This week I went and visited my friend Jason's tattoo shop he opened in a nearby town a couple of months ago. I had been meaning to go see it since it opened but hadn't been able to until now. It's called Sundown Tattoo, in Aurora, Missouri.
|This is the lobby area just inside the door and to the right.|
|My friend Jamie, Rick the tattoo artist, and Jason the proprietor.|
|Me and Jason, in the room where all the magic happens.|
Jason, Jamie, and I walked down the block to a local restaurant called Bootleggers for lunch. It is housed in a building that used to be a bank, and all its bankish features have been maintained, such as the teller cage up front and the vault, wherein they now have a microbrewery and make their own beer. Jason tells me they put the beer in a brown jug for you, complete with cork and sealing wax. (No, I didn't sample it.) I had no idea Aurora had a local beermaker! It is a town of about 7500 people. I found that interesting!
|(I never tire of old ceilings like that!)|
On the way to the restaurant we saw a couple other interesting things around town. The pharmacy has barred windows.
And lest you think this a superfluous measure, please note that even clothing stores in Aurora sell drugs. O.o
I am pleased to report the good folks at Jakel are bringing "a new standard of excellence" to the town. (Please enlarge the picture to see why I posted it lol!)
And one last stop before our trip to Aurora ended: the town's history museum! It was small, but I love history in any measure :).
|This room comprised the whole of the museum.|
|An amazing quilt. This picture doesn't even do it justice.|
|Enlarge and read the card with this little dress!!|
|You only THOUGHT you were acquainted with the dentist of hell....|
I attempted to visit the Brick City art gallery of Missouri State University this week. Unfortunately, though I arrived during posted business hours, the gallery was closed. But I walked the hallways anyway and this caught my eye:
Many evenings I like to watch the sunset out on my second-storey balcony, where my pets like to join me. My cat loves to do a balancing act and walk across the balcony rail. It always reminds me of some old cartoon from when I was a kid, in which these alley cats would dance and sing across a fence all night so no one could get any sleep. I couldn't find a clip of it on Youtube (probably because I can't remember what it was called), but here is a similar one to awaken your own cat-on-fence nostalgia:
Have a great weekend, everyone!!