A new toy store, called Imaginuity, opened in Rhinelander this past week. It is a family neighborhood toy store with another branch up in Minacuqua. Well we have been in there several times in their short week of being open. On Saturday Christy and Samuel stopped in to celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day and their grand opening celebration.
Well the news station was there also and Samuel got in a few shots for the evening news. I love towns where the evening news consists of a new toy store. Wishing Imaginuity the best.
True story…I told my tattoo artists when I was sitting down to get my tat, “If my mother was still alive she would have figure out I am here and would bust through those doors any minute.” Then I sat down and got the deed done. 39 years of rules and expectations were laid to waste in those few minutes. You will have to read about my families perspective on tattoos in my book, Ride On, to know the extent of what I did.
After much thought and several meetings with my new friends and tattoo artists, Jake and Azara, I got a wedding ring tattoo. The fact that I had gone through three other rings in 19 years also had a lot to play into my decision. Christy and I have been talking about this for sometime. After many visits, I got it done at Jake’s Tattooing in Rhinelander. I would later be told that they thought I was high the first time I came in..but later they realized I was just high on life!
Azara and I scratched down some ideas and I knew right away that she would be the one to design the ring. The problem was she doesn’t tattoo fingers, only Jake does. So in typical me fashion, I brought the whole team together to focus on this project. She would design and he would needle. This is not normal for an artist to not implement the whole project and this was their first collaboration since working together for three years.
I know it is a small piece and to those of you that have their whole bodies tattooed like my former intern Micah this is no big deal. But to me, it is! It could be the start to a whole life of crime now. Especially because my mom is no longer here to stop me.
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Last month I had the chance to give blood. I have been trying to give at least three times per year lately. It is one of the coolest things you can do as a human being, share some blood with an unknown person. It is also really neat to meet people who have benefited from the gift of blood.
So if I can encourage you to sign up next time your office, bank, community or church does a blood drive that would be great. Don’t worry it doesn’t take much time and its loads of fun. (as you can tell by my pictures)
This also might be the last time for a while I will be able to give blood because I will be getting my first tattoo soon. That will have to be another blog but in the mean time don’t tell my parents.
Not much to say about this except that we have had this van for over ten years. As Amelia says, “It represents her childhood.” It died a month ago and instead of taking the $230 offered to us we decided to donate to our local fire department for them to “do as they pleased”.
And that is what they did! We missed the show but saw the aftermath in the field. I hope they had fun because I know we had lots of fun driving her all around from Florida to Washington.
Maggie a friend of our picked up this root beer from Applebees when she was there for us to try out in our Root Beer tour. Dat’ der Root Beer was a nice brew. We only had one bottle so my youngest and I sat down and shared the bottle!
Nice night as the others were doing homework.. Check out our growing list of ones we have tried this last year and others in our reserve.
Seven days after my first deer of the bow season and the next time I went out we bagged another one. My son Samuel came out with me again and I guess he is good luck. He thinks that you should get a deer every time you are in the stand.
Given the fact we are going out this Saturday for the youth mentor gun hunt I hope he is right!