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12 on 12, April 2004 edition

My twenty-eighth “12 on 12″.

The 12 on 12 challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up from a number of random bloggers who then linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 links in December of 2011, but passed the torch to someone else who sadly hasn’t been keeping up with it. So as always, I’m giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who inspired me to do it.

All pictures were taken with my iPhone 4S.

1:05 AM: Time to go to bed.

1:05 AM: Time to go to bed.

9:37 AM: I'm still not sure about the dog. She seems to think the same about me.

9:37 AM: I’m still not sure about the dog. She seems to think the same about me.

10:44 AM: It's allergy season! At least that's my take on things.

10:44 AM: It’s allergy season! At least that’s my take on things.

11:26 AM: At the studio, Bryan doing some repair work before we open for the day.

11:26 AM: At the studio, Bryan doing some repair work before we open for the day.

3:00 PM: Busy "morning". And still a few more tattoos to go.

3:00 PM: Busy “morning”. And still a few more tattoos to go.

4:14 PM: Working on a tattoo. I've never read "Bloom County".

4:14 PM: Working on a tattoo. I’ve never read “Bloom County”.

4:59 PM: Our buddy Ross, excited about an upcoming trip. ;-)

4:59 PM: Our buddy Ross, excited about an upcoming trip. ;-)

5:00 PM: Dwayne and the Husbear, meeting at the studio to go out to eat.

5:00 PM: Dwayne and the Husbear, meeting at the studio to go out to eat.

5:45 PM: Completed tattoo.

5:45 PM: Completed tattoo.

9:11 PM: Leaving the studio.

9:11 PM: Leaving the studio.

10:40 PM: The chickens have been busy.

10:40 PM: The chickens have been busy.

10:51 PM: Television break.

10:51 PM: Television break.

11:28 PM: Apparently the dog likes me.

11:28 PM: Apparently the dog likes me.

Until next time...
Erik

12 on 12, March 2014 edition

It’s a real post! Right? Kind of? Maybe?

My twenty-seventh “12 on 12″. Today’s 12 is on a Wednesday.

I think I’ve been a little depressed the last few months. Or maybe still am. I’m not sure. *meh*

The 12 on 12 challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up from a number of random bloggers who then linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 links in December of 2011, but passed the torch to Janet Hughes who sadly hasn’t been keeping up with it. So as always, I’m giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who inspired me to do it. Maybe Blobby should pick up the reigns and run with it.

All pictures were taken with my iPhone 4S.

10:02 AM: Time to insert my eyeballs. Because I overslept. Not that I use an alarm clock. I just don't feel like waking up these days.

10:02 AM: Time to insert my eyeballs. Because I overslept. Not that I use an alarm clock. I just don’t feel like waking up these days.

11:19 AM: Well damn. It looks like a ballast is out. *grumble*

11:19 AM: Well damn. It looks like a ballast is out. *grumble*

3:48 PM: I've personally lost count in the amount of hours on this client, but today we finished with the last 3.5 hours.

3:48 PM: I’ve personally lost count in the amount of hours on this client, but today we finished with the last 3.5 hours.

5:14 PM: I have no idea what's going on with that sign. Or the fact the sun is still shining.

5:14 PM: I have no idea what’s going on with that sign. Or the fact the sun is still shining.

5:21 PM: I apparently missed setting a clock forward. Actually, all three clocks in my room I missed.

5:21 PM: I apparently missed setting a clock forward. Actually, all three clocks in my room I missed.

6:49 PM: Thinking about a new tattoo for myself...

6:49 PM: Thinking about a new tattoo for myself…

7:32 PM: Well, that wasn't the tattoo I was thinking of...

7:32 PM: Well, that wasn’t the tattoo I was thinking of…

8:52 PM: Quick food break. For some reason I think I need a third tattoo tonight...

8:52 PM: Quick food break. For some reason I think I need a third tattoo tonight…

9:19 PM: There's the tattoo I was originally thinking of! Or there it will be.

9:19 PM: There’s the tattoo I was originally thinking of! Or there it will be.

9:59 PM: And 40 minutes later: Whoomp! (There It Is)

9:59 PM: And 40 minutes later: Whoomp! (There It Is)

10:27 PM: Time for dinner. And some food too. And to be around some people. Strangers. But they're still people. I think.

10:27 PM: Time for dinner. And some food too. And to be around some people. Strangers. But they’re still people. I think.

11:59 PM: And... back in the truck and headed home.

11:59 PM: And… back in the truck and headed home.

Until next time...
Erik