Friday, February 29, 2008

Jeremy, being the great fiance that he is, got me a massage for my birthday. I've never had an actual massage before, so I wasn't too sure what to expect when I went in for it Tuesday afternoon. Weirdest. experience. of. my. life. Now it felt great, that's for sure, but all in all, it was strange. The masseuse was this old (60+) man who had on a pair of slacks, polo shirt, and a necklace consisting of a black leather strand with a red crystal on it. I'm sure it had some sort of healing powers but I didn't ask what those were. He leads me into the room and asks what I want to change about my body in the next hour. I was like "uhh, I don't know" and thinking to myself (change? I just want a massage!). When we get started I'm laying on my back on the table and he starts the "soothing music" and then proceeds to shut his eyes and it looks like he's meditating or channeling something while standing over me. The massage feels fine mostly and he tells me to tell him when something hurts and when I do, he responds in a soothing voice and says "thank you." It was a little weird, but whatever, the massage feels good. Finally when it ends he says he's going to leave the room so I can get dressed and as he leaves the room he plays these chimes that are by the door. I have no idea why, I'm sure there is a reason, but I didn't ask.

He kinda reminded me of Phoebe from Friends, but an old, slightly overweight, balding, man.

Now if this wasn't all weird enough for my first time to the masseuse, I get a card in the mail yesterday from him thanking me for "believing in massage." Weird.

Friday, February 08, 2008

This explains so much about Tennessee:


Jeremy and I looked around at other states, not all, but a lot, and so far we've found that you can only marry your cousins in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. Contrary to popular belief, you can't in Arkansas OR Kentucky!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Since Jeremy is in a computer science grad program, there are many international students he works with. The best part of this (for me) is going out to eat with them at ethnic restaurants. So far we've gone to a Chinese and an Indian restaurant with some of his Chinese and Indian colleagues. This is great because not only do they know the best food, but they even order food NOT on the menu. Plus, we always eat family style so we get to try everything. Also, it's interesting to see a bunch of comp sci geeks interact with each other in a non-classroom setting.