So right before I turned 25, as in, a few days before, I got to get a cast of my head made for Gorefest.
The process was messy and exciting and you can see all the photos here.
I realized as I sat having heavy bandages applied to my head while I took deep breaths through a cardboard tube unable to see or speak that I was living out a dream I've had my whole life that I hadn't put into words.
As a kid I had watched a behind the scenes feature for some movie or a show on the discovery channel where they explained how these things got made, and I remember thinking... "Wow, that is not something everyone gets to do, I hope I get to do that someday."
So I can now cross that off the list of things I want to do before I die. But it wasn't even articulated on the list so it's kind of cheating. I feel like a lot of things I do fall into that category. I don't even really have a list. So I am starting one for this year. Details to follow but "going to Japan" is on it, even though that is also cheating. I'm pretty much just a horrible cheater who gets to go to Japan knowing my plaster head stays safely behind.