post I had made. It wasn't worth including.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 13, 2018, 11:13:12 pm
Danielle, are those of us who merely “glow” after a workout allowed to post our photos for your montage? 😀

Yes indeed @MissyMay2.0  .... glowing is good and very acceptable in my future montage.   
My idea for the montage was to display photos of transitioning and transitioned transgender individuals without the fancy clothes, and without the perfect hair etc.....  we are just everyday people and are not always dressed to the nines....
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 13, 2018, 11:17:04 pm
Danielle! I like your new profile pic! How has your week been? any updates on that missed date last week, have you heard from the guy yet? he better make it up to you lol

@Maddie86  ... thanks you for your nice words about my new profile pic.     
Regarding my Guy #1 and perhaps Guy #2 ... I am planning to post an update on Monday or Tuesday.
Yes, he better be nice because there are other suitors vying for my attention.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 14, 2018, 08:22:07 am
Yes. I removed the post I had made. It wasn't worth including.

@Laurie  ....   wow, I wish that I had of known that you removed it, I spent well over an hour scouring my posts and also your posts and got so very frustrated that I couldn't find the 2 photos so I went back and did it all over again for another hour... I could have gone out with one of my Suitors to my local coffee shop and ate some pie and ice cream instead.

Please, Laurie, perhaps this next month or so, if you find a a picture that you want to share with all of us in my proposed montage that would make me very happy....  and it doesn't have to be a "hot and sweaty" picture but it can be just any everyday picture of you and instead of how we always want to look our best with fancy clothes, perfect makeup, not a hair out of place.   My idea is to show that we transgenders are normal in the sense that we are not always consumed with always dressing transgender but rather we are living life and enjoying the things and activities that anyone else does.

I hope all of that made sense.........
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 14, 2018, 11:10:42 am
Pie and ice cream sounds soo good which suitor would that have been with?! I'm jealous maybe I need to move to a small town too haha

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 14, 2018, 12:09:21 pm
...maybe I need to move to a small town too haha

OK Danielle maybe I missed it, but how did you end up selecting the town you live in to start over?  I am so curious.  I recall you saying you lived previously in the western continental US.  The small town I live in doesn't have a tenth of the activity your town has!!  We have 6000 people in 20 sq miles, mostly rural. 
Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Shy on May 14, 2018, 12:54:36 pm
@Shy    Saidie, have you run long distances in the past???... 50K is a big commitment, 31 miles... about 5 miles more that a USA marathon at 26.2 miles.   
In the past I had run many marathons and half marathons.... and some charity runs.  I does in deed take some training time to build up your stamina, muscles and to determine the best pace that you need to run at different parts of the course.

It will be thrilling and exhausting for you to finally participate in the 50K.   Please keep us all updated regarding your training and your results when you finish your race.   As you stated, it is the hills that determine how well you have trained and what shape your body is in.

Kudos go to you for this endeavor to improve your health and to conquer a big challenge to your body.... and of course your health benefits will be your rewards along with the medal when you finish.
I will be checking your thread as you keep it updated... but you can also feel free to do an update here on my thread along with any "Hot and Sweaty" pictures that you care to post.
Oh, what is the date of the 50K event???

Hugs and well wishes to you.
Danielle


I don't run races, just for wellbeing.

I try to do at least one 50k a year, sometimes two. I hardly ran at all last year as it was my coming out year and just couldn't focus. That's the first time in about twenty years that I missed a slot.
I like to trail run, often barefoot if the terrain allows. My training usually starts off by heart rate and when I find my fitness returning I go by feel and pace. I'm no spring chicken so take it steady, I'm quit a measured runner and know when to back off.
Distance running is my medicine, my meditation. I think a year off did me good, but it's time to get back on the horse again. My soul needs it and the endorphins are a bonus. :)

So 7 miles this morning from a slightly relapsed fitness base. I soon found my rhythm though, the hills seemed o.k. So in better shape than I thought. I'm a bit like the Duracell bunny when I get going ;D I'll see how I recover the next few days and evaluate from there.
I felt a little dysphoric initially not having my wig and face on, but in a way it was nice not to think about gender and just enjoy the countryside.

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

Sadie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 14, 2018, 01:01:42 pm
OK Danielle maybe I missed it, but how did you end up selecting the town you live in to start over?  I am so curious.  I recall you saying you lived previously in the western continental US.  The small town I live in doesn't have a tenth of the activity your town has!!  We have 6000 people in 20 sq miles, mostly rural. 
Judi

@JudiBlueEyes   Well, this calls for a longer than planned reply to you, many of the details of my relocation are back there somewhere on my thread and also on some other various threads around Susan's, but I will give you the "not so short story" in my reply, and this time I will add a few details that I had not revealed before.

Before I came-out full time over a year and a half ago I was an accounting executive in a medium sized firm as my old male-self.   
To my family, when I announced my transition plans over 4 years ago my parents and close long time friends just about wrote me off and disowned me.   Then a year later I started HRT (over 3 years ago in March 2015) and that just added to the isolation from those that I have known for so long including my immediate family, plus, at my job it was becoming obvious to all that "something" was happening to me.  I felt that the job thing was going to be difficult with my new trans self plus my family and friends and even my acquaintances were very distant with me... their small talk and conversations were always guarded and very brief.  More details about my parents and life long friends and how they have continued to avoid and disown me and to not accept me are in this thread somewhere.   
***The bight spot I am so happy about is that when I called my mother on the phone this last Christmas, while it was a nervous and truncated conversation, when we ended the call she said.. "I love you Danielle."  That was the very first time ever that someone in my family or anyone back where I lived before has called me by my female name.

I had been a moderator on an Accounting Forum that had national scope and I had found out that one of the members that for years that I exchanged many posts with, an older gentleman, was giving up his small Accounting and Tax business in a far away, and very small remote town in the middle of nowhere.  Wow, that sounded like an ideal situation for my given the issues that I mentioned in my previous paragraph.

After I researched the opportunity, I found out by talking to one of the city businessmen that there were no other CPAs or accounting businesses anywhere nearby for miles and miles.   I immediately, without going there, put a deposit on the lease for the office space that the older gentleman had on the forum I was on and had described to me. I trusted him and I am glad I did.  The businessman  there sent me pictures and descriptions about the town and about the previous business.  I have never been married and have no children and therefore relocation was fairly straight forward. That was in December 2016...  I immediately quit my male accounting job, went Full-Time and made the move. I sold my home in less than 2 weeks, packed my downsized stuff in a moving van and relocated to start my own business as a self-employed woman.  A real Leap of Faith for sure.   

I have been passing without difficulty for well over 2 and a half years so that was not an issue and I was not going to make big proclamations about being a trans-woman, especially to the townspeople in a very conservative small town.

Once I arrived there and set up my business, I was worried that perhaps I should have relocated to a large city where I could get lost in the crowd, but my worries were for not.   I made lots of friends, acquaintances and developed many business clients very quickly, much more quickly than in a large city I think.

Until very recently no one in this town had the slightest idea about me being a trans-woman,  I had developed a close network of cis-female friends that I hung around with and regularly go to the gym with... and they had no idea
about my past male existence.   I was certainly worried about the day that I would come out to the people here and also I was drawing attention from several romantically interested parties, I guess that the new girl in town draws a lot of attention.   Well about a month or so ago, it all came out with very positive results and acceptance with very few exceptions... those details are all throughout my thread here.

So @JudiBlueEyes, that should catch you up to what is happening in my life.
Sorry for the length of my reply post, but the story really can't be told in just a few sentences.  I won't blame any of my readers when seeing the length of this reply claiming TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read) and moving on.
Thanks for your reply and your question on my thread.

Hugs, Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 14, 2018, 01:32:57 pm
@JudiBlueEyes   Well, this calls for a longer than planned reply to you, many of the details of my relocation are back there somewhere on my thread and also on some other various threads around Susan's, but I will give you the "not so short story" in my reply, and this time I will add a few details that I had not revealed before.

Before I came-out full time over a year and a half ago I was an accounting executive in a medium sized firm as my old male-self.   
To my family, when I announced my transition plans over 4 years ago my parents and close long time friends just about wrote me off and disowned me.   Then a year later I started HRT (over 3 years ago in March 2015) and that just added to the isolation from those that I have known for so long including my immediate family, plus, at my job it was becoming obvious to all that "something" was happening to me.  I felt that the job thing was going to be difficult with my new trans self plus my family and friends and even my acquaintances were very distant with me... their small talk and conversations were always guarded and very brief.  More details about my parents and life long friends and how they have continued to avoid and disown me and to not accept me are in this thread somewhere.   
***The bight spot I am so happy about is that when I called my mother on the phone this last Christmas, while it was a nervous and truncated conversation, when we ended the call she said.. "I love you Danielle."  That was the very first time ever that someone in my family or anyone back where I lived before has called me by my female name.

I had been a moderator on an Accounting Forum that had national scope and I had found out that one of the members that for years that I exchanged many posts with, an older gentleman, was giving up his small Accounting and Tax business in a far away, and very small remote town in the middle of nowhere.  Wow, that sounded like an ideal situation for my given the issues that I mentioned in my previous paragraph.

After I researched the opportunity, I found out by talking to one of the city businessmen that there were no other CPAs or accounting businesses anywhere nearby for miles and miles.   I immediately, without going there, put a deposit on the lease for the office space that the older gentleman had on the forum I was on and had described to me. I trusted him and I am glad I did.  The businessman  there sent me pictures and descriptions about the town and about the previous business.  I have never been married and have no children and therefore relocation was fairly straight forward. That was in December 2016...  I immediately quit my male accounting job, went Full-Time and made the move. I sold my home in less than 2 weeks, packed my downsized stuff in a moving van and relocated to start my own business as a self-emplyed woman.  A real Leap of Faith for sure.   

I have been passing without difficulty for well over 2 and a half years so that was not an issue and I was not going to make big proclamations about being a trans-woman, especially to the townspeople in a very conservative small town.

Once I arrived there and set up my business, I was worried that perhaps I should have relocated to a large city where I could get lost in the crowd, but my worries were for not.   I made lots of friends, acquaintances and developed many business clients very quickly, much more quickly than in a large city I think.

Until very recently no one in this town had the slightest idea about me being a trans-woman,  I had developed a close network of cis-female friends that I hung around with and regularly go to the gym with... and they had no idea
about my past male existence.   I was certainly worried about the day that I would come out to the people here and also I was drawing attention from several romantically interested parties, I guess that the new girl in town draws a lot of attention.   Well about a month or so ago, it all came out with very positive results and acceptance with very few exceptions... those details are all throughout my thread here.

So @JudiBlueEyes, that should catch you up to what is happening in my life.
Sorry for the length of my reply post, but the story really can't be told in just a few sentences.  I won't blame any of my readers when seeing the length of this reply claiming TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read) and moving on.
Thanks for your reply and your question on my thread.

Hugs, Danielle

You weathered the perfect storm @Alaskan Danielle and it has spit you out in a paradise we all dream of.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 14, 2018, 01:35:46 pm
Wow! You are one brave girl! To take such a leap into an unknown environment takes a lot of courage! Your skill set did allow for a fair bit of mobility, but moving to such an small remote, yet beautiful place is still a huge deal. Your description of your isolation within your family and community rings so true with me. I do have a small group of friends that have accepted me from the beginning and they have been so important to me over the last three plus years. As things in my relationship move along towards the inevitable conclusion, I too am looking at relocation. I am retired and so a job is not something that will tie me a location. Timing is what will be the issue.

You are such an inspiration! Hugs, Kelly.
 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 14, 2018, 01:42:34 pm
I read your long reply Danielle. I already knew lots of the details from closely following your thread, but not was a good refresher, summarising how you got to your current place. You are a real inspiration, not only to other trans p poke, but to all people about life in general. The world needs more people like you. You must be very proud of the person you are.

Looking forward to more of your posts, and an update with what your suitors are up to.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 14, 2018, 01:48:12 pm

I don't run races, just for wellbeing.

I try to do at least one 50k a year, sometimes two. I hardly ran at all last year as it was my coming out year and just couldn't focus. That's the first time in about twenty years that I missed a slot.
I like to trail run, often barefoot if the terrain allows. My training usually starts off by heart rate and when I find my fitness returning I go by feel and pace. I'm no spring chicken so take it steady, I'm quit a measured runner and know when to back off.
Distance running is my medicine, my meditation. I think a year off did me good, but it's time to get back on the horse again. My soul needs it and the endorphins are a bonus. :)

So 7 miles this morning from a slightly relapsed fitness base. I soon found my rhythm though, the hills seemed o.k. So in better shape than I thought. I'm a bit like the Duracell bunny when I get going ;D I'll see how I recover the next few days and evaluate from there.
I felt a little dysphoric initially not having my wig and face on, but in a way it was nice not to think about gender and just enjoy the countryside.

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

Sadie

@Shy   Heya Sadie... the Duracell Bunny.... thanks for responding to my questions about your running event.    Oh yeah, once you are running, jogging and walking all the time and then take a year off... it for sure does take a little time to get back in the groove mentally and physically....
 
Hmmm, barefoot, the trails there must be in better shape than they are here... my feet would be severely cut up if I ran the trails barefoot.

I agree about distance running being a good medicine and a time for meditation... I ponder all kinds of thoughts and even come up with solutions to the issues that I am facing during my time of solitude when running a long course.

OH, when is the big 50K event going to take place???

Thanks for your reply post.
Hugs and best wishes to  you, and like a friend of mine always says: "Peace and love and all that good stuff"
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Shy on May 14, 2018, 02:34:12 pm
@Shy   Heya Sadie... the Duracell Bunny

OH, when is the big 50K event going to take place???


I usually aim for September. It all depends on how the trainings gone and if I remain injury free.
At my age it's all about finding a balance and being patient, so when I feel ready I'll just head out the door one day and keep going Forrest Gump style. ;D
It takes a while, I won't start carrying a pack for a while yet which limits my training distance. I'll hope to be up to 15mile weekend runs by the end of July. From that point I'll get in a few 20 milers and then taper off for a few weeks.
I'm not one for rigid running plans, I try to be as flexible as possible. The important thing is to enjoy the process not run myself into the ground.

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

Sadie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 14, 2018, 06:44:53 pm
After a long day and walking around.. no makeup and can't really do much with my hair yet (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180514/360db0872ae9f9ffcc8748bde0ad02e4.jpg)

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@Allison S :   I am always glad to see your latest pictures.   Regarding your hair, I would bet that a hair salon could do miracles with a nice feminine style...  .. it looks just about long enough for that.  You better get some sun girl.... you look a little pale... be certain to not get a sunburn however.   
I think that you look really nice ... and you have short-shorts on too...  as our old male selves we could never wear short-shorts, but I like them now.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on May 14, 2018, 06:50:06 pm
Thank you for the update Danielle.  I hoped it wasn't too invasive to ask.  What a wonderful occurrence of serendipity to know that retiring CPA.  I can't say you took a big chance as you seem to be one who does her homework before taking action.  Being single also made the decision easier I'm sure.  There is risk in everything we do.  The goal is to minimize it as you obviously did.  BTW: I've read your posts and have thought many times "is there nothing this woman can't do?"  Keep living life to its fullest!!

Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 14, 2018, 06:56:50 pm
Oh no I don't trust hairstylists they've done me wrong. I'll just put up with it a few more months and let it keep growing.
Thanks Danielle, I know you mean well but someone has to represent the pale lol this is nothing my sister is even paler than me

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Rachel on May 14, 2018, 07:24:12 pm
I can not wait for you suitor update.

If I can remember to get a pic at work and one in the state park with a 60 pound pack after a 7 or so mile hike I will share both. It was 58 Saturday and I was sweating with just UA on and the packs. I am planning to do 10 miles when I can resume exercise.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 15, 2018, 11:37:17 am
Now every time I have to go to the dentist, I have to think of the fate between Danielle and suitor #4. ❤️

Ugh - need to have a wisdom tooth removed.

Should we start posting dentist selfies for a Dentist Montage?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 15, 2018, 12:49:23 pm
Now every time I have to go to the dentist, I have to think of the fate between Danielle and suitor #4. ❤️

Ugh - need to have a wisdom tooth removed.

Should we start posting dentist selfies for a Dentist Montage?

@sarah1972    Sarah:  Ughhh, I have never had a tooth pulled and I have only had ONE cavity and filling in my life...  I guess that I am fortunate that way.   I have heard that having a wisdom tooth pulled can be quite an experience.... I hope that your procedure goes well for you.
 
Hmmm,  what are you going to do when your Dental Hygienist flirts with you when you are there?? 

I had met my dental hygienist female Suitor #4 when I became a part of the gym girls group... then I went to my local Dental office to get my teeth cleaned and low and behold there she was!!!   It was a fortuitous trip to get my teeth cleaned, because all of that was the catalyst for my coming out to the town.  Who knew that they could tell I was born a male by looking at my teeth.
The rest is new history for me.

So, when will you be going to get your tooth pulled???   Soon?
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 15, 2018, 01:57:40 pm
Tuesday morning update:
Hmmm, my suitor #1 ... the guy that invited me to dinner and then "had" to cancel... 
It seems that he is missing in action and never came up with a new time.
This morning at the coffee shop I was getting my coffee and some cookies to take back to my office... 
oh, and just a plain "White Lid"   What happened?   Hmmm.
(https://i.imgur.com/5xTCVgi.jpg)

Anyway, I am swamped with paperwork... my desk is a disaster area. 
I never really had the extra time to neaten things up from the mess of paperwork during tax time in early April.... 
Well, as I have said many times previously  "Busy people are happy people"
and the good news is that my business is booming so that is making me happy, I've got bills to pay !!!

Sorry, but this time no exciting Suitor news to report but the coffee and cookies are very good.

More updates later...

Hugs to all,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 15, 2018, 02:07:16 pm
@sarah1972    Sarah:  Ughhh, I have never had a tooth pulled and I have only had ONE cavity and filling in my life...  I guess that I am fortunate that way.   I have heard that having a wisdom tooth pulled can be quite an experience.... I hope that your procedure goes well for you.

@Alaskan Danielle  - You are really lucky for having good teeth. I would also guess that having good teeth would be a pre-cursor for having a dental hygienist flirting with you.
I had three wisdom teeth removed a few years ago, and yes, it is quite an experience. Soup for a few days, ice pack and pain killers.
Right now I am trying to push it out, but I know there is a time limit on it. Maybe later this year. It is not critical but should be done within the next 12 month.

 
Hmmm,  what are you going to do when your Dental Hygienist flirts with you when you are there??
 
Lucky enough there is no danger from either side. My dentist however... seems to have a crush on my credit card. And just in case? Cold showers are always an option ;D

Who knew that they could tell I was born a male by looking at my teeth.
The rest is now history for me.

I had no idea either. It was a big surprise reading it in your thread earlier. It does make some sense, but who knew that it is so different? I have been at my dentist for years, so they did see me go through my transformation. Only ask recently was if I am on any new medication, so he got the entire HRT download. No blink.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 15, 2018, 02:18:23 pm
Oh no! So sorry Danielle, we all feel with you.

Odd about suitor #1 - If I would have to cancel on someone the way he did, there would be flower deliveries, status updates and certainly a card with an apology. Might be a bit extreme, but some communications would be expected. He does not know what he is missing!

I hope he is just swamped with work an realizes his mistake before he gets in trouble with all your fans here.

No more pink lid? Very strange indeed.

Maybe you need to plan a date for either or both remaining ones...

Big Hug, stay strong!

~Sarah

Tuesday morning update:
Hmmm, my suitor #1 ... the guy that invited me to dinner and then "had" to cancel... 
It seems that he is missing in action and never came up with a new time
This morning at the coffee shop I was getting my coffee and some cookies to take back to my office... 
oh, and just a plain "White Lid"   What happened?   Hmmm.

Sorry, but this time no exciting Suitor news to report but the coffee and cookies are very good.

More updates later...

Hugs to all,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on May 15, 2018, 03:28:47 pm
woah, my picture is in your picture lol! I'm sorry about suitor 1, I wouldn't give up hope just yet though! and that white lid looks a little disappointing as well, but I'm glad your business is doing so well!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 15, 2018, 03:47:57 pm
woah, my picture is in your picture lol! I'm sorry about suitor 1, I wouldn't give up hope just yet though! and that white lid looks a little disappointing as well, but I'm glad your business is doing so well!

@Maddie86    Oh yeah... no worries, there are more fish in the stream...  I will be hoping for a pink lid again.... I am just about certain that it was #4 (she gave me the necklace and card)  or maybe #3 (the shy one)   .... could it have been the Barista?  Come to think of it she was not working this morning and there was another barista in her place.

Yes, your picture is in my the picture I posted on my thread this morning... I had just finished viewing and reading the introduction you wrote for your new thread when I went over and got my coffee... and then when I came back to my office I took the picture.   Sorry about the mess on my desk... but the clutter means work which means income.

Thanks for your reply post,
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: MissyMay2.0 on May 15, 2018, 06:28:07 pm
@sarah1972    Sarah:  Ughhh, I have never had a tooth pulled and I have only had ONE cavity and filling in my life...  I guess that I am fortunate that way.   I have heard that having a wisdom tooth pulled can be quite an experience.... I hope that your procedure goes well for you.
 
Hmmm,  what are you going to do when your Dental Hygienist flirts with you when you are there?? 

I had met my dental hygienist female Suitor #4 when I became a part of the gym girls group... then I went to my local Dental office to get my teeth cleaned and low and behold there she was!!!   It was a fortuitous trip to get my teeth cleaned, because all of that was the catalyst for my coming out to the town.  Who knew that they could tell I was born a male by looking at my teeth.
The rest is new history for me.

So, when will you be going to get your tooth pulled???   Soon?
Hugs,
Danielle

I don’t know for sure, but I think that some of the female teeth may be shaped differently, or may be smaller than xy teeth, and the shape of the jaw and chin are different also.

 I went to see a new dentist a few months ago, and I wrote *I am a transgender female* on the intake form just in case they couldn’t tell or were on the fence about it;  I do this with all Doctors, since I realize that I am physically different than a cis female; and besides, medical professionals notice anatomical differences that most people don’t, and I also want the appropriate treatment, and the best care, so they need to know my full medical history. I wouldn’t expect them to tell all their friends and give them my name though, since that would be a breach of trust, and probably an ethical violation.

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 15, 2018, 07:39:49 pm
snipped: 
I don’t know for sure, but I think that some of the female teeth may be shaped differently, or may be smaller than xy teeth, and the shape of the jaw and chin are different also.

@MissyMay2.0   Yes, you are correct. ...
cis-female teeth are generally smaller all around,  and especially the upper centrals (the upper front teeth)
Thank you for posting your reply.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 15, 2018, 08:32:30 pm
I was at work at 6:30AM this morning and got kinda caught up with my paperwork backlog so I closed early at 4:10PM... before you say that I have it easy by closing early.... note that my workday today was almost 10 hours.
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018:   
Today my "breakfast was 2 cookies and coffee from the next door coffee shop, see picture on earlier post reply on this thread, then I got really busy with clients coming into my office so I ended up skipping lunch and just had a Snickers candy bar.... 

