commented on Baths I Have Taken with Others
Next time you're in Los Angeles, check out WiSpa on Wilshire in Koreatown. The same features (minus the "snow room") and reasonable prices as Bella Luna as well as the body scrubs @2 mentions. The place is enormous, spotless and stylish, and they issue you an electronic wristband that automatically locks and unlocks your locker.
After several visits in which I spent plenty of time in their version of the clay room (the floor is covered with a thick layer of terra cotta marbles) I am happy to report no troubles with "female disorders." Since I still can't manage to reliably cook a steak to the desired temperature, though, it seems to have had no effect on my gastronomic problems.
commented on I'm Thankful for...
@2: I saw that in San Francisco before its Broadway premiere. One toaster, which was right below an open cabinet door upstage, malfunctioned and set the toast on fire. The audience could see it but the actors couldn't. Just as it was about to ignite the set, the guy next to me yelled, "Your toast is on fire!" Character was broken, but the Marines Memorial Theater was saved.
commented on SLLOTD: Mad Men
To the tune of an enduring, if maudlin, Christmas carol: "It's Nancy's first byline..."
commented on Get Schooled at Filipino Lunch Counter
Edsel Ford Fong
I was so sorry to hear last year that his employer, Sam Wo in San Francisco's Chinatown, was closing. What a place. The entrance was through the kitchen, and you had to go a flight or two up a staircase that resembled one on a midcentury Pullman car. The dining area had tables made of Carrara marble slabs on wooden legs painted bright orange to match the chairs. Open 24/7. The food was as lousy as the service, but whenever I was there nobody was sober enough to care.
commented on Kirby Wilbur: Keepin' It Classy!
At least he's drawing a distinction between witches and hags. I'll bet he'd be open to meeting a nice pretty hard-right witch. Christine O'Donnell's still single, right?