Mosaic Minds Podcast

Episode 2 | The First Lady of Mosaic Minds | Interview With Co-Host Crystal Robertson

February 20, 2024 Mosaic Minds Media Season 1 Episode 2
Episode 2 | The First Lady of Mosaic Minds | Interview With Co-Host Crystal Robertson
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Mosaic Minds Podcast
Episode 2 | The First Lady of Mosaic Minds | Interview With Co-Host Crystal Robertson
Feb 20, 2024 Season 1 Episode 2
Mosaic Minds Media

Today, we're interviewing our co-host, Crystal Robertson.  Crystal shares her interests and what she's about.  Crystal has been married for 17 years, has 2 kids, and 76 tattoos!  In this episode, you can learn about the First Lady of Mosaic Minds Podcast. 

Crystal's TikToks:  crystallovestats & crystalloveslats
Crystal's Snapchat: feralbutpretty
Crystal's Instagram:  crystallovesink & crystal_r31


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Today, we're interviewing our co-host, Crystal Robertson.  Crystal shares her interests and what she's about.  Crystal has been married for 17 years, has 2 kids, and 76 tattoos!  In this episode, you can learn about the First Lady of Mosaic Minds Podcast. 

Crystal's TikToks:  crystallovestats & crystalloveslats
Crystal's Snapchat: feralbutpretty
Crystal's Instagram:  crystallovesink & crystal_r31


Check out Mosaic Minds' Video Podcast:  mosaic.minds.podcast
TikTok: mosaic.minds.podcast
Instagram: mosaic.minds.podcast
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/mosaic-minds-podcast
Facebook: mosaicmindspodcast
X (Twitter): mosaic_podcast

Website: mosaicmindspodcast.com

Contact us for booking and show ideas: mosaicminds37@gmail.com

Check out Mosaic Minds' Video Podcast: mosaic.minds.podcast
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LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/mosaic-minds-podcast
Facebook: mosaicmindspodcast
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Website: mosaicmindspodcast.com

Contact us for booking and show ideas: mosaicminds37@gmail.com

If I was sitting on death row, I, I love seafood. I love seafood. I would have to have like king crab legs, which goes back to me living in Washington 'cause it was like always king crab and a really good medium or steak cooked by Gordon Ramsay if I was to choose. Hey, you've never had his food though, have you? Like so for all you know, his food is trash. Uh, I don't think he'd be that rich if all his food is trash. I. Welcome to Mosaic Minds, the podcast where every episode is a colorful blend of perspectives, ideas, and conversations. Each week, Mosaic minds is your invitation to join the conversation to see the world through a kaleidoscope of viewpoints. So grab a seat, tune in, and let the mosaic unfold before you. Welcome to Mosaic Minds. To my right is Crystal, and she's actually gonna be our guest today. Straight ahead of me is Jason, and of course he's a guest every day and. Did I already say my name? My name's Nick in case I I didn't say it. You didn't, so, so we'll just, we'll jump right in. Crystal, go ahead and tell us a little bit about yourself. Like what are you about? What am I about? Let's see. I'm thirty-eight, and I've been married for almost 17 years now, and I have two teenage kids and I spend all my time raising my children, working nine to five and going to the gym. Okay. Alright, so Crystal, tell the, uh, Mosaic, Minds world, uh, where you're from and, uh, where you were born. I'm actually from Washington State. I was born in Seattle and I lived in Washington for till I was about three. Moved to Ohio, moved back to Washington, and I stayed there until I was an adult. Well, is, uh, did you ever see the movie Sleepless in Seattle? Yeah, of course. Is it, is it anything like, is it like. Pretty dead on. I haven't seen the movie in a while, but I think so it's like drizzly, it's like it doesn't rain hard all the time, but it's like gray and drizzly all the time for nine months out of the year. Isn't that where the Twilight movies are or is that Yes. Yeah. I didn't, I didn't see them, but yeah, they were filmed out there. I hear they have like one of the highest suicide rates and because of the lack of vitamin D, I guess. Yeah, so if you're not from there, it's really hard. Like you'll get really, really depressed just from the weather and stuff like, but anyone who's from there, you just. You're used to it. You're used to it. You're used to being depressed. That, that's why I'm emo. It's a, it's in my blood. Well, so out of all the states you've lived in, what would you say is your favorite state and why? Well, I've lived in Washington, Ohio, California, Maryland, and in Indiana. And I would definitely have say Washington was my favorite because Really? Yeah. It's beautiful. It is so beautiful. Like California was fun, but I think it's more of like a fun to visit type place than like. Somewhere I'd wanna live again. Gotcha. I've