I woke up yesterday without any idea what I was going to do on the first day of my Do Something New Every Day project. But I figured that'd be part of the fun--to look for an opportunity during the day.
So I'm at the doctor getting my annual physical. (Sidebar: I'm a big fan of the annual physical. It makes me feel grown-up and responsible, even while wearing a paper robe, which I tried to dress up by writing the words Dolce and Gabbana on it.) I needed some routine blood tests, so I decided I would do Something New #1 by watching the needle go in.
Having had three years of shots because I'm allergic to Oregon, I'm not needle phobic, but, still, I normally look away. Instead, what I discovered was that watching actually made it hurt less. I didn't wince the moment the needle went in, even when it took awhile because my vein kept rolling away. (Who knew veins rolled?)
I actually ended up with Something New #2 that night when none other than rock diva Storm Large and her boyfriend Davey Nipples accepted an invitation to dinner at my house. Not only did Storm invent a new word for "fag hag" -- fagnet -- she also let us see her boobs. (I'm sorry I didn't take that picture.)