Sunday, December 16, 2007

Kristin's Early Birthday Surprise

Sadly, I won't be with my beautiful sister on her birthday, so we decided (well, I did) to celebrate together early. How you ask? With that classic, age-old American birthday tradition - massage. What better way to celebrate the passing of another year than having a stranger rub oil on your naked body in low light?

Honestly, at this age it really should be a tradition - rub out the aches and pains of joints that are starting to creak and muscles that don't quite have that same resilience and elasticity of early years. I never thought I'd get to that age where you start complaining about how your knees aren't what they used to be and how you are worried about one wrong fall potentially breaking a hip, but we're both in our 30's now and frankly, the good years are past. So with no further ado - Happy Birthday Kristin!! May your hips stay intact through another year.

I think the massages were a good idea as we had both been a little stressed lately. We went to the Four Seasons, which was lovely. Kristin was lucky enough to get her massage in silence. I was regaled with tales of South Africa, how my quads were actually in decent shape (thanks- I really want my naked body rated while being rubbed by a strange man), and told what kind of stretches I should be doing in the morning.

After the massages, we wanted to take a picture to commemorate our little outing. As you can see from the picture, we really enjoyed it.


We were laughing pretty hard after we looked at the picture and realized how unhappy we looked. Kristin said she was just so relaxed for the first time she couldn't NOT look exhausted. We tried a few more, and while none are what I would call flattering, here's one of the, errr, better shots.



As a postscript, another moment we enjoyed was driving up to the ultra posh Four Seasons in Kristin and Abram's quivering, puttering, baby-goop filled, missing-door handled 1992 Honda. We only travel in style! I'm sure the valets drive better cars than we tooled up in, but hey, no shame in our game!

10 comments:

KA said...

I could not be more jealous.

Spinster Stories said...

When is your birthday?

Lisa said...

Fun! I'm totally jealous - although I have to brag that I did get a GREAT massage yesterday too.

Kristin said...

Abram commented to me the other day, "Is it wrong that our babysitter drives a nicer car than us?"

jamie said...

I wish I could say that I was jealous of the massage, but I'm too ticklish to enjoy a massage. The last time I had one I just kept laughing and being all tense. We finally had to cut it short. I mean, what's the point?! But you do looked relaxed, maybe I should try it again.

Kenna said...

Hey! Thanks for commenting on my blog! Come by anytime, I totally love it. We have a birthday month in common. Mine was yesterday. I'll come back to read more, I'm enjoying your blog :)

KA said...

July 7th. So, I mean, please feel free to start up some sort of tradition. I am old with unfortunate joints too, you know.

K&SWoolley said...

Sounds like heaven. I'll never turn down a massage from a certified professional holding oil (or lotion) in a dimly lit room... unless of course their certification is NOT in massage therapy. That would be more than a little awkward. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTIN!

Delsa said...

Shauri - I want to be like you when I grow up. You always have just thoughtful fun ideas. And what adorable pictures on Kristin's blog of you and Max. Lucky you!!!

xóchitl said...

hey, if you're compiling a birthday list of people to receive a visit from Shauri Shar including massages at luxurious spas...
you're late! you should've been here in october! you can make it up to me though.

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