never been to Washington. You need to go. I've been to California once and I just liked it.'cause of the weather. I don't know if I'd like, were you in Northern or Southern California? Uh, Huntington Beach. So like near San Diego Southern, right? Yeah. Is that near San Diego? Yeah, it's. Uh, what state's mo most like Washington? Maybe a state in the, another state you've lived in or another state you've traveled through. Most like Washington, like I'd say like Oregon. I was, that's, I was Northwestern. That's, that's what I was gonna say, Oregon, like over here, like, like I have property in West Virginia and West Virginia is very similar. Okay. Just 'cause like the mountain I've been there. Yeah. Just wonder what the correlation was. Yeah. The, you have water and mountains and it's. Beautiful. I'm gonna load you up with a, uh, big question here. So, uh, who's made the bus biggest impact on your life and why? That's a good question. I would have to say my dad, but not because he like taught me anything great or like, did anything great for me. I guess more like, 'cause he taught me like what kind of human not to be. Okay. Be perfectly honest. That's a great, uh, silver lining though. You know what I mean? Right. Like way to turn the negative into a positive. Exactly. For those that are listening and can't see you, you have, well, you have a hoodie on too, but you have quite a few tattoos and some piercings. I do. Uh, when did you get your first tattoo or piercing and what, you know, what caused you to get bit by the, by the bug? So I was like 15 and I got my belly button pierced and that's when I became obsessed with piercings. And I had quite, I, I think I had 11 when I was a teenager, 11 or 12 piercings. And then I got my first tattoo right when I turned 18. I got a little Tinkerbell right on my hip, which has since been covered up. But I got like five within a couple years. And then I didn't get one up until last year. I had five up until last year. And then that's when you just cut loose. Mm-Hmm. How many, uh, tattoos do you have now? Approximately? So, I actually tried to count the other day and it's kind of hard like with my leg 'cause there's just, they're everywhere, but, hey, you're the gymnast. Right? But, um, I, I think about 76. Wow. Yeah. 76. Yes. Wow. Yeah. So you also. Give tattoos, right? Yeah. Well, I say, I'm saying that like, I don't know.'cause you, you gave me my tattoo and we have to finish it. Yes. So I started living my give tattoos like I wanna say, seven, eight months ago. And so that's something that I do like after work and just kind of teach myself. When did you get your own tattoo gun? Like when did you, when was it official? Well, at first it's a machine. Oh, my bad. Okay. Um, so you, they call it a tattoo machine? Yes. Yeah. Don't call the tattoo gun. Tattoo artists get really, really crabby about that. Really? Yeah. Okay. Yeah. They're like, you can't tattoo with a gun. Stop it. Okay. I'm not, is it, is it a two-A thing? A what, like a second Amendment thing? Is that, I dunno. Uh, but I got my first one in August and I got like some cheap one off Amazon just to see if like it's something I'd be interested in and I practiced on fake skin and then I bought a nicer one and now I mostly practice on my husband. There you go. And I've given him probably about 50. You know what's awesome is. You could like literally put whatever you want on his back.'cause he'd never know. Like, you know, if he was like, Hey, uh, I want you to put a, you know, a lion on my shoulder. You could, you know, really put like, hello Kitty or something. Oh my gosh. I could, but I take tattooing very seriously and I would never, okay. That's good. You have tattoo ethics. Right? Yes. I mean, this is permanent things going on people's body and it, and it's bad enough when you like mess up on one because you're like, oh my gosh, that's permanent. I mean, some can be fixed, but if it's just not something I joke around about or Oh, we can't joke about it. Oh, I mean, you can, I know because I'm the one putting 'em on people's body. So give us a little perspective on your slice of the Mosaic Minds podcast here. What, what is something important that you've learned about yourself recently? Oh, gosh. Something I have learned about myself. I guess I just didn't realize how strong of a person I was. Most people don't know I have a Fentanyl pump in my back. I'm missing the bottom five discs of my spine, and so I can't walk without it. And so I just kinda learned when life gets you down, you just gotta keep. You gotta fight for yourself. You have to advocate for yourself. And that's what I did. And you learn you're a lot stronger than you really think you are. That's a powerful answer. Like definitely. What accomplishment would you say? I'm sure you have many, but like what accomplishment would you say that you're most proud of? Oh, that's easy. My