Monday, March 29, 2010

Ignorance Is Bliss, and Other Half Truths...

Today, I'm linking up with my new bloggy buddy Myya, over at Myya Says for her first ever "stick your foot in your mouth Monday". The object of this game, party, whatever you call it, is to tell about a time when you have amazed yourself, or someone else has amazed you with the demonstration of flexibility required to eat ones own foot. After you read mine, head over and say "Hi" to Myya, and see what others have experienced. Hmm, suddenly I feel like the only person on earth without a weekly meme for people to link up with. I better get crackin'!

They say that ignorance is bliss. "They" must have never been caught with their figurative pants down, when something spews out of their mouth, thanks to ignorance. Maybe the key is to know what you're ignorant about...

I'm ignorant about jewelry. I know I like shiny things, but since I can't afford anything fancy, I am very ill equipped to discuss all things sparkley.
Case in point: Engagement rings.
My little sister had just gotten engaged. I was on the phone with her discussing her new fiance, and the bling she had received as a prenuptual prize. She described that it was white gold, with a "Princess" cut diamond.
Being a totally traditional "round" diamond girl myself, and never having taken "engagement rings 101", I had no idea what she was talking about, but I THOUGHT that I did.
"Oh, that's cool." I said. "Just so long as it's not one of those ugly square cut diamonds, I'll like it. Those things always look fake to me."
Silence.
Slowly, the taste of toe jam begins to descend onto my tongue, as my sister says: "princess cut IS square cut."
Suddenly, my tongue did the equivalent of falling UP the stairs. Can't recover, know there's no eminent danger of physical harm, but you're still falling on your face.
"Oh. Um, I'm sure YOUR ring doesn't look fake..."
Seriously, no way to come back from that!
At least now I know that I don't know beans about jewelry, right?
Alright, I know. A flogging is now in order! Please be gentle, princess cut fans...

10 comments:

MiMi said...

Hahahahahahahaaa! Love it. I didn't realize princess cut was square either! LOL

CJ Sime said...

My diamond is a round one too. :o)

I don't care much for anything but earrings. My wedding ring hasn't fit for ages so I don't even wear that.

Thanks for the laugh!

Heather said...

I don't dislike any shape diamond!!! I really don't have a favorite, but mine is princess, we might not be speaking anymore... :p

Myya said...

That is so funny. The worst part is she is family so she will hold this over your head forever. HA! I love princess cut... although the one I finally decided on was round... gotta love the classic round! : )
Thanks SOOOO much for linking up. I was so worried that no one would & i'd look like a chump.

Jennifer said...

LOL I think it all depends on the size of the cut as well. I hate fake looking ones but mine is princess cut. My hubby picked it not me. And until I saw this one I hated them all but this onbe looks good and isnt awful. Ok so about the button Shortmama turned me onto Picnik.com its real user friendly. She made my button but I made both my cousins one and Vandy @ Testosterone Three and Me one. All I did was google an image that they liked or was simular to their blog and download it to my comp. From there I went to Piknic and uploaded it. It is way fun. If you need the code after that to make it work on your blog with the grab me box let me know and I can email it to ya. PS Glad I was the one to pop your award cherry. Sorry had to after u posted on my blog. have fun if you need anyhelp with the buttons or anything let me know. O and I made my banner for my blog on Picnik as well. K im done turning your comment into a novel

shortmama said...

Yeah I would have been clueless too because I didnt know what princess cut was either!

Mamarazzi said...

funny...i kinda did the same thing with my sister when she got engaged...i made the HUGE mistake of calling her engagement ring "cute". wow did i catch crap for that!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

That's very funny!

Emmy said...

Lol! That is kind of funny.. I am sure your sister will forgive you. :)
And yeah I would have had to think about what princess cut means also, so don't worry you aren't the only one.

Brooks said...

Little Sis, here. If it makes you feel any better, I only slightly remember that conversation taking place. I haven't thought about it since! It does me good to know you have, though. Feel bad. Feel real bad, darn it!

On a side note: How the crap do you find time in your day to blog?? I just looked up on your "March Bidness" and you've get 23 things goin' on! I think that I've got, uhm, *cough*, three? You amaze me.