With tax receipt sorting deadlines, scanning my life photos & videos to a digital format, and getting ready Super Bowl travel for my client’s son, I need some personal attention!
My skin is dry from the extra heat in my bungalow, my bones ache from walks in the woods or not enough walks, so it’s time for Emerald City. Emerald City is the term my friend Robin Brazy and I code to each other when in company. It means either, manicure/pedicure time, hair grooming or local massage, just like Dorothy and her cohorts did before they met the Wizard! Our Emerald City is Olympic Spa in Korea Town, and what a find! I guess I’ve been going for at least 30 years and have witnessed the evolution from a small time Asian day retreat, to a multi-cultural, all ages clientele sprinkled with a top model & actress presence.
Pure Bliss is an hour & ½ treatment performed in an open shared no-nonsense atmosphere. No guitar- flute-waterfall music, no incense just the Korean ladies, outfitted in flip flops and their black bra & panties, who scrub, scrap, slap and throw buckets of warm water to wash away the crepe skin and toxins. I LOVE IT !!! Description is below and may I recommend all of us in our Final Chapter living to continue these great treatments or start as soon as you can!
If you have a favorite “Emerald City” experience you would like to share, please do….
PURE BLISS Description
This spa experience begins with our famous Akasuri Body Scrub. After a citrus jojoba bead body polish, a full session Korean rapid lymphatic massage with our own aromatherapy oil blend relieves tired bodies instantly. Now enjoy a stimulating essential oil scalp massage followed by a botanical facial massage and vitamin c mask. Your hair is washed and conditioned. This treatment has been written up in Allure, LA Magazine.
I highly recommend Amazon Prime’s movie “Life Itself” written, produced & directed by Dan Fogelman…. “Packs in enough narrative twists and turns to leave viewers with a sense of emotional whiplash. One tragedy bleeds into another so often that the events begin to blur. How like life itself.
Explaining the concept of 6 degrees….everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet.! Today techies and coders use it in as an optimal algorithm to calculate degrees of separation in social networks.Anyway…my 6 degrees has to refer to how I was drawn to this film, it’s writing and it’s author…Dan Fogelman is also the Creator of “This is Us” the NBC TV series and I noticed that Ken Olin directed many of the Episodes and he starred and often directed the TV series “Thirty Something” (and often seen at Gelsons in the Palisades where I live)…Now 2 people added to my love of meaningful, sappy “slice of life” stories.
The connective thread I finally realized yesterday is that I had the fun pleasure of meeting Dan Fogelman on the set of “Last Vegas”. My son, Stefan playing his AKA Redfoo in the movie which starred Mike Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman was busy playing his scene and I had a fun conversation with this guy named Dan …Later I found out he wrote this hilarious and friendship driven, meaningful script…”Last Vegas”.
I’m not going to say much more about the film that my sister in law, Sandy Leiviska recommended because if you want to feel every bump on the movie’s emotional roller coaster, then go in knowing as little about it as possible. Feel what you feel and enjoy the ride!!!!
I recently bought this starter book “Get Coding” and pulled out the “Coding Game” that I bought 2 years ago and never opened but somehow I hesitate to jump in….Please share any of your experiences with coding….love to hear your feedback……Code & Adventure Nancy (Momfoo) 1-11-19
Alright!….. first blog writing on the eve of 2019 !!! Bringing in the New Year at home !! Mac Pro laptop on couch, searching for my past “Resolutions” and changing it to “Intentions”. Listing the most meaningful and significant !! Found out, I haven’t written a list since 2015! Too busy traveling with my son and his crew to entertain the Party People of the world in exotic popular locations! This year couldn’t see myself traveling 18 hours to fly to Abu Dhabi to a US Military base and I wasn’t invited. This was not a big entourage NYE trip….and it’s a quick turn around….Also in the past, I was adopting the new philosophy”Let it Be”, Let Go, just hit the big marks like “set up trust”, install all new windows”, etc and just do your daily lists. Works fine…especially my daily lists. It seems if I write my daily “to do”s” down, it gets done and there is an immense satisfication at the end of the day to see the check besides the activity. My gratitude list has turned into my daily what I did that day list. I have 25 years of black leather bound “American Express” calendar books that lists everyday activities that were done. Personal & business. Great stuff…but you know what?….it’s time to go through the stored stuff. I used to write my daily handwritten 3 pages and I had crates of spiral notebooks and one year just threw out bag fulls of writings. Now I’m keeping my writing habit exercised but training myself to write this blog! After all I have 2 books to write in the next 2 years..A children’s book with my son and then my Autobiography. ( I keep looking this up to remind myself) An autobiography is a person’s life story, written by that person. The story is usually told in the first person because the writer is the main character of the story. … Unlike memoir that focuses on emotional connection, autobiographies focus on facts. A biography is the story of events and circumstances of a person’s life, written by someone other than that person. So I got writing to do..and I just finished my Leiviska’s Intentions 2019 Listing 5 things unnder the 5 categories of Spiritually, Personal, Family/Friends, and Career. Simple to write, and less dramatic than a “Resolution”. I’m recommending it ….and I would also like to leave you with an intentional image of my committment to eating Vegan/Vegetarian food since 2017…Thanks Isabel for sending me Santa Veggie and thanks Sunil for helping me manifest this 2018 goal of a Momfoo website blog !!! love & light to all Nancy (Momfoo)
Happy holiday Friends & family….This has been quite a different year for my memory bank!!!
Have a wonderful holiday season.
xxx love & light Nancy (Momfoo)