kids, they're, they're something special. My daughter got into like a. A world Strides thing where a teacher nominated her for like a special honors and she gotta work at the Houston Zoo for a week. And my son actually just got a letter saying he's going to be in high ability classes next year. And he got now, and he was nominated for the Junior Honor Society. So I have some great kids, so their accomplishments. Are your accomplishments. Exactly. Awesome. What do you thinks the biggest, uh, personality changes as an adult? Start that over.'cause I just said, fuck. I thought you said friends. So what's been your big, biggest, uh, personality changes an adult? So, I think in my twenties I was pretty judgmental. I like went through this phase where I just kinda like, I don't know, I just like. I had my kids and I would like judge how other people would parent, you know, and did, you know, and just judge people for really stupid things. And I've just learned that people are, they're just all human trying to get through life and it's really hard for everybody. And I don't judge anybody for anything anymore. That's, yeah, that's, I think that's an age thing.'cause I did that same thing. You remember, you probably did that too, where you like go out to a restaurant when you're like in your twenties and you're like, man, if my kid ever acts like that, I will snatch him up. You know, like, flip him over and then, you know, or uh, or. I can't believe that that parent lets them just sit in front of a TV and lets the TV babysit 'em or their tablet and all. And then you have a kid who like, here's your iPad. Leave me alone. Like, I'm sorry, but as much as I love my kids, I also need my sanity in order to be able to raise these children properly. You know, so they're sure comes the, the tablet. I love the. I love the food example. You know, you drop a hamburger on the ground for your first kid and you automatically throw it in the trash. Then your second kid, they say you leave it for about a minute. Oh, that's so true. Then the third one's like, yeah, I stepped on it with my shoes that were outside walking all over the the park. You eat it off the floor by then, go ahead. Drove down that. Yes. I'm not wasting food. That is so true. Like, I remember like, uh, when we had our first child. I remember everybody had to do like we thought we knew everything. We didn't know shit, but like we thought we knew everything. So we're like hand sanitizer, you know, hand sanitizer before you hold the baby. You know what I mean? All this stuff. Evan comes along. His pacifier falls on the ground. I pick it up, you know, like put it, but I did the same thing with our kids and it would, he'd do it at like Walmart, and I'm like, Ew, it's so gross. Just so different. That's funny though. I don't know. I don't know why it's like that. What would you say is something that you wish more people knew about you? Oh, I am loyal to a fault with my friends. Like I don't have a lot of friends, but when I make friends, like I will do, I'll do anything for 'em. Anything small circles or they would say those are the best friends. Oh yeah. Instead of having like all these, you know, the big group that no one's actually your friend. Right. Just, I'd rather have a couple really good friends than a whole bunch of acquaintances. Mm-Hmm. Pretty sure that's a meme. Is it shot a be one out there? Put it on her website. So I got a random question for you here. Crystal, what would you choose as your last meal? Oh, my last meal. So if I like if you're on death row or something. Yeah. If I was sitting on death row. I, I love seafood. Absolutely love seafood. I would have to have like king crab legs, which goes back to me living in Washington 'cause it was like always king crab and a really good medium or steak cooked by Gordon Ramsay if I choose. Hey, you've never had his food though, have you? Like so for all you know, his food is trash. Uh, I don't think he'd be that rich if all his food was around. I he, the hill, is he the Hill's kitchen dude? Yeah. I've actually eaten in his restaurant, believe it or not. The Hell's kitchen room. Yeah. It's out by our home office. Yeah. But he didn't cook that food. Yeah, true, true. Yeah. I was just his namesakes on the, he just yells at people that does it. Yeah. He yells at people that does it, right? Yeah. He goes in and tells me what you're doing, but I didn't get a chance. I did go to Gordon, Ramsay's fish and chips though, and it was seriously some of the best food I ever had. So, lemme ask you this, uh, you may or may not know what I'm talking about. So I believe in Seattle, the famous athletes go in there and there's a real seafood joint, if you will, to where. People were throwing the fish over the counter and Pike place, market. Market. Is that what it is? Mm-Hmm. Explain to me a little bit about what that is.'cause being a Hoosier never been to Washington. I