Monday, May 08, 2006

Favorite Things Monday - the Titty episode


This is the first piece of 'real art' that I bought, and by 'real art' I mean anything that wasn't procured at a poster shop. It's a Tit Print by Annie Sprinkle [beware: the links are 18+ but pretty tame]. I bought it during my sexual revolution six years ago when I was utterly heart broken over a girl, and doing a lot of local events, girls, drugs, drinking ... you know ... heart break stuff. So one night, I heard that Annie Sprinkle was speaking in Boston and I had.to.go. I'd been impressed with her sex-positive work for a long time, read her books, etc. As a former porn star, she has a fascinating perspective on sexuality and feminism. Her talk was excellent, and I wanted a souvenir. I contemplated T-shirts and buttons and other such swag, but when I saw this print, I had to have it. Granted, it was $30 and I was broke (of course ... drugs and student loans are expensive). Plus, I had to fight off another girl for the privilege of buying it. This was a major commitment. But I loved it, and I still do.

Unfortunately, Wifey hates it. She thinks it's tacky/trashy/etc. But she's a bit of a prude, so I ignore her. It's mine. I love it. And after a couple years of keeping it hidden because Wifey didn't like it, I recently came to the point in our relationship where I just don't care. I hung it near my dresser and told her if she didn't like it, tough titty. [sorry, i couldn't help myself.]

My Happy Monday thought is -- I love my Wifey, but she's opinionated and controlling. Kinda like me. In order for two opinionated and controlling people to co-exist, sometimes we have to ignore each other. I'm getting better at ignoring her, and in the process, long dormant parts of my personality are emerging and new parts are blooming. I'm feeling free. Probably not free enough to do a tit print though...

Happy Monday!

7 comments:

christine said...

the mafia finally breaks out! :) bloom all bloody over...

Kat said...

Cool, you have an original Annie Sprinkle. I like it.

Becca said...

I love Annie Sprinkle. And it's good not to squelch your true self.

Kat with a K said...

There was a post in Bloglines that has disappared, it seems, with bad news. I'm hoping that the disappearance means it was somehow resolved, but if not, oh no! I'm so sorry!

roro said...

Wanted to de-lurk to thank you for the Monday thought (and the awesome print - love that Annie Sprinkle). A friend recently reminded me that it's okay to do the things I want, even the girlfriend occasionally gets sulky about it. Tough titty indeed. I'm getting all my nudey art out right now. HA ha!

Suzanne said...

For one thing, the prints now sell for $100, so if nothing else it's an investment. Did Annie Sprinkle do her "Public Cervix Announcement" when you saw her? There's a film collection by Monika Truet called "Female Misbehavior" which features this. It amazes me how absolutely unabashed she is. And of course, kudos on becoming more yourself.

Rhonda said...

A Titty Print? Well good for you ... why not put it up in your own bedroom? That's a private enough space & it's yours. In fact, I like the colors. And it looks like a "managable" size print too ... hehe, you know how I feel about managable tits, lol!