Guest post written by my buddy Keith Kramer
My dad worked at the zoo for 42 years. He gave behind-the-scenes tours of different animal habitats and even help host overnight field trips. I always thought it was cool growing up because he would let me miss school sometimes to go to work with him. Now that I’m grown up and have my own family, I can’t help but think that my kids probably find my job as a lawyer pretty boring. My dad always tells my kids about his adventures as a zookeeper, but since we got Direct tv, the closest thing that they have seen to a zoo is Animal Planet. My dad gives me a hard time about the fact that my kids have never been to the zoo, but I just have not made the time to take them. When I think back on all of my memories I had at the zoo, it makes me realize that I need to make the time to take my kids there in the near future. I think I will even let them miss school to go with me.
- Over the last few years I've worked in different tattoo shops, doing different things. I've covered greeting customers, cleaning the shop, making stencils, drawing tattoo designs, all the way to tattooing. Now, I've taken a break from tattooing for a while to learn new things about the industry. I'm taking trips and going to as many tattoo conventions as I can. After I do this, I will go back to tattooing. As for me, I currently have over 10 tattoos and nine piercings. Don't worry, I plan on getting many more.