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It was really bizarre leaving the house at 6:30am this morning as H prepared to leave fifteen minutes later headed in the opposite direction. Usually I am the one standing at the door, handing him coffee and lunch, then kissing him bye for the day. 

I had time to write two blog posts in my head as I drove to WHS – a place I don’t really want to be, but that’s another story – to pin hems in ROTC uniforms for the Colonel.

After pinning one class, I have 2nd period free. In the old days I would go bide my time in the band room in H’s office. I may not be very welcome over there now and anyway, why would I want to present myself in that fashion? 

I had the Colonel open the side door for me when I arrived so I wouldn’t have to go through the office to check in with those people who did not fight for their band director in July. Technically, I’m in here illegally. Oh well. I guess you could say I’m in hiding. 

I’ve  been altering these uniforms for six years now and they pay me a nice amount of cash to do it which gave me incentive to not hesitate with a yes when asked. Sometimes we have to do what we have to do…

Five more periods to go. Then on to SWHS to fit H’s colorguard uniforms. 





Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing.

Ink can be a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescents, and other materials. The components of inks serve many purposes; the INK’S carrier, colorants, and other additives affect the flow and thickness of the INK and its appearance when dry.

A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting indelible INK into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment

What is your favorite form of using INK? To write, to draw, to decorate your body? I usually use pencil when I write in longhand, sketch or doodle and I’ve sworn off tattoos for life, so that leaves INK for me to use at a whole other level of medium.

sneaky little devil!

If you want a permanent  INK mark on yours or your loved ones clothing do as I do and toss one of those slim writing tools filled with INK into the washer with a load of laundry.  For a more permanent piece of art throw it into the dryer with that load. I promise you that artwork of yours is now sealed for life!

not good!




Of course it’s my fault when this happens. “You need to check my pockets,” is the laundry day advice I get from H – someone who doesn’t even know how to turn on the machine. He’s a big boy and old enough to empty his pockets before he chucks his clothing into next to the basket. Don’t you think?



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