Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tattoo Update

Got my appointment... that's the good news.

The bad news is that I was chicken for too long and there were no more appointments left on the 28th. In fact in this college town there are no appointments on Fridays or Saturdays left until December.


And so I made one for the following Tuesday (a week from today - GULP!) not totally thinking through that the very next morning I will have a very sore ankle with a bandage on it... and be at The Boy's music class where the potential for it being hit by a random percussion instrument is very high.

And Inquisitive Super Judgmental Mommy will want to know, "What happened to your ankle?"

Can I bring in his artwork that I laminated for him to use as a placemat in my defense?

Or should I just show her the invisible tattoo on my ass?

22 comments:

ppb said...

What's wrong with your ankle?
Well, the monitoring bracelet malfunctioned and I got a huge electrical burn. Parole officer is real sorry about it, too. I'm hoping they'll knock a couple of months off for it, heh, heh.

Jane Ellen+ said...

PPB, that is perfect. I nominate you for as the official Squelcher of Inappropriate Inquisitors!

Don Pardo said...

Even better:

"What's wrong with your ankle?"

"Oh, nothing. Just a scratch, thanks."

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

The tatoo for the Animal House sorority Tri Pi.

(Why no, I didn't really know that, I had to Google it, no really)

Songbird said...

I was bungee-jumping with my girlfriend and came down a little hard.

cheesehead said...

What's wrong with your ankle?

WS looks quizzically at the questioner, then says slowly, "Well, we are in a room full of ankle-biters. Duh."

mid-life rookie said...

Can't think of a witty comeback, but I'm excited for you. Go for it! Hesed. Awesome! Probably the only thing I've thought valuable enough to permanently put on one's body. P.S Don't tell manBoy I'm advocating a tatoo.

will smama said...

PPB - HIGH-larious...

Of course, you are all missing the point which is that I - Super Mommy - laminated my son's artwork so he could use it as a placemat.

I'm done now, right? He'll go to college and be well-adjusted now, right?

RIGHT?!

Kathryn said...

As long as his Greek is up to scratch, obviously... ;-)

Sue said...

I agree with Kathryn - he's all set.

What to say to obnoxious inquisitive mom.....hmmm...

"Well, you may have heard about it on the news. Teh Clooney and I were in a motorcycle accident. My ankle is still very sensitive, but my, he's been such a darling."

identity mixed said...

SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!

Wait... you make an appointment? We just drank and went.

LadyBurg said...

He'll be a genius with that placemat. Very well adjusted and happy.

You could tell her you and the boy got matching tattoos. Just put a band-aid on his ankle.

mary beth said...

"What's wrong with my ankle? Nothing...what's wrong with yours?"

MATCHING TATTOOS, HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Identity Mixed said...

I can come with you. Remember I have a sun on the small of my back. So I can give her the sun... and THEN THE MOON.

AKMA said...

I like the way kathryn thinks. I also think you should have chosen a Greek tattoo, rather than Hebrew. Oh, well.

RevHRod said...

My first thought was "Ass!" My second thought was, "Why didn't I ever laminate any of the Chick's artwork? That WS is too cool."

So now, I am blogging while my 14 year old watches an MTV reality show about some snotty professional skateboarding teenager. Oh dear....

mompriest said...

ahhh, I've managed to live through more than my fair share of snobby mom's and raise two healthy well adjusted kids that, well, understand this world and who they are in it, in a way that most other young people their age, do not.

still. it sucks when you have to face those mothers...

then again, she may have her own tatoo, they are actually very common in my suburb. with middle aged women - thankfully you are too young to fit this category, so on you its still cool!

lorna (see throughfaith) said...

great on the placemat!

erm the tattoo - think I'd wait until Christmas :) but I'm such a coward.

you DO have someone to hold your hand don't you?

will smama said...

I'll put Greek on the other ankle someday just for you... what word do you suggest?

Lorna, I am not exactly the hand holding type but Ladyburg is coming to take pictures. Does that count?

St. Inuksuk said...

How cool is that to laminate The Boy's artwork?!!? Way cool!!
As for the nosey Super J Mom, how about, "Those new 5 blade razors can be rather wicked!"
Like the ones mentioned by others who are far more clever!

AKMA said...

Ooooh, I'll think about that. I've considered this general question before, contemplating painting a Greek word onto the knuckles of each hand with henna, immediately before Prospective Student days -- but that restricted me to four letters.

Hmmmmmm. . . .

jill said...

The possibilities are myriad, and already the comments are so spectacular. First of all, big kudos for laminating the artwork. I may have to do the same now.

Suggestions for super-inquisitive-judgmental mommy (hey! I know her!)

--What's wrong with my ankle? Nothing. What's wrong with your karma? How much time have you got?

--Nasty bug bites...or it could be scabies...(WS starts to scratch and twitch uncontrollably)...nah, I'm sure it must be bug bites, don't you think?

--Show her the henna tattoo all over your middle finger.

Lastly, GO, WS!!!! Can't wait to see pictures!