I didn’t even work on Monday, and this week has seemed just as long as any other week.
I believe that tonight, for me, will be very sedate. I need to be resting up in preparation for tomorrow night.
My birthday is on Sunday, so on Saturday evening we will be embarking on a pub crawl through Mainstrasse. As it stands, there will be approximately 12 of us. A good size crowd of folks that are always a good time!! Bring on the Jager bombs!! But NO tequila, as that’s where everything went wrong last year, terribly wrong.
I LOVE birthdays!!!
Last night I was treated to an early birthday dinner by my friend R. We traveled across the
to Over The Rhine (OTR). The Roebling is my favorite bridge! I remember it being called the “ Roebling Bridge ” (because it has a steel grate roadway that hums as you drive over it) when I was a child, but it’s more commonly known as “The Suspension Bridge”. Singing Bridge
John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge
Once in OTR, we went to Lavomatic (http://lavomaticcafe.com/) it was their reopening night, but we were unaware of that!
I had the shrimp and crawfish pasta (YUMMY!) and R had the duck sandwich. I now know that I am not a fan of duck. I also had a tasty beer, Smutty nose, an IPA. Very hoppy, and I dig that!
And, as Ohtucky is truly a small town, I ran into someone that I had worked for at Bockfest, so hopefully I’ll be pouring some beer at the Midpoint Music Festival September 27-29 (http://www.midpointmusic.com/). Very cool that the stage in the newly renovated
, will be the main stage for Midpoint. We drove past Washington Park last night and it looks fabulous!! It sits in front of my favorite building in the city, Music Hall. Washington Park
So now that you are up to date on my social life, we will chat a little bit about tattoos, since that is the objective of this blog.
Today is the first day of the 2012 Summer Olympics, in
. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I’ll probably try to catch some of it. London
In honor of the 2012 Olympics, I bring to you the tale of Jerri Peterson, from our very own
. Jerri was nominated to participate in the torch-bearing brouhaha. To celebrate this, Jerri decided to get a tattoo. I totally get that, had I been chosen to carry the torch, I might consider it myself. So, as the story goes, Jerri went to a “very good" tattoo artist locally, got the tattoo and was happy. So happy, that she emailed photos of it to friends. Jerri was blissfully unaware that her tattoo was misspelled, until a friend pointed it out, after receiving the emailed photo. Atlanta, Georgia
Jerri’s tattoo artist offered to correct it, but she turned him down, preferring to leave it as it was "It's the Oy-limpics - it's as unique as I am."
Good attitude, Jerri……
This is just another example of people (tattooists and tattooees) not utilizing spell-check, or Google or a dictionary….. sigh……Not everyone spells well. R and I were discussing this last night, the English language is arbitrary, if one has a brain that only functions in black and white, spelling could be an issue. It could also be an issue for those who "can't be bothered", an R quote, to spell correctly. Tattoo artists, MUST be bothered to spell correctly. If their brain doesn't work that way, they must implement tools that will assist them. Again, as I've said before, half of the responsibility lies with the tattooee, after all, it's their skin and they are the ones that will be wearing this until death + 5 years.
I, however, would be VERY unhappy with this tattoo….. I spell fairly well, so I doubt that this would happen to me. If I ever decide to get any tattoo with script, you can bet your ass that I would double, hell, TRIPLE check the spelling. TrippyBeth recommends that you all do the same!!
Have a wonderful weekend my friends! If you want to join in my birthday debauchery, hit me up!!!
See you all back here on Monday!!