it's official. i now begin the walk down the middle-of-the-aged road.
i ended up going to work today, because the Boss called and said his wife was going to be induced today, so don't hate me, but please go in?
well, ok. but you gotta name the kid after me, since she's likely to be born on MY BIRTHDAY.
he laughed, that kinda nervous laugh people have when they're not sure if you're serious or not.
well, of course, i'm serious, dammit...if i'm giving up my vacation the LEAST you can do is name the kid after me...'specially since she's gonna be born on MY BIRTHDAY.
i gotta talk it over with the Wife first, he says.
today wasn't bad. just really slow (which i was expecting) and SO would rather have been at home, no makeup, watching Season Two of Dead Like Me on DVD (thanks, Husband!).
and thanks, Linda, for the birthday wishes on your blog and the ecard. totally made me laugh.
oh, and to prove i am ripe for a midlife crisis.... i present photographic evidence.
do not adjust your monitor.
that is a real, genuine nose piercing.
not the magnetic one i bought earlier this year (and was terrified the backing would come off and i would inhale the magnetic disk...sheesh. what am i, four years old?)
a real stud in a real hole in my really big nose.
did it yesterday in Newport Beach at a VERY clean place my friend recommended.
took no time at all, and didn't hurt NEARLY as bad as it did when i got my ears pierced, 27 freaking years ago!!!
(quick version of that story: i lived with Crazy Auntie Kay at the time, and she said ANY piercings was barbaric. i wanted my ears pierced, so on my actual 18th birthday, i took the bus over to the Lakewood Center Mall, to Chic Accessories and got 'em shot up. it hurt soooo baaaad, i ended walking around the mall in a stupor, crying for about half an hour. wuss.
oh, and Auntie was so angry, she didn't speak to me for almost a week. imagine what she's doing now, from her vantage spot in Heaven!)
i'm still getting used to it. i see it occasionally, and think it's really sparkly/glittery eye shadow. then i rub it.
it doesn't hurt. it didn't even hurt *after* the woman at the shop pierced it.
oh...about that woman.
nicest lady ever...was kinda like a grandma figure...i cried a little..well, welled up really bad when she first pierced it, and sweet lady put her hand on my shoulder and said, "you OK, sweetie?"
what was funny is that the woman had tattoos up & down BOTH arms.
definitely not my grandma.
oh and now, i'm announcing Random Thoughts - Live!
yes, for a mere pittance, you can hire me, yes me, to entertain at your parties, receptions (Jolene? just a thought...), Tupperware parties (only not ones that are fundraisers designed by people you haven't seen in over 20 years)...my talent? (and thanks to my dearest Kristie for this idea)
i'll be performing a Dancing Waters show.
out my nose.
i'll be using my new hole to create water illusions AND! by shining colored flashlights on the waters, i can color coordinate for any occasion! to any music you choose!
now that's entertainment.
so thanks - and here's to my next 45 years. heaven only knows what i'll do next.