2009-09-29

It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Ring

As you may have guessed, I flew out Thursday after work to visit Cora in Seattle.  My 7:25 pm flight was a little late taking off, but landed a little early.  Neat trick, that.  The flight was a little bumpy, which made it hard to sleep.  Also, every 15 minutes, they would come on and tell you that in 10 minutes it was GOING to get bumpy.

Needless to say, I was not overly rested when I landed.  But Cora was wearing a stunning red dress and and these awesome black boots.  I would show you a picture, but my camera melted.  My heart melted.  Other things didn't melt.

Friday morning, after allowing me to sleep in a little (she has a heart of gold, that one) Cora and I headed out to do a little shopping.  And we discovered an interesting tidbit:  Cora is out fashion.

When did golden gold fall out of favor with engagement rings?  Most everything was in white gold or platinum?  But, while nothing was purchased, I view the expedition as a great success.  We have narrowed down the parameters on the ring, and I now know what I am looking for.

Other things learned on the shopping excursion:

  • While not for the wedding ring, rose gold looks AMAZING against Cora's skin.
  • Bailey, Banks, & Biddle is going out of business.
  • There are some pretty cool wedding rings for guys, but while the tungsten and carbon fiber one looked cool, it just wasn't serious enough to shout, 'MARRIED'.

After out little shopping excursion, we needed to head back and be there for when Cora's daughter got home from school.  (I won't mention that while we were out looking at the tree that crashed through the neighbor's fence, the angel though of locking us out of the house.  Wait, I just did.)

Before dinner, Cora and I decided to get a little exercise.  No, by heading up and walking some laps up at the track.  As we walked, I was always looking up at the amazing cloud formations.  And then I realized that it was actually Mt. Rainier.SEA-RAINIER

SEA-SHADOWBut after about 45 minutes of power walking hand in hand, the shadows started growing long, and our bellies started growing hungry, so we headed back, picked up Cora's daughter (who stayed home to do her homework) set off for dinner.

The ladies treated me to a nice meal at the Rainforest Cafe.  And after dinner, we had their signature Volcano brownie and ice cream dessert.

15 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

So. When you get hitched will you merge blogs into one mighty 'Scora' extravaganza?

wigsf said...

Yup, "golden" gold is out.
My brother's wife, her engagement ring and wedding ring sort of interlock to form one mega-ring.

And it sure seemed like a clear day at Mt. Rainy-er. hehehe

Cora said...

Ha ha ha! I'd forgotten she tried to lock us out of the house. How could I forget THAT? Too funny!

SkylersDad said...

It's always a beautiful day in Seattle when you can see Rainier.

Don't you just love some pilots? Just fly the plane Wilber, and leave out the running narrative in your folksy accent...

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

It's 8:45 am & all I can think about is eating a gooey brownie sundae.

Thanks.

Morgan the Muse said...

Looks good.

And I recant my question, Cora's pictures kind of negate it. I think. I don't know. Frilly toothpick question still stands. I think.

Marsha said...

Rose gold is a beautiful chose, and what better to symbolize those rosy feelings of love?

Grant Miller said...

Very happy for you both.

The Peach Tart said...

I am so excited for you two love birds.

Soda and Candy said...

White gold and platinum, being color neutral, show off diamonds better than yellow gold does.

/former jewelry store worker sermon.

; )

J.J. in L.A. said...

I hear ya got right down to business...and you looked for a ring too! Good job! ; )

Scope said...

Thank you all for your kind words and wishes. Now I just need to find a jeweler and get cracking, eh?

~E said...

I know where that track is!

Good luck on ring shopping and even though I personally would have liked to be surprised, knowing ahead of time way makes up for getting a ring I like!

Keep us informed!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Yeesh, that lava dome on Ranier's getting bigger, innit?

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Yeesh, that lava dome on Ranier's getting bigger, innit?