Yowie, I just read about Shmogg. I'm so, so sorry to hear that he has
passed away. I've not been online in weeks and have over 1500 unread
messages but this morning I decided to scroll to the bottom and see
what's up. What news to come back to!
Anyway, I wanted to let you know that you and your family is in my
thoughts and purrs.
About the earring, I had one in the cartiledge when I was 18. It hurts
for quite a while and this isn't helped by sleeping on it. Eventually
it gets better though. I got rid of mine after 2 years because I got a
dent in my head from the back of it digging into my skull while
sleeping. The skull recovered but I can still feel the hole in the
cartiledge through the skin that has grown over it. I hope you can
train yourself to sleep on the other side more. I wasn't able to
because I'm the world's most restless sleeper. Oh well, I think it's a
great idea to memorialize Shmogg.
Hugs and purrs,
Purring is an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness
Check out pictures of Vino at:
> Apprantly I've gained some 'street cred' amongst the younger crowd at
> work. Turns out that a few of them are into piercings and other 'body
> modification' too (tattoos, scarification and inserts and other
> things i don't want to know about) - but have been sensible enough to
> only have such things in places that people don't usually see. They
> seem to have a deal of admiration for me, some overweight, greying
> old woman (to them) because I've had *cartelidge* pierced, not just
> flesh like 'normal' piercings. And apprantly, getting cartiledge
> pierced "hurts like a fother mucker" (as it was said to me). And
> takes ages to heal. And when they find out its actually a memorial
> earring rather than just body modification for the sake of body
> modifiation, the 'street cred' seems to go up even further. Wow, I
> might even rate on the 'cool, for a fossil' scale.
> Does it still hurt? Sure does. And is it taking ages to heal? Yup -
> could be up to a year.
> And was it worth it? Heck yeah