Being Boiled?

Question for readers, a famous pop group, but a song that definitely wasnt a major hit for them, remember it? Answers at end of blog, as per usual.

Today, I had a flotation tank session planned already, which is something I look forward to, for so many reasons. However, sadly I have to report that since Friday, the state of my back, more specifically my spine, hasnt been good. So yesterday, I checked to see if the infra red sauna might be available for a session prior to the float, as heat does it some good. Oh, and as mentioned previously, I set myself up to try it, enclosed in a sauna suit.

My amusement started when it was given to me. Yes, it was a wonderful shade of metallic silver, and elasticated everywhere, to keep the heat in, of course. Oh, and hooded too! Quite seriously, all it needed was gloves, socks/boots, and a face cover in metallic silver, and I’d have had the perfect robot look. Oh fine, I would have loved that, but anyway… I did actually find I was also provided with a pair of gloves (non matching, unfortunately), but only after the event, sadly!

So then, in I go, to be ‘boiled’ (I called it roasted at the time, but boiled works for the video) at 140 degrees, for about 30 minutes! In truth, about 10 minutes in, I stood up, and yes, the spine was a lot more obliging, even then. OK, and to ‘excite’ the guys (and maybe a few girls?), I could feel the sweat dripping down between my boobs, quite profusely, even under the suit!

But yes, seriously, if someone had popped a helmet over my head, I could easily have believed I was being turned into a robot. Sadly, not to be! Yes, I was almost disappointed when the heating bars went off, as my session was over. Mind, I kept the ‘robot suit’ on until it was time to go in the pod, no shock there.

Will I do it again? Oh, absolutely! Would I love to do it with matching gloves, footwear, and face cover, even more so!

Oh yes, and the flotation pod session was fun too. I managed to get Clara to come out to play again, and she even sounded disappointed when the music started back up, and she had to let me back into my mind. Maybe before the dance routine in March, I should let her stay, lol? Mind, she might find my body less receptive to her own to classy dance steps, lol?

Right, video time. A very early Human League song, a while before they became really famous. I picked this video over the standard one, because of the silver outfits. I would say why couldnt I be offered a part like that (I would have been 16 when it was made), but its a Russian movie, in the Soviet era, so that might be why? Therefore I know nothing of the movie, beyond this.

 

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Never happy with the weather?

I know a lovely guy down Georgia (as in Atlanta) way, who regularly complains because he never gets to see snow in winter. Only the other day, he was complaining because the temperature there was in the mid 60’s, at a time when it was barely above freezing over here. I also know a lovely guy in LA who complains that its cold out there, and when I look, even in the chill of the night, its 10 degrees warmer than it is here in the morning! So yeah, he’d have something to complain about if he came over here in the winter, lol!

Yes, my friend in Georgia, I’ve jokingly offered to swap places with him, as my back is far less grumpy when the temperature is above 50. Well, generally it is, but I’m having a bad spell this weekend (to put it mildly), and though its not far off that mark, it feels like an axe has been thrown into my back, but anyway…

Unfortunately we cant just do a winter swap, some trivial item called Immigration rules, and all that, on both sides of the pond! I still hope to retire to somewhere that can fit my requirements post retirement, whenever that may be. Algarve is an obvious target (even more so after November) for me, though I’m not sure how easy that will still be, post Brexit, but fingers crossed. Unless someone (PLEASE!) wants to pay for me to move there before that happens, but otherwise…

But yes, dont ever complain to me about how hot it is where you live, and expect sympathy. An offer (if possible) to swap places, a whole different matter! So…?

I love the sun obviously, which is a corny reason for tonights video. This is one of Clara Johnson’s earlier outings as a chorus girl, though its more walking in an amazing outfit, than actual dance. If I’m right, she’s the last one before the horse rider appears near the end. To be fair, any number of these girls can be seen in tons of musical numbers, not just her!

I had the craziest dream

In hindsight, I probably should have done these blogs the other way round tonight, because though you could make a case for lateral mind control here, in all truth, its probably just a very weird dream. Whereas a piece about escort girls…rolls eyes…?

Tuesday morning, as seems to be more the case nowadays, due to my ‘old lady bladder’, I got up in the middle of the night, to ease a problem, then went back to bed, about 4 in the morning, and thanks to my strong painkillers, back into a deep sleep. Shortly after that, things got weird.

