This is actually newsworthy. The dude who owns the house next to mine was having his tree trimmed, and a giant piece of it came down and smashed holes in my driveway. He got my phone number from my tenant and called me to tell me about it and make sure it was OK if he got it fixed. The concrete people are coming today to give him a quote.
If you have any weird piercings, you should shop here
I rarely make a whole post to plug anything commercial, but I’m so impressed by Bodyartforms.com that I’m doing just that. Once you are pierced, if you’re like me, you immediately start buying extra pieces of metal and glass and titanium to stick in yourself. Because that ring/spiral/barbell IS adorable, but this one is DIFFERENTLY adorable. Point being, I’ve shopped a lot of places online, and I’ve developed a deep affection for these people.
Bodyartforms has a huge selection ranging from cheap (“economy”) and ridiculously expensive (“quality”). It’s refreshing to see the realism (“these tunnels are crap, but if you’re only going to be at this gauge for 3 months why spend $60 on the nice ones?”). They have a lot of customer photos and reviews, and the reviews have generally matched what I got. You can get the basics, but you can also get unique organic pieces and weird twisty steel earrings and such. Once I get to the gauge I want for my ears (yet to be determined) I am going to drop a load of cash on some of their evilly cool eyelets.
On top of that, they offer free shipping, reputed to take weeks and weeks, but my stuff shows up within 3 business days without fail so far. They send you free stuff with every order (o-rings and stuff like that), and you can check a box to save on packaging, although they still do encase glass stuff very carefully.
I bought a relatively cheap septum retainer that I like so much I ordered another one to carry around just in case this one falls out. For $7.50 and free shipping, hellz yeah. I’m a convert to retainers vs horseshoes. Flipped up, it’s really nearly invisible, and flipped down, it lacks the issue of my constantly having to even up the beads on the horseshoe.
Anyway. If you have holes anywhere but your lobes, check these folks out. They’re doing a good job.
5. You’re Probably a Night Owl (which is bad!) - Recently, scientists discovered a quirky side effect to having a high IQ: You tend to stay up until later hours and get up later in the morning. These sleeping habits mean you’re also three times more likely to suffer the symptoms of depression, as well as being at higher risk for heart disease and suffer more arterial stiffness than those who go to bed early
3. You’re More Likely to Lie - The problem with being the smartest guy in the room is that you usually know you’re the smartest guy in the room. You know you have an intellectual edge and can’t help but abuse it. IQ bestows the gift of deception.
2. You’re More Likely to Believe Bullshit - Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons.
1. You’re More Likely to be Self-Destructive - The thing is, the great minds are full of curiosity. Smart people are more likely to be drunks, and people who fall into the “very bright” category (IQs of 125 or greater) are more likely to drink excessively and binge drink.
I want a 3/4 sleeve built around a girlie skull. And oddly I just got a $500 bonus at work. I’ll probably go talk to an artist this week and see what he draws up, because I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. I want the skull to have a pink ribbon and glasses, and I want it to be surrounded by flying leaves in which lurk things that help me live life as me…music, books, a medical symbol of some kind, etc. The swirling leaves are because I get swept up in panic that feels like a suffocating windstorm, and the skull symbolizes underlying durability even so. Also, I like skulls with pink ribbons. And I like geeky stuff, thus the glasses. I don’t know if these ideas can even be transformed into a nice tattoo, but I’ll never know if I don’t go talk to an artist. I’m excited.
I told my boss I was going to use my bonus to get a new tattoo, but I’m not sure she believed me. Actually, I’m sure she did.