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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Deer in the Headlights with the Tiger in the Spotlight

Well, there we are. Someone we know and love "adjusted" this shot to be a closeup and I love what he did. (Thanks Bunky!) I wouldn't call this series of pix the most flattering. But I treasure them. It's one night I'll never forget, a dream come true, engineered by someone who loves me. Under those circumstances I don't care if I looked like the Sea Hag.

I may get tattooed tomorrow. I have an appointment and a plan to go, but knowing how prior birthday plans have gone I'm not entirely counting on it. I dread birthdays, not because of getting older, but because of the BS involved. It's one of those things where other people have formed and promulgated plans and schemes only to renege on or ruin the event. For the last 3 years I've refused all plans for that reason. But the matter at hand is that I have a Sharpie signature that won't last forever and needs to be made permanent before it's damaged. We'll see what actually happens...

14 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

So tomorrow's the big day? Another year younger. Question...when they ink that signature are they pushing the chemical from the marker pen under your skin?

Geo. said...

Kid, you look lovely.

Austan said...

Yeah, tomorrow's the big whoop. I think what he'll do (I've never had done a tat like this before) is take a pic, remove the original and stencil it. It's non-toxic ink anyway, and I know someone way back who just drew on themselves with a Sharpie and had it tattooed. I accidentally tattooed my knee when I dropped a Rapidograph point down on it years ago.

Austan said...

Aw, thanks, Geo. :)

Allyson said...

beautiful mama.

Austan said...

well, Greg is. ;) can I put up one of the 3 of us? i've already put one up as my desktop, ready for the Comcast guy...

The Elephant's Child said...

That is such a happy smile you are wearing. Love it.

Happy birthday for tomorrow. I tend to avoid mine as well. Isn't the age thing - I am mostly comfortable in my skin and wouldn't be a teenager again for any money. Late twenties, thirties maybe.

Good luck with the tattoo. Can we have a picture? Please?

Austan said...

EC- I'm absolutely in love, there. Just sitting smack in the middle of love.

Thank you. Birthdays were a big deal to me years ago. Late 20s, early 30s were great years.

Yes! Tats usually take a few days to heal and look their best. I'll put one up for sure.

Lisa said...

Ahhhh, my lovely aunt! You two look good together :D

I hope your birthday tattoo goes as planned. I wish I was the one doing it!!!!! :(

And, of course, family tradition stays true... lol

Austan said...

My Niecely...if I'd had the chance 30-something years ago... :)

I wish you were the one doing it, too!

No matter what we do, it has its way! haha!

Allyson said...

haha. sure, i'm good with the squinky eye look, bring it!!

happy birfday mama. love you.

Austan said...

yay! i'll ask you-know-who to crop it well, and use the 3rd one where Greg's smiling the biggest.

thank you babes. love you too.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

To be honest, you look a lot better than him.

What's he done.

Eaten an entire tribe of Pygmies?

Austan said...

TSB- Well, thank you.

I think, like me, Greg was on a steady steroid diet for a while. It's standard treatment for joint diseases. Just a guess, but I know the signs.