some months ago, i bought lindear the biggest ring ever. because what better thing to give a friend for a birthday than bling?
but, because it was ordered online and shipped direct, i didn't fully appreciate how ridiculously outrageous this chunk of jewelry was until i was in town for megger's wedding-- when i ran into it and teased lindear in real horror, "where'd you pick up THAT thing?!"
"um... you," came her reply.
at the time, i honestly believed that ring was the largest piece of jewelry ever made. i believed i would never again see something so massive yet so cheap. i was wrong.
oh what wonders a girl can get for $3.95. on the left of this photo of blinding bling: the ring my mum gave me in 2003, which i complained was "obtrusively large." on the right: what passes for wonderful four years further down the road.