"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.

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.

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.


Glad to be of help
11/28/2000 | 0 comments

Wow - I've had my IAM page just over three weeks (I could hardly believe it when I checked just now!). In that time, the one thing that's really amazed me - and pleased me - is the number of messages of thanks I've had. I never feel I do very much: after all, what I've got loads of other people have got as well, and it's not as if I'm an expert or anything. But, perhaps I underestimate myself. So...if anything I've said or written has been of help at all...well, you're very welcome. And if you're reading this but shy about asking, don't be. You can post in 'Open Book', IM me, e-mail me (if you want privacy) or whatever. I won't even mind if you ask "Does it hurt"?; after all we've all got to start somewhere.

One small step forward
11/27/2000 | 0 comments

Twice in the past week, I've had people say they like my ear-rings. They're ordinary enough, but I was pleased nonetheless. Today, though, I decided it was time I moved on to some bigger ones. I'd been thinking about this for a while - after all, I'd had these just over a year and had survived so far without my world coming to an end, so...what the hell! Getting my existing 1.5mm rings changed for 2mm ones (that's 14ga to 12ga) at Piercing World was simplicity itself; I really didn't feel a thing. I was advised that if I wanted to go for a really big size eventually, then using a taper would avoid a 'lopsided' hole - but I don't know how far I might want to go with them. There again, I really love the look of those flesh tunnels!

As others see us
11/26/2000 | 0 comments

My sister rang me just now (see yesterday's diary entry); she was bored and wanted a bit of a chat. "You'll like this", she said. Apparently the nurse had asked if that was her husband who had come to visit her last night. No, she said, she'd been divorced fifteen years. 'Oh, your partner, perhaps?' "Actually, it was my baby brother!" she said. 'Well, I like his ear-rings'. And to think that this time last year I was worrying myself to death about what everyone else might think about my first visible piercing. I can be really dumb at times!

Feelgood factor
11/26/2000 | 0 comments

Having got myself set up with PayPal (considering mine is an overseas account it was a lot simpler and quicker than I expected) and ordered my T-Shirts from the BMEShop, I thought to myself "What about making a donation to IAM?" So I did; not a vast amount, but then I figure every little helps. And for me, help is what it's all about - I've really appreciated all the information, advice and support everyone's given me here on IAM, so it was a real pleasure for me to be give Shannon a small contribution to the running costs - which are huge! I know not every one can, but I thought - since I could, then I should.

Bored? OK, so read on, then.......
11/25/2000 | 0 comments

Just got back from visiting my sister in hospital. Not the most fun-filled way to spend a Saturday afternoon, but ... she's my sister, and although we don't live that far away, we don't see each other as often as maybe we should. She's going to be OK (had a bad attack of asthma: it runs in the family but I've got off a lot more lightly). She'll be there for another couple of days, during which ... nothing to do, nowhere to go, no-one much to see. So, we chatted for a couple of hours, ... this and that ... reminiscing about the time when we were both kids - did we really do all that stuff?? She laughed and smiled as I left, so I like to think that my visit cheered her up a little. Moral in the story? Just remember - there's always someone worse off than you!


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