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August 22nd, 2008


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12:50 pm - Things they don't tell you about divorce #26
My ring finger sometimes ... itches. It's not really an itch, though -- more of a nagging feeling that something is missing. This comes from wearing a wedding ring for more than a decade, I'm sure. There's even what appears to be a permanent dent in that finger from the rings I no longer wear.

After nine months, I've mostly gotten used to it, but sometimes -- sometimes -- while walking around the house cleaning or while sitting at the computer typing, it bugs me. Something should be on that finger, and the finger wants it back.

Of course, the obvious solution is to just wear a ring on that finger and be done with it, but that might mess up the whole dating thing. "Oh, no, I'm not married -- I just wear this because my finger wants me to."

"Your ... finger ... wants you to?"

"Yes. It's very adamant about the whole ring thing. I think it felt underutilized after the divorce, you know? I mean, it waits its whole life to be of use and then it gets to wear this ring for years and years and then you take it away. I mean, it's like ruining the poor finger's whole career?"

"And ... you worry about your finger's career options?"

"Sure, doesn't everyone?"

"Gosh, look at the time. Gotta run."

I think you see where I'm going with this. Wearing a ring on that finger would just put me into a "Why you should use eHarmoney (sic) so you don't run into crazy women who talk to their ring finger" commercial.

So mostly, I ignore it. But it's still there, sullenly nagging me to give it a job -- any job -- even a tin mood ring.

The moral of the story is, of course, never wear a wedding ring. Once you take it off, it will haunt you for months.

And you really don't want to mess with your ring finger. It is seriously bad-ass.

You have been warned.
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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:August 22nd, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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I know a couple of folks who wear rings there as "Anti-pest strips"...

No they aren't looking,
No they don't have one,
NO they don't care to have one right now, thank you... :D

(Good to see you out here! :))
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From:mrsveteran
Date:August 23rd, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
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Heh. I always wore a wedding set before I got married to fend off unwanted admirers also. I used to say, "I finally found the one person I could spend the rest of my life with: ME!" :-)
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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:August 23rd, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
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SO why don't you renew those vows to yourself? :D
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From:mrsveteran
Date:August 25th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
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So true. Perhaps I will at Burning Man this week.
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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:August 25th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
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Oh dearest GADS Almighty... is that THIS WEEK!?!!?!
Dang, I... uh ... damn,, time flies. Without my usual time markers, I've lost all track!

Have fun and stay hydrated! :)
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From:diachrony
Date:August 22nd, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
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I think I missed #1 through #25.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:August 23rd, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
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I think I left them in my other pants. :-P
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From:summerkins
Date:August 22nd, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Maybe it's just me, and the fact that I'm only 20, but wearing a ring on your left ring finger doesn't necessarily mean that you're married. I know people who wear rings on that finger who aren't married.

but then they're my age and in college. I don't know if that makes the difference.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:August 23rd, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I used to wear rings there too, but mostly when people see a ring there they think "that person's engaged or married" or something. But true, maybe that's not the case so much with y'all younguns. hehe! :-)
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From:summerkins
Date:August 23rd, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
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It may just be something that the youngin's do. So yeah.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:August 25th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
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Heh. A friend of mine who's 26 said that all the students he knows in college that wear rings on their ring fingers do it to fend off jerks. Maybe it's a regional thing then! Now I don't feel sooooo old. hahaha!
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From:summerkins
Date:August 25th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
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I dunno. I know knew people in high school who'd wear them just to wear them. so whatever, WHO KNOWS. SOMEONE MAYBE.
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From:pbrim
Date:August 22nd, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)

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It goes away eventually. I wore a wide wedding ring for 20 years and haven't worn it for 5. Then callus has gone away, the tan line has gone away, it doesn't even look empty anymore.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:August 23rd, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)

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Good to know. Only four years, four months to go then...
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From:pbrim
Date:August 23rd, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)

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Well it didn't take that long, actually, but then I was the one who did the leaving.
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From:xviragox
Date:August 22nd, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Just wear a set of brass knuckles on that hand.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:August 23rd, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
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WINNER!
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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:August 23rd, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
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Agreed!
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From:wind_4
Date:August 23rd, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
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My index finger can kick your ring finger's ass.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:August 25th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
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Well, only one thing can be said to that:

THUMB WARS!!!
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From:teh_attack_owl
Date:August 23rd, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
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Get one of these. Stab anyone who dares to assume in the eyeball with it.

Or the neck.

Neck is always a good option.
From:jmcg
Date:August 23rd, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Actually I think that she needs one of these. Then if she runs across a lout or three, it would be a clear case of self defense -- wouldn't it?
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From:mrsveteran
Date:August 25th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
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I have one.

Actually, I have three with different gemstones.

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