Exploring the Unknown

Exploring the Unknown

Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Brief Review of The Phantom Tollbooth By Joel Corbin

A Classic Book Issued To My Son's Grade 6 Class!
The book The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, was first published in 1961 and republished again in 2005, by Random House. The book received very good reviews and over 3000 copies were sold since 1961. Norton’s roommate, Feiffer was a cartoonist and he inspired Norton to write his famous book. In the book, a young boy called Milo gets a package that contains a toy car, a tollbooth and a map. He builds the toy car, sets up the tollbooth and chooses a place on the map to go. The place he chooses is Dictionopolis. Even though Milo was gone for only one hour in real time, he was gone for days in the other land. The reason Milo gets the package, is so he can take time to do things and that nothing is meaningless. This text will examine the following subjects, friendship, the importance of time and the tollbooth along with the watchdog.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Inked by Crystal-Marie - Part 5

Left Peck In Progress!
I wish Todd Beck could have seen how well I handled today's tattoo by Crystal-Marie! After having a BSA Motorcycle tattooed on my right pec by Todd last week and making quite an ass of myself, I had followed several cardinal rules to undertaking a tattoo for today. The regiment included getting a good night's sleep, taking some Advil (ibuprofen) and eating a healthy portion of porridge with brown sugar for good measure before heading to my appointment. The most important thing was probably my mindset. Unlike last week, I was mentally prepared for today's chest tattoo. Despite being nervous, I feel as though I redeemed myself. Whilst there were definite ticklish moments the closer we came to my left nipple, inevitably I stood my ground and Crystal-Marie was able to complete the above tattoo. This one has my children's names on it as well, making it all the more satisfying. The daisy in the middle is a small version of a larger one that I will be having added in the next few weeks. It was designed by Ms. Amirun Shah of Inktion. My chest is far from finished, however, as I plan on having both pecs completed in the next month with a background. I have nothing but mad respect for anyone who gets a chest tattoo of any size. It is arguably one of the more painful areas that I have had to bear, so much so that I think I'd actually have preferred getting my elbow tattooed again. Ah well, no pain, no gain. Wish me luck, I'm going to need it! If you are looking for a great tattoo artist, contact Crystal-Marie today.

Contact Information
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1576 Rue King Ouest #110, 
Sherbrooke, QC J1J 2C3
Tel: (819) 791 7766