I was really hungry and wanted a comfort food dinner so I went directly home to make myself a nice meal....
Lean Hamburger meat cooked with mushrooms, onions and pinch of Garlic. 
Mashed potatoes, Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower.
(https://i.imgur.com/bJFMWcD.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/LMZn8oi.jpg)

comfort food... mmm, mmm, good.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 16, 2018, 01:13:11 am
Danielle,

  Your comfort food sounds and looks delicious. One question though. Why are you serving it on the bathroom floor?

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 16, 2018, 03:20:31 am
Hi Danielle,

I just got caught up on your thread.
I wonder what happened with suitor #1? Is he back in town? I think the reason he cancelled your dinner was because he had to go out of town if I remember right. If he returned back to town without contacting you and flooding you with apologies, then I would like his contact details. Your protection detail up here in the popcorn gallery will want to pay him a visit.... nobody leaves our Alaskan girl hanging like that without explanation and apologies!

Your cookies look yummy! Interesting about the white lid. Was it the barista all along behind the pink lids? Or maybe the usual barista is the only one who has been briefed to supply you with pink lids. My money is still on #4 as the pink lid mastermind.

I haven’t had dinner yet, and am feeling hungry. The photo of your comfort food is making me drool. Wanna come for a visit and cook for my wife and I? We have a spare room and it’s nice and warm down here!

Keep those snickers bars down to a minimum otherwise you will have to spend extra time at the gym.

It’s great to hear your business is doing well.

Thanks for updating us on how you are going. I’m looking forward to your next update.

Hug,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: TonyaW on May 16, 2018, 06:59:56 am
I don’t know for sure, but I think that some of the female teeth may be shaped differently, or may be smaller than xy teeth, and the shape of the jaw and chin are different also.

 I went to see a new dentist a few months ago, and I wrote *I am a transgender female* on the intake form just in case they couldn’t tell or were on the fence about it;  I do this with all Doctors, since I realize that I am physically different than a cis female; and besides, medical professionals notice anatomical differences that most people don’t, and I also want the appropriate treatment, and the best care, so they need to know my full medical history. I wouldn’t expect them to tell all their friends and give them my name though, since that would be a breach of trust, and probably an ethical violation.
Medical professionals do need to know.  You'd think they would have more options than M or F for their records though.  I see that since my name and gender marker changed with my insurance, my clinic now lists in my needed health screenings a cervical cancer test.  Probably not a big deal but it means they might not want to cover prostrate screenings for a female.
Danielle,

  Your comfort food sounds and looks delicious. One question though. Why are you serving it on the bathroom floor?

Hugs,
  Laurie
Looks more like some restaurant kitchen floors that I mopped as a teenager.

And back to topic.

If no one has seen suitor #1, could be he's away on a family emergency? Could explain the lack of contact. 

Pink lids? Guessing the regular barista was involved in that some how, either the doer or go between so the new one may not have been aware.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Steph2.0 on May 16, 2018, 07:29:05 am
Medical professionals do need to know.  You'd think they would have more options than M or F for their records though.  I see that since my name and gender marker changed with my insurance, my clinic now lists in my needed health screenings a cervical cancer test.  Probably not a big deal but it means they might not want to cover prostrate screenings for a female.

I asked my primary doctor about that. The way their clinic software works, they change the gender marker to your identification and check a box (I don’t know what it’s titled) to indicate Trans - until GCS. Then they uncheck the box and put an entry in the notes indicating that prostate tests are still required.


 - Stephanie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 16, 2018, 08:19:36 am
Danielle,

  Your comfort food sounds and looks delicious. One question though. Why are you serving it on the bathroom floor?

Hugs,
  Laurie

@Laurie
   Ha,ha, ha.....  no confusion for me....  In the bathrooms the tile is a pale blue so I won't get confused about what room I am in!!!

Whoever built my home here before I bought it had tile put in everywhere....  kitchen counter tops, breakfast bar where the picture was taken, some of the floors in the entree way, etc.     In the kitchen they did a nice job with a granite island around the stove top where the other picture was taken.... plus they had put in full-size Double Ovens .... all of that is perfect for me because of my love of baking and cooking.   

Thank you for your reply post on my thread.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 16, 2018, 09:05:57 am
UPDATE, Wednesday Morning, May 16

Medical professionals do need to know.  You'd think they would have more options than M or F for their records though.  I see that since my name and gender marker changed with my insurance, my clinic now lists in my needed health screenings a cervical cancer test.  Probably not a big deal but it means they might not want to cover prostrate screenings for a female.Looks more like some restaurant kitchen floors that I mopped as a teenager.

And back to topic.

If no one has seen suitor #1, could be he's away on a family emergency? Could explain the lack of contact. 

Pink lids? Guessing the regular barista was involved in that some how, either the doer or go between so the new one may not have been aware.

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@TonyaW

Regarding my regular GP doctor, there is no apparent confusion about my trans-woman status... and even though I have been full-time and passing flawlessly for over a year and a half when I relocated here, prostate exams and PSA blood tests were discussed and done.   My records regarding my gender and my female name with my insurance company were changed well beforehand and there was never an issue with the male specific exam and insurance coverage.

Oh, my home here has tile everywhere....   the kitchen counter tops is that mauve colored tile, the bathrooms floors are done with a light pale blue tile, the main entree way is done with a light gray tile.  The kitchen floors are done with laminate like Pergo or something......   so no confusion for me about what room I am in.
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     @TonyaW and my readers: 
     Consider the following my May 16th Wednesday morning UPDATE:

Oh yes, and back to topic:   I am certain that Male Suitor #1 is back in town...  I have heard from him since he returned from his "unexpected" out of town trip... and I even saw him when I was in town doing a little shopping, we briefly chatted, never did bring up the canceled dinner date and he never followed up with a proposed new date and time.... it will be interesting to see what happens next.... meanwhile I think that the regular barista certainly knows what's going on and when I go into work this morning and get my coffee, I am hoping that she will be working the coffee counter...  it is only 5:30am here so I will know something when I get there in about an hour.   I also have a hunch that the regular barista might have a crush on me... she could be a new suitor #5 as @Laurie mentioned in a reply comment last week... as follows:

The Barista is #5 or in cahoots with the real culprit.....

As others have commented, it would be a good bet that female Suitor #4 is the instigator of the PINK LID affair as evidenced by her gift of a necklace, card and a coffee with a Pink Lid... but it gets confusing because the Pink Lid originally showed up back in early April by the hand of Suitor #3, the shy guy. ....  and with no previous suitor involved, I got Pink Lids a few times just getting my coffee myself....  all of a sudden now it might be becoming clear that the Barisata did it!!!! ... and @Laurie may be correct about her being my new Suitor #5 ???
Male suitor #1 better get with the program because it appears that he has serious competition.  I will try to keep everyone updated.   

Oh my, where did the time go... it is now 6am, I need to finish getting ready and get going to work soon.
Hugs to all,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 16, 2018, 10:08:02 am
Enjoy being the “Hunted Prey” Danielle!  Let them woo you, while you sort out who is who, then let the hunted be the hunter.

Everyday brings change, and the world puts on a new face
Sudden things rearrange, and this whole world seems like a new place
Oh yeah, secretly I been tailing you
Like a fox that prays on a rabbit
Had to get you and so I knew
I had to learn your ways and habits
Oh, you were the catch that I was after
But I looked up and I was in your arms and I knew that I was captured
What's this whole world comin' to
Things just ain't the same
Any time the hunter gets captured by the game
I had to lay such a tender trap
Hoping you might fall into it
Love hit me like a sudden slap
One kiss and then I knew it
Oh, my plans didn't work out like I thought
'Cause I had laid my trap for you but it seems like I got caught
What's this whole world comin' to
Things just ain't the same
Any time the hunter gets captured by the game
Songwriters: William Robinson Jr.
When the Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 16, 2018, 11:31:00 am
I'm a bit disappointed in #1, mostly because I've been rooting for him a bit.. Well, you're right about there being plenty of other fish in the stream.
Have you considered making a move? I mean maybe you have, and if not that's okay too. I'm just throwing that idea out there

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alyssa Bree on May 16, 2018, 12:31:27 pm
I have high hopes for suitor #5 joining the fray but i still think suitor #4 is in a class by herself at this point.  ;)


xoxoxo
Alyssa
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 16, 2018, 05:08:22 pm
Hi Danielle,
We have tiles all through most of our house too. It’s great in the summer, but feels a little cold in the winter. Our winters are not even remotely like yours, so I shouldn’t complain about cold.

Strange that #1 didn’t mention the cancelled dinner date, offered no apology or even suggested a possible new date. Maybe he lost interest and doesn’t have the courage to say so. It will be his loss. #3 doesn’t seem to be doing much other than being nice and friendly. #4 is still my personal favourite. Adding a #5 to the mix is interesting.

I hope you have a great day. Keep your updates coming.

Hug,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 16, 2018, 05:19:15 pm
Another UPDATE today... Wednesday afternoon:
So far it has been a very interesting and revealing day.... and it is not even quitting time yet.
This is fairly long and I won't feel bad if you don't read it all.  Frankly I am mostly writing this for me so I can try to work things out in my mind.

I arrived at work early this morning as is usually the case, went next door to the coffee shop to get my morning espresso.  The regular Barista was there this time, and I got my coffee handed to me before I could even order and pay... and it had a pink lid on it. "All paid for" she said.  It was about that time I was going to ask the Barista about the pink lids and who is paying for my coffee, the owner saw me and signaled me over to where she was by the kitchen door.  She greeted me and asked if she could bring me lunch to my office before noon and she said that she wanted to talk to me while I had lunch.   As I was leaving the coffee shop I saw mostly people that I know, made friendly small small talk with a few of them, as I approached the door the Barista called out to me and wished me a good day at work.  All in all, that kind of stuff is not unusual but then I had to wait until lunch time to find out what the owner lady wanted to talk to me about.

It seemed like an eternity to wait for the owner to come over with my lunch... I had a couple chairs handy near a small table I have in my small customer waiting area.... well she got to my office at about 11:30AM because she knows that I eat early most days because I start my work day so early, plus it is Wednesday, it is my gym day with my gym girls group later in the afternoon.

The owner brought me a turkey club sandwich and a side of coleslaw and an ice tea... anything the coffee shop makes is always terrific.

Well, she started out by saying that she and all of her employees really like me and enjoy seeing me when I come in... which is usually 2 or 3 times a day.  She went on to say that when I am not there I am the subject of much conversation among her customers... almost always good and nice things since I arrived in town as a full-time woman to start my business back at the end of 2016, but she went on to tell me that in the last month some of the conversations have not been very amiable toward me... she said that likely coincided with the news around town of my past.  Recently she had to go to a table of 4 loud and belligerent customers and tell them to knock it off, the woman you are talking about is my friend and friends of many here.  Then one of them, a lady said loudly  "she's no woman, she's just a man trying to be a woman"  At the table next to those 4 customers a man spoke up and told the belligerent lady to "shut up and that the young woman that you are talking about is a friend and more of a woman and more of a lady then you will ever be."   Wow, this was heartbreaking for me to hear but it was nice to hear that I have friends and defenders too.

I mentioned to the owner about my PINK LID and asked who is occasionally paying for my morning coffee.  She told me that the PINK LID was the Barista's idea (she put in a small order for them) and that if one of my interested parties hasn't already paid for it then the Barista pays for my coffee sometimes.   The Barista and most of the servers there seem to be aware of who my suitors are so when they come in to purchase and bring me coffee she will put a PINK LID on it.
Now, this is important NEWS....  I asked her what is happening with my Suitor #1 (who is a business man that she has known for years) and also knows that we went on a dinner date... the owner told me that she overheard a conversation that he was having with a woman there who was sitting at a table having a conversation over lunch with him.   The owner overheard her saying #1 "you are not really dating that half woman, half man, are you?   The woman and #1 then continued with an overall less than flattering conversation about me. ...  that was the very day that he had to "unexpectedly" go out of town and had to cancel our upcoming date.
The owner told me  "If he listens to that woman and doesn't continue to date you that it will be his loss, and besides you have 2 or 3 others that really like you and that are not concerned at all about your past."   She brought up the dental hygienist #4 and said that she comes in the coffee shop all the time and asks how I am doing...  (#4 is the one that gave me a necklace, coffee with a Pink Lid and a lovely card)... I put up a picture somewhere back on this thread.
The owner did admit that the regular Barista has a crush on me and that is why she buys my coffee for me sometimes... and throws in a couple cookies or a muffin at times.

So, perhaps I need to revise my Suitor List.... obviously I should scratch off #1 and #2 and perhaps add the Barista as #5 ???  That leaves me with #3, #4 and maybe #5 ...
...managing my suitor list is mentally exhausting. ;)
***It is interesting that in her previous comment @Jayne01 was very correct about revising my suitors list, perhaps I should ask her to manage my suitors for me. :)

Well, that is the good and bad of it.   Frankly, and it is surprising that I feel this way, but I am relieved that the owner came over to talk to me... I am also quite relieved that some of the drama in my life is starting be resolved.

I need to get back to my papers on my desk now,  I will be closing in about an hour to go to the gym with my true friends that fully accept me....  I now realize that in this town I have a lot of friends and supporting acquaintances all around me.  The coffee shop owner is a very small town sure knows what's going on.   Her coffee shop is like the town gossip and meet & greet center.

HUGS to all,
Danielle
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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 16, 2018, 05:35:04 pm
  I agree with the owner about #1, Scratch him off the list. You now know he is more worried about his image than you. If he was worth your time he would not have listened to that catty (likely jealous) female. He's history.
  I hope you cheered for your supporters next door. Especially the nice owner and the man that backed her up. I hope the nasty folk left in a tizzy (or were told to leave)
  #4 is still the front runner but you might want to talk with #5.... Something could develop from it too. She sounds sweet also.

  I'll be looking for the next update.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 16, 2018, 05:57:03 pm
Wow, what a mixed bag to deal with.  It is sad but not surprising that there are a******s to deal with in your town, but I am happy to hear that you have friends who will defend you.

I had wondered if suitor #1 stood you up on that dinner date because he had heard about your past.  Sounds like that was indeed the case.  So, he's out of the running.

You have an interesting life, Danielle, and I hope you are enjoying all the positive attention.  Friends who will stand by you are priceless.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 16, 2018, 06:11:53 pm
Wow! What an update, I have to admit I was in tears half way through.

So sorry, #1 turned out that way. I think many of us had a feeling about this. And the owner is right, it would be his loss.

I am amazed, how many people did and do stand up for you. Usually business owners try not to offend any of their paying customers, so her standing up for you, is truly amazing and speaks to her character as well as yours. You have been an ambassador for the cause. I also really appreciate her taking the time out of her day and fill you in on what is going on. That was very sweet of her!

Seems like the suspicion of a suitor #5 is now confirmed.I somehow have a feeling, there may be a #6 somewhere as well. Only time will tell.

At least there is now a bit more clarity in your life, and amongst all the drama, I am excited and relieved to see how many true friends you have.

Oh.. Maybe suggest to the Barista to color code the lids... Makes it easier for us to keep track.

Got to run to make dinner, more later.

Hugs! and enjoy the gym.

Sarah

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 16, 2018, 06:13:04 pm
Danielle, I am sorry you were the subject of some town gossip. Even in a small town, there will be all kinds of people from open minded kind hearted souls down to scum. Frankly, after learning about #1, I am sorry he even had the opportunity for the pleasure of your company during your previous dinner date. He belongs in the discarded pile with #2. Neither of them are worth another thought.

As for #3, he is not making enough of an effort. I don’t think he belongs with #1 & 2 yet. I guess it depends if he is just really shy, or has some reservations based on your past. #4 clearly likes you for who you are and knows about your past, #5 may also be very interested.

The coffee shop owner sounds like a lovely person. It was nice of her to talk with you privately about what was going on behind your back. It certainly helps sort out who is a real friend and who isn’t. You are such a beautiful and friendly, kind hearted person. It’s no wonder you have people out there watching your back and defending you against the minority of scum.

I can imagine the conversation with the coffee shop owner may have shaken you a little. Don’t let it get you down. You are miles above these low life people.

Suitors like #4 and potentially #5 like you for who you are. Your past is irrelevant to them. And I am sure there are many others who have yet to meet you that would love to get to know you. You have lots of supporters watching out for you. They are your true friends.

Your gym session today is good timing. Go and work up a sweat and try to sort out some of your thoughts. Your gym buddies seem like good friends. Lean on them for any support you may need. Although talking about potential suitors may be a little difficult with #4 being one of those friends.

(((((HUGS)))))

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 16, 2018, 06:29:48 pm
Okay, who was that man that stood up for you? And can he be a suitor already! that was so nice... him saying that just affirms what we all here think about you. I'm glad that people that know you in person are so fond of you, it justifies my stalking you lol... Just kidding!

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 16, 2018, 06:40:20 pm
Okay, who was that man that stood up for you? And can he be a suitor already! that was so nice... him saying that just affirms what we all here think about you. I'm glad that people that know you in person are so fond of you, it justifies my stalking you lol... Just kidding!

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Danielle, Allison isn’t really kidding you, and we are all stalking you.  Popcorn in hand.

This latest chapter in the perils of the hunted prey is an affirmation that public opinion is actually on the upswing in accepting transgender people.  To have someone publicly defend you speaks volumes considering this is in the wilds of Alaska. 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on May 16, 2018, 07:44:16 pm
wow, that was hard to read. I'm so glad that you have people sticking up for you, but a lot of that bummed me out, you're such a sweet person and if people can't respect that regardless of gender then that's just sad. I really wish I could give you a hug right now!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: MissyMay2.0 on May 16, 2018, 07:55:51 pm
Hi Danielle, I am sorry to hear about the haters in town, but they may come around, and if not, at least you do have a support network. I was actually thinking that you should kick #1 to the curb when you wrote that he texted you to cancel your date. And you haven’t mentioned if any of your suitors have been calling you and having flirty conversations; I don’t want to sound negative, but there seems to be a lot of game playing, with the secret admirer angles, especially since your gal pal #4 already told you she was the admirer who sent you the necklace, and you seem to really like her.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alyssa Bree on May 16, 2018, 08:11:15 pm
Danielle - I am beyond happy that you have so many caring people around you...and that there are others in town that come to your defense that may not even really know you. I was really really hoping that #1 did not cancel that date for that reason. At least you can now better navigate your suitor list...particularly with a #5 possibly becoming a real thing. Best wishes!!


xoxoxo
Alyssa
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Sonja on May 16, 2018, 09:31:40 pm
Hi Danielle,

I'm really glad there are people sticking up for you - it will make all the difference in the end I'm sure.
It is fantastic that you've got friends and suitors on your side and if you keep on living your life in such a positive way I think more people will respond in kind.
Most people don't aspire to negativity or negative people, so I think its more than likely that some of the people who are undecided will probably be drawn to your bright smile and positive attitude at some point.  And while it's impossible to entirely weed out negative people from your life (it is for me...) It will be great in the future for you to know that most of the people around accept you for all that you are.

Thinking of you,
Love,

Sonja.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 16, 2018, 11:54:26 pm
8:30pm Wednesday night:
Hey all... thank you everyone for your supportive comments today after you read my big update and I met with the coffee shop owner at lunch time.  I really appreciate my Susan's Place friends. 

Actually I think that today was a good day for me... sure there was quite a bit of negativity that came out today and unsavory things were said about me but this was a wonderful thing finding out who my real friends are. 

I felt that was neat that the nice man told that lady to shut up when she was so belligerent and making derogatory remarks about me , I know who he is, he is a truck driver that comes to the coffee shop just about every day and we have had some casual and friendly conversations over coffee from time to time.

Initially I was very saddened when I heard about Suitor #1 and his woman friend that was demeaning me for being a trans-woman...  I am glad that I found out now instead of later if I had invested more romantic interest in him.  Good riddance to him .....and now I am retiring the Suitor #1 designation.

Oh and @Jayne01 ... I did indeed go to the gym and blew off some steam.  It seems that without me saying a word that my gym girls knew all about what happened at the coffee shop this morning,,, oh yeah, and my dental hygienist suitor #4 is one of the ladies in my gym group today.... so I did not talk about my suitor issues but we talked about everything else.  But they probably knew anyway... remember, it's a small town and all of them frequent the coffee shop.

I love my next door coffee shop... it is the town's gossip center, meet and greet center.... and the owner and the employees there are all my friends and supporters so if somebody goes in there and starts saying bad things about me, that accountant next door... they will get an earful from the owner of the coffee shop and a lot of the other customers and employees there that know of me.

One can't get away with much in a small town like this but the good part is that if one makes friends here, there is a good chance that are usually very supportive and loyal friends.

I am done with dinner.... and will be getting ready for bed in another 2  hours or so.  I think I will put on my night clothes and sit down to relax with a book or perhaps some TV watching.   I put on my propane stove to warm up a little, it is cold outside.... I just looked at the thermometer and it is now 39 degrees and falling.... burrrr.

I will probably write more tomorrow... 
Again, I feel quite good about today.... I am a happy camper!!!
Hugs to all,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alyssa Bree on May 17, 2018, 04:45:34 am
Danielle, you are amazing. Your positivity is inspiring and infectious! Thank you for that!!!


xoxoxo
Alyssa
Title: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 17, 2018, 07:21:24 am
I was very relieved reading you post in the middle of the night (Thanks Spiro).

I am very happy to see your positive attitude and outlook on life has helped once again. It is so great seeing you have made so many friends.

As Alyssa said: You are amazing, and you are a great role model.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on May 17, 2018, 08:58:28 am
Danielle, sorry, I am just getting caught up now. 

I still have a a pit in my stomach and tightness in my chest as I reflects on and relate to your journey. 

It is heart warming to hear how many incredible and loving people love and support you.   It is amazing.  And its sad but real that there are fearful and ignorant people in the world.   

The amazing and inspiring part of it all is you.  It is your open, positive and loving approach to life that is so incredible and inspiring for me.   It's what makes the difference.  I know of an incredible trans man / boy, who has been very open, worm and loving and lives in a small remote town...they have had nothing but love and support largely because of their openness and warmth.

I admit to experiencing fear and anxiety as I reflect on your journey and deal with each day and layer of my journey.   Your openness with us, and your positive and loving way helps inspire me and gives me confidence to carry on one day at a time.

Thank you and big hugs

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 09:17:03 am
Danielle, sorry, I am just getting caught up now. 

I still have a a pit in my stomach and tightness in my chest as I reflects on and relate to your journey. 

It is heart warming to hear how many incredible and loving people love and support you.   It is amazing.  And its sad but real that there are fearful and ignorant people in the world.   

The amazing and inspiring part of it all is you.  It is your open, positive and loving approach to life that is so incredible and inspiring for me.   It's what makes the difference.  I know of an incredible trans man / boy, who has been very open, worm and loving and lives in a small remote town...they have had nothing but love and support largely because of their openness and warmth.

I admit to experiencing fear and anxiety as I reflect on your journey and deal with each day and layer of my journey.   Your openness with us, and your positive and loving way helps inspire me and gives me confidence to carry on one day at a time.

Thank you and big hugs

Karen

@Karen   Thank you for your heartfelt reply.  In my own life I have found being positive is a powerful tool that helps keep me focused and moving forward improving myself and getting on with my life.   
Negativity just drains our soul and is not a very enjoyable way to go through life and just as important, people that you come across are more accepting and want to be around a person with a positive outlook about life.   Obviously in our lives there are times to reflect and perhaps not feel so positive but it is best to use those times to plan a path to a better outcome.
I trust that you continue updating us with how things are going in your personal journey.   
As we share our successes, our failures, our disappointments, our aspirations and our good times we not only help others but we help ourselves.
Thank you for your reply.

