February 16, 2009
Valentine's Day, Taxes & Piercing
I finally figured out what fabulous young widows should do on Valentine’s Day.
My Godiva Blackberry Caramel Dark Chocolate Promise wrapper advised me to, "Be Your Own Valentine."
So, I did my taxes.
And, got my nose pierced.
The truth is I've thought about it for a while. At least 5 years for sure, probably more like 20 years off and on.
I’ve found myself at a stage in my life where nothing I do will have any direct long lasting negative effect on anyone, which is interesting.
Didn't hurt much, at all. At least, not any more than getting stuck in your nose with a needle should hurt.
Actually, having my ears pierced at thirteen hurt way more and for a lot longer, about a week as I recall. My nose never turned red or swelled up, like my ears did. It was only sore for a few hours. My piercer was seriously impressed that I was willing to hold my own pinchers while he punched. No one had ever done that before.
Funnier still, we had a potluck at church yesterday. I sat right next to Pastor and with my fellow members of the outreach committee, and no one said a word. My coworker didn't even notice until about 10:00 am Monday morning. No one else seems to be too excited about it either, which is good. I guess it just looks normal on me. I knew it would.
I was responsible. I went to a licensed salon owned by a relative, and personally observed the piercer using all applicable sanitary precautions. Plus, I made sure I could take it out for my CAT scan scheduled at the end of March. Should be ok. I have a retainer stud to put in. It’s clear acrylic; a simple post and ball, which I partly picked because it seemed that it might be the best choice of nose-jewelry for when I next see my mother.
I had also thought long and hard about getting my eyebrow pierced, but since I already have old lady saggy eyelids I thought I might end up look a little too Deputy Dog-ish in a few years.
Now, I just need to dye my hair blue. Oh, wait … DONE THAT!
I was thinking that I might just go au naturale, however the auburn and grey will probably confuse people.
I truly am trying to be more conservative in my old age, you know.
Posted by jaselin at February 16, 2009 01:00 PM