have no idea. What's the lure of that place? Yeah, so Pike Place market is a huge farmer's market. So they do have fish and it's part of like what everybody talks about, um, as they're packaging the fish, the market, the fishery is kinda long, so they're throwing them back and forth to each other in a. Package 'em up. And then there's farmers that sell like fresh fruit and vegetables and so you can buy basically anything you want from farmers there and king crab and any kinda seafood. It's awesome. It's, it is like a, it's a huge, like several-story, giant outer building. Appreciate the insight. Yeah. Always kind of watched it. Never understood why it, why it was so famous out there. What the king crab.'cause it's delicious. Yeah, exactly. Love king crab. Well, we're in Indiana, as you well know that, you know, it's frozen, it's imported. It's, it's unthawed, it's cooked, it's served there. I mean, it's phenomenal.'cause it's coming. You know, I've never eaten a crawdad, actually, we don't really do, that's more south. That's like, yeah, that's like Louisiana. It's like a Louisiana. But we, but I mean, like, I know grown up going to my grandparents' lake and stuff, they always had the, you know, the big mounds of where the crawdads lived. Right? I don't know, but do you know what I'm talking about? I have no idea. One, I don't know anything. One like poop, volcanoes, crystal's the focus here. But living up on a farm, I was in a creep one time. You know what I'm talking about? Yeah. I found a crawdad that had the eggs on the bottom, and I brought it in a bucket and I was trying to get it home. It was found, so I had to flush it. Because they didn't want it in the school. Like getting onto this bucket that I brought to school. Our creek in West Virginia is full of crawdads and my daughter's always trying to get me to hold one. And the last time I tried, I tried, I really did. And I held up my hand and as soon as she went to put in my hand, I like screamed and had a heart attack.'cause they remind me of spiders. Well, they can pinch you. Oh yeah. I don't want that. Yeah. The best way to catch 'em is to take a Folgers coffee can with no lid on it and back 'em in. Because when a crawdad tries to escape you, they always go backwards. So if you're about a foot behind where the crawdad's standing, it always shoots right back into your. Coffee can. That's the best way to catch. I, I think tongs, you know what I mean? Like I, I'm, I'm thinking, I think the best way is to not catch them and just leave them alone.'cause why would you want to eat them anyway? This, I don't think you can eat Indiana crawdads now that I think, I don't know that I've ever had anybody be like, Hey, you want to come over? I got some. Okay, so the ones you eat are bigger than. That Absolutely. Okay. That I think, and I think they call 'em crawfish, right? If I'm not mistaken, they're farm grown and they're a little bigger, more meatier.'cause the, the ones around here, I don't think you'd get hardly any meat out of Well, that's kinda like, um, living in Maryland, they do blue crabs. There you go. And they're, I don't know if any, for people who came see me, they're like this big. So it's a little bit bigger than your fist and it takes so much work to get meat out of 'em. By the time you've gotten through all the blue crabs, you're hungry all over again. I hate it. I'd much rather just have a king crab leg. And, alright, so, so change the topic, but to get a little bit, a little personal, hopefully you don't ask me the same question, but what is your, what is your most embarrassing moment? Most, I don't embarrass easily, to be perfectly honest. Oh man, that sounds like a challenge. I re I don't, um, oh man, that's a challenge. Um, but when I was working for Geico, I was, um, an insurance agent. And we're not supposed to have our phones out. But I was texting my husband and I said like, love you, bye. You know, and I was on the phone with somebody at the same time, a customer, and I accidentally said, love you as we're hanging up. And it was just like dead silence. And then I had to tell the guy like what I was doing, I was like, I am so sorry. Like I was texting and like not thinking. And he's like, I thought you guys were just really friendly. There. Is that, I say, is that, is that not okay? We do that at work. Right to students. All right. I love you too. No, no. We, we don't, we don't do that. So you told me that because I, you know, I'm Baptist. My, my dad is a pastor. Mm-Hmm. I faithfully attend church every Sunday. You told me that you grew up Pentecostal. Yes. So, which is, which is kind of like, like you're kind of an oxymoron, right? Because like, you don't think of a Pentecostal having like all the tattoos and the piercings and stuff like that, so, right. Because your body is a temple. That's how you're, it's a temple. Right. What was it like. Growing up Pentecostal, it