Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Therapeutic Kindness

It turns out the yard work won after all. I woke up Monday morning feeling like I had been in a rough fight and had lost. Parts of my body that weren’t even supposed to move were creaking and the parts that should have been moving refused to. You need an imitation of Quasimodo in the old folk’s home? I got it ready for you.

Obviously, the only recourse was a night at the spa. Off to the glorious Kabuki Springs for a round of steam, hot baths and a shiatsu massage. It was truly heaven and I am a better man today for it.

Did I mention the steam room? Did I mention the gentleman therein who so strongly resembled a sleazy Santa Claus (do you know what Santa looks like naked? Do you want to know? No, I didn’t think you did.) and who was touching himself? Fiddling with the string section, so to speak. Maybe he had simply stumbled on a way to insure himself plenty of personal space; if so, it was working. Even in a crowded steam room he pretty much had a bench all to himself. I was reminded of the Hefty Hideaway’s Fatgirl Fashion Tips number one rule: do not draw attention to your flaws.

Much, much more appealing was the lithe beauty doing yoga in the hot tub. I’m a big fan of cute guys and graceful stretchy poses are one of my favorite was to appreciate them. So much better than nasty Saint Nick.

Being all warmed up and relaxed, I turned myself over to Armand, master of the Shiatsu, for a fabulous pummeling. Armand’s a very sweet-faced guy whom you would never suspect of packing Mighty Thumbs O’ Steel, but he does. A fabulous, fabulous massage.

And then, on the way home, I was longing for pizza at Escape From New York, but knew how impossible parking in the heart of the Castro late in the evening would be. And yet, lo, there right in front, a big ass spot calling to me, promising thin crusts and sun dried tomatoes with feta.

What could have been better? Well, as Muscato would point out, a naked John Abraham massaging me in the hot tub as I was eating pizza.

But you can’t have everything.


  1. Eeew. Naked Santa. How repulsive. Honey, you earned that parking spot.

  2. My goodness - great minds to think alike! I've just finished up a little JA update.

    Now I'm going to lie down and fan myself for a while...

  3. I think I have some kind of
    sexual whiplash from thinking about Nasty Santa and then about having a "naked John Abraham massaging me in the hot tub as I was eating pizza" too quickly.

  4. How wonderful. Well, aside from Bad Santa.

  5. John Abraham almost made up for the bad Santa image. Almost.

  6. "Someone once asked me my definition of the perfect lover. I had it for 'em, too. The perfect lover is a man who can make love to you until two o'clock in the morning. And then turn into a pizza."

  7. "Thumbs of steel" outweighs everything else in this post for me, even fat santa. And I don't mean in a sexual way. God I love a therapeutic beating!

    @TJB - I hope, that once Cinderfella turns (back?) into pizza, he stops making love to you! Greasy mess on your Egyptian cotton!

  8. I've been kind of put off going to Kabuki by how many guys there insist on being pervy despite the numerous signs informing people it's a meditative, calm place, not a sexy place. But Kabuki is awesome in general despite that.

    Although the former New Yorker in me must cringe at your urge to eat at Escape from NY...


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