Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Hub is a Tattoo'ed Freak

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.
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And also: Happy 7th Anniversary, Hub!
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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.

30 comments:

Guppyman said...

I can see an entire Chinese menu tattoo'd on his stomach....

"What do you want to eat tonight? I don't know.... lift up your shirt and I'll choose something...."

Too funny.

I like tattoos. I want tattoos. BUT- I have a small phobia... I can't know needles are anywhere near me. My wife thought i was full of s@&t until she went with me to the chiropractor.... he also did accupuncture.... I didn't realize what he was doing at first, but I figured I'd try it out... Then the hot flash came... then the blood rolled out of my face.... then they were waking me up and packing ice around me.

Go figure.... I can't see needles... I can't know that they might touch me... I can't even watch someone else get stuck with a needle.... I get sick or pass out every time.

KARCHAMB said...

I've got the needle fear too, but as long as I don't see them, I'm okay... hence the tattoo on my back...

*~BendersGurl~* said...

I came across your blog from Cmacs blog...
I too have a chinese symbol tattoo'd on my back its for "faith" I did research on it so hopefully it is right *lol*

Love the story of your Hub and his tattoos.. I have 4 all together.

Molly said...

The Yankees are even doing it in GRAND fashion, Bernie with his slam, nice! Let's keep it going.

I love the idea of the tattoo of beef and broccoli on the stomach, that makes me laugh!

Wasn't there a story in the news a few years back about a tattoo artist of asian descent in Pittsburgh that was not tattooing the chinese symbols that were requested on to people and he made them say bad stuff instead?

Charlie Mc said...

Burn Baby Burn!!!! :) Yankees are indeed back...much to my surprise!

I've always wondered if those symbols really mean what they tell you they do.....glad to hear your's does!!!!!

Raehan said...

Princess will get a real kick out of that when she's older. I would have loved that when I was a kid.

Nam LaMore said...

my experience with tattoo is that that you can't stop with just one. getting it on the stomach is a test to find the pain threshhold - it's a very sensitive and ticklish part of the body.

and as it is your 7th year anniversary, i heard that you're off the hook with pele over the coral thingy .. and said you ought to to come back soon.

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

LOL Sorry, but that would be SO funny. Can you imagine all the Chinese people snickering behind his back at him, only to find out he's in on the joke?? :)

AMG

Indigo said...

As a fellow tatto'd person, I am laughing my butt off at this!

mrsmogul said...

Okay I will give you some Bill Mahr gossip. I used to see him at all the club parties. He would come and gawk at all the women. Once he came on to my friend. He made a sleezy and lewd comment to her and she turned away. Also he takes drugs.

Elle said...

How about the chinese symbol for"
"this food better not be my cat?"

SquareSlant said...

No tattoos here...Can't imagine getting anything permanent on my body. That's just me! Anything I like today...I might hate 5 years from now. I think of some of the hairstyles and clothes I say no way!

Bridget Unnel said...

I've considered getting a tattoo, but have yet to come up with something that will look just as good stretched out -- you know, when I'm hanging in my rocking chair with the grandkids and a big ol' potbelly and watermelon hips.

Bumbling Bav said...

LMFO! He rocks! I love it, and am going to suggest it to my dad. My dad is going to love it! (Dad would have all foods from around the world. But that ok CAUSE his belly is huge, lol)

My husband keeps trying to get me to get a tat but I have no idea what I would want. So until there is something I must have.... this chick is going naked! (lol)

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Mrs. M- yes, I have heard that about Bill Mahr too. And from his commentary when it concerns women, I think he's a pig. But I do like the show.

Nam - I agree; I have three tattoos and Hub has (I think) six. Addictive.

Bridge - that's why my tattoos are in non-stretchy places for the most part: ankle, top of foot, and upper back between shoulder blades. All HURT.

I am thinking I should maybe post pics of our tats in a future entry!

turboslut said...

I'm lovin' your new blog layout. Sorry I haven't been around, but I have been off the PC for a while. I had serious withdrawl symptoms :)

Cori said...

Its called "broccoli beef"-that is too dam funny! How about fortune cookie for you?

Steph said...

I love the beef and broccoli idea!! I'm really afraid of tattoos, the pain and that I might regret it. But while I was in NY, my brothere (who are all tatted up) and I decided to get matching ones, so I settled on a little Phoebe dot! Remember from Friends? I'm such a chicken!!

Loz said...

I'm still laughing over this post... GeorgeTown and the 'not lonely' tattoos!
I've got one tattoo (lower back, how cliche) - and it hurt like a bastard being right on my spine.
I've got Chinese symbols meant to loosely translate to "Live Forever" - I used to worry about what it really said too, until I went to a Chinese doctor and he read it as "Not Dead" - ah! Not sure if that's my tattoo or my diagnosis?

Zee said...

LOL! I've always wondered about tattoos like that. I'm glad you know that yours says what you meant it to. :o)

I want another tattoo!

-xtessa- said...

ok... you just made me laugh in my semi-asleep state... the whole chinese menu, that's an idea as i'm having a hard time communicating with the hong kong-ers!

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA!!! OMG if he gets that tattoo than I want to see a picture of it......

Dawn said...

The lasr comment was from me....something is wrong witht his stupid computer:(

Pikkel Weezel said...

Holy shit, I love Jersey Girls, used to do one in high school.

mcgibfried said...

if it weren't for the permanant nature of a tattoo.. i love the idea. oh, and the pain part isn't a plus.
but if i could, put my current mood on my forehead so people wouldn't have to ask!

and congrats on getting to lucky number 7 with your hub!

Dawn said...

oh my god that is sooooo cute! I love tattoos - i have one but dh has none i would love it if he got one. but anyway i think the beef and broccoli would be awesome!

Jamie Dawn said...

Go for it, Hub. Georgetown sounds like it will be quite a fanciful place. He must have a high pain tolerance. I've heard getting tattoos hurts.
I think your love tattoos are romantic. Good thing they really do say "love" and not something else.
I'm not into baseball, but it does seem to me that the Yankees always do well.

T said...

First off.,,,Yankees baby! YANKEES!! Tino is carrying them in my eyes -see my blog if ya want

Also, I have 3 tattoos myself, someday I'm going to show them on my blog....stay tuned...

I often wonder about the chinese tattoos and if they really say what people think they say...LOL

Pinkie said...

Happy 7th!! Too funny ~ I love the GeorgeTown and Beef & Broccoli stories. Made me laugh (even though I'm not a tatoo gal myself).

Stan said...

Hi. Found your page from rockstarmommy.com. I'm a big fan of tattoos, too. I'm the keeper of the Tattoo FAQ and I have lots. I like the idea of the "Beef and Broccoli" tattoo. That's right up there with the guy who had Godzilla done in traditional Japanese style. So if he gets it, I wanna see a picture.