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Posted on Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Dave!Yesterday I made the mistake of visiting Brookstone and trying out one of those magical computerized "massage chairs". You sit down and press buttons that makes the chair come alive and give you a massage. There are a variety of modes to choose from... you can get a Swedish massage, a Shiatsu massage, or anything in-between. You can get a hard massage or a soft massage. You can have a heated massage or a vibrating massage. You can even have the chair massage your ass.

I turned on everything.

It was actually painful. But in a good way.

It was SO good, that I had to resist the urge to touch myself inappropriately...

Magic Massage Chair

By the time it was over, I was ready to buy. But there were three problems...

  1. The price tag was $4500. And for $4500, it had better do a lot more to me than massage my ass.
  2. It was made by Panasonic, and everything I have EVER bought by Panasonic has busted to shit.
  3. Did you read the FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS part?!?

After goofing around the East-side this afternoon, I said goodbye to my friends there and headed Seattle-side.

Since our Cabo San Lucas plans were scuttled, my friend and I decided to stay downtown so she could take me out for birthday dinner and we could wander around the Market in the morning. We would have taken a look tonight, but everything was closing just as we arrived. The sunset was nice though...

Pike Place Market Sunset

Our room overlooks the new Seattle Public Library. This freaky building seems interesting, and sure photographs nicely from a distance...

Seattle Public Library

Unfortunately, it looks like total crap from street level. Kind of like they took six really cool buildings, then smashed them all together at unpleasant angles or something. Not a pretty picture to me, but it does have its fans.

And now, if you'll excuse me, it's ice cream time.


Oh yeah... thanks to everybody who was kind enough to send their birthday wishes... I feel much loved. :-)

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  1. Eve says:

    Your mind-control abilities will NOT get me to start eating ice cream! I will resist – I will resist – I will resist.

    ::: still chomping on Golden Oreos :::

  2. Chanakin says:

    For $4500, that chair should come with a happy ending.

  3. marie b. says:

    To hell with the macro lens I had my eye on. I know what The Boy is buying me for my birthday.

  4. timothy says:

    I I I I I I I I


  5. Jennifer says:

    Whoa. That’s quite a steep price. Here in San Francisco, you can get a massage and “release” for about 10 bucks….depending on the street. Heh.

    Oh and happy late birthday. I’m never on time for anything. 😐

  6. Jeff says:

    Yes my friend, you ARE loved. 76 comments from your “Forty” post (and growing)! I don’t think I’ve received 76 comments total all year.

  7. ms. sizzle says:

    i tried one of those chairs out at costco. the whole time this woman was hovering near and a few times, she offered suggestions on speeds and such. i thought she was just a very helpful co-shopper but it turns out she was a sales lady. of course, like you, loved the massage but couldn’t believe the price tag.

    i hear the seattle library is super cool inside. i will have to check it out.

    hope you are having fun!

  8. Jeff says:

    BTW, what’s up with Zombie Dave starring in your adventures? You ain’t dead yet dude!

  9. Phil says:

    Yes – but did you go INside the library? It’s groovily designed inside as well.

  10. kazza says:

    ooo spooky – two zombie posts including one in Seattle and then a bunch get shot there…. glad you weren’t one of them 🙂

  11. Mooselet says:

    I tried one of those types of chairs at the airport in Japan (Narita), or one like it. 200 yen and I was in heaven for 10 minutes. I’ve also seen them here for about $1000AUD… considerably cheaper than yours. Maybe because we’re closer to Japan??

    Damn you, now I want ice cream.

  12. karla says:

    er…um….happy late birthday.Your 4oth….it’s a biggie. Sorrry I missed it. You don’t look a day over 32.

    But you see, I’m in THAILAND right now, so I do have an excuse for being late…nyah nyah. Though ,as i am like 15 hours ahead off you, maybe I should ahve been early? Damnit. I suck.

    Um…want anything? Markets abound, stuff everywhere…..

  13. Dave2 says:

    How about a plane ticket, bitch!

    Sorry. My all-consuming jealousy for your trip is talking here. 🙂

    I’m hoping to make it back to Thailand next year. There’s a new Hard Rock resort in Pattya that I need to go to. 😀

  14. Kevin says:

    “I got some ice cream, and you ain’t got none… you wanna know why?… you on da welfare, you on da welfare!”

    So, for future reference, are you always going to be Zombie Dave in your posts from here on out?

  15. jodi says:

    happy birthday!

    you aren’t scared of the Eastside? A lot of people who live and work in Seattle, are afraid of the eastside. They are afraid they will get lost, for one thing. Knowing your way around the eastside is liking having secret ninja skills. good to have.

  16. txdave22 says:

    Recent article on my blog on massage chairs might be of interest.

    I’d be grateful for any comment on my article and blog.

    thnks dave

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