Nips, Lips, Hips, ‘N Fingertips

{February 19, 2006}   Why the provacative title?

You might be asking.

Well, first and furmost, I figure if you can’t get past the word nips, it’s for the best. If you’re offended by the word or my use of it, you will most likely be offended by something I blog. IMHO, nips is a pretty innocent way of referring to nipples. But my BIL was in a band called Aureole, a name which I loved, so I’m probably not your run-of-the-mill Mommy Blogger.

And besides, I’ve gotten so good at dis-ap-pointing teenage boys on the internet, I thought I’d keep it up (pun intended- and note that what I have in boldface type I intend to hyperlink someday when my partner isn’t too busy watching our monkey boys so I can write, in other words when they are sleeping and the stars are aligned just so…which, by my most recent calculations will be in about 2 years– true fans will wait).

Alas, here’s a brief synopsis of the meaning behind the title as I see it:

Nips = As in NIPPLES, Breastfeeding, Lactivism, Nursing In Public (NIP)

Lips = Being outspoken, Oral Sex, Orating, Ranting, Spoken Word, and Uppityness 

Hips = Birthing, Curves, Fat, and Femininity

Fingertips = Blogging, Bodywork & Massage, Sewing (Yes me, sewing!)

BTW, you should know now that: A) BTW stands for by the way, B) I alphabetize everything, C) because I have mild to moderate anxiety and OCD, D) I am unmedicated, E) I threw in the bit about oral sex to keep up with my stiff competition (free online porn), and F) off. {I often make explanations in such list form just to get to F) off or G) I don’t know why. DH thinks it’s funny and we live to make each other laugh.} 

NLH&F (Nips, Lips, Hips, ‘N Fingertips abbreviated- why didn’t I think of something short and sassy?) is not a reference to Russ Meyer (although I saw more than my fair share of his films in college when I was dating a film major) but it just might be a shout-out or throwback to the TILT tune. I used to TILT ’til it hurt and I suppose that I could have TILT on the brain as a result of it.

In general, I will most likely blog about nips, boobs, breasts, storage containers, yayas, and/or whatever you want to call them, not to further objectify myself or other women, but to take that part of the body, and thus the body of women as a whole, back from men and rampant commercialism. Breasts are for breastfeeding (although they also make nice pillows) and I just happen to be a mother who has used my breasts and the rest of my body to nurture two boys well into toddlerhood. I consider the ancient art of breastfeeding to be performing nothing less than a miracle and feel I deserve to be worshipped like a Goddess. Luckily, I have a partner who feels the same way, and I consider myself very lucky.

To make a short story even longer, and put too fine a point on it: I satisfy my toddler with my nips at least once daily, I flap my lips constantly, I shake my hips three to four times a week, and I use my fingertips in all that I do which is creative and sustaining. So there, now you know.

Nips, nips, nips…if you have a problem with them, please go somewhere else because I talk about them a lot so I imagine I will blog about them a lot, too. And if you are just here to see nipple photos: move along, as there’s nothing to see here if only because I can’t finger out how to upload them- which is so funny I’m almost peeing myself (another entry for another time; look for a future post titled “Urinary Incontinence and the Importance of Kegels”)

That’s all I have the caffeine for now!


On February 2, in honor of Imbolc (or Oimelc, whichever you prefer), I posted a photo of a breast (gasp!) and a baby getting ready to use the breast on my 360 degree (where is that degree symbol on my keyboard, lol) blog at YAHOO!. YAHOO! promptly removed it and sent me a message afer the fact saying that it did not fit into their “approved” content. (Apparently, according to YAHOO! a woman’s breast, even in the context of breastfeeding, is obscene.) I felt like I had been pickpocketed. The photo had been sent to me by a sister La Leche League Leader from St. Louis in an email titled “The Original Happy Meal”. I loved it! I will post it here now for your enjoyment. It is a beautiful, full breast, about to be used by a baby for (imagine this) BREAST FEEDING. Like I said, YAHOO! sucks. So I am here now, thanks to alazyknitter I know from the ICAN list. And I’m glad to be in a much better blogspace than the yahoos at YAHOO! have to offer.

Okay, just tried to upload the photo here. I got this message: “File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.” WTF?! Must email wordpress robot. Maybe it’s too big. And then again, maybe I am squirting milk into the wind. I will try to upload one of my personal pix. No nipple but still.

et cetera