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Presents go a long way for making up for the fact that I just turned 40. Today at work my department gave me a lovely set of fat matte etched gold earrings. Only one problem: I have virgin lobes.

I'm not altogether sure why I've never gotten my ears pierced. I do know why I haven't gotten a tattoo: I'm a big wimp.

My mom doesn't have pierced ears either, and part of me thinks that it's cool. We have less holes in our heads than most people. :P I also know that I would spend a FORTUNE on earrings if I ever did pierce my ears, so in the interests of my budget I guess it's a good thing.

When I look at those two reasons in black and white, they don't seem very important. The pain one carries more weight, frankly. Maybe I'm just lazy. Maybe I'm just a subtle unconventional girl. Maybe I just don't care enough.

I vaguely remember my sister getting in a fight with my dad where he almost ripped an earring out of her ear (I think she was trying to get away from him, but I don't remember the details), and one of my bosses at First Chicago grossed me out completely because she had worn heavy earrings for so long that her pierce holes were more like slits and they were LONG and her ears were dragged down. ick!

Bummer though, because the earrings were really gorgeous. If someone wants to get me a big, sparkly set of diamond solitaires, I might be persuaded to finally do it, though, cuz I'm easy that way...if not cheap.
mood: cheerful
music: Romantics—Talking in Your Sleep

Re: earrings

Good point about the biting, nibbling, etc. :)

I have tried clip and screw-on earrings and they just PINCH...I always have to talk them off fairly quickly. The only kind I've ever found that I can wear (and I forget about them all the time) is the kind of ear clasp that slides down over the rim of your ear and sort of rests around the side. The only problem is that my hair gets tangled and caught in them very easily.

My boss is returning them and getting a gift certificate this weekend so I can choose something else from the jewelry store. :)

Re: earrings

wah-hoo!! a gift certif!!

I also could never use screw ons or clips ons until I happened on a certain new clasp/brand...unfortunaely I can not remember the brand.. anyhow, I can wear them for about two or three hours :) a less sensitive ear (I'm the worst!) could probably take these for longer. They don't pinch!! amazing but true.

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