Archive for November, 2008

Saddle Up Your Horses!

Alright, admittedly Labor Day has come and WAY gone, and it would seem that I have been avoiding the Adventure vs. Tattoo Issue.  So maybe I publicly put a deadline for myself regarding an adventure, and maybe I placed a conditional mandate suggesting that if said adventure didn’t happen then a tattoo would be offered on its behalf.  And maybe that deadline has come and gone, and I have not yet mentioned either the would-be adventure or the consequential tattoo. You call that avoidance??

In all honesty, I haven’t publicly mentioned either yet because of my shame of failing to follow through.  Sadly I did not have my Internet-posting-worthy adventure, and though I am now completely resigned to this tattoo, I haven’t quite gotten it yet.  I’m pretty sure I know what I want to get, but I have not yet determined the “where”, and since I hear they’re kind of permanent, I’m waiting for my inspiration.  My husband was a bit bummed that I did not honor “Tat-ober” this past month, but yes, the tattoo is coming.  I’m actually pretty excited about it.

Despite my failure to achieve that “worthy adventure”, my summer and fall were filled with a few pseudo-adventures, and since I love a good list, allow me to chronicle those excursions that didn’t quite make the cut:

1. Attending a Red Sox visiting game with actual Red Sox fans.

2. Driving down Lombard Street in San Francisco. This was really more of Ryan’s adventure, but the rest of us in the car were able to enjoy its roller coaster-iness.  It’s really pretty impressive—you should look it up.

3. Dancing at a club for my new sister-in-law’s bachelorette party. Perhaps the most exciting part was experiencing the club perks one gets when she is part of such a party: no waiting in line, strangers picking up the tab, etc.  I would love to say that I was struck with how great a dancer I actually am, but…too many witnesses to refute…

4. Evacuating with a 10 month old.  She did really well with all of the hurricane hoopla, but I’d rather not flee without my husband again.

5. Contracting major work on our house.  I feel like such a grown-up.

So again I am looking for adventures, but for now there is no deadline.  As soon as I get this tattoo, after friends and family, this blog will be the first to know.


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