1) there should be an extra month of summer vacation.
2) i can sleep through a hurricane.
3) NEVER tell stubby hubs hunk that his pizza is under cooked.
4) the whole atta boy ass grab doesn’t necessarily translate for woman’s sports….my bad.
5) people judge a book by it’s cover.
6) my cover is very interesting, but only tells a part of my story. this is the case for ALL people.
7) i can be guilted into an after storm clean-up…but it might take a day or two.
8) norwegians are resilient.
9) my dad has a close personal relationship with his trailer park lights. which i love, but may have made too much fun of….sorry.
10)i know what it sounds like when rats cry (to be read to the tune of prince’s “when doves cry”.)
one to grow on
my mother thinks that i have spent my whole life keeping people at arms length. that’s true, but maybe not for the reasons she might think. she thinks i have tattoos to keep people from getting too close to me. i have always denied this fact. though i think this is all on a subconscious level, here is how it beaks down. if you are going to judge me just based on the way that i look, i’m not interested in knowing you. i have the tendency to invest a lot of energy in the people i know and if you can’t pass this litmus test it makes my work easier. that said, i enjoy having people meet me and form an opinion of me before seeing my tattoos and then having their beliefs be challenged when they do. the interesting thing is, people don’t feel duped, they feel better about themselves. it makes them feel like they have opened a door in themselves. you can see it in they way they talk about “their” friend e with the tattoos. you should know by now that i fall quite comfortably into the martyr, but that’s not really what this is about. i find watching this whole social “experiment” to be very interesting. so what’s the point? my hope is that people will see that nobody is just one thing. be it a red head or a doctor or a lesbian. we are a culmination of our experiences and the lessons that we have been taught by the people we have met. if a door can open for you with regard to someone who chooses to put ink in their skin, maybe the same can be said for someone who challenges your life philosophy or religion. these differences are, after all, what make life interesting. and i believe, ultimately, what help us to understand ourselves.