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The Friday word that is...
Mona sez the Friday word be gold and so it is..
Sai usually picks up the Friday word too and she has a different insight from me.
Maggie will have a nifty poem about the Friday word as does Mona.
The first thing that comes to my mind that scene from Goldfinger with the woman painted in gold. I was of a much more impressionable age when I saw the movie for the first time during a festival of Bond films in Bombay. Don't laugh about a festival of Bond movies. ;-). If it were not dark in the movie theater you would have seen me with my mouth open ..jaw dropping at that vision on the screen of that woman painted in gold.
The next thing that comes to my mind.. India is the world's largest consumer of gold. I have no fascination or interest in the precious metal, either gold or diamonds.
Sorta off topic..
*A* was at a holiday party where some women were showing of their pieces of rock on their fingers, you know as Christmas gifts that they got.
And one of them goes "I notice you don't have any jewelery on most days too?"
*A*.. "I have no particular love of it and what I have I can't wear on a everyday basis."
(Women of Indian ethnicity usually have this 24 carat gold thingies which are usually suited for special occasions, not every day use).
Woman at party.. "So what does your husband get you then for the holidays?"
*A*.. "Lots of love and this time it was the iMac with the 24 inch widescreen with the Harman Kardon Speakers"
Woman at party... "Ohh"
Heh! When *A* told me that I got a kick out of it.
Back on gold....
India consumes about a quarter of the world's gold production.Gold is also considered a form of investment and let me tell ya no Indian wedding is complete without gold. For some of my readers not familiar with this, here is how a Indian bride might look like with all that gold or try to watch Monsoon Wedding.
For the last several decades, the country has been the largest purchaser of gold in the global context and more than 90 per cent of this is for conversion to jewelery.
It is also divisible, in the sense that one can acquire even 5 grams of it, unlike, say, real-estate, which is not divisible into smaller units of, say, five square feet. Gold is also portable in jewellery form and that is one of its major attractions. It is the most important insurance product for the housewife, particularly among the poorer segments.
Actually, the so-called superstition regarding not removing such gold ornaments as the mangalsutra till the death of the husband acts as an effective economic principle in protecting certain classes of assets for women.
Gold also provides collateral for the household in situations of distress. More important, it is normally not disposed of without the consent of the lady of the house. Actually, many men may not even know the exact amount of gold in possession since the housewife may keep changing its form, from bracelets to bangles, or chains to necklaces.
Mind you that is not the typical Indian bride, but I have been to weddings where a bride wore close to that much in gold.
On to other things..
Still looking for some Christmas gift ideas?
Forget the Pretty Dishes of Candy, Think Santa Doing the Poopy Dance
Rather than putting out pretty crystal dishes of stale candy or nuts for your guest, do something different and let Santa poop out the candy this year. Merchant says "Poo Poo Novelty Santa Candy Dispenser - With our Poo Pooing Santa Claus, press down on the candy dispenser's head and watch Santa "poo-poo" the candies from his bottom!"
Maggie loves all things Santa..wonder if she finds this Santa acceptable? ;-)
There are a few more wacky ones..like a kiss my *** Elf.
Later folks :-)
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