When I was taking ballet, I remember whenever my Mom and I went to class I would bring an imaginary elephant. It was pink. I don't remember its name anymore. When we would start dancing I would tell my mom to hold the leash. If she was going to her phone or she would move her hand I would say, "No Mom you can't. The elephant is going to run away. You can't let go!" So, my Mom would just have to stand there holding this elephant's leash. When I got done with class, I would take the leash and we would walk to the car and go home.
When my wife, Debbie was pregnant with our son, Abie I learned about constructs in a logic class. So I said, "Let's do this kind of fun construct experiment. Whenever we make mashed potatoes we are going to dye them blue so Abie will grow up eating blue mashed potatoes at home. Then when he goes out and is served mashed potatoes he will say, "What's this?" And they will say "Mashed potatoes." And he will say....well we won't know what he will say. But Debbie said, "Why do you want to screw up our baby? I said, "Debbie parents screw up their babies in so many different ways, this is one way we can screw him up and we will know where the source of the screw up was.
She said, "We are not doing that."
I said, "Okay, it was just an experiment"
I have one tattoo. I got it to remember a time when I went camping with my yet-to-be husband, Matt Cole. We were at a campsite next to a lake. In the middle of the lake, on a perfectly round island stood a beautiful tree. The branches rose up and around a straight trunk creating a circle of leaves. We swam over to the island and half way there I was a little tired so I rolled over on my back to float and rest.
You know when you put your ears in the water how quiet it is an how interesting the sensation is? It was a clear night and you could see all the stars. It was beautiful. I saw four shooting stars. I was like, "Whoa, this is amazing!" When I reached the island, Matt and I embraced under the tree. He felt like he was part of me and I felt like I was part of the world, in a little globe of my own.