How true is this?

Fine, lets go with some mind control based amusement here tonight. Its fair to say that this appealed to me more than it would to some, because I’ve been an actress, I’ve been there, and seen chaos (and events) like this in my career. That is to say I’ve seen actresses who behave like these dancers, without the ‘aid’ of being mind controlled. I dont remember ever being like this, but fine, the memories of some senior school play groups might be vague!

https://mcstories.com/Backstage/index.html

Put it this way, I’ve seen prop rooms that make this one seem well organised, lol! And fine, I’ve seen stage hands that fancied an actress, and werent too subtle about showing it, but anyway… Mind, whether I ever cast eyes over a fellow actor, or actress, I’m not going to say! 😛

Fine, this is a ballet group, not an amateur dramatic theatre production, but in truth, in the sense of this, they’re pretty much interchangeable! I would say its remarkable as to how well its written, but fine, I know the author is one of the top people at one of the studios producing mind control movies, so probably judging by what she’s seen, this might even be pretty tame stuff?

Even if I could remember names from the dim, distant past who carried on like this, which I dont, I wouldnt name them, in case they did happen to be around, and read this.

But yes, anyone in the acting, or seemingly, dancing industry (Oh, Clara Johnson…) who hasnt seen something a bit like this, well, you’ve had a quiet, and shaded life,  lol!

OK, video time. Well, it has to be some dancing, it has to include Clara Johnson, and it has to be a Busby Berkeley choreography, on what would have been his 123rd birthday. You have to survive the first 50 seconds or so, but after that, pure dance delight

Christmas time, dont let the Physio end!

To be honest, in an ideal world, I’d probably ignore the build up to Christmas for as long a period of time as I could, but today was the day I had to accept it was coming soon.

Why? Simple! Currently I have a session of Physiotherapy, every 4 weeks, on a Tuesday. So, given I had one today, there is one small snag with booking the next one for 4 weeks time, it is the 25th day, of the 12th month, otherwise known as Christmas Day! And 5 weeks from now is New Years Day, so it will now be 6 weeks before I can go again, eek!

In truth, at this moment, I see this as less of an issue than I did before discovering the benefits of an hour in a flotation tank! Yes, its official, my back is better now than its been for 15 months, but not yet by a dramatic amount, but maybe its getting there? Not going to ever be right, I’m sure, but apparently I have more mobility in my spine now than I’ve had since it fractured. As I say, baby steps at this point, but given thats the official Physio view, oh wow!

And yes, guilty, I only did it so quickly because of the ‘weirdness’ factor, but look at the old girl now! No, I dont know how, and neither does the Physio, but neither of us really care, in truth. And yes, I have 2 more session in the ‘brainwashing pod’ planned before Christmas, which will help too.

But yes, depressingly, this was the first day I had to really acknowledge the coming of Christmas, ah well…

Right, the first, but almost certainly not the last Christmas music video of the season. Not one of the golden age classics from the 70’s, something far more recent in fact. But it has that golden age feel, so…

She is the torch, was I the flame?

Just a thought I had, but only after the event about Tuesday, which I suspect that only an expert in hypnosis can answer, but if one reads this, and is prepared to answer, I’d love to know.

On Tuesday, I thought I’d try a little self hypnosis while in the flotation tank, try and clear my mind, just blank things out, and enjoy the sensation, which I did. Initially I thought I’d see if I could create a robot frame of mind while in self trance, but failed completely. No idea if it was me, the surroundings, or just that the concept wouldnt take?

So, Plan B, I tried to do a self regression, and see if I could call up Clara Johnson, my past life self. Much to my surprise, and delight, that worked! As also reported, she wasnt very keen, to put it mildly, on this weird modern, new age stuff, and panicked accordingly! Again, as mentioned before, by the time I just calmed her down a bit, I got the musical signal that the session was coming to an end, so I cut her off, and brought myself back in control.

But in hindsight, if I hadnt been able to calm her down, would I have been able to take back control so easily? I’m assuming, my mind, I must have ultimate control, but if I’ve passed the mental baton to her, is that really the case? And if ‘I’d’ come out of the pod, and she was still in charge, what could have happened? Could it even happen?

I must admit, in truth, I’d rather a hypnotist was in control of that scene, not only because things would definitely get done properly, but it might be a more successful way of getting answers out of Clara than me, trying to ask ‘her’ myself! Which, lets face it, is the main thing I want to do anyway, learn more about her.

Is it even a smart move me trying to regress myself like this, when I have no great hypnotic skills? Could a hypnotist get me to think I was really a robot, or brainwashed in one of those pods?

