Waiting for My Real Life to Begin

The life and times of a girl named Swishy.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'm a big kid now

Weeks since I got my ears re-pierced: six.
Pairs of earrings I've bought in the meantime: five.
Pairs of earrings I've worn since Saturday: five.
Minutes it took me to get the original earrings out: TOO MANY to count. OK, that seriously was traumatizing. I could not get them out. Could NOT. I couldn't get a good grip, and I was scared I was going to hurt myself, and ... yes, I am a big baby.
Times I couldn't get the earrings back in: Once. Do you understand how that happens when you've JUST BARELY taken an earring out? Yeah, me neither. I had to push it through extra hard, and I was such a wimp about it because it felt weird and kinda hurt and made my hole start bleeding a little, and then I decided I wasn't going to change my earrings again for two days to give my little babies a break.

But here it is, my grown-up pierced ear:

OK, on a completely, COMPLETELY, unrelated note, can you believe the news about Owen Wilson? Isn't that unbelievable?


At 5:40 AM, Blogger simonsays said...

Very beautiful ears and earrings, you are not a big baby, just afraid of pain...and the owen wilson story made me sad, I hope he is okay....:)

At 7:01 AM, Blogger imkay32 said...

cute earrings!! way to over come the pain swishy!

i heard that owen and kate were going to get married and she called it off. maybe that's what made him do it. i feel awful for him and his family. such a funny guy.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Monnik said...

what happened to him? people.com only says he's being treated during a difficult time.

Did he attempt suicide?

cute earrings!

At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Kristabella said...


I cannot believe it. The Wilson boys always seemed so normal. Like dudes I'd want to hang out with. And have a beer with. Which would probably end up coming out my nose.

And I really hope it isn't about Kate Hudson.

But he has to get better.

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Tanya said...


A new pair of earrings every week seems like a good way to go.


At 11:35 AM, Anonymous the patient said...

I must have an ear fetish 'cause i feel an insatiable urge to nibble on something now. The blond hair doesnt help any.

At 11:47 AM, Blogger Patti said...

you are only a hop skip and a jump to the really bad ass big hoops...

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

Congrats on having the courage to keep it up! :) I've had my original piercings in my ears for about 26 years now, and sometimes they still do strange things like bleed or get irritated.

They look great!

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Jenster said...

Love the earring! I assume you have a matching one for the other side?

The Owen story is sad. I hope he'll get whatever help he needs and will be back to being his obnoxiously charming self soon.

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Beth said...

great earrings and great hair!!!

Owen wilson?!! WTH?! He is funny, but it just goes to show ya, that the celebrity lie aintall it's cracked up to be....they are human after all, I guess.

At 5:34 PM, Blogger flea said...

love the earings! congrats on taking the step to get them piereced..

i too was also shocked about owen wilson! so strange & bizarre and i hope he pulls it together and gets better, thank god someone found him in time is all i can say, that would've been such a waste of talent

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Trish Ryan said...

Gorgeous!!! Welcome to the world of jewels-for-the-side-of-the-head!

At 7:45 PM, Blogger CruiserMel said...

Want to talk about a real baby? *pointing at self* Nothing is pierced on me. Nothing ever will be. I can't even watch (or read) about geting an earring "in" or "out" without feeing faint. You are brave.

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Eileen said...

Now those are some snazzy earrings.

At 11:44 PM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

OK, bad phrase as a stand-alone:

kinda hurt and made my hole start bleeding.

Alongside that, something like K-Y jelly may help that hole. BWAHAHAHAH. Seriously though, go buy yourself a tube of antibiotic ointment... neosporin. Will totally help you get that thing in the hole next time. BWAHAHAHAH!

You can tell I haven't visited in a while, huh?

And I do believe those earrings are NOT the ones I bought for you.

And what up... Did Owen try to Off himself? I didn't hear the official report so I'm off to people.com to read about it.

At 12:13 AM, Blogger Jess Riley said...

Aw, look at that cute lil' ear! :) I tend to avoid earrings because they smell like bellybuttons. Don't ask me how I know what bellybuttons smell like, or why I'm smelling my earrings to begin with. Okay, I just grossed myself out.

And yeah, the thing about Owen Wilson. When I read that I thought, "It's a cliche, but fame is definitely not all it's cracked up to be."

At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Jess, how FREAKY is it that I TOTALLY TOTALLY know what you mean about the ears smelling like belly buttons! It's a very distinct smell that cannot be duplicated elsewhere, I don't think, but what about... nah... well, maybe I should just say it... what about the top of the ass crack...


OK, and just for the sake of it, I'm keeping this comment anon, even though you all probably know it's me.

At 12:19 AM, Blogger Swishy said...

Manic, you perv!! Ha ha ha.

The patient, I'm going to take that as a compliment :)


I think the Owen Wilson thing is crazy. I was shocked. He seems like such a happy-go-lucky kinda guy. If it really is over Kate Hudson ... I mean, KATE HUDSON!

At 12:29 AM, Blogger Swishy said...

WAIT! I just saw this ... ASS CRACK??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? How many ass cracks have you SNIFFED, my BBFF? (Because who else would it be :) )

That's sick. Thanks, guys. I'll think of that every time I put earrings in my poor little HOLE.

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Andie said...

those are cute. where did ya get them?

At 5:31 PM, Blogger XYZinn said...

Soooo cute!!


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