Wednesday, December 17, 2008

the bitch

People are always asking me about my tattoos...not that I'm complaining, but I figured I'd just explain them once and for all and then I can just refer people to the website. So here goes...

The "star within a star" on the outer wrist of my right hand:

Dunno...I was 20 and wanted a tattoo. If I really wanted to give it meaning, I could say that it represents me...a star within a star (haha). Plus I think in our little group in high school, I was the star (Aurelia was the sun, Natalie the moon). I quite like the little tattoo - it's like jewelry that I never have to remember to put on or take off.

The "queen of spades" on the inner wrist of my left hand:

Okay, this one actually has meaning. When I was growing up, my family would play hearts around the kitchen table. Me, my dad, my sister, and usually my Aunt Honey (my mother was prohibited from playing hearts with us when the queen of spades magically fell out of her hand and on the floor behind her). Every time I got the queen of spades, I had to decide if I was going to pass it (unless it was the hold hand) or try to shoot the moon. For those of you who don't know how to play hearts, you either want to get all of the points or none of them. (A more in-depth description of the game is here.) All or nothing. The queen of spades (the "bitch") is worth 13 points, and each heart is worth 13 points. If you get all 26 points, you have "shot the moon."

Sometimes I feel like I was dealt the bitch in a hold hand. And my only option is to try to shoot the moon.

Next tattoo? (They're addictive.) A phoenix on my left arm. I'll let you figure that one out.


michael said...

it's time for a card night!

Bianca (as in Jagger) said...

That's funny... Senior year Natalie was the star, Kelly the sun and I was the moon. That's one of the reasons why I got the crescent moon tattoo on my back!