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  • I love my mood ring. It fascinates me.

    They say it is just body temperature that changes the hue, but it doesn’t always make sense.

    Sometimes the colors mutate at random. At weirdest times and in funky patterns.

    So check it out: I am now stuck in a standard LA traffic jam; my hands are resting on the steering wheel, inert, but the dark blue band on my ring finger slowly turns light green. I HAVE NOT MOVED my car or my hand for 20 minutes! The sunlight didn’t change – today there isn’t any! I am just parked in the fast lane, spacing out. But the ring drastically changes both its hue and value. GO figure.

    Or – earlier today, when I thought it just HAD to pop a new color when that red Hummer cut me off and had me slamming on the brakes??? My temp must have shot up with my pulse like a rocket! I almost face-planted the jerk’s bumper.

    But the ring stayed gray. Solid gray. Nada. HUH?

    Therefore I am POSITIVE there is more here than just chemistry and Fahrenheit there.

    Nowadays I wear my mood ring instead of my wedding band. I lost his family’s heirloom 20-years ago when moving my office. Because at that time my work mattered more than anything.

    I was afraid it was a bad omen; my husband and I just started working things out after almost splitting up. I was freaked out to tell him that my precious ring was gone.

    But it worked out well anyway. We are still together, in love.

    I think that mood rings are much better for married couples than the traditional multi-carat diamond, precious metals family jewels that we are conned into buying at great expense and personal stress.

    First of all, the mood rings would help lovers read more precisely their true moods.
    Does “I am fine!” really mean “ I am fine ;-) honey.”
    Or is it:
    “I hate you, idiot! Why can’t you just read my mind?”
    A simple mood ring could easily solve this eternal puzzle.

    For the fashionistas amongst us: In its elegant simplicity, it is the perfect accent to go with an infinite range of wardrobe palettes & styles.

    For the klutz couples: What a great way to save expense of repair and/or bodily pain, as its simple band doesn’t snag on clothes or pull bodily/facial hair.

    For the cheapskates and multiple sibling families: The mood rings are dirt-cheap and don’t have to be insured against loss or theft. And what a simple way to avoid feuds over division of family assets.

    I bought mine, on a whim, in our local drugstore for $3.95 with enough spare change for a cup of coffee. Best $5 I ever spent.

    And in addition to my constant glee at my new toy, it is a beautiful way to remind me of the colorful personality of my personal sunshine: Charly - my husband, my love and my best friend (and my sexy man in the picture).

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