I know you dont always remember dreams, but this one is ingrained on my memories. Clearly I was seeing things through my eyes, as I never saw me once in my dream. Where I was, seemed to be a very large building, and all the rooms were filled with the movie stars of the past. But get this, not as they were in the 1930’s, but more like how they were in the 1970’s, or 80’s. Ginger Rogers was there, William Powell was there, and a few more, but they were old! I had a feeling like I was greeting them, as they arrived somewhere, the obvious answer being the afterlife.

But how on Earth was I doing this, I was young, if not very pretty when they passed away, and definitely still on Earth. I did wonder if it was a foreboding that I’m about to join that ‘Actors Guild’ in the sky, but why would they be waiting to greet a little bit part actress like me? Hey, if they are going to greet me, my time can be nigh, lol.

Then I put my logic hat on, and wondered…? Was I seeing things through Clara Johnson’s eyes, in that celestial home? Was it her greeting her old friends from her dancing days, as they arrived in heaven? Who knows, but it just all seemed so real, that…? And no, I didnt see Jean with Bill, lol! Might have given something away, as she would still have been young, of course?

I’ll probably never dream it again, and lets face it, even if it does happen after I pass away, I’m not going to be able to tell you in a blog, lol! 😛

OK, this song was an obvious choice, but finding a live version of it was far more complex. So, going back to 1942 for this…

Can I get some money back?

Its ironic, isnt it? I wasnt thrilled at the idea of waiting until I was 65 to get my state pension, instead of 60, as it was when I was growing older, but fine, we want equality, so equalising it to the men’s retirement age, fair enough. But to say the matter was planned badly, would be to put it mildly. Then they kicked me again, by raising the retirement age to 66, though again I could see the logic of it, as most people seem to be living longer, and more healthily, but…

Yes, says the woman who had confirmation yesterday that she qualifies as disabled, due to the deterioration in the state of my spine, plus a few other issues (knees, wrists, shoulder to name a few), and in theory has to work for just over another 5 years. Yeah, thats as likely as me replacing Trump as US President, and before anyone says it could happen, no, it cant, you have to be born in the US to do that, lol!

I have now just read that Labour are proposing to reduce the pension age back to 64, but I’d believe political promises when I see it, and besides, 3 more years might still be a challenge for me?

Seems there is now going to be a judicial review on the matter, but how much it will change, not sure? https://davidhencke.com/2019/01/08/date-set-for-judicial-review-of-state-pensions-for-50s-born-women/

Well yes, I’m going to give it a go, and see if I can get some disability benefits at least, to ease the workload on my body. Before anyone says anything, yes, I know I’m now disabled, but on the basis of all I’ve heard, thats only part of the battle! But strictly, my mobility is getting more limited quite quickly (a few months ago, I could just about do the walk to work without issue from bus station, now its tough to do), and with my wrist gone, I also tick the box for things like preparing, and cooking a proper meal from scratch, no chance! We will see on that, will probably battle with the paperwork involved the week after next, when I’m on holiday. Then the battle with the disability benefit people, and with all I here, they dont like giving out money, even to deserving cases!

But yes, fingers crossed… Even if it meant I could afford to cut back to a 3 day week, so I could always get a rest day, between work days, it would help. Equally, if they want to offer me a new, cybernetic body, I’ll take it!

Anyway, hopefully I can get some of my money back, to help me get by, as a disabled old lady, at least to whatever my pension age ends up being, fingers crossed, sooner the better!

OK, video time. Dont blink or you’ll miss it, lol. This predates Baker Street, literally the first solo Gerry Rafferty album released.

When a man needs a woman?

And no, the video isnt Percy Sledge, because I’ve only just thought of the blog title, but anyway…

I know, in these days of feminism, and the like, I should want to be equal to my man (or woman, in my case, bi), but fine, I’m a submissive at heart. So fine, if a man wants to control me, ideally literally, then thats good by me. Not that I could see a man with those skills wanting a plain, middle aged lady like me, if he had such a choice in the matter. But fine, when a guy like Roman comes along, and takes control of everything like this

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

Oh fine, I’d love it! To be fair, my chances of finding any man are pretty slim, but a man who could do that to women? Yeah, why would he bother with me? But fine, a man who could quite literally make me swoon like that for him, or be his maid (probably more my scene, in truth), where can I find one? 😉 One with a robot fetish would just be heaven!

Offers to robotunit8@hotmail.com and I dont expect to be crushed in the rush!

