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Jun. 13th, 2005 @ 03:40 pm A tale of drama
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I suppose it was only natural to believe with my last post that I had been involved in some tragic tales of horrible drama over the past week. But fortunately that's not the case(as I'm usually aloof enough from matters to avoid said unpleasantness), just that the drama bug seems to be sweeping through my various friends groups, causing trauma as it goes. Since I did pay money for this LiveJournal thing, I might as well get my money's worth and post more often to waste more of their bandwidth.


Long ago(circa 1998) when I was graduating from high school, my godparents decided to give me a check for a rather substantial sum of money as a graduation present. Granted it was during the .com era and those godparents did very well for themselves living in California, it still was a non-trivial sum of money. Due to my upbringing and the fact that I haven't seen my godparents in a very long time(so long ago that I had no conscious memory of them), I developed a serious guilt complex about accepting the check. Thus I talked it over with my parents, and decided that I would write an apology and send the check back to them. Since I had never really had contact with them, I figured that'd be the end of that(even if it was a but of a social faux paus on my part).

Flash forward to my senior year of college, these same godparents decided that they wanted to leave the wonderful sunny California weather to go siteseeing in DC, and in that time decided to visit my family at the time. Being responsible godparents(not that godparents really are required to do anything), they managed to convince my family to drive the 4 hours or so each way to come up and visit me at college. When they finally arrived, they decided to press the issue, and give me an Omega Constellation watch:

At this point it would've been a major faux paus to give the gift back, as they had gone through a fair bit of trouble to select it and deliver it to me. Plus then I had actually met with them and have visited them in California on occasion, so it's not clear out of the blue anymore. However, I wasn't going to let such a slight on my asian nature of gift giving go unchallenged, so I let this stew several years until now, when their daughter is graduating from high school.

I had never really done much jewelry shopping before(being a guy means the only piece that is really required is the nice watch which, as mentioned previously, was already covered). So I enlisted the aid of the fabulous mrsuberfluffy to go shopping for an appropriate retaliatory gift at the Tiffany & Co down the street from where I live(and I wonder why I can't afford a house there). Tiffany & Co apparently closes at 6PM, and since we decided to arrive after work, I had gotten there just before their armed guards stopped any new people(including Beth from entering). Thus I was left alone(except for the extremely helpful staff who trying to make commission) trying to help me select a piece appropriate for new high school graduate. Ultimately, I ended up selecting a necklace(since they are more practical) that seemed to embody a relatively timeless design:

So what do the masses think about this piece? If it's no good, I'm sure Beth wouldn't mind meeting up again later to help me exchange the little green box for another selection.
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Drama!
From:krotscheck
Date:June 13th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
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Nice. Simple, elegant. The only catch you might have is if her complexion really doesn't go with silver.
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From:bogosort
Date:June 14th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
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One of these days I need to train myself in speaking in such froofy adjectives to describe said things. As far as complexion, I find that with asian people(which she is), silver tends to look better on them than gold, but that may just be my own tastes showing through.
From:krotscheck
Date:June 15th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
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I am NOT froofy.

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Well, ok, but not that often. Really.
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From:piratechan
Date:June 17th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
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Totally your own taste. Asian and Indian people are the only peeps who can wear a lot of gold and look good. It tends to make white girls sallow unless they're really bronzed.
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From:falsedrow
Date:June 13th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
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What he said. I like it.

I would have paid good money to see armed guards stop Beth from going shopping.
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From:kissmary
Date:June 13th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Little green box? Tiffany's is famous for their little blue boxes. "Tiffany blue"

The necklace is pretty, though.
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From:bogosort
Date:June 14th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Hrm, their web site says it's Tiffany Blue(TM), but I kinda thought of the box as more of an aquamarine(and green is just much easier to type), which is more of a greenish blue. I'll just fall back on the I'm male and I'm colorblind excuse. ;)
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From:muffinsicon
Date:June 13th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
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...is it silvery shiny on the top, and silvery matte on the bottom? Or is that just an effect of the light? In any case, I quite like it.
From:solidkz
Date:June 13th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
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Looks like it's reflecting the white tabletop that it's being dangled over (note the barely visible shadow on the white surface below the last one)
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From:kalium
Date:June 13th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
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That was my hunch. Looks like three silver spheres. Very tasteful, and very nice. Well done, bogo.
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From:bogosort
Date:June 14th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
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It's actually 3 beveled discs, but with the angle photography it's hard to see whether it's a sphere or a flattened variant.
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From:kalium
Date:June 14th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Now that you point it out, I notice an edge on the top one.
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From:bogosort
Date:June 14th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
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It's solid silver reflecting off of a tabletop on the bottom. They put a lot of effort into the photography on their web sites to make their items look more exciting.
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From:mkincaid
Date:June 14th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
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Good pick.
From:mrsuberfluffy
Date:June 14th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
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Who doesn't accept this as a nice necklace???? It is beautiful and generous of you to get someone such a nice gift. Do I mind officially going to Tiffany&CO with you? No I don't but I do protest anyone disliking the necklace.
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From:bogosort
Date:June 14th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
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Though really, I can't take much credit for picking it. Just about everything at Tiffany & Co looks absolutely amazing. Plus I found that much of their selection seemed to be of very classic designs which would make them able to be worn on a variety of occasions and never really go out of style.
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From:piratechan
Date:June 17th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
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Love the necklace!