Hugs and well wishes as always,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: AJ on May 17, 2018, 02:17:04 pm
Danielle,
My dream would be to follow in your footsteps if my wife were to ever decided that our journey is too hard for her.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us!
Having read all of your posts and getting to know you through them, I would be very proud to be called your friend.
Enjoy the ride, the courtships, and keep up that great attitude.
You are beautiful inside and out.
Love,
AJ
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 02:22:54 pm
Danielle,
My dream would be to follow in your footsteps if my wife were to ever decided that our journey is too hard for her.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us!
Having read all of your posts and getting to know you through them, I would be very proud to be called your friend.
Enjoy the ride, the courtships, and keep up that great attitude.
You are beautiful inside and out.
Love,
AJ

Hello @AJ   Thank you for your very nice words and thank you for reading my thread that describes my journey.  I will be looking forward to following your progress in transition decisions.

But first I want to say that I am happy that you joined us and are now posting.
 
I see that you are new here and may have questions and concerns, this is the right place for you to be to find out what others have done that may have been in your circumstances. 
Be aware that there are lots of members here that can identify with the issues that you brought up in your introduction posting. 
 
WELCOME to Susan's Place.  You will find this a safe and friendly place to share with others about your common trials, tribulations, and successes in your life journey.
It is nice that you have signed up so you can share with others and involve yourself with some give and take with other members.
When frustrated or if you have a successful moment you can share it here if you wish and receive support from others and offer support to others. ....
 
***It's a very good chance that you might find that you will make some new friends here. 

Please come in and get involved at your own pace.  Be sure to look at the Links that I posted below, there is information about the site that will help you navigate around and best utilize the features here.
Again, Welcome.
Danielle
 

Here are some links to the site rules and stuff that all new members should be familiar with:

Things that you should read
Site Terms of Service & Rules to Live By (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,2.0.html)
Standard Terms & Definitions (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,54369.0.html)
Post Ranks (including when you can upload an avatar) (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,114.0.html.)
Cautionary Note (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,82221.0.html)
Reputation rules (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,18960.0.html)
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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 02:25:24 pm
Danielle,
My dream would be to follow in your footsteps if my wife were to ever decided that our journey is too hard for her.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us!
Having read all of your posts and getting to know you through them, I would be very proud to be called your friend.
Enjoy the ride, the courtships, and keep up that great attitude.
You are beautiful inside and out.
Love,
AJ

Oh, by the way @AJ, so that the other members here on the Forums will know that you have become a member of Susan's Place please go to the Introductions Forum (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/board,8.0.html) to introduce yourself and to briefly tell the other members here about yourself!   You will then have a better chance of getting the answers that you are looking for regarding your specific interests and you will be able to share with others as they share their experiences with you once they know that you have arrived.
Again, Welcome to Susan's Place,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Steph2.0 on May 17, 2018, 02:41:24 pm
Hi Danielle,

I posted this over in my own thread, but maybe it would fit your “hot and sweaty” montage. I was madly glistening in the Florida humidity when this was taken...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180517/02fb1136a2b1f698fa3705e38adb8902.jpg)

Yes, you have permission to use it if you think it’s appropriate.


 - Stephanie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 04:04:35 pm
Hi Danielle,

I posted this over in my own thread, but maybe it would fit your “hot and sweaty” montage. I was madly glistening in the Florida humidity when this was taken...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180517/02fb1136a2b1f698fa3705e38adb8902.jpg)

Yes, you have permission to use it if you think it’s appropriate.


 - Stephanie
@Steph2.0   Stephanie: That is a terrific picture of a woman working hard...  thank you for posting it and yes, when I get the montage going this summer your picture will make a great addition.

By the way... you look wonderful... I love your hair, just be careful to not get it caught up in the prop.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 17, 2018, 05:09:38 pm
wow, that was hard to read. I'm so glad that you have people sticking up for you, but a lot of that bummed me out, you're such a sweet person and if people can't respect that regardless of gender then that's just sad. I really wish I could give you a hug right now!
I know Maddie me too ;(

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 05:16:35 pm
Danielle, Allison isn’t really kidding you, and we are all stalking you.  Popcorn in hand.

This latest chapter in the perils of the hunted prey is an affirmation that public opinion is actually on the upswing in accepting transgender people.  To have someone publicly defend you speaks volumes considering this is in the wilds of Alaska.

@Jessica & @Allison S     Please continue to "stalk" my thread all that you want, I am just glad that there are people like you that find my thread interesting...  and even some say it is helpful.
Who knew that just writing down my thoughts, issues and events would be interesting to anyone but myself?   
I enjoy any and all responses and suggestions that you and others may have to offer... please keep visiting my thread and "stalking" all that you want ``!!!
Hugs to all,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 17, 2018, 05:33:22 pm
Who knew that just writing down my thoughts, issues and events would be interesting to anyone but myself?   
Are to kidding!!! I am addicted to following your thread. I’m just glad I am on the other side of the world, otherwise you might take out a restraining order on me for stalking you!

As I and many others have mentioned, to are a real inspiration. Continue being amazing and sharing whatever thoughts you feel comfortable sharing. You have a big fan club following you.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 06:03:47 pm
I know Maddie me too ;(

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A Big Thank You to ALL of my recent readers for your well wishes, support and your HUGS.   
I am actually very upbeat and positive today about the results of yesterday's revelations at the coffee shop and my meeting and lunch with the Coffee Shop owner.  It is rewarding to know who my friends are in my town.
I feel that I belong where I am...  and the wonderful comments and reply posts from all of my Susan's Place friends are so very much appreciated. 
Hugs and well wishes to all of you.
Danielle


@Allison S    @Maddie86    @Roll     @Karen   @Alyssa Bree  @sarah1972  @MissyMay2.0   @Jayne01  @Sonja  @AJ 
  @Jessica   @Laurie   @KathyLauren    @Steph2.0    @TonyaW    @Rachel    @JudiBlueEyes    @Shy    @islandgirl   @Deborah    @amberwaves  @Dena   @HappyMoni    @SarahFehrman    @I Am Jess   @Chelsea   @davina61   @amandam    @Kendra   @PaulaLee    @Charlie Nicki    @Gertrude    @pamelatransuk    @Natalie.ashlyne  @Nicole70   @Katie Again    @nikkiannukts     @julie-2010     @Megan.   @Susan Baum    @bobbisue    @MistressStevie  @josie76    @JLT1    @Colleen_definitely    @ChrissyRyan    @softbutchharley    @Mumei   @AnamethatstartswithE   @V M 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 06:30:17 pm
Lookie what "someone" that I know brought into my office for me about an hour ago....
I am feeling very loved!!!! :icon_love:   
mmm, mmm, solid heart shaped Hersheys milk chocolate and a heart shaped Tootsie Roll Pop.
Danielle

(https://i.imgur.com/JFLD5Er.jpg)  (https://i.imgur.com/yuxTpcT.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 17, 2018, 06:34:16 pm
Oh, you are a lucky girl! So loved by your friends (and protected!).  That just reinforces all what you said, in your earlier posts,  about your community and friends! So is this from the barista or suitor #4?

Hope you have a great evening and upcoming weekend! Hugs, Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 17, 2018, 06:48:39 pm
 Back into the normal routine with  goodies added. Wow Danielle, I'm jealous.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Rachel on May 17, 2018, 07:10:45 pm
I loved reading your thread. I am glad you have such strong friends in town and suitors :) .

I especially like your positive attitude when things got tough. I am glad you did not waste energy on the negative people.

The pink lid and heart are adorable. She sounds like such a nice person. The coffee shop person sounds awesome too. You are very lucky to have such good friends.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on May 17, 2018, 08:46:09 pm
Danielle,
   I don't like you because you are trans or cis. I like you because you are a kind, empathetic person. In a way, you are lucky with the recent events at the coffee shop. You got a look at the ugly underbelly of the attitude against trans people and you found amazing, wonderful people who support and love you. Many times I wonder about the nasty talking aimed in my direction. You now have a good idea how things stand. I have to think that is a plus. Anyone who would be interested in you only to flee because of social stigma, well, they are 'worms' anyway. I often have thought of my response should someone refer to me as an 'it' (or something similar.) I think I would state that I would rather be an 'it' than someone low enough to call someone that. You are right though. The best screw you to the haters is to hold one's head up high with a  big smile on one's face.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 09:30:41 pm
I was very relieved reading you post in the middle of the night (Thanks Spiro).

I am very happy to see your positive attitude and outlook on life has helped once again. It is so great seeing you have made so many friends.

As Alyssa said: You are amazing, and you are a great role model.

@sarah1972   Sarah, you are way to kind with you nice words...  Thank you for checking up on me in the middle of the night....  good friends do those sort of things for each other....  Thank you.
Hugs and hugs and hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on May 17, 2018, 09:33:52 pm
I've been remiss in keeping up with your thread the past few days, life has been busy in both good and bad ways, but am now officially caught up. Just have to say that you dodged a bullet with #1. It's a good thing he showed his true colors early, rather than getting involved and then revealing them.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 09:35:14 pm
Danielle,
   I don't like you because you are trans or cis. I like you because you are a kind, empathetic person. In a way, you are lucky with the recent events at the coffee shop. You got a look at the ugly underbelly of the attitude against trans people and you found amazing, wonderful people who support and love you. Many times I wonder about the nasty talking aimed in my direction. You now have a good idea how things stand. I have to think that is a plus. Anyone who would be interested in you only to flee because of social stigma, well, they are 'worms' anyway. I often have thought of my response should someone refer to me as an 'it' (or something similar.) I think I would state that I would rather be an 'it' than someone low enough to call someone that. You are right though. The best screw you to the haters is to hold one's head up high with a  big smile on one's face.

@HappyMoni .... Moni:  very well stated...  I appreciate you posting this reply comment.
Also thank you for all of your way too kind reply postings on my thread and on others on the Forums.
Hugs for you,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 17, 2018, 09:44:01 pm
I've been remiss in keeping up with your thread the past few days, life has been busy in both good and bad ways, but am now officially caught up. Just have to say that you dodged a bullet with #1. It's a good thing he showed his true colors early, rather than getting involved and then revealing them.

@Roll  Ellie:  Exactly as you stated regarding suitor #1 ... good riddance... I have retired the #1 designation along with the #2 designation that I retired earlier.. 
Not only did I dodge a bullet with #1,  I also found my new Suitor #5,  resolved the mystery of the PINK LIDS,  figured out the why (and who) I was getting free coffee from time to time, found out who my many friends are at the coffee shop, and formed a wonderful friendship with the coffee shop owner.

Oh yeah, I did notice that on your thread that you were having a tough time... always enjoy the good things that are happening in your world, surely they can be followed by the bad things  ...  this we all know!!!

Thanks for your reply post.
Hugs for you !!
Danielle
Title: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 18, 2018, 02:13:02 am
.......  I also found my new Suitor #5,  resolved the mystery of the PINK LIDS,  figured out the why (and who) I was getting free coffee from time to time.......
Whoa!!!! Back it up girl! I know I have missed something here. Is #5 solely responsible for the pink lids? There is no conspiracy between #4 and #5? Remember I am from the land down under. Relative to you, I am standing upside down and all the blood has rushed to my head. Sometimes I need things explained to me in single syllable words. What did I miss? Fill me in girl..... Fill me IN!!!!!!

Jayne
<confused face>
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SadieBlake on May 18, 2018, 06:19:59 am
Danielle, I've not been able to keep up with your thread, and just happened to wander in and see this business of your having to deal with some transphobic people in your little community. I'm both sorry to hear of it and glad you weathered it ok. You seem to have indeed found some stronger friendships there and so we all think that's good news.

Let me ask you this ... as far as I've understood you moved up there without announcing your transitioned "status". Hence, I'm curious what happened? Were you clocked? Have you been out with anyone and had it leak?

Feel free to point me to some part of your thread where you've already related this and in any case again, my best wishes are with you :-).

[EDIT] ... nevermind, I did a quick binary search and figured out that you've been out for a while ... Still interested in how that came about :-)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Charlie Nicki on May 18, 2018, 09:45:57 am
Hey Danielle,

I just caught up with all the recent events in your life, I'm glad that things are more clear now and you know who are your supporters! :) seems like a really nice town overall even though there's some mean people gossiping about you.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: mm on May 18, 2018, 11:34:30 am
Danielle, there are many good people in this world and a few bad ones, just keep going and enjoy the good ones as your friends. Greats you have the friendly coffee shop next door.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Allison S on May 18, 2018, 02:59:56 pm
I don't like the drama I'm here for the romance please

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 18, 2018, 03:31:24 pm
I don't like the drama I'm here for the romance please

YES - I am right there with you. A little suspense, but I hope it is time to get back to romance! The return of the pink lid, a new suitor in the mix and a big chocolate heart is a really good start!!


@sarah1972   Sarah, you are way to kind with you nice words...  Thank you for checking up on me in the middle of the night....  good friends do those sort of things for each other....  Thank you.
Hugs and hugs and hugs,
Danielle

Aww, you are so sweet Danielle. No need to thank me. Yes, good friends do such things for each other! Always glad to have you back!

Hugs, hugs and hugs back to you!!

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: josie76 on May 19, 2018, 07:05:55 am
Danielle, I just caught up on you life events. I'm so sorry you have had to deal with the haters there but I am glad you have so many friends who have been openly standing up for you.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 19, 2018, 09:35:03 am
Danielle, I just caught up on you life events. I'm so sorry you have had to deal with the haters there but I am glad you have so many friends who have been openly standing up for you.

@josie76
    Thank you for your kind words....  the "silver lining" of this cloud is that I now know who my friends are ... and they are indeed accepting and supportive of me.  Now, in my small town, and at least at my next door coffee shop, if someone comes in there and starts bad mouthing and talking about that trans-woman next door... they will be sorry that they did, they will probably get kicked out without getting their coffee!   
Also, very good news about finding out about my fickle Suitor #1 before it became serious was a good thing for sure.... and of course solving mystery of the PINK LIDS, and confirming that the Barista is apparently my new Suitor #5
Thank you for your reply post.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 19, 2018, 09:39:45 am
Danielle, there are many good people in this world and a few bad ones, just keep going and enjoy the good ones as your friends. Greats you have the friendly coffee shop next door.
@mm   Thanks for your comment, and you are right, it was certainly most fortuidous that I opened my business in this location with the next door coffee shop, which seems to be the town gossip center and the meet & greet center as well.  I have made most of my friends (and my Suitors) in this town at that place.
Thanks for you reply,
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 19, 2018, 09:46:40 am
Hey Danielle,

I just caught up with all the recent events in your life, I'm glad that things are more clear now and you know who are your supporters! :) seems like a really nice town overall even though there's some mean people gossiping about you.
Hello @Charlie Nicki     .... thank you for reading my thread... Yes, indeed, things are much more clear now,  all in all, things turned out great and I feel really good about life here.  The next door coffee shop owner is definitely my ally and finding out about my now "bad" Suitor #1 and discovering my new Suitor #5 was a bonus... made my day!!  Yep, the coffee shop is indeed the town gossip center.
Thank you for posting your reply and for reading.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 19, 2018, 10:43:24 am
Danielle, I've not been able to keep up with your thread, and just happened to wander in and see this business of your having to deal with some transphobic people in your little community. I'm both sorry to hear of it and glad you weathered it ok. You seem to have indeed found some stronger friendships there and so we all think that's good news.

Let me ask you this ... as far as I've understood you moved up there without announcing your transitioned "status". Hence, I'm curious what happened? Were you clocked? Have you been out with anyone and had it leak?

Feel free to point me to some part of your thread where you've already related this and in any case again, my best wishes are with you :-).

[EDIT] ... nevermind, I did a quick binary search and figured out that you've been out for a while ... Still interested in how that came about :-)

@SadieBlake   Thank you for your reply comment on my thread.   Yes, about your question about me going full-time and then coming to this small town, relocating here as a woman (no one here had any idea that I was a trans-woman for over a year since I came here in December 2016) to start my own business and how it happened (quite accidentally) that I came out to this town..
.
... go to the following Reply Comments on this thread.

       MY very first comment posting  Reply #1  on April 08, 2018
           Reply comment #4  on April 08, 2018
         
... and details of how I came-out here almost a year and a half later... 
         Reply comment #72 on April 11, 2018

If you have any other questions, please let me know.... I will be most happy to answer.
This thread has become a long-read but perhaps you might want to consider putting on a pot of tea or coffee and sitting down for a time to read the entire thread.   A number of my followers have done that task and have commented to me that they now have a clear understanding of my transition and coming out.....   
***PLUS, I have posted many pictures throughout my thread that might be something that you would want to look at.

Thank you for reading my story..........
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 19, 2018, 10:50:05 am
Whoa!!!! Back it up girl! I know I have missed something here. Is #5 solely responsible for the pink lids? There is no conspiracy between #4 and #5? Remember I am from the land down under. Relative to you, I am standing upside down and all the blood has rushed to my head. Sometimes I need things explained to me in single syllable words. What did I miss? Fill me in girl..... Fill me IN!!!!!!

Jayne
<confused face>

@Jayne   I am sorry that I have confused you a little.... certainly not my intention....   
I still think that because suitors shy guy #3, dental hygienist #4 and the barista #5 were all giving me coffee with PINK lids that they were all talking about me in the coffee shop.

Please let me know what else I can clear up for you....  no worries!!
Thanks for your comments,
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 19, 2018, 04:32:48 pm
@Jayne   I am sorry that I have confused you a little.... certainly not my intention....   
I still think that because suitors shy guy #3, dental hygienist #4 and the barista #5 were all giving me coffee with PINK lids that they were all talking about me in the coffee shop.

Please let me know what else I can clear up for you....  no worries!!
Thanks for your comments,
Hugs,
Danielle
No problem, Danielle. I could make excuses about reading your thread at odd hours of the day while at work and blame lack of sleep. The truth is that occasionally I have a ditsy moment and end up sitting there with a blank look on my face wondering what just happened. Just one of my quirks! Thank you for clearing up the pink lids for me.

I’m looking forward to one of these hikes you have been talking about while waiting for your weather to warm up. I’d love to see some photos. It looks beautiful where you are from the photo looking out the back of your house.

Thanks for sharing your stories.

Hug,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: TonyaW on May 19, 2018, 04:39:37 pm
Here's one for your hot and sweaty collection.  Just finished cutting the grass.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180519/8b8ab53b0c5f1fca54056f594ef08179.jpg)

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 19, 2018, 09:17:17 pm
Update 6:00 pm Saturday night.

Today was a beautiful Spring day, Bright and Sunny and the temperature got up to 65 degrees.   
This morning I worked at my office until noon setting up 2 new clients... then I came right home to change into my hiking clothes to go on a local hike with 2 gals from my Book Club. 

There are lots of hiking opportunities and hiking trails just a couple miles from town.  This afternoon we went on a 9 mile hike into the foothills to a beautiful lake and back.  We sat at the lake for a short time to rest and to talk.
 
It was so nice to finally get rid of my cold weather cabin fever and get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air.  There are bears and wolves in abundance up here so I never hike alone... and one of us is always "packing".
(https://i.imgur.com/EtIE4eu.jpg)

**** Note: @Jayne01 ... in your last reply comment below you must have mental telepathy.... how did you know I was going on a hike???
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: natalie.ashlyne on May 19, 2018, 09:45:48 pm
Ok all caught up know that is an amazing pic of you on the mountains beautiful scenery as well.

 I thought you would still have snow. lol just like I get ask you live in Canada how do you heat your igloo lol. 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 19, 2018, 09:53:03 pm
Ok all caught up know that is an amazing pic of you on the mountains beautiful scenery as well.

 I thought you would still have snow. lol just like I get ask you live in Canada how do you heat your igloo lol.

@natalie.ashlyne   There still is lots of snow up in the mountains... but down here in town and in the low foothills where we hiked, the weather has really warmed up.... it is like someone threw a switch and... wow.... it is Springtime and warmer weather.

Oh yeah.... very beautiful scenery all around where I live.
Thanks for your reply posting.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on May 19, 2018, 09:54:06 pm
aw yay, it sounds like a very nice day!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 19, 2018, 09:54:49 pm
Here's one for your hot and sweaty collection.  Just finished cutting the grass.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180519/8b8ab53b0c5f1fca54056f594ef08179.jpg)

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@TonyaW   .... great picture for my proposed "hot and sweaty" montage... thank you for posting it.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 19, 2018, 10:31:56 pm
Update 6:00 pm Saturday night.

Today was a beautiful Spring day, Bright and Sunny and the temperature got up to 65 degrees.   
This morning I worked at my office until noon setting up 2 new clients... then I came right home to change into my hiking clothes to go on a local hike with 2 gals from my Book Club. 

There are lots of hiking opportunities and hiking trails just a couple miles from town.  This afternoon we went on a 9 mile hike into the foothills to a beautiful lake and back.  We sat at the lake for a short time to rest and to talk.
 
It was so nice to finally get rid of my cold weather cabin fever and get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air.  There are bears and wolves in abundance up here so I never hike alone... and one of us is always "packing".
(https://i.imgur.com/EtIE4eu.jpg)

**** Note: @Jayne01 ... in your last reply comment below you must have mental telepathy.... how did you know I was going on a hike???
Haha, that is funny. I had no idea you were going on a hike. I just remembered you talking about it previously. It looks beautiful where you are.

Yes, please don’t hike alone. I’m sure bears and wolves don’t look cute and cuddly when you are face to face with one of them.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 19, 2018, 10:46:49 pm
Aww... look at you two (three)! Looking awesome! Seems like you had an awesome time today and I am glad to hear you got out and could enjoy a nice hike and fresh air! So nice to have these possibilities close by. Glad to hear you are careful when hiking...

Update 6:00 pm Saturday night.

Today was a beautiful Spring day, Bright and Sunny and the temperature got up to 65 degrees.   
This morning I worked at my office until noon setting up 2 new clients... then I came right home to change into my hiking clothes to go on a local hike with 2 gals from my Book Club. 

There are lots of hiking opportunities and hiking trails just a couple miles from town.  This afternoon we went on a 9 mile hike into the foothills to a beautiful lake and back.  We sat at the lake for a short time to rest and to talk.
 
It was so nice to finally get rid of my cold weather cabin fever and get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air.  There are bears and wolves in abundance up here so I never hike alone... and one of us is always "packing".
(https://i.imgur.com/EtIE4eu.jpg)

**** Note: @Jayne01 ... in your last reply comment below you must have mental telepathy.... how did you know I was going on a hike???
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Shy on May 20, 2018, 03:50:52 am
Wow! The scenery looks amazing Danielle. What a lovely photo, a picture of health the both of you.
I can certainly relate to the dreaded cabin fever, it's been a week of sunshine here in the U.K. Spring is bursting through. It really does the soul good after the low blanket of Winter grey and cold. :) I'm just out the door for another run.

Have a lovely day,

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

Sadie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 20, 2018, 08:26:29 am
Wow! The scenery looks amazing Danielle. What a lovely photo, a picture of health the both of you.
I can certainly relate to the dreaded cabin fever, it's been a week of sunshine here in the U.K. Spring is bursting through. It really does the soul good after the low blanket of Winter grey and cold. :) I'm just out the door for another run.

