Today on the Influence Network we’re doing a fun little get-to-know-you thing, and I figured why not get involved! I mean, it’s not like you guys know every detail of my life (or do you?), so what’s 3 more things to share with the world?
My eyeliner? It’s tattooed on. I’ve shared this before, but I secretly feel like it makes me the most hard-core person in the world. I’ve always wanted to get a really amazing tattoo, but nothing has ever really stuck with me long enough to want it permanently etched on my body. Then I remember that my eyelids got tattooed – awesomeness restored 🙂 Wanna know the story? It’s not glorifying to the Lord at all, but basically when I was in college I was pretty lonely my first Freshman semester. I met a girl who just had her eyes done, so I figured why not? (p.s. I didn’t even wear eyeliner previously…for real). I called the salon she recommended only to find out that the lady was booked for 3 solid months! Apparently she was the best in the state and so women from all over Texas would travel to see her. I went ahead and made the appointment for October 31, 2002 and just went on living life. The day came, I showed up, and found out that I had to be 21 years old for permanent make-up…I was 19. So get this…she said (through a translator because she didn’t speak English) that she would do it if I paid cash and promised not to come back and sue her.
So I did. 20 minutes later I walked out of the salon with eyeliner FOREVAH (or, you know, til my skin regenerates enough that it fades). In case you’re wondering, they put a numbing topical ointment around the eyes that can’t get too close to the lashline, let it sit for a minute, wipe it off and then clamp your eyelid open with their hands while a tiny needle injects ink in a line. You keep A&D ointment on it and can’t wear make-up for 3 days afterwards, and then when the scab comes off it looks like your mascara is flaking…but it’s not because you can’t wear any.
And yes, I would do it again 🙂
I am a Hobbit and Lord of the Rings geek. While I can’t tell you the entire history of Middle Earth, and I can’t speak or read Elvish, I do know the stories like the back of my hand. It’s not something that my husband is particularly thrilled about because he only deigns to enjoy more “realistic” books…or no books at all. Whatever. I can and have cranked through those books in a matter of days and I’d do it again in a heartbeat!
When the Lord of the Rings movies came out I would desperately wait on the lines to die down so I could see them in the theaters. Oh, I has SUCH the crush on Orlando Bloom as Legolas! It was always so great that they came out around Christmas time because I could go watch all 3 hours in the middle of the week and not have to worry about missing curfew or something.
I hope y’all still love me…
I like to eat macaroni and cheese with one noodle on each tine of each fork. Y’all know how much I love my mac and cheese, but regardless of the pasta shape I always put one individual piece of pasta on each individual tine of my fork. It makes for slower eating, which makes it last longer, which makes one happy mac and cheese devour-er.
Other facts I considered putting for #3: two of my favorite smells are baby scalps and puppy breath. I want to have a huge family. I don’t dress like I like fashion, but I do. I only really like Cabernet Sauvignon for wine, porters in beer, Cape Cods and margaritas (on the rocks, no salt) for mixed drinks. My favorite color is usually green or blue in hue, but yellows and oranges are considerably awesome as well.
I absolutely love the Influence Network, and while my membership is still new I have to tell you guys the biggest thing I’ve learned/loved about it so far is just meeting so many encouraging and loving grace-filled women. I’ve always said that one of my favorite things about this whole blogging gig is meeting the incredible people out there that I never would have met otherwise. Some of my dearest friends are women who live across the country and we’ve only ever hung out once or twice!
The great thing about the Influence Network is that it’s positively brimming with women who are so gifted in so many different areas and different ways, and they’re all so willing to share. It’s like a country filled with all of your best friends…you just can’t go wrong!
Thanks for letting me share with you guys today 🙂 And feel free to share any fun quirks below!