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It stays awake at night and hoots in the key of F.

December 7th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Daily

First I went into the bathroom, took a photo of my fist, and questioned my hair.
Me: Hair, are you looking the way I want you to look? Should I rethink you?
Hair: I’m just hair.

I then signed a yellow sheet of paper to let everyone know that I don’t have AIDS and that I’m not drunk and that I won’t become froggy and unreasonable.

After that, I sat in a chair and let this guy do this thing. (It’s Zach Galifianakis!)

(It hurt.)

Ten minutes later? I walked out with gauze and trash bags taped to my arm.

Spontaneous Poetry:
Gauze and trash bags on my arm.
I promise I will do no harm.
My big black puffy coat is warm.
Someone ring the cheese alarm.

And now I have my mountains.

Initially, I wished that they were facing me instead of facing the world. (The artist told me that tattoos that face inward is a total Pinterest thing.)

Ah, but then I spent some time looking at the upside down mountains, and they slowly transformed into a very wise owl.

Thus it is, and so it goes.


7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Baba Pudding // Dec 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Are you re-visiting your high school days? Is that a Windsor owl?

  • 2 MJ Martin // Dec 7, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Love it.

  • 3 kmkat // Dec 7, 2016 at 12:44 pm


  • 4 pharmgirl // Dec 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Assuming that’s your drawing, correct?

    Very nice. It suits you.

    And the owl is a hoot.

  • 5 Mitzi // Dec 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm


  • 6 Jen // Dec 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I love your tattoo! And I just moved to Colorado from Northern California, so will be embracing the mountains myself. ;-)

  • 7 Grammy // Dec 9, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I like your owl. Mountains are not my thing, but I “get it” because the sea does to me what the mountains do to you.

    Tattoos, I don’t “get” those (in more ways than one) but that’s because I’m old enough to be your mother. At least that’s my excuse. I will, however, vouch for the artist who told you to make your tattoo face the rest of the world. He’s correct. Art is for the masses.