Have a lovely day,

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

Sadie

@Shy  Dear Sadie, thank your for your reply post.   Oh yeah, for sure, it is finally nice to be able to get outside in the warmer fresh air and stretch my legs....   sure I go to the gym frequently but there is nothing that compares to walking, jogging, running and hiking in the great outdoors, especially when going on the trails and seeing the forest, the hills, the mountains, lakes,streams, and all the beautiful scenery.
 
Here where I live we have long cold winters but all of a sudden, like a switch is thrown,  it can be summer weather... but the summer seems to be short here so I gotta get out there and enjoy it.

I hope that your training for your big 50K run is going well for you.  Please keep us updated.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Susan Baum on May 20, 2018, 07:04:48 pm
Even though I was only out of town and pretty much off-line for only a week visiting my grandkids, after getting caught up in this thread I feel I must have been gone for a month.

Finding the truths about who your real friends are is beyond priceless. You are proof the old truism is still valid; to make a friend you have to be a friend and you are an AWESOME friend just by being true to yourself. It's better that suitor #1 has shown his true colors, who wants to waste time with one who isn't willing to figure out how gentle a soul you are. Suitor #5 doesn't really surprise me; just like a well-written mystery, the clues have been there all along.

I'm also happy you are able to again enjoy the great outdoors; the scenery there looks gorgeous even if it is still daylight way past your bedtime. I was a member of a search and rescue group for a number of years and, as I live right next to a Rocky Mountain forest as well, have seen what happens when one hikes alone or unprotected far too many times; why am I not surprised you've learned from other's mistakes?

Huge Hugs, awesome one,
Susan
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 20, 2018, 07:18:43 pm
Update 6:00 pm Saturday night.

Today was a beautiful Spring day, Bright and Sunny and the temperature got up to 65 degrees.   
This morning I worked at my office until noon setting up 2 new clients... then I came right home to change into my hiking clothes to go on a local hike with 2 gals from my Book Club. 

There are lots of hiking opportunities and hiking trails just a couple miles from town.  This afternoon we went on a 9 mile hike into the foothills to a beautiful lake and back.  We sat at the lake for a short time to rest and to talk.
 
It was so nice to finally get rid of my cold weather cabin fever and get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air.  There are bears and wolves in abundance up here so I never hike alone... and one of us is always "packing".
(https://i.imgur.com/EtIE4eu.jpg)

**** Note: @Jayne01 ... in your last reply comment below you must have mental telepathy.... how did you know I was going on a hike???

Hi Danielle, what a beautiful place to hike at.  There is nothing better to wake your spirit up than fresh air and exercise!  I’m planning my grandsons first backpack trip in Yosemite.  He has done some pretty strenuous hikes there with me, but this time it will be with a pack.  He is nine and my joy in life.  The wildlife in California has its dangerous side too, bears and mountain lions are the main ones to avoid.  More likely than not you won’t see any of them, but you do have to take precautions.  In Yosemite, there is no packing heat in the park, so bear caches are the needed equipment to keep supplies from wild animals.  Hanging food from trees doesn’t work any longer.  I once watched a mother bear bark at her cubs to climb a tree, paw over paw down a cable between two trees where there were bags of food hanging in the center.  Getting above the bags then dropping down on them, sending it all to the ground. Smart!
You PM’d me asking what my day was like...  I ran the Bay to Breakers race in SF.  The original race was 9 miles, but they added an extra 3k for those brave enough to run down the Great Highway Beach....we are founding members of this course and got extra bling and beer for our efforts.  It’s a race that is entirely different than most, as there are a large percentage of runners that are dressed (or undressed, quite often, 23 male, 15 female this year) in various costumes.  I ran as and with a group of mermaids and had a great time.  Hopefully I will get some pics of it from my gal friends that took some and post them.

Hugs and smiles, Jessica
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 20, 2018, 08:34:54 pm
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^
  Sounds a little fishy to me... I don't see and pictures either....
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Michelle_P on May 21, 2018, 01:03:28 am
@Alaskan Danielle, you seem like such a nice person.  I’m so happy you have such great allies and supporters in the coffee shop next door, and around town.

The haters gonna hate, but great allies keep them in check.

I’d love to visit someday, if i ever get to that region again.

Hugs, Michelle


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 21, 2018, 12:43:09 pm
Hi Danielle, what a beautiful place to hike at.  There is nothing better to wake your spirit up than fresh air and exercise!  I’m planning my grandsons first backpack trip in Yosemite.  He has done some pretty strenuous hikes there with me, but this time it will be with a pack.  He is nine and my joy in life.  The wildlife in California has its dangerous side too, bears and mountain lions are the main ones to avoid.  More likely than not you won’t see any of them, but you do have to take precautions.  In Yosemite, there is no packing heat in the park, so bear caches are the needed equipment to keep supplies from wild animals.  Hanging food from trees doesn’t work any longer.  I once watched a mother bear bark at her cubs to climb a tree, paw over paw down a cable between two trees where there were bags of food hanging in the center.  Getting above the bags then dropping down on them, sending it all to the ground. Smart!
You PM’d me asking what my day was like...  I ran the Bay to Breakers race in SF.  The original race was 9 miles, but they added an extra 3k for those brave enough to run down the Great Highway Beach....we are founding members of this course and got extra bling and beer for our efforts.  It’s a race that is entirely different than most, as there are a large percentage of runners that are dressed (or undressed, quite often, 23 male, 15 female this year) in various costumes.  I ran as and with a group of mermaids and had a great time.  Hopefully I will get some pics of it from my gal friends that took some and post them.

Hugs and smiles, Jessica

@Jessica   Thanks for your reply post, yes it is a wonderful thing to get some fresh air, getting some exercise and enjoying beautiful scenery as well.

Your planned trip wiht your grandsons to Yosemite sound like a wonderful adventure and memorable times for your grandsons and you too!     Oh, look out for the wildlife...  it is called "wild" for a reason.   Hikers and backpackers always should be aware of those possible dangers....  at the very least take some pepper spray with you.

Your Bay to Breakers race sound exciting...  I would love to see some of your pictures... and especially of you dressed as a mermaid.   
As @Laurie mentioned... we need to see pictures.   
You know what we say here on the Forums.... "No pictures?  It didn't happen!!!"

Thanks you for your reply, it was nice to know what you are up to.
Hugs, Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 21, 2018, 01:08:05 pm
@Alaskan Danielle, you seem like such a nice person.  I’m so happy you have such great allies and supporters in the coffee shop next door, and around town.

The haters gonna hate, but great allies keep them in check.

I’d love to visit someday, if i ever get to that region again.

Hugs, Michelle

@Michelle_P    Thank you for your reply post and your nice words...
Yes, you are correct, there are haters everywhere one goes but having local supporters and friends are essential to our happiness.

I have always followed your thread and have kept up with your happenings so you are not a stranger to me at all.  On your thread I saw the recent head-shot pictures that you posted... you look great and I love the blue dress that you are wearing and your hair and your inviting smile are terrific...  and I did notice that you used the best new picture (in my opinion) for your new Avatar/Profile picture.... excellent choice.

Again, thank you for your reply post and your kind words.
Hugs,
Danielle


Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 21, 2018, 11:23:33 pm
Hey all you Hunted Prey fans!  While I don’t want to make our heroine blush, but this needs to be said on the forum.  I sent sweet Danielle a PM that only spoke of the truth in the impact of her thread and tale.
Here it is:
“It is a wonderful thing you do with your thread.  You have accomplished so much with it.  No, I’m not talking about your personal exploits (which are amazing) but of how you have lifted the spirits of many members that feel depressed, alone, hopeless, yearning, despair.  Of how you give hope to everyone that things can turn out okay.  Your life shows that even after great loss (family) you survived and are strong and loved.  Your friends standing up to naysayers and bigots proves that society has a heart and is moving towards acceptance of all.  Your beauty shows that there is a possibility for success for those who try to be who they are.  You have shown that with your heart, you can find someone else’s heart. 
Words can’t really express what you have meant to everyone here, you are a gem that is finely cut and precious to us all!”

She was graciously overwhelmed, but concerned she couldn’t live up to my praise.

Danielle, all I spoke of is of what you have done so far.  Your story is far from over and your style and grace could never disappoint.

Hugs and smiles, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 21, 2018, 11:28:41 pm
Well said Jessica! To see how so many of us have checked in to see what is happening in Alaska and on other threads that Danielle post on. So much support and compassion!

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 22, 2018, 12:10:33 am
Danielle, what Jessica said. You don’t need to live up to those praises, you are already doing it. You are a true inspiration, not only to the trans community, but to society in general. Your attitude towards challenges that life presents (whatever they may be) is something to be admired. When I grow up, I want to be like you.

Jessica,thank you for putting into words what many of us are thinking.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: bobbisue on May 22, 2018, 12:18:35 am
     Danielle I must totally agree with Jessica you are truly an inspiration to so many not by being larger than life but rather because you are so sweet and honest you have become the person I aspire to be I have become a much better person over the last 3 years since accepting myself and stories like yours make me realize I really can become the woman I am meant to be

     (((((HUGS))))) Bobbisue  :)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 22, 2018, 10:19:03 am
Hey all you Hunted Prey fans!  While I don’t want to make our heroine blush, but this needs to be said on the forum.  I sent sweet Danielle a PM that only spoke of the truth in the impact of her thread and tale.
Here it is:
“It is a wonderful thing you do with your thread.  You have accomplished so much with it.  No, I’m not talking about your personal exploits (which are amazing) but of how you have lifted the spirits of many members that feel depressed, alone, hopeless, yearning, despair.  Of how you give hope to everyone that things can turn out okay.  Your life shows that even after great loss (family) you survived and are strong and loved.  Your friends standing up to naysayers and bigots proves that society has a heart and is moving towards acceptance of all.  Your beauty shows that there is a possibility for success for those who try to be who they are.  You have shown that with your heart, you can find someone else’s heart. 
Words can’t really express what you have meant to everyone here, you are a gem that is finely cut and precious to us all!”

She was graciously overwhelmed, but concerned she couldn’t live up to my praise.

Danielle, all I spoke of is of what you have done so far.  Your story is far from over and your style and grace could never disappoint.

Hugs and smiles, Jess

@Jessica    ....Wow, you know how to make me feel loved, but YES indeed I am certainly overwhelmed and am concerned that I can't live up to all the nice words that you wrote.....  and also the lovely comments from
@bobbisue  @Jayne01  and   @islandgirl     All of you know how to put the pressure on me....
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your very kind words......... and yes, I am blushing.
                        *BLUSHING*   
#4 took my picture at her home last evening when I read your way too kind comments. 
                 Yes that is my very concerned look on my face.
                 (https://i.imgur.com/Vi1XrMx.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 22, 2018, 10:25:39 am
All the compliments are very much deserved @Alaskan Danielle !


@Jessica    ....Wow, you know how to make me feel loved, but YES indeed I am certainly overwhelmed and am concerned that I can't live up to all the nice words that you wrote.....  and also the lovely comments from
@bobbisue  @Jayne01  and   @islandgirl     All of you know how to put the pressure on me....
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your very kind words......... and yes, I am blushing.
                        *BLUSHING*   
#4 took my picture at her home last evening when I read your way too kind comments. 


Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 22, 2018, 10:33:09 am
@Jessica    ....Wow, you know how to make me feel loved, but YES indeed I am certainly overwhelmed and am concerned that I can't live up to all the nice words that you wrote.....  and also the lovely comments from
@bobbisue  @Jayne01  and   @islandgirl     All of you know how to put the pressure on me....
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your very kind words......... and yes, I am blushing.
                        *BLUSHING*   
#4 took my picture at her home last evening when I read your way too kind comments. 
                 Yes that is my very concerned look on my face.
                 (https://i.imgur.com/Vi1XrMx.jpg)
Damn girl! Have you ever taken a bad photo? You look amazing!

There is nothing for you to live up to, just keep on doing whatever it is you do and be yourself. That is what the compliments were all for in the first place.

Now, without trying to pry into your personal life too much, #4...at her house??? Is there an update on the romance side of things Don’t mind me. I just finished work and I am tired.

Take care.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 22, 2018, 10:34:26 am
Oh - and I do love the picture... Even with your concerned face you look exceptional and very cute.

And you secretly snuck in the information of another date with #4... Very happy for you!

#4 took my picture at her home last evening when I read your way too kind comments. 
                 Yes that is my very concerned look on my face.
                 (https://i.imgur.com/Vi1XrMx.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 22, 2018, 11:04:55 am
I wouldn't worry about it, Dannielle! You are just being who you are! We just love that. What a face! What really resonates with me, is how much you give to others! So, wonderful. I know that it has helped me!

Hugs, Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 22, 2018, 01:07:47 pm
Ok, I wanted to insert a photo but couldn't figure out how! I guess I need a class!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on May 22, 2018, 02:12:25 pm
Darling how anyone would not think you are not csi is beyond me , anyways what were you up to in #4s house?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 22, 2018, 02:19:50 pm
@islandgirl    Dear Kelly:  I will, as we speak, send you a PM with ever so simple instructions for posting photos on the Forums and on PMs.

Wait for it!!!!     .... and I will be looking for your pictures as you feel so led to post them.
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 22, 2018, 02:57:42 pm
@Jessica    ....Wow, you know how to make me feel loved, but YES indeed I am certainly overwhelmed and am concerned that I can't live up to all the nice words that you wrote.....  and also the lovely comments from
@bobbisue  @Jayne01  and   @islandgirl     All of you know how to put the pressure on me....
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your very kind words......... and yes, I am blushing.
                        *BLUSHING*   
#4 took my picture at her home last evening when I read your way too kind comments. 
                 Yes that is my very concerned look on my face.
                 (https://i.imgur.com/Vi1XrMx.jpg)

You brought this on yourself little missy!
This what you get for bringing us into your life 🌸🌸🌸🌸
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 22, 2018, 03:27:58 pm
Darling how anyone would not think you are not csi is beyond me , anyways what were you up to in #4s house?

@davina61    Dear Davina Martina  (isn't that great seeing and hearing your legal name?)
Hmmm, I was just "visiting" #4  ...
Well, there might be other pictures but that is the only one I am about to post from yesterday evening. ;)
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on May 22, 2018, 04:04:55 pm
OHHH you are a tease
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on May 22, 2018, 04:31:24 pm
Ok! Lets see if this works!
(https://i.imgur.com/26GzyVR.jpg)

This morning, as I do twice a week, I joined up with a group that I used to train marathons with (three boys). This morning just one could make it. We start off at 6:00 am for a 45 min walk, at a brisk pace. Too many injuries for many to run at the moment. Then we have a nice coffee at our local coffee shop.  Not too sweaty but at least I was moving. Hopefully this photo meets the requirements for your collection! Too bad I was looking into the sun!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on May 22, 2018, 04:33:58 pm
@Jessica    ....Wow, you know how to make me feel loved, but YES indeed I am certainly overwhelmed and am concerned that I can't live up to all the nice words that you wrote.....  and also the lovely comments from
@bobbisue  @Jayne01  and   @islandgirl     All of you know how to put the pressure on me....
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your very kind words......... and yes, I am blushing.
                        *BLUSHING*   
#4 took my picture at her home last evening when I read your way too kind comments. 
                 Yes that is my very concerned look on my face.
                 (https://i.imgur.com/Vi1XrMx.jpg)
Just be yourself!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 22, 2018, 04:34:59 pm
Ok! Lets see if this works!
(https://i.imgur.com/26GzyVR.jpg)

This morning, as I do twice a week, I joined up with a group that I used to train marathons with (three boys). This morning just one could make it. We start off at 6:00 am for a 45 min walk, at a brisk pace. Too many injuries for many to run at the moment. Then we have a nice coffee at our local coffee shop.  Not too sweaty but at least I was moving. Hopefully this photo meets the requirements for your collection!

@islandgirl  .... Dear Kelly:   nice photo, and yes it will do for my montage.   By the way you look absolutely terrific with that great big smile..... and look at the nice weather you for you 45 minute brisk walk.
Thank you for your post reply and your picture.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on May 23, 2018, 09:13:34 pm
Keep posting pictures like that and I might have to move up there and become suitor #63! ;D (I'm just assuming the number is going to keep climbing at this rate!)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 23, 2018, 09:23:44 pm
Keep posting pictures like that and I might have to move up there and become suitor #63! ;D (I'm just assuming the number is going to keep climbing at this rate!)

@Roll  Dear Ellie:  Thank you for your most kind words......   I didn't think that my "confused" picture was so good as to get nice compliments..... thank you.
Well, I am only up to Suitor #5    I am not certain that I could handle up to #63!!!!

On the other hand, your recent pictures that you posted on your thread are worthy of all the compliments that you have received.....   very nice and you are definitely beautiful.  You are so very fortunate to have a supporting and most helpful sister.... sometimes help with your makeup and clothing choices from a cis-female is a very good thing.... especially if she is your sister.   
Please keep your thread updated and also I will keep my up to date as well.

Thank you for your reply posting.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: ReplacementSarah on May 24, 2018, 04:35:01 pm
Wow! What a fantastic and unbelievable story! I can't believe I finally caught up with this thread!  :D

Anyways, when do we get to see you sporting that cute necklace #4 gave you?  ;)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on May 24, 2018, 06:54:22 pm
Thanks Danielle for keeping us all in the loop on your journey and suitors!

Love being part of this thread and conversation.   

Karen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on May 24, 2018, 07:54:46 pm
I'm finally trying to post a picture. It was graduation day where I work. Here goes!

(https://i.imgur.com/WB51HPr.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/4DJhuPw.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/KQkKAgf.jpg)


The locker room picture was taken after helping students in a 99% humidity  locker room. I was super sweaty. Oh wait, I was perspiring. I don't sweat!

Hope this worked. Am working on trying to reenter the real world.
Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 24, 2018, 08:12:02 pm
I'm finally trying to post a picture. It was graduation day where I work. Here goes!

(https://i.imgur.com/WB51HPr.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/4DJhuPw.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/KQkKAgf.jpg)


The locker room picture was taken after helping students in a 99% humidity  locker room. I was super sweaty. Oh wait, I was perspiring. I don't sweat!

Hope this worked. Am working on trying to reenter the real world.
Moni

Yay, pics!!  Looking good, Moni!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 25, 2018, 10:04:17 am
Wow! What a fantastic and unbelievable story! I can't believe I finally caught up with this thread!  :D

Anyways, when do we get to see you sporting that cute necklace #4 gave you?  ;)

@ReplacementSarah     Wow-whee.... don't tell me that you read all 600+ reply posts on my thread ???   I hope that you were able to stay awake all that time and were in a comfortable chair with a pot of coffee going nearby.

I wear the necklace everyday at work, but at the gym and other activities I am afraid I will damage it or worse yet... lose it.   Not to worry, there will be more pictures with me wearing it, particularly when I am with #4.

Thank your for  your reply post and your patience in reading my thread.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 25, 2018, 10:08:56 am
@HappyMoni   ....     Wow.... great pictures...  I agree with @KathyLauren about that.
Certainly those photos are the best I have seen of yours.... 
Thank you for posting your reply on my thread.

Big HUGS for you,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 25, 2018, 10:12:19 am
Quote from: [b
Karen link[/b]=topic=236395.msg2139522#msg2139522 date=1527206062]
Thanks Danielle for keeping us all in the loop on your journey and suitors!

Love being part of this thread and conversation.   

Karen

@Karen ....  thank you for your kind comment on my thread.   I am glad that you find my ramblings interesting and that you comment and reply with your thoughts frequently.
Hugs for you,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on May 25, 2018, 09:47:36 pm
Thanks Kathy and Danielle, I hope you are both doing well. You gave good directions on doing the pictures Danielle. I used to do fairly complicated tear downs and rebuilds on cars years ago. Give me a computer though and I just kind of either start banging on it like a monkey or just sit in front of it and drool. No pictures of those though.
Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 26, 2018, 01:01:14 am
@HappyMoni Whateva!

  I am going tp take another tack on those pictures... Who are you and what have you done with my Moawnyie' Those picture are not of the girl I know... Okay maybe that last one could be. It is more of the kind of picture I would expect. The first two look too good to be her.

Hugs,
  Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maybebaby56 on May 26, 2018, 02:15:20 pm
I'm finally trying to post a picture. It was graduation day where I work. Here goes!

(https://i.imgur.com/WB51HPr.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/4DJhuPw.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/KQkKAgf.jpg)


The locker room picture was taken after helping students in a 99% humidity  locker room. I was super sweaty. Oh wait, I was perspiring. I don't sweat!

Hope this worked. Am working on trying to reenter the real world.
Moni

You look fantastic, hon. You are a treasure. I can't wait to see you again!

Danielle, a shout out to you! After all, this is your thread, but it feels like a nice soiree, a comfy living room where we can all share.  We must converse some time!

Blessings to all,

Terri
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 26, 2018, 09:08:27 pm
You look fantastic, hon. You are a treasure. I can't wait to see you again!

Danielle, a shout out to you! After all, this is your thread, but it feels like a nice soiree, a comfy living room where we can all share.  We must converse some time!


Blessings to all,

Terri

@Maybebaby56   
Dear Terri
Yes, exactly where I want to go on here on my thread...  as most of my readers know, I like to see lots of comments and interaction among those that post here.  No worries about going off topic or trading comments with others ...  this is what I like to see...

I like your analogy about this thread being a nice soiree, a comfy living room where we can all share.   

Terri, I am not certain that you are aware but I am tentatively planning to make a picture montage of contributing members that post pictures of themselves in not so pretty condition...  I am hoping to make a "Hot and Sweaty" picture collection...  showing us as real females doing things other than being pretty.  If you feel so led, you can also contribute to this effort ... but only if you feel comfortable doing so....

Hugs and well wishes.... and thank you for your post reply,
Danielle


Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 26, 2018, 09:17:28 pm
Hi Danielle, I noticed you mentioned on @sarah1972’s thread that you will be going hiking during your 4 day weekend. Sounds like fun. I’d love to see some more photos of the beautiful scenery in your area. That is my favourite kind of scenery - mountains, lakes/rivers, forests and hiking trails. I’m not sure about the bears, though!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: HappyMoni on May 26, 2018, 09:40:05 pm
Thank you Laurie, Terri, and Danielle for your kind comments on the pics. Terri, we will get together, I promise. I half expect Laurie's next trip to involve Laurie looking for polar bears in Danielle's neighborhood. To her, you are just down the block, Danielle. I agree, this thread is cozy.  :)  Moni
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 26, 2018, 09:50:13 pm
Thank you Laurie, Terri, and Danielle for your kind comments on the pics. Terri, we will get together, I promise. I half expect Laurie's next trip to involve Laurie looking for polar bears in Danielle's neighborhood. To her, you are just down the block, Danielle. I agree, this thread is cozy.  :)  Moni

Be prepared for Honey Badgers hunting @Laurie Unless @Michelle_P is on road trip 3.0
and if she isn’t, I volunteer as one of Mistress Michelle’s trusted minions to keep an eye on the wandering waif.

