I thought I was middle ground…

I’m not fancy, not sloppy, not rich, not poor. I always thought I was middle ground. That is until I read this article in the O Magazine, The Six Objects of Desire. Object #1 – The Bold Shoulder Bag. The Deal? A $39 bag from Nine West. Not Bad. The Middle Ground? A $398 Coach bag. Hmmm. If you ask me, that’s a pretty big jump from The Deal to The Middle Ground! Don’t even ask about the high end unless you are ready to drop what would be equal to a mortgage payment on a purse. Skip to Object #3 – The “Wow” Necklace. The Middle Ground? A $398 Elle Tahari. Object #6 – The Coat That Makes An Entrance. The Middle Ground? A $693 Mackage coat. Ha! Who does Oprah think we are anyway? Seriously?

A Spa That Slithers?

Ada Barak’s Carnivorous Plant Farm in northern Israel offers an unusual type massage. She uses…snakes. According to this article in Time, Ada says:

After some experimenting, she eventually settled on a combo of big snakes for a deep massage (the king and corn snakes are heavy enough to produce a kneading sensation) and little ones, whose passage over the skin is a trembling flutter. “People either like it a lot or they hate it,” says Barak.

Seriously? I would never, never, never do this. Would any of you enjoy a snake massage?