Archive for May, 2004

Tattoo Weekend

Sunday, May 30th, 2004

Friday at 4:30 was the best feeling in the world. I was done with work for 3 whole days.
Friday night we went to go see Super Size Me if anyone is considering going on a diet and needs a little motivation GO SEE THIS MOVIE. It was a wonderful motivator. Ace and I had bought a large pop to enjoy during the movie and about 20 minutes into it we both didn’t want to drink it anymore. I loved the movie and I can’t wait til it comes out on DVD

Saturday was “The big day” I was getting my tattoo at 5 pm. We went shopping at Galyan’s to try and find some new shirts to show off the tattoo. I was able to find 7 shirts and a sports bra for $175.
After the shopping we went home to hang until the appt. Played a little Ratchet and Clank and then we were off to get the tat. I was soo nervous going there and then when I got there I got a little more calm but the 2nd Brian said that he was going to start and put the needle on my back a huge wave of panic came across me. Everything in my body was screaming “What are you doing! This is forever.” I looked at Ace like I was dying and then it started. I did a lot of research about what this whole process was going to be like. Most people said it hurt, some said it didn’t and others said it was the worst pain ever. Me being the worse case scenario person was expecting it to be as painful as giving blood for over an hour. Poke after poke after poke. In actuality, it’s more like a constant bee sting.
He kept having to wipe ink off to be able to see the design. The rubbing off of the ink hurts about as much as the actual needle pricks. So there really isn’t an breaks throughout the entire process.
The actual outline took about 15 minutes. Parts of the outline were more painful than others. I couldn’t really say which part was more painful but there were definite parts of my back there were more sensitive. When he was done with the outline he had to run to the basement to get the coloring. Again, with all of my reading I had the impression that the coloring was going to be worse then the outline. That is probably true but after 15 min of constant pain from the outline u don’t really notice the difference anymore. He did color it in with different degrees of shading and I could have sworn that he was digging into my skin more in parts that in others. He would press and hold the gun on one spot for a longer time than others. Those were the times that really hurt. During the whole process I never flinched and I never cried. I just made faces and squeezed Ace’s hand. When it was all done I was able to walk back to the mirror and see the final product. It looked great! I was able to look at it for 5 seconds before it was put behind a bandage not to be seen again until Sunday morning. Brian, the artist, gave me a long list of instructions on what needs to be done to take care of the tattoo for the next 2 weeks. I guess I didn’t realize that it was going to take this much work to keep it. :) The actual tattoo took 30 min but for the next 3 days I have to wash it every hour and then after three days I have to wash it three times a day for two weeks. Because I will be going to Monkey Bar I plan to wash it at least fours times. Morning, noon, after workout, and bed time.
Ace has been amazing helping me with all of this. Last night I started to feel the “stuff” leaking out of my bandage. If u looked at the bandage it was a light shade of pink/bed. When I was lying in bed it felt like it was leaking down my back.

After all of the excitement of the tattoo we went shopping again and tried to go out for dinner at Outback but they were booked. Played more Ratchet and had a good night in.

Didn’t sleep too well Saturday night. I usually sleep on my left shoulder so I didn’t think it was going to be a problem, but knowing that I couldn’t sleep on my right one made it really hard.
Ace did an amazing job of washing the wound and was the best boyfriend ever. I got a little woozy after Ace showed me the washcloth with some blood and ink on it and I guess I just wasn’t ready to see that. He washed the tatoo as close to every hour as we could. Ever time we had to wash it it was like someone was pushing in a bruise or really bad sunburn. The tattoo is looking great and the risk of infection and fading is very small.
We didn’t leave the house at all today. We did beat Ratchet and Clank :) We are now working on getting all of the skill points to try and unlock all of the special features.

And now the moment u have all been waiting for. PICTURES
These things are HUGE so beware.
Before the tattoo
During the tattoo
After the tattoo
Close up

Random midweek entry.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

2 days left til the weekend! I feel as if I have a lot less time recently. I work from 7-4:30 drive home, change into workout clothes, drive all the way back to the gym and work out for an hour, get home at 7:15-ish, cook and eat supper til 8 ish. and then I can finally start my night. I’m used to getting home at 5 and just chilling til I go to bed at 10:30.