Hugs and smiles, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 27, 2018, 06:31:39 am
I am hoping to make a "Hot and Sweaty" picture collection...  showing us as real females doing things other than being pretty.
I am not sure how sweaty I was, but I was definitely doing something other than being pretty.  This is from last fall.  At least you can see that I have a bit of boobage.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/881/40707009305_a9cb458a2b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 27, 2018, 08:32:07 am
I am not sure how sweaty I was, but I was definitely doing something other than being pretty.  This is from last fall.  At least you can see that I have a bit of boobage.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/881/40707009305_a9cb458a2b_b.jpg)

@KathyLauren    Kathy  Thank you for posting your "hot and sweaty" picture.   
I always have told people, especially men.....   "Watch out for women operating power tools and heavy machinery, you don't want to cross them."

Thanks for your reply and your photo...   I trust that all is going OK for you, I will check into your thread a little later this morning.

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 27, 2018, 04:24:59 pm
I am not sure how sweaty I was, but I was definitely doing something other than being pretty.  This is from last fall.  At least you can see that I have a bit of boobage.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/881/40707009305_a9cb458a2b_b.jpg)
I’m jealous, Kathy. I want to play with one of those machines! It looks like fun...

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 27, 2018, 05:27:25 pm
I’m jealous, Kathy. I want to play with one of those machines! It looks like fun...

Jayne
Girls and power tools - yeah!  It was fun!  And cheap: $180 for the one-day rental.  I was able to dig a 120 foot trench in that day, to run electricity to our barn.  It made a heck of a mess, though.  The area is starting to recover now.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 27, 2018, 06:39:20 pm
Girls and power tools - yeah!  It was fun!  And cheap: $180 for the one-day rental.  I was able to dig a 120 foot trench in that day, to run electricity to our barn.  It made a heck of a mess, though.  The area is starting to recover now.
It makes me want to hire one just to dig a hole for no reason! I have hired Dingos a few times in the past. They are fun too!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Kendra on May 28, 2018, 12:49:29 am
Girls and power tools - yeah!  It was fun!  And cheap: $180 for the one-day rental.  I was able to dig a 120 foot trench in that day, to run electricity to our barn.  It made a heck of a mess, though.  The area is starting to recover now.

I have also experienced this but my surgery bills were higher than $180.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 28, 2018, 12:58:31 am
I have also experienced this but my surgery bills were higher than $180.

Lol.....
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 28, 2018, 01:02:12 am
I have also experienced this but my surgery bills were higher than $180.
120 foot trench??
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Kendra on May 28, 2018, 01:18:43 am
120 foot trench??

I'm currently in Spain and KathyLauren is north of the States (other than Danielle's).  Need to convert Canadian feet to metric quarks or something like that.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 28, 2018, 01:49:48 am
I'm currently in Spain and KathyLauren is north of the States (other than Danielle's).  Need to convert Canadian feet to metric quarks or something like that.
Oh! Spain is on my bucket list of places to visit.

Aahhh.... Canadian feet to metric quarks! Gets me every time.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 28, 2018, 07:17:34 am
I have also experienced this but my surgery bills were higher than $180.
120 foot trench??

OMG... you girls crack me up!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 29, 2018, 08:31:22 am
TUESDAY Morning Update:
I am back from my holiday 4 days off.  In my office and I am trying hard to get back into the work mode.   I will post more later about my activities hopefully with some pictures

What did my friends do over the holiday long weekend???
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on May 29, 2018, 08:33:51 am
TUESDAY Morning Update:
I am back from my holiday 4 days off.  In my office and I am trying hard to get back into the work mode.   I will post more later about my activities hopefully with some pictures

What did my friends do over the holiday long weekend???
Hugs,
Danielle

My sister's graduation + associated celebrations! :D
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Mikaela on May 29, 2018, 09:28:34 am
TUESDAY Morning Update:
I am back from my holiday 4 days off.  In my office and I am trying hard to get back into the work mode.   I will post more later about my activities hopefully with some pictures

What did my friends do over the holiday long weekend???
Hugs,
Danielle

Got settled into our new home in Costa Rica.

I love reading about your adventures, and figured it was time to stop lurking. :-)

I’ve been to Alaska several times and loved my visits. Especially enjoyed traveling along turnagain arm and seeing the sights, glaciers, etc. Indescribably beautiful!


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 29, 2018, 10:37:39 am
Got settled into our new home in Costa Rica.

I love reading about your adventures, and figured it was time to stop lurking. :-)

I’ve been to Alaska several times and loved my visits. Especially enjoyed traveling along turnagain arm and seeing the sights, glaciers, etc. Indescribably beautiful!


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@Mikaela ... thank you for visiting my thread.   
YES indeed, Alaska is very beautiful and as you know the climate here is so much different from where you live in Costa Rica.  I love living here, I like winter activities, the mountains, the snow, the lakes, the coastal areas,and the hiking trails....
...and I like the fact that the temperatures are cooler in the summer.... I can not handle living with high heat and high humidity for very long.

A few years ago I went on vacation to your country... toured San Jose and spent time seeing Manuel Antonio National Park... very beautiful for sure.  The coastal beaches are so very lovely too.
That is nice that you were able to move into your new home.... now it is your task to make it “your home”..
Again, thank you for visiting, reading, and for posting here.  Please come and share your comments often.
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on May 29, 2018, 04:23:11 pm
I hope you had a great and relaxing 4 day holiday. Certainly deserved after Tax Day.

Based on the weather we split our days in visiting a local carnival, a giant playground and shopping "Hot Mommy #2" still needed some cute summer outfits. Also splashed in the pool for a little bit.

One of the clerks in a store we went too appeared to also be transgender - there was some mutual recognition and we got another 15% off what we bought. Always lovely to see other transgender persons living their life.

Can't wait to see the pictures of the scenery, bears, moose, and the occasional wombat.

Hugs,

Sarah
Title: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: SarahFehrman on May 29, 2018, 07:12:15 pm
TUESDAY Morning Update:
I am back from my holiday 4 days off.  In my office and I am trying hard to get back into the work mode.   I will post more later about my activities hopefully with some pictures

What did my friends do over the holiday long weekend
Hugs,
Danielle
Two barbecues and some binge watching. It was so hot here that I didn’t mind lounging in a sundress in the house, enjoying the AC. It sounds like you had a lovely time!

Hugs,
SarahFromChiTown
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on May 29, 2018, 07:37:21 pm
What did my friends do over the holiday long weekend???

I hope you aren't working too hard. 

We went for a beach walk on Saturday.   The beach is rocky, backed by big cliffs.  There was supposed to be a cave at the base of the cliffs.  We found it, but it is nothing to write home about: just a shallow crack in the rock.

Being the site of the world's highest tides, you really want to check the tide tables before going for a beach walk.  Getting caught at the base of the cliff by a rising tide would be very bad.  Lots of tourists find that out the hard way in the summer, and have to be rescued by helicopter or by ropes from above.  If they are lucky.

Needless to say, we planned our walk by the tides, so we were fine.  The photo is the view from the beach of Cape Split, a prominent headland in the Bay of Fundy.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/28569530418_369e29e9ab_b.jpg)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on May 29, 2018, 09:07:49 pm
I hope you aren't working too hard. 

We went for a beach walk on Saturday.   The beach is rocky, backed by big cliffs.  There was supposed to be a cave at the base of the cliffs.  We found it, but it is nothing to write home about: just a shallow crack in the rock.

Being the site of the world's highest tides, you really want to check the tide tables before going for a beach walk.  Getting caught at the base of the cliff by a rising tide would be very bad.  Lots of tourists find that out the hard way in the summer, and have to be rescued by helicopter or by ropes from above.  If they are lucky.

Needless to say, we planned our walk by the tides, so we were fine.  The photo is the view from the beach of Cape Split, a prominent headland in the Bay of Fundy.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/28569530418_369e29e9ab_b.jpg)

  Ah yes @KathyLauren  , a funday in the Fundy Bay. You have to show us that area when we come to exact long overdue punis.. to visit.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: amberwaves on May 31, 2018, 10:33:09 am
I've been hanging out with my friend Amber and her family a lot lately.  Also cleaned the crap out of my house.  A very much needed thing.  Only 2 rooms left to go.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on May 31, 2018, 04:04:54 pm
It wasn’t a holiday where I am from. Just a normal weekend with nothing to report. Sad end to the week, but not unexpected. (I wrote about it in my own thread).

Kathy, I think I might have that exact same photo. My wife and I went for a nice hike there with her brother and his partner a few years ago. We stayed up on the cliffs, though. Didn’t go down to the water.

Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 31, 2018, 04:47:21 pm
It wasn’t a holiday where I am from. Just a normal weekend with nothing to report. Sad end to the week, but not unexpected. (I wrote about it in my own thread).

Kathy, I think I might have that exact same photo. My wife and I went for a nice hike there with her brother and his partner a few years ago. We stayed up on the cliffs, though. Didn’t go down to the water.

Jayne

@Jayne01

Thank your for your posting ....  I enjoy reading various member's postings about all kinds of subjects of interest.
Regarding the picture that @KathyLauren posted, I may have not been to that exact same spot but I have been to the Bay of Fundy and walked the beach at low tide.  I have heard many reports of people that have walked out too far during low tide and then had trouble outrunning the incoming tide to get back to dry shore.  High tide can be over 50 feet if I remember correctly.

Hey, Jayne, there is nothing wrong with an uneventful and normal weekend with nothing to report... It is important to have time to unwind from all the activities ...HOWEVER your week has been far from uneventful with your Grandmother's passing and all the things that revolve around that sorrowful event in your life.  You indeed deserved to be a little more quiet on the Forums this last few days and also hopefully time off with other things....  it is tough to lose a loved one... and there are few words that anyone can say to relieve your grief and mourning.    Hang in there, and take your time getting back up to speed.
I always enjoy reading your thread and your postings on various other threads, including mine!!!

Hugs and well wishes,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on May 31, 2018, 06:06:47 pm
UPDATE:  Thursday afternoon...

So sorry to my readers of my thread, nothing earth shaking to report today.  I have been absolutely overwhelmed at work this last few days after my long holiday weekend and taking 4 days off work and having my business closed.   
I thought that by now I would have been able to give you a report about my activities for that time but I do promise that I will get to it, perhaps this weekend at the latest.  I have been so busy that I had to skip my regular gym visit with my gym girl group this week.

I was at the next door coffee shop this morning and the regular barista (suitor #5) was not there, she had the day off... so it was the boring WHITE LID for my takeout coffee.
 
Yesterday at the coffee shop I saw Suitor #1... he is the guy that stood me up for a dinner date that he had planned.
For sure, I am done with Suitor #1.   I walked by his table at the coffee shop yesterday morning, he was with his blonde lady friend that had made rude remarks about me in the recent past.  He saw me and said hello, the blonde babe made an big effort to not make eye contact with me.   Previously at the time when the blonde gal made those awful comments about me and then I heard that Suitor #1 didn't defend me at all, that plus he never followed up on his promised date, well, he is over and done with.  I am taking the Suitor #1 designation off of my list where he belongs along with the gym Creepy Guy Suitor #2 designation.

So, what do I have left...  shy guy Suitor #3 seems to be a non-event.  Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 is in hot pursuit, I spent quite a bit of time with her on my holiday weekend last week.   My newest Suitor #5, the main barista at the coffee shop is also in pursuit.

More details eventually coming in my future report about my last weekend and other stuff...... please be patient!!!

Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on May 31, 2018, 06:57:29 pm
Danielle “of the north”, I believe that suitor #4 has the upper hand with #3 and #5.  How much more personal than to have someone that has fiddled with your mouth. 
Yes #3 is shy but don’t strike him off the list.  Maybe invite him over for a home cooked meal.  It may give the shy guy a chance to get comfortable.
My thoughts on #5 is that if they were that serious, the stand in barista would already know what to do.

Hugs and smiles, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Rachel on May 31, 2018, 06:57:36 pm
Ok, so 1 & 2 are down and 3 is slow to the gate. 4 and 5 look very promising. Both of which have shown interest and await your response.

 I look forward to this weekends update.

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: christinej78 on June 01, 2018, 08:08:06 am
I've been hanging out with my friend Amber and her family a lot lately.  Also cleaned the crap out of my house.  A very much needed thing.  Only 2 rooms left to go.

Hi Amber,                   01 June 2018

Are you done yet? How about coming here and cleaning mine; every room needs it. I'm not very good at it; all I know how to do is rearrange my collection of accumulated possessions. I would have a possession sale but then what would I do without my STUFF? I still have my first pair of baby shoes, which haven't fit in 77 years. Still have some hair from my first haircut; it doesn't look anything like the stuff I don't have any more.

On second thought I should just leave well enough alone; no telling what might be lurking within all my STUFF!

I'm kind of thinking a Hazmat team might be in order.

Best Always, Love,
Christine

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle
Post by: christinej78 on June 01, 2018, 08:22:13 am
UPDATE:  Thursday afternoon...

So sorry to my readers of my thread, nothing earth shaking to report today.  I have been absolutely overwhelmed at work this last few days after my long holiday weekend and taking 4 days off work and having my business closed.   
I thought that by now I would have been able to give you a report about my activities for that time but I do promise that I will get to it, perhaps this weekend at the latest.  I have been so busy that I had to skip my regular gym visit with my gym girl group this week.

I was at the next door coffee shop this morning and the regular barista (suitor #5) was not there, she had the day off... so it was the boring WHITE LID for my takeout coffee.
 
Yesterday at the coffee shop I saw Suitor #1... he is the guy that stood me up for a dinner date that he had planned.
For sure, I am done with Suitor #1.   I walked by his table at the coffee shop yesterday morning, he was with his blonde lady friend that had made rude remarks about me in the recent past.  He saw me and said hello, the blonde babe made an big effort to not make eye contact with me.   Previously at the time when the blonde gal made those awful comments about me and then I heard that Suitor #1 didn't defend me at all, that plus he never followed up on his promised date, well, he is over and done with.  I am taking the Suitor #1 designation off of my list where he belongs along with the gym Creepy Guy Suitor #2 designation.

So, what do I have left...  shy guy Suitor #3 seems to be a non-event.  Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 is in hot pursuit, I spent quite a bit of time with her on my holiday weekend last week.   My newest Suitor #5, the main barista at the coffee shop is also in pursuit.

More details eventually coming in my future report about my last weekend and other stuff...... please be patient!!!

Hugs,
Danielle


Hi Danielle,                   01 June 2018

Welcome to June.

Still have my money riding on #4. Any takers?

I can read it in the way you write about her. The others are nothing more than window dressing for the short term. No suspense here.

Remember: All's fair in love and war.

Best Always, Love
Christine

CLUE:   Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 is in hot pursuit, I spent quite a bit of time with her on my holiday weekend last week. Any doubts anyone? The TEA leaves have spoken.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on June 01, 2018, 10:47:11 am
Thank you so much for your update @Alaskan Danielle!

Ugh - skipping gym visits? Sorry to hear you have been so busy. I was hoping you can relax a little bit until September when everyone realizes that the extension for tax filings is running out... But busy is also good. Allows you to buy more coffee!

Suitor #1 and the blonde babe? Maybe that is what he deserves. He just has no idea what he is losing here.

I am so glad to see you having so many great choices and taking it slow to decide. Never be pushed! I also understand making a choice would break two hearts.

And I am also convinced #5 is not the end of it...

Hoping you do not have to work through the weekend.

Hugs!

Sarah

UPDATE:  Thursday afternoon...

So sorry to my readers of my thread, nothing earth shaking to report today.  I have been absolutely overwhelmed at work this last few days after my long holiday weekend and taking 4 days off work and having my business closed.   
I thought that by now I would have been able to give you a report about my activities for that time but I do promise that I will get to it, perhaps this weekend at the latest.  I have been so busy that I had to skip my regular gym visit with my gym girl group this week.

I was at the next door coffee shop this morning and the regular barista (suitor #5) was not there, she had the day off... so it was the boring WHITE LID for my takeout coffee.
 
Yesterday at the coffee shop I saw Suitor #1... he is the guy that stood me up for a dinner date that he had planned.
For sure, I am done with Suitor #1.   I walked by his table at the coffee shop yesterday morning, he was with his blonde lady friend that had made rude remarks about me in the recent past.  He saw me and said hello, the blonde babe made an big effort to not make eye contact with me.   Previously at the time when the blonde gal made those awful comments about me and then I heard that Suitor #1 didn't defend me at all, that plus he never followed up on his promised date, well, he is over and done with.  I am taking the Suitor #1 designation off of my list where he belongs along with the gym Creepy Guy Suitor #2 designation.

So, what do I have left...  shy guy Suitor #3 seems to be a non-event.  Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 is in hot pursuit, I spent quite a bit of time with her on my holiday weekend last week.   My newest Suitor #5, the main barista at the coffee shop is also in pursuit.

More details eventually coming in my future report about my last weekend and other stuff...... please be patient!!!

Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle
Post by: christinej78 on June 01, 2018, 12:07:40 pm
Danielle “of the north”, I believe that suitor #4 has the upper hand with #3 and #5.  How much more personal than to have someone that has fiddled with your mouth. - YES YES YES
Yes #3 is shy but don’t strike him off the list.  Maybe invite him over for a home cooked meal.  It may give the shy guy a chance to get comfortable.  "Too Boring"
My thoughts on #5 is that if they were that serious, the stand in barista would already know what to do. -YES YES

Hugs and smiles, Jess

Hi Jessica,                    01 June 2018

Welcome to June.

When I wrote my post prior to this one, I hadn't read your post. I had been thinking about #5 and the only thing I can remember is a pink lid. After I read your post I became even more convinced that #4 has already won the contest. A pink lid a love affair does not make.

In a post elsewhere, I made the following comment:

"I've only been wrong once; it was the time I thought I was wrong and it turned out I was right."

That was made in jest but I am sticking with it in this instance. #4 would have to commit something so egregious that the relationship would be shattered beyond repair; I DO NOT think that will happen. I believe it is already settled and cast in concrete and they will have an extremely happy and loving life together.

Danielle, don't make me eat my words; I don't like to be "rong" and I don't like eating "buzzard" (they are bigger than crows). The INK leaves tell the tale; it's only a matter of time when the reality is announced. I have a lot of money riding on this Danielle; my retirement in luxury depends upon your decision. One of those luxuries is a Falcon 7X jet.

Best Always, Love,
Christine

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle
Post by: sarah1972 on June 01, 2018, 02:26:39 pm
No rushing Danielle. Admittedly, I really want to know how this tale ends, I am a sucker for heartwarming stories. But I do like that Danielle is taking her time to decide, especially given how much her life has changed in the past 3 months. We all have our favorite but in the end, we are not in Danielle's heels.

There is no audience participation here, no voting suitors of the ice shelf. It is more like a very good TV drama, we all have to wait for next weeks episode and the final clue may not be revealed until the credits of the season finale roll... ...To be continued...

But wait... ratings are now tracked by the minute and at least in live shows changes are being made during the broadcast to adjust to the audience interest...




Danielle “of the north”, I believe that suitor #4 has the upper hand with #3 and #5.  How much more personal than to have someone that has fiddled with your mouth. - YES YES YES
Yes #3 is shy but don’t strike him off the list.  Maybe invite him over for a home cooked meal.  It may give the shy guy a chance to get comfortable.  "Too Boring"
My thoughts on #5 is that if they were that serious, the stand in barista would already know what to do. -YES YES

Hugs and smiles, Jess

Hi Jessica,                    01 June 2018

Welcome to June.

When I wrote my post prior to this one, I hadn't read your post. I had been thinking about #5 and the only thing I can remember is a pink lid. After I read your post I became even more convinced that #4 has already won the contest. A pink lid a love affair does not make.

In a post elsewhere, I made the following comment:

"I've only been wrong once; it was the time I thought I was wrong and it turned out I was right."

That was made in jest but I am sticking with it in this instance. #4 would have to commit something so egregious that the relationship would be shattered beyond repair; I DO NOT think that will happen. I believe it is already settled and cast in concrete and they will have an extremely happy and loving life together.

Danielle, don't make me eat my words; I don't like to be "rong" and I don't like eating "buzzard" (they are bigger than crows). The INK leaves tell the tale; it's only a matter of time when the reality is announced. I have a lot of money riding on this Danielle; my retirement in luxury depends upon your decision. One of those luxuries is a Falcon 7X jet.

Best Always, Love,
Christine

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle
Post by: christinej78 on June 01, 2018, 04:02:15 pm
No rushing Danielle. Admittedly, I really want to know how this tale ends, I am a sucker for heartwarming stories. But I do like that Danielle is taking her time to decide, especially given how much her life has changed in the past 3 months. We all have our favorite but in the end, we are not in Danielle's heels.

There is no audience participation here, no voting suitors of the ice shelf. It is more like a very good TV drama, we all have to wait for next weeks episode and the final clue may not be revealed until the credits of the season finale roll... ...To be continued...

But wait... ratings are now tracked by the minute and at least in live shows changes are being made during the broadcast to adjust to the audience interest...




Hi Jessica,                    01 June 2018

Welcome to June.

When I wrote my post prior to this one, I hadn't read your post. I had been thinking about #5 and the only thing I can remember is a pink lid. After I read your post I became even more convinced that #4 has already won the contest. A pink lid a love affair does not make.

In a post elsewhere, I made the following comment:

"I've only been wrong once; it was the time I thought I was wrong and it turned out I was right."

That was made in jest but I am sticking with it in this instance. #4 would have to commit something so egregious that the relationship would be shattered beyond repair; I DO NOT think that will happen. I believe it is already settled and cast in concrete and they will have an extremely happy and loving life together.

Danielle, don't make me eat my words; I don't like to be "rong" and I don't like eating "buzzard" (they are bigger than crows). The INK leaves tell the tale; it's only a matter of time when the reality is announced. I have a lot of money riding on this Danielle; my retirement in luxury depends upon your decision. One of those luxuries is a Falcon 7X jet.

Best Always, Love,
Christine

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Hi Sarah,                   01 Jun 2018

Danielle loves the speculation. It adds drama; she does a masterful  job of creating it, I'm just trying to enhance it. It wouldn't be much fun if the only comments posted went something like "Oh, that's so nice..." I'm sticking with my prognostication; #4 BIG Time unless... a #6 enters the fray and knocks her socks clean off. Then all bets are off and there goes my plane.

In the end, Danielle will make her own decision regardless of what some old nag like me writes in a post. She's too intelligent to allow anyone out here to influence her decisions. I don't remember her asking for our help in deciding whom to chose. Just have fun "speckelatin" on her choice. Maybe she will become a Nun and dump all of them. Stranger thing have happened.

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"But wait... ratings are now tracked by the minute and at least in live shows changes are being made during the broadcast to adjust to the audience interest..."


Great observation. Follow the money; this isn't live TV and no dinero at stake... oh wait, my Falcon X7.

I can just see her in a "Nunnery" where they ain't got none, ain't gettin none and she be "rockin" the habit's off them there inmates. It'd never be the same after Danielle showed up. That'd be a good thing. 

Take care.

Best Always, Love
Christine

PS:

I'm a hopin no one be thinkin I'm sacrilegious as that's a not my intention. I hope this PS's unnecessary.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 01, 2018, 04:13:14 pm

@Jayne01

Thank your for your posting ....  I enjoy reading various member's postings about all kinds of subjects of interest.
Regarding the picture that @KathyLauren posted, I may have not been to that exact same spot but I have been to the Bay of Fundy and walked the beach at low tide.  I have heard many reports of people that have walked out too far during low tide and then had trouble outrunning the incoming tide to get back to dry shore.  High tide can be over 50 feet if I remember correctly.

