Naked with Strangers
7th grade gym rooms, locker rooms before high school volleyball games, the first night with that guy-All times you’re naked with strangers, sort of by choice but kind of not (especially not 7th grade unless you want to be late waiting for the bathroom stall to open). So what else does this woman do on her birthday BUT choose to be naked with strangers? In Tacoma you can go to the Olympus spa for free on your birthday (until 2012). The spa is a no clothes glorious retreat for women only. I cannot express to you the freeing sensation having no clothes on can have for a person. You get to use the spa as long as you want, meaning 5 different temperature pools, 3 types of hot rooms (salt, charcoal and I forget) and steam and saunas, all nude. Oh, and the couches with foot massager devices in front of them! Since no one else is allowed to wear clothes you’re inducted into this kind of secret sisterhood. After my 3rd dunk into the 60 degree pool (CRAZY right?!-but AWESOME) I couldn’t help but giggle with happiness at all the beautiful women who were there to enjoy a relaxing non-judgmental atmosphere. The female (albeit human) body is miraculous and amazing and BEAUTIFUL. It made me feel like all of the worries and stresses of the outside world existed only outside the walls of this place. No system existed to know a woman beyond just that, the common denominator of your womanhood, cellulite be damned. There were no Coach (or Target) handbags, no makeup and no hair dye (or gray hair) to see what made that other woman her in the outside world. It was more than amazing to be just YOU. (Even my super-secret tattoo got some kudos).
Everyone should enjoy free stuff on the day of their birth!