Save me from myself

by DaniGirl on July 10, 2008 · 11 comments

in Life, the Universe and Everything

June 30, 2006: “Oh no, you’re all sold out of Canada Day temporary tattoos, too? But I’ve been to three stores, and everyone is sold out! I guess we’ll have to do without this year.

May 2007: “Aha! Look at this great selection of Canada Day temporary tattoos — and only one dollar for a sheet! I’ll buy some now and tuck them away for a month.”

Early June 2007: “I’m sick of having these tattoos sitting right here on the counter, but I know if I stash them away I’ll forget where they are. They’re just contributing to the clutter, but I’ll try to ignore them.”

June 27, 2007: “I wonder if it’s too early to put these Canada Day tattoos on the boys? Nah, I’d better wait, they might rub off.”

July 5, 2007: “Crap. Forgot the tattoos. Now where should I put them so I remember them for next year? Oh look, something shiny over there…” (drops tattoos on counter, walks away)

November 2007: “Okay, all the papers have been filed away or recycled — except this little sheet of tattoos that’s been floating around for six months. I can’t just throw them away, that would be wasteful. I’ll just put them here on the corner of the desk for now while I sneak onto the computer to play on the internet, then I’ll decide where to put them.”

February 2008: “These damn tattoos. I should just pitch them. Sigh, it’s only four months until Canada Day, I suppose I should keep them.”

Late June 2008: “Finally, it’s almost Canada Day and I can get rid of these things once and for all! I can’t believe I’ve kept them for an entire year, and I actually know where they are when I need them!”

July 10, 2008: “Crap. Forgot the tattoos…”

All that anxiety for just one dollar. You can’t beat the price.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 valerie July 10, 2008 at 6:44 am

LMAO! Just use them now – my kids love tattoos no matter what the topic or season. Last week we were covered with snowy Pooh scenes. 🙂

2 alison July 10, 2008 at 7:50 am

That’s *so* me, right there. I’m forever putting things in a “safe place so they won’t get lost” and promptly forgetting where they are. It’s like a black hole in my brain.

3 Chantal July 10, 2008 at 8:44 am

I so totally get that.

4 Theresa July 10, 2008 at 10:39 am

Oh man! That’s a good one!!!

5 colleen July 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Laughed out loud mainly because we have all done something similar.

6 cinnamon gurl July 10, 2008 at 3:58 pm

I do that stuff ALL the time! What a relief to know I’m not the only one…

7 Sheila July 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Um, yeah, we have several sheets of Canada Day tattoos that I just found in a drawer. Again. Missed it last year too! Oh well, at least we saw the fireworks.

8 jennP July 10, 2008 at 5:20 pm

I almost did the same thing! LOL
i bought them in april. As we got closer to July 1, I looked for them. I knew they had to be somewhere. Then suddenly, I didn’t remember seeing them IN the house… i think they may have actually slid in the cart at the store and i never noticed.

i have boxes for every holiday in my basement except for Canada Day! Next year I will have some tattoos….

9 daysgoby July 10, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Do you have a treat basket? (Or bowl, bucket, whatever)

cut the sheets up and make it a treat!

10 Barbara July 10, 2008 at 7:22 pm

We’re a tattoos family. A couple of weeks ago, it was winter ones but Reid has been known to sport the big cob of corn that promotes bio fuels (not too politically correct right now), the dairy marketing board, or whatever. She also does some mighty fine artwork with Firefox, Yodel Anecdotal, and other stickers from trade show booths, village fairs, etc.

11 Lynn July 15, 2008 at 2:17 pm


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