Wednesday, September 26, 2007

On the Naughty List

(Peppermint Candy Cane can be purchased at Novelty Gifts, along with many other flavors. Photo from there as well.)

Nope, not Christmas yet. Though come November this blog will become "In Yr Stckng."
This post is about a bit of family lore regarding my name:

When my mother was pregnant with me (1981-82), one of my aunts was also with child. The families weren't friendly close, but they were related and that (at the time) was what mattered. My aunt and mother spoke, I guess, about their pregnancies (not the first for my aunt, but the first girl) and names for the baby. My mom, joking (as far as I know), said she was thinking of Crystal. Maybe Candy for a middle name. I shudder at the thought now, though I shouldn't---my aunt gave birth first and used it. It's now my cousin's name. I've never been in love with my name, but I say a small prayer of thanks every day that I didn't end up as Crystal Candy Cane.

After all, I don't really have the body for stripping.

(I changed the spelling a bit just in case my cousin ever Googled herself; I don't want to start some sort of feud. The last name actually begins with a K.)

In honor of a last name that I often get made fun of, here's some red (and white) jewelry:

Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire Ring, $2,835

Circle Necklace, $120

Pink multi sapphire stack bands in 14K rose gold, £650.00

Ruby Beaded Fade Bracelet, $92

Red Enamel and Crystal Hoops, £6.40

Crystal Mala Meditation Beads, $75

(Says ShopIntuition: This mala, or meditation rosary, has 108 beads plus one summit bead and is a powerful healing energizer. These beads will balance your energy Chakras and neutralize negative energies. They are also said to be good for cellulite and cysts. These beads really are for mind, body and soul! Wear it as a necklace, bracelet, or keep it in a pouch for good thoughts! We love how Nicole Richie wears them layered as bracelets.)

Apple Valley Necklace, $31.39


Vintage Bunny said...

That was hilarious....!! I love that bubble ring,I gave a similar ring to my best friend for Christmas last year.It is beautiful.

In Yr Fshn said...

Thanks, VB. It's such a beautiful ring style... lucky best friend!

WendyB said...

LOL @ your story. When exactly is your bday?

In Yr Fshn said...

March 26th. I think my cousin ended up being born in January? Not sure; we don't really talk to them anymore.

WendyB said...

I thought you were going to say your bday was around xmas!

In Yr Fshn said...

I kind of thought that you thought that. Actually, that would be really depressing... I LOVE Christmas so much and I always get really upset when it's over, so I think it's best for everyone that my birthday comes after.
I love all holidays. I can't wait to start Christmas posts!

LML said...

haha i like how you tied in that hilarious stroy with jewelry! love it!

Anonymous said...

That's a really interesting story! I'd have to say that you are very very lucky, ha ha ha.

- Lillian from

WendyB said...

some interesting stuff for you?

In Yr Fshn said...

Wendy, that stuff is incredible. I just thought of a post for it!
Thank you for the link!

WendyB said...

My pleasure! :-)