Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen 4/10/08

(thanks to Samulli for the cool header)

I'm still feeling the beautiful benefits of that fabulous massage last weekend. I tried capturing my feelings about the moment in pictures, and now now here's what went through my mind, blow by blow, 13 style.

Thirteen Things Going Through My Mind During My Massage
  1. Yes, down to underwear minus the bra, is my level of comfort to which to undress. She said face down, which means my poor stress holder shoulders and back will be near the top of the list. Ah, yes.
  2. Must quickly take a few pictures. Would love to share the feeling of this room on Sunday for Weekly Winners. I'm mostly naked. Must click quickly. Very quickly. But still holding camera steady long enough.
  3. I'm here! I'm ready! I'm face down with my face in that face donut thing! Please come back in soon! Ah, these clean and crisp white sheets are the very definition of simple bliss. I hope she remembers what I said about more on the Swedish style and less on the poky painful accu-hell-pressure stuff that makes me feel the opposite of relaxed and kind of ruins my day.
  4. So glad I remembered to shave and finally felt motivated enough to follow through with it. Bet she'll appreciate the gesture.
  5. I'm pretty sure I have no backne/bacne/back acne today. I hope. Gah. That would so not be at all cool.
  6. Oooh! The knock on the door! Am I supposed to actually answer, or what? Well, howdy.
  7. Music that does nothing for me. I wonder if next time I could bring some George Winston. Not that I'll care about the music in about 5 minutes.
  8. After the feet, my boring ass legs is where we are going next? Say hello to my Hello Kitty tattoo while you are there. Nobody else really sees it since it's... Oh, yes, keep doing that. Wait, but not that painful thing just now. Do I say something, tell her it's too much pressure? Oh, good, no need, back to the good touch.
  9. Mm, shoulders. Yes. Dear. God. Yes. Heaveny, pure bliss. OMG. I hope I don't cry, but it feels so good. *This* is why I get massages. Exactly this right here.
  10. Clear the mind. Stop thinking about anything. Just experience, enjoy.
  11. OMG, from now on I'm doing this more often, like every day, when I win the lottery that I don't play.
  12. Arms and whatnot- borrrrr-ing. Wait, why was I thinking about castles? Did I start to drift off? I hope I didn't drool, but I don't rightly care if I did. Don't stop.
  13. An hour gone already? Ah, but that was so incredibly wonderfully nice. Next time, I'm totally asking for her because she did just right. I can't move yet, can't bring myself to get up and dressed and back into the real world. Thankfully, she whispered on the way out that I could take my time, so I will. And then I'll take more pictures to capture my happy so that I remember to do this more often (which I did, and those pictures are here).
Just for the record, today is smoke-free day 298.

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  1. Funny! I always found massages borrring. Only parts I liked were the feet and the hands part. My first love, way back in the day, gave me a hand massage once when my hand was asleep and I've been hooked ever since.

    Glad you enjoyed it. Fabu post!

    (Deleted and reposted b/c my whole garbled brain of recent sometimes still puts wrong words (once=one to my brain evidently) in if I'm not watching closely. Hoping that goes away when I stop chantix. I'm either used to it now or it's not that bad.)

  2. Wow! If you wanted me to feel like I was in there having a massage with you, it worked!

    Now I have massage envy.
    Happy tt! Congrats on being smoke-free!

  3. OMG I'm so glad I found this Thursday 13 and that it was about massages! I have begged and pleaded with my husband for 20 years to give me massages but he won't... he said it makes his hands and fingers too tired. (LOL) So he got me a massage gift certificate last year on my birthday. I went. IT WAS HELL.

    It was my first. It was NOT relaxing. I just counted the minutes until it was OVER. Afterwards I got the worst headache I ever, ever had in my life and the meat counter guy at the grocery store got me a bottled water and asprin - apparently I must have really looked like crap.

    This whole time I figured it must be me not liking massages... I've not had a second one since. BUT!!!

    Now I know (from your post) it's because it was the accu-point-pressure kind - she didn't even massage! All she did was talk about how much stress I had in my shoulders and then pushed her fingers on the 'knots' the whole time. Here I was expecting a MASSAGE and all she did was push and count to 10 on each place.

    So now I know - thanks to you - that I need to tell them 'Swedish Massage' style.

    Thank You!!!

  4. Haha.. that was great! I've never had a massage ... might have to try it one of these days!

  5. This is hilarious! It also reminds me to finally schedule some of the massages my hubby bought me last year for Mother's Day. Ha!

  6. I drifted off during my last massage...I think I snorted LMAO!

  7. I've never felt comfortable to have a massage but I did a healing touch one time and it was so wonderful I keep hoping I can afford it again.
    I had fun visiting your TT.
    Mine is at The Cafe.
    Hope you'll drop by.

  8. I love massages. I keep telling my husband that when he retires from the army he should go to massage school. He's not buying it. Dang.

    Great tt -- I had to laugh because it sounds like your mind is like mine, always going 100 mph and in 15 different directions...

  9. Wonderful blow by blow of your massage experience. My dear husband gets a 90 minute massage every 10 days ($55 - what a deal) to help him deal with the effects of his chemotherapy.
    I haven't had a massage in probably 4 years. To give my husband credit, he has offered me one of his massages (he buys in bulk) but so far I've turned him down, maybe I should rethink that.

    Thanks for the mental pictures :).

  10. I love getting a massage, I try to spring for the 90min hot stone at my salon... Hard for me to shut my brain off too unless I fall asleep during which has happened. Happy TT & thanks for stopping by!

  11. Does shaving your back cause the backne?


  12. Let me just say, I'm envious you even got a massage! Color me green!

  13. lol...I love me a massage, but I can honestly say I've never thought that much during one. Usually my thoughts center on not drooling. :-D

  14. The music does nothing for me, either, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE a good massage, and I so need one right now. I knew there was something to do this weekend! The room looked very relaxing. I always wonder if I'm supposed to say come in when they knock! I usually do. And I don't have to tell them when it's too much pressure. My muscles fight back! LOL Great post, and loved the pix, too.

  15. Ok, my gift certificate is getting used THIS MONTH!


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