I received a puzzling email the other day, part of which I reproduce below:
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Well. I don't plan to monetize this blog. But I had no idea what a bling hip hop jewelry disco ball bracelet might be so I had to ask Mr. Google. Turns out they're all the rage with athletes and celebrities as well as anyone who aspire to be 'with it' (whatever 'it' is.)
Obviously, I don't get out much. But Mr. Google has expanded my horizons yet again.
These trinkets cost anywhere from 9.99 right on up to to 16 thousand for the 23 karats of pave diamonds in the above picture -- discounted in a blue light special to a paltry 4,495! Come on, my lovely readers, you know you want it!
Or this below -- and I quote:
"For those off you that like to show off their religion while lookin` fly! This rosary necklace contains 5 CZ encrusted disco balls and diamond cut hematite beads that give it that style you have been looking for. Being adjustable from 34"-40" makes this rosary necklace one to have in your collection. The praying hands centerpiece and crucifix are gold plated and encrusted with clear CZ stones that are stunning! Pair it with a disco ball bracelet for the ultimate look."