I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month right now. I always have ideas for stories and Jed challenged me (possibly last year as a New Year's Resolution) to complete one of my story ideas, so I thought I'd work on one of my most promising ideas that is possibly ten years in the making. Anyway, in working on this, I found myself spending a bunch of time online today researching tattoos. I don't have any tattoos. I have no plans to ever get a tattoo, but there are some cool tattoos out there. A few years ago Jed asked me what type of tattoo I'd get if I ever got a tattoo and I answered him immediately. I think I shocked him a little. Not only did I have an answer for him, I had it for him without pause. (For those of you who are curious, I would get a tattoo of this Charles Rennie Mackintosh rose. For those of you who know me, you might recognize it because I own a version of this necklace.)
Sitting around in college chatting with friends and roommates about what our vices would be if we weren't LDS, I could never come up with a definite thing. One friend was convinced she'd be a chain smoker. I always figured I'd probably be a drunk based on a childhood of sipping apple juice out of champagne flutes. But now, now I realize I'd probably be covered in thousands of dollars worth of tattoos.
And what does all of this have to do with National Novel Writing Month. Nothing and everything. But mainly, it's a great form of procrastination. Both the researching of tattoos and the blogging about said research and obsession.
P.S. What tattoo would/will/did you get? And/Or, what would be your vice?