I am really enjoying the gym but I have been going for 6.5 weeks and I haven’t lost one pound. I do feel better and I know I have more endurance but I still want to see results like they say people have had. I will admit to eating the same kind of shit that got me in this overweight mess to begin with. I know that if I actually watch what I eat and watch my portions I could really see results but the stress of only getting 2 hours to relax every night is starting to get to me and I eat to pacify myself. Then the harder I try at the gym and the lack of results I see I start to shut down and eat more crap that isn’t good for me. I know that if I could just lose even 5 lbs that would totally motivate me to keep this up.
I hope to see results very soon cuz the stress of my lost time and just my dead end job are really draining. Ace started coming to the gym with me a couple weeks ago and I know that’s the only reason I am still going. After going by myself, and not seeing any results, I’m not sure I would have signed up again. I really enjoy the classes and it’s always a new experience every class but how can I justify spending so much on something that isn’t working.
I wish I wasn’t so negative. This class IS working. I am able to run faster and longer than I was 6 weeks ago, I can handle more resistance on my arms and legs, I can do more chin ups, push ups, and just in general I feel good when I leave the gym every day.
My muscles are sore but never so bad that I can’t walk. I actually think of the aches as good pains cuz I know that I actually worked yesterday and it’s my body’s way of thanking me.
Yesterday was the first day I actually took the whole diet and exercise thing seriously and had a smaller portion for lunch and dinner and according to Jason’s scale I had lost 3 lbs.
I realize that isn’t possible but it did make me feel good to see that it didn’t go up at least.
I’m freaking climbing a mountain in less than 2 months. I need to get serious! U hear me Ace, I’m dead serious, no more excuses, not even bratfest! Stay tuned. : )

Weekly Update

Monday, May 24th, 2004

Weekly update.

Ace and I went to Chicago Saturday to seeShaolin Soccer this weekend. It was a good, funny movie. After the movie, we went to an Italian restaurant I read about online. It was really good and I will definitely go back. I didn’t realize that there was one in Woodfield too.

After lunch and some shopping in Woodfield we headed home. We went to the mall back in town and found B-day and father’s day gifts for Ace’s dad. When we finally walked in the door at the end of the day we had been out and about for 13 hours.

Sunday Ace’s parents, brother and brother’s girlfriend came up for a visit. We went out to dinner for Ace’s Dad’s b-day (which is the 24th) at Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Middleton. We also walked part of the bike path so his family could see what it was all about. I also had time to make I to Home Depot to get some plants for the porch. If it ever stops raining this week, I will try and plant them.

That was the excitement of the weekend. Busy Busy Busy.

Not a Halmark Holiday :)

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

May 19th is No Gas Day. Also know as “Stick it to them day.” I am all for this considering my recent encounter with a gas station (more on that later) I don’t think it’s going to make a difference in price but at least, if it works, it will let some people know that we are all behind the cause.

Graduation Day

Friday, May 14th, 2004

My sister graduates tomorrow. This is the part of the post that I should be saying “I’m so proud of her..blah blah blah”
But proud isn’t really the word. My sister always had straight A’s in high school.
I have absolutely no idea what her grades were in college but I’m sure they were high marks.
Ok so she graduated. I’m happy for her but she did it just like I did. She picked a non-major, actually two non-majors.

Both my sister and I were spoiled and had all of our college paid for. But of course being the older sister I feel as if she had it a bit easier. My parents moved to NM the summer before my sister started college so my parents felt guilty about abandoning her and threw money at her.

My sister has an unpaid internship this summer in MPLS to technically finish her requirements for graudation.

Tommorrow is her big day. I hope she has a great one.


Friday, May 14th, 2004

My alarm didn’t go off this morning and i didn’t wake up until i was supposed to already be at work. I showed up 24 min late and it’s almost like i have committed the greatest sin known to man. No one will talk to me and my office mate has left to go outside to get away from me. I overslep, it happens. Get over it.

This Totally Roqs

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

Thank you so much Jason . Now let’s get blogging. :)