Mission log: day 233.
"Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream. If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep. And when at last it is over, there is no evidence: no weapon, no blood, and no body. The only clue might be the shadows beneath your eyes or a terribly thin line near the corner of your mouth indicating something has been suffered, that in the privacy of your life you have lost something and the loss is too empty to share."
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (via ismiamora)
No thigh gaps ever cause I’m keeping it warm for you. #YoureWelcome
A full night’s sleep would be nice.
I’m sick of dating.
I’m actually excited about my menu change coming up this next week. The last one I did turned out really well and I’m just gonna keep moving forward.
I am debating being a crazy person and getting a part time job for a little bit.
I’m gonna start doing yoga at home. Any followers have resources or helpful advice for home practice?
I’m getting tattooed in two weeks and I’m stoked..slowly but surely finishing up my arm.
I got dizzy for the first time smoking a cigarette yesterday. It took me by surprise..like I felt drunk for 30 seconds. So weird.
Yep. There’s all the random shit floating around in my head.
"I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there."
I can have?
Many old-school tattooists recalled seeing their first tattooed person in the sideshow, as the circus sideshow spread tattooing from coast to coast in America. They admitted that this had a major impact on them choosing the art of tattooing for a livelihood.
Ethel Martin Vangi, aka Lady Viola, born in March 1898, was one of those circus troopers causing a stir in the tattoo world and the outdoor amusement business. The Bowery-Coney Island-Brooklyn tattooist Frank Graf tattooed her in the 1920s.
Lady Viola did have a very special suit of tattoos, often being billed as “The Most Beautiful Tattooed Woman in the World.” Along with popular tattoo figures of the time, she had the United States Capitol on her back and the Statue of Liberty and Rock of Ages on her legs. She spent decades in the show business world and was still working with the Thomas Joyland Show at the age of 73!
Although Lady Viola made her name as a tattoo attraction, like many other female attractions (including Betty Broadbent) she also did some tattooing.
She died in april, 1977 and the last pic is one of her last photos.
via Tattoo Archive
you always searched for rocks in the water.. at the beach or down by the falls.. I still have a cool ass rock in my bag I found and meant to give you. I guess I’ll keep it now, and this thought of you. that smile. twodayslater. I love you.
the dedication recovery
You cannot avoid it,
nor can you speed through it.
take your time.
Your path may alter,
your rest stops may change,
but you will be