Yesterday was my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. It is quite amazing – after 40 years of marriage – they seem the strongest and happiest I’ve ever seen them. It’s inspiring. During the weekend, they mentioned to us that my dad sort of wanted to get his ear pierced. I think my mom had a lot to do with it – she thought it would be sexy – but my dad was totally down. So when they drove us back to the city after the weekend, we stopped at this tattoo/piercing place on our street and he took the plunge – and with a 14 gauge needle at that! Here he is being brave pre-needle. Daddy – you are officially a bad-ass! Congrats on your new piercing!! Way to keep marriage exciting after 40 years.