was definitely weird. Uh, like I wasn't allowed to listen to any music that wasn't Christian. I was allowed, I never watched MTV as a kid. I was the only person who never watched MTV. I never like knew what it was. And it was just very, very, very strict. We went to church three days a week. We spent most of our time there. I had to go Wednesday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night. And then sometimes we were there during the week just for other stuff. We had to go to camps. So it was just very involved and we, yeah. And I remember like, they would specifically talk about tattoos and they were always like, your body's a temple. I always liked them as a kid. And I'd be like, well, I'm gonna decorate my temple. Like, yeah, what if you gonna, I mean, can, what if you get to get a tattoo of like, you know, Paul or something, you know, or the book of Acts or something like that, you know? Oh my gosh. So, you know, like doing, I don't know, speaking in tongues, that would be a weird tattoo. How would you do that anyway? I don't know. I wanna see that. I kind of wanna, my mind's starting to turn now. I'm, I'm thinking like someone in a robe with like three tongues, like spinning around like the exercise and then maybe that's how I'm picturing it, like when her tongue say. So my dad, he sang in a gospel group when I was growing up, and so we would travel around with him and we went to some churches like Backwood, Southern Indiana, like we saw some crazy stuff, like one church that we went to. So my dad and his group were up on stage or whatever. There was this basket, and so a couple people, I guess came up, took the basket, took the lid off. Started to get out snakes, they did not do this. Not kidding. And so my, the guy that was the boss of the band or whatever, he's like, all right guys, you know, we're, we're out. And so they left. But yeah, we saw some crazy stuff. Yeah. And, but most of the stuff I saw was just like, people like doing, like the speaking in tongues and throwing themselves on the ground and then like the middle of the hallway and all that stuff. So all of it essentially though, right? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's all being baptized by the Holy Ghost, right? Right. Regardless of the, what you're doing. Mm-Hmm. Whether it's the speaking in tongues, but what, like what is the speaking in tongues? Is it Latin or is it just gibberish? Or It is gibberish. Like, it's literally just people going, like la like making noises with their tongue. And so it's not, it's not the idea that you're like, possessed by Jesus. Nothing like that. I think it's supposed to be like becoming, like getting closer with him and like speaking a, like a special language with God or something. I don't know. Okay. Yeah. So there was somebody that used to go to our church that, I dunno if they're Pentecostal, but they definitely do the holy Ghost stuff. Mm-Hmm. And one of his jobs is when the. Ladies fall down, he covers 'em up with a blanket so that you know, their dress doesn't hike up or whatever. Right. Like that, that's, they like have people that that's their job. Like they cover 'em up so that, you know. Wow. They didn't even do that at our church. You don't see, you know, you don't see their Holy of Holies. No. The churches I went to, like they did, they didn't, they weren't as strict with like hair and stuff like that. Like I was allowed to cut my hair as a kid. Could you color it? Uh, yes. I was allowed two months. I was a teenager when I was younger. My parents were a lot more strict. Did it have to be like a natural color or? Yes. Okay. So it couldn't be like fire engine red or anything. Right. Like my daughter has bright purple hair and I kind of like live vicariously through her because I was never able to do, do that. What do your parents think of, of that, of your daughter or your mom? Like what do you, what does she think of you? Yeah. My mom's chilled out a lot over the years. Like she. Like, she's not into like the tattoos or piercings, but like shows interest in mine and she likes my hair. Oh, that's, yeah, that's good. Right on. Okay, so I understand you were in the Navy. Uh, what year did you enlist in the Navy? I enlisted in September of 2005 and I listed as an aviation ordinance man. So it was my job to load like. Torpedoes and missiles and stuff like that. Yeah. Uh, we built them under the ship. So the ship goes seven decks below what you can actually see, and it is straight down a ladder, and that's where everything's stored. And so I worked down there. Was it hot? No, it's just, it was, I was really scared of it because when you looked, when you open up the hatch and look down the ladder, you can see all seven floors down because it's just, it's a straight down through all the hatches. And I remember they were trying to scare me and they're like, yeah, someone died like recently. I don't think