Oct 20, 2011

Married To The Sea

One of my favorite sites on these here tubes of the internet machine is called married to the sea.  You can find them at http://www.marriedtothesea.com/, go check them out and be prepared to waste the rest of your day laughing like an idiot like I do.

Of course you have to have a somewhat tweaked sense of humor to achieve proper idiot style laughing like I do, but even those of you without the benefit of a funny bone will enjoy some of them.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Oct 18, 2011

The Almost Too Late For Bad Tat Tuesday Edition!

Several wonderful folks have sent me some more lovely pieces of work, you are all to be commended on your efforts!!

Cora was standing in line behind a fine young man who wanted to make sure he always knew how to  make the letter "A"...

And The Vegetable Assassin sent me a link to this great work of art:
Wow... If words aren't enough to profess your love always include stars and butterfly's.

And speaking of the wonderful veggie, she came through with another tat that will certainly make this guy a big hit when he eventually winds up in prison:

Yes indeed, klassy as they say.

This one comes from one of my buddies that I work out with, but I have seen it before out and about:

I think that Kelly is pretty damn thoughtful, don't you?

And last but not least, from the wonderful world of Facebook, comes our mission statement here at Bad Tat Tuesday:

See you all next time around!

Oct 14, 2011

Friday Fun

A random collection of stuff I found on the seamy underside of the internettubes.

Enjoy, and have a great weekend everyone!

Oct 7, 2011

Seven Sent

I was recently tagged in a meme by The Jules from the always entertaining blog, The Gravel Farm.  If you haven't read The Jules, please go over and peruse some of his wonderful tidbits from across the pond.  You won't be disappointed!

He received it from the blog of  Mr London Street and like the good paramedic that he is, passed on the contagion to me without gloves, disinfectant, or a care in the world!  I was surprised when he added to my tag the words "SkylersDad – Because I’ve always admired intelligence when it’s mixed with humility."

Obviously a cut and paste error on his part...

It proved to be a very difficult meme to write, because it required two things that I don't have; time to research or patience!  You are simply to answer 7 questions about your posts,  listing the different posts that meet the category.  Now I have been at this a bit of a while, and have amassed 1347 posts.  So this required me looking back a bit, because trying to rely on my aging and fuzzy brain is just not the way to go.  I am not listing just one post, but a couple for each category.  Not that I feel they all made the grade, but because I couldn't decide.

So here we go, strap in on tight as they say...

1. Your most beautiful post

Happy Veterans Day
I wrote this in remembrance of my only friend that I lost while serving in the Navy.

Amazing doesn't quite cut it 

This is more visually beautiful, about seeing the show called Cavalia

What a Trip, and What a Wedding it Was
All about our trip to Glacier Washington for Kirstins wedding.

2. Your most popular post

Popular comes in many different ways, but let's break it down into a couple of categories:
Looking at pure numbers:
It's Clown Week!! 3148 views

Performance Review had 1924 views

Bad Tat Tuesday: Yeah, so I've had a lot going on.... 1370 views

The Mountain Goat. Natures Ninjas 734 views

But as far as the number of comments go, this one had the most.  So lets call it popular.
I have already lost a friend today 

3. Your most controversial post

This was a tough one, because it involved opening up my soul again.  But here are 3:

The Wall

About Skyler's senior year and my bitching.

Skylers open letter to Barak Obama, if he could write it
This actually got a call from 9News to see if they could interview him.  I had to decline because he can't answer interview questions.

What lies below the surface
The toughest admission I have ever made to you all, about my feelings when
one of my friend’s son passed away

4. Your most helpful post

All the bat tat series, because if I can't entertain, at least I can serve as a warning to others.

May 30, 1975  

Where I try and educate the young and non-runners about what Prefontain was all about.

Feedback from an old story of mine 

From a guy who lost his parents in a story I posted about a local plane crash, which is listed under #7 below.

5. A post whose success surprised you

Sky-Dad Fact... Lion in sidecar.
A simple picture post that lots of people emailed me about and tagged me in posts.

The story of how Chris became Sky-Dad
I really didn't know that many people were interested.

6. A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
2.4 Miles, 112 Miles, 26.2 Miles

Why I am an Olympics geek

Of the Olympics and Picabo 

My posts on sports are usually met with a collective yawn.

Impossible is nothing 

I thought it was a brilliant montage.

7. The post that you are most proud of
Goodbye old friend. Hootie: 1997-2009

There never was, nor will ever be a better animal.

A story from my past  about the plane crash

Lot's of actual research went into this one.

Everyone uses the word, what's your problem

About why not to use the R-word.

I am not going to tag a bunch of people, they can do this if they like or not.  But I would be interested in hearing from my old friend Johnny Yen on this...