"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.

About me:
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.

Likes:
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:
Casablanca.

Dislikes:
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.

Quote:
"Don't knock it till you've tried it."

Turn-ons:
Big boots, high heels, black leather, skin-tight rubber, PVC, corsets... Mmmmmmm!

Turn-offs:
BO: there's NO excuse for it - soap and deodorant are NOT that expensive.

Pet hate:
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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Tips and Tricks

And now here's the rest of it (in alphabetical order - I'm a librarian, remember)

My blog:
Slices of Life Come and see what I get up to when I'm let loose by myself!

My BME articles:
Read all about it! - our Brits' May Bank Holiday get-together in Brighton
Don's handy guide to writing BME 'experiences'

My BME interview:
As BME's Number one experience reviewer, I was very honoured to have been interviewed by Roo for BME on 21 February 2007 - here you go .....
Teenage Mutant Ninja Librarian

My buddy pics:
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.

My character:
(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."

My chastity:
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

My corsets:
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.

My counter:
Currently at: - Thanks for stopping by: enjoy your visit!

My days as a schoolboy:

Me as a second-former




Me... as a second-former, aged 12!

Click the photo to read the story in words and pictures of my days as a grammar-school pupil in the 1960s.



Diary

Festive whimsicality
12/18/2009 | 0 comments

And as Christmas approaches and the cards arrive, we were more than somewhat taken aback this morning to find in the letterbox one addressed to the dog. "Huh?", we thought. We opened it and found it was from none other than Julie the canine beautician:



First snow of winter
12/17/2009 | 0 comments

After all my rambling reminiscences of the past week or so, it's back to the present with a bump today, with the first snow of winter. After a bright but bitingly cold start this morning, a flurry of snow descended at lunch-time, whipped up by a strong cold wind. Only a light dusting has laid, but the forecast is for more, heavier falls tomorrow.

I must get my winter boots out!

Creativity
12/16/2009 | 2 comments

Spurred on by the impetus of all the recent flash-backs to my childhood, I sat down and over the course of Sunday and Monday I wrote a proper account of my schooldays - or as much as I could remember. Free to please myself entirely over what I put, and how I expressed myself, I just followed the old principle of 'start.... write until you come to the end of what you want to say.... and then stop'. And out it all came. I did add several more paragraphs yesterday as I re-read through it and remembered things which I'd forgotten to include the first time.

Weighing in at just under six-and-a-half thousand words, it's got to be a strong contender for the longest thing I've ever written, and it's certainly way beyond anything I'd have been capable of at school or even at college. In that respect I'm glad I waited so long to write it. Although the content is undoubtedly much more selective in terms of what I've remembered and how I've remembered it, I'm fairly certain that that in itself reveals more about my personality than was ever evident at the time. More than anything, I wrote it because I wanted to and not because I had to. And I enjoyed writing it. In places I had some quite mixed emotions, an inevitable facet of autobiographical writing I guess. But then of course the "me" it portrays is a very real one.

So I'm pleased with the way it's turned out (so far). I'm not sure what to do with it. It's very evocative of grammar school education in the 1960s and anyone else who experienced that first hand would probably find that side of it familiar. On the other hand, when I was at school I didn't care much for childhood experiences that weren't set in the present: we studied Hans Carossa's "Eine Kindheit" for German A level, and I can't remember a single thing about it other than that the edition we had to use was printed in Gothic type. I might post it online. It's far too long as a standalone, but I guess I could try and find some photos or graphics of some sort to break it up a bit. Maybe I should even make that one of my New Years' Resolutions?

Distance lends enchantment to the view
12/11/2009 | 2 comments

I wrote in my last entry about how my memories of my schooldays had been jogged. After fifty years, I hadn't honestly expected to be able to put names to faces on a photo as easily as that, though I will admit that for the most part I don't remember much more than just the name and maybe an odd one or two things about most of my old classmates. The school itself, and what I got up to while I was there, I recollect much more distinctly. Maybe that's a good thing: the recollections are nearly all pleasantly nostalgic ones although not always to my credit!

However, one of the less desirable by-products of this bout of nostalgia is that I'm experiencing an oddly unsettling sensation that I never really made the best of my life - educationally at least. My schooling (and the system of which it was representative) was very much based on the importance of attaining the most you were capable of, and living up to the promise you showed. When I look at the little 12-year old on the 1960 Form photo with the shy grin on his face, full of promise for the future, I can't help feeling in a perverse sort of way that I've let him down. True, I got good grades at college, and I got my BA degree with a commendation. And I did toy quite seriously for some time after that with the idea of doing a Masters' degree. But apart from a few odd bursts I don't know that I've actually achieved anything very much - not as much I could have done and probably not as much as I should have done. Much of my adult life has passed without any particularly distinctive events or recollections - apart from the last ten years which I've recorded in my diary here!

Part of me has an insane wish for a time machine to turn the clock back fifty years and start again. But to what purpose? To simply make a different set of choices and end up probably making worse mistakes than I did the first time? I'm wishing, of course, for something I can't have: namely the chance to do it all again with the benefit of hindsight and do it better the second time round. And maybe that's the moral in the story. I'm slowly coming to realize that I've been idle too long, I do have the capability to do more than I do, and the underlying desire to do it. It's just taken a face from a long-forgotten school photo to come and remind me.

