12.19.2007

No diamonds here

I was just over reading Laineys blog (the little stinker got to open her presents early) and she was talking about diamonds. I was reminded of the day we picked out my wedding band. The jewelry guy looked at my husband when I said I didn't want anything big, and said something about how I say that now but after he marries me I'll be all ooooo I want a bigger ring, and ear rings and a bracelet. I tried to explain to the guy that no, in fact I would never want a bigger ring, or a bracelet or what not. I actually have diamond ear rings from my mom. Know what I do with them? I let my jewelery box wear them. I also have a diamond necklace from Rob. It goes on jewelry box camping trips with my ear rings. Then once or twice a year on fancy occasions (read, when I wear my black dress) I put on the ear rings and the necklace. This guy didn't believe me. He kept telling Rob that all women say that before they are married, then they get the guy to marry them and suddenly want to be all iced out and shit. I had to laugh because while diamonds are great for some people (seriously Katie looks stunning with some diamonds on...but, I mean, Katie does her hair every day and stuff so she totally should wear diamonds as a reward for that task) but for me diamonds are about as exciting as wearing dirt. I love my wedding and engagement ring and thats it. All together the cost of the other jewelry I wear on a daily basis is $5.25.

However, don't let this fool you into thinking I don't have expensive taste. I just like different things. You see, if it was fashionable to walk around dangling shiny new Wusthof Santuko knives from my ears, well shit, you wouldn't be able to pry me out of that jewelery store. Yup thats right. Kitchen shit! Thats my diamond. The way some women get over a diamond, well thats how I get over a new Lew Crueset pot, or an Al Clad sauce pan, or heaven forbid a new Wusthof. In fact I don't think I could ever have enough knives. You could buy me one every week and it wouldn't be enough. I would never tire. In fact all this talk about kitchen stuff is making me feel a little frisky if you know what I mean. I think its funny that while that jewelry store guy was totally wrong about diamonds he was right about the fact that all of us have that one thing, the one thing that makes the world light up and makes your husband suddenly shit roses and fireworks crack in the sky. For me it's knives. What is it for you? Whats the one thing that if you saw under the tree this year, you would, well lets just say you wouldn't mind if the next thing you opened was a pair of knee pads?

7 comments:

Someone Being Me said...

I love jewelry but I don't get as excited about it as I used to. My Christmas list this year is a breadmaker, an electric toothbrush, and a black peacoat. I like to think I have become more sensible with age.

Christy said...

I hate jewelry too. I like a good hemp necklace better tham diamonds.

However, I LOVE purses. Its an obsession really.

Cristina Mathers said...

i never used to get excited about jewelry until my hubs started doing such a good job picking it out. and recently i lost another diamond out of my engagement ring-that makes 2. so i got a new one. i love it and one day i will figure out what to do with those other diamonds.

Ginger said...

A maid. Oh wait, a hot MALE maid that I could just stare at while he got all sweaty cleaning my kitchen floors.

That a box of airplane tickets and cash. But that's probably not very realistic!

Kat said...

I love jewelry but I can only wear one or two pieces at any given time. So its either earrings or a necklace or my watch or a ring or a bracelet. Mostly it is just my wedding band and my engagement ring though.
I am a sucker for kitchenware as well. Still envious about your Le Creuset pots. They are next on my list. And your salt thingy...forgot what it is called. Where did you buy this?c

Not So Perfect said...

I don't really care much for jewelry either. I don't really have anything that gets me excited. Do I need to get my mind out of the gutter or did you mean what I thought you meant about the knee pads??? :-)

angie said...

I don't get excited about jewlery either! I mean it's nice and all but honestly like you said I don't do make up and dress up everyday so I really have no need except for those two special occasions that could come along in a year that I would get all dolled up for! There is something under my Christmas tree that Dave says I have always wanted and he is about to piss himself waiting to give it to me. I thought the thing I had always wanted was already on my finger but apparently there was something else!

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