"Never judge a book by its cover"
A pierced (ex-)librarian....whatever next....where will it all end? I really don't know, but this is my story so far.
Born in 1948, which makes me...OK, so you do the math. Eyes - Green. Height - 5ft 9ins. Weight - currently 154lbs (but trying to get it down). Starsign - Libra: the sign of a balanced personality, hmmm.
Being nice to people. Beautiful golden sunsets. Cacti: the way they defy the odds of nature. Chinese food. Feeling the need not to take anything too seriously. A long soak in a hot tub. On-line shopping. Relaxing and doing nothing occasionally. Sixties' music. Oh - and BME, of course.
Favourite film of all time:
Whingers - 'If you can't cheer up, shut up'. Cold wet winter days. Homophobia. Indecision. ISPs that cut out on you after two hours. Junk mail that's sent in an envelope saying "Important - This is not a circular". Machines that don't work like they're supposed to. Weak coffee. Websites that say only 'Under construction'. Cruelty to animals - remember, they were here first.
"Don't knock it till you've tried it."
Big boots, high heels, black leather, skin-tight rubber, PVC, corsets... Mmmmmmm!
BO: there's NO excuse for it - soap and deodorant are NOT that expensive.
Intolerance - 'If you don't like it don't do it, but don't tell everyone else they shouldn't like or do it either'.
Goal in life:
Be happy - There are enough miserable ****s in the world without me adding to them.
My "library catalog":
In stock (in order of acquisition) - PA ring (now 5mm); paired standard lobe rings (currently at 4mm); septum (now with circular barbell); stomach tattoo; pubic piercing (titanium CBR) *RIP 18 Jan 2002*; centre tongue (2mm barbell); navel rings (only the inverse remains out of the pair); paired 21mm dia nipple rings (first two pairs both rejected); BME and Celtic Rings logo tattoos - matching pair on both outside shoulders; Madison (14ga CBR) *RIP 17 Mar 2002*; wrist bar (PTFE) done during the British Meet at Brighton - rejected, but only after 4 years; 'love handles' - paired D-ring surface piercings *RIP*; cartilage ring (left ear); tragus (right ear); nape (PTFE bar)*RIP*; second pair of nipple piercings (vertical barbells); second nape *RIP*; bridge; BMEboy tattoo (centre back); 16mm dia guiche (my third try at a guiche) *RIP 6 Jan 2002*; third nape *also RIP*; 'Cell' back rings - a set of 6 D-Rings (lasted around nine months); pair of spinal surface bars *RIP*; replacement pubic ring *RIP* and guiche *guiche RIP 13 Apr 2002 after only two weeks!*; replacement Madison (12ga CBR) *RIP*; smiley aka scrumper *RIP*: paired foreskin rings.
Future additions: It's been some years now since I added anything new, or replaced anything. But that doesn't mean the urge may not strike again at any time!
And I'll bet that that you thought that librarians were boring old ****ers!
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And now here's the rest of it (in alphabetical order - I'm a librarian, remember)
My buddy pics: My character: My chastity: My corsets: My counter:
My days as a schoolboy: Click the photo to read the story in words and pictures of my days as a grammar-school pupil in the 1960s.
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Slices of Life Come and see what I get up to when I'm let loose by myself!
You're out of luck here: there aren't any. Why not? Not because I don't have any buddies - there are lots of really great people here on IAM. But I didn't want to put up a screenful of buddies just because everyone else's page has one. I like to be an individual, to do what's right for me - that's what BME is all about, really.... Just in case you were wondering.
(And here I quote from the results of a psychometric test): "Happy in his own company. Prefers to make his own decisions. Co-operative and obliging. Avoids conflict. Modest. Even temperament. Non-emotional. Relaxed. Copes without being flustered. Concentrates on the big picture rather than the detail. Quite radical. A challenge rather than the conventional. Non-conformist. Disorganized. Spontaneous reactions. Solution-focussed. High expediency. Finds his own way of doing things. Confident intellectual. Generates interesting, practical ideas."
Ever wondered what it's like to be locked up in a chastity belt? You can read all about my chastity escapades in the IAM Chastity Forum
Yes - I wear a corset! My current favourite to be laced up in is my black 28" PVC one, which you can see along with my others in my Corset Collection gallery.
Currently at: - Thanks for stopping by: enjoy your visit!
Me... as a second-former, aged 12!
And now here's the rest of it (in alphabetical order - I'm a librarian, remember)
My buddy pics:
My days as a schoolboy:
Click the photo to read the story in words and pictures of my days as a grammar-school pupil in the 1960s.
1/18/2010 | 0 comments
I shan't mention the last fortnight's snow, which caused the inevitable chaos and disruption and once again made the UK such a laughing stock in countries which are far more adept at coping with it, and who take it all in their stride. Added to the usual sorry saga of blocked roads, uncollected bins and school closures, a new-ish twist to the plot this time round was apparently a shortage of grit (or more accurately, salt) for the roads, causing rationing before a thaw set in over the weekend and rendered further panic measures unnecessary. I of course lived through the infamous winter of 1962-63, and while I didn't go tobogganing, I did go to school - which remained open albeit sometimes with makeshift lessons as those pupils who lived out in the villages, and some of the staff, weren't always able to get in.
