Saturday, February 04, 2006

Because you only live once

Today this is what I did:


It wasn't really on a whim or anything, I'd been thinking about doing it for a while. Some of my friends were dead set against it, some were all for it. Ultimately, it was up to me and I wanted it. In social work we'd call this "client self-determination."

And here is a picture of me with the piercing lady putting the clamp on my tongue. Running through my head is "well, I guess it's too late to back out now!"


After I got it done, I went up to Waxahachie to see my family. My mom noticed right away because I accidently opened my mouth really wide while shouting about something. I believe her exact words were "GOLDA ROSE WASELOVICH!!! OH MY GOD!!" But she wasn't upset, just in utter shock. My grandparents didn't even notice, to my knowledge. Or if they did, they didn't ever say anything, which makes me think that they didn't notice. And for some reason, they didn't find it odd in any way that I was chewing on ice all day. Or that I ate all my food so slowly and so deliberatly. At one point my grandma did say to me "Your papa really likes to eat ice too!" To which my mom replied under her breath "yeah, probably not for the same reason though..."

19 comments:

Brian said...

Do you have a big bag of tongue piercing fun that you carry around everywhere, like Cecilia did? She had lots of pierced tongue maintenance supplies...

Anali said...

I can´t believe you did that!!! I don´t know if I will ever be able to look at you in the same way.
:-) Where did you get it done?

Cecilia said...

hey!!! You need mouthwash and ice cubes, plus advil. I now have no supplies, except for extra jewelry, but I don't carry that around with me...

Anyway, glad to know that you can't eat right either (remember Girls' Day Out at H & H that took forever--I ate slower than Charee) and you're eating ice. You'll be fine.

Golda said...

No, I don't really have a bag that I carry around. Mostly because I'm pretty much at home. Other than that I put everything into my purse or bookbag (listerine, tylenol, and the spray stuff they gave me). And I carry ice in either a cup or my nalgene.

I got it done at Steel Concepts, the place my advisor advised me to go.

And my eating is starting to get better (somewhat). Except my adivsor told me that his tongue swelled a lot on the third day so maybe tomorrow i'll have more troubles eating.

Cecilia said...

In your picture I thought that you were wearing a sweatshirt without a hood, but I now see that you are just wearing your fleece, which is acceptable. The sweatshirt without the hood--not so much.

Golda said...

Thanks for being my fashion advisor Cecilia. *Thinks about ragbin shirt, bowling shoes, THE turtleneck sweater...*

Cecilia said...

Hey!!! You can pick on the bowling shoes, which are not in Boston, so I can't wear them, but THE turtle neck sweater!! It's classic! And I never wore that one in public really. However, you cannot pick on my favorite t-shirts. In fact, I'm wearing one again--for the second day in a row in classic favorite t-shirt style.

kodjo said...

I have bowling shoes, too! They're blue suede. Top that fashion....

erin said...

golda, you should be careful whose fashion you mock while I still have pictures of you wearing a turtleneck dress and a big gold belt... and cecilia, didn't we go directly from the tongue place to pizza hut that night? or was that another time really soon after it happened. because you definately ate slow that night too, and eric took really special pictures of your tongue in pizza hut that I still have somewhere, so I know I'm not completely making this memory up.

Cecilia said...

We ate at pizza hut that night (my favorite!!!), but the next day or something we went to H & H and I ate slowly again... Good times.

The turtle neck dress is AWESOME!!! Please tell me that you still have it Golda! It was such an awesome project and easy to sew. I could make you more...

Golda said...

You know, i'm not really sure where the turtleneck dress is. I hope it's at home somewhere. And i don't think we went to H&H the next day because that was betsy's wedding. I didn't go with you to get the tongue done because i had to help set up for the reception all freakin day.

Melissa said...

ROFLOL. I soooo hope Granny saw it! She might not say anything if she did. She's sometimes is old fashioned that way. I couldn't believe you did it right before going up there! My first thought when I saw the picture... What are Granny and Papa going to think! I laughed sooo hard! I hope you're perspective employers look at your grades and everything you've accomplished and somehow overlook the tongue while interviewing you!!!

Melissa said...

Sorry... I think the big sister in me got through a little...

Golda said...

Actually, most people don't even know that i have it until i tell them. Mom is the only person who has seen it without me pointing it out and that's only because I was yelling about something. None of the people in my class have noticed until someone else says something about it. I've been told many times that it's discreet and that you can't tell i have it.

Betsy! said...

The word 'Freakin' is to never be used again when referring to my wedding! A better option for use of the word can be "I am a 'freakin' freak for getting my 'freakin' tongue pierced, what was I 'freakin' thinking!" Just as a random example.

StaceyW said...
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StaceyW said...

Four years ago we packed you, your Bible, and probably a big ham or roast beef or something, up and brought you to your school of choice - Baylor Baptist University - to study medicine and get rich conservatively.

How is it that you have become a tongue-pierced vegetarian liberal, marching in protests, participating in AIDS Awareness events, hanging out with gay people, and working in a bar? (after years of protesting alcohol).

I don't know how it happened - but I have to admit I'm proud and generally relieved. :)

Golda said...

For the record, I worked at a restaurant/sports bar!! Completely different than working at a bar!

StaceyW said...

Oh yea - sports bar. My bad.