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Welcome to the Friday Open Thread! It’s just like the high school cafeteria where we hang out, talk, laugh and gossip but without all the judge-y glares, awkwardness and cliques!
How’s y’alls week been? I’m ready for Mercury to get the fuck out of retrograde and make all the nonsense in my life to just stop. Despite some really BIG complicated friend issues going on, let me tell you about some of the highlights of my week. I voted early on Monday and I felt really great about getting that out of the way. (Go Vote!) I made some delicious chicken enchiladas and Mexican rice. I bought Gloria Anzaldua‘s Borderlands and plan to read it this weekend! I’m so excited to jump into it because I started reading it when I lived in Austin but it was a library book and I was moving to Dallas so I had to return it. I’m finally picking up where I left off! I also started watching Twin Peaks but I didn’t finish the first episode because Gloria kept interrupting me. But so far, I’m into it! This weekend I’m going to a Halloween block party in Dallas’ gayborhood and I still don’t know what I’m going to be. I might be a witch, who knows. I’ll decide later tonight.
Anyways, I’m here to talk to you about tattoos! I don’t have a tattoo but this week I seriously thought about getting one. I really want the outline of Texas on my arm somewhere. Yes, I want a Texas tattoo, I want to be one of those people. Here’s the thing, people think that most people who get a Texas tattoo are country music loving, cowboy boot wearing, hardcore conservative Texans. I want to turn that stereotype on it’s head and tell them I’m a queer Tejana and proud of it! I love Texas with my whole heart and as cheesy as it sounds, I’m proud to be from this weird wonderful place, especially from South Texas in the Rio Grande Valley.
Also, I’ve been thinking I want this kinda huge Virgen De Guadalupe masterpiece tattoo. I think I’m a little scared to get something so extravagant on my body right now but it’s something I’ve been considering for a while. I mean, she means a lot to me and I think if I wanted a tattoo, I would go BIG and colorful. I don’t know where I would get it. I just know that I would want an artist’s interpretation of the Virgen and it be really colorful with lots of flowers and be visible to people.
These tattoos are just thoughts at the moment but hopefully I’ll make them happen soon. Since I don’t have any tattoos to show you, show me yours! Post a photo of them in the comments. What’s the story behind them? Why did you get that tattoo? Why is it important to you? If you don’t have any, do you want a tattoo? What are you thinking of getting? Tell me all your tattoo and t.A.T.u dreams!
How To Post A Photo In The Comments:
1. Find a photo!This is the easy part. Find a photo on the web, right click (on a Mac, control+click), hit “Copy Image URL” and then…
2. Code it in to your comment! Use the following code, and use a DIRECT LINK to the image. Your image link should end in .JPG or .GIF or .PNG or .CallMeWhateverYouWant even. I don’t care, but it should be an image suffix!
How To Post A Video In The Comments, Too:
1. Find a video on YouTube or Vimeo or WHATEVER and click “embed.” Copy that code, but first make sure it’s for 640px wide or less. If your player is too large, it will not display properly.
2. Copy the code and paste it directly into your comment.
3. Go forth and jam.