Advice on Getting Tattooed

This morning I was having this conversation with my daughter about tattoos.  Both her father and I have gotten inked and so there’s very little I could say to dissuade her of getting one herself when she’s of age.  However, I did impart the following knowledge on her.  As she said, “mom, I’m kind of too young to really use what you’re telling me”, I realized yeah she’s right. But I’m writing this blog as a future reference for her and to possibly help out a few people who might find it.

To my daughter I say, please please use these guidelines on where and what should never be a tattoo.

1. Armbands. No. This went out of style in the early 90’s, right? Nothing dates you like a barbed wire armband.  It’s kind of a lazy tattoo really.  I’ve seen a couple of nice tribal ones, but I’d only recommend that for people who can actually trace their family line to certain tribes. Maybe an animal (like a snake) wrapping around artfully. But most armband tattoos you’ll see are… eh.

I love you Kiefer, even if you do have TWO armband tattoos.

Should be posted in every tattoo parlor


How to Repel Men

A Valentine’s Day tribute post.

This is actually something I’m good at… repelling men. I’ve been honing my skills since high school.  What I mean to say is, this is something I’ve been doing on purpose for years.  It’s not as strange as it sounds.  Lots of women have their own techniques for getting rid of unwanted men in their lives. But sometimes when I comment on some of my techniques people ask for examples.

So here’s my guide to repelling men in order of chronological remembrance. In other words…. it all started in high school.

NOTE: And I can’t stress this enough. It doesn’t matter if what you are saying is true. You are just trying to get rid of this guy.

I could write a book, but I’ll keep it short

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

I have my own list of places I want to visit one day. There’s many of these types of lists everywhere, and I agree there are just some places, some things, that should be looked at in awe.  However, like most people, I’m not working on an unlimited budget.  Therefore, I focus on a few places that I really would love to see. The pyramids? I’m sure they are spectacular, but for me it’s…

London, England.

they would have to deport me to get me to leave

I have no clue when my obsession with London began. I’ve been buying up things with the Union Jack displayed on them since before I was a teenager. I don’t even know why I’m so enamored with the place. I’ve never been there, but I’m finally in a position where I can think “I’ll save up and spend a week there”.  Perhaps next year? I don’t know, but it’s my number one place I have to see with my own eyes. I’d move there if given a chance.  And if all the natives hate me, then I’ll move back to the States… eventually.

oh the places you’ll go

2012 Resolutions with RDJ

I had no plans of making any resolutions this year because I’ve never been able to  reach them all.  It’s a tad bit sad when I look back on my year’s goals and see how little of them I’ve accomplished. Usually what happens is that my desires just changed throughout the year. So, no more resolutions for me.

But then… tumblr and 2012 New Year’s Resolutions by Robert Downey Jr.

I’m not a full blown tumblr addict yet, and yet.

It’s a more easily attainable list. Drink in moderation, Try to eat healthy, Exercise regularly; are things I’ve been basically doing for years.  Well, the exercise part didn’t come in until 2011, so I just have to try not to drop the ball on it.

Don’t text and drive should just be a given, but I raise my hand, I’ve done it and I need to stop. Read more books, sounds silly. I read a lot. So I vow to read more actual books and not just porn.

Speak out more is an ongoing thing. It’s easier the older I get.

Make an effort to be happy sounds like self-help bullcrap, or at least it does to me. But since I plan events where I will walk around and wallow in angst I think it’s not a stretch to say… I’m acting like a teenage girl and I need to stop it.

Do whatever you want. See above statement.

Maybe… Find Someone? I’m not exactly sure about the origin of this resolution list.  It’s not mine, so I’m just going to take this last one as a dare.  I love the question mark at the end. So perhaps, maybe I’ll meet someone. And 2012 will be the year I met my new friend, boyfriend, Robert Downey Jr, my maker, or your mother.

and if I could do anything near this cool in 2012, that'd be cool too