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Jennifer Corley
Attended George Washington University
Lived in Springfield, MO
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Crossposted, because a few of my friends don't use fb anymore.

So tomorrow I'm getting my tattoo. I am excited and scared and emotional at the same time. It is basically the album art from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd., my favorite Monkees album (I like it a picometer more than Headquarters). I am scared not because of the pain but because I'm a perfectionist and if it has any major flaws, that's all I'll see. 

I am excited and emotional because the Monkees have been such a huge source of happiness and pain in my life. Their music has been the soundtrack of my life, from age 10 to now, including Michael Nesmith's solo music. I fell in love listening to their songs, I mourned relationships to them, I sang them as lullabies to my daughter. The pain is because I loved the Monkees (along with all of the music, television, film and art of the 1960s), and refused to conform to what was considered cool in backwards 1980s Southwest Missouri, I was a social pariah for years. I was verbally abused every day by my peers. If I had not liked the Monkees, would it have still happened? Maybe. But me embracing what was not cool and embracing it so vocally and unashamedly (ask my 6th grade teacher about my essay on the Monkees' influence on modern rock) intensified the bullying and I don't regret it one damn bit.

So this tattoo is also a big fuck you to the bullies of Willard, MO. 26 years later, and they are still my favorite band, I am still weird, and I am still smarter than you. Despite your every attempt to break me, I am now happy with an awesome life, a wonderful and hugely talented husband, and a nine-year-old daughter who already can beat you in an argument on why evolution makes more sense than creationism. I'll be busy next week enjoying three concerts by the Manufactured Fab Four and flying my freak flag high.
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Can't wait to see pics! Very excited for you! 
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Historian. Librarian-esque. Geek. Nerd. Dork. Dweeb. Mom. Wife. Liberal Elitist.
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