Mahalo, turkey

justin monkey, Ravings Leave a Comment

What’s full of rum, a little fizzy and topped with a tiny umbrella?  Well, if it’s about 2PM on the day before Thanksgiving then the answer would be: me. A couple hours before that and the answer would be: the ridiculous tiki drink ordered at the Chinese food joint. Work traditions are a key ritual in bonding you and your …

Holiday what?

justin monkey, Ravings, Stupidity Leave a Comment

I know it has been gone over a thousand times (I even saw an IHOP commercial about it last night), but what the hell is up with pushing Christmas stuff like crazy before Thanksgiving and even, to some degree, around Halloween? I realize that for many retailers, the Christmas season marks the time of year where they can attempt to …

Ooooh, shiny!

justin monkey, Popular Culture, Ravings, Vinyl Leave a Comment

I’m the first to admit it: I’m a hoarder. Worse than that, I have tendencies towards being a completist hoarder. That’s the worst kind there is. Anyone who has been near my home “workspace” can tell you: I’m just a spark away from a fiery inferno of vinyl death. Probably my only saving grace in all of this is that …

Dealing with the modified – 2nd in a series

justin Body Modification, Ravings, Stupidity Leave a Comment

I’m hoping my first little discussion helped you, my casual plainskinâ„¢ reader. For you, the modified reader, I hope these little missives provide a little bit of gentle agreeable head-nodding and perhaps even a few whispered “you tell ’em, brother’s.” Like I said, these tiny bits of cultural gold aren’t in any particular order.  Like most revelations, these just come to …

Random shits

justin Ravings, Stupidity Leave a Comment

Things pop into my head. I know that happens to just about everyone, but I tend to vocalize the odd things that pop into my head. It is both an endearing and annoying quality about me. Squeezle has learned to just occasionally tell me to give it a rest and that will provide her with at least thirty minutes of …

Dealing with the modified – 1st in a series

justin Body Modification, Ravings, Tattoo

As a relatively heavily tattooed individual, there are a few things that I have grown accustomed to when faced with the inquisitive and/or the repulsed. To that end, I wanted to write a series of postings to perhaps help plainskinsâ„¢ better understand the modified. While the series is numbered, there really is no rhyme or reason to their order. First …