Sunday, May 31, 2009

Girls and Corpses

OMG! Okay so my husband comes home the other day from a Red Carpet event, that I unfortunately couldn't attend with him, but anyways I'm talking to him on the phone and he is at my mom's house. He is telling me about how his evening went and who he got to interview an what not. He starts telling me about this guy he met there named Corpsy, who told him all about his magazine called Girls and Corpses. Right then I heard my mom in the background shouting "You're gunna love it" all sarcastically. Then my mom went on to say that it was gunna give her nightmares. So now I'm thinking "Oh great some creepy, goth porno magazine!" Which is exactly what it ended up being...except I found myself not so much creeped out because of course, the corpses are fake, but it's actually surprised at what a pretty funny and interesting magazine it really is. More than anything I would say that it is different, which always gets my attention. It has mostly pictures of mostly hot normal looking girls scantily dressed surrounded by....and sometimes even humping? corpses. But then it has articles, comics (which are hilariously disturbing) and my favorite is Sex Talk with Doctor Necco Feelya!! Here is a question that was in the Volume 2 Spring Issue:

Dear Dr. Necco Feelya,

My boyfriend has a bug up his ass. Literally. I can't tell what kind of bug it is but it has been up there for months and only occasionally comes out to eat from the cat bowl. I'm afraid the thing will bite me in my sleep or crawl up MY ass. What should I do? Oh, did I mention he has been dead for two years. Not the bug; my boyfriend.

Bug up his ass

Read the mag. for the answer! Now the best part of this magazine, that pretty much made me fall in love with it, was an add, on the very last page, for the Corpsy the love doll. OMG!! It is literally a blow up doll corpse. I laughed my ass off when I saw genius! Wish I could have thought of it! Click on the pic. for more positions!
So this magazine is obviously not for the faint of heart but if you like something a little creepy, a little odd , and you're maybe into the whole death thing, then this would definitely be a magazine that you should really check out!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My new tattoo

Well, I finally did it. I got my second tattoo!

I had realized that I wanted to get one to commemorate the passing of my grandma last month while I was at her funeral. I just had to decide what and where I wanted to get it.
My grandma loved flowers, butterflies, gardening and the outdoors so I wanted to incorporate that theme into it some how. I started looking up butterfly tattoos and nothing really stood out. I have always been curious about how different people or religions deal with the passing of a loved one. My grandma was the first person who has been close to me that I have lost. It has been very confusing for me about how I should feel or act. As I have been dealing with this emptiness I have kept in mind different views and thoughts from authors I love to read like Eckhart Tolle and also from religions like Sikhism, who believe that death is not a sad occasion but as a time to celebrate and remember the person who has passed on. That reminded me very much of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which is a holiday in which, mostly Latinos, celebrate the death of loved ones by having parties and visiting their graves, giving them gifts that include food and also sugar skulls which are decorated skulls that can be eaten. I have always thought that that tradition was very ego less and brave.

So there I had it, I would get a tattoo remembering my grandma using a sugar skull with butterfly wings, which she loved. I would also incorporate flowers to represent her 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Now I needed to find an artist.
We went to one place that we had heard very good reviews on, unfortunately, I was not happy or comfortable with the service at all. My husband had had a guy come into his work months before and he had given him his card, we decided to go in and feel him out.
His name is Bobby and he works at Inland Empire Tattoo in Redlands. We went in there and I gave him some drawings and pictures of what I had in mind. He told us to come back in a week and he would have something drawn up. I was so nervous that I would not like his concept that I was even having nightmares about it! So the next Thursday rolls around and he shows me his sketch and it is exactly what I had in mind. It was so beautiful and perfect, I couldn't wait to have it etched into my skin forever and ever!

So I did. It took about 3 hours and hurt pretty freaking badly...a lot worse than my first one on my wrist! But it's healing now and looking great. I know my grandma would have thought it was really pretty. Every time I look at it it will always remind me of her and how much she impacted my life and what an amazing person she was!

Here is my tat. this was like a few hours after I got it done...still bloody and all. I'll put up more when she's healed!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Crappity crap crap

Ehh, I have not blogged in such a long time it feels like. It has been very hectic and also very hot. I can barely concentrate on it's in the upper 90's, our air is broke and going to stay that way...I have been spritzing myself every few minutes to try and stay cool. I want to put up our pool but I am going to wait until we get back from our 1 year wedding anniversary get away to San Francisco. The weather up there is suppose to be very nice, maybe even a little chilly, according to my standards. I can't wait.

I just got over being sick with a disgusting cold complete with sore throat, stuffy head and nose, and now I'm finally gettin over it but I just can't make all this mucous go the hell away. I also, regrettably, had to fly to Wisconsin to my grandmothers funeral the last week of April. That was really hard and I still am not fully realizing that she is gone. Everything just kinda seems off and I have just not been feeling all here, which I'm not. But it's no good to dwell in the past and I've been trying to keep myself busy despite being sick off my ass. I had the perfect opportunity to read the most amazing book that I have had my hands on in a long while called "Coming of age in Mississippi" by Anne Moody. I recommend it to everyone especially women or younger girls. It's an inspiring and moving biography about a girl, Anne (Essie Mae) growing up in the deep south. She gives a play by play of her amazing life from her being a 4 year old girl to a brave 23 year old women overcoming obstacles that I could not even fathom. It's very well written, informative, exciting, sad and touching. It helped me keep my mind off my problems for 2 days but now I am right back on the sad boat trying to get a handle on myself, maybe San Fran will help chase away my blues...I doubt it though :(
The butterfly print up at the top is from PeggyWolfDesign
My grandma loved butterflies and she would have really liked that print