Thursday, March 17, 2005

Rings I like

I thought it was about time to have a more visual post. Here are some specific rings that I like or think look interesting.

This first one has a blue zircon there in the middle.

This has too many diamonds and is a bit out of my price range, but I think it's lovely and looks very delicate.

This is a lovely sapphire ring I'm thinking about possibly getting. I wish the background was white though, as it makes me feel uncertain about the colour.

Here's a ring without stones that I like. It is 3 different gold colours braided together.

There have been surprisingly few ruby rings that I've liked; but here's a nice one with a platinum band.

I am absolutely in love with this ring. It's by far my current favourite. It's an eternity ring with green tourmaline for the stones.

By the way, for those of you who know and understand, I've hot-linked all these pictures. I feel it's okay to do such, as all these rings are from retailers, so they should be happy for the free publicity. If you want to visit the retailer, right-click on the picture and get properties for the web link. Hot-linking, however, does mean the pictures could disappear on me. Please write me a comment if they do.

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The sun is shining, the birds are singing and Munich has finally burst into spring after a very long hiatus. None the less, I'm in a bad mood. This may explain why I thought that the email I got was so ridiculous.

I'm on a few mailing lists for bridal and wedding advice. Sometimes there's a bit of useful information, more often there's just filler to advertise their products. But the one I got today just caught me the wrong way. It was entitled "Matching my veil to my hairstyle?" I guess it irked me because it just seemed like such a superficial and unimportant thing to want to know about or to do. I'm willing to work out to look good for my wedding, but I'm not willing to panic over hair-veil conflicts.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Working out

Is there anyone in the world who in the months leading up to their wedding says to his or more likely, herself, "I look really good, I don't need to do anything to look better for the wedding"? If there is, I want to meet them and check them out for myself. I don't know how their bodies look, but their egos must be healthy at least.

Weddings bring out your vanity. You have to look good for this day. That is a simple must, no ifs ands or buts about it. At least in your own head. Everyone attending will think you look beautiful probably no matter what, but in your mind you have to look absolutely fabulous. More fabulous than normal.

This means working out and/or dieting. To a level you would never think about if it wasn't for the fact that there's this really expensive dress that you are supposed to wear and so-help-me-god, I will fit into a smaller size. I can't be the only one out there who has delayed dress shopping until they have lost a few pounds. Can I?

So, for the first time in around 18 months, I went to a gym today. I used to belong to one here in Munich, but found myself not going and paying a lot of money for the privilege of owning an unused gym card. So I quit and was happy with that decision. However, I now realise I actually did enjoy going to the gym, but that it worked much better when I had motivation. My previous motivation was to be fit enough to referee the soccer (football) games I had committed to without keeling over from exhaustion and to qualify to ref the next level. Now my motivation is not to have flabby arms and a big butt coming Zee Big Day. Let's see if I keep motivated...