For my 50th birthday, the redhead gave me a diamond stud. This was completely unexpected and not something I had ever even thought about having, but there it was. In truth, the gift was both a birthday present and memento of my recent transition from a techie gearhead slaving away in the military-industrial complex to an owner/operator of a kite store. So I thought about it and then thought about it some more and then went and got my (left) ear pierced. Yes, that would have been me, in line with a bunch of tweeners getting our ears pierced. Yeah.
They say that if you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans and my "retirement" lasted an entire month as it seems the military-industrial complex was not done with me. In any case, I returned to the techie gearhead world newly accessorized:
|Representation of my diamond stud in situ. The presence of the cows in the background is unexplained.|
Fast forward seven years. My left ear, as some of you know, still looks like the above picture. Then, for a recent anniversary, the redhead decides that my accessorization needs an upgrade:
|Fashion accessory V2.0. Again, the presence of the cow in the background is unexplained.|
So, here's your chance to weigh in and help shape the Squirrely look of the future. Discrete stud or flamboyant titanium earring?