Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Things I like right now.....

In no particular order:

1. The OED - Thank you, OED, for helping me write several new and rewrite several old poems today!

2. Jason Bredle's book, Standing In Line for the Beast - I'm so glad that I spent the money that I do not have on this hilariously brilliant collection!

3. Mugglecast, courtesy of Mugglenet.com - Yes, this is more mentioning of Harry Potter, but I'm still in the midst of a Harry Potter hangover that will take a little while to wear off.

4. The Opposite House, Helen Oyeyemi's amazing follow-up to her AMAZING debut novel The Icarus Girl - This woman is about my age and she's already written two novels and two plays....I'm in a jealous awe of what a talent she is....

5. Miami Ink on TLC - I checked out the tattoo gallery on the site and actually found a tattoo that I would consider getting (whatever you do, do NOT spill the beans to my mother about that one......)!

5 comments:

Susan said...

Dig the tattoo. Would you get it on the upper arm, like the photo?

Why are mothers so uncomfortable with a little ink? I told my mother I was thinking of getting a tattoo (in part just to tease her, but I have thought about it. Call it a midlife crisis, if you will!) not so very long ago, and she told me she'd be "very upset." I find this odd...

Melissa said...

If I get the tattoo, it would be that sparrow but with its mirror image right across from it because it's bad luck to get a sparrow tattooed without its "mate", and besides the symmetry might look nice. I would probably get it somewhere on my back, though I'm only considering it :)

I understand my mom's hatred of tattoos - when she was little, her babysitter was an old woman who had a tattoo that basically turned into a blob with age. Apparently it looked super gross.....

But I think I want one anyway :)

Susan said...

EEEEWWWW!

*shakes head to erase mental picture of old lady with blobby tattoo*

Missy said...

LOVE the sparrow tattoo -- the greens Ami used are gorgeous :)

Melissa said...

Thanks Missy! I love the green too, the shading is perfect :)

I just may be getting a tattoo soon......shhh!