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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I know, I know. It's lame to complain about the funk that comes after a vacation. So I'll focus on the positive. My trip to Florida was GREAT. I ate so much shrimp that I should've turned into one, and I got to go swimming and played minigolf and went to a cool rooftop bar called the Glider Lounge, where you sat at big tables with bench seats and the whole thing glided back and forth on a track. I had a bird's eye view on a hula hoop contest on the beach. Right on!
There were all these henna tattoo places around and I was so very tempted to get one because I've always wanted to and then I started to wonder, Am I too old??? I thought the same thing when I tried on a mini-skirt in a Gap outlet but then I bought it anyway. So next time, henna tattoo for sure.
There was a time in my life when I was a bit of a pool shark. And I thought that if I ever got a tattoo, I'd get an 8 ball. But then I realized that you have to be really consistently good at pool to get an 8 ball tattoo, don't you? So I got to wondering what kind of tattoo (henna or otherwise) I'd get now and thought it'd probably be an anchor. I met my husband because I wrote a song of his called "Anchor" into my first novel [for grownups]. I actually got incredibly lucky in that same Gap outlet when I found three different 8 dollar t-shirts with cool anchor designs on them. One of them is for a fake bar called the Anchor Bar on Coney Island, which is especially cool since I got engaged to Nick on the Wonder Wheel out at Coney, where we went on our first date less than a year earlier.
Anyway, I doubt I'll ever get a real tattoo. Nick has one, a Celtic design on his arm, and I love it but I'm too scared to commit to something because I feel like life changes so fast. Who out there has tattoos? What and where are they? And if you don't have one, do you ever think you'd like one? What would it be????