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not quite fully engaged

Sorry for the delay in reporting my engagement (yesterday) to the lovely timscience. On a snowy October evening, no less, you don't often get to see that. But rest assured, if I were seeing you today, I'd be waving a ring at you. Smooth, silverish, modern, punctuated neatly by two tiny black diamonds.

Ah, I'll just show you, here:


engagement ring
engagement ring
Mine.

We were going to wait to post pictures until we had both, but oh I just couldn't.

And there, I finally found a ring that wasn't too princessy. Ring shopping's pretty bizarre. We were offered tea by a man called Brian, had to fight the crew of Lewis for window space, and learnt a whole new language about rings (miracle setting, gypsy setting, cabuchon) which I like but which perhaps are not for me.

In answer to the obvious question, I'm marrying Tim because I want to, but if you want to take me to task for participating in outdated patriarchal ownership rites, please feel free. In answer to the next obvious question, next July, probably, but where is anyone's guess.

Things will probably become a little clearer after Friday, since although I'm engaged, technically speaking, we're only half engaged. On Friday I pick up Tim's ring (yes, it's made of titanium) and then we are fully engaged.

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uitlander
29th Oct, 2008 18:12 (UTC)
Congratulations!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:31 (UTC)
Thanks!
bibliogirl
29th Oct, 2008 18:15 (UTC)
Congratulations!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:32 (UTC)
Yay!
sielis
29th Oct, 2008 18:17 (UTC)
Congratulations! :)
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:33 (UTC)
Thanks very much!
stevegreen
29th Oct, 2008 18:18 (UTC)
Like I wrote yesterday over on Facebook: warmest congratulations. I wish you both every happiness.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:34 (UTC)
Thank you!
burkesworks
29th Oct, 2008 18:20 (UTC)
Yay for you two! The ring may be titanium but may your future together be golden.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:35 (UTC)
Thank you! Gold rings will follow later I think :)
motodraconis
29th Oct, 2008 18:24 (UTC)
Congrats! And from one who has a bit of a thing for jewellery, I really like the ring, lovely modern style.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:36 (UTC)
I'm having problems explaining it to people over the phone, and someone asked me what the setting was called. ummmm

jackfirecat
29th Oct, 2008 18:34 (UTC)
Aw, Congrats! I like the ring symmetry.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:37 (UTC)
thanks!
It's even better with Tim's ring. Which he has now shown to the internet. Fnarr.
kristenlou
29th Oct, 2008 18:39 (UTC)
Aww....this made e tear up! Felicitations and congratulations!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:38 (UTC)
Aw, thankyou :)
puppytown
29th Oct, 2008 18:41 (UTC)
Congratulations! Black diamonds, wow!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:39 (UTC)
Yes, they're sinister. Tiny, but sinister. Thanks!
marstokyo
29th Oct, 2008 18:46 (UTC)
Hey Congratulations to you two!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:40 (UTC)
Thankyou so much :D
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cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:41 (UTC)
Aw, thanks :D
t__m__i
29th Oct, 2008 18:54 (UTC)
... so did you ever change your name by deed poll, or are you (in fine british tradition) allowed to specify names, regardless of certificates, for ceremonial use, or is Mr. Science going to be pledging his troth to another J-- come next July?

... also does this mean he gets to wear a frock too?
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:43 (UTC)
ha, good question!
-- I'll have to ask an expert, I suspect. As far as frocks go, I have crawled back from my initial offer of a godzilla suit, but I suspect Tim will not be in frills!
emperor
29th Oct, 2008 18:55 (UTC)
Congratulations again :-)
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:44 (UTC)
Thanks -- again!
rainboworchid
29th Oct, 2008 19:13 (UTC)
Congratulations too!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:44 (UTC)
:D
Thanks very much!
theoclarke
29th Oct, 2008 19:19 (UTC)
Much excitement here!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:46 (UTC)
And lots here, too. Thanks for your best wishes -- and sympathies.
ellenlindner
29th Oct, 2008 19:26 (UTC)
Wow wow wow!
Congratulations times 100 from Stephen and I. Your ring is lovely! Can't wait to see Tim's!
best wishes from the Big Smoke,
ellen l.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:49 (UTC)
Thank you, thank you. Sorry I missed you in London, I've been running through. I need to do a more leisurely visit soon and see you properly x x
white_hart
29th Oct, 2008 19:27 (UTC)
Congratulations!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:51 (UTC)
Thanks!
sdn
29th Oct, 2008 19:30 (UTC)
mazel tov!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:52 (UTC)
gesundheit!
crazycrone
29th Oct, 2008 19:38 (UTC)
Congratulatory Squee!
That is one bitchin' ring, too. Lovely.
Yes, dinosaur bridemaids, whoo!
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:54 (UTC)
Re: Congratulatory Squee!
oooh, thank-you. My mum's not sure about offering all the neiblings dinosaur costumes. She thinks there might be tiny riots.
tanukitsune
29th Oct, 2008 20:01 (UTC)
Congratulations! :3
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:54 (UTC)
:D :D :D
merteuil
29th Oct, 2008 20:03 (UTC)
Oh, my! Congratulations. That ring is a perfect and intriguing choice. I look forward to seeing Tim's, too. It will be such fun to read about your plans and see the eventual photos, because I know whatever you're part of will be unique and intelligent and meaningful.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:55 (UTC)
Aw, thankyou xx
little_dinosaur
29th Oct, 2008 20:09 (UTC)
Mazel tov!

That is, if I may say, a bitchin' engagement ring.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:56 (UTC)
woo-hoo
Thankyou!
bloodlossgirl
29th Oct, 2008 20:24 (UTC)
Congratulations! :)
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 22:57 (UTC)
Thanks!
elfbiter
29th Oct, 2008 20:26 (UTC)
I presume congratulations are in order.

*begins to ponder how much virtual salt and bread should be prepared for the festivities...*
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 23:00 (UTC)
Oh yes! Thank you for the congratulations!
andyluke
29th Oct, 2008 20:29 (UTC)
Fantastic - Youse know how we likes happy news! Congratulations at made of wins news.
cleanskies
31st Oct, 2008 23:01 (UTC)
aw
Thank you Andy!
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