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"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning." — Mahatma Gandhi

B: smoothie: 2 bananas, hemp protein powder, mesquite, msm, sun is shining, cherries, raspberries, and water.

Ami's New Tattoo

new tattoo! it's my little heart shaped sky! andy and i made it together.

L: zucchini "pasta" with red and yellow peppers, fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, rawmesan, oregano and rosemary

d: chocolate pudding with banana and cherries

this is from petekguven's etsy shop, found via decor8. could i be more in love with a necklace that has a laundry machine on it?? and patchy fabric?? and stringy little "christmas light" beads. this is adorable and unique!

D: will be tony bentos vegan sushi something or other.


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man, it's hard not to shop.

sock dreams opened this week in portland. sock dreams!! i love socks- stripey, tall, soft, sexy socks.

and i don't know why i just went to, pancake meow, why don't i just give up now??

and all i can think of is i need to make an appointment for the tattoo i want, but i do consider that "shopping" so i guess it'll give me more time to think it over.

this sunday kit pistol from last seasons project runway is doing a trunk show at seaplane in portland. why am i even going???  i can't go! her designs, and the way she dresses herself is so inspired and adorable. trouble.

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Show us a tattoo.

this is my sister-in-law's tattoo. it says "baker" across her fingers. she bakes every day! it's very fitting and cute!

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list of tattoos i would've wanted around 8 years old
*a unicorn
*a fairy
*hello kitty
*a rainbow
*a lisa frank image

at 16 years old
*tori amos lyrics
*a shadow person
*a swirly flower
*a butterfly

at 20 years old (when i did decide on that shadow person and heart that is on my left shoulder blade)
*a white daisy
*a butterfly
*a fairy

at 26- when i was really considering it again
*same as at 20

at 32 i really want another tattoo. i want something small and girly. bird, stars, a mermaid, a cupcake. something sweet. i also love the idea of changing my green shadow person tattoo into a green fairy much like the old disney images. i'm open to ideas! anyone?

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Do you have any tattoos? If not, if you were going to get inked, what would you get?

when i was 20 years old i went through the roughest patch with my someday soon to be husband.
i was living in oxnard on the beach in an old house. i rented out the top two floors, my bed felt like it was floating above the sea and the gate outside was filled with old treasures the owner had collected, a mermaid, a smiling buddha, seashells and beads. from the street it appeared magical and i moved in believing i was headed towards happy days. but as it turned out it was my bad luck house,  as quickly as i entered i started sinking and everyone i loved and trusted most were disappearing.

my crazy friend janah came to visit my new magical but ultimately doomed digs, i say 'crazy'
because with janah around everything always became more interesting and fun. i had always wanted a tattoo and dreamt of a pure white daisy below or above my navel. so off janah and i went to spend the day in santa monica and venice. we ended up at andy's tattoo asylum in venice beach. swag, the tattoo artist helped me refine my own drawing of a little purple shadow person with a green heart, or is it the other way around? i can't recall  and i never see it because it's on my back, never the less that is where it is and that is the summer i got it.

years later i asked my husband what he would do if i suddenly died. he answered without too much pause," i would get your tattoo."

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