And I Thought it Was Just SYMBOLIC…


My Wedding Ring has magical powers.

I had no idea until today.

The prong on my engagement ring somehow got bent, so I dropped it off at the jeweler’s to get repaired yesterday. Since I had to take it in, we decided that Chris and I both needed newly re-coated and shiny wedding bands as well, so I left all three of our rings.

I walked out of the jewelry store thinking about how awkward, weird and naked I felt without my wedding bands. And it wouldn’t be until THURSDAY before I got them back.

I got to my car, and as I was getting Ali buckled into her seat, a truck with tinted windows slow-rolled by. The passenger window was down, and from the out-of-sight driver’s seat, I hear a low, growly, rednecky voice say,

“Lookin’ goooood, baby.”

He then proceeded to do two more laps around our parking lot aisle.


The irony of his timing could not have been coincidental, despite the fact that he couldn’t possibly have seen that I had no ring on.

I guess that the Redneck Eye of Sauron can sense when I’m without my ring, and Billy Bob the Ringwraith immediately closed in on me on his steed, the Chevy Silverado.


I think I’ll stay indoors until Thursday.

Rebel Ring Script

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  1. Mama Hen says:

    You still got it going on Rachel!

  2. Work it girl!

  3. I know exactly what you mean. I don't wear mine when I swim my laps. And the few times I have had to go without mine for any period of time makes me feel "naked" somehow. Mine are made of platinum and it is time to take them in for
    polishing, cleaning and prong checking. Yikes.

  4. Wade's World says:

    He just my baby daddy!!

  5. Amazing!!!!!!!!

    When I used to bartend (before I got engaged), I wore a fake ring to keep creeps off.

  6. Oh, that's funny. And I totally know what you mean about feeling 'naked.' I took my off when I was cooking dinner the other day and forgot to put it back on before going to the store that night. It felt weird all night!

  7. Chances are, I probably know the guy, or at least dated him in high school.

    You go, girl!

  8. Ann Marie says:

    nice LOTR references….

  9. CandG~Jill W says:

    I wore a huge fake ring while mine was in the shop – I got more compliments and stares with that ring than I ever get with the real one! My real one is modest in size-less than a carat…Well, the fake one is huge, and everyone thought it was real. I thought it was the most hysterical thing ever! And I know you have to be flattered-even just a little bit-at the catcall! :-)

  10. Don't you just wonder what those people think the outcome will be of a comment like that?

    I mean, what if you whipped around and said something to the effect of, "Oh you think so, huh? You're not too bad yourself. Whatcha up to???", with a smile and a wink of course.

  11. Christen says:

    Maybe you should get a cheap, fake ring to repel all your suitors until you get your real ring back!

  12. So is Ali Sam-wise? and you're Frodo?

  13. blueviolet says:

    Ewwww….what a creeper. I mean really, did he think that type of come on would even be mildly effective?

  14. I actually have the one ring from LOTR it came with my books boxset if I lived there I would let you borrow it to wear while yours are being fixed.

  15. Momisodes says:

    Girl. I'm not surprised. You're hot! :)

  16. Tyson, Rachel and Kariya says:

    Bahahaha, I've really missed your hilarious posts! I can't wait to catch up on the last few weeks! :)

  17. ~Amanda~ says:

    Loved this post Rachel! Hilarious and I loved the LOTR references!!

  18. amykiane says:

    okay, now that is hilarious. i always feel naked without my ring on if i leave the house. when i'm home though i rarely put it on. it ends up getting dirty from the painting, scrapbooking, etc. that i do.

  19. Sorry! I should never let my husband out.

  20. That's amazing! Timing is everything! Lol!

  21. Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) says:

    You blog about the same sorts of thing I blog about. I like that about you. :)

  22. Oh my, just catchin up on my bloglines and this absolutely cracked me up. not just the wedding band part, but the Ring references…lol! I had to read this post to my hubby. Hilarious!

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