July 23, 2004

Must remember.

Must remember to get lollipops tonight on way home. Must must must. Must remember to go to the ATM also. Must.

Lollipops. I'm totally going to forget this.

Posted by dianna at July 23, 2004 10:58 AM

what for?

Posted by: didofoot at July 23, 2004 11:22 AM

Distraction from needles?

Posted by: Dianna at July 23, 2004 11:28 AM

if you are used to sucking on needles, you are going to find lollipops SO rewarding.

i used to chew thumbtacks. carefully though.

Posted by: didofoot at July 23, 2004 11:30 AM

Did you eat them, like the guy who ate a bicycle one bolt at a time?

*cue Freddy Mercury* I like to eat my bicycle my bicycle my bicycle.....

Posted by: Dianna at July 23, 2004 11:32 AM

no, because then a thumbtack tree would grow in my stomach.

so how do i go about ordering a hexbolt or hexnut or whatever bracelet? maybe i don't even want hexbolts. are they silver and chunky? because i like that. that is what i want.

Posted by: didofoot at July 23, 2004 11:34 AM

Hexnuts are silver and chunky. Or they're brass and not so chunky. Or silver and not so chunky. Really, the possibilities are endless. Should there be dangly bits? Should there be shiny metal bead things? Should there be large hexnuts with thinner connectors or smaller hexnuts with chunky industrial-strength connectors?

Should I just show you some possible styles the next time I see you?

Posted by: Dianna at July 23, 2004 11:44 AM

for a bracelet i wouldn't want dangly things but for a necklace i might. yes we should look at styles together.

Posted by: didofoot at July 23, 2004 12:12 PM

you're getting your new poink! poink poink poink!

is it done? is it all throbby? is it coooool?

can i see?

wait, where is it? do i want to see?

Posted by: katie at July 23, 2004 03:42 PM

I haven't gotten it yet. I'm going to "talk" to William about it, meaning that unless he has a good excuse like "I don't have the right jewelry" or "that'll never heal, are you crazy?" then he's pretty much stuck piercing me tonight. He very well might not have the right jewelry, though.

It is (rather, it will be, barring unforeseen changes of plans or really bad aim) below the waist. You'll be welcome to see if you'd like to, but of course if-you'd-like-to is the key issue here. Who knows?

Posted by: Dianna at July 23, 2004 03:52 PM

eep! i want to see it and don't want to. what, um, exactly are you piercing DOWN THERE?

p.s. thank you to katie for clearing up what this post was actually about.

Posted by: michele at July 23, 2004 03:57 PM

Hahaha... I love the phrase "down there" so much. SO much.

I could draw a diagram? Or attempt to describe my plan, but a) it would be complicated and b) my page hits would then get even weirder. It'd be nothing but porn as far as the eye could see.

I'll draw a diagram and post it tonight. Something about doing it at work seems questionable to me.

Posted by: Dianna at July 23, 2004 04:25 PM

yay! you're piercing your whatnot! (well, or maybe your feet.)

okay, i want to hear about it, and i want to see it in diagram, but perhaps not in the full, as it were, flesh. is it a recognized piercing that has a name? i'm just impatient and want to know.

maybe you won't get so many porn-seeker hits if you use really clinical language.

ps. yeah, i thought it was a long shot, but bicycle-eating might not have been what she was originally getting at.

Posted by: katie at July 23, 2004 04:57 PM

You guys, I went into Gottsi today and William asked me if I knew Gene and Erica and "that whole crew". They even have a website, he told me!

This was all prompted by Kati showing up to get a new bead for one of her rings. Thank you for providing me that opportunity to snicker, Kati. In my scattered frame of mind I failed to tell you that Gene had left me a message suggesting I coordinate with you, but I got it so late that coordination didn't seem all that plausible. Hence, my lack of coordination. Nice to see you, though.

Okay, okay, no piercing yet. Jewelry coming in tomorrow. I'm working on the diagram; it's hard.

Posted by: Dianna at July 23, 2004 09:17 PM

ya, i proposed to william that we host his website and he said he'd like to

he hasn't called me back yet.

about the website or the barbells I'm waiting for.


Posted by: gene at July 23, 2004 09:18 PM

poinkpoinkpoinkypoink! tomorrow? yay!

Posted by: katie at July 24, 2004 02:06 AM

No, not today. I forgot what I was dealing with, namely, Gottsi and attempting to special-order jewelry. I'm now hoping they'll have it by next Friday, which is a half-day and will leave me several days to walk funny before I have to go back to work. Crossing fingers, etc.

Also, screw this diagram business. I'll just tell you. It's paired, angled, very high outer labia barbells. How the hell did I turn into someone who talks about their genitalia online, will someone please explain to me?

Posted by: Dianna at July 24, 2004 08:09 PM

who does the tattooing at gottsi? should i recommend sophia get her next tattoo at gottsi or braindrops?

