October 26, 2004 -- I got home at about 3:00 AM on Friday October 22nd for a few days off. I was scheduled to go back to work on the 27th, which is tomorrow. Unfortunately, last night I started quickly coming down with some sort of respiratory infection. Today, I'm not feeling too good. If I don't feel any better by tomorrow morning I'll simply stay home another day. I've got 5 more vacation days that I can use if I have to. I don't like to drive if I'm sick. Right now I'm not feeling anywhere close to 100% percent.

I've done it again -- I ended up getting another tattoo last night, this time a large padlock on the back of my neck with chains. The chains are constructed in such a way that they can be extended on down to fill in the space around my collar bone at a future date.

This picture was taken with my head leaning forward a bit so as to stretch out my neck and get rid of any wrinkles.

This picture was taken with me leaning my head back a bit, thus distorting the padlock image with wrinkles.

It's likely that this will be the extent of my neck ink. I'm pretty much out of room, and I don't want to move ink up onto my scalp -- well, at least at this point. Who knows, I might change my mind even though it doesn't seem to me that I will. At one time I didn't want any ink that I couldn't easily hide with a long-sleeved shirt. Boy did those sentiments change over time !!!