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12 of 12, September 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.

This is my 81st “12 of 12.” A Wednesday.


9:24 AM: Time to gird my loins…
10:15 AM: Mopping the studio before open.
11:04 AM: Messy desk.
11:52 AM: Someone was evil and brought sweets.
1:32 PM: The landlords are remodeling the complex… and pointing brick. *shudder*
3:58 PM: They removed brick here to put up wood siding. Not sure what it’s going to look like in the end.
4:09 PM: Practicing my new Dick Tracy look for the upcoming watchOS update that includes walkie-talkie.
4:48 PM: Rainbow-ish squeezy brain.
5:40 PM: A drunk bee.
8:46 PM: I was craving pizza. This is as close to pizza as I’m allowed to have these days. No tomatoes. 🙁
9:17 PM: Driving home.
11:20 PM: Pandora waiting for me to go to bed.

Until next time...
Erik

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, 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, October 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 70th “12 of 12”. And the only thing I still post. Currently.

Also, I apologize to those of you who have commented on my posts and I’ve not replied. I need to work on that.

*****

10:08 AM: Luna’s a little cold this morning, as it’s a wee bit cold outside here, and the heater isn’t coming on yet.
10:48 AM: I can kill any plant. Another reason I didn’t go into the family business.
12:10 PM: Today’s first tattoo. This was done his first sitting. Time for his second.
3:23 PM: Part of the completion of today’s first tattoo.
4:52 PM: Trying to get my chip card reader to work, and having a snack before my next client.
7:19 PM: Meowingtonne is a little dirty. As he should be. I’m also impressed with the lower-light photos my phone seems to be able to take. Most of the time.
8:19 PM: On the treadmill. A result of something I probably need to sit down and write about.
9:48 PM: A portion of my desk at home now. A mostly duplicate set-up, so I don’t have to haul gear back and forth anymore.
10:48 PM: And then, I had to go out and shoot a critter that was messing with the pea fowl. While I’d much rather catch and release critters elsewhere, sometimes that’s just not an option.
11:29 PM: I managed to tile and grout the floor, and get an utility sink installed over the past weekend or two.
11:30 PM: A late snack. Healthier. Again, a result of something I need to write about.
11:59 PM: Since I started with Luna, I’ll end with her as well. She lays in her bed while I’m at my desk.

Until next time...
Erik