Dragon tattoo

I got a tattoo as my Christmas present from my hubby
12/9/ 2014

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Day 1 (above) Friday

Day 5 (below) Tuesday

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Day 8

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Day 10

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2/11/15
The touch up- ouch day 1

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The 2 above are after the touch up 

The 2 below were colored on Dec 11th 2015 by a different artist.

   

Oct. 2017

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Hey all, my 36 yr old, older brother unexpectedly died of heart failure last week on Sept. 27, 2014. I loved him but I didn’t appreciate him enough. I didn’t see him often lately and when I did, I teased him (as little sisters do) but I don’t know if I told him I loved him and how much he meant to me.
So take my advice: tell the people you love, that you love them. Be there for them.

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What I said at his memorial service
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David was my brother, no David is my brother. And as his sister, I don’t think I appreciated him enough, because I took him for granted. I thought, he was always going to be there, that he was always going to tease me, that I was always going to annoy him, that he would always be there as a presence for my children. Unfortunately, I was wrong. David has taught me, through his death, that when you love somebody you need to let them know, as often as you can, be it through the words I love you, be through little gestures like hugs, kisses, punches, pinches, uh I mean hugs and kisses. And I hope that this is a lesson that he is taught you. appreciate the people in your life even if you don’t always get along with them, even if you don’t always agree with them or their lifestyle choices, even if they are the most aggravating person in the world, which David was not I was. Appreciate your loved ones be they friends or family and never treat a stranger bad because you don’t know what they’re going through.
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Wrecking ball song

Came across this on a Facebook page. Decided to share it with you.
While Miley Cyrus being nude on a wrecking ball licking a hammer is controversial to say the least, I’m pretty sure many of us will agree the song itself is actually pretty good.

Chris Thompson and Rochelle Diamante (duet of Wrecking Ball)

http://youtu.be/z_jOx_woSeo

The Gregory Brothers singing Wrecking Ball

http://youtu.be/X7JgVqbh8nE

The original Miley Cyrus video

http://youtu.be/My2FRPA3Gf8

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Albatross, garbage and the nesting grounds on Midway

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http://www.midwayjourney.com/
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http://www.neseabirds.com/Midway/laysan.htm

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http://www.upworthy.com/people-should-know-about-this-awful-thing-we-do-and-most-of-us-are-simply-unaware?c=ufb1
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The plastic plight of the albatross
http://pacificvoyagers.org/midway-atoll-the-plastic-plight-of-the-albatross

documentary follows internationally acclaimed artist Chris Jordan to investigate an environmental tragedy in this remote Pacific paradise: tens of thousands of albatrosses lie dead on the ground, bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch – See more at: http://pacificvoyagers.org/midway-atoll-the-plastic-plight-of-the-albatross#sthash.piwDQtlm.dpuf

Of the 500,000 albatross chicks born here each year, about 200,000 die, mostly from dehydration or starvation. A two-year study funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed that chicks that died from those causes had twice as much plastic in their stomachs as those that died for other reasons. Albatross scour the ocean surface for sustenance, finding all manner of plastic debris, bottle caps, lighters, combs, and minuscule photodegradated (broken down by the sun) pieces of plastic that can be mistaken for food. Hence, the birds swallow the junk, that perforates their stomach or blocks their esophagus or gizzard, leading to inability to eat, often leading to death.

– See more at: http://pacificvoyagers.org/midway-atoll-the-plastic-plight-of-the-albatross#sthash.piwDQtlm.dpuf

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http://www.doomcarousel.com/comic/laysan-albatrosses-of-midway-atoll/

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http://www.midwayjourney.com/

Paid in full 30 years ago

http://gawker.com/this-three-minute-commercial-puts-full-length-hollywood-1309506149

The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, “Giving,” which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting anything in return.

TrueMove too says it “believes in the power of giving without expecting a return.”

http://youtu.be/7s22HX18wDY

Deciduous magnolia

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Spring is here … Saw this by the library today… Absolutely beautiful.
Was told it might be a deciduous magnolia flower

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I grew up with a “regular” southern magnolia (magnolia grandiflora) tree on the side of the house. Growing up, I loved the furry leaf and flower coverings….and the big white fragrant flowers….
Here is a web image

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(Next time I’m at my childhood home I need to take a picture of the fuzzy/furry leaf coverings…) some leaf/flower coverings were so furry I could pretend I was holding a mouse and trick friends. Once, I soaked the dried coverings and shaved the hair off so I could tried to make deer skin” clothing for my barbies when I pretended they were Native Americans (from the prairie cultures).


Found these pics online but not great

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Call me maybe: troops vs cheerleader

I believe the cheerleaders did this first and then the USA troops did a parody of them.
I love it! This video is awesome!

Video:
You really got to give these guys credit, watch how the troops match the cheerleaders move for move!
http://www.military.com/video/forces/humor/call-me-maybe-troops-vs-cheerleaders/1964153798001/

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