All intriguing thoughts, that I really have no answers to, but would love to get some. Anyone want to help me with a tape/download or something? Well, if you’re in West Yorkshire, could do more, but otherwise…? Yes, going back in the ‘brainwashing pod’, fine, flotation tank twice next month, so…

Right, video time. A bit of Soft Cell, featuring Cindy Ecstasy, who was actually providing the guys with Ecstasy at the time, hence the surname. The mystery is, a few years after this, she vanished without trace. Might be related to the drug dealing, might be related to fame, who knows? Is she still alive, or not, no one seems to know? But yes, here she was the Torch. Question is, am I Clara’s torch, or is she mine?

Its Disney, but not as we know it!

If there’s one thing you wouldnt expect a submissive female like myself to post, its a story with a woman dominating men, right? So fine, I’m breaking that rule, and posting this.

https://mcstories.com/UntoldStories/index.html

Lets just say that the Snow White in this isnt the traditional view you might have of her. But yes, its a funny twist on the concept of Snow White, and the Dwarfs, I must say. Oh fine, I laughed a lot at events here. I might just add that anyone who doesnt like cruelty to bluebirds, might want to avoid the ending, lol.

Fine, given the author’s style, I’m just wondering who’s going to be the leather/latex clad Dominatrix, Cinderella, or Sleeping Beauty, when she wakes up! I’d put money on the former, as part of the changes her fairy godmother makes to her, but I will have to wait and see. That would be a fine part for me, I must say.

Oh, and tonight, thanks to Eric, I ended up watching a crazy combination of Tom and Jerry crashing into the Wizard of Oz! Would I want to be the good witch, or the bad witch, hmm? Probably depends what the outfits are like, lol. Mind, with my looks, Wicked Witch would be more apt! More fun too, I suspect? 😉

I know, thats not Disney, but close enough!

Right, video time. Going back to the ‘good’ Snow White for this one, though she doesnt actually appear in this video! But tomorrow, yes, its off to work I go, back permitting!

In a silent world

Oh fine, I hope I know what everyone wants to hear about, so lets have a duplicate blog tonight, so I can cover all events.

OK, the flotation tank experience. I did check, and double check directions on Google Maps before leaving, but still managed to turn the wrong way when I got off the bus, but realised that in seconds, so no great issue.

The owner of the business quickly made me feel at home, and after the necessary form filling, I was soon in the room with the flotation tank. A shower, then in I went, and ‘laid’ down. If the roof was meant to come down to seal you in the pod, I never worked out how to do it. I’ve certainly seen enclosed pods, but whether this isnt set up for that, or was just me being blonde, no idea? Would have loved that, but in truth, once I turned out the lights, it was very dark, and apart from the whole enclosed sensation, would have been hard to tell the difference.

Yes, I relaxed easily, and just lay there enjoying the whole sensation, and loving the lack of any pressure on my fragile back. Anyway, once comfortable, settled, and everything else good, I decided to do a little experiment with self hypnosis, try to empty my mind a little (or ideally a lot) and see what developed from there.

It took me a while to get there (about 5-10 minutes too long, as I was to discover), but when I did, I tried to get a little bit of robot into my mind and body, but couldnt really get it to work, probably because robots dont generally float in water, lol.

So I went to Plan B, this time with startling success. Having emptied my mind of myself, I tried to self regress myself back to Clara Johnson. Incredibly, it worked. Snag was, Clara wasnt quite certain where she was, as these new age things werent around in the 1930’s, and panicked a bit finding herself seemingly floating in a dark room. I did set to trying to calm her down, and had just succeeded, and was just beginning to let her take control when I heard something I didnt want to hear, the music starting up again, which meant I had only 5 minutes left. So unfortunately, I had to say ‘goodbye’ to her, start to switch back to me, so I was back in control at the end of the session.

In truth, I have no idea if I was just going to let Clara experience the float, or whether I was going to ask her questions, as I never really reached that point. Not quite sure if I could ask her questions anyway, or whether someone else would have to ask ‘me’ them, in truth? I suspect would have to be the latter, as my mind was in Clara mode? So asking questions of herself, without a script?

So yes, I’m going to have to go back again, for sure, and this time get her involved far more quickly. If nothing else, seeing life through her eyes, and feeling her thoughts, for more than a few seconds will be amazing.

Another shower, a glass of water, then back to real life. Yes, cold, wet, and lousy services by First Buses!

Oh, and by the way, yes, the back feels a whole lot better too! So 2 pieces of good news, for the price of 1!

I can hear you asking, is she still going to try acupuncture now? The answer is yes, got to give both a chance, lets face it. And besides, they might use the needles loaded with robotising nanites! Yeah, I wish! 😛

But yes, the whole flotation tank experience, truly amazing for me, and maybe Clara needs to try it again, just to see how she really feels, lol?

Right, video time. Well, I was floating, not running, but otherwise it was certainly silent when the music stopped.

 

In my brainwashing pod?

