I love the quiet of Saturday morning. Normally at this time, traffic is getting backed up on our street, one of the main thoroughfares leading downtown. But on the weekend (Did you know that in Britain they say "at the weekend"? It's true. They don't say "at Saturday" though so for me, they're saying it wrong) the street has one car passing a minute, if that. The loudest noises are the birds this morning, and it sounds like there's some crow and seagull hubbub a couple blocks down. It feels like I woke up too early, but it's not all bad, I was just in time to catch sunrise.
The spa day went well. I told the massage therapist that I didn't want ANY pain, and just like that, I didn't have any. At the end, I asked her, "So is that called "Massage Lite"?" She told me no, it was Suédois Détente, which of course is Swedish Relaxation. It's always troublesome for me when the masseuse gets to the upper thigh area, massaging right next to the junk. It seems to turn on some kind of sexual button, her fussing about down there, and then it's hard to enjoy because of the turned-on-but-not-appropriate-to-be-turned-on-situation. It's complicated. And I wonder if all those hyphens were necessary.
The best part of the man's package was the facial. I loved everything about it except the part at the end where she showed me the essential products that I need to use on my face daily, weekly and monthly. The five products came to over $200 were I to have bought them. I'm thinking it'll just be cheaper to go once a month to get a facial. And definitely more fun.
This is the big gay celebration weekend. It's not gay pride yet, that organization has split and will be doing a parade in a couple of weeks. This is the divercité celebration for LGBT and their friends. Which is essentially everyone right? Do you know what's missing up here during these gay gatherings? No protesters. No wingnuts shouting about Adam and Steve, no prosceletizing (I'm astonished I spelled that right on the first try) and no bullhorning. Just a bunch of people enjoying the outdoor festival with music, libations and dancing. See all you locals there later for Mascara....