But first: A big HA HA! to those of you Yankee-haters who were writing them off already as over-paid and under-delivering. Over-paid, perhaps. But now, they have won 9 in a row to bring themselves back up over .500. That's right. We're back.
And also: Happy 7th Anniversary, Hub!
I don't know how many of you watch Real Time with Bill Mahr on HBO, but its a show I happen to love. While I am not very political on this blog I am interested in politics, reading and watching as much as I can so I can learn what's going on in our world. Its not always fun stuff, but its still important.
Anyway, last Friday he did a bit on chinese symbol tattoos, and how having a Chinese symbol tattoo'ed on the crack of your booty doesn't make you spiritual. Hub and I both actually have chinese symbol tattoos of the word "love", which we got on our honeymoon. I have always been a little nervous that "love" isn't really what it says...like someone might have played a cruel joke on us and it really says "I hate Chinese people" or something like that. When I did recruitment for the newspaper I went to an Asian Journalists conference and wore pants the whole time to cover the tattoo, just in case, so I wouldn't offend anyone! Luckily, a few years ago my pedicurist saw it and I was relieved to hear her say that it did, in fact, say "love".
Well, Bill Mahr basically was making a joke about that idea - that your asian tattoo may not say what you think it says - and that it doesn't say "peace", you idiot - it probably says "beef and broccoli" from a Chinese food menu. Hub heard that, and OH MY GOD! What a great idea! He now feels that he should get that tattoo - "beef and broccoli" in Chinese - because he loves beef and broccoli and that's what he always orders from the Chinese food place! But of course!!!
Now most people, if they told you something like that, you would think they were kidding, knowing there was no way they could be serious. That's because you don't know Hub. He is insane. It was suggested (by one of our friends) he get this tattoo on his stomach, because of course, that's where the beef and broccoli goes! You should have seen how wide his eyes got pondering this idea. The man is insane.
He is currently adding onto one of his tattoos. He had a gargoyle on his calf, but felt it was lonely. His name (the gargoyle, not Hub) is George. So he is having a whole scene, with castles and clouds and mountains and such, added so that George is not lonely. Its now called GeorgeTown. Uh huh. Once that whole thing is done, he has been thinking that he should do the same to the dragon on his arm. Ya know, add a whole scene so the dragon isn't lonely. All I can hope is that he forgets about the beef and broccoli tattoo by the time he finishes making his current tattoos "not lonely." If you saw how much Hub can eat, you would know that he wouldn't stop with just one meal tattoo'ed on his stomach. He'll end up with the whole menu. Ya know, so the beef and broccoli aren't lonely.