Monday, November 1, 2010

Secret Life of Bees: Gi to the raffe

At first, I was really excited about getting to do a Secret Life of Bees post, but then I realized, that I don't have any good secrets. I'm pretty boring, white bread, granola . . . plain!

So you guys are all wondering what secret a plain Giraffe can share with you?

Well, it's a doosie! Technically, it's not my secret, but I kept it for 2 years so I kind of consider it mine. It's actually Mr. Giraffe's secret.

You see, when Mr. Giraffe and I were juniors in college, he decided he wanted to get a tattoo. It was the beginning of our junior year, and Mr. G had just turned 21. I mean, that seems a little young doesn't it?

Especially if you break the number one tattoo rule. Y'know, that one about never getting someone's name tattooed on you?

Well, Mr. G broke it. We had been together for about two years, and Mr. G went out and got a big Miss Giraffe tattoo on his back. Scandal!

I mean, it really was kind of a scandal. I was 20, Mr. G was only 21, and we'd been together for only 2 years. A tattoo is kind of a huge deal, and I really hand it to Mr. G for doing it. Honestly, it kind of made me feel like a rock star. I mean, this was a year before we said the "L" word, but I mean, a guy doesn't get your name tattooed on him, if he doesn't "L" word you, right? Maybe that's why I felt like a rock star ;-).

I always wanted a tattoo, by Daddy G told me when I was in school, that if I got one, he wouldn't pay for my college. And he was totally serious.

Suffice to say, my parents aren't big fans of tattoos, and neither are Mr. G's. I tell my parents everything, we're bffs, but I didn't say a word about Mr. G's tattoo. . . for two whole years. I really thought my 'rents would freak out, but aside from being surprised, they were kind of cool about it.

To this day, three years later, his family still doesn't know. Our close friends know, but we don't really go around telling people. People get really weird about name tattoos. I mean, I know it's supposedly bad luck, but I don't get why people freak out about it.

Either way, it's totally our secret. Mr. G says he might want to get another tattoo one day, but for now, its the only one he has.

Anybody else, aside from Pengy, or anyone else's fiance have a secret tattoo?