In the ubiquitous “Journey” necklace commercials, one of the songs you hear (if you have the sound on) is “How can I tell you that I love you? I love you….” If you’re me, of course, the sound is off and you hear Mr. Micah singing “How can I tell you that I drugged you, I drugged you…” (He likes to substitute drugs for love in songs–fortunately I still find this amusing. You should hear his rendition of the Beatles’ “She loves you” about how “you think you lost your drugs…” 😛 )
Um, so anyway I told him that I don’t think having expensive jewelry would make me any happier or more loved. A girl can dream about being a princess with diamond tiaras. But in my life as it is, jewelry doesn’t mean much. The only pieces I value are my engagement and wedding rings. And that’s because they symbolize promises I made–not just love or anything less concrete. I was happy for years with a $6 claddagh because it meant something to me.
So I’ve created a poll to see how you, dear readers, feel. Gentlemen, feel free to participate and think of expensive watches–they’re really all I think of for man-jewelry, so it’s not a perfect comparison. Watches are also functional. But feel free if you’d like.
The potential answers are:
- I’d like some now please. (whether we’re in debt or not)
- If we’re not in debt. (I like jewelry as long as we’re being financially responsible. This can mean “since we’re not in debt I’d love to have some” or “maybe once we’re out of debt.”)
- No thanks, my interests lie elsewhere.
- Penguin! (hee hee)