Category Archives: Meme

12 of 12, April 2018 edition

I’m still alive… more or less!

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

This is my 76th “12 of 12.” A Thursday.


8:36 AM: Morning with the pups. At least my morning. The Husbear feeds them when he gets up at 5:30.
9:58 AM: When you have to rebuild your computer, and iTunes just sits there not wanting to cooperate afterwards.
11:00 AM: At el banco. A somewhat daily ritual for the businesses.
12:24 PM: What seems like a good idea, until your beard makes printed shirts look like you’re wearing a tie.
1:07 PM: Nice weather here for a day, so opening the doors to let some fresh air into the studio.
1:49 PM: Room prepped for my next client.
2:31 PM: Had to run home between appointments to let the puppy out, and all they want to do is lay there.
3:16 PM: I’m not sure if this diet change is going to kill me, or the reason I have to go on the diet change.
4:21 PM: I think I want this as a tattoo.
6:02 PM: Starting on a tattoo on a buddy.
7:17 PM: And… done.
9:43 PM: milli supervising by holding down the paperwork.

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, March 2018 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

My 75th 12 of 12. A Monday. My Sunday.

And I spent a chunk of it working on the business taxes, which Arkansas wants on March 15th instead of April 15th. Ugh.


9:12 AM: After being awakened by a call from one of the stylists that one of the shampoo bowls is leaking all over the place, I had to get to the salon and fix it. Fun way to wake up.
11:34 AM: Methinks they’re up to something
12:33 PM: Speaking of taxes… ugh.
2:26 PM: The Husbear saying “bye” as he was going to Springfield, MO for a concert with a buddy.
6:15 PM: Cuneiform in the men’s restroom?
6:48 PM: It’s nice to see the sun still up at this time.
7:07 PM: Evening feeding time.
7:13 PM: And I managed to lock myself out of the house while monitoring the pups potty break.
8:11 PM: I didn’t do it, but this might be the reason I always have a Sharpie on my person.
8:35 PM: My bestest buddy, Patrick!
8:47 PM: Pool league. I’m not on it, but I hang out and watch. Okay, drink.
10:16 PM: Speaking of drinking…
Baker’s Dozen: 1:05 AM: Time to go to bed, so let’s take a #selfie!

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, February 2018 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

My 74th 12 of 12. A Monday. My Sunday. At least this week it is.


9:53 AM: Working on getting the house warm. I loathe winter.
10:47 AM: Luna, chillaxing.
11:41 AM: Drying the prep food bowls.
12:45PM: Trip number one to the auto parts store.
1:58 PM: Another trip to a different auto parts store.
2:50 PM: The cause of going to the auto parts stores. And it still isn’t right. *grumble*
3:45 PM: Milli being milli.
4:22 PM: One of the fields near the house is on fire.
5:36 PM: Barry!
7:04 PM: The Husbear.
7:22 PM: Pool league.
8:14 PM: Some of the gang. We’re a gang!?
Bonus at 10:55 PM: More pool.

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, January 2018 edition

Jim, formerly of Jim’s Stuff, started the “Pic a Day in May” challenge three years ago. I’ve done it each year, and will continue since that’s all I pretty much post these days. The only other blogger that I’m aware of who is also doing this is Blobby of Blobby’s Blog.

My 73rd “12 of 12”. Thankfully.


9:47 AM: It’s cold. And we’ve still got a little frozen precipitation on the ground.
12:16 PM: I’m unofficially in the studio since my health scare, but I’m only doing the smaller appointments I have scheduled.
1:13 PM: One of today’s tattoos.
1:58 PM: Sometimes I have to leave hate notes for the salon staff, as we share a common area.
3:08 PM: Simple lunch,. A little more protein than I’m supposed to have though.
3:44 PM: I was supposed to do this portrait of my bestest buddy Patrick’s dad on Tuesday, but I was in the hospital. Sadly, his dad passed away yesterday and won’t get to see it.
4:58 PM: Another small tattoo from today.
8:46 PM: The fauna resting on me. I’m not sure who’s providing warmth to who.
9:29 PM: Watching Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. I’ve read both the books, and I like the way the story is going so far in the show.
10:30 PM: Those aren’t teeth marks. Still got the glue on me from those damn sticky things they stuck all over me.

I’m two photos short. I’ve been tired since the hospital incident. I’m slowly recovering.

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, December 2017 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

My 72nd “12 of 12”. Still the only thing I actually post manually. Maybe one day that will change.


8:17 AM: The breakfast of non-champions.
8:39 AM: Apparently Luna thinks I’m her breakfast.
9:30 AM: And off to the studio I go.
10:39 AM: The first tattoo of today. Or, what was supposed to be the first. Client rescheduled.
11:53 AM: A little lunch under the moon.
1:14 PM: Swinging by Sonic for a tea while out running errands. Because caffeine!
4:12 PM: And… the third tattoo for the day.
5:43 PM: And the result.
5:49 PM: And the client brought me a present!
7:25 PM: A little reading, and listening to a Doctor Who episode.
10:00 PM: And there’s always laundry. Why is there always laundry?
11:34 PM: Heading off to bed…

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, November 2017 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

My 71st “12 of 12”. And the only thing I still actually post manually. Currently. I still apologize to those of you who have commented on my posts and I’ve not replied. I need to work on that more than I have been.

I’m three pictures short this month. My phone and I had disagreements on what “being in focus” meant, as you can tell from one or two of the shots I posted. The rest were just horrifically blurry, and not because I was.

*****

11:08 AM: Dishes to do following our Friendsgiving the night before.
12:16 PM: Back porch is cleaned up (mostly), after Friendsgiving.
3:28 PM: I see a face in the wet spot.
3:41 PM: Goldilocks and the 3 bears. I’m not sure who is what.
5:12 PM: Our buddy Dwayne from STL is comfy on the couch, and Luna is as well.
6:04 PM: Pirates. Fluff movie.
6:51 PM: milli judging our movie choices.
9:34 PM: She’s still worn out, apparently.
10:51 PM: Bedtime rituals.

Until next time...
Erik