anybody actually died falling down there. But I was like, yeah, I'm not climbing down there. Then they're like, well, then you have to go back to school and get a new job. I was like, okay, I'm going. So what year? What year was that? Oh five. Oh five. Okay. So not too, too long ago, but still a minute away. So like in oh five, was it hard being a female in the Navy? Oh yeah. I mean, there wasn't a whole lot of respect for it. Like one time I went out to a party and then. You know, the guys kept trying to like, take pictures of me after I fell asleep. It was awful. And then when I reported it, they just tried to get me in trouble for guys like other semen. Yeah. And then when I reported it to like the, that, that was semen when I reported to like the military place, like the Jags or whatever, like they came and interviewed me and all they cared about was getting me in trouble for underage drinking. They didn't care about anything. Wow. Yeah. It, it was, do you think it's still probably like that now? No. Okay. I hope not. I, I think there's a lot more respect for what women go through. I think it might, I could be wrong, but just from talking to like a couple of of students and different people that were vets, I think it possibly could be a little too far in the other direction. Now really be like as far as what you can say, you know, like being taught about political correctness, you know, instead of the number one goal being equipped to fight a war if you have to, you know. Yeah. I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's what, that's kind of the impression I get now. Yeah. I don't know anybody else in the military anymore. All my friends got out, so I don't know what it's like, but I know for, you know, the jobs where they're out there, like on the front lines and stuff, it's a lot scarier for them because they have to answer for a lot more instead of just being able to go out there and do their job, you know? Yeah. Kind of a follow up question of that navy, uh, tenure there, what positive habits did the military instill in you? Oh, quite a few. I mean. Quite a few good ones. I, I am never late and I can't stand it when people are late because I feel like my time's not being respected. Oh man, you're gonna, you're not gonna like me. I'm late all the time. I was supposed to be here at two and I got stuck in a little construction traffic. I was two minutes late, so she probably, like, she was pissed, dude. Pissed, throwing things. I was, I turned into the Hulk, it was terrible. No go out there and I got three tires that are flattened and everything, so no. But yeah, you can expect me to be like 15, 20 minutes early anywhere I go and. I always made sure my clothes were never wrinkled after being in the military because you iron, so does that mean you have an iron picked about way you look? Oh yeah, of course I have an iron. Oh my god. I haven't owned an iron in years. Like my iron is my dryer and a wet towel. That surprised me. Okay. So to be fair, most of the time I put my stuff on wrinkle release in the dryer 'cause it works really well. This is totally off-submit, but I have this feature on my dryer that I don't even know how to use. Mm-Hmm. Apparently you can buy like a splitter thing or something and put. You hook water up to the dryer as well, and it spritzes what to do, like Stat, like anti-static and stuff like that. Interesting. I, I feel like I'm, I, I bought it off Neil. I bought the wash and dry off. Now I need to ask him, so that's an add-on, that's not a feature on, educate me a little bit here on the technology side. So like the little, you know, like on the back of the refrigerator, you know, like there's like the little plastic thing with the teeth, you know, for like the icebreaker. Yeah. It's got like one of those on it so you can hook up. A water hose to it, I assume, because like, uh, on the buttons there's like a little thing that says anti-static. And it looks like, you know, spray is coming up. No, I wanna go look at your dryer when we're done, because I've never seen, but I, I feel like I'm, I feel like if that's true though, I'm just, I'm just wasting Neil, if you're watching this buddy, I need you to tell me if I can hook water up to my dryer or if it's gonna cause it to explode or electrocute me, so I just, you know, let me know. Or if it's just a gimmick and you made $42, that's okay too. Huh? What? I'm just agreeing with them. Yes. Yeah, that's right. What are some common misconceptions about the, uh, body art, like tattoo piercing industry and how do you address them? This kind of as a, this kind of goes into the whole like, you know, like people thinking that tattoos are, are evil, I guess, or whatever. Yeah. But yeah, like how, how would you. What are some of the big co common misconceptions and how do you address those? I know people think that like tattooed and like pierced up, people are like