Just to clear up any loose ends, my fish died right before Christmas. I changed his water then went to dinner. Upon returning his bowl was empty, much to my bewilderment. I then did some investigative work, which included looking down, and found his dried carcass on the ground. It appears he leaped to his death. In unrelated news, I made sushi later on.
With the exception of the formal, family fish funeral, I have had a pretty spectacular few weeks. Two of my man friends came up to spend the Christmas weekend with me in DC. First we went to the zoo lights, then we saw 'Sherlock Holmes' and went to the Botanical Gardens, and then we had a spa day.
The Spa was a Koren style spa in Centerville, that was unlike anything I have ever been in. We were hoping there would be lots of attractive women there, but it turned out to be mostly composed of Korean families and gay, Eastern European men. Woops. But anyway, the spa had several different poultice rooms that, to my surprise, had nothing to do with poultry or the police. These were little kilns that fit up to eight humans in them and had different themes. There was the clay theme, the ceramics theme, the hot glaze theme, the pottery theme and the like. Just messing- no potters here.
One of them was called the red clay ball room where you bury yourself in warm red clay balls, about the size of marbles. They feel great on your skin. Another room was literally a kiln, and reached a temperature of 188F. I no longer have eye brows. One room was the ice room where the walls were covered in ice. It was fun to chill in. Another room smelled like something natural and fruity- quite nice. In each room you were given a wooden block to use as a pillow and spa issued clothing. This was the North Korean influence on the spa I presume.
But then we had the gender specific nude pool. It was so much more than a pool however. There were three hot tubs, a cool tub, a dry sauna, a foggy sauna, an infared laying location (still not sure what that does for you besides give you cancer), lots of underwater jets, and several personal grooming stations. It kind of felt like a four hour shower. My favorite room was the steam sauna. They scented the steam with eucalyptus which was absolutely, chockingly fantastic. Total relaxation is the best way to describe the spa experience. We had a great time and if you want to come in the future, it's a great coed activity in the poultice rooms and a great nudist activity in the pools. Your pass allows you to stay for 24 consecutive hours. There's a gym in there, a sleeping room, a restaurant, wi-fi, and everything you need to be relaxed.
And finally, a great big Holla Atchya! to 'An Independent Mormon Angkor' for clearing up the confusion about Gnarls Barkley and Cee Lo Green. It actually makes sense now.