On the theme of school, I finally got round to getting my very own web domain up and running and I've uploaded the long article I wrote all about my schooldays just before Christmas. I've already added several more paragraphs, and may add more as other things occur to me: one of the nice things about having it online is that I can easily maintain it as a dynamic thing rather than a traditional printed article which normally only exists as a final version. I've now got to learn a few web authoring skills and do some graphics and design work on it. Which I'm looking forward to: I enjoyed tinkering about with my IAM page and getting it looking the way I wanted it to - with no real prior knowledge, just a bit of 'suck it and see'. Watch this space!
1/10/2010 | 0 comments
1. What was the best part of your day?
Looking at a friend's Flickr photostream this morning and spotting a 1960s photo of a couple of my old schoolmasters. A nice bit of happy nostalgia to start the day.
2. What are the contents of your purse?
In my wallet are my driving licence, credit card, ATM cashcard, some assorted store loyalty cards, my library card, network railcard (now expired) and a book of stamps.
3. If you could be doing anything you wanted right now, what would it be?
Lying on a beach sunbathing, without a care in the world.
4. Have you ever fully thought out the reactions and consequences of going back into your past and changing something ?
Many times. But I've no way of telling that whatever I changed would be a change for the better, or whether I'd simply end up making a worse set of mistakes than I did the first time round.
5. What do you want to do more than anything, and why haven't you done it yet?
Become as proficient at speaking another language as I was when I was at school. I just lack the willpower.
6. What's the best thing you ever ate?
A nice juicy steak: tender and cooked to perfection - very rare with the blood running out. Yumm.
7. What is the one vice or bad habit you wish you could give up or stop?
Spending too much time over trivial annoyances that really don't matter.
8. If you knew you were only going to live for the next 5 minutes what would you do?
Cuddle up with my wife and the dog, and pray for forgiveness for all the things I've done wrong.
9. What is your best piece of advice?
Always do your best at whatever you're doing.
10. What is the one thing you miss most from your childhood?
Never really having made any friends.
11. What's the first thing you do on a snowy day?
Take the dog out and try and stop her from interfering with everyone else's snowmen.
1/4/2010 | 2 comments
I see quite a few people have gone in for these "Ask me a question" thingies now. It comes across as primarily an amusing and perhaps rather frivolous way to pass the time but hopefully people who ask serious questions will nonetheless get serious answers - though that obviously depends on both the questioner and the person in the 'hot' seat.
Anyway, I set myself up *pun intended* with an account: if anyone wants to ask anything (not necessarily BME or mod related, of course) - here you go: My Formspring!
1/3/2010 | 0 comments
Having almost, but not quite, finished uploading all my scanned photos to my Flickr photostream, I thought I'd take a look at the stats to see how many views they'd had. I'd originally been inspired in the first place by seeing some photos of my old school on there and recognizing myself on one of them, but the ones I took myself I guessed wouldn't be of any real interest to anyone else except possibly another ex-pupil. The others by and large were basically just holiday snaps - certainly with no pretension of being "professional photography" - and which I couldn't envisage as being of any real interest to anybody. So I was gratified to find they've so far had 315 hits. But what astonished me was that the most "popular" one was not one of the school ones, but one I was thought was rubbish and nearly didn't bother posting. It may be, of course, that people are clicking on it and realizing that for themselves...too late! Anyway, judge for yourself: with the posted caption "Hey... I may look like an idiot, but in those days EVERYONE wore flip-flops. So there!", this is it....
1/2/2010 | 0 comments
I popped over again this morning to see my sister, and to take back the family photo albums I'd borrowed just before Christmas. She's partly disabled now: she's waiting for a ramp to be built up to her front door so she can use her mobility scooter to get out and about but is confined to the house in the meantime - so I suspect she was quite glad of the company. Her youngest son (my nephew) died unexpectedly four years ago in January 2006 at the age of 29 - although he wasn't still living at home at the time. She always seems to remember him and talk about him quite fondly and so we chatted away about him: I was just a little bit cautious lest it upset her, but it didn't seem to. Nevertheless I daresay this may perhaps be a difficult time of year for her.
She also asked me whether I was thinking of selling my bike. Apparently her elder son is thinking of getting one: he's got a car licence and my bike's learner-legal, so that might rather neatly solve my quandry over what to do with it. It's been sat in the garage for almost a year now: I'm increasingly unlikely to ever use it again, but can't really steel myself to the hassle of trying to advertise and sell it. Could be a good start to 2010, but I don't envy him the prospect of trying to learn on it in this weather... although he did have a moped as a teenager - I seem to recall years and years ago this poor little frozen kid riding over to my parents' house on it!
So... How are YOU going to give your support to IAM in the coming weeks?
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509mike "(Submit scrotal ladder experience)"
Efix "(picture submission, reviewing experiences and writing one too)"
ohcupcakes "(submitted experience of my new industrial. will submit pics soon!)"
A Meet means a Madison: third time lucky?
Lovely name - lovely nature: my "Love Handles"
Vertebrate with a vengeance - I have some spine!
"I ink, therefore I am" - my very first tattoo
What could be simpler? One lobe or two....?
Tongue piercings are fun? Maybe, but just think again first.....
One in ten: the tenth pubic piercing experience added to BME
Nipple rings... the story continues
Next instalment (for now) - the navel
My PA ... the one that got me started on all this.....
Madison - the day I followed in a porn star's footsteps
It goes all the way through! I step into the world of suface bars
'Back' to the future - my set of "Cell" rings