Hey, Jayne, there is nothing wrong with an uneventful and normal weekend with nothing to report... It is important to have time to unwind from all the activities ...HOWEVER your week has been far from uneventful with your Grandmother's passing and all the things that revolve around that sorrowful event in your life.  You indeed deserved to be a little more quiet on the Forums this last few days and also hopefully time off with other things....  it is tough to lose a loved one... and there are few words that anyone can say to relieve your grief and mourning.    Hang in there, and take your time getting back up to speed.
I always enjoy reading your thread and your postings on various other threads, including mine!!!

Hugs and well wishes,
Danielle

Hi Danielle, of all the times my wife and I have been back to visit her family, I have never seen the tide come in. On our last visit, my wife went with her family to see the tides, but I was sick with the flu and a high fever, so stayed behind at the house. Maybe next time...

Yes, my week has been eventful in an unfortunate way. Thank you for your kind thoughts. Life goes on and as I catch up with my friends here at Susan’s, I am also having fond memories of my grandmother pop into my mind. She lived a long and happy life, rather than dwell on the sorrow of losing her, I would rather remember the happiness she brought into my life and the lives of all that she touched.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 01, 2018, 04:29:22 pm
UPDATE:  Thursday afternoon...

So sorry to my readers of my thread, nothing earth shaking to report today.  I have been absolutely overwhelmed at work this last few days after my long holiday weekend and taking 4 days off work and having my business closed.   
I thought that by now I would have been able to give you a report about my activities for that time but I do promise that I will get to it, perhaps this weekend at the latest.  I have been so busy that I had to skip my regular gym visit with my gym girl group this week.

I was at the next door coffee shop this morning and the regular barista (suitor #5) was not there, she had the day off... so it was the boring WHITE LID for my takeout coffee.
 
Yesterday at the coffee shop I saw Suitor #1... he is the guy that stood me up for a dinner date that he had planned.
For sure, I am done with Suitor #1.   I walked by his table at the coffee shop yesterday morning, he was with his blonde lady friend that had made rude remarks about me in the recent past.  He saw me and said hello, the blonde babe made an big effort to not make eye contact with me.   Previously at the time when the blonde gal made those awful comments about me and then I heard that Suitor #1 didn't defend me at all, that plus he never followed up on his promised date, well, he is over and done with.  I am taking the Suitor #1 designation off of my list where he belongs along with the gym Creepy Guy Suitor #2 designation.

So, what do I have left...  shy guy Suitor #3 seems to be a non-event.  Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 is in hot pursuit, I spent quite a bit of time with her on my holiday weekend last week.   My newest Suitor #5, the main barista at the coffee shop is also in pursuit.

More details eventually coming in my future report about my last weekend and other stuff...... please be patient!!!

Hugs,
Danielle

What!!!!!! Nothing earth shaking to report?????? And skipping the gym too!!! Who are you and what have you done with Danielle???? Please release my friend so that she can update her fan club with her news!

Now that I have your attention.... I am looking forward to the report of your 4 day weekend. I hope you have some photos of your beautiful surroundings that you are willing to share.

There haven’t been many updates on your suitors recently, but that’s ok. You are entitled to your privacy..... we only want to know everything!! I’m happy #1 and #2 have been retired. It sounds like they deserve each other. #4 is still the hot favourite here on the sidelines, but pay no attention to us. Your happiness is most important, so follow your own heart.

Looking forward to your next update!

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on June 01, 2018, 04:38:17 pm
UPDATE:  Thursday afternoon...

So sorry to my readers of my thread, nothing earth shaking to report today.  I have been absolutely overwhelmed at work this last few days after my long holiday weekend and taking 4 days off work and having my business closed.   
I thought that by now I would have been able to give you a report about my activities for that time but I do promise that I will get to it, perhaps this weekend at the latest.  I have been so busy that I had to skip my regular gym visit with my gym girl group this week.

I was at the next door coffee shop this morning and the regular barista (suitor #5) was not there, she had the day off... so it was the boring WHITE LID for my takeout coffee.
 
Yesterday at the coffee shop I saw Suitor #1... he is the guy that stood me up for a dinner date that he had planned.
For sure, I am done with Suitor #1.   I walked by his table at the coffee shop yesterday morning, he was with his blonde lady friend that had made rude remarks about me in the recent past.  He saw me and said hello, the blonde babe made an big effort to not make eye contact with me.   Previously at the time when the blonde gal made those awful comments about me and then I heard that Suitor #1 didn't defend me at all, that plus he never followed up on his promised date, well, he is over and done with.  I am taking the Suitor #1 designation off of my list where he belongs along with the gym Creepy Guy Suitor #2 designation.

So, what do I have left...  shy guy Suitor #3 seems to be a non-event.  Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 is in hot pursuit, I spent quite a bit of time with her on my holiday weekend last week.   My newest Suitor #5, the main barista at the coffee shop is also in pursuit.

More details eventually coming in my future report about my last weekend and other stuff...... please be patient!!!

Hugs,
Danielle


Glad to hear that you are taking time to get your work settled and give yourself time to breath! I can appreciate the need to let things play! A while lid today, a pink one to come! Just think what you have to look forward to! The weekend is near  and you have another couple days to play!
I have been keeping somewhat quite on social media. I have stuff to work out. Still struggling with decisions. When I open up your page, I feel better just seeing your smile. It reminds me of the kind words you have shared. Enjoy your time with your friends.
Hugs,
Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 01, 2018, 04:53:42 pm
Well, it is 1:30 pm  Friday afternoon....

wow, @Jayne01   @christinej78   @sarah1972   @Jessica   @Rachel   @islandgirl
Thank you for all of your comments and your speculation....   I can only speculate myself because I am not certain what will happen next with whom.... but I have ideas however.

Guess what... breaking news
....  shy guy suitor #3 is back in the fray, he came over to my office to bring me a coffee about a half hour ago, pink lid and a fudge brownie from the next door coffee shop.   He mentioned that he wants to go to lunch with me next week on Tuesday.     

The favorite that all of you are talking about... and my favorite....  dental hygienist Suitor #4 called me today and asked why I wasn't at the gym with all of the others in our gym group.  She said that she missed me and wants me to come to dinner at her home on Sunday afternoon, she invited a couple of the other gym girls so we could all play cards (usually our group plays Pinochle) after dinner.

Gotta go..... I have a client that I have been expecting coming in the door now... more later.
I promise.

Thank you for posting your comments.

Hugs, Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 01, 2018, 06:24:04 pm
Guess what... breaking news[/b]....  shy guy suitor #3 is back in the fray, he came over to my office to bring me a coffee about a half hour ago, pink lid and a fudge brownie from the next door coffee shop.   He mentioned that he wants to go to lunch with me next week on Tuesday.
Holy smoke, Danielle! I wasn’t expecting breaking news so soon. #3 must have started feeling the pressure of his competition. He needed to up his game if he stills wants any kind of chance to win your heart.

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The favorite that all of you are talking about... and my favorite....  dental hygienist Suitor #4 called me today and asked why I wasn't at the gym with all of the others in our gym group.  She said that she missed me and wants me to come to dinner at her home on Sunday afternoon, she invited a couple of the other gym girls so we could all play cards (usually our group plays Pinochle) after dinner.
What is this about “your favourite”? Am I detecting your heart strings being pulled in a certain direction? I hope you know we are all just having a little fun speculating on your romantic life. I know you will follow your own heart and we will all be happy for you no matter which suitor whisks you away. But seriously.....pick #4, pick #4, pick #4!!!

Thanks for your breaking news update.

Big hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on June 01, 2018, 06:29:24 pm
Holy smoke, Danielle! I wasn’t expecting breaking news so soon. #3 must have started feeling the pressure of his competition. He needed to up his game if he stills wants any kind of chance to win your heart.
On the other hand, pink lid or not, a fudge brownie is a great way to win a girl's heart.

Danielle, I am in awe of your ability to have fun in the dating scene, and your generosity in sharing the adventure with us. 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Mikaela on June 01, 2018, 06:59:24 pm
@Mikaela ... thank you for visiting my thread.   
YES indeed, Alaska is very beautiful and as you know the climate here is so much different from where you live in Costa Rica.  I love living here, I like winter activities, the mountains, the snow, the lakes, the coastal areas,and the hiking trails....
...and I like the fact that the temperatures are cooler in the summer.... I can not handle living with high heat and high humidity for very long.

A few years ago I went on vacation to your country... toured San Jose and spent time seeing Manuel Antonio National Park... very beautiful for sure.  The coastal beaches are so very lovely too.
That is nice that you were able to move into your new home.... now it is your task to make it “your home”..
Again, thank you for visiting, reading, and for posting here.  Please come and share your comments often.
Hugs,
Danielle
Thanks for the kind words, and feel free to send me a note if you ever wish to return for a visit. I’m in the mountains outside of San Isidro de General. Here’s a pic of our guest cabina just for fun...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180601/e4db518d719920cb1cc9b7e46a60e2d9.jpg)


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on June 01, 2018, 07:37:36 pm
Wait... wait... I am away for a bit being soccer mom on a Friday night and all this happens? Earlier today it was nothing much happening and now two invites?

Sooo happy for you Danielle! Thank you for sharing all your adventures with us. You also have an incredible talent for creating suspense... now we are all glued to our screens again!

Hugs

Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on June 02, 2018, 02:25:53 am
 Danielle,

  I'm with Jayne.... pick #4 pick #4 pick #4    pick #4
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 02, 2018, 02:57:24 am
Danielle,

  I'm with Jayne.... pick #4 pick #4 pick #4    pick #4
Say what?????? You agree with me? Who are YOU?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on June 02, 2018, 02:11:55 pm
Say what?????? You agree with me? Who are YOU?
I know. Believe me it was very hard to do it. I had hoped no one would notice the connection but you made sure to point it out I see.

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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 02, 2018, 02:40:57 pm
@Jayne01    @Laurie
I tend to agree with you about #4 the dental hygienist...
Although #3 the shy guy is very thoughtful and a gentleman ,,, and #5 the barista is also very sweet ...   so many choices and I don’t wish to hurt anyone’s feelings.
I am just going to take it slow... this is very new territory for me.

Regarding #4 ... she is quite forward with her attention toward me.
So far I have already been to her home for dinner and wine, sitting by her fireplace and we went on the big shopping trip to the big city and shared a hotel room (no, nothing happened) and my gym girls group which #4 is a member and her and I see each other every week at the gym, then last weekend our group spent 4 days together hiking and other fun activities.

So far none of the other suitors can compete with the attention she is giving me....  I am very,  very flattered for sure.
I am definely “the hunted prey” but it is a little frightening although nice at the same time.
I will keep you posted the best I can.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 02, 2018, 03:01:35 pm
@Jayne01    @Laurie
I tend to agree with you about #4 the dental hygienist...
Although #3 the shy guy is very thoughtful and a gentleman ,,, and #5 the barista is also very sweet ...   so many choices and I don’t wish to hurt anyone’s feelings.
I am just going to take it slow... this is very new territory for me.

Regarding #4 ... she is quite forward with her attention toward me.
So far I have already been to here home for dinner and wine, sitting by her fireplace and we went on the big shopping trip to the big city and shared a hotel room (no, nothing happened) and my gym girls group which #4 is a member and her and I see each other every week at the gym, then last weekend our group spent 4 days together hiking and other fun activities.

So far none of the other suitors can compete with the attention she is giving me....  I am very,  very flattered for sure.
I am definely “the hunted prey” but it is a little frightening although nice at the same time.
I will keep you posted the best I can.
Hugs,
Danielle
Danielle, you are doing the right thing by taking it slow. You are such a kind person, not wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings. I don’t want to see you get hurt.

Follow your heart and do what feels right for you. Whether you choose #3, #4 or #5 (or anyone else), there will be broken hearts for the ones that don’t get chosen. You are such a beautiful person, inside and out, that anyone with any sense would consider it a privilege to know you, even if it’s just saying hi out in the street.

This must all be so exciting and scary for you. Take your time and just be yourself. This type of road tends to pave itself.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: christinej78 on June 02, 2018, 03:41:17 pm
@Jayne01    @Laurie
I tend to agree with you about #4 the dental hygienist...
Although #3 the shy guy is very thoughtful and a gentleman ,,, and #5 the barista is also very sweet ...   so many choices and I don’t wish to hurt anyone’s feelings.
I am just going to take it slow... this is very new territory for me.  A pink lid from #5?

Regarding #4 ... she is quite forward with her attention toward me.
So far I have already been to here home for dinner and wine, sitting by her fireplace and we went on the big shopping trip to the big city and shared a hotel room (no, nothing happened) and my gym girls group which #4 is a member and her and I see each other every week at the gym, then last weekend our group spent 4 days together hiking and other fun activities.

So far none of the other suitors can compete with the attention she is giving me....  I am very,  very flattered for sure. 
  I know this is ain't a complaint.[/b]
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I am definely “the hunted prey” but it is a little frightening although nice at the same time.
Does get the adrenalin flowing.[/i]

These are not clues, they are facts. In a contest, there is usually one winner. Any place after 1st doesn't count except as a loss. In the game you are playing there can only be two winners, you and beautiful, attention giving #4. She knows what she wants, what you want and so do you. This is the reality. 04 July be coming soon.
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I will keep you posted the best I can. 
(So will I)
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Hugs,
Danielle

Hi Danielle,                           02 June 2018

Second of June already; where'd the month go?

It's almost the fourth of July, when the sparks will fly, say by and by, to the losing guy, her heart's delight, is in her sight. Yes, I think July will be a momentous month. This is one 4th of July I would like to attend as a fly on the wall. With my luck I'd land next to some guy with a flyswatter. Think I'll pass on being a fly.

Next prediction: The Huntress will propose 04 July. Best wishes to both of you.

Best Always, Love
Christine

PS:

I want you all to know I spent all night working on that...
tractor transmission, which I did get finished.
I'm tired today, can barely stay...
awake

Luego amigas
Christine
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on June 02, 2018, 04:08:49 pm
@Jayne01    @Laurie

I am just going to take it slow... this is very new territory for me.

Regarding #4 ... she is quite forward with her attention toward me.
So far I have already been to her home for dinner and wine, sitting by her fireplace and we went on the big shopping trip to the big city and shared a hotel room (no, nothing happened) and my gym girls group which #4 is a member and her and I see each other every week at the gym, then last weekend our group spent 4 days together hiking and other fun activities.

So far none of the other suitors can compete with the attention she is giving me....  I am very,  very flattered for sure.
I am definely “the hunted prey” but it is a little frightening although nice at the same time.
I will keep you posted the best I can.
Hugs,
Danielle

  @Alaskan Danielle ,

  Hun, I do know what you mean. Though I was never sought after by more than one suitor, I do know that hunted prey feeling. I suppose having only one suitor makes her my girlfriend by default but it is much more than that. I have been to dinners and then some at her place even saying a night or two. She has taken me to a picnic and later wined and dined me in a romantic setting. She also is highly attentive and affectionate towards me. She has come to visit me once and I cooked her a couple meals and took her sightseeing. She will be coming to visit me again for the Astoria Pride festivities. I'm sure she will be able to woo me some more then even though we will be among friends almost the whole time. @Jessica, @Tessa James, well be joining @Michelle_P  and I.
  I will agree being the hunted prey it is a little frightening although nice at the same time. Okay in my case it is mostly very nice. I'm looking forward to much more of it as I am sure you are too.

 Hugs,
   Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on June 02, 2018, 05:39:01 pm
@Jayne01    @Laurie
I tend to agree with you about #4 the dental hygienist...
Although #3 the shy guy is very thoughtful and a gentleman ,,, and #5 the barista is also very sweet ...   so many choices and I don’t wish to hurt anyone’s feelings.
I am just going to take it slow... this is very new territory for me.

Regarding #4 ... she is quite forward with her attention toward me.
So far I have already been to her home for dinner and wine, sitting by her fireplace and we went on the big shopping trip to the big city and shared a hotel room (no, nothing happened) and my gym girls group which #4 is a member and her and I see each other every week at the gym, then last weekend our group spent 4 days together hiking and other fun activities.

So far none of the other suitors can compete with the attention she is giving me....  I am very,  very flattered for sure.
I am definely “the hunted prey” but it is a little frightening although nice at the same time.
I will keep you posted the best I can.
Hugs,
Danielle

Way back, when #4 was first mentioned as a suitor, I would have bet money, if I was a betting person, that she would be in the lead position today! I had a sense of the connection between the two of you. You sure sound happy when you speak of her!

 Enjoy the journey!
Hugs,
Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on June 03, 2018, 07:52:40 pm
Did I just spot a new avatar picture? You look fantastic Danielle! Look at your happy smile.

Enjoy your game afternoon at #4

Hugs... Sarah

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 03, 2018, 08:02:59 pm
Taking it slow is a good idea Danielle.  I certainly do not envy your situation.  As seemingly unexpected as all this is I am sure it is frightening.  Take care of yourself and your business.    Focus on your happiness.
Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 03, 2018, 08:18:14 pm
Did I just spot a new avatar picture? You look fantastic Danielle! Look at your happy smile.

Enjoy your game afternoon at #4

Hugs... Sarah

@sarah1972
Hi Sarah... Yes, I am at #4's home with 2 other gals from our gym group...   a little while ago we just finished a delicious early dinner, taking a short break cleaning up the table and the dishes... and soon to start playing pinochle or whatever they want to play.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 03, 2018, 08:22:19 pm
Taking it slow is a good idea Danielle.  I certainly do not envy your situation.  As seemingly unexpected as all this is I am sure it is frightening.  Take care of yourself and your business.    Focus on your happiness.
Judi
@JudiBlueEyes
Judi  Thanks for your thoughts and I agree about taking it slow...
...scary but nice at the same time.
Hugs, and thanks for reading my thread.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on June 03, 2018, 09:28:41 pm
Another beautiful avatar Danielle!

Hugs and smiles, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: christinej78 on June 04, 2018, 01:35:42 am
@JudiBlueEyes
Judi  Thanks for your thoughts and I agree about taking it slow...
...scary but nice at the same time.
Hugs, and thanks for reading my thread.
Danielle

Hi Danielle,                           04 June 2018

You look smashing. Got to thinking, you're only 40 years younger than me; do you think I would stand a chance as #6? I'd do my best to "knock your socks off." and I'm not too tall either, just 4' 21". I think we'd make a great pair; everyone would think you are caring for your great grandmother.

Take good care of yourself.

Best Always, Love,
Christine
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 04, 2018, 10:31:18 pm
Great new avatar pic, Danielle!

I hope your game night went well, but looking at your smile, I can’t see how it would have been anything other than an awesome night.

Thanks for sharing with us. L

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 06, 2018, 11:29:02 am
To my very much appreciated readers:
Lately I have become aware of and realize that there may be others that are not necessarily encouraged by reading about others successes and seeing their happy pictures.   I think that that sort of thing points directly to self-worth and self-assurance issues that may be the root of negativity and not finding happiness in their own transition journey.   

To that end, I want to continue trying to be of help and encouragement...

I have started a brand new thread in the Transgender Talk Forum
titled  "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
     https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,238255.0.html

Please plan to visit the thread often because I will be posting updates and new thoughts there frequently... and of course I welcome all of your replies there as well.

Happy transitioning... and wishing your well.
Hugs from
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Katie Jade on June 06, 2018, 04:49:28 pm
Sorry for those that don't appreciate your story, but I do, and I relish the fact that this story of lovely times can happen to any of us really. So nice to for you to share and for us to read your personal story. I for one very much appreciate it and feel somewhat privileged that you share it with me (us).
Such fun though, try and keep your feet on the ground tinkerbell…
Hugz
Katie
 :angel:
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Mikaela on June 06, 2018, 04:57:20 pm
Yes, your positive experiences and mindset deserve an airing and an opportunity to be enjoyed by like-minded people. Please continue with sharing your wonderful life!


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Roll on June 06, 2018, 05:03:36 pm
Your story is great!! It's inspiring and fun!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Karen on June 06, 2018, 07:59:27 pm
I love your openness and story, and your positive energy.   
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 06, 2018, 10:47:42 pm
Danielle, don't be deterred.  Positive stories may not sell in the news business but here most of us enjoy a good success story.  Plus, you've had your ups and downs too. 
Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 06, 2018, 11:25:38 pm
To my very much appreciated readers:
Lately I have become aware of and realize that there may be others that are not necessarily encouraged by reading about others successes and seeing their happy pictures.   I think that that sort of thing points directly to self-worth and self-assurance issues that may be the root of negativity and not finding happiness in their own transition journey.   

To that end, I want to continue trying to be of help and encouragement...

I have started a brand new thread in the Transgender Talk Forum
titled  "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
     https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,238255.0.html

Please plan to visit the thread often because I will be posting updates and new thoughts there frequently... and of course I welcome all of your replies there as well.

Happy transitioning... and wishing your well.
Hugs from
Danielle

Danielle, you never cease to amaze me! What a wonderful and thoughtful idea to start that new thread. I have already posted  and subscribed to it.

You are correct, many people do find it difficult to read about other people’s successes. I used to be one of those people. It was entirely my own fault why reading about those successes had a negative impact on me. My own negative attitude, low self esteem and lack of confidence kept me trapped in a bubble of self destruction. Anything that could help people in similar situations see that there is a better, more positive way to approach life’s problems is a good thing. Your new thread is a shining example giving encouragement to those who need it.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Sonja on June 07, 2018, 07:50:30 pm
Hi Danielle,

Hope you are well and in good spirits, I love reading about what you've been up to and your crazy love life - fantastic!
But I do have a question for you - hope its ok,
Given that #4 female and #3 male are obviously different... How do you feel about the fact that when choosing one of them, that aside from the fact that they are different people, the experience of that relationship (physical and not) is likely to be completely different for you - I'm curious what thoughts are running through your mind when you think about that?
ps. I've been working on my makeup - so my new avatar is -me- unaltered. my wife bought me the choker (doubles as a bracelet)

Love,

Sonja x
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 07, 2018, 08:34:27 pm
Hi Danielle,

Hope you are well and in good spirits, I love reading about what you've been up to and your crazy love life - fantastic!
But I do have a question for you - hope its ok,
Given that #4 female and #3 male are obviously different... How do you feel about the fact that when choosing one of them, that aside from the fact that they are different people, the experience of that relationship (physical and not) is likely to be completely different for you - I'm curious what thoughts are running through your mind when you think about that?
ps. I've been working on my makeup - so my new avatar is -me- unaltered. my wife bought me the choker (doubles as a bracelet)

Love,

Sonja x

@Sonja   Wow-wheee....... you look absolutely terrific in your new avatar/profile picture.  I am glad to see that you are finally posting again after being basically silent for 2 and a half weeks or so....   WOW, 4 postings today!!!!

Regarding your questions about my dating possibilities with cis-men versus cis-women.   I am finding that the cis-women suitors seem to accept me overwhelming more that my cis-men suitors.   I am not sure why that is... I can make interesting guesses why that is like most of us here on the Forums... but no matter what I find myself falling head or heels for, it is obvious to all of my Suitor prospects that I am neither a cis-male, nor am I a cis-female ...  it boils down to their personal choices and my personal choice... I would be quite happy either way.... even though as you stated it would be fquite different for me no matter who I end up with.   This is all a brand new experience... both scary and exciting times for sure.   I will keep my thread updated as things progress.

