Well, I guess my wish has been granted, and people have finally moved on from the, uh, incident--and are discussing a variety of Taylor Swift-related topics.
Yeah, it's safe to say we're back in regular Country territory, with every other story a Taylor-related bit of gossip. Perhaps there's too much Taylor in your Nashville news? Well, you judge for yourself with this one.
The headline (on webzine Contactmusic) read TAYLOR SWIFT SHOCKED BY TATTOOED FAN. Which prompted me to immediately think: Okay, some really stupid kid is about to get grounded for life (and perhaps some tattoo parlor sued).
But, no...the story is a little weirder than that.
Turns out some 40ish chick asked Taylor to sign her stomach during an autographing session, saying she planned to get it tattooed as a permanent souvenir. Taylor, obvious a sane human being in thinking the gal was joking around, obliged, noting that she "signed it really big" across the woman's midsection.
And, bingo, a little while later the woman came back and showed off her new tat. Surprise!
The news item did not clarify whether this was a recent event or just a funny anecdote from Taylor's past. (Nor did it mention anything about the shape of the woman in question's abs, which is what I--and you know you too--really wanted to hear about.)
Okay, I don't think 40 is pushing un-midriff-able terrority or anything. I mean, look at Faith Hill and Martina McBride--hell, Reba for that matter. But the idea of a grown woman inking little teenage Taylor's signature on her tummy (alliterative enough for you?) kind of just grossed me out for some reason. I suppose it's better than a dirty old man doing the same thing. Right?
Anyway--just wanted to reassure you that we seem to be back to business as usual in terms of Taylor Swift gossip.
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