Saturday, April 14, 2007

Friday the 13th, april 2007

Friday the 13th has come and gone again. This time with a little more drama due to the local tornadoes and crazy hail. I started off the night leaving from work to head down to Elm Street Tattoo to get on the list to get tattooed (normally its so packed that if you don't get your name in there by 7 or 8, you won't get tattooed by midnight when they shut down), but due to the crazy weather i stopped off at steve's house for some shelter from the approching hail and rain.

After that blew by we took off to deep ellum to get our 13's from Oliver. A lot of people dont' get the whole 13 thing. they see it as pointless and trendy, but there is more too it than that. a small part of why we get it is just becuause its pointless and trendy, but thats not it. you have to pick your tattoo from a big board filled with around 100 variations of 13's: a 13 on a skull, in hebrew, tons of type faces, a 13 made out of boobs and a pearl necklace... i'm drawing a blank on other examples, but there are tons of them. lots of them are silly, and thats part of the point. I think i explained the reason we get them best yesterday in a conversation i was having: "...its a reminder of this point in your life. what ever challenges, happiness and feelings you have... it'll be reflected in that tattoo forever along with your feelings for the dallas culture". i can say that my 13 tattoos are not my best tattoos, but they are my favorite. they have more meaning than any of others, but its hard to explain that meaning to some people.

So, we got our tattoos, steve and his wife went home and i went to Tom Cats to see nadine and john. John is ayden's step dad, and he is about to get shipped out to Afghanistan with the marines. He plays in lots of bands and they're pretty good, but i've never been able to make it to a show. luckly i made this one... his last one before leaving. it was a lot of fun and i'm glad i made it. after that i headed back to elm street to socialize and drink some more free beer before going up to lower greenville to hang out with garrett, scott and megan for a bit.

it was a good night, and i love my new flying eyeball 13 tattoo. now i'm off to college station to watch the CMRA races at Texas World Speedway, and enjoy the rest of my weekend.

4 comments:

Steve said...

Dude we didn't go home. We ate fuckin' *bloody chili burgers, then went home. And I stayed up mega late... It was crazy!

*bloody chili burgers: somewhat undercooked hamburger with added chili.

Daniel said...

I am a worker on EbonyFriends.com and my life is so dull.I think your life is very wonderful and i hope you happy everyday.

Broom said...

hmm....

Steve said...

I don't think I like the internet anymore.