Saturday, April 14, 2007

I can't believe it, but I did

A gentle reader urged me (kindly but firmly) to "get over it." Well, that's easier said than done, but his point was good. I think I tend to blog when I'm really down. But there are some "up" times, too. There are a lot of ways in which I amaze myself in that I'm able to keep going as well as I am. ADD can have its gifts. So easily distractable, whenever I am down, it's not long before I'm distracted and off in another world. So, the journey continues.

We ADD types can be subject to impulsive actions. I am sure that adds into my addiction stuff. But there is one thing I have wanted to do for a decade but haven't. So, with calm centeredness and deliberate intent, I did it this week. I got a piercing.

I'm surprised I didn't chicken out; amazed I did not flinch; in complete wonderment at my determination and calmness. And I cannot tell you how excited I am about it. Much research, reading, questioning has gone into this. I may live to regret it, but it can always be fixed. Unlike a tattoo (one day) this is not exactly permanent.

With what I do every day, with children at home, etc., I have thought is wise not to get a piercing that is easily seen. Even my nipples might well show to family, and they'd freak out! So, this had to be done discreetly and where it will be seen by few, but known by me.

Why on earth do such a think? Hard to explain, I suppose, beyond "I just wanted to." For me it does provide a way of making a statement, albeit a concealed one. But I know it's there!

And now, you well may think I'm nuts. It didn't hurt nearly so much as I feared. And, it's healing quickly. I got a PA. Can you believe that?

14 comments:

Paul said...

Yes, I can believe it. And ... I think it's great.

Lemuel said...

Woo-hoo! And I'm checking out the kilt too! :)

A Troll At Sea said...

Toaster:

way to go! Now you can have "Prince Albert in a can"...

I am celebrating my 55th birthday somewhat more sedately. Decided to leave the orgy-in-embryo and drive home before it snowed again.

Oh well.

T@C

john said...

Ouch! I just looked it up on wikpedia.
Double ouch.
But I like the picture that you posted of your backside!!

Ur-spo said...

ouchie indeed
I admire your courage!

Brent said...

That's so cool, I was thinking about getting one too. It must be something that us married-newly-out-of-the-closeters think about... and some do. Good on you. And by the way, those are some amazing calfs.

Bigg said...

I admire your courage... even though it makes my knees slam together in sympathy!

Steve said...

Ah, brother...good for you...I guess.

It reminds me of storyteller Gamble Rogers' classic line: Let them that want none have memories of not gettin' any...

I'll let you be the early-adopter, here, and be glad to give you all the credit.

As for me, if you ever hear me tell anyone that I'm considering a piercing of any kind, just do me a favor and take me straight to detox - because I've almost certainly swallowed something mind-altering that I shouldn'ta oughta.

Nice kilt, though.

daveincleveland said...

way to go there buddy...oh yeah and sweet kilt....wish i had the courage...damn sexy looking....course so are you......hope your well......:)

zeitzeuge said...

Well now we DEFINATELY need to see pics of that. Ya know, just for proof and all.

citywoof said...

So how's your wienie today? I have a PA...have moved up several sizes to a 2 gauge. You're probably at a 14 now?
I like your blog!

HAIRYBEARS said...

HEHEHEHE, COOL

HAVE A NICE DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAIRYBEARS
http://hairybears.blogspot.com/

BentonQuest said...

GOOD FOR YOU! I want a PA but Nick threatened to kick me out of bed if I do. I just need to soften him up to the idea, I guess. I have celebrated my journey with tattoos. As you have said, more permenant and harder to hide.

Paul said...

It's been a year for you ... how's the PA? It's something I keep thinking about, but knowing I'll probably never follow through on.

Plusses? Minuses?