Last night I hosted Amanda and Nina for dinner. I cooked a traditional, Neapolitan Puttanesca sauce with spinach linguine, complimented by fresh mozzarella and tomatoes and a green salad.

After dinner, we were discussing tattoos and piercings and Amanda expressed that she's long wanted to get her nose pierced, and Nina immediately applied the peer pressure with, "Let's go -- right now!"

Amanda replied, "Oh my gosh. OK. Let's do it!"

We hopped in the car and Slave to the Needle, where I got my microphone tattoo. Nina was all business and even signed herself up for a consultation to cover up a tattoo on her foot.

Amanda was a little nervous, but winced through the pain...

And got her nose pierced.

The end.