And Then I Woke Up with a Tattoo

Knowledge increases by sharing, not by saving.” – Lyrical

About 10 months ago when I started to blog regularly, I remember LA of the Waking Up on the Wrong Side of Fifty blog saying in a comment that I would develop great blog friends. Given that the platform lends itself to self-awareness and sharing, it’s a reasonable assumption. But I didn’t really understand the familiarity that develops when you follow someone, dare to comment and create a history over time.

Now that I do, I’m so grateful for the blog community. The awesome power of sharing wisdom, practicing putting words to this experience of life and telling stories. I have learned so much and I have laughed a lot. It’s like spending an extended time sitting around a table swapping stories with people from around the world.

And then coming home with a tattoo!

Thanks to the hilarious Betsy from the ParentingIsFunny blog. Her friend had them made for her birthday and in recapping the adventure she offered to send extras to anyone who would wear one. Happy birthday, Betsy!

16 thoughts on “And Then I Woke Up with a Tattoo

  1. You are so brave! Not even a shirt with sleeves so you can cover it but just lift for the photo! Wow. And did you go around town like that? Or to work? Quickly scrub it off after? You know I gotta put this on my blog too, right? I love it! Thank you so much for being the ONLY blog buddy willing to play along! Now go let that be a conversation starter with some hot men! 😉

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    1. Yep, no shirt sleeves. I hung around with a some 6 and 7-year-old girls after I applied it and they totally approved of the tattoo. Of course, you can put it on your blog! I loved the vicarious participation in your celebration!

      I went and hung around Starbucks with my 2 year old son and my new tattoo this morning. It hasn’t landed me a hot man yet but I’m sure it would be a great conversation piece! Thanks for sending it, Betsy! 🙂

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      1. The little kids approved. Haha. Well, that’s all that matters.

        Come to think of it, the tattoo may work against you if you’re looking for a man. He might see a woman’s face on your arm and get the wrong impression. :/

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    1. That is so true, Rosaliene! Such an interesting community.

      Thank you for ordering it! I have started reading Twisted Circle and am enjoying it. I make much slower progress reading these days. The other day I was reading it and my two-year-old came over, closed the book in my lap and said, “The End!” But I’m enjoying reading in spite of my cute interruptions. 🙂

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  2. The first-grade teacher and I, second grade, used to have pajama parties together. We had sleeping bags to sit on, snacks, and many activities. Students enjoyed getting temporary tattoos.

    This post brought back memories! Loved it! ❤ WordPress has been invaluable to me during lonely times during covid, and I have learned a lot from my fellow bloggers.

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    1. Great point about the orange, Mark. Maybe that was the real prize for the naming contest! 🙂 Oh, and having me as a follower because I think it was that contest that make me click through to your blog. 🙂

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