x marks the spot

I had long talked about rewarding myself once I hit my goal of 70 pounds, so on a whim and a bet, I got my reward on Saturday:

tat2Yep, I got tattooed. “Maximus in Minimis” roughly, it means “Greatness in small things”.

tat1For me, it has two meanings.  Not only am I better for being smaller, but also a reminder that I should find happiness in the smaller things.  I don’t need to win the lottery to be happy… maybe happiness comes from a lesson well taught or just feeling good after a run.

Of course, the tattoo I really wanted would have been too expensive:

tat3

About Wellsy

Chris is a twenty-something Special Education teacher and Football coach in a little town south of Eugene, Oregon. Chris happily lives with his beautiful wife and his terribly uncoordinated Grate Dane named Moose. Chris has been known to travel, like reading, wanting more time to writing, be in the outdoors more, and generally not befoul the world.

Posted on January 21, 2009, in race for less, random whine and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Watch out, it gets easier and easier to get more. I’ve got another half dozen planned for when I can justify the money.

  2. You should get a wookie on your back! It’s just fun to say more than anything.

  3. I’ve had a wookie on my back for years.

  4. insert phallic joke here

    looks good, even though you are copying me on placement for the first tattoo.

  5. …just because you got a tattoo on your body doesn’t mean I can’t get one on mine.

    Don’t tell Nana.

  6. Its okay Chris, I won’t say anything. but it just shows that I am a bad influence on you

  7. I’m sure Pratt wouldn’t mind some of your personal influence.

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