uneducated or poor or dirty or like, there's all kinds of like weird misconceptions about'em and that we're criminals. Like I know a lot of it's like, oh, if you have like a spider tattoo on your elbow, it's gang related. Or if you have a hand tattoo it's, you know, you've been to prison, but, or neck tattoos. But like that stuff just, people get'em all the time now and it just. Doesn't correlate anywhere. So that reminds me of a question I've always wondered. What do the little teardrops mean? Like is that isn't, isn't that, is that really like how many people you killed in prison? That's what I understand. Okay. Yeah. So that's not, that's not a stereotype. Like that's a real like Yeah. I don't know anybody who would just like go get a tear drop I for no reason at all. Like that's like the one that I probably would say that the stereotype is probably right. But yeah, I would totally go get like my throat done. I think it's just becoming more accepted, like a lot more accepted now.'cause see, I don't think. Any of those things now, I used to, I'll be perfectly honest, probably not even a decade ago, like I did not think it was attractive when girls had tattoos. Really? But now I am, my opinion has completely changed. Like now I think it's super hot. Yeah. Yeah. What made you change your mind? I don't know. Acceptance just said, liking em, accept just one of those things, you know, like yeah. You know, there, there's only so many women to date, you know, you start to accept things that you didn't before and the next thing you know, it's like, oh, that's kind of hot actually, you know? Yeah. So, yeah, that's probably how that came about. That makes sense. So, uh, crystal, you're, uh, big enough fitness. How do you stay motivated to get to the gym twice a day? Oh, yeah. That's insane. Yeah. So I go to the gym when I first get up in the morning, and then after work, I, I don't have a good metabolism at all, and. Honestly, since I started going to the gym twice a day, like my body pain from my chronic pain has been a lot better as long as I keep moving. So I start like craving the gym. By the time I'm getting off work, I'm like, I need to go lift some weights'cause I had a rough day or, you know. That's awesome. Yeah. I just want to go like, as soon as I wake up, I hardly get a whole cup of coffee down and I have my gym clothes on and I'm excited. Do you, uh, what do you do if like,'cause I'm sure that there has to be a day where for whatever reason you couldn't make it twice, right? Like sometime. Okay. So like, when that happens, when that happens, does it screw with you? Like, are, are you like, I'm off my game, you know, like,'cause I'm, I'm very routine. So with stuff like that, if, let's say I'm on a diet, if one day I'm like, you know, I'm gonna eat a cheeseburger or eat a couple cheeseburgers or whatever, or seven, then you know, all of a sudden the next day I'm like, well, Screw it, you know, I've already blew it. Now I might as well do it again. I mean, you own pizza, I'm gonna eat something else. And then it just kind of like spirals out. So, I mean, what does. Does it mess with you if you miss a day or you just tap right back on it? Yeah.'cause like I'm, since I'm busy, it's like not bothering me. If I was at home and like. Like I couldn't go to the gym for some reason, like Covid or something. I'd be like, I'd be pacing around my house, like going crazy. But I'm okay as long as I'm occupied. But yeah, I'll be right back at the gym tomorrow and after work, it doesn't slow me down. Alright, well la last question. What is a quirky or unusual talent that you have? Ooh, I don't know about Quirky, but I am a writer and you did not know that about me. Like ride or Ride, right. Right, like I published a novel. What? Yeah. Get outta here. Yes, I did. It's under a pen name so you'll never find it unless I tell you what book it is. Oh my God. Is it erotica? No, it's dystopian. Like the Hunger Games type, like post-apocalyptic. Gotcha. Yeah. Yeah. Very cool. Was it, was it the Hunger Games? No, I wish. Like, Hey, can I talk? I wouldn't be shopping right now. Can I borrow Are your private jet, right? Where can we find out more about you? You know, what's, what's some of your, your social media, you know, things you want people to, to follow you on or, or you wanna promote? Sure. So, um, I started using TikTok more so you can find me. Crystal Loves tats on TikTok. And then I made another one. Crystal Loves Lats. And then I'm gonna use that one for like, my work, my gym stuff. Uh, I'm on Snapchat, feral, but pretty. And what do we have left? Instagram Crystal. R-e-six. That's about it. Mm-Hmm. Text message. You know what your, what you're, no, I'm just kidding. Yeah, that's not happening. And we'll put all, we'll put all this in the show notes too, so you can just check on there. Thanks for letting us interview you and thanks for listening. Thanks a lot.