Again Sonja, you look terrific and I am so glad that you came out of hiding so we can enjoy your presence on the Forums and on my thread.   Please feel free to re-start our regular PM exchange we once had if you feel so led, if not, that is OK but just have a presence here on the Forums (and my thread!!!)

Hugs, and well wishes as always,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 08, 2018, 08:31:54 am
May 08, 2018 Friday Morning UPDATE:

I have been so very busy at work that I have sort of neglected to keep my thread up to date this last week.  I also have been spending a lot my Susan's Place Forum time getting my 2 new threads on here started and going.  If any of my readers have not visited those threads yet I have included LINKS that will make it easy to find them.
       "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
         https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,238255.0.html

           "Susans Writers and Book Readers"
             https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,237827.0.html

Well, it is early and I have been at my office now for a half hour, I am going next door to get my morning coffee and perhaps a small breakfast...   I just may eat over there and socialize with everyone in the coffee shop instead of bringing it back to my desk.

I am planning to post a Suitor UPDATE early today that will bring everyone, including myself,  up to speed regarding my near future social plans. 

Hugs,
Danielle


Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 08, 2018, 08:39:43 am
***I do have a dinner date with shy guy Suitor #3 that is to take place on Saturday night.  I am excited about that.   ....
more a little later this morning....
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on June 08, 2018, 08:46:34 am
Yeah Danielle! Way to go. Your lunch date got upgraded to a Dinner date. So happy for you!  Now, of course, the big question will be... Nail polish color, what dress you will wear, heel height??? Full Makeover on Saturday? Oh... And where is he taking you?

Looking forward to more updates!

Hugs!

Sarah
***I do have a dinner date with shy guy Suitor #3 that is to take place on Saturday night.  I am excited about that.   ....
more a little later this morning....
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on June 08, 2018, 09:43:03 am
***I do have a dinner date with shy guy Suitor #3 that is to take place on Saturday night.  I am excited about that.   ....
more a little later this morning....
Danielle

I did say, don’t count out #3.

Hugs and smiles, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 08, 2018, 11:34:35 am
My Suitor Update:

Hmmm, I have been wondering, just how do the younger cis-women that are playing the dating game handle all their different prospective suitors without unnecessarily hurting their feelings????  :icon_help:

Well, right now I have 3 somewhat serious suitor possibilities, as you know I have "written off" original Suitor #1 and creepy guy at the gym Suitor #2.

Shy guy Suitor #3 is my next planned date... the lunch date that we were going to have this week, he has upgraded it to a Saturday night dinner date... it may be at a somewhat nice place so I am getting my nails done today and my hair done on Saturday...  heels and dress are ready.

Dental hygienist Suitor #4
has been out of town this week at a Dental convention but she has contacted me every day with her sweet texts and calls.... 
I have missed my gym girls group of which she is a member,  but next week I plan to get back in the swing of my regular gym visits, not only is the exercise good for me but it is so very much enjoyable going there with my gym girls group of 5 others and of course Suitor #5. :icon_woowoo:

My newest suitor...Coffee Shop Barista Suitor #5 is so very sweet and flirty, I see her most every day at my next door coffee shop and this last week when she has a break she has been coming over to my office to visit and she usually brings coffee and treats...  who wouldn't like that kind of attention? ;)

Again, just how do cis-females handle all of this.  Before I transitioned I had absolutely NO experience with juggling all of this kind of stuff.  As I said however, I want to always be careful to not lead anyone on or to hurt their feelings in any way.

It goes without saying that my favorite is Suitor #4 and unless there is a big change in how she feels about me I am tempted to devote more of my attention to her.  ::) 
I know what many of you will tell me "Pick Suitor #4"  ....   I hear you loud and clear @Jayne01.

I will try to do a better job of keeping my thread up to date regarding all of my crazy busy social life.

Hugs, and thanks for reading,...   and commenting too.
Danielle

*** NOTE:  On my thread, comments or suggestions from my readers are always welcome.

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle
Post by: christinej78 on June 08, 2018, 12:55:34 pm
My Suitor Update:
*** NOTE:  On my thread, comments or suggestions from my readers are always welcome.

Hi Danielle,                 08 June 2018

I'm taking you at your word, see above quote. Careful what you ask and wish for. Here goes:

I think you should give "Creepy Gym Guy" a shot. You take the forward position and invite him to lunch. Take him to McDonalds or if you want to go upscale try Burger King.

All kidding aside you should invite him to a reasonably nice restaurant for lunch. You have stated you don't have a lot of experience. If he turns out to be as creepy as you think he is, you will find out he is normal, which will save you a lot of time gaining experience with cis males and saving you about 20 wasted dates.

It'll be good experience you can add to your dating resume. Dating is like flying an airplane; any landing (date) you can walk away from is a good one.  Being as how you are at the North Pole, I'd also suggest taking along some heavy metal; 44 would be a good starter. Never know when a Grizzly or Polar bear might show up for a free meal.

Take care, have a great date and take the 44 along for added weight. If you need it, it's there; if you don't you'll just burn a few extra calories. Always remember: "When seconds count, cops are minutes away.

Best Always, Love,
Christine
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 09, 2018, 05:04:59 pm
My Suitor Update:

Hmmm, I have been wondering, just how do the younger cis-women that are playing the dating game handle all their different prospective suitors without unnecessarily hurting their feelings????  :icon_help:

Well, right now I have 3 somewhat serious suitor possibilities, as you know I have "written off" original Suitor #1 and creepy guy at the gym Suitor #2.

Shy guy Suitor #3 is my next planned date... the lunch date that we were going to have this week, he has upgraded it to a Saturday night dinner date... it may be at a somewhat nice place so I am getting my nails done today and my hair done on Saturday...  heels and dress are ready.

Dental hygienist Suitor #4
has been out of town this week at a Dental convention but she has contacted me every day with her sweet texts and calls.... 
I have missed my gym girls group of which she is a member,  but next week I plan to get back in the swing of my regular gym visits, not only is the exercise good for me but it is so very much enjoyable going there with my gym girls group of 5 others and of course Suitor #5. :icon_woowoo:

My newest suitor...Coffee Shop Barista Suitor #5 is so very sweet and flirty, I see her most every day at my next door coffee shop and this last week when she has a break she has been coming over to my office to visit and she usually brings coffee and treats...  who wouldn't like that kind of attention? ;)

Again, just how do cis-females handle all of this.  Before I transitioned I had absolutely NO experience with juggling all of this kind of stuff.  As I said however, I want to always be careful to not lead anyone on or to hurt their feelings in any way.

It goes without saying that my favorite is Suitor #4 and unless there is a big change in how she feels about me I am tempted to devote more of my attention to her.  ::) 
I know what many of you will tell me "Pick Suitor #4"  ....   I hear you loud and clear @Jayne01.

I will try to do a better job of keeping my thread up to date regarding all of my crazy busy social life.

Hugs, and thanks for reading,...   and commenting too.
Danielle

*** NOTE:  On my thread, comments or suggestions from my readers are always welcome.
Hi Danielle,

I am just catching up on your thread. As I write this, you are probably having your hair done for your dinner date. I hope you have a great time.

You have found yourself in a difficult position with 3 prospective suitors all at once. I can see how this is a little daunting for you with no previous experience. Some people would love to be in this kind of situation, but with your kind heart always thinking of the feelings of others, it is a difficult predicament for you to be in as you don’t want to hurt anyone.

You asked for comments or suggestions, so here goes with my 2 cents worth. Depending how serious things are becoming with any one suitor, should be an indicator of what you should do. It sounds like #4 is very much in the lead (yay!!!) with winning your heart. If things are starting to get serious with her, I would consider backing off with the others. There is nothing wrong with juggling multiple suitors in the early stages before anything gets serious, but if things are moving forward with one, then I would suggest being careful with what you do. You run the risk of losing all of them if you keep the juggling going on for too long. From your posts, #3, 4 & 5 all seem like nice people. 2 of them will be hurt to some extent. The longer it goes on, the more they will be hurt. Be as gentle as possible when you let them down. In this small town, it could mean the difference between branding you as a heart breaker or a real classy lady.

That ends my rant. Enjoy your date tonight, and hopefully afterwards, your mind will be a little clearer as to how you will proceed.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Rachel on June 09, 2018, 06:30:27 pm
I am hope you date goes well tonight with #3. Maybe when the shy guy comes out of his shell and expresses how he feels he may be a little higher on the suitor list.

I still think #4 is a really good choice and well as #5.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on June 09, 2018, 09:14:19 pm
Good luck with your dinner date! Enjoy the evening!

Hugs - Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on June 09, 2018, 10:01:27 pm
Good evening Dannielle! I know that you are on your date at this time! Hope all goes/went well! I just wanted to comment on Jayne's point about taking care. I agree. I know that you will do this and that you are so caring that you will always be aware of how others are affected by your choices. It seems to me, from your comment about #4 that you do have a real connection to her. She is making sure that she is with you each day, even when she is away! I will continue to follow your journey with interest!

Hugs,
Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 10, 2018, 08:44:16 pm
My date UPDATE, Sunday June 10  5:15pm my time:

Here is my synopsis of my lovely and enjoyable dinner date with Shy Guy Suitor #3 last night (Saturday night)

Yes, earlier I had my nails and hair done and at home I had my dress and heels laid out. 
Got dressed and was waiting for #3 to pick me up at my home at 5:30 pm.
He came to the door...  dressed in a suit... here where I live we don’t see that very often...  I am so glad that he gave me hints for me to dress up for the occasion.  As I invited him in for a few minutes before we left for dinner he gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers...  so very nice.
We went to the nicest place in town... only a few nice places here...  I had never been there before... everyone at the restaurant seemed  to know him and I knew quite a few there also.   I kinda had the feeling he was showing me off to his friends ... a strange feeling for me.  During our dinner conversation I asked if me being a trans-woman was a problem for him ... and perhaps a problem for his friends.  He told me that everyone already knows and they all were very accepting.
It was a lovely night that ended up with hand holding and a kiss... well actually 2 kisses.  *swoon*
After dinner we drove around town a little and talked and talked..... and talked.  He then took me home around 9:00pm.... it was a very wonderful evening that I immensely enjoyed for sure.

In conclusion it seems that the Shy Guy Suitor #3 is becoming much more bold.
 
So now it seems that soon I may have to make some choices about which one of my suitors I will give my priority to.  Obviously Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 has shown her interest in being with me, and Coffee shop barista Suitor #5 has been quite flirty and we did go out to lunch together once already.
I do not want to play the field too much longer because I do not desire to hurt any of their feelings.   
Certainly #4 is at the top of my list but #3 and #5 are very nice but not as forward as #4...  and indeed #4 is very pretty, very smart and very attracted to me... she has asked me to take a weekend hiking overnight trip with her in a few weeks ...so I am doing some serious thinking about all of this.
I definitely do not want to lead them on and hurt any of their feelings.

   
On another note, after more than one and a half years my business here is doing very well and it seems that I am the go-to place in my town for financial work....  certainly a benefit of living in a very small town, my nearest competition is a long way away.

I will keep you all posted as things develop.
Thanks for coming to my thread and reading...... comments are always expected and most welcome.
Hugs,
Danielle




Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Kendra on June 10, 2018, 08:59:40 pm
Wow Danielle this is epic on so many levels.  And so affirming for all of us.  You are proving the world is gradually becoming a better place to be our true selves, and we are not just limited to the largest cities.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on June 10, 2018, 09:13:32 pm
I am so very excited for you! I guess my 14-year-old hormones make me giggle. My friend got a kiss! From a cute guy too! 

Sounds like you had a really nice date. And yes, he does get bold.

Oh, and of course we still want to see a picture of your outfit!

Hugs... Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 10, 2018, 09:14:00 pm
Wow Danielle this is epic on so many levels.  And so affirming for all of us.  You are proving the world is gradually becoming a better place to be our true selves, and we are not just limited to the largest cities.

@Kendra
   Actually I am starting to think that moving to this small town over a year and a half ago as a woman to start my own small business as a woman was a very good move.  I had first thought that I should have moved to a large city to get "lost" in.... but after having worries about coming out over a month ago, it went better than I ever thought it would.   No one in my town had a clue about my secret past ...  during that time I made certain that I was a good town citizen, involved in town events and dressed and acted respectfully trying to fly under the radar.   When I finally came out to the town... which is in effect the local next door coffee shop where just about everyone congregates....  it really went well, overwhelmingly postitive and accepting for most all except for a very few (as I wrote previously it appears that my original Suitor #1 ended up not being accepting... so he is off of my list)   The other benefit of this very small town is that my business has no competition and I have built up a good base of clientele, including both men and women.

Oh, by the way, it looks like YOU and the other 3 gals @Laurie, @Jessica, @Michelle_P   had a wonderful time at the Astoria Pride Parade...  I enjoyed seeing the pictures that Michele and Jessica posted... all beautiful ladies.

Thanks for posting your reply comment and thank you for reading and for writing.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Nicole70 on June 10, 2018, 10:39:20 pm
Danielle,

You have such a good grounded outlook and I can understand why you have so many suitors, your positivity is infectious. I’ve been following this thread since the beginning and think you have handled yourself as a classy lady, whomever you choose will be a lucky person.

Hugs

Nicole
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Sonja on June 11, 2018, 01:10:41 am
@Danielle, awesome congrats on having a wonderful date - excellent. So you got a couple of kisses from #3 (which is nice) but you said #4 is a lot more forward than the others - now I'm sure I've not missed any posts but have #4 and yourself already been kissing at some point etc? I ask because I thought that hadn't happened yet? (or maybe a lot has happened and you were being discreet LOL)

Have fun,

Sonja x
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Maddie86 on June 11, 2018, 07:52:33 am
awww your date sounds like it was a great time, I'm happy for you!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on June 11, 2018, 02:00:09 pm
Snoging what ever next!!!!! as long as you tell ;)
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on June 11, 2018, 06:15:32 pm
My date UPDATE, Sunday June 10  5:15pm my time:

Here is my synopsis of my lovely and enjoyable dinner date with Shy Guy Suitor #3 last night (Saturday night)

Yes, earlier I had my nails and hair done and at home I had my dress and heels laid out. 
Got dressed and was waiting for #3 to pick me up at my home at 5:30 pm.
He came to the door...  dressed in a suit... here where I live we don’t see that very often...  I am so glad that he gave me hints for me to dress up for the occasion.  As I invited him in for a few minutes before we left for dinner he gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers...  so very nice.
We went to the nicest place in town... only a few nice places here...  I had never been there before... everyone at the restaurant seemed  to know him and I knew quite a few there also.   I kinda had the feeling he was showing me off to his friends ... a strange feeling for me.  During our dinner conversation I asked if me being a trans-woman was a problem for him ... and perhaps a problem for his friends.  He told me that everyone already knows and they all were very accepting.
It was a lovely night that ended up with hand holding and a kiss... well actually 2 kisses.  *swoon*
After dinner we drove around town a little and talked and talked..... and talked.  He then took me home around 9:00pm.... it was a very wonderful evening that I immensely enjoyed for sure.

In conclusion it seems that the Shy Guy Suitor #3 is becoming much more bold.
 
So now it seems that soon I may have to make some choices about which one of my suitors I will give my priority to.  Obviously Dental Hygienist Suitor #4 has shown her interest in being with me, and Coffee shop barista Suitor #5 has been quite flirty and we did go out to lunch together once already.
I do not want to play the field too much longer because I do not desire to hurt any of their feelings.   
Certainly #4 is at the top of my list but #3 and #5 are very nice but not as forward as #4...  and indeed #4 is very pretty, very smart and very attracted to me... she has asked me to take a weekend hiking overnight trip with her in a few weeks ...so I am doing some serious thinking about all of this.
I definitely do not want to lead them on and hurt any of their feelings.

   
On another note, after more than one and a half years my business here is doing very well and it seems that I am the go-to place in my town for financial work....  certainly a benefit of living in a very small town, my nearest competition is a long way away.

I will keep you all posted as things develop.
Thanks for coming to my thread and reading...... comments are always expected and most welcome.
Hugs,
Danielle


What a wonderful evening you had with suitor #3.  Shy guys can surprise you.

I do agree with you girlfriend, that you do need to ponder your choices and hurt no hearts.
Follow your truest feeling of what you feel now and what it may blossom into. 
Expectations in your future that you may have could steer you, but don’t short change the unknown.

Hugs and smiles, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 11, 2018, 07:10:36 pm

Hi Danielle,

I am so happy your date went well on Saturday night. It sounds like he was a real gentleman and treated you like the classy lady that you are. You certainly have some serious thinking ahead of you. There is potential for some hurt feelings amongst your suitors. I am sure you will proceed with the kindness you are known for and will be as gentle as possible letting two of them down. Follow your heart.

Also, congratulations on your business doing so well. You have definitely put in lots of hard work to establish yourself and now it is paying off for you.

Your small town is lucky to have you as a citizen.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on June 11, 2018, 10:03:08 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU_8D5jBqd0
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 12, 2018, 12:37:14 pm
UPDATE Tuesday morning: 
As usual I was at work early this morning and when I was at the coffee shop getting my espresso and a pastry to take back to my office, barista Suitor #5 took my order and when I picked up my coffee.. she included a pink lid... and she winked at me and blew a kiss toward me as I left.... hmmm... that does not happen often, at least NOT to me.

Now, on to a much more important
matter other than my thought-life all consuming Suitor scenario...  as things progress there I will certainly keep my thread updated.
- - - - - - - - - - - - -

A more pressing matter
, our dear Forum friend Chelsea has been going through a very difficult time this last couple days.   If you feel so led please go to her thread "Chelsea's Transition Adventure"
   https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,234466.0.html
and if you can please leave her an encouraging reply comment.   She has been in "silent mode" and has not been posting on the Forums but she has been checking in and obviously looking at her thread.  Let's all pull together and support our good Forum friend.

Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 13, 2018, 04:37:49 pm
UPDATE Wednesday afternoon, June 13, 2018
Father's Day in the USA is coming up this weekend on Sunday, June 17th.
While this special day for fathers can be a bittersweet and emotional moment for FTMs and MTFs ... I think it is still a day that has significance and will affect transitioners in different and sometimes stressful ways.   

For me, I was never a dad ...and my Father is still living.   As I have stated in the past on several comments in my thread, he has never accepted my transition and after my more than 4 years of my transition journey, 3+ years of HRT,
and living Full Time for over 1-1/2 years he still will hardly speak to me and he still stubbornly calls me his son and uses my old dead male name when he rarely does talk to me on the phone    .....    but, you know, he is still my Father and I do owe him respect for that.  I wrote a poem to him last week and sent it in the mail it along with a Father's Day card.

He was a mechanic and a welder by trade so that will explain my phrasing in the poem.  In my childhood I remembered how his big and strong hands comforted me and made my fears disappear.
Obviously with my transition and his continued nonacceptance there is an enormous strain in our relationship but he is still my Father and will always be my Father.
He is getting up there in age and his health is fading so I wanted to make certain that I have peace with him.   Being so far away, I am unable, and perhaps I am unwilling (shame on me) to visit with him or talk to him very often.

So here is the poem I sent to him ...  with this I am trying to make myself me feel better and hopefully it will speak to him as well.

To my Dad on Father's Day:


                MY FATHER'S HANDS

        They are big, rough and not rather handsome.
           Many a time they have been smashed, broken, or burned,
           Yet for me that have beauty untold.
           For those hands are always giving to those in his path,
           The silent way that he has.

          When he takes my hand,
          The cold around me is never remembered
          For their warmth calms my nerves and insecure path.

          So Father please remember how much I love you,
          And those hands always there to comfort and give.
          And thank you dear Lord for those rough and scarred hands
          For without them no love would I feel.

                                        -Your Loving Daughter,
                                            Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on June 13, 2018, 04:44:16 pm
Just beautiful Danielle! Hopefully he will be touched by it and look at is daughter with clearer eyes!

My father has pasted. I think about him often and wonder how he would deal with my transition. I suspect he always knew I had that feminine side, much different than my other two brothers. Still he was traditional and so who really knows. On Father's Day, I still say a silent 'Hello' and hope that he looks at me now with those 'clear eyes'!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Nicole70 on June 13, 2018, 04:56:54 pm
Danielle, that is a lovely and heart felt poem, while your father may not accept you as a women I’m sure he knows that you love him, and that he loves you just as much. Father’s Day is a time of conflicting thoughts, my girls still give me cards and presents and I respect that because after all I am there father, however I’m not a man so it feels a bit odd.

I hope your father finds it in himself to see the lovely woman you have become, it’s never too late, don’t feel ashamed for not making too much effort to see him, I’m sure it is very difficult for you to take continued rejection of your new self.

Hugs

Nicole
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Katie Jade on June 13, 2018, 04:59:20 pm
Danielle
Just lovely.



I still talk to my Dad as Im not full time and he doesn't know (I think he must have a sight issue) and I don't let him hug me tight at the moment. He was a tough rugby player all his life (last game at 60) and Life hasn't treated him well since them but I will always love him no matter what he says when I am allowed to come out to him and my Mum, if ever. They are frail and my Brothers think it may be too much for them.
Im afraid of loosing them with little time to reconcile to be honest.
However im lucky as I managed (just and was difficult) to have 2 Sons as you know, but Im not sure if they are giving me anything for Dads day or Mums day or nothing yet, ets see.

Lovely sentiment and feeling in you Ode by the way.

Hugz

Katie

 :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Sonja on June 13, 2018, 05:36:42 pm
What a beautiful poem Danielle, I hope it speaks to your father in a positive way, a great fathers day present!

Sonja.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on June 13, 2018, 06:19:12 pm
 Fathers Day holds no joy for me. My dad is dead and I am dead to my daughter.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: christinej78 on June 13, 2018, 06:52:34 pm
Fathers Day holds no joy for me. My dad is dead and I am dead to my daughter.

Hi Laurie,                   13 June 2018

I'm sorry your daughter has taken the low road. In the game of life, you are the winner; your daughter is the loser. Someday, she will see the light; I know you'll be there for her. I hope it's soon.

Happy Father's Day!

Best Always, Love,
Christine
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Laurie on June 13, 2018, 07:00:15 pm
Hi Laurie,                   13 June 2018

I'm sorry your daughter has taken the low road. In the game of life, you are the winner; your daughter is the loser. Someday, she will see the light; I know you'll be there for her. I hope it's soon.

Happy Father's Day!

Best Always, Love,
Christine

 Thank you, Christine.  I should not have posted that here. This is Danielle's thread.

Laurie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Susan Baum on June 13, 2018, 07:22:04 pm
Sweet Danielle, your poem is as loving and kind as you and all but brought tears to my eyes.

My father passed before I transitioned; although he was somewhat unaccepting of my CDing I think he knew what lay underneath and never made too large a fuss.

I pray this opens a new line of communication between you and he realizes that he helped form your sensitive, loving and caring nature.

Susan
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 13, 2018, 07:44:03 pm
Thank you, Christine.  I should not have posted that here. This is Danielle's thread.

Laurie

@Laurie   
Dear Laurie:  Please, oh please, you are entirely most welcome to post whatever is on your mind on "Danielle's thread"   
You should already be aware that I had previously stated several times here in my various reply posts that on this thread all of my readers conversations about various subjects are always very welcome.   
I would like to think of this thread as a comfortable place for all of us that come here to exchange and share their various thoughts, concerns, and life events that are of interest to them.  I never intended this thread to be all about me... I don't want it to be all about me.

