Years ago I dated a guy who had a number of tattoos (shocking, I realize). (He wasn't covered, but the ones he had were intricate. I called him my illustrated man with few tales to tell. ahh youth) While he didn't use my same phrasing, he appeared to approach his body art as I did about my own. His tattoos weren't chosen either in haste or for shock value/rebellion. He felt, as I did, ... Continue Reading
The tattoo stories
To my chagrin I had no idea yesterday was National Tattoo Day. I be celebrating up in herre today. And yes. Just possibly. Definitely maybe. With a tiny new piece of ink. When people ask about my tattoos (why did you get them? do they mean anything? will you regret them?) I respond: For me a tattoo is 'right' if it feels as though it has always been there & just ROSE TO THE SURFACE when the ... Continue Reading
Miz’ mouth meets KOMBUCHA.
Once upon a time. A long long time ago. There was a misfit who decided to get a new tattoo. A leg sleeve! She arrived early for her appointment and discovered her artist finishing the previous client. Before she began tattooing our misfit the artist grabbed a bottle of murky stuff and drank. "EW!!" Our misfit exclaimed. "That looks gross." "What interesting liquid ... Continue Reading
HALLOWEEN (subtitle: Miz hearts the candy corn edition).
Ahhh. Halloween. The holiday filled with the temptation of the treats & the urge to poke ones own eyes out because the princess phase feels never ending. The day of/weeks prior where we (yes Im dragging you into this with me) strive to resist the call of the candy corn & the summoning of the Snickers. And, because Im confident you dont come here for the Try knitting, drawing, or ... Continue Reading
First Person Friday: Im my own superhero.
Subtitle: May we, for today, pretend the above photo is kickASS, high rez & one can entirely read what it says on the tank? Thx. Id make the excuse this is a scattered random post because my parents are here visiting---but it's mainly because it's how my mind is working right now. First: The Great Tattoo Reveal went pretty ok last weekend. Out of respect (because, while I jest, that's ... Continue Reading
First Person Friday (giveaway post).
After a few weeks in a row of serious stuff I decided it's time fer some good old fashioned SILLINESS up in herre. (If by silliness you mean too too tattooo related---which I always do.) Short & sweet with with a smattering of whining sprinkled in for good measure. A few of you have emailed & asked if I plan to post a video of my finished tattoo. (and yes. how much do I adore ... Continue Reading
Where’s My Damn Answer?
Subtitle: Not only am I wholly & utterly jealous of these women & their camaraderie---they have the best!blog!name!ever! I wanna give the women from Where's My Damn Answer some LOVE. They were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on their radio show and, while it isnt the shortest thing you'll ever try to hide from your boss youre listening to hear, it was such a FUN TIME & ... Continue Reading
Viewer Mail: the buffet edition (giveaway post).
Hi Miz, I remember you saying once that you have a gluten allergy/sensitivity and wanted to share with an an easy allergy test: Hold the food in question in your hands, stand and close your eyes. If you start to fall forward you're okay and if you start to fall backward the food is an allergy trigger for you. I have also been told that it is an indicator if you hold a bit of the food it in ... Continue Reading
The Great Tattoo Tweeting of 2009.
Subtitle: Have I seriously been yammering about this since JANUARY? Good GOSH you must be ready for the needle to be put to skin. For those of you who have been playing along at home this Sunday is finally the day. After months & months and MONTHS spent langishing on my artist's waiting list this weekend I'm getting the entire outline of my Look At Me I'm Finally A Member of the 40 Year ... Continue Reading
What’s TAT you said?
we are all about health, fitness, living well, life balance and gratitude up in herre. we are semiserious, often snarky, & try (with a modicum of success) to live each day with the backdrop question of how might I make myself & those around me healthier and happier through my actions? (cue montage of 2008 posts. we laughed. we cried. it was better than cats.) sometimes, however ... Continue Reading