Happy V-Day from BJ

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Roses
3 Roses | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

“This thing called Love… I JUST CAN’T HANDLE IT… THIS THING..CALLED LOVE…” anyway you get what I’m saying, yes it’s that time of the year again.

Roses 3 Roses | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Funny how the single people seem to hate this day and the “in love“, happy couples love it. See how that works? Truth is no matter what they say everyone wants to be treated special and loved on Valentines day even if they don’t want to admit it.

It’s quite customary to send flowers, chocolates and other gifts to the object of our affection and shower them with kisses on the “day of LOVE” Right…  so get out there guys and make that beautiful girl of yours smile from the heart and girls just because they say its sappy or no such thing as love, don’t you dare believe him and just go for it!

“Crrrazy Little thing Called LOVE!”

(as sung by “Queen”)

If you want to do something that will last a lifetime and (hurt just a little) for that forever person in your life this Valentines day then you might want to take them to Brick by Brick tattoo for maybeee, i don’t know… matching tattoos!

Paul Paul Hillstrand owner and tattoo artist at Brick by Brick tattoo | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Now let me introduce you to the owner of the brand new Brick by Brick Tattoo 223 South 6th street, Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424,  26 year old Paul Hillstrand.

Paul Hillstrand Paul Hillstrand owner and tattoo artist of Brick by Brick tattoo | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Paul, a license tattoo artist of 5 years saved every penny for years to follow his dream and just opened Brick by Brick tattoo the beginning of February. Paul is officially already opened for business and doing tattoos by appointment.   On Feb. 20th he will have his grand opening, including a special on half price tattoos on a walk in basis. Hours 12pm-12am

Tattoo Guy Paul Hillstrand at work at Brick by Brick tattoo | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Paul is also a designer, so custom pieces are his favorite thing to do. He says come check out the shop and get tatt’ed”

Now heres your 3 W’s for your Valentines day weekend:

Tonight yes my friends, its the dreaded Friday the 13th, and the day before Valentines day, it’s Code Red slaying it live at Happy Hours Bar on River rd. in Eugene, they are giving away lots of Valentine swag like mmm mmm chocolates and other lovey dovey stuff.

Breana Cahoon Breana Cahoon of Code Red band singing | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Also tonight and for your Valentines day tomorrow night its MR. WIZARD at the Mohawk  on Mohawk blvd. casting their magic Rock and Roll spell of love for your Valentines day weekend. Oh and watch for the super duper light show by our favorite light guy Sunshyne. Abracadabra!

Dave Dave Bock, Mr. Wizard | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Fri. at the Grid Iron 2816 Main st. Springfield its Eddie Butler Band at 9pm

Fri. and Sat. Westside station in Salem its NEO

Cozmic Pizza presents on Fri. the 13th the Quick & Easy boys, tickets $12 and Sat. the 14th  Valentines day ft. Sound Remedy, tickets $16-$20. Doors open both nights at 8pm and shows start at 9pm.

Dragstrip Superstar Dragstrip Superstar | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

On Tuesday the 17th don’t forget to head on over to the Cooler Bar, 20 Centennial Loop in
Eugene for the Mardi Gras party with live rock~n~roll by Dragstrip Superstar! Dont forget to bring your beads!

And with that i wanna say…

Please don’t drink and drive, have a safe and Happy Valentines day weekend, talk to ya’ll next time.

There goes my b-a-a-by
She knows how to Rock n’ roll
She drives me cr-a-a-zy…

Love Notes
Love Notes | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Billie-Jo Miller is an Oregon mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and an award winning photographer. "I can never remember a time that i didn't have a camera in my hand and when my daughter started to call me 'paparazzi' I realized I needed to do something with my love of photography."
Billie-Jo is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and has done extensive freelance work and has spent time as a photojournalist for several newspapers. Billie-Jo is now an EDN Columnist and an in-demand live events photographer.

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