"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, August 21, 2009

Holy Sh*t, where did the month go?

or should I just say Welcome to ICLW. If you don't know about ICLW, what rock have you been hiding under? No, seriously, ICLW rocks and all you have to do to find out about it is click on that little yellow rectangle to the right (yeah, the one with the dog on it).

I can't make myself focus to do a real intro post (explain why in a minute) so I'll just give you the links to the other ones here.
My family building/IF history
ABCs of Me part 1
ABCs of Me part 2
Once Upon A Time
An Interview With Me
That's probably more shirt about me than any of y'all want or need to know so tread lightly and explore cautiously for Here Be Dragons.

So, why can't I focus? Because I get to go out and have FUN tomorrow! My mom, my two sisters, my bff/sister by choice, and I are all going to see The Time Traveler's Wife (ohpleasedearGoddon'tletthemfuckupthestorytoobadly) and then we are going out to dinner at Sweet Tomatoes. It's been absolutely forever since we have all managed to get together for a girl's night out. I can't wait. And, yes, I promise to torture them with my camera!

The other reason I can't focus is I am planning some FUN, FUN, FUN for later in the week. The fabulous Calliope over at Creating Motherhood had a great idea. After she read my last show and tell post, Calli said we should have an ink tour. All of us who have tattoos would show pics of them and tell the stories behind them and, anyone else who wanted in on the fun but doesn't have a tat can tell us about what they would chose to have tattooed if they ever went down that road. So, watch this space carefully. One day really soon (probably Monday), we are going to kick off
If you want to join in on the fabulousness and fun, click HERE(yes, HERE) to get the code that will add this loverly button to your blog. All you have to do is copy and paste the code to whatever part of your blog you want the button on. On the kick off day, what the hell, let's officially say Monday, August 24th, I'll have a post with a Mister Linky sign up area and the fun can begin.


On a a quick closing note, since our Stirrup Queen Extraordinaire is in need of distractions, I'll tell you what I told her...I know something she doesn't know and Mel is going to love it. If you want to help distract Mel, click on the EMAIL ME link on the right or leave a note in the comments section and I'll tell you the secret.

Happy ICLW Y'all!


Beautiful Mess said...


I love the idea of an ink tour, count ME in!

battynurse said...

Ooooh. I too love the idea of the ink tour.

Jenn said...

Okay....I am so totally excited about the INK TOUR....I cannot wait!

Also....I love love LOVE secrets and distractions....I want in on your secret....email - Jen4sushi@roadrunner.com.

Clapping my hands in anticipation!

Carrie27 said...

I'm jealous! I want to see that movie so bad!

Ink tour sounds cool, but at this point I can't join. I want to get one and I told Kym that the two of us are going to get them together.

Lucy said...

I loved the Time Traveler's Wife as a book...I know I shouldn't up my expectations for the movie, but I too want it to be good!

JJ said...

I looooove it! Would love to participate--but the link did not work for me--can you help me get where I need to go? Thanks, K!

Calliope said...

yay for ink tour 2009!!! I can't wait to see everyone's art and hear the backstory. wooo!!

(also can't wait until I save up for the next tattoos!)

sorry I slacked on e-mail yesterday. I was a day over here...Monday sounds perfect!!

T Lee said...

Ooh! I'm so excited for the idea of an Ink Tour (I actually have an ink entry in my drafts- inspired by your last post, of course) so I am SO ready, lol!
Also, I'm awesome at keeping a secret- and I'd totally like to distract myself by distracting Mel...

Nic said...

Happy ICLW!!!
CAnt believe it has come around so quickly!!

WiseGuy said...

An Ink Tour?

More than the ICLW, I can't believe that we are only four months shy of 2010! Where did 2009 go?

Hey, is it what I know it is or is it what I still do not know? You have my e-mail addy.

WiseGuy said...

Hey, Happy ICLW!

The Unproductive One said...

The Ink Tour sounds like a great idea!

I hope you have a great girls day out, they should be a regular thing for all us girls I think!


Tiffanie said...

have a fun girls day out!

ink tour sounds fun, but i can't join right now.

happy ICLW!

Kristin said...


jill said...

Oh, I totally want to see "The Time Travelers Wife". I hope you enjoy it! I think I'll drag my sister to see it with me as I'd never be able to convince the husband ;)

The ink tour is a great idea. I don't have any tatoos but I think it would be really fun to read about everyone elses!

Happy ICLW!

MoonNStarMommy said...

I joined :) Both ICLW and Bloggin Bingo ... and it's all your fault!

I want to see Time Traveler's Wife ... maybe I should read the book first? Or should I read it after ... hummmm

Busted Tube said...

Enjoy your girls' night out! I went to see The Time Traveler's Wife last weekend and while it certainly isn't just like the book (how could it be in an hour and 48 minutes), it is like visiting the book! I hope you like it!


GeekByMarriage said...

Count me in for the Tat Tour!

Billy said...

Oh what a FUN week you're having!! First the girls' night out (and please post us a review of the film, especially whether it ruins the book [which I recentally bought, but haven't yet read] or not), and then the 'Ink Me' :-).

Flying Monkeys said...

Oooo at an ink tour! Nice!

I'm up for secret distractions...

'Murgdan' said...

Ooooh. Can't wait to hear how Time Traveller's Wife is....loved that book.

Belle said...

Ohh, I wanna go see that movie! I read it and hope they stay true to it, unlike other movies they've made *cough* My Sister's Keeper *cough*.

LOVE the idea of the Ink Tour!

Echloe said...

The Time Traveller's Wife is one of my favorite books. I'm nervous about how they will portray it in a book. I hope you guys enjoy it.

Meg. said...

I wanna know the secret! Me! Me! =)

And I really love the idea of your Ink Tour. If I wasn't such a gigantic needle wussie, I'd probably 20 by now. =)

Have a great time on your Girls' Night Out1


Michelle@Gotchababy said...

I want to see that movie too--loved the book! Have heard so-so things about the movie. And I can't wait to see pics of the ink tour--I have no ink myself, but would love to see others....


EWebey said...

YAY for girls' night out! I'm in desperate need of one of those!!!

Awesome idea about the ink tour!!!

In Due Time said...

The ALI Ink tour sounds awesome. I have always wanted a tattoo, but can't decide what I want or where to put it.

I hope you enjoy the movie and the girls night out time.


Another Dreamer said...

I love the ink tour idea. I will gladly join in. I have actually posted about my tattoos before, but I have another one in the works.

I hope you post about the movie, I was wondering about it myself. I haven't read the book (there's a book?!), but the movie looked interesting :)

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

hi kristin!! coming over from ILCW. i read your ttc history and you have had quite a long road. sending you hugs from IL.

ps-dont expect much from time travelers. i really enjoyed the book, didnt like the movie.

Anonymous said...

Oooooh. I LOVE the Ink tour idea and will definitely sign up for that! I'm here again for ICLW, but I read all the time. I should comment more, huh?

Fertility Chick said...

I'm glad that you had a great girls night out and enjoyed the movie! I haven't read the book - but would really like to - perhaps I should before I go see the movie??

Ink tour is intriguing!!

As for your secret...I'm equally intrigued!!


BB said...

Oh how I love Sweet Tomatoes... sadly they don't have any on the east coast! :| Anyways... thanks for your wishes! :) Happy ICLW to you too!