Monday, May 01, 2006

Pajamas, Anyone?

How to know you receive too many gosh darn catalogs and it's time to call the special Please Make It Stop phone number again: In today's mail I received a catalog devoted exclusively to selling ladies' pajamas. They offer a few pairs of slippers and some of those Zsa Zsa-esque eye cover things, but for the most part it's pajamas for women. Nothing for men, and they don't do kids. Pajama-grams, they are called and each set comes nestled in a pretty hat box. Just in time for Mother's Day. Oh, and since we're chatting like this anyway, how old do you think is too old for a woman to get a tattoo?


Ken said...

One day old.

Even the foot ID thing for twins prior to completing day one is questionable.

Anonymous said...

Just curious, are we talking butterfly on the ankle or tramp stamp?

Jane said...

Killing two birds with one stone: a teacher at Allen told me that one of the young student teachers came to an open house night with those low riding pants and a high riding top. In the skin gap between the two, in back, was a prominent tattoo. What was it a tattoo of? The top of a thong.

Aunt Allyson said...

As for the pajama-gram, I got one for X mas from my inlaws. It was cute and they fit too. The box was really cute but to shear to re-use for anything of any weight....

Thanks for the tattoo question. All three responses are pretty passionate in a negative way. Ken, I'm shocked and disappointed.
My answer is, never. You will live the rest of your life with it so it does not matter what age you are when you get it.
*Just make sure you LOVE it because the removal process is far from perfected. I'm still waiting.

Anonymous said...

Try telling a teenager about the permanancy of a tattoo!!!

Joan said...

OK. In the country where I come from, only really trashy people have tattoos. I mean, really, really trashy people. Like the kind who have missing front teeth (and we have socialized dental care). So it's a class thing there, and therefor my answer is: don't ever get a tattoo. Unless you are 100% sure you're never going to travel to Europe. Or just don't care what those snobs think about you anyway.

And here's the other thing: the fact that you are asking others for their opinion, means you have doubts. Since this isn't the color of your living room, which can be changed with little effort - I say: you're not ready. If you were, you wouldn't be looking for confirmation elsewhere.

With my apologies to those who already have tattoos. You didn't know about the Europe thing, so you can't be held accountable. Or maybe you're just rebels.

A "Rebel" said...

You're an American living in America. Do what you want. You shouldn't give a rip what people "around the world" think of you. Sounds like a generalization to me. I do agree with Joan in that, since you're asking blog readers, you aren't so sure yourself. Think it through.

Norm said...

I can't believe I am actually responding to one of these but here goes...

Ask yourself this question and this approach holds true for ANY situation.

What are the benefits of getting one? What are the consequences of getting one? Now think of the "worst case" and "best case" scenarios. Do the general benefits significantly outweigh the consequences? Is the "worst case" so horrible that the achieving the "best case" is not worth it?

Is the benefit you seek a long term benefit or a short term benefit (i.e. fad versus long-term lifestyle)? Ask yourself, "in 20 years will I still want it"?

You need to be able to answer these questions before you make an educated decision.

Too many people base decisions on emotion rather than tangible impacts. You have to separate yourself from the moment and think long term.

Ask yourself if you want your kids to get one in the future. Because if you do, they will because they want to be like Mom.

Good luck with whatever decision you make! :-)

Anonymous said...


Ask yourself 1 question:

Why? No really, WHY? This is a soul-searching WHY.

When you answer that, no REALLY answer that, you'll know yes-or-no.