July 09, 2003
Stressed? I've got the answer

So I've been a little stressed lately. Sumit and I aren't doing well. We're on a "break" whatever that means and it's been hard finding people to hang out with like my girls at home. Monday and Tuesday we're particularly hard and depressing, but Tuesday I was looking for somewhere to get my eyebrows waxed and I went what the hell and also booked a facial. That has to have been the best decision I've made in a really long time.

I went to the Walter Claudio Salon on State Street and from the moment I walked in till tonight at 7pm I feel better than I have in a long time. I'd never had a facial before, but I thought I deserved a treat. I had an essential facial which basically consisted of 60 minutes of pure pampering. If you've never had a facial I highly recommend it. The best part is that she also massaged my shoulders, arms, hands and feet. It was basically a massage with some cool stuff on my face as well. I was so relaxed and sleepy at the end that it was hard to make myself get up, that and the fact that I felt like jello.

So now I feel refreshed and ready to face whatever is coming up. Too bad I can't afford to do this all the time. But one day. One day...hoo hoo I'll be all over that.

PS please don't comment on the Sumit "thing". I don't really want to talk about it.

Posted by nuala at July 09, 2003 07:23 PM

maybe you should have disabled comments then. call me if you do want to talk about it.

the whole spa thing sounds lovely. although personally, me, i am too terrified of strangers to go to a spa, it does sound nice.

Posted by: michele on July 9, 2003 09:17 PM

hooray claudio, as usual.

i also like how after you got a *facial* you were ready to *face* whatever is coming up. sounds like a good slogan for the spa.

Posted by: holohan on July 9, 2003 11:17 PM

hee hee. it's amazing what magic a little pampering can work. totally worth the money when you really need it.

Posted by: jade on July 10, 2003 08:20 AM

yay spa yay. i'm with michele on the call me at need thing. but you seem to have it covered with the self-pampering, because that is never a wrong thing. i love you, my feathery little smooth faced cabbage.

Posted by: didofoot on July 10, 2003 09:16 AM

you know your eyes are covered the whole time so that you don't actually see the stranger. So you can kinda pretend that no one else is there.

Posted by: nuala on July 10, 2003 02:53 PM

The "facial" pun was unintentional.

Posted by: nuala on July 10, 2003 02:53 PM

I think Ribbon could probably use a little pampering too, but not a facial.

Oh, yeah. I just remembered I have a good story for you. Perhaps this is not the right place, but it's highly entertaining. I heard it happen about 8pm last night. It was a loud crash. Rather, a VERY loud crash. I ran outside and immediately took in the scene. I got the license plate of the fleeing vehicle, but the officer who later generated the report said odds were incredibly small that the license mattered. "In cases such as these you have to have the person", he said.

The Scene:
My 1988 Nissan Sentra was vaguely in the shape of a wind instrument, which uses bellows to generate the sound. It was compressed against the tail end of my 1970 Chevy 3/4 ton truck (undamaged). As I've never opted for collision insurance, it's probably a total loss. I'm hoping my tax person can work out some sort of a write-off.

The Aftermath:
This morning I found an orange notice on the car. It was a "Courtesy Warning" informing me that my vehicle "appeared to be in violation of the law." "No inoperable vehicle shall be parked on public property for more than 72 hours.", it read. I was thankful for the courteousness of the person who'd adhered this sticker to my windshield. It made me feel much better about our society. A ray of hope.

Posted by: shoefly on July 10, 2003 04:50 PM

Dude that sucks. I'm sorry. I hope you can work something out so it's not a complete loss.

Posted by: nuala on July 10, 2003 06:06 PM

No biggie. I've benn chucking over the entire affair. I'd only paid $300 for it 5 years ago. paid for itself 4 1/2 years ago. I'm taking it into a body shop tomorrow. I'm sort of thinking it might possibly be inexpensively salvaged into a beater/commuter thing. Sort of a secondary or tertiary vehicle.

More importantly, how's Ribbon? I need to hear a Ribbon story. Has he caught any insects or dust balls?

Posted by: shoefly on July 10, 2003 06:20 PM

Ribbon is fine. He's doing better. He and the dog tactfully ignore one another although the dog is usually quivering with excitment while Ribbon ignores her. Poor puppy. He hasn't done anything frightfuly excting though. Same old Ribbon. What about your kitties. Caught any vegetables lately?

Posted by: nuala on July 10, 2003 06:45 PM

Thanks for the Ribbon update. Maybe he needs some catnip to spice up his life. IDEA: rub the catnip into the dogs coat, then perhaps rub some hamburger into Ribbon's coat. Could be pretty entertaining!

Chumley caught a butterfly the other day and brought it in. He usually eats first and asks questions later. This time however he actually saved it (for me?). Shasta brought in a bee last weekend. I was a little concerned, but she seemd ok and didn't have any swelling around the lips or anything. Perhaps she's not allergic, or cats aren't, who knows. No vegetable kills yet this season though. The tomatoes are still green. I'm sure when they start changing color Shasta will become more of a killer.

Posted by: shoefly on July 10, 2003 08:15 PM