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Oh how I love new topics that don’t just flow into my brain on their own! Out on Freshly Pressed I saw an interesting post by Amanda Rudd.

I decided to answer her questions at the end of the post in regards to what tattoo’s do you have and why, etc…. and my comment ended up bringing me back to a fun (and COULDA BEEN CRAZY) memory of my long-lost youth. Okay, it was actually more like ALMOST 14 years ago (I’m not 30 YET!) but seems like forever ago now.

So, I thought I would make my comment into a post as well. Here ya go! (Oh, and check out Amanda’s post, too. It’s pretty awesome and has some really great pics!!)

I have two tattoo’s. Technically, I’ve been tatted three times, but only have two tattoo’s to show for it. (One was a coverup, can you say, OOPSIE DAISY?!)

First tattoo, very long story that I won’t go into right now, was a chinese symbol meaning love and the name Brandon spelled out below the symbol on my back. (In a quick, super quick disclosure, I did get that when I was dating a Brandon. Ended up marrying the same Brandon…and then divorcing him, too. Hence the oopsie! cover)

Speaking of that cover, I ended up getting a design with different sized stars to coverup the name and thenthey touched up the color in the chinese symbol (I still liked THAT) to match.

Other tattoo is unfortunately, a “tramp stamp”. Someone once told me not to call it that, but you know what? I got it, I own it. I’m not a tramp, but that’s what it’s called and that’s how people know exactly where it is without having to say “its right above my arse and below my lower back.” I digress… I did get it before it was popular and nicknamed the “tramp stamp”, in my defense. It’s my chinese horoscope symbol in the middle and a design on either side that flows off of it. (Sorry, can’t find a pic of that and don’t want to ask my hubbs to take a picture of my bum to upload right away. He’s busy and I’m 99% sure that would aggravate him! HA! But, I will try to get a pic uploaded and inserted at some point soon.)

I do love tattoo’s, but my only suggestion would be to sit on whatever decision you end up with for at least a couple of months before taking the plunge. When I was 16, I tried to get a tattoo with my friend from this guy who, get this, did them out of his double wide trailer for $50 hard cash. I was determined to get a green frog because for some weird reason I loved frogs at that time and green was also my favorite color. THANK GOD I decided to be super rebellious and attended a party the night before where some drunken scoundrel ended up stealing my money, so I had nothing to pay mister “I tattoo from my trailer” with. THANK GOD. Coming back to current day, I don’t really care for frogs (at all!) and my favorite color is pink. My, my, how things could have been sticky with my parents when they saw what I was intending to do that next day. I’m so glad a lot of my plans were foiled!!!! …not to mention what kind of diseases I could have ended up with if the guy didn’t have sterile equipment. And, that was almost 14 years ago! I’m scared for what my kids may just try to plot out in this day and age… Ay yi yi…


Listening to right now: Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend (Decided I would add this to my posts. Good way to put my mood out there and this song is SO my mood right now!!! Love it. Fun, funky, mellow and ultra hipster-type cool feeling all at the same time.)

Ever had one of those days when just as you’ve dropped your last napkin in the trash somehow you choke on your Diet Dr Pepper and end up spitting it up all over yourself? Of course, you have. We all have. But, that literally is my day today.

It hasn’t been a bad day, per se, it’s just been one of THOSE days. With pop all over my chin and nothing to wipe it off with (unless I were to fish that napkin out of the trash) I decided I could really have just stayed in bed today.

But, then I thought, why? I don’t have anything really to be too upset about. Yeah, I gained 15 lbs. Yeah, I’ve been avoiding the gym. Yeah, it makes me feel crappy when I look in the mirror expecting to see the girl who was there in the beginning of the summer.

OH WELL. Booey hooey. I enjoyed gaining those 15 lbs. Just like I kinda enjoyed sitting there with pop on my face wondering how much of a sprint to the bathroom it would take before anyone saw me with it pop sprayed all over myself.

It actually kinda made me chuckle a little wondering what I looked like. I decided I should try to crack myself up more often. Yeah, I’m in the poops about a few lowly ell bee’s (lb’s) and it could be way worse. Some people don’t even notice and actually tell me that they think I’ve lost weight. HA! That kind of scares me, but you know how people are. Yeah, you know them, too. Thank GOD for those people, actually.

So, thought I would share. Hope it’s a good day for everyone out in blogland today. I’ll end with this: Next time I spill pop all over myself I will just pretend I’m at the beach and that it was actually mist from the ocean. Perhaps I’ll plug in a fan and get the hair in the wind effect going on while I slather the spilled pop into my pores like tanning lotion?
Alright, alright… Kidding. That’s all from me today. I’ll be here all week folks, don’t forget to tip your waitress.

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