11 Truths You Quickly Learned Growing Up A Tomboy

11 Truths You Quickly Learned Growing Up A Tomboy

Converse at school dances, obviously.
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A tomboy can be described as a girl (usually young) who enjoys rough, noisy activities traditionally associated with boys. And if you grew up as a tomboy, you know that there are a few traits that linger in your life because of it.

1. You know all of the playground rules

Pick up basketball, kickball, touch football, 33, you know them all and used to win them all.

2. Having no pictures with your friends from Elementary School

Because the boys never wanted to pose for photos and you always wanted to be cool with that.

3. You were way behind on makeup

Your thick eyeliner stage was three years after everyone else actually knew how to apply their own.

4. Converse at every school dance

Because you were too cool for heels.

5. Always claiming you didn't have any crushes

Once you liked any of the boys you knew you'd be ousted from being part of the group.

6. Your transformations are the best

Because front bangs and baggy hoodies to your college self is quite a bit of change.

7. Lingering misogyny

Because being one of the boys always made you wary of "other girls" and you're still learning to get over that because other girls are great.

8. Having to buy all the basic items

Because you never had a ton of necklaces you could choose from, now if you need one you have to go out and buy it new.

9. You missed a lot of the middle school trends

You were too busy asking your mom to buy you jerseys to get feathers in your hair (and now you miss out on embarrassing bonding moments because of it).

10. Home team sports knowledge

Even though you might not always keep up, you have a lot of knowledge on the 2012 Browns team floating around in your head.

11. Fond memories

For all of the bad that came with being a tomboy, and growing out of certain parts of being a tomboy, it's a big part of who you are and you wouldn't trade it.

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Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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I've since found good shows, but not too many shows even are worth mentioning in the same breath, save for 'Mad Men,' 'Parks and Rec' and maaaaybe 'Dexter.' While those three shows all have their own special place in my heart, I was looking for something closer to what 'Breaking Bad' provided me with. Then I made a fantastic discovery: Vince Gilligan, the creator of BB, made a spin-off origin story featuring Bob Odenkirk's fan favorite character, Saul Goodman. I found my new binge-worthy show.

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'Better Call Saul' also brings in many familiar faces from 'BB.' Mike Ehrmantraut, Gus Fring, Tuco and Hector Salamanca, just to name a few. Also in effect are the great cinematography, music and visuals in general that helped set 'BB' apart as an artistic masterpiece. Combine that with the wonderful storytelling and compelling characters, 'Better Call Saul' comes very close stylistically.

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