My favorite golf venue of the year

You might ask how this is my favorite golf course, when I’ve never even been there, let alone ever attempted to play there? Fine, more shortly. In fact, in my life, I’ve only ever visited 2 famous golf courses, and played at both, though not on the famous courses. Yes, putting greens only, lol. Having said that, the 18 hole putting green course at St Andrews is definitely not your average dull course. Carnoustie is a more normal version, but playing on it, literally as people are walking down the 18th fairway, just a fence away from you, still quite special.

But no, the closest I’ve been to this course is on a number 2 bus, heading to, and from Pacific Palisades. Yes, the US tour is playing at Riviera Country Club this week. And yes, in truth, its not the golf course shots I love, its the location views, which the TV companies involved, deign to give us.

Its funny, if things had gone as planned that first time, I may never have visited, and fallen in love with Pacific Palisades. I was heading for Beverly Hills, assuming the bus heading in that direction went there, but it didnt. By the time, I realized I’d got it wrong, that we were well past that location, I decided to stay on the bus, and take my chance, until we arrived somewhere where I could get lunch, maybe a look around, and then, with my tail between my legs (proverbially), turn around, and head back to Hollywood. Yes, I ended up in Pacific Palisades, and fell in love with the place. I dont think it was just the reasonably priced massage parlor, that eased a few aching limbs that clinched it, though that may have helped. It was the laid back feel of the place, the wonderful views of the sea, down the canyon, and everything else that cracked it, I’m sure. Fine, a wonderful ice cream parlor might have helped too!

Since then, I’ve been back there on each of my trips, and if I get to LA again, its a certainty that PP will be visited on that trip too. Though fine, walking down, and definitely up the canyon might be less practical now, with my back!

Oh, and one other thing of golf at Riviera, long range shots of Santa Monica Pier! Not that I’ve ever ridden any ride there, but got plenty of other good memories of that pier! So fine, if they want to show a bit less of the golf this weekend, and a bit more of the locale, I for one, would appreciate it!

Right, video time. Let me say this was one of those You Tube searches, not a song thats my thing in the slightest. But given the video has lots of shots of PP, and Santa Monica, I’ll live with it!

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Booking in for a brainwashing session

No, not really, wouldnt it be fun if I was! Nothing so exciting I’m afraid, just that as long as its possible to get across to Manchester tomorrow (could be icy), I’m going to treat myself to a session in the Aqua Massage machine again, though of course this will be purely for beneficial purposes, and absolutely nothing to do with the fact that it makes you feel like you’re getting into a brainwashing/robotisation machine, even more so when they put the headphones over your ears, that soft music is playing, you fall asleep and…obey all commands that your ‘Masters’ give you. Alright, maybe not the last thing, but hey, I wouldnt mind if it did!

But agreed, when the inner lining presses tightly against your body, and those powerful jets (supposedly water) blast against the back of your head, and your neck, well… 😉 Lets face it, you arent going to hear the subliminal messages telling you that you’re now an obedient robot anyway, thats all part of the plan!

Oh, alright, in reality, that doesnt happen, well not unless they had me completely fooled the first time, that is! What it did do though, is make my back, and knees feel amazingly good, and I dont think that was done by mind control, but dont quote me on that. Alright, there was no mind control involved, but hey, a girl can dream… 😉 What I’m trying to decide is whether a double length session would provide double the benefits or not? And whether that would give them enough time to actually brainwash me? Oh alright, maybe not, but… Because given how often I can actually get over to Manchester, double length benefits would be handy. Besides which, I get twice as long to fantasise that I’m being brainwashed and robotised too, well assuming I dont just fall asleep of course, you get so relaxed!

So if anyone can tell me that 20 minutes would give better long term benefits than 10, let me know by the morning!

Oh, the video, a proper brainwashing session. Sadly this clip doesnt actually include the good bit, assuming it even happened? I’m told the film wasnt all that good, so…no, I havent seen it lol.

Oh, PS, if anyone in the Manchester/West Yorkshire area actually wants to brainwash/robotise me (real, hypno, or good RP), I’m available all week. 😉

A New Form Of Massage

As a number of my long term readers know, I suffer somewhat with painful joints, mainly the knees, and have a back that can play up when its in the mood to do so as well. Also, given that I’m slightly past 50 by now, my body is beginning to age anyway, not for the better, either. Yes, another advantage of being turned into a robot, a nice new, fresh body, and no concern about aching joints, or much else, I guess? 😉

So yes, regular massage sessions are part of my regime, and yes guys, I mean a proper massage lol! 😛 Though there are times, rather like now, if I’m being honest, when some joints (right knee at present) seem determined to annoy me considerably, even though my next session isnt for another week or so. Oh, and if you’re wondering, I’ve had bad knees now for over 40 years, the result of a collision with a show jumping fence as a child. Its always been a pain, but as you get older, it does get worse. Yes, I also know that short of getting a new robot body (ha ha), I’m probably going to have to get artificial knee joints before too much longer, but trying to delay it as long as I can, dont want them wearing out before I do too!

Now to the more interesting bit. A few months ago, I did a quick day trip over to Manchester. In the Arndale Centre over there, I heard this loud whooshing noise, and when I turned the corner, I saw a pair of these machines, marked as Aqua Massagers. Hey, I love anything techy, so I took a closer look. Looked quite interesting, and not a silly price either, so in my way, I thought about it for 5 minutes or so, tempted to give it a go, but walked away. Why, I had a massage already booked for the next day with Linda, thats why! Didnt stop me nearly turning around and doing it anyway, but… I was trying to work out where you got changed lol, I assumed you got wet! Blonde moment, I know. Since then I’ve found out that you stay in your clothes, as its all lined, and all you get is the benefit of the water, and no soaking! Now I find out you get given a pair of headphones that help you to relax with soft music…alright, you can see the mind control writer stuff creeping in here, cant you lol?

I assume they cant brainwash you that much in 10 minutes, but who knows? 😉 Would I mind if they did, probably not! Lets just say that I’ll be back over in Manchester in just under 4 weeks, and I plan to give it a try then. Anyway, for those who havent seen one of these, here is a promo video from You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlGn2qFiSVo

If anyone has tried it, let me know what its like. And if someone says they need 20 minutes to brainwash you with the headphones, I’ll book a double session lol!