Thursday, January 22, 2009

Music, massage and mmmmmmmmmm

I was listening to my iPod on shuffle while waiting for the tram home today, and it played Dusty Springfield's I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself and then the Whites Stripes' cover version straight after. Out of 232 songs on my Frisky Faves playlist!

Sometimes I think my iPod is a shiny little sentient being because when I'm sad it selects songs that are guaranteed to depress me further. Sentient, but unkind...or maybe it thinks I like to wallow.

Hurts so good

I had a massage after work tonight. Man, it hurt - but it's good pain. I went to one of those Chinese medicine places near work. I felt like laughing when he was doing the hand choppy move on me - as well as making an "errrr" sound so that it comes out as "er er er er " to the beat of his chops. I resisted.


I bought myself a bunch of Oriential lilies yesterday (below) and one was open when I got up this morning. I was greeted by its perfume when I arrived home tonight.


dam buster said...

Gee I was wondering where this post was going with the title!

There is nothing like a good massage to get the blood flowing (keep it clean).

What a fantastic morning it was in Melbourne today. had a beaut ride on the tram through the city on the way to work.

After the last few days of heat and wind it was quite refreshing.

Frisky Librarian said...

Hey db. Haha! Yeah, now that you mention it, the title could be misleading... I haven't resorted to AO glee yet.

It was a beautiful morning this morning - a pleasant 17 degrees according to the Nylex clock when I left home. FAR preferable to yesterday's heat and wind.

dam buster said...

I was on public transport which means a good 10min walk at the work end of the tram line. was very pleasent.

I better keep following your blog to make sure I don't miss any AO content :P

Small Footprints said...

One of the things that I really enjoy about your blog is how you notice and appreciate the simple things in life ... like the lily opening up and smelling so nice. If we all took pleasure in the little things ... I'm pretty sure we'd be happy!

Thanks for sharing your experiences with us!

Small Footprints

Abbeysmum said...

The Lillies are a wonderful source of glee, they look beautiful,smell divine and last quite a while.Be careful of the dark yellow pollen stains REALLY badly.The garden of the family I work for has some plants in flower,one plant has 12 buds on it,amazing, and there are about 10 plants self seeded next to the front hedge,interesting to see how well they do, as they are only 25cms high now.

Frisky Librarian said...

Hi Small Footprints. Thank you. I think the secret to happiness lies in appreciating simple pleasures because they are everywhere and it makes it a lot easier to be content with your place in the world.

Frisky Librarian said...

Hey Abbeysmum. Yes, I discovered the pollen thing last night! I had changed the water in the flowers and then sat on the couch and noticed I had some strange brown stuff on my shoulder. Thankfully it was only on my skin, but it did take some washing off.

They smell divine - one of my favourites. A few more of them are open now. My flower arranging skills leave a lot to be desired, however.

Sounds like you are surrounded by beautiful flowers up there.

Abbeysmum said...

Hi Jayne, It is easy to carefully hold a tissue under the pollen heads and snip them off. The florists have to do it to the lillies in wedding flowers or the brides dresses would be a disaster.

Frisky Librarian said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll try that next time I buy them.

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