Right, video time. Found this recent live video of the song, as I did use a 1968 video when I used this song before, so even though that was 3 years ago, a new version…

But for those who prefer the ‘clean’ version…

I got…infra red heat

OK, I know I dont have to do a blog here, every time I do the other one, but I do generally feel sort of duty bound to do so. So, to save on guilt…

I mentioned the discovery of the availability of an infra red sauna relatively on my doorstep (same place as flotation tank), but I hadnt planned on having to experience it quite as soon as today. Unfortunately, add in the combination of the lack of Physio, due to the holidays, the cold weather, and my back was totally locked up this morning. But yes, thats right, an interesting new ‘toy’ to try out, if available, and it was, at noon today.

Now, remember I have never been in a sauna before, of any kind, so had no idea what to expect, other than that it would be hot in there. And yes, thankfully, it was. I decided to protect my ‘modesty’ by keeping bra, and panties on, as it wasnt totally secluded, but fine, I might have been better off in the nude! The bra will live, but fine, maybe it was a bit damp when I put it back on, after post sauna shower!

Much as I expected, the heat did make a lot of difference to the state of my back. Yes, at the end of 30 minutes of being ‘cooked’ at 150 degrees, I could stand up with ease. Thanks to a bumpy bus ride or two getting back here, I have a little bit of soreness again, but nothing more than is standard after a day at work, at worse. So yes, a good improvement, for sure.

It did amuse me that I got an apology if it wasnt as hot as it might have been, but I was first customer of day, so therefore it was heating up from scratch, and no latent heat in the room. Honestly, it was fine by me, as once it gets above about 80, my back starts to loosen up anyway, and was definitely above that. I have been tipped off that next time, I should use their sauna suit, as my sole aim is to heat up my body, especially my back, and I’m told that will enhance that effect. I might well do so, but I’m glad I started with a simple technique for the first time, anyway.

Will I do it again? Yes, probably. And yes, definitely, if a similar issue occurs, though thankfully I should be able to get back to a more normal therapy routine again now. But fine, typically curious ‘kitty’, now I know there is such a thing as a Sauna Suit, I want to try it on, in a sauna! So, one more time, almost certainly. Might well do it the day before the trip to Blackpool later this month, before I go in the flotation tank to be brainwashed. Sorry, for my float session!

But yes, its cleaner, and a lot easier than the more traditional saunas, I must say. And yes, this ‘old bird’ enjoyed her roasting in the oven, lol!

Right, video time. Strictly, this isnt true in this kind of sauna, but in a more standard one…?

In the heat of the sauna?

I must admit, until now, whenever I thought of a sauna, I thought of the steamingly hot (or hotter) room, and a bunch of portly men, wearing towels, or the Scandinavian thing where people sit in very little, or less, in a wooden cabin, then run outside, through several inches of snow, and jump into a frozen, or near frozen lake.

What I have now discovered (and its probably been around for a while, in truth) is that there is something called an infra red sauna, which has none of that fun and games, and can also be set to a slightly saner temperature (mind 130-150 is still more than fine for me), and without any of the mess, or effort.

And yes, given the one thing my busted back loves is heat, discovering these, and more critically discovering that the place where I go for my brainwashing sessions, sorry, flotation tank therapy sessions has got one has interested me no end. Now let me say that in real life, I’ve never even seen a sauna, let alone actually been in one, but just maybe…? And yes, an infra red one, with all the ease of use appeals to an old crock like me, totally.

Yes, I love Christmas, and the New Year holidays, as it gives me a much needed break from the strains on my body. But it also means I have to go 6 weeks (instead of 4) without Physiotherapy sessions (Tuesdays were Christmas Day, New Years Day), and the back, after 5 weeks, has started to object strongly to all of this. Yes, to put it politely, my back hurts like hell, even if I try to hide the worst of it at times. Even worse at present, as temperatures have dropped away in last few days, so kind! Even the Flotation Tank option has been closed for the holidays too! But then they announced the reopening today, they mentioned this Infra Red sauna thing, I started to investigate, and…

I must admit, I’m one of these people who will give most things (excluding extreme cold) a try, so I suspect that if possible, I’m going to find out what its like, very soon. Even if its too hot for most of me, I suspect my back will love it!

OK, video time. I know nothing of this group, or the song, this was just one of those purely random You Tube searches, nothing more. But yes, I suspect that men, and maybe a few ladies might enjoy this video, somehow?