I Want To Be Here. Dammit!

 

It’s a festival.  On the Queen Mary.  In California.

Great tattoo artists.  Amazing car show.  But, but, but….BAD BRAINS!!! DEAD KENNEDYS!!! THE STRANGLERS!!!! THE FLESHTONES!!!!

And Oh My God – IGGY AND THE STOOGES!!!  It’s like a ancient pseudo punk’s DREAM.  Of course, I can’t go to Cali.  I have my daughter’s field day tomorrow and other, you know, mom stuff to do.  But part of my heart will be on that ship, drinking tequila, getting inked and seeing the bands that helped me vent most of that crankiness out in my actual teen years!!!

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About A Boy

I had found a little blurb about an air conditioner falling out the window of Louise Wise Services in the 80s that landed on a man and killed him, so I googled the agency and this is what I found.  

This is an old article written by Lisa Belkin.  It’s really shocking and upsetting.  Louise Wise Services, an agency that matched childless Jewish couples with babies seemed to have a whole lot of trouble telling potential parents the truth of where the children were coming from.  Mostly mental hospitals.  Check it out.  It’s very interesting.

via What the Jumans Didnt Know About Michael – New York Times.

I Love You – Be Good!

To me, this is beautiful.  What do you think?

Woman gets a touching tattoo tribute to her late mother.  You can read the story if you want, but in a nutshell, a mother left on vacation, her daughter came to take care of the house, and found this note from her Mom.  Unexpectedly, her mother passed while away and the daughter memorialized her with the above tattoo.

You Need A Group Hug!

I love this site.  And I’m proud to say that I purchased a shirt today and I cannot WAIT to get it!!!!  Check it out – Andrew and his beautiful Mom post the coolest pictures on Facebook everyday.  And the shirts are ridiculously cool, plus they help various charities.  What could

be better???  And while you’re at it – watch this great mini documentary.

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This is the one that I ordered if you want to be a copycat.  Be a copycat!!!!

Welcome to Group Hug Apparel | Be Strong Rock On.

All You Need Is Love. And Tattoos. And Compassion!

As much as these kinds of stories break my heart, it reassures my cynical side that there are such wonderful people on this planet.  From hospice workers to tattoo artists, the amount of love and compassion for those who need help is kind of staggering.  In a good way.  

Hannah Windsor - Beautiful Little Girl.  Rest in peace.

 

 

The Enquirer :: Tattoo studio ready to ink in memory of Hannah.

Lennox Castle Stories – Amazing What Seeds Of Destruction Can Sow

This is an amazing site that contains artwork done by former residents/patients of a hellhole mental hospital that shut down in the early 2000s.  People were put there because they didn’t go to school, or they were unwed moms, were born with Down syndrome, or just basically didn’t fit into society.  For more info on the history of Lennox Castle, click here.  Warning, it’s heartbreaking stuff.

 

Lennox Castle Stories : Art, Images, Videos, Text : Images.

A WTF Moment – 2 Fifth Graders Plotted To Kill “Annoying” Girl

The article is disturbing.  But what I find disturbing as well is that the prosecuting attorney thinks it’s normal kid stuff to set cats on fire and hit people with sticks and rocks.  Remind me not to ever move to this county in Washington!

Two fifth-graders ‘plotted to kill girl they found annoying’ found with knife, gun and ammo – NY Daily News.

MamaTarot. That’s Me!

Oh I’ll still be MamaTattoo.  But now I’ve added something to that.  I’ve been reading cards since I was 10, which is the same time I had begun to hear voices.  Yes, I thought I was nuts.  But the voices were generally right, even if they were a little bit rude.

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Step right up!!!

My goal is to stay home and be with Kiddo for as long as I can.  I have had no health insurance since losing my job a year and a half ago, and I’m okay with that part as long as I can provide for her.  And I think it’s time to return to my roots and read for people.  I’m good at it, and I don’t overcharge.  So when you have a moment, please check out my new blog at MamaTarot.  I’d greatly appreciate it!

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🙂  Have a great weekend!

Vacuums And Meatballs And Fake Cooking Shows

Oh I hope you can handle what I have to tell you today.  It’s chock full of interesting tidbits and various less interesting morsels.

I have been sick for about 3 to 4 weeks.  Straight.  No chaser (well, unless you count the most unpleasant side effects of 3 or 4 different antibiotics).  That’s why my absence has been felt by each and every one of you loyal readers out there for what must seem like ages!

Yeah, I’m kidding.  But I really have been sick and feeling shitty for what seems an endless span of time.  And today….drum roll please….I feel BETTER!  I have energy!  I’m acting silly without the benefit of cough medicine blessed by codeine!

I’m living amidst clutter.  Not like HOARDERS really, but lots of clothes that are clean but have no “home” and sheets, blankets, pillows that don’t fit into our joke of a linen closet. So I used the vacuum bags I purchased just before getting sick (well, more like a year ago and just had them kind of stacked up, but that’s more of the same, isn’t it?)  I put all this stuff into the bags and then moved them to the computer room.  Where they stay.  Unvacuumed and huge.  Ugh!

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This is an actual photo of the meatballs simmering in my crock pot right now!!!!!

But then this morning, I guess I had a little inspiration.  I decided to make meatballs.  This is one thing I believe I do very, very well.  Naturally, my husband became a vegetarian about 3 years ago, so he’ll have no part in this, except that he’s complaining that they smell so good, and is actually taking Kiddo out for a special Papa/Kiddo day which includes 1) signing her out of school about 45 minutes early, 2) going to see Monsters Inc in 3D, and finally 3) going to their favorite Italian restaurant for dinner together.  Isn’t that awesome??  I love these things.  That’s what I’m sure she’ll remember when she’s older. So it’ll be me and the meatballs.  Maybe my sister.  Definitely pasta.

While prepping the meatballs, I pretended to have my own cooking show, and talked my way through the entire thing to Kody.  Kody should be a pit bull, but he’s a Shih Tzuh.  He was so attentive and polite.  He kept hoping something would fall.  It was all really very funny, even if it was nutty.

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Kody Odie Odie. Meatball Lover.

Now, while all this was happening, Italian Husband is doing what he does all the friggin time, which is playing FIFA.  The only difference is that he now has a weird game capture thing so he can RECORD himself SITTING on his ASS, playing SOCCER/FOOTBALL and then make BEST OF COMPILATIONS to put on YouTube.  I’m at the end of my rope.  I hear Martin Tyler and that other doofus Alan Smith in my dreams at this point.  Can anyone tell me if Alan Smith is Andy’s character from Little Britain’s Lou & Andy?? Is it just me???

The Football

I promise to return with a Little Britain clip and a review of my meatballs by me, and of

course, by Kody.  Love yas!!

Really Bad Tattoos Nab Suspect In Child Porn

I just seem to like tattoos more and more.  Even the really bad scratcher type when they put “people” like this in a place where they can’t hurt children.  They’re still looking for the male turd too, so please check the site to see if you recognize him.

Tattoo photos lead to womans arrest in global child porn investigation – U.S. News.