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Birthday weekend is almost over, and it pretty much turned out like I was hoping. I spent most of the actual day hanging out, reading, and being professionally relaxed by a team of specialists at Thousand Waves Spa. The "herbal wrap" was not, of course, a euphemism for reefer -- instead, it was a delightful mummification by way of essential-oil-soaked sheets and insulated blankets. Man, it was amazing. Basically you get yourself all warmed up in the eucalyptus steam bath (which I had to exit after about three minutes because it was way too intense for me) or the jacuzzi (ahhh, that's better), then the wrapping begins. The therapist explained to me that most people fall asleep pretty quickly at this point, but I didn't. I got to be fully relaxed and fully awake at the same time -- I can't even remember the last time that happened. Heavenly! I'm not usually one for such indulgences, but I'm totally going back. Best 60 bucks I've spent in years!

Then last night, a boisterous dinner with dear friends at my favorite Mexican joint, New Rebozo, where I ate way too much mole and flan. I even got to enjoy some of the complimentary birthday "Oh My God Ice Cream" (a tower of vanilla, rolled in Lucky Charms and drizzled with chocolate sauce and whipped cream) -- so, thanks for the Lactaid pill, Andrew!

Other than that, I don't have much else to say. So here's this thing:

Four jobs I've had:
Grocery store cashier/bottle clerk
Burger flipper
Chain bookstore clerk
Editor

Four Movies I can watch over and over:
A Hard Day's Night
Rushmore
The Graduate
Office Space

Four Places I've Lived:
Muenster, Germany
NYC
Boston
Chicago

Four TV shows I love:
Freaks & Geeks
Arrested Development
Daily Show/Colbert Report
The Simpsons

Four places I've vacationed:
London
Seattle
Lake Worth, Fla. (the folks)
San Francisco

Four of my favorite dishes:
Enchiladas poblanas at New Rebozo (with the killer house mole)
Fresh mangoes
Mashed potatoes
Homemade guacamole

Four sites I visit daily:
Eschaton
TBogg
GapersBlock
empty-handed

Four places I would rather be right now:
London
Boston
In the warm ocean somewhere
Back in that herbal wrap thingy

Replies: 4 Confessions

Glad you enjoyed your herbal wrap! Sounds like something I'd like also. You can always come here for the ocean thingy.

Mom C @ 02/07/2006 08:04 AM CST


Happy belated birthday!

I love 1000 waves. love love love.

I forgot that your b-day was right before mine.

shechemist @ 02/07/2006 10:25 AM CST


I'm on a one-man campaign to have the word "meme" replaced by what this really is, a "questionaire". A meme is a thought, phrase or whatnot that has penetrated a culture ("All your base" is the exemplar), these are just random questions.

jhlipton @ 02/09/2006 06:35 PM CST


Wow, thanks for that vocab lesson, pedantic stranger! Good luck with your one-man mission.

Amy C @ 02/10/2006 06:45 AM CST


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