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."
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...