Never forget leg day

Crab legs that is. I could probably make myself sick off crab legs, but that would be financial irresponsible. Every once in a while, I get a craving for crab legs, and I’ve had one for about a month. Keyword: “had”.

Red Lobster will never be an amazing seafood restaurant. It’s a chain, and what matters with chain restaurants is consistently good food and service. Luckily for me, good is what I aim for, but great is what I got. The craving may have something to do with that.

To start, I ordered the new Rogue Wave drink. It’s website description is as follows: “We pour the perfect amounts of Sauza Gold Tequila, Blue Curaçao, and our house margarita mix into this special edition glass, then add a splash of ginger ale. It’s safe to say this process brings out the best in every flavor.” I don’t deny any claim made in that statement.

With my meal, I chose the Caesar salad. Again, as a chain, there main goal is consistentcy, and they nailed it. This was a perfectly good salad. Cheddar Bay Biscuits are an amazing pairing, if I do say so myself (and I do say so).

One and a half pounds of snow crab legs, the wait was worth it. I have crab legs quite infrequently, so it takes me a leg or two before I remember my method of eating these things. I went from awkwardly cracking and peeling to snapping them in two and gingerly removing them whole like a good boy.

The legs are complimented with a grilled zucchini and squash dish as well as a premium side of grilled Parmesan corn. Both were tasty and satisfying as side dishes. Also, I should mention the dipping butter was pretty awesome with the crab legs.

After it was all said and done, my craving for blood…err, crab legs had been satisfied and then some. With the purchase of the Rogue Wave, you get to keep the glass, so there’s also that. Meal total cost: $41.10. Like I said, I could make myself sick on crab legs, but my wallet appreciates that I don’t. Even still, I’m perfectly happy paying the price for appeasing the inner crave goblin.

Laser Hair Removal, an update

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My second laser hair removal treatment has had plenty of time to fall out. I’m very pleased with my neck, as I haven’t touched the front of my neck for about a week. It’s certainly working at or above my expectations, but I’m still anxious about the pain next round.

I’ve been told the back of my head sort of looks like the Batman symbol. I’m okay and not okay with that. It’s tacky, but Batman. That’ll be taken care of in the upcoming treatments though, I’m sure.

It doesn’t look terrible, but it certainly doesn’t look good, so I’m still wearing my beanie out in public most of the time. The temperatures are starting to get a little too hot, though, and it’s becoming more and more uncomfortable. If there’s one thing I am sure of about myself, it’s that I prefer comfortability over style. I don’t care how good it looks, if it’s uncomfortable, I’m not wearing it. So some days, I’m just mostly bald.

So far, I’m very pleased with the work, and am looking forward to being completely hair free on my scalp and neck.

Laser Hair Removal

I had my second treatment yesterday. The darker hair you see growing in should thin out even more in a week or so. The reason it’s patchy is that the treatment only works on hair follicles in the growth phase. According to the doc at Laser & Aesthetics Solutions, about 20% of your hair follicles are in the growth stage at any given time, and this is why there are multiple treatments. Four more to go, for me.

I still stand by my comment that getting this done on my head hurts worse than when I sat for 7 hours getting my tattoo. It’s a more intense and longer lasting pain that I can’t really describe. The neck is bearable, even directly on my throat. The thicker/closer the hair follicles are, the more that get burned per pulse, and the more pain. Before I continue, I want to say that if you wish to get your neck, shoulders, back, or unibrow treated, go for it.

With that said, the pain on the head is the most painful experience I can remember. I had forgotten how bad it hurt yesterday, and I can’t come up with something that can relate. I’ve never experienced being skinned alive, but that’s the only thing I can think of that it might feel like. And yeah, you bet your ass I cried. I cried five of the manliest tears you’ll find this side of the solar system.

Is it worth it? I’d say so. Sure, it hurts like hell, but for the opportunity to never have to shave again for the next 40-60 years…I’ll cry a few times.

Skinny J’s Trivia

Tonight was a rough night for Wannabeez. We didn’t place, even though we had like 14 team members. It was pretty crowded, but it’s always a good time. Oh, and if you want an easy to make snack/dessert, look up Dunkaroo dip. If you don’t remember Dunkaroos or haven’t had them before and you love sweets, I highly recommend trying it.

But I digress. We had 14 (I think) correct answers out of 30, and missed a couple that someone at the table answered correctly. One of the downsides to a large group is sorting through what everyone thinks is the right answer for what you’re going to write down. Oh well, there’s always next week.

First Tattoo Session

I went in for my first tattoo to Black Arrow Tattoo in Jonesboro, AR and it turned out great. Matt Henegar sketched this up on a tablet, took a marker to my back, and went to work. 7 hours later, and this badass red dragon is the result.

Looking around it, you can see some more lines. This is the first session of a full back piece. I don’t know what he’s going to work on next. I imagine it’ll be the wings and maybe a little more, as I’ll be sitting for 4 hour sessions from here on out. I’ll post updates as we go.

Huge shout out to Matt for the awesome work. Can’t wait to have the finished product. If you’re around Jonesboro and are looking for artists, I highly recommend Black Arrow.

So yeah

I decided to go with a traditional blog for my website instead of something that I was going to have to rig up to work within Word Press’s hosted environment. I hope to stay fairly regular with my posts. I’m not sure yet if I’ll focus on any topics, really, but I do know that I’ll have my tattoo progress on here, so there’s that. See ya around.