Posted by: erica at July 25, 2004 04:00 PM

Eh? Nobody does tattooing at Gottsi. Didn't you notice the lack of tattoo flash and paraphernalia? They are strictly a piercing operation.

You should tell Sophia to get her next tattoo at Black & Blue in the city. Proudly dyke owned and operated, fucking fantastic artists, and the last time I was there the music playing on the shop stereo turned out to be a mixtape titled Crotch Rock. I'd link to their website but something's wrong with it at the moment. Look 'em up, though.

Posted by: Dianna at July 25, 2004 05:19 PM

and yutaro's not at braindrops anymore either, so i can no longer recommend it.

Posted by: michele at July 25, 2004 08:38 PM

oh, i guess that makes sense. somehow i always assumed there was tattooing going on in some unseen room in the back of gottsi. i'm a dork. i will check out the lezbo tattoo artists. ain't nothin' wrong with that!

Posted by: erica at July 26, 2004 11:19 AM

Nothin' at all. Everybody loves lesbians, especially when they're in the business of scarring people for life.

Given the continued fucked-up-ness of Black and Blue's website, I'll be your (or Sophia's) walking portfolio/reference for the various artists there. My back tattoo is by Rocio. My stomach tattoo is by Fish, but she didn't draw it; you can see her actual designs here. Jacob's back tattoo is by Idexa (same disclaimer about not drawing it). I'm going to be begging Marie, whose work is up here, to do a big elaborate thing on my back whenever I have the money for it, because she's fan-fucking-tastic. There are two other artists I can't comment on because they haven't worked on me, but their portfolios look pretty damn good.

Can you tell I just want to go back there myself?

Posted by: Dianna at July 26, 2004 01:30 PM

oy, i got it to work.


Posted by: incarnate at July 26, 2004 01:48 PM

sorry, i was still in clan meat phase.

anyway, the webpage seems to be slightly different since before it was black-n-blue and now it's just blackandblue. i dunno. whatever. i enjoyed looking at pictures.

Posted by: michele at July 26, 2004 01:52 PM

Michele, you're a godsend. I was helplessly clicking links to black-and-blue-tattoo.com over and over again.

Pictures pictures pictures. Yay!

Posted by: Dianna at July 26, 2004 03:46 PM

what do you want marie to do on your back?

Posted by: michele at July 26, 2004 04:15 PM

It's going to be giant and viney with thorns and flowers and fruit and vegetables and anything else I can think of that might grow on a vine-- basically, an everything plant. It'll be wrapping around my lettering and dangling creeper thingies down my back and snaking tendrils around my waist. It'll also be really freakin' expensive.

Posted by: Dianna at July 26, 2004 04:18 PM

whoa. seriously expensive. i am currently contemplating back pieces too. but i've got nothing meaningful yet. though i am a huge fan now of pieces which start on one shoulder blade and follow the curve of the back down the side and over to the middle. someone had a really nice line drawing that looked a little schiele-esque like that on one of those pages. or somewhere else. i don't remember. not that i want a person shaped tattoo on my back. but the curve thing was cool. i've always envisioned a back tattoo on me being really super centered, so this side thing is opening up whole new possibilities.

Posted by: michele at July 26, 2004 04:24 PM

Dianna- This is entirely, 100% off-topic, but I just got Jack In The Box in La Cañada-Flintridge and the server's name was Dianna...and then I came back to work and read your blog. Isn't that weird? Harumph, probably not.

Posted by: Erik at July 26, 2004 07:05 PM

is it weird that i almost just got jack in the box but then was scared off by the homeless people and how dirty the exterior of the building was? dammit. i'm hungry.

Posted by: michele at July 26, 2004 07:52 PM

michele- that's weirder than mine, yes, though jack in the box has certainly not been known for its spotless facilities or strict hiring policies. should i mail you some of these curly fries? the envelope will probably be transparent by the time they get up there, but i'm pretty sure the fries'll still be good.

Posted by: Erik at July 26, 2004 08:00 PM

mmmmm, cold fries. sweet of you, but no thanks. :)

Posted by: michele at July 27, 2004 09:04 AM

Let no one say my friends are not generous.

Posted by: Dianna at July 27, 2004 09:07 AM

Wow. If I were ready for a tattoo, I think Marie would be my choice. Her designs are beautiful.

Posted by: Arianna at July 27, 2004 12:22 PM

I'm sticking with fan-fucking-tastic myself.

Yes, they really are beautiful. I'm drooling on myself with excitement thinking about getting tattooed by her.

Posted by: Dianna at July 27, 2004 03:33 PM

oooh, and just a plug for Fish at black and blue. the swirly stars-and-clouds-and-whatnot half-sleeve she did on my right arm has been consistently highly complimented by every complete stranger who's seen it over the last ten months or so since i got it. it desperately needs to be touched up, and people still cross the street to tell me it's one of the coolest things they've ever seen. yowza.

Posted by: katie at July 30, 2004 11:29 PM