December 23rd, 2003
|08:57 am - Where I work.|
Alright. So here's a set of pictures of my Legion of Doom:
I'm posting that so you guys can see what it's like in my office, where I do all this LiveJournaling.
As you can see, I'm about 10 years old. :)
There aren't a lot of good pictures of my office, but I'm hoping that this might help you guys place me as I type. After all, it was a hell of a lot of fun to try to place you all.
Tina and I had Christmas last night. The thing that "sparkles, roars, and jingles" that I mentioned? A beautiful saphire bracelet, a velociraptor model, and a pair of jingle bells that are designed to fit on her wrists.
She loved them all.
And me? I got the best present I could have possibly hoped for. In fact, I didn't dare hope, in the event that somehow 12 months of hinting, pointing, and practically begging had been in vain. After all, occasionally all subtlty is lost on women (isn't that an ironic statement?).
Well, you can kind of see it to the right. It's a beautiful oak tree casting from a 19th century altar. I find the piece absolutely beautiful, and I've always wanted it for my altar. Now I have it, and I love it.
Interestingly, the piece has a sibling. The oak in that panel has flowers, though, not acorns, alluding to a bit of (now rare to hear) Christian myth that the oak tree will burst into flower when the Messiah comes.
All that's left is for me to finish painting my room, and I can finally finish my altar. This piece will form the center, and all things will be around it. It's about 8 1/4 in. wide, and 29 1/4 in. tall. It'll fit perfectly. Actually, the altar has already been designed for it. It was simply awaiting the final piece.
Sometimes I think Tina has trouble figuring me out. Then she goes and finds the perfect gift, and I realize she's really just playing with me.
I love her.
Current Mood: ecstatic
Current Music: "Up on the Housetop", -JB
The casting is beautiful!
Sorry to be a downer, but a warning about white gold. Several years ago, my cousin bought a white gold engagement ring for an ex-fiancee (he's now married to someone else). He specifically asked that it be white gold and not electro-plated white gold over yellow gold. He was assured it was white gold. However, a few months later the ring started developing a yellow tint. Closer inspection showed the ring had indeed been electro-plated.
That's why I want platinum and rubies. :D
Buying jewelry is always tricky like that. Someone I know took a magnet with her & ran it over the sterling silver jewelery & was amazed at how many of the necklaces pulled towards the magnet. Sterling over a base metal is still labeled sterling. Chances are the clerks wouldn't even know.
Unfortunately, I don't know a neat trick like that that'll work on gold at all. Well, other than taking a file to it. Clerks might take issue with that, though. :)