The 21st-century 20-something


Monday, February 28, 2011

To ink or not to ink?

Photo via the-tattoo.com
I received a text message from my college roommate a few days ago containing a photo of her second completed tattoo.

I was green with envy.

Our senior year of college my roommate, let's call her Elouise for anonymity purposes, was the first of the three of us to muster up the guts to get a tattoo. As I sat through the appointment with her (which she took like a champ) I'm not sure if watching her survive it was helpful or not.

While getting inked may have once seemed like a rebellious act, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a young person over 18 without at least one, non-removable-there-forever-hope-you-don't-regret-it mark on their body.

I won't pretend that I'm not judgmental about tattoos - but who isn't?

Don't tell me you've never looked at the girl with the butterfly surrounded by daisies on her ankle and rolled your eyes.

I'm all for tattoos. I think they're a perfectly acceptable form of self-expression. BUT - I do think you should think long and hard about what/where to get one instead of rushing into something you might regret.

I personally have failed to get one because yeah I'm kinda scared of the pain and I haven't decided exactly where I want my first one to go.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Give me a 'break'

No worries guys, I'm still alive.

It's been far to long since I've written a post - my sincerest apologies.

This being my first year out of college, it's been rough not having 'breaks' from school after thankfully having them for the past 17 years. Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, spring break, summer break...all welcomed and much needed throughout the years.

I have a few friends who work for the Rome City School District and they are 'off' this week because it is the school system's mid-winter break. Which pretty much should be called 'We wanted a break between Christmas and spring break because four months is too long to work without a break' break.

I'm not knocking teachers at all. I think being an educator is one of the most important roles in society. These people are shaping minds that will control the future of our country. Not an easy task. So I guess they do deserve one or two...or five breaks throughout the year.

I am green with envy as I type this - wishing I too could have a much needed break this week.

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