Down memory lane
12/9/2009 | 0 comments

Somewhat against my better judgement, I decided to register with Friends Reunited. Not that I particularly want to "catch up" with old classmates from 50 years ago: I don't. But it does have a certain nostalgic value I suppose in 'revisiting' my old schools, looking at the photos that have been uploaded and adding one or two of mine. I can still remember names and faces from secondary school, but not really anybody or anything from primary school - possibly because I went to a number of different ones. I guess that if I'd stayed in touch, or even if we'd carried on living in the same area I might've done.

It was quite pleasant, though, browsing through to see how much I remembered of it all. I don't doubt my memory is selective, highlighting the good bits and blotting out the nasty parts, although having said that I don't recollect having any especially unpleasant experiences or memories of any of the schools I went to. Then again, if I had, I probably wouldn't risk unearthing them all by visiting a site like that to start off with. I'm not expecting anyone from my past to come back and haunt me at any rate!

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So... How are YOU going to give your support to IAM in the coming weeks?

The following people signed this petition:

kyo "(Take and submit good pics, get a new tatt, and review experiences)"
Jen "(sent in cash, submitted a story and will try & get good pix)"
CT "(Updates of my sleeve when I start it shortly.)"
barcode "(thank you for your continued efforts and kind interest!)"
t-snake "(Too much of my very little free time spent reviewing experiences)"
Cerra "(Reviewing, as usual.)"
Narakyndryn "(If all goes aok, I'll have a few more experiences to share.)"
nobcatz "(take some pics. for IAM diary)"
Anna "(i hope i will have lowbrets to take pictures!)"
cenobite "(Just discovered reviewing experiences.)"
snodogj "(More experience reviews and more ink pics...after tonight...)"
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havoq "(Sending new pictures, writing experiences, and sending in some $)"
titanium_angel "(Just put in my tongue experience, and will keep reviewing!)"
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rogue83 "(I don`t have interesting stories or pics, I`ll just sent the £`s )"
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-Matt- "(A few days ago I submitted a story to BME)"
ozzisme "(Pictures, experiences, reviewing. All that good stuff.)"
merrry "(I'm going to take your advice! HUGS,,,,,)"
Lullay "(Continue editing and submitting experienes, add photos + Paypal.)"
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starless_dark "(Submitted some pictures and might try to finish some experiences)"
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sweetcheeks "(Bombared the experience engine with my awesome tattoo experiences)"
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Don "(I'm going to submit my spinal bars as an experience this weekend)"
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luvpain99 "(Sending in pictures, videos, BMEShop, and ocassional money.)"
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seeeingred "(I am going to use BME to learn more about Body Modification.)"
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nibjet "(I just sent an experience, and payday is next Friday.)"
gothicphoenixx "(reviewing experiences, submitting another editorial/experience)"
AnotherBleedingHeart "(write another experience & log my navel streach to submit later)"
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crazybrujo "(by deleting old diary entries and galleries that waste space)"
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kmason "(I just had an experience approved...now I'll go back to reviewing)"
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Bryan "(review experiances, write one or two, send some pics)"
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YoungMom "(I've just started reviewing and where ever else I am needed)"
KaoolS "(I paid for my and my bf's accounts and I buy stuff from BMEshop.)"
Girl "(continue to review, submit pics and experiences)"
Maribelle Lebre "(I am submitting a ritual tattoo experience.)"
purrtykitty4m "(To write and review more experiences!)"
Caroline June "(Reviewing experiences I imagine.)"
Scarred "(put up an experience a few days ago now i got the camera out!)"
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MyDaydream "(I am going to send in some more spiffy photographs)"
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Poppie "(I have submitted about 6 pics today and started IAM:SelfPiercing )"
Superstarlet AD "(I'm currently writing the Tooth Filing FAQ)"
StealingTheMoj "(pimp it out to everyone i see...and review experiences )"
shpluck "(experience reviews and adding some pictures and an experience)"
soontohang "(Reviewing is fun!!!)"
InnerDemons "(Submitted a couple of experiences)"
kermee "(I just paid for my membership and write my lobes experience!)"
ataxia "(having my conch dermal punched at 4mm in the next few weeks.)"
Moosh "(with lots of pic's..)"
belladivision7 "(Continue manically reviewing experiences.)"
pinface "(Submit pictures of my brand spanking new double nape piercings!)"
Bear151556 "(REveiw Expeiences, and finish writing a few of my own so I can su)"
Kittybeth "(Submit a few more experiences and a photoset; reviewing )"
Mistress Kittenn "(I'm going to add my nostril 2 experience and review experiences)"
Paranoid "(ive just submitted another hundred or so pictures for my gallery)"
dazedeagle "(I'm reviewing! plus I plan to add some pics...)"
Glow "(Hi there! )"
ZombinaCorpse "(I'm going to submit some more pictures of my mods!)"
gretel "(continuing to submit to bme hard, reviewing experiences. xx)"
devilskebab "(I've gone and paid for a subscription)"
Ron Garza "(ill continue sending shannon pics of my work,.as i have since '96)"
TMHahn "(Read and submit more experiences.)"
509mike "(Submit scrotal ladder experience)"
Efix "(picture submission, reviewing experiences and writing one too)"
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