My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

I formulate infinity stored deep inside of me…

Jul 23

Today, tonight, whatever

Category: Life

So, within an hour of waking up today I killed an external hard drive and lost over 300 GB (which equates to a fuckin’ lot) of ripped DVDs. I then had the drive tossed in the trash in a fit of disgust. Then, I went for my fifty-sixth tattoo, which I’ll post tomorrow. I want to let it pretty up a little, right now it’s in that raw, someone just carved a bunch of words into your flesh, look. Though, that is kind of a neat stage in the life of a tattoo, maybe I should post it in this post.

See, I’m just writing stuff as it pops into my head, I didn’t start with anything in particular to say. I will post that picture, you folks can puzzle over it until I write about it tomorrow… 

Tattoo #56, raw...

Right now, I’m trying to recover that drive, it’s been dug out of the trash. I’m a sucker for lost causes, it’s the Jefferson Smith in me.


6 Comments so far

  1. MacReady July 24th, 2011 12:06 am

    Early version of Heart-Shaped Box? I’ve heard that it was originally called Heart-Shaped Coffin

  2. michael July 24th, 2011 12:22 am

    MacReady: You’re good. 🙂 I apologize for the early typos.

  3. karen July 24th, 2011 12:30 am

    hopefully it was just dvd’s and nothing more importnat- that is still a big loss- hopefully not pics or anything-
    Wondering a few things- how can you afford so many tattoes- I only have two- have you thought of scarification? many are kinda grody but some are quite beautiful-
    love your blogs and hang in there- post your tattoo arists name- I need mine fixed- give him cred- he does a great job-

  4. michael July 24th, 2011 12:49 am

    karen: They’re all $50, sometimes they’re free. I do post my artist’s name, always when I post the final, pretty picture. 🙂 Oh, and I prefer ink to scars.

  5. Marcy July 24th, 2011 11:51 pm

    So, I read your most recent posts back to back; self loathing and torched hard drives. What makes you take the blame for the data loss? As a fellow Sisyphean, especially about things which are “my fault,” I couldn’t help but notice that choice of words…it was probably more suicidal and less a victim, dontcha think?

  6. michael July 26th, 2011 6:13 pm

    Marcy: I unplugged it before unmounting it, then a bunch of stupid things after. Trust me, it’s my fault.