No, not really, I’m not fortunate enough to own one of them, and sadly, I’ve never found anyone else with one either, that would let me be brainwashed by it, at least. Oh fine, as far as I know, strictly, they dont exist. But one thing that has been compared to them, is the sensory deprivation tank, better known as a flotation tank.

You know the things I’m sure, you lay down in body core temperature water, with tons of salt in it, so you literally cant do anything but float. But then you shut the lid down, and you’re in a soundproof chamber. Then you turn out the lights, just lay there, and relax… Yes, its meant to be good for me, and not just in a weird way, because it will quite literally take all pressure off my back while floating, and the sensation should help with the pain.

No, sadly, no one is likely to play a tape or anything telling me that I’m being brainwashed, or processed to be turned into a robot, but the chances of me imagining that, while laying there, well, it might happen!

To be honest, I dont know if, within an hour, even if someone did do that, whether it would make any difference to my mind, who knows? Several hours, or an overnight (and seemingly where I’m going, they do an all night float once a week) stay in the chamber, with said messages being fed to your mind, who knows?

In truth, I’ve fancied trying one of these things for years, even before my back went, for the ‘other things’ it might do to your mind. Now I have a legitimate reason for doing so. And thanks to a couple of wonderful guys (extra prize in year long golf competition), I can now afford to do so. So yes, assuming the booking is still available now (it was a few hours ago), I’m planning to go and get brainwashed, sorry, help to heal my back in a flotation tank on Tuesday! Ooh!

OK, video time. A real Beach Boys oldie, seemingly live!

Retirement home, on the beach?

OK, fine, they think its all over, well it pretty much is now, lol. No, I’m not talking about the current government, though that might yet prove to be apt. But being strictly politically neutral on UK matters…well…? No, seriously, I mean my little break in the sun.

Of course, the sixty four million dollar question is, has the break in the sun done my back any good? Well, I’ve been taking less pills than usual, so I guess thats a good sign, but how long the effects will really last when I get back to the UK, who knows? I certainly havent missed not hearing all about the chaos at home over Brexit, and other stuff, for sure.

Yesterday, I headed to Vila Real De Santo Antonio as planned, and had a look around. In a sense, its more my sort of town than Faro would be, more peaceful, laid back, and dare I say it, old fashioned? Sadly I didnt get to Spain, as I reached the ferry terminal after town, and lunch, to see it pulling out for Ayamonte, across the river, in a different country, and given the next one wasnt for another hour in the off season, I didnt wait. That would have put me on the 2.30 ferry across, so earliest back at 4.00, and then needing to get back to Monte Gordo, all would have got a bit late for me. Maybe another time, maybe not, who knows?

Today, as I have done most days (gentle exercise, which is good) I took my stroll down along the front, and down part of the boardwalk, over the beach. I did some shopping, a little bit more than I’d planned, but nothing too dramatic. Oh, I got one of those coats, seems they had a zip up version as well for same price, so deal done! So I guess at some point soon I’ll need to go into work looking like a 30’s film star, lol. No, its silly really, I dont need a winter coat, but… Yes, I found the PIN for my credit card, but then found they only took cash, no cards, aargh!

I must admit, if, as I hope, I can retire somewhere with all year round warmth, then Monte Gordo has done a pretty good publicity job this week. I know its off season, but its quieter than the more popular end of the Algarve, its pleasantly warm, even in mid November (70 today), and cost of living is definitely lower than the UK too. But whether I will be in a position to make it happen, who knows? Will it even be possible once we’ve left the EU to move out here easily? Rolls eyes… Who me, a remain vote, well, you might think that, but I couldnt possibly say! 😛

Last amusing note, before I close for this holiday. There is a spa at the hotel I’m staying at. I did notice on their website that the spa does those body wrap things, and I’ve always fancied that. Go into my cocoon as the ugly caterpillar, come out the beautiful butterfly, yeah, I wish! So today, with budget sorted, I went to see how much it was. Yes, as I expected, way above what I had left, 80 Euros, for admittedly 80 minutes of pure pampering heaven. So, a fair price, but… To be honest, it was pretty much all above my budget, but I guess a 4 star hotel with spa (I’d say closer to 3, but anyway…), thats probably going to be the case. The thing was, they had a special offer for a hot stone massage, at 49 Euros. for 50 minutes of pampering, which I could just about scrape together. But anyway, being practical, I checked on Google, and it said not advised for people with Osteoporosis issues, so I ended up passing. Probably would have been fine, but better safe than sorry with boring old me!

It was funny tonight at dinner, I got asked why I was drinking Coke, when everybody else was drinking wine, so I explained about the painkillers, and all that. Again I wonder if thats just me being extra cautious, as I know people taking those pills, and drinking booze, and being fine, but…I am being boring, lol!

Tonights video is a song that might have passed most people by, especially as its now 33 years old! The late, great, Kirsty MacColl for your delight