Yea I guess it is a good day. Minus my dog Zeus and his terrible gas today has been just one of those days where I sit back and think of what to do… I have been having a rough week with personal stuff going on so I have been not doing much lately and think today should be a productive day.
I could get a tattoo.
In fact it’s been over a month since I last got some work done so this may be a winner. Persistence Tattoo is where I go. Ronnie and crew rule. I really want to finish up my sleeve. I also want a Dick Goddard tattoo…and I am dead serious. The guy is a Cleveland icon. Not sure if it will be portrait or not.
I could go to Half Price Books.
It’s only been 5 years if not more since I last stepped foot in one of those stores. I know, I suck but there is not one very close to me.
I could go to a park with the dogs and take a hike.
It’s been raining non-stop today and is a wee chilly so I am pretty sure I am going to skip that idea.
I could listen to music all day.
Well so far I have been listening to a ton of music today. I checked out the new Doves album which is amazing, listened to some rarities from Strung Out‘s latest release, rocked out to Iron Maiden, and now for whatever reason have decided to listen to Metallica‘s Live S#it Binge & Purge. Scratch that, I got sick of it and hit the random button…
I could hit up the local mall.
The local mall scares me. In fact this city I live in right now scares me. The water must be contaminated. I have lived here for over 5 years now and only am friendly with my neighbors on both sides of my house. I do want a new hat though… I am torn. Every year for the last few years I get a Cleveland Indians hat even though I am not a huge fan like I used to be in the mid-nineties. I found one I kind of like for unknown reasons…it’s bright orange and Chief Wahoo is lime green. Yeah, I know, no team colors there.
I could make lunch.
Food is always good.
I could play video games.
I can not even tell you the last time I picked up a controller and played some games. Maybe today is a good day for that. My brother did challenge me to Guitar Hero: Metallica on Easter Sunday, I mean Zombie Jesus Day. As I still have yet to play that game I still have older ones and can work on my awesome finger tapping skills.
I could organize my vinyl.
I could do that but I would rather not today. That requires a thought process and I am staying away from that right now.
I could…stop blogging about what I could do and get off the internet and do something…
Yeah that is a good idea. I’ll be back later folks with some stuff to keep you entertained on this good Friday.
UPDATE: (For all of you who were biting your nails wondering what I was going to do…)
So after listening to some more music I opted to make a nice lunch for the lady and I. After watching an episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations I decided to call my tattoo guy at Persistence Tattoo and set up an appointment for later in the evening.
Since the weather never cleared up we ventured to Half Price Books to see if we could find anything cool. I searched through the records and found an English Beat Wha’ppen LP and also grabbed a copy of Swingers as a certain someone in my household had never seen it. I love that movie.
Before we headed for some tattoo fun, we stopped at Roly Poly in Mayfield Heights. If you like your sandwiches fresh and healthy check this place out. Annie had mentioned it to me in the past and said they make wraps and sandwiches. We split a Nut & Honey wrap that was amazing. It was a wrap with cream cheese, raisins, sunflower seeds, cashews, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, avocados, sprouts, and honey mustard dressing. Needless to say it was delicious.
Running late we arrived to Persistence Tattoo in Eastlake where I got a beheaded St. Valentine on my right arm. I’ll take a picture once it heals up if any of you are interested. I think it looks sick and had a great time while getting it. When I say great time I am not referring to the actual tattoo as I hate getting tattooed. The fun was had in the conversations between all of us in the shop. Crude, rude, and hilarious.
Headed home we decided we needed a dessert before watching Swingers so we made a pit stop at Handels Ice Cream and grabbed some deliciousness.
So it was a good Friday after all. It really was the day I needed to end the week in a positive way.