Monday, November 30, 2009

Getting Old Ain't For Sissies

-Bette Davis

33 is coming in with a roar.

The banner week continues Tuesday, thanks to a special bon anniversaire lunch with my boss. I've requested an outing to Mayberry, and am dying to sink my teeth into the Vine Street hot spot's culinary creations.

Then Tuesday evening, dinner in the 'burbs with my parents. Mom is whipping up French Silk Pie - it's a dessert she could never make properly in Connecticut (I think our being at sea level messed with the pie's ability to set), and I'm anxious to enjoy it once again in Cincinnati.

Wednesday is an outing to Southgate House and tickets to hear Chuck Prophet. Jos took me to see this band a few years ago, and we're catching their latest visit to the Tri-State. Chuck's music is folksy and electronic, and his stage presence/energy is almost palpable. Looking forward to catching this show in Newport - tickets are $12 in advance, and $15 at the door.

Thursday is a 90 minute, full body massage, courtesy of my BFF, Bluegrass Brit. I've never had a massage before, so I'm looking forward to this physical indulgence. My only concerns involve a) how much personal grooming is required before this event and b) what kind of underwear is appropriate.

I have a date with Ursula at Pure Concepts - I hear she's great at deep tissue massages (gosh, this is really turning into a dirty joke, isn't it?), but I don't know if I'm quite ready for that manhandling. Pure Concepts rounds out their massages with an aromatherapy sensory journey, a foot bath and herbal steam shower.

Quite the way to ring in 33, eh?

Friday is a day of sleeping in - I'm off work, and will likely enjoy the extra winks after the previous day's intense massaging. Lunch is an outing with a group of co-workers - it's in recognition of the significant financial commitment we've made to United Way; afterwards I'll be tying up loose ends before attending my birthday party, thrown by two dear friends on Friday evening.

Saturday is lunch with one of the most interesting couples I know in town - they have strong ties to Minnesota, so I'm introducing them to my parents, who met and married in Minneapolis. Then it's another birthday party, this time for Sweet.

Sunday just snagged a housewarming/open house.

If this is how the rest of 33 is going to be, I'm gonna need some serious botox and rest by 34.

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LMJ said...

I've been lucky enough to enjoy the Pure Concepts experience, you are going to love it.

Happy birthday, sounds like you're going to have a great week celebrating!

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Happy Birthday. Way to celebrate in style. And how I would love a 90-minute full body massage. It's been too long since I've had one.

I would recommend against having a deep tissue massage on your first go round. It may bruise you up pretty bad if you're not used to it.

Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures on our next walk.