I’ve been thinking about going for a massage lately. Not the kind with a happy ending, although one of those would be nice too. But I’m kinda starved for another person’s touch, something I think most people take for granted. I don’t think I’ve ever received a massage in my life. I gave my ex a few neck and back rubs, but she never reciprocated. Finally I asked her one day if she would oblige me. (Sucks when you have to ask.) She proceeded to run her palm in wide circles around my back for about five minutes before complaining that her hand was tired and then stopped.
So… yeah. That’s about it for me.
The idea came to me when I visited Atlantic City a couple of months ago. It seemed like every third storefront on the boardwalk was a massage place. Tempting, but I decided to wait until I was back on home turf, especially since some of the places were a bit seedy-looking. I’m thinking of scheduling one in December or January when I’m finished with work. That way I can fully enjoy it. My job is a bit rough on the joints and muscles and it would be great to work out the kinks in my body.
In the meantime, the idea came to me yet again when I got a haircut the other day. I went to that place that does the hot towels and scalp massage. The same place I made that Freudian slip to the girl cutting my hair. I got the same girl again. That was almost a year ago so I didn’t remember her at first, although I had no trouble once again recognizing her as hot. We had a fun chat while she worked, discussing how much Halloween sucks nowadays – because it really does. Has anyone else noticed this? I don’t know how it is where you live, but around here it’s become a rather dismal affair. The number of trick-or-treaters has shrunk to virtually nothing, there are no shaving cream or silly string fights anymore, and by 5PM everything is dead. No pun.
Anyway. When it came time for the hot towel and scalp massage (along with a shampoo and rinse) I found myself both content and a little sad. It was really nice to feel a girl’s hands on me even if it was non-sexual and strictly business. But it also reminded me of what I was missing out on. Jesus. I need to step up my game some more. I’m going to be the 31-year-old virgin next month. And I can forget about her. I finally found her on Facebook, and she has a boyfriend (three years). Of course. I’ve said it a hundred times: they always have boyfriends. She’s also much younger than I realized. Not that I have a problem with that.
Speaking of which…
Dance class was canceled the following week, so I didn’t see New Face until the other night. Her real name is Missy. She seemed excited to see me once again. When I came in the door she got all breathless and flustered and dropped her bag. I take that as a good sign. I talked to her and learned a little more about her. When I got home I finally found her on Facebook too. Damn… I knew she was young but she’s really young. She only just started college, which means she’s 18 or 19 at most. Oh yeah, and she happens to be Facebook friends with my niece. That could get awkward. But what the hell. Let’s see what happens.
And a quick rundown:
-Nothing more with Melody. If she genuinely wants to be friends first, she’s certainly not acting like it. I’m the only one who initiates contact; she never does. And when I do engage her in conversation, it’s rather one-sided. Never asks me anything in return. So forget it. Even if I wanted to see her again, she already said she has no time. I don’t need any more hints.
-Nothing more with The Babysitter. I texted her with a second date suggestion and she finally came back a couple of days later with: “Hi sorry for not getting back to you sooner but I’ve been really busy and I’m trying to go back to school so I don’t think I’ll have much or any free time I’m sorry.” Yeah, I know what that means. I texted back: “So… not interested, in other words?” No response. Oh well. Moving on.
I’ve exchanged messages with some more girls on OKC, but most of them petered out. I have a couple I’m talking to right now, so we’ll see what happens. Bit of a disappointing crop on there this year, but I’m continuing my search.
I can do this.