merry christmas to me! i originally had pretty diamond hoops under the tree. however once i opened them and put them on DH and i were very disappointed with the quality. every time i tucked my hair behind my ears they'd come unclasped. so back they went.... and now a new watch for me! better still....i talked myself into a deal! i'd been eyeing this bulova since summer. i stalked it online and found it for around $350-375 at a few places (it used to be $220 on Amazon back in october....but that's looooong gone) but i'm very instant gratification and don't like shopping online (too many ways things can go wrong). all the local B&Ms were pricing between $475 and $525. it was christmas with the inlaws today. by the end of it i needed some serious retail therapy and hubby gave me the go ahead to get my new watch now instead of waiting for the return to process. i knew i wanted this style but i really didn't want to pay $475 for it. so i tried on a few others hoping i'd like them better....no dice. the whole time the SA and i were chatting and having a good time. finally i told her i'd seen the bulova watch online in the $375 price range. although i really wanted to buy it tonight from her, i couldn't induldge $100 worth of instant gratification. so she went in the back, talked to someone AND MATCHED THE PRICE!!! (even though it's store policy not to...which is what she said at the beginning of our conversation when i asked if they did) so. merry christmas to me! and thank you thank you thank you jewelry counter clerk at fred meyer! it's not the rolex with diamond markers of my dreams but it's close-ish stylewise and very fitting of my lifestyle. i it. and my hubby! and the jewelry store clerk. oh. and sorry about the camera phone pictures. we're moving into OUR VERY OWN HOUSE.....i have no idea what box my camera cables are in.