By the way, your previous comment reply was entirely "on topic" as it related to my posting about Father's Day.
Thank you for coming here and thank you for your posts here.
Hugs, and well wishes...
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 13, 2018, 08:01:35 pm

To my Dad on Father's Day:


                MY FATHER'S HANDS

        They are big, rough and not rather handsome.
           Many a time they have been smashed, broken, or burned,
           Yet for me that have beauty untold.
           For those hands are always giving to those in his path,
           The silent way that he has.

          When he takes my hand,
          The cold around me is never remembered
          For their warmth calms my nerves and insecure path.

          So Father please remember how much I love you,
          And those hands always there to comfort and give.
          And thank you dear Lord for those rough and scarred hands
          For without them no love would I feel.

                                        -Your Loving Daughter,
                                            Danielle

Danielle, that is a beautiful poem you wrote for your father. He may be having great difficulty letting go of his “son”, but you keep demonstrating what a beautiful human being you are, with your big heart, always the first one to reach out to others offering love and friendship. I find it hard to accept that he will continue to not accept you as his loving daughter. If for whatever reason, your father continues to reject you as his daughter, at least you know that you are doing everything possible to gain his acceptance. Don’t ever give up hope.

Your poem has also stirred up emotions in me. Father’s Day in Australia isn’t until September. I am hoping to be out to my family by then. Much of your poem could also apply to my own father. He has always worked hard with his hands and also has rough, weathered hands. I sincerely hope my parents can accept me as their daughter, but if they don’t, I will draw strength from your positive outlook on life so that I can move on.

I am hoping your poem touches your father’s heart and opens the door to healing your relationship with him.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on June 13, 2018, 08:20:25 pm
Danielle, that is a beautiful poem.  Though your father does not yet accept you, he will know that you still love him.

They are frail and my Brothers think it may be too much for them.
Im afraid of loosing them with little time to reconcile to be honest.


It is a hard call to make, Katie. 

I am sad that my father never got to know the real me.  Had I been transitioning while my parents were still alive, I think I would have wanted them to know me, even at the risk of possible rejection. 

My wife and I thought the same way as you about her parents: let's not tell them because they are so frail.  But, as their health declined, we realized that there would soon be a funeral.  We didn't know which one would go first, but they were both in their 90s, and in declining health.  I knew I would not be able to bear going to a funeral in boy mode, and I also knew that I would have to go.  So, for the sake of the surviving parent, I had to come out to them while they could still take in the information.

They were surprised, to say the least, but they were so accepting, it brought tears to my eyes.  They never once deadnamed me.They got the pronouns wrong a couple of times, but never intentionally.  Mostly they got them right.  When my father-in-law called on the phone to talk to my wife, if I answered he made a point of addressing me as Kathy.  Such a gentleman!  I am glad that at least my in-laws got a chance to know the real me, and that accepting me made them happy.

The point of the story is that keeping the news from your parents might not be the kindest thing to do.  Obviously you know them better, so please just take this as an option, not advice. 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on June 13, 2018, 09:38:42 pm
What a beautiful poem Danielle. As others have mentioned before, kudos for taking the high road and having the strength to reach out to your dad. I really hope it warms his heart.

My personal preference would be to celebrate "Parents Day" on the fourth Sunday of July. In the end, I will let my kid decide what she prefers. I do want to leave Mother's Day to her birth mother.

For me, this year is somewhat easy. I will be in Germany on June 17th. Fathers Day in Germany is traditionally celebrated on Ascension Day (May 10th this year), so I can bypass everything. Fathers Day is also celebrated a bit different in Germany: groups of men put kegs of beer on a cart and (attempt to) go on a hike. Depending on the group, the cart varies in size, from a Radio-Flyer sized cart to a horse-drawn model with respective amounts of beer. Although not all men do go on these binge hikes - my dad certainly never did. Fathers day in Germany also involves less gift giving and in general, is much less of a deal than it is in the US.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JLT1 on June 15, 2018, 07:35:03 pm
Danielle,

That was my grandfather.  Thank you for helping me remember. 

Hugs,

Jen
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: pamelatransuk on June 16, 2018, 04:27:57 am
My parents have both passed away and although I was and am closer to my mother, I think of both every day and am sure they think of me every day. Love to and from a true parent even if there are major differences of opinion, is never lost.

Thank you Danielle for such a wonderful inspiring poem.

Hugs

Pamela
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Nikkimn on June 17, 2018, 11:09:58 pm
Danielle I’m sorry your father won’t accept you. It’s a hard thing for many men to accept and especially a father losing their son. My father accepts me for who I am but it’s still hard for him. He doesn’t say it but I know. For my first Father’s Day today as a daughter I gave him one of my prized possessions, a Swiss watch I wore every day as a man for years and I got it engraved to say “To Dad, Love Ryan” as a memorial to his son he lost. For the card I gave him was from his daughter Nicole. I don’t want to deny my past. I think part of the difficulty for parents is accepting the old person is gone but still remembering they existed. For me this was a symbolic gesture the old person existed and going forward I am now his daughter.


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Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 17, 2018, 11:31:31 pm
Danielle I’m sorry your father won’t accept you. It’s a hard thing for many men to accept and especially a father losing their son. My father accepts me for who I am but it’s still hard for him. He doesn’t say it but I know. For my first Father’s Day today as a daughter I gave him one of my prized possessions, a Swiss watch I wore every day as a man for years and I got it engraved to say “To Dad, Love Ryan” as a memorial to his son he lost. For the card I gave him was from his daughter Nicole. I don’t want to deny my past. I think part of the difficulty for parents is accepting the old person is gone but still remembering they existed. For me this was a symbolic gesture the old person existed and going forward I am now his daughter.

@Nikkimn
Dear Nicole:   Thank you for your most comforting reply to me regarding our fathers.   Much of what you stated is exactly how it is between my father and myself.... 
I am glad that you replied and feel free to follow and read my postings.... and certainly your reply comments are always most welcome.
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on June 18, 2018, 12:35:43 am
UPDATE Wednesday afternoon, June 13, 2018
Father's Day in the USA is coming up this weekend on Sunday, June 17th.
While this special day for fathers can be a bittersweet and emotional moment for FTMs and MTFs ... I think it is still a day that has significance and will affect transitioners in different and sometimes stressful ways.   

For me, I was never a dad ...and my Father is still living.   As I have stated in the past on several comments in my thread, he has never accepted my transition and after my more than 4 years of my transition journey, 3+ years of HRT,
and living Full Time for over 1-1/2 years he still will hardly speak to me and he still stubbornly calls me his son and uses my old dead male name when he rarely does talk to me on the phone    .....    but, you know, he is still my Father and I do owe him respect for that.  I wrote a poem to him last week and sent it in the mail it along with a Father's Day card.

He was a mechanic and a welder by trade so that will explain my phrasing in the poem.  In my childhood I remembered how his big and strong hands comforted me and made my fears disappear.
Obviously with my transition and his continued nonacceptance there is an enormous strain in our relationship but he is still my Father and will always be my Father.
He is getting up there in age and his health is fading so I wanted to make certain that I have peace with him.   Being so far away, I am unable, and perhaps I am unwilling (shame on me) to visit with him or talk to him very often.

So here is the poem I sent to him ...  with this I am trying to make myself me feel better and hopefully it will speak to him as well.

To my Dad on Father's Day:


                MY FATHER'S HANDS

        They are big, rough and not rather handsome.
           Many a time they have been smashed, broken, or burned,
           Yet for me that have beauty untold.
           For those hands are always giving to those in his path,
           The silent way that he has.

          When he takes my hand,
          The cold around me is never remembered
          For their warmth calms my nerves and insecure path.

          So Father please remember how much I love you,
          And those hands always there to comfort and give.
          And thank you dear Lord for those rough and scarred hands
          For without them no love would I feel.

                                        -Your Loving Daughter,
                                            Danielle


Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem that certainly relates to many of us.
Love from a father is a special type of love. Its one that would protect you from all harm.  It’s sometimes hardened through societies pressures and becomes inflexible. 
I’m sorry your father has been swayed by refusal of things he does not understand. 
It is hard to change the way you are as much as it is for him.  You do it for the change you need, where he fights the change he cannot approve.
Someday I pray he will find the love he had for you when you were the child in his eyes.

Hugs, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 18, 2018, 01:45:06 pm
Dear Readers and Followers:   I just realized that I did not post a picture of #3 and myself on our Saturday night dinner date (June 9th) last weekend.   I know that this is not much of an excuse but I have been very busy at work... and at play...  and there has been a lot of going on here on the Forums with new members and other members that needed some responses to their postings.

     (https://i.imgur.com/Wnoyy1m.jpg)

So here is shy guy Suitor#3 and me at the restaurant all dressed up. 
Even here in a very small rural town we can indeed dress up, him in a suit and me in a new dress, just trimmed and styled hair, earrings, nails done, high heel shoes, etc.   It was a wonderful time... see description of my date below that I submitted back on June 10th, the day after our dinner date...

Snipped:
My date UPDATE, Sunday June 10  5:15pm my time:

Here is my synopsis of my lovely and enjoyable dinner date with Shy Guy Suitor #3 last night (Saturday night)

Yes, earlier I had my nails and hair done and at home I had my dress and heels laid out. 
Got dressed and was waiting for #3 to pick me up at my home at 5:30 pm.
He came to the door...  dressed in a suit... here where I live we don’t see that very often...  I am so glad that he gave me hints for me to dress up for the occasion.  As I invited him in for a few minutes before we left for dinner he gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers...  so very nice.
We went to the nicest place in town... only a few nice places here...  I had never been there before... everyone at the restaurant seemed  to know him and I knew quite a few there also.   I kinda had the feeling he was showing me off to his friends ... a strange feeling for me.  During our dinner conversation I asked if me being a trans-woman was a problem for him ... and perhaps a problem for his friends.  He told me that everyone already knows and they all were very accepting.
It was a lovely night that ended up with hand holding and a kiss... well actually 2 kisses.  *swoon*
After dinner we drove around town a little and talked and talked..... and talked.  He then took me home around 9:00pm.... it was a very wonderful evening that I immensely enjoyed for sure.

In conclusion it seems that the Shy Guy Suitor #3 is becoming much more bold.
 - - - - - - - - snipped
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 18, 2018, 01:54:10 pm
Aaahhh.....so the date was real after all. You know......pictures or it didn’t happen! you look beautiful Danielle, and that big smile is present once again. I’m glad the date went well for you. So any word on another date?

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on June 18, 2018, 02:27:17 pm
You do scrub up well ( you know me by now!!) looks like a wonderful time but as Jayne asked, any more dates??? Your readers are waiting-----------
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 18, 2018, 02:32:57 pm
You do scrub up well ( you know me by now!!) looks like a wonderful time but as Jayne asked, any more dates??? Your readers are waiting-----------

@davina61:   Oh yes indeed there is some more to tell with flirty barista Suitor#5...

  and also with very sweet and attentive dental hygienist suitor#4 but that is for a near future update.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on June 18, 2018, 02:38:45 pm
Thanks for your update, Danielle! I have been patiently waiting and wondering what is happening in your life! Part of me says 'hey it is her life' and that you need to protect your privacy. The other part says, yes but what is happening with #4?

Hugs!
Kelly
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JulieAllana on June 18, 2018, 02:49:54 pm
Danielle,
    You are absolutely breathtaking to gaze upon...you look simply amazing.  With your friendly and outgoing demeanor, it is no wonder that half of your town is falling for you.

         Julie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 18, 2018, 02:56:11 pm
@davina61:   Oh yes indeed there is some more to tell with flirty barista Suitor#5...

  and also with very sweet and attentive dental hygienist suitor#4 but that is for a near future update.
Hugs,
Danielle

Girl! Now you’re just teasing us!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 18, 2018, 03:42:43 pm
Girl! Now you’re just teasing us!

@Jayne01    Shush... There will be pictures that I post of those events...
... then you will have to eat crow.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 18, 2018, 03:44:57 pm
Danielle,
    You are absolutely breathtaking to gaze upon...you look simply amazing.  With your friendly and outgoing demeanor, it is no wonder that half of your town is falling for you.

         Julie

@JulieAllana     Thank you for your way too kind words...
... now I am *blushing*
Thanks for following my thread and commenting.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 18, 2018, 03:51:27 pm
Thanks for your update, Danielle! I have been patiently waiting and wondering what is happening in your life! Part of me says 'hey it is her life' and that you need to protect your privacy. The other part says, yes but what is happening with #4?

Hugs!
Kelly

@islandgirl
Kelly: Soon I will have an update talking about #4..,.
and hopefully including pictures... 
Please be patient.
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 18, 2018, 04:05:49 pm
@Jayne01    Shush... There will be pictures that I post of those events...
... then you will have to eat crow.
Danielle
Oh.....ok! I will be patient. I am patiently waiting....yes, that is what I’m doing, I am being patient...

Is it time yet? Is it time yet? What happened? Where are the pictures? Where are they? Where are they?????????? Details! I NEED details.........

Oh right.....I am being patient......

Hugs,
Jayne (this is me being patient )!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on June 18, 2018, 05:40:34 pm
Thank you so much @Alaskan Danielle for sharing your beautiful date picture. I do love your dress, hair, and makeup. Yes, you both dress up nicely. You had already mentioned the good time you had on this date and it does show in your special glow!

I do have to agree however, you are teasing us quite a bit  ;D

Hugs,

Sarah
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Emily R on June 18, 2018, 07:38:07 pm
Danielle,

I have been quietly following this threat and waiting for the outcome, checking my email at work to see if there has been any posts.  I must say that you are acting like a lady by giving us a bit of information here and there, but not divulging anything major!

I believe that many of us are living thru your eyes the expectations of being a young, lovely, sweet and educated woman of the 21st century with the attention that she deserves...  I know i am!

Not sure who the best suitor is, but like I tell my daughter, fall in love with the heart and brain as good looks fade, and  the love and care for you will always be there.

Wishing you always the best

Emily R

PS:  Island Girl,  Nice to hear from you,  I will PM you soon.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 18, 2018, 07:40:15 pm
Danielle you are indeed beautiful!  Your small town is obviously bigger than I expected it to be.  I used to work with a woman at our location in Gakona.  Now that it small.  My town is small, but we don't have restaurants like that. 

I wish you continued luck with your friends.
Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 18, 2018, 08:53:33 pm
Danielle you are indeed beautiful!  Your small town is obviously bigger than I expected it to be.  I used to work with a woman at our location in Gakona.  Now that it small.  My town is small, but we don't have restaurants like that. 

I wish you continued luck with your friends.
Judi

@JudiBlueEyes
Dear Judi:  Thank you for your way too kind words.  I like to dress up but there are not too many opportunities to do that here so when suitor #3 told me that we were going there, I wore my nicest dress, had my hair trimmed and styled, got my nails done, earrings, heels... it felt so nice to do that.

Yes, Gakona, Alaska is very small, just over 200 population and would not support my small business.  My little town is a somewhat larger and can thankfully support my business.  The restaurant is nice, nothing too fancy and it is small, only about 8 tables but for sure it is the dress-up place in town.
Again, thanks for your comment and for reading my thread.
Hugs,
Danielle
 
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Steph2.0 on June 19, 2018, 02:25:01 pm
Hi Danielle,

I have been incredibly busy lately, but I wanted to add a pic to your “Hot and Sweaty” collection. I hope to get more involved here again after things slow down a bit...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/41721655af3de1708c4919fd3705a33d.heic)

Stephanie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 19, 2018, 03:53:30 pm
Hi Danielle,

I have been incredibly busy lately, but I wanted to add a pic to your “Hot and Sweaty” collection. I hope to get more involved here again after things slow down a bit...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/41721655af3de1708c4919fd3705a33d.heic)

Stephanie

@Steph2.0
Dear Stephanie :    Great picture, thanks for sharing it.   For being hot and sweaty all that I can see is a hawt woman!!!  When I can finally get around to my "Hot and Sweaty" picture montage your picture(s) will certainly be included.   I am bogged down with so many of my life's goings on right now I am having trouble finding the time to do many things on my "to-do" list which includes montage.

Hey girl, be glad that you have a busy life going on... an old adage that I like to repeat is:
                     "Busy people are happy people"

Thanks for hanging around my thread and thank you for posting your comment and terrific picture.
Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 21, 2018, 11:48:55 am
This Morning's UPDATE: 
Got to work early this morning, went to my next door coffee shop, the flirty regular barista (suitor#5) saw me come in and before I could order she handed me this:
(https://i.imgur.com/gaZnG0f.jpg)

Now it certainly appears that "The game is afoot" 

I will keep everyone posted.
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: sarah1972 on June 21, 2018, 11:57:45 am
This Morning's UPDATE: 
Got to work early this morning, went to my next door coffee shop, the flirty regular barista (suitor#5) saw me come in and before I could order she handed me this:
(https://i.imgur.com/gaZnG0f.jpg)

Now it certainly appears that "The game is afoot" 

I will keep everyone posted.
Danielle
Wow!!! She is really creative - what a sweet surprise. I am sure she trained a lot to get it done so perfectly.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 21, 2018, 12:12:06 pm
Summer Officially begins TODAY... Thursday JUNE 21, 2018:

The LONGEST day of the year here....   
       Sunrise this morning  2:33AM
       Sunset tonight (actually Friday) 1:04AM

22½ hours of sun .... and hours of twilight... never getting dark.

Hugs,
Danielle

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JulieAllana on June 21, 2018, 03:32:34 pm
Ok, we all know you are really busy with work and all, but the teasers about suitor #5 the other day have gotten me sitting on the edge of my seat and now the heart in the coffee....you're killin' us, Danielle!

We respectfully request some DETAILS!  =)

          Julie
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: davina61 on June 21, 2018, 04:19:03 pm
Yes spill the (coffee) beans.
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 21, 2018, 08:38:06 pm
Is that a little Devil Tail on that heart?  Maybe a little mischievous!

Judi
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 21, 2018, 10:11:38 pm
Is that a little Devil Tail on that heart?  Maybe a little mischievous!

Judi

@JudiBlueEyes    Oh yeah, I noticed that also....
.... it probably was unintentional by my favorite barista... don't you think?
Hugs,
Danielle
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jessica on June 21, 2018, 10:55:19 pm
@JudiBlueEyes    Oh yeah, I noticed that also....
.... it probably was unintentional by my favorite barista... don't you think?
Hugs,
Danielle

@Alaskan Danielle

Absolutely it was done on purpose!

Oh what will our heroine do???
Will she follow her heart and find it in the arms of comfort from #4?
Can she bring out the passion in shy guy #3 and find romance?
Has she become bewitched by #5 and the little heart/devil tail in her morning brew?

We may find out soon, stay tuned and refill the popcorn!

Hugs and smiles, Jess
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: islandgirl on June 21, 2018, 11:32:49 pm
On purpose? Is there even a question? And you love it! Still waiting to hear about what is happening to my girl Suitor #4!
Hope you are enjoying your longest day of the year! That is amazing that there is that much day light!
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 22, 2018, 05:59:01 am
This Morning's UPDATE: 
Got to work early this morning, went to my next door coffee shop, the flirty regular barista (suitor#5) saw me come in and before I could order she handed me this:
(https://i.imgur.com/gaZnG0f.jpg)

Now it certainly appears that "The game is afoot" 

I will keep everyone posted.
Danielle
Oh that is so sweet! I don’t drink coffee, but I would start drinking it for sure if I was handed a cup with a heart in it. Has #5 asked you out yet? Or maybe you have asked her. And what has happened with #3 after the dinner date, and of course, everyone’s favourite, #4!

We are all up here in the gallery frantically eating our popcorn wondering how this story will unfold.

Hugs,
Jayne
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on June 22, 2018, 10:07:17 am
Unintentionable?  mmmmm NO.

Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Alaskan Danielle on June 22, 2018, 04:12:38 pm
UPDATE, Friday, June 22, 2018
I have been neglect in keeping my readers and followers informed of my goings-on
with my dental hygienist female Suitor #4

Last Weekend we went on a backpacking overnight trip into the nearby hills and a lake... #4 and I went on the overnight hike with one of our gym-girls friends and her husband. 
Here are the pictures...  I am the one wearing a yellow hat and yellow shirt in some of the pics.  On the open trail #4 was leading our group and I was immediately behind her, and the married couple was behind us.  We spent the night in our tent at the lake shown in the picture.  We even had some limited cell service at some places.... which is very self-assuring in case of an emergency... or checking in on the Forums!!!
***NOTE:  Left Click each picture to Enlarge

(https://i.imgur.com/vaMEWpm.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/umOdg7i.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/998MbGQ.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/rw2NAhI.jpg)

LOTS of fun and a very good time... it was difficult getting to sleep at night because there was no night, just twilight right after midnight (sunset at 12:45AM )for about an hour and a half.... then sunrise just before 2:3OAM. 
I did bring my friends Smith & Wesson along just in case we had difficulties with wildlife...  (the husband of our friend also had his) on the trip we did see 2 bears, 1 moose, and various deer and elk. There were obviously wolves and cougars around also.... . plus the perpetual daylight kept all of them mostly hiding in the trees and out of sight when they were aware of our presence.

As always:  more updates coming when time permits..............
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Dena on June 22, 2018, 05:26:44 pm
I would think living that far north, a sleeping mask would be an absolute requirement. The other option is when my roommate was working graveyard shift, we completely sealed her bedroom from light so she could sleep during the day. I still have a sizable chunk of black plastic should I need to do it again.Unfortunately the neighbor in the condo had a dog that was a yapper and they would put it on the porch just below her bedroom about 8AM. I am not sure it's wise for me to post some of the ideas that crossed her mind to do away with the dog.
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Post by: islandgirl on June 22, 2018, 05:51:00 pm
Looks like a beautiful area to hike! Some of those pictures reminded me of hiking in the Rockies in south eastern BC! The rocky trails and the mountain vistas and lake! How were the temperatures?
Title: Re: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: KathyLauren on June 22, 2018, 07:42:10 pm
UPDATE, Friday, June 22, 2018
I have been neglect in keeping my readers and followers informed of my goings-on
with my dental hygienist female Suitor #4

Last Weekend we went on a backpacking overnight trip into the nearby hills and a lake... #4 and I went on the overnight hike with one of our gym-girls friends and her husband. 
Your pictures are beautiful, Danielle!  Reminds me of my hiking days in the Alberta Rockies.  I actually met my wife on top of a mountain on one of those hikes.
Title: I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle’s Chronicles
Post by: Jayne01 on June 22, 2018, 07:46:16 pm
Danielle, WOW! That is stunning scenery. The area to camp by the lake is really beautiful, and the surrounding mountains......all I can say is wow!!!

I’m glad you decided to go on this overnight hiking trip. You previously mentioned #4 inviting you and you were initially undecided whether to go or not.

A midnight hike is something my wife talks about a lot. It’s on her bucket list of things to do. I’d like to do that too. It seems like such a novelty for someone that doesn’t experience constant daylight.

Good idea to have 4 of you and some extra protection when in bear (and other wildlife) country that could seriously harm you. Extra safety in numbers.

Thanks for sharing your pictures. You live in an amazing part of the world.

Hugs,
Jayne
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