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Yes I haven't been around much lately, and to many of you nice folks this probably comes as a relief. Just because I haven't been around to stick my nose in other peoples business and give unwanted advice doesn't mean I'm gone, just distracted. I simply don't have time lately.

So I thought an explanation would be in order, mostly so I can be smug about it. :cool:

As a couple of you may know, I started back to school this last week. First off, working 40 hours a week and then going to school 18-20 hours a week (plus homework and outside projects) sucks great big donkey nipples! This means that of course I haven't been able to work on Speedy or do much of anything but sleep and eat and crapp since new-years.

...But this may have been the smartest thing I have ever done.

For various reasons I have decided to become a (don't laugh!) massage therapist. I never dreamed how good the fringe benefits would be! My class consists of about 16 people: One is a guy who is an airbrush artists and has already offered to paint Speedy. SCORE! Then there are two other guys who don't come into the equation at all.

Finally, there are 12 women in the class between the ages of 17 and 37. A couple are fairly attractive. With one exception the rest are Freaking Gorgeous! :-D (Maybe not super-model gorgeous, but at least Nordstroms lingerie model gorgeous.)

To put this in perspective, this is a group who are going to take their clothes off and let me practice massaging them. Then I get to take off my clothes and let them massage me. Twice a week for a year. How can that be bad?

(So a couple of them are guys. The rest of them totally make up for that, and it's not a career choice I would make if that bothered me.)

This forum is a great bunch of people and I enjoy being a part of this community. I've met some great people, and the few jerks that appeared have rapidly disappeared. I've got good advice, and hopefully given some as well. I've also made a purple nuisance of myself a few times and had to wipe the sock lint off my tongue. It's all been in good fun.

Unfortunately I see that I just won't have much time to spend doing this for a while. It's not goodbye, just don't expect to see my curiously shaped sense of humor very often. Rumors of my death at the hands of Brit-bike hating Yakuza Death Gangs is greatly exaggerated.

Take care gang, and have a great ride!

~Crash
(Douglas)


(Hopefully I'll get the bike sorted on Sunday. If not, then it'll have to wait another week. Thanks beatpusher for the offer of help, and thanks to everyone's well wishes. Goffe, the pipes look grand! It'll get done before spring. I hope!)



[ This message was edited by: crashmasterd on 2007-01-06 01:12 ]
 

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Hey Crash,

If I didn't know you better I would suspect you of having sleazy motives for undertaking this massage therapy course......hang on...I do know you better, and i am sure of the sleazy motives.... :-D

Good luck with the course, but I would urge you to continue posting your weirdly skewed thoughts on this forum.....I need the laughs.

And get that bike going.

Cheers mate,
 

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By the sounds of it he has bought a kawasaki and gone over to the dark side. By the way crash thanks for the link to the Nordstrom Lingerie catalogue..
 

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+1

"Good luck with the course, but I would urge you to continue posting your weirdly skewed thoughts on this forum.....I need the laughs. "
 

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Good luck crash. But I always thought you were massaging something while posting anyway. :-D
 

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yes yes class photos are in order!!!!

Good luck.
 

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Dude, some of my "good friends" :wink: are massage therapists.....and they're effin' fine. :tasty:

A guy friend of mine is one too. Now, I'm not making any comparisons but this kid is 32, lives at home with his parents, and pulls more tail than a ponie tailed bartender. Oh, and did I mention? He doesn't have a car. It's not that the job doesn't pay well, it does but Dave, or the "Dude" (swear to God), is "selective in his clientelle". F#ckers ugly to boot.....

You are gonna have SOOOOOOOO much fun. Enjoy the ride and buy some Viagra, or what I call "two-a-days."
 

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On 2007-01-06 10:29, crashmasterd wrote:
Class Photo :-D

Which one is you Crash?
 

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right on with the MT! be careful not to wreck your body. use them elbows and body parts.
--- get into yoga too, it will help save your body.
my wife has just entered chinese medical school to take her body work a step further (on top of cranial sacral, reflexology, etc.) in accupunture.

good luck!! change is good!
 

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when i lived in nyc 80 bucks got ya a steam, a hot shower, a rub down and and a hj and the bicth was a bicth...no dudes!!!! :hammer:
 

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my wife was a massage therapist fer 6 years. The first 2 years was great, she was make'n great money, then we decided fer her to take care of the kiddos was more important, so in 05 she didn't renew her license 'cause it was cost'n us more than she was make'n the last 4 years. :( You have to have so many continuing education hours every 2 years to renew yer license here in NC, and that sh*t can git pricey. :( Now the motherload of bills is all up to cheap. :hammer: No worries, I'm a cheapbastard, I know how to pinch pennies. :-D Good luck crash.
 

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On 2007-01-06 18:28, Legman wrote:

Which one is you Crash?
That would be me, dead center rear. The one the kid is about to spit on.

Dirt, around here (which isn't anything like NYC, thank Buddha) most of the people who get massages are women in day spas. It can cost anywhere from $45 to $100 per hour, depending on the quality of the place. Places that are more coed are usually injury rehab clinics and chiropractors. One of my instructors works for the Portland Timbers Pro Soccer team as a trainer. He makes pretty awesome money for that gig too.

Just FYI, Portland has more strip clubs and (ahem) exotic dancers per square mile than any other place in the United States. Including Nevada. It's the birthplace of Suicidegirls.com and there are five S&M clubs that I know about. If you want a BJ around here, it isn't going to cost no $85! Pretty much anything you want is available here.

How do I know all that stuff? ...there was this big write up in the local newspaper. Yeah. We'll go with that.
 

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Did you take this line of work so you could have a "which oil is best" discussion with another group :-D I know how you enjoyed them on here. Good luck mate.
 
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