Massage Day

Jason and I had our couples massage yesterday. They had a room with two massage beds and we got our massages at the same time. Jason had never had a professional massage before and he really enjoyed it. I told my masseuse that I’d never had a deep tissue massage and was a bit concerned about it hurting. I said that my left shoulder/upper back had a knot in it and it’d been bothering me for a long time. When she was massaging me, she said that she didn’t really feel a knot where I’d described but that my neck was extremely tight and that was probably what was causing my shoulder pain. I have really bad posture and I am pretty sure that this is the reason that my neck was so tight. I have also been told (by a chiropractor that was doing free back checks at a previous job) that I have slight scoliosis. I think the masseuse went kind of easy on me because it really didn’t hurt that much. Although, today my upper back is tender to the touch!

After the massage, we were trying to decide where to go to dinner and I remembered that Jason had a gift certificate to Tamarind Seed. I think I’ve been to this restaurant three times and I have really enjoyed the food each time. I had some sort of white fish with a shrimp and basil topping.

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After dinner, we met up for drinks with some friends at Amuse. Although we didn’t eat, their menu looked good. Our friends did eat, and I can safely say that this restaurant has good french fries! It’s a new spot and is definitely on our list to go back. After drinks, we ended up a party. One of my friend’s friends just moved into a house that was probably less than a mile from our house, so we decided that it’d be fun to stop by. I had a good time but somehow a bunch of Doritos found their way into my mouth. Funny how that happens. I have always had a soft spot for Cool Ranch Doritos.

We were up and at ’em again this morning looking at houses with our realtor. We looked at five properties. We didn’t like the first three. We were all about the fourth one at first. It was small, but very cute. However, when we saw the fifth house, we were in love with it. It was big, a 3/2, with a bonus room with a fireplace and a big backyard for Murphy. My thing with houses is that I’m all about location. I don’t want to move to the suburbs. At least not at this point in my life. I feel like right now, I have friends that live and do things in town, and while in five years I might not have that (or care about it), I do now. This house is kind of getting into the suburbs, but still pretty close in.

Murphy is eating his bed again. I think that those of you who said he is doing it for attention are right. Murph’s a blog hater.

The weather today has been craptastic, so I decided to do my long run tomorrow when it’s forecasted to be warmer out. I guess I have to go shower the dog with attention. And actually shower.

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18 responses to “Massage Day

  1. I get massages so rarely but you’re making me want one — although not one that hurts! πŸ˜‰ It’s just a big splurge right now…

  2. Couples massage? What a great treat! We’re doing that on our vacation in a month and I can’t wait. The dinner looks so pretty- great presentation. Hope you find “the house” soon!

  3. traveleatlove

    Smart waiting on the long run! I did mine on Thursday, thankfully, as I could not run in this frigid weather!

  4. Glad yall enjoyed your massages!! Sounds like a fun night out. Would you believe that Andrew’s dinner last night was a salad followed by a huge serving of Cool Ranch Doritos?! haha! The only thing that bothered me about it was his breath afterwards, haha! πŸ˜‰

  5. I almost ran outside today, but it was too nasty! Hope tomorrow is better.

  6. A massage sounds sooooo good right now. Lucky you!

    Good luck getting the house you want!

  7. Where did you guys get your massages, if you don’t mind me asking? I’m guessing somewhere in Midtown if my stalker abilities are up to par… okay, weird! πŸ™‚

    I feel the same way about living in town right now… I like living near work, a lot of restaurants, etc. I think that looking for a house in the city is a difficult process- there are so many older houses that need a LOT of work. I’m glad that you guys found a couple today that you liked!

  8. What a lovely day with your fella!

  9. angieinatlanta

    I really, really want to get a professional massage at one point. I think they sound heavenly!

    I’m so stubborn about living ITP; I refuse to move to the ‘burbs even though I work out there!

  10. Couples massage is the only way my husband will go get a massage. He likes me in the room with him. He says he doesn’t trust them if I’m not there. Trust them to not do what, I have no idea, but that’s what he claims.

  11. I want a massage so badly – I think sitting at a desk all day is horrible for my posture….I wish my work would reimburse me for a massage. πŸ™‚

    I was the same way when I bought a house – they say location is everything! you can always make changes to your house, but you can’t up and move it.

  12. Massage + fancy dinner out = heaven! The fish with basil looks so delicious.

  13. I’m a little fearful about painful massages as well. I always think they will hurt, so I never get them..hah, what wimp! πŸ˜‰

    I’m with you, location is EVERYTHING, don’t settle…you won’t appreciate it in a year. My husband and I moved into the suburbs, and we not kind of wish that we hadn’t…although we do love our house!

  14. Great news on the houses!! So exciting!!

    Me and Austin had a couples massage during our honeymoon. Loved it!

  15. Murphy is too funny! I visited my friend this weekend and they have a german shepard puppy (about a year old) that kept jumping on the guest bed and attacking the pillows. It was hilarious!

    • I had to put the bed up high where he couldn’t reach it. Which kind of defeats the purpose of it being a dog bed. Although, he has taken to sleeping in the guest room bed anyway. He thinks he’s a person.