Hi there again. Well we both had a really busy day yesterday, but the house is all done and dusted and there’s only the ironing to do today after I’ve been to the gym. On my previous post there were pics of the little people in my life. I love the newness of small children, such soft skin and perfect all over. Why can’t we just stay like that forever, with flawless skin, unspoilt by the ravages of time? This question brings me to my thoughts on tattoos. I know that some of you have them, and that’s your choice, but there was a woman at the pool on Saturday, a mother of two small boys, who in my opinion, had gone completely overboard with the ink. Her back was also covered in tattoos. I found it so fascinatingly ugly, that I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
I remember that my Gran had a couple of tattoos on her arms, done when she was a young army wife during the second world war. One was of a ship’s anchor, and I don’t remember what the other one was, but I do know that they were her biggest regret, and not a pretty sight, especially as she grew older. She always wore sleeves to try and hide them, even in warm weather. Fads and styles are temporary, but life goes on, and every fad has its casualties, and I think that those who take it too far can pay a high price for wanting to be trendy or stylish. What do you do if you don’t like it once it’s done?
Sunday evening’s show was really fabulous, and featured Vinnie Talarico, a multi-talented Italian performer from New Jersey.
He has been singing professionally since he was nine years old. Just imagine a combination of Tom Jones, John Travolta and Neil Diamond. He was resplendent in satin shirt, silver belt, a very shiny black dress suit, and he just oozed personality.
He sang songs made famous by various artists, like the three aforementioned, plus Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Pavarotti, Elvis, etc.. His jokes were really funny too and had us all in stitches. He was a great dancer and an awesome drummer. He told us that he had been taught to play the drums by Dave Brubeck’s drummer, Joe Morello. During the second half of the show, he took off his jacket and came down into the audience. He clowned around a bit, singing to some of the women in the front few rows. I was seated on the aisle of the third row, and just when I thought I was safe and he was going back on stage, he suddenly grabbed my hand and pulled me up to dance with him. “Undo my shirt,” he whispered to me, as we gyrated in the aisle, with about five hundred pairs of eyes fixed on us in the spotlight.
The satin shirt was damp with perspiration, and the buttons were tiny and many. “How far down?” I squeaked, as he fixed me with a sultry look. He didn’t answer, so I stopped just before his belly button, just to be decent, and anyway, hubby was right there watching, and his wife was in the back row. On such occasions, one doesn’t wish to be a spoil sport, so I just played along. That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. My dance classes really came in handy as we did a bit of bump and grind and a few twirls. The audience were beside themselves. After the show, I had so many people come to chat and congratulate me on my performance. It seems I’m getting quite well known at the club, what with being gym member of the month, my piano playing, hula hooping, and now the dirty dancing. Not sure whether I’m famous, or infamous. LOL! He ended the show with some great songs from “Grease” and then for an encore, sang that beautiful Josh Groban song, “You raise me up.” What a fantastic evening it was.
I just love it here, with all the friendly outgoing people who’ve made us feel so welcome. It’s really going to seem very tame indeed when we get back to our house in SA at the end of March, where the neighbours keep very much to themselves and there’s no partying going on at all.
Hope you’re all having a great day. Chat again soon.
I’m sure you would enter into the spirit, Zabwan, and wouldn’t let the side down. 😉 Love the quote. 😉 xxx
I agree, AD, tattoos are ugly, and I think that those who have gone over the top with them will regret it. Like Kim Kardashian is supposed to have said ‘you shouldn’t put a bumper sticker on a Bentley’.
I would have liked to have seen your performance….well done for playing along. To be in that position would be my idea of a nightmare! 🙂
Or a bruise. 😉 LOL
I wouldn’t mind a teensy weensy one that could, perhaps be mistaken for a birthmark, lol! Otherwise NO thank you!
Oh my hat, AD. You certainly get up to all sorts of things.
I’m spending a few hours with YS to have access to the internet.
Love to you and C.xxx
It was a lot of fun, and now so many more people remember me and greet me. 😉 Infamy at last!
I wouldnt mind a very small tattoo, but I do think tattoo lady has gone overboard with hers.
I agree with you, Hopestar. Small and discreet would be the way to go. 😉 Hugs xx
Fascinatingly ugly is an accurate description. Sweaty Dude took a shine to you 🙂
I think you’re right on both counts. 😉 (I’ve just found a few of your comments in my spam box. That’s a bit of a nuisance. I wonder why?)
maybe it’s when I comment from notifications button. This one is from there. Let me know please.
This one came through, but I had to approve it.
Personally I don’t like tattoos but small discreet ones are OK. That lady has just turned herself into a freak imo.
Yes, it reminds me of that Mike Batt song, “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” 😉
I have a friend who had a daisy ring done around her belly, when she was slim – a few kilo’s and a baby and you can imagine how it looks. Sounds like you had a fun evening AD 🙂
Yes, I can imagine that it’s not cute any more, Tandy. It was a great evening. 😉
I have a few tattoos, and will probably get more, but I make sure that they’re all well hidden – would not do to be an old lady with a pouffy hairdo and a tattoo sticking out from under the cardigan!!
Too much is too much – can you imagine those sleeves when she’s all wrinkly and baggy?
As for the infamy – enjoy it 😉
Looks like it’s almost cheerio for SA from your side – won’t really blame you!
I agree with you. Everything in moderation. I’m loving it here. 😉 xxx
I can’t imagine you with a tattoo, Newsy. 😉
Tattoos? Not for me to be honest.
I somehow can